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July 22nd, 2017 - Kates Attends Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway
1Adam Kates followed the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday night to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the 7th annual Silver Dollar Nationals. With 43 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in for two rounds of heat races, Adam broke a motor in his first heat preventing him from making it out for his second heat race. Using a provisional into the $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night, Adam Kates was an early retiree on lap 16 while being credited with a 25th place outing.

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.

July 14th, 2017 - Kates Begins Badgerland Summer Shootout at Luxemburg
1Returning with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Adam Kates made the trip to Luxemburg Speedway (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) on Tuesday night for the opening round of the Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry. Holding his spot in his heat race, Kates logged a 4th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 5 into the feature, Adam landed a runner-up finish behind Brian Mullen positioning him 16th on the starting grid for A-Main. Losing one spot in the 40-lapper, Adam Kates posted a 17th place outing.

The following night with 22 cars on hand at 141 Speedway (Francis Creek, Wisconsin), Kates secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Rolling off 11th, Adam dropped two spots registering a 13th place finish.

Thursday night brought 33 USMTS contenders to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) continuing on with the Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Dropping four spots in his heat race, Adam logged a 7th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Falling one spot shy of a transfer position with a 6th place outing, Kates was granted provisional into the feature. Starting on tail, Adam improved one spot posting a 22nd place finish.

Wrapping up the four-day Badgerland Summer Shootout, Kates stopped at Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, Wisconsin) on Friday night. Gaining two positions in his heat, Adam logged a 5th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Holding his spot for all 10-laps, Kates posted a 3rd place outing positioning him 15th on the starting grid for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Adam Kates slipped back to a 23rd place fnish.

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.

 

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