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October 13, 2019 - Dereck Ramirez added another win to the 2019 tally on Saturday evening in his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Hughes Race Car/Cornett Racing Engine Modified. His latest conquest came during the opening round of the Winter Nationals at Oklahoma’s Longdale Speedway.

“The folks at Longdale Speedway are really doing a great job at that place, and it was a lot of fun to get back there this weekend,” Ramirez said. “We had a fast car both days and came away with a win and a runner-up finish. We’re now looking ahead to the USRA Fall Nationals at Vado Speedway Park. Hopefully we can add another big win to the 2019 resume.”

Dereck Ramirez invaded Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma) on Saturday night piloting his Boom-Test Well Service No. 4r Modified entry in the opening round of the two-day Winter Nationals. In a field of 21 competitors, Dereck passed five cars in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory.

Starting the main event in the second position Ramirez outran Rodney Sanders to record his seventh win of the season, which came over Sanders, R.C. Whitwell, Cole Traugott, and Jason Hughes.

With his spot already locked into the finale on Sunday, Ramirez improved two spots in the 30-lapper to finish second behind Rodney Sanders with Jason Hughes, Cole Traugott, and Kenny Wallace completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

September 21, 2019 - Deer Creek Speedway has been a place, where Dereck Ramirez has always seemed to struggle to find the balance on his racecar. However, he changed all of that on Thursday night by piloting his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Hughes Race Car/Cornett Racing Engine Modified to the $5,000 victory in the opening round of the 21st annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the 3/8-mile oval. (Tyler Rinken photo)

“This is one of those places where in racing this is where you shine, Eldora for the Late Models and Deer Creek for the Modifieds, and it’s so great to actually do it,” an emotional Ramirez said in victory lane. “I’ve struggled and struggled here, and I finally got something figured out.

“I’m so happy to run good here. You’ve got probably the greatest fans in dirt track racing for us, and I just never ran good here. I never showed my true talent to these people, and I’m glad it finally shined on Thursday night. We had a good car the rest of the weekend and came away with two more Top-10 finishes to show for our efforts.”

On Thursday night Dereck Ramirez invaded Deer Creek Speedway (Deer Creek, Minnesota) as the 21st annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree came to life. Drawing 68 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Ramirez jumped up three spots in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory.

Starting the feature in the second position, Dereck overtook Brandon Davis for the lead on lap seven and from that point rocketed to his sixth win of the season. Rodney Sanders, Brandon Davis, Hunter Marriott, and Zack VanderBeek completed the Top-5 finishers. He earned $5,000 for his triumph.

For the second round on Friday, Dereck recorded a fourth-place finish in his heat race, which relegated him to a B-Main. Finishing third in the consolation race, Ramirez earned the 24th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Dereck impressively advanced 20 positions in the 40-lapper to finish fourth behind Rodney Sanders, Dustin Sorensen, and Jake O’Neil.

On Saturday night, Ramirez followed up a third-place finish in his heat race with a 15-lap consolation victory. With $10,000 on the line in the main event, Dereck gained ten spots to register a seventh-place finish.

Dereck finished in second in the Casey’s Hunt for the Cup point standings and sits in second USMTS National Championship point's race.

Complete results from these events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.

September 1, 2019 - Derek Ramirez traveled to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Friday night kicking off the Labor Day weekend tripleheader. In a field of 33 United States Modified Touring Series entries, Ramirez edged his way into the opening night feature with a 4th place finish in his heat. Dropping one spot in the 40-lap affair, Dereck logged a 12th place outing.

The following night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the Labor Day Duel, Ramirez gained three spots in his heat to pick up the 8-lap victory. Passing six cars in the 40-lap feature, Dereck reeled in a runner-up finish behind Brandon Davis with Dustin Sorensen, Lucas Schott, and Ryan Gustin completing the Top-5 finishers.

On Sunday night at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa), Derek recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 2nd on the starting grid from the $2,500-to-win finale. After leading the first 17 circuits, Dereck dropped one spot registering a 2nd place finish behind Rodney Sanders with Jake O’Neil, Zack VanderBeek, and Ryan Gustin trailing them to the checkers.

Dereck remain in a tight battle for second in both the latest Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship points as well as the Casey’s Hunt standings. Complete results from these events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.

August 25, 2019 - Following the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Dereck Ramirez was one 21 cars signed in at Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) on Thursday evening for the 13th annual Casey Clash. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Ramirez earned the 6th-starting position for the A-Main. Overtaking Hunter Marriott for the lead by the fourth lap, Dereck held the top spot for the next 17 circuits until Jake O’Neil snuck by. He held on to a 6th place finish in the remaining the distance.

On Friday night at Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa), Ramirez scored a runner-up finish behind Jake O’Neil which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into a podium spot, Dereck improved five spots to place 3rd behind Terry Phillips and Ryan Gustin with Don Gerritsen Jr. and Hunter Marriott rounding out the Top-5 finishers.

The following night at Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the ninth annual Summer Slam, Dereck streaked to an 8-lap heat race victory locking his spot into the main event. Breaking into the Top-5, Ramirez jumped up three spots to place 5th behind Jake O’Neil, Terry Phillips, Ryan Gustin, and Hunter Marriott.

For the final night for the four-day stretch with the USMTS on Saturday at Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota), Dereck secured his spot into the $4,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Adam Kates. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Ramirez scored a 5th place finish behind Terry Phillips, Jake O’Neil, Rodney Sanders, and Hunter Marriott.

Dereck remains in second in both the latest Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship points as well as the Casey’s Hunt standings. Complete results from these events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.

August 17, 2019 - On Wednesday night Dereck Ramirez kicked off four-nights of action with the United States Modified Touring Series at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) for the 10th annual Missouri Meltdown. Passing four cars in his heat, Ramirez recorded a 2nd place finish behind Darron Fuqua. Improving two spots in the feature, Dereck notched a 5th place finish behind Rodney Sanders, Hunter Marriott, Terry Phillips, and Zack VanderBeek.

The following night at Dallas County Speedway (Urbana, Missouri), Ramirez locked his spot into the $2,500-to-win A-Main with a 8-lap heat race victory. Rolling off 8th, Dereck wheeled his way into podium spot early and began tracking down race-leader Ryan Gustin. After slipping by for one circuit on lap 38, Dereck Ramirez lost the lead one lap later to place 2nd behind Gustin with Hunter Marriott, Rodney Sanders, and Dean Willie trailing them to the checkers.

On Friday evening at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Missouri), Dereck followed up a 3rd place finish in his heat with a runner-up finish in the feature behind Terry Phillips with Ryan Middaugh, Tyler Wolff, and Joe Duvall rounding out the Top-5. (Tyler Rinken photo)

For the seventh annual ARMI Salute to our Veterans at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Oklahoma) on Saturday, Ramirez started the night off with a heat race victory which positioned him 3rd on the starting gird for the $3,100-to-win finale. After overtaking Hunter Marriott for the lead on lap 19, Dereck dropped one spot in the remaining distance scoring a 2nd place finish behind Rodney Sanders with Hunter Marriott, Tyler Wolff, and Ryan Gustin completing the Top-5 finishers.

Dereck sits in second in both the latest Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship points as well as the Casey’s Hunt standings. Complete results from these events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.

August 10, 2019 - Dereck Ramirez raced his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Hughes Race Car/Cornett Racing Engine Modified to a pair of podium finishes over the weekend in Casey’s Hunt competition with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

“We had a really good weekend and came away with a pair of podium finishes to show for our efforts,” Ramirez said. “We’re digging deep to make a run at this Casey’s Hunt title. The upcoming weekend has four races scheduled and could be pivotal in how this point’s deal shakes down, so we know that we’ve got to do our part to get the job done.”

Friday night brought the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) for the fifth annual Casey’s General Stores Summersota Nationals. Passing four cars in his heat, Dereck Ramirez scored a third-place finish, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Advancing one position in the feature, Dereck notched a runner-up finish behind Landon Atkinson with Zack VanderBeek, Rodney Sanders, and Blake Jegtvig rounding out the Top-5.

On Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) for the Modified Madness event, Dereck locked his spot into the main event with a runner-up finish in his heat race. Starting the 40-lap feature in third, Ramirez ran in a podium position throughout the feature before registering a third-place finish behind Dan Ebert and Rodney Sanders with Terry Phillips and Shane Sabraski completing the Top-5 finishers.

Dereck currently is in second in both the latest Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship points as well as the Casey’s Hunt standings. Complete results from these events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.

August 3, 2019 - Dereck Ramirez was one of 33 United States Modified Touring Series entries registered in for battle at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Thursday night. Gaining one spot in his heat, Ramirez scored a 3rd place finish which locked him into the 12th-starting position for the opening night feature. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Dereck passed 10 cars reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Terry Phillips with Rodney Sanders, Hunter Marriott, and Dan Powers rounding out the Top-5.

On Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the 10th annual Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout, Dereck followed up a 2nd place finish in his heat with a runner-up finish in the feature behind Rodney Sanders with Terry Phillips, Hunter Marriott, and Jake O’Neil trailing them to the checkers. (Tyler Rinken photo)

The following night at Monett Motor Speedway (Monett, Missouri) for the Missouri Nationals, Ramirez secured his spot into the $2,500-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. After leading the first 17 circuits, Dereck surrendered the top spot to Rodney Sanders and went on to place 2nd behind Sanders with Jake O’Neil, Hunter Marriott, and Tyler Wolff completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

July 20, 2019 - On Friday night Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series for the ninth annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals. With 26 cars on hand for the two-day event, Ramirez came in 2nd in his first heat before capturing an 8-lap heat race victory. With the preliminary feature being broken down into two segments, Ramirez recorded a pair of 3rd place finishes in the 15-lappers.

On Saturday evening with his spot already locked into the $8,000-to-win finale, Dereck dropped three spots in the 40-lap affair to place 10th.

Dereck has climbed to second in the latest USMTS point standings. Complete results from these events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.

July 6, 2019 - Dereck Ramirez made a clean sweep of both Modified features during the fifth annual America Proud Fourth of July Celebration event at Oklahoma’s Longdale Speedway. He raced to victory on Friday night and then backed it up with another win on Saturday night in his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Boom Test Well Services/ Hughes Race Car/Cornett Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.

The victories increased his 2019-win tally to five.

Friday night found Dereck Ramirez in action at Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma), where he was pulling double duty in the opening round of the America Proud Fourth of July special. Gaining six spots in his open Modified heat race, Dereck picked up a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the feature. Cruising to his fourth win of the season, Ramirez outran Jon Herring Jr., Travis Johnson, Logan Robertson, and Hunter McDonald.

Meanwhile, in the IMCA SportMod ranks, Dereck followed up a heat race win with a fourth-place finish in the feature in his No. 33d entry.

Returning on Saturday, Ramirez locked his spot into the $1,100-to-win, open Modified finale with a heat race victory. Holding off R.C. Whitwell and the rest of the field, Dereck soared to his fifth win of the season. Dustin Allen, Delbert Smith, and Travis Johnson completed the Top-5 finishers. (Travis Barnard photo)

In IMCA SportMod competition Dereck posted a runner-up finish in his heat race, which locked him into the fourth-starting position for the main event. Racing in the Top 5 throughout the 20 lapper, Ramirez crossed the finish line in the fourth position.

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

June 15, 2019 - Thursday brought 51 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) competitors to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) for the opening night of the 20th annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance. Jumping up two spots in his heat, Ramirez streaked to an 8-lap heat race victory which positioned him 2nd on the starting grid for the A-Main.  After leading the first 17 circuits, Dereck faded two spots to place 3rd behind Dustin Sorensen and Jimmy Mars with Zack VanderBeek and Rodney Sanders rounding out the Top-5.

Returning on Friday for another preliminary feature, Ramirez secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win show with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Rodney Sanders. With Mother Nature eventually postponing the feature to Saturday afternoon, Dereck jumped out to a lead again for the first 30 laps until dropping two spots to record a 3rd place finish behind Terry Phillips and Rodney Sanders with Michael Truscott and Brad Waits rounding out the Top-5. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Later Saturday evening for the final round of the 20th annual Masters, Dereck locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting in 9th, Ramirez passed two spots in the 50-lapper to place 7th.

Dereck remains in third in the latest USMTS point standings. Complete results from these events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.

June 8, 2019 - Dereck Ramirez rumbled to his third victory of 2019 over the weekend in his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Boom Test Well Services/ Hughes Race Car/Cornett Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.

The triumph came on Saturday night at Amarillo’s Route 66 Motor Speedway.

“Wow, what a race that Jake [Gallardo] and I had for the win. That was truly a lot of fun,” Ramirez said. “Right now, we are having possible our best year ever. We are more consistent and have more speed than I can ever remember. Heading into the Masters at Cedar Lake this weekend we are really excited. We had a real good run in this event last year, so hopefully this year we can go and grab a big win.”

Dereck Ramirez followed the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) to Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas) on Tuesday night to do battle for the $2,500 top prize. After starting the night with an 8-lap heat race victory, Ramirez was an early retiree from the 40-lap feature on lap-25.

After Mother Nature continued to hamper the USMTS season on Wednesday and Thursday, Dereck headed to West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas) on Friday night where he secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a heat victory. Rolling off seventh, Ramirez improved five spots in the 40-lapper reeling in a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin with Jake O’Neil, Jake Gallardo, and Terry Phillips rounding out the Top-5.

The following night at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) for the 10th annual Amarillo Ambush, Ramirez advanced two spots in his heat to pick up the win. Earning the fourth-starting position for the A-Main, Dereck and Jake Gallardo swapped the lead throughout the first 10 circuits until Ramirez grabbed the top spot for good on lap-11. The Oklahoma racer paced the field for the remaining 29 laps en route to his third win of the season and a $3,000 prize. Jake O’Neil, Rodney Sanders, Kale Westover, and Jake Gallardo trailed him to the checkers in the 40-lap affair. (Adam Mollenkopf photo)

Dereck has climbed to third in the latest USMTS point standings. Complete results from these events as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com.|

June 2, 2019 - As Mother Nature continued to lay havoc to the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) schedule, Dereck Ramirez followed the tour to Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Oklahoma) on Saturday evening for the $3,000 top prize. Following a 5th place finish in his heat, Dereck secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his B-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Ramirez passed 13 cars in the 35-lapper reeling in a runner-up finish behind Hunter Marriott with Terry Phillips, Jason Hughes, and Rodney Sanders rounding out the Top-5. (Tyler Rinken photo)

On Sunday afternoon at Creek County Speedway (Kellyville, Oklahoma) for the second annual Bullring Badass, Ramirez started the night off with a heat race victory which positioned him 3rd on the starting grid for the A-Main. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Dereck Ramirez notched a 3rd place finish behind Ryan Gustin and Jake O’Neil with Terry Phillips and Mike Striegel trailing them to the checkers.

Dereck jumped up to fourth in the latest USMTS point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

May 26, 2019 - After a handful of rainouts, Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday evening at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) for the 11th annual Spring Shootout. In a field of 27 cars, Dereck locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Cory Crapser. Rolling off 7th, Ramirez dropped two spots in the 44-lapper to place 9th.

The following night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) for the 11th annual Spring Shootout, Ramirez followed up a 5th place finish in his heat with a 2nd place finish in his B-Main behind Zack VanderBeek. Starting the feature in 16th, Dereck improved three positions logging a 13th place outing.  

Wrapping up the three-day stretch with the USMTS on Sunday, Dereck stopped at Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa) for the Nordic Nationals. Coming in 5th in his heat, Ramirez earned the 9th-starting position for the $2,500-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-5, Dereck Ramirez reeled in a 5th place finish behind Jake O’Neil, Hunter Marriott, Rodney Sanders, and Ryan Gustin.

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

April 27, 2019 - Dereck Ramirez continued his early-season surge over the weekend with a trio of strong performances in his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Boom Test Well Services/ Hughes Race Car/Cornett Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.

Most notably the Oklahoma racer picked up the $3,000 victory with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday night at the sprawling Kansas State Fairgrounds. It was his second triumph of 2019.

“We’ve had a pretty good start to the year, going all the way back to Arizona in January,” Ramirez said. “We’ve had a lot of speed and honestly should probably have one or two more wins. The track at Hutchinson is just massive and has got such a big wall that you always hear an echo. You're always like ‘Man, I hope somebody’s not out there on the top’ because it was kind of black up there too, but we made it work and this is awesome.

“Hopefully we can continue to build on what we have here, and put together a really great season.”

Dereck Ramirez was one of 35 United Stated Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Thursday night for the eighth annual Sunflower State Showdown. Following a fourth-place finish in his heat race, Ramirez streaked to a 15-lap consolation victory, which positioned him 14th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Dereck improved seven spots in the 40-lapper to reel in a seventh-place finish.

On Saturday at Kansas State Fairgrounds (Hutchinson, Kansas) for the inaugural Salt City Assault, Dereck started his night with a heat race victory, which locked him into the pole for the feature.

Inheriting the lead on lap-15 when race-leader Rodney Sanders suffered a flat left-rear, Ramirez survived challenges from Hunter Marriott in the finals laps to capture his second win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Marriott, Jake O’Neil, Cody Schniepp, and Darron Fuqua trailed him to the checkers. (Tyler Rinken photo)

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday night with the fourth annual Night of the Stars at Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma). Ramirez jumped up three spots in his heat race for a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin.

Starting on the pole for the $3,000-to-win finale, Dereck jumped out to an early race lead. He led 25 of the first 26 laps before relinquishing the top spot to Jake O’Neil. Ramirez went on to finish second behind O’Neil with Rodney Sanders, R.C. Whitwell, and Tyler Wolff completing the Top-5 finishers.

Dereck currently leads the USMTS Mid-American Series point standings and sits in sixth in the national championship rankings.

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

April 12, 2019 - The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) returned to action on Thursday night at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) for the seventh annual Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City. In a field of 44 cars, Dereck Ramirez passed four cars in his heat reeling in a 3rd place finish. Starting the opening night feature in 10th, Dereck held his spot for all 40-laps to place 10th.

The following night, Ramirez came in 3rd in his heat transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Scoring a runner-up finish behind Jason Hughes, Dereck earned the 16th-starting position for the feature. Passing four cars in the 40-lap affair, Dereck Ramirez notched a 12th place finish. (Tyler Rinken photo)

With possible tornadoes and rain in the forecast, Saturday’s $5,000-to-win finale fell victim to Mother Nature.

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

March 23, 2019 - Thursday night found Dereck Ramirez in action at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) for the King of America IX Modified Nationals powered by Summit Racing Equipment. With 72 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries on hand for two rounds of heat races, Ramirez gained six spots in his first heat reeling in a 5th place finish. Starting on the front-row of his second heat, Dereck streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory positioning him tied for sixth in points after night one.

The following night for another two rounds of heats, Dereck jumped up three spots to place 2nd behind A.J. Diemel. Passing five cars in his second heat, Ramirez posted a 3rd place finish locking him into the 7th-starting position for the main event on Saturday evening. With $12,000 on the line, Dereck Ramirez was credited with a 15th place outing after retiring early from the 50-lapper on lap-25.

With possible tornadoes and rain in the forecast, Saturday’s $5,000-to-win finale fell victim to Mother Nature.

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

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.