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May 10th, 2016
AMARILLO, Texas — Jason Hughes only needed to take the green flag to clinch the Production Jars Southern Region title Saturday night at the Route 66 Motor Speedway, but the defending USMTS National Champion found the checkered flag more to his liking.
From the pole position, the 41-year-old from Watts, Okla., was the first to see the green in the 42-lap main event, but relinquished the top spot to Scott Drake just past the races halfway point.
Drake held serve for eight times around the high-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval before Hughes snuck underneath on lap 30 to take the lead back for good.
The only caution of the contest came with ten laps to go and gave hometown favorite Rodney Sanders a shot at repeating as winner of the Amarillo Ambush.
But Hughes was too smooth and did not offer up a mistake for Sanders to capitalize on over the final stretch as he rolled to a $3,000 payday for his 137th career USMTS triumph.
In a reversal of Friday nights result in Lubbock, Sanders settled for the runner-up honors behind Hughes while Drake secured the third spot ahead of Jeremy Gossett and 14th-starting Cade Dillard.
Meanwhile, Philip Houston followed his S&S Fishing & Rental teammate across the finish line in sixth. Amarillos Dustin Austin was seventh, Dereck Ramirez finished eighth and earned the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award after starting 18th, while Joe Duvall and Masen Big Eagle rounded out the top ten at the flagstand.
Hughes also earned a $6,000 prize as champion of the Production Jars Southern Region presented by Day Motor sports. In the final rankings, Hughes bested Dillard by 92 points (1359 to 1267) while Jesse Sobbing held off Sanders for third (1060 to 1051). Despite missing the final three events, Ryan Gustin finished fifth with 1039 markers, followed by Drake (998), Zack VanderBeek (974), Duvall (933), Houston (892) and Tyler Wolff (871).
These ten drivers, along with the others in the top 15 Ramirez, Brock Bauman, Austin Arneson, Bobby Malchus and Cody Bauman locked themselves into the 2016 running of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental where this years USMTS National Champion will earn $25,000.
USMTS GETS REAL NEXT WEEK
After three months of tearing up dirt tracks in the southern half of America, the series will be trucking into the Gopher State next week to kick off action in the RealTruck.com Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.
On Thursday, May 12, the invades the Ogilvie Raceway, and then Friday, May 13, finds the tireless USMTS touring titans at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls. Then on Saturday, May 14, the high-flying half-mile touted as the fastest dirt track in Minnesota–Viking Speedway hosts the USMTS road warriors for a second straight season.
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June 25th, 2015
AMARILLO, Texas–Rodney Sanders returned to familiar territory twice Saturday night: his home track at the Route 66 Motor Speedway and USMTS victory lane.
After taking charge at the drop of the green flag, Sanders dominated the main event. He led all 40 laps to collect his 55th career United States Modified Touring Series triumph and his sixth straight win in USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental competition.
In his six-race win streak, The Rocket has collected $18,000 in winnings and led 180 of the 240 feature race laps, including the last 133 consecutive green flag orbits.
Although the 25-year-old two-time defending USMTS National Champion is hesitant to discuss the matter, the murmurs have begun to surface about the safety of Kelly Shryocks ten-year-old record of 11 straight wins.
He came up three short last summer after recording eight consecutive wins the second-most in series history.
Although he threatened to extinguish Sanderss hot streak early on in Saturdays race, Dereck Ramirez was unable to keep pace with Sanders following the races final caution midway through the contest and settled for the runner-up paycheck.
Steve Whiteaker Jr. was impressive as he roared from 16th on the starting grid to score a third-place finish ahead of Stormy Scott, who is piloting Penn Bros. No. 5 machine for the remainder of the Double H Bands Southern Region events.
Casey Arneson rounded out the top five Grant Junghans, Johnny Scott, Joe Duvall, Daniel Hilsabeck and Dee Gossett completed the top 10.
Duvalls result was made more impressive by the fact that he rebounded from a lap-14 mishap to pass 18 cars in the final 26 laps. Meanwhile, Hilsabeck charged from 24th at the start to place ninth.
The USMTS Southern Speedweek continues this Tuesday, June 23, with a trip to the Heart O Texas Speedway in Elm Mott, Texas.
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June 25th, 2014
AMARILLO, Texas-In dominating fashion, Stormy Scott captured his second straight United States Modified Touring Series main event win Saturday night at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas.
After coming from the last row to win his heat race and earn the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award, Scott redrew the third starting spot for the feature race, and then took control from Clyde Dunn Jr. on the sixth lap and never looked back.
The $2,000 triumph was Scotts fifth in the S&S Fishing & Rental Southern Region presented by Day Motor Sports and tenth win overall during the 2014 campaign for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by Swan Energy.
The second-winningest driver this season Rodney Sanders moved into the second spot early in Saturdays 40-lap main event, and although he kept Scott in sight he was unable to challenge for the lead and had to settle for the runner-up paycheck.
Dunn held on for a third-place finish while Dereck Ramirez did the most passing, coming from 20th on the 28-car starting grid to finish fourth and earn the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.
Amarillos Gene Weaver claimed the fifth spot, Steve Whiteaker Jr. was sixth and three more Amarillo aces Jeremy Gossett, Braden Woods and Dee Gossett were seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively, while Philip Houston rounded out the top 10.
After a couple of days off, the tireless USMTS touring titans return to action on Tuesday, June 25, as they invade the Heart O Texas Speedway in Elm Mott, Texas, for the fourth straight year.
The Heart O Texas Speedway is a semi-banked 1/3-mile clay oval located off of I-35 at exit 343 (FM 308), then 0.6 mile north on east frontage road. For more information call 254-829-2294 or check out www.heartotexspeedway.com online.
From there, its five more nights of racing to wrap up the Dozens Days of Dirt with stops at the Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Wednesday; Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Thursday; Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on Friday; Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., on Saturday; and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Oktaha, Okla., on Sunday.
June 24th, 2013
AMARILLO, Texas – Stormy Scott bested 52 other USMTS Modifieds in front of a standing-room-only crowd Saturday night at the Route 66 Motor Speedway to earn his fourth win of the season on opening night of the 4s Motorsports Southern Speedweek
powered by Lecolift.
Although he led all 40 laps of the main event, his pursuers kept him in their sights and the action behind him was heated.
After an early-race battle with Randy Timms and Daniel Hilsabeck, Thomas Tillison Jr. settled into second place and chased Scott around Bill Worthen’s popular 3/8-mile clay oval in Amarillo, Texas.
With ten laps to go, the drama level rose a few notches when Jason Hughes made contact with Timms while the duo raced for the fifth position. The ensuing melee collected several others and forced officials to wave the red flag.
The result was the end of the night for six competitors including Timms, Hughes, Chris Brown, Joe Adams, Chris Dawson and Hilsabeck.
Back under green, Johnny Scott wrestled second place away from Tillison and then set his sights on his older twin brother.
Time ran out, however, and Stormy Scott crossed the finish line three car lengths ahead of Johnny Scott as the pair scored their second one-two finish of the season. Johnny Scott was the one in from the previous occasion.
The win was worth $4,000 to the 23-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M. It was his 13th career USMTS victory in a little more than two seasons racing with the series. Tillison held on for a third-place paycheck while Dereck Ramirez turned a 16th-place start into a fourth-place finish ahead of local favorite Jeremy Gossett who started and finished fifth.
Zack VanderBeek scored the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award in coming from 22nd on the 27-car starting grid to finish sixth. Seventh was Rick Beebe, eight went to 21st-starting Tristan Dycus, 18th-starting Clyde Dunn Jr. was
ninth and Kelly Shryock rounded out the top 10 after using a provisional to start 25th.
With his runner-up finish, Johnny Scott moved into the points lead of the Allgayer, Inc. Southern Region presented by Day Motor Sports while Rodney Sanders slipped to second. Six more events in the next seven days will determine the regional champion and see the first group of drivers become eligible for this year’s Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup that begins Aug. 8.
The 4s Motorsports Southern Speedweek powered by Lecolift will continue on Sunday, June 23, at the Elk City Speedway in Elk City, Okla. Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstand gates open at 5:00, hot laps start at 6:00 and racing is slated for a
6:30 start time.
The Elk City Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval located off of I-40 at Merrit Rd. (exit 34), then 0.5 mile north, then 0.5 mile west. For race and ticket information call 580-799-7572.
Action rolls on with the first ever visit to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Tuesday, June 25. On Wednesday, June 26, it’s on to the Heart O’ Texas Speedway near Waco, Texas, then back to the north for three nights to finish up on Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29, with repeat visits to the Kennedale (Texas) Speedway Park, RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla.
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June 12th, 2012
AMARILLO, Texas –In a reversal of Friday night’s feature race, Randy Timms of Wheatland, Okla., raced out to an early lead and then held on to claim the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series victory at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas,
Timms held off series points leader and local favorite Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, to capture the $2,000 win and his fourth career USMTS triumph.
Despite starting seventh, Timms took control of the main event from Jeremy Gossett Saturday night with three laps in the books. Sanders chased Timms throughout the 35-lapper, but Timms remained in charge through five cautions over the final 32
circuits. Minnesota’s Mike Steensma brought home a third-place paycheck while New Mexico’s Johnny Scott was fourth and Louisiana’s Jamie Burford took fifth.
Daniel Hilsabeck started 18, went to the rear of the field after a spin on lap 3, and then charged his way back up to a sixth-place finish and the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.
Gossett, Nathan Bichsel, John Schwab and Thomas Tillison Jr. completed the top 10.
To close out the weekend tripleheader, the USMTS Modifieds will make their first-ever visit to the Beaver County Raceway in Beaver, Okla., on Sunday, June 10.
Beaver County Raceway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 13.2 miles north of US 412 on US 270/SR 23 (at the Beaver County Fairgrounds). For more information call 970-309-3867 or surf on over to www.beavercountyraceway.com.
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May 22nd, 2012
AMARILLO, Texas – Jason Hughes captured his third USMTS National Championship Series main event of the season Saturday as the series competed at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, in front of a standing-room-only audience.
The 37-year-old from Watts, Okla., led all but 2 of the 40 laps in the Swan Energy “A” Main, and pocketed another $4,000 for his 108th career USMTS win, and his first triumph with his new baby girl in attendance.
Local favorite Rick Lovelady led the first lap but Hughes was in control the second time around the 3/8-mile clay oval. Stormy Scott snuck ahead to lead lap 16, but Hughes battled back to regain the top spot and then led the rest of the way. Scott wound up second while Ryan Gustin raced to a third-place finish from 15th on the starting grid. Amarillo’s Nathan Bichsel finished fourth and Rodney Sanders garnered a sixth-place finish.
Johnny Scott, Randy Timms, Kelly Shryock, Chris Brown and Jeremy Payne rounded out the top-10 at the finish line. Timms, who started 22nd, earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.
With the win, Hughes narrowed the gap between himself and Gustin in the USMTS National Championship Series standings, and now trails by just seven points (832 to 825). Sanders sits third with 771 markers, followed by Johnny Scott (759), Shryock (757), Stormy Scott (710), Chase Junghans (692), Dereck Ramirez (674), Jason Krohn (666) and Brown (585).
With the forthcoming Memorial Day Weekend, the USMTS Modifieds embark on a five-night, five-track swing through Iowa and Minnesota .
Wed, May 23 … I-35 Speedway, Mason City, IA (3rd Annual Event)
Thu, May 24 … Highway 3 Raceway, Allison, IA (11th Annual Spring Clash)
Fri, May 25 … Chateau Raceway, Lansing, MN (5th Annual Guttormson Memorial)
Sat, May 26 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, MN (10th Annual Southern MN Spring Challenge)
Sun, May 27 … Dodge County Speedway, Kasson, MN (11th Annual USMTS Stars & Stripes Shootout)
All five races will pay $2,000 to win and award points in the USMTS Casey’s Cup 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 and follow us on Twitter.
May 24th, 2011
(AMARILLO, Texas) – Kelly Shryock returned to the winner’s circle Saturday night as he captured his second straight USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour powered by Swan Energy main event in front of more than 4,000 spectators at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas.
Lubbock’s Monte Bolton paced the first two laps around the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval before giving way to Ryan Gustin who was looking to score his ninth victory of the season.
But Shryock, who started on the inside of the second row next to Gustin, quickly moved into second place and stayed within striking distance throughout the first half of the 40-lap WIX Filters “A” Main.
Racing through lapped traffic, Gustin and Shryock raced side by side for several laps before Shryock secured the top spot for the first time with 29 laps in the books.
From there, the nine-time USMTS National Champion was able to cruise unchallenged to the checkered flag to pick up his second $2,000 triumph of the weekend and 167th of his USMTS career.
Gustin crossed the finish line nearly two seconds behind Shryock to take home the runner-up paycheck, but his eighth top-five finish in eights starts easily earned him the Day Motor Sports Southwest Region points title and the $2,000 top prize that accompanies it.
Rodney Sanders of nearby Happy, Texas, won last year’s event at the Route 66 Motor Speedway and wound up third in Saturday night’s feature race.
Clyde Dunn Jr. put two weeks of disappointing results behind him with a fourth-place finish while defending USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes completed the top-five finishers.
Sixth through tenth, respectively, went to Randy Timms, Stormy Scott, Shane Hebert, Bolton and Bobby Malchus.
Five days of cash and chaos is up next for the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour powered by Swan Energy as the series heads north for their traditional Memorial Day Weekend swing through Iowa and Minnesota, Wednesday through Sunday, May 25-29.
Action kicks off on Wednesday at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, followed on Thursday by another Arnold Motor Supply Central States Region clash at the Highway 3 Raceway in Allison, Iowa.
Friday will find the rugged USMTS road warriors at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., for the first contest in the mega-tough Yeager Machine Upper Midwest Region.
On Saturday, it’s the first trip of the 2011 season to the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., and the weekend wraps up on Sunday in Kasson, Minn., at the Dodge County Speedway.
Each event will pay $2,000 to win and a minimum $250 to start. Race fans can pick up $2-off general admission coupons for each show on race day at area Casey’s General Stores. Check out www.caseys.com to find the location nearest you.
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