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Brown & Smith Victorious At Valley Speedway

Chris Brown #21 and Stormy Scott #20s go 1 and 2 in the USMTS Modified A Main at Valley Speedway. Lloyd Collins FastTrackPhotos.Net

Saturday, June 23, 2012 GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (June 23) – Chris Brown of Spring, Texas, led every lap of the Swan Energy “A” Main Saturday night at the Valley Speedway, but his second USMTS National Championship Series victory of the season was anything but easy.

After winning Beyea Custom Headers Heat Race #1, Brown earned the pole position via the redraw among the night’s top 8 qualifiers while 2010 USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes drew the outside front row for the start of the 50-lapper.

Brown edged Hughes by a bumper to lead the first lap, and then opened up a
two-car-length advantage before the race’s first and only yellow flag waved on lap 3
when Brandon Davis and USRA Modified track points leader Dean Wille tangled in turn
3.

Back under green, Terry Phillips slipped underneath Hughes to take away second place
and then set his sights on Brown. Over the next seven laps, Hughes had his hands
full with Stormy Scott in a battle for third but a slide over the turn 3 embankment
on lap 12 dropped him back to ninth and out of the hunt for the win.

Catching the rear of the field on lap 22, Brown struggled to find his way around a
back-marker which allowed Phillips and Scott to close in tight on Brown’s rear
bumper. Phillips attempted a pass on the low side, but Brown powered back ahead down
the back-stretch and remained the leader near the midway point of the race.

Phillips had his own tussle with a lapped car on lap 28 which allowed Scott to move
into the runner-up spot, but Phillips made the pass and regained the position from
Scott with 30 circuits in the books.

With no cautions to bunch up the field, lapped traffic was thick and heavy for the
leaders. Phillips used this to his advantage and slid underneath the leader on lap
36 but Brown again held his ground and paced Phillips to the start-finish line.

Scott re-entered the picture with 10 laps to go as he raced in Phillips’ shadow
while Phillips continued to search for a way around Brown. Five laps later, Scott
used lapped cars to get by Phillips on the low side and take control of second
place.

Looking to make it two straight wins for himself and his new team, Scott hugged the
low groove while Brown continued to power low into the turns and slide up to his
preferred high line around the fast 3/8-mile clay oval.

A blanket could have covered the top 3 as they got the white flag from USMTS flagman
Ryne Staley with one final lapped car set to play a role in the outcome. Brown and
Scott scooted underneath the slower car down the back-stretch but Phillips made
contact with the left rear and barely escaped from what could have been a bad crash.

With Brown on the high side and Scott down low, the pair charged out of the final
turn side by side with Brown getting the $4,000 winner’s share of the prize money by
the length of his bumper (a 0.095 second margin of victory).

“It was a great race and a great race track,” Brown said in victory lane. “I wish I
could have seen what was going on behind me because it had to be one heck of a race.

“I saw Terry a couple of times and I saw Stormy about the time the white flag
dropped – I actually thought it was Hughes down there. I was thinking, man, just
hold on for one more lap.”

Brown held on to capture his first USMTS National Championship Series win since
April 26 at the Rice Lake (Wis.) Speedway and his sixth career USMTS triumph.

Scott, meanwhile, came up just short of his second straight night of late-race
heroics after a win Friday night at the Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway where he defeated
Phillips by about the same margin he lost to Brown by tonight.

“Another great night, had good luck and the car was getting better and better as the
race went on,” Scott told RacinDirt.com’s Sam Stoecklin after his runner-up finish.
“Me and Terry and Chris Brown were fighting for the lead the last couple of laps . I
thought I was going to get him but I’m happy with second, it’s been a great two
nights.”

Phillips held on for a third-place finish while Rodney Sanders, who started 16th,
made a late-race charge to earn the fourth spot and took home the Mesilla Valley
Transportation Hard Charger Award.

Defending USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin rounded out the top 5 finishers while
Johnny Bone Jr., Chase Junghans, Jon Tesch, Dereck Ramirez and Johnny Scott were
sixth through tenth, respectively.

After 48 hours to rest up and tighten all the bolts, the stars and cars of the
United States Modified Touring Series go back to work on Tuesday, June 26, at the
Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, Iowa, for the first of five straight nights of
racing with nearly $100,000 in prize money up for grabs during the summer swing.

On Wednesday, the series travels to the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.,
to make up a rained-out event from last month. Thursday will take the best
open-wheel dirt modified pilots on the planet to the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont,
Minn., and then the action moves to the Highway 3 Raceway in Allison, Iowa, on
Friday. The weekend wraps up with the popular “Donnybrook in Decorah” at the Upper
Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday night.

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
Twitter.

Grain Valley, MO All Results

Iron Man B-Modifieds
Heat Races 6/23/2012
Heat 1
1. (1) 4D Jake Richards, Kansas City, MO.
2. (3) 19 Mark Evinger, Bates City, MO.
3. (6) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, MO.
4. (5) 25B Adam Bush, Grain Valley, MO.
5. (7) 21P David Phillips, Excelsior Springs, MO.
6. (2) 8 Cameron Cooper, Holden, MO.
7. (4) 4B Billy Bentley, Madison, MO.
Heat 2
1. (2) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, MO.
2. (3) 75 Gunner Martin, Bluesprings, MO.
3. (6) 23K Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, KS.
4. (4) C3 Chad Staus, Otterville, MO.
5. (5) S2 Tom Johannsen, Independence, MO.
6. (1) 6 Mike Taylor, , .
7. (7) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, KS.
Heat 3
1. (1) 3×3 Nick Newton, Kansas City, KS.
2. (6) 99H Trevor Hunt, Liberty, MO.
3. (5) 75 Scotty Martin, Independence, MO.
4. (3) 22B Allen Bush, Odessa, MO.
5. (4) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, IA.
6. (2) T10 Travis Snodgrass, Oak Grove, MO.
7. (7) 124 Anthony Ferreira, Lee Summit, MO

Casey’s General Store – Modified
Heat Races 6/23/2012
Heat 1
1. (2) 21 Chris Brown, Spring, TX.
2. (1) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA.
3. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX.
4. (5) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, MO.
5. (8) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, IA.
6. (7) 19 Mike Sorensen, Rochester, MN.
7. (4) 5J John Schwab, Liberal, KS.
8. (6) 16s Matt Johnson, Archie, MO.
Heat 2
1. (2) 12b Johnny Bone Jr., Pea Ridge, AR.
2. (3) 18 Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS.
3. (6) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM.
4. (1) 19R Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA.
5. (4) 29 Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, IA.
6. (8) 25 Ron Keith, Shawnee, KS.
7. (5) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK.
8. (7) 32P Nick Pence, Raymore, MO.
Heat 3
1. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, MO.
2. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, OK.
3. (4) 73B Shad Badder, Oak Grove, MO.
4. (7) 88B David Barker, Kingsville, MO.
5. (2) 75 Gunner Martin, Bluesprings, MO.
6. (1) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, LA.
7. (5) 4J Jake Richards, Kansas City, KS.
8. (8) 15 Nathan Mayes, Springdale, AR.
Heat 4
1. (2) 20s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM.
2. (3) 88D Matt Dotson, Clark, MO.
3. (4) 0x Steve Picou, High Ridge, MO.
4. (5) 7K Jason Krohn, Slayton, MN.
5. (6) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS.
6. (1) 23 Brandon Davis, Castle Rock, CO.
7. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, IA.
Heat 5
1. (1) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, OK.
2. (2) 14 Jon Tesch, Watertown, SD.
3. (7) 85D Mark Dotson, Cameron, MO.
4. (5) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS.
5. (3) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, MO.
6. (6) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO.
7. (4) 51B Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, MO.

A Main Prelim Report
Casey’s General Store – Modified 6/23/2012
Preliminary Redraw
Driver Name Car Number Points Starting Starting
Phillips, Terry 75 62 1 1
Ramirez, Dereck 4r 61 2 2
Brown, Chris 21 60.5 1 3
Bone Jr., Johnny 12b 60.5 1 4
Scott, Stormy 20s 60.5 1 5
Hughes, Jason 12 59 1 6
Dotson, Mark 85D 57 3 7
Junghans, Chase 18 56.5 2 8
Dotson, Matt 88D 56.5 2 9 XXXXXX
Scott, Johnny 1st 55.5 3 10 XXXXXX
VanderBeek, Zack 33z 55 2 11 XXXXXX
Tesch, Jon 14 55 2 12 XXXXXX

Casey’s General Store – Modified
B Main Finish 6/23/2012
Heat 1
1. (5) 19R Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA, Hughes/Mullins.
2. (1) 73B Shad Badder, Oak Grove, MO, GRT/Kuntz.
3. (4) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS, Hughes/Mullins.
4. (3) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, MO, GRT/McVey.
5. (7) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, MO, Shaw/GMPP.
6. (8) 19 Mike Sorensen, Rochester, MN, Hughes/Action.
7. (10) 5J John Schwab, Liberal, KS, Hughes/Cline, $100.
8. (2) 88B David Barker, Kingsville, MO, Shaw/Hatfield, $100.
9. (9) 23 Brandon Davis, Castle Rock, CO, Hughes/Geddes.
10. (13) 32P Nick Pence, Raymore, MO, DirtWorks/Performance, $100.
11. (12) 51B Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, MO, GRT/Hatfield, $100.
12. (6) 29 Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, IA, GRT/Elliott, $100.
13. (11) 4J Jake Richards, Kansas City, KS, /B&B, $100.
Heat 2
1. (1) 0x Steve Picou, High Ridge, MO, TRE/SCP.
2. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX, Hughes/Geddes.
3. (4) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, IA, Skyrocket/ProPower.
4. (3) 7K Jason Krohn, Slayton, MN, Hughes/Sput’s.
5. (10) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK, Hughes/ProPower.
6. (9) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO, GRT/Mullins.
7. (12) 16s Matt Johnson, Archie, MO, Rocket/Morton, $100.
8. (7) 25 Ron Keith, Shawnee, KS, GRT/Mullins.
9. (6) 75 Gunner Martin, Bluesprings, MO, Allens/Larry Martin.
10. (5) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS, Hughes/Mullins.
11. (8) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, LA, Hughes/Geddes, $100.
12. (13) 15 Nathan Mayes, Springdale, AR, Hughes/BMS, $100.
13. (11) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, IA, GRT/Mullins, $100.

Iron Man B-Modifieds
A Main Finish 6/23/2012
1. (2) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, MO, /, $500.
2. (1) 99H Trevor Hunt, Liberty, MO, /, $400.
3. (6) 3×3 Nick Newton, Kansas City, KS, /, $300.
4. (9) 75 Scotty Martin, Independence, MO, /, $250.
5. (4) 75 Gunner Martin, Bluesprings, MO, /, $200.
6. (15) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, IA, /, $170.
7. (3) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, MO, /, $130.
8. (7) 19 Mark Evinger, Bates City, MO, /, $110.
9. (14) S2 Tom Johannsen, Independence, MO, /, $100.
10. (10) 25B Adam Bush, Grain Valley, MO, /, $90.
11. (19) 4B Billy Bentley, Madison, MO, /, $80.
12. (11) C3 Chad Staus, Otterville, MO, /, $75.
13. (12) 22B Allen Bush, Odessa, MO, /, $75.
14. (17) 6 Mike Taylor, , , /, $75.
15. (8) 23K Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, KS, /, $75.
16. (20) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, KS, /, $75.
17. (21) 124 Anthony Ferreira, Lee Summit, MO, /, $75.
18. (5) 4D Jake Richards, Kansas City, MO, /, $75.
19. (13) 21P David Phillips, Excelsior Springs, MO, /, $75.
20. (18) T10 Travis Snodgrass, Oak Grove, MO, /, $75.
21. (16) 8 Cameron Cooper, Holden, MO, /, $75.

Casey’s General Store – Modified
A Main Finish 6/23/2012
1. (1) 21 Chris Brown, Spring, TX, Skyrocket/RoushYates, $4000.
2. (4) 20s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM, Hughes/ProPower, $2200.
3. (5) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, MO, GRT/Hatfield, $1600.
4. (16) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX, Hughes/Geddes, $1200.
5. (13) 19R Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA, Hughes/Mullins, $1000.
6. (3) 12b Johnny Bone Jr., Pea Ridge, AR, TRE/Homegrown, $800.
7. (8) 18 Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS, GRT/Sput’s, $700.
8. (12) 14 Jon Tesch, Watertown, SD, GRT/Sput’s, $600.
9. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, OK, Hughes/ProPower, $550.
10. (10) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM, Hughes/ProPower, $500.
11. (18) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, IA, Skyrocket/ProPower, $475.
12. (11) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA, Skyrocket/Sput’s, $450.
13. (2) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, OK, Hughes/Mullins, $425.
14. (22) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK, Hughes/ProPower, $400.
15. (24) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO, GRT/Mullins, $300.
16. (19) 00 Jim Moody, Odessa, MO, GRT/McVey, $300.
17. (17) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS, Hughes/Mullins, $400.
18. (15) 73B Shad Badder, Oak Grove, MO, GRT/Kuntz, $300.
19. (26) 25 Ron Keith, Shawnee, KS, GRT/Mullins, $100.
20. (27) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS, Hughes/Mullins, $100.
21. (25) 23 Brandon Davis, Castle Rock, CO, Hughes/Geddes, $100.
22. (7) 85D Mark Dotson, Cameron, MO, GRT/KSE, $400.
23. (20) 7K Jason Krohn, Slayton, MN, Hughes/Sput’s, $400.
24. (23) 19 Mike Sorensen, Rochester, MN, Hughes/Action, $400.
25. (14) 0x Steve Picou, High Ridge, MO, TRE/SCP, $400.
26. (9) 88D Matt Dotson, Clark, MO, GRT/BMS, $300.
27. (28) 75 Gunner Martin, Bluesprings, MO, Allens/Larry Martin, $100.
28. (21) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, MO, Shaw/GMPP, $300

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