6.5.14 USMTS Modifieds Results - Dirt Racing Report

6.5.14 USMTS Modifieds Results

FAIRMONT, Minn.—Rodney Sanders did it again Thursday night, winning his second main event in as many nights and claiming his seventh USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy feature win of the 2014 campaign.

Despite pressure for most of the race from Stormy Scott and a late challenge from Zack VanderBeek, Sanders parlayed his front row starting spot into a wire-to-wire victory to collect the $2,000 winner’s share of the prize money.

Dereck Ramirez gave chase for the first ten laps until Scott claimed the second spot and went after the leader.

Meanwhile, Zack VanderBeek was slicing his way to the front from his 17th starting position, moving ahead of Kelly Shryock for fourth on lap 14, and then Ramirez for second on lap 20.

With two laps to go in the 30-lapper, VanderBeek edged in front of Scott but ran out of time and laps as he followed two car lengths behind Sanders as they crossed the finish line.

Scott and Shryock held on for third and fourth while Daniel Hilsabeck got by Ramirez with two laps remaining to claim the fifth spot.

Mike Stearns was seventh in his first United States Modified Touring Series start of the season, rookie Jeremy Houle passed six cars en route to an eight-place finish, Johnny Scott was ninth and Bryan Rowland rounded out the top ten.

While VanderBeek garnered his fifth Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award of the year, Sanders recorded USMTS career win number 25 which broke a tie with VanderBeek.

Sanders is now tied with Johnny Scott on the all-time wins list and one behind Stormy Scott’s 26 checkered flags.

Just a short drive west and south of Fairmont, you’ll find the USMTS Modifieds dishing up the dirt again at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Friday night for the track’s 2014 season opener.

This will be the first race for new promoter Dereck Van Der Brink, so this is a perfect opportunity for fans and drivers to come out and support a fellow racer who is investing his time and money to keep the lights on at this historic track.

Gates open at 5:00 with hot laps at 7:00 and the first green flag at 7:30.

Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Fans can find $2-off coupons at Casey’s General Store locations in Hull, Rock Rapids, Sibley and Luverne, Minn.

The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods, plus USRA Hobby Stocks and Rapid Speedway’s Sportsman division round out the five-class card.

The Rapid Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 0.5 mile east of US 75 on SR 9, then 0.5 mile south on South Tama St. (400 S. Tama St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246). For more information call (712) 470-1850 or (712) 472-3742 or visit www.rockrapidsspeedway.com online.

Less than an hour east from Rock Rapids, the final night of this week’s swing will be Saturday for the debut of the USMTS at the I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D.

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
USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy – Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports
Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn.
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 16 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. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
2. (2) 1K Pat Graham, Ames, Iowa.
3. (1) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Blaine, Minn.
4. (3) 96 Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.
5. (10) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
6. (9) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
7. (6) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
8. (8) 21 Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa.
9. (5) 7s Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.
10. (7) 52W Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.

JRi SHOCKS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) V2 Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.
2. (3) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (5) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
4. (6) 18A Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa.
5. (7) 54 Jeremy Houle, Ham Lake, Minn.
6. (1) 26G Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn.
7. (8) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa.
8. (4) 5 Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.
9. (9) 10 Austin Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (1) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa.
3. (4) 24s Mike Stearns, Hecla, S.D.
4. (5) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (3) 23K Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
6. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
7. (8) 00 Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn.
8. (7) 6z Nate Zimmerman, Jamesville, Minn.
9. (9) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 8 advance):
1. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (1) 26G Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn.
3. (3) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa.
4. (5) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
5. (6) 21 Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa.
6. (7) 5 Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.
7. (9) 7s Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.
8. (8) 6z Nate Zimmerman, Jamesville, Minn.
9. (4) 00 Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn., /, $90.
10. (10) 10 Austin Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D., MasterSbilt/Mullins, $90.
11. (11) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D., MasterSbilt/Mullins, $90.
12. (12) 52W Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn., GRT/Action, $90.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (30 laps):
1. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustom/Geddes, 30, $2000.
2. (17) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput’s, 30, $1500.
3. (7) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/ProPower, 30, $1000.
4. (8) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/ASI, 30, $900.
5. (4) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 30, $800.
6. (3) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Ramirez/ProPower, 30, $700.
7. (5) 24s Mike Stearns, Hecla, S.D., MasterSbilt/Tim’s, 30, $650.
8. (14) 54 Jeremy Houle (R), Ham Lake, Minn., MBCustom/Speedwerx, 30, $600.
9. (12) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Ramirez/ProPower, 30, $550.
10. (10) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla., LG2/ProPower, 30, $500.
11. (6) V2 Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn., GRT/Tim’s, 30, $450.
12. (15) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., Hughes/Sput’s, 30, $425.
13. (9) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Blaine, Minn., Hughes/Wagamon, 30, $400.
14. (20) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, 30, $375.
15. (16) 23K Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn., Killer/Flyin’J, 30, $350.
16. (18) 26G Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn., GRT/Tim’s, 30, $300.
17. (21) 21 Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa, Edge/MidState, 30, $250.
18. (11) 18A Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa, LG2/Mullins, 30, $300.
19. (23) 7s Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn., Fegers/KSE, 29, $250.
20. (2) 1K Pat Graham, Ames, Iowa, Skyrocket/Karl, 28, $300.
21. (19) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Razor/HarryHeads, 23, $300.
22. (22) 5 Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, 7, $300.
23. (24) 6z Nate Zimmerman, Jamesville, Minn., 2, $250.
24. (13) 96 Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., GRT/KSE, 0, $300.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leader: Sanders 1-30.
Total Laps Led: Sanders 30.
Margin of Victory: 1.006 seconds.
Provisional Starters: none.
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: Sanders.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: VanderBeek (started 17th, finished 2nd).
Next Race: Friday, June 6, Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa.
Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region Points: VanderBeek 548, S. Scott 532, Shryock 501, J. Scott 499, Ramirez 487, Hilsabeck 446, Jensen 441, Rowland 433, Wagamon 410, C. Arneson 339.
Rookie of the Year Points: Jake Gallardo 1703, Adam Penn 1036, Cade Dillard 825, Dylan Smith 795, Shane Sprinkle 775.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: ProPower 239, Sput’s 225, Geddes 168, Mullins 145, AOS 110.
Tiger Quick Change Manufacturers Championship Points: LG2 245, MBCustom 208, Ramirez 207, GRT 173, Hughes 149.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Hilsabeck.
Beyea Custom Headers – C. Arneson.
Brass Monkey Racing Products – Schaffer.
C&R Racing – Sanders.
Edelbrock – S. Scott.
FK Rod Ends – Karau.
Forty9Designs.com – Hillson.
Fuel Safe – Ramirez.
GRT Race Cars – Gierke.
Hooker Harness – Wagamon.
JRi Shocks – Jensen.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – J. Scott.
Keyser Manufacturing – Rowland.
Marsh Racing Wheels – not awarded.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – VanderBeek.
MSD Ignition – Sanders, VanderBeek.
PBM Performance Products – Sanders.
Power Lift Racing Products – not awarded.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Sybesma Graphics – Sanders.
VP Racing Fuels – Sanders.

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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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