3.22.14 USMTS Modifieds Results - Dirt Racing Report

3.22.14 USMTS Modifieds Results

VIVIAN, La. —Anybody who has competed against Chris Henigan knows that his career-first USMTS feature win at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway one year ago was no fluke.

But just in case there were any skeptics, Henigan removed all doubt with a repeat of his 2013 performance on Saturday night at the high-banked red clay oval in Vivian, La., during the 5th Annual Cajun Clash presented by Double H Bands.

The hottest driver on dirt during the month of February, Stormy Scott, drew the pole for the main event, but it was Henigan taking control from the outside of the front row when the green flag unfurled.

From there, the 31-year-old from Marshall, Texas, led all 40 laps but it wasn’t without a challenge.

After passing Dereck Ramirez for second on lap 12, Brown ran down Henigan and put the pressure on throughout the race.

Following a late-race caution, Brown attempted the “slide job” on the restart but Henigan ducked underneath and retained his ownership of the top spot until the checkered flag waved.

Henigan’s second career USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy main event triumph was worth $2,000.

Behind Brown, reigning USMTS national champ Rodney Sanders blasted by ten cars during the race to finish third and earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award while Scott and Ramirez held on for fourth and fifth, respectively.

Johnny Scott, Hunter Rasdon, Kelly Shryock, Cade Dillard and Jake Gallardo rounded out the top 10 in the SpiderWeb Storage Solutions “A” Main.
The eyes of the racing world are now pointed to Humboldt, Kan., for the King of America IV Modified Nationals set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 27-29, where the nation’s elite open-wheel dirt modified drivers will descend on the Humboldt Speedway for the fourth straight year in search of the crown.

The winner of Saturday’s 100-lap main event will earn $10,000 while every driver making the big dance will pocket no less than $1,000 to start.

Each driver will run four heat races from four different starting positions—two on Thursday and two on Friday. Passing points for each driver’s three best heat races will be combined and the top 12 drivers in overall combined passing points from Thursday and Friday’s heat races will be locked into the first six rows of Saturday’s championship “A” Main.

Also on Thursday and Friday, the top 16 points-earners each night will run a 20-lap feature with $1,000 up for grabs for the winner.

The blockbuster event will feature Modifieds and B-Mods in action all three nights. Modifieds will be co-sanctioned by the United States Racing Association (USRA) and United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). USRA national points will be awarded. No USMTS points will be awarded. All USRA rules apply.

The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA B-Mods will run a complete show of heat races and main events all three days. Thursday’s winners gets $500, Friday’s winner gets $2,000 and Saturday’s winner goes home with $1,000.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free and pit passes are $20. Drivers can still pre-enter at practice or by calling 515-832-7944 prior to Thursday.

Two-time USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin is the defending King of America. Stormy Scott won the event in 2012 and nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock won the inaugural race in 2011.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 515-832-7944. Three-day reserved tickets are $55. To view a seating chart and available seating, look under the Downloads tab on www.usmts.com.

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.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy – S&S Fishing & Rental Southern Region presented by Day Motor Sports
5th Annual Cajun Clash presented by Double H Bands
Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, La.
Saturday, March 22, 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 are 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. (4) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (5) 22 Ronald Pilkington, Marshall, Texas.
4. (8) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
5. (7) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (6) 11 Larry Fears, Kilgore, Texas.
7. (1) 15g Geoff Lary, Dubberly, La.
8. (2) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La.

JRi SHOCKS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (4) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas.
2. (2) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa.
3. (1) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (3) 7d Austin Theiss (R), Hockley, Texas.
5. (7) 78 Billy Brutchin, Gladewater, Texas.
6. (6) 7 Sean Gaddis (R), Hallsville, Texas.
7. (8) 18m Donny McBride Jr., Palestine, Texas.
8. (5) 16x Jeff Harris, Longview, Texas.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 87 Billy Melton, Longview, Texas.
2. (2) 5 Shane Sprinkle (R), Andrews, Texas.
3. (5) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
4. (6) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (4) 5a Wes Armstrong, Marshall, Texas.
6. (8) A1 Danny Dean, Texarkana, Ark.
7. (3) 117 Eoin Dunn, Belcher, La.
8. (7) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (2) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
2. (1) R5 Hunter Rasdon (R), Jonesboro, Ark.
3. (3) 5 Jon Mitchell, Texarkana, Texas.
4. (6) 88xxx Clyde Dunn Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas.
5. (7) 21 David Winslett, Bossier City, La.
6. (4) 2 Kenny Gaddis, Hallsville, Texas.
7. (5) 21t Lance Town (R), Louisburg, Kan.
DNS – 60 Brad Barnes, Benton, La.

DOUBLE H BANDS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 7x Chris Dawson, Lubbock, Texas.
3. (4) 1* Adam Penn (R), Shreveport, La.
4. (8) 96 Michael Knighten, Keithville, La.
5. (2) 5a Glen Perry (R), Bossier City, La.
6. (5) 4s T.J. Steele (R), Winnsboro, Texas.
7. (7) L1 Larry Clevenger, Greenwood, La.
8. (6) 7x Rory Jordan, Victoria, Texas.

PENN TRANSPORT HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps):
1. (2) 21 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas.
2. (1) 97 Cade Dillard (R), Robeline, La.
3. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
4. (3) 4m Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas.
5. (7) 140 Greg Garrett, Texarkana, Texas.
6. (6) 20 Michael Easley, Keithville, La.
7. (4) 49 Bubba Sampson, Mooringsport, La.
8. (8) 19 Jamie Burford, Keatchie, La.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
2. (1) 22 Ronald Pilkington, Marshall, Texas.
3. (4) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (7) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (17) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas.
6. (16) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La.
7. (3) 96 Michael Knighten, Keithville, La., Kraft/Knighten, $75.
8. (6) 7d Austin Theiss (R), Hockley, Texas.
9. (14) 117 Eoin Dunn, Belcher, La., Skyrocket/PTS, $75.
10. (18) 7x Rory Jordan, Victoria, Texas, Shaw/Mullins, $90.
11. (13) 18m Donny McBride Jr., Palestine, Texas, Shaw/McBride, $75.
12. (12) 4s T.J. Steele (R), Winnsboro, Texas, Hughes/Mullins, $90.
13. (15) L1 Larry Clevenger, Greenwood, La., Skyrocket/PTS, $90.
14. (11) 7 Sean Gaddis (R), Hallsville, Texas, Harris/Brown, $90.
15. (9) 5a Wes Armstrong, Marshall, Texas, TRE/PTS, $90.
16. (10) A1 Danny Dean, Texarkana, Ark., Pierce/Dickens, $75.
17. (8) 21 David Winslett, Bossier City, La., IRP/TwinCity, $90.
18. (5) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
2. (1) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
3. (4) 5 Jon Mitchell, Texarkana, Texas.
4. (5) 88xxx Clyde Dunn Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas.
5. (3) 1* Adam Penn (R), Shreveport, La.
6. (6) 4m Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas.
7. (11) 2 Kenny Gaddis, Hallsville, Texas, Hughes/PTS, $90.
8. (18) 19 Jamie Burford, Keatchie, La., IRP/Geddes, $75.
9. (8) 140 Greg Garrett, Texarkana, Texas, Shaw/Best, $75.
10. (13) 15g Geoff Lary, Dubberly, La., IRP/PTS, $75.
11. (12) 20 Michael Easley, Keithville, La., GRT/Phillips, $75.
12. (14) 21t Lance Town (R), Louisburg, Kan., Hughes/Driskell, $90.
13. (9) 5a Glen Perry (R), Bossier City, La., IRP/Craft, $90.
14. (10) 11 Larry Fears, Kilgore, Texas, GRT/Dent, $75.
15. (15) 49 Bubba Sampson, Mooringsport, La., Shaw/AMS, $75.
16. (17) 60 Brad Barnes, Benton, La., Hughes/AMS, $75.
17. (16) 16x Jeff Harris, Longview, Texas, Shaw/, $75.
18. (7) 78 Billy Brutchin, Gladewater, Texas, GRT/Mullins, $75.

SPIDERWEB STORAGE SOLUTIONS “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (2) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas, GRT/Sput’s, 40, $2000.
2. (6) 21 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas, LG2/Durham, 40, $1500.
3. (13) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustom/Geddes, 40, $1000.
4. (1) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/ProPower, 40, $900.
5. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Ramirez/ProPower, 40, $800.
6. (5) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Ramirez/ProPower, 40, $700.
7. (11) R5 Hunter Rasdon (R), Jonesboro, Ark., Bandit/Sput’s, 40, $650.
8. (8) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/ASI, 40, $600.
9. (12) 97 Cade Dillard (R), Robeline, La., Sidebiter/PTS, 40, $550.
10. (24) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/AOS, 40, $500.
11. (14) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, Hughes/RoushYates, 40, $450.
12. (7) 87 Billy Melton, Longview, Texas, Skyrocket/Shoulders, 40, $425.
13. (17) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $400.
14. (15) 22 Ronald Pilkington, Marshall, Texas, DirtWorks/AMS, 40, $250.
15. (4) 7x Chris Dawson, Lubbock, Texas, Sidebiter/ASI, 40, $350.
16. (19) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 40, $300.
17. (22) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $300.
18. (20) 88xxx Clyde Dunn Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas, LG2/Mullins, 40, $400.
19. (23) 4m Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas, Hughes/Wells, 40, $300.
20. (25) 7d Austin Theiss (R), Hockley, Texas, LG2/Mullins, 40, $300.
21. (9) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 40, $400.
22. (10) 5 Shane Sprinkle (R), Andrews, Texas, Hughes/RoushYates, 40, $300.
23. (16) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla., LG2/ProPower, 35, $400.
24. (18) 5 Jon Mitchell, Texarkana, Texas, GRT/Sput’s, 25, $250.
25. (21) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas, IRP/PTS, 19, $300.
DNS – 1* Adam Penn (R), Shreveport, La., Hughes/Mullins, 0, $300.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leader: Henigan 1-40.
Total Laps Led: Henigan 40.
Margin of Victory: 0.715 second.
Provisional Starters: Gallardo, Theiss.
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: S. Scott.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: Sanders (started 13th, finished 3rd).
Next Race: Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29, Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway.
S&S Fishing & Rental Southern Region Points: J. Scott 262, Sanders 256, Shryock 247, S. Scott 231, Dillard 231, Ramirez 214, Gallardo 206, Dunn 205, Hilsabeck 203, Malchus 203.
Rookie of the Year Points: Gallardo 996, Penn 733, Sprinkle 640, Dillard 577, Theiss 438.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: ProPower 116, Sput’s 111, Geddes 78, AOS 68, Mullins 64.
Manufacturers Championship Points: LG2 114, MBCustom 111, Ramirez 103, GRT 93, Hughes 64.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Rasdon.
Beyea Custom Headers – Shryock.
Brass Monkey Racing Products – Dunn.
C&R Racing – S. Scott.
Edelbrock – Melton.
FK Rod Ends – Dawson.
Forty9Designs.com – Pilkington, Malchus.
Fuel Safe – J. Scott.
GRT Race Cars – Mitchell.
Hooker Harness – Duvall.
JRi Shocks – Henigan.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – Dillard.
Keyser Manufacturing – Gallardo.
Marsh Racing Wheels – Ingalls.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Sanders.
MSD Ignition – Henigan, Brown.
PBM Performance Products – Shryock, Henigan.
Power Lift Racing Products – C. Penn.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Sybesma Graphics – S. Scott.
VP Racing Fuels – Henigan.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, AMP Energy, Casey’s General Stores, 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, 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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