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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.