Founded in 2010, the American Modified Series is an organization that is promoting and sanctioning the fastest growing group of racers in the country in the form of the Dirt Open Wheel Modified division. The group has sanctioned events in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Today's current Dirt Open Wheel Modifieds feature a tubular chassis from the firewall back, but utilize a stock front clip from a passenger vehicle. However, there is really nothing stock about a Dirt Open Wheel Modifieds. The cars are required to weigh 2,400 pounds with the driver and possess engines that can make upwards of 700 horsepower, turning in excess of 8,000 RPM's, with engines being based on Chevrolet, Ford, and MOPAR V-8 power plants.
The American Modified Series sanctions its events under the governing banner of the UMP DirtCar organization, with drivers not only eligible to earn points toward an AMS series title, but also earning national points toward the overall UMP DirtCar Modified national championship.
Starting slowly and looking to make slow strides, the American Modified Series is about giving the racers of the Dirt Open Wheel Modified division a platform to gain exposure for themselves and sponsors, compete for elevated amounts of prize money compared to weekly racing shows, compete against the top regional Dirt Open Wheel Modified racers, and to travel and race at some of the better tracks in the region that promote Dirt Open Wheel Modified competition.