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March 25th, 2017 - Kates Visits Humboldt Speedway for King of America
1Kicking off the opening night of the of the King of America VII Modified Nationals, Adam Kates was of one 63 cars signed in at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Thursday for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend. Falling back to an 8th place finish in his heat, Adam had one las shot at the $3,000-to-win a-Main with a B-Main appearance. Taking the Top 4, Kates logged a 13th place outing in the 15-lapper.

1Returning on Saturday for three rounds of heats, Adam followed up a 9th place finish in his first round with an 8th place finish in his second 10-lap heat. Losing two spots in his rescheduled heat race on Saturday morning to place 5th, Adam transferred into the C-Main for another chance at the $10,000-to-win King of America VII Modified Nationals A-Main. Sending the Top 12 into the B-Main, Kates slipped back to a 21st place outing.

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

March 11th, 2017 - Adam Kates Places Passes Nine Cars in Opening Night of Sooner Showdown at Southern OK Speedway
1On Thursday night Adams Kates traveled to Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend. Drawing 42 cars for the 5th annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars, Kates recorded a 6th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main. Falling back to a 9th place finish in the 15-lap consolation event, Adam was granted a provisional into the $3,000-to-win opening night feature. Working his way through the field nine spots, Adam Kates posted a 17th place finish in the 30-lapper.

The following night slipping back to a 7th place finish in his heat, Adam needed a 6th place finish or better in his B-Main to make the show. Starting near the tail, Kates posted a 15th place outing bringing an early end to his night.

For the final night of the Sooner Showdown on Saturday, Kates recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat putting him 12th on the starting rundown for the feature. Holding his spot for all 50-laps, Adam Kates posted a 12th place finish.

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


March 4th, 2017 - Adam Heads to Ark-La-Tex for Cajun Clash
1For the fourth round of the Summit Racing United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Southern Region, Adam Kates was one of 39 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) on Thursday for the 6th annual Cajun Clash. Starting 4th in his heat, Kates jumped up one position in the 8-lapper sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 5 to make the show, Adam came up one spot short with a 6th place outing.

On Friday night rolling off 4th in his heat race, Adam slipped back to a 6th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Taking the Top 5, Kates improved two positions in the 15-lap B-Main but came short of a transfer spot with a 7th place outing.

Wrapping up the 6th annual Cajun Clash on Saturday evening, Adam notched a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Cade Dillard putting him 11th on the starting rundown for the 50-lap finale. With $4,000 on the line, Adam Kates dropped back to a 18th place finish.

Adam currently sits in fifth 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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