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1August 31st, 2014 - The last full week of the Hunt for the Casey's Cup began on Wednesday evening at Marshalltown Speedway (Marshalltown, Iowa) with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Twenty-five competitors entered the $3,000-to-win race, and after winning his heat race Ramirez moved onto the redraw for the feature, where he received the seventh starting spot. He raced in the top ten throughout the main event before crossing the finish line tenth in the 40 lap affair.

Thursday night's program at Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) and Friday night at Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota) were both rained out.

Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) hosted the USMTS competitors on Saturday night with a $3,000 prize on the line. Dereck failed to reach a transfer spot in heat race or b-main action, and had to utilize a series provisional to lock into the 35 lap finale. Ramirez ultimately retired from the main event to a 24th place finish in the final rundown.

A late afternoon downpour just prior to hot laps flooded the Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) and washed out any chance of racing Sunday night.

Ramirez is sixth in the latest Hunt for the Casey's Cup standings. Full results from the events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.

1August 24th, 2014 - The Hunt for the Casey's Cup was back in full swing on Friday evening with a trip to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) for a $3,000-to-win race that saw thirty-two entries in the pits.

Dereck failed to advance to the feature via heat race action, but a fourth place finish in his b-main positioned him starting 20th on the grid for the 35 lap finale. In the main event he retired just shy of the checkered flag to a 22nd place finish.

The highbanks of Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) awaited the USMTS competitors on Saturday evening as another thirty-two entries looked to battle for the $3,000 top prize. Ramirez piloted Bryan Rowland's #20r machine, and won his preliminary heat race to earn a spot in the redraw for the 35 lap feature, where he received the seventh starting spot. Dereck advanced a single position during the course of the finale to finish sixth in the final rundown.

The weekend drew to a close on Sunday evening with a $3,000-to-win bout at Outlaw Motorsports Park (Muskogee, Oklahoma), where thirty-one entries registered for action. Once again behind the wheel of Rowland's #20r, Dereck advanced from eighth to third in heat race action, sending him to the redraw. Ramirez was the recipient of the second starting spot for the 35 lapper, alongside Stormy Scott. Scott jumped to the early led, and as Ramirez battled up front throughout the event before taking the checkered flag in the third position. Scott was the race winner followed by Rodney Sanders in second.

Dereck is currently sixth in the latest Hunt for the Casey's Cup standings. Full results from the events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com

1August 16th, 2014 - Dereck Ramirez entered the first round of four straight events with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) with a trip to Amsoil Speedway (Superior, Wisconsin).

Thirty-four entries filled the pit area, and Dereck started his night with an eighth to second run in his heat race to lock into the redraw for the $3,000-to-win feature. In the redraw he received the seventh starting spot for the feature and would go on to cross the finish line in tenth in the main event.

On Thursday night action shifted to Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, Wisconsin) for a $3,000-to-win program. With forty-four entries in the pits Dereck was forced to utilize a series' provisional to lock into the main event. However, he advanced from his from his 25th starting spot to finish eighteenth in the final rundown.

Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) was the destination for the team on Friday night as a $3,000-to-win race was held at the 3/8 mile oval. Forty-four entries converged on the facility for the program, and Ramirez once again had to utilize a series' provisional to start 26th on the feature grid. He ultimately registered a 24th place finish in the 40 lap finale.

Saturday night took the team to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) for a $3,000-to-win race. A second place finish in the b-main locked Dereck into the sixteenth starting for the main event. Unfortunately, Ramirez retired on lap 27 of the 40 lapper to a disappointing 25th place finish.

Dereck is now sixth in the latest Hunt for the Casey's Cup standings. Full results from the events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com

1August 9th, 2014 - Dereck Ramirez and the Ramirez Motorsports team set out to enter a busy, four-day stretch on the Hunt for the Casey's Cup over the weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

On Thursday night at $3,000-to-win program was held at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas), where thirty-seven entries registered for action. A second place finish in his heat race locked Ramirez into the tenth starting spot for the 40 lap finale. He raced in the top ten throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the sixth position.

The team traveled to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Friday evening for another $3,000-to-win race that drew a field of thirty-three competitors to the oval. Dereck once again finished second in his heat race, sending him to the redraw for the 40 lap main event. He drew the pole position for the feature with Rodney Sanders on the outside. Sanders took the lead at the onset of the event as Ramirez settled to a fifth place finish in the final rundown behind Sanders, Cade Dillard, Darron Fuqua, and Zack VanderBeek.

Due to inclement weather, it was announced early Saturday night that Sunday’s event at the West Siloam Speedway had been canceled. Therefore, the weekend would come to a close on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri). A stout field of forty-eight entries took part in the $3,000-to-win race, and a heat race win sent Dereck to the redraw for the feature where he received the fifth starting spot. During the course of the 40 lap finale Ramirez battled around the top five for much of the event before slipping back to a seventh place finish.

Dereck is now fourth in the latest Hunt for the Casey's Cup standings. Full results from the events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com

1August 3rd, 2014 - Friday night found Dereck entering the opening night of the Hunt for the Casey's Cup, which was held at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas).

The $3,000-to-win race found thirty-three entries on hand at the 3/8 mile oval, and a sixth to third run in his heat race earned Ramirez a spot in the redraw. He received the outside-front-row starting spot for the 35 lap finale with Zack VanderBeek on the pole. Ramirez took command on the opening lap, Jeremy Payne would come from his second row starting spot to assume the point one lap later. Dereck slowly faded throughout the course of the event, and registered a ninth place finish at the checkered flag.

On Saturday night action shifted to Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri) for another $3,000-to-win program, which drew a field of thirty-eight Open Wheel Modified warriors. A second place finish in heat race action once again found Dereck at the mercy of the redraw for the 40 lap feature. After receiving the eighth starting spot for the finale Ramirez slipped back to a fifteenth place finish in the finale rundown.

The weekend drew to a close on Sunday evening at Monett Speedway (Monett, Missouri), with a $3,000-to-win, USMTS event. Dereck went into battle against a stout field of thirty-three Open Wheel Modifieds, and would need a second place finish in the b-main to lock into the sixteenth starting spot for the feature. He raced around mid-pack throughout much of the event before crossing the finish line in seventeenth.

Ramirez is eighth in the latest Hunt for the Casey's Cup standings. Full results from the events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com