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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.

August 13th, 2017 -
Jason Hughes was one of 24 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at  Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) on Wednesday kicking off the second swing of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. Passing six cars in his heat race, Jason notched a 2nd place finish behind Zack VanderBeek locking him into the 7th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Jason improved four positions to place 3rd behind Stormy Scott and Travis Saurer with Ricky Thornton Jr. and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the Top 5.

After losing Thursday night’s USMTS event at Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, Wisconsin), Jason traveled to AMSOIL Speedway (Superior, Wisconsin) on Friday competing in a field of 33 cars. Moving up five positions in his 8-lap heat, Hughes scored a 3rd place finish positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the feature. Dropping out of the Top 10, Jason slipped back to a 24th place outing on a track that saw very rough conditions.

Saturday night brought Hughes to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) for the $3,000 top prize. After starting the night off with a heat race victory, Jason reeled in a runner-up finish in the feature trailing Shane Sabraski across the finish line with Stormy Scott, R.C. Whitwell, and Zack VanderBeek completing the Top 5 finishers. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Wrapping up the USMTS sanctioned weekend, Jason visited Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) on Sunday for a pair of features. Rolling off on the pole of his heat, Hughes cruised to a heat race win earning him the pole position for the A-Main. Hanging on to a podium spot, Jason Hughes posted a 3rd place finish behind Ryan Gustin and Stormy Scott with Travis Sauer and R.C. Whitwell rounding out the Top 5.

Later that night for the USMTS sanctioned feature rescheduled from June 11th, Jason held his spot for all 30-laps to place 2nd behind Ryan Gustin with Cade Dillard, Jacob Blees, and Curt Myers trailing them across the finish line.

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

August 4th, 2017 -
On Thursday night Jason Hughes returned to action at Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri) for the opening round of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. Moving up one spot in his heat race, Jason scored an 8-lap heat race win earning him the 4th-starting position for the feature. Falling one spot shy of a Top 10 finish, Hughes slipped back to a 11th place outing in the 40-lapper.

The following night Hughes was one of 39 cars on hand at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) for the $5,000 top prize. Passing four cars in his heat race, Jason notched a 4th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Cruising to a 15-lap consolation win, Hughes earned the 13th-starting position for the feature. Bringing home a podium finish, Jason Hughes advanced through the field ten spots in the 40-lap affair to place 3rd behind Stormy Scott and Chris Brown with Rodney Sanders and Ryan Gustin completing the Top 5 finishers. (Chris Claunch photo)

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

July 8th, 2017 -
Powering his Hughes Chassis #12 Open Wheel Modified, Jason Hughes visited Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma) on Saturday night for the Independent Showdown. In a field of 28 Open Wheel Modifieds, Jason secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win A-Main with a runner-up finish in his heat behind R.C. Whitwell. After taking control of the lead early in the feature, Hughes got pinched between another car and the wall coming into turn 1 corner sending him into the pit exit. After making head on contact with exit, Jason was smashed by another car as he landed ending his night immediately. Jason was able to walk away from the scary scene uninjured.

July 1st, 2017 -
Jason Hughes parked his Henryetta Ford #12 Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified in Victory Lane on Friday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway, where he picked up a $1,500 win.

The win was his sixth of 2017.

“It’s always good to get to race close to home, and this was a really solid field that we were able to beat,” Hughes commented. “Things are about to get extremely busy for our team, so it’s good to know we are hitting on all cylinders.”

The 4th annual Freedom Classic kicked off on Friday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma). A seventh-to-first run in his heat race rewarded Hughes with the pole position for the feature event. He would go on to wire the field to pocket the $1,500 victory. R.C. Whitwell, Terry Phillips. Rodney Sanders, and Mickey Lassiter rounded out the Top 5 finishers.

On Saturday night a $2,500 top prize was on the line, but Hughes decided to scratch from the program due to track conditions.

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

June 18th, 2017 -
Attending the rescheduled the 2nd annual Chubbs Performance Midweek Madness presented by Victory Door Systems, Jason Hughes headed to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) on Wednesday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned contest. Improving four positions in his heat, Jason scored a runner-up finish behind Jake Timm locking him into the 2nd-starting spot for A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Hughes dropped one position in the 40-lapper posting a 3rd place finish behind Jake Timm and Zack VanderBeek with Shane Sabraski and Jacob Blees completing the Top 5 finishers.

On Thursday night Hughes traveled to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) for the Prelude to The Modified Masters. With 59 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand, Jason logged a 4th place finish in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 4 into the show, Hughes charged to a 15-lap consolation win locking him into the 14th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Jason Hughes advanced through the field seven spots to place 7th.

The following night drawing 71 cars for two rounds of heat races, Jason improved four positions in his first heat to place 5th. Starting in 2nd for his second heat, Hughes held his spot for all 12-laps registering a runner-up finish behind Zack VanderBeek.

Sitting 14th overall in passing points, Jason transferred into the B-Main on Saturday for his final shot at the $50,000-to-win A-Main. Sending the Top 14 cars into the show, Hughes notched a 2nd place spot behind Lucas Schott earning him the 14th-starting position for the feature.

After completing the first 24-laps on Saturday evening, Mother Nature postponed the final 46 circuits to Sunday morning. Losing three positions in the remaining distance of the feature, Jason Hughes logged a 17th place outing.

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

June 8th, 2017 -
Jason Hughes was one of 27 cars signed in at Caney Valley Speedway (Caney Valley, Kansas) on Tuesday evening for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Gaining one spot in his heat race, Jason logged a 6th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 5 into the opening night feature, Hughes edged his way with a 4th place outing. Starting in 19th for the Casey’s General Stores A-Main, Jason slipped back to a 24th place finish.

The following night Hughes headed to 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) for the 6th annual Summit “Showdown in the Playground”. Passing three cars in his Simpson Performance Products heat, Jason scored a 3rd place spot earning him the 10th starting spot for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Jason Hughes fell back to a 24th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

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

May 28th, 2017
- On Friday night Jason Hughes kicked off the busy Memorial Day Weekend at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) for the second round of the RHRSwag.com Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment. With 36 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries registered in for action, Jason charged through the field six positions in his heat race posting a 2nd place finish behind Zack VanderBeek locking him into the 6th-starting spot for the feature. Losing two spots in the 40-lapper, Hughes dropped back to an 8th place outing.

Saturday night brought Jason to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 15th annual A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge. Improving three positions in his heat race, Jason scored a 3rd place finish positioning him 10th on the starting gird for the feature. Working his way into a podium spot, Hughes charged through the field eight positions to place 2nd behind Cade Dillard with Zack VanderBeek, Jake Timm, and R.C. Whitwell completing the Top 5 finishers.

Closing out the three-day weekend with the USMTS series, Jason was one of 24 cars signed in at Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa) on Sunday for the 10th annual Nordic Nationals presented by Weis GMC Buick. Gaining six positions in his heat race, Hughes posted a runner-up spot behind Tyler Wolff locking him on the front row for the feature. Overtaking race leader Tyler Wolff on the lap 2, Jason Hughes led the remaining 39 laps en route to his fifth victory on the season over Zack VanderBeek, Cade Dillard, Ryan Gustin, and Stormy Scott. Hughes pocketed a $3,000 payday for his dominate performance in the 40-lap A-Main. (Buck Monson photo)

Jason is currently second in the USMTS Northern Region point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

May 19th, 2017
- With Mother Nature winning the first night of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) RHRSwag.com Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Thursday, Jason Hughes headed to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) on Friday for the 3rd Annual Summersota Nationals presented by Barry Construction. Passing six cars in his 8-lap heat race, Jason reeled in a 3rd place finish positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the feature. Pacing his way to the front, Hughes overtook race-leader Jacob Blees on lap 25 en route to his fourth victory on the season over Zack VanderBeek, Johnny Scott, Cade Dillard, and Stormy Scott.

Jason leads the USMTS Northern Region point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

May 13th, 2017
- Wrapping up the United States Modified Touring Series (USTMS) Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Jason Hughes traveled to Heart O’ Texas Speedway (Elm Mott, Texas) on Wednesday for the 8th annual Texas Spring Nationals. Following a 3rd place finish in his heat race, Jason secured his spot into the opening night feature with a consolation win. Starting in 13th, Hughes improved four positions reeling in a 9th place finish.

After Mother Nature cancelled Thursday’s event, Jason made the trip to Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas) on Friday for the 3rd annual Summit Showdown. Holding his starting spot in his heat race, Hughes landed a 2nd place finish behind Travis Saurer locking him into the 9th-starting spot for the feature. Working his way into a podium position, Jason Hughes advanced six spots in the 40-lapper scoring a 3rd place finish behind Zack VanderBeek and Chris Brown with Ryan Gustin and R.C. Whitwell rounding out the Top 5.
 
On Saturday night in a field of 35 cars at Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) for the Summit Spring Modified Nationals, Jason placed 9th in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 5 into the feature, Hughes logged an 11th place outing forcing him to rely on a provisional into the A-Main. Starting in 23rd, Jason Hughes held his spot for all 35-laps retiring a 23rd place outing.

Jason finished fourth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

May 6th, 2017
- Back with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Summit Racing Equipment Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Jason Hughes traveled to Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) on Thursday night. Passing five cars in his 8-lap heat, Hughes reeled in a 3rd place finish earning him the 7th-starting spot for the opening night A-Main. Working his way into the Top 5 finish, Jason improved three positions to place 4th behind Stormy Scott, Cade Dillard, and Zack VanderBeek with R.C. Whitwell coming in 5th.

The following night in a field of 32 cars at West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas) , Jason started the night off with a heat race win locking him into the 5th-starting position for the feature. Wheeling his way to his third win of the season, Jason Hughes paced his way to the front in the 40-lapper scoring the $3,000 payday over Ryan Gustin, R.C. Whitwell, Joe Duvall, and Stormy Scott. (JPX photo)

Wrapping up the USMTS Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars on Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas), Jason Hughes was one 30 cars signed in for the 8th annual Amarillo Ambush. Jumping up two positons in his heat race, Jason landed a 2nd place spot behind Austin Bonner positioning him on the pole for the A-Main. Losing seven positions in the 40-lap affair, Jason Hughes logged an 8th place outing.

Jason is second in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

March 25th, 2017 - Opening the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing, Jason Hughes was one of 63 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Thursday for the opening night of the King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summitt Racing. Improving three positions in his heat race, Jason logged a 4th plae finish transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Sending the Top 4, Hughes charged to a 15-lap consolation victory locking his spot into the A-Main. Starting in 15th, Jason Hughes passed seven cars in the 40-lapper reeling in an 8th place finish.

Returning on Saturday for three rounds of heats, Jason followed up a 5th place finish in his first heat with a runner-up finish behind Jordan Grabouski in his second attempt. Passing seven cars in his third 10-lap heat race, Hughes notched a 4th place finish earning him the 12th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win King of America VII Modified Nationals A-Main on Saturday evening. Bringing home a Top 5 finish, Jason Hughes gained seven positions in the 70-lap affair registering a 5th place finish behind Ryan Gustin, Cade Dillard, Johnny Scott, and Lucas Schott.

Jason is currently sixth in the USMTS Central Region point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

March 11th, 2017 - Behind the wheel of the Murphrey Oil Companies #12 Open Wheel Modified, Jason Hughes visited Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) on Thursday evening for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend. With 42 entries signed in, Hughes earned the 15th-starting position for the feature after losing one spot in his heat to place 2nd. Passing eight cars in the opening night of the 5th annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars, Jason notched a 7th place finish.

On Friday evening storming to heat race win from the 4th-starting position, Jason earned the pole position for the feature after the redraw. Hanging on to a Top 5 finish, Hughes posted a 4th place spot behind Johnny Scott, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Zack VanderBeek with Cade Dillard coming in 5th.

Rolling off on the pole of his heat race on Saturday, Jason scored a 2nd place spot behind CA. Nix giving him the 10th-startng position for the $4,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top 5, Jason Hughes advanced five spots to place 5th behind Rodney Sanders, Dereck Ramirez, Chris Brown, and Zack VanderBeek. Jason was honored as the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger after his run in the 50-lap feature.

Jason jumped up to fourth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com

March 4th, 2017
- On Thursday night Jason Hughes traveled to Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) for the fourth round of the Summit Racing United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Southern Region. Drawing 39 cars for the 6th annual Cajun Clash, Hughes secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Johnny Scott in a stacked field of veteran drivers. Starting in 3rd for the opening night feature, Hughes held his spot for all 30-laps recording a 3rd place finish behind Johnny Scott and Ryan Gustin with Cade Dillard and Kyle Strickler rounding out the Top 5.

Starting on the front row of his heat race on Friday, Jason charged to a heat victory locking him into the 4th-starting position for the main event. With $3,000 on the line, Hughes slipped back to a 9th place finish.

Closing out the 6th annual Cajun Clash on Saturday, Jason cruised to an 8-lap heat race victory putting him 7th on the starting rundown for the A-Main. Looking to break into the Top 5, Jason Hughes improved one position in the 50-lapper notching a 6th place finish.

Jason remains in third in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

February 26th, 2017
- Picking back up with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday evening, Jason Hughes was one of 47 cars signed in at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi). Starting in 4th in his heat, Jason charged to a 8-lap heat race victory putting him 5th on the starting rundown for the feature. Moving up one spot, Hughes landed a 4th place finish behind Cade Dillard, Chris Brown, and Stormy Scott with Trevor Egbert coming in 5th.

The second round of the Southern Region presented by Production Jars brought 44 USMTS followers to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for another shot at the $3,000 top prize. Starting on the pole of his heat, Jason edged his way into the feature with a 4th place outing. Starting in 14th, Hughes passed five cars in the 40-lapper registering a 9th place finish.

On Sunday round three of the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region came to a close at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi). Coming short of a transfer position in his heat with a 3rd place spot, Hughes locked his position into the finale with a 2nd place finish in B-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Jason Hughes slipped back to a 20th place outing.

Jason is currently third in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

February 18th, 2017
- Jason Hughes made the trip to Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) on Thursday for the second round of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Southern Region. Drawing 31 entries, Jason edged his way into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 9th for the A-Main, Hughes improved two spots in the 30-lapper to place 7th.

The following night starting on the pole of his heat, Jason cruised to an 8-lap heat race win putting him 4th on the starting rundown for the feature. Battling with Ricky Thornton Jr. for the top spot in the opening laps, Hughes got around the leader on lap-14. Holding off the field for the remaining 21 circuits, Jason Hughes charged to his second victory of the season with Ryan Gustin, Travis Saurer, Cade Dillard, and Johnny Scott rounding out the Top 5. (Carey Akin photo)

For the final night of the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Hughes logged a 6th place outing in his heat giving him one final shot at the A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 5, Jason landed a runner-up finish behind Tyler Wolff locking his spot into the $4,000-to-win feature. Passing nine cars in the 40-lap affair, Jason Hughes reeled in a 7th place finish.

Jason remains first in the USMTS point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

February 11th, 2017
- On Thursday night Jason Hughes kicked off the 2017 campaign by traveling to Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season-opener. In a field of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds, Jason secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Earning the 11th-starting position, Hughes improved two positions in the 40-lapper posting a 9th place finish.

Returning on Friday to a field of 41 cars, Hughes failed to get anything started from the back of his heat placing 7th. Coming from the 7th-starting spot in his B-Main, Jason charged to a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard locking his spot into the show. Rolling off 16th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Hughes wheeled his way into the lead in just the first 20 laps. Holding off the field for the remaining 20 circuits, Jason Hughes captured his first victory of the season topping Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Chris Brown, and R.C. Whitwell at the finish line. (Carey Akin photo)

Wrapping up the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event presented by Production Jars on Saturday night, Jason advanced four positions in his heat race edging his way into the $4,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish. Earning the 9th-starting position, Jason worked his way into a podium finish by the mid-point of the 50-lapper. Battling his way through lap-traffic in the final laps, Jason Hughes notched a 2nd place finish behind Chris Brown with Ricky Thornton Jr., Dereck Ramirez, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5

Jason sits in first in the USMTS point standing after the completion of the first weekend. 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.

October 1st, 2016
- Competing in the Grant Junghans Memorial weekend, Jason Hughes traveled to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Thursday night for the opening night Deuces Wild event. Passing six cars in his heat, Hughes scored a 3rd place finish earning him a spot into one of the two opening night $1,500-to-win features. Starting in 8th, Jason worked his way through the field six positions notching a runner-up finish behind Aaron Marrant, with Chase Junghans, Stormy Scott, and Lucas Schott completing the Top 5.

Locked into the 8-lap Deuces Dash, Jason gained four more positions scoring a 4th place spot.

On Friday night for the Grant Junghans Memorial, Jason charged through the field in his heat race nine positions landing a 3rd place spot. Rolling off 8th for the $10,002-to-win A-Main, Hughes worked his way through the field six positons registering a runner-up finish behind Lucas Schott with Rodney Sanders, Dereck Ramirez, and Cade Dillard completing the Top 5 finishers. (Ivan Veldhuizen Photo)

Closing out the weekend, Jason stopped at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Oklahoma) on Saturday for the final night of the 4th Annual Sooner Showdown. Looking to defend his title from a year ago, Jason was battling for the top spot late in the event. Getting caught up with another competitor on the last lap, Hughes landed a runner-up finish in the A-Main.

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

September 24th, 2016
- Closing out The Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Jason Hughes headed to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Drawing a stacked field of 79 Modifieds, Hughes started the night off with a heat race win sending him into the redraw. Receiving the 2nd starting spot for the main event, Jason needed to finish 2nd or better to capture his 3rd career USMTS National Championship. Jumping into the lead early in the event, Jason slipped backed to 3rd during the middle stages of the race while Cade Dillard continued to make his way to the front. Holding off a charging Chris Brown late in the race, Jason Hughes scored a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard with Brown, R.C. Whitwell, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5. Hughes was crowned the USMTS title after edging Cade Dillard by 3 points. (Buck Monson Photo)

Returning on Friday for the second round of the Jamboree, Hughes advanced nine spots in his heat posting a 3rd place finish. Starting in 5th for the 42-lap A-Main, Jason jumped up one position scoring a 4th place finish behind Lucas Schott, Cade Dillard, and Brandon Davis with Chris Brown coming in 5th.

For the final night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Hughes logged a 10th place outing in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Failing to start his consolation event, Jason relied on a provisional to make the $10,000-to-win finale. Coming from the 31st-starting position, Jason Hughes wheeled his way through the field 23 positions notching a 8th place finish in the 42-lapper.

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

September 10th, 2016
- Battling in the three-day United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified Nationals, Jason Hughes made the trek to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Thursday night. Coming from the 6th-starting spot in his heat, Hughes stormed to a heat race win giving him the 7th-starting position for the opening night A-Main. Moving up one position, Jason scored a 6th place finish and punched his ticket into the main event later on Saturday night.

With $40,000 on the line in USRA sanctioned A-Main on Saturday, Hughes rolled off 11th for the 60-lapper. Falling one position short of a Top 5 outing, Jason advanced five spots registering a 6th place finish.

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

September 4th, 2016
- Making the 13th stop for The Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Jason Hughes visited Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota) on Thursday night. Drawing 25 entries for the 9th Annual KEVKO Summer Spectacular presented by State Bank of Fairmont and Bill & Sandy Johnson, Hughes started the night off with a heat race win giving him the 3rd-starting spot for the feature. Working his way into the lead by second lap, Jason outran the field for the remaining 30 laps to pick up his 15th win of the season over Jesse Sobbing, Ricky Thornton Jr., Cade Dillard, and Josh Angst. Hughes pocketed a $3,000 payday for his triumph in the feature event. (Nate Ober Photo)

On Friday night Jason traveled to Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota) for another $3,000-to-win A-Main. Logging a 6th place finish in his heat, Jason edged his way into the A-Main with a 5th place outing in his B-Main. Coming from the 22nd-starting spot, Hughes improved ten position in the 42-lapper posting a 12th place finish.

The next stop brought 58 Open Wheel Modifieds to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 11th Annual Barclay Landscaping Labor Day Dual. Posting a 3rd place finish in his heat race, Hughes transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Sending the Top 4, Jason scored a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard giving him the 16th-starting position for the A-Main. Falling one spot short of a Top 5 finish, Hughes gained ten positions recording a 6th place outing.  

Competing in the second to last stop on the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup, Jason visited Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) on Sunday for the 13th Annual Cresco Bowl. Notching a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard in his heat, Hughes rolled off 4th for the main event. With $3,000 on the line, Jason Hughes passed one car posting a 3rd place finish behind Rodney Sanders and Cade Dillard with Zack VanderBeek and Jesse Sobbing rounding out the Top 5. (Buck Monson Photo)

Jason holds a 10 point lead in The Hunt for the Casey's Cup standings going into the final event. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at www.USMTS.com.

December 30th, 2015 - Competing in a total of fifty-five events during the 2015 season, Jason Hughes reeled an impressive fifteen wins with fourteen coming in his Open Wheel Modified and the other one coming in his Super Late Model for a MARS DIRTcar Series event at Monett Speedway (Monett, Missouri). With the weather affecting twenty-four of his scheduled dates, Hughes collected forty-four top ten finishes and thirty-eight top five outings. He also captured his second USMTS National Championship during the 2015 campaign.

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