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Higley Wins USRA Iron Man B Mod A Main, VerBeek & Van Genderen Also Win

Mike Higley wins 1st race out with new Razor Chassis. File Photo Reed Bros. Racing Photos

WINSTON, Mo. (March 25) – On a warm Sunday evening at the I-35 Speedway, Ron Ver Beek captured his first career USMTS victory with a dominating performance in front of a big crowd during the 4th Annual Yancy’s Automotive Missouri Meltdown at the3/8-mile clay oval in Winston, Mo.

The USMTS Casey’s Cup Series event got off to a rough start during the second heat
race when Corey Dripps and Mark Dotson collided while battling for the lead and
sending them both into a series of flips in the first turn. Terry Schultz was also
collected in the melee, but all three drivers walked away uninjured.

The 30-lap main event had a similar beginning when polesitter Jim Moody smacked the
concrete front stretch wall as the green flag was unfurled, putting his machine on
its roof and taking out Johnny Scott in the process.

That moved Stormy Scott and Jason Thoennes to the front row for the complete
restart, but it was Ver Beek who hustled past both drivers to lead the first lap.

Racing around the top side of the track, Colt Mather came from the fifth starting
spot to take the lead away on lap 5, but Ver Beek roared back in front two laps
later using the low side of the racing surface.

After a brief caution for debris on lap 10, Ver Beek set sail and left the field in
his wake. By the time the race’s fourth and final caution waved with four laps to
go, his advantage was nearly half a lap on his nearest pursuer.

The late-race caution had no effect on the veteran from Oskaloosa, Iowa, as he sped
away to a 1.549-second victory over USMTS Casey’s Cup Series points leader Rodney
Sanders.

The win was worth $2,000 to Ver Beek, who turns 47 on April 6.

Jeremy Payne snagged the third spot while Zack VanderBeek and John Allen finished
fourth and fifth after starting 13th and 14th, respectively, on the 25-car grid.

But the Mesilla Valley Hard Charger Award went to Schultz, who squeaked into the “A”
Main with a sixth-place finish in the second Real Racing Wheels “B” Main and then
raced from 24th to ninth in the nightcap.

The USMTS Modifieds now head for Humboldt, Kan., for the King of America Modified
Nationals II as the nation’s elite drivers descend on the historic Humboldt Speedway
for the $15,000-to-win, $1,500-to-start event slated for Wednesday through Saturday,
March 28-31.

The inaugural running of the extravaganza took place five months ago, and fans were
treated to four nights of extraordinary action that culminated with a 75-lap
championship main event won by nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock.

While officials decided to move the show to March for this and future runnings of
the event, the program will feature the same one-of-a-kind format that was utilized
for the October race. Drivers will qualify on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, but may
also purchase a “mulligan” that allows them to attempt to qualify a second day if
they aren’t satisfied with their first attempt.

Group time trials will be staged each of the first three days, followed by heat
races and main events with drivers earning points for their performances in each.
The top six points earners each day will earn one of 18 guaranteed starting spots in
Saturday’s championship race, with the highest overall points earner during the
three days of qualifying garnering the pole for the big dance.

Saturday’s program will feature an “alphabet soup” of main events that will
culminate with a 30-car starting field for the championship race that will feature a
three-wide start. Even if a driver has some tough luck during qualifying, he or she
still has the chance to climb the ladder of main events on Saturday to earn a spot
in the finale.

Nearly $80,000 has been earmarked for Saturday’s “A” Main alone, with a total purse
of more than $130,000 posted for the four-day extravaganza.

USRA B-Mods will be part of the event too, racing for a stout purse and national
points in the American USRA Weekly Racing Series. Each day will be a complete and
separate show with $300, $400, $500 and $1,000 to win, respectively. USRA rules will
apply except that B-Mods must utilize a solid pull bar.

The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit,
then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information call
620-431-2470 (office) or 620-473-3694 (track) or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com.

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 and follow us on
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Iron Man B-Modified
Heat Races 3/25/2012
Heat 1
1. (5) 11 Mike Higley, Tecumseh, KS.
2. (4) 81 Scott Davis, Madrid, IA.
3. (7) 19 Tracy Johnson, Lake Preston, SD.
4. (1) 22H Clay Hale, Cameron, MO.
5. (3) 33J Jason Billups, Holt, MO.
6. (2) 92 Tyler Droste, Waterloo, IA.
7. (6) 12 Jeff Stotts, Trenton, MO.
8. (8) 76 Ronnie Miller, Trenton, MO.
Heat 2
1. (1) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, MN.
2. (2) 57 Randy Ainsworth, Excelsior Springs, MO.
3. (4) 15 Chris Vannausdle, Villisca, IA.
4. (8) 64 Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA.
5. (5) 52M Dustin Miller, Pattonsburg, MO.
6. (6) 95 Josh Gesell, Ridgeway, IA.
7. (3) 34 Jeremy Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, IA.
8. (8) 10R Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield, IA.
Heat 3
1. (4) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, MO.
2. (3) 23jr Nick Roberts, Des Moines, IA.
3. (2) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, MO.
4. (8) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, IA.
5. (5) 21C Chad Clancy, Smithville, MO.
6. (1) 7M Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, SD.
7. (6) B00K Dylan Book, Adel, IA.
8. (7) 31 Brett Magee, Kansas City, MO.
Heat 4
1. (1) 23K Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, KS.
2. (5) 99 Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, IA.
3. (2) 20T Mike Tanner, Kansas City, MO.
4. (6) 8s Brett Shields, Mt. Ayr, IA.
5. (4) 44H Duke Jacobs, Stewartsville, MO.
6. (3) 92 Tyler Grooms, Trenton, MO.
7. (7) 15B Wes Bestgen, Osborn, MO.
Heat 5
1. (1) 99H Trevor Hunt, Liberty, MO.
2. (6) 3×3 Nick Newton, Kansas City, KS.
3. (4) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, IA.
4. (3) 74 Justin Asher, St.Joesph, MO.
5. (2) 91 Tyler Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD.
6. (5) 37 Anthony Asher, St. Joseph, MO.
7. (7) 9H Nic Hanes, Trenton, MO.
A Main Prelim Report
Iron Man B-Modified 3/25/2012
Preliminary Redraw
Driver Name Car Number Points Starting Starting
Higley, Mike 11 65 1 1
Ebert, Jacob 94 63.5 1 2
Newton, Nick 3×3 61 2 3
Sobbing, Jesse 99 59.5 2 4
Demmer, Scott 30 59 1 5
Kates, Ben 23K 59 1 6
Hunt, Trevor 99H 59 1 7
Davis, Scott 81 58 2 8
Johnson, Tracy 19 57 3 9 XXXXXX
Roberts, Nick 23jr 56.5 2 10 XXXXXX
Ainsworth, Randy 57 55 2 11 XXXXXX
Greubel, Casey 64 53 4 12 XXXXXX

Iron Man B-Modified
B Main Finish 3/25/2012
Heat 1
1. (3) 20T Mike Tanner, Kansas City, MO, /.
2. (2) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, IA, /.
3. (7) 91 Tyler Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, /.
4. (1) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, IA, /.
5. (11) B00K Dylan Book, Adel, IA, /.
6. (8) 95 Josh Gesell, Ridgeway, IA, /.
7. (5) 33J Jason Billups, Holt, MO, /, $50.
8. (6) 21C Chad Clancy, Smithville, MO, /, $50.
9. (13) 10R Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield, IA, /, $50.
10. (10) 12 Jeff Stotts, Trenton, MO, /, $50.
11. (9) 92 Tyler Grooms, Trenton, MO, /, $50.
12. (4) 22H Clay Hale, Cameron, MO, /, $50.
13. (12) 9H Nic Hanes, Trenton, MO, /, $50.
Heat 2
1. (7) 92 Tyler Droste, Waterloo, IA, /.
2. (2) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, MO, /.
3. (10) 34 Jeremy Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, IA, /.
4. (1) 15 Chris Vannausdle, Villisca, IA, /.
5. (8) 7M Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, SD, /.
6. (9) 37 Anthony Asher, St. Joseph, MO, /.
7. (13) 31 Brett Magee, Kansas City, MO, /, $50.
8. (4) 74 Justin Asher, St.Joesph, MO, /, $50.
9. (5) 52M Dustin Miller, Pattonsburg, MO, /, $50.
10. (6) 44H Duke Jacobs, Stewartsville, MO, /, $50.
11. (11) 15B Wes Bestgen, Osborn, MO, /, $50.
12. (3) 8s Brett Shields, Mt. Ayr, IA, /, $50.
13. (12) 76 Ronnie Miller, Trenton, MO, /, $50.

Iron Man Stock Car
Heat Races 3/25/2012
Heat 1
1. (2) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, IA.
2. (3) 27T Tory Reicks, Waucoma, IA.
3. (9) 8R Sean Johnson, Independence, IA.
4. (6) 68 Aaron Parmer, Humeston, IA.
5. (1) 77T Trent Jeanes, Chariton, IA.
6. (7) 44 Bruce Fair, Trenton, MO.
7. (5) 88 Jeff Dixon, Jamesport, MO.
8. (4) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, KS.
9. (8) 7T Jim Gregoire, Ivanhoe, MN.
10. (10) 7 Jason Minnehan, Churdan, IA.
Heat 2
1. (3) 29 Matt Greiner, Washington, IA.
2. (7) 57v Mike Van Genderen, Newton, IA.
3. (4) 37d Brad Derry, Bedford, IA.
4. (6) 20 Gene Stigall, Winston, MO.
5. (9) 66 Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, IA.
6. (1) 3 Joe Zadina, Corning, IA.
7. (5) 57 Dennis Plain, Webster City, IA.
8. (8) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, IA.
9. (2) 14 Derrick Agee, Huntsville, MO.

Swan Energy – Modified
Heat Races 3/25/2012
Heat 1
1. (1) 22 Nick Nevins, Lisbon, IA.
2. (4) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, MN.
3. (7) 8 Colt Mather, Webster, IA.
4. (8) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, MO.
5. (6) 11 Darren Shaw, Lathrop, MO.
6. (2) 82 David Wood, Rayville, MO.
7. (9) 39 Luke Driskell, Stilwell, KS.
8. (3) 70 Aaron Marrant, Orrick, MO.
9. (5) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK.
Heat 2
1. (2) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, MO.
2. (5) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, MO.
3. (6) 66T Tyler Schmidt, Easton, KS.
4. (7) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, MN.
5. (8) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA.
6. (4) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO.
7. (1) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, IA.
8. (3) 85D Mark Dotson, Cameron, MO.
Heat 3
1. (2) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM.
2. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX.
3. (8) 2S Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM.
4. (6) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS.
5. (3) 69N Cory Wray, Jamesport, MO.
6. (4) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, IA.
7. (5) 88D Matt Dotson, Clark, MO.
8. (7) 26S Steven Glenn, Hamilton, MO.
Heat 4
1. (3) R Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, IA.
2. (1) 25 Ron Keith, Shawnee, KS.
3. (2) 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, KS.
4. (7) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS.
5. (8) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, IA.
6. (6) 20W Shay Woods, Humeston, IA.
7. (4) 23 Brandon Davis, Castle Rock, CO.
8. (5) 98 Chris Giles, Independence, MO.

A Main Prelim Report
Swan Energy – Modified 3/25/2012
Preliminary Redraw
Driver Name Car Number Points Starting Starting
Ver Beek, Ron R 62 1 1
Moody, Jim 00 60.5 1 2
Scott, Johnny 1st 60.5 1 3
Payne, Jeremy 186 59.5 2 4
Nevins, Nick 22 59 1 5
Scott, Stormy 2S 58.5 3 6
Thoennes, Jason 52 58 2 7
Mather, Colt 8 57 3 8
Schmidt, Tyler 66T 55.5 3 9 XXXXXX
Sanders, Rodney 20 55 2 10 XXXXXX
Keith, Ron 25 55 2 11 XXXXXX
Siebert, Austin 16 53 4 12 XXXXXX

Swan Energy – Modified
B Main Finish 3/25/2012
Heat 1
1. (3) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA, Skyrocket/Sput’s.
2. (1) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, MN, Victory/JRM.
3. (2) 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, KS, BillsBuilt/Heeter.
4. (11) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK, Hughes/ProPower.
5. (8) 88D Matt Dotson, Clark, MO, GRT/BMS.
6. (5) 82 David Wood, Rayville, MO, Banshee/FastLane.
7. (10) 26S Steven Glenn, Hamilton, MO, Loose Gruff/CAM, $75.
8. (6) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, IA, BC/JRM.
9. (4) 11 Darren Shaw, Lathrop, MO, Shaw/Yancy’s, $75.
10. (9) 70 Aaron Marrant, Orrick, MO, Allens/Marrant, $75.
11. (7) 39 Luke Driskell, Stilwell, KS, GRT/Driskell, $90.
Heat 2
1. (2) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS, Hughes/Mullins.
2. (4) 69N Cory Wray, Jamesport, MO, DMR/FastLane.
3. (3) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, IA, GRT/Mullins.
4. (8) 23 Brandon Davis, Castle Rock, CO, Hughes/Geddes.
5. (1) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS, GRT/Mullins.
6. (5) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO, GRT/Mullins.
7. (6) 20W Shay Woods, Humeston, IA, Victory/KSE, $75.
8. (10) 98 Chris Giles, Independence, MO, DirtWorks/Homegrown, $75.
9. (7) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, IA, BC/Mullins, $90.
10. (9) 85D Mark Dotson, Cameron, MO, GRT/KSE, $90.

Iron Man Stock Car
A Main Finish 3/25/2012
1. (3) 57v Mike Van Genderen, Newton, IA, /, $700.
2. (6) 18 Tom Schmitt, Independence, IA, /, $500.
3. (5) 8R Sean Johnson, Independence, IA, /, $400.
4. (2) 29 Matt Greiner, Washington, IA, /, $300.
5. (1) 27T Tory Reicks, Waucoma, IA, /, $250.
6. (4) 68 Aaron Parmer, Humeston, IA, /, $200.
7. (7) 37d Brad Derry, Bedford, IA, /, $170.
8. (11) 44 Bruce Fair, Trenton, MO, /, $150.
9. (10) 77T Trent Jeanes, Chariton, IA, /, $130.
10. (14) 57 Dennis Plain, Webster City, IA, /, $125.
11. (12) 3 Joe Zadina, Corning, IA, /, $125.
12. (16) 2J Steve Jackson, Polk City, IA, /, $125.
13. (9) 66 Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, IA, /, $125.
14. (17) 7T Jim Gregoire, Ivanhoe, MN, /, $125.
15. (15) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, KS, /, $125.
16. (13) 88 Jeff Dixon, Jamesport, MO, /, $125.
17. (8) 20 Gene Stigall, Winston, MO, /, $125.
18. (18) 14 Derrick Agee, Huntsville, MO, /, $75.
19. (19) 7 Jason Minnehan, Churdan, IA, /, $75.

Iron Man B-Modified
A Main Finish 3/25/2012
1. (2) 11 Mike Higley, Tecumseh, KS, /, $500.
2. (14) 92 Tyler Droste, Waterloo, IA, /, $400.
3. (3) 99H Trevor Hunt, Liberty, MO, /, $300.
4. (16) 73 Truman Asher, St. Joseph, MO, /, $200.
5. (12) 64 Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA, /, $175.
6. (19) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, IA, /, $150.
7. (17) 91 Tyler Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, /, $130.
8. (22) 7M Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, SD, /, $115.
9. (4) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, MO, /, $105.
10. (11) 57 Randy Ainsworth, Excelsior Springs, MO, /, $100.
11. (1) 81 Scott Davis, Madrid, IA, /, $90.
12. (5) 99 Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, IA, /, $80.
13. (21) B00K Dylan Book, Adel, IA, /, $75.
14. (15) 1 Austin Kaplan, Des Moines, IA, /, $75.
15. (6) 3×3 Nick Newton, Kansas City, KS, /, $75.
16. (9) 19 Tracy Johnson, Lake Preston, SD, /, $75.
17. (7) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, MN, /, $75.
18. (10) 23jr Nick Roberts, Des Moines, IA, /, $75.
19. (18) 34 Jeremy Schaufenbuel, New Hampton, IA, /, $75.
20. (20) 15 Chris Vannausdle, Villisca, IA, /, $75.
21. (24) 37 Anthony Asher, St. Joseph, MO, /, $75.
22. (23) 95 Josh Gesell, Ridgeway, IA, /, $75.
23. (8) 23K Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, KS, /, $75.
24. (13) 20T Mike Tanner, Kansas City, MO, /, $75.

Swan Energy – Modified
A Main Finish 3/25/2012
1. (5) R Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, IA, Skyrocket/Midstate, $2000.
2. (10) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX, Hughes/Geddes, $1500.
3. (8) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, MO, GRT/Hatfield, $1000.
4. (13) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA, Skyrocket/Sput’s, $900.
5. (14) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS, Hughes/Mullins, $800.
6. (2) 2S Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM, GRT/Yeoman, $700.
7. (12) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, MO, GRT/Mullins, $650.
8. (7) 8 Colt Mather, Webster, IA, Skyrocket/Sput’s, $600.
9. (24) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO, GRT/Mullins, $550.
10. (17) 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, KS, BillsBuilt/Heeter, $400.
11. (18) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, IA, GRT/Mullins, $450.
12. (19) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK, Hughes/ProPower, $425.
13. (11) 25 Ron Keith, Shawnee, KS, GRT/Mullins, $400.
14. (3) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, MN, MastersBilt/Sower, $375.
15. (6) 22 Nick Nevins, Lisbon, IA, Shaw/Sperry, $350.
16. (9) 66T Tyler Schmidt, Easton, KS, Hughes/Sput’s, $250.
17. (25) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, IA, BC/JRM, $300.
18. (23) 82 David Wood, Rayville, MO, Banshee/FastLane, $250.
19. (16) 69N Cory Wray, Jamesport, MO, DMR/FastLane, $250.
20. (22) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS, GRT/Mullins, $300.
21. (15) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, MN, Victory/JRM, $300.
22. (20) 23 Brandon Davis, Castle Rock, CO, Hughes/Geddes, $300.
23. (21) 88D Matt Dotson, Clark, MO, GRT/BMS, $250.
24. (1) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, MO, GRT/McVey, $250.
25. (4) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM, Hughes/ProPower, $300

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