HUMBOLDT, Kan.–Things just kept getting better and better for J.C. Morton this weekend at the Humboldt Speedway for the King of America VIII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.
After leading the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod main event two nights in a row but settling for a fourth-place finish on Thursday and a runner-up on Friday, the 28-year-old put it all together Saturday with a wire-to-wire performance in the Iron Man Challenge finale.
The win was worth $1,000 to the Springfield, Mo., racer who captured the 2016 Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national championship.
Thursday’s winner, Cody Jolly, finished second, with 2015 Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national champ Andy Bryant holding off Kris Jackson and Jake Richards for the third spot.
Brian McGowen, 21st-starting Riley Whitworth, Jackie Dalton, Dale Kraling and 24th-starting Gunnar Watkins completed the top 10.
A trio of Iron Man Challenge events are on tap for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 5-7, with the inaugural Summit USRA Frost Busters featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Holley USRA Stock Cars presented by Medieval Chassis. USRA Modifieds will also be in action all three days.
Three straight nights start at the 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday. Friday night takes the tour to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday will be at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. Each show will pay $1,500 to win and $150 to start for Modifieds. Stock Cars and B-Mods will battle for $1,000 to win and $125 to start all three nights.
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