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Mel Hambelton Ford hosts USMTS Open House on Thursday

Mel Hambelton Ford hosts USMTS Open House on Thursday

Race fans and racers alike are invited to join Mel Hambelton Racing us for the USMTS Open House on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 11:30 a.n. to 2 p.m.

Food, prizes and lots of fun are in store at the Big Corner. Come out and meet your favorite driver. The first 200 attendees get a free T-shirt.

Last year was a great time at Mel Hambelton Ford with lots of great prizes.

"Mel Hambelton Ford and Mel Hambelton Racing are great supporters of the USMTS and we would love to see another great turnout for this open house," said USMTS President Todd Staley. "Drivers mark your calendars to join in on the fun before the 81 Speedway race Thursday night."

Mel Hambelton Ford is the Official New & Used Car Dealer of the USMTS, and racers will find the Mel Hambelton Racing hauler at many USMTS events throughout the season.

Located in Wichita, Kan., the company is the #1 tire-selling Ford dealer in America, and their state-of-the-art hauler is a welcome sight at Summit USMTS National Championship presented by RacinDirt events.

“We’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the people of Wichita and the surrounding communities for many years, and our commitment to racing is just as strong,” said Mel Hambelton Ford General Manager Phil Nightingale. “It is a great feeling to be able to service racers at the track. On many occasions, we’ve had the right part a racer needs to get back on the track that night.

“That’s why we do this. We love the people and relationships we’ve built and look forward to building event more as we grow with the USMTS and motorsports in general.”

In addition to Mel Hambelton Ford and Mel Hambelton Racing, the company operates Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Mel Hambelton Ford and Big Corner Creative—a full-service marketing agency committed to providing customers with personalized advertising campaigns.

Mel Hambelton Racing is a warehouse distributor for many top brands in the industry. They stock a complex inventory of products, with access to items to help racers maximize their bottom line.

Mel Hambelton Ford is proud to be the premier car dealership in Wichita. From the moment you walk into their showroom, you'll know their commitment to customer service is second to none. Looking for deals on oil changes or other Ford service coupons? They have everything you need to keep your vehicle running smooth.

To learn more, visit Mel Hambelton Ford at 11771 W Kellogg Ave, Wichita, KS 67209. You can also call them at (316) 462-1430 and visit them online at and Get social on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

USMTS keeping it real at 81 Speedway: With just 15 races left until one driver reaps a $100,000 paycheck, the Leon Ramirez Trophy and title of Summit Racing Equipment USMTS National Champion, the USMTS gladiators return to action with a gears ‘n’ guts tripleheader this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-6.

The action starts Thursday at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., before moving to the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on Friday. The whirlwind weekend wraps up at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Saturday.

With $5,000 posted for the winner, the 11th Annual Keeper of the Plains Shootout at the 81 Speedway will mark the 24th visit for the Summit USMTS National Championship presented by to the popular 3/8-mile clay oval just outside of Wichita.

Pit gates open 4 p.m. and grandstands open 6, with hot laps and qualifying at 7p.m.

USRA B-Mods and Super Stocks are also on the card at the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval located north of Wichita on I-135 to Exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th St. to 7700 N Broadway, Park City, KS 67219.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing TiresBeyea HeadersChevrolet PerformanceCompstarFast ShaftsFK Rod EndsIntercompK1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers MotorsportsKS EngineeringKSE Racing ProductsMalvern BankMesilla Valley TransportationMSD PerformanceNitroquest MediaPEM Racing Gears & DrivetrainRacinDirtSummit Racing EquipmentSuper CleanVP Racing FuelsWrisco Industries.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: ARMI ContractorsBoubin Tire & AutomotiveBrodix Cylinder HeadsDAY MotorsportsHacienda MechanicalMel Hambelton RacingMidwest Wrap Co.Miller WeldersPBM Performance ProductsRancho Milagro RacingRHRSwag.comS&S Fishing & RentalSalty's BBQ &

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing ProductsAllstar PerformanceBigDeal Car CareBryke RacingBSB ManufacturingChamp PansDeatherage OpticiansEdelbrockHooker HarnessIntegra Racing Shocks and SpringsJE PistonsKeyser ManufacturingPenske Racing ShocksPerformance Bodies & PartsQA1RacerWebsite.comReal Racing WheelsSimpson Performance ProductsSwift SpringsSybesma GraphicsTire DemonWehrs Machine & Racing ProductsWilwood Racing.

USMTS RACETRACKS: 81 Speedway, Arrowhead Speedway, Belleville High Banks, Casino Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Chateau Speedway, Dallas County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, Humboldt Speedway, I-70 Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Lucas Oil Speedway, Mason City Motor Speedway, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Red Dirt Raceway, Rocket Raceway Park, Tri-State Speedway, Winneshiek Raceway.

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