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1July 26th, 2014 - Defending World Modified Dirt Track Championship (WMDTC) winner, Jason Hughes, kicked off the 4th annual running of the event on Thursday night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota).

He started his night by being the fastest qualifier in his group and with the top six qualifiers in each group being inverted for heat race action, he started sixth. A sixth to third run in his heat race resulted in Hughes starting eleventh in the preliminary feature. In the 30 lapper Jason advanced to a fifth place behind race winner, Rodney Sanders, Brandon Davis, Terry Phillips, and Zack VanderBeek.

After Round #1 of the three day affair Jason is currently fourth in the overall point standings, which locked him into Saturday's $20,000-to-win finale.

On Saturday night Jason entered the final night of the mega event at the 3/8 mile oval. Via his preliminary night performance Hughes started ninth in the 100 lap feature, and early in the event would advance to the third position behind race leader Rodney Sanders, and Brandon Davis. The first caution of the event waved on lap 38, and on the restart Hughes moved around Davis for second and set his sights on the leader. The lead duo broke away from the pack over the next twenty laps, slicing through heavy lapped traffic, until the race's second and final yellow flag waved with fourteen laps remaining.

Hughes applied pressure to Sanders on the restart, showing him the nose briefly on lap 94. Sanders then pulled away in the final laps to score the victory while Hughes settles in second. Terry Phillips, Jason Krohn, and Brandon Davis rounded out the top five finishers.

Further information is available at www.USMTS.com

1July 24th, 2014 - 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie, 2010 USMTS Modified National Champion, 2013 World Modified Dirt Track Championship winner and chassis builder joined Dirt Cast on the Renegades Racing Fuels hotline to talk about his 2014 season touring with the Lucas Oil Late Models, leading the Rookie points, not happy with his results, how he deals with the disappointment, defending his World Modified Dirt Track Championship at Deer Creek Speedway, getting back in a modified, Deer Creek Speedway, what the fans can expect and his expectations for the event. Hughes drives the #12 Road Runner Trucking Bloomquist in late model action and the #12 Road Runner Trucking Hughes in modified action.

To listen visit: http://www.dirtcast.com/KM57/sound-off-jason-hughes-lucas-oil-late-models-usmts-modifieds-072414/

1July 19th, 2014 - The team invaded I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) over the weekend for the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals, which saw Hughes competing in both the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modifed portions of the event.

A $30,000 top prize was posted for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors, which saw fifty-four entrants compete in double heat races to determine the lineup for Saturday night's finale. Jason finished second in the first round of heat races on Friday night, and seventh in Round #2 to lock into the seventeenth starting spot on the grid for the 80 lap main event. In the feature Hughes battled around mid-pack for much of the event before registering a sixteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Open Wheel Modified standout Stormy Scott also piloted a team car in the LOLMDS program, but struggles in preliminary action resulted in him failing to transfer into the main event.

Jason is tenth in the series' Championship Point Standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com

1On Friday night a $3,000-to-win program was contested for the USMTS Open Wheel Modifieds, which attracted a field of thirty-three entries to the 1/2 mile oval. Jason won his heat race to move on to the redraw, where he received the fifth starting spot for the feature. Hughes battled at the front of the pack throughout the event before ultimately crossing the finish line in fifth behind race winner, Rodney Sanders, Dylan Smith, Terry Phillips, and Stormy Scott.

Saturday night found Hughes looking to capitalize on his solid performance from a night ago. Thirty-one USMTS Open Wheel Modified warriors returned for battle as the winner's purse increased to $4,000-to-win. A fifth to second run in his heat race sent Jason to the redraw for the feature, where he was the recipient of the seventh starting spot for the 40 lap finale. He quickly began working his way forward through the field early in the feature en route to a fourth place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner Rodney Sanders, Terry Phillips, and Zack VanderBeek.

Full results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com

1July 15th, 2014 - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) tour took the team to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Tuesday night for a $10,000-to-win program. Thirty-one Super Late Models entered the event, and a fourth place finish in heat race action would earn Jason the fifteenth starting spot on the grid for the 50 lap finale. Hughes battle around mid-pack for much of the race before settling to an eighteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Bryan Rowland also piloted a team during the LOLMDS program at Lakeside Speedway. Unfortunately he failed to reach a transfer position in heat race or b-main action, bringing his night to an early end.

Jason is tenth in the series' Championship Point Standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com

1July 12th, 2014 - The team traveled to Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) on Friday night for a $10,000-to-win program with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). A talented field of thirty-seven Super Late Models registered for the event, which was taped by the award winning Lucas Oil Production Studios for air on MAVTV at a later date. Jason started his outing with a third place finish in his preliminary heat race, locking him into eleventh starting on the feature grid. In the 50 lap finale Hughes battled the handle on his #12 Rowland Racing/Road Runner Trucking/Bloomquist Race Cars/Pro Power Racing Engines Super Late Model and ultimately settled to a nineteenth place finish in the final rundown.

On Saturday night the LOLMDS tour took Jason to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the 8th Annual Diamond Nationals. A stout field of forty-one entries filled the pit area at the 3/8 mile oval, and a fourth place finish in heat race action would position Hughes starting fourteenth on the grid for the 50 lap finale. In the feature Jason battled around mid-pack for much of the event before settling to an eighteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Jason is tenth in the series' Championship Point Standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com

1July 5th, 2014 - Jason Hughes was back aboard the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) tour on Wednesday night to kick off a busy Fourth of July weekend. A weekend high thirty-seven Super Late Model converged on Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, Pennsylvania) for a $10,000-to-win program. Jason finished fourth in his heat race, which locked him into the thirteenth starting spot for the 50 lap main event. During the course of the feature Hughes battled around mid-pack for much of the race before crossing the finish line in thirteenth. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

On Thursday night action shifted to Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, Ohio) for another $10,000-to-win program that drew a field of thirty-three competitors to the historic oval. Hughes narrowly missed the transfer into the feature via heat race action, but a second place finish in the b-main would lock him into the nineteenth starting spot on the grid. Jason progressively worked his way forward during the course of the 50 lap affair until a mechanical failure forced him to retire just shy of the halfway point. He was credited with a 21st place finish.

The LOLMDS tour trekked south on Friday evening to the famed Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio). Thirty-three Super Late Models registered for battle at the 3/8 mile oval, and Jason finished fourth in heat race action, earning him the fifteenth starting position for the main event. During the course of the 50 lapper Hughes settled to a nineteenth place finish in the final rundown.

The weekend concluded on Saturday night at 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky) as the LOLMDS made their first ever trip to the Eastern Kentucky oval. Thirty-four competitors filled the pit area for the 2nd Annual Hatfield & McCoy Feuding 50, which posted a $10,000 top prize. Jason starting his night by finishing third in the second heat race to lock into the eleventh starting on the feature grid. Extremely dusty conditions greeted competitors for the 50 lap finale, and during the course of the event Hughes slipped back to an eighteenth place finish.

Jason is tenth in the series' Championship Point Standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com