TOMS schedule smaller, bigger, faster, better in 2020
By: Jeff Nun
Officials from the Texas Outlaw Modified Series have announced the 2020 schedule of events for the popular and rapidly-growing touring series for USRA Modifieds.
Entering their seventh season, the TOMS line-up features 20 nights of racing at eight unique venues.
The series will make their first visit of the season to the Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on March 13, and then wrap up the campaign when they invade the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the fifth annual TOMS Nationals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 22-24.
March 13 ... Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas
March 20 ... Devil's Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, Texas (Spring Nationals)
March 21 ... Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas (Ken Parker Memorial)
May 2 ... Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, Okla.
May 16 ... 82 Speedway, Petty Texas
May 24 ... RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas (Memorial Day Special)
June 6 ... Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, Okla.
July 3 ... Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas
July 25 ... Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas (Hella Shrine Classic)
Sept. 5 ... RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas (Bryan Mize Memorial)
Sept. 6 ... RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas (Ronnie Sigman Memorial)
Sept. 19 ... Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas
Oct. 9-10 ... Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, Okla. (Jordan Page Memorial)
Oct. 16 ... Devil's Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, Texas (Winter Nationals)
Oct. 22-24 ... Devil's Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, Texas (5th Annual TOMS Nationals)
Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.
Two additional dates at the Mountain Creek Speedway on April 17 and May 1 will feature non-sanctioned Modifieds. Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national and series points will not be awarded at these two shows.
"The schedule-even though smaller-actually gives a better opportunity for better race programs for the fans with larger car counts," Pirtle said. "I want to thank Kevin Sustaire for his help putting it all together."
For the fifth straight year, Triston Dycus of Maypearl (formerly Waxahachie), Texas, claimed the TOMS championship title. Troy Taylor followed in second with Charlie Smith, Colby Smith and Kenny Gaddis completing the top five in the final standings. Sixth through tenth were Skip O'Neal, Clyde Dunn Jr., Chris Huckeba, Sean Gaddis and Bo Day.
Originally launched as the Texas Outlaw Modified Series, Clyde Dunn Jr. claimed the first series crown in 2014 but Dycus has been the driver sitting atop the mountain at season's end since then.
Dycus, who turned 43 at the end of November, added two wins to bring his career total to 20 in the 101 races staged by the series at 18 different racetracks in six seasons.
An informational meeting is slated for 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, at Smiley's Racing Products in Mesquite, Texas. Pirlte added that the series has also added Aaron Burchett as the TOMS announcer and "Killer" Kole Gosnell as special reporter.
For more information contact Series Director Keith Pirtle at (214) 546-2928. A new and improved TOMS website is under construction at TouringMods.com and you can also like the series Facebook page.
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