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1March 28th, 2015 - Jason entered the King of America V Modified Nationals over the weekend at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) as eighty-two of the nation's best competitors registered for the $10,000-to-win event. Buck Monson Photo

The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event began on Thursday and Friday night with dual qualifying heats each night, with cumulative points counting toward the Saturday night finale. On Thursday evening Hughes advanced from the second starting spot to a heat race win in the first heat, and the raced from the seventh starting spot in the second heat to a fourth place finish.

On Friday night Hughes enjoyed another great outing as he battled his way forward from the eighth starting position to a third place finish in the first heat. The second heat race saw Jason charge through the field from his eleventh starting spot to register another solid third place finish. His efforts locked him into the second starting spot for Saturday night's 100-lap finale alongside Dereck Ramirez.

When the race went green, Ramirez took control and pulled out to a big lead. But his advantage began to shrink after lap-twelve when a swarm of lapped cars slowed his progress and allowed Hughes to narrow the gap.

Hughes stalked Ramirez for the first half of the race, looking for a way around. A yellow flag on lap 57 gave Hughes the chance he needed when Ramirez bobbled in turn-four on the restart. Hughes pulled alongside and edged Ramirez by a nose to take the lead for the first time on lap 58.

1Hughes paced the field for the final 43 laps to capture the victory in the King of America V Modified Nationals over Rodney Sanders, Ramirez, Brandon Davis, and Jeremy Payne. Buck Monson Photo

“We had a pretty good race car tonight,” Hughes said. “We started the year off good and found a few problems with it, went down and did some testing last week and got her dialed in for this race," he added. Saturday night's $10,000 payday marked Hughes' first USMTS victory since October 11, 2013.

Full results from the weekend can be found at www.USMTS.com

1March 21st, 2015 - Jason Hughes entered a single event over the weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas).

A talent-laden field of fifty-four Open Wheel Modifieds converged on the bullring, and Jason charged from seventh to finish third in his heat race, locking him into the eleventh starting position for the 30-lap finale. During the course of the $3,000-to-win feature, Hughes raced around the top ten for much of the event before registering a ninth place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results from the event can be found at www.USMTS.com

1March 8th, 2015 - It was back to business for Jason Hughes on Friday night as the team entered the opening round of the 21st Annual Winter Meltdown at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico).

Forty-five entries were on hand for the $2,000-to-win event, which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Jason charged forward from seventh to finish third in his heat race, earning him the tenth starting position on the feature grid. During the course of the 30-lap main event, Hughes advanced to a solid fifth place finish behind race winner, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Terry Phillips, and Dereck Ramirez.

Saturday night's program saw the winner's check increasing to $3,000, which drew a field of fifty Open Wheel Modifieds to the oval. Battling against heavy and rough track conditions, Hughes failed to reach a transfer position via preliminary action and would have to utilize a series provisional to lock into the 24th position on the starting grid. Jason suffered damage during the feature that resulted in a 24th place finish, bringing his night and weekend to an early end.

Hughes finished sixth in the USMTS Gulf Coast Border Region standings. Complete results from the events and the latest series' standings can be found at www.USMTS.com

1February 28th, 2015 - Thursday night found the team pitted at El Paso Speedway Park (El Paso, Texas) for the opening round of the 2nd Annual Icebreaker.

Round #1 of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) tripleheader drew a field of thirty entries to the 3/8-mile oval, all chasing the $2,000 top prize. A tenth to seventh run in heat race action left Hughes just short of locking into the main event, sending him to a b-main. He went on to win the b-main, locking him into the seventeenth starting spot for the 30-lap feature. In the main event, Jason advanced five positions to a twelfth place finish in the final rundown.

Twenty-eight Open Wheel Modifieds registered for Friday night's program, which posted a $3,000 winner's check. Jason drew the seventh starting spot for his heat race and advanced to a fifth place finish, locking him into the fourteenth spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 40-lap finale, Hughes raced to a tenth place finish.

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday night at El Paso Speedway Park with a $4,000-to-win finale for USMTS competitors. Twenty-eight entries filled the pit area, and struggles in heat race action left Jason short of a transfer position, forcing him to run a b-main. He advanced to a sixth place finish in the b-main, earning him the 22nd starting spot for the 50-lap feature. Jason advanced eight positions during the course of the main event to a fourteenth place finish.

Hughes is third in the latest USMTS Gulf Coast Border Region standings. Complete results from the events and the latest series' standings can be found at www.USMTS.com

1February 21st, 2015 - Jason Hughes resumed competition with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) over the weekend for a tripleheader at Royal Purple Raceway (Baytown, Texas).

Thursday night's opening round boosted a $2,000 top prize and drew a field of fifty-three entries to the oval. Jason started on the pole of his heat race and won, earning him the tenth starting spot for the 30-lap main event by virtue of passing points. Hughes charged forward in the feature to a runner-up performance behind race winner, Austin Arneson. Clyde Dunn Jr., Jesse Sobbing, and Ben Kates rounded out the top five finishers.

The winner's check increased to $3,000 on Friday night as a stout field of fifty-five Open Wheel Modified registered for battle. Hughes charged to a heat race win from his front row starting spot, earning him a spot in the evening's redraw. Jason drew the fourth starting spot for the 40-lap finale. During the course of the feature, Hughes ran third for much of the race, settling into a podium finish at the checkered flag behind race winner, Dereck Ramirez and Kyle Pleasant. Clyde Dunn Jr. and John O Whittington rounded out the top five finishers.

Mother Nature claimed Saturday night's, $4,000-to-win finale at Royal Purple Raceway.

Jason currently leads the latest USMTS Gulf Coast Border Region standings. Complete results from the events and the latest series' standings can be found at www.USMTS.com

1February 14th, 2015 - The 2015 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season kicked off on Thursday night with a $2,000-to-win program at Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas).

Thirty-two Open Wheel Modified warriors converged on the oval, and an eight to second run in heat race action sent Jason to the redraw for the main event. After received the sixth starting position for the 30 lap feature, Jason advanced to a solid runner-up finish behind only race winner, Steven Whiteaker Jr. Ryan Gustin, Dereck Ramirez and Zack VanderBeek rounded out the top five finishers.

Jason would enjoy another strong outing on Friday night at Shady Oaks Speedway, but it would not come easy. Thirty-four entries registered for the event and struggles in heat race action left Hughes short of a transfer position, pinning him deep in a b-main. He advanced to a sixth place finish, but only the top five moved on to the 35-lapper, forcing Jason to utilize a series provisional to gain access to the main event. Despite starting deep in the field, Hughes rocketed from the 23rd position to a third place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner, Dereck Ramirez and Ryan Gustin. Completing the top five were Zack VanderBeek and Phillip Houston.

The weekend drew to a close on Saturday evening with a $4,000-to-win, USMTS program. Thirty-three Open Wheel Modified were on hand for the event, and Jason mounted a great charge from seventh to third in his heat race to earn a spot in the evening's redraw. Hughes received the seventh starting spot on the grid for the 40-lap finale. During the course of the feature he advanced three spots to a fourth place finish behind race winner, Ryan Gustin, Austin Arneson, and Cade Dillard. Jesse Sobbing rounded out the top five finishers.

Complete results from the events can be found at www.USMTS.com

1November 8th, 2014 - Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) was the destination for Jason Hughes over the weekend. The 8th Annual Winter Nationals was contested at the 1/4 mile oval, which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

Thursday night's event posted a $2,000 winner's check, as sixty-six entries registered for battle. In preliminary action, Jason charged to a heat race win to earn a spot in the redraw for the 30 lap feature. Hughes received the sixth starting spot for the feature, and raced around the top five for much of the event before recording a sixth place finish at the checkered flag.

A $3,000 top prize was on the line for Friday evening's program, and a stout field of seventy-two Open Wheel Modifieds would register for battle. A ninth to fourth run in his heat race wasn't enough to lock Jason into the feature, sending him to a b-main. Hughes started second in his b-main and took the win to earn the fifteenth starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 40 lap main event, Jason advanced five positions for a solid tenth place finish.

Jason brought his 2014 season to a close on Saturday night with the finale of the 8th Annual Winter Nationals, which boosted a $4,000 top prize for competitors. Seventy entries filled the pit area, and a third place finish in his heat race left Jason short of locking into the feature. As a result, he would have to run a b-main where a second place finish earned him the eighteenth starting position for the 50 lap finale. In the feature Hughes raced to a tenth place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results from the events can be found at www.USMTS.com

1November 1st, 2014 - Jason Hughes returned to the Open Wheel Modified ranks on Thursday night as he competed in the opening round of the Inaugural Halloween Havoc at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma).

The $2,000-to-win event, which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) drew a field of thirty-six entries to the 3/8 mile oval. Jason charged from eighth to finish fourth in his preliminary heat race, which positioned him starting twelfth in the 30 lap feature. During the course of the main event, Hughes advanced to a seventh place finish in the final rundown.

Round #2 of the Inaugural Halloween Havoc saw the winner's check increased to $3,000 on Friday evening, as thirty-seven entries registered for the event. Jason drew the fifth starting spot for his heat race and charged to victory, earning him a spot in the evening's redraw where he received the sixth starting spot on the feature grid. With passing being difficult in the 40 lapper, Hughes recorded a fifth place finish behind race winner, Rodney Sanders, Kelly Shryock, Grant Junghans and Jeremy Payne.

The $4,000-to-win finale was contested on Saturday night, with a stout field of forty-five Open Wheel Modified warriors chasing the top prize. In heat race action Jason advanced from his fifth starting position to claim the win, locking him into the redraw for the 50 lap main event. He drew the eighth starting spot on the feature grid, and went on to register a solid fourth place finish behind race winner, Thomas Tillison Jr., Stormy Scott and Clyde Dunn Jr. Triston Dycus rounded out the top five.

Complete results from the weekend can be found at www.USMTS.com

1October 25th, 2014 - The opening leg of the 2nd Annual Sooner Showdown was held on Thursday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) as thirty-eight competitors took to the lightning fast oval. Ron Skinner Photo

Jason enjoyed a strong start to the three-day mega event as he drove his #12 Hughes Chassis Open Wheel Modified to first victory of the 2014 season. Hughes locked into the eleventh starting spot for the $1,500-to-win, preliminary feature via a second place finish in his heat race. He went on to rocket through the field to take the checkered flag first ahead of Rodney Sanders, Brian Williams, Austin Siebert and Tad Davis.

Another $2,000-to-win program was contested on Friday evening, and Jason would race his way to a fourth place finish in the second b-main to earn a starting spot in the feature. In the main event, Hughes advanced to a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown.

On Saturday night the $2,500-to-win finale was held for the 2nd Annual Sooner Showdown, and Hughes used a second place finish in his heat race to lock into the feature event. As the finale went green, Hughes charged to the lead and would hold off Terry Phillips for his second victory of the weekend. Rodney Sanders, Jeremy Rasmussen and Joe Duvall rounded out the top five finishers.

Jason also earned a $1,000 bonus for winning two of the three events during the course of the weekend. Full results from the events are available at www.SalinaHighbanksSpeedway.com

1October 19th, 2014 - The final event of the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) campaign was contested over the weekend with the 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio).

Jason went into battle against a loaded field of eighty-nine competitors, and via time trials he locked into the sixth starting spot on the grid for his heat race. Unfortunately, a multi-car melee in the heat race caused damage to his #12 entry that left him unable to continue. As a result he would have to start deep in a b-main on Saturday night.

Rain on Saturday would however force the program to be pushed to Sunday afternoon. In the b-main Hughes would mount a great charge to the front of the pack but finished just outside a transfer spot. This forced him to utilize a series provisional to lock into the 30th starting spot for the 100 lap, $50,000-to-win finale. Jason advanced to an eighteenth place finish in the final rundown. Rick Schwallie Photo

With the LOLMDS campaign now complete, Jason Hughes claimed the Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year title and finished tenth in the overall series' standings. Full results from the event as well as the final series standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com

1October 5th, 2014 - As the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series nears an end, Jason entered a pair of $10,000-to-win events in the state of Georgia over the weekend.

The opening round of the doubleheader was held on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia), as forty-five entries registered for the annual Dixie Shootout. Jason struggled in preliminary action and was forced to utilize a series provisional to start the 50 lap finale in the 26th starting position. He advanced a few spot early on before retiring to a 23rd place finish.

Action shifted to Rome International Speedway (Rome, Georgia) on Sunday event, as thirty-four competitors were greeted with heavy and rough track conditions. Jason finish fourth in his heat race to lock into the sixteenth starting spot for the feature. In the main event Hughes once again retired early to a disappointing nineteenth place finish.

Jason is tenth in the series' Championship Point Standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com

1September 27th, 2014 - Jason Hughes made his debut at the famed Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) over the weekend for the 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), sanctioned the crown jewel event, which drew seventy-nine entries for Thursday night's $7,000-to-win, preliminary program. Via his efforts during time trials, Jason earned the seventh starting spot in his heat race. Disaster struck for Hughes in his heat race while battling for position. Contact from another competitor sent him hard into the outside wall, totaling his #12 Road Runner Trucking/Bloomquist Super Late Model and bringing his night to an early end.

On Friday evening, another $7,000-to-win, preliminary event was contested at the 1/2 mile oval. Hoping for a better outing, Hughes started ninth in his heat race and finished ninth, sending him to the c-main. He raced to a fifth place finish in the c-main, but only the top four finishers advanced to the b-main, leaving him one spot short of the transfer and bringing his night to an early end.

Hughes' preliminary night performances left him starting deep in the C-Main on Saturday night. He failed to reach a transfer position in the C-Main, forcing him to utilize an LOLMDS Emergency Provisional to lock into the 100 lap, $40,000-to-win finale. Despite starting 33rd on the grid, Jason progressively worked his way forward throughout the event, registering a solid twelfth place finish at the checkered flag.

Jason is tenth in the series' Championship Point Standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com

1September 20th, 2014 - After a week away from the track, Jason Hughes was back in the seat of his #12 Road Runner Trucking/Bloomquist Super Late Model at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the 35th Annual Jackson 100.

The $20,000-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), drew a talented field of forty-seven competitors to the 1/4 mile oval. Action got underway on Friday night with qualifications, and Jason's qualifying effort earned him the second starting spot for his heat race on Saturday night.

Unfortunately, Hughes slipped to a fifth place finish in his heat race which left him one spot short of the transfer, sending him to a b-main. He later won the b-main to lock into the eighteenth starting spot for the 100 lap finale. In the feature, Jason battled around mid-pack for much of the event before ultimately crossing the finish line in eighteenth.

Jason is tenth in the series' Championship Point Standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. Full results from the weekend and the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com

1September 6th, 2014 - Jason Hughes entered the 44th Annual World 100 over the weekend at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio). (Zach Yost Photo)

Action opened on Thursday night as 117 entries looked to do battle in the program that saw the field divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win event. Qualifications resulted in Jason starting third in his heat race before slipping to a fifth place finish, which sent him to a b-main. In the b-main he advanced to a second place finish to lock into the 21st starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 25 lap, preliminary feature Hughes advanced to a nineteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Friday evening's program was again highlighted by a pair of $5,000-to-win events unfortunately, the team battled the setup on their entry and failed to qualify for the feature event.

The finale for the crown jewel was held on Saturday evening as heat race line-ups were determined from a driver's best performance in qualifying on the two previous nights as well as an invert of six. As a result, Jason found himself starting on the pole of the first heat race. He went on to register a third place finish, locking him into the thirteenth starting spot for the 100 lap, $47,000-to-win finale. Hughes battled around mid-pack for much of the event before crossing the finish line in eighteenth.

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

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