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USTS Speed Weeks 2016 Preview by Ray Rodda

“As we get ready for rounds 4 and 5 in the USTS season, we are going to see an uptick in competition and challenges of more drivers as we head to our next two races that constitute our speed week for the Title Series. But it seems to me we have had a speed month as we just finished a very successful Springfield, Thunder on Lake Spring keeping the average of entries at 84 per event”

Photo credit US Title Series — PRO Racing Series

This has been a very good season for the USTS as our show money support to our drivers is averaging about 10k per race and this has helped keep our average entry count up there. Come join us and add to the fun. I believe we will pick up more than that in entries for Constantine, and then of course many more for Depue and the USTS Nationals.

As usual for speedweek, we start off at the American Legion Post in Constantine Michigan with testing on Friday the 22nd and racing Saturday and Sunday on the St. Joe river the 23rd and 24th. Then it is the 4 hour trek to Depue for the next weekend of the Nationals. Again a reminder to check with Big Pal, Paul Bosnich before we start placing trailers at Depue.

If you have not yet signed up for the reunion, see Dale Hoffert or John Shubert for information on any openings available. This should be a lot of fun and we are excited to see many of our hero’s return to the site of many of their exploits, some on the water and some, well never mind. There will be a number of static displays of boats and engines, and I understand a few will make a couple of exhibition runs.

The Schedule for the US Title Series Nationals Sponsored by The Depue Men’s club, has been set and we are excited to invite one and all to the best sponsored, best run, best race course, and the most fun for a week available on the planet. You will find the schedule below.

At Depue, we will test on Wednesday and Thursday, Drivers meeting Friday morning for all drivers. Saturday and Sunday classes only running that day for drivers meeting under Depue Men’s Club shelter. You must make sure that boat is inspected, register and sign waiver before testing. Please go online for registration as this will streamline your time trying to get on the water.

We will again run OSY 400 and K-Pro for any of our Stock Outboard friends headed to Hinton the next week. Thus you can run Friday, be on the road and arrive in Hinton, so this gives you a chance to run two National Championships within a week.

Friday we will run the following classes
1st flight CRH, K-Pro, 125R repeat for three heats
2nd flight OSY400, 700R, CSR, 500H repeat for three heats

1st flight CRR, 250R, 350H, 175H repeat for three heats
2nd flight 500R, CSH, 700H repeat for three heats

1st flight 1100R, 125H repeat for three heats
2nd flight 250H, 350R, 1100H repeat for three heats

Again we invite all to come and enjoy some fun, and again for the guys and gals headed for Hinton we are running the KPRO and OSY400 on Friday to allow plenty of time for you to reach Hinton.

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