Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Stormy Scott bounces back for USMTS ‘Hunt’ win at 81 Speedway

PARK CITY, Kan.—After a rough start to the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup last weekend, Stormy Scott bounced back Thursday night at the 81 Speedway to pick up his first win since in over a month and keep himself in the hunt for the USMTS national championship.

Scott started seventh on the 25-car grid but quickly asserted himself over the field and snagged the lead away from early race leader Joe Adams with five laps complete.

From there, the 24-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., paced the final 35 orbits to claim the $3,000 top prize and notch his 12th victory of the 2014 campaign.

Moreover, his first trip to the winners circle since June 27 at the Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, kept his title hopes alive after falling as low as sixth in the standings last Saturday after entering Friday’s race as the points leader.

By virtue of winning two regional points titles this year, Scott would earn a $40,000 paycheck for becoming the next USMTS national champion. All other drivers in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup are grappling for a $20,000 top prize.

One of those other drivers, Rodney Sanders, failed to finish the main event for the first time since that same June 27 event. While battling among the top five in Thursday’s feature, a battery failure sidelined the defending United States Modified Touring Series national champion just 10 laps into the race.

Zack VanderBeek, who finished second to Sanders here earlier this summer, wound up with his second runner-up finish in as many tries at C. Ray Hall’s 3/8-mile oval in Park City, Kan.

Austin Siebert won the second Real Racing Wheels “B” Main from the seventh starting spot, and then clawed his way from 14th at the start to earn a third-place finish in the 40-lap nightcap en route to claiming the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

Driving for Southern Oklahoma Speedway owner John Webb, Trucks Unlimited teammates Rick Beebe and Joe Duvall finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with Dereck Ramirez, Tyler Davis, Daniel Hilsabeck, rookie points leader Jake Gallardo and Paden Phillips rounding out the top 10.

Sanders remains atop the points standings in the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup with a 24-point cushion over Scott (438 to 414). VanderBeek is third with 408 markers, followed by Hilsabeck (375), Johnny Scott (371), Kelly Shryock (371), Ramirez (354), Duvall (350), Beebe (308) and Terry Phillips (295).

On Friday, the series makes its final trip to the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. Spectator gates will swing open at 5 p.m. and the first green flag will wave at 8 p.m. Also on the racing card will be USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and Pure Stocks.

John Allen and his #98 Sour Patch Kids/Oreo Modified will be at the Casey’s General Store located at 220 W. Cherry in Chanute from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Daniel Hilsabeck, along with his #22D AMP Energy Drinks Modified, will be at the 712 E. Madison Ave. store in Iola from 11:30-1:30 as well. Race fans can pick up $2-off adult admission coupons at both stores throughout the day.

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 or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com. For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.

Saturday will find the tireless USMTS touring titans at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 5th Annual Lucas Slick Mist Shootout and the four-race weekend wraps up on Sunday at the West Siloam Speedway near Colcord, Okla.

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 or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup – Round 4 of 20
81 Speedway, Park City, Kan.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 drivers in passing points accumulated in the heat races were locked into the “A” Main, with the top 8 re-drawing for starting positions 1-8.

C&R RACING HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (1) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.
3. (3) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
4. (5) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.
5. (7) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla.
6. (4) 91 Ross Shipman, Belle Plaine, Kan.
7. (8) 86 Brian Franz, Halstead, Kan.
8. (6) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan.

JRi SHOCKS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
2. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (4) 65 Tyler Davis, Derby, Kan.
4. (7) 311 Adam Schrag (R), Hutchinson, Kan.
5. (1) 1b Clay Bontrager, Hutchinson, Kan.
6. (6) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa.
7. (2) 7d Austin Theiss (R), Hockley, Texas.
8. (8) 10b Brandon Givens, Hutchinson, Kan.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
3. (4) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
4. (5) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (1) 4a Josh Lanterman, Wichita, Kan.
6. (7) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
7. (6) 21b Bryce Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) K6 Joe Adams, Enid, Okla.
2. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (5) 4 Dan Powers, Wichita, Kan.
4. (3) 21t Lance Town (R), Louisburg, Kan.
5. (6) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (4) 88 Shawn Langhover, Haysville, Kan.
7. (3) 35 Jay Purkey (R), Colwich, Kan.

DAY MOTOR SPORTS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (2) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
2. (6) 01 Chris Pitts, Nickerson, Kan.
3. (1) 00 Rodney Chaffin, Wichita, Kan.
4. (3) 87 John Webb, Pauls Valley, Okla.
5. (7) 22 Dustin Belcher, Wichita, Kan.
6. (5) 747 Colton Eck, Goddard, Kan.
7. (4) 87 Darron Fuqua (R), Mayetta, Kan.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (5) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla.
2. (3) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.
3. (1) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
4. (4) 21t Lance Town (R), Louisburg, Kan.
5. (10) 86 Brian Franz, Halstead, Kan.
6. (12) 87 Darron Fuqua (R), Mayetta, Kan., Venom/Driskell, $100.
7. (2) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., FastMaster/Sput’s, $100.
8. (6) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
9. (8) 91 Ross Shipman, Belle Plaine, Kan.
10. (7) 4a Josh Lanterman, Wichita, Kan.
11. (11) 21b Bryce Schniepp, Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, $100.
12. (9) 88 Shawn Langhover, Haysville, Kan., Custom/Decker, $100.
13. (13) 10b Brandon Givens, Hutchinson, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, $100.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (7) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
2. (3) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (1) 311 Adam Schrag (R), Hutchinson, Kan.
4. (5) 22 Dustin Belcher, Wichita, Kan.
5. (2) 00 Rodney Chaffin, Wichita, Kan.
6. (6) 1b Clay Bontrager, Hutchinson, Kan., BillsBuilt/Bontrager, $100.
7. (8) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa.
8. (10) 7d Austin Theiss (R), Hockley, Texas, LG2/Durham, $100.
9. (11) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan., BillsBuilt/Mullins, $100.
10. (9) 747 Colton Eck, Goddard, Kan., GRT/Hillsboro, $100.
11. (4) 87 John Webb, Pauls Valley, Okla., DirtWorks/Mullins, $100.
DNS – 35 Jay Purkey (R), Colwich, Kan., Shark/Hatfield, $100.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (7) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/ProPower, 40, $3000.
2. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput’s, 40, $1700.
3. (14) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., GRT/Mullins, 40, $1300.
4. (9) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., MBCustom/Mullins, 40, $1000.
5. (8) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustom/Mullins, 40, $900.
6. (10) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Ramirez/Cornett, 40, $800.
7. (12) 65 Tyler Davis, Derby, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, 40, $700.
8. (23) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 40, $650.
9. (16) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/AOS, 40, $600.
10. (17) 9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan., BillsBuilt/Stewart, 40, $550.
11. (20) 86 Brian Franz, Halstead, Kan., GRT/Shadow, 40, $500.
12. (24) 4a Josh Lanterman, Wichita, Kan., Hoffman/KBS, 40, $450.
13. (6) 01 Chris Pitts, Nickerson, Kan., TJR/L&D, 40, $425.
14. (21) 00 Rodney Chaffin, Wichita, Kan., BillsBuilt/Hebb’s, 37, $400.
15. (5) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/ASI, 35, $400.
16. (18) 21t Lance Town (R), Louisburg, Kan., Hughes/Driskell, 35, $350.
17. (15) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo., GRT/Spanel, 31, $325.
18. (11) 4 Dan Powers, Wichita, Kan., BillsBuilt/KBS, 27, $300.
19. (25) 91 Ross Shipman, Belle Plaine, Kan., S&S/Custom, 24, $300.
20. (4) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, 22, $300.
21. (19) 22 Dustin Belcher, Wichita, Kan., Custom/Custom, 22, $300.
22. (13) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla., Hughes/Geddes, 16, $300.
23. (22) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Ramirez/Cornett, 14, $400.
24. (1) K6 Joe Adams, Enid, Okla., Hughes/Geddes, 13, $300.
25. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustom/Geddes, 10, $400.
DNS – 311 Adam Schrag (R), Hutchinson, Kan., GRT/Crissman, 0, $300.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leaders: Adams 1-5, S. Scott 6-40.
Total Laps Led: S. Scott 35, Adams 5.
Margin of Victory: 0.998 second.
Provisional Starters: J. Scott, Hilsabeck, Shipman (track), Lanterman (track).
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: Duvall.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: Siebert (started 14th, finished 3rd).
Next Race: Friday, Aug. 8, Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan.
Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup Points: Sanders 438, S. Scott 414, VanderBeek 408, Hilsabeck 375, J. Scott 371, Shryock 371, Ramirez 354, Duvall 350, Beebe 308, Terry Phillips 295.
Rookie of the Year Points: Gallardo 1760, Adam Penn 1436, Cade Dillard 1418, Dylan Smith 1298, Theiss 1035.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: ProPower 356, Sput’s 350, Geddes 323, Mullins 238, ASI 167.
Tiger Quick Change Manufacturers Championship Points: LG2 403, MBCustom 382, Ramirez 314, GRT 314, Hughes 255.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Hunt.
Beyea Custom Headers – J. Scott.
Brass Monkey Racing Products – not awarded.
C&R Racing – VanderBeek.
Edelbrock – S. Scott.
FK Rod Ends – Shryock.
Forty9Designs.com – not awarded.
Fuel Safe – Ramirez.
GRT Race Cars – Siebert.
Hooker Harness – not awarded.
JRi Shocks – Duvall.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – Gallardo.
Keyser Manufacturing – Phillips.
Marsh Racing Wheels – Sanders.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Siebert.
MSD Ignition – S. Scott, VanderBeek.
PBM Performance Products – S. Scott.
Power Lift Racing Products – 17th.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Sybesma Graphics – Duvall.
VP Racing Fuels – S. Scott.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, AMP Energy, Casey’s General Stores, Chix Gear, COMP Cams, Day Motor Sports, Farm Boy BBQ Sauce, Intercomp, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, MSD, Nitroquest Media Group, RACEceiver, RacinDirt.com, Snickers, SpiderWeb Modular Storage Solutions, Swan Energy, VP Racing Fuels.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, Double H Bands, ElbowsUp.com, Erson Cams, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Major League Bowhunter, Mesilla Valley Transportation, New Vision Graphics, Olympic Fire Protection, Penn Transport, Road Runner Crane, Road Runner Trucking, S&S Fishing & Rental, United Cellular Services.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Bell Racing Helmets, Beyea Custom Headers, Brass Monkey Racing Products, C&R Racing, CPD Racing Tools, Edelbrock, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Fuel Safe, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Hooker Harness, JRi Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, KSE Racing Products, Marsh Racing Wheels, PBM Performance Products, Power Lift Racing Products, Quarter Master, Real Racing Wheels, Sybesma Graphics, Tiger Rear Ends.

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