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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Sanders continues to steamroll through Show-Me State with USMTS triumph at Monett Rodney Sanders continued his march toward a third USMTS National Championship Sunday night, winning the 10th Annual USMTS Missouri Nationals presented by Wilwood at the Monett Motor Speedway. Tyler Rinken photoThe 2012 and 2013 title-holder, Sanders hunted early leader Dereck Ramirez for the first 17 laps before using lapped traffic to steal the lead and then remained on top until the checkered flag waved at the end of 40 laps.The win was worth $2,500 to the 29-year-old from Happy, Texas, and padded his points lead in both the Casey's 'Hunt' and USMTS National Championship standings. It was his sixth win of the year and 92nd overall in his USMTS career.Ramirez, on the other hand, never lost sight of 'The Sandman' but was unable to regain control and had to settle for the runner-up paycheck for a third consecutive night.Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner Jake O'Neil followed Ramirez to the finish line for a third-place showing while Hunter Marriott steered to his third top-five finish of the weekend.Tyler Wolff held off Terry Phillips for fifth, Jason Hughes was seventh, Adam Kates came home eighth, ninth was nabbed by Travis Saurer and 'Big Daddy' Joe Duvall rounded out the top ten.Action continues next weekend, Aug. 9-10, with a pair of blockbuster events in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. On Friday, the I-94 Raceway in Fergus Falls, Minn., hosts the 5th Annual Casey's General Stores Summersota Nationals, and then on Saturday, Aug. 10, it's the 8th Annual Modified Madness at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on our YouTubechannel. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to our e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship 10th Annual USMTS Missouri Nationals presented by Wilwood Monett Motor Speedway, Monett, Mo. Sunday, Aug. 4, 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) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.2. (3) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.3. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (8) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.5. (1) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (4) 40 Brian Green, Pierce City, Mo.7. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.8. (7) 292 Kyle Thompson (R), Joplin, Mo.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.2. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa4. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.5. (1) 8 Jeremy Vaughn (R), Pocola, Okla.6. (7) 52 Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo.7. (5) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.8. (8) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas2. (4) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.3. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.4. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa5. (6) 24d Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.6. (1) 38 Justin Mills (R), Pineville, Mo.7. (2) 12 Johnny Bone Jr., Pea Ridge, Ark.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN (15 laps, all advance):1. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.2. (7) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.3. (4) 52 Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo.4. (11) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.5. (5) 40 Brian Green, Pierce City, Mo.6. (3) 8 Jeremy Vaughn (R), Pocola, Okla.7. (10) 292 Kyle Thompson (R), Joplin, Mo.8. (9) 12 Johnny Bone Jr., Pea Ridge, Ark.9. (8) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.10. (1) 24D Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.11. (6) 38 Justin Mills (R), Pineville, Mo.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $2500.2. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1500.3. (1) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1000.4. (9) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $800.5. (3) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 40, $700.6. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $600.7. (13) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $550.8. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 40, $500.9. (12) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $450.10. (15) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $400.11. (10) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 40, $375.12. (14) 52 Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo., GRT/Yeoman, 40, $200.13. (8) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/ChevPerf, 40, $325.14. (11) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 40, $300.15. (7) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 39, $275.16. (16) 40 Brian Green, Pierce City, Mo., MBR/ChevPerf, 39, $200.17. (18) 292 Kyle Thompson (R), Joplin, Mo., Shaw/Karl, 39, $250.18. (20) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 39, $250.19. (19) 12 Johnny Bone Jr.., Pea Ridge, Ark., Shaw/Yeoman, 39, $250.20. (17) 8 Jeremy Vaughn (R), Pocola, Okla., Hughes/BMS, 39, $250.21. (21) 24d Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo., GRT/Midstate, 32, $200.22. (22) 38 Justin Mills (R), Pineville, Mo., Shaw/Bob's, 3, $200.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 0, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Ramirez 1-17, Sanders 18-40.Total Laps Led: Sanders 23, Ramirez 17.Margin of Victory: 0.905 second.Time of Race: 16 minutes, 1.059 seconds (1 caution).Provisional Starters: none.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Duvall (advanced 12 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Hughes (started 13th, finished 7th).Entries: 23.Next Race: Friday, Aug. 9, I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls, Minn.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2179, Ramirez 1991, Marriott 1892, Gustin 1827, O'Neil 1796, Phillips 1726, Zack VanderBeek 1460, Kates 1353, Striegel 1350, Duvall 1259.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 297, Ramirez 286, Phillips 275, Marriott 261, O'Neil 226, Whitwell 218, Duvall 197, Kates 189, Striegel 188, Saurer 179.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1892, Striegel 1350, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 522, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 198, Hughes 195, GRT 145, LG2 142, Rage 140.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 175, Cornett 162, KSE 122, Durham 117, Stoen 102.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Kates.Beyea Custom Headers - Marriott.Bryke Racing - Siebert.BSB Manufacturing - Pursley.Casey's General Stores - Mills.Champ Pans - Wolff.Deatherage Opticians - Keeter.E3 Spark Plugs - O'Neil.Edelbrock - Sanders.Eibach - Duvall.Fast Shafts - Siebert.FK Rod Ends - Hughes.Hooker Harness - Striegel.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Mari.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Thompson.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Mills.Keyser Manufacturing - Duvall.KSE Racing Products - Saurer.Maxima Racing Oils - Sanders.Out-Pace Racing Products - Green.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Bone.QA1 - Kates.RacerWebsite.com - Hilsabeck.Simpson Performance Products - Wolff.Swift Springs - Sanders, Bone.Sybesma Graphics - O'Neil.Tire Demon - Hilsabeck.VP Racing Fuels - Sanders.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Hughes.
  14. Sanders scrambles to USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout triumph at Lucas Oil Speedway WHEATLAND, Mo. (Aug. 3)--Rodney Sanders took command midway through Saturday night's 40-lap feature and went on to win the 10th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment. Tyler Rinken photoSanders, of Happy, Texas, held off Dereck Ramirez and Terry Phillips in a two-lap shootout after a pair of late cautions wiped out his big lead.It was the two-time series champ's 91st career USMTS win, but his first triumph in a Modified at the Lucas Oil Speedway."We won a Late Model race here a couple of years ago, but I kind of have a love-hate relationship with this place," said Sanders, the Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship points leader who picked up his fifth series win of 2019.It was worth $3,000."You can go out and win one night and not make it out of the "B" Main the next," Sanders added. "But if you have a good car, you can come from deep in the field."Which the 29-year-old had to do after being forced to come through a Real Racing Wheels "B" Main after a sixth-place heat race finish.That left Sanders started outside of row seven in the main event with a lot of work to do. Kenny Shaw photoTyler Wolff of Fayetteville, Ark., got the jump from his outside front row starting position and roared to the lead, building a two-second cushion over Hunter Marriott by lap seven.As Wolff began to encounter lapped traffic by lap 10, Marriott cut into his lead and was within a couple of car lengths when the first caution waved on lap 12.Phillips, a two-time winner of this event, was running third and Sanders had moved all the way from 14th to fourth.Sanders gained momentum after the restart and soon was in second, then used a high-side pass out of turn four to move past Wolff and into the lead to complete lap 20.It looked as if the race would go green the rest of the way with Sanders checking out.He was leading Phillips by more than three seconds when a caution with just two laps remaining wiped out that cushion and gave Phillips and third-running Ramirez a two-lap chance to steal the win.Sanders was up for the challenge. He finished about three car-lengths clear of Ramirez with Phillips third, Marriott fourth and Jake O'Neil fifth."I was really tight down on the bottom and I had to really hit my marks to make it go down there," Sanders said of the late restarts. "I can't thank my crew enough. We struggled all night long. We were in a fire drill all night long." The top three were the same as Thursday night's event with Sanders (center) and Phillips (right) swapping positions. Ramirez (left) finished second both nights. Photo courtesy of USMTS PR Phillips, who won the Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship opener on Thursday at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., had to make a quick engine change after blowing a motor during hot laps. His crew did so in time for him to earn a heat race win."We were fortunate to get where we're at," Phillips said of his night. "I wish we'd have had a little more time to work on the car, but that's the way it goes. We were fortunate to get up there and stay in Dereck's way in the heat race. The new motor wasn't running. It was just thrashing."But all in all, it was a pretty good night."Jason Hughes came from 16th to finish sixth in the main event while local ace Jason Pursley of Hermitage nabbed a seventh-place paycheck.Jared Russell, Chase Domer and R.C. Whitwell rounded out the top 10.Movin' on to Monett: The series moves south to the Monett Motor Speedway in Monett, Mo., on Sunday for the 10th Annual Missouri Nationals and the first visit to the 'Grand Ol' Lady' since it's ownership change in 2017.Sixteen USMTS events in all have been staged at the high-banked 3/8-mile red clay oval enjoying its 50th consecutive season of racing, but weather and scheduling conflicts have kept the series away for nearly four years.Phillips garnered three of his 28 career wins at Monett, including the third ever in 2005. Ryan Gustin also has three wins which came consecutively in 2009, 2011 and 2012 while Hughes has a full set too. Johnny Bone Jr. and Kelly Shryock are two-time winners here while Sanders, Mark Noble and George White have one apiece.Sunday's show will be rounded out with action in the Doug's Pro Lube USRA B-Mods, Legends Cars, Don's Auto Repair Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks. The pits open at 3 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 and hot laps begin at 6:30 with racing to follow.Race fans can get discount coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey's General Stores locations in Aurora, Carthage, Cassville, Diamond, Miller, Monett, Mount Vernon, Neosho, Pierce City and Sarcoxie. Hunter Marriott and his No. 62 Snickers machine will be greeting fans at the Casey's located at 728 U.S. Hwy. 60 W in Monett from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.The Monett Motor Speedway is located 1.0 mile east of SR 37 on US 60, then north on Chapel Dr. For more information visit monettmotorspeedway.com.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on our YouTubechannel. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to our e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship 10th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 3, 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) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.2. (6) 4r Jared Russell (R), Muskogee, Okla.3. (4) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.4. (5) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.5. (7) 21 Ryan Middaugh (R), Fulton, Mo.6. (3) 747 Colton Eck (R), Goddard, Kan.7. (8) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.8. (1) 35 Chris Cole (R), Cache, Okla.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 227 Chase Domer (R), Nevada, Mo.2. (2) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.3. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.4. (7) 134 Robert Heydenreich (R), Bolivar, Mo.5. (8) 292 Kyle Thompson (R), Joplin, Mo.6. (4) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.7. (5) 8 Jeremy Vaughn (R), Pocola, Okla.8. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.3. (4) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.4. (7) 9 Jerad Fuller (R), Memphis, Mo.5. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.6. (2) 12 Scotty Allen, Urbana, Mo.7. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.DNS - 2g Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (3) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.2. (2) 03 Chase Jones (R), El Dorado Springs, Mo.3. (7) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.4. (4) 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.5. (6) 51 Lucas Gibbs (R), Udall, Kan.6. (5) 24d Donnie Fellers (R), Wheatland, Mo.7. (8) 21 Johnny Fennewald, Appleton City, Mo.8. (1) 22h Dustin Hodges (R), Centralia, Mo.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (3) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.2. (4) 3j Jake Nightingale (R), Wichita, Kan.3. (1) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.4. (5) 5 Robbie Reed (R), Mexico, Mo.5. (7) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (8) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.7. (6) 8s Jon Sheets, Nevada, Mo.8. (2) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):1. (3) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.2. (13) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.3. (4) 5 Robbie Reed (R), Mexico, Mo.4. (1) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.5. (2) 9 Jerad Fuller (R), Memphis, Mo.6. (12) 8s Jon Sheets, Nevada, Mo.7. (5) 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.8. (6) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, $90.9. (8) 747 Colton Eck (R), Goddard, Kan., GRT/Hillsboro, $75.10. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.11. (11) 8 Jeremy Vaughn (R), Pocola, Okla., Hughes/BMS, $90.12. (10) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa., Hilsabeck/Mullins, $90.13. (9) 12 Scotty Allen, Urbana, Mo., Allen/Mullins, $75.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa., Hughes/TriStar, $90.DNS - 22h Dustin Hodges (R), Centralia, Mo., VanderBuilt/Crane, $90.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):1. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (2) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.3. (1) 134 Robert Heydenreich (R), Bolivar, Mo.4. (4) 292 Kyle Thompson (R), Joplin, Mo.5. (11) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.6. (5) 21 Ryan Middaugh (R), Fulton, Mo.7. (3) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.8. (8) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, $90.9. (14) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, $90.10. (10) 21 Johnny Fennewald, Appleton City, Mo., GRT/Hatfield, $75.11. (6) 51 Lucas Gibbs (R), Udall, Kan.12. (9) 24d Donnie Fellers (R), Wheatland, Mo.13. (12) 35 Chris Cole (R), Cache, Okla., MBCustoms/Yeoman, $75.14. (13) 2g Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, $75.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (14) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $3100.2. (9) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1700.3. (5) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $1100.4. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $900.5. (7) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $800.6. (16) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $700.7. (12) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo., GRT/Midstate, 40, $500.8. (3) 4r Jared Russell (R), Muskogee, Okla., Hughes/Thomas, 40, $450.9. (1) 227 Chase Domer (R), Nevada, Mo., GRT/Schultz, 40, $400.10. (15) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 40, $500.11. (19) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $450.12. (10) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 40, $425.13. (24) 21 Ryan Middaugh (R), Fulton, Mo., GRT/Creason, 40, $275.14. (29) 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla., MBCustoms/Durham, 40, $375.15. (27) 51 Lucas Gibbs (R), Udall, Kan., MBCustoms/Bailey, 40, $250.16. (26) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 40, $325.17. (11) 03 Chase Jones (R), El Dorado Springs, Mo., Shaw/, 40, $250.18. (21) 9 Jerad Fuller (R), Memphis, Mo., GRT/Mullins, 40, $300.19. (25) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan., GRT/TwoM, 40, $300.20. (17) 5 Robbie Reed (R), Mexico, Mo., GRT/Mullins, 40, $250.21. (6) 3j Jake Nightingale (R), Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens, 40, $250.22. (13) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Hatfield, 39, $250.23. (22) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 38, $300.24. (2) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 38, $300.25. (18) 134 Robert Heydenreich (R), Bolivar, Mo., GRT/SCP, 27, $250.26. (28) 24d Donnie Fellers (R), Wheatland, Mo., MBCustoms/Todd, 23, $250.27. (23) 8s Jon Sheets, Nevada, Mo., MBCustoms/Hatfield, 18, $250.28. (20) 292 Kyle Thompson (R), Joplin, Mo., Shaw/Karl, 12, $300.29. (8) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, 7, $300.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Wolff 1-19, Sanders 20-40.Total Laps Led: Sanders 21, Wolff 19.Margin of Victory: 0.768 second.Time of Race: 25 minutes, 21.829 seconds (4 cautions).Provisional Starters: Allen, Kates, Gibbs (track), Feller (track), Wheeler (track).Eibach Spring Forward Award: Sanders (advanced 21 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Sanders (started 14th, finished 1st).Entries: 41.Next Race: Sunday, Aug. 4, Monett Motor Speedway, Monett, Mo.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2076, Ramirez 1895, Marriott 1805, Gustin 1777, O'Neil 1705, Phillips 1645, VanderBeek 1460, Striegel 1284, Kates 1277, Duvall 1187.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 194, Phillips 194, Ramirez 190, Marriott 174, Whitwell 154, Fuqua 142, O'Neil 135, VanderBeek 129, J. Allen 126, Duvall 125.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1805, Striegel 1284, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Hodges 522, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: Hatfield 165, Cornett 153, KSE 114, Durham 111, Stoen 102.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: MBCustoms 188, Hughes 186, GRT 139, LG2 134, Rage 133.Contingency Awards:American Racer - TBD.Beyea Custom Headers - Marriott.Bryke Racing - Gibbs.BSB Manufacturing - Nightingale.Casey's General Stores - TBD.Champ Pans - O'Neil.Deatherage Opticians - Fuqua.E3 Spark Plugs - Phillips.Edelbrock - Phillips.Eibach - Sanders.Fast Shafts - Domer.FK Rod Ends - Sanders.Hooker Harness - Middaugh.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Fuller.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Jones.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Sheets.Keyser Manufacturing - Whitwell.KSE Racing Products - Domer.Maxima Racing Oils - Sanders.Out-Pace Racing Products - Kates.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - TBD.QA1 - Marriott.RacerWebsite.com - Fennewald.Simpson Performance Products - Marriott.Swift Springs - Sanders, Pursley.Sybesma Graphics - Domer.Tire Demon - Duvall.VP Racing Fuels - Sanders.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Pursley.
  15. Phillips nips Ramirez in USMTS instant classic at 81 Speedway PARK CITY, Kansas (August 1)--The Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship blasted off Thursday night at the 81 Speedway with another instant classic produced by C. Ray Hall's 3/8-mile dirt oval outside of Wichita. Tyler Rinkin photoAfter following six spectacular qualifying events, the 40-lap feature race was fierce and fast from the waving of the green flag until the checkered flag waved for Terry Phillips, but just barely.With Dereck Ramirez breathing down his neck for the last half of the race, Phillips nearly saw it slip away in the final turn when Ramirez made a bold move to pass the leader with one left-hand turn to go.But the 53-year-old veteran from Springfield, Missouri, crossed back under Ramirez and the pair drag-raced to the finish line with Phillips taking the win by a mere two-one-thousandths of a second over Ramirez."That surprised me there," Phillips said of the slide job by Ramirez. "I slowed down a little bit because I had a couple lapped cars in front of me and didn't want to run over them, so I was just being cautious, but, hey, that's what this bunch brings you. They're all good racers and Dereck always races me clean and we're good friends."As he slid me, I'm like 'Man, that's a damn good move.' I'm congratulating him and then I thought 'Well, I better get going here.' I made a cut and fortunately there was a little traction in the middle of the track so got in it and barely beat him."Ramirez had been stalking Phillips for the final ten laps or so, testing out the high side of turn 2 while Phillips was entering the firs turn down low. He got his chance on the final lap and pulled event with Phillips down the back-stretch as flagman Ryne Staley was reaching for the checkered flag."I was catching him down here in (turn) two, and figured if I get close enough I'll pull a slider," Ramirez said after the race. "I don't like to dirty people up so I wanted to make sure it was clean."He got behind them lapped cars going down the back straight-away and kind of slowed down off of (turn) two and I had a big run and thought 'You know what, I'm gonna try it.' I just didn't get in there far enough to hit the cushion and have the traction off. I showed him too early probably."For Phillips, the $2,500 triumph was the 28th of his USMTS career but first ever at the 81 Speedway. Meanwhile, Rodney Sanders, who has a series-best four victories here, followed Ramirez across the stripe in third while Hunter Marriott roared from 16th on the gird to finish fourth.Polesitter Dan Powers of Wichita registered a solid fifth-place finish. R.C. Whitwell, Zack VanderBeek, Cody Schniepp, 24th-starting Darron Fuqua and Mike Striegel rounded out the top 10.Whitwell looked to be in command of the race until going back to green after a caution on lap 20. A bobble over the cushion in turn 4 cost him five spots on the track while Phillips sped by into the lead on lap 21.Long-time USMTS competitor John Allen paced the first six laps of the race. The last time he led a USMTS main event was in 2008 at the Belleville High Banks, which he won.Friday's return to the Humboldt Speedway was canceled today after four inches of rain fell at the facility.The series now heads to the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, on Saturday, for the 10th Annual Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment.The event brings together the USMTS regulars and the best of the USRA Modified weekly regulars in a 40-lap headliner that will pay $3,000 to the winner.For more information, check out lucasoilspeedway.com.The Lucas Oil Speedway is located at the junction of Hwy. 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Mo. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on our YouTubechannel. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to our e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship 81 Speedway, Park City, Kansas Thursday, August 1, 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) 21c Cody Schniepp (R), Wichita, Kan.2. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.3. (2) 87 Kenny Sweet, Wichita, Kan.4. (3) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan.5. (7) 21b Bryce Schniepp (R), Wichita, Kan.6. (9) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.7. (8) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.8. (6) 11 Erick Chesterman (R), Wichita, Kan.9. (4) 710 Davis Givens (R), Hutchinson, Kan.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.2. (7) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (4) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.4. (6) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.5. (3) 747 Colton Eck (R), Goddard, Kan.6. (8) 2g Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.7. (2) 44t Tanner Black (R), Otis, Kan.8. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 4 Dan Powers, Wichita, Kan.2. (2) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.3. (8) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.4. (6) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.5. (3) 22h Dustin Hodges (R), Centralia, Mo.6. (7) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.7. (5) 9d8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.8. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.VP RACE FUELS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.2. (1) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.3. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (8) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.5. (2) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.6. (7) 3j Jake Nightingale (R), Wichita, Kan.7. (3) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.8. (5) 86 Brian Franz, Halstead, Kan.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 87 Kenny Sweet, Wichita, Kan.2. (2) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.3. (3) 21b Bryce Schniepp (R), Wichita, Kan.4. (6) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.5. (5) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.6. (7) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.7. (8) 9d8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan., BillsBuilt/KBS, $75.8. (4) 747 Colton Eck (R), Goddard, Kan., GRT/Hillsboro, $75.9. (9) 710 Davis Givens (R), Hutchinson, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, $75.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa., Hughes/TriStar, $90.DNS - 11 Erick Chesterman (R), Wichita, Kan., Skyrocket/Karl, $75.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.2. (3) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.3. (2) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan.4. (4) 22h Dustin Hodges (R), Centralia, Mo.5. (5) 2g Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.6. (10) 86 Brian Franz, Halstead, Kan.7. (8) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa., Hilsabeck/Mullins, $90.8. (6) 3j Jake Nightingale (R), Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens, $75.9. (7) 44t Tanner Black (R), Otis, Kan., Hughes/ChevPerf, $75.10. (9) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (7) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $2500.2. (12) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1500.3. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $1000.4. (16) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $900.5. (1) 4 Dan Powers, Wichita, Kan., GRT/KBS, 40, $500.6. (3) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 40, $600.7. (8) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $550.8. (4) 21c Cody Schniepp (R), Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Thiel, 40, $300.9. (24) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 40, $275.10. (11) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, 40, $400.11. (2) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan., GRT/TwoM, 40, $375.12. (6) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Hatfield, 40, $200.13. (22) 2g Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $200.14. (25) 86 Brian Franz, Halstead, Kan., GRT/Shadow, 40, $200.15. (18) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan., GRT/Mullins, 40, $200.16. (9) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $250.17. (17) 21b Bryce Schniepp (R), Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 34, $200.18. (13) 87 Kenny Sweet, Wichita, Kan., BillsBuilt/KBS, 32, $200.19. (21) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 30, $250.20. (14) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 28, $250.21. (10) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 28, $250.22. (20) 22h Dustin Hodges (R), Centralia, Mo., VanderBuilt/Crane, 27, $250.23. (23) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 19, $250.24. (15) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens, 17, $250.25. (19) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 15, $350.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Allen 1-6, Whitwell 7-20, Phillips 21-40.Total Laps Led: Phillips 20, Whitwell 14, Allen 6.Margin of Victory: 0.002 second.Time of Race: 21 minutes, 24.464 seconds (3 cautions).Provisional Starters: O'Neil, Fuqua.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Fuqua (advanced 17 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Marriott (started 16th, finished 4th).Entries: 33.Next Race: Saturday, August 3, Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Missouri.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1973, Ramirez 1800, Gustin 1732, Marriott 1718, O'Neil 1621, Phillips 1554, VanderBeek 1409, Striegel 1234, Kates 1217, Duvall 1117.Casey's Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Phillips 103, Ramirez 95, Sanders 91, Marriott 87, Powers 84, Whitwell 82, VanderBeek 78, Schniepp 76, Fuqua 74, Striegel 72.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1718, Striegel 1234, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Hodges 477, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 178, Hughes 177, GRT 131, LG2 128, Rage 126.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 155, Cornett 144, KSE 107, Durham 103, Stoen 101.Contingency Awards:American Racer - D. Givens.Beyea Custom Headers - Marriott.Bryke Racing - Tad Davis.BSB Manufacturing - Tad Davis, Hodges.Casey's General Stores - Eck.Champ Pans - Powers.Deatherage Opticians - Tyler Davis.E3 Spark Plugs - Sanders.Edelbrock - Powers.Eibach - Fuqua.Fast Shafts - Allen.FK Rod Ends - Marriott.Hooker Harness - B. Givens.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Sweet.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - B. Schniepp.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - P. Phillips.Keyser Manufacturing - Striegel.KSE Racing Products - Fuqua.Maxima Racing Oils - T. Phillips.Mesilla Valley Transportation - Mari.Out-Pace Racing Products - Saurer.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Sweet.QA1 - Mullens.RacerWebsite.com - Marriott.Simpson Performance Products - C. Schniepp.Swift Springs - T. Phillips, Powers.Sybesma Graphics - Powers.Tire Demon - Allen.VP Racing Fuels - T. Phillips.Wilwood Disc Brakes - VanderBeek.
  16. Sanders extends Silver Dollar Nationals reign of dominance GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 20)--The deed to the venue may show that the Kosiski family has possession of the land and buildings, but two-time USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders simply owns I-80 Speedway. Courtesy of USMTS PRSince 2005 when Tommy Myer won the first USMTS feature held here, the United States Modified Touring Series has staged 17 more main events at the popular 25-year-old 4/10-mile clay oval in Greenwood, Neb.Sanders has won 10 of those.In fact, since his first win here in 2013, he has been absent from victory lane just three times.His latest came on Saturday night in a dominating wire-to-wire performance before a standing-room-only packed house.The win was worth $8,000 and the 90th of his USMTS career.After winning Friday's night's preliminary feature, Sanders redrew the pole for Saturday night's 40-lap finale and, except for a possible game-changing caution flag with just three laps to go, the 29-year-old from Happy, Texas, was never seriously challenged.The late yellow flag was for Terry Phillips, who was running second when mechanical failure struck. Phillips was the Silver Dollar Nationals champion in 2012-one year prior to Sanders' first at the track.With 2017 Silver Dollar Nationals winner Ryan Gustin and four-time USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes on his rear bumper for the restart and three-lap dash to the finish, Sanders might have been considered a sitting duck but sped away from the pack when the green flag reappeared.Hughes, who won a Casey's General Stores Hunt for the USMTS National Championship event here in August 2013, snuck past Gustin the closing laps to finish second while 'The Reaper' kept Jake Timm at bay for third-place money.Zack VanderBeek, who gave Sanders his toughest challenge in the opening laps of the feature race, rounded out the top five finishers while 17th-starting Jake O'Neil, 19th-starting R.C. Whitwell, Hunter Marriott, 18th-starting Dustin Sorensen and Dereck Ramirez completed the top 10.One position at the end turned out to be huge for Ramirez as Sanders edged him for the MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series points title by a single point (826 to 825). O'Neil, Marriott and Gustin rounded out the top five finishers in the final regional standings.The race was also the final points contest in the Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series, and Sanders claimed that title too with a bit more breathing room (712 to 646) over VanderBeek. Gustin, O'Neil and Ramirez filled out the rest of the top five positions.And Sanders continues to lead the Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship points with 24 points races left on the 2019 campaign. Ramirez, Gustin, Marriott and O'Neil fill out the top five in the national standings.Saturday night's 9th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals once again produced a stellar racing program over the course of 48 hours, all the while making fans forget about basking in near 100-degree heat.The season's fourth regional series-the Casey's General Stores Hunt for the USMTS National Championship-begins Thursday, Aug. 1, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., and wraps up Saturday, Sept. 21, on the third day of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.But it will be more than a full month after that before we know who will emerge as the 2019 USMTS National Champion. The final national points race happens during the 2nd Annual Summit USMTS Southern Nationals at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. This will also be the final points race in the Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series.One final blockbuster remains with a special two-day, non-points event on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, back at the 81 Speedway just outside of Wichita. Friday will be the 3rd Annual Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown with a $3,000-to-win feature race, followed by the final crown jewel and season finale as the track hosts the 4th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial with a $10,000 top prize up for grabs on Saturday, Nov. 16-one day before Grant's birthday.Here's the remaining dates on the 2019 USMTS calendar:Aug. 1 ... 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan.Aug. 2 ... Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan.Aug. 3 ... Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.Aug. 4 ... Monett Motor Speedway, Monett, Mo.Aug. 9 ... I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls, Minn.Aug. 10 ... Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn.Aug. 11 ... Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, IowaAug. 14 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.Aug. 15 ... Salina Speedway, Salina, Kan.Aug. 16 ... Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, Mo.Aug. 17 ... Salina Highbanks, Pryor Creek, Okla.Aug. 22 ... Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, IowaAug. 23 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, IowaAug. 24 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn.Aug. 25 ... Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D.Aug. 30 ... Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.Aug. 31 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.Sept. 1 ... Fayette County Speedway, West Union, IowaSept. 19-21 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.Oct. 31-Nov. 2 ... Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TexasNov. 15-16 ... 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series 9th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals presented by Swift Springs - Night 2 of 2 I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, Neb. Saturday, July 20, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 8 from Friday's "A" Main were locked into tonight's "A" Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.2. (2) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.3. (3) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.4. (6) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo.5. (9) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.6. (5) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa.7. (4) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D.8. (10) 15m Shane Demey (R), Denison, Iowa.9. (7) 5k Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.10. (8) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (6) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.2. (1) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.3. (3) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.4. (2) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.5. (9) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.6. (5) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.7. (4) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.8. (10) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.9. (7) 20b Brandon Clough (R), Wallace, Neb.10. (8) 64 Nick Hermsen (R), Omaha, Neb.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN (10 laps, top 8 advance):1. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (4) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.3. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.4. (5) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D.5. (9) 5k Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.6. (3) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa.7. (1) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.8. (8) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.9. (7) 15m Shane Demey (R), Denison, Iowa., Harris/ChevPerf, 40, $400.10. (10) 20b Brandon Clough (R), Wallace, Neb., 1stClass/ChevPerf, 40, $350.11. (11) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/ChevPerf, 40, $325.12. (12) 64 Nick Hermsen (R), Omaha, Neb.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $8000.2. (8) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $4000.3. (10) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $2700.4. (3) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 40, $2200.5. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1800.6. (17) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1500.7. (19) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 40, $1300.8. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $1000.9. (18) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $900.10. (7) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $850.11. (11) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 40, $800.12. (9) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 40, $750.13. (5) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $700.14. (12) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $675.15. (13) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/ChevPerf, 40, $650.16. (20) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $625.17. (14) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $600.18. (24) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., Dominator/Hanson, 40, $575.19. (21) 5k Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., Razor/ChevPerf, 40, $550.20. (15) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., Hughes/Wyman, 40, $540.21. (23) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 40, $530.22. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 37, $520.23. (22) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa, LG2/Mullins, 13, $510.24. (25) 64 Nick Hermsen (R), Omaha, Neb., Harris/Woodard, 4, $500.25. (16) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 1, $500.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leader: Sanders 1-40.Total Laps Led: Sanders 40.Margin of Victory: 2.283 seconds.Time of Race: 21 minutes, 29.183 seconds (2 cautions).Provisional Starters: Hermsen (track).Eibach Spring Forward Award: O'Neil (advanced 16 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Whitwell (started 19th, finished 7th).Entries: 28.Next Race: Thursday, Aug. 1, 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1882, Ramirez 1705, Gustin 1687, Marriott 1631, O'Neil 1570, Phillips 1451, VanderBeek 1331, Adam Kates 1164, Striegel 1162, Joe Duvall 1062.Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series Points (final): Sanders 712, VanderBeek 646, Gustin 640, O'Neil 638, Ramirez 635, Marriott 579, Timm 557, Crapser 530, Bleess 521, Sorensen 491.MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series Points (final): Sanders 826, Ramirez 825, O'Neil 807, Marriott 787, Gustin 734, Phillips 717, Striegel 695, Whitwell 604, VanderBeek 590, Tyler Wolff 566.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1631, Striegel 1162, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 170, Hughes 168, LG2 126, GRT 121, Rage 119.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 147, Cornett 135, TriStar 100, KSE 100, Stoen 97.Contingency Awards:Beyea Custom Headers - Timm.Bryke Racing - Striegel.BSB Manufacturing - Hilsabeck.Champ Pans - VanderBeek.Deatherage Opticians - Crapser.E3 Spark Plugs - Gustin.Eibach - O'Neil.Fast Shafts - Gustin.FK Rod Ends - Whitwell.Hooker Harness - Bleess.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Erickson.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Arment.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Demey.Keyser Manufacturing - Ramirez.KSE Racing Products - Sorensen.Maxima Racing Oils - Sanders.Out-Pace Racing Products - Klein.QA1 - Gustin.RacerWebsite.com - Erickson.Real Racing Wheels - Demey, Clough, Clark.Simpson Performance Products - Crapser.Swift Springs - Sanders, Prauner.Sybesma Graphics - Sanders.Tire Demon - Fuqua.VP Racing Fuels - Sanders.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Whitwell.
  17. Silver Dollar Prelim: Sanders nabs ninth USMTS win at I-80 Speedway GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 19)--Rodney Sanders picked up where he left off last year by winning Friday's preliminary feature for the USMTS Modifieds during opening night of I-80 Speedway's 9th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals. Tyler Rinken photoAfter six qualifying heat races, 20 drivers competed in the 30-lap main event which was split into two 15-lap segments. Terry Phillips was the leader at the end of the first segment, which garnered the Springfield, Mo., native a $1,000 bonus.Sanders finished second but the top six were inverted for the final 15-lap dash, so Sanders rolled off fifth with Phillips to his outside in row three.Hunter Marriott led the 16th lap before Jason Hughes recorded his first lap led with the USMTS this season on lap 17. The four-time USMTS National Champion led through lap 24 when Sanders blasted around the outside to grab the lead.From there, Sanders proceeded to sail away to a comfortable ten-car-length advantage at the checkered flag and earned an additional $1,000 in registering his 89th career USMTS victory (nine of which have happened at the I-80 Speedway).Hughes was second at the end of 30 laps while Dereck Ramirez was in third place at the conclusion of each segment. Phillips wound up fourth in the second segment and Marriott rounded out the top five.Zack VanderBeek, Jacob Bleess and Jake Timm finished sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, and are all locked in to the first four rows of Saturday's $8,000-to-win, $500-to-start main event.Terry Phillips came out on top in the first of two 15-lap segments of the preliminary feature during the 9th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in greenwood, Neb., on Friday, July 19, 2019. Photo courtesy of USMTSThe top eight finishers in Friday's "A" Main will redraw for starting positions in Saturday's finale. Two last-chance heat races will start heads-up based on Friday's finishes with the top four from each transferring to the "A" Main and the remainder to the "B" Main where an additional eight more drivers will transfer to the "A" Main.In addition, our dancing partner for the weekend-the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-will be battling for a $53,000 top prize in their final showdown of the weekend on Saturday.The 'Silver Dollar' will carry even more weight as it is the final event of the season in both the MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series and Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series.Tickets are still available at the gate for Saturday's show. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. with live online coverage offered at DirtonDirt.com.The I-80 Speedway is located one block north of Interstate 80 at exit 420, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. The physical address is 13909 238th St, Greenwood, NE 68366. the entrance to the track is at 13631 238th Street (west side). For more information, visit I-80Speedway.com or call (402)-342-3453.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series 9th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals presented by Swift Springs I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, Neb. Friday, July 19, 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.ROUND #1, SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (3) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.2. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.3. (4) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.4. (9) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.5. (8) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.6. (1) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa.7. (6) 5k Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.8. (2) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.9. (7) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo.ROUND #1, FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (8) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.3. (2) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.4. (7) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.5. (9) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.6. (6) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.7. (5) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.8. (3) 20b Brandon Clough (R), Wallace, Neb.9. (1) 64 Nick Hermsen, Omaha, Neb.ROUND #1, EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.2. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.3. (7) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.4. (1) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.5. (6) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (2) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D.7. (3) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.DNS - 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.ROUND #2, SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (7) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.2. (2) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.3. (5) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.4. (1) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.5. (8) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.6. (9) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa.7. (6) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.8. (4) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa.9. (3) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.ROUND #2, FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (2) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.4. (8) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.5. (3) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.6. (4) 5k Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.7. (7) 20b Brandon Clough (R), Wallace, Neb.8. (1) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.DNS - 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.ROUND #2, EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (4) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.3. (1) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.4. (5) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.5. (2) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo.6. (6) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D.7. (7) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.8. (8) 64 Nick Hermsen, Omaha, Neb.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN (10 laps, top 4 advance):1. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.2. (7) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.3. (2) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D.4. (4) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo.5. (3) 5k Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., Razor/ChevPerf, $150.6. (8) 20b Brandon Clough (R), Wallace, Neb., Xtreme/ChevPerf, $140.7. (6) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/ChevPerf, $120.8. (9) 64 Nick Hermsen, Omaha, Neb., Harris/Woodard, $110.9. (5) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, $100.DNS - 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, $200.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN - SEGMENT #1 (15 laps):1. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., 15, $1,000.2. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, 15, $700.3. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., 15, $500.4. (1) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., 15, $450.5. (5) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., 15, $400.6. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., 15, $375.7. (13) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, 15.8. (8) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., 15.9. (9) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., 15.10. (7) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., 15.11. (12) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., 15.12. (14) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., 15.13. (10) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 15.14. (17) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., 15.15. (18) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D., 15.16. (11) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., 15.17. (15) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa, 12.18. (16) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., 11.19. (19) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., 11.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 0.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN - SEGMENT #2 (15 laps):1. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 15, $1,000.2. (1) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 15, $700.3. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 15, $500.4. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 15, $400.5. (2) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 15, $375.6. (7) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 15, $450.7. (9) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 15, $325.8. (8) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 15, $300.9. (11) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 15, $300.10. (12) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 15, $300.11. (10) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 15, $300.12. (19) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., MBCustoms/Driskell, 15, $300.13. (13) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 15, $300.14. (14) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Hughes/Dakota, 15, $300.15. (15) 88 Randy Klein, Lisbon, N.D., MBCustoms/Sower, 15, $300.16. (3) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 8, $300.DNS - R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa, LG2/Mullins, 0, $300.DNS - 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 0, $300.DNS - 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., Hughes/Wyman, 0, $300.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 0, $200.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Whitwell 1-4, Phillips 5-15, Marriott 16, Hughes 17-24, Sanders 25-30.Total Laps Led: Phillips 11, Hughes 8, Sanders 6, Whitwell 4, Marriott 1.Margin of Victory: 2.071 seconds.Time of Race: 19 minutes, 38.325 seconds (1 caution).Provisional Starters: none.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Sanders (advanced 11 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: VanderBeek (started 13th, finished 6th).Entries: 26.Next Race: Saturday, July 20, I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, Neb.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1802, Ramirez 1649, Gustin 1571, Marriott 1565, O'Neil 1459, Phillips 1419, VanderBeek 1252, Adam Kates 1164, Striegel 1089, Joe Duvall 1062.Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series Points: Sanders 632, Ramirez 579, VanderBeek 567, O'Neil 527, Gustin 524, Marriott 513, Timm 471, Crapser 459, Bleess 456, Sorensen 398.MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series Points: Ramirez 769, Sanders 746, Marriott 721, O'Neil 696, Phillips 685, Striegel 622, Gustin 618, Tyler Wolff 566, Joe Duvall 559, Whitwell 525.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1565, Striegel 1089, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 160, Hughes 159, LG2 119, GRT 117, Rage 114.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 137, Cornett 130, KSE 96, TriStar 92, Durham 92.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Ramirez.Beyea Custom Headers - Phillips.Bryke Racing - Klein.BSB Manufacturing - Hilsabeck.Casey's General Stores - Fuqua.Champ Pans - Marriott.Deatherage Opticians - Striegel.E3 Spark Plugs - Ramirez.Edelbrock - Marriott, Ramirez.Eibach - Sanders.Fast Shafts - Phillips, Sanders.FK Rod Ends - VanderBeek.Hooker Harness - Mari.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Sorensen.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Schaffer.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Prauner.Keyser Manufacturing - Saurer.KSE Racing Products - Crapser.Maxima Racing Oils - Phillips, Sanders.Mesilla Valley Transportation - O'Neil.Out-Pace Racing Products - Whitwell.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Saurer.QA1 - Phillips.RacerWebsite.com - Clark.Real Racing Wheels - Prauner, Clough, Clark, Hermsen, Hilsabeck, O'Neil.Simpson Performance Products - Whitwell, Timm.Swift Springs - Sanders, Clough.Sybesma Graphics - Whitwell.Tire Demon - Fuqua.VP Racing Fuels - Phillips, Sanders.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Bleess.
  18. Osky, Silver Dollar, The Hunt on tap for USMTS after summer break With a little more than three weeks to rejuvenate, repair and refocus, the drivers and teams of the United States Modified Touring Series are getting set to embark on the most grueling grind in dirt track racing. It doesn’t seem possible, but just 29 nights of racing remain on the 2019 schedule for the Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit. The next event is slated for Wednesday, July 17, when the series returns to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the 12th Annual USMTS Summer Classic presented by Keyser Manufacturing. From there, the action shifts to the 9th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals presented by Swift Springs on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with a two-segment feature race paying $1,000 to win each segment on Friday, followed by Saturday’s finale which pays $8,000 to the winner and at least $500 to every main event starter. Not to mention our dancing partner for the weekend—the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, which will be gunning for a $53,000 top prize in their final showdown of the weekend. The ‘Silver Dollar’ will carry even more weight as it is the final event of the season in both the MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series and Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series. The season’s fourth regional series—the Casey’s General Stores Hunt for the USMTS National Championship—begins Thursday, August 1, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.: Aug. 1 ... 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan. Aug. 2 ... Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. Aug. 3 ... Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo. Aug. 4 ... Monett Motor Speedway, Monett, Mo. Aug. 9 ... I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls, Minn. Aug. 10 ... Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn. Aug. 11 ... Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa Aug. 14 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. Aug. 15 ... Salina Speedway, Salina, Kan. Aug. 16 ... Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, Mo. Aug. 17 ... Salina Highbanks, Pryor Creek, Okla. Aug. 22 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa Aug. 23 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa Aug. 24 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. Aug. 25 ... Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D. Aug. 30 ... Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis. Aug. 31 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. Sept. 1 ... Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa Sept. 19-21 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. ‘The Hunt’ wraps up Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21, with the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. But it will be more than a full month before we will know who the 2019 USMTS National Champion will be. The final national points race happens during the 2nd Annual Summit USMTS Southern Nationals at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. This will also be the final points race in the Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series powered by MSD Performance. One final blockbuster remains with a special two-day, non-points event on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. Friday will be the 3rd Annual Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown with a $3,000-to-win feature race. On Saturday, it will be final crown jewel of the year and season finale as the 81 Speedway hosts the 4th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial with a $10,000 top prize up for grabs on Saturday, Nov. 16—one day before Grant’s birthday. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.
  19. Gustin outduels Mars to score second Masters victory NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 15)--Ryan Gustin battled mechanical gremlins from the time he left his home in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon through early Saturday evening, but when the big money was on the line Saturday night 'The Reaper' exorcised the demons and bolted to his second Masters title in three years. Courtesy of USMTS PRAfter a tight three-way battle between early leader Jake Timm and Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars, Gustin finally passed Mars with ten laps remaining and then drove away to score another crown jewel victory and a $10,000 winner's check."It feels good," Gustin said in victory lane. "Any time you can outrun Jimmy Mars at his home race track you've done something right.Mars led the opening lap but conceded the top spot to Timm the second time around the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval.Timm set a torrid pace for the next 18 circuits while Mars and Gustin used every inch of the race track to keep pace with the second-generation speedster.Mars zoomed ahead of Timm on lap 20 and Gustin followed into second place three laps later, setting up a two-car battle between one of Cedar Lake Speedway's most decorated and experienced racers and the 28-year-old two-time USMTS national champion.Gustin snuck past Mars briefly to lead the 27th lap but jumped the cushion in the ensuing corner to give Mars the advantage the next time around.Mars remained in control through heavy lapped traffic and 39 laps, but Gustin proved to be too much with his patented rim-riding exhibition and snagged the lead as they completed lap 40.The rest of the 50-lapper was all Gustin."It was a blast, man. That's the most fun I've had in a race car in a long time. It was an up-on-the-wheel deal. Jimmy could pull down on the race track better than we could, but we just let it all hang out up on that cushion and it worked out."The hefty paycheck will also come in handy to keep Gustin rolling down the road with his No. 19R Spike Hardcore Energy Hughes Chassis which is powered by nearby Tri Star Engines. En route to the race on Thursday, Gustin's hauler blew out two tires and he barely made it in time for hot laps.He failed to finish Thursday's main event as well as Friday's rain-delayed feature that ran during the early evening prior to the regular Saturday night program.In addition to his winnings, Gustin also garnered a set of four new springs courtesy of Swift Springs, plus contingency awards from Fast Shafts, Maxima Racing Oils and VP Racing Fuels. He also picked up a new American Racer racing tire during a drawing at the pre-race driver's meeting.For Mars, it was a successful weekend by most standards but likely left some unfinished business on the table with two runner-up finishes to two cars with the number 19 on the door after leading the most laps in two of the three feature races this weekend.Defending Masters champ Rodney Sanders claimed the third spot with Jake O'Neil beating Timm to the checkered flag for fourth. Zack VanderBeek, Dereck Ramirez, Terry Phillips, R.C. Whitwell and Adam Hensel rounded out the top ten.The top three finishers (from left to right): Second-place Jimmy Mars, winner Ryan Gustin and third-place finisher Rodney Sanders. Tyler Rinken photoHamilton County Hundred? Gustin will be seeking his 100th career USMTS victory when the Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series returns to action on Friday, June 21, at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa.On Saturday, June 22, the show hits the road to the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., before wrapping up the three-state, three-day weekend swing on Sunday, June 23, at the Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTSUnited States Modified Touring SeriesCasey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by SummitSpike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance - Night 3 of 3Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.Saturday, June 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 with the top 8 redrawing for the first 8 starting spots.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 4/4 Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.2. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.3. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.4. (5) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.5. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.6. (8) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.7. (6) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.8. (4) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.2. (1) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.3. (4) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.4. (3) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.5. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.6. (7) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.7. (8) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis.8. (5) 27 Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (2) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn.2. (4) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.3. (6) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.4. (3) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn.5. (8) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.6. (7) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.7. (1) W Cory Williams (R), Spring Valley, Wis.8. (5) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (1) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.2. (2) 44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn.3. (3) 89 A.J. Diemel (R), Elk Mound, Wis.4. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.5. (5) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.6. (7) 35 Grant Southworth (R), Bloomer, Wis.7. (8) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.8. (6) 16 Jason VandeKamp (R), Scandia, Minn.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (1) 04jr Adam Ayotte (R), Wyoming, Minn.3. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (8) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.5. (4) 12j Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis.6. (3) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.7. (7) 11b Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.8. (5) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (3) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.3. (4) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.4. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.5. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.6. (7) 12j Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis., BeakBuilt/Adams, $300.7. (5) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.8. (11) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.9. (9) 35 Grant Southworth (R), Bloomer, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, $175.10. (13) 27 Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis., GRT/Tim's, $150.11. (8) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Hill, $140.12. (12) 11b Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn., Dominator/Hanson, $130.13. (10) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis., GRT/Stoen, $125.14. (14) 16 Jason VandeKamp (R), Scandia, Minn., Dominator/Hanson, $120.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.2. (2) 89 A.J. Diemel (R), Elk Mound, Wis.3. (3) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.4. (6) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.5. (8) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.6. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, $300.7. (7) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, $250.8. (9) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, $200.9. (11) W Cory Williams (R), Spring Valley, Wis., RidgeRunner/MAS, $175.10. (14) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, $150.11. (10) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Hughes/Dakota, $140.12. (4) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Stoen, $130.13. (13) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $125.14. (12) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $120.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (50 laps):1. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 50, $10,000.2. (2) 4/4 Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 50, $5000.3. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 50, $2500.4. (6) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 50, $2000.5. (1) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 50, $1750.6. (7) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 50, $1500.7. (9) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 50, $1250.8. (13) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 50, $1000.9. (21) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 49, $1000.10. (8) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 49, $800.11. (18) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 49, $750.12. (5) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 49, $700.13. (10) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 49, $675.14. (15) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 49, $650.15. (14) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 49, $625.16. (17) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 49, $600.17. (19) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 49, $575.18. (12) 04jr Adam Ayotte (R), Wyoming, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 48, $550.19. (11) 44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 38, $525.20. (20) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 29, $500.21. (22) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 19, $500.22. (16) 89 A.J. Diemel (R), Elk Mound, Wis., MBCustoms/KSE, 7, $500.23. (24) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/Troy's, 6, $500.24. (23) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 3, $500.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Mars 1, Timm 2-19, Mars 20-26, Gustin 27, Mars 28-39, Gustin 40-50.Total Laps Led: Mars 20, Timm 18, Gustin 12.Margin of Victory: 2.756 seconds.Time of Race: 15 minutes, 23.995 seconds (1 caution).Provisional Starters: Marriott, Crapser.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Whitwell (advanced 14 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Whitwell (started 21st, finished 9th).Entries: 52.Next Race: Friday, June 21, Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1704, Ramirez 1558, Gustin 1521, Marriott 1482, O'Neil 1414, Phillips 1324, VanderBeek 1172, Kates 1166, Joe Duvall 1062, Mike Striegel 1025.Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series Points: Sanders 534, Ramirez 488, VanderBeek 487, O'Neil 482, Gustin 474, Marriott 430, Timm 395, Bleess 380, Crapser 377, Schott 354.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1482, Mike Striegel 1025, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 150, MBCustoms 150, LG2 116, GRT 109, Rage 107.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 127, Cornett 122, TriStar 91, KSE 90, Stoen 86.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Gustin.Beyea Custom Headers - O'Neil.Bryke Racing - Sorensen.BSB Manufacturing - Hughes.Casey's General Stores - Roschen.Champ Pans - Timm.Deatherage Opticians - Williams.E3 Spark Plugs - Sanders.Edelbrock - VanderBeek.Eibach - Whitwell.Fast Shafts - Gustin.FK Rod Ends - Whitwell.Hooker Harness - Bleess.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Ayotte.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Saurer.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Gross.Keyser Manufacturing - Hensel.KSE Racing Products - Whitwell.Maxima Racing Oils - Gustin.Out-Pace Racing Products - Wolff.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Hensel.QA1 - Mars.RacerWebsite.com - Oertel.Simpson Performance Products - Mars.Swift Springs - Gustin, Truscott.Sybesma Graphics - Timm.Tire Demon - Truscott.VP Racing Fuels - Gustin.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Ramirez.
  20. Phillips reels in rain-delayed USMTS Friday feature Saturday at Masters NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 15)--The last USMTS win for Terry Phillips came last November in a rain-shortened Summit USMTS Southern Nationals, and his next came in a rain-delayed 40-lap feature Saturday evening at the Cedar Lake Speedway during the conclusion of night #2 of the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance. Courtesy of USMTS PRA heavy downpour around 10 p.m. Friday night forced officials to postpone the main events for both the USMTS Modifieds and Super Late Models until Saturday around 5 p.m. Lance Hofer won the USRA Late Model feature Friday before the rains came.So Saturday kicked off with a $5,000-to-win main event in the Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series with Phillips standing in victory lane in the end.Defending Masters champion Rodney Sanders sat on the pole for the start of the race but it was Dereck Ramirez squirting into the lead from the outside of the front row.While Ramirez led the first 30 laps, Sanders was relentless in his pursuit. Both drivers tested every inch of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval's surface before Phillips came into the picture near the halfway mark.The trio were three-wide when Phillips made the pass coming out of turn four, with Ramirez going from first to third in the blink of an eye. By the time they came to the flagstand again, Phillips had a commanding lead and cruised to his 27th career USMTS triumph and first of the 2019 campaign.Sanders held on for second with Ramirez third and Michael Truscott finishing fourth in just his second career USMTS start. Brad Waits was fifth while Jimmy Mars, Jason Hughes, Thursday night winner Dustin Sorensen, Adam Hensel and Darrell Nelson rounded out the top ten.The third and final program of the 20th Annual Masters kicks off Saturday night with a complete program culminating in the ferocious finales which offer $10,000 to the winners of both the Super Late Model and USMTS Modified main events on Saturday night. USRA Late Models will also run a complete program with a $1,000-to-win feature race on tap.Watch every lap in every division LIVE online at RacinDirt.com.The Cedar Lake Speedway is a state-of-the-art 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 1.0 mile east of SR 35 on SR 64, then 4.2 miles north on CR C to CR CC, then left 1.8 miles. For more information, call (612) 363-0479 or (715) 248-7119 or visit CedarLakeSpeedway.com.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance - Night 2 of 3 Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. Saturday, June 15, 2019 (postponed from Friday, June 14)Showing 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.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $5000.2. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $2500.3. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $2000.4. (3) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $1500.5. (9) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1000.6. (10) 4/4 Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $800.7. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $600.8. (11) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $500.9. (16) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 40, $600.10. (5) 44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $390.11. (18) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $380.12. (24) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $370.13. (15) 35 Grant Southworth (R), Bloomer, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $360.14. (25) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $350.15. (13) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 39, $350.16. (17) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 39, $340.17. (21) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 39, $330.18. (12) 16 Jason VandeKamp (R), Scandia, Minn., Dominator/Hampton, 39, $320.19. (23) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 39, $310.20. (7) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/Troy's, 37, $300.21. (14) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 18, $300.22. (22) 04jr Adam Ayotte (R), Wyoming, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 16, $300.23. (20) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 8, $300.24. (19) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 7, $300.25. (8) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 5, $300.DNS - 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D., VanderBuilt/ChevPerf, 0, $200.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Ramirez 1-30, Phillips 31-40.Total Laps Led: Ramirez 30, Phillips 10.Margin of Victory: 2.539 seconds.Time of Race: 11 minutes, 25.198 seconds (no cautions).Provisional Starters: Marriott, O'Neil.Eibach Spring Forward Award: VanderBeek (advanced 12 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Hensel (started 16th, finished 9th).Entries: 52.Next Race: Saturday, June 15, Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1613, Ramirez 1480, Marriott 1432, Gustin 1420, O'Neil 1327, Phillips 1248, Kates 1121, VanderBeek 1091, Joe Duvall 1062, Mike Striegel 1025.Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series Points: Sanders 443, Ramirez 410, VanderBeek 406, O'Neil 395, Marriott 380, Gustin 373, Crapser 326, Bleess 314, Jake Timm 310, Lucas Schott 309.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1432, Mike Striegel 1025, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 141, Hughes 140, LG2 108, Rage 105, GRT 103.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 119, Cornett 115, KSE 89, TriStar 81, Stoen 81, Durham 81.Contingency Awards:Beyea Custom Headers - Truscott.Bryke Racing - Fuqua.BSB Manufacturing - Gustin.Champ Pans - Waits.Deatherage Opticians - O'Neil.E3 Spark Plugs - Ramirez.Eibach - VanderBeek.FK Rod Ends - Hensel.Hooker Harness - Southworth.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - VandeKamp.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Kates.Keyser Manufacturing - Nelson.KSE Racing Products - Hensel.Maxima Racing Oils - Phillips.Out-Pace Racing Products - Wolff.Swift Springs - Phillips, Ayotte.Tire Demon - VanderBeek.VP Racing Fuels - Phillips.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Hughes.
  21. Sorensen the USMTS Master on opening night at Cedar Lake NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 13)--Three nights of fierce racing kicked off Wednesday with opening night at the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance at the Cedar Lake Speedway, and the competitors will be hard-pressed to exceed the bar they set tonight.A spectacular 40-lap main event saw Jimmy Mars steal the lead from Dereck Ramirez just shy of the halfway point and Dustin Sorensen rip the win from Mars' hands with just two laps to go.Ramirez, who started next to Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner Clayton Wagamon on the front row, took control at the waving of the green flag and stayed out front for the first 17 laps while Wagamon, Mars and Zack VanderBeek grappled for second place.Finding the high side to his liking, Mars powered around the outside of Ramirez to assume the lead position with 18 laps in the books, and continued to set a torrid pace on a smooth racing surface that produces multiple racing lines on the high-banked 3/8-mile of clay.Meanwhile, tenth-starting Sorensen went around VanderBeek for third and then disposed of Ramirez three laps later and nestled up behind the rear bumper of Mars.The final 19 laps left were breathtaking as the 2018 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame inductee who has thousands of laps logged at the New Richmond, Wis., speed palace, had to fight to keep the 18-year-old from Rochester, Minn., in his rear view mirror.Sorensen was noticeably faster than Mars, bobbling once on lap 30 and then making back up eight car-lengths in a span of two laps. But the experience of Mars wouldn't allow much room to make a pass.Finally, Sorensen began peeking at the extreme high side of turns three and four, looking to the outside of Mars for a way around. He gave it a shot on lap 36 but was forced to hit the brake pedal when Mars filled the gap before Sorensen could fill it.A quick learner, Sorensen drove hard the the same corner the next go around, and this time he was able to get wheel to wheel with Mars as they exited the corner.That was all she wrote.From there, Sorensen pulled away and crossed beneath the checkered flag with his third career USMTS victory and first away from his hometown track."That was the most fun I've ever had in a racecar," Sorensen told the crowd during his victory lane celebration. "This is the happiest I've ever been after a race, passing a guy like Jimmy. I kind of look up to him."Jimmy Mars leads eventual winner Dustin Sorensen in the late stages of Thursday night's USMTS main event.Sorensen, whose Memorial Day Weekend win in 2018 made him the youngest ever USMTS feature winner, drives an MB Customs chassis, built by none other than Mars."I didn't think I was going to get him there, and then he started running a little lower in (turns) three and four and, I just went for it."It was the third USMTS win for Sorensen, who trails his father Mike Sorensen by two in the career wins tally, and it was worth $3,000 to kick off the Masters weekend.Meanwhile, the 'Iceman' held on for runner-up honors with Ramirez trailing him across the finish line in third and VanderBeek claiming the fourth spot.Defending Masters champion Rodney Sanders, who started 17th on the grid, rounded out the top five and earned the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award, as well as the Eibach Spring Forward Award after advancing 21 positions throughout the night.Another local dirt late model veteran, A.J. Diemel, was sixth, Jake Timm snagged seventh, Hunter Marriott earned an eighth-place paycheck, Michael Truscott nabbed ninth and Darrell Nelson came from 22nd to claim the final spot in the top ten.More Masters magic: The undisputed best of the best in the world of dirt racing return on Friday and Saturday for the second and third nights of the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance.Featuring one of the largest event purses on the United States Modified Touring Series schedule, this year's overall purse for the crown jewel event is fatter from top to bottom with Super Late Models sharing the spotlight and competing for the same big paydays as the USMTS Modifieds all three days.The main event pays a $5,000 top prize in each class on Friday. It all leads up to Saturday's ferocious finale which offers $10,000 to the winners of both the Super Late Model and USMTS Modified main events. USRA Late Models will also run a complete program each night.You don't miss a night, but if you aren't able to be there in person, RacinDirt will have the entire production live at RacinDirt.com.The Cedar Lake Speedway was founded in 1957, and today is a state-of-the-art 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval and one of the nation's leading short track facilities. The track is located 1.0 mile east of SR 35 on SR 64, then 4.2 miles north on CR C to CR CC, then left 1.8 miles.For more information, call (612) 363-0479 or (715) 248-7119 or visit CedarLakeSpeedway.com.To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com (http://usmts.com/). You can also like the USMTS on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/usmts/), visit us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/usmts/), follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/usmts/), connect with us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/usmts) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/usmtstv). Keep up to speed, finish first and subscribe to USMTS e-News (http://usmts.com/subscribe).= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. Thursday, June 13, 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. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (2) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn.3. (4) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.4. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.5. (6) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.6. (5) 7J Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.7. (1) 7 Sean Gaddis (R), Diana, Texas.8. (8) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.9. (9) 27x Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.2. (4) 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D.3. (3) 3b Nic Bidinger, Perry, Kan.4. (6) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.5. (2) 1m Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.6. (8) 11v Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.7. (5) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas.8. (7) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.9. (9) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (3) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.2. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (7) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.4. (5) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.5. (1) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn.6. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.7. (9) 16 Jason Vandekamp (R), Scandia, Minn.8. (8) 51x Alex Guthmiller (R), Huron, S.D.9. (4) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (2) 4/4 Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.2. (5) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.3. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.4. (1) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn.5. (7) 04jr Adam Ayotte (R), Wyoming, Minn.6. (3) 16s Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo.7. (8) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis.8. (4) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (1) 89 A.J. Diemel (R), Elk Mound, Wis.2. (5) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.3. (2) 35 Grant Southworth (R), Bloomer, Wis.4. (8) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.5. (4) 12j Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis.6. (7) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.7. (6) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn.8. (3) 26d Chad Dawson (R), Coon Rapids, Iowa.SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps):1. (1) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn.2. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.3. (2) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.4. (5) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.5. (8) 44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn.6. (7) 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis.7. (4) W Cory Williams (R), Spring Valley, Wis.8. (6) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 6 advance):1. (2) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.2. (6) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.3. (12) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.4. (4) 35 Grant Southworth (R), Bloomer, Wis.5. (8) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.6. (16) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.7. (3) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.8. (7) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Stoen, $175.9. (5) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.10. (1) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, $125.11. (9) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $120.12. (19) 27x Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis., GRT/Tim's, $115.13. (20) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, $110.14. (17) 51x Alex Guthmiller (R), Huron, S.D., MBCustoms/Dakota, $105.15. (15) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/Stoen, $100.16. (13) 16 Jason Vandekamp (R), Scandia, Minn., Dominator/C&S, $90.17. (11) 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., MBCustoms/Stoen, $80.18. (14) 7 Sean Gaddis (R), Diana, Texas., MBCustoms/PTS, $75.19. (18) 26d Chad Dawson (R), Coon Rapids, Iowa., Arrow/Adams, $70.20. (10) 11v Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn., Dominator/Hampton, $65.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 6 advance):1. (2) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.2. (3) 3b Nic Bidinger, Perry, Kan.3. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (4) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.5. (6) 44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn.6. (5) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.7. (9) 12j Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis., BeakBuilt/Adams, $200.8. (12) 16s Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo., MBCustoms/BME, $175.9. (10) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, $150.10. (7) 04jr Adam Ayotte (R), Wyoming, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $125.11. (11) 7J Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $120.12. (13) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis., GRT/Stoen, $115.13. (19) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Hughes/Dakota, $110.14. (14) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas., MBCustoms/PTS, $105.15. (18) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, $100.16. (16) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, $90.17. (15) W Cory Williams (R), Spring Valley, Wis., RidgeRunner/MAS, $80.18. (17) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, $75.19. (8) 1m Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis., Hughes/Stoen, $70.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (10) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $3000.2. (6) 4/4 Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $1500.3. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1000.4. (4) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $800.5. (17) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $700.6. (3) 89 A.J. Diemel (R), Elk Mound, Wis., MBCustoms/KSE, 40, $600.7. (8) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 40, $550.8. (12) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $500.9. (15) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $450.10. (22) 44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $400.11. (9) 10 Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D., VanderBuilt/ChevPerf, 40, $375.12. (18) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $350.13. (20) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $325.14. (14) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Longhorn/Mullins, 40, $300.15. (21) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 40, $275.16. (26) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 40, $250.17. (24) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, 40, $250.18. (25) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/Troy's, 39, $250.19. (13) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 38, $250.20. (16) 3b Nic Bidinger, Perry, Kan., GRT/Siebert, 31, $250.21. (11) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 28, $250.22. (5) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 27, $250.23. (7) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 23, $250.24. (1) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 16, $250.25. (23) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Hill, 16, $250.26. (19) 35 Grant Southworth (R), Bloomer, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 3, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Ramirez 1-17, Mars 18-37, Sorensen 38-40.Total Laps Led: Mars 20, Ramirez 17, Sorensen 3.Margin of Victory: 1.019 seconds.Time of Race: 18 minutes, 25.389 seconds (2 cautions).Provisional Starters: Crapser, Kates.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Sanders (advanced 21 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Sanders (started 17th, finished 5th).Entries: 51.Next Race: Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: .Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series Points: .Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: .USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: .USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: .Contingency Awards:American Racer - TBD.Beyea Custom Headers - VanderBeek.Bryke Racing - Fuqua.BSB Manufacturing - O'Neil.Casey's General Stores - TBD.Champ Pans - Sanders.Deatherage Opticians - Phillips.E3 Spark Plugs - Ramirez.Edelbrock - Timm.Eibach - Sanders.Fast Shafts - Wolff.FK Rod Ends - Sanders.Forty9 Designs - Whitwell, Gustin.Hooker Harness - Bleess.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Crapser.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Oertel.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Gross.Keyser Manufacturing - Nelson.KSE Racing Products - Truscott.Maxima Racing Oils - Ramirez.Mesilla Valley Transportation - TBD.Out-Pace Racing Products - Kates.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - TBD.QA1 - S. Gaddis.RacerWebsite.com - Vandekamp.Real Racing Wheels - all non-qualifiers.Simpson Performance Products - Ramirez.Swift Springs - Sorensen, Mars.Sybesma Graphics - Wagamon.Tire Demon - Arneson.VP Racing Fuels - Sorensen.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Timm.
  22. Ramirez gets his kicks at Route 66 AMARILLO, Texas (June 8)--Dereck Ramirez disposed of Jake Gallardo on lap 11 of 40 at the Route 66 Motor Speedway on Saturday night, and then blasted his way through the field to score a $3,000 payday and the seventh win of his USMTS career. Adam Mollenkopf photoIt was the fifth win in the Lonestar State for the 32-year-old from Woodward, Texas, and his second of the Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit in 2019.Earning the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award for a second straight night, Gallardo took control at the drop of the green flag while Ramirez, who started fourth, quickly moved to his rear bumper.Ramirez snuck by to lead lap 7 but Gallardo fought back to regain the lead. It was short-lived, however, as Ramirez was back in control for good three laps later.With just one caution early in the contest, Ramirez was able to decimate the field and lapped all but the top seven cars.Meanwhile, Jake O'Neil nabbed his third runner-up finish in the last five events while Rodney Sanders overcame a tough starting position for a second straight night and finished third.Kale Westover came from the 13th starting spot and held off Gallardo for fourth following a spirited battle between those two, but Carlos Ahumada Jr. was the FK Rod ends Hard Charger Award winner for racing to sixth after starting 21st on the grid.Terry Phillips, Philip Houston, Adam Kates and Dee Gossett rounded out the top 10.On to Wisconsin: The second crown jewel of the 2019 campaign takes place next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13-15, at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance.Both USMTS and Super Late Model competitors will be battling for $3,000 to win Thursday and $5,000 to win Friday with a whopping $10,000 top prize up for grabs on Saturday night. USRA Late Models will also be running all three days.The pits open at 2 p.m. and grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7 each night.Spectator tickets are $25 Thursday, $30 Friday and $35 Saturday. Students (ages 6-16) are $12 Thursday, $15 Friday and $17 Saturday. Kids (5 & under) are free each day. Pit passes are $35 Thursday, $35 Friday and $45 Saturday.If you are unable to attend, RacinDirt will have the entire production live via pay per view.The Cedar Lake Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 1.0 mile east of SR 35 on SR 64, then 4.2 miles north on CR C to CR CC, then left 1.8 miles. For more information, call (612) 363-0479 or (715) 248-7119 or check out cedarlakespeedway.com.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by MSD 10th Annual USMTS Amarillo Ambush presented by Genesis Racing Shocks Route 66 Motor Speedway, Amarillo, Texas Saturday, June 8, 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. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (2) 10 Dee Gossett, Amarillo, Texas.3. (1) 99n Matt Newkirk (R), Amarillo, Texas.4. (4) 2x Gene Weaver, Amarillo, Texas.5. (6) 1T T.C. Hogan (R), Amarillo, Texas.6. (7) 23g Jim Gress (R), Amarillo, Texas.7. (5) 41h Eric Hughes (R), Odessa, Texas.8. (8) 77 Ronnie Yanacsek (R), Amarillo, Texas.9. (9) 32F Casey Fowler (R), Grand Salina, Texas.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 31 Neal DeBord (R), Amarillo, Texas.2. (3) J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.3. (7) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.4. (5) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.5. (6) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.6. (4) 75 Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas.7. (2) 55G Braden Gress (R), Amarillo, Texas.8. (8) 80 David Yanacsek (R), Amarillo, Texas.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (4) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.2. (2) 30 Travis Tipton (R), Duncan, Ariz.3. (3) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla.4. (8) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.5. (7) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.6. (6) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas.7. (1) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), El Paso, Texas.8. (5) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.GENESIS RACING SHOCKS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (1) 88R A.J. Vasquez, Garden City, Mich.3. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.4. (3) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.5. (7) 23L Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.6. (8) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.7. (6) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas.8. (5) 10 Dustin Robinson (R), Post, Texas.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla.2. (2) 2x Gene Weaver, Amarillo, Texas.3. (3) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.4. (4) 1T T.C. Hogan (R), Amarillo, Texas.5. (8) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), El Paso, Texas.6. (9) 77 Ronnie Yanacsek (R), Amarillo, Texas., Rocket/PPE, $75.7. (7) 41h Eric Hughes (R), Odessa, Texas., Shaw/Spreen, $75.8. (5) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.9. (6) 75 Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas., SRP/Budlong, $75.10. (10) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M., GR2/ProPower, $90.11. (11) 32F Casey Fowler (R), Grand Salina, Texas., Shaw/Kraft, $75.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.2. (3) 23L Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.3. (4) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.4. (5) 23g Jim Gress (R), Amarillo, Texas.5. (7) 55G Braden Gress (R), Amarillo, Texas.6. (1) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.7. (10) 10 Dustin Robinson (R), Post, Texas., WFRC/, $75.8. (8) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas., LG2/BMS, $75.9. (6) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas., MBCustoms/Geddes, $75.10. (9) 80 David Yanacsek (R), Amarillo, Texas., TRE/Sanders, $75.SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $3000.2. (8) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1700.3. (11) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $1100.4. (13) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla., WFRC/Knowles, 40, $900.5. (1) J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M., GR2/ProPower, 40, $800.6. (21) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), El Paso, Texas, GRT/BMS, 40, $800.7. (10) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $650.8. (17) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, MBCustoms/KPE, 39, $600.9. (14) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 39, $550.10. (6) 10 Dee Gossett, Amarillo, Texas, MBCustoms/Carroll's, 39, $350.11. (7) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 39, $450.12. (9) 88R A.J. Vasquez, Garden City, Mich., Hughes/Farris, 39, $300.13. (20) 23g Jim Gress (R), Amarillo, Texas, GRT/McCabe, 37, $275.14. (3) 30 Travis Tipton (R), Duncan, Ariz., Shaw/Tipton, 37, $250.15. (22) 55G Braden Gress (R), Amarillo, Texas, GRT/McCabe, 37, $250.16. (16) 23L Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas, Victory/Hatfield, 31, $325.17. (12) 99n Matt Newkirk (R), Amarillo, Texas, Hughes/Newkirk, 26, $250.18. (15) 2x Gene Weaver, Amarillo, Texas, GRT/PPE, 20, $250.19. (2) 31 Neal DeBord (R), Amarillo, Texas, BillsBuilt/Blevins, 14, $250.20. (19) 1T T.C. Hogan (R), Amarillo, Texas, GRT/Kuntz, 12, $250.21. (23) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 8, $300.22. (5) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 7, $300.23. (18) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 5, $300.DNS - 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 0, $200.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: J. Gallardo 1-6, Ramirez 7, J. Gallardo 8-10, Ramirez 11-40.Total Laps Led: Ramirez 31, J. Gallardo 9.Margin of Victory: 1.493 seconds.Time of Race: 14 minutes, 2.624 seconds (1 caution).Provisional Starters: Gustin, Marriott.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Ahumada Jr. (advanced 12 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Ahumada Jr. (started 21st, finished 6th).Entries: 33.Next Race: Thursday, June 13, Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1434, Gustin 1312, Ramirez 1294, Marriott 1292, O'Neil 1206, Phillips 1079, Kates 1003, Duvall 972, Mike Striegel 935, Zack VanderBeek 934.Summit USMTS Southern Series Points: Sanders 522, Phillips 489, Gustin 479, Duvall 413, Ramirez 392, Marriott 385, Kates 383, Ahumada Jr. 354, Robertson 342, O'Neil 281.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1292, Mike Striegel 935, Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 123, MBCustoms 122, LG2 99, Rage 94, GRT 87.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 104, Cornett 99, KSE 82, TriStar 79, Durham 69.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Ahumada Jr.Beyea Custom Headers - Westover.Bryke Racing - B. Gress.BSB Manufacturing - Marriott.Champ Pans - J. Gallardo.Deatherage Opticians - Fowler.E3 Spark Plugs - Sanders.Edelbrock - Duvall.Eibach - Ahumada Jr.Fast Shafts - DeBord.FK Rod Ends - Ahumada Jr.Forty9 Designs - Tipton, DeBord.Hooker Harness - J. Gress.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Weaver.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Newkirk.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Tanner.Keyser Manufacturing - Gossett.KSE Racing Products - Kates.Maxima Racing Oils - Ramirez.Out-Pace Racing Products - Robertson.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Ronnie Yanacsek.QA1 - F. Gallardo.RacerWebsite.com - Fowler.Real Racing Wheels - all non-qualifiers.Simpson Performance Products - Ramirez.Swift Springs - Ramirez, Gossett.Sybesma Graphics - Duvall.Tire Demon - Ray.VP Racing Fuels - Ramirez.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Phillips.
  23. Gustin rolls to third straight USMTS win at West Texas Raceway LUBBOCK, Texas (June 7)--Only Mother Nature has been able to stop Ryan Gustin this week as 'The Reaper' reeled off his third straight Summit USMTS Southern Series win in five days Friday night at the West Texas Raceway. Courtesy of USMTS PRAfter winning last Sunday at the Creek County Speedway to break a dry spell of more than a year, Gustin won Tuesday's event at the Superbowl Speedway before the shows on Tuesday and Wednesday were rained out.An opening-lap caution moved Gustin from the third starting spot to the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lap main event, but it was 2015 USRA Modified National Champion Jake Gallardo jumping out from the pole position to lead lap 1.Gallardo ran a smooth race up front but Gustin was able to overpower the Las Cruces, N.M., racer on lap 12 and went unchallenged the remaining 28 circuits to claim the $3,000 winner's share of the prize money.Jake O'Neil scooted past Gallardo for second but Dereck Ramirez blew by both and secured the second spot for another top-five result while O'Neill, Gallardo and Terry Phillips were the rest of the first five to reach the checkered flag.Hunter Marriott and Rodney Sanders each passed eight cars to finish sixth and seventh, respectively, but Marriott garnered the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award by virtue of his higher finish position.Fito Gallardo held on for eighth ahead of Joe Duvall, who rebounded from the opening-lap incident to score a ninth-place paycheck. Meanwhile, Logan Robertson returned to the racetrack after destroying his previous ride last month and finishing tenth at the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval.Amarillo Saturday: The five-day swing wraps up Saturday with the 10th Annual USMTS Amarillo Ambush presented by Genesis Racing Shocks at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo.This will be the tenth meeting of the USMTS and the tough regional and local USRA Modified racers in West Texas and New Mexico where past USMTS events have played out in front of standing-room-only crowds.Hometown favorite Rodney Sanders captured the inaugural event in 2010, added a second trophy to his case in 2015 and a third in last year's stop. Other winners here include Kelly Shryock, Jason Hughes, Randy Timms, Stormy Scott, who won back-to-back races in 2013-2014, and Ryan Gustin.The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a popular racing destination for drivers and fans in the Texas panhandle. The facility has a seating for 4,000 race fans plus handicapped parking, stadium lighting, full concessions and several luxurious V.I.P. booths.For race teams, the racing surface at Bill Worthen's speedplant is a generous 75 feet wide in the turns with 20 degrees of banking, and 65 feet wide down the straight-aways with five degrees of banking. The pits have concrete pads available with lighting and water.Street Stocks, Limited Late Models, Sport Mods and 305 Sprints will also be racing. The pits open at 4 p.m., grandstands gates swing open at 6, hot laps start at 6:30 and racing begins at 7 p.m.Adult tickets are $15. Seniors and military are $12. Kids ages 12 and under are $5. Sponsors for this event include K3 Towing, Budweiser, Rabern Rentals and Amarillo Auto Supply.The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 1.5 miles south of I-40 at exit 75 on Lakeside Dr. in Amarillo. For more information, check out route66motorspeedway.net.For those unable to attend Saturday's blockbuster event in person, RacinDirt.com will bring you all the racing action with live coverage of every lap in every division. Visit racindirt.com right now to get the dirt on racin'.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by MSD 5th Annual Event presented by Wrisco West Texas Raceway, Lubbock, Texas Friday, June 7, 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. (4) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.2. (5) J41 Monte Bolton, Wilson, Texas.3. (2) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.4. (3) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas.5. (8) 10 Dustin Robinson (R), Post, Texas.6. (6) 75 Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas.7. (9) 23g Jim Gress, Amarillo, Texas.8. (1) 66 Ty Page, New Home, Texas.9. (7) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (6) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (1) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.3. (4) 41h Eric Hughes (R), Odessa, Texas.4. (7) 23L Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.5. (8) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas.6. (2) 59 Kelly Allen, Sweetwater, Texas.7. (3) 49 Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas.8. (5) 80 David Yanacsek (R), Amarillo, Texas.9. (9) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla.2. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (4) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.4. (5) 44f Fred Wojtek (R), Blackwell, Texas.5. (3) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.6. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.7. (2) 77 Ronnie Yanacsek (R), Amarillo, Texas.8. (8) 88r A.J. Vasquez, Garden City, Mich.9. (9) 7x Chris Dawson, Lubbock, Texas.WRISCO HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.3. (6) J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.4. (1) 511 Cory Williams (R), Slaton, Texas.5. (7) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.6. (5) 11 Kade Ogle (R), Lubbock, Texas.7. (8) 2 Greg Jenkins (R), Hobbs, N.M.8. (3) 2x Gene Weaver, Amarillo, TexasREAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.2. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.3. (2) 10 Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas.4. (10) 88r A.J. Vasquez, Garden City, Mich.5. (4) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.6. (12) 7x Chris Dawson, Lubbock, Texas., Sidebiter/ASI, $75.7. (7) 23g Jim Gress (R), Amarillo, Texas., GRT/McCabe, $75.8. (9) 66 Ty Page (R), New Home, Texas., Lethal/Dubose, $75.9. (6) 59 Kelly Allen (R), Sweetwater, Texas., IRP/Hertel, $75.10. (8) 49 Vince Ogle (R), Lubbock, Texas., Hughes/Herring, $75.11. (3) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), El Paso, Texas.12. (11) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas., LG2/BMS, $75.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.2. (1) 44f Fred Wojtek, Blackwell, Texas.3. (2) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas.4. (10) 2x Gene Weaver, Amarillo, Texas.5. (3) 511 Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas.6. (11) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.7. (6) 11 Kade Ogle, Lubbock, Texas., Shaw/, $75.8. (5) 75 Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas., SRP/Budlong, $75.9. (7) 2 Greg Jenkins, Hobbs, N.M., Shaw/Jenkins, $75.10. (8) 77 Ronnie Yanacsek, Amarillo, Texas., Rocket/PPE, $75.11. (9) 80 David Yanacsek, Amarillo, Texas., Rocket/PPE, $75SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $3000.2. (7) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1700.3. (5) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1100.4. (1) J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M., GR2/ProPower, 40, $800.5. (8) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $700.6. (14) 62 Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $750.7. (15) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $600.8. (9) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M., GR2/ProPower, 40, $550.9. (4) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $500.10. (12) 23L Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas, Victory/Hatfield, 40, $450.11. (19) 88r A.J. Vasquez, Garden City, Mich., Hughes/Farris, 40, $300.12. (16) 44f Fred Wojtek, Blackwell, Texas, GRT/Winger, 39, $275.13. (11) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, MBCustoms/KPE, 39, $375.14. (23) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas, GRT/BMS, 39, $350.15. (10) 41h Eric Hughes, Odessa, Texas, Shaw/Spreen, 39, $225.16. (6) J41 Monte Bolton, Wilson, Texas, Lethal/Sput's, 39, $225.17. (21) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 39, $300.18. (24) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 39, $300.19. (18) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, MBCustoms/Geddes, 26, $225.20. (17) 10 Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, CAM/ASI, 24, $225.21. (22) 511 Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, CAM/Shipley, 22, $225.22. (13) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 15, $300.23. (20) 2x Gene Weaver, Amarillo, Texas, GRT/PPE, 8, $225.24. (2) 15 Kale Westover, Blair, Okla., WesternFlyer/Knowles, 0, $300.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: J. Gallardo 1-11, Gustin 12-40.Total Laps Led: Gustin 29, J. Gallardo 11.Margin of Victory: 1.901 seconds.Time of Race: 19 minutes, 37.665 seconds (2 cautions).Provisional Starters: Ahumada Jr., Ray.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Vasquez (advanced 14 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Marriott (started 14th, finished 6th).Entries: 35.Next Race: Saturday, June 8, route 66 Motor Speedway, Amarillo, Texas.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1343, Gustin 1262, Marriott 1239, Ramirez 1191, O'Neil 1111, Phillips 1001, Mike Striegel 935, Zack VanderBeek 934, Kates 929, Duvall 920.Summit USMTS Southern Series Points: Sanders 431, Gustin 429, Phillips 411, Duvall 361, Marriott 332, Kates 309, Ramirez 289, Robertson 282, Cade Dillard 277, Ahumada Jr. 273.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1239, Mike Striegel 935, Ahumada Jr. 468, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 114, Hughes 113, Rage 93, LG2 90, GRT 82.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 95, Cornett 89, KSE 81, TriStar 78, Stoen 68.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Gress.Beyea Custom Headers - J. Gallardo.Bryke Racing - Hughes.BSB Manufacturing - Williams.Champ Pans - Phillips.Deatherage Opticians - Wojtek.E3 Spark Plugs - O'Neil.Edelbrock - Westover.Eibach - Vasquez.Fast Shafts - O'Neil.FK Rod Ends - Marriott.Forty9 Designs - Ahumada Jr., Tanner.Hooker Harness - Houston.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Ray.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Mari.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - K. Ogle.Keyser Manufacturing - Robertson.KSE Racing Products - Duvall.Maxima Racing Oils - Gustin.Out-Pace Racing Products - Bolton.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - R. Yanacsek.QA1 - Duvall.RacerWebsite.com - Dawson.Real Racing Wheels - all non-qualifiers.Simpson Performance Products - Duvall.Swift Springs - Gustin, Houston.Sybesma Graphics - J. Gallardo.Tire Demon - Vasquez.VP Racing Fuels - Gustin.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Sanders.
  24. Gustin finds his groove in Greenville GREENVILLE, Texas (June 4)--When Ryan Gustin won the USMTS feature Sunday night at the Creek County Speedway, it snapped a winless streak that lasted for more than a year. Courtsey of USMTS PR He barely had time to let his engine cool down before scoring his next one Tuesday night at the Superbowl Speedway.Just three of the eight previously scheduled USMTS shows at the 3/8-mile clay oval in Greenville, Texas, escaped Mother Nature's wrath, and this year the competition was unable to evade 'The Reaper.'From the outside of the front row, Max Eddie Thomas did everything he needed to do in order to make the 20-minute drive from Quinlan to Greenville pay off with a $2,500 check.He led the first 19 laps before Gustin shot past just before the halfway point.From there, Gustin held off a late charge by tenth-starting Jake O'Neil, who followed Gustin to the checkered flag 48 hours earlier too.It was Gustin's 96th career USMTS victory.USMT national points leader Rodney Sanders came from eighth on the starting grid to claim the third spot with a last-lap pass of Cade Dillard.Phillips rounded out the top five with Thomas hanging on for a sixth-place paycheck.Bo Day, Adam Kates, Clyde Dunn Jr. and Hunter Marriott completed the top ten.82 morrow: On Wednesday, the series heads to the 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, for the 2nd Annual USMTS Event presented by Simpson Performance Products.The USMTS visited the former East Texas Speedway on June 25, 2015, with Philip Houston picking up the win.The track is a wide, sweeping 1/3-mile high-banked dirt oval and the facility holds 3,400 spectators in its elevated grandstands which offer superb viewing from any seat.The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and grandstands open at 5. Draw cutoff for competitors is 6:15, the drivers meeting happens at 6:45, hot laps begin at 7 and racing starts at 7:30.Spectator admission is $20 or $18 for seniors and members of the military. Youth ages 6-11 are $5 and kids 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35 for all ages.Factory Stocks ($700 to win), Econo Mods ($400 to win) and Limited Mods ($700 to win) join the USMTS Modifieds on the racing card.The 82 Speedway is located about 15 minutes west of Paris and 25 minutes east of Bonham (1.5 hours northeast of DFW, depending on what part of the Metroplex you're coming from). The track's physical location is 16369 US Hwy 82, Petty, TX 75470. For more information, visit 82speedway.com.Monarchy Thursday: On Thursday, the 2nd Annual USMTS Event presented by Deatherage Opticians takes place at the Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas.After two weather delays in 2019 already, officials are hoping the third time's the charm for the USMTS return to the former Red River Speedway. Rodney Sanders won the inaugural event here on June 19, 2015.The track has great food in the concession stand, so come hungry and they'll fix you up (and at family-affordable prices). BYOB to those of age, but no glass containers please.Thursday's throwdown will pay $2,500 to win with USRA Limited Mods racing for $750 to win thanks to Marsh Towing & Recovery.Adult (12-64) are $20. Seniors (55+) and military with ID get in for $15. Kids (6-11) are $5 while children under 6 are free. Pit passes are $35.The pit gate opens at 3 p.m. and grandstands open at 6. Following a drivers meeting at 7:15, hot laps hit the track at 7:30 with the first green flag slated for 8 p.m.The Monarch Motor Speedway is located 4 miles west of I-44 in Wichita Falls on Hwy 287, then head north 1.2 miles on FM369 (1633 FM 369, N Wichita Falls, TX).How will the West be won? On Friday, the USMTS invades the West Texas Raceway in Lubbock for the 5th Annual USMTS Event presented by Wrisco. This will be the fifth visit to the facility. Jason Hughes won in 2010 when it was called Lubbock speedway and again in 2017 after it became known as West Texas Raceway. Rodney Sanders won here in 2016 and Lucas Schott was last year's winner.USRA Modifieds, USRA Limited Mods, USRA Stock Cars and WTR Street Stocks will also be racing. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5:30, hot laps begin at 7:30 and racing gets underway at 8.p.m.Adult tickets are $15, kids ages 6-12 and members of the military are just $10. A family pass is only $40 and gives two adults and two kids admission to the show. Children under 6 get in for free. Put passes are $30 with kids 5 and under free into the pit area.The track boasts a full concession stand, cold beer on sale and a great gift shop on site. Cash or credit cards are accepted. Sponsors for this event include Matthews Backhoe, Matney Transportation, Diamond M Storage and Wild West Harley-Davidson.The West Texas Raceway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located south of Lubbock on US 87 to FM 1585, then east to Frontage Rd., then 0.3 mile north. For more information, visit westtexasraceway.com.Amarillo by morning: the five-day swing wraps up Saturday with the 10th Annual USMTS Amarillo Ambush presented by Genesis Racing Shocks at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo.This will be the tenth meeting of the USMTS and the tough regional and local USRA Modified racers in West Texas and New Mexico where past USMTS events have played out in front of standing-room-only crowds.Hometown favorite Rodney Sanders captured the inaugural event in 2010, added a second trophy to his case in 2015 and a third in last year's stop. Other winners here include Kelly Shryock, Jason Hughes, Randy Timms, Stormy Scott, who won back-to-back races in 2013-2014, and Ryan Gustin.The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a popular racing destination for drivers and fans in the Texas panhandle. The facility has a seating for 4,000 race fans plus handicapped parking, stadium lighting, full concessions and several luxurious V.I.P. booths.For race teams, the racing surface at Bill Worthen's speedplant is a generous 75 feet wide in the turns with 20 degrees of banking, and 65 feet wide down the straight-aways with five degrees of banking. The pits have concrete pads available with lighting and water.Street Stocks, Limited Late Models, Sport Mods and 305 Sprints will also be racing. The pits open at 4 p.m., grandstands gates swing open at 6, hot laps start at 6:30 and racing begins at 7 p.m.Adult tickets are $15. Seniors and military are $12. Kids ages 12 and under are $5. Sponsors for this event include K3 Towing, Budweiser, Rabern Rentals and Amarillo Auto Supply.The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 1.5 miles south of I-40 at exit 75 on Lakeside Dr. in Amarillo. For more information, check out route66motorspeedway.net.For those unable to attend any of this week's blockbuster events in person, RacinDirt.com will bring you all five nights of racing action with live coverage of every lap in every division at every track. Visit RacinDirt.com right now to get the dirt on racin'.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by MSD 3rd Annual USMTS Event presented by MVT Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas Tuesday, June 4, 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 Summit Racing Equipment "A" Main with the top 8 redrawing for the first 8 starting spots.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (2) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.2. (5) 82 Max Eddie Thomas, Quinlan, Texas.3. (6) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), El Paso, Texas.4. (8) 4d Bo Day, Greenville, Texas.5. (4) 14x Josh Landers, Princeton, Texas.6. (3) 15 Jason Webb (R), McKinney, Texas.7. (1) 99 Jeff Needham (R), Ennis, Texas.8. (7) 01 Colby Smith, Greenville, Texas.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.3. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.4. (1) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.5. (7) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla.6. (4) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas.7. (3) 38 Billy Gatlin (R), Rockwall, Texas.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (2) 88xxx Clyde Dunn Jr., Rockwall, Texas.2. (1) 28 Wendall Bolden (R), Greenville, Texas.3. (6) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.4. (5) 87 John Webb, Pauls Valley, Okla.5. (7) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.6. (4) 18m Wayne Melton, Caddo Mills, Texas.7. (3) 32f Casey Fowler (R), Grand Salina, Texas.MESILLA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (2) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.2. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.3. (5) 17 Jason Sartain (R), Greenville, Texas.4. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.5. (7) 60 William Gould, Calera, Okla.6. (1) 75d Kenneth Densman (R), Victoria, Texas.7. (4) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 4d Bo Day, Greenville, Texas.2. (2) 87 John Webb, Pauls Valley, Okla.3. (3) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla.4. (4) 60 William Gould, Calera, Okla.5. (9) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.6. (5) 15 Jason Webb (R), McKinney, Texas.7. (7) 99 Jeff Needham (R), Ennis, Texas., Skyrocket/ASI, $75.8. (6) 18m Wayne Melton, Caddo Mills, Texas., GRT/Mullins, $75.9. (8) 32f Casey Fowler (R), Grand Salina, Texas., Shaw/Kraft, $75.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.2. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.3. (2) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.4. (4) 14x Josh Landers, Princeton, Texas.5. (6) 75d Kenneth Densman (R), Victoria, Texas.6. (5) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas.7. (7) 38 Billy Gatlin (R), Rockwall, Texas., DirtWorks/, $75.8. (8) 01 Colby Smith, Greenville, Texas., MBCustoms/Wells, $75.SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $2500.2. (10) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1500.3. (8) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $1000.4. (5) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., MBCustoms/Knowles, 40, $800.5. (9) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $700.6. (2) 82 Max Eddie Thomas, Quinlan, Texas, IRP/Shoulders, 40, $400.7. (13) 4d Bo Day, Greenville, Texas, MBCustoms/Mullins, 40, $550.8. (6) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 40, $500.9. (7) 88xxx Clyde Dunn Jr., Rockwall, Texas, MBCustoms/Mullins, 40, $450.10. (14) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $400.11. (21) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 40, $475.12. (16) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $350.13. (17) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla., Western Flyer/Knowles, 40, $325.14. (1) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), El Paso, Texas, GRT/BMS, 40, $300.15. (19) 60 William Gould, Calera, Okla., GRC/BMS, 40, $200.16. (11) 28 Wendall Bolden (R), Greenville, Texas, MBCustoms/Bullit, 39, $200.17. (20) 14x Josh Landers, Princeton, Texas, Hughes/Wornhor, 39, $200.18. (22) 75d Kenneth Densman (R), Victoria, Texas, MBCustoms/Mullins, 39, $200.19. (12) 17 Jason Sartain (R), Greenville, Texas, Hughes/Bullit, 29, $200.20. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 25, $250.21. (15) 87 John Webb, Pauls Valley, Okla., MBCustoms/Wegner, 24, $200.22. (18) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 22, $250.23. (24) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas, GRT/BMS, 20, $300.24. (23) 15 Jason Webb (R), McKinney, Texas, /, 6, $200.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Thomas 1-19, Gustin 20-40.Total Laps Led: Gustin 21, Thomas 19.Margin of Victory: 0.516 second.Time of Race: 21 minutes, 33.276 seconds (3 cautions).Provisional Starters: Ahumada Sr., Jason Webb.Eibach Spring Forward Award: O'Neil (advanced 11 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Wolff (started 21st, finished 11th).Entries: 29.Next Race: Wednesday, June 5, 82 Speedway, Petty, Texas.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1265, Gustin 1159, Marriott 1158, Ramirez 1096, O'Neil 1020, Mike Striegel 935, Zack VanderBeek 934, Phillips 917, Kates 877, Duvall 846.Summit USMTS Southern Series Points: Sanders 353, Phillips 327, Gustin 326, Duvall 287, Dillard 277, Kates 257, Zack VanderBeek 254, Marriott 251, Logan Robertson 210, Ahumada Jr. 209.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1158, Mike Striegel 935, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415, Ahumada Jr. 404.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 109, Hughes 103, Rage 87, LG2 81, GRT 75.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 90, Cornett 80, KSE 75, Stoen 68, TriStar 68.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Ahumada Jr.Beyea Custom Headers - Dillard.Bryke Racing - Gould.BSB Manufacturing - John Webb.Champ Pans - Phillips.Deatherage Opticians - Duvall.E3 Spark Plugs - Sanders.Edelbrock - Dunn.Eibach - O'Neil.Fast Shafts - Ramirez.FK Rod Ends - Wolff.Forty9 Designs - Ahumada Jr., Sartain.Hooker Harness - Westover.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Densman.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Landers.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Needham.Keyser Manufacturing - Marriott.KSE Racing Products - Dunn.Maxima Racing Oils - Gustin.Mesilla Valley Transportation - Ahumada Sr.Out-Pace Racing Products - Bolden.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Marriott.QA1 - O'Neil.RacerWebsite.com - Day.Real Racing Wheels - all non-qualifiers.Simpson Performance Products - Dillard.Swift Springs - Gustin, Thomas.Sybesma Graphics - Ahumada Jr.Tire Demon - Wolff.VP Racing Fuels - Gustin.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Day.
  25. Gustin grinds out USMTS victory at Creek County Speedway KELLYVILLE, Okla. (June 2)--Ryan Gustin roped himself a rugged victory Sunday night when the USMTS invaded the Creek County Speedway for the 2nd Annual Bullring Badass presented by Bravado Wireless, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories, Pizza Express and Duvall Electric. Courtesy of USMTS PR Following up last year's inaugural event where fans were treated to a caution-free 40-lap barnburner, another epic battle in the tight confines of the 35-year-old quarter-mile dirt oval produced another 40 circuits of rush hour traffic."It was elbows up, no doubt," said Gustin, who rode into the USMTS winners circle for the first time since the final night of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Sept. 23, 2017. "I broke something in the left front there and, man, that thing was tight on entry."I didn't want no more laps, that's for sure. I was wore out and the car didn't want no more either."Unfortunately for USMTS national points leader Rodney Sanders, his tire only had 30 laps in it. In the heat of a three-way tussle between himself, Dereck Ramirez and Gustin, Sanders slowed on the exit of turn 2 which allowed Ramirez and Gustin to scoot past while Sanders came to a stop in the next corner.Following the caution flag with ten laps remaining, Ramirez was able to nose in front of Gustin to lead lap 31, but 'The Reaper' came storming back on the high side to take the lead for good with eight to go.From there, Gustin rode the dangerous but faster high line to the checkered flag with Jake O'Neil advancing to claim the runner-up spot while Ramirez held strong in third.With last year's winless season and a rash of mechanical woes since March of 2019, the win was just what the doctor ordered for the two-time USMTS National Champion."We've just had some tough luck you know; That's how it goes," said Gustin, who unveiled his new livery last weekend with new sponsor Spike Hardcore Energy. "We can't be having any more failures or anything going on, so we have to stay on top of our maintenance program."It was Gustin's 95th career triumph-third on the USMTS all-time wins list."Hopefully maybe Cedar Lake on Saturday is 100," Gustin added, referencing the 20th Annual Masters, June 13-15. With seven features races on tap between now and then, anything is possible with cooperation from racing gremlins and Mother Nature.Terry Phillips and Mike Striegel each passed a dozen drivers en route to finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, in Sunday's main event. With the higher finishing position, however, Phillips earned the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award.Driving a car owned by event promoter Joe Duvall, former USMTS regular Randy Timms garnered a sixth-place paycheck while local favorite Chad Davis drive past 11 cars from his starting spot to get seventh. Saturday's winner, Hunter Marriott, took eighth, Sanders rebounded for ninth and Kyle Ledford scored his second top-10 finish in as many nights.Lap sponsors kicked in an additional $4,100 to the top three runners each laps. Lap sponsors for the event included 23 Motorsports, All American Forklift, Angela Hibbs Rodan + Fields, ARMI Contractors, ASAP Battery Service, Brandon Givens Racing, Bulletproof Tees, CCA Investments, TMSDirt.com, Chris Ross Racing, Dishman Equipment, Diva Dogs, Dizzy Dean Electric, Dozer Finance, driveWFX.com, Hibbs Funeral Home, Maria Farmer, McSperitt Construction, Mike's Flagpole Service, Ottesen Design, Pizza Express, RacinDirt.com, Shannon Scott's Henryetta Ford, Steven Bowers Racing, Tiernan Farms, Tonto Construction, United Cellular Services and Wild Bill White (Keith White), plus memorials for Junior Duvall and Mike Clark.Bergman Tax & Accounting put up $300 and Fast Shafts awarded a new carbon fiber driveshaft to the driver passing the most cars all night. T&S Beverage of Salina provided $100 cash to the first two non-qualifiers and ARMI Contractors stepped up with additional cash for non-qualifiers.The Front Row Challenge presented by Grady Smith and Smith All-Fab offered $2,500 to any driver starting in the front row who could tag the tail of the field and win. Nobody accepted the challenge.After Sunday's show, teams get a 24-hour rest prior to a five-race excursion through the Lone Star State and the Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by MSD. On Tuesday, the series slithers into the Superbowl Speedway in Greenville before making a "hump day" trek to the 82 Speedway in Petty.The Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls hosts the USMTS road warriors on Thursday, Lubbock's West Texas Raceway is the venue for Friday night's action and the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo will welcome the tour on Saturday.For those unable to be there in person to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells, enjoy the next best thing with every lap of every race in every division every night live at RacinDirt.com.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series 2nd Annual Bullring Badass presented by Duvall Electric Creek County Speedway, Kellyville, Okla. Sunday, June 2, 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. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.3. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.4. (2) 127 Andy Morris, Fort Gibson, Okla.5. (7) 20e James Esmond (R), Sapulpa, Okla.6. (4) 39 Ho Dean (R), Tulsa, Okla.7. (6) 7e Jim Estes (R), Glenpool, Okla.DNS - 96jr Jon Herring, Woodward, Okla.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.2. (1) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.3. (6) 91x Randy Timms, Wheatland, Okla.4. (4) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.5. (7) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.6. (2) 64 Chris Miles (R), Bristow, Okla.7. (5) 24 Justin Cartwright (R), Sperry, Okla.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 75L Kyle Ledford (R), Greenwood, Ark.2. (6) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.3. (3) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla.4. (7) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.5. (4) 152 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla.6. (5) 157 Mark Shipman (R), Grandview, Texas.7. (2) 3g Scott Glover (R), Hackett, Ark.DUVALL ELECTRIC HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (4) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (1) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.3. (3) 75w Joe Wright (R), Beggs, Okla.4. (5) 92 Bradley Busch (R), Mena, Ark.5. (6) 17 Brandon Dean (R), Sapulpa, Okla.6. (7) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.7. (2) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 127 Andy Morris, Fort Gibson, Okla.2. (1) 75w Joe Wright (R), Beggs, Okla.3. (5) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.4. (4) 17 Brandon Dean (R), Sapulpa, Okla.5. (3) 20e James Esmond (R), Sapulpa, Okla.6. (8) 3g Scott Glover (R), Hackett, Ark.7. (6) 64 Chris Miles (R), Bristow, Okla., D&M/Miles, $75.8. (7) 7e Jim Estes (R), Glenpool, Okla., Skyrocket/Estes, $75.9. (9) 96jr Jon Herring, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Sput's, $90.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.2. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (4) 152 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla.4. (8) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.5. (5) 39 Ho Dean (R), Tulsa, Okla.6. (1) 92 Bradley Busch (R), Mena, Ark., Shaw/Bush, $75.7. (7) 24 Justin Cartwright (R), Sperry, Okla., Hughes/U-Save, $75.8. (6) 157 Mark Shipman (R), Grandview, Texas.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (40 laps):1. (10) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 40, $2500.2. (7) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1500.3. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1000.4. (16) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $900.5. (17) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, 40, $700.6. (4) 91x Randy Timms, Wheatland, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $400.7. (18) 152 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla., RaceCraft/BMS, 40, $350.8. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $500.9. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $450.10. (5) 75L Kyle Ledford (R), Greenwood, Ark., Extreme/C&C, 40, $250.11. (1) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Hatfield, 40, $225.12. (12) 15 Kale Westover (R), Blair, Okla., WesternFlyer/Knowles, 40, $350.13. (14) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 40, $325.14. (19) 17 Brandon Dean (R), Sapulpa, Okla., Skyrocket/Warrior, 40, $200.15. (22) 39 Ho Dean (R), Tulsa, Okla., Hughes/Warrior, 40, $200.16. (21) 20e James Esmond (R), Sapulpa, Okla., Xtreme/DSO, 40, $200.17. (23) 3g Scott Glover (R), Hackett, Ark., Extreme/C&C, 39, $200.18. (9) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 34, $250.19. (8) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 34, $250.20. (13) 127 Andy Morris, Fort Gibson, Okla., GRT/BMS, 23, $200.21. (20) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 22, $250.22. (15) 75w Joe Wright (R), Beggs, Okla., RaceCraft/Wright, 21, $200.23. (11) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 21, $250.24. (24) 157 Mark Shipman (R), Grandview, Texas, CAM/ChevPerf, 19, $250.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Sanders 1-30, Ramirez 31, Gustin 32-40.Total Laps Led: Sanders 30, Gustin 9, Ramirez 1.Margin of Victory: 1.878 seconds.Time of Race: 31 minutes, 59.080 seconds (5 cautions).Provisional Starters: Glover, Shipman.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Phillips (advanced 15 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Phillips (started 16th, finished 4th).Entries: 29.Next Race: Tuesday, June 4, Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1174, Marriott 1086, Gustin 1056, Ramirez 1042, Striegel 935, Zack VanderBeek 934, O'Neil 925, Phillips 833, Kates 801, Duvall 778.MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series: Ramirez 678, O'Neil 651, Sanders 648, Marriott 636, Phillips 590, Gustin 568, Wolff 566, Duvall 559, Striegel 558, Kates 485.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1086, Striegel 935, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 340.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 101, Hughes 93, Rage 82, LG2 72, GRT 68.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 82, KSE 73, Cornett 71, Stoen 68, TriStar 58.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Estes.Beyea Custom Headers - Phillips.Bryke Racing - H. Dean.BSB Manufacturing - Kates.Casey's General Stores - Kates.Champ Pans - Striegel.Deatherage Opticians - Westover.E3 Spark Plugs - Ramirez.Edelbrock - Ledford.Eibach - Phillips.Fast Shafts - Ramirez.FK Rod Ends - Phillips.Forty9 Designs - B. Dean, Duvall.Hooker Harness - Mari.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Wolff.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Glover.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Busch.Keyser Manufacturing - Ledford.KSE Racing Products - Sanders.Maxima Racing Oils - Gustin.Out-Pace Racing Products - Esmond.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Mari.QA1 - T. Davis.RacerWebsite.com - Striegel.Real Racing Wheels - Miles, Busch. Estes, Cartwright, Herring.Simpson Performance Products - Sanders.Swift Springs - Gustin, C. Davis.Sybesma Graphics - T. Davis.Tire Demon - T. Davis.VP Racing Fuels - Gustin.Wilwood Disc Brakes - C. Davis.
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