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  1. 'The Reaper' prevails in post-pandemic USMTS Park City Sunflower State Showdown PARK CITY, Kansas (June 4)--Race fans waited nearly two months to attend Thursday night's 9th Annual USMTS Park City Sunflower State Showdown at the 81 Speedway and they were rewarded with yet another barnburner from the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's.Postponed in April by government restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returned to the calendar when elected officials in Kansas eased restrictions in late May.And with an assist from a pair of caution flags with seven laps to go, Ryan Gustin made his way into the winner's circle at the end of a USMTS feature for the 102nd time in his 12-year career.Piloting a Hughes Racing Chassis out of the Ramirez Motorsports stable, Gustin followed up his third-place finish Wednesday at the Lucas Oil Speedway with some late-race heroics that extinguished Tanner Mullens' red hot run of three straight wins in five days.Including last Saturday's USRA Modified season opener here, Mullens won Sunday at the Humboldt Speedway--home of the next stop for the series--prior to picking up his first USMTS win 24 hours ago in Wheatland, Missouri.The 27-year-old from Wichita looked to be on his way to a fourth win in a row Thursday when the yellow flag waved with three laps remaining in the 40-lap main event.Gustin, who passed Zack VanderBeek for second moments before the caution, elected to fire off from the inside for the double-file restart despite making his advances to the front using the top side of turns one and two.Mullens got a strong jump when the green waved while Gustin slipped back to fourth and VanderBeek jumped back into the second spot, but it was all for not as the yellow light came on again before a lap could be completed.Gustin chose the outside lane this time and stayed close to Mullens as the pair began pulling away from the pack after a couple of laps.With three laps to go, Gustin nailed a strong run and overtook Mullens down the backstretch before slamming the door on him in turn three.From that point, Gustin increased his margin and beat Mullens to the checkered flag for the $2,500 top prize."Everybody's just kind of running the bottom there and I figured 'Hell we'll give it a shot up there' and it stuck," Gustin said in victory lane. "To save a little momentum them guys on the outside we had to get back down in (turns) three and four."That yellow saved us there. Without that, Tanner would've won. We'll take 'em any way we can get 'em."Despite enjoying arguably the best week of his racing career, Mullens was not satisfied with his runner-up finish."I screwed it all up down there in (turns) one and two and just stumbled a little bit," Mullens said. "I pushed the front end out and that was the end of that. I don't know. This sucks."One night earlier, Mullens was on the other end of heartbreak when misfortune found Terry Phillips with just three laps to go. His failed engine allowed Mullens to go on for the win that night.For Vanderbeek, a third-place showing was a welcome effort after posting a 12th-place result Wednesday night, but he too was left wondering what might have been."I think I showed Ryan you could carry a little momentum on the start there and just kind of get position on the guy on the bottom," VanderBeek said. "He knew what he had to do there. He was good. I wish I had went up to the top there like he did and make make the straightaway longer and diamond the corner because that's what got him the win."In his second start of the season, Jake O'Neil finished fourth while three-time and defending USMTS national champ Rodney Sanders wound up fifth.R.C. Whitwell came from 14th to get sixth, Dereck Ramirez raced from 12th to seventh, 19th-starting Cole Traugott finished eighth while seizing the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award, ninth went to Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner Darron Fuqua and four-time series champ Jason Hughes completed the top ten.Action moves to the Humboldt Speedway Friday with gates opening at 6 p.m. and racing at 8. USRA B-Mods, Factory Stocks, Midwest Mods and Sport Compacts round out the five-division card.The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information, call (620) 431-2470 or visit humboldtspeedway.com.The series wraps up a four-night swing Saturday at the Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Oklahoma.Currently, the 2020 schedule for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's is highlighted by 43 nights of racing at 28 unique dirt ovals for the 22nd season of competition for the world's Best of the Best in dirt modified racing.To connect with the USMTS check out USMTS.com, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Keep up to speed by joining our email list= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's 9th Annual USMTS Park City Sunflower State Showdown presented by Murphy Equipment 81 Speedway, Park City, Kansas Thursday, June 4, 2020Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's "A"Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas2. (2) 65 Tyler Davis (R), Haysville, Kan.3. (4) 22H Dustin Hodges, Centralia, Mo.4. (3) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.5. (7) 3J Jake Nightingale (R), Hutchinson, Kan.6. (6) 96J Jaxon Saathoff (R), Beatrice, Neb.7. (8) 7 Shayne Bailey (R), Lathrop, Mo.8. (5) 9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, TexasFAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa2. (3) 4X Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa3. (8) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.4. (7) 55 Chris Kratzer (R), Wichita, Kan.5. (6) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D.6. (2) 55D Michael Dotson, Lathrop, Mo.7. (5) 38 Chris Purkey (R), Park City, Kan.8. (4) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (1) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.3. (6) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.4. (7) 96T R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.5. (3) 21C Cody Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.6. (8) 51 Lucas Gibbs, Udall, Kan.7. (5) 21B Bryce Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.8. (4) 71 Patrick McManus (R), Derby, Kan.MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (1) 02 Tanner Mullens (R), Wichita, Kan.2. (3) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.3. (2) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.4. (7) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.5. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.6. (8) 9 Cole Traugott (R), Woodward, Okla.7. (4) 55H Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla.8. (5) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Perry, Okla.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (1) 27X Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.2. (5) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.3. (4) 4R Jared Russell (R), Wagoner, Okla.4. (3) 74 Rodney Schweizer (R), Kansas City, Kan.5. (7) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.6. (8) 747 Colton Eck (R), Goddard, Kan.7. (2) 7G Treyton Gann (R), Ponca City, Okla.8. (6) 40 Jason Yager (R), El Dorado, Kan.REAL RACING WHEELS "B"MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (4) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.3. (2) 55 Chris Kratzer (R), Wichita, Kan.4. (8) 9 Cole Traugott (R), Woodward, Okla.5. (5) 3J Jake Nightingale (R), Hutchinson, Kan.6. (1) 22H Dustin Hodges, Centralia, Mo.7. (7) 21C Cody Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.8. (6) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D.9. (10) 7 Shayne Bailey (R), Lathrop, Mo.10. (14) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Perry, Okla.11. (12) 7G Treyton Gann (R), Ponca City, Okla.12. (11) 21B Bryce Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.13. (9) 96J Jaxon Saathoff (R), Beatrice, Neb.14. (13) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.REAL RACING WHEELS "B"MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 96T R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.2. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.3. (1) 4R Jared Russell (R), Wagoner, Okla.4. (5) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.5. (3) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.6. (4) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan.7. (7) 51 Lucas Gibbs, Udall, Kan.8. (12) 9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas9. (10) 38 Chris Purkey (R), Park City, Kan.10. (13) 71 Patrick McManus (R), Derby, Kan.11. (8) 747 Colton Eck (R), Goddard, Kan.12. (9) 55D Michael Dotson, Lathrop, Mo.13. (11) 55H Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla.14. (14) 40 Jason Yager (R), El Dorado, Kan.CASEY'S "A"MAIN (40 laps):1. (8) 4X Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa2. (3) 02 Tanner Mullens (R), Wichita, Kan.3. (7) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa4. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.5. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas6. (14) 96T R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.7. (12) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.8. (19) 9 Cole Traugott (R), Woodward, Okla.9. (1) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.10. (16) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.11. (9) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.12. (6) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.13. (13) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.14. (11) 65 Tyler Davis (R), Haysville, Kan.15. (21) 3J Jake Nightingale (R), Hutchinson, Kan.16. (4) 27X Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.17. (15) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.18. (25) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D.19. (18) 4R Jared Russell (R), Wagoner, Okla.20. (20) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.21. (22) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.22. (24) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.23. (10) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.24. (23) 9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas25. (17) 55 Chris Kratzer (R), Wichita, Kan.26. (26) 55H Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Fuqua 1-3, Mullens 4-37, Gustin 38-40Total Laps Led: Mullens 34, Fuqua 3, Gustin 3.Margin of Victory: 0.866 second.Time of Race: 22 minutes, 25.906 seconds (3 cautions).Provisional Starters: Kates, Rutherford, Skyberg, Hagar.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Traugott (advanced 17 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Traugott (started 19th finished 8th).Entries: 40.Next Race: Friday, June 5, Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kansas.Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's Points: Sanders 686, Ramirez 683, Hughes 641, Marriott 608, Iverson 589, Davis 585, VanderBeek 554, Skyberg 509, Bleess 458, Rutherford 444, Phillips 444.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Iverson 589, Davis 585, Skyberg 509, Hagar 431, Bailey 345.Jobbers Warehouse Supply USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 71, MBCustoms 69, Rage 53, VanderBuilt 45, Lethal 37, GRT 37.Compstar/JE Pistons USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Cornett 57, Hatfield 52, Mullins 51, Stoen 44, KSE 43.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Hagar.Beyea Custom Headers - O'Neil.BigDeal Car Care - Gustin.Bryke Racing - Nightingale.BSB Manufacturing - Wolff.Champ Pans - Sanders.Deatherage Opticians - Marriott.Edelbrock - O'Neil.Eibach - Traugott.Fast Shafts - VanderBeek.FK Rod Ends - Traugott.Forty9 Designs - Davis, Russell.Hooker Harness - Bleess.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Skyberg.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Strength.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Hodges.Keyser Manufacturing - Hughes.KSE Racing Products - Fuqua.Maxima Racing Oils - Gustin.Penske Racing Shocks - Phillips.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Rutherford.QA1 - Ramirez.RacerWebsite.com - Eck.Simpson Performance Products - Sanders.Spyder High Performance Filters - Whitwell.Summit Racing Equipment - Givens, Sorensen, VanderBeek.Super Clean - Gustin.Swift Springs - Gustin, Traugott.Sybesma Graphics - Fuqua.Tire Demon - Yager.VP Racing Fuels - Gustin.Wehrs Machine & Racing Products - Yager.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Ramirez.
  2. The Godfather premiers April 2-4 at Red Dirt Raceway It's an offer you can't refuse.The next show for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's happens Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 2-4, when the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, hosts The Godfather-an event you don't want to miss.Presented by Club 91, the inaugural event will end with one driver pocketing $10,000 while every other main event starter will take home no less than $1,000.Like the King of America Modified Nationals powered by Summit, USMTS Modifieds will take part in two rounds of qualifying on Thursday and another two on Friday to set the lineups for Saturday's "alphabet soup" of main events.B-Mods/Sport Mods (no mixing/matching of rules) will also be on the card all three nights with a complete program of heat races and main events each night. Thursday's winner will take home $500. The winner of Friday's feature gets $750 and Saturday's winner will pocket $1,000.On Thursday and Friday, the pits open at 1 p.m. and grandstands open at 5 with racing getting underway at 7 p.m. All times are one hour earlier on Saturday.Grandstand admission on Thursday and Friday is $20 for adults, $15 for juniors (12-16) and seniors (62+) with kids (6-11) just $5. On Saturday, adults get in for $25, juniors and seniors are $20 and kids are $10. Children ages 5 and under are free every day. Pit passes each night are $40.The entry fee is $250 if received on or before April 1 or $300 at the gate on race day."A" Main Payout: 1. $ 10,000, 2. $5000, 3. $3500, 4. $2500, 5. $2000, 6. $1700, 7. $1500, 8. $1400, 9. $1300, 10. $1200, 11. $1150, 12. $1125, 13. $1100, 14. $1075, 15. $1050, 16. $1040, 17. $1030, 18. $1025, 19. $1020, 20. $1015, 21. $1010, 22. $1005, all other starters $1000. All drivers starting the "B" Main but failing to advance will earn $600 and any driver that raced Thursday and Friday and takes a green flag on Saturday gets $200 minimum.This will be the first-ever visit to the Red Dirt Raceway by the fire-breathing freaks of fossil fuel fun. USRA Modifieds made their debut here for Joe Duvall's "Cowboy 100 Proof" during last year's inaugural Funkadelic Dirt Track & Honky Tonk Extravaganza.Located off I-40 at exit 186, and then 16 miles north on Oklahoma Highway 18 in Meeker, the track is a high-banked 1/4-mile clay oval with a fast-paced, high-energy environment.The "Tailgate District" in turns 1-2 is an all-out fun zone where you can load your car, truck or motorhome down with as many people as possible. These spots are first-come, first-served so contact the track office at (405) 318-0198 for more information.Check out the Red Dirt Raceway online at reddirtraceway.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.For fans who cannot attend the event in person, RacinDirt TV will broadcast every lap of every race in both divisions every night. One low monthly or annual price gets you all the action online as well as Roku, Amazon Fire, iOS, Apple TV and Google Play.Fans and drivers can also download the MyRacePass app and follow along with live timing and scoring of each race.The 2020 schedule for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's is highlighted by 54 nights of racing at 33 unique dirt ovals as part of the 22nd season for the world's Best of the Best in dirt modified racing.To connect with the USMTS check out USMTS.com, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Keep up to speed by joining our email list
  3. Bo knows Big O, bags first USMTS win ENNIS, Texas (March 6)--The track's surface was smooth and fast at the Big O Speedway on Friday night, and Bo Day was the smoothest and fastest of all as he powered to his career-first USMTS victory on opening night of the 10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals. Tyler Rinken photoA second-place finish behind Dereck Ramirez in Fast Shafts Heat Race #2 allowed the 32-year-old from nearby Greenville, Texas, to just squeak into the redraw for the main event."Big Daddy" Joe Duvall claimed the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award while Day started the 40-lap feature race alongside in the front row with both locked in on capturing their first USMTS victory.Day led Duvall by a nose to complete the first lap, and then pulled away slightly over the next few laps while Duvall tussled with Ramirez for second.While the track was sticky-fast thanks to the heavy rainfall Wednesday night that forced officials to cancel practice and Thursday's program, the drivers raced hard and clean.When the yellow flag waved for a second time on lap 6, a pair of former USMTS national champions-Jason Hughes and Rodney Sanders-were already looking to break into the top five after rolling off 15th and 17th on the grid.After the restart, the race remained green through lap 14 with Day continuing to set a blistering pace over Ramirez, Duvall, and Tyler Davis while Sanders, Zack VanderBeek Casey Skyberg, Tyler Wolff and Hughes followed close behind.While under caution, VanderBeek suddenly ducked into the pits and Wolff followed him soon thereafter. After changing a flat tire, Wolff returned to action but VanderBeek never resurfaced.A fourth and final caution on lap 28 set up a dozen-lap dash to the finish. Despite a valiant effort by Ramirez to make a last-lap pass around the outside, Day slammed the door shut and streaked beneath the checkered flag with his first triumph versus the Best of the Best.He pocketed $3,000 for his efforts."I'm just happy. We worked our butts off for this one for sure," Day said in victory lane. "I knew (Ramirez) was there and I knew I had to block on the last lap. I figured he was going to go to the top so just played a little blocking game."Despite having a great finish in second, it was another second-best for Ramirez who had 11 runner-up finishes in 2019 and already has two in the first four races of 2020.Duvall exorcised some demons that haunted lat weekend's trio of USMTS lid-lifters and finished third while Hughes and Davis were credited with fourth and fifth, respectively.Sanders wound up sixth, Wolff rebounded to finish seventh, eighth went to 18th-starting Hunter Marriott, Philip Houston made the most of his provisional starting spot and roared from 23rd to ninth, and Kevin Sustaire finished right where he started in tenth.If you missed Friday's thriller, have no fear because the weekend is only half done.The Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's returns to the Big O Speedway on Saturday for a second night of racing and another $3,000 top prize awaits.USRA Limited Mods throw down for $500 to win while Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks race for $400 to win. USRA Tuners and Mod-Lites will join the program too.The pits will open at 2 p.m. and grandstands open at 4 with racing getting underway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults (17+) and $15 for seniors (62+) and juniors (12-16). Kids ages 11 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.The Big O Speedway is located off I-45 at exit 249, then 5.6 miles east on FM 85 in Ennis, Texas. For more information, call (317) 777-2222 or email bigospeedway@gmail.com. You can also visit the track's official website at bigospeedway.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.You can also visit the track's official website at bigospeedway.com (http://bigospeedway.com)and follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bigospeedway) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bigospeedway).Just 10 minutes from the racetrack at 400 South I-45 (GPS: 1200 Dolfie Ln, Ennis, TX 75119), the Comfort Suites in Ennis is the Official Host Hotel for the event with a special rate for USMTS travelers of just $70/night for a King or $80/night for a double Queen. Call (972) 330-2404 and use discount code "LUSMTS" when booking your room(s). You can also book online at choicehotels.com (https://www.choicehotels.com/texas/ennis/comfort-suites-hotels/txa54).RacinDirt TV will have live coverage of every lap in every division. One low monthly or annual price gets you all the action. You can now access RacinDirt in a multitude of ways, via your computer as always, but also a suite of apps for added convenience including Roku, Amazon Fire, iOS, Apple TV, and Google Play.The engines scream again three weeks later for the first of five crown jewels this season when the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., hosts King of America X powered by Summit on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28.The 2020 schedule for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's is highlighted by 58 nights of racing at 33 unique dirt ovals as part of the 22nd season for the world's Best of the Best in dirt modified racing.To connect with the USMTS check out USMTS.com, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Keep up to speed by joining our email list= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTSUnited States Modified Touring SeriesSummit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals - Night 1 of 2Big O Speedway, Ennis, TexasFriday, March 6, 2020Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown and chassis/engine builder. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.2. (6) 211 Chase Hatton (R), De Berry, Texas3. (4) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.4. (7) 88XXX Clyde Dunn Jr., Rockwall, Texas5. (3) 9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas6. (5) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas7. (2) 19C Chad Guest (R), Waxahachie, Texas8. (8) 28 Wendall Bolden (R), Greenville, TexasFAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (3) 4 Bo Day (R), Greenville, Texas3. (4) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D.4. (6) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas5. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas6. (5) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas7. (8) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas8. (1) 55 Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (2) 15J Jason Webb (R), McKinney, Texas2. (1) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas3. (3) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.4. (6) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.5. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.6. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.7. (8) 21W David Winslett, Bossier City, La.8. (4) 00 Cody Jolly (R), Jasper, Mo.MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (1) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa2. (4) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.3. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (8) 7 Shayne Bailey (R), Lathrop, Mo.5. (2) 99 Jeff Needham (R), Rice, Texas6. (7) 4M Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas7. (5) 5H Lance Hanson Jr. (R), Red Oak, Texas8. (6) 24 Rick Ortega (R), Las Cruces, N.M.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (2) 88R A.J. Vasquez, Garden City, Mich.2. (1) 71K Kevin Sustaire, Emory, Texas3. (4) F2R Chris Reed (R), Rison, Ark.4. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.5. (5) 12T Tyler Townsend, Diana, Texas6. (3) 27X Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.7. (7) 47 Jack Sartain, Terrell, TexasREAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D.2. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.3. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas4. (2) 88XXX Clyde Dunn Jr., Rockwall, Texas5. (7) 12T Tyler Townsend, Diana, Texas6. (12) 47 Jack Sartain, Terrell, Texas, IRP/3D7. (4) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE8. (10) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas, GRT/BMS9. (8) 4M Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas, Rocket/Wells10. (9) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, WesternFlyer/Hatfield11. (13) 55 Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla., GRT/ChevPerf12. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham13. (11) 19C Chad Guest (R), Waxahachie, Texas, BillsBuilt/Allard14. (14) 24 Rick Ortega (R), Las Cruces, N.M., GRT/BMSREAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.2. (10) 21W David Winslett, Bossier City, La.3. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.4. (9) 27X Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.5. (1) F2R Chris Reed (R), Rison, Ark.6. (3) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas, GRT/Stoen7. (8) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas8. (12) 28 Wendall Bolden (R), Greenville, Texas, MBCustoms/Bullet9. (11) 5H Lance Hanson Jr. (R), Red Oak, Texas, Phoenix/10. (6) 99 Jeff Needham (R), Rice, Texas, Skyrocket/Wells11. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway12. (13) 00 Cody Jolly (R), Jasper, Mo., MBCustoms/Yeoman13. (5) 9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, TexasCASEY'S "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (2) 4 Bo Day (R), Greenville, Texas, MBCustoms/Mullins2. (3) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett3. (1) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Stoen4. (15) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins5. (8) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Mullins6. (17) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield7. (14) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill8. (18) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE9. (23) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, MBCustoms/PPE10. (10) 71K Kevin Sustaire, Emory, Texas, Rage/Fisher11. (19) 88XXX Clyde Dunn Jr., Rockwall, Texas, MBCustoms/Mullins12. (21) 12T Tyler Townsend, Diana, Texas, Lethal/ChevPerf13. (20) 27X Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's14. (7) 88R A.J. Vasquez, Garden City, Mich., Hughes/Farris15. (13) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D., Lethal/Mullins16. (22) F2R Chris Reed (R), Rison, Ark., Lethal/Mullins17. (11) 7 Shayne Bailey (R), Lathrop, Mo., GRT/ChevPerf18. (24) 9 Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas, MBCustoms/Wells19. (6) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen20. (16) 21W David Winslett, Bossier City, La., GRT/TwinCity21. (9) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas, GRT/BMS22. (12) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins23. (5) 15J Jason Webb (R), McKinney, Texas, VanderBuilt/Wornhor24. (4) 211 Chase Hatton (R), De Berry, Texas, IRP/F1(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leader: Day 1-40.Total Laps Led: Day 40.Margin of Victory: 0.249 second.Time of Race: 22 minutes, 41.179 seconds (4 cautions).Provisional Starters: Houston, Rutherford.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Hughes (advanced 15 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Hughes (started 15th, finished 4th).Entries: 39.Next Race: Saturday, March 7, Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas.Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's Points: Sanders 359, Hughes 352, Ramirez 338, Davis 329, Marriott 312, Houston 299, Iverson 286, Wolff 282, Skyberg 271, Duvall 266.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Iverson 286, Skyberg 271, Hagar 225, Slott 81, Gaggero 140.Miller Welders USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 38, Hughes 35, Rage 32, IRP 22, Lethal 22.Compstar/JE Pistons USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Mullins 34, Hatfield 29, Cornett 25, KSE 21, Stoen 21.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Ramirez.Beyea Custom Headers - Davis.BigDeal Car Care - Hughes, Day.Bryke Racing - Skyberg.BSB Manufacturing - Ahumada Jr.Champ Pans - Davis.Deatherage Opticians - Townsend.Edelbrock - Webb.Eibach - Hughes.Fast Shafts - Ramirez.FK Rod Ends - Hughes.Forty9 Designs - Vasquez, VanderBeek.Hooker Harness - Townsend.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Rutherford.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Reed.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Sartain.Keyser Manufacturing - Sustaire.KSE Racing Products - Houston.Maxima Racing Oils - Day.Mesilla Valley Transportation - Ahumada Sr.Penske Racing Shocks - Iverson.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Rutherford.QA1 - Duvall.RacerWebsite.com - Bailey.Simpson Performance Products - Duvall.Spyder High Performance Filters - Sanders.Summit Racing Equipment - Day, Duvall, Wolff.Super Clean - Day.Swift Springs - Day, Sustaire.Sybesma Graphics - Duvall.Tire Demon - Ortega.VP Racing Fuels - Day.Wehrs Machine & Racing Products - Guest.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Wolff.
  4. USMTS Texas Spring Nationals blasts off Thursday at Big O Speedway ENNIS, Texas (March 4)--On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5-7, the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's invades the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, for the 10th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals.This will be the first-ever visit by the USMTS to the Dallas-area dirt track formerly known as 85 Speedway as the Big O Speedway becomes the new home of the USMTS Texas Spring Nationals.The event was held for the first time in 2010 and ran through 2015 at the Houston Raceway Park (later renamed Royal Purple Raceway) in Baytown, Texas. The event has also been held at the Heart O' Texas Speedway (2016), Cotton Bowl Speedway (2017) and South Texas Speedway (2018).Past champions (final night winners) of the USMTS Texas Spring Nationals include Jason Hughes (2010), John O. Whittington (2011), Johnny Scott (2012, 2018), Ryan Gustin (2013), Stormy Scott (2014), Zack VanderBeek (2016) and Chris Brown (2017). The 2015 finale was rained out and the event did not take place in 2019.USMTS Modifieds will compete for $2,000 to win Thursday and $3,000 to win Friday with a top prize of $4,000 up for grabs on Saturday.Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks race for $500 to win Friday and $400 to win on Thursday and Saturday. USRA Limited Mods throw down for $500 to win each night. USRA Tuners and Mod-Lites will join the program on Saturday.On Thursday and Friday, the pits will open at 3 p.m. and grandstands open at 5 with racing getting underway at 7 p.m. All times are one hour earlier on Saturday.Tickets each day are $20 for adults (17+) and $15 for seniors (62+) and juniors (12-16). Kids ages 11 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35 each day.The Big O Speedway is located at off I-45 at exit 249, then 5.6 miles east on FM 85 in Ennis, Texas. For more information, call (317) 777-2222 or email bigospeedway@gmail.com.You can also visit the track's official website at bigospeedway.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.Just 10 minutes from the racetrack at 400 South I-45 (GPS: 1200 Dolfie Ln, Ennis, TX 75119), the Comfort Suites in Ennis is the Official Host Hotel for the event with a special rate for USMTS travelers of just $70/night for a King or $80/night for a double Queen. Call (972) 330-2404 and use discount code "LUSMTS" when booking your room(s). You can also book online at choicehotels.com.Drivers expected for this event include three-time and defending USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders and four-time USMTS national champ Jason Hughes, plus former Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national champs Jake Gallardo and Fito Gallardo.Other mud-slinging superstars expected include Dereck Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek, Terry Phillips, Hunter Marriott, "Big Daddy" Joe Duvall, Tyler Davis, Jacob Bleess, Philip Houston, Calvin Iverson, Casey Skyberg, Kevin Rutherford, Tyler Wolff, Nathan Hagar, Adam Kates, Kevin Sustaire, Bobby Malchus, Shayne Bailey, Michael Dotson, Dave Gaggero, Dillon Tindall, Jamie Campbell, Phil Dixon, Carlos Ahumada Jr. and Carlos Ahumada Sr., Kale Westover, Bo Day, Kenny and Sean Gaddis, Ricardo Olague Jr. and many more.RacinDirt TV will carry all three nights live with coverage of every lap in every division. One low monthly or annual price gets you all the action. You can now access RacinDirt in a multitude of ways, via your computer as always, but also a suite of apps for added convenience including Roku, Amazon Fire, iOS, Apple TV, and Google Play.The engines scream again three weeks later for the first of five crown jewels this season when the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., hosts King of America X powered by Summit on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28.The 2020 schedule for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's is highlighted by 58 nights of racing at 33 unique dirt ovals as part of the 22nd season for the world's Best of the Best in dirt modified racing.To connect with the USMTS check out USMTS.com, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Keep up to speed by joining our email list
  5. Sanders back in USMTS winners circle at Cotton Bowl Speedway PAIGE, Texas (March 1)--Rodney Sanders raced to his 99th career victory Sunday as the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's invaded the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas. Tyler Rinken photoAfter being lapped by the winner and struggling to a tenth-place finish one night earlier, the 30-year-old from Happy, Texas, rediscovered his groove and fended off a late-race challenge from Dereck Ramirez.Earlier in the program, Ramirez chased down Sanders in Edelbrock Heat Race #3 and blasted past the defending USMTS national champ to take the win.After falling back early in the 40-lap main event, Ramirez eventually found his way to Sanders' rear bumper with 15 laps remaining, and pulled alongside the leader on several occasions before a caution with eight laps to go slowed the pace and gave the front-runners a clean track in front of them.Ramirez chose the outside for the restart while Jason Hughes, who had worked his way to third from 14th on the starting grid, filled the inside lane. At the drop of the green flag, Hughes powered ahead of Ramirez but the yellow flag returned again before a lap could be completed.This time, Ramirez chose the inside line for the restart and it paid off as he got the advantage over Hughes and set his sights on Sanders.Sanders, however, seemed to gather strength as the final laps clicked off and sailed away to take the win and $2,500 winner's share of the prize money while Ramirez settled for second behind 'The Rocket' as he did 11 times in 2019.Hughes continued to run up front, finishing third in front of Hunter Marriott and 12th-starting Zack Vanderbeek. Saturday's winner, Jason Ingalls, came home in sixth with Philip Houston, Nathan Hagar, Tyler Davis and Kevin Rutherford rounding out the top 10.Remember the Big O: On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5-7, the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's invades the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, for the 10th Annual Texas Spring Nationals.The track will host an open practice test 'n' tune session on Wednesday, March 4, with drivers in all racing divisions welcome to partake. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and hot laps will run from 6 to 8:30. Pit passes are $20. Admission to the grandstands is free.USMTS Modifieds will compete for $2,000 to win Thursday and $3,000 to win Friday with a top prize of $4,000 up for grabs on Saturday.Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks race for $500 to win Friday and $400 to win on Thursday and Saturday. USRA Limited Mods throw down for $500 to win each night. On Saturday, USRA Tunes and Mod-Lites will also join the program.On Thursday and Friday, the pits will open at 3 p.m. and grandstands open at 5 with racing getting underway at 7 p.m. All times are one hour earlier on Saturday. Tickets each day are $20 for adults (17+) and $15 for seniors (62+) and juniors (12-16). Kids ages 11 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35 each day.The Big O Speedway is located at off I-45 at exit 249, then 5.6 miles east on FM 85 in Ennis, Texas. For more information, call (317) 777-2222 or email bigospeedway@gmail.com. You can also visit the track's official website at bigospeedway.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.Comfort Suites in Ennis is the Official Host Hotel for the 10th Annual Texas Spring Nationals. Call (972) 330-2404 and use the discount code "LUSMTS" when booking. You can also book online at choicehotels.com.The engines scream again three weeks later for the first of five crown jewels this season when the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., hosts King of America X powered by Summit on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28.The 2020 schedule for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's is highlighted by 58 nights of racing at 33 unique dirt ovals as part of the 22nd season for the world's Best of the Best in dirt modified racing.To connect with the USMTS check out USMTS.com, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Keep up to speed by joining our email list= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's 2nd Annual Coton Bowl Clash satisfied by Snickers Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, Texas Sunday, March 1, 2020Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (2) 9R Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas2. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.3. (1) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa4. (5) 47 Jack Sartain, Terrell, Texas5. (9) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.6. (7) 27X Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.7. (8) 86 Dillon Tindall (R), La Grange, Texas8. (3) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.9. (6) 71K Kevin Sustaire, Emory, TexasFAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (3) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.2. (5) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.3. (2) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.4. (4) 20J Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas5. (8) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas6. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.7. (1) 55D Michael Dotson, Lathrop, Mo.8. (7) 8 Wesley Summers, Odessa, Mo.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (7) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas3. (4) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.4. (5) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.5. (8) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.6. (6) 211 Chase Hatton (R), De Berry, Texas7. (3) 49 Ryan Slott (R), New Waverly, Texas8. (2) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D.MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (3) 7 Shayne Bailey, Lathrop, Mo.2. (5) 55H Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla.3. (4) 377 Don Banker (R), Austin, Texas4. (7) 55 Dave Gaggero (R), Wichita, Kan.5. (2) 9C Dillon Hill (R), Eunice, N.M.6. (1) 4M Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas7. (6) 24Z Zane Ferrell, Hermitage, Ark.8. (8) 29 Jamie Campbell (R), La Vernia, TexasREAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (4) 20J Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas2. (3) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas3. (2) 47 Jack Sartain, Terrell, Texas4. (8) 49 Ryan Slott (R), New Waverly, Texas5. (7) 86 Dillon Tindall (R), La Grange, Texas6. (9) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.7. (11) 71K Kevin Sustaire, Emory, Texas8. (6) 211 Chase Hatton (R), De Berry, Texas9. (5) 27X Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.10. (1) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.11. (10) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.2. (5) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (2) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.4. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.5. (6) 4M Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas6. (4) 9C Dillon Hill (R), Eunice, N.M.7. (10) 29 Jamie Campbell (R), La Vernia, Texas8. (7) 55D Michael Dotson, Lathrop, Mo.9. (9) 8 Wesley Summers, Odessa, Mo.10. (8) 24Z Zane Ferrell, Hermitage, Ark.CASEY'S "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas2. (6) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.3. (14) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.4. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.5. (12) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa6. (13) 20J Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas7. (15) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas8. (1) 55H Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla.9. (2) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.10. (7) 9R Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound, Texas11. (9) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.12. (16) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.13. (22) 4M Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas14. (17) 47 Jack Sartain, Terrell, Texas15. (21) 86 Dillon Tindall (R), La Grange, Texas16. (23) 27X Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.17. (24) 6 Casey Skyberg (R), Rapid City, S.D.18. (10) 377 Don Banker (R), Austin, Texas19. (18) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.20. (5) 7 Shayne Bailey, Lathrop, Mo.21. (20) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.22. (19) 49 Ryan Slott (R), New Waverly, Texas23. (8) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.24. (11) 55 Dave Gaggero (R), Wichita, Kan.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Davis 1-5, Sanders 35-40.Total Laps Led: Sanders 35, Davis 5.Margin of Victory: 0.963 second.Time of Race: 23 minutes, 42.649 seconds (3 cautions).Provisional Starters: Iverson, Skyberg.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Hughes (advanced 15 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Hughes (started 14th, finished 3rd).Entries: 33.Next Race: Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7, Big O Speedway, Ennis, Texas.Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's Points: Sanders 278, Hughes 265, Davis 245, Ramirez 243, Marriott 236, Ingalls 229, Houston 225, Iverson 220, Phillips 212, Skyberg 209.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Iverson 220, Skyberg 209, Slott 181, Hagar 180, Gaggero 140.Miller Welders USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: .Compstar/JE Pistons USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: .Contingency Awards:American Racer - VanderBeek.Beyea Custom Headers - Slott.BigDeal Car Care - Hughes, Sanders.Bryke Racing - Tindall.BSB Manufacturing - Duvall.Champ Pans - VanderBeek.Deatherage Opticians - Phillips.Edelbrock - Ramirez.Eibach - Hughes.Fast Shafts - Davis.FK Rod Ends - Hughes.Forty9 Designs - Sartain, Ray.Hooker Harness - Malchus.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Banker.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Iverson.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Bleess.Keyser Manufacturing - Rutherford.KSE Racing Products - Davis.Maxima Racing Oils - Hughes.Penske Racing Shocks - Malchus.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Bailey.QA1 - Ramirez.RacerWebsite.com - Hughes.Simpson Performance Products - Rutherford.Summit Racing Equipment - Sanders, Ramirez, Marriott.Super Clean - Sanders.Swift Springs - Sanders, Malchus.Sybesma Graphics - Hagar.Tire Demon - Skyberg.VP Racing Fuels - Ramirez.Wehrs Machine & Racing Products - Hatton.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Houston.
  6. The 2020 USMTS schedule is set with 53 dates at 30 unique dirt ovals confirmed for the 2020 United States Modified Touring Series schedule and the 22nd season for the world’s Best of the Best in dirt modified racing. With a new season on the horizon and new decade underway, it’s only fitting that the 2020 campaign will blast off at a new venue when the series invades the I-37 Speedway in Pleasanton, Texas, on Friday, February 28, as part of a six-race slate in the Lone Star State over the course of nine days. Located just a few minutes south of San Antonio, the tireless USMTS touring titans will roll two more hours south after the checkered flag waves as they return to the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi on Saturday, February 29, before wrapping up the year’s first tripleheader on Sunday, March 1, at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, located just east of Austin.
  7. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bastrop is USMTS Host Hotel for Cotton Bowl Speedway BASTROP, Texas (February 7)--The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop, Texas, welcomes travelers as the Official Host Hotel for USMTS fans and teams when the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's returns to the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Sunday, March 1. Located just 20 minutes from the racetrack, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop is located just off Highway 71 and Hasler Boulevard, and is close to restaurants, shopping, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Lake, the Colorado River, the Austin360 Amphitheater and Circuit of the Americas. While you're there, enjoy complimentary high speed internet, spacious rooms and full HD television service including complimentary On-Demand movies and dozens of sports channels such as NFL Network and NBA TV. Other amenities include a business center, fitness center, an outdoor pool and spa, on-site laundry facilities, Sweet Shop Convenience Mart and Complimentary Happy Hour Daily. Plus, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop just wrapped up a full renovation of the hotel. For a Two Queen Standard room, fans and race teams will enjoy a discounted rate of $94 + tax per night. For a King Suite that includes an extended living area with a sleeper sofa, a discounted rate of $104 + tax per night is being offered. This includes their Full Hot Fresh Breakfast Buffet to help jump-start your day and 24-hour access to their on-site Fitness Center. Call (512) 321-1900 today to book your stay and remember to mention USMTS when making reservations. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Bastrop at 491 Agnes, Bastrop, TX 78602. Check them out online at holidayinnexpress.com and like them on Facebook. This will be the second stop by the USMTS at the Cotton Bowl Speedway. The inaugural event in 2017 produced a wild finish that saw Chris Brown muscle his way past Dereck Ramirez with eight laps to go to take the win. At the upcoming Sunday, March 1, event the pits will open at 3 p.m. and grandstands open at 5 with hot laps at 6:40 and full-throttle racing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults 17 and older with juniors (12-16) and seniors (62+) just $15. Kids ages 6-11 are $5 and children under 6 get in for free. Pit passes are $35. In addition to the fire-breathing USMTS Modifieds, Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks and USRA Limited Mods will also be on the racing card. The Cotton Bowl Speedway is a 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval located east of Paige at the intersection of US 290 and CR 202. For more information, call (512) 731-0742 or visit cottonbowlspeedway.com. The 2020 schedule for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey's is highlighted by 58 nights of racing at 33 unique dirt ovals as part of the 22nd season for the world's Best of the Best in dirt modified racing. The campaign will blast off at the I-37 Speedway in Pleasanton, Texas, on Friday, February 28, as part of a Lone Star State swing featuring six races over the course of nine days. The tireless USMTS touring titans will roll two more hours south and return to the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi on Saturday, February 29, before wrapping up the year's first tripleheader on Sunday at the Cotton Bowl Speedway. From there, fans and racers trek north to the Dallas-Fort Worth region to the Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas, for a three-day stop paying $2,000, $3,000 and $4,000 to win, respectively, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5-7, at the Texas Spring Nationals. The season stays in motion on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28, at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for King of America X powered by Summit and the first of five crown jewels on the calendar. To connect with the USMTS check out USMTS.com, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Keep up to speed by joining our email list
  8. Sanders rockets to third USMTS title in seven seasons WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Dec. 20)--Habits can be hard to break, and that seems to be the case for Rodney Sanders whose habit of winning continued in 2019 with his third USMTS national championship.Sanders, who turned 30 years old less than two weeks after securing the title at Deer Creek Speedway's 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on September 21, also won back-to-back crowns in 2013 and 2014.Despite being considered a "veteran" of the sport at such a young age, success hasn't gotten an easier for the Happy, Texas, hustler."It's definitely tough," Sanders said. "A lot of people see the racing part of it and think they want to do it and then they come try it for a month and realize how much work it is. A lot of it is late hours and being away from home-that's the biggest thing. I'm maybe gone for a couple months at a time. It's tough to find help but it's really tough to find good help. It's grueling for sure."His grueling schedule in 2019 saw 'The Rocket' compete in every USMTS event as he swept the three regional series schedules in addition to his overall United States Modified Touring Series national title. From beginning to end, however, he donned the daiglo yellow spoiler as the Wrisco Points Leader."We had a really good year. We raced 71 times and had 20 wins and 19 second-place finishes along with winning our third USMTS championship and all three regional championships. All of this wouldn't be possible without all our great marketing partners."Eleven of those wins occurred during the 41-race USMTS grind-a winning percentage of more than 26 percent. But perhaps even more impressive is the fact that his No. 20 MBCustoms machine finished outside of the top 10 just twice in those 41 starts."I feel we have good preparation week in and week out and obviously luck doesn't hurt anything so I just feel like we had a good team, worked well together and just tried to stay out of trouble," Sanders revealed. "Usually the better you run the higher up front you are and you get to race with good guys so you don't tear up anything. We had good parts on the car and didn't have hardly any parts failures, motors ran great... I think it's just a combination of everything."That combination produced his fifth USMTS season with at least $100,000 in earnings and more than $1 million since his rookie season in 2007.Money-wise, his biggest tax return happened in 2014 when he took home nearly $150,000 in winnings. That magical season that produced a seven-race win streak during the campaign netted him $10,000 for winning King of America IV in March, $20,000 at the World Modified Dirt Track Championship in July and $12,000 with his win rain-delayed Sunday win at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree.The following year was almost as good, but it was also one that ended in heartbreak. With a $100,000 bonus up for grabs to any driver who could win three regional championships plus the USMTS national championship, Sanders trailed Jason Hughes by just four points on the final night but came up short and settled for second in the final standings while Hughes netted his second USMTS title.Fast forward four years and Sanders finally sealed the deal for the season sweep. En route to claiming the 2019 USMTS national championship, he added first-place efforts in the MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series, Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series, Summit USMTS Southern Series and the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit.Sanders ended the 2019 season with 97 career USMTS wins-fourth on the all-time list behind Kelly Shryock (182), Hughes (155) and Ryan Gustin (101). As a 19-year-old, his first win happened at the LA Raceway in La Monte, Mo."It don't really seem right, especially the wins and everything," Sanders added. "We kind of got two (championships) there pretty early and I didn't know if we'd ever get another one. It's a tough deal and it's pretty cool to say we've done it three times."Pushing Sanders in 2019 from beginning to end was Woodward, Oklahoma's Dereck Ramirez. A veteran at 33 years of age, Ramirez shadowed Sanders nearly every night and settled for a second-place paycheck on 11 occasions while also garnering three wins.The two racers remain close friends, which translates into respect on the racetrack, Sanders said."I felt like this year as a whole, with the group of guys that we raced against, I felt like it was the most fun. We interacted with each other more than in the past and everyone got along great, and that makes it a lot more fun"For Sanders, the 2019 campaign was another year of checking off boxes for his résumé on his hall-of-fame level journey. While a victory in four of the USMTS crown jewels eluded him, the one that did not was the one that seems to never get away.In July, Sanders nabbed his seventh Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals title at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. In fact, 10 of his 97 career wins have happened at the Kosiski family's 4/10-mile high-banked dirt oval.Sanders noted that getting his first-ever USMTS win at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, was a highlight of the 2019 campaign. In order to win the 10th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout, he had to claw his way through a Real Racing Wheels "B" Main and then started 14th in the main event.Statistically speaking, Sanders now has three USMTS national championships but has also finished second twice and third three times. In 12 seasons, he has 97 wins, 348 top-fives and 485 top-ten finishes in 627 starts. He's also led 3,154 main event laps.Sanders is quick to credit his crew chief Michael Bixby, parents Marcus Sanders and Cheryl Crider-Sanders and girlfriend Morgan McMann with helping him achieve success. His marketing partners include Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing & Rental, Kenny's Tile, Paulson Rock Products, Mb Customs Race Cars, Hibner Logging, CMD Race Shocks, Swift Springs, Swan Energy, KBC Graphix, Hatfield Race Engines, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, PEM Quick Change, Winning Edge Carburetors, Fast Shafts, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Integra Shocks, Real Racing Wheels, Deatherage Opticians, Super Sucker Fans, Day Motor Sports, Performance Bodies, FK Rod Ends, Bergman Tax, Speedway Motors, Bulletproof Tees, QA1 and Champ Pans.Final 2019 USMTS National Championship points:1. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 3619 (10 wins)2. Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 3407 (3 wins)3. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 3188 (2 wins)4. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. ... 3021 (5 wins)5. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ... 2953 (6 wins)6. Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. ... 2902 (4 wins)7. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa ... 2306 (1 win)8. Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. ... 22899. Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. ... 187810. Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn. ... 1685Other winners:Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. (2)Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn. (1)Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. (1)Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn. (1)Ricky Thornton Jr.., Chandler, Ariz. (1)Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn. (1)Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn. (1)Final 2019 MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series points:1. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 826 (2 wins)2. Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 825 (1 win)3. Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. ... 807 (1 win)4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 787 (1 win)5. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ... 734 (1 win)6. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. ... 7177. Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. ... 6958. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz. ... 6049. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa ... 590 (1 win)10. Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark. ... 566Other winner:Ricky Thornton Jr.., Chandler, Ariz. (1)Final 2019 Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Series points:1. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 712 (1 win)2. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa ... 6463. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ... 640 (1 win)4. Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. ... 638 (1 win)5. Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 6356. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 5797. Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn. ... 5578. Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis. ... 5309. Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn. ... 52110. Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. ... 491 (2 wins)Other winners:Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. (1)Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. (1)Final 2019 Summit USMTS Southern Series points:1. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 522 (2 wins)2. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. ... 4893. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ... 479 (2 wins)4. Joe Duvall, Justice, Okla. ... 4135. Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 392 (1 win)6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 385 (1 win)7. Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. ... 3838. Carlos Ahumada Jr.., El Paso, Texas ... 3549. Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas ... 34210. Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. ... 281Final 2019 USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup points:1. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 1737 (5 wins)2. Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 1702 (1 win)3. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. ... 1570 (4 wins)4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 15575. Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. ... 1332 (2 wins)6. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ... 1266 (2 wins)7. Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn. ... 11958. Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. ... 11259. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa ... 97510. Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. ... 716Other winners:Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn. (1)Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn. (1)Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn. (1)Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn. (1)Final 2019 USMTS Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year points:1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 2104 (2 wins)2. Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. ... 15913. Dustin Hodges, Centralia, Mo. ... 5844. Carlos Ahumada Jr.., El Paso, Texas ... 5495. Nathan Hagar, Adair, Okla. ... 415Other winner:Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn. (1)Final 2019 USMTS FK Rod Ends Hard Charger points:1. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 1612. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa ... 1283. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 1194. Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 1135. Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. ... 972019 USMTS Lap Leaders:1. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas ... 3252. Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. ... 2123. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ... 1674. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. ... 1465. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. ... 127Final 2019 USMTS Manufacturers Championship points:1. MB Custom Race Cars, Menomonie, Wis. ... 329 (12 wins)2. Hughes Racing Chassis, Colcord, Okla. ... 321 (9 wins)3. GRT Race Cars, Greenbrier, Ark. ... 251 (5 wins)4. Rage Chassis, Springdale, Ark. ... 241 (2 wins)5. LG2 Race Cars, Newport, Tenn. ... 240 (4 wins)Other winners:VanderBuilt Race Cars,New Sharon, Iowa (3)Lethal Chassis,Mooresville, N.C. (3)Tri-Built Race Cars,Medford, Minn. (1)Final 2019 USMTS Engine Builder of the Year points:1. Hatfield Racing Engines, Joplin, Mo. ... 297 (10 wins)2. Cornett Race Engines, Somerset, Ky. ... 295 (8 wins)3. Kevin Stoa Engineering, Albert Lea, Minn. ... 231 (4 wins)4. Durham Racing Engines, High Point, N.C. ... 209 (5 wins)5. Stoen Racing Engines, Medford, Minn. ... 173 (2 wins)Other winners:Tri Star Engines, Baldwin, Wis. (6)Mullins Race Engines, Mount Olive, Ill. (1)Action Engineering, Rochester, Minn. (2)Sower Power Racing Engines, Parkers Prairie, Minn. (1)Breeschoten Race Engines, St. Cloud, Minn. (1)To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe.
  9. Bleess' awesome autumn continues with Grant Junghans Memorial win PARK CITY, Kansas (November 16)--On a history-making night at the 81 Speedway where crew members, fans and racers honored the late Grant Junghans and paid tribute to hall-of-fame promoter C. Ray Hall, a young driver from Chatfield, Minnesota, named Jacob Bleess forever etched his name into dirt modified racing lore.With the champagne still not dry on the Featherlite Fall Jamboree trophy he took home on September 21, Bleess gave the audience in Park City, Kansas, an encore performance with a wire-to-wire victory at the 4th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial.Following a heat race win, Bleess revealed his formula for success in the main event: "Stay consistent, keep the tires on it and not get passed."The racing surface was spectacular and racy all weekend but locked down right away in Saturday's feature race and put passing at a premium.Drawing the pole position was the one box Bleess checked just to be sure."Got that clean air right away and knew if I had the lead and just quarter-throttle the whole time and keep the tires under it-I didn't really see that many people blow tires-so I knew I was pretty good for how much I was saving," a smiling Bleess said during his victory lane celebration. "It was a good night."Bleess, who finished seventh in Friday night's Chisholm Trail Showdown nightcap, beat reigning World of Outlaws Late Model Series champ Brandon Sheppard into the first corner and that was all she wrote."When you're out front leading, you can set the pace and the guys behind you are usually going a little harder than you," Bleess added. "No one was blowing tires so I knew we were going to be okay."Remembering one of the most popular USMTS racers ever, Saturday's Grant Junghans Memorial main event paid $10,002 to the winner while each of the 24 main event starters earned no less than $1,202.Bleess was 22 years old when he took the checkered flag Saturday night, but will celebrate his 23rd birthday after midnight on the same day that Junghans was born. He would have been 31 on Sunday.The racing world lost Junghans on March 12, 2016, after a courageous six-year battle with a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer. The Grant Junghans Memorial is an opportunity for his family, friends, fans and fellow competitors to remember the good times and racing memories shared in his 27 years with us.Junghans was first diagnosed with cancer in February of 2010. Despite on-again off-again chemotherapy treatments and numerous surgeries, he never lost his sense of humor, fighting spirit or natural-born tendency to be decent to others.He was also the 2009 USMTS Rookie of the Year and that award has since been renamed in his honor.Saturday's triumph was the second career USMTS win for Bleess. His first came 55 days earlier at the Deer Creek Speedway during the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.Sheppard finished second Saturday while another Lucas Schott, who topped the inaugural Grant Junghans Memorial in 2016, came home in third.Tyler Wolff held off 2017 event winner and reigning USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders for fourth while Tanner Mullens, Dereck Ramirez, Darron Fuqua, Ryan Gustin and Chase Junghans rounded out the top 10.A former USMTS competitor, Chase Junghans is the younger brother of Grant Junghans.Saturday was also the final event as owner/operator of the 81 Speedway for award-winning promoter C. Ray Hall, ending an historical 58-year run at the helm.Friends of dirt track racing that stepped up to support this event include A&A Electric & Underground, Malvern Bank, MB Customs Race Cars, Ramirez Motorsports, Rancho Milagro, Real Racing Wheels, Rick Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning and Shop Quik Convenience Stores.Lap sponsors for the 50-lap main event include A One Automotive, Aceco Rental & Sales, AJ's Café, BMJ Enterprises, Broadway Truck & Auto, Caney Valley Speedway, Designs Unlimited, Dirt Life Illustrated, Dirt Monthly Magazine, Doherty Brothers Construction, Duvall Electric, First Class Septic, FYE Motorsports, GW Performance, Hacienda Mechanical, Hass Horizontal, Hoker Trucking, Hughes Racing Chassis, Humboldt Speedway, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Monarch Motor Speedway, MSRMafia.com, New Point Lighting & Design, Nick, Larry and Blonde Bomber, OFI Performance, RaceKnowHow.com, Roy and Becky Thackery, S&S Fishing & Rental, SouthernStockyards.com in memory of John Stand, Vado Speedway Park, VanderBuilt Race Cars/Gresham Services and Wichita Tank Racing.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) 4th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial 81 Speedway, Park City, Kansas Saturday, November 16, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (4) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.2. (2) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.3. (6) 18 Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.4. (1) 25C Johnny Cammon, Wichita, Kan.5. (10) 52 Ryan McAninch, Hutchinson, Kan.6. (7) 4RJ Jared Russell, Wagoner, Okla.7. (3) 86 Eric Main, Hutchinson, Kan.8. (8) 06 Andrew Wallace, Wichita, Kan.9. (5) 23 Justin Rexwinkle, South Coffeyville, Okla.10. (9) 15 Blake Davis, South Coffeyville, Okla.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (3) 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo.2. (2) 81 Cody Simpson, Quinlan, Texas3. (4) 9T Cole Traugott, Woodward, Okla.4. (9) 34 Kale Westover, Blair, Okla.5. (5) 96JR Jon Herring Jr.., Woodward, Okla.6. (6) 7 Treyton Gann, Ponca City, Okla.7. (1) A2 Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan.8. (10) 11N Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark.9. (8) 32R Daniel Richey, Wichita, Kan.10. (7) 51T Tim Thomas, Fargo, N.D.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (7) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.2. (8) 55 Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa3. (9) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.4. (3) 9R Brody Robe, Wichita, Kan.5. (4) 00 Cody Jolly, Jasper, Mo.6. (10) 32B Josh Lanterman, Derby, Kan.7. (2) 3 Arne Anderson, Watertown, S.D.8. (6) 30 Tad Davis, Chanute, Kan.9. (5) 29 Keith Hammett, Brookland, Ark.DNS - 9 Andy Eickhoff, Albion, Neb.MSD PERFROMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (5) 4B Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, Ill.2. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas3. (9) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (4) 28 Wendall Bolden, Greenville, Texas5. (8) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.6. (2) 77D Edward Leecy, Derby, Kan.7. (1) 37J Ronnie Burkhardt, Topeka, Kan.8. (7) 52C Alex Cammon, Wichita, Kan.9. (3) 5F Drake Findley, Bryant, Ark.10. (10) 0K Kendall Kemp, Maize, Kan.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (3) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.2. (8) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.3. (4) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D.4. (5) 01A Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.5. (1) 1 Kirby Robe, Wichita, Kan.6. (6) 2G Brandon Givens, Perry, Okla.7. (2) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa8. (7) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.9. (9) 22N Kevin Newell, Wichita, Kan.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 6 advance):1. (2) 9T Cole Traugott, Woodward, Okla.2. (3) 52 Ryan McAninch, Hutchinson, Kan.3. (1) 81 Cody Simpson, Quinlan, Texas4. (8) 4RJ Jared Russell, Wagoner, Okla.5. (16) 29 Keith Hammett, Brookland, Ark.6. (4) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.7. (7) 00 Cody Jolly, Jasper, Mo., $1528. (6) 32B Josh Lanterman, Derby, Kan., $1529. (5) 9R Brody Robe, Wichita, Kan., $15210. (18) 51T Tim Thomas, Fargo, N.D., $15211. (9) 77D Edward Leecy, Derby, Kan., $15212. (17) 22N Kevin Newell, Wichita, Kan., $15213. (13) 06 Andrew Wallace, Wichita, Kan., $15214. (12) 5D Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $15215. (10) 86 Eric Main, Hutchinson, Kan., $15216. (14) 52C Alex Cammon, Wichita, Kan., $15217. (15) 23 Justin Rexwinkle, South Coffeyville, Okla., $15218. (11) 3 Arne Anderson, Watertown, S.D., $15219. (19) 0K Kendall Kemp, Maize, Kan., $152REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 6 advance):1. (1) 34 Kale Westover, Blair, Okla.2. (3) 01A Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.3. (14) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.4. (9) 2G Brandon Givens, Perry, Okla.5. (2) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D.6. (5) 28 Wendall Bolden, Greenville, Texas7. (12) 11N Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark., $1528. (7) 1 Kirby Robe, Wichita, Kan., $1529. (6) 96JR Jon Herring Jr.., Woodward, Okla., $15210. (13) 30 Tad Davis, Chanute, Kan., $15211. (17) 15 Blake Davis, South Coffeyville, Okla., $15212. (4) 25C Johnny Cammon, Wichita, Kan., $15213. (15) 32R Daniel Richey, Wichita, Kan., $15214. (8) 7 Treyton Gann, Ponca City, Okla., $15215. (11) 37J Ronnie Burkhardt, Topeka, Kan., $15216. (18) 9 Andy Eickhoff, Albion, Neb., $15217. (16) 5F Drake Findley, Bryant, Ark., $15218. (10) A2 Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan., $152CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (50 laps):1. (1) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., $10,0022. (2) 4B Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, Ill., $50023. (6) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., $40024. (3) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., $30025. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, $25026. (4) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., $22027. (10) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., $20028. (9) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., $18029. (7) 55 Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, $170210. (11) 18 Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., $160211. (13) 9T Cole Traugott, Woodward, Okla., $150212. (12) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn., $140213. (14) 34 Kale Westover, Blair, Okla., $130214. (15) 52 Ryan McAninch, Hutchinson, Kan., $129215. (19) 4RJ Jared Russell, Wagoner, Okla., $128216. (21) 29 Keith Hammett, Brookland, Ark., $127217. (23) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., $126218. (8) 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo., $125219. (22) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D., $124220. (18) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., $123221. (16) 01A Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., $122222. (24) 28 Wendall Bolden, Greenville, Texas, $121223. (20) 2G Brandon Givens, Perry, Okla., $120224. (17) 81 Cody Simpson, Quinlan, Texas, $1202Lap Leader: Bleess 1-50.Total Laps Led: Bleess 50.Margin of Victory: 0.643 second.Time of Race: 19 minutes, 1.253 seconds (1 caution).Provisional Starters: None.Entries: 49.Next Race: Season complete.
  10. Rain, bitter cold soak Summit Southern Nationals plans KENNEDALE, Texas (October 28)--With rain showers through Wednesday followed by three days of bitter cold, officials from the Kennedale Speedway Park, United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) and United States Racing Association (USRA) have announced the cancellation of this weekend's Summit Southern Nationals. After an imminent chance of rain for the next three days, Halloween Thursday is expected to be windy and bone-chilling cold, followed by areas of frost and a freeze on Friday morning. Saturday is expected to be the third straight day with lows dipping into the 30s. "This was an awesome show last year with a huge car count and packed grandstands, so we were really looking forward to this event especially after having last year's main event cut short by rain," said Todd Staley, President of both the USMTS and USRA. "Nobody in their right mind wants to sit outside for three or four hours in freezing cold wind. It might be good for watching on pay-per-view in your house, but we're not going to put our drivers and fans through that." Staley noted that an event in early spring may be just what the doctor ordered. "Stay tuned for more details about that." Rodney Sanders, who needed only to suit up this weekend to secure the points battle, is now officially crowned the 2019 USMTS national champion-his third overall and first since winning back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013. In the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series, all national and regional points events are now complete for all divisions. Following an audit and review of the season's competition, points will become official and final next Tuesday, November 5. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe. To learn more about the United States Racing Association, visit USRAracing.com. You can also like us on Facebook at @usraracing, visit us on Instagram at @usraracing, follow us on Twitter at @USRARacing and watch us on YouTube at @USRATV. Keep up to speed with everything USRA and subscribe to the USRA e-Newsletter at http://usraracing.com/subscribe.
  11. Bleess seizes piece of history with Featherlite Fall Jamboree victory SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 21)--Jacob Bleess drove the race of his life Saturday night in the finale of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway. Courtesy of USMTS PR Bleess took the lead at the waving of the green flag and went on to pace all 50 laps in securing his career-first USMTS win on the world's biggest stage for dirt modified racing. "I'm speechless right now. It feels good," said the 22-year-old from nearby Chatfield, Minn. "We won here in the B-Mod like five years ago and it feels good to be back." The main event kicked off with 32 of the planet's best racers lining up three wide and 11 rows deep. Bleess rolled off from the outside of the front row with fellow Chatfield resident Lucas Schott on the pole and track champion Brandon Davis the man in the middle. Bleess may have been the leader, but he was never able to rest during the contest. Schott and Davis threatened throughout the race and pulled alongside several times-occasionally three wide with room to spare. The leaders reached the back of the field by lap 12 and had to deal with heavy lapped traffic. Meanwhile, Ryan Gustin-who used a past champion's provisional to earn the 31st starting spot-had passed half the field by the ninth lap. When the race's first caution waved with 26 laps in the books, Bleess was still clinging to the lead with Schott, Davis, defending Jamboree champ Rodney Sanders and Friday's runner-up, Jake O'Neil, filling the rest of the top five. With half of the race complete, deep-in-the-field starters Dereck Ramirez (17th), Terry Phillips (14th), and Zack VanderBeek (18th) had also cracked the top 10. Another yellow came out six laps later, but Bleess wasn't rattled by either pause in the race. In fact, he said, it allowed him to get back into clean air where his No. 21 VanderBuilt chassis was better. "I just stayed consistent and tried to keep the tires under it," Bleess said. "The yellows kind of helped me. I wasn't able to go through lapped traffic good. "Pull a tear-off... Cool down... Clean track... Just hit my marks." Davis has four USMTS triumphs at 'The Creek' but none during Featherlite Fall Jamboree week. This year, he won the Labor Day race and came into Thursday's show riding a seven-race win streak here. Sanders, who had a championship to be aware of as well, came up to make it a three-way battle for the lead over the final 15 laps but eventually Bleess and Davis pulled ahead to make it a two-way race. Over the final three laps, Davis pulled even with Bleess on at least six occasions. In the final turn on the final lap, the opportunity was there for Davis to slide up and execute a "checkers or wreckers" pass of Bleess, but left enough room for Bleess to scream past on the outside and beat him to the finish line by a whisker (eight one-hundredths of a second to be exact). Jacob Bleess (21) crosses the finish line just ahead of Brandon Davis (50). Photo courtesy of USMTS PR Bleess' first USMTS win was also his first win anywhere this season. His take-home pay came to a cool $12,700 with $2,500 in bonus money from Tralo Companies plus a slew of contingency awards including a new driveshaft from Fast Shafts and the Swift Springs "Four Corners" Award. Davis had to settle for the $5,000 runner-up paycheck and Sanders came across the line third to score $4,000. VanderBeek was fourth and netted $3,300 while Schott held on for fifth which added $2,700 to the newlywed's bank account. Phillips, Ramirez, Jason Hughes, O'Neil and Joe Duvall completed the top 10. Hughes, who started 23rd, was awarded the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award. Using his patented high-side acrobatics, Gustin climbed as high as 10th in the 50-lap feature and wound up in the 14th spot. Prior to Saturday's main event, the annual $2,000-to-win Non-Qualifiers Race was a thriller itself with R.C. Whitwell scoring his second NQ contest of the weekend. Make plans now to attend the 22nd Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-19, 2020, at the Deer Creek Speedway. With his better finish, Sanders claimed the points title over Ramirez in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit after an incredible grind of 19 nights of racing that began Aug. 1 and ended Saturday night. Summit Southern Nationals next: While Saturday's show was the final points race in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup, the 2019 USMTS National Champion will be determined at the 2nd Annual Summit Southern Nationals at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas. Set for on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, the race will also feature USRA Factory Stocks and USRA Limited Mods on the card. Junghans Memorial Nov. 16: The USMTS season concludes on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16 with the year's only non-points races at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. The 3rd Annual Chisholm Trail Showdown will take place on Friday and pay $3,000 to win. The 4th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial happens on Saturday-one day before Grant's birthday-and will once again pay $10,002 to win and $1,202 to start. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree - Night 3 of 3 Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 16 in heat race passing points and the top 4 in the "B" Mains advance to the "A" Main. SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps): 1. (1) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn. 2. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas. 3. (5) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn. 4. (6) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn. 5. (4) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo. 6. (10) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. 7. (8) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis. 8. (2) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn. 9. (9) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis. 10. (7) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn. DNS - 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn. DNS - 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn. FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps): 1. (1) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. 2. (3) 23k Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn. 3. (4) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn. 4. (5) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan. 5. (2) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa. 6. (6) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa. 7. (7) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn. 8. (9) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo. 9. (8) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo. DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa. DNS - 00g Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn. DNS - 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn. EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps): 1. (2) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa. 2. (3) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas. 3. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. 4. (10) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis. 5. (8) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz. 6. (4) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn. 7. (9) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn. 8. (7) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa. 9. (1) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn. 10. (6) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas. DNS - 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis. DNS - 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn. MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps): 1. (4) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn. 2. (7) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn. 3. (9) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. 4. (1) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn. 5. (10) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa. 6. (3) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn. 7. (5) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa. 8. (8) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn. 9. (2) 98d Mitch Madery (R), Kasson, Minn. 10. (6) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis. DNS - 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo. DNS - 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo. VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps): 1. (1) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn. 2. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. 3. (8) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn. 4. (4) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla. 5. (10) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn. 6. (5) 51w J.T. Wasmund (R), Pine Island, Minn. 7. (7) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can. 8. (9) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn. 9. (6) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn. 10. (3) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Tea, S.D. DNS - 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa. SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps): 1. (1) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis. 2. (2) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. 3. (4) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn. 4. (7) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla. 5. (9) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. 6. (3) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn. 7. (6) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn. 8. (5) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo. 9. (8) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn. 10. (10) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa. DNS - 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. 2. (5) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. 3. (2) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla. 4. (10) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn. 5. (4) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz. 6. (8) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis. 7. (13) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn. 8. (15) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Tea, S.D. 9. (11) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn. 10. (6) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa. 11. (7) 51w J.T. Wasmund (R), Pine Island, Minn. 12. (9) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can. 13. (14) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa. 14. (3) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn. 15. (12) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo. DNS - 00g Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn., $0. DNS - 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., $0. DNS - 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn., $0. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa. 2. (3) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. 3. (1) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn. 4. (5) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo. 5. (4) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn. 6. (7) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn. 7. (12) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn. 8. (10) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn. 9. (6) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn. 10. (8) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn. 11. (9) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn. 12. (13) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn. 13. (11) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo. 14. (14) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas. DNS - 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa. DNS - 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., $0. DNS - 51a Blake Arndt, Brownsdale, Minn., $0. DNS - 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo., $0. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #3 (15 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (11) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis. 2. (2) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn. 3. (1) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn. 4. (8) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa. 5. (13) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn. 6. (10) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa. 7. (7) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn. 8. (14) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis. 9. (4) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla. 11. (5) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa. 11. (9) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo. 12. (12) 98d Mitch Madery (R), Kasson, Minn. 13. (3) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan. 14. (6) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn. DNS - 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn., $0. DNS - 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo., $0. DNS - 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn., $0. DNS - 21k Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa., $0. NON-QUALIFIERS RACE (25 laps): 1. (10) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 25, $2000. 2. (2) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 25, $1500. 3. (5) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 25, $1000. 4. (6) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Skyrocket/HarryHeads, 25, $800. 5. (14) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn., Player/MAS, 25, $700. 6. (1) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, 25, $600. 7. (16) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Claire, Wis., Rocket/Baxter, 25, $500. 8. (15) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn., Harris/KSE, 25, $475. 9. (9) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., MBCustoms/JB, 25, $450. 10. (21) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Midstate, 25, $425. 11. (3) 23k Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn., Killer/Flyin'J, 25, $400. 12. (17) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Alexandria, Minn., SSR/Stoen, 25, $375. 13. (20) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn., LG2/Baier's, 25, $350. 14. (12) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa, IROC/ChevPerf, 25, $325. 15. (13) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn., GRT/Allard, 25, $300. 16. (8) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, WesternFlyer/KPE, 25, $290. 17. (18) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Cornett, 25, $280. 18. (4) 24c Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn., Ramirez/Flyin'J, 19, $275. 19. (11) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn., LG2/KSE, 19, $270. 20. (23) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/ChevPerf, 19, $265. 21. (19) 98d Mitch Madery (R), Kasson, Minn., Skyrocket/ASI, 14, $260. 22. (22) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 8, $255. 23. (11) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla., Rage/ChevPerf, 1, $250. DNS - 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, 0, $100. DNS - 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can., Taylor/ChevPerf, 0, $100. DNS - 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., Hughes/Wyman, 0, $100. DNS - 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa, MBCustoms/KSE, 0, $100. DNS - 51w J.T. Wasmund (R), Pine Island, Minn., DirtDueler/Baier's, 0, $100. CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (50 laps): 1. (3) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 50, $12,700. 2. (2) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., Tri-Built/KSE, 50, $5000. 3. (10) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 50, $4000. 4. (18) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 50, $3300. 5. (1) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 50, $2700. 6. (14) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 50, $2200. 7. (17) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 50, $2000. 8. (23) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 50, $1700. 9. (4) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 50, $1500. 10. (9) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Hill, 50, $1300. 11. (8) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 50, $1200. 12. (21) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 50, $1100. 13. (20) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 50, $1000. 14. (31) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 50, $900. 15. (16) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 50, $850. 16. (24) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Rocket/Baier's, 50, $800. 17. (22) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn., Killer/KSE, 50, $775. 18. (6) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, 50, $750. 19. (29) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 50, $725. 20. (13) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis., Rocket/Sput's, 50, $700. 21. (19) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, 50, $675. 22. (26) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn., SSR/Sput's, 50, $650. 23. (28) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, Rage/ChevPerf, 50, $650. 24. (30) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 50, $650. 25. (27) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 50, $650. 26. (12) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas, MBCustoms/PTS, 50, $650. 27. (15) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., Longhorn/ChevPerf, 50, $650. 28. (7) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa, Sidebiter/Jono's, 50, $650. 29. (11) 23 Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn., Shaw/Action, 50, $650. 30. (25) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn., GRT/Sput's, 50, $650. 31. (5) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Wagamon, 50, $650. 32. (32) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 50, $650. (R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender Lap Leader: Bleess 1-50. Total Laps Led: Bleess 50. Margin of Victory: 0.088 second. Time of Race: 25 minutes, 43.904 seconds (2 cautions). Provisional Starters: Marriott, Saurer, Gustin. Eibach Spring Forward Award: Gustin (advanced 25 positions). FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Hughes (started 23rd, finished 8th). Entries: 70. Next Race: Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, Texas. Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: TBD. USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup Points (final): TBD. Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: TBD. USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: TBD. USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: TBD. Contingency Awards: American Racer - Jones. Beyea Custom Headers - VanderBeek. Bryke Racing - Angst. BSB Manufacturing - Oertel. Casey's General Stores - Clark. Champ Pans - Schott. Deatherage Opticians - Gaddis. E3 Spark Plugs - Sanders. Edelbrock - Havlik. Eibach - Gustin. Fast Shafts - Duvall. FK Rod Ends - Hughes. Hooker Harness - Sorensen. Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Williamson. Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Horgdal. K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Schott. Keyser Manufacturing - Duvall. KSE Racing Products - O'Neil. Maxima Racing Oils - Bleess. Out-Pace Racing Products - Cummins. PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Havlik. QA1 - Oertel. RacerWebsite.com - Horgdal. Simpson Performance Products - Atkinson. Swift Springs - Bleess, Davis. Sybesma Graphics - Schott. Tire Demon - Crapser. VP Racing Fuels - Bleess. Wilwood Disc Brakes - Ramirez.
  12. Sanders best of the best in Friday Featherlite Fall Jamboree thriller SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 20)--Magical things just seem to happen between the walls of the Deer Creek Speedway when the United States Modified Touring Series is in town, and the racing gods bestowed yet another badass blessing on the race fans Friday during the second night of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. When considering the amount of sheer excitement throughout the evening's 40-lap main event, perhaps the best move of the night took place when Jake Timm, Blake Arndt and Kyle Brown climbed from their destroyed race cars after a frightening crash on the opening lap. Replays from the live RacinDirt.tv broadcast showed Jason Hughes and Arndt make contact near the end of the back-stretch while battling in the middle of the pack. Arndt shot up the track into a helpless Timm who then smacked the concrete wall and went into a series of end-over-end flips, nearly exiting the track. Brown, who used a provisional in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup to get the 30th starting spot, was also collected in the melee. Ultimately, after a few tense moments, all three racers emerged from the twisted metal without serious injury. On the restart, cars became bunched up coming to the flagstand which forced one car off the track and brought about the race's second slow-down before a single lap could be completed. Finally under green, Dustin Sorensen took control from the pole position and proceeded to set a blistering pace around the extreme high side of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval with Austin Siebert and Jake O'Neil challenging the second-generation speedster. USMTS national points leader Rodney Sanders joined the fray and O'Neil used the occasion to grab second place from Siebert as they raced three-wide behind Sorensen. With Sorensen, O'Neil and Sanders dragging each other around the top of the track, the caution flew on lap 13 just as the leaders had caught the back of the field. When the green flag returned, Sanders took advantage and slipped by O'Neil for second while 14th-starting Jacob Bleess took fourth away from Hunter Marriott. A slight bobble in turn two was all that Sanders needed to make a run on Sorensen, and the two-time USMTS national champ slid past the 18-year old for the lead on lap 24. The final 16 laps were nothing short of incredible. While Sanders continued to hold serve, O'Neil followed in his tire tracks with Sorensen right behind and Marriott trailing in fourth. Meanwhile, Thursday night winner Dereck Ramirez (from 24th) and Zack VanderBeek (from 22nd) had cracked the top ten and battling to get into the top five. Lapped cars gain became a factor with ten laps remaining. Sanders and O'Neil broke away slightly and waged a hearty battle through traffic when suddenly the yellow lights came on and caution flew over the speedway with just two laps to go. On the restart, O'Neil was a bit slow to fire but caught Sanders by the time they reached back-stretch while Sorensen tip-toed his way around the low side of the racing surface and Ramirez tried to squeeze in through the middle. Entering the final corner coming to the checkered flag, O'Neil shot to the low side and began a huge slide up the track but was restrained enough to give Sanders a car's width to squirt around the top and speed past to take the win. As O'Neil tucked in behind Sanders, Sorensen snuck underneath for second while Ramirez passed 20 of his fellow competitors en route to a fourth-place finish and VanderBeek drive by 17 cars to register his second top-five in as many nights. Top three (from left to right): runner-up Dustin Sorensen, winner Rodney Sanders and third-place finisher Jake O'Neil. Not to be outdone, track champion Brandon Davis passed 20 cars too, finishing seventh behind Marriott with Bleess, Hughes and 21st-starting Lucas Schott rounding out the top ten. "Dustin had a good car and he had a fast pace early, and I was just trying to save my stuff there," Sanders told USMTS announcer Chris Stepan in victory lane. "I kind of moved up there after I got by him and I felt like I was just kind of spinning my wheels a little bit. I saw Jake back underneath me and moved back down. With his ninth career USMTS victory at 'The Creek' and 96th overall in USMTS competition, Sanders pocketed $5,000 and took another step closer to securing his third national title. "It was a fun race. I've got to thank Jake and Dustin and all those guys for running hard and clean. Jake threw a 'Hail Mary' at the end but he left me room. It's fun when you can race hard with people like that but not tear up anything." Eartlier in the program, the Stoen Racing Engines "Dash 4 Cash" featured the drivers with the fastest one-lap time in each heat race competing for $1,000 to win. Hughes held off O'Neil for the win, followed by Marriott, Sanders, Ethan Dotson and Travis Saurer. In addition to $2,000 in cold, hard cash for the eight-lap sprint, the six drivers also earned contingency awards and product from Callies Performance Products, Construction Partnership, Inc., Jobbers Parts Warehouse, Kevko Racing Oil Pans & Components, National Fleet Graphics and Spyder High Performance Filters. Jason Hughes won the Stoen "Dash 4 Cash" race. The 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree continues Saturday, and race fans will witness a complete program with the winner of Saturday's championship pocketing $10,000. Thirty cars will start the main event which will go three-wide for the green flag start. The 30-car Non-Qualifiers Race will pay $2,000 to win. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. For fans unable to attend in person, all three nights of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at RacinDirt.TV. The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America's most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out DeerCreekSpeedway.com online. Follow 'The Creek' on social media at facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree - Night 2 of 3 Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 15 in heat race passing points plus the top 4 in the "B" Mains advanced to the "A" Main. Drivers with the fastest single-lap time in each heat race were eligible to compete in the Dash. SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps): 1. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. 2. (3) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn. 3. (5) 51w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn. 4. (11) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis. 5. (1) 98d Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn. 6. (9) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis. 7. (7) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan. 8. (4) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo. 9. (10) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn. 10. (6) 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo. 11. (8) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn. DNS - 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn. FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps): 1. (1) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn. 2. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. 3. (8) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo. 4. (10) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn. 5. (5) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can. 6. (9) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn. 7. (2) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn. 8. (11) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis. 9. (7) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn. 10. (4) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. 11. (3) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. DNS - 00g Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn. EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps): 1. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. 2. (2) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis. 3. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla. 4. (7) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn. 5. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. 6. (4) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa. 7. (5) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa. 8. (11) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn. 9. (8) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn. 10. (9) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa. 11. (10) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas. DNS - 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis. MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps): 1. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn. 2. (1) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn. 3. (4) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis. 4. (3) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn. 5. (5) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn. 6. (8) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn. 7. (6) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn. 8. (7) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa. 9. (9) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn. 10. (11) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn. 11. (10) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa. DNS - 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo. VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps): 1. (1) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. 2. (3) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn. 3. (7) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz. 4. (9) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. 5. (6) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa. 6. (10) 23k Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn. 7. (2) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn. 8. (4) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo. 9. (11) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Tea, S.D. 10. (5) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla. 11. (8) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn. SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps): 1. (1) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo. 2. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas. 3. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa. 4. (4) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn. 5. (9) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas. 6. (3) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn. 7. (8) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn. 8. (10) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa. 9. (5) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa. 10. (7) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn. DNS - 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (2) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis. 2. (1) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn. 3. (4) 23 Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn. 4. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. 5. (5) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn., SSR/Sput's, $50. 6. (15) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. 7. (7) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa. 8. (11) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Skyrocket/HarryHeads, $50. 9. (16) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn., Harris/KSE, $50. 10. (13) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/ChevPerf, $50. 11. (3) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas, MBCustoms/PTS, $50. 12. (10) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn., SSR/Stoen, $50. 13. (9) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn., Skyrocket/KSE, $50. 14. (14) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla., Rage/ChevPerf, $50. 15. (12) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn., Ramirez/Flyin'J, $50. 16. (8) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis., Rocket/Baxter, $50. DNS - 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo., Hughes/Mullins, $50. DNS - 00g Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn., $0. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (2) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn. 2. (3) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn. 3. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. 4. (13) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn. 5. (7) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Rocket/Baier's, $50. 6. (5) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, $50. 7. (8) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, Rage/ChevPerf, $50. 8. (12) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa, IROC/ChevPerf, $50. 9. (6) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn., GRT/Sput's, $50. 10. (9) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa, Sidebiter/Johnson, $50. 11. (4) 98d Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn., Skyrocket/ASI, $50. 12. (11) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn., GRT/Allard, $50. 13. (14) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, WesternFlyer/KPE, $50. 14. (10) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., Hughes/Wyman, $50. DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, $50. DNS - 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, $50. DNS - 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn., $0. DNS - 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., $0. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #3 (15 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (3) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn. 2. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa. 3. (4) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis. 4. (9) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn. 5. (15) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn., Killer/KSE, $50. 6. (8) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, $50. 7. (1) 51w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn., DirtDueler/Baier's, $50. 8. (6) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn., Killer/Flyin'J, $50. 9. (12) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $50. 10. (7) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Midstate, $50. 11. (13) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn., LG2/KSE, $50. 12. (16) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa, MBCustoms/KSE, $50. 13. (5) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can., Taylor/ChevPerf, $50. 14. (11) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Tea, S.D., MBCustoms/JB, $50. 15. (10) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Cornett, $50. 16. (14) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, $50. DNS - 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn., $0. DNS - 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo., $0. STOEN RACING ENGINES "DASH 4 CASH" (8 laps): 1. (1) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., $1000. 2. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., $400. 3. (3) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., $300. 4. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, $100. 5. (6) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., $100. 6. (5) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., $100. CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps): 1. (8) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $5000. 2. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $3000. 3. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $2000. 4. (24) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1500. 5. (22) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1000. 6. (9) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $900. 7. (27) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., Tri-Built/KSE, 40, $800. 8. (14) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $750. 9. (15) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $700. 10. (21) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $650. 11. (19) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $625. 12. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $600. 13. (26) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Hill, 40, $575. 14. (2) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 40, $550. 15. (7) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $525. 16. (16) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis., Rocket/Sput's, 40, $500. 17. (12) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn., Player/MAS, 40, $475. 18. (13) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40, $450. 19. (25) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 40, $425. 20. (23) 23 Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn., Shaw/Action, 40, $400. 21. (28) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $400. 22. (17) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, 40, $400. 23. (4) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Wagamon, 40, $400. 24. (11) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Longhorn/Mullins, 38, $400. 25. (10) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 34, $400. 26. (3) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., Longhorn/ChevPerf, 30, $400. 27. (29) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 30, $400. 28. (18) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 0, $400. 29. (20) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn., Shaw/KSE, 0, $400. 30. (30) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa, Harris/Tesar, 0, $400. (R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender Lap Leaders: Sorensen 1-22, Sanders 23-40. Total Laps Led: Sorensen 22, Sanders 18. Margin of Victory: 0.359 second. Time of Race: 17 minutes, 15.653 seconds (4 cautions). Provisional Starters: Waits, Brown. Eibach Spring Forward Award: Davis (advanced 28 positions). FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Ramirez (started 24th, finished 4th). Entries: 70. Next Race: Saturday, Sept. 21, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: TBD. USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup Points: TBD. Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: TBD. USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: TBD. USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: TBD. Contingency Awards: American Racer - Atkinson. Beyea Custom Headers - Ramirez. Bryke Racing - Saurer. BSB Manufacturing - Alberts. Casey's General Stores - Stoa. Champ Pans - VanderBeek. Deatherage Opticians - Skaggs. E3 Spark Plugs - O'Neil. Edelbrock - Sorensen. Eibach - Davis. Fast Shafts - Atkinson. FK Rod Ends - Ramirez. Hooker Harness - Duvall. Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Schill. Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Tourville. K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Clark. Keyser Manufacturing - Schott. KSE Racing Products - Hughes. Maxima Racing Oils - Sanders. Out-Pace Racing Products - Doelle. PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Whitwell. QA1 - Hughes. RacerWebsite.com - Christensen. Simpson Performance Products - O'Neil. Swift Springs - Sanders, Angst. Sybesma Graphics - Sorensen. Tire Demon - Angst. VP Racing Fuels - Sanders. Wilwood Disc Brakes - Davis.
  13. Ramirez, Deer Creek bury the hatchet in Featherlite Fall Jamboree lid-lifter SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 19)--Dereck Ramirez watched the monkey on his back grow old, but the 32-year-old from Woodward, Okla., finally laid it to rest Thursday on opening night of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Courtesy of USMTS PR Ramirez started on the outside of the front row and followed polesitter Joel Alberts for the first six laps of Thursday's main event before powering to the front. Besides Alberts, Ramirez was also challenged by Adam Hensel, Zack VanderBeek and Rodney Sanders during the first half of the 40-lapper but eventually he checked out with Sanders to settle it among themselves. It seemed fitting since the pair are ranked first and second in both the Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship points battle and USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit which wraps up with the conclusion of Saturday's race. Lapped traffic came into play during the final dozen laps, but despite his best efforts Sanders had to settle for the runner-up paycheck while Ramirez broke through for his third win of the season and eighth of his USMTS career. In doing so, Ramirez also buried the hatchet with the Deer Creek Speedway. "This is one of them places where in racing this is where you shine-Eldora for the Late Models; Deer Creek for the Modifieds-and it's so great to actually do it," an emotional Ramirez said in victory lane. "I've struggled and struggled here, and I finally got something figured out. I think we got something to work with." Thursday's event was the 108th United States Modified Touring Series race at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval near Spring Valley, Minn. For Ramirez, it was his 80th attempt but first trip to the winner's circle here. "It was good," he said of his Cornett-powered No. 4r Hughes Chassis. "I'm so happy to run good here. You've got probably the greatest fans in dirt track racing for us, and I just never ran good here. I never showed my true talent to these people and I'm glad it shined tonight. "I usually don't drink, but I think tonight's the night I probably get drunk." While Ramirez avoided a 13th second-place finish this season and instead picked up his eighth career USMTS win, Sanders held off 2019 track champion Brandon Davis who clawed his way from 12th on the grid to finish third. It ended a streak of seven straight wins at the track for Davis, including the Labor Day Weekend event which gave him his eighth career USMTS victory. Top three (from left to right): second-place finisher Rodney Sanders, winner Dereck Ramirez and third-place finisher Brandon Davis. (Courtesy of USMTS PR) Hunter Marriott made a late-race pass to steal fourth away from VanderBeek while Dustin Sorensen, Jake Timm, Alberts, Jake O'Neil and Brad Waits rounded out the top ten. The 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree continues Friday and Saturday. Race fans will witness a complete program both nights with $5,000 going to the winner on Friday while Saturday's champion will pocket $10,000. New this year, Friday's program will feature the Stoen Racing Engines "Dash 4 Cash." The drivers with the fastest one-lap time in each heat race are eligible to compete in the 8-lap, $700-to-win sprint. Saturday's 30-car Non-Qualifiers Race will pay $2,000 to win and a minimum $250 to start. Thirty cars will start the main event each night, and Saturday's championship feature will go three-wide for the green flag start. County Line Drive will be performing live on Friday night immediately following the races in the hospitality area behind the grandstands. The show is free for all race attendees, plus fans can partake in the annual Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert. To say it gets a bit crazy at times may be the understatement of the century. Bragging rights for this year's Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins with sign-in at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday near the campground area. The battle begins at high noon. On Friday, the pit gate opens and driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. The drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. A three-day reserved ticket is $80 for adults or $30 for kids. Pit passes are $40. Students ages 6-15 are $25 for a pit pass while kids 5 and under are free. On Saturday, the pit gate opens and driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. The drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. A three-day reserved ticket is $80 for adults or $30 for kids. Pit passes are $40. Students ages 6-15 are $30 for a pit pass while kids 5 and under are free. For fans unable to attend in person, all three nights of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at RacinDirt.TV. The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America's most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out DeerCreekSpeedway.com online. Follow 'The Creek' on social media at facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe. OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree - Night 1 of 2 Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 15 in heat race passing points and the top 4 in the "B" Mains advance to the "A" Main. Drivers finishing 5th through 12th in the "B" Mains advance to the Non-Qualifiers Race. SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps): 1. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. 2. (4) 50III Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn. 3. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz. 4. (2) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn. 5. (5) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. 6. (3) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa. 7. (10) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn. 8. (8) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn. 9. (9) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. 10. (7) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis. 11. (11) 35B David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis. DNS - 00G Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn. FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps): 1. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla. 2. (8) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn. 3. (7) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa. 4. (10) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn. 5. (5) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn. 6. (1) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo. 7. (2) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo. 8. (11) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla. 9. (6) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn. 10. (9) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn. 11. (3) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa. DNS - 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo. EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps): 1. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz. 2. (9) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo. 3. (11) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn. 4. (2) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn. 5. (8) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan. 6. (10) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas. 7. (7) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn. 8. (5) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn. 9. (1) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can. 10. (4) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa. 11. (6) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis. DNS - 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis. MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps): 1. (4) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis. 2. (9) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas. 3. (8) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa. 4. (7) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn. 5. (10) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn. 6. (6) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn. 7. (1) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn. 8. (11) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa. 9. (5) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D. 10. (3) 98d Mitch Madery (R), Kasson, Minn. 11. (2) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn. VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps): 1. (1) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. 2. (4) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla. 3. (2) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. 4. (6) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn. 5. (5) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo. 6. (3) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn. 7. (11) 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo. 8. (7) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn. 9. (9) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn. 10. (8) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas. 11. (10) 51w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn. SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps): 1. (2) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn. 2. (4) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis. 3. (5) 23k Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn. 4. (3) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn. 5. (9) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. 6. (8) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa. 7. (6) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa. 8. (11) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa. 9. (10) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn. 10. (1) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn. 11. (7) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (2) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn. 2. (12) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn. 3. (3) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. 4. (7) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa 5. (17) 52w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn. 6. (5) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. 7. (8) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn. 8. (10) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn. 9. (1) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz. 10. (6) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa 11. (4) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn. 12. (15) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas 13. (9) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa, $50. 14. (16) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa, $50. 15. (13) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., $50. 16. (11) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn., $50. 17. (14) 7j Corey Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., $50. DNS - 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo., $0. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (14 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (2) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn. 2. (3) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan. 3. (5) 24c Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn. 4. (13) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn. 5. (11) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn. 6. (14) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa 7. (10) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa 8. (17) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn. 9. (6) 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo. 10. (4) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn. 11. (15) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn. 12. (1) 23k Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn. 13. (7) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., $50. 14. (9) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson Hole, Wyo., $50. 15. (8) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla., $50. 16. (12) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn., $50. 17. (16) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis., $50. DNS - 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., $0. REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #3 (15 laps, top 4 advance): 1. (2) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn. 2. (1) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn. 3. (6) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn. 4. (10) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn. 5. (8) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa 6. (4) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas 7. (5) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo. 8. (3) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn. 9. (16) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn. 10. (7) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn. 11. (15) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Claire, Wis. 12. (13) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis. 13. (11) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Alexandria, Minn. 14. (14) 98d Mitch Madery (R), Kasson, Minn., $50. 15. (12) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can., $50. 16. (9) 3C Chet Atkinson (R), Hugo, Minn., $50. DNS - 00G Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn., $0. NON-QUALIFIERS RACE (20 laps): 1. (11) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., $700. 2. (4) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, $500. 3. (13) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn., $400. 4. (3) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, $350. 5. (2) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn., $300. 6. (1) 52w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn., $275. 7. (9) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., $250. 8. (8) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn., $225. 9. (23) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Alexandria, Minn., $200. 10. (6) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn., $175. 11. (15) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn., $150. 12. (21) 23k Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn., $140. 13. (20) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, $130. 14. (19) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Claire, Wis., $125. 15. (18) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn., $120. 16. (14) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa, $115. 17. (12) 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo., $110. 18. (17) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn., $105. 19. (7) 5d Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa, $100. 20. (22) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., $100. 21. (16) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn., $100. 22. (5) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas, $100. 23. (10) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn., $100. CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps): 1. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $5000. 2. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $2500. 3. (12) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., Tri-Built/KSE, 40, $1800. 4. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $1300. 5. (11) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1000. 6. (17) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $850. 7. (8) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 40, $775. 8. (1) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn., VanderBuilt/Action, 40, $700. 9. (7) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $650. 10. (20) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $600. 11. (5) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $575. 12. (9) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $550. 13. (18) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $525. 14. (13) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $500. 15. (14) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 40, $475. 16. (25) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $450. 17. (19) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $425. 18. (27) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn., Skyrocket/KSE, 40, $400. 19. (28) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn., SSR/Stoen, 39, $350. 20. (22) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Rocket/Baier's, 39, $350. 21. (23) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, 39, $350. 22. (30) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 39, $350. 23. (15) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 33, $350. 24. (3) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 28, $350. 25. (26) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa, Harris/Tesar, 26, $350. 26. (10) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., Longhorn/ChevPerf, 24, $350. 27. (24) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn., Ramirez/Flyin'J, 17, $350. 28. (21) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, 14, $350. 29. (29) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Hill, 12, $350. 30. (16) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, 5, $350. (R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender Lap Leaders: Alberts 1-6, Ramirez 7-40. Total Laps Led: Ramirez 34, Alberts 6. Margin of Victory: 1.718 seconds. Time of Race: 16 minutes, 40.388 seconds (1 caution). Provisional Starters: Duvall, Siebert. Eibach Spring Forward Award: Waits (advanced 20 positions). FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Sorensen (started 17th, finished 6th). Entries: 68. Next Race: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 20-21, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. Contingency Awards: American Racer - B. Gerdes. Beyea Custom Headers - Marriott. Bryke Racing - Crapser. BSB Manufacturing - Kates. Casey's General Stores - Sammann. Champ Pans - VanderBeek. Deatherage Opticians - Phillips. E3 Spark Plugs - Davis. Edelbrock - O'Neil. Eibach - Waits. Fast Shafts - Ramirez. FK Rod Ends - Sorensen. Hooker Harness - Schott. Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Horgdal. Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Bleess. K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Kanz. Keyser Manufacturing - Waits. KSE Racing Products - O'Neil. Maxima Racing Oils - Ramirez. Mesilla Valley Transportation - Clark. Out-Pace Racing Products - Angst. PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Baxter. QA1 - Sorensen. RacerWebsite.com - Fuller. Simpson Performance Products - Phillips. Swift Springs - Ramirez, Davis. Sybesma Graphics - Alberts. Tire Demon - Saurer. VP Racing Fuels - Ramirez. Wilwood Disc Brakes - Timm.
  14. Sanders back in 'The Hunt' at Fayette County Speedway WEST UNION, Iowa (Sept. 1)--Two-time USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders kicked off the month of September on Sunday with a victory at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, during the 7th annual USMTS War in West Union presented by KSE Racing Products. Tyler Rinken photo Sanders, who garnered the 2012 and 2013 United States Modified Touring Series titles, was on a hot streak through the first half of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup but had been shut out of the winner's circle for the last six events prior to Sunday's weekend closer.The win was the ninth of the season for the 29-year-old from Happy, Texas, while Dereck Ramirez of Woodward, Okla., recorded a second-place finish for the 11th time during the 2019 campaign.Sanders started fifth on the grid and had to run down Ramirez, who led early from the outside of the front row. Once out front, Sanders was uncontested except for some late-race troubles with lapped cars that allowed his pursuers to narrow the gap.Jake O'Neil finished third behind Sanders and Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek was a solid fourth-place finisher and Ryan Gustin rounded out the top five. J.D. Auringer, Hunter Marriott, Blake Arndt, Travis Saurer and Jacob Bleess completed the top 10.The Creek in the cross-hairs: With his 95th career USMTS triumph, Sanders solidified his spot at the top of the points in both 'The Hunt' and Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship as the combatants prepare for the 21st annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-21, at the Deer Creek Speedway.The high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located in the rolling hills near Spring Valley, Minn., will be the host when the world's elite Modified and B-Mod drivers converge to battle for more than $150,000 in prize money.The champion of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit will emerge from Saturday's finale at the Jamboree while the 2019 USMTS National Champion will be determined at the 2nd Annual Summit Southern Nationals at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.The USMTS season concludes Nov. 15-16 at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. The annual Chisholm Trail Showdown will be one night only on Friday and pay $3,000 to win. The 4th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial happens on Saturday and will once again pay $10,002 to win and $1,202 to start.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit 7th Annual USMTS War in West Union presented by KSE Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. All drivers advanced to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main based on heat race passing points with the top 8 redrawing for the first 8 starting spots.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (6) 4h Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.3. (4) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.4. (5) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.5. (7) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (1) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.7. (2) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (1) 00 J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa.3. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (4) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.5. (3) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn.6. (6) 6 Dustin Kruse (R), Brandon, S.D.7. (7) 91 Shawn Ryan, Waterloo, Iowa.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.2. (5) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.3. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.5. (6) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.6. (3) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.7. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $2500.2. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1500.3. (7) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1000.4. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $800.5. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $700.6. (1) 00 J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa, Rage/KSE, 40, $400.7. (12) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $550.8. (18) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn., Shaw/KSE, 40, $500.9. (13) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $450.10. (14) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $400.11. (17) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, 40, $375.12. (15) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40, $350.13. (11) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Eagle, 40, $325.14. (19) 91 Shawn Ryan, Waterloo, Iowa, DirtHustler/King, 40, $300.15. (16) 6 Dustin Kruse (R), Brandon, S.D., Sidebiter/ChevPerf, 40, $275.16. (10) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, 40, $250.17. (4) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $250.18. (8) 4h Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $250.19. (20) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 40, $250.20. (9) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $250.DNS - 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 0, $90.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderTime of Race: 22 minutes, 48.213 seconds.Provisional Starters: none.Eibach Spring Forward Award: O'Neil (advanced 6 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Arndt (started 18th, finished 8th).Entries: 21.Next Race: Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Ryan.Beyea Custom Headers - VanderBeek.Bryke Racing - Kruse.BSB Manufacturing - Timm.Casey's General Stores - Kates.Champ Pans - Gustin.Deatherage Opticians - Williamson.E3 Spark Plugs - O'Neil.Edelbrock - Angst.Eibach - O'Neil.Fast Shafts - Sanders.FK Rod Ends - Arndt.Hooker Harness - Striegel.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Hughes.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Angst.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Arndt.Keyser Manufacturing - Bleess.KSE Racing Products - Saurer.Maxima Racing Oils - Sanders.Out-Pace Racing Products - Oertel.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - O'Neil.QA1 - Ramirez.RacerWebsite.com - Kruse.Simpson Performance Products - O'Neil.Swift Springs - Sanders, Arndt.Sybesma Graphics - Auringer.Tire Demon - Kates.VP Racing Fuels - Sanders.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Marriott.
  15. Davis douses USMTS dry spell at Deer Creek Speedway SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Aug. 31)--With a thrilling win Saturday night in the 4th Annual J & S JCB Labor Day Duel presented by FK Rod Ends, Brandon Davis ended a USMTS victory lane dry spell of more than five years. Tyler Rinken photo Now a 28-year-old from Hayfield, Minn., Davis last won a USMTS main event in 2014. Saturday's $3,000 triumph was his fourth at the Deer Creek Speedway eighth of his USMTS career.The driver with the most wins at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval near Spring Valley, Minn., Jason Hughes took the lead away from polesitter Joe Ludemann at the drop of the green flag and got down to the business of notching his 15th checkered flag at 'The Creek.'Hughes held strong through 14 fierce laps before finally giving way to Dustin Sorensen, who captured the Memorial Day Weekend USMTS race here.Sorensen remained out front until Davis blasted into the lead with 26 circuits complete. From there, Davis cruised to the finish line with a three-second cushion over Dereck Ramirez, who got by Sorensen with two laps remaining.Driving Sorensen's backup car, Lucas Schott finished fourth while Friday night's winner, Ryan Gustin, came from 12th on the grid to claim the fifth-place paycheck.Jacob Bleess, Zack VanderBeek, Rodney Sanders, Hunter Marriott and Terry Phillips round out the top 10.Saturday's was the 109th feature race at the Deer Creek Speedway in 21 seasons of USMTS competition. The next three take place in less than three weeks during the 21st annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.Union Soldiers: The industrious and illustrious USMTS gas-mashers will welcome the month of September with a Sunday evening show at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, for the 7th Annual USMTS War in West Union presented by KSE.For the second straight night, the USMTS will be joined by the Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge featuring American Racer USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps begin at 5:30 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. Spectator tickets are $20 for those ages 12 and older. Kids ages 11 and under get in free with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.Coupons good for $2 off adult admission available at Casey's General Stores locations in Clermont, Decorah, Fairbank, Fredericksburg, Maynard, Monona, Oelwein, Ossian, Postville, Strawberry Point, Sumner, Tripoli and West Union. To find the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.Ryan Gustin and his Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Modified will be at the Casey's General Store located at 102 E. Bradford in West Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet 'n' greet fans.The Fayette County Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 0.9 mile south of US 18 on SR 150, then 0.1 mile east on SR 56 (Vine St.). For more information, visit fayettecountyspeedway.net on the World Wide Web.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit 14th Annual J & S JCB Labor Day Duel presented by FK Rod Ends Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main with the top 8 redrawing for the first 8 starting spots.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (2) 4h Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.2. (1) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.3. (5) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.4. (3) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.5. (7) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.6. (6) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn.7. (8) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.8. (4) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (7) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.3. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.4. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.5. (8) 23b Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa.6. (2) 23k Darwyn Karau, Kasson, Minn.7. (3) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa.8. (1) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (2) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.2. (3) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn.3. (6) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.4. (7) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn.5. (8) 96J Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.6. (5) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn.7. (4) 51w J.T. Wasmund (R), Pine Island, Minn.8. (1) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.MSD PERFROMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.3. (3) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.4. (4) 24s Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.5. (6) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn.6. (8) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis.7. (5) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn.8. (7) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (3) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.2. (6) 6 Dustin Kruse (R), Brandon, S.D.3. (8) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.4. (2) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.5. (5) 91 Shawn Ryan, Waterloo, Iowa.6. (4) 61t Tammy Clark, Rochester, Minn.7. (7) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn.8. (1) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps):1. (1) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.2. (2) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.3. (7) 9 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.4. (5) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.5. (6) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.6. (3) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.7. (4) 23kk Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 6 advance):1. (4) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.2. (1) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.3. (5) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.4. (2) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.5. (7) 24s Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.6. (9) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.7. (3) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.8. (11) 23k Darwyn Karau, Kasson, Minn., Killer/Flyin'J, $75.9. (6) 96j Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn., Skyrocket/KSE, $75.10. (13) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Rocket/Baier's, $90.11. (8) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, $90.12. (14) 51w J.T. Wasmund (R), Pine Island, Minn., DirtDueler/Baier's, $75.13. (10) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis., GRT/Stoen, $90.14. (12) 61t Tammy Clark, Rochester, Minn., Shaw/Sput's, $75.15. (16) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.16. (18) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa., Hilsabeck/Mullins, $90.17. (15) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn., GRT/Allard, $75.18. (17) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn., DirtDueler/ChevPerf, $75.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 6 advance):1. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (2) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.3. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.4. (3) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn.5. (6) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (5) 23b Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa.7. (12) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis., Rocket/Niznik, $90.8. (9) 91 Shawn Ryan, Waterloo, Iowa., DirtHustler/King, $90.9. (15) 23kk Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn., Shaw/Action, $75.10. (16) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn., Harris/KSE, $75.11. (11) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Wagamon, $75.12. (13) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa., Sidebiter/Johnson, $75.13. (10) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn., VanderBuilt/Action, $90.14. (7) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn., Skyrocket/KSE, $75.15. (14) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn., Hillson/KSE, $75.16. (8) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn., Shaw/KSE, $90.17. (17) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., MBCustoms/JB, $75.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (3) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., Tri-Built/KSE, 40, $3000.2. (8) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1700.3. (4) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $1100.4. (10) 9 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $900.5. (12) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $800.6. (5) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $700.7. (13) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $650.8. (14) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $600.9. (18) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $550.10. (7) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $500.11. (11) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40, $450.12. (2) 4h Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $425.13. (19) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 40, $400.14. (16) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 40, $375.15. (22) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $350.16. (17) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 39, $325.17. (9) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 39, $300.18. (1) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn., LG2/Baier's, 39, $250.19. (25) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, 39, $300.20. (6) 6 Dustin Kruse (R), Brandon, S.D., Sidebiter/ChevPerf, 39, $300.21. (26) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Eagle, 38, $300.22. (15) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 26, $300.23. (24) 23b Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa, SSR/Midnight, 2, $300.24. (20) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, 2, $250.25. (23) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 2, $300.26. (21) 24s Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn., Ramirez/Flyin'J, 2, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Hughes 1-14, Sorensen 15-26, Davis 27-40.Total Laps Led: Davis 14, Hughes 14, Sorensen 12.Margin of Victory: 3.825 seconds.Time of Race: 20 minutes, 39.940 seconds (1 caution).Provisional Starters: Kates, Striegel.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Gustin (advanced 11 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Marriott (started 18th, finished 9th).Entries: 47.Next Race: Sunday, Sept. 1, Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: TBD.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: TBD.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: TBD.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: TBD.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: TBD.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Angst.Beyea Custom Headers - Schott.Bryke Racing - Saurer.BSB Manufacturing - Striegel.Casey's General Stores - Sorensen.Champ Pans - Gustin.Deatherage Opticians - Hughes.E3 Spark Plugs - Sorensen.Edelbrock - Sorensen.Eibach - Gustin.Fast Shafts - Ramirez.FK Rod Ends - Marriott.Hooker Harness - Crapser.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Ludemann.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Hensel.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Niznik.Keyser Manufacturing - Phillips.KSE Racing Products - Marriott.Maxima Racing Oils - Davis.Out-Pace Racing Products - Waits.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Cummins.QA1 - Bleess.RacerWebsite.com - Ludemann.Simpson Performance Products - Hughes.Swift Springs - Davis, Bleess.Sybesma Graphics - Ludemann.Tire Demon - Williamson.VP Racing Fuels - Davis.Wilwood Disc Brakes - VanderBeek.
  16. Gustin gets back on track with USMTS win at Mississippi Thunder Speedway FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (Aug. 30)--Ryan Gustin took command on lap 15 and then dominated the final 25 laps of Friday's USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup main event at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis. Courtesy of USMTS PRGustin, who started third, drove by Rodney Sanders after 14 laps were in the books. After that, 'The Reaper' rattled off 26 flawless laps around the high side of the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval and collected his series-best fifth career win here.Piloting Dustin Sorensen's backup MB Customs race car, Lucas Schott earned the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award and paced the first four laps before giving up the lead to Sanders, who held on for runner-up honors behind Gustin.The win in the 7th Annual Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC End of Summer Bash presented by Edelbrock was worth $3,000 to the 28-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa, and was the 101st of his career.Sanders led Schott across the finish line to bolster his advantage in 'The 'Hunt' as well as the Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship points as he seeks a third national title.Zack VanderBeek finished fourth after clawing his way from the 17th starting spot without the aid of a caution. His efforts earned him both the Eibach Spring Forward Award and FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award.Dustin Sorensen started 13th and finished fifth. Jake Timm, Cory Crapser, Jake O'Neil, Jacob Bleess and Josh Angst rounded out the top 10.Deer Hunting: By the end of Saturday's 14th Annual J&S JCB Labor Day Duel presented by FK Rod Ends, the USMTS will dole out a feature winner's check at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 109th time-more than any other racetrack in America.Sharing the spotlight with the USMTS will be the Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge featuring American Racer USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. Wissota Street Stocks will also be on the card. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps begin at 5:30 and racing starts at 6 p.m.Adult general admission tickets are $20 and kids ages 12 and under get in for $5. Pit passes are $35 for adults or $20 for students ages 6-15. Kids 5 and under are $5 for the pits.Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey's General Stores locations in Austin, Blooming Prairie, Dodge Center, Hayfield, Mantorville, Oronoco, Preston, Rochester, Spring Valley and Stewartville, plus Riceville, St. Ansgar, Cresco, Osage and Lime Springs in Iowa. To find the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.Hunter Marriott and his No. 62 Snickers-sponsored USMTS Modified will be at the Casey's General Store located at 735 N. Broadway Ave. in Spring Valley to meet 'n' greet fans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.The Deer Creek Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 (exit 209) on US 63 or 0.7 mile north of SR 16 in Spring Valley, Minn. (25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975). For more info, check out deercreekspeedway.com online.Union Soldiers: The industrious and illustrious USMTS gas-mashers will welcome the month of September with a Sunday evening show at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, for the 7th Annual USMTS War in West Union presented by KSE.The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, hot laps begin at 5:30 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. Spectator tickets are $20 for those ages 12 and older. Kids ages 11 and under get in free with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.Coupons good for $2 off adult admission available at Casey's General Stores locations in Clermont, Decorah, Fairbank, Fredericksburg, Maynard, Monona, Oelwein, Ossian, Postville, Strawberry Point, Sumner, Tripoli and West Union. To find the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.Ryan Gustin and his Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Modified will be at the Casey's General Store located at 102 E. Bradford in West Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet 'n' greet fans.The Fayette County Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 0.9 mile south of US 18 on SR 150, then 0.1 mile east on SR 56 (Vine St.). For more information, visit fayettecountyspeedway.net on the World Wide Web.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com. You can also like us on Facebook, see us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on our YouTube channel. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTSUnited States Modified Touring SeriesCasey's General Stores USMTS National ChampionshipUSMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit7th Annual Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC End of Summer Bash presented by EdelbrockMississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.Friday, Aug. 30, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.2. (2) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.3. (4) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.4. (3) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn.5. (6) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.6. (7) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.7. (8) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.8. (5) 6t7 Brian Albrecht, Winona, Minn.9. (9) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis.2. (4) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.3. (5) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (6) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn.5. (7) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn.6. (8) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.7. (2) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.8. (3) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (2) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.2. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.3. (6) 9 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.4. (8) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.5. (5) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.6. (4) 23kk Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn.7. (1) 6 Dustin Kruse (R), Brandon, S.D.8. (7) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.MSD PERFROMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (4) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.3. (1) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.4. (5) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.5. (3) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis.6. (7) 4H Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.7. (6) 23b Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa.8. (8) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (4) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.2. (3) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn.3. (5) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.4. (6) 4h Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.5. (2) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.6. (10) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.7. (1) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, $90.8. (8) 6 Dustin Kruse (R), Brandon, S.D., Sidebiter/ChevPerf, $90.9. (7) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.10. (9) 6t7 Brian Albrecht, Winona, Minn., Shaw/Adams, $75.11. (11) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn.2. (3) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.3. (1) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn.4. (5) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.5. (4) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis.6. (6) 23kk Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn.7. (8) 23b Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa., SSR/Midnight, $90.8. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa., Hilsabeck/Mullins, $90.9. (10) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis., Rocket/Baxter, $75.10. (9) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., MBCustoms/JB, $75.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, $3000.2. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, $1700.3. (1) 9 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, $1100.4. (17) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, $900.5. (13) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, $700.6. (8) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, $650.7. (4) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, $600.8. (12) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, $550.9. (16) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, $500.10. (9) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, $450.11. (10) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, $425.12. (11) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, $400.13. (7) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, $375.14. (14) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, $350.15. (5) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis., Rocket/Sput's, $225.16. (26) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, $90.17. (20) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, $300.18. (19) 4h Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, $300.19. (18) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Wagamon, $225.20. (21) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis., Rocket/Niznik, $300.21. (24) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Eagle, $400.22. (23) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, $300.23. (15) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, $225.24. (6) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, $300.25. (22) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis., GRT/Stoen, $300.26. (25) 23kk Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn., Shaw/Action, $300.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Schott 1-4, Sanders 5-14, Gustin 15-40.Total Laps Led: Gustin 26, Sanders 10, Schott 4.Margin of Victory: 1.478 seconds.Time of Race: 11 minutes, 17.097 seconds (no cautions).Provisional Starters: Saurer, Striegel, Kanz (track), Kates.Eibach Spring Forward Award: VanderBeek (advanced 17 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: VanderBeek (started 17th, finished 4th).Entries: 33.Next Race: Saturday, Aug. 31, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: TBD.USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup Points: TBD.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: TBD.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: TBD.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: TBD.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Kates.Beyea Custom Headers - VanderBeek.Bryke Racing - Doelle.BSB Manufacturing - Striegel.Casey's General Stores - Marriott.Champ Pans - Sorensen.Deatherage Opticians - Ramirez.E3 Spark Plugs - Schott.Edelbrock - Hensel.Eibach - VanderBeek.Fast Shafts - Doelle.FK Rod Ends - VanderBeek.Hooker Harness - Waits.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Hughes.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Marriott.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Oertel.Keyser Manufacturing - Angst.KSE Racing Products - Bleess.Maxima Racing Oils - Gustin.Mesilla Valley Transportation - Striegel.Out-Pace Racing Products - Kates.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Schott.QA1 - Williamson.RacerWebsite.com - Baxter.Simpson Performance Products - Waits.Swift Springs - Gustin, Timm.Sybesma Graphics - Schott.Tire Demon - Phillips.VP Racing Fuels - Gustin.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Crapser.
  17. Phillips finds $4,000 and fourth 'Hunt' win in Casino Speedway's Sandy Benson Memorial WATERTOWN, S.D. (Aug. 25)--Terry Phillips capped off a big week of USMTS racing on Sunday with a hard-earned $4,000 victory in the Sandy Benson Memorial at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D.Phillips may very well be the hottest driver on dirt right now. If not for a last-lap pass by Jake O'Neil one night earlier, Phillips would be riding a three-race wins streak into Labor Day Weekend.O'Neil gave it his all in his attempt to ruin Phillips' party again Sunday, but this time Phillips was too strong and led O'Neil and Rodney Sanders to the checkered flag after 40 rowdy laps around the quarter-mile bullring on the shores of Lake Kampeska.During this four-night stretch, leading a USMTS main event has been treacherous, and it proved to be the case again Sunday when Ryan Gustin smacked a lapped car while leading on lap 20.Phillips nearly collided with the two tangled racecars but was able to avoid damage. He set the pace when the field went back to green while Gustin limped back to his pit area and out of the contest.Despite tight racing between lapped traffic and O'Neil threatening around the top side of the track, the 53-year-old racer from Springfield, Mo., maintained his composure and went on to claim his fifth win of the 2019 season-four of which have come in the month of August."Just trying to be careful-lapped cars and stuff, leading again-don't know if I'm a sitting duck or what," a smiling Phillips said in victory lane. "This is why we do this thing. These victories with a lot of good race fans out there... that's why we do it."I'll tell you what, I might be twice as old as all these guys but I feel like 25 when I'm in this thing.O'Neil, Sanders, Hunter Marriott and Dereck Ramirez took home the rest of the first five spots while sixth through tenth went to Adam Kates, Jon Tesch, Jayson Good, David McDonald and Brent Dutenhoffer."He (Gustin) had a good car," Phillips added. "but that's the deal with this series. This is the best Modified drivers in the country, bar none. And if anybody wants to argue that, come get some. That's what I'm saying... every one of them. I race a lot of other stuff too but I'm talking Late Model drivers, all of them. Come get some. When you win one of these with these guys, it makes you proud."Three colossal blockbusters await the tireless USMTS touring titans next weekend in the corner where Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin meet.On Friday, the series competes in the 7th Annual Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC End of Summer Bash presented by Edelbrock at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis. Saturday takes the USMTS to the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 14th Annual J&S JCB Labor Day Duel presented by FK Rod Ends and the tripleheader wraps up Sunday, Sept. 1, with the 7th Annual USMTS War in West Union presented by KSE at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit Sandy Benson Memorial/11th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Out-Pace Racing Products Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (2) 10c Chad Olsen (R), Hendricks, Minn.2. (7) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa3. (4) 20s Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas4. (3) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D.5. (5) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.6. (6) 32 Jesse Young (R), Warner, S.D.7. (1) 1b Jason Blascyk (R), Hoffman, Minn.8. (8) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, IowaFAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.2. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.3. (2) 14r Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D.4. (7) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.5. (4) 5 Luke Lick (R), Rosholt, S.D.6. (6) 9x Nick Wranek (R), Harrisburg, S.D.7. (8) 37jr Morgan Ward (R), Watertown, S.D.8. (5) 3r Dusty Seitz (R), Madison, S.D.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (6) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.3. (1) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.4. (7) 20 Trevor Anderson, Watertown, S.D.5. (4) 11z Dylan Zabel (R), Selby, S.D.6. (3) 1j Matt Jeratowski (R), Madison, S.D.7. (2) 3 Arne Anderson, Watertown, S.D.MSD PERFROMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (2) 9a Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.3. (6) 1tpo Tyler Peterson, Hickson, N.D.4. (4) 52x David McDonald (R), Huron, S.D.5. (7) 51x Alex Guthmiller (R), Huron, S.D.6. (5) 50 Tim Waba (R), Watertown, S.D.7. (1) 48 Brent Dutenhoffer, Watertown, S.D.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D.2. (1) 14r Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D.3. (3) 51x Alex Guthmiller (R), Huron, S.D.4. (7) 37jr Morgan Ward (R), Watertown, S.D.5. (4) 5 Luke Lick (R), Rosholt, S.D.6. (8) 3 Arne Anderson, Watertown, S.D., Arrow/Sturdy, $75.7. (9) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.8. (5) 32 Jesse Young (R), Warner, S.D., MasterSbilt/Sturdy, $75.DNS - 1j Matt Jeratowski (R), Madison, S.D., Shaw/Sturdy, $75.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 52x David McDonald (R), Huron, S.D.2. (1) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.3. (5) 9x Nick Wranek (R), Harrisburg, S.D.4. (8) 48 Brent Dutenhoffer, Watertown, S.D.5. (4) 11z Dylan Zabel (R), Selby, S.D.6. (6) 50 Tim Waba (R), Watertown, S.D., LG2/Sower, $75.7. (3) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.8. (9) 3r Dusty Seitz (R), Madison, S.D., Shaw/Hanson, $75.9. (7) 1b Jason Blascyk (R), Hoffman, Minn., GRT/Sower, $75.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $4000.2. (7) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1500.3. (10) 20s Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $1000.4. (11) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $800.5. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $700.6. (4) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 40, $600.7. (15) 14r Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $550.8. (13) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D., MBCustoms/Cressman, 40, $300.9. (14) 52x David McDonald (R), Huron, S.D., MBCustoms/Dakota, 40, $275.10. (20) 48 Brent Dutenhoffer, Watertown, S.D., Lethal/Stoen, 40, $350.11. (18) 9x Nick Wranek (R), Harrisburg, S.D., Arrow/Dakota, 40, $225.12. (17) 51x Alex Guthmiller (R), Huron, S.D., MBCustoms/Dakota, 40, $200.13. (24) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 40, $325.14. (8) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $300.15. (12) 20 Trevor Anderson, Watertown, S.D., Arrow/Action, 40, $275.16. (6) 10c Chad Olsen (R), Hendricks, Minn., MBCustoms/CNC, 40, $200.17. (16) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., Dominator/Hanson, 40, $250.18. (19) 37jr Morgan Ward (R), Watertown, S.D., LG2/CNC, 39, $200.19. (23) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 39, $250.20. (21) 5 Luke Lick (R), Rosholt, S.D., MasterSbilt/Worx, 39, $200.21. (22) 11z Dylan Zabel (R), Selby, S.D., MasterSbilt/LAT, 39, $200.22. (1) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 20, $250.23. (3) 1tpo Tyler Peterson, Hickson, N.D., BlackWidow/ProPower, 11, $250.24. (9) 9a Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Hughes/Dakota, 3, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Gustin 1-20, Phillips 21-40.Total Laps Led: Phillips 20, Gustin 20.Margin of Victory: 0.762 second.Time of Race: 24 minutes, 31.874 seconds (3 cautions).Provisional Starters: Hilsabeck, Ray.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Marriott (advanced 10 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Dutenhoffer (started 20th, finished 10th).Entries: 30.Next Race: Friday, Aug. 30, Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 3057, Ramirez 2880, Marriott 2755, Phillips 2608, Gustin 2522, O'Neil 2446, Kates 2006, Zack VanderBeek 1799, Mike Striegel 1706, Joe Duvall 1471.USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup Points: Sanders 1175, Ramirez 1175, Phillips 1157, Marriott 1124, O'Neil 876, Kates 842, Gustin 835, Saurer 825, Hilsabeck 812, Lance Mari 713.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 2086, Mike Striegel 1571, Dustin Hodges 584, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 275, Hughes 272, GRT 223, Rage 212, LG2 204.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Cornett 249, Hatfield 245, Durham 188, KSE 187, TriStar 140.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Kates.Beyea Custom Headers - Marriott.Bryke Racing - T. Anderson.BSB Manufacturing - Zabel.Casey's General Stores - Young.Champ Pans - Ramirez.Deatherage Opticians - Guthmiller.E3 Spark Plugs - Sanders.Edelbrock - O'Neil.Eibach - Marriott.Fast Shafts - Kates.FK Rod Ends - Dutenhoffer.Hooker Harness - Ray.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Ward.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Erickson.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Jeratowski.Keyser Manufacturing - Dutenhoffer.KSE Racing Products - McDonald.Maxima Racing Oils - Phillips.Out-Pace Racing Products - Olsen.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Waba.QA1 - McDonald.RacerWebsite.com - Ward.Simpson Performance Products - Olsen.Swift Springs - Phillips, Good.Sybesma Graphics - Gustin.Tire Demon - Wranek.VP Racing Fuels - Phillips.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Tesch.
  18. O'Neil wows Worthington crowd with last-lap pass WORTHINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 24)--Ever since Terry Philips nipped Dereck Ramirez by two one-thousandths of a second for the win on the first night of 'The Hunt' three weeks ago, the racing in the USMTS has been nothing short of incredible.Saturday night was more of the same.After a riveting 39 laps of racing around the Nobles County Speedway, the winner's paycheck at the 9th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Beyea Custom Headers came down to a pass for the lead on the 40th and final lap of the main event.One of the hottest drivers in the sport during the month of August, Phillips took command at the start of the race and set the pace for ten laps but tagged the guardrail in turn two, allowing Jon Tesch to take over the top spot.Tesch led the procession around the extreme high side of the 1/4-mile clay oval for four circuits before he smacked the back-stretch wall and came to a stop at the top of turn three, ending his night and bringing out the race's first caution.That gave the lead back to Phillips with Jake O'Neil and Ryan Gustin trading punches for the runner-up spot behind the veteran racer.O'Neil eventually gained a solid grip on second place, and let Phillips know on several occasions that he was not going away.Battling heavy lapped traffic the final three laps, Phillips took the white flag with O'Neil on his rear bumper, and the scooted around the low side as O'Neil churned the dark cushion around the high side.On their way out of turn two, O'Neil pulled alongside of Phillips and beat him in the race to turn three. That was all she wrote, as the Tucson, Ariz., native kept Phillips behind him for the last few hundred feet and collected his seventh career USMTS win.The $3,000 triumph was also the fourth of the 2019 campaign and second of the weekend for the 27-year-old while Phillips had to settle for back-to-back runner-up finishes in this event.Gustin held firm for third with Hunter Marriott and Dereck Ramirez completing the top five. Adam Kates, Don Gerritsen Jr., Kyle Brown, Travis Saurer and Daniel Hilsabeck were sixth through tenth, respectively.Kates advanced eight positions overall for the night to earn the Eibach Spring Forward Award, and nine spots in the feature race to take home an extra one hundred bucks as the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award winner.Sunday for Sandy: Another classic is expected when the Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D., hosts the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit on Sunday, Aug. 25, to celebrate the life of Sandy Benson, the track's "Chairman of the Board."Presented by Riddle's Jewelry and Jurgens Printing, the Sandy Benson Memorial will carry a top prize of $4,000 for the USMTS road warriors. On top of that, Wissota Midwest Mods will grapple for a $2,000 top prize and Wissota Street Stocks are looking at $1,500 to win their main event.Fans can expect to see USMTS legend Jon Tesch at his hometown track as he pilots a USMTS Modified out of the Ramirez Motorsports stable. The Wizard of Watertown' will be shooting for his third career victory in the 11th running of the USMTS Summer Slam presented by Out-Pace Racing Products.In addition to Tesch, Zack VanderBeek is also a two-time winner in Watertown. Tommy Myer took down the win in the first visit here in 2005 with Watertown's Scott Ward getting his first and only USMTS victory here in 2007. Al Hejna and Kelly Shryock picked up wins here in 2009 and 2011, respectively, while Ryan Gustin (2017) and Johnny Scott (2018) are the most recent winners here.The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and grandstands open at 5. Hot laps begin at 6 and the green flag waves at 6:30. Admission is $20 for adults, kids ages 8-13 are $5 and children 7 and under get in for free with a paid adult. Pit passes are $35.Coupons good for $2 off adult admission are available at Casey's General Stores locations in Milbank, Watertown and Webster. To find the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.Now in its 66th year of racing on the shores of beautiful Lake Kampeska in Watertown, S.D., the Casino Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile clay oval located 4.0 miles northwest of US 212 on SR 20, then 0.7 mile south on Stokes-Thomas Lake Rd. (104 S Lake Dr, Watertown, SD 57201). For more information, call (605) 882-1221 or visit casinospeedway.com.The Quality Inn & Suites® located at 800 35th Street Circle SE in Watertown is the Official Host Hotel of the weekend. To celebrate this mega-event, the Quality Inn & Suites is offering a great rate of $89 plus tax per night. Book today by calling (605) 886-3010 and mention the Casino Speedway races. Learn more about this great lodging experience at choicehotels.com.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by Summit 9th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Beyea Custom Headers Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. All drivers advanced to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main with the top eight in heat race passing points redrawing for for the first eight starting spots.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.3. (4) 21K Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa4. (8) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa5. (7) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.6. (3) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.7. (6) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.8. (2) 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (1) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa3. (3) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.4. (4) 14r Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D.5. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas6. (5) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa7. (8) 19sb Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.8. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $3000.2. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $1700.3. (5) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $1100.4. (9) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $900.5. (8) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $800.6. (15) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 40, $800.7. (7) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Skyrocket/HarryHeads, 40, $500.8. (1) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa, Harris/Tesar, 40, $600.9. (11) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 39, $550.10. (12) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 39, $500.11. (6) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., Dominator/Hanson, 39, $450.12. (14) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 39, $425.13. (13) 19sb Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 20, $400.14. (10) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 16, $375.15. (4) 14r Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D., Hughes/Cornett, 15, $350.16. (16) 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn., Medieval/Bruns, 1, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Phillips 1-10, Tesch 11-14, Phillips 15-39, O'Neil 40.Total Laps Led: Phillips 35, Tesch 4, O'Neil 1.Margin of Victory: 0.396 second.Time of Race: 16 minutes, 39.035 seconds (2 cautions).Provisional Starters: none.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Kates (advanced 8 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Kates (started 15th, finished 6th).Entries: 16.Next Race: Sunday, Aug. 25, Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2966, Ramirez 2796, Marriott 2668, Phillips 2505, Gustin 2469, O'Neil 2351, Kates 1925, Zack VanderBeek 1799, Mike Striegel 1706, Joe Duvall 1471.USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup Points: Ramirez 1091, Sanders 1084, Phillips 1054, Marriott 1037, Gustin 782, O'Neil 781, Saurer 761, Kates 761, Mari 713, Mike Striegel 544.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 2075, Mike Striegel 1571, Dustin Hodges 584, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 267, Hughes 266, GRT 213, Rage 205, LG2 195.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Cornett 240, Hatfield 237, KSE 180, Durham 178, TriStar 139.Contingency Awards:American Racer - O'Neil.Beyea Custom Headers - Marriott.Bryke Racing - Tesch.BSB Manufacturing - Mari.Casey's General Stores - Hilsabeck.Champ Pans - Ramirez.Deatherage Opticians - Ray.E3 Spark Plugs - Gustin.Edelbrock - Mari.Eibach - Kates.Fast Shafts - Ramirez.FK Rod Ends - Kates.Hooker Harness - Mari.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Mari.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Mari.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Mari.Keyser Manufacturing - Hilsabeck.KSE Racing Products - Saurer.Maxima Racing Oils - O'Neil.Out-Pace Racing Products - Remus.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Mari.QA1 - Mari.RacerWebsite.com - Mari.Simpson Performance Products - Phillips.Swift Springs - O'Neil, Erickson.Sybesma Graphics - Brown.Tire Demon - Erickson.VP Racing Fuels - O'Neil.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Gerritsen.
  19. Phillips reaps rewards in Rocket-Reaper madness at Rock Rapids ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (Aug. 23)--With less than eight laps to go in the main event Friday night at the Rapid Speedway, an unusual turn of events paved the way for Terry Phillips to collect his fourth Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship victory of the 2019 campaign.From the outside of the front row, Ryan Gustin took charge at the drop of the green flag. A two-time winner of the USMTS Rapid Rumble presented by Wrisco, 'The Reaper' set a torrid pace for the first half of the race while Phillips pressured him the whole way.The only other driver with two career wins at the 3/8-mile clay oval in the Northwest corner of Iowa, Rodney Sanders raced by Phillips just shy of halfway in the 40-lapper, and disposed of Gustin on the 22nd lap.The race's second caution occurred with 30 laps complete when Jake O'Neil, who was running fourth and looking to back up his win on Thursday night in Webster City, spun into the infield at the exit of turn four.The yellow flag slowed the pace and wiped out a sizeable advantage for Sanders, but Gustin had been reeling in 'The Rocket' since finding new life tip-toeing around the high side of the turns.When the green flag returned, Phillips tried to stay with Sanders on the low side while Gustin made a bold challenge around the top. One lap later, Sanders and Gustin were door to door racing down the back-stretch when the exit of turn four swallowed its next victims.Gunning to regain the lead he lost ten lap earlier, Gustin drove hard into the third turn and slipped over the banking in turn four. Meanwhile, as he tried to settle himself and power back onto the racing surface, Sanders spun into the infield in the same spot O'Neil had two lap earlier.As the lead duo performed synchronized spinning, the center of the racetrack parted like the red sea and Phiillips' familiar red No. 75 came shooting out of the cloud of dust as he became the new leader.Gustin regained control but Sanders stopped on the front-stretch to bring about the final yellow flag of the contest.Phillips-a second-generation veteran racer nearly twice the age of Gustin and Sanders-nailed a flawless restart and was able to keep Gustin behind him until he streaked beneath the checkered flag with his 29th career USMTS triumph and a $3,000 paycheck for his efforts.Gustin was denied his 101st series win and settled for second place while Dereck Ramirez finished third.Hometown favorite Don Gerritsen Jr. raced from tenth on the starting grid and collected a career-best fourth-place finish with the nation's elite modified tour and Hunter Marriott rounded out the top five after starting 12th.Lance Mari also recorded a career-best sixth-place finish and USMTS legend Jon Tesch-winner of the 2007 event here-drove a second car out of the Ramirez Motorsports stable to seventh, garnering both the Eibach Spring Forward Award and FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award in the process after rolling off 18th.Adam Kates was eighth at the finish line while Sanders regrouped and salvaged a ninth-place finish. Polesitter Travis Saurer completed the top ten.Nobles Next: The USMTS ventures to the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., on Saturday for the 9th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Beyea Custom Headers.The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps at 7 and racing gets underway 7:30. Two bikes will be given away and there will be a candy toss for the kids too.Rodney Sanders and Ryan Gustin have both tasted victory twice at the semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval just off of I-90. Johnny Scott, Jason Krohn, Jon Tesch and Kelly Shryock have also tasted victory here.Gustin will meet and greet fans at the Casey's General Store located at 1704 Oxford in Worthington from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. While you're there, get yourself a slice of delicious Casey's pizza, meet the 'The Reaper' and see his No. 19r Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Modified.Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for seniors (65+) and juniors (12-16). Kids ages 11 and under are $5. Pit passes are $35.Fans can grab coupons good for $2 off an adult ticket at Casey's locations in locations in Fulda, Windom and Worthington, plus Arnolds Park, George, Okoboji, Sibley and Spirit Lake in Iowa. For the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.In addition to the USMTS, the on-track action will see the Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge featuring American Racer USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, plus Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stocks ($400 to win) and USRA Tuners ($200 to win).The event is also a Summit Shootout qualifier for the Stock Cars, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks with Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points up for grabs in all four USRA divisions.The Nobles County Speedway is located just off of I-90 at exit 43, then 0.4 mile south on SR 59, then 0.4 mile west on Oxford St., then 0.2 mile north on McMullan ((1600 Stower Dr., Worthington, MN 56187). For more information, check out noblescountyspeedway.com.The four-day USMTS swing wraps up Sunday at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D., for the Sandy Benson Memorial and 10th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Out-Pace Racing Products. The main event winner will pocket $4,000 at that show.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship 11th Annual Rapid Rumble presented by Wrisco Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa Friday, Aug. 23, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. All drivers advanced to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main with the top eight in heat race passing points redrawing for for the first eight starting spots.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.3. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa4. (2) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa5. (1) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.6. (6) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (1) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.3. (5) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa4. (2) 6 Dustin Kruse (R) Brandon, S.D.5. (6) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.6. (4) 0 Justin Remus (R) New Ulm, Minn.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.2. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas3. (2) 19sb Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.4. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.5. (3) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa6. (5) 14r Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $3000.2. (2) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $1700.3. (8) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1100.4. (10) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Skyrocket/HarryHeads, 40, $700.5. (12) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $700.6. (9) 19sb Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 40, $650.7. (18) 14r Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $700.8. (6) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 40, $550.9. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $500.10. (1) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $450.11. (15) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 40, $425.12. (16) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., Dominator/Hanson, 40, $400.13. (7) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa, Harris/Tesar, 40, $375.14. (13) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., MBCustoms/JBM, 40, $225.15. (11) 6 Dustin Kruse (R), Brandon, S.D., Sidebiter/AEI, 40, $325.16. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 30, $300.17. (14) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 28, $300.18. (17) 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn., Medieval/Bruns, 0, $200.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Gustin 1-21, Sanders 22-32, Phillips 33-40.Total Laps Led: Gustin 21, Sanders 11, Phillips 8.Margin of Victory: 1.039 seconds.Time of Race: 22 minutes, 7.928 seconds (2 cautions).Provisional Starters: none.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Tesch (advanced 10 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Tesch (started 18th, finished 7th).Entries: 18.Next Race: Saturday, Aug. 24, Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2902, Ramirez 2712, Marriott 2581, Phillips 2407, Gustin 2378, O'Neil 2250, Kates 1844, Zack VanderBeek 1799, Mike Striegel 1706, Joe Duvall 1471.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1020, Ramirez 1007, Phillips 956, Marriott 950, Gustin 691, Saurer 687, O'Neil 680, Kates 680, Mari 647, Mike Striegel 544.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 2064, Mike Striegel 1571, Dustin Hodges 584, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 263, Hughes 258, GRT 204, Rage 198, LG2 185.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 236, Cornett 230, KSE 173, Durham 169, TriStar 131.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Ray.Beyea Custom Headers - Gerritsen.Bryke Racing - Kruse.BSB Manufacturing - Gerritsen.Casey's General Stores - TBD.Champ Pans - Marriott.Deatherage Opticians - Erickson.E3 Spark Plugs - Ramirez.Edelbrock - Kates.Eibach - Tesch.Fast Shafts - Phillips.FK Rod Ends - Tesch.Hooker Harness - Brown.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Remus.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Ray.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Erickson.Keyser Manufacturing - Saurer.KSE Racing Products - Sanders.Maxima Racing Oils - Phillips.Out-Pace Racing Products - O'Neil.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Phillips.QA1 - Gerritsen.RacerWebsite.com - Marriott.Simpson Performance Products - O'Neil.Swift Springs - Phillips, Gerritsen.Sybesma Graphics - Saurer.Tire Demon - Hilsabeck.VP Racing Fuels - Phillips.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Tesch.
  20. O'Neal cops USMTS Casey's Clash at Hamilton County Speedway WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 22)--The Hamilton County Speedway hosted the 13th Annual USMTS Casey's Clash presented by AmericInn on Thursday night, and Jake O'Neil made himself at home in victory lane for the third time this season. Courtesy of USMTS PRHunter Marriott garnered the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award and led early on before giving way to Dereck Ramirez, who came from the sixth starting spot to the front in three laps.Ramirez built a sizeable lead but a trio of early cautions slowed the pace-the most notable of which happened when Ryan Gustin's Spike Hardcore Energy mount erupted in a puff of smoke while battling for the top spot.After Gustin's charge was extinguished, Marriot and O'Neil chased the leader while Lance Mari, Terry Phillips, Rodney Sanders and Zack VanderBeek were close behind.While Ramirez ran through the middle of the corners, O'Neil searched for a faster line around the high side of the historic half-mile while VanderBeek was sneaking around the shortest way around the track with Marriott and Sanders still within striking distance.With 21 of 35 laps in the books, Ramirez dove into the first turn somewhat lower than he had been, which opened the door for O'Neil and VanderBeek. Suddenly, Ramirez had O'Neil to his right and VanderBeek to his left as the three exited turn two.The attempted three-wide drag race down the back-stretch failed miserably. O'Neil bounced off the outside concrete wall and into the right side of Ramirez's race car, and then Ramirez clipped the front end of VanderBeek's VanderBuilt chassis.The incident, which had all of the makings of a major melee, left Ramirez spinning to a stop and the waving of the yellow flag for the fifth and final time."I just hate it," O'Neil said of the contact with Ramirez. "I think it was a racing deal. I just had a really good run to the outside. He didn't come all the way up to the top so I thought maybe he was just leaving a lane up there. I was all the way to his door and got stuck in the marbles up there and bounced off the fence, and then bounced off of him. I tried keeping it off of him."The restart with 14 laps remaining had O'Neil setting the pace while Ramirez was relegated to the back of the pack.As the laps wound down, O'Neil continued to lead while Sanders chipped away at his advantage and closed to within a car length as the two took the white flag, but Sanders got above the cushion and clobbered the concrete wall in turn one allowing O'Neil to cruise to a $2,500 payday.Sanders held on for second with Phillips getting by VanderBeek in the closing laps to grab the third spot while Dustin Sorensen came from tenth to finish fifth.Marriott, Kyle Brown, Mark Elliott, Al Hejna and Mari rounded out the top ten. Ramirez fought his way back to salvage an 11th-place finish.The win was O'Neil's sixth USMTS triumph which moved him into a tie on the USMTS all-time wins list with Ron Jones and Joey Jensen. Courtesy of USMTS PRWestward ho: On Friday, the series heads west as the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, hosts the 11th Annual Rapid Rumble presented by Wrisco. The Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge featuring American Racer USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will also be on tap along with Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stocks.Fans witnessed a barn-burner last year when Johnny Scott limped home the final lap with a blown tire. In the nine previous USMTS events held at the Lyons County Fairgrounds, only Rodney Sanders has visited victory lane twice. Other former winners here include Cade Dillard, Cory Crapser, Zack VanderBeek, Jason Krohn, Jon Tesch and Kelly Shryock.Tickets are $22 for adults, $5 for kids ages 7-14 and free for kids 6 and under. Pit passes will be $30 and you must be at least 12 years old to enter the pits. The pit gate will open at 4:30 and grandstands at 5:30. Driver registration will be cut off at 6:30 with hot laps at 7 and racing to follow.Hunter Marriott will be greeting race fans at the Casey's General Store located at 709 1st Ave. in Rock Rapids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coupons good for $2 off adult admission are available at Casey's locations in Brandon, Canton, Harrisburg and Sioux Falls, plus George, Hull, Rock Rapids, Sheldon, Sibley and Sioux Center, plus Luverne in Minnesota. Go to caseys.com to find the location nearest you.The Rapid Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 0.5 mile east of US 75 on SR 9, then 0.5 mile south on South Tama St. (400 S. Tama St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246). For more information, visit rockrapidsspeedway.com.The USMTS ventures to the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., on Saturday for the 9th Annual USMTS Summer Showdown presented by Beyea Custom Headers, and the four-day swing wraps up Sunday with the Sandy Benson Memorial and 10th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Out-Pace Racing Products at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Casey's USMTS Hunt for the Championship 13th Annual USMTS Casey's Clash presented by AmericInn Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. All drivers advanced to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main with the top eight in heat race passing points redrawing for for the first eight starting spots..SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.2. (2) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.3. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.4. (4) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa.5. (5) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa.6. (7) 3j Josh Cain (R), Moriarity, N.M.7. (3) 14e Chase Ellingson (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.3. (7) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.4. (4) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.5. (6) 21 Ben Nading (R), Ankeny, Iowa.6. (5) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.7. (1) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.3. (5) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (7) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.5. (2) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.6. (6) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.7. (4) 29 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (35 laps):1. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, $2500.2. (8) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, $1500.3. (9) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, $1000.4. (4) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, $800.5. (10) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, $700.6. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, $600.7. (14) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa, Harris/Tesar, $550.8. (11) 12 Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa, Harris/Karl, $300.9. (18) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, Rage/ChevPerf, $375.10. (2) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, $400.11. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, $375.12. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, $350.13. (17) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, $325.14. (21) 29 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa, IROC/ChevPerf, $200.15. (20) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., Dominator/Hanson, $275.16. (13) 21 Ben Nading (R), Ankeny, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Mullins, $200.17. (15) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, $250.18. (19) 14e Chase Ellingson (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa, GRT/KSE, $200.19. (12) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, $250.20. (7) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, $250.21. (16) 3j Josh Cain (R), Moriarity, N.M., Baxter/Mullins, $300.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Marriott 1-3, Ramirez 4-21, O'Neil 22-35.Total Laps Led: Ramirez 18, O'Neil 14, Marriott 3.Margin of Victory: TBD.Time of Race: TBD (5 cautions).Provisional Starters: none.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Hejna (advanced 9 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Hejna (started 18th, finished 9th).Entries: 21.Next Race: Friday, Aug. 23, Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2827, Ramirez 2621, Marriott 2497, Phillips 2306, Gustin 2280, O'Neil 2190, VanderBeek 1799, Kates 1768, Mike Striegel 1706, Joe Duvall 1471.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 945, Ramirez 916, Marriott 866, Phillips 855, O'Neil 620, Saurer 615, Kates 604, Gustin 593, Mari 566, Mike Striegel 544.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 2055, Mike Striegel 1571, Dustin Hodges 584, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 259, Hughes 249, GRT 194, Rage 191, LG2 180.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 233, Cornett 222, KSE 167, Durham 159, Stoen 127.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Mari.Beyea Custom Headers - VanderBeek.Bryke Racing - Erickson.BSB Manufacturing - Cain.Casey's General Stores - Sorensen.Champ Pans - Sorensen.Deatherage Opticians - Kates.E3 Spark Plugs - Phillips.Edelbrock - Ramirez.Eibach - Hejna.Fast Shafts - Sanders.FK Rod Ends - Hejna.Hooker Harness - Saurer.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Ellingson.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Ray.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Cain.Keyser Manufacturing - Mari.KSE Racing Products - Hejna.Maxima Racing Oils - O'Neil.Mesilla Valley Transportation - Cain.Out-Pace Racing Products - Nading.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Ellingson.QA1 - Elliott.RacerWebsite.com - Sorensen.Simpson Performance Products - Kates.Swift Springs - O'Neil, Elliott.Sybesma Graphics - Marriott.Tire Demon - Ramirez.VP Racing Fuels - O'Neil.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Brown.
  21. Sanders sails to ARMI Salute to Veterans victory at Salina Highbanks Speedway PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (Aug. 17)--Rodney Sanders had 93 United States Modified Touring Series victories under his belt coming into the 7th Annual ARMI Salute To Our Veterans presented by Bryke Racing, but none at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. Coutesy of USMTS PRThat all changed Saturday night as the 29-year-old from Happy, Texas, notched his first triumph at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval in Pryor Creek, Okla., and 94th of his USMTS career with a dominating performance.Sanders had the worst draw of the 34 entries but charged from ninth on the grid to second at the checkered flag in just eight laps during Fast Shafts Heat Race #2.Another unfortunate selection saw 'The Sandman' draw the seventh starting spot for the 35-lap main event with multiple heavy-hitters taking the green flag in front of him.He fell back to eighth by the end of the first lap while pole-sitter Hunter Marriott took off and set a furious pace up front, but Sanders disposed of Willie Gammill on lap 2 and screamed past both Jason Hughes and Jake O'Neil one lap later to move up to fifth.Meanwhile, up front Marriott was working to hold back the challenges from Dereck Ramirez who was hoping to improve on his back-to-back runner-up finishes the previous two nights.Sanders got around Chad Wheeler for the fourth position with six laps in the books, and then worked his way around Tyler Wolff for third on lap 10 and began to reel in the lead duo.With Sanders closing the gap, Ramirez got by Marriott to grab the lead with 19 complete and Sanders followed into second the next time around.By lap 22, Sanders was all over the rear bumper of Ramirez and powered ahead to lead the 23rd lap. With the yellow flag remaining holstered for the entire feature race, Sanders disappeared over the final 13 circuits and rolled to a $3,000 payday plus an additional $100 for earning the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award.For most dirt modified racers, finishing second in a USMTS main event is the second-best feeling in the sport. But for Ramirez, it may feel like a cruel joke. Saturday's second-place effort was the sixth bridesmaid in his last eight starts.Marriott held on for third with Wolff and Ryan Gustin completing the top five. Sixth through tenth at the finish line Hughes, O'Neil, Terry Phillips, Mitch Keeter and Chad Wheeler.Four More: Another four-night fandango is on tap again next week for the tireless USMTS touring titans. It all starts this Thursday, Aug. 22, with the 13th Annual Casey's General Store Webster City Wrangle presented by AmericInn at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, and then on Friday, Aug. 23, the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, hosts the 11th Annual Rapid Rumble presented by Wrisco.On Saturday, Aug. 24, the series ventures to the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., for the 9th Annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Beyea Custom Headers, and the swing wraps up Sunday, Aug. 25, with the 10th Annual USMTS Summer Slam and Sandy Benson Memorial presented by Out-Pace Racing Products at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's USMTS National Championship powered by Summit USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup 7th Annual ARMI Salute To Our Veterans presented by Bryke Racing Salina Highbanks Speedway, Pryor Creek, Okla. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.2. (5) 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.3. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.4. (1) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark.5. (4) 15 George Martin, Fort Smith, Ark.6. (7) 17 Brandon Dean (R), Sapulpa, Okla.7. (9) 00 Cody Jolly (R), Jasper, Mo.8. (8) 10h Randy Henson, Alma, Ark.9. (2) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 7 Willie Gammill, Colcord, Okla.2. (9) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.3. (6) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.4. (4) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.5. (8) 34 Jared Russell (R), Muskogee, Okla.6. (1) 8 Jeremy Vaughn (R), Pocola, Okla.7. (7) 71 Jim Body, Diamond, Mo.8. (3) 84c Craig Yeoman (R), Diamond, Mo.9. (5) 30 Joel Hill (R), Tulsa, Okla.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (8) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.2. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.3. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (7) 52 Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo.5. (4) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (3) 91 Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla.7. (2) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.8. (6) 73 Jay Arnold (R), Haskell, Okla.MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (8) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.3. (1) 84 John Yeoman (R), Joplin, Mo.4. (6) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.5. (5) 13 Jonathon Beyer (R), Inola, Okla.6. (7) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.7. (2) 11n Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark.8. (3) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (3) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.2. (4) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.3. (2) 34 Jared Russell (R), Muskogee, Okla.4. (1) 84 John Yeoman (R), Joplin, Mo.5. (7) 00 Cody Jolly (R), Jasper, Mo.6. (6) 8 Jeremy Vaughn (R), Pocola, Okla., Hughes/BMS, $90.7. (11) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Cornett, $90.8. (5) 17 Brandon Dean (R), Sapulpa, Okla., Skyrocket/Warrior, $75.9. (8) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.10. (9) 10h Randy Henson, Alma, Ark., Extreme/Mullins, $75.11. (10) 73 Jay Arnold (R), Haskell, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, $75.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.2. (2) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark.3. (8) 11n Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark.4. (3) 15 George Martin, Fort Smith, Ark.5. (6) 91 Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla.6. (4) 13 Jonathon Beyer (R), Inola, Okla.7. (10) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, WFRC/KPE, $75.8. (11) 30 Joel Hill (R), Tulsa, Okla., RaceCraft/BMS, $75.9. (5) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.10. (7) 71 Jim Body, Diamond, Mo., Shaw/Yeoman, $75.11. (9) 84c Craig Yeoman (R), Diamond, Mo., Hoffman/Yeoman, $75.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (35 laps):1. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 35, $3100.2. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 35, $1700.3. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 35, $1100.4. (4) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 35, $900.5. (9) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 35, $800.6. (8) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 35, $700.7. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 35, $650.8. (12) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 35, $600.9. (10) 52 Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo., GRT/Yeoman, 35, $400.10. (2) 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla., MBCustoms/Durham, 35, $500.11. (6) 7 Willie Gammill, Colcord, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 34, $325.12. (14) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, 34, $425.13. (11) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Hill, 34, $400.14. (17) 34 Jared Russell (R), Muskogee, Okla., Hughes/Thomas, 34, $250.15. (15) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 34, $350.16. (13) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 34, $325.17. (18) 11n Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark., Hughes/Kelly, 34, $300.18. (21) 00 Cody Jolly (R), Jasper, Mo., Shaw/Yeoman, 34, $250.19. (22) 91x Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla., Rage/ChevPerf, 34, $250.20. (24) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 34, $300.21. (20) 15 George Martin, Fort Smith, Ark., MBCustoms/Bob's, 33, $250.22. (19) 84 John Yeoman (R), Joplin, Mo., Hoffman/Yeoman, 33, $250.23. (16) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark., Hughes/Mullins, 33, $250.24. (23) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Eagle, 21, $300.25. (25) 13 Jonathon Beyer (R), Inola, Okla., Mack/Shinook, 16, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Marriott 1-18, Ramirez 19-22, Sanders 23-35.Total Laps Led: Marriott 18, Sanders 13, Ramirez 4.Margin of Victory: 2.96 seconds.Time of Race: 11 minutes, 3.113 seconds. (no cautions).Provisional Starters: Striegel, Ray, Beyer (track).Eibach Spring Forward Award: Sanders (advanced 13 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Sanders (started 7th, finished 1st).Entries: 34.Next Race: Thursday, Aug. 22, Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa.Casey's USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2732, Ramirez 2548, Marriott 2415, Gustin 2226, Phillips 2215, O'Neil 2089, Zack VanderBeek 1712, Striegel 1706, Kates 1700, Duvall 1471.USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup Points: Sanders 850, Ramirez 843, Marriott 784, Phillips 764, Saurer 549, Striegel 544, Gustin 539, Kates 536, O'Neil 519, Mari 494.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 2048, Striegel 1571, Dustin Hodges 584, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 250, Hughes 246, GRT 186, Rage 185, LG2 170.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 224, Cornett 212, KSE 162, Durham 151, TriStar 121.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Nicholas.Beyea Custom Headers - Wolff.Bryke Racing - Saurer.BSB Manufacturing - Martin.Casey's General Stores - C. Yeoman.Champ Pans - Gustin.Deatherage Opticians - Tanner.E3 Spark Plugs - Marriott.Edelbrock - Hughes.Eibach - Sanders.Fast Shafts - Gammill.FK Rod Ends - Sanders.Hooker Harness - Duvall.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Jolly.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Nicholas.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Vaughn.Keyser Manufacturing - Wheeler.KSE Racing Products - Keeter.Maxima Racing Oils - Sanders.Out-Pace Racing Products - Mari.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Striegel.QA1 - Phillips.RacerWebsite.com - Sanders.Simpson Performance Products - Marriott.Swift Springs - Sanders, Wheeler.Sybesma Graphics - Marriott.Tire Demon - Gammill.VP Racing Fuels - Sanders.Wilwood Disc Brakes - O'Neil.
  22. Phillips fends off Ramirez for USMTS triumph at Lake Ozark Speedway ELDON, Mo. (Aug. 16)--Terry Phillips earned a hard-fought USMTS victory Friday night at the end of the road to redemption, which was about 60 miles long and stretched from Urbana to Eldon in his home state of Missouri.After leading the first half of Thursday's main event at the Dallas County Speedway, Phillips collided with a tractor tire after he and eventual winner Ryan Gustin banged wheels in the corner.Friday's show, presented by PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, offered up a whole new set of challenges with a much larger racetrack and a hammer-down surface made possible by rain that fell on the Lake Ozark Speedway throughout the previous night and into the morning.Like the night before, Phillips started on the front row for the feature and took the lead at the drop of the green flag, but this time he led the first and second halves of the feature.Dereck Ramirez, who finished second the previous night by less than a bumper, challenged Phillips throughout the entire 25-lap distance Friday night, but was forced to settle for his sixth runner-up paycheck in the last eight races.Defending Lake Ozark Speedway USRA Modified track champion Ryan Middaugh came from eighth to finish third right behind the lead duo, while Tyler Wolff bested Joe Duvall after a spirited battle for the fourth spot.USMTS national points leader Rodney Sanders was running third when a flat left rear tire brought out the race's only caution flag and sent 'The Sandman' to the tail of the field for the restart.Sanders clawed his way back to a sixth-place finish during the final 16 laps while Hunter Marriott, 11th-starting Terry Schultz, 13th-starting Colson Kirk and 18th-starting Mike Striegel rounded out the top 10.The Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship resumes Saturday night at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla., for the 7th Annual ARMI Salute To Our Veterans presented by Bryke Racing.Local favorite and four-time USMTS national champ Jason Hughes possesses a series-best six wins here while Ryan Gustin has recorded three of his 100 victories at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. Terry Phillips, Stormy Scott, Bryan Rowland, Jeremy Payne and Johnny Scott have each won once.ARMI (Arkansas Myriad, Inc.) of Fayetteville, Ark., is sponsoring FREE admission to veterans and active military. The event will kick off with an exciting pre-race military flyover by Paul Mackey and the Warbirds.The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps start at 6:30. Opening ceremonies get underway at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. AmeriFlex B-Mods, Dawson Roofing Super Stocks and S&J Plumbing Pure Stocks will also be on the card.Coupons good for $2 off adult general admission tickets are available on race day at Casey's General Store locations in Adair, Chelsea, Claremore, Tahlequah and Wagoner, plus Siloam Springs in Arkansas. To find the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.Originally built and opened in the 1990s, operations ceased at Salina Highbanks Speedway after the 2006 season. However, Keith Sanders and Dave Bohannan brought new life to the track and racing in Northeast Oklahoma upon re-opening the facility and transforming it into a first-class motorsports venue.The racetrack is located 7 miles east of Pryor on SR 20 (3164 E Hwy 20, Salina, OK 74361). For more information, visit the website at salinahighbanksspeedway.com.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship 2nd Annual Event presented by PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, Mo. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. All drivers advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main with the top 8 in passing points redrawing for starting position.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (3) 21 Ryan Middaugh (R), Fulton, Mo.2. (5) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.3. (2) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.4. (1) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.5. (7) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.6. (7) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas.7. (4) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 91 Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla.2. (5) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.4. (4) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.5. (3) 53r Ronnie Woods (R), Mexico, Mo.6. (2) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.7. (7) 27t Bob Test (R), Jefferson City, Mo.DNS - 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.2. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.3. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (2) 5 Colson Kirk (R), Urbana, Mo.5. (3) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.6. (5) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.7. (7) 22h Dustin Hodges (R), Centralia, Mo.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (25 laps):1. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 25, $3000.2. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 25, $1700.3. (8) 21 Ryan Middaugh (R), Fulton, Mo., GRT/Creason, 25, $1000.4. (7) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 25, $800.5. (5) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Hill, 25, $700.6. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 25, $650.7. (3) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 25, $600.8. (11) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo., Hughes/Mullins, 25, $375.9. (13) 5 Colson Kirk (R), Urbana, Mo., Hughes/Dickens, 25, $350.10. (18) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Eagle, 25, $450.11. (20) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 25, $525.12. (15) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 25, $400.13. (9) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 25, $375.14. (12) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 25, $350.15. (21) 22h Dustin Hodges (R), Centralia, Mo., VanderBuilt/Crane, 25, $325.16. (10) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 25, $300.17. (14) 53r Ronnie Woods (R), Mexico, Mo., GRT/Creason, 25, $225.18. (16) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, WFRC/KPE, 24, $225.19. (17) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Cornett, 24, $300.20. (4) 91 Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla., Rage/ChevPerf, 14, $225.21. (19) 27t Bob Test (R), Jefferson City, Mo., Shaw/Creason, 14, $225.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 0, $90.DNS - 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, 0, $90.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leader: Phillips 1-25.Total Laps Led: Phillips 25.Margin of Victory: 0.328 second.Time of Race: 9 minutes, 18.129 seconds (1 caution).Provisional Starters: none.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Middaugh (advanced 7 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: O'Neil (started 20th, finished 11th).Entries: 23.Next Race: Saturday, Aug. 17, Salina Highbanks Speedway, Pryor Creek, Okla.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2631, Ramirez 2452, Marriott 2321, Gustin 2142, Phillips 2139, O'Neil 2011, Zack VanderBeek 1712, Striegel 1656, Kates 1632, Duvall 1405.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 749, Ramirez 747, Marriott 690, Phillips 688, Striegel 494, Saurer 487, Kates 468, Gustin 455, O'Neil 441, Mari 434.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 2029, Striegel 1566, Hodges 584, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 240, Hughes 237, GRT 180, Rage 177, LG2 163.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 214, Cornett 203, KSE 154, Durham 147, Stoen 120.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Clark.Beyea Custom Headers - Wolff.Bryke Racing - Hodges.BSB Manufacturing - Test.Casey's General Stores - Woods.Champ Pans - Duvall.Deatherage Opticians - Mari.E3 Spark Plugs - Middaugh.Edelbrock - Marriott.Eibach - Middaugh.Fast Shafts - Skaggs.FK Rod Ends - O'Neil.Hooker Harness - Siebert.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Tanner.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Woods.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Test.Keyser Manufacturing - Striegel.KSE Racing Products - Kirk.Maxima Racing Oils - Phillips.Out-Pace Racing Products - Saurer.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Tanner.QA1 - Middaugh.RacerWebsite.com - Hodges.Simpson Performance Products - Middaugh.Swift Springs - Phillips, Middaugh.Sybesma Graphics - Ramirez.Tire Demon - O'Neil.VP Racing Fuels - Phillips.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Marriott.
  23. Gustin garners 100th USMTS victory in maiden voyage to Dallas County Speedway URBANA, Mo. (Aug. 15)--The United States Modified Touring Series invaded the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., for the first time Thursday for the inaugural Bullring Bash presented by Hooker Harness, and a record crowd was on hand to witness Ryan Gustin beat Dereck Ramirez to the finish line by a whisker. Courtesy of USMTS PR"That was one heck of a race," Gustin said in victory lane. "I thought he (Ramirez) took it away from us, but we gave each other a lane and always race each other clean."The win was the 100th of Gustin's USMTS career."I wasn't sure we were going to get number 100 this year or not," Gustin said after posting his first top-ten finish since the Silver Dollar Nationals nearly one month ago. "It's a milestone, man, and it feels good. Looking forward to tomorrow."The winner-along with everybody else who competed in the wild 40-lap main event on the tiny, slightly-banked quarter-mile-never had a moment to rest as action was constant from the front of the field back.From the pole position, Terry Phillips took charge at the drop of the green flag and ran the low line while Gustin churned the loose clay lining the long way around the track.The lead duo found the back of the pack by lap 12 and Gustin was able to squeak by to lead for the first time on lap 18 just before a caution flag waved and let everybody catch their breath.Phillips continued to challenge Gustin for the lead for the next 10 laps until the two made contact in turn 4 and Phillips wound up smacking a yuke tire neat the exit of the corner.Another yellow flag waved as Phillips saw his night come to an end, and on the restart Marriott followed Gustin but Ramirez stuck his nose underneath and claimed the second position.The final 10 laps were intense as Gustin and Ramirez raced wheel-to-wheel lap after lap while four more cautions slowed the pace.The final caution waved with three laps to go, and Ramirez edged in front of Gustin at the flagstand to lead lap 38 and again the next time around as they drag-raced beneath USMTS flagman Ryne Staley's white flag.The pair exited the final corner door to door as they raced to the checkered. Despite sending a shower of sparks off of the front-stretch concrete wall, Gustin nipped Ramirez by less than five one-hundredths of a second."This is a small deal, it's elbows up," Gustin added. "It doesn't matter what you do to your car, you just have to get up on the wheel at these small little places and get after it."The win was worth $2,500 to the 28-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa.For Ramirez, it was his fifth runner-up finish in seven races during the Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship while Marriott, Rodney Sanders and Dean Wille completed the top five.Jake O'Neil, Jason Pursley, Terry Schultz, Stephen Muilenburg and hometown favorite Colson Kirk rounded out the top 10.Thursday's event was made possible by 54 Buildings & More, Oak Star Bank, Hermitage Lumber, Loehr Construction, Robert Sawyer Agency, Big Surf Waterpark, Krystal's Hair Studio, Eagle Machine, D & D Welding & Fabrication, St. Clair County State Bank, Scotty's Signs & Wraps and Citizens Memorial Heatlhcare.On Friday, the USMTS invades the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., in an event presented by PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain.In the one previous visit here by the series in 2009, UMP Modified standout Mike Harrison was the winner.Gates will open at 4 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing gets underway at 7:30. Tickets are $18 for adults or just $15 for seniors 55+ and military. Youth (6-15) $5. Kids 5 and under are free. Family packs are $30. Pit passes are $35.Two-time USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin will meet and greet fans at the Casey's located at 224 W. 4th St. in Eldon, Mo., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. While you're there, get yourself a slice of delicious Casey's pizza, meet the 'The Reaper' and see his No. 19R Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Modified.The Lake Ozark Speedway is a semi-banked 1/3-mile clay oval located at south of Eldon on US 54, then 0.1 mile east on SR, then 0.5 mile north on Twiggy Ln. (frontage road). For more information, check out lakeozarkspeedway.net.The four-night, 96-hour grind wraps up Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla., for the 7th Annual Salute to Veterans presented by Bryke Racing.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Inaugural Bullring Bash presented by Hooker Harness Dallas County Speedway, Urbana, Mo. Thursday, Aug, 15, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.2. (3) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.3. (2) 5 Colson Kirk (R), Urbana, Mo.4. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.5. (5) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.6. (1) 73 Mark Simon (R), Buffalo, Mo.7. (7) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.8. (8) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.2. (4) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.3. (7) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (2) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, Mo.5. (6) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.6. (5) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.7. (3) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.8. (8) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (1) 33 Stephen Muilenburg, Sparta, Mo.3. (2) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.4. (4) 68m Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.5. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.6. (5) 91x Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla.7. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.8. (8) 31 Ed Griggs (R), Pleasant Hill, Mo.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (10 laps, all advance):1. (2) 73 Mark Simon (R), Buffalo, Mo.2. (3) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.3. (1) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.4. (4) 91 Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla.5. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.6. (6) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.7. (9) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.8. (10) 31 Ed Griggs (R), Pleasant Hill, Mo.9. (8) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.10. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $2500.2. (8) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1500.3. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $1000.4. (10) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $800.5. (12) 68m Dean Willie, Warrensburg, Mo., Hughes/ChevPerf, 40, $500.6. (19) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $600.7. (9) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo., GRT/Midstate, 40, $350.8. (2) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $300.9. (3) 33 Stephen Muilenburg, Sparta, Mo., TRE/Eagle, 40, $275.10. (7) 5 Colson Kirk (R), Urbana, Mo., Hughes/Dickens, 40, $250.11. (20) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $375.12. (5) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, 40, $350.13. (11) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, Mo., Shaw/BMS, 40, $200.14. (15) 73 Mark Simon (R), Buffalo, Mo., Shaw/Eagle, 40, $200.15. (14) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $275.16. (23) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Cornett, 40, $250.17. (21) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 40, $250.18. (18) 91x Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla., Rage/ChevPerf, 35, $200.19. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 29, $250.20. (24) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 29, $250.21. (16) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 26, $250.22. (17) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 26, $250.23. (22) 31 Ed Griggs (R), Pleasant Hill, Mo., DirtWorks/ChevPerf, 26, $200.24. (13) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 25, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Phillips 1-17, Gustin 18-37, Ramirez 38-39, Gustin 40.Total Laps Led: Gustin 21, Phillips 17, Ramirez 2.Margin of Victory: 0.046 second.Time of Race: 29 minutes, 46.482 seconds (7 cautions).Provisional Starters: none.Eibach Spring Forward Award: O'Neil (advanced 13 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: O'Neil (started 19th, finished 6th).Entries: 24.Next Race: Friday, Aug. 16, Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, Mo.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2550, Ramirez 2357, Marriott 2243, Gustin 2097, Phillips 2036, O'Neil 1941, Zack VanderBeek 1712, Kates 1587, Striegel 1584, Duvall 1321.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 668, Ramirez 652, Marriott 612, Phillips 585, Saurer 427, Kates 423, Striegel 422, Gustin 410, Zack VanderBeek 381, O'Neil 371.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 2023, Striegel 1539, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 522, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 232, Hughes 228, GRT 170, Rage 170, LG2 157.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 208, Cornett 194, KSE 149, Durham 137, Stoen 120.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Burrell.Beyea Custom Headers - Sanders.Bryke Racing - Duvall.BSB Manufacturing - Mari.Casey's General Stores - Clark.Champ Pans - Wille.Deatherage Opticians - Striegel.E3 Spark Plugs - Marriott.Edelbrock - Ramirez.Eibach - O'Neil.Fast Shafts - Marriott.FK Rod Ends - O'Neil.Hooker Harness - Burrell.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Skaggs.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Ray.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Wolff.Keyser Manufacturing - Kirk.KSE Racing Products - Muilenburg.Maxima Racing Oils - Gustin.Out-Pace Racing Products - Clark.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Simon.QA1 - Pursley.RacerWebsite.com - Griggs.Simpson Performance Products - Gustin.Swift Springs - Gustin, Wille.Sybesma Graphics - Phillips.Tire Demon - Saurer.VP Racing Fuels - Gustin.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Pursley.
  24. Ebert joins USMTS winners club with Ogilvie triumph OGILVIE, Minn. (Aug. 10)-Making it two straight first-time USMTS winners in as many nights, Dan Ebert out-dueled Rodney Sanders in a caution-free 40-lap nail-biter Saturday at the Ogilvie Raceway. Courtesy of USMTS PRAs has come to be expected at the Wagamon family's 3/8-mile high-banked dirt oval in Ogilvie, Minn., the main event at this year's 8th Annual Modified Madness presented by RacingJunk.com was another mind-blowing barn-burner that saw a home state racer fend off the Best of the Best in the dirt modified world.Ebert, 31, was the fastest during hot laps early in the program and finished the night off the same way with a $3,000 victory in his home state. It was the first series win for the Lake Shore resident.From the outside of the front row, Ebert immediately established himself as the pace-setter by quickly moving to the extreme high side of the track and laying claim to the thin strip of dark clay against the guardrail.For the most part, Ebert remained faithful to the high line but heavy lapped traffic from lap 10 until the end. Only back-markers and a late-race slide-job on Sanders brought him off his preferred line.Dereck Ramirez gave chase for the first half of the contest before relinquishing the position to Sanders on lap 22.Sanders ran down Ebert and used two lapped cars to slip underneath and grab the lead on lap 34. The two made hard contact two laps later when Ebert ran out of real estate between the right side of Sanders' car and the front-stretch wall.The next time around, Ebert went to the inside of Sanders, slid up in front of him in turn 2 where they made contact, and then sped away to claim the checkered flag.Sanders, who leads the Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship, held on for second ahead of Ramirez with Terry Phillips fourth and FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award winner Shane Sabraski finishing fifth after rolling off 40 laps earlier from the 15th slot.Hunter Marriott, Landon Atkinson, Dave Cain, Zack VanderBeek and Cory Crapser completed the top 10.A four-night swing Aug. 14-17 is up next with three stops in the Show-Me State and a final stop in Oklahoma.On Wednesday, it's the 10th Annual Missouri Meltdown presented by MyRacePass.com at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. On Thursday, the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., hosts the USMTS for the first time for the inaugural Bullring Bash presented by Hooker Harness. On Friday, the 2nd Annual USMTS Event presented by PEM takes place at the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and the 96-hour grind wraps up Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla., for the 7th Annual Salute to Veterans presented by Bryke Racing.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship 8th Annual Modified Madness presented by RacingJunk.com Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (3) 18a Landon Atkinson (R), Little Falls, Minn.3. (1) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.4. (5) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn.5. (2) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn.6. (9) 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn.7. (8) US Jonathan Olmscheid (R), Royalton, Minn.8. (7) 06 Jeremy Nelson (R), Zimmerman, Minn.9. (6) 9e Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (4) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.2. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.3. (3) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn.4. (8) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.5. (2) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Hermantown, Minn.6. (7) 7a Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn.7. (1) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.8. (5) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (3) 2c Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn.2. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.3. (1) 5k Tyler Kaeter (R), St. Cloud, Minn.4. (2) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.5. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.6. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.7. (7) 89jr J.T. Johnson (R), Milaca, Minn.8. (8) 18m Mason McEvers (R), Grantsburg, Wis.MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (1) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.3. (4) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.4. (3) 11b Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.5. (6) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (5) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.7. (8) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, Minn.8. (7) 55 Jeff Wood, Chisholm, Minn.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 5k Tyler Kaeter (R), St. Cloud, Minn.2. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.3. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.4. (9) 06 Jeremy Nelson (R), Zimmerman, Minn.5. (3) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (8) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.7. (4) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/ChevPerf, $75.8. (7) US Jonathan Olmscheid (R), Royalton, Minn., GRT/Adams, $75.9. (10) 18m Mason McEvers (R), Grantsburg, Wis., SSR/Quality, $75.10. (2) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.11. (11) 9e Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn., SSR/Adams, $75.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (5) 7a Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn.2. (4) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Hermantown, Minn.3. (9) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.4. (1) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn.5. (7) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, Minn.6. (2) 11b Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn., Dominator/Hansen, $75.7. (10) 55 Jeff Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/Sput's, $75.8. (6) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., Dominator/Hansen, $90.9. (8) 89jr J.T. Johnson (R), Milaca, Minn.10. (3) 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn., Medieval/Bruns, $75.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (2) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn., Lethal/Breeschoten, 40, $3000.2. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $1700.3. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1100.4. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $900.5. (14) 7a Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn., Lethal/Hill, 40, $800.6. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $700.7. (8) 18a Landon Atkinson (R), Little Falls, Minn., Lethal/Sower, 40, $500.8. (5) 2c Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn., Shaw/KSE, 40, $450.9. (15) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $550.10. (11) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 40, $500.11. (12) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 39, $325.12. (18) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 39, $425.13. (19) 06 Jeremy Nelson (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/KSE, 39, $275.14. (1) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis., Lazer/Niznik, 39, $375.15. (10) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, 39, $350.16. (25) 89jr J.T. Johnson (R), Milaca, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 39, $250.17. (17) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 39, $300.18. (21) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 39, $300.19. (20) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn., MBCustoms/Sturdy, 39, $250.20. (13) 5k Tyler Kaeter (R), St Cloud, Minn., SSR/Chubb's, 38, $250.21. (23) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 38, $300.22. (16) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Hermantown, Minn., MBCustoms/Hill, 26, $250.23. (9) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 22, $300.24. (24) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 21, $300.25. (22) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, Minn., MBCustoms/JRM, 3, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Ebert 1-33, Sanders 34-36, Ebert 37-40.Total Laps Led: Ebert 37, Sanders 3.Margin of Victory: 0.18 second.Time of Race: 12 minutes, 44.362 seconds (no cautions).Provisional Starters: Mari, Jones, Johnson (track).Eibach Spring Forward Award: Sabraski (advanced 14 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Sabraski (started 14th, finished 5th).Entries: 33.Next Race: Wednesday, Aug. 14, I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo..Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2362, Ramirez 2177, Marriott 2054, Gustin 1936, Phillips 1889, Jake O'Neil 1796, VanderBeek 1625, Kates 1479, Striegel 1464, Joe Duvall 1259.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 480, Ramirez 472, Phillips 438, Marriott 423, Kates 315, Saurer 307, Striegel 302, VanderBeek 294, Mari 257, Gustin 249.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1951, Striegel 1464, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 522, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 214, Hughes 212, GRT 156, Rage 152, LG2 146.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 191, Cornett 179, KSE 132, Durham 128, Stoen 113.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Gustin.Beyea Custom Headers - Phillips.Bryke Racing - Striegel.BSB Manufacturing - Mari.Casey's General Stores - Remus.Champ Pans - Sabraski.Deatherage Opticians - Timm.E3 Spark Plugs - Ramirez.Edelbrock - Cain.Eibach - Sabraski.Fast Shafts - Ebert.FK Rod Ends - Sabraski.Hooker Harness - Nelson.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Saurer.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Kates.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Jeffrey Wood.Keyser Manufacturing - Crapser.KSE Racing Products - VanderBeek.Maxima Racing Oils - Ebert.Out-Pace Racing Products - Johnson.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Jensen.QA1 - Ebert.RacerWebsite.com - Olmscheid.Simpson Performance Products - Phillips.Swift Springs - Ebert, Sabraski.Sybesma Graphics - Niznik.Tire Demon - Wagamon.VP Racing Fuels - Ebert.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Atkinson.
  25. Atkinson secures first USMTS victory at Casey's General Stores Summersota Nationals FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (Aug. 9)--Landon Atkinson scored his first USMTS victory Friday night at the I-94 Raceway in Fergus Falls, Minn., during the 5th Annual Casey's General Stores Summersota Nationals presented by QA1. Tyler Rinken photo "This is something right out of a dream," said the 22-year-old from Little Falls, Minn. "Last night I was sitting at home doing tires and I was thinking to myself 'What if... What if I just show up, put it out there and I win the bitch?' And I did."Atkinson was impressive from beginning to end. He made a last-lap pass of Zack VanderBeek to win his heat race and lead all drivers in passing points, and then redrew the pole position.Sitting alongside Atkinson on the front row for the the start of the 40-lap main event was current USMTS national points leader Rodney Sanders who was seeking his third straight victory and 93rd of his career.Despite the pressure, Atkinson was up to task and led every lap en route to a $2,500 payday and a place in the USMTS record books."There is nothing like it. These guys are the best in the country and there's a reason why they do what they do. Anytime you get a chance to run with these guys-just run with them let alone run up front-is always fun."I think the biggest thing is just make sure you know he's just another guy. Although it is Rodney Sanders-and he's probably one of the best modified drivers to ever do it-you can't really get too psyched out and you just gotta show up and put everything out there. If you don't win, you don't win, but sometimes you get the right end of the stick."It looked like a quick caution on lap 2 would be the only slowdown of the night, but when Ryan Gustin slowed and was unable to get his Spike Hardcore Energy machine completely off the racetrack, the yellow flag waved one last time with just four laps to go.It wiped out a six-car-length lead Atkinson enjoyed over Sanders, but it was Dereck Ramirez making a bid for the top spot on the restart. Despite his best efforts, Ramirez came up short and had to settle for the second-place ribbon for the fourth straight event.VanderBeek also slipped past Sanders in the closing laps while Blake Jegtvig charged from 15th on the grid to finish fifth and earned the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award.Hunter Marriott, Brady Gerdes, Terry Phillips, Austin Arneson and Travis Saurer rounded out the top ten.On Saturday, the series heads to the Wagamon family's Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., where incredible action is always the norm when the Best of the Best visit the mega-popular 3/8-mile high-banked dirt oval for the 8th Annual Modified Madness presented by RacingJunk.com.Gates open 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:15. The first heat race takes the green flag at 6:30. Wissota Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Hornets will round out the program.Adult general admission tickets are $20 while seniors (55+), students (13-18) and military are just $18. Kids 12 and under are free. Trackside parking is $30 + GA Ticket + GA Ticket. VIP Suites are $150 indoor/$100 outdoor. Pit passes are $35 for adults or $10 for non-drivers 7-14 years old with a parent and waiver. Children under 6 are free.Fans can pick up $2-off discount coupons on race day at Casey's General Stores locations in Cambridge, Foley, Milaca, North Branch, Ogilvie, Pine City, Princeton and Zimmerman. To find the location nearest you, go to caseys.com.Hunter Marriott and his Snickers-sponsored USMTS Modified will be making an appearance at the Casey's located at 400 W. Hwy. 23 in Ogilvie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.The Ogilvie Raceway is a located 2.0 miles east of Ogilvie on the south side of SR 23 (1539 MN-23, Ogilvie, MN 56358). For more information, call (763) 267-4572 or visit ogilvieraceway.com.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship 5th Annual Casey's General Stores Summersota Nationals presented by QA1 I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls, Minn. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 16 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (2) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.2. (3) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn.3. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.4. (6) 48 Brent Dutenhoffer, Watertown, S.D.5. (7) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.6. (1) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn.7. (4) 88x Delray Dykstra (R), Litchville, N.D.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (4) 18a Landon Atkinson (R), Little Falls, Minn.2. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.3. (1) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D.4. (3) 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D.5. (7) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.6. (5) 51 Tim Thomas, West Fargo, N.D.7. (6) 5x Scot Danzeisen, Herman, Minn.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.2. (2) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn.3. (7) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (3) 2j Blake Jegtvig, Hawley, Minn.5. (5) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (6) 15x Blake Boelens (R), Garfield, Minn.7. (1) 26g Ryan Gierke (R), Villard, Minn.MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (5) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.3. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (4) 1tpo Tyler Peterson, Hickson, N.D.5. (6) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.6. (1) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.DNS - 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN (15 laps, top 6 advance):1. (4) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.2. (2) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.3. (1) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.4. (3) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.5. (8) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.6. (7) 15x Blake Boelens (R), Garfield, Minn.7. (5) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn.8. (10) 26g Ryan Gierke (R), Villard, Minn.9. (9) 88x Delray Dykstra (R), Litchville, N.D., MBCustoms/Dakota, $75.10. (6) 51 Tim Thomas, West Fargo, N.D., MBCustoms/G-Force, $75.11. (11) 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn., Medieval/Bruns, $75.DNS - 5x Scot Danzeisen, Herman, Minn., Perfect/Danzeisen, $75.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (1) 18a Landon Atkinson (R), Little Falls, Minn., Lethal/Sower, 40, $3000.2. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1800.3. (7) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1100.4. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $800.5. (15) 2j Blake Jegtvig, Hawley, Minn., Hughes/Sturdy, 40, $700.6. (8) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $650.7. (9) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn., SSR/Stoen, 40, $400.8. (12) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $550.9. (14) 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D., VanderBuilt/ChevPerf, 40, $350.10. (17) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $450.11. (4) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $300.12. (10) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 40, $400.13. (11) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $250.14. (19) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $350.15. (23) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn., SSR/Stoen, 39, $225.16. (22) 15x Blake Boelens (R), Garfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Sturdy, 39, $225.17. (24) 26g Ryan Gierke (R), Villard, Minn., SSR/Tim's, 39, $225.18. (5) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 36, $300.19. (20) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis., Rocket/Niznik, 36, $300.20. (6) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 31, $300.21. (18) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 19, $300.22. (21) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, 3, $300.23. (16) 1tpo Tyler Peterson, Hickson, N.D., BlackWidow/ProPower, 0, $300.24. (13) 48 Brent Dutenhoffer, Watertown, S.D., Hughes/Stoen, 0, $225.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leader: Atkinson 1-40.Total Laps Led: Atkinson 40.Margin of Victory: 1.087 seconds.Time of Race: 17 minutes, 47.451 seconds (2 cautions).Provisional Starters: M. Gerdes, Gierke.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Saurer (advanced 10 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Jegtvig (started 15th, finished 5th).Entries: 28.Next Race: Saturday, Aug. 10, Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: TBD.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: TBD.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: TBD.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: TBD.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: TBD.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Marriott.Beyea Custom Headers - Sanders.Bryke Racing - M. Gerdes.BSB Manufacturing - Mari.Casey's General Stores - Kates.Champ Pans - Jegtvig.Deatherage Opticians - Kates.E3 Spark Plugs - VanderBeek.Edelbrock - Marriott.Eibach - TBD.Fast Shafts - Atkinson.FK Rod Ends - Jegtvig.Hooker Harness - Klein.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Gustin.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Gierke.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Dykstra.Keyser Manufacturing - Saurer.KSE Racing Products - Arneson.Maxima Racing Oils - Atkinson.Mesilla Valley Transportation - Ramirez.Out-Pace Racing Products - Boelens.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Striegel.QA1 - Sanders.RacerWebsite.com - Remus.Simpson Performance Products - Timm.Swift Springs - Atkinson, Jones.Sybesma Graphics - Atkinson.Tire Demon - Thoennes.VP Racing Fuels - Atkinson.Wilwood Disc Brakes - B. Gerdes.
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