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1July 19th, 2014 - After a much-needed break, Dereck was back in action on Tuesday night at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) in a $3,000-to-win, United State Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event. With thirty-six entries in the pit area Dereck advanced from sixth to finish third in his heat race, locking him into the ninth starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 35 lap finale, Ramirez battled amongst the top ten for much of the event before ultimately crossing the finish line in ninth.

On Friday evening the opening round of the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals was held at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) as a $3,000 winner's check was posted. A strong field of thirty-three entries converged on the 1/2 mile oval, and a second place finish in the first heat race positioned Dereck start tenth in the main event. Ramirez battled around the top ten for much of the race before settling into a thirteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Saturday night's winner's check was increased to $4,000 in the final round of the Silver Dollar Nationals. With thirty-one USMTS Open Wheel Modifieds on hand Ramirez earned the eleventh starting spot for the feature after finishing third in his heat race. In the main event be battled just outside the top ten for much of the event before taking the checkered flag with an eleventh place run.

Full results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com

1June 29th, 2014 - After a the first two events of the week were washed away by Mother Nature, the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) finally resumed competition on Thursday night with its first ever trip to Grayson County Speedway (Bells, Texas).

A strong field of forty entries filled the pit area at the 1/4 mile oval, and in heat race action Dereck fell short of locking into the feature, but winning the b-main would earn him the thirteenth starting spot for the 40 lap finale. In the main event Ramirez was battling for position when he was caught in a melee on lap 23 that collected five other competitors, bringing his night to an early end. (Mike Petty Photo)

Friday evening took the USMTS competitors to Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas), where forty-four entries registered for battle in the $2,000-to-win program. Struggles in preliminary action forced Dereck to utilize a Series Provisional to gain access into the 40 lap finale. Continued struggles in the main event relegated Dereck to a 23rd place finish.

Saturday night found the team pitted at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) for a $2,000-to-win program, which drew a field of forty-two USMTS competitors to the oval. An charged from a eighth to fourth in heat race action was not enough to lock Ramirez into the finale. As a result he had to run a b-main, where a second place finish would earn him the sixteenth starting spot for the 40 lap feature. In the main event he raced around mid-pack for the duration of the event before recording a seventeenth place finish at the checkered flag.

The weekend drew to a close on Sunday evening at Outlaw Motorsports Park (Muskogee, Oklahoma). With thirty-two entries in action Ramirez advanced from seventh to finish fifth in his heat race, but it was not enough to lock him into the feature. As a results he would have to run a b-main where he came from third to claim the win, earning him the fourteenth starting spot in the main event. Throughout the duration of the event Dereck worked his way up to a solid tenth place finish in the final rundown.

Full results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com

1June 21st, 2014 - Ramirez Motorsports began a busy stretch of ten events in the next twelve days with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Wednesday evening as the tour invaded Valley Speedway (Grain Valley, Missouri). A stout field of thirty-four entries filled the pit area, and struggles in heat race action forced Dereck to run a b-main. An eighth to fourth performance in the b-main locked Dereck into the 20th starting spot for the $2,000-to-win feature. During the course of the 40 lap finale he advanced to record a fifteenth place finish in the final rundown.

The USMTS competitors invaded 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Thursday evening for another $2,000-to-win event. Thirty Open Wheel Modifieds entered the event, and struggles in heat race and b-main action forced Dereck to utilize a Series Provisional to lock into the 23rd starting spot for the finale. In the 40 lap feature Ramirez sliced through the field, advancing sixteen positions en route to a solid seventh place finish at the checkered flag.

Friday night took the team to Elk City Speedway (Elk City, Oklahoma) for a $2,000-to-win event. Thirty-four competitors filled the pit area, and a heat race win earned Dereck a spot in the evening's redraw for the feature. Ramirez was the recipient of the seventh starting spot in the 40 lap finale, and went on to finish fourth behind race winner Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders, and Daniel Hilsabeck.

On Saturday evening action shifted to Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas). Forty-one entries were on hand for the event, and a sixth place finish in hear race action was no enough to lock Ramirez into the feature. As a results he ran a b-main, where he finished fourth to position him starting 20th in the 40 lap finale. Despite starting deep in the field, Dereck advanced sixteen spots during the feature on his way to a fourth place finish behind race winner, Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders, and Clyde Dunn Jr. This earned Dereck the Hard Charger of the Race award for his efforts.

Full results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com

1June 13th, 2014 - The team set out to enter a trio of events over the weekend but, it was cut to a single day after Mother Nature washed out Saturday and Sunday evening's program. Friday night's action was held at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) as Ramirez competed in the 16th Annual MASTERS. Thirty-six entries invaded the state-of-the art 3/8 mile oval for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) program. After finishing third in heat race action Dereck was locked into the twelfth starting position for the $2,000-to-win finale. In the 35 lap feature Ramirez raced around mid-pack throughout the event before finishing fifteenth in the final rundown.

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

1June 7th, 2014 - Ramirez Motorsports began a busy stretch of racing with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Open Wheel Modifieds on Wednesday night at Hancock County Speedway (Britt, Iowa). Twenty-one competitors registered for battle, and in heat race action Dereck finished third to lock into the ninth starting spot for the $2,000-to-win finale. During the course of the 40 lap feature Ramirez battled the handle on his entry to a thirteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Thursday night found the team at Fairmont Speedway (Fairmont, Minnesota) for another $2,000-to-win, USMTS program. With twenty-eight entries in the pits the night started with Ramirez finishing second in his heat race, which sent him to the redraw for the feature. In the redraw Dereck received the third starting spot for the 30 lap feature. Ramirez battled at the front of the pack early in the event before settling to a sixth place finish at the checkered flag.

On Friday night twenty-six competitors converged on Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) for a $2,000-to-win event. Unfortunately, mechanical issues in heat race action saw Ramirez finishing eighth. As a result he started deep in a b-main where he failed to reach a transfer position, bringing his night to an early end.

On Saturday evening the team traveled to I-90 Speedway (Hartford, South Dakota) as they looked to put Friday night's disappointment behind them. A fifth to third run in heat race action earn Dereck the fifth starting spot in the $2,000-to-win, 40 lap finale. Mechanical issues once again plagued the team early in the race, resulting in a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown.

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

1May 25th, 2014 - Dereck continued his strong Memorial Day weekend outing on Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota). Ramirez locked into the third starting position on the grid for the $2,000-to-win finale via preliminary action. He battled amongst the top five throughout much of the event before registering a fifth place finish behind race winner, Brad Waits, Stormy Scott, Joel Alberts, and Joey Jensen.

The weekend drew to a close on Sunday evening as the team traveled to Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa) for a $2,000-to-win program. Ramirez drew the second starting spot for the first heat race and finished third, earning him the ninth starting spot for the feature. During the course of the 40 lap main event he advanced four positions to record another fifth place finish behind race winner, Johnny Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Kelly Shryock, and Stormy Scott.

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

1May 23rd, 2014 - Dereck kicked off a busy Memorial Day weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Wednesday night. A $2,000-to-win event was contested at Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, Iowa), as twenty-one Open Wheel Modified competitors registered for battle. Ramirez charged from seventh to finish third in heat race action, earning him a spot in the redraw for the 40 lap feature. After receiving the fifth starting spot for the finale Dereck raced to a fourth place finish in the final rundown behind race winner, Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, and Zack VanderBeek.

Thursday evening the USMTS tour took the team to Buena Vista Raceway (Alta, Iowa) for another $2,000-to-win program. With twenty-one entries in the pit area Ramirez won his heat race to earn a spot in the redraw for the 40 lap finale. He drew the sixth starting spot for the main even and would go on to advance to a third place finish behind race winner Zack VanderBeek, and Stormy Scott. Kelly Shryock and Jake Gallardo rounded out the top five finishers.

Friday night found the team at Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota) for a $2,000-to-win program with the USMTS warriors. Thirty entries filled the pit area, and Ramirez started his outing with a third place finish in his heat race to lock into the tenth starting spot for the feature. During the course of the feature he drove past four other competitors en route to a sixth place finish behind race winner, Brandon Davis, Clayton Wagamon, Zack VanderBeek, Johnny Scott, and Daniel Hilsabeck.

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

1May 16th, 2014 - After a few weeks away from the track, Dereck Ramirez returned to the seat over the weekend as the team entered a pair of $2,000-to-win events with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

Action got underway with a $2,000-to-win program a Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Oklahoma). A strong field of forty-seven entries entered the event, and in heat race competition Dereck fell short of locking into the feature, but a sixth to fourth run in his b-main locked him into the nineteenth starting spot for the 40 lap finale. Struggles in the main event relegated Ramirez to a 22nd place finish in the final rundown.

On Friday evening the team traveled to Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma) as the team looked to put Friday night's disappointment behind them. An eighth to third in heat race action earned Dereck a spot in the evenings redraw for the 40 lap feature. After receiving the seventh starting spot for the finale Ramirez would move into the top five early and chase leader Stormy Scott for much of the race. Dereck wound up in the runner-up position at the checkered flag behind race winner, Stormy Scott. Rodney Sanders, Bryan Rowland, and Johnny Scott rounded out the top five finishers.

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

1April 26th, 2014 - On Friday night the team resumed action with the Casey's USMTS tour after seeing Thursday night's event at Cedar County Speedway (Tipton, Iowa) washed away by Mother Nature.

Twenty-one entries were on hand for the $2,000-to-win program at Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, Iowa). Dereck began his night by advancing from the sixth starting spot to a fourth place finish in the third heat race to lock into the ninth starting spot for the 35 lap main event. Despite starting near the front of the back, Ramirez would battle the handle on his #4r Open Wheel Modified to a 20th place finish in the final rundown.

Another $2,000-to-win, Casey's General USMTS Open Wheel Modified event was held on Saturday night at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri), as a field of twenty-four competitors entered the event. Dereck started on the pole of his heat race before finishing in the second position, earning him a spot in the redraw for the evening's main event. He drew the sixth starting spot on the grid for the feature, and would battle the handle on his #4r entry throughout the event before settling to a twelfth place finish at the checkered flag.

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

1April 12th, 2014 - After a week away from the track, Dereck was back in action on Friday night at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) in a $2,000-to-win, United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event. With thirty-two entries in the pit area he advanced from fifth to third in his heat race, earning him the tenth spot on the grid for the 30 lap finale. During the course of the main event at the 3/8 mile oval, Ramirez advanced six spots on his way to a solid fourth place finish behind race winner Rodney Sanders, Stormy Scott, and Zack VanderBeek.

On Saturday night the tour rolled into Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) for another $2,000-to-win event. Thirty-five Open Wheel Modifieds were in action, and a big number at the pill draw left Dereck starting ninth in his heat race. Despite starting at the back of field in his heat race he passed six cars to record a third place finish, which sent him to the redraw for the main event. Ramirez drew the third starting spot for the 30 lap feature and went on to register a third place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner Bryan Rowland, and Zack VanderBeek.

Complete results are available at www.USMTS.com

March 29th, 2014 - Dereck Ramirez traveled to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) over the weekend for the King of America IV Modified Nationals with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). (Photo by CRPPhotos.com)

Ninety-three competitors registered for battle in one of the richest events of the year for the USMTS competitors. The format included double heat races and a $1,000-to-win feature on Thursday and Friday with drivers accumulating points toward Saturday night's main event. On Thursday evening Ramirez advanced from the ninth starting spot to a third place finish in the first heat, while the second heat race saw him finish third after starting fourth. He ended the evening with a seventh place finish in the 16 lap preliminary feature.

On Friday night Dereck slipped back to an eleventh place in the first heat from the fourth starting spot, but late recovered with a win in the second heat after starting ninth. Although he did not make the preliminary feature on Friday night, his performance was enough to earn him a fourth spot in the overall points ranking which locked him into Saturday night's 100 lap finale.

In Saturday's main event Ramirez battled in the top five early, running as high as second at times. Dereck had slipped back to sixth as the field saw the halfway mark before contact with the outside retaining wall in turn two on lap 53. His night was brought to an early end and was credited with a disappointing 23rd place finish in the final rundown.

Full results from the event are available at www.USMTS.com

March 22nd, 2014 - On Thursday evening Dereck Ramirez opened a tripleheader with the USMTS Open Wheel Modifieds with a $2,000-to-win event at Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas). Dereck started the night off with a fifth to second run in his heat race, locking him into the fifth starting spot for the main event. During the course of the 40 lap feature, Ramirez battled around the top five for much of the event before crossing the finish line in seventh.

Friday night took the USMTS competitors to Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) for another $2,000-to-win event. A stellar field of fifty-one Open Wheel Modifieds registered for battle, and Dereck started sixth on the grid for his heat race. He fell short of accumulating enough points to lock into the main event after only passing two cars. As a results, he ran a b-main where he finished fourth to earn the 22nd starting spot for the feature. Ramirez retired early from the 40 lap feature to a 23rd place finish.

The busy weekend came to a close as the USMTS tour traveled to Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, Louisiana. Forty-eight competitors entered the $2,000-to-win event as Dereck looked to improve on his disappointing finish from the night before. A second place finish in his preliminary heat race earned him a spot in the redraw for the 40 lap feature. After receiving the third starting spot Ramirez went on to race to fifth place finish in the finale behind race winner Chris Henigan, Chris Brown, Rodney Sanders, and Stormy Scott.

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.usmts.com

1March 14th, 2014 - Dereck Ramirez resumed action over the weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) for the 9th Annual Spring Fling at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas. A talented field of fifty-two competitors were signed in on Friday evening. Dereck started fourth in his preliminary heat race and went on to claim a convincing win, which locked him into the fourth starting spot for the $2,000-to-win main event. In the 40 lap feature, Ramirez registered a solid tenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Saturday's events at Humboldt Speedway and the scheduled event for Sunday at West Siloam Speedway were both cancelled due the impending rain/cold conditions forecasted for the area.

Further information can be found at www.usmts.com

March 1st, 2014 - The team traveled to Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) over the weekend for a triple header of USMTS Open Wheel Modified Events.

With forty-five competitors in the pit area Dereck failed to make the transfer into the main event via heat race action but advanced from seventh to third in the b-main, locking him into a 17th place starting spot in the feature. During the course of the 35 lap feature, Ramirez roared from his ninth row starting spot to bring home an eighth place finish.

The 20th Annual Winter Meltdown from Southern New Mexico Speedway continued on Friday with an event that boasted a $3,000 prize. Ramirez came from sixth to finish second in his qualifying heat race, locking him into the third starting spot for the main event. Dereck jumped out to a big lead at the start of the 40 lap feature, but ninth place starter Johnny Scott wasted no time getting to the front. Following a lap 15 caution, Scott powered by Ramirez on the restart and never looked back. Scott led the remaining 24 laps to claim the win while Ramirez settled for second. Rodney Sanders, Dylan Smith, and Jordan Grabouski rounded out the top five.

Forty-two drivers entered Saturday night's Winter Meltdown finale, and a second place finish in his heat race earned Dereck an eleventh place starting spot in the $4,000-to-win main event. Ramirez raced around the top ten for much of the feature event before mechanical issues ended his night early, results in a disappointing 19th place finish.

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

1February 22nd, 2014 - The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) invaded El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas on Friday night for the Inaugural 'Icebreaker' event. Opening night drew thirty-four competitors for the $2,000-to-win main event.

Dereck started the night off by finishing second in his qualifying heat race after he started fourth, earning him a fifth place starting spot for the main event after the redraw. Unfortunately his night came to an early end during the 30 lap feature and he was credited with a disappointing 19th place finish.

The weekend come to a close on Saturday night, thirty-five entries were signed in to do battle for the $3,000 prize. A second place finish in his heat race locked Dereck into the ninth starting spot for the 40 lap main event. During the course of the feature he raced in the top ten throughout the event before crossing the finish line in eleventh.

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.usmts.com

February 15th, 2014 - It was not the start that Dereck Ramirez was looking for in the opening night of the 5th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.

Dereck finished fourth in his qualifying heat race after starting seventh and had to run a B-Main. Ramirez made the transfer into the 30 lap feature event when he finished fifth in the B-Main; he would roll off from the 21st position. During the course of the main event Dereck drove by nine other competitors on his way to a 12th place finish.

Round #2 saw Dereck start fifth in his qualifying heat race and winning, which locked him into a starting spot outside the front row for the $3,000-to-win feature event. During the course of the 40 lap feature, Ramirez led the first half of the race before relinquishing the top spot to Chris Brown just passed the halfway point. Dereck crossed the finish line in third after losing second to Rodney Sanders in the closing laps. Jeremy Payne and Zack VanderBeek rounded out the top five.

Dereck closed out the Spring Nationals weekend with the $4,000-to-win on Saturday night. Ramirez finished second in his qualifying heat after starting six, this earned Dereck a seventh place starting spot for the feature event. Ramirez was forced to retire his #4r Open Wheel Modified on lap 46 of the 50 lap feature with mechanical issues, this resulted in a disappointing 19th place finish.

Full results are available at www.usmts.com

February 9th, 2014 - The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) opened their 2014 season at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas paying $3,000 to win the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals.

Round #1 drew a total of 37 entries, Dereck missed the transfer in his heat race after finishing sixth but was able to make his way into the feature event when he finished second in the B-Main. However, Ramirez's night came to an early end when he tangled with Daniel Hilsabeck in turn one at the halfway point of the race, resulting in a disappointing 21st place finish.

The weekend came to a close with Round #2 of the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals at South Texas Speedway. Dereck started sixth in his qualifying heat race and finished seventh, forcing him to run a B-Main. Ramirez finished fifth in his B-Main, earning him a transfer into the 40 lap feature event, starting 21st on the grid. Unfortunately, the bad luck continued for the #4r team when Dereck retired his machine after just 12 laps. He was credited with a 21st place finish.

For complete results, visit www.usmts.com

January 18th, 2014 - The 2nd Annual Winter Extreme resumed at Tucson International Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) on Friday night as Dereck hoped for better luck. With 40 entries on hand the night started with Ramirez advancing from the 5th starting spot to a 2nd place finish, which locked him into the 4th starting spot for the finale. Early in the 20 lapper Ramirez raced to as high as the 3rd spot before altercation just before the halfway mark sent him into the wall, resulting in body damage and a flat tire as he was forced to retire from the event.

Saturday evening found another event being contested at Tucson International Raceway with 40 entries again in action in the CDM Open Wheel Modified sanctioned event. Ramirez started his night by charging to a 2nd place finish in his heat race to lock into the 4th starting spot for the 20 lap feature. In the main event he raced to as high as the 3rd position before settling into a 5th place finish in the final rundown.

The 2nd Annual Winter Extreme drew to a close on Sunday afternoon with a final event that saw 35 competitors looking to claim the win. Via preliminary action Ramirez locked into the 7th starting spot for the feature. During the first half of the feature he raced to as high as the 4th position before handling issues began to force him back through the pack. He ultimately retired to a 21st place finish.

Full results from the event are available at www.TucsonInternationalRaceway.com.

1January 15th, 2014 - Dereck opened his 2014 campaign on Saturday night at Tucson International Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) with the opening round of the 2nd Annual Winter Extreme. Thirty-eight entries entered the Championship Dirt Motorsports sanctioned event, and via the pill draw he started 8th in his heat race. He went on to advance to a 5th place finish, which locked him into the 16th starting spot for the 20 lap, $1,000-to-win feature. He went on to advance a few spots early in the event before ultimately retiring late in the race with an ill-handling car.

Sunday night found 37 entries returning for action, and Dereck started his night by winning his heat race to earn the outside-front-row starting spot for the 20 lap feature. He ran in the 2nd spot to Stormy Scott for much of the event before slipping to a 3rd place finish behind race winner, Scott, and Jake O'Neil.

On Wednesday racing resumed at the 3/8 mile oval, and bad luck would bite Dereck throughout the night as he failed to transfer to the feature via heat race action. In the b-main he was running in a transfer spot to the feature, when bad luck struck again when his hood came loose, blocking his view, and ultimately forcing him to retire from the race, which ended his night early.

Full results from the event are available at www.TucsonInternationalRaceway.com.

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