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November 29th, 2017 - Kates Wraps Up 2017 Season; Prepares for Busy 2018 Slate
The 2017 season saw Adam Kates compete in a total of 60 events where he collected five Top-10 outings and one Top-5 finish. Losing eight of his scheduled dates to bad weather, Adam finished fifth in the United States Modified Touring Series Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year award.

November 4th, 2017 - Adam Kates Attends Chisholm Trail Showdown
1Friday night found Adam Kates in action at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) kicking off the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned 2nd annual Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown presented by Kansas High Performance Racing Auction. In a field of 45 cars, Kates started the night off with a heat race victory earning him the pole position for the opening night feature. After leading the first ten laps, Kates suffered mechanical issues that saw him withdraw from the race on lap 26. He was credited with a 23rd place outing.

The following night, Adam logged a 5th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 6 into the $3,000-to-win finale, Kates came up two spots short of a transfer position with a 8th place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

October 22nd, 2017 - Kates Visits SNMS for USRA Fall Nationals
1Returning with the United States Racing Association (USRA), Adam Kates traveled to Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Friday night for the 18th annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals presented by S&S Finish & Rental, Barnett Harley-Davidson and G3 Fitness. Gaining one spot in his heat, Kates logged a 7th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 4 into the opening night preliminary feature, Adam streaked through the filed seven spots to place 2nd behind Jason Hughes. Rolling off 17th, Adam Kates held his spot for the entire distance of the A-Main to place 17th.

On Saturday for another round of preliminary features, Kates started the night off with a heat race victory earning him the 7th-starting position for the A-Main. Hanging on to a Top 10 finish, Adam dropped two positions to place 9th.

Wrapping up the USRA Fall Nationals on Sunday, Adam posted a 7th place finish in his 20-lap B-Main locking him into the 17th-starting spot for the $20,000-to-win main event. Moving up one spot in the 50-lap affair, Adam Kates registered a 16th place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.USRARacing.com.

October 12th, 2017 - Adam Improves 11 Spots in Feature at I-35 Speedway
1Adam Kates made the trip to I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) on Thursday for the opening night of the 4th annual Summit USRA Nationals. Losing two spots in his heat, Kates logged an 8th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Moving up five positions, Adam recorded a 5th place finish positioning him 20th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Adam Kates streaked through the field 11 spots registering a 9th place finish.

For more results from this event, please visit www.USRARacing.com.

September 23rd, 2017 - Kates Begins Featherlite Fall Jamboree at Deer Creek
1Thursday night saw Adam Kates return to action at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Drawing 98 Open Wheel Modifieds for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend, Adam logged a 8th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the $6,000-to-win opening night feature, Kates recorded a 7th place finish transferring him into the Miner’s Outdoor & Rec Non-Qualifiers feature. Starting in 16th, Adam improved six positions in the 20-lap affair registering a 10th place finish.

The following night rolling off 5th in his heat, Adam gained one position to place 4th. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the feature, Kates came up one spot short with a 4th place outing.

Closing out the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Kates logged a 12th place finish in his heat giving him one last shot at the $10,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 3 into the show, Adam Kates registered a 10th place outing ending his night.

Adam finished fifth in the Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 26th, 2017 - Top 10 Finish at Hamilton County Speedway
1Behind the wheel of the Rivers Edge Scrap Management #23 Open Wheel Modified, Adam Kates traveled to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) on Wednesday night continuing on with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt’s for Casey’s Cup. With 20 cars signed in for the Hamilton County Hullabaloo presented by Casey’s General Stores, Adam recorded a 5th place finish in his heat race positioning him 15th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Kates streaked through the field seven positions to place 8th.

On Thursday with 23 cars registered in for action at Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the 7th annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Pace Performance, Adam started the night off with a 8-lap heat race victory locking him into the 7th-starting position for the A-main. With $3,000 on the line, Kates slipped back to a 15th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

For the twelfth stop of the tour, Kates traveled to Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) on Friday evening for the 7th annual USMTS Rapid Rumbles presented by Casey’s General Stores. Holding his spot in his heat race, Kates registered a 5th place finish earning him the 15th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win feature. Losing three spots, Adam was an early retiree on lap 8 while being credited with a 18th place outing.

Saturday night’s event at Park Jefferson Speedway (North Sioux City, South Dakota) was rained out by Mother Nature.

Adam is currently fourth in the Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

December 27th, 2016 - Adam Kates Reeled in Four Top 10 Finishes During 2016 Season
Running in only one month of action, Ben Kates posted three Top 10 finishes and two Top 5 outings in only nine attempts. Shortly after taking over the reigns of the #23K Open Wheel Modified, Adam Kates competed in 35 events throughout the 2016 season. With the weather determining the outcome of four of his scheduled events, Adams registered four Top 10 finishes.


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