Jason Hiett Wins B J Parker Memorial Southern All Stars At Talladega Short Track

EASTABOGA, AL—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab made its annual stop at the Talladega Short Track during NASCAR weekend and the race was in honor of the man that started the series B J Parker and in the 42 lap $4,200 to win feature Jason Hiett set fast time and then lead all 40 laps to take the win. It was Hiett’s third career Southern All Star win.

Jack Hale finished in the second spot, with Dillon Tidmore third, Jason Frame fourth and Ashton Winger fifth.

Finishing in the sixth spot was the 2019 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Champion David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., who clinched the series title, is the first driver from the state of Mississippi to win the title since the 1983-84 seasons when Don Hester and Jerry Inmon took the titles. Breazeale also become the 24th different series champion in the 36 year history of the series.

Todd Morrow bright home a seventh place finish from his 14th starting spot, eight to Josh Putnam, ninth Ronnie Johnson from 12th and finishing in the tenth spot was Dallas Cooper from 17th.

RACE TIDBITS: Talladega Short Track locals held their ground on their home turn once again as Hiett, Hale and Tidmore took the top three spots.

David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., looks like he will take his first Southern All Star Championship and become the 24th different champion in the 36 year history of the series.

Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville, GA., has clinched the Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com Rookie of the Year for the 2019 season.

First time starts with the series this year Jadon Frame, Todd Morrow, Matthew Turner, Heath Hindman,

Car Count: 30

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Jason Hiett 13.644
Group B: Jack Hale 13.832

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Jason Hiett 13.644

Hoosier Racing Tires Heats:

PPM Race Products B Mains: Christian Hanger-Ronnie Johnson

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Tim Roszell

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Dallas Cooper

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger:

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Jadon Frame

Rugged Radios Communications Award:

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Jason Hiett; 2.Jack Hale; 3.dillon Tidmore; 4.Jadon Frame; 5.Ashton Winger; 6.David Breazeale; 7.Todd Morrow; 8.Josh Putnam; 9.Ronnie Johnson; 10.Dallas Cooper; 11.Billy Franklin; 12.Tim Roszell; 13.Mark Dodson; 14.Sam Seawright; 15.Matthew Turner; 16.Tim Busha; 17.Casey Turman; 18.Heath Hindman; 19.Destin Mince; 20.Riley Hickman; 21.Terry Smith; 22.Josh Adkins; 23.Matt Dooley; 24.Christian Hanger

DNS: Sam Norman; Jeff Johns; Houston Spurlock; Chris Harris; Teddy Snow, Chris Harris

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1376; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1224; 3.Billy Franklin 1056; 4.Mark Dodson 1018; 5.Riley Hickman 982; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372

2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 371; 2.Billy Franklin 326; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.Austin Arnold 139; 5.J R Moseley 131

2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Mark Dodson 138; 2..Brad Skinner 71; 3.David Brannon 58; 4.Steven Stehle 46; 5.Farrel Skelton 36; 6.Greg Love 31; 7.Derek Fisher 22; 8.Shawn Martin 21; 9.John Minon 21; 10.Danny Barrett 20;

By |2019-10-15T15:10:16+00:00October 15th, 2019|Race Results, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Jason Hiett Wins B J Parker Memorial Southern All Stars At Talladega Short Track

David Crabtree Scores First Southern All Star Win At I-75 Raceway

RACE RECAP: SWEETWATER, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab made the annual stop at the I-75 Raceway Saturday night and a strong field of 30 super late models entered for the 2nd Annual Dirt Slinger Classic and like in 2018 a new driver picked up his first career Southern All Star win as David Crabtree of Maryville, TN., took home the $4,000 payday.

Crabtree started on the pole and then had to battle with Matt Henderson on restarts and Henderson caught up to Crabtree in lapped traffic but Crabtree worked his way around the lapped cars and then took command late in the race as he pulled ahead of Henderson for the win.

Matt Henderson came home in the second spot with Trevor Sise finishing third but due to an unapproved tire he was disqualified, moving Riley Hickman to the third spot, Kyle Courtney fourth and David Webb fifth.

Finishing in the sixth spot was Ronnie Johnson who started 16th, seventh to 2018 race winner Coy Hedgecock, eighth to Jordan Rodabaugh, ninth to Patrick Duggan and tenth to Kurt English.
CRABTREE SPONSORS: Rocket Chassis/Merriman Excavating/Tennessee Valley Builders/Stanley Best Heating & Air

RACE TIDBITS: Riley Hickman was back after a three race absence in a new car from Jason Welshan and had a good debut with a third place finish.

Three time Southern All Star champion Ronnie Johnson was back and got the high side working at I-75 and moved from 16th to 6th in the 40 lap event.

Former Southern All Star 9:1 Series Champion Patrick Duggan was back behind the Glenn Vanover car this weekend in first Southern All Star event in year. Patrick came home with a ninth place finish.

Points contenders all had rough nights as David Breazeale battled problems all night and finished 13th, Mark Dodson has mechanical problems and finished 21st and Zach Leonhardi had motor issues and did a start and park for a 23rd place finish.

Great crowd on hand for the 2nd Annual Dirt Slinger Classic pits were full and Tim Kyle and his staff are doing a great job at operating this facility.

First time starts with the series this year David Crabtree, Matt Henderson, Kyle Courtney, David Webb, Cory Hedgecock, Jordan Rodabaugh, Patrick Duggan, Kurt English, Ryan Tims, Dusty Carver, Caleb Ashby, Jason Manley, Shawn Chastain, Trevor Sise, Levi Hicks, Jerry Ashley, Jerry Green, Casey Turman,

Next race will be September 28TH at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN., a 50 lap $7.500 to win event that will have increased starting money to $500.

Car Count: 31

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: David Crabtree 12.232
Group B Matt Henderson 12.375

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: David Crabtree 12.232

Hoosier Racing Tires Heats:

PPM Race Products B Mains: Cory Hedgecock-Camaron Marlar

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Bobby Giffin

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Kurt English

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Ronnie Johnson

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Kyle Courtney

Rugged Radios Communications Award: David Crabtree

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.David Crabtree; 2.Matt Henderson; 3.Riley Hickman; 4.Kyle Courtney; 5.David Webb; 6.Ronnie Johnson; 7.Cory Hedgecock; 8.Jordan Rodabaugh; 9.patrick Duggan; 10.Kurt English; 11.Robby Moses; 12.Bobby Giffin; 13.David Breazeale; 14.Ryan Tims; 15.Dusty Carver; 16.Andy Picklesimer; 17.Caleb Ashby; 18.Camaron Marlar; 19.Jason Manley; 20.Shawn Chastain; 21.Mark Dodson; 22.John Ownbey; 23.Zach Leonhardi; 24.Trevor Sise DQ

DNS: Jerry Ashley; Jerry Green; Casey Turman; Craig Greer; Steven Stehle; Levi Hicks

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1196; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1144; 3.Billy Franklin 978; 4.Riley Hickman 932; 5.Mark Dodson 876; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372

2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 345; 2.Billy Franklin 296; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.Austin Arnold 139; 5.J R Moseley 131

2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Mark Dodson 82; 2..Brad Skinner 71; 3.David Brannon 58; 4.Steven Stehle 46; 5.Farrel Skelton 36; 6.Greg Love 31; 7.Derek Fisher 22; 8.Shawn Martin 21; 9.John Minon 21; 10.Danny Barrett 20;

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
September 28th Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN $7,500
Oct 12th Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,000

By |2019-09-23T21:17:26+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Racing News, Regional, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on David Crabtree Scores First Southern All Star Win At I-75 Raceway

Sanders Best of the Best in Friday Featherlite Fall Jamboree Thriller

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 20)–Magical things just seem to happen between the walls of the Deer Creek Speedway when the United States Modified Touring Series is in town, and the racing gods bestowed yet another badass blessing on the race fans Friday during the second night of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

When considering the amount of sheer excitement throughout the evening’s 40-lap main event, perhaps the best move of the night took place when Jake Timm, Blake Arndt and Kyle Brown climbed from their destroyed race cars after a frightening crash on the opening lap.

Replays from the live RacinDirt.tv broadcast showed Jason Hughes and Arndt make contact near the end of the back-stretch while battling in the middle of the pack. Arndt shot up the track into a helpless Timm who then smacked the concrete wall and went into a series of end-over-end flips, nearly exiting the track.

Brown, who used a provisional in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup to get the 30th starting spot, was also collected in the melee. Ultimately, after a few tense moments, all three racers emerged from the twisted metal without serious injury.

On the restart, cars became bunched up coming to the flagstand which forced one car off the track and brought about the race’s second slow-down before a single lap could be completed.

Finally under green, Dustin Sorensen took control from the pole position and proceeded to set a blistering pace around the extreme high side of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval with Austin Siebert and Jake O’Neil challenging the second-generation speedster.

USMTS national points leader Rodney Sanders joined the fray and O’Neil used the occasion to grab second place from Siebert as they raced three-wide behind Sorensen. With Sorensen, O’Neil and Sanders dragging each other around the top of the track, the caution flew on lap 13 just as the leaders had caught the back of the field.

When the green flag returned, Sanders took advantage and slipped by O’Neil for second while 14th-starting Jacob Bleess took fourth away from Hunter Marriott.

A slight bobble in turn two was all that Sanders needed to make a run on Sorensen, and the two-time USMTS national champ slid past the 18-year old for the lead on lap 24.

The final 16 laps were nothing short of incredible.

While Sanders continued to hold serve, O’Neil followed in his tire tracks with Sorensen right behind and Marriott trailing in fourth. Meanwhile, Thursday night winner Dereck Ramirez (from 24th) and Zack VanderBeek (from 22nd) had cracked the top ten and battling to get into the top five.

Lapped cars gain became a factor with ten laps remaining. Sanders and O’Neil broke away slightly and waged a hearty battle through traffic when suddenly the yellow lights came on and caution flew over the speedway with just two laps to go.

On the restart, O’Neil was a bit slow to fire but caught Sanders by the time they reached back-stretch while Sorensen tip-toed his way around the low side of the racing surface and Ramirez tried to squeeze in through the middle.

Entering the final corner coming to the checkered flag, O’Neil shot to the low side and began a huge slide up the track but was restrained enough to give Sanders a car’s width to squirt around the top and speed past to take the win.

As O’Neil tucked in behind Sanders, Sorensen snuck underneath for second while Ramirez passed 20 of his fellow competitors en route to a fourth-place finish and VanderBeek drive by 17 cars to register his second top-five in as many nights.

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Top three (from left to right): runner-up Dustin Sorensen, winner Rodney Sanders and third-place finisher Jake O’Neil.

Not to be outdone, track champion Brandon Davis passed 20 cars too, finishing seventh behind Marriott with Bleess, Hughes and 21st-starting Lucas Schott rounding out the top ten.

“Dustin had a good car and he had a fast pace early, and I was just trying to save my stuff there,” Sanders told USMTS announcer Chris Stepan in victory lane. “I kind of moved up there after I got by him and I felt like I was just kind of spinning my wheels a little bit. I saw Jake back underneath me and moved back down.

With his ninth career USMTS victory at ‘The Creek’ and 96th overall in USMTS competition, Sanders pocketed $5,000 and took another step closer to securing his third national title.

“It was a fun race. I’ve got to thank Jake and Dustin and all those guys for running hard and clean. Jake threw a ‘Hail Mary’ at the end but he left me room. It’s fun when you can race hard with people like that but not tear up anything.”

Eartlier in the program, the Stoen Racing Engines “Dash 4 Cash” featured the drivers with the fastest one-lap time in each heat race competing for $1,000 to win. Hughes held off O’Neil for the win, followed by Marriott, Sanders, Ethan Dotson and Travis Saurer.

In addition to $2,000 in cold, hard cash for the eight-lap sprint, the six drivers also earned contingency awards and product from Callies Performance Products, Construction Partnership, Inc., Jobbers Parts Warehouse, Kevko Racing Oil Pans & Components, National Fleet Graphics and Spyder High Performance Filters.

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Jason Hughes won the Stoen “Dash 4 Cash” race.

The 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree continues Saturday, and race fans will witness a complete program with the winner of Saturday’s championship pocketing $10,000. Thirty cars will start the main event which will go three-wide for the green flag start. The 30-car Non-Qualifiers Race will pay $2,000 to win.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. For fans unable to attend in person, all three nights of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at RacinDirt.TV.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out DeerCreekSpeedway.com online. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit
21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree – Night 2 of 3
Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 15 in heat race passing points plus the top 4 in the “B” Mains advanced to the “A” Main. Drivers with the fastest single-lap time in each heat race were eligible to compete in the Dash.

SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps):
1. (2) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
2. (3) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn.
3. (5) 51w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
4. (11) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.
5. (1) 98d Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn.
6. (9) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
7. (7) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.
8. (4) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
9. (10) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn.
10. (6) 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo.
11. (8) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
DNS – 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps):
1. (1) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn.
2. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
3. (8) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.
4. (10) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (5) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can.
6. (9) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn.
7. (2) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.
8. (11) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis.
9. (7) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn.
10. (4) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
11. (3) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
DNS – 00g Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps):
1. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
2. (2) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis.
3. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
4. (7) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.
5. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
6. (4) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa.
7. (5) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
8. (11) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
9. (8) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.
10. (9) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa.
11. (10) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas.
DNS – 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis.

MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps):
1. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.
2. (1) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn.
3. (4) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.
4. (3) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (5) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn.
6. (8) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
7. (6) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn.
8. (7) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa.
9. (9) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn.
10. (11) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn.
11. (10) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa.
DNS – 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.

VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps):
1. (1) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.
2. (3) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn.
3. (7) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.
4. (9) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
5. (6) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
6. (10) 23k Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn.
7. (2) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn.
8. (4) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo.
9. (11) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Tea, S.D.
10. (5) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla.
11. (8) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn.

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps):
1. (1) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
2. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
4. (4) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
5. (9) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas.
6. (3) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
7. (8) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn.
8. (10) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa.
9. (5) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
10. (7) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.
DNS – 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (2) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.
2. (1) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn.
3. (4) 23 Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn.
4. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
5. (5) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn., SSR/Sput’s, $50.
6. (15) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
7. (7) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa.
8. (11) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Skyrocket/HarryHeads, $50.
9. (16) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn., Harris/KSE, $50.
10. (13) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/ChevPerf, $50.
11. (3) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas, MBCustoms/PTS, $50.
12. (10) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn., SSR/Stoen, $50.
13. (9) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn., Skyrocket/KSE, $50.
14. (14) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla., Rage/ChevPerf, $50.
15. (12) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn., Ramirez/Flyin’J, $50.
16. (8) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis., Rocket/Baxter, $50.
DNS – 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo., Hughes/Mullins, $50.
DNS – 00g Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn., $0.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (2) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.
2. (3) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
4. (13) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.
5. (7) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Rocket/Baier’s, $50.
6. (5) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, $50.
7. (8) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, Rage/ChevPerf, $50.
8. (12) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa, IROC/ChevPerf, $50.
9. (6) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn., GRT/Sput’s, $50.
10. (9) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa, Sidebiter/Johnson, $50.
11. (4) 98d Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn., Skyrocket/ASI, $50.
12. (11) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn., GRT/Allard, $50.
13. (14) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, WesternFlyer/KPE, $50.
14. (10) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., Hughes/Wyman, $50.
DNS – 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, $50.
DNS – 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, $50.
DNS – 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn., $0.
DNS – 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., $0.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #3 (15 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (3) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
2. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
3. (4) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
4. (9) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn.
5. (15) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn., Killer/KSE, $50.
6. (8) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, $50.
7. (1) 51w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn., DirtDueler/Baier’s, $50.
8. (6) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn., Killer/Flyin’J, $50.
9. (12) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim’s, $50.
10. (7) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Midstate, $50.
11. (13) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn., LG2/KSE, $50.
12. (16) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa, MBCustoms/KSE, $50.
13. (5) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can., Taylor/ChevPerf, $50.
14. (11) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Tea, S.D., MBCustoms/JB, $50.
15. (10) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Cornett, $50.
16. (14) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, $50.
DNS – 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn., $0.
DNS – 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo., $0.

STOEN RACING ENGINES “DASH 4 CASH” (8 laps):
1. (1) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., $1000.
2. (2) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., $400.
3. (3) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., $300.
4. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, $100.
5. (6) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., $100.
6. (5) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., $100.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (8) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $5000.
2. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $3000.
3. (5) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $2000.
4. (24) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1500.
5. (22) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1000.
6. (9) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $900.
7. (27) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., Tri-Built/KSE, 40, $800.
8. (14) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $750.
9. (15) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $700.
10. (21) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $650.
11. (19) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $625.
12. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $600.
13. (26) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Hill, 40, $575.
14. (2) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 40, $550.
15. (7) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $525.
16. (16) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis., Rocket/Sput’s, 40, $500.
17. (12) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn., Player/MAS, 40, $475.
18. (13) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40, $450.
19. (25) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 40, $425.
20. (23) 23 Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn., Shaw/Action, 40, $400.
21. (28) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $400.
22. (17) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, 40, $400.
23. (4) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Wagamon, 40, $400.
24. (11) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Longhorn/Mullins, 38, $400.
25. (10) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 34, $400.
26. (3) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., Longhorn/ChevPerf, 30, $400.
27. (29) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 30, $400.
28. (18) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 0, $400.
29. (20) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn., Shaw/KSE, 0, $400.
30. (30) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa, Harris/Tesar, 0, $400.

(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender

Lap Leaders: Sorensen 1-22, Sanders 23-40.
Total Laps Led: Sorensen 22, Sanders 18.
Margin of Victory: 0.359 second.
Time of Race: 17 minutes, 15.653 seconds (4 cautions).
Provisional Starters: Waits, Brown.
Eibach Spring Forward Award: Davis (advanced 28 positions).
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Ramirez (started 24th, finished 4th).
Entries: 70.
Next Race: Saturday, Sept. 21, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: TBD.
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Points: TBD.
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: TBD.
USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: TBD.
USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: TBD.

By |2019-09-21T15:17:08+00:00September 21st, 2019|Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Sanders Best of the Best in Friday Featherlite Fall Jamboree Thriller

Sanders sails to USMTS Victory at I-35 Speedway

Rodney Sanders rolled to his series-best seventh win of the season Wednesday as the I-35 Speedway hosted the 10th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown presented by MyRacePass.com.

The current points leader in the Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship, Sanders was patient while he battled with Ryan Gustin, Darron Fuqua, Zack VanderBeek and Terry Phillips for the first 30 circuits of the 40-lapper while Hunter Marriott set the pace from the start.

Five cautions slowed the main event—the last of which saw Gustin’s night end with another mechanical problem. Sanders was able to squeeze past Fuqua on the restart and then set his sights on the leader.

Marriott, of nearby Brookfield, Mo., competed at the track on a weekly basis early in his racing career and showed the fastest way around using the shortest way around the high-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval neat Winston, Mo., after earning the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award.

While Marriott remained married to the low groove, Sanders used every inch of the racetrack before settling on the middle and top grooves. He edged past Marriott at the flagstand as the lead duo completed lap 31, and then sailed away to score his 94th career USMTS victory.

The win was worth $2,500 to the 29-year-old from Happy, Texas, and padded his points lead in both the national standings and Casey’s ‘Hunt’ series. ‘The Sandman’ is in the driver’s seat to claim his third USMTS National Championship.

Marriott, who is on track to capture this year’s Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Award, held off Phillips for second while VanderBeek and Dereck Ramirez rounded out the top five.

Fuqua, who challenged Marriott for the first half of the race, held on to finish sixth. I-35 Speedway USRA Modified points leader Dennis Elliott was seventh, Austin Siebert earned an eighth-place paycheck, Jimmy Ray traveled from Las Cruces, N.M., and scored a ninth-place result, and Tyler Davis completed the top ten.

#WelcomeHome: On Thursday, the USMTS will rock the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., for the first time in the 21-year history of the series for the inaugural Bullring Bash. Full-blown Modifieds have not appeared at the track in more than 12 years, and the venue has never hosted a national touring event nor paid out a purse of this magnitude.

On most Friday nights, drivers arrive at the the quintessential hometown, grassroots racetrack just after punching the clock and strap into a Bomber, Pure Stock, Mini Stock or B-Mod. The Allen family has operated the track for more than 20 years and continue to make it a place for great weekly racing, and the quarter-mile oval never disappoints the passionate local fan base. Plus, the concession prices are almost too fair.

In addition to the hotly-contested USMTS ‘Hunt’ battle, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will compete for national and points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series. Midwest Mods will complete the three-division card and both divisions feature great payouts and a chance to end the night in victory lane.

Event partners were quick to jump on board to support the first-time event. Each supporter is valued and appreciated. Bringing drivers, crews and race fans to Urbana would not be possible without the backing of 54 Buildings & More, Oak Star Bank, Hermitage Lumber, Loehr Construction, Robert Sawyer Agency, Big Surf Waterpark, Krystal’s Hair Studio, Eagle Machine, D & D Welding & Fabrication, St. Clair County State Bank, Scotty’s Signs & Wraps and Citizens Memorial Heatlhcare.

Despite being a school night, we welcome families to come out and enjoy this historic event. Big Surf Waterpark is giving away free admission to the waterpark for the first 100 kids age 10 and under. There will be activities for the kids and special back-to-school giveaways too.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating in the grass. Bill Allen is working tirelessly on the addition of a few hundred bleacher seats before race day so that there is room for everyone. There will be additional parking with staff helping to guide traffic. Fans will also be treated to the addition of some new LED lighting around the track.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps begin at 7 and racing gets underway at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for adults (17-61) or just $15 for youth (12-16) and seniors 62 or older. Veterans and active duty military with ID also get in for $15. Kids 11 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

Fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Bolivar, Buffalo, Camdenton, Hermitage, Weaubleau and Wheatland. To find the location nearest you, visit caseys.com.

Two-time USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin will meet and greet fans at the Casey’s located at 812 S. Ash St. in Buffalo, Mo., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. While you’re there, get yourself a slice of delicious Casey’s pizza, meet the ‘The Reaper’ and see his No. 19R Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Modified.

The Dallas County speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval located 9 miles south of US 54 on US 65 (2876 US-65, Urbana, MO 65767). For more information, visit dallascountyspeedway.net.

On Friday, the series invades the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., in an event presented by PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, and the 96-hour grind wraps up Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla., for the 7th Annual Salute to Veterans presented by Bryke Racing.

To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship
Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship
10th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown presented by MyRacePass.com
I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 16 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey’s General Stores “A” Main.

SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.
2. (3) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.
3. (4) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (5) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.
5. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
6. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.
7. (6) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
2. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (7) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
4. (2) 89 Tyler Hibner (R), Chillicothe, Mo.
5. (4) 9d8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
6. (3) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
7. (5) 99h Lee Hibner (R), Chillicothe, Mo.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
2. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (3) 29 Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, Iowa.
4. (6) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
5. (5) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
6. (4) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo.
7. (7) 97x Houston Johnson (R), Kansas City, Mo.

MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (2) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.
3. (3) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.
4. (6) 98 Austin Johnson (R), Kansas City, Mo.
5. (4) 92 Tyler Grooms, Tenton, Mo.
6. (5) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) 9d8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan.
2. (5) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.
3. (1) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
4. (11) 97x Houston Johnson (R), Kansas City, Mo.
5. (3) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
6. (6) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
7. (4) 92 Tyler Grooms (R), Trenton, Mo., Hughes/Grooms, $75.
8. (10) 99h Lee Hibner (R), Chillicothe, Mo., MBCustoms/KSE, $75.
9. (7) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo.
10. (9) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
11. (8) R21 Ryan Schaffer, Corning, Iowa, LG2/Mullins, $75.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $2500.
2. (1) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $1500.
3. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $1000.
4. (3) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $800.
5. (7) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $700.
6. (2) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 40, $600.
7. (11) 29 Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, Iowa, GRT/Elliott, 40, $350.
8. (13) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 40, $500.
9. (10) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M., AOS/AOS, 40, $550.
10. (8) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Hatfield, 40, $250.
11. (14) 98 Austin Johnson (R), Kansas City, Mo., GRT/FastLane, 40, $225.
12. (16) 89 Tyler Hibner (R), Chillicothe, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $200.
13. (22) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/ChevPerf, 39, $425.
14. (23) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 28, $300.
15. (21) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan., Hughes/TwoM, 28, $275.
16. (17) 9d8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan., BillsBuilt/KBS, 27, $200.
17. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 21, $250.
18. (12) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 21, $250.
19. (15) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 20, $250.
20. (19) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 15, $250.
21. (20) 97x Houston Johnson (R), Kansas City, Mo., GRT/Hanson, 13, $200.
22. (9) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, 7, $250.
23. (24) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., Hughes/Wyman, 6, $250.
24. (18) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 4, $250.

(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender

Lap Leaders: Marriott 1-30, Sanders 31-40.
Total Laps Led: Marriott 30, Sanders 10.
Margin of Victory: 1.456 seconds.
Time of Race: 26 minutes, 56.240 seconds (5 cautions).
Provisional Starters: O’Neil, Hicks.
Eibach Spring Forward Award: T. Phillips (advanced 7 positions).
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Clark (started 22nd, finished 13th).
Entries: 27.
Next Race: Thursday, Aug. 15, Dallas County Speedway, Urbana, Mo.
Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2463, Ramirez 2261, Marriott 2152, Gustin 1994, T. Phillips 1980, O’Neil 1860, VanderBeek 1712, Kates 1533, Striegel 1516, Joe Duvall 1259.
Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 581, Ramirez 556, T. Phillips 529, Marriott 521, VanderBeek 381, Kates 369, Saurer 357, Striegel 354, Mari 313, Gustin 307.
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points:Marriott 1994, Striegel 1516, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 522, Nathan Hagar 415.
USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points:MBCustoms 224, Hughes 218, GRT 164, Rage 161, LG2 150.
USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 201, Cornett 185, KSE 141, Durham 136, Stoen 120.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Wolff.
Beyea Custom Headers – VanderBeek.
Bryke Racing – Allen.
BSB Manufacturing – H. Johnson.
Casey’s General Stores – Grooms.
Champ Pans – Ramirez.
Deatherage Opticians – T. Hibner.
E3 Spark Plugs – T. Phillips.
Edelbrock – Gustin.
Eibach – T. Phillips.
Fast Shafts – Fuqua.
FK Rod Ends – Clark.
Hooker Harness – Clark.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – Mari.
Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts – Gustin.
K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports – Grooms.
Keyser Manufacturing – Davis.
KSE Racing Products – Ray.
Maxima Racing Oils – Sanders.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Ray.
Out-Pace Racing Products – P. Phillips.
PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain – Marriott.
QA1 – Striegel.
RacerWebsite.com – H. Johnson.
Simpson Performance Products – Marriott.
Swift Springs – Sanders, Elliott.
Sybesma Graphics – Marriott.
Tire Demon – A. Johnson.
VP Racing Fuels – Sanders.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Elliott.

By |2019-08-15T13:45:08+00:00August 15th, 2019|Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Sanders sails to USMTS Victory at I-35 Speedway

Ebert joins USMTS Winners Club with Ogilvie Triumph

Making it two straight first-time USMTS winners in as many nights, Dan Ebert out-dueled Rodney Sanders in a caution-free 40-lap nail-biter Saturday at the Ogilvie Raceway.

As has come to be expected at the Wagamon family’s 3/8-mile high-banked dirt oval in Ogilvie, Minn., the main event at this year’s 8th Annual Modified Madness presented by RacingJunk.com was another mind-blowing barn-burner that saw a home state racer fend off the Best of the Best in the dirt modified world.

Ebert, 31, was the fastest during hot laps early in the program and finished the night off the same way with a $3,000 victory in his home state. It was the first series win for the Lake Shore resident.

From the outside of the front row, Ebert immediately established himself as the pace-setter by quickly moving to the extreme high side of the track and laying claim to the thin strip of dark clay against the guardrail.

For the most part, Ebert remained faithful to the high line but heavy lapped traffic from lap 10 until the end. Only back-markers and a late-race slide-job on Sanders brought him off his preferred line.

Dereck Ramirez gave chase for the first half of the contest before relinquishing the position to Sanders on lap 22.

Sanders ran down Ebert and used two lapped cars to slip underneath and grab the lead on lap 34. The two made hard contact two laps later when Ebert ran out of real estate between the right side of Sanders’ car and the front-stretch wall.

The next time around, Ebert went to the inside of Sanders, slid up in front of him in turn 2 where they made contact, and then sped away to claim the checkered flag.

Sanders, who leads the Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship, held on for second ahead of Ramirez with Terry Phillips fourth and FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award winner Shane Sabraski finishing fifth after rolling off 40 laps earlier from the 15th slot.

Hunter Marriott, Landon Atkinson, Dave Cain, Zack VanderBeek and Cory Crapser completed the top 10.

A four-night swing Aug. 14-17 is up next with three stops in the Show-Me State and a final stop in Oklahoma.

On Wednesday, it’s the 10th Annual Missouri Meltdown presented by MyRacePass.com at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. On Thursday, the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., hosts the USMTS for the first time for the inaugural Bullring Bash presented by Hooker Harness. On Friday, the 2nd Annual USMTS Event presented by PEM takes place at the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and the 96-hour grind wraps up Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla., for the 7th Annual Salute to Veterans presented by Bryke Racing.

To connect with the United States Modified Touring Series, visit usmts.com. You can also like us on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed, get it first and subscribe to USMTS e-News.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship
Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship
8th Annual Modified Madness presented by RacingJunk.com
Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn.
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey’s General Stores “A” Main.

SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
2. (3) 18a Landon Atkinson (R), Little Falls, Minn.
3. (1) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
4. (5) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn.
5. (2) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn.
6. (9) 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn.
7. (8) US Jonathan Olmscheid (R), Royalton, Minn.
8. (7) 06 Jeremy Nelson (R), Zimmerman, Minn.
9. (6) 9e Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (4) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.
2. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (3) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn.
4. (8) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
5. (2) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Hermantown, Minn.
6. (7) 7a Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn.
7. (1) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.
8. (5) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (3) 2c Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn.
2. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.
3. (1) 5k Tyler Kaeter (R), St. Cloud, Minn.
4. (2) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.
5. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
6. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
7. (7) 89jr J.T. Johnson (R), Milaca, Minn.
8. (8) 18m Mason McEvers (R), Grantsburg, Wis.

MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
2. (1) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis.
3. (4) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.
4. (3) 11b Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.
5. (6) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.
6. (5) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (8) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, Minn.
8. (7) 55 Jeff Wood, Chisholm, Minn.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 5k Tyler Kaeter (R), St. Cloud, Minn.
2. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
3. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
4. (9) 06 Jeremy Nelson (R), Zimmerman, Minn.
5. (3) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.
6. (8) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.
7. (4) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/ChevPerf, $75.
8. (7) US Jonathan Olmscheid (R), Royalton, Minn., GRT/Adams, $75.
9. (10) 18m Mason McEvers (R), Grantsburg, Wis., SSR/Quality, $75.
10. (2) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.
11. (11) 9e Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn., SSR/Adams, $75.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (5) 7a Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn.
2. (4) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Hermantown, Minn.
3. (9) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.
4. (1) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn.
5. (7) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, Minn.
6. (2) 11b Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn., Dominator/Hansen, $75.
7. (10) 55 Jeff Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/Sput’s, $75.
8. (6) 57 Duke Erickson (R), Sioux Falls, S.D., Dominator/Hansen, $90.
9. (8) 89jr J.T. Johnson (R), Milaca, Minn.
10. (3) 0 Justin Remus (R), New Ulm, Minn., Medieval/Bruns, $75.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (2) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn., Lethal/Breeschoten, 40, $3000.
2. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $1700.
3. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1100.
4. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $900.
5. (14) 7a Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn., Lethal/Hill, 40, $800.
6. (6) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $700.
7. (8) 18a Landon Atkinson (R), Little Falls, Minn., Lethal/Sower, 40, $500.
8. (5) 2c Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn., Shaw/KSE, 40, $450.
9. (15) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $550.
10. (11) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 40, $500.
11. (12) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 39, $325.
12. (18) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 39, $425.
13. (19) 06 Jeremy Nelson (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/KSE, 39, $275.
14. (1) 42 Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis., Lazer/Niznik, 39, $375.
15. (10) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/Driskell, 39, $350.
16. (25) 89jr J.T. Johnson (R), Milaca, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 39, $250.
17. (17) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, 39, $300.
18. (21) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 39, $300.
19. (20) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn., MBCustoms/Sturdy, 39, $250.
20. (13) 5k Tyler Kaeter (R), St Cloud, Minn., SSR/Chubb’s, 38, $250.
21. (23) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 38, $300.
22. (16) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Hermantown, Minn., MBCustoms/Hill, 26, $250.
23. (9) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 22, $300.
24. (24) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim’s, 21, $300.
25. (22) 23 Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, Minn., MBCustoms/JRM, 3, $250.

(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender

Lap Leaders: Ebert 1-33, Sanders 34-36, Ebert 37-40.
Total Laps Led: Ebert 37, Sanders 3.
Margin of Victory: 0.18 second.
Time of Race: 12 minutes, 44.362 seconds (no cautions).
Provisional Starters: Mari, Jones, Johnson (track).
Eibach Spring Forward Award: Sabraski (advanced 14 positions).
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Sabraski (started 14th, finished 5th).
Entries: 33.
Next Race: Wednesday, Aug. 14, I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo..
Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 2362, Ramirez 2177, Marriott 2054, Gustin 1936, Phillips 1889, Jake O’Neil 1796, VanderBeek 1625, Kates 1479, Striegel 1464, Joe Duvall 1259.
Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 480, Ramirez 472, Phillips 438, Marriott 423, Kates 315, Saurer 307, Striegel 302, VanderBeek 294, Mari 257, Gustin 249.
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points:Marriott 1951, Striegel 1464, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 522, Nathan Hagar 415.
USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 214, Hughes 212, GRT 156, Rage 152, LG2 146.
USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 191, Cornett 179, KSE 132, Durham 128, Stoen 113.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Gustin.
Beyea Custom Headers – Phillips.
Bryke Racing – Striegel.
BSB Manufacturing – Mari.
Casey’s General Stores – Remus.
Champ Pans – Sabraski.
Deatherage Opticians – Timm.
E3 Spark Plugs – Ramirez.
Edelbrock – Cain.
Eibach – Sabraski.
Fast Shafts – Ebert.
FK Rod Ends – Sabraski.
Hooker Harness – Nelson.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – Saurer.
Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts – Kates.
K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports – Jeffrey Wood.
Keyser Manufacturing – Crapser.
KSE Racing Products – VanderBeek.
Maxima Racing Oils – Ebert.
Out-Pace Racing Products – Johnson.
PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain – Jensen.
QA1 – Ebert.
RacerWebsite.com – Olmscheid.
Simpson Performance Products – Phillips.
Swift Springs – Ebert, Sabraski.
Sybesma Graphics – Niznik.
Tire Demon – Wagamon.
VP Racing Fuels – Ebert.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Atkinson.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Casey’s General Stores, Chevrolet Performance, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports, KSE Racing Products, Malvern Bank, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD, MyRacePass, Nitroquest Media, Pace Performance, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Snickers, Spike Hardcore Energy, Summit Racing Equipment, VP Racing Fuels, Wrisco Industries.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Eagle Moon Farm, Impact RaceGear, PBM Performance Products, RACEceiver, Rancho Milagro Racing, River’s Edge Scrap Management, Tony Moro Powder Coat, Top of the World Ranch, YouDirt.com.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bryke Racing, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, E3 Spark Plugs, Edelbrock, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hooker Harness, Hyperco, Integra Racing Shocks and Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wilwood Racing.

By |2019-08-11T08:39:25+00:00August 11th, 2019|Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Ebert joins USMTS Winners Club with Ogilvie Triumph

Ashton Winger 9th Different Winner In Southern All Stars This Year

SUMMERTOWN, TN–The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab made its second stop of the season at the Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN., and as in the previous visit the rain make its appearance and delayed the program for a couple of hours but for Ashton Winger of Senoia, GA., it was worth the wait as he took the lead on a restart from Dane Dacus and went on to get his first career Southern All Star win in the King of the Hill 40. Winger was making 16th career start with the series that was worth $4,000.

The battle for spots two through five was the whole race as Dane Dacus, Josh Putnam, David Breazeale and Riley Hickman all put on a show for the crowd as these four drivers battled top to bottom the fast ¼ mile with Dacus coming in second Putnam third, Breazeale fourth and Hickman fifth.

Christian Hanger finished in the 6th spot, Billy Franklin 7th, Scott Cook 8th, Ray McElhiney 9th and Austin Arnold 10th.

RACE TIDBITS: As usual for the series this season weather was a factor as showers were present during the afternoon and evening delaying the stat of the program 2 hours but with the work of Jason Walker and Ricky Spurgeon and all the crew at Thunderhill Raceway the show went on and the fans got to a very entertaining race.

The Southern All Stars have completed nine races this season and there have been nine different winners.

Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com rookie leader Zach Leonhardi has a motor let go after qualifying, so he started the Billy Franklin back up car as he and Billy are battling for rookie of the year honors.

Austin Arnold started off the year running with the series but had to back off due to work commitment but was back this weekend

First time starts with the series this year John Minon, David Brannon, Steve Stehle, Derrick Hill, Scott Spurgeon,

Car Count: 22

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Brad Skinner 12.064 Group B Ashton Winger 12.116

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Brad Skinner

PPM Race Products B Mains:

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Christian Hanger

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Austin Arnold

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Riley Hickman

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Josh Putnam

Rugged Radios Communications Award: David Breazeale

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Ashton Winger; 2.Dane Dacus; 3.Josh Putnam; 4.David Breazeale; 5.Riley Hickman; 6.Christian Hanger; 7.Billy Franklin; 8.Scott Cook, 9.Ray McElhiney; 10.Austin Arnold; 11.Mark Dodson; 12.John Minon; 13.Farrel Skelton; 14.David Brannon; 15.Brad Skinner; 16.Steve Stehle; 17.Eric Hickerson; 18.Derrick Hill; 19.Scott Spurgeon; 20.Greg Love; 21. David Gentry; 22.Zach Leonhardi

DNS:

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 780; 2.Riley Hickman 766; 3.Zach Leonhardi 728; 4.Billy Franklin 612; 5.Mark Dodson 534; 6.Ashton winger 478; 7.Andrew Littleton 410; 8.Austin Arnold 318; 9.Jay Scott 294; 20.Neil Baggett 282;

2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 224; 2.Billy Franklin 204; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.J R Moseley 94; 5.Austin Arnold 112

2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 71; 2.Farrel Skelton 36; 3.Greg Love 32; 4.Derek Fisher 22; 5.Mark Dodson 22; 6.Shawn Martin 21; 7.John Minon 21; 8.Danny Barrett 20; 9.Steve Stehle 18

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
August 10th-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$10,000
August 24th-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$5,454
August 31st Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$4,000

By |2019-08-05T19:46:09+00:00August 5th, 2019|Racing News, Regional, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on Ashton Winger 9th Different Winner In Southern All Stars This Year

Brandon Overton Thrills Large Crowd At Talladega Southern All Star Event

RACE RECAP: MARYVILLE, TN–The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab made its first stop of the season Saturday night at the Talladega Short Track during NASCAR Weekend in the area and the record crowd on hand got to see a true battle for the 40 lap main event as Brandon Overton got his fourth career series win. It was hard fought as he moved to the outside of Ashton Winger who led lap one, and then Overton took the spot back on lap two. Then with the addition of Austin Horton,  the trio battled for the top spot throughout the race three wide several times with Overton coming out on top. Winger had to battle with Horton late in the race to keep second but he managed to get his second top five finish of the weekend. 2017 Southern All Star Champion Austin Horton made his first start with the series this year and was in the battle all night and just came up short and finished third, fourth went to Kyle Beard from his 10th starting spot and fifth to Riley Hickman finished fifth after his 22nd place finish the night before at Smoky Mt.  Neil Baggett finished sixth, Dillon Tidmore seventh, Zach Leonhardi eighth, Ahanna Parkhurst ninth and Bub McCool tenth.

RACE TIDBITS: Ahanna Parkhurst in her first start with the series in 2019 moved from 18th to 9th in race. Bub McCool was in early race caution and fought back to a tenth place finish. Overall fast qualifier Jack Hale fell out early due to mechanical issue as did three time Southern All Star Champion Ronnie Johnson who was driving the Cruz Skinner car.

Overton Sponsors: Rum Runner Racing/Rocket Chassis/Broward Armature & Generator/CIV Driver Optimization

Car Count: 35

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Brandon Overton 14.818 Group B Jack Hale 14.738

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Jack Hale

PPM Race Products B Mains: Zach Leonhardi; Tanner English; Austin Smith; Ronnie Johnson

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Austin Smith

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Bub McCool

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Ahanna Parkhurst

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Kyle Beard

Rugged Radios Communications Award: Brandon Overton

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Brandon Overton; 2.Ashton Winger; 3.Austin Horton; 4.Kyle Beard; 5.Riley Hickman; 6.Neil Baggett; 7.Dillon Tidmore; 8.Zach Leonhardi; 9.Ahanna Parkhurst; 10.Bub McCool; 11.Josh Putnam; 12.Andy Picklesimer; 13.David Breazeale; 14.Jason Lively; 15.Auston Smith; 16.Billy Franklin; 17.Austin Arnold; 18.Josh Adkins; 19.Dallas Cooper; 20.Jack Hale; 21.Tanner English; 22.Tom Maddox; 23.Ronnie Johnson; 24.Christian Hanger

DNS: Tim Roszell; Mark Dodson; J R Moseley; Andrew Littleton; Tommy Taylor; Joseph Faulkner; Brad Skinner; Bryan Elder; Mark bangs; Ryan Crane; Lance Johnson

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 416; 2.Riley Hickman 412; 3.Zach Leonhardi 408; 4.Billy Franklin 360; 5.Jay Scott 294; 6.Neil Baggett 282; 7.Brandon Overton 274; 8.Andrew Littleton 264; 9.Mark Dodson 244; 10.Austin Arnold 238

By |2019-04-29T19:01:37+00:00April 29th, 2019|Racing News, Regional, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on Brandon Overton Thrills Large Crowd At Talladega Southern All Star Event

High Bank Holdup Weekend Rained Out

FULTON, NY – April 26, 2019 – Anticipated steady rain on Friday coupled with forecasted temperatures on Saturday in the 30s and 40s with gusty winds has forced Fulton Speedway staff, in conjunction with Super DIRTcar Series officials, to cancel the ‘High Bank Holdup Weekend’ Friday and Saturday, April 26-27. No rescheduled dates for either event have been scheduled at this time for either the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: Central Region season opener or the High Bank Holdup 100.

The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action on Tuesday, May 7 for the Ultimate Outlaw 100 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY. Come out and see the stars like defending Series Champion Matt Sheppard, defending NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Larry Wight, and many more.

If you can’t make it to the race track, our partners at FloRacing have you covered with live HD streaming video.

Stay tuned to SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, Twitter, and Facebook for news and notes.

— DIRTcar PR

By |2019-04-27T05:07:06+00:00April 27th, 2019|Racing News, Regional, Super DirtCar Series|Comments Off on High Bank Holdup Weekend Rained Out

Strength in Numbers

Over a million reasons to be part of the Super DIRTcar Series in 2019

CONCORD, NC — March 21, 2019 — 2019 is officially the year of the Big-Block Modified. The Super DIRTcar Series and its tracks are proud to present a massive $1.25 million in prize money for Series competitors throughout the year.

The record-breaking Super DIRTcar Series cash prizes are spread throughout the season — $877,000 in race purses, $123,000 in the Championship point fund, $205,000 at NAPA Super DIRT Week, and over $20,000 in contingency sponsor cash bonuses.

The crown jewel of the Super DIRTcar Series is, of course, NAPA Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway. The 48th action-packed autumn classic runs Wednesday to Sunday, October 8-13 2019. Sunday’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200 caps off the greatest week in DIRTcar racing with the $50,000-to-win finale. The total purse for the week, including the Friday Night Lights Triple Qualifiers, is $205,000.

There are eight NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifiers peppered throughout the 2019 schedule, and all of them pay at least $10,000-to-win. The Series returns to Can-Am Speedway on Saturday, April 13 to kick-off the points-paying season with the Thunder in the Thousand Islands 100 $10,000-to-win lid lifter.

On Tuesday, June 25, Brett Hearn’s The Big Show XI returns to Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The 100-lap Feature pays out $11,111 to the winner along with a guaranteed start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200. Less than a week later, the newly dubbed Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway, hosts the Series for another $10,000-to-win NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifier on Monday, July 1.

July is the month of the money as it includes four $10,000-to-win 100-lap Features. After Plattsburgh, the Orange County Fair Speedway hosts the Battle on the Midway 100 on Thursday, July 18. Then Weedsport Speedway’s Hall of Fame 100 brings the Series to the historic track on Sunday, July 28. Finally, July’s four-crown finale is a 100-lapper on the prestigious Eldora Speedway high banks in support of the Gander Mountain NASCAR Truck Series rounds out the month.

Lebanon Valley Speedway’s annual Mr. DIRT Track USA pays $17,500 to the winner on Saturday, August 31. The final NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifier falls takes place Saturday, September 14 at Mohawk International Raceway with the Mohawk 100. All other Super DIRTcar Series races pay out a minimum of $7,500 to the winner and at least $500 to start the race.

None of this would be possible without the support of our highly professional DIRTcar Big-Block Modified drivers, passionate and hard-working track owners and promoters, and sponsors. VP Race Fuels and Hoosier Racing Tire provide excellent support for our racers throughout the year. Contingency sponsors include: ASI Racewear, Bicknell Racing Products, Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux, Dig Safely, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams,DART, Fox Shox, Intercomp, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, and Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Beyea Headers, FireAde, Racing Electronics and TNT Rescue.

For the latest Super DIRTcar Series news, make sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter and at SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

By |2019-03-22T03:27:07+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Racing News, Regional, World of Outlaws|Comments Off on Strength in Numbers

USMTS throws down Thursday in Texas

The 2019 USMTS campaign begins with a three-night excursion through Texas starting this Thursday, March 14, at the 82 Speedway in Petty. The Kennedale Speedway Park hosts the USMTS touring titans on Friday, March 15, and the Superbowl Speedway in Greenville wraps things up for opening weekend on Saturday, March 16.

The 82 Speedway is a wide, sweeping 1/3-mile high-banked dirt oval and the facility holds 3,400 spectators in its elevated grandstands which offer superb viewing from any seat. The USMTS visited the former East Texas Speedway on June 25, 2015, with Philip Houston picking up the win.

The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and grandstands open at 5. Draw cutoff for competitors is 6:15, the drivers meeting happens at 6:45, hot laps begin at 7 and racing starts at 7:30.

Spectator admission is $20 or $18 for seniors and members of the military. Youth ages 6-11 are $5 and kids 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35 for all ages. Factory Stocks ($700 to win), Econo Mods ($400 to win) and Limited Mods ($700 to win) join the USMTS Modifieds on the racing card.

The 82 Speedway is located about 15 minutes west of Paris and 25 minutes east of Bonham (1.5 hours northeast of DFW, depending on what part of the Metroplex you’re coming from). The track’s physical location is 16369 US Hwy 82, Petty, TX 75470. For more information, call (214) 682-8460 or visit 82speedway.com.

The series heads to the Kennedale Speedway Park on Friday, returning to the venue where veteran Terry Phillips held off 2018 USMTS National Champion Johnny Scott for the win this past November in a rain-shortened Summit USMTS Southern Nationals.

Scott is a two-time winner here with both victories coming in 2013. The series returned in 2017 with Zack VanderBeek walking away with the winner’s check and one year ago Ethan Dotson snagged his first-ever USMTS victory here after a legendary fight to the finish with Rodney Sanders.

The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. and grandstands open at 5. The drivers meeting happens at 5:45, draw cutoff for competitors is at 6, hot laps begin at 6:15 and racing starts at 6:45.

Spectator admission is $20 for adults while seniors (65+) and juniors (12-16) are just $15. Youth ages 6-11 are $5 and kids 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35 for all ages. Factory Stocks and Limited Mods will also be racing with Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points up for grabs in both classes.

The Kennedale Speedway Park is a semi-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval located off I-20 at exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Hwy., then 1.6 miles southwest on New Hope Rd., then 0.3 mile east on Hudson Village Creek Rd. For more information, check out kennedalespeedwaypark.com.

This Saturday’s show at the Superbowl Speedway is the eighth attempt, but only three times has Mother Nature cooperated with our efforts here. The USMTS debuted at the semi-banked clay oval in 2014 with Johnny Scott taking the first win that year and his twin brother, Stormy Scott, grabbing the win here three months later. Cade Dillard was the winner in the last event here on May 5, 2016.

The pit gate opens at 2 p.m. and grandstand gates swing open at 5. The drivers meeting takes place at 6, draw cutoff is 6:15 sharp, hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Spectator admission is $20 for adults while seniors (65+) and juniors (12-16) are just $15. Youth ages 6-11 are $5 and kids 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35 for all ages. Factory Stocks and Limited Mods will also be racing with Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points up for grabs in both classes.

The Superbowl Speedway is a located 5.0 miles south of Greenville on SR 34, then west on FM 1903. For more information call (903) 883-2504 or check out superbowlspeedway.com online.

For those unable to attend any of this weekend’s blockbuster events in person, RacinDirt.com will bring you all three nights of racing action with live coverage of every lap in every division. Visit racindirt.com/live today to get the dirt on racin’.

Here’s the full schedule for the Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by MSD:

March 14 … 82 Speedway, Petty, Texas
March 15 … Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, Texas
March 16 … Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, Texas
April 5 … Jackson Motor Speedway, Byram, Miss.
April 6 … Whynot Motorsports Park, Meridian, Miss.
April 7 … Magnolia Motor Speedway, Columbus, Miss.
April 11-13 … Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Vivian, La.
May 3-5 … Vado Speedway Park, Vado, N.M.
May 9 … Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas
May 10 … West Texas Raceway, Lubbock, Texas
May 11 … Route 66 Motor Speedway, Amarillo, Texas
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 … Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, Texas

Overall, there are 49 events featuring 63 nights of racing at 40 race tracks in 13 states along the road to the crowning of the next USMTS National Champion during the first weekend of November back at the Kennedale Speedway Park. Any driver who competes in every USMTS event in 2019 is guaranteed no less than $10,000 at the season-ending awards banquet.

One week from now, the King of America IX powered by Summit takes place at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., March 21-23, along with the 5th Annual B-Mod Battle at the Bullring. A top prize of $12,000 awaits the winner of the year’s first USMTS crown jewel event while the B-Mod champ will take home $8,500.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter

By |2019-03-11T16:14:09+00:00March 11th, 2019|Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on USMTS throws down Thursday in Texas