3.16.13 USMTS Modifieds Results - Dirt Racing Report

3.16.13 USMTS Modifieds Results

VIVIAN, La. — After a wire-to-wire win in Texas on Friday, Rodney Sanders was in good shape to repeat the feat on Saturday night during the 4th Annual Lecolift Cajun Clash at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., but there was one big difference: Chris Henigan.

From the outside of the front row, Sanders jumped out to a huge lead Saturday night at Gene Boyter’s high-banked 3/8-mile red clay oval. Polesitter Kelly Shryock challenged for the spot early on, but by lap 10 it looked like Sanders was going to run away and hide from the field.

Slowly but surely, however, it became apparent the Henigan was closing the gap. Two laps after the race’s only caution on lap 14, Henigan hustled his way by Shryock and then set his sights on ‘The Rocket.’

Henigan was alongside of Sanders within six laps, and by the time they crossed beneath the flagstand to complete lap 27 he was in the lead.
Using a hard-sliding low line that nobody else could seem to either discover or execute properly, he began to disappear from the chasing pack. By lap 35, Sanders moved down low to mimic Henigan’s line but was unable to reel in the 30-year-old from Marshall, Texas.

Henigan crossed the finish line 4.238 seconds ahead of Sanders while Ryan Gustin fought off Stormy Scott for third. Shryock held on for a top 5 finish.

The win was worth $2,000 to Henigan, and his first ever under the USMTS banner. Driving a brand new car he recently acquired from Shryock, it was also the first win for Skyrocket Chassis since a victory by Chris Brown last June at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo.

Zack VanderBeek grabbed the sixth spot, Steve Whiteaker Jr. was seventh, Brown bagged eighth, Cade Dillard started and finished ninth. Jason Krohn came from the 20th starting spot to round out the top 10 finishers and earned the race’s Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

The weekend tripleheader wraps up on Sunday at the Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La., where fans have been treated to some exciting USMTS shows in the past.

In 2009, a caution flag with five laps to go doomed Kelly Shryock as it erased a seven-second lead and allowed Jason Hughes to muscle his way to victory. Two years later, Shryock returned to exact his revenge to win the last USMTS race here. Hughes also bagged the feature win in the series debut at The ‘Hill in 2007, while Jack Sullivan won in April 2009.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. on Sunday, grandstand gates open at 5, hot laps begin at 5:30 and the racing starts at 6 p.m. Adults grandstand tickets are $17, youth ages 13-18 are $10, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children ages 5 & under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Local B-Mods and Factory Stocks will also be racing.

The Boothill Speedway is a 1/3-mile semi-banked clay oval located west of Shreveport on I-20 to the Carthage-Morningsport Exit (exit 3), then 0.2 mile north, then east on McGee Rd. For more information call 318-938-5373 or check out www.boothillspeedway.org online.

The event will pay up to $4,000 to win with a “Big Dog Buy-In” and will be the fifth race in the USMTS Allgayer, Inc. Southern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
USMTS Allgayer, Inc. Southern Region presented by Day Motor Sports
Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, La.
4th Annual Lecolift Cajun Clash
Saturday, March 16, 2013

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 are locked into the “A” Main, with the top 8 re-drawing for starting positions 1-8.

BEYEA CUSTOM HEADERS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
3. (1) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
4. (3) 51 Tracy Denby Jr., Vidor, Texas.
5. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
6. (8) 9 Shane Hebert, Lafayette, La.
7. (9) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.
8. (10) L1 Larry Clevenger, Greenwood, La.
9. (5) 4 Kevin Dupont, Carencro, La.
10. (11) 60 Mark Barnes, Benton, La.
11. (7) 19 Jamie Burford, Keatchie, La.

JRi SHOCKS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) 36 Bryan Mewborn, Texarkana, Texas.
2. (1) 01 Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask., Canada.
3. (6) 21 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas.
4. (9) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla.
5. (5) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La.
6. (7) 22 Ronald Pilkington, Marshall, Texas.
7. (10) 21 David Winslett, Bossier City, La.
8. (3) 48 Jason Taylor, Denham Springs, La.
9. (4) 21w Philip Wardell, Shreveport, La.
10. (8) 81b Cody Simpson, Quinlan, Texas.

EIBACH SPRINGS HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas.
2. (1) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas.
3. (6) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (7) 88xxx Clyde Dunn Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas.
5. (3) 2 Kenny Gaddis, Hallsville, Texas.
6. (8) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (9) 33 Edward Hushelpeck, Texarkana, Texas.
8. (10) 11 Jeff Allgayer, El Campo, Texas.
9. (5) 5 Shane Sprinkle, Andrews, Texas.
10. (4) 12t Tyler Townsend, Longview, Texas.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
2. (2) 8t Dustin Hyde, Texarkana, Texas.
3. (4) 18s Cody Smith, Kaufman, Texas.
4. (8) 1st Johnny Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.
5. (3) 7p Greg Penny, Mount Vernon, Texas.
6. (9) 4m Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas.
7. (7) 211 Richie Ginn, Baton Rouge, La.
8. (6) 4s T.J. Steele, Winnsboro, Texas.
9. (5) 8 Justin Ingalls, Longview, Texas.
10. (10) 14 Lenn Simmons, Sarepta, La.

HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (5) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
2. (2) 88 R.J. Stroman, New Boston, Texas.
3. (6) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
4. (7) 89 Steve Whiteaker Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas.
5. (3) 6* Dillon Pike, Waxahachie, Texas.
6. (1) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
7. (8) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
8. (4) 00 Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada.
9. (9) 5 Wes Armstrong, Marshall, Texas.
10. (10) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) 1st Johnny Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.
2. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
3. (4) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
4. (6) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La.
5. (10) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
6. (17) 5 Wes Armstrong, Marshall, Texas.
7. (20) 19 Jamie Burford, Keatchie, La., IRP/Geddes, $90.
8. (7) 7p Greg Penny, Mount Vernon, Texas, GRT/Performance, $75.
9. (15) 4 Kevin Dupont, Carencro, La., Impressive/PTS, $75.
10. (18) 81b Cody Simpson, Quinlan, Texas.
11. (12) 211 Richie Ginn, Baton Rouge, La., Pierce/CrankShop, $90.
12. (13) 11 Jeff Allgayer, El Campo, Texas, Hughes/Mullins, $90.
13. (11) 33 Edward Hushelpeck, Texarkana, Texas, /Best, $75.
14. (1) 88 R.J. Stroman, New Boston, Texas, DirtWorks/Best, $75.
15. (9) 22 Ronald Pilkington, Marshall, Texas, DirtWorks/AMS, $90.
16. (14) 4s T.J. Steele, Winnsboro, Texas, Hughes/Mullins, $90.
17. (16) 5 Shane Sprinkle, Andrews, Texas, Hughes/RoushYates, $90.
18. (3) 88xxx Clyde Dunn Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas, Hughes/Mullins, $100.
19. (8) 9 Shane Hebert, Lafayette, La.
20. (19) 14 Lenn Simmons, Sarepta, La., DirtWorks/Wall2Wall, $75.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (1) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla.
2. (2) 89 Steve Whiteaker Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas.
3. (10) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
4. (9) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.
5. (17) 12t Tyler Townsend, Longview, Texas.
6. (18) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.
7. (7) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, $90.
8. (11) L1 Larry Clevenger, Greenwood, La., Skyrocket/PTS, $90.
9. (13) 00 Masen Big Eagle, Manor, SK, GRT/Tim’s, $90.
10. (4) 4m Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas, Hughes/Wells, $90.
11. (12) 48 Jason Taylor, Denham Springs, La., /Taylor, $75.
12. (14) 21w Phillip Wardell, Shreveport, La., Hughes/AMS, $75.
13. (6) 6* Dillon Pike, Waxahachie, Texas, Hughes/Allard, $75.
14. (15) 8 Justin Ingalls, Longview, Texas, Skyrocket/Mullins, $90.
15. (3) 51 Tracy Denby Jr., Vidor, Texas, Skyrocket/CB, $90.
16. (8) 21 David Winslett, Bossier City, La., IRP/TwinCity, $90.
17. (5) 2 Kenny Gaddis, Hallsville, Texas, Hughes/Brown, $90.
18. (16) 60 Mark Barnes, Benton, La., DirtWorks/AMS, $75.
DNS – 18s Cody Smith, Kaufman, Texas, CAM/Chase, $90.

SWAN ENERGY “A” MAIN (50 laps):
1. (7) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas, Skyrocket/Sput’s, 50, $2000.
2. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBC/Geddes, 50, $1500.
3. (6) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 50, $1000.
4. (5) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/ProPower, 50, $800.
5. (1) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/ProPower, 50, $700.
6. (3) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, Hughes/Sput’s, 50, $600.
7. (16) 89 Steve Whiteaker Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas, Hughes/Mullins, 50, $550.
8. (8) 21 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas, Hughes/RoushYates, 50, $500.
9. (9) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., Sidebiter/Sput’s, 50, $450.
10. (20) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn., MBC/Sput’s, 50, $500.
11. (13) 1st Johnny Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M., Hughes/ProPower, 50, $400.
12. (17) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., GRT/Mullins, 50, $325.
13. (19) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La., Hughes/Geddes, 49, $300.
14. (14) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla., Hughes/Geddes, 49, $300.
15. (15) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 49, $400.
16. (10) 01 Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask., Canada, GRT/Tim’s, 49, $300.
17. (26) 9 Shane Hebert, Lafayette, La., Hughes/Mullins, 49, $300.
18. (24) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo., GRT/Yeoman, 49, $300.
19. (21) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, Hughes/RoushYates, 49, $300.
20. (11) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas, IRP/GMPP, 49, $300.
21. (25) 81b Cody Simpson, Quinlan, Texas, CAM/Hatfield, 49, $300.
22. (4) 36 Bryan Mewborn, Texarkana, Texas, GRT/Mullins, 48, $200.
23. (18) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/ProPower, 31, $300.
24. (23) 5 Wes Armstrong, Marshall, Texas, TRE/AMS, 29, $300.
25. (12) 8t Dustin Hyde, Texarkana, Texas, CAM/CMS, 26, $300.
26. (22) 12t Tyler Townsend, Longview, Texas, Hughes/PTS, 20, $300.

Lap Leaders: Sanders 1-26, Henigan 27-50.
Total Laps Led: Sanders 26, Henigan 24.
Margin of Victory: 4.238 seconds.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: Krohn (started 20th, finished 10th).
Next Race: Sunday, March 17, Boothill Speedway, Greenwood, La.
USMTS Allgayer, inc. Southern Region Points: Gustin 362, Sanders 353, S. Scott 320, Hughes 317, VanderBeek 316, Shryock 302, Whiteaker 269, Krohn 263, Brown 261, Tillison 252.

Contingency Awards:
AERO Race Wheels – Townsend.
American Racer – Pike.
Beyea Custom Headers – VanderBeek.
BSB Manufacturing – Shryock, Whiteaker.
Buck Monson Photos – Henigan.
Crane Cams – Henigan.
Dominator Race Products – Ingalls.
Edelbrock – Gustin.
Eibach Springs – Henigan.
FK Rod Ends – Hughes.
Forty9Designs.com – Tillison, Houston.
Fuel Safe – VanderBeek.
Hooker Harness – Penn.
JRi Shocks – not awarded.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – Dillard.
Keyser Manufacturing – Krohn.
Marsh Racing Wheels – Hyde.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Krohn.
MSD Ignition – Henigan, Sanders.
PBM Performance Products – Sanders, Henigan.
Power Lift Racing Products – Hebert
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
VP Racing Fuels – Henigan.

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USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Allgayer Inc., Arbor Masters, ASi Racewear, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, Erson Cams, Farm Boy BBQ Sauce, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Intensitee Custom Racewear, Lecolift, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Olympic Fire Protection, Ramirez Motorsports, Road Runner Trucking, Ruter Farms, Something Inked, United Cellular Services.

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