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May 28th, 2017 - Adam Kates Returns with USMTS in Northern Region
1 Adam Kates opened the action-packed Memorial Day Weekend on Friday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) RHRSwag.com Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment. In a field of 36 cars, Adam fell one spot in his heat race recording a 9th place finish. Earning the 11th-starting spot for his B-Main, Kates passed three cars to place 8th but came short of a transfer position.

Saturday night brought Kates to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 15th annual A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge. Following a 6th place finish in his heat race, Adam grabbed the 6th and final transfer spot in his B-Main locking him into the 24th-starting position for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Kates improved five positions in the 40-lapper posting a 19th place finish.

Wrapping up the three-day weekend with the USMTS series on Sunday, Adam stopped at Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa) for the 10th annual Nordic Nationals presented by Weis GMC Buick. Losing three spots in his heat race, Kates logged an 8th place outing sending him into the B-Main. Moving up three spots in the 10-lap consolation event, Adam recorded a 7th place finish positioning him 19th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Retiring from the feature 10 laps early, Adam Kates was credited with a 19th place outing.

For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 19th, 2017 - Kates Begins Northern Region at I-94 Speedway
1After the rain cancelled the opening night of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) RHRSwag.com Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment, Adam Kates traveled to at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) on Friday night for the 3rd annual Summersota Nationals presented by Barry Construction. In a stout field of 45 cars, Kates started the night off with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Dan Ebert locking his spot into the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Adam slipped back to a 25th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

For more results from this event, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 13th, 2017 - Adam Kates Wraps Up USMTS Southern Region in Texas
1On Wednesday night Adam Kates kicked off the final stint of the United States Modified Touring Series (USTMS) Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars at Heart O’ Texas Speedway (Elm Mott, Texas). Holding his starting position in the 8-lap heat race, Kates registered a 5th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 5 into opening night feature, Adam landed a 4th place spot positioning him 20th on the starting grid for the feature. Losing one spot, Adam Kates slipped back to a 21st place outing.

After Mother Nature cancelled Thursday’s event, Adam headed to Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas) on Friday for the 3rd annual Summit Showdown. Following a 5th place finish in his heat race, Kates went to grab the 5th and final transfer spot in his B-Main. Rolling off 22nd for the A-Main, Adam jumped up two spots in the 40-lapper logging a 20th place finish.

On Saturday in a field of 35 cars for the Summit Spring Modified Nationals at Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas), Kates logged a 8th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main for one last shot at the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Transferring the Top 5, Adam’s night was over after falling back to a 9th place outing.

For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 6th, 2017 - Bent Stub Axle Ends Kates Nights Early at Southern OK
1Adam Kates was back in action on Thursday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned contest. Suffering a flat left-front tire in his heat race, Adam was slated to start on the tail of his B-Main until the team discovered a bent stub axle ending his night abruptly.

On Friday night in a field of 32 cars at West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas), Adam logged a 5th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 5 into the feature, Kates placed 8th forcing him to rely on a provisional to make the show. Rolling off 24th, Adam Kates improved seven spots in the 40-lapper registering a 17th place outing.

Closing out the three-day stint with the USMTS on Saturday, Kates stopped at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) for the 8th annual Amarillo Ambush. Following a 5th place finish in his heat race, Adam secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish in his B-Main. Starting in 18th, Kates jumped up three positions to place 15th.

For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

 

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