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November 29th, 2017 -
The 2017 season saw Jason Hughes travel to a total of 61 events where he visited victory lane ten times. Losing eight of his scheduled dates to bad weather, Hughes collected 50 Top-10 outings and 31 Top-5 finishes. He also clinched his third straight United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) National Championship and fourth overall.

October 22nd, 2017
- Friday brought Jason Hughes to Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) for the opening night of the 18th annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals presented by S&S Finish & Rental, Barnett Harley-Davidson and G3 Fitness. Gaining two spots in his heat, Hughes scored a runner-up finish behind Richie Davis sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 4 into the opening night preliminary feature, Jason captured a consolation a win positioning him 14th on the starting grid. Moving up two spots, Jason Hughes reeled in a 12th place finish.

Returning on Saturday evening for another round of preliminary features, Hughes landed a 2nd place finish behind Zack VanderBeek in his heat earning him the 10th-starting position for the final preliminary feature. Locking the Top 5 into the show on Sunday, Jason gained five spots to place 5th behind VanderBeek, Jake O’Neil, Bumper Jones, and Dereck Ramirez.

Rolling off 10th for the $20,000-to-win main event, Jason was an early retiree of 50-lap feature on lap-26 while being credited with a 22nd place outing.

Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USRARacing.com.

September 23rd, 2017
- Kicking off the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Jason Hughes was one 98 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend. Jumping up one spot in his heat race, Hughes landed a 2nd place finish behind Cade Dillard positioning him 14th on the starting grid for the $6,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Jason improved six positions in the 40-lapper to place 8th.

With his performance on Thursday night, Jason captured his third straight USMTS national title and fourth overall.

Returning on Friday, Hughes started the night off with a 12-lap heat race victory earning him the 5th-starting position for the feature. Working his way into a podium spot, Jason gained two positions registering a 3rd place finish behind Ryan Gustin and Lucas Schott with Cade Dillard and Zack VanderBeek completing the Top 5 finishers.

Closing out the three-day Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Hughes recorded a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Stormy Scott transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the $10,000-to-win finale, Jason captured a 15-lap consolation victory locking him into the 16th-starting position for the feature. Advancing through the field 12 spots, Jason Hughes reeled in a 4th place finish behind Ryan Gustin, Zack VanderBeek, and Stormy Scott with Joe Duvall coming in 5th. (Buck Monson photo)

Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

September 3rd, 2017 -
On Wednesday night Jason Hughes kicked off the busy Labor Day weekend at Kossuth County Speedway (Algona, Iowa) returning on the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Gaining one spot in his heat race, Hughes landed a 2nd place finish behind Cory Mahder locking him into the 6th-starting positon for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Passing one car in the 35-lapper, Jason posted a 5th place finish behind Stormy Scott, Ryan Gustin, Dereck Ramirez, and Ricky Thornton Jr.

The following night Hughes was one of 28 cars signed in at Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota) for the 10th annual USMTS Summer Slam. Improving two spots in his heat, Jason streaked to an 8-lap heat race win positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into a podium spot, Hughes jumped up five positions to place 3rd behind Ryan Gustin and R.C. Whitwell with Tyler Wolff and Stormy Scott completing the Top 5 finishers.

Friday night brought 26 USMTS followers to Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa) for the $4,500 top prize. Losing one spot in his heat, Jason logged a 2nd place finish behind Zack VanderBeek earning him the 8th-starting position for the feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top 5 finish, Hughes gained two positions to place 6th. (Tyler Rinken photos)

On Saturday evening with 45 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 12th annual Labor Day Duel presented by Barclay Landscaping, Hughes slipped back to a 7th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 6 into the feature, Jason passed seven cars in the 15-lap consolation event to place 5th. Rolling off 21st for the feature, Jason Hughes streaked through the field 13 spots registering an 8th place finish.

Wrapping up the five-day stretch with the USMTS, Hughes visited Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) on Sunday for the 15th annual Cresco Bowl. Moving up four positions in his heat, Jason landed a runner-up finish behind Dustin Sorensen locking him into the pole position for the main event. Leading flag-to-flag, Jason Hughes coasted to his tenth win of the season and a $4,500 payday. Stormy Scott, Jake Timm, Zack VanderBeek, and Travis Saurer completed the Top 5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

Jason remains out front in the Hunt for Casey's Cup point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

August 27th, 2017 -
Jason Hughes followed the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Wednesday evening to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) for the 11th annual USMTS Hamilton County Hullabaloo presented by Casey’s General Stores. Drawing 20 entries for the third round of the Hunt’s for Casey’s Cup, Jason secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish behind Cory Crapser in his heat. With Jake Timm’s leading the field the opening 12 circuits, Hughes wrestled away the top spot on lap 13 and led the remaining 22 laps to capture his third straight victory and ninth overall on the season. Pocketing a $4,500 payday, Jason Hughes topped Ryan Gustin, Jake Timm, Jake O’Neil and Cade Dillard at the finish line.

On Thursday night Hughes traveled to Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the 7th annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Pace Performance. Passing four cars in his 8-lap heat race, Jason posted a runner-up finish behind Adam Kates locking him into the 8th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. After suffering a flat-tire early in the 40-lapper, Jason rallied from the tail of the field to place 7th.

For the twelfth stop of the tour, Jason was one of 20 cars signed in at Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) on Friday evening for the 7th annual USMTS Rapid Rumbles presented by Casey’s General Stores. Gaining one spot in his heat, Hughes posted a 3rd place finish earning him the 8th-starting position for the feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top 5 finish, Jason jumped up two positions registering a 6th place finish.

After Saturday night’s event at Park Jefferson Speedway (North Sioux City, South Dakota) rained out, Hughes stopped at Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota) on Sunday for the 2nd annual Sandy Benson Memorial presented by Riddle’s Jewelry and Jurgens Printing. Following a 3rd place finish in his heat race, Jason secured his spot into the $4,500-to-win A-Main with a 12-lap consolation victory. Starting in 13th, Jason Hughes advanced seven spots in the 40-lapper notching a 6th place finish.

Jason is currently leading the Hunt for Casey's Cup point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

August 20th, 2017 -
Thursday night brought Jason Hughes to Pepsi Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, Missouri) for the seventh round of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup presented by S&S Fishing & Rental. With 35 cars signed in, Jason improved one spot in his heat race to place 2nd behind Cade Dillard. Rolling off 2nd for feature, Hughes held his spot for all 40 laps notching a runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Cade Dillard, Cayden Carter, and Stormy Scott completing the Top 5 finishers.

On Friday night Hughes was one of 76 USMTS competitors on hand at Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas) for the second annual Grant Junghans Memorial. Gaining five spots in his heat, Jason landed a 2nd place finish behind Jason Krohn earning him the 4th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Working his way into the lead on lap 11, Hughes held the top spot for the next seven circuits until race-winner Rodney Sanders grabbed the lead on lap 19. Hanging on to a podium finish, Jason Hughes notched a 3rd place finish behind Sanders and Lucas Schott with Stormy Scott and Travis Saurer rounding out the Top 5.

The following night Jason traveled to Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) for the 5th annual USMTS Salute To Our Veterans presented by Safe Insure Plus. Dropping one position in his heat race, Hughes scored a runner-up finish behind Johnny Scott positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the feature. After pacing his way through the field early, Jason inherited the top spot on the lap 34 after the leader dropped out with tire issues. Holding off the field on the final lap, Jason Hughes captured his seventh win of the season over Cade Dillard, Travis Saurer, Stormy Scott, and Cory Casper. He was awarded a $3,000 payday for his late-race victory. (Trenton Berry photo)

Closing out the four-day stretch with the United States Modified Touring Series, Hughes stopped at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Sunday evening competing in a field of 42 cars. Moving up two positions in his heat, Jason charged to an 8-lap heat race win locking him into the 2nd-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Leading from flag-to-flag, Jason Hughes cruised to his eighth win of the season over Ryan Gustin, Cade Dillard, Zack VanderBeek, and Rodney Sanders. (Gary Cornelison photo)

Jason has taken over the lead in the Hunt for Casey's Cup point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

December 8th, 2016 - Attending a total of 65 events throughout the 2016 season, Jason Hughes registered 15 victories while capturing his 3rd USMTS National Championship. With the weather affecting 20 of his scheduled dates, Jason posted 62 Top 10 finishes and 47 Top 5 outings.

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