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Best of the Best of both worlds collide July 15

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July 12, 2014  |  by Bob Libbey

Just one more week until the Best of the Best of both worlds cross paths for the second straight year with the United States Modified Touring Series and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series share the spotlight for the second annual "Clash of the Titans" doubleheader.

This summer's hottest ticket in dirt track racing will take place at the historic half-mile Lakeside Speedway dirt ovals in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday, July 15, with the nation's hottest open-wheel dirt modified and super late model drivers fighting for their moment in the limelight.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers will be battling for $10,000 to win while the competitors in the USMTS Casey's Cup powered by Swan Energy will race for $3,000 to win the Major League Bowhunter Central Region main event.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series boosts a roster of premier Late Model pilots such as defending event winner Billy Moyer Jr., defending series champ Jimmy Owens, hall-of-famer Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, Steve Francis, Jared Landers and current points leader Don O'Neal driving for former Lakeside Speedway track champion and current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Clint Bowyer.

The USMTS is the premier dirt modified series in the galaxy, and fans can expect to see the best of the best on the planet including defending USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders, nine-time USMTS national champ Kelly Shryock, twin titans Johnny and Stormy Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Dereck Ramirez, Trevor Hunt, Jeremy Payne and more.

Several drivers are also expected to pull double-duty, racing in both divisions throughout the night. Among the names planning on putting in overtime Tuesday night are Sanders, 2010 USMTS national champion Jason Hughes and second-generation superstar Terry Phillips.

Fans will also see the two-time USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin as 'The Reaper' pilots his familiar blue #19R late model in search of his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.

Reserved and general admission tickets are on sale now by calling 913-299-9206 or 816-668-1714. Adult tickets are $28 in advance or $32 on race day. Advance ticket sales will be accepted by credit card until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 14. Special discounted kids tickets and seating in the air-conditioned V.I.P. suites are also available.

The pit gate will open at 2 p.m. and spectator gates open at 4. There will be an autograph session for fans from 5:30 to 6, with hot laps set for 6:45, late model time trials at 7:15 and racing to follow.

For those fans unable to attend, Tuesday's blockbuster will be broadcast live online via pay-per-view by the folks at RacinDirt.com Fans can place their pay-per-view orders at www.racingdirt.com for just $24.99.