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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.