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1July 26th, 2014 - Dereck Ramirez opened the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday evening. Dereck struggled in preliminary action, finishing twelfth in his heat race, sending him to a b-main. In the b-main Ramirez failed to reach a transfer spot into the preliminary feature, bringing his night to an early end.

Dereck entered Friday night's qualifying program as he looked to improve his position in the points. He used a heat race win to lock into the 30 lap feature, but rain would nix the main event with just three laps complete. The remaining 27 laps of the race was ran on Saturday night, and Ramirez managed a tenth place finish.

Dereck's preliminary night performances left him to run a b-main on Saturday evening. A ninth place finish in the b-main earned him the 21st starting spot on the grid for the $20,000-to-win finale. Ramirez went on to register a 21st place finish in the 100 lap feature event.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com

1July 19th, 2014 - After a much-needed break, Dereck was back in action on Tuesday night at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) in a $3,000-to-win, United State Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event. With thirty-six entries in the pit area Dereck advanced from sixth to finish third in his heat race, locking him into the ninth starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 35 lap finale, Ramirez battled amongst the top ten for much of the event before ultimately crossing the finish line in ninth.

On Friday evening the opening round of the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals was held at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) as a $3,000 winner's check was posted. A strong field of thirty-three entries converged on the 1/2 mile oval, and a second place finish in the first heat race positioned Dereck start tenth in the main event. Ramirez battled around the top ten for much of the race before settling into a thirteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Saturday night's winner's check was increased to $4,000 in the final round of the Silver Dollar Nationals. With thirty-one USMTS Open Wheel Modifieds on hand Ramirez earned the eleventh starting spot for the feature after finishing third in his heat race. In the main event be battled just outside the top ten for much of the event before taking the checkered flag with an eleventh place run.

Full results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com