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December 21, 2020 - With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the first half of the season, Dereck Ramirez competed in a total of 45 events behind the wheel of his Ramirez Motorsporst No. 4 Boom Test Well Service Modified. He amassed six wins, 21 Top-5 finishes, and 34 Top-10 peformance. He finished second in the final United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) point standings.

For the 2021 season, Ramirez will again tackle the (USMTS) slate beginning on February 26 at RPM Speedway (Crandall, Tex.) for the Spring Nationals.

November 7, 2020 - Dereck Ramirez traveled to RPM Speedway (Crandall, Texas) on Thursday evening to take part in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season finale. Drawing 45 cars for the three-day Summit Southern Nationals, Ramirez passed four cars in his heat race to place second behind Jason Hughes. Starting the opening night feature in third, Dereck was an early retiree from the 35-lapper on lap 26.

On Friday evening, Dereck came in second in his heat behind Tyler Davis, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Ramirez advanced through the field eight spots to register a runner-up finish behind Brandon Sheppard with Tyler Davis, Jake Gallardo, and Chris Henigan rounding out the Top-5.

For the $5,100-to-win finale on Saturday, Ramirez jumped up five spots in his heat race to place finish. With a provisional already secured into the A-Main, Dereck scratched from his 15-lap consolation event. Rolling off 26th, Dereck passed 21 cars in the 50-lapper to finish fifth behind Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Davis, Terry Phillips, and Jake Gallardo.

Dereck finished 153 markers behind Rodney Sanders to come in second in the final USMTS point standings.

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

November 1, 2020 - After losing Thursday night’s opener at Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Okla.) to saturated grounds, Dereck Ramirez headed to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) on Friday for the fifth annual Grant Junghans Memorial. With mechanical issues forcing him to retire on the third lap of his heat, Dereck transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the $10,102-to-win A-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the show, Ramirez passed 10 cars in the 15-lapper to place fourth.

On Saturday evening at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kan.) for the second round of the Modster Mash, Ramirez posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Terry Phillips, which positioned him 11th on the starting grid for the feature. With $10,031 on the line, Dereck was an early retiree from the 40-lap affair on lap 36.

The following night at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.) for the Halloween Hangover at The Hummer, Dereck secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win finale with a second place finish in his heat behind Jason Hughes. Rolling off ninth, Ramirez clawed forward four spots in the 40-lapper to place fifth behind Lucas Schott, Brooks Strength, Jimmy Owens, and Jake O’Neil. (Todd Boyd photo)

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

October 24, 2020 - On Friday afternoon Dereck Ramirez visited Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Okla.) piloting his Boom-Test Well Service No. 4r Modified for the Tumbleweed Modified Madness. In a field of 21 USRA Modifieds, Ramirez secured his spot into the opening night feature with an 8-lap heat race victory. Dropping one spot in the 20-lap affair, Dereck notched a second place finish behind Lucas Schott with R.C. Whitwell, Jon Herring Jr., and Vince Lucas rounding out the Top-5.

On Saturday evening, Dereck passed five cars in his heat race to pick up the win. With $1,500 on the line in the feature, Ramirez was an early retiree from the 20-lapper on lap 12.

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

September 26, 2020 - Friday night found Derek Ramirez in action at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) for the 22nd annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. With a stout field of 70 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries on hand for the two-day event, Ramirez jumped up one spot in his heat race to pick up the win. Starting the $7,000-to-win opening night feature in ninth, Dereck faded one spot in the 40-lap affair to register a 10th place finish.

The following night, Dereck came in third in his heat before placing second in his B-Main behind Lucas Schott. Rolling off 21st for the $10,000-to-win finale, Ramirez advanced forward nine spots in the 50-lapper to place 12th.

Dereck sits in second in the latest USMTS point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

September 13, 2020 - Dereck Ramirez collected his sixth victory of the season Sunday with a wire-to-wire effort behind the wheel of his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Raw Truck Wash/ Hughes Race Car/ Cornett Racing Engine Modified at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas.

Ramirez returned with the USMTS Friday night as the series kicked off a southern swing at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La. Drawing 42 cars for the eighth annual Cajun Clash, Ramirez jumped up one spot in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory. Losing two positions in the 40-lap feature, Dereck recorded a seventh-place outing.

On Saturday at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La. for the I-20 Showdown, Dereck started the night off with a heat race win, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main.

Passing six cars in the 40-lap affair, Ramirez notched a runner-up finish behind Rodney Sanders with Tanner Mullens, Zack VanderBeek, and Tyler Wolff completing the Top-5 finishers.

For the North Texas Nationals on Sunday at RPM Speedway, Ramirez secured his spot into the main event with a heat victory. Starting on the pole of the 40-lapper, Ramirez beat Jason Ingalls to the flagstand to lead the opening lap. (Stacy Kolar photo)

Utilizing the shortest way around the quarter-mile oval, Ramirez fought his way through lapped traffic and held off a charging Rodney Sanders for the $2,500 victory. Sanders in second, Ingalls was third, with Jake Gallardo, and Jason Hughes rounding out the Top-5.

“I was just going to stay in my line,” Ramirez said. “I thought about going to the top and I was like ‘Man, I know it’s pretty clean down here and if I move up and get passed I’m going to be mad at myself.”

America’s marquee event for dirt modified racing takes place Friday and Saturday, September 25-26, when the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., hosts the 22nd Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Shortened to just two days this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the mega-event will be the next-to-last points races for the USMTS.

Dereck is currently 179 markers behind Rodney Sanders in the latest USMTS point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.