5.27.12 USMTS Modifieds Results - Dirt Racing Report

5.27.12 USMTS Modifieds Results

KASSON, Minn. — Brandon Davis made it two in a row this Memorial Day Weekend as he posted a second $2,000 victory in as many days Sunday night at the Dodge County Speedway in Kasson, Minn.

Jason Cummins, who won two track championships last year with Davis winding up the runner-up, led the field out of the gate before relinquishing the lead to Jon Tesch after the race’s first caution on lap 11.

Looking to register his series-best fourth win at the 3/8-mile dirt oval, Tesch paced the field for the next 15 laps but Davis, who captured his career-first USMTS win just 24 hours earlier at the Deer Creek Speedway, bolted into the top spot with 13 laps to go.

A third and final caution on lap 31 gave Davis’ pursuers some hope, but the 20-year-old from Medford, Minn., blasted away from the pack on the restart and sailed to the checkered flag with Tesch coming home second about ten car-lengths behind.

Cummins held on for a third-place finish with Joey Jensen and defending USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin taking fourth and fifth.

USMTS Casey’s Cup Series points leader Rodney Sanders was sixth, nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock came from 15th to secure seventh, polesitter Nick Herrick earned a career-best eighth, Johnny Scott came from 25th to nab ninth and Ryan Ruter rounded our the top 10.

With Sunday night’s win for the ‘Medford Monster,’ there have been 17 different winners in the 30 USMTS programs at the Dodge County Fairgrounds facility during the past dozen years.

Brandon Davis made his move on the outside of Jon Tesch Sunday with 13 laps to go, and then went on to with the main event at the Dodge County Speedway.

The USMTS Casey’s Cup Series will be back in action next Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, with a doubleheader at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., for the 9th Annual Nebraska Shootout presented by Sam’s Club. Both nights will carry a $2,000 top prize.

Races start at 7:00 Friday and 7:30 on Saturday. For more information check out the official Junction Motor Speedway website at www.junctionmotorspeedway.com.

Race fans can pick up coupons worth $2 off adult general admission ticket at Casey’s General Stores locations in Aurora, Geneva and York. For more information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com online.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
USMTS Casey’s Cup Series
11th Annual Stars & Stripes Shootout
Dodge County Speedway, Kasson, Minn.
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed, reason out (if any) 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) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.
2. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (3) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
4. (6) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
5. (9) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
6. (5) 02 Jacob Dahle, Omaha, Neb.
7. (7) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (1) 26 Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn.
9. (8) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.

HOOKER HARNESS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 14 Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D.
2. (2) 2s Stormy Scott (R), Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (4) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck (R), Waukee, Iowa.
4. (3) 8 Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn.
5. (7) 10 Mike Steensma, Luverne, Minn.
6. (8) 88d Matt Dotson, Clark, Mo.
7. (5) 96 Doug Herrick (R), West Concord, Minn.
8. (6) 1x Cody Erickson (R), Ulen, Minn.

EIBACH SPRINGS HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
2. (3) V2 Joey Jensen, Forest Lake, Minn.
3. (4) 36 Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill.
4. (5) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
5. (7) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa.
6. (8) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
7. (6) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
8. (2) 65 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (2) 6 Nick Herrick (R), West Concord, Minn.
2. (7) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
3. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
4. (8) 89 Eric Pember (R), Pittsville, Wis.
5. (6) 4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
6. (1) 83 Billy Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn.
7. (3) 23k Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
8. (5) R Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
2. (1) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
3. (6) 02 Jacob Dahle, Omaha, Neb.
4. (4) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa.
5. (8) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
6. (3) 8 Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn.
7. (7) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (5) 88d Matt Dotson, Clark, Mo., GRT/BMS, $90.
9. (10) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
10. (9) 26 Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn., GRT/RoushYates, $90.
11. (11) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/ProPower, $90.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
2. (1) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
3. (3) 10 Mike Steensma, Luverne, Minn.
4. (4) 4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
5. (5) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
6. (7) 96 Doug Herrick (R), West Concord, Minn.
7. (8) 23k Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
8. (10) R Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
9. (9) 1x Cody Erickson (R), Ulen, Minn., Impressive/Mullins, $90.
10. (6) 83 Billy Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn., Wheeler/Flyin’J, $75.

SWAN ENERGY “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (6) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., BC/GMPP, 40, $2000.
2. (4) 14 Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D., GRT/Sput’s, 40, $1500.
3. (2) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, 40, $1000.
4. (8) V2 Joey Jensen, Forest Lake, Minn., GRT/Tim’s, 40, $900.
5. (5) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 40, $800.
6. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, Hughes/Geddes, 40, $700.
7. (15) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/RoushYates, 40, $650.
8. (1) 6 Nick Herrick (R), West Concord, Minn., Ramirez/Sput’s, 40, $600.
9. (25) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Hughes/ProPower, 40, $340.
10. (19) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa, Sidebiter/Sput’s, 40, $500.
11. (12) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/ProPower, 40, $450.
12. (23) 8 Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, 40, $525.
13. (22) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, 40, $400.
14. (10) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck (R), Waukee, Iowa, GRT/Mullins, 40, $375.
15. (17) 02 Jacob Dahle, Omaha, Neb., Hughes/Sput’s, 40, $350.
16. (24) 96 Doug Herrick (R), West Concord, Minn., Ramirez/Sput’s, 40, $300.
17. (13) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., Hughes/Sput’s, 40, $300.
18. (9) 89 Eric Pember (R), Pittsville, Wis., LG2/Mullins, 40, $300.
19. (20) 4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn., Skyrocket/Action, 40, $300.
20. (3) 2s Stormy Scott (R), Las Cruces, N.M., GRT/Yeoman, 34, mechanical, $300.
21. (18) 10 Mike Steensma, Luverne, Minn., Hughes/Sput’s, 16, mechanical, $300.
21. (11) 36 Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., Shaw/Mullins, 16, wheel, $300.
22. (27) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn., Hillson/CRE, 16, mechanical, $90.
24. (28) 23k Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn., Killer/Flyin’J, 16, mechanical, $90.
25. (14) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, BC/JRM, 15, overheating, $300.
26. (16) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, 15, mechanical, $300.
27. (21) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa, BC/ProPower, 11, overheating, $300.
28. (26) R Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa, Skyrocket/Midstate, 11, mechanical, $90.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Integra Lap Leaders: Cummins 1-11, Tesch 12-27, Davis 28-40.
Total Laps Led: Tesch 16, Davis 13, Cummins 11.
Margin of Victory: 2.317 seconds.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: Swanson (started 23rd, finished 12th).
Dominator Race Products Hard Luck: Schott.
Provisional Starters: J. Scott, Ver Beek, Hillson, Karau.
Next Race: Friday-Saturday, June 1-2, Junction Motor Speedway, McCool Junction, Neb.
USMTS Casey’s Cup Series Points: Sanders 96, Gustin 71, S. Scott 61, Jason Hughes 52, J. Scott 47, Terry Phillips 46, Rowland 45, Shryock 42, Ramirez 38, Jeremy Payne 30.
Rookie of the Year Points: S. Scott 1533, Hilsabeck 820, Ron Keith 710, Casey Penn 678, Thomas Tillison Jr. 413.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Mullins 165, Geddes 152, ProPower 136, Sput’s 112, Yeoman 101.
Tiger Rear Ends Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 196, GRT 182, Skyrocket 152, TRE 62, Shaw 57.

Contingency Awards:
AERO Race Wheels – Ver Beek.
American Racer – Steensma.
Beyea Custom Headers – Davis.
Dominator Race Products – Schott.
Eibach Springs – Gustin.
Forty9Designs.com – Jensen, J. Scott.
Hooker Harness – Tesch.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – Tesch.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – J. Scott.
KSE Racing Products – Jensen.
Marsh Racing Wheels – Dripps.
Nitroquest – Rowland, Steinberg.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Swanson.
PBM Performance Products – N. Herrick.
R2C Performance Products – Tesch.
Real Racing Wheels – Schott, Hejna.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Awesome Race Suits, Cheetos, Dominator Race Products, Intercomp, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, New Vision Graphics, Nitroquest, RACEceiver, SLAP Energy, Snickers.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arbor Masters, Arnold Motor Supply, ASi Racewear, Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, Dirthead.com, DirtKnights.com, Erson Cams, Farm Boy BBQ Sauce, Intensitee Custom Racewear, Mesilla Valley Transportation, O’Brien Enterprises, Olympic Fire Protection, Ramirez Motorsports, Road Runner Trucking, Ruter Farms, Sybesma Graphics, Yeager Machine.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AERO Race Wheels, AFCO Racing Products, Beyea Custom Headers, COMP Cams, CPD Racing Tools, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Forty9Designs.com, Genesis Shocks, Hooker Harness, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, KSE Racing Products, Marsh Racing Wheels, PBM Performance Products, Quarter Master, Real Racing Wheels, Tiger Rear Ends.