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January 13, 2019 - Dereck Ramirez returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Wednesday night for the second round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. After posting a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Joe Duvall, Ramirez ran into mechanical issues in the 25-lap feature that dropped him back to a 22nd place outing.

After having Thursday night off, Ramirez recorded a 9th place finish in his heat race giving him one final chance at Friday’s A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place in the Top 4 to make the show, Dereck fell one spot short with a 5th place finish.

Returning on Saturday for the doubleheader, Dereck locked his spot into the A-Main with the third fastest time in his qualifying group. Rolling off 3rd, Ramirez outran polesitter Darrell Nelson to pick up his first win of the season and a $1,000 payday. Tyler Peterson, Nelson, Jacob Gallardo, and Alex Stanford rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 15-lap affair.

Later Saturday night, Ramirez followed up a 7th place finish in his heat with a 12-lap consolation victory but Mother Nature eventually postponed the feature to Sunday. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Dereck passed 11 cars in the 25-lapper to place 7th.

Wrapping up the 13th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Dereck secured his spot into the finale with 3rd place finish in his heat. With $2,000 on the line, Ramirez advanced his way up to a 3rd place finish trailing Ricky Thornton Jr. and Rodney Sanders across the line with Dustin Strand and Darrell Nelson completing the Top-5 finishers.

Complete results from these events are available at www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 5, 2019 - Bringing the 2019 season to life, Dereck Ramirez invaded FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday night for the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. With passing points determining the lineup for the opening night feature, Ramirez streaked to an 8-lap heat race win locking his spot into the show. Reeling in a podium finish, Dereck notched a 3rd place spot behind Casey Arneson and Darrell Nelson with Dustin Strand and Tyler Wolff completing the Top-5 finishers.

Sunday night's program was postponed by Mother Nature to January 12th.

Complete results from this event are available at www.WildWestShootout.net.

December 11, 2018 - Competing in a total of 47 events during the 2018 season, Dereck Ramirez scored one non-qualifier feature win at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the 8th annual Silver Dollar Nationals. Losing 13 of his scheduled dates to Mother Nature, Ramirez recorded 38 Top-10 outings and 14 Top-5 finishes. He also finished seventh in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings.

November 3, 2018 - Dereck Ramirez was one of 70 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas) on Friday night for the Inaugural Summit Southern Nationals. Running in two rounds of heat races, Ramirez passed five cars in his first heat to place 2nd behind Terry Phillips. Rolling off 4th in his second heat, Dereck reeled in a runner-up finish behind Stormy Scott positioning him fourth overall in the point standings.

Earning the 4th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday night, Dereck gained one spot in the rain-shortened 17-lap feature scoring a 3rd place finish behind Terry Phillips and Johnny Scott with Clyde Dunn Jr. and Bo Day competing the Top-5 finishers.

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

October 28, 2018 - Thursday night found Dereck Ramirez in action at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) for the 19th annual USRA Fall Nationals. In a stout field of 50 Open Wheel Modifieds, Dereck jumped up three spots in his 8-lap heat race to place 4th. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Ramirez posted a 2nd place finish behind Jake Gallardo positioning him 19th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Dereck Ramirez improved 14 spots in the 25-lap affair reeling in a 5th place finish behind Jake O’Neil, Johnny Scott, Rodney Sanders, and Jake Gallardo.

Taking Friday off with his spot already locked into the Saturday’s finale, Dereck Ramirez dropped one spot in the main event to place 10th.

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

September 22, 2018 - After losing Thursday’s program to Mother Nature, Dereck Ramirez was one of 84 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Friday night for the 20th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Gaining two spots in his heat, Ramirez charged to a heat race victory locking him into the pole position for the A-Main. Running into trouble near the halfway point, Dereck was an early retiree on lap-25 while being credited with a 20th place outing.

Returning on Saturday, Ramirez passed five cars in his heat to place 7th. Transferring into the B-Main, Dereck edged his way into the finale with the 3rd and final transfer position. With $10,000 on the line, Dereck Ramirez gained 11 spots in the 50-lap affair scoring a 16th place finish.

Dereck finished seventh in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings.

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

September 1, 2018 - Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday night at Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) kicking off the Labor Day Weekend. Drawing 20 cars for the 10th annual Coral Lanes Rapid Rumble, Ramirez locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 4th place finish in his heat. Wheeling his way into a podium position, Dereck passed seven cars in the 40-lap feature to place 3rd behind Johnny Scott and Rodney Sanders with Terry Phillips and Stormy Scott completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa), Ramirez jumped up one spot in his heat scoring a 2nd place finish behind Terry Phillips. Starting the feature in 6th, Dereck dropped two positions logging an 8th place finish.

On Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 13th annual Labor Day Duel, Dereck passed five cars in his heat reeling in a 3rd place finish. Rolling off 3rd, Ramirez dropped ten spots registering a 13th place outing.

Mother Nature wiped out Sunday’s Cresco Bowl at Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa).

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