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Reaper Slices USMTS Hunt Win #1

The ‘Reaper’ Ryan Gustin scores a big win on night 1 of the USMTS Hunt. Lloyd Collins FastTrackPhotos.Net

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Aug. 9) – Defending USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, fired the first shot in this year’s Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy with a convincing victory Thursday night at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo.

Starting third in the 40-lap main event, Gustin passed Randy Timms in the first turn
after the drop of the green flag and then powered around the outside of polesitter
Kelly Shryock as they came to the flagstand to complete the first lap.

Meanwhile, Shad Badder got by Timms for third while the rest of the field began to
sort it out. While Shryock chased Gustin around the fast 3/8-mile clay oval, Terry
Phillips moved up from his sixth starting spot to make it a three-car battle for the
next position.

Three cautions during the first half of the race helped Shryock stay within striking
distance, but Gustin was flawless on each restart and maintained a four- to
six-car-length cushion throughout. Phillips disposed of Badder with 13 laps complete
and Timms wrestled the runner-up spot away from Shryock on lap 16.

With Gustin weaving his way through lapped traffic, the race’s final caution waved
with three laps to go but the late-race yellow flag offered no assistance to
Gustin’s pursuers. The rest of the top five were embroiled in their own battles to
the finish line while ‘The Reaper’ sailed away to his 13th win this year.

Gustin’s 60th career USMTS triumph was worth $3,000 and put the 21-year-old on top
in the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series points standings after the first of 17 scheduled
events in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.

Phillips used the final restart to work his way around Timms and collect the
runner-up paycheck while Jason Hughes claimed the fourth spot. Johnny Scott finished
fifth after starting 22nd and earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger
Award.

Shryock slipped to sixth in the final three-lap sprint. Rodney Sanders, Dereck
Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek and 17th-starting Jeremy Payne rounded out the top 10
finishers.

On Friday, the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup ventures to Ron and Rhenda Whitworth’s
popular Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. Stormy Scott has two wins at ‘The
Hummer’ this season including the King of America II Modified Nationals in March. He
returned to the winner’s circle on June 22 in his first night driving for Rowland
Racing.

Al Hejna and his Snickers-sponsored ride will be on hand to greet fans and sign
autographs Friday at the Casey’s General Store located at 712 E. Madison Ave. in
Iola from 12-2 p.m. Race fans can get $2-off coupons at Casey’s locations in
Chanute, Iola and Yates Center. To find the location nearest you, check out
www.caseys.com.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 and the first heat race at 8 p.m. Also
on the racing card will be USRA B-Mods, Factory Stocks and Pure Stocks.

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.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, it’s the much-anticipated return to the “Diamond of Dirt
Tracks” as ‘The Hunt’ returns to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in
Wheatland, Mo., for the 3rd Annual Lucas Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout. On Sunday, the
USMTS Modifieds make their 14th appearance at Randy Mooneyham’s Monett Speedway in
Monett, Mo., for the 7th Annual USMTS Summer Shootout.

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/ustmts and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts.


Grain Valley, MO All Results

Iron Man B-Modifieds
Heat Races 8/9/2012
Heat 1
1. (2) 21 Scotty Martin, Independence, MO.
2. (3) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, MO.
3. (7) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, MO.
4. (4) 9JR Ralph Reuscher, Kansas City, MO.
5. (6) 22B Allen Bush, Odessa, MO.
6. (5) 10 Brad Montgomery, Bates City, MO.
7. (1) 77 Kit Bailey, Smithville, MO.
Heat 2
1. (6) 11 Mike Higley, Tecumseh, KS.
2. (1) 25B Adam Bush, Grain Valley, MO.
3. (5) 96 Cody Brill, Harrisonville, MO.
4. (3) 33 Bryan Montgomery, Bates City, MO.
5. (4) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, IA.
6. (2) 40 John Raynes, Odessa, MO.
7. (7) 99H Trevor Hunt, Liberty, MO

Night #1 Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup
Heat Races 8/9/2012
Heat 1
1. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, MO.
2. (3) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, IA.
3. (2) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, IA.
4. (8) 20S Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM.
5. (4) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK.
6. (6) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, IA.
7. (5) 88D Matt Dotson, Clark, MO.
8. (7) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA.
9. (9) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO.
Heat 2
1. (3) 5T Randy Timms, Wheatland, OK.
2. (6) 19R Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA.
3. (1) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, MO.
4. (4) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, MN.
5. (7) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, OK.
6. (9) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, IA.
7. (5) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, KS.
8. (2) 19T Tony Osborn, Oklahoma City, OK.
9. (8) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS.
Heat 3
1. (1) 73B Shad Badder, Oak Grove, MO.
2. (2) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, OK.
3. (4) 20Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA.
4. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX.
5. (3) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, IA.
6. (6) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS.
7. (9) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, MO.
8. (8) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM.
9. (5) 44 Christy Georges, El Paso, TX.

A Main Prelim Report
Night #1 Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup 8/9/2012
Preliminary Redraw
Driver Name Car Number Points Starting Starting
Timms, Randy 5T 62 1 1
Gustin, Ryan 19R 61 2 2
Phillips, Terry 75 59 1 3
Badder, Shad 73B 59 1 4
Shryock, Kelly 3 56.5 2 5
Hughes, Jason 12 55 2 6
Scott, Stormy 20S 53 4 7
VanderBeek, Zack 20Z 52.5 3 8
Sanders, Rodney 20 51.5 4 9 XXXXXX
Hejna, Al 7 51 3 10 XXXXXX
Siebert, Austin 16 51 3 11 XXXXXX
Cummins, Jason 71 47 4 12 XXXXXX
Ramirez, Dereck 4r 46 5 13 XXXXXX
Dripps, Corey 31 43.5 6 14 XXXXXX
Rowland, Bryan 20r 43 5 15 XXXXXX
Hilsabeck, Daniel 22D 43 5 16 XXXXXX

Night #1 Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup
B Main Finish 8/9/2012
Heat 1
1. (3) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, MO, GRT/RoushYates.
2. (2) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS, Hughes/Mullins.
3. (4) 88D Matt Dotson, Clark, MO, Hughes/BMS.
4. (6) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA, Impressive/Parker.
5. (9) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO, GRT/Mullins.
6. (8) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM, Hughes/ProPower.
7. (10) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS, Hughes/Mullins.
8. (5) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, KS, BillsBuilt/Allen’s.
9. (11) 44 Christy Georges, El Paso, TX, GRT/.
10. (7) 19T Tony Osborn, Oklahoma City, OK, Allens/.
11. (1) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, IA, Sidebiter/Sput’s

Iron Man B-Modifieds
A Main Finish 8/9/2012
1. (5) 99 Brad Smith, Belton, MO, /, $500.
2. (2) 11 Mike Higley, Tecumseh, KS, /, $400.
3. (1) 94 Jacob Ebert, Oak Grove, MO, /, $300.
4. (6) 96 Cody Brill, Harrisonville, MO, /, $250.
5. (14) 99H Trevor Hunt, Liberty, MO, /, $200.
6. (7) 33 Bryan Montgomery, Bates City, MO, /, $170.
7. (10) 7+ Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, IA, /, $140.
8. (3) 9JR Ralph Reuscher, Kansas City, MO, /, $120.
9. (9) 22B Allen Bush, Odessa, MO, /, $110.
10. (11) 10 Brad Montgomery, Bates City, MO, /, $100.
11. (12) 40 John Raynes, Odessa, MO, /, $90.
12. (4) 25B Adam Bush, Grain Valley, MO, /, $80.
13. (13) 77 Kit Bailey, Smithville, MO, /, $75.
14. (8) 21 Scotty Martin, Independence, MO, /, $75.

Night #1 Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup
A Main Finish 8/9/2012
1. (3) 19R Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA, Hughes/Mullins, $3000.
2. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, MO, GRT/Hatfield, $1700.
3. (2) 5T Randy Timms, Wheatland, OK, Hughes/Geddes, $1200.
4. (8) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, OK, Hughes/Mullins, $1000.
5. (22) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM, Hughes/ProPower, $900.
6. (1) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, IA, Skyrocket/RoushYates, $800.
7. (9) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX, Hughes/Geddes, $700.
8. (13) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, OK, Hughes/ProPower, $650.
9. (4) 20Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA, Hughes/ProPower, $600.
10. (17) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, MO, GRT/RoushYates, $550.
11. (14) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, IA, BC/ProPower, $500.
12. (12) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, MN, Skyrocket/Sput’s, $450.
13. (16) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, IA, GRT/Mullins, $400.
14. (21) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, MO, GRT/Mullins, $300.
15. (19) 88D Matt Dotson, Clark, MO, Hughes/BMS, $300.
16. (7) 20S Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM, Hughes/ProPower, $400.
17. (5) 73B Shad Badder, Oak Grove, MO, GRT/Kuntz, $300.
18. (15) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, OK, Hughes/ProPower, $400.
19. (23) 98 John Allen, Chanute, KS, Hughes/Mullins, $300.
20. (11) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, MO, GRT/Mullins, $300.
21. (18) 22B Rick Beebe, Shawnee, KS, Hughes/Mullins, $300.
22. (24) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, KS, BillsBuilt/Allen’s, $300.
23. (25) 44 Christy Georges, El Paso, TX, GRT/, $300.
24. (10) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, IA, BC/JRM, $300.
25. (20) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA, Impressive/Parker, $300.
26. (27) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, IA, Sidebiter/Sput’s, $300.
27. (26) 19T Tony Osborn, Oklahoma City, OK, Allens/, $75.

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