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June 24th, 2017 - Top 5 Finish at Lakeside Speedway
1On Friday night Adam Kates made the short trip to Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas) for the Gary Davis Super 66. With 14 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand, Adam posted a 6th place finish in his heat race locking him into the 12th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into the Top 5, Kates charged through the field seven spots notching a 5th place finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Kerry Davis, Mark Schafman, and Tim Karrick.

For more results from this event, please visit www.LakesideSpeedway.net.

June 10th, 2017 - Kates Kicks Off USMTS Action in Home State of Kansas
1Following the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Tuesday evening, Adam Kates was one of 27 cars signed in at Caney Valley Speedway (Caney Valley, Kansas) for the MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Moving up one spot in his 8-lap heat race, Adam transferred into the Real Racing Wheels B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Sending the Top 5, Adam grabbed the 5th and final transfer spot locking him into the 21st starting spot for the A-Main. Passing six cars in the 40-lapper, Adam Kates registered a 15th place finish.

1Wednesday night brought 37 USMTS competitors to 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) for the 6th annual Summit “Showdown in the Playground”. Rolling off 7th in his heat race, Adam posted a 5th place finish giving him one last shot at the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place 5th or better to make the show, Kates came up one spot short with a 6th place finish ending his night.

On Thursday for the inaugural event at Salina Speedway (Salina, Kansas), Kates started the night off with an 8-lap heat race win locking him into the 7th-starting spot for the feature. Falling two spots shy of a Top 10 finish, Adam recorded a 12th place outing. (Gary Cornelison photo)

After having an off day on Friday evening, Kates returned to action on Saturday night at Adams County Speedway (Corning, Iowa) for the 8th annual Malvern Bank Duals. Losing one spot in his heat race, Adam scored a 4th place finish positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Adam Kates slipped up two positions to place 12th.

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.

 

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