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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