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August 26th, 2017 - Top 10 Finish at Hamilton County Speedway
1Behind the wheel of the Rivers Edge Scrap Management #23 Open Wheel Modified, Adam Kates traveled to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) on Wednesday night continuing on with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt’s for Casey’s Cup. With 20 cars signed in for the Hamilton County Hullabaloo presented by Casey’s General Stores, Adam recorded a 5th place finish in his heat race positioning him 15th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Kates streaked through the field seven positions to place 8th.

On Thursday with 23 cars registered in for action at Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the 7th annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Pace Performance, Adam started the night off with a 8-lap heat race victory locking him into the 7th-starting position for the A-main. With $3,000 on the line, Kates slipped back to a 15th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

For the twelfth stop of the tour, Kates traveled to Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) on Friday evening for the 7th annual USMTS Rapid Rumbles presented by Casey’s General Stores. Holding his spot in his heat race, Kates registered a 5th place finish earning him the 15th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win feature. Losing three spots, Adam was an early retiree on lap 8 while being credited with a 18th place outing.

Saturday night’s event at Park Jefferson Speedway (North Sioux City, South Dakota) was rained out by Mother Nature.

Adam is currently fourth in the Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 20th, 2017 - Adam Kates Follows USMTS Hunt for Cup to Scotland County
1Adam Kates returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday evening at Pepsi Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, Missouri) for the seventh round of the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup presented by S&S Fishing & Rental. In a field of 35 cars, Kates moved up one spot in his heat race to place 5th. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Adam landed a 3rd place finish positioning him 17th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $4,500 on the line, Adam Kates was an early retiree from the main event after pulling off on lap 6.

The following night brought 76 USMTS followers to Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas) for the second annual Grant Junghans Memorial. Dropping one spot in his heat, Kates logged a 5th place finish giving him one more shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 4 into the show, Adam came up short with a 9th place outing.

On Saturday night with 35 cars on hand at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Kansas) for the 5th annual Salute to our Veterans presented by Safe Insure plus, Kates slipped back to a 5th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Needing a 5th place finish or better to make the show, Adam landed a 2nd place spot behind Travis Saurer locking him into the 15th-starting position for the feature. Pulling off on the fourth lap, Adam Kates was credited with a 25th place outing. (Gary Cornelison photo)

Wrapping up the four-day weekend, Kates stopped at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Sunday evening. Notching a 2nd place finish behind Cade Dillard in his heat, Adam earned the 12th-starting spot for the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Adam slipped back to a 25th place finish.

Adam sits in fourth in the Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 12th, 2017 - Kates Passes 13 Cars in Make-up Feature at Mason City Motor Speedway
1Kicking off the second swing with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Adam Kates invaded Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) on Wednesday night for the 2nd annual Bullet SportsWear Modified Showdown. Holding his spot in his heat race, Kates registered a 4th place finish earning him the 11th-starting position for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Adam jumped up two positions posting a 9th place finish.

After Thursday night’s USMTS event rained out at Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, Wisconsin), Adam Kates headed to AMSOIL Speedway (Superior, Wisconsin) on Friday competing in a field of 33 Open Wheel Modifieds. Passing three cars in his heat race, Adam reeled in a 5th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. After experiencing rough track conditions in his heat, Kates decided to save his equipment and left for the next stop of the tour on Saturday night.  

With 29 cars on hand on Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota), Kates dropped four positions in his heat to place 5th. Needing a 5th place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Adam edged his way with a 5th place finish. Rolling off 22nd, Adam Kates jumped up one position logging a 21st place outing.

Closing out the weekend, Kates visited Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) on Sunday for USMTS sanctioned event along with a make-up feature from June 11th. Following a 5th place finish in his heat, Adam posted a 6th place finish in his B-Main forcing him to rely on a provisional to make the show. Starting in 24th, Kates moved up two positions recording a 22nd place finish.

Rolling off 24th in the 30-lap rescheduled feature, Adam Kates streaked through the field 13 spots reeling in an 11th place finish. He was honored as the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger after the race was completed. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Adam remains in fourth in the Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 4th, 2017 - Adam Kates Begins Hunt for Casey's Cup at Springfield
1On Thursday night Adam Kates was one of 45 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri) to kick off the opening round of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. Following a 4th place finish in his heat race, Kates logged a 13th place outing in his B-Main forcing him to rely on a provisional into the opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Adam registered a 25th place finish.

The following night Kates headed to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) competing in a field of 39 cars. Moving up two spots in his heat race, Adam recorded a 5th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Failing to place in the Top 5, Kates was granted a provisional into the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Rolling off 24th, Adam jumped up one spot in the 40-lap affair to place 23rd.

Adam sits in fourth in the Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

 

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