7.15.14 USMTS Modifieds Results - Dirt Racing Report

7.15.14 USMTS Modifieds Results

KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Defending USMTS national champ Rodney Sanders rolled into Lakeside Speedway’s “Clash of the Titans” Tuesday as the points leader in the Major League Bowhunter Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports, and rolled out with another win and $3,000 in his back pocket.

The 24-year-old from Happy, Texas, set the tone under the Kansas City sun by earning the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award during heat race action.

Little changed after the sun went down as ‘The Rocket’ led all 35 laps of the main event from the pole and recorded his fifth win in the region. His first came here at the same half-mile oval on April 11.

A couple of late-race cautions erased a comfortable lead for Sanders and allowed defending track champion Nic Bidinger, and then Terry Phillips, to show the leader the nose of their cars. Phillips, in fact, slid in front of Sanders and led the 25th lap, but Sanders returned the favor and withstood the challenge.

He pulled away from the field over the final handful of laps and sailed away to his 12th triumph of the 2014 season and 30th of his USMTS career. It was also his third straight win.

Phillips, who started 11th, held on for the runner-up paycheck while Bidinger remained third at the finish with Zack VanderBeek and Trevor Hunt coming home fourth and fifth.

Stormy Scott, Kelly Shryock, Jordan Grabouski, Dereck Ramirez and Dylan Smith rounded out the top 10 finishers.

On Wednesday night, July 16, the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy steamroller blasts into the Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., for the first trip to Kerry Gorby’s quarter-mile semi-banked bullring since the 2010 season.

Under the direction of Gorby, the Caney Valley Speedway reopened in 2008 after sitting idle and in disrepair for the four years prior to that. Gorby and his staff have given the facility a complete top-to-bottom facelift since then, including new restrooms, concessions and pit buildings, plus the addition of an air-conditioned press tower, a new and improved p.a. system and thousands of gallons of fresh paint.

A challenging short track, the Caney oval is inviting to drivers as it “requires more talent than talk, more about what’s under the helmet rather than what’s under the hood,” said Gorby. “It’s more likely to scare off cubic dollars than anything else because those dollars don’t spend well here.”
Jason Hughes picked up the first win for the USMTS in 2009, with Morgan Bagley and Dustin Boney following in second and third. In the series’ return the following year, Johnny Bone Jr. held off Jeremy Payne and a 20-year-old up-and-comer named Rodney Sanders to garner the victory.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps are at 7 and racing starts at 7:30. Also on the evening’s schedule of events will be Pure Stocks and B-Mods.

Tickets are just $15 and race fans can pick up $2-off discount coupons on Wednesday at the Casey’s General Stores location in Caney and Coffeyville.

The Caney Valley Speedway is located 0.8 mile west of the junction of US 75 and US 166 on CR 1600. For more information visit www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net on the World Wide Web. You can also find them on Facebook.

Action moves to the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, for the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals where the USMTS Modifieds will once again share the spotlight with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

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 – Major League Bowhunter Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports
“Clash of the Titans 2.0”
Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
Tuesday, July 15, 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. (1) 3b Nic Bidinger, Lawrence, Kan.
2. (4) 75g Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.
3. (3) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (8) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
5. (5) 21t Lance Town, Louisburg, Kan.
6. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa.
7. (2) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
8. (9) 1k Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
9. (6) 1* Adam Penn, Shreveport, La.

JRi SHOCKS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, Kan.
2. (5) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
3. (4) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (9) 39 Luke Driskell, Stilwell, Kan.
5. (3) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla.
6. (8) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.
7. (6) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
8. (7) 34a Aaron Marrant, Orrick, Mo.
9. (1) 3 Bubba Harvey, Kansas City, Kan.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.
2. (4) 95 Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.
3. (3) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.
4. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
5. (8) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
6. (5) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
7. (9) 59 Jared Stiens, Maryville, Mo.
8. (7) 51 Tim Setzer, Archie, Mo.
9. (2) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
2. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
4. (4) 8 Mark Hoover, Maryville, Mo.
5. (8) 88d Matt Dotson, Hallsville, Mo.
6. (9) 9d8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
7. (2) 99 Dylan Hoover, Vandalia, Mo.
8. (5) 67d Isaac Dotson, Kearney, Mo.
9. (3) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (1) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (5) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla.
4. (3) 88d Matt Dotson, Hallsville, Mo.
5. (10) 51 Tim Setzer, Archie, Mo.
6. (6) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa.
7. (11) 1* Adam Penn (R), Shreveport, La., Hughes/Mullins, $90.
8. (7) 59 Jared Stiens, Maryville, Mo., GRT/Driskell, $75.
9. (9) 1k Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan.
10. (4) 9d8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan., BillsBuilt/Stewart, $90.
11. (8) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
12. (12) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La., Hughes/Mullins, $90.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (2) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
2. (5) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
3. (1) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.
4. (3) 8 Mark Hoover, Maryville, Mo.
5. (4) 21t Lance Town, Louisburg, Kan.
6. (10) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, $90.
7. (7) 99 Dylan Hoover, Vandalia, Mo., GRT/Martin, $75.
8. (6) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., LG2/Sput’s, $90.
9. (9) 67d Isaac Dotson, Kearney, Mo., GRT/Walker, $75.
10. (8) 34a Aaron Marrant, Orrick, Mo., GRT/Burlington, $90.
DNS – 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, $90.
DNS – 3 Bubba Harvey, Kansas City, Kan., BMS/Harvey, $75.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (35 laps):
1. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustom/Geddes, 35, $3000.
2. (11) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Hatfield, 35, $1700.
3. (4) 3b Nic Bidinger, Lawrence, Kan., Sidebiter/Burlington, 35, $1200.
4. (13) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput’s, 35, $1000.
5. (7) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo., GRT/Spanel, 35, $900.
6. (12) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/ProPower, 35, $800.
7. (16) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/ASI, 35, $700.
8. (3) 75g Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., GRT/Hatfield, 35, $550.
9. (9) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Ramirez/Cornett, 35, $600.
10. (8) 95 Dylan Smith (R), Osceola, Neb., Jet/Woods, 35, $550.
11. (18) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., MBCustom/Mullins, 35, $500.
12. (21) 51 Tim Setzer, Archie, Mo., Hughes/Driskell, 35, $450.
13. (17) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla., Hughes/Geddes, 35, $425.
14. (22) 21t Lance Town (R), Louisburg, Kan., Hughes/Driskell, 35, $400.
15. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustom/Mullins, 35, $375.
16. (20) 8 Mark Hoover, Maryville, Mo., Sidebiter/Niers, 35, $275.
17. (23) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 35, $400.
18. (24) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla., LG2/ProPower, 30, $400.
19. (14) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., GRT/Mullins, 27, $400.
20. (19) 88d Matt Dotson, Hallsville, Mo., Hughes/BMS, 23, $250.
21. (5) 34 Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, Kan., BillsBuilt/Heeter, 23, $300.
22. (15) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Ramirez/Cornett, 20, $400.
23. (25) 1k Tim Karrick, Basehor, Kan., Skyrocket/Millert, 14, $300.
24. (10) 39 Luke Driskell, Stilwell, Kan., GRT/Driskell, 11, $250.
25. (2) 87 Darron Fuqua (R), Mayetta, Kan., Venom/Driskell, 9, $300.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leaders: Sanders 1-24, T. Phillips 25, Sanders 26-35.
Total Laps Led: Sanders 34, T. Phillips 1.
Margin of Victory: 1.839 seconds.
Provisional Starters: Hilsabeck, Rowland, Karrick (track).
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: Sanders.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: T. Phillips (started 11th, finished 2nd).
Next Race: Wednesday, July 16, Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway, Caney, Kan.
Major League Bowhunter Central Region Points: Sanders 860, VanderBeek 833, S. Scott 751, Smith 691, Ramirez 673, Siebert 642, J. Scott 618, Hilsabeck 616, Shryock 583, Rowland 531.
Rookie of the Year Points: Jake Gallardo 1736, A. Penn 1298, Cade Dillard 1188, Smith 1038, Shane Sprinkle 874.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: ProPower 324, Sput’s 301, Geddes 265, Mullins 200, ASI 146.
Tiger Quick Change Manufacturers Championship Points: LG2 345, MBCustom 316, Ramirez 283, GRT 253, Hughes 219.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – T. Phillips.
Beyea Custom Headers – Harvey.
Brass Monkey Racing Products – Rowland.
C&R Racing – Bidinger.
Edelbrock – Hunt.
FK Rod Ends – Duvall.
Forty9Designs.com – Town, Siebert.
Fuel Safe – S. Scott.
GRT Race Cars – Marrant.
Hooker Harness – Tillison.
JRi Shocks – Schafman.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – Ramirez.
Keyser Manufacturing – Smith.
Marsh Racing Wheels – Karrick.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – T. Phillips.
MSD Ignition – Sanders, T. Phillips.
PBM Performance Products – Duvall, Sanders.
Power Lift Racing Products – Hilsabeck.
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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