A mid-August “TBA” weekend on the 2020 United States Modified States Touring Series (USMTS) slate has now been filled with a new mega event. Tabbed as “Mod Wars” the stars and cars of the USMTS are scheduled to invade Minnesota’s Ogilvie Raceway on Thursday – Saturday, August 13-15.
The weekend is headlined by $1,000-to-win prelims the first two nights. Meanwhile, Saturday’s finale posts a $10,000 top prize at the Wagaman-family owned 3/8-mile oval.
Original track owners, Corey Owens, and Lucas Ostermann, began construction on the new track and entertainment facility in 2008. The 40-acre complex includes over 12,000 square feet of climate-controlled spaces. Notable features include a full kitchen, bar and restaurant area, hospitality kiosks, display areas, modern restrooms, and VIP suites.
The meticulously maintained grounds also include south-facing grandstands, high-quality lighting, a state-of-the-art public address system and a trackside tailgating section along the turns where fans can watch the action from the comfort of their car, the back of their pickup truck or in their RV.
In 2015, the Wagamon Family purchased the Ogilvie Raceway. With nearly 60 years as business owners in the automotive industry, they brought a passion for racing to an already great racetrack.
Since then, they have added a large upper-level party room and bar called the Champions Club. In 2016 an oversized deck was added to allow fans even better viewing and entertainment options.
Stormy Scott has won three times at Ogilvie. Additionally, Jason Hughes has visited victory lane on two occasions, including the first on August 17, 2011.
Other past USMTS winners here include Jeremy Payne, Jason Krohn, Zack VanderBeek, Jake Timm, Shane Sabraski, Johnny Scott and, most recently, Dan Ebert.