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September 23rd, 2017 - Kates Begins Featherlite Fall Jamboree at Deer Creek
1Thursday night saw Adam Kates return to action at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Drawing 98 Open Wheel Modifieds for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend, Adam logged a 8th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the $6,000-to-win opening night feature, Kates recorded a 7th place finish transferring him into the Miner’s Outdoor & Rec Non-Qualifiers feature. Starting in 16th, Adam improved six positions in the 20-lap affair registering a 10th place finish.

The following night rolling off 5th in his heat, Adam gained one position to place 4th. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the feature, Kates came up one spot short with a 4th place outing.

Closing out the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Kates logged a 12th place finish in his heat giving him one last shot at the $10,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 3 into the show, Adam Kates registered a 10th place outing ending his night.

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