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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.

August 20th, 2017 - Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday evening at Pepsi Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, Missouri) for the seventh round of the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup presented by S&S Fishing & Rental. Rolling off on the pole of his heat race, Ramirez cruised to an 8-lap heat race win positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Hanging on to a Top 10 finish, Dereck slipped back to a 10th place outing.

The following night Ramirez was one of 76 cars on hand at Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas) for the second annual Grant Junghans Memorial. Gaining six spots in his heat, Ramirez scored a 4th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 4 into the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Dereck notched a 2nd place finish behind Zack VanderBeek earning the 19th-starting position for the feature. Passing seven cars in the 42-lap affair, Dereck Ramirez reeled in a 12th place finish.

Saturday night brought 35 cars Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Kansas) for the 5th annual Salute to our Veterans presented by Safe Insure Plus. Improving four positions in his heat race, Ramirez posted a 4th place finish locking him into the 12th-starting position. Pulling off on lap 8 of the 35-lapper, Dereck was credited with a 23rd place outing.

Closing out the four-day stretch with the USMTS, Dereck visited 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Sunday evening. Following a 3rd place finish in his heat race, Ramirez cruised to a 15-lap consolation win positioning him 13th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Dereck Ramirez gained six positions to place 7th. (Gary Cornelison photo)

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

August 13th, 2017 - Wednesday night found Dereck Ramirez in action at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) for the second swing of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. With 24 cars on hand, Ramirez landed a 2nd place finish in his heat race behind Ricky Thornton Jr. earning him the 5th-starting position for the opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Dereck posted a 5th place spot behind Stormy Scott, Travis Sauer, Jason Hughes, and Ricky Thornton Jr.

After Thursday night’s USMTS event rained out at Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, Wisconsin), Dereck traveled to AMSOIL Speedway (Superior, Wisconsin) on Friday for the $4,000 top prize. Passing four cars in his heat race, Ramirez posted a 3rd place finish positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the feature. Dropping out of the Top 10 on a track that saw very rough conditions, Dereck slipped back to a 22nd place outing.

On Saturday night with 29 cars registered in for battle at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota), Dereck moved up one spot in his heat race to place 3rd. Rolling off 12th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Ramirez gained one spot in the 40-lapper logging 11th place finish.

Wrapping up the second week in the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup, Ramirez stopped at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) on Sunday for USMTS sanctioned program along with a make-up feature from June 11th. Improving four positions in his 8-lap heat race, Dereck reeled in a 4th place finish locking him into the 11th-starting spot for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Dereck Ramirez passed three cars to place 8th.

Starting in 11th for the $3,000-to-win make-up feature, Derek fell back to a 15th place finish in the remaining 27 laps.

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

August 4th, 2017 - Beginning the first round of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Dereck Ramirez visited Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri) on Thursday night. Passing one car in his heat race, Dereck picked up an 8-lap heat race victory earning him the 3rd-starting position for the opening night feature. Coming up two spots shot of a Top 5 finish, Ramirez dropped back to a 7th place outing.

The following night with 39 cars signed in at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas), Ramirez held his spot in his heat race to place 2nd behind Jake Timm. Earning the 9th-starting spot for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Dereck maintained his position for all 40-laps registering a 9th place finish. (Chris Claunch photo)

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

July 22nd, 2017 - Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday night traveling to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the two-day 7th annual Silver Dollar Nationals. Holding his spot in his first heat, Ramirez scored a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin. Rolling off 6th in his second heat, Derek passed three cars to place 3rd. With the Top 12 in points earning a spot into Friday’s Pole Dash, Ramirez slipped up three cars registering an 8th place finish.

Earning the 8th-starting positon for the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening, Dereck Ramirez gained three spots in the 40-lapper notching a 5th place finish behind Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, and Zack VanderBeek.

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

July 14th, 2017 - Competing in the opening round of the Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry, Derek Ramirez visited Luxemburg Speedway (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) on Tuesday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned program. Passing three cars in his heat race, Ramirez scored a 3rd place finish locking him into the 11th-starting position for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top 5, Derek advanced through the field seven spots reeling in a 4th place finish behind Zack VanderBeek, Ryan Gustin, and Cade Dillard with Benji LaCrosse coming in 5th.

Wednesday night Ramirez was one of 22 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at 141 Speedway (Francis Creek, Wisconsin) for the second round of the Badgerland Summer Shootout. Holding his spot in his heat race, Dereck landed a runner-up finish behind Zack VanderBeek positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Holding his position again for all 40-laps, Dereck Ramirez notched a 2nd place spot behind VanderBeek with Cade Dillard, Ryan Gustin, and Lucas Schott completing the Top 5 finishers.

The following night with 33 entries on hand at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Ramirez charged through his heat seven spots picking up the 8-lap victory. Rolling off 6th for the feature, Dereck dropped two spots in the 40-lap affair recording an 8th place outing.

Closing out the four-day Badgerland Summer Shootout, Ramirez stopped at Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, Wisconsin) on Friday evening. Jumping up one spot in his heat race, Dereck posted a 2nd place finish behind Jake Timm earning him the 6th-starting spot for the $3,000-to-win feature. Holding his position for all 40-laps, Ramirez notched a 6th place finish.

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

June 18th, 2017 - On Wednesday night Dereck Ramirez traveled to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) for the rescheduled the 2nd annual Chubbs Performance Midweek Madness presented by Victory Door Systems. Drawing 29 cars for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned opener, Ramirez held his 3rd-starting spot in his heat race earning him the 12th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Dereck jumped up three spots reeling in a 9th place finish.

The following night Dereck was one of 59 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) for the Prelude to The Modified Masters. Losing three spots in his heat race, Ramirez registered a 5th place finish giving him one last shot at the opening night feature with a B-Main appearance. Transferring the Top 4, Dereck came up two positions short with a 6th place outing.

On Friday night with 71 cars signed in for two rounds of heat races, Ramirez improved one spot in his first heat registering a 4th place finish. Starting in 6th in his second heat, Dereck scored a 5th place finish sending him into the B-Main on Saturday. Transferring the Top 14 cars into the show, Ramirez recorded a 9th place outing locking him into the 21st-starting position for the $50,000-to-win main event. After completing the first 24-laps, severe weather moved in postponing the remainder of the race to Sunday morning.

Returning on Sunday for the final 46-laps, Dereck Ramirez posted a 24th place finish in the 70-lap affair.

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

June 10th, 2017 - Dereck Ramirez opened a three-day stint in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Tuesday night by traveling to Caney Valley Speedway (Caney Valley, Kansas). With 27 cars registered in for battle, Ramirez moved up three positions in his heat race to place 3rd, locking him into the 11th-starting spot for the opening night feature. Bringing home a Top 10 finish, Dereck advanced four positions in the 40-lapper recording a 7th place outing.

Wednesday night brought Ramirez to 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) for the 6th annual Summit “Showdown in the Playground”. Passing three cars in the 8-lap The Joie of Seating heat race, Ramirez scored a 3rd place finish positioning him 11th on the starting rid for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Dereck Ramirez jumped up five spots to place 6th.

The following night Dereck was one of 32 cars signed in at Salina Speedway (Salina, Kansas) for the inaugural event. Following a 4th place finish in his heat race, Ramirez locked his spot into the show with a 3rd place finish in his B-Main. Coming from the 18th-starting position in the feature, Dereck charged through the field ten spots posting an 8th place finish. (Gary Cornelison photo)

After having Friday night off, Ramirez headed to Adams County Speedway (Corning, Iowa) on Saturday for the 8th annual Malvern Bank Duals. Improving three positions in his heat race, Dereck scored a 3rd place spot earning him the 5th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Holding his starting position for the entire distance of the 25-lapper, Dereck Ramirez notched a 5th place finish Zack VanderBeek, Cade Dillard, Zane DeVilbiss, and Mike Densberger. (Todd Boyd photo)

Sunday's Diamond Jo Casino "All-In" 77 at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) was postponed due to the weather.

Dereck is currently fifth in the MSD Central Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

May 28th, 2017 - Piloting the Sybesma Graphics #4R Open Wheel Modified, Dereck Ramirez was one of 36 Open Wheel Modified signed in at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Friday night kicking off the Memorial Day Weekend. Following a 5th place finish in his heat race, Dereck posted a 4th place finish in his B-Main locking him into the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned A-Main. Starting in 20th, Ramirez jumped up four spots to place 16th.

On Saturday following the USMTS RHRSwag.com Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota), Ramirez started the night off with a heat race win locking him into the 15th annual A&A Electric Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge A-Main. Running into mechanical issues near the halfway point of the feature, Dereck was forced to withdraw from the A-Main on lap 29 while being credited with a 20th place outing.

Sunday brought Ramirez to Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa) for the 10th annual Nordic Nationals presented by Weis GMC Buick. Improving one spot in his heat race, Dereck notched a 2nd place finish behind Travis Saurer positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the feature. Hanging on to a Top 10 finish, Dereck Ramirez slipped back to a 9th place outing in the 40-lap affair.  

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

May 19th, 2017 - Kicking off the first night of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) RHRSwag.com Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment, Dereck Ramirez invaded I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) on Friday night for the 3rd annual Summersota Nationals presented by Barry Construction. Passing three cars in his 8-lap heat race, Dereck posted a 3rd place spot locking him into the 11th-starting position for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Ramirez slipped back to a 20th place outing in the 40-lapper.  

Complete results from this event are available at www.USMTS.com.

May 13th, 2017 - Dereck Ramirez headed to Heart O’ Texas Speedway (Elm Mott, Texas) on Wednesday night to kick off the final weekend of the United States Modified Touring Series (USTMS) Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars. With 30 cars on hand for the 8th annual Texas Spring Nationals, Ramirez locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat race behind Bobby Malchus. Starting in 9th, Dereck jumped up two spots reeling in a 7th place finish.

After the weather rained on Thursday’s event, Ramirez traveled to Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas) on Friday for the 3rd annual Summit Showdown. Losing one spot in his heat race, Dereck logged a 4th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 5 into the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Ramirez stormed to a consolation win positioning him 14th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Derek Ramirez jumped up six positions posting a 8th place outing. (Kandice Hornbeck Photography)

On Saturday for the Summit Spring Modified Nationals at Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas), Dereck improved four spots in his heat race to place 7th. Earning the 9th-starting position for the Summit Racing Southern Region finale, Dereck passed two cars in the 35-lapper registering a 7th place spot.

Dereck finished seventh in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

May 4th, 2017 - Following the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Summit Racing Equipment Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Dereck Ramirez visited Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) on Thursday night for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Reeling in a 4th place finish in his heat race, Ramirez transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Cruising to a 15-lap consolation win, Dereck earned the 12th-starting position for the A-Main. Bringing home a Top 10 finish, Derek gained three positions scoring a 9th place outing.

The following night at West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas), Ramirez secured his spot into the A-Main after he passed four cars in his heat to place 2nd behind Ryan Gustin. Rolling off 8th for the A-Main, Derek lost four spots in the 40-lapper logging a 12th place finish.

Wrapping up the three-day stint with the USMTS on Saturday, Dereck was one of 30 cars signed in at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) for the 8th annual Amarillo Ambush. Holding his spot the entire distance of his 8-lap heat, Ramirez posted a 2nd place spot behind R.C. Whitwell positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the feature. Moving up three spots, Dereck Ramirez reeled in a 7th place finish.

Dereck remains in eighth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

April 22nd, 2017 - Behind the wheel of the Red Bone Fishing & Rental #4R Open Wheel Modified, Dereck Ramirez made the trip to Atchison County Raceway (Atchison, Kansas) on Thursday for the 2nd annual Cage Match. With 25 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in for the opening night of the three-day stint, Ramirez started the night off with a heat race win earning him the 8th-starting spot for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Running into issues near the halfway point of the feature, Ramirez pulled off on lap 33 while being credited with a 19th place outing.

On Friday traveling to Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas) for the 6th annual Rumble on the River, Ramirez locked his spot into the A-Main with a 4th place finish in his heat race. Rolling off 13th, Derek jumped up six positions to place 7th.

Making the fourth stop of the MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Saturday, Ramirez was one of 30 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) for the 9th annual Missouri Meltdown. Passing four cars in his 8-lap heat, Dereck scored a runner-up spot behind Cade Dillard positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win finale. Hanging on to a Top 5 spot, Dereck Ramirez landed a 5th place finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Johnny Scott, Cade Dillard, and Stormy Scott. (Todd Boyd photo)

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

March 25th, 2017 - Kicking off the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing, Derek Ramirez invaded Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Thursday for the opening night of the King of America VII Modified Nationals. Passing three cars in his heat race, Ramirez landed a runner-up finish behind Brady Gerdes earning him the 8th-starting position for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top 5, Dereck improved three spots in the 40-lapper notching a 5th place finish behind Mitch Keeter, Cade Dillard, Lucas Schott, and Josh Angst.

The following night competing in three rounds of heat races, Dereck followed up a 10-lap heat race win with a 5th place finish from the 9th-starting position. Passing two more cars in his final event, Ramirez posted a 2nd place spot behind Rodney Sanders setting him up with the 7th-starting position for the King of America VII Modified Nationals A-Main on Saturday night. With $10,000 on the line, Dereck Ramirez slipped up one spot in the 70-lap affair registering an 8th place outing.

Dereck is currently in third in the USMTS Central Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

March 11th, 2017 - On Thursday evening Dereck Ramirez was one of 42 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) for the 5th annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars. Starting on the pole of his heat race, Ramirez scored a 2nd place finish behind Cylde Dunn Jr. putting him 10th on the starting rundown for the feature. Losing two spots in the 30-lap affair, Dereck recorded a 12th place outing.

Starting in 6th in his heat race on Friday, Ramirez jumped up two positions to place 4th sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 6 out of the B-Main and into the feature, Dereck charged to a 15-lap consolation win earning him the 14th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Working his way into the Top 10, Dereck Ramirez jumped up four positions recording a 10th place finish.

On Saturday for the final night of the Sooner Showdown, Ramirez stormed to a heat race victory from the 5th-starting position giving him the 3rd-starting position for the $4,000-to-win finale. Bringing home a podium finish, Dereck Ramirez improved one spot in the 40-lapper notching a 2nd place finish behind Rodney Sanders with Chris Brown, Zack VanderBeek, and Jason Hughes rounding out the Top 5.

Dereck jumped up to eighth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

March 4th, 2017 - Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday for the 6th annual Cajun Clash at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana). With 39 cars signed in, Ramirez locked his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory from the 4th-starting position. Earning the 7th-starting spot, Ramirez slipped up two positions in the 30-lapper recording a 9th place finish.  

On Friday rolling off 7th in his heat race, Ramirez jumped up four positions to place 3rd and secure his spot into the A-Main. Starting in 11th, Dereck fell six spots logging a 17th place outing.

Wrapping up the 6th annual Cajun Clash on Saturday, Ramirez logged an 8th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Taking the Top 5, Dereck improved four spots in the 12-lap consolation event to grab the 5th and final transfer position. Coming from the 22nd-starting position in the feature, Dereck Ramirez wheeled his way through the field 14 positions scoring a 8th place finish and the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger award. (Ron Skinner photo)

Dereck is in ninth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

February 24th, 2017 - Picking back up with the United States Modified Touring Series, Dereck Ramirez was one of 47 cars signed in at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Friday for the third stint of the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars. Coming from the 8th-starting position in his heat, Ramirez charged to a 2nd place finish behind Joe Duvall locking his spot into the opening night feature. Dropping out of the Top 10, Dereck slipped back to a 13th place finish.

On Saturday the USMTS followers traveled to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for another chance at the $3,000 payday. Recording a 5th place finish in his heat, Dereck earned the 5th-starting position for his B-Main. Taking the Top 6, Ramirez edged his way into the A-Main with a 6th and final transfer spot. Passing 14 cars in the 40-lap feature, Dereck Ramirez reeled in an impressive 10th place finish.

For the final night of the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region, Dereck was one 31 cars signed in at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Sunday. Starting in 4th in his heat race, Dereck locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish. Rolling off 10th for the A-Main, Ramirez wheeled his way to a solid runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Zack VanderBeek, Tyler Wolff, and Chris Brown completing the Top 5 finishers.

Dereck currently sits in eighth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

February 18th, 2017 - On Thursday night Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) for the second round of the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars. Drawing 44 cars, Ramirez came one position short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 4th place finish. Wheeling his way into a 12-lap consolation win, Dereck earned the 13th-starting spot for the opening night A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Ramirez moved up three spots in the 30-lapper scoring a 10th place finish.

Starting 3rd in his heat on Friday, Ramirez dropped one position sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 5 into the A-Main, Dereck secured his spot with a 3rd place finish. Passing five cars in the feature, Ramirez posted a 12th place outing.

Closing out the second round of the Summit Racing Southern Region on Sunday, Dereck came one position short again of a transfer spot in his heat with a 4th place finish. Reeling in a 2nd place outing behind Rodney Sanders in his B-Main, Ramirez earned the 15th-starting spot for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. With 40-laps to gain some ground, Dereck Ramirez advanced four positions to place 11th.

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

February 11th, 2017 - The 2017 racing season began for Dereck Ramirez at Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) on Thursday night for the season-opener of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). In a field of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds, Ramirez improved one spot in his heat registering a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the A-Main, Ramirez secured his spot into the show with a 4th place finish. Rolling off 19th for the main event, Dereck Ramirez wheeled his way through the field 12 spots scoring a 7th place finish.

Returning on Friday for round two of the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Dereck placed 5th in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Needing a 6th place finish or better in his consolation event, Ramirez scored a 3rd place finish setting him up with the 18th-starting spot for the feature. With $4,000 on the line, Dereck improved six spots in the 40-lapper logging a 12th place outing.

Starting in 7th in his heat on Saturday evening, Ramirez locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win finale with a runner-up finish behind Billy Vogel. Earning the pole position for the A-Main, Dereck held on to a Top 5 finish in the 50-lap affair recording a 4th place spot behind Chris Brown, Jason Hughes, and Ricky Thornton Jr. with Zack VanderBeek coming in 5th.

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.

November 5th, 2016 - Wrapping up the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season, Dereck Ramirez headed to 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Friday night for the Inaugural Chisholm Trail Showdown. Competing in two rounds of heat races, Ramirez improved three spots in his first heat landing a runner-up finish behind Thomas Tillison Jr. Coming from the 5th-starting position in his second heat, Dereck stormed to heat race victory locking him into the $5,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday. Starting in 5th, Dereck Ramirez advanced three spots in the 50-lapper registering a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin with Terry Phillips, R.C. Whitwell, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5.

Complete results from this event are available at www.USMTS.com.

October 23rd, 2016 - Competing in the 17th Annual S&S Fishing & Rental/Barnett Harley-Davidson United States Racing Association (USRA) Fall Nationals presented by G3 Fitness and MSD, Dereck Ramirez visited Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Friday night for the three-day weekend. With 56 cars signed in, Ramirez transferred into the B-Main after placing 7th in his heat. Charging to a consolation win, Dereck earned the 15th-starting position for the opening night preliminary feature. Moving up seven spots, Dereck Ramirez reeled in an 8th place finish.

On Saturday night for another preliminary A-Main, Ramirez started the night off with a heat race victory locking his spot into the show. Coming from the 7th-starting spot, Dereck landed a runner-up finish behind Rodney Sanders with Terry Phillips, Zane DeVilbiss, and Ryan Gaylord coming in 5th.

For the final night of the USRA Fall Nationals, Ramirez had already locked his spot into the $12,200-to-win main event with his solid performances the previous two night's. Rolling off 4th, Dereck worked his way up to 2nd to challenge race-leader Ryan Gustin for the top spot early in the A-Main. Holding on to a Top 5 finish when the checkers flew, Dereck Ramirez notched a 5th place spot behind Gustin, Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders, and Ricky Thornton Jr.

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

September 30th, 2016 - On Thursday night Dereck Ramirez headed to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) for the Grant Junghans Memorial weekend. Passing two cars in his heat, Ramirez stormed to a heat race win locking his spot into one of the two opening night features. Slipping out of the Top 10, Dereck logged a 17th place outing in the 25-lapper.

1The following night for the Grant Junghans Memorial, Ramirez advanced nine positions in his heat landing a 3rd place finish and locking his spot into the main event. With $10,002 on the line, Dereck landed a Top 5 finish in the 42-lapper notching a 4th place finish behind Lucas Schott, Jason Hughes, and Rodney Sanders with Cade Dillard coming in 5th. (Ivan Veldhuizen Photo)

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

September 24th, 2016 - Running in the final round of The Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Dereck Ramirez traveled to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday. Drawing 79 entries for the opening night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Ramirez scored a heat race win putting him 8th on the starting rundown for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Holding his position for all 42-laps, Dereck posted an 8th place finish.

Returning on Friday night, Ramirez captured a heat race victory from the 2nd-starting position. Rolling off 11th for the A-Main, Dereck slipped back to a 16th place outing.

Closing out the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Ramirez earned the pole position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main after capturing a heat race victory. Falling one position short of a Top 5 finish, Dereck notched a 6th place finish in the 42-lap finale.

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

September 10th, 2016 - Behind the wheel of the Red Bone Fishing & Rental #4R Open Wheel Modified, Dereck Ramirez made the trip to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Thursday for the United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified Nationals. After gaining one spot in his heat and landing a runner-up finish behind Stormy Scott, Ramirez transferred into the B-Main. Cruising to a consolation victory, Ramirez earned the 17th-starting position for the opening night A-Main. Dropping one spot, Dereck logged an 18th place outing.

With the weather postponing Friday night’s scheduled events to Saturday morning, Ramirez registered a 5th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Posting a runner-up finish behind Johnny Scott, Dereck started 21st for the A-Main. Passing eight cars in the second round of preliminary features, Dereck Ramirez recorded a 12th place finish.

Later in the night for his final chance at the main event, Ramirez secured his spot with a 7th place finish in his B-Main. Rolling off 27th for the $40,000-to-win A-Main, Dereck charged through the field 14 positions scoring a 13th place finish.

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

December 14th, 2015 - Making his way to a total of 59 events, Dereck Ramirez captured two feature wins during the 2015 season. With the weather determining the outcoming of 26 of his scheduled events, Ramirez recorded 35 Top 10 finishes and impressive 22 Top 5 finishes. Dereck also finished sixth in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey's Cup.