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November 29th, 2017 - The 2017 season saw Dereck Ramirez compete in a total of 71 events while visiting victory lane once at Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) for the 12th stop of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt’s for Casey’s Cup. With the weather determining the outcome of eight of his scheduled dates, Ramirez collected 49 Top-10 outings and 16 Top-5 finishes. He also finished fourth USMTS Hunt for Casey's Cup point standings.

November 4th, 2017 - Kicking off the 2nd annual Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown presented by Kansas High Performance Racing Auction, Dereck Ramirez was one of 45 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries on hand at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Friday night for the two-day event. Moving up three spots in his heat, Ramirez captured a heat race victory earning him the 7th-starting position for the opening night feature. With $2,000 on the line, Dereck improved five spots to place 2nd behind Rodney Sanders with Stormy Scott, Lance Town, and Zack VanderBeek completing the Top 5 finishers.

Returning on Saturday night, Dereck logged an 8th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main. Rolling off 12th, Ramirez wheeled his way to a 15-lap consolation victory positioning him 14th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top 5, Dereck Ramirez advanced through the field ten spots in the 40-lap affair notching a 4th place finish behind Stormy Scott, Zack VanderBeek, and R.C. Whitwell with Lance Town coming in 5th.

Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

October 22nd, 2017 - Friday night found Dereck Ramirez in action at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) for the opening night of the 18th annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals presented by S&S Finish & Rental, Barnett Harley-Davidson and G3 Fitness. Improving six positions in his heat, Ramirez scored a 4th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 3 into the preliminary feature, Dereck posted a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin earning him the 18th-starting position. Coming one spot shy of a Top 10 finish, Ramirez gained seven spots logging a 11th place finish.

Starting Saturday off with a heat race victory, Dereck earned the 8th-starting spot for the final preliminary feature. Breaking into the Top 5, Ramirez gained four spots to place 4th behind Zack VanderBeek, Jake O’Neil, and Bumper Jones with Jason Hughes coming in 5th.

Rolling off 8th for the $20,000-to-win finale on Sunday, Dereck dropped four spots in the 50-lap affair registering a 12th place outing.

Complete results from these events are available at www.USRARacing.com.

September 23rd, 2017 - Dereck Ramirez headed to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday for the opening night of the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Drawing 98 cars for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend, Ramirez streaked through the field eight spots in his heat race to place 2nd behind Joe Duvall. Rolling off 6th for the opening night $6,000-to-win feature, Dereck dropped three positions in the 40-lap affair notching a 9th place finish.

Returning on Friday, Ramirez landed a runner-up finish in his heat behind Josh Angst locking him into the 11th-starting position for the A-Main. Moving up one spot, Dereck registered a 10th place outing.

Wrapping up the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Ramirez gained four spots in his heat notching a 2nd place finish behind Chris Henigan. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale, Dereck Ramirez improved five spots in the 50-lap affair posting a 6th place finish.

Dereck finished fourth in the Hunt for Casey's Cup point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

September 3rd, 2017 - On Wednesday night Dereck Ramirez followed the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup to Kossuth County Speedway (Algona, Iowa) for the $5,000 top prize. In a field of 26 cars, Dereck improved three positions in his heat race to place 4th. Earning the 3rd-starting spot for the A-Main, Ramirez held his position for all 35-laps notching a 3rd place finish behind Stormy Scott and Ryan Gustin with Ricky Thornton Jr. and Jason Hughes completing the Top 5 finishers.

The following night brought Ramirez to Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota) for the 10th annual USMTS Summer Slam. Passing three cars in his heat, Dereck streaked to an 8-lap heat race win positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the $4,500-to-win A-Main. Dropping out of the Top 10, Dereck Ramirez slipped back to a 14th place outing in the 25-lapper.

For the sixteenth round of the Hunt for Casey’s Cup, Ramirez was one of 26 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa) on Friday. Moving up two spots in his heat, Dereck recorded a 3rd place finish earning him the 2nd-starting position for the main event. With $4,500 on the line, Ramirez dropped seven spots to place 9th.

On Saturday Dereck headed to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 12th annual Labor Day Duel presented by Barclay Landscaping. Gaining three spots in his heat, Ramirez posted a 4th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 6 into the A-Main, Dereck registered a 4th place finish positioning him 17th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Dereck Ramirez advanced seven positions in the 40-laps registering a 10th place outing.

Closing out the five-night stretch with the USMTS, Ramirez invaded Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) on Sunday for the 15th annual Cresco Bowl. Following a 5th place finish in his heat, Dereck passed six cars in the feature logging a 9th place finish.

Dereck is currently fourth in the Hunt for Casey's Cup point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

August 25th, 2017 - Kicking off the tenth round of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt’s for Casey’s Cup, Dereck Ramirez invaded Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) on Wednesday night for the 11th annual Hamilton County Hullabaloo presented by Casey’s General Stores. Holding his spot in his heat, Ramirez scored a 3rd place finish earning him the 9th-starting position for the opening night feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top 5 finish, Dereck improved three spots in the 35-lapper to place 6th.

On Thursday night with 23 cars on hand at Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the 7th annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Pace Performance, Ramirez secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a 4th place finish in his heat. Rolling off 12th, Dereck charged through the field seven positions notching a 5th place finish behind Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Jake O’Neil, and Ryan Gustin.

Making the twelfth stop of the tour, Dereck headed to Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) on Friday evening for the 7th annual USMTS Rapid Rumbles presented by Casey’s General Stores. Rolling off on the pole of his heat race, Ramirez cruised to an 8-lap heat race win positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Working his way into the lead by lap 6, Dereck held the top spot until lap 23 when Rodney Sanders took the lead for the next five circuits. Wrestling away the top spot on lap 30, Dereck Ramirez held off the field in the remaining 10 laps to capture his first win of the season and a $5,000 payday. Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, and Stormy Scott completed the Top 5 finishers in the 40-lap affair. (Jeff Bylsma photo)

Following a rainout on Saturday night at Park Jefferson Speedway (North Sioux City, South Dakota), Dereck stopped at Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota) on Sunday for the 2nd annual Sandy Benson Memorial presented by Riddle’s Jewelry and Jurgens Printing. Gaining one spot in his heat, Ramirez coasted to 8-lap heat race win earning him the 8th-starting position for the $4,500-to-win A-Main. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Dereck posted an 8th place finish.

Dereck remains in third in the Hunt for Casey's Cup point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

January 26th, 2017
- Traveling to a total of 56 events during the 2016 season, Dereck Ramirez posted 34 Top 10 finishes. Losing 11 of his scheduled dates to bad weather, Ramirez landed 11 Top 5 outings. He alsp wrapped up the season seventh in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey's Cup.