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April 22nd, 2017 - Behind the wheel of the Red Bone Fishing & Rental #4R Open Wheel Modified, Dereck Ramirez made the trip to Atchison County Raceway (Atchison, Kansas) on Thursday for the 2nd annual Cage Match. With 25 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in for the opening night of the three-day stint, Ramirez started the night off with a heat race win earning him the 8th-starting spot for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Running into issues near the halfway point of the feature, Ramirez pulled off on lap 33 while being credited with a 19th place outing.

On Friday traveling to Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas) for the 6th annual Rumble on the River, Ramirez locked his spot into the A-Main with a 4th place finish in his heat race. Rolling off 13th, Derek jumped up six positions to place 7th.

Making the fourth stop of the MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Saturday, Ramirez was one of 30 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) for the 9th annual Missouri Meltdown. Passing four cars in his 8-lap heat, Dereck scored a runner-up spot behind Cade Dillard positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win finale. Hanging on to a Top 5 spot, Dereck Ramirez landed a 5th place finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Johnny Scott, Cade Dillard, and Stormy Scott. (Todd Boyd photo)

Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

March 25th, 2017 - Kicking off the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing, Derek Ramirez invaded Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Thursday for the opening night of the King of America VII Modified Nationals. Passing three cars in his heat race, Ramirez landed a runner-up finish behind Brady Gerdes earning him the 8th-starting position for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top 5, Dereck improved three spots in the 40-lapper notching a 5th place finish behind Mitch Keeter, Cade Dillard, Lucas Schott, and Josh Angst.

The following night competing in three rounds of heat races, Dereck followed up a 10-lap heat race win with a 5th place finish from the 9th-starting position. Passing two more cars in his final event, Ramirez posted a 2nd place spot behind Rodney Sanders setting him up with the 7th-starting position for the King of America VII Modified Nationals A-Main on Saturday night. With $10,000 on the line, Dereck Ramirez slipped up one spot in the 70-lap affair registering an 8th place outing.

Dereck is currently in third in the USMTS Central Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

March 11th, 2017 - On Thursday evening Dereck Ramirez was one of 42 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) for the 5th annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars. Starting on the pole of his heat race, Ramirez scored a 2nd place finish behind Cylde Dunn Jr. putting him 10th on the starting rundown for the feature. Losing two spots in the 30-lap affair, Dereck recorded a 12th place outing.

Starting in 6th in his heat race on Friday, Ramirez jumped up two positions to place 4th sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 6 out of the B-Main and into the feature, Dereck charged to a 15-lap consolation win earning him the 14th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Working his way into the Top 10, Dereck Ramirez jumped up four positions recording a 10th place finish.

On Saturday for the final night of the Sooner Showdown, Ramirez stormed to a heat race victory from the 5th-starting position giving him the 3rd-starting position for the $4,000-to-win finale. Bringing home a podium finish, Dereck Ramirez improved one spot in the 40-lapper notching a 2nd place finish behind Rodney Sanders with Chris Brown, Zack VanderBeek, and Jason Hughes rounding out the Top 5.

Dereck jumped up to eighth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

March 4th, 2017 - Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday for the 6th annual Cajun Clash at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana). With 39 cars signed in, Ramirez locked his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory from the 4th-starting position. Earning the 7th-starting spot, Ramirez slipped up two positions in the 30-lapper recording a 9th place finish.  

On Friday rolling off 7th in his heat race, Ramirez jumped up four positions to place 3rd and secure his spot into the A-Main. Starting in 11th, Dereck fell six spots logging a 17th place outing.

Wrapping up the 6th annual Cajun Clash on Saturday, Ramirez logged an 8th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Taking the Top 5, Dereck improved four spots in the 12-lap consolation event to grab the 5th and final transfer position. Coming from the 22nd-starting position in the feature, Dereck Ramirez wheeled his way through the field 14 positions scoring a 8th place finish and the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger award. (Ron Skinner photo)

Dereck is in ninth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

February 24th, 2017 - Picking back up with the United States Modified Touring Series, Dereck Ramirez was one of 47 cars signed in at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Friday for the third stint of the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars. Coming from the 8th-starting position in his heat, Ramirez charged to a 2nd place finish behind Joe Duvall locking his spot into the opening night feature. Dropping out of the Top 10, Dereck slipped back to a 13th place finish.

On Saturday the USMTS followers traveled to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for another chance at the $3,000 payday. Recording a 5th place finish in his heat, Dereck earned the 5th-starting position for his B-Main. Taking the Top 6, Ramirez edged his way into the A-Main with a 6th and final transfer spot. Passing 14 cars in the 40-lap feature, Dereck Ramirez reeled in an impressive 10th place finish.

For the final night of the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region, Dereck was one 31 cars signed in at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Sunday. Starting in 4th in his heat race, Dereck locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish. Rolling off 10th for the A-Main, Ramirez wheeled his way to a solid runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Zack VanderBeek, Tyler Wolff, and Chris Brown completing the Top 5 finishers.

Dereck currently sits in eighth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

February 18th, 2017 - On Thursday night Dereck Ramirez returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) for the second round of the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars. Drawing 44 cars, Ramirez came one position short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 4th place finish. Wheeling his way into a 12-lap consolation win, Dereck earned the 13th-starting spot for the opening night A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Ramirez moved up three spots in the 30-lapper scoring a 10th place finish.

Starting 3rd in his heat on Friday, Ramirez dropped one position sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 5 into the A-Main, Dereck secured his spot with a 3rd place finish. Passing five cars in the feature, Ramirez posted a 12th place outing.

Closing out the second round of the Summit Racing Southern Region on Sunday, Dereck came one position short again of a transfer spot in his heat with a 4th place finish. Reeling in a 2nd place outing behind Rodney Sanders in his B-Main, Ramirez earned the 15th-starting spot for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. With 40-laps to gain some ground, Dereck Ramirez advanced four positions to place 11th.

Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

February 11th, 2017 - The 2017 racing season began for Dereck Ramirez at Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) on Thursday night for the season-opener of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). In a field of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds, Ramirez improved one spot in his heat registering a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the A-Main, Ramirez secured his spot into the show with a 4th place finish. Rolling off 19th for the main event, Dereck Ramirez wheeled his way through the field 12 spots scoring a 7th place finish.

Returning on Friday for round two of the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Dereck placed 5th in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Needing a 6th place finish or better in his consolation event, Ramirez scored a 3rd place finish setting him up with the 18th-starting spot for the feature. With $4,000 on the line, Dereck improved six spots in the 40-lapper logging a 12th place outing.

Starting in 7th in his heat on Saturday evening, Ramirez locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win finale with a runner-up finish behind Billy Vogel. Earning the pole position for the A-Main, Dereck held on to a Top 5 finish in the 50-lap affair recording a 4th place spot behind Chris Brown, Jason Hughes, and Ricky Thornton Jr. with Zack VanderBeek coming in 5th.

Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

January 26th, 2017
- Traveling to a total of 56 events during the 2016 season, Dereck Ramirez posted 34 Top 10 finishes. Losing 11 of his scheduled dates to bad weather, Ramirez landed 11 Top 5 outings. He alsp wrapped up the season seventh in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey's Cup.

November 5th, 2016 - Wrapping up the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season, Dereck Ramirez headed to 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Friday night for the Inaugural Chisholm Trail Showdown. Competing in two rounds of heat races, Ramirez improved three spots in his first heat landing a runner-up finish behind Thomas Tillison Jr. Coming from the 5th-starting position in his second heat, Dereck stormed to heat race victory locking him into the $5,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday. Starting in 5th, Dereck Ramirez advanced three spots in the 50-lapper registering a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin with Terry Phillips, R.C. Whitwell, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5.

Complete results from this event are available at www.USMTS.com.

October 23rd, 2016 - Competing in the 17th Annual S&S Fishing & Rental/Barnett Harley-Davidson United States Racing Association (USRA) Fall Nationals presented by G3 Fitness and MSD, Dereck Ramirez visited Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Friday night for the three-day weekend. With 56 cars signed in, Ramirez transferred into the B-Main after placing 7th in his heat. Charging to a consolation win, Dereck earned the 15th-starting position for the opening night preliminary feature. Moving up seven spots, Dereck Ramirez reeled in an 8th place finish.

On Saturday night for another preliminary A-Main, Ramirez started the night off with a heat race victory locking his spot into the show. Coming from the 7th-starting spot, Dereck landed a runner-up finish behind Rodney Sanders with Terry Phillips, Zane DeVilbiss, and Ryan Gaylord coming in 5th.

For the final night of the USRA Fall Nationals, Ramirez had already locked his spot into the $12,200-to-win main event with his solid performances the previous two night's. Rolling off 4th, Dereck worked his way up to 2nd to challenge race-leader Ryan Gustin for the top spot early in the A-Main. Holding on to a Top 5 finish when the checkers flew, Dereck Ramirez notched a 5th place spot behind Gustin, Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders, and Ricky Thornton Jr.

Complete results from these events are available at www.USRARacing.com.

September 30th, 2016 - On Thursday night Dereck Ramirez headed to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) for the Grant Junghans Memorial weekend. Passing two cars in his heat, Ramirez stormed to a heat race win locking his spot into one of the two opening night features. Slipping out of the Top 10, Dereck logged a 17th place outing in the 25-lapper.

1The following night for the Grant Junghans Memorial, Ramirez advanced nine positions in his heat landing a 3rd place finish and locking his spot into the main event. With $10,002 on the line, Dereck landed a Top 5 finish in the 42-lapper notching a 4th place finish behind Lucas Schott, Jason Hughes, and Rodney Sanders with Cade Dillard coming in 5th. (Ivan Veldhuizen Photo)

Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

September 24th, 2016 - Running in the final round of The Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Dereck Ramirez traveled to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday. Drawing 79 entries for the opening night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Ramirez scored a heat race win putting him 8th on the starting rundown for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Holding his position for all 42-laps, Dereck posted an 8th place finish.

Returning on Friday night, Ramirez captured a heat race victory from the 2nd-starting position. Rolling off 11th for the A-Main, Dereck slipped back to a 16th place outing.

Closing out the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Ramirez earned the pole position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main after capturing a heat race victory. Falling one position short of a Top 5 finish, Dereck notched a 6th place finish in the 42-lap finale.

Dereck finished seventh in The Hunt for the Casey's Cup standings. Complete results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com.

September 10th, 2016 - Behind the wheel of the Red Bone Fishing & Rental #4R Open Wheel Modified, Dereck Ramirez made the trip to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Thursday for the United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified Nationals. After gaining one spot in his heat and landing a runner-up finish behind Stormy Scott, Ramirez transferred into the B-Main. Cruising to a consolation victory, Ramirez earned the 17th-starting position for the opening night A-Main. Dropping one spot, Dereck logged an 18th place outing.

With the weather postponing Friday night’s scheduled events to Saturday morning, Ramirez registered a 5th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Posting a runner-up finish behind Johnny Scott, Dereck started 21st for the A-Main. Passing eight cars in the second round of preliminary features, Dereck Ramirez recorded a 12th place finish.

Later in the night for his final chance at the main event, Ramirez secured his spot with a 7th place finish in his B-Main. Rolling off 27th for the $40,000-to-win A-Main, Dereck charged through the field 14 positions scoring a 13th place finish.

Complete results from these events are available at www.USRARacing.com.

December 14th, 2015 - Making his way to a total of 59 events, Dereck Ramirez captured two feature wins during the 2015 season. With the weather determining the outcoming of 26 of his scheduled events, Ramirez recorded 35 Top 10 finishes and impressive 22 Top 5 finishes. Dereck also finished sixth in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey's Cup.