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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.