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1March 28th, 2015 - Jason entered the King of America V Modified Nationals over the weekend at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) as eighty-two of the nation's best competitors registered for the $10,000-to-win event. Buck Monson Photo

The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event began on Thursday and Friday night with dual qualifying heats each night, with cumulative points counting toward the Saturday night finale. On Thursday evening Hughes advanced from the second starting spot to a heat race win in the first heat, and the raced from the seventh starting spot in the second heat to a fourth place finish.

On Friday night Hughes enjoyed another great outing as he battled his way forward from the eighth starting position to a third place finish in the first heat. The second heat race saw Jason charge through the field from his eleventh starting spot to register another solid third place finish. His efforts locked him into the second starting spot for Saturday night's 100-lap finale alongside Dereck Ramirez.

When the race went green, Ramirez took control and pulled out to a big lead. But his advantage began to shrink after lap-twelve when a swarm of lapped cars slowed his progress and allowed Hughes to narrow the gap.

Hughes stalked Ramirez for the first half of the race, looking for a way around. A yellow flag on lap 57 gave Hughes the chance he needed when Ramirez bobbled in turn-four on the restart. Hughes pulled alongside and edged Ramirez by a nose to take the lead for the first time on lap 58.

1Hughes paced the field for the final 43 laps to capture the victory in the King of America V Modified Nationals over Rodney Sanders, Ramirez, Brandon Davis, and Jeremy Payne. Buck Monson Photo

“We had a pretty good race car tonight,” Hughes said. “We started the year off good and found a few problems with it, went down and did some testing last week and got her dialed in for this race," he added. Saturday night's $10,000 payday marked Hughes' first USMTS victory since October 11, 2013.

Full results from the weekend can be found at

1March 21st, 2015 - Jason Hughes entered a single event over the weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas).

A talent-laden field of fifty-four Open Wheel Modifieds converged on the bullring, and Jason charged from seventh to finish third in his heat race, locking him into the eleventh starting position for the 30-lap finale. During the course of the $3,000-to-win feature, Hughes raced around the top ten for much of the event before registering a ninth place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results from the event can be found at

1March 8th, 2015 - It was back to business for Jason Hughes on Friday night as the team entered the opening round of the 21st Annual Winter Meltdown at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico).

Forty-five entries were on hand for the $2,000-to-win event, which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Jason charged forward from seventh to finish third in his heat race, earning him the tenth starting position on the feature grid. During the course of the 30-lap main event, Hughes advanced to a solid fifth place finish behind race winner, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Terry Phillips, and Dereck Ramirez.

Saturday night's program saw the winner's check increasing to $3,000, which drew a field of fifty Open Wheel Modifieds to the oval. Battling against heavy and rough track conditions, Hughes failed to reach a transfer position via preliminary action and would have to utilize a series provisional to lock into the 24th position on the starting grid. Jason suffered damage during the feature that resulted in a 24th place finish, bringing his night and weekend to an early end.

Hughes finished sixth in the USMTS Gulf Coast Border Region standings. Complete results from the events and the latest series' standings can be found at