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June 30, 2018 - On Thursday evening Dereck Ramirez was one of 22 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned Summer Slam. Jumping up three spots in his heat, Ramirez recorded a 5th place finish positioning him 12th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. With $2,500 on the line, Dereck improved one spot in the 40-lapper to place 11th. (Tyler Rinken photo)

The following night at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) for the 3rd annual Modified Showdown, Derek gained one position in his heat to pick up the 8-lap victory. Rolling off 4th, Dereck slipped back to a 14th place outing.

Wrapping up the three-day weekend, Ramirez stopped at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) on Saturday for the $3,000 top prize. Losing one spot in his heat, Dereck posted a 2nd place finish behind Lucas Schott positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the finale. Falling short of a Top-5 finish, Dereck Ramirez slipped back to a 7th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

Dereck is currently sixth in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. Complete results from this event are available at www.USMTS.com.

June 16, 2018 - Kicking off the 2nd annual Modified Masters, Dereck Ramirez was one of 58 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) on Thursday evening for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend. Jumping up one spot in his heat, Ramirez recorded a 6th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 4 to make the opening night feature, Dereck passed four cars to place 3rd. Rolling off 20th, Dereck Ramirez improved four spots in the 40-lapper logging a 16th place outing.

On Friday night for two rounds of heat races, Dereck streaked through the field seven spots in his first heat to pick up the win. Rolling off 5th in his second heat, Ramirez jumped up one spot to place 4th. Earning a spot into the 12-lap Pole Dash, Dereck Ramirez topped the 12-car field positioning him on the pole for the $40,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night. Hanging on to a podium spot, Dereck Ramirez landed a 3rd place finish behind Rodney Sanders and Cade Dillard with A.J. Diemel and Jason Hughes completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

June 9, 2018 - Dereck Ramirez returned with United States Modified Touring Series on Thursday night at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) kicking off the Sunflower State Showdown. Passing three cars in his heat race, Ramirez recorded a 4th place finish positioning him 12th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Dereck gained two spots 40-lapper to place 10th.

The following night for round two of the Sunflower State Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park (Dodge City, Kansas), Dereck dropped two spots in his heat logging a 3rd place finish. Transferring into the B-Main, Ramirez cruised to a 10-lap consolation victory locking his spot into the feature. Rolling off 14th, Dereck charged through the field nine spots reeling in a 5th place finish behind Rodney Sanders, Johnny Scott, Zack VanderBeek, and Ricky Thornton Jr.

Wrapping up the Sunflower State Showdown, Ramirez was one of 26 cars signed in at Salina Speedway (Salina, Kansas) on Saturday for the $3,000 top prize. Gaining four positions in his heat, Dereck landed a runner-up finish behind Corey Lagroon locking him into the 2nd-starting position for the feature. Hanging on to a podium finish, Dereck Ramirez posted a 3rd place spot behind Johnny Scott and Tanner Mullens with Jake O’Neil and Rodney Sanders completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

May 27, 2018 - Saturday night found Dereck Ramirez in action at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned opener. With 44 cars signed in for the Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge, Ramirez dropped one spot in his heat race to place 2nd. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Dereck streaked to a 15-lap consolation victory. Starting in 13th, Dereck Ramirez jumped up three spots reeling in a 10th place outing.

On Saturday night at Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa) for the 11th annual Nordic Nationals, Ramirez jumped up two spots in his heat logging a 6th place finish. Rolling off 16th, Dereck advanced through the field 11 positions to place 5th behind Johnny Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Lucas Schott, and Stormy Scott.

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

May 6, 2018 - After Friday’s opener at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) was washed away by Mother Nature, Dereck Ramirez headed to Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Oklahoma) on Saturday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend. Passing four cars in his heat race, Ramirez landed a 2nd place finish behind Rodney Sanders positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the feature. Getting caught in a tangle late in the feature, Ramirez was an early retiree on lap 24 while being credited with a 17th place outing.

The following night at Creek County Speedway (Kellyville, Oklahoma) for the Henryetta Ford Clash at The Creek, Ramirez posted a 4th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 4 into the finale, Dereck scored a 2nd place finish behind Jake Timm. Breaking into the Top-10, Dereck Ramirez improved seven spots in the 40-lapper to place 8th.

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

April 29, 2018 - Following the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Dereck Ramirez visited West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas) on Friday evening for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Moving up two spots in his heat, Ramirez recorded a 4th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top-4 to make the opening night feature, Dereck posted a runner-up finish behind Joe Duvall locking his spot into the show. Rolling off 17th, Dereck Ramirez gained nine spots to place 7th.

On Saturday night in a field of 42 cars at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) for the 9th annual Amarillo Ambush, Ramirez jumped up four spots in his heat to place 2nd behind Nathan Hagar. Earning the 4th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Dereck fell two spots logging a 6th place outing.

Sunday brought 32 USMTS entries to Enid Speedway (Enid, Oklahoma) for the 2nd annual Oklahoma Spring Nationals. Starting the night off with a heat race win, Dereck locked into the 6th-starting position for the finale. Breaking into a podium spot, Ramirez reeled in a 3rd place finish behind Lucas Schott and Ryan Gustin with Johnny Scott and Rodney Sanders completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

April 22, 2018 - Friday night found Dereck Ramirez in action at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) for the annual Short Track Shootout. With 53 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries on hand, Ramirez dropped one spot in his heat to place 9th. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Dereck scratched from the 18-lap consolation event and used a provisional into the show. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Dereck Ramirez stormed through the field 17 spots reeling in a 6th place finish.

The following night after jumping up three spots in his heat to place 5th, Dereck charged to an 18-lap consolation victory positioning him 14th on the starting grid for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Ramirez gained seven spots in the 40-lapper posting a 7th place outing. (Jim Rosas photo)

Wrapping up the Short Track Shootout on Sunday, Ramirez locked his spot into the finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 9th, Dereck Ramirez jumped up one spot in the 40-lap affair to place 8th.

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

April 14, 2018 - Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday night at Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Arizona) for the two-day special. Jumping up one spot in his heat race, Ramirez landed a 4th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top-5 into the opening night feature, Dereck scored a runner-up finish behind Rodney Sanders positioning him 16th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Dereck Ramirez wheeled his way through the field 11 spots to place 6th.

On Saturday night for the $3,375 top prize, Dereck captured a heat race with from the 6th-starting spot locking his spot into the feature. Rolling off 8th, Ramirez improved one spot in the 35-lap affair reeling in a 7th place outing.

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

March 17, 2018 - On Thursday evening Dereck Ramirez made the short trip to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) for the King of America VIII Modified Nationals opener. Drawing 78 Open Wheel Modifieds for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend, Dereck secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jake Hartung. With $2,500 on the line, Ramirez jumped up two spots to place 4th behind Kyle Strickler, Darron Fuqua, and Jason Krohn with R.C. Whitwell coming in 5th.

The following night for two rounds of heat races, Ramirez gained four spots in his first heat to place 5th. Starting 4th in his second heat, Dereck jumped up one spot posting a 4th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday for another shot the main event, Ramirez grabbed a 20-lap consolation victory positioning him 13th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Dereck Ramirez gained five spots in the 75-lap affair reeling in an 8th place finish. (CRP photo)

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

March 10, 2018 - For the fourth round of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance, Dereck Ramirez was one of 50 cars signed in at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Friday night. Coming in 2nd in his heat behind Stormy Scott, Ramirez earned the 12th-starting position for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Dereck improved four spots reeling in an 8th place finish.

On Saturday night in a field of 43 cars at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi), Ramirez posted a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Austin Bonner positioning him 12th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Falling one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Dereck Ramirez improved six spots in the 40-lap affair to place 6th.

Sunday’s USMTS finale at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) was axed by Mother Nature.

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

March 2, 2018 - Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday evening at Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas) for the third round of the Summit USTMS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance. Holding his spot in his 8-lap heat race, Ramirez logged a 9th place finish transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Sending the Top-5 into the show, Dereck retired an 11th place outing ending his night early.

Bad weather rained out Saturday and Sunday’s USMTS events at Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas) and Grayson County Speedway (Bells, Texas).

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

February 24, 2018 - Friday night brought Dereck Ramirez to South Texas Speedway (Corpus Christi, Texas) to kick off the 2018 season with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). With 26 cars on hand for the 9th annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance, Dereck secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 5th place finish in his heat race. Rolling off 15th, Ramirez improved ten spots in the 40-lap affair to place 5th behind Johnny Scott, Jon Mitchell, Cade Dillard, and Joe Duvall.

Returning on Saturday night for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Dereck posted a 5th place finish in his heat race positioning him 12th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top-10, Dereck Ramirez gained three spots reeling in a 9th place finish.

Sunday’s USMTS finale at Texana Raceway Park (Edna, Texas) was washed away by Mother Nature.

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

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.