8.9.14 USMTS Modifieds Results - Dirt Racing Report

8.9.14 USMTS Modifieds Results

WHEATLAND, Mo.—Every once in a while a race fan buys a ticket and the stars align to deliver ideal weather conditions, a perfectly-prepared racetrack and an unforgettable race that has more action than two eyeballs can keep up with.

Such was the case Saturday night at the Lucas Oil Speedway as race fans witnessed Terry Phillips pass half the field to win the 5th Annual Lucas Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout and a 40-lap main event that featured more plot twists than an entire season of soap operas.

Rodney Sanders has stolen the headlines this summer, winning 11 of the previous 14 races and leading the feature race at one time or another in two of the other three. Early in Saturday night’s Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup feature it looked like Sanders would need to dust off yet another spot in his trophy case.

After a caution on lap 17 erased his two-second cushion over Jeremy Payne, Sanders had a problem under the hood and failed to come up to speed on the restart. He stopped one lap later and ducked into the work area where his crew fixed the problem and sent him back onto the track to rejoin the race at the rear of the field.

Payne, who dashed past Sanders on the previous restart, took charge and set a strong pace with Trevor Hunt, Dereck Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek and 14th-starting Phillips filling in the top five slots.

Phillips passed both VanderBeek and Hunt on lap 18 and then scooted by Ramirez for second with 20 laps in the books. Slowly but surely, Phillips began to chip away at Payne’s advantage and pulled even with him on lap 30.

Over the next few laps, the former teammates traded multiple “slide jobs” with Phillips leading for the first time as they completed the 32nd lap.

Meanwhile, Cade Dillard broke into the top five after coming all the way from the 26th starting spot and Sanders, who restarted 18th just 15 laps earlier, found himself grappling with Ramirez and VanderBeek for a top-five finish.

A final caution with four laps to go set up a wild dash to the checkered flag. Hunt was able to get around Payne on the restart with Dillard following him into third and Sanders sliding into fifth behind Payne.

Phillips, 48, proved to be the strongest of the strong and held off the 15-year-old Hunt to bag his 19th career USMTS victory and a $3,000 check for his efforts. Dillard, Payne and Sanders completed the top five.

VanderBeek and Ramirez finished nose to tail to garner the sixth and seventh spots, Terry Schultz wound up eighth, defending USRA Modified national champ Matt Dotson was ninth and Chase Jones passed 18 cars en route to a tenth-place finish.

The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup points reveals Sanders continuing to lead Vanderbeek with a 53-point cushion (629 to 576). Stormy Scott is third with 540 markers, followed by Ramirez (516), Kelly Shryock (503), Johnny Scott (499), Daniel Hilsabeck (495), Joe Duvall (482), Dillard (441) and Jake Gallardo (421).

Due to inclement weather, it was announced early Saturday night that Sunday’s event at the West Siloam Speedway had been canceled. Therefore, the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup will resume next week with four mammoth shows in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the series invades the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wis., and then makes its maiden voyage to the Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wis., on Thursday. Friday will find the fast and furious USMTS machines in Fountain City, Wis., at Bob Timm’s glorious Mississippi Thunder Speedway. The weekend wraps up Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup – Round 6 of 20
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Saturday, August 9, 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. (3) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
2. (9) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (4) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (6) 96 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo.
5. (5) 87 Darron Fuqua (R), Mayetta, Kan.
6. (7) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
7. (10) 88d Matt Dotson, Hallsville, Mo.
8. (1) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, Mo.
9. (8) 43 Craig Wood, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
10. (2) 11s Scotty Bough (R), Nevada, Mo.

JRi SHOCKS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (2) 33 Stephen Muilenburg, Sparta, Mo.
3. (7) 8s Jon Sheets, Nevada, Mo.
4. (10) 98 Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar, Mo.
5. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
6. (8) 97 Cade Dillard (R), Robeline, La.
7. (1) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
8. (4) 747 Colton Eck, Goddard, Kan.
9. (9) 710 Dave Elson, Springfield, Mo.
10. (5) 78 Danny Crane, Columbia, Mo.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.
2. (6) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo.
3. (5) 68 Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
4. (10) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Lincoln, Mo.
5. (4) 11n Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark.
6. (2) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
7. (7) 99k Richard Kimberling, Slater, Mo.
8. (3) 99 Dylan Hoover, Vandalia, Mo.
9. (9) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.
10. (8) 03 Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (4) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.
2. (1) 21r Jesse Stovall, Galena, Mo.
3. (2) 10b Brandon Givens, Hutchinson, Kan.
4. (8) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
5. (5) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa.
6. (9) 118 Terry Beckham II, Webb City, Mo.
7. (6) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (7) 25 Scotty Roberts, Columbia, Mo.
9. (3) 86 Brian Franz, Halstead, Kan.

DAY MOTOR SPORTS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
2. (5) 65 Tyler Davis, Derby, Kan.
3. (6) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (3) 21t Lance Town (R), Louisburg, Kan.
5. (7) 12 Scott Crigler (R), Alton, Mo.
6. (8) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla.
7. (9) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (4) 7d Austin Theiss (R), Hockley, Texas.
9. (2) 21 Bradley Potter, Fulton, Mo.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (9) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
2. (2) 68 Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo.
3. (6) 87 Darron Fuqua (R), Mayetta, Kan.
4. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
5. (14) 25 Scotty Roberts, Columbia, Mo.
6. (1) 33 Stephen Muilenburg, Sparta, Mo.
7. (12) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (10) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., FastMaster/Sput’s, $100.
9. (13) 747 Colton Eck, Goddard, Kan., GRT/Hillsboro, $80.
10. (7) 11n Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark., TRE/BMS, $80.
11. (15) 43 Craig Wood, El Dorado Springs, Mo., Evolution/KSE, $80.
12. (5) 12 Scott Crigler (R), Alton, Mo., Hughes/Patriot, $100.
13. (8) 97 Cade Dillard (R), Robeline, La.
14. (17) 78 Danny Crane, Columbia, Mo., Hughes/Dickey, $80.
15. (4) 96 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo., GRT/Jet, $80.
16. (16) 21 Bradley Potter, Fulton, Mo., Mutt/Potter, $80.
17. (11) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
DNS – 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., MBCustom/Mullins, $400.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
2. (9) 88d Matt Dotson, Hallsville, Mo.
3. (10) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (2) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
5. (5) 118 Terry Beckham II, Webb City, Mo.
6. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa.
7. (17) 03 Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
8. (12) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, Mo., TRE/BMS, $100.
9. (15) 86 Brian Franz, Halstead, Kan., GRT/Shadow, $80.
10. (16) 11s Scotty Bough (R), Nevada, Mo., Phoenix/Yeoman, $100.
11. (11) 99k Richard Kimberling, Slater, Mo., /, $80.
12. (14) 710 Dave Elson, Springfield, Mo., Shaw/Keith, $80.
13. (13) 7d Austin Theiss (R), Hockley, Texas, LG2/Durham, $100.
14. (4) 21t Lance Town (R), Louisburg, Kan., Hughes/Driskell, $100.
15. (3) 10b Brandon Givens, Hutchinson, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, $100.
16. (8) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla., Hughes/Geddes, $100.
17. (1) 21r Jesse Stovall, Galena, Mo., Xtreme/Yeoman, $80.
DNS – 99 Dylan Hoover, Vandalia, Mo., GRT/Martin, $80.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (14) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Hatfield, 40, $3100.
2. (3) 99h Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo., GRT/Spanel, 40, $1700.
3. (26) 97 Cade Dillard (R), Robeline, La., LG2/105, 40, $1200.
4. (4) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $900.
5. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustom/Geddes, 40, $900.
6. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput’s, 40, $800.
7. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Ramirez/Cornett, 40, $700.
8. (8) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $550.
9. (16) 88d Matt Dotson, Hallsville, Mo., Hughes/BMS, 40, $500.
10. (28) 03 Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs, Mo., Shaw/, 40, $450.
11. (18) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/ProPower, 40, $500.
12. (20) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/ASI, 40, $450.
13. (25) J17 Jake Gallardo (R), Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/AOS, 40, $425.
14. (19) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustom/Mullins, 40, $400.
15. (24) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Waukee, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 40, $400.
16. (13) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, 35, $350.
17. (1) 65 Tyler Davis, Derby, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, 33, $250.
18. (11) 12v Nathan Vaughn, Lincoln, Mo., DirtWorks/JRM, 30, $250.
19. (22) 118 Terry Beckham II, Webb City, Mo., TRE/Hatfield, 29, $250.
20. (27) 38c Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo., Allen/Midstate, 27, $250.
21. (9) 8s Jon Sheets (R), Nevada, Mo., Xtreme/Hatfield, 24, $250.
22. (23) 33 Stephen Muilenburg, Sparta, Mo., TRE/Eagle, 23, $250.
23. (15) 68 Kerry Davis, Parkville, Mo., GRT/Sput’s, 17, $250.
24. (7) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., GRT/Mullins, 16, $250.
25. (17) 87 Darron Fuqua (R), Mayetta, Kan., Venom/Driskell, 14, $250.
26. (12) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Ramirez/Cornett, 9, $400.
27. (10) 98 Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar, Mo., GRT/SCP, 7, $250.
28. (21) 25 Scotty Roberts, Columbia, Mo., Allen/, 7, $250.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leaders: Sanders 1-16, Payne 17-31, Phillips 32-40.
Total Laps Led: Sanders 16, Payne 15, Phillips 9.
Margin of Victory: 0.448 second.
Provisional Starters: Gallardo, Dillard, Pursley (track), Jones (track).
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: VanderBeek.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: Phillips (started 14th, finished 1st).
Next Race: Wednesday, Aug. 13, Amsoil Speedway, Superior, Wis.
Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup Points: Sanders 629, VanderBeek 576, S. Scott 540, Ramirez 516, Shryock 503, J. Scott 499, Hilsabeck 495, Duvall 482, Dillard 441, Gallardo 421.
Rookie of the Year Points: Gallardo 1781, Dillard 1604, Adam Penn 1436, Dylan Smith 1298, Theiss 1125.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Sput’s 362, ProPower 358, Geddes 339, Mullins 245, ASI 169.
Tiger Quick Change Manufacturers Championship Points: LG2 421, MBCustom 400, GRT 329, Ramirez 328, Hughes 265.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Crane.
Beyea Custom Headers – Sanders.
Brass Monkey Racing Products – not awarded.
C&R Racing – Siebert.
Edelbrock – not awarded.
FK Rod Ends – Hilsabeck.
Forty9Designs.com – Duvall.
Fuel Safe – VanderBeek.
GRT Race Cars – Givens.
Hooker Harness – Gallardo.
JRi Shocks – VanderBeek.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – not awarded.
Keyser Manufacturing – not awarded.
Marsh Racing Wheels – not awarded.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Phillips.
MSD Ignition – Phillips, Hunt.
PBM Performance Products – Phillips.
Power Lift Racing Products – not awarded.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Sybesma Graphics – VanderBeek.
VP Racing Fuels – Phillips.

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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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