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Looking Ahead To 2017!

January 6, 2017 - Drivers, Fans, Promoters, & Supporters it is a new year. The 2017 Mod Tour schedule is coming together very well! We have a few new tracks on the schedule here in 17’ along with a track returning back on the schedule after being away for a few years. Once again we have events planned at familiar venues like Casino Speedway, Brown County Speedway, Dakota State Fair Speedway, I-94 Speedway, Miller Central Speedway, Grand Rapids Speedway, Amsoil Speedway, Proctor Speedway, & Granite City Speedway. I hope all of the drivers & fans are excited for another year of tour racing here in 2017. The promoters and supporters hope to see you at all their events and would love to have you patronize their tracks & companies. So please go out and support them and tell them thanks for supporting the tour and all the racing events that we love. PS Look for a tour schedule to be posted here by the end of January!!

Let's Start Those Engines!

May 23, 2016 - It's that time of year again! The Advantage RV's Modified Tour presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler is kicking off another season of non-stop, door handle-to-door handle action at a track near you! We'll kick off this year's edition at the 1/4 mile Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD on Thursday, May 26th and complete our Memorial Mod Madness Swing at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN on Friday, May 27th. We'll follow up the Memorial Mod Madness Swing with the Race To The HIll Swing June 9-12 and conclude an outstanding 2016 Tour season with the Sizzling Summer Finals July 12-17. The Mod Tour would like to thank all tracks/promoters, drivers, pit crews, sponsors & race fans for their support... without ALL OF YOU the Mod Tour would not be such an overwhelming success story. So let's start those engines and make this Mod Tour season the best ever! We'll see you at the races!

2016 Mod Tour Schedule

Memorial Madness Swing
May 26 Casino Speedway
May 27 I-94 Speedway

Race to the Hill Swing
June 9th Grand Rapids Speedway
June 10th Amsoil Speedway
June 11th Hibbing Raceway
June 12th Proctor Speedway

Sizzlin' Summer Finals Swing
July 12th Granite City Speedway
July 13th Fiesta City Speedway
July 14th Casino Speedway
July 15th Brown County Speedway
July 16th Dakota State Fair Speedway
July 17th Miller Central Speedway

Sizzling Summer Nights 2015

July 7, 2015 - The 2015 Mod Tour is shaping up to be one of the best championship races yet!!! The 9m Dale Mathison holds an 8 point lead over the 2c Dave Cain and the 24s of Mike Stearns is only 16 back of the leader going into next week’s Sizzling Summer Nights Swing!! The Sizzling Summer Nights Swing will heat up the fans, drivers, and tour officials on July 16th at Casino Speedway for a Thursday night full of speed and excitement. The tour then heads over to the 4/10th mile Fiesta city Speedway in Montevideo, MN for Friday night’s sizzling action. Saturday features a 30 lap A-main at Dakota State Fair Speedway. DSFS is the Home of the Wissota 100 in Huron, SD. The tour ends its July swing at a new track for 2015, Central Speedway in Miller, South Dakota. The newly named race track has been remodeled with a new shape and decked out with new lights. These improvements should make for some great racing action. See you at the races!!!

For more info about all the races coming up check out www.thedirttour.net , www.casinospeedway.com , www.fiestacityspeedway.com , www.dakotapromotions.com , www.millercentralspeedway.com

TOP 5 - 2015 MODIFIED TOUR POINTS (THRU JUNE 27, 2015)

Pos. Driver Car # City, ST Points Behind
1. Dale Mathison 9M Clearwater, MN 246 Leader
2. Dave Cain 2C Corcoran, MN 238 -8
3. Mike Stearns 24S Hecla, SD 230 -16
4. Travis Saurer 21X Elizabeth, MN 194 -52
5. Matt Gilbertson 23 Montevideo, MN 188 -58

Minnesota Melee 2015

June 17, 2015 - Race Fans, Drivers & Supporters Thanks for the great first swing of the 2015 Mod Tour!!! It is now time for the Minnesota Melee Swing for the stars of the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented By Watertown Ford Chrysler. The 21x Travis Saurer of Elizabeth, MN comes into the swing with a 2 point advantage over the 9m of Dale Mathison out of Clearwater, MN followed closely by the 2c of Dave Cain and the 5c of John Corell. The top ten in points are only separated by 17 points!! This could be the year that the championship battle stays very tight throughout all 15 shows.

The 2015 Minnesota Melee Swing goes to three different race tracks that were on the schedule in 2013 and were canceled due to rain. Starting the swing off next Thursday June 25th is Grand Rapids Speedway for a $1,500.00 to win show. Then on Friday the Minnesota Melee Swing heads over to Amsoil Speedway in Superior for 40 laps of excitement. Hibbing Raceway is the last of the three race tracks on the Minnesota Melee Swing on the 27th. All three shows should be full of some of the best racing of the year!!!

Racers remember you can miss or only miss two shows in 2015 to be eligible for the points fund money!!! This being said for some guys they can join us on the Minnesota Melee swing and still run the rest of the tour and receive a points fund check… Hope to see all of you great racers at the races on the Minnesota Melee Swing!!!!

TOP 7 - 2015 MODIFIED TOUR POINTS (THRU MAY 23, 2015)

Pos. Driver Car # City, ST Points Behind
1. Travis Saurer 21X Elizabeth, MN 100 Leader
2. Dale Mathison 9M Clearwater, MN 98 -2
3. Dave Cain 2C Corcoran, MN 97 -3
- John Corell 5C Jamestown, ND 97 -3
5. Ward Imrie 10W Winnipeg, MB 95 -5
6. Mike Stearns 24S Hecla, SD 94 -6
7. Corky Thomas 6T Glyndon, MN 93 -7

It's Coming!

May 5, 2015- Drivers, Race Fans & Supporters the 2015 race season is coming up on us!! The 2015 Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler is locked and loaded with only a few minor details to be handled, so you can expect a schedule to be released really soon. I would like to take this time to thank all the people once again for their help & support in putting this tour together. Another special thank you goes out to the race tracks that are onboard this year for stepping up and putting together six different weekends on the 2015 Tour schedule. And a final thank you goes out to the tracks that are not on board in 2015, but that have supported the tour in years past. See you at the RACES!!!

Bunyan Bash Coming to Greenbush & Bemidji

August 12, 2014- Race Fans, Drivers & Supporters the August Ambush swing was great even though we had some hick-ups in weather and water truck miss haps!!! It is now time for the Bunyan Bash Swing of the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented By Watertown Ford Chrysler!!

The Bunyan Bash Swing is new to the 2014 tour. Greenbush Race Park will kick this swing off on Saturday in Greenbush, MN with a 40 lap A-main. Then on Sunday we swing down to see Paul and Babe at Bemidji Speedway for a 40 lap feature at northern Minnesota’s short track. These two new tracks will be fun and exciting for all the great fans of the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented By Watertown Ford Chrysler. We hope to see every Amsoil Wissota Dirt Track Series Modified Driver in these areas at these events this weekend.

The Points Battle remains heated with the top four cars only 42 points apart!!!

TOP 4 - 2014 MODIFIED TOUR POINTS (THRU AUGUST 4, 2014)

Pos. Driver Car # City, ST Points Behind
1. Dave Cain 2C Corcoran, MN 663 Leader
2. Jason Grimes 99 Jamestown, ND 661 -2
3. Mike Stearns 24S Hecla, SD 642 -21
4. Matt Gilbertson 23 Montevideo, MN 621 -42

It's an August Ambush!

August 5, 2014- Drivers, Race Fans, & Supporters, the August Ambush Swing is up next this weekend!!!! The Swing starts out at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD on Friday for the Larry Alvin Gerlach Memorial Race!!! The Saturday race scheduled at Madison Speedway in Madison, MN has been CANCELED. The weekend will finish up however at Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD on Sunday at 6pm!! We hope to see all of you at these two great events this weekend!!!!

The Points Battle Is heated with the top four cars only 39 points apart!!!

TOP 4 - 2014 MODIFIED TOUR POINTS (THRU AUGUST 4, 2014)

Pos. Driver Car # City, ST Points Behind
1. Dave Cain 2C Corcoran, MN 559 Leader
2. Jason Grimes 99 Jamestown, ND 557 -2
3. Mike Stearns 24S Hecla, SD 538 -21
4. Matt Gilbertson 23 Montevideo, MN 520 -39

The Mod Tour Is Sizzling!

July 14, 2014- Racers and Fans the Mid July swing is here!!! Sizzling Summer Nights!!!! Four nights of side by side, Mod Tour Racing at four great race tracks. The point battle is sizzling and the action is fierce on the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler. The Flying 99 of Jason Grimes leads the way followed by the 2c of Dave Cain and rounding out the top three is Superman 24s Mike Stearns of Hecla SD.

This week the Sizzling Summer Nights Swing will heat up the fans, drivers, and tour officials starting on July 17th at KRA Speedway in Willmar, MN. The tour then heads down the road to the 4/10th mile Fiesta city Speedway in Montevideo, MN for Friday night's sizzling action. Saturday features a 30 lap A-main at Dakota State Fair Speedway. DSFS is the Home of the Wissota 100 in Huron, SD. The tour then heads home for great racing action at the small track with big excitement Casino Speedway to finish up the Sizzling Summer Nights Swing on July 20th. Don't be left out of this sizzling action!!!! We will see you Drivers and Fans at the races!!!

TOP 5 - 2014 MODIFIED TOUR POINTS (THRU JULY 12, 2014)

Pos. Driver Car # City, ST Points Behind
1. Jason Grimes 99 Jamestown, ND 363 Leader
2. Dave Cain 2C Corcoran, MN 342 -21
3. Mike Stearns 24S Hecla, SD 338 -25
4. Matt Gilbertson 23 Montevideo, MN 334 -29
- Dale Mathison 9M Clearwater, MN 318 -45

It's Open Wheel Nationals Time!

July 7, 2014- The Open Wheel Nationals Swing in St Croix Falls, WI is up next for the Stars of the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler!!! St. Croix Valley Raceway plays host for the Open Wheel Nationals July 11th & 12th. This is the Mod Tour’s First ever visit to St. Croix. The ¼ mile western Wisconsin Bull ring will be full of big time open wheel action.

Jason Grimes of Jamestown, ND in his Flying 99 leads the tour point standings by 11 points over the 2c of Dave Cain out of Corcoran, MN and in third place the 2013 Wissota Modified Champ Superman 24s Mike Stearns, is just 7 back of Cain. This battle for the top spot should be wild at the Open Wheel Nationals this week!!! For more info go to www.thedirttour.net or check out www.srvraceway.com.

Some extra info on the OPEN WHEEL NATIONALS-
1:00pm Pit Gates Open
4:00pm Grandstands Open

6:10-6:45pm Hot Laps
Traditional Sprints
Midwest Mods
Winged Sprints
Modifieds

Draw Cut Off: 6:50 pm or when drivers meeting starts.

TOP 5 - 2014 MODIFIED TOUR POINTS (THRU JUNE 21, 2014)

Pos. Driver Car # City, ST Points Behind
1. Jason Grimes 99 Jamestown, ND 263 Leader
2. Dave Cain 2C Corcoran, MN 252 -11
3. Mike Stearns 24S Hecla, SD 245 -18
4. Matt Gilbertson 23 Montevideo, MN 239 -24
- Dale Mathison 9M Clearwater, MN 226 -37

A Minnesota Melee Is About To Break Out!

June 14, 2014 - The Minnesota Melee Swing is only a few short days away race fans and drivers!!! The point battle is very tight going into the Minnesota Melee Swing June 20-21!!! Seven Drivers are only 40 or so points apart heading to the fastest ¼ mile in Minnesota, Princeton Speedway on June 20th. It will be a great show on the short track for the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler drivers as the tour makes its first ever trip to Princeton Speedway. The big 3/8 mile Ogilvie Raceway finishes the Minnesota Melee swing on June 21st. It is never a dull moment at Ogilvie Raceway race fans with cars on the top next to the wall and cars slinging threw the middle and bottom!! See ya at the races!

TOP 5 - 2014 MODIFIED TOUR POINTS (THRU MAY 25, 2014)

Pos. Driver Car # City, ST Points Behind
1. Jason Grimes 99 Jamestown, ND 166 Leader
2. Dave Cain 2C Corcoran, MN 158 -8
- Mike Stearns 24S Hecla, SD 158 -8
4. Curt Gelling 96G Aberdeen, SD 137 -29
- Dale Mathison 9M Clearwater, MN 137 -29

Now That Was Some Memorial Mod Madness!!!

May 30, 2014 - The Memorial Mod Madness swing of the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler was a big success!!!! Fans & Drivers from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Canada saw great racing action at all three tracks over the holiday weekend. The Dirt Tour LLC thanks all of you for attending the races!! To the track owners, promoters and their staffs thank you as well for hosting the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler it was great.

The point battle is hot going into the Minnesota Melee Swing June 20-21!!! Seven Drivers are only 40 or so points apart heading to the fastest ¼ mile in Minnesota, Princeton Speedway on June 20th. It will be a great show on the short track for the Advantage RV modified Tour Presented By Watertown Ford Chrysler. The big 3/8 mile Ogilvie Raceway finishes the Minnesota Melee swing on June 21st. It is never a dull moment at Ogilvie Raceway race fans with cars on the top next to the wall and cars slinging threw the middle and bottom!! See you at the races!!!!

Let's Kick It... The Mod Tour 2014!!!

May 21, 2014 - Drivers & Fans The 2014 tour is here in two days The opening weekend once again is the Memorial Mod Madness Weekend. I-94 Speedway is up for Friday night at 7pm followed by a return trip west on I-94 to Jamestown Speedway for the second consecutive year. The reshaped Casino Speedway will round out the weekend in Watertown South Dakota on Sunday at 6pm. Fireworks, from Big Shots conclude the opening weekend for the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler!!!! 2014 should be bigger & better than any other year for the Mod Tour. . We hope to see all you fans and Wissota Modified Drivers at all the 2014 tour events….

2013 Awards Banquet Set For November 16th

October 24, 2013 - Racers, Fans, Promoters, and Advertisers thank you for making the 2013 tour a successful year!! Work has begun for the 2014 tour however we must finish up the 2013 season. The 2013 Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler Awards Banquet is just around the corner here on November 16th in Lake Norden, SD. The Bull Pen Steak & Spirits plays host to another fun filled night of awards and entertainment!!! All fans, promoters, advertisers, & drivers in the top 20 or drivers that competed in 17 of the 20 races are invited to attend. Eleven teams in 2013 are required to attend the awards banquet. Please RSVP by November 12th to rueben@thedirttour.net or text. Formal invites have been mailed or will be mailed. Rooms for this event have been reserved at Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel under The Dirt Tour or Mod Tour.

Transportation to the banquet will go like this: A Party Bus will pick up Attendees at Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel at 5:45pm & at Dirt Track Supply at 6:10!!! The Bus will return People as needed or at the end of a fun night!!!! As you can see this should be a fun filled event!!!

On November 8th-9th please stop and see the tour officials at the Wissota Expo in St. Cloud, MN at the River's Edge Convention Center. To talk about changes to the tour and the 2014 season…

Check out www.thedirttour.net for more information regarding the Awards Banquet...

Mighty Axe Nationals

August 20, 2013 - Race fans & Drivers the 2013 tour is almost over five races remain for the title!!! The August Ambush Swing was some of the best races yet on the 2013 tour!!! I hope all you racers are excited for the upcoming races at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, MN. The Mighty Axe Nationals is one of the best events in Wissota. Details on this swing will be coming in the next two days.

The Tour Finals swing is also coming up at Brown County Speedway and Casino Speedway. Last year great cars were in attendance for all three events. This swing also should be stellar for racers and their fans. Stay tuned for info on all five events the next few days!!!!

Hot Summer Nights Mod Tour Action!

July 17, 2013 - Racers and Races Fans the Hot Summer Nights Swing of the 2013 Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented By Watertown Ford Chrysler is here!!! The Drivers are ready to get back to the high intense competition on The Dirt Tour so race fans you better be ready for the action they bring. I am very excited to bring the Stars and Rising Stars of the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented By Watertown Ford Chrysler to KRA Speedway on Thursday the 18th of July for their first ever show in Willmar MN. Will a local Hot Shoe or a Tour Regular take home the top prize of $1,500?

On the Friday the 19th the boys of Hot Summer Nights will roll around the high banks of Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD. Will Showtime Kent Arment show the boys around the 1/3rd mile oval or will we have a first time winner on the tour pull a win off? You will not want to miss this event!!!!

The 3rd swing of Hot Summer Nights takes us to Dakota State Fair Speedway. Home of the Wissota 100!!! Orv’s fast big 3/8 mile has always provided hot entertainment for tour fans in its previous trips to Huron, SD. Will newbie 5m Tyler McDonald to the tour claim his first tour win on his home turf or will the local veterans and tour stars deny him of the 30 Lap A-Feature win.

On Sunday the 21st come to Watertown early race fans and see the Stars of the Tour at the Watertown Ford Chrysler Car Show from 12:30-3pm. The Proceeds of the 5th Annual Watertown Ford Chrysler Car show goes to the Watertown Area PACH (People Against Child Hunger) Program. On hand will be Bob & Wes Rydell's 1935 Chevrolet Master, also known as "The Grand Master", Designed by Chip Foose! It's the winner of the Detroit Autorama Ridler Award, among many other awards, considered by many to be the finest Street Rod in the World! Then at 6pm we race at “THE SMALL TRACK WITH BIG EXCITEMENT “Casino Speedway!! The last two times the tour raced at the little bull ring only 1 yellow flag waved in 120 laps of feature racing. Come out and see if 2m Dave Mass can continue his huge success on the ¼ mile track over the local hero’s Showtime#9 Kent Arment and the Wild Child #37 Scott Ward. Mass won two of the three races last year at Casino Speedway with Showtime taking one of them or will it be tour regulars Ice Man #20 Trevor Anderson or Henry, SD #41 Jordan Foster winning their first tour win.

See you at the Races Race Fans & Drivers!!!!

Kickin' Off A Minnesota Melee!

June 18, 2013 - We are one day way from the start of the Minnesota Melee Swing of the 2013 tour... Ogilvie Race - Wednesday, June 19; Tom Clusiau Grand Rapids Speedway - Thursday, June 20; Amsoil Speedway - Friday, June 21; Hibbing Raceway - Saturady, June 22!! Come see some of the best modified drivers in Wissota compete for the top prize in what should be one of the best swings ever in the history of the Tour. Big payouts, big prizes and tons of giveaways throughout the four day stretch!! Drivers and Fans... you don't want to miss it!! See you there!!

Mod Tour Madness This Week!

May 21, 2013 - Racers & Race Fans the 2013 tour is upon us!!! Thursday May 23rd Norman County Raceway is the place to be at 7pm for the Start of the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler Memorial Mod Madness Swing!!!! Night two takes us to I-94 Speedway on Friday at 7pm. Then onto a new track in North Dakota, the bull ring of Jamestown Speedway on Saturday at 7pm and then we go to the small track with big excitement, finishing up the swing with a 60 lap 3,000 to win 400 to start a-main at Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD on Sunday May 26th!!!! Race Fans and Drivers you will not be disappointed, with the racing action. Don’t forget the Bullet Sports Wear Fan Challenge at every race. On this swing a Bart’s Parts RC Tour Car will be given away at Jamestown Speedway. Riddles Jewelry will be giving away a nice piece at the Casino Speedway event as well!!! So come out and enjoy the action!!!

It's Time For A Weather Change?

April 22, 2013 - Hey, Race Fans Drivers and Promoters!!! I hope all is well.. Will this weather change so we can go racing peeps? We are one month away from the 2013 tour opener at Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN!!!! The Memorial Mod Madness Swing is going to be huge this year with Norman County Raceway, I-94 Speedway, Jamestown Speedway, and Casino Speedway on this swing. Bart's Parts will be giving away a cool RC car at Jamestown Speedway on May 25th and Riddles Jewelry will be giving away a great piece to a lucky fan on May 26th at Casino Speedway!!! Check back for details on extras for the race fans, drivers and crew to do on this Memorial Mod Madness Swing!!!

2013 Schedule Release Just Around The Corner

January 29, 2013 - Drivers, Race Fans, Promoters, and Advertisers the 2013 Tour schedule is here!!!! The Dirt Tour LLC has put together a bigger, better tour schedule for the Advantage RV Modified Tour Presented By Watertown Ford Chrysler for all of you to race on, cheer on, make money on and advertising on!!!! The 2013 Tour takes us to five new tracks in WISSOTA, along with the seven tracks that have had races in the first two years of the Tour. We are very excited to go to new venues and see new racers, as well as new race fans along the way. The Dirt Tour LLC owes a lot of thanks to Ryan Aho, Rusty Kollman, Scott Bintz, and Ryan Mikkelson for helping put things together with these new race tracks. In coming day’s, info about the swings will be released, along with info for new or existing Tour advertising associates!! So keep tabs on our website and visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

Awards Banquet Just Around The Corner

October 10, 2012 - The 2011 Inaugural season of the Advantage Rv’s Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler was a huge success for all parties involved. One-Hundred different drivers competed at 11 of the 12 events that were run at five different race tracks. Ten different drivers had perfect attendance sharing $5,000.00 put forth by Diamond Vogel Paints. Seventeen drivers and teams attended 10 of the 12 events and will split $18,625.00 in point fund money in the 1st year of the tour.

On November 18th, the Advantage Rv’s Modified Tour Presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler will honor its Drivers with an awards Celebration at the Clark Golf Club and Press Box Bar in Clark, SD. A social will start at 6:00pm and dinner will follow at 7:45 with awards thereafter. The after party will feature the band Wrench at the Press Box Bar!!!!

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