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Vanderbeek wins in West Union

 

WEST UNION, Iowa (July 15) -- Zack VanderBeek took control early on and never looked back Friday night en route to winning the 42-lap main event for the USMTS Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa.

 

'The Z-Man' swiped the lead away from Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year contender Jacob Bleess with four laps in the books and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way.

 

"With these guys you've got to run hard and keep them behind you," VanderBeek said in victory lane. "Seemed like the bottom got good there and dirtied the rest of the track up. I just tried to hit my marks down there. It felt pretty good."

 

It was the fifth win of the 2016 campaign for the reigning King of America, and earned the New Sharon, Iowa, resident $3,000 for holding off a herd of A-list competitors.

 

Friday's win also served as the 33rd career USMTS triumph for the driver of the 33z Racing/Casey's General Stores LG2 Modified.

 

Cade Dillard started next to VanderBeek in the third row and followed him across the finish line with RealTruck.com Northern Region points leader Jason Hughes passing six cars on his way to a third-place finish.

 

Thursday night's winner, Rodney Sanders, was fourth and Stormy Scott claimed the fifth position.

 

Sixth through tenth were Jesse Sobbing, Bleess, Johnny Scott, Mike Densberger and Jett Big Eagle.

 

Returning to battle in the MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports on Saturday, the USMTS makes its annual stop and the Johnson family's I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Saturday, July 16, for the 8th Annual Seeburg Mufflers Missouri Meltdown.

 

The USMTS will be sharing the spotlight with the Wingless Auto Racing Series (WAR) Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Out-Pace USRA B Mods and E-Mods with gates opening at 4:00, hot laps at 6:15 and races starting at 7:00.

General admission is $20, kids ages 7-12 are $8, children 6 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. For suite availability, call (660) 749-5317.

 

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

 

USMTS Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental - RealTruck.com Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports - 4th Annual Pink Out/Cancer Awareness Night - Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. All drivers advanced to the "A" Main, with the top 8 re-drawing for starting positions 1-8.

 

MSD HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (1) 01 Joey Galloway, Emo, Ont., Canada.
2. (2) 21 Jacob Bleess ®, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (4) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
4. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
5. (3) N81 Mike Densberger ®, Lincoln, Neb.
6. (5) 00 J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa.
7. (7) 6 Brock Bauman ®, Eureka, Ill.

 

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (3) 99 Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa.
2. (4) 00 Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada.
3. (2) 99 Jett Big Eagle ®, Manor, Sask., Canada.
4. (6) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (1) 99 Martin Bennett, Ankeny, Iowa.
6. (7) 10 Kaleb Bentley, Fairbank, Iowa.
7. (5) 4 Cody Bauman ®, Eureka, Ill.

 

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
2. (2) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.
3. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
4. (5) 22 Nick Nevins, Lisbon, Iowa.
5. (4) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa.
6. (6) 23b Brett Bumgardner ®, Hawkeye, Iowa.

 

CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (42 laps):
1. (5) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput's, 42, $3000.
2. (6) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., MBCustom/ASI, 42, $1700.
3. (9) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 42, $1200.
4. (10) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX, MBCustom/Hatfield, 42, $1000.
5. (7) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M., Lethal/Mullins, 42, $900.
6. (8) 99 Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, Harris/GMPP, 42, $800.
7. (1) 21 Jacob Bleess ®, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustom/BK, 42, $700.
8. (11) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Lethal/Durham, 42, $650.
9. (13) N81 Mike Densberger ®, Lincoln, Neb., Jet/Speedway, 42, $600.
10. (3) 99 Jett Big Eagle ®, Manor, Sask., Canada, MBCustom/ProPower, 42, $550.
11. (4) 01 Joey Galloway, Emo, Ont., Canada, GRT/ProPower, 42, $500.
12. (19) 6 Brock Bauman ®, Eureka, Ill., GRT/Mullins, 42, $450.
13. (2) 00 Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada, GRT/Tim's, 42, $425.
14. (17) 00 J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa, Rage/KSE, 42, $400.
15. (15) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa, Harris/KSE, 41, $300.
16. (18) 23b Brett Bumgardner ®, Hawkeye, Iowa, SSR/Midnight, 41, $350.
17. (14) 99 Martin Bennett, Ankeny, Iowa, Sidebiter/Sput's, 30, $250.
18. (12) 22 Nick Nevins, Lisbon, Iowa, Shaw/Gade, 15, $250.
19. (16) 10 Kaleb Bentley, Fairbank, Iowa, MadMan/GMPP, 9, $250.
DNS - 4 Cody Bauman ®, Eureka, Ill., GRT/Mullins, 0, $400.

® = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leaders: Bleess 1-4, VanderBeek 5-42.
Total Laps Led: VanderBeek 38, Bleess 4.
Margin of Victory: 3.080 seconds.
Time of Race: 15 minutes, 57.324 seconds (1 caution).
Provisional Starters: none.
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: Sobbing.
KSE Racing Products Hard Charger: B. Bauman (started 19th, finished 12th).
Entries: 20.

 

Next Race: Saturday, July 16, I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.

 

RealTruck.com Northern Region Points: Hughes 826, Dillard 782, Bleess 696, J. Scott 692, Sobbing 648, Sanders 603, M. Big Eagle 558, Galloway 517, C. Bauman 515, Dan Ebert 510.
Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year Points: B. Bauman 1348, C. Bauman 1322, Tyler Wolff 1092, J. Big Eagle 1044, Billy Vogel 813.

 

COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Mullins 286, Geddes 203, Durham 195, Sput's 190, ASI 178.
Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 286, MBCustoms 282, LG2 226, Harris 192, GRT 185.

 

Contingency Awards:
Allstar Performance - J. Scott.
American Racer - Sanders.
Bell Helmets - Bennett.
Beyea Custom Headers - S. Scott.
BSB Manufacturing - not awarded.
Day Motor Sports - not awarded.
Deatherage Opticians - C. Bauman.
Edelbrock - Dillard.
Eibach Springs - B. Bauman.
Fast Shafts - Sobbing.
FK Rod Ends - Nielsen.
Forty9Designs.com - Auringer, Bentley.
Fuel Safe - Sobbing.
GRT Race Cars - C. Bauman.
Hooker Harness - M. Big Eagle.
Integra Shocks & Springs - Nevins.
Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service - Bumgardner.
Kevko Oil Pans & Components - Densberger.
Keyser Manufacturing - J. Big Eagle.
KSE Racing Products - B. Bauman.
Midwest Sheet Metal - C. Bauman.
MSD - Galloway, VanderBeek.
Out-Pace Racing Products - Bumgardner.
PBM Performance Products - Hughes.
QA1 - Densberger.
Real Racing Wheels - not awarded.
Sybesma Graphics - Sobbing.
VP Racing Fuels - VanderBeek.
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products - Galloway.
Wilwood Engineering - Bleess.

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