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Kay continues Deery Series dominance at Cedar County

August 4th, 2016

It just seems like he does.

Kay won his third straight Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at the Tipton oval Tuesday night, leading the last 31 circuits in a fast-paced 50-lapper that ran caution-free.

The $2,000 victory was his IMCA Late Model tour career 18th and second this season.

Cayden Carter was checking out on the rest of the field just six laps into the contest, but saw his big lead begin to evaporate after catching up with the back of the pack by lap 10.

Kevin Kile and Kay were soon close behind, with Kile using the lower line to take away the front spot coming to the line on lap 16.

Kay made his charge to the front, leaving Kile, Carter and Luke Merfeld to fight over the second and third positions. A straightaway soon separated Kay and Kile as the leader added to his lead despite heavy lapped traffic.

The yellow flag everyone else was hoping for never came out and Kay took the checkers nearly half a lap ahead of Kile.

Aikey needed a provisional, started in the back row and ended in 14th.

Winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing was Andy Nezworski.

Up next for the 30th annual Deery Series schedule is the $2,000 to win Tuesday, Aug. 16 show at Dubuque Speedway. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

IMCA Deery Series, Hawkeye Dirt Tour travel to Tipton next Tuesday

August 8th, 2015

TIPTON, Iowa– What’s developed into a traditional doubleheader for two IMCA special series plays out again next Tuesday at Cedar County Raceway.

Both the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Xtreme Mo­tor Sports IMCA Modifieds are on the Aug. 11 card at Tipton. The Deery feature pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start while the Dirt Tour feature pays $1,000 to win and a mini­mum of $150.

The two series have shared a Cedar County date each of the last three seasons.

Deery winners over that span have been Kevin Kile, Brian Harris and defending champion and current point leader Justin Kay. Milo Veloz Jr., Darin Duffy and Jesse Sobbing own the HDT victo­ries.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The drivers’ meeting is at 6:30 p.m. and hot laps are at 6:45 p.m., with racing to follow.

Grandstand admission is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors 62 and over, $10 for students and free for kids ages six and under. Pit passes are $30.

While Deery drivers chase special series points, Hawkeye Dirt Tour competitors chase IMCA Speed­way Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and All­star Performance State points.

The Modified feature is also a qualifying event for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

More information about the Cedar County show is available by calling 563 889-2826 and on Face­book.

Kay is convincing in Deery Series feature win at Cedar County

August 22nd, 2014

TIPTON, Iowa – Justin Kay continues to do his best to take the suspense out of the Deery Brothers Summer Series points battle.

Kay started on the pole and led every time around the track in winning Tuesday’s IMCA Late Model tour main event at Cedar County Raceway.

The feature ran green to checkered and probably took less time than Kay will need in depositing his $3,000 check, the fourth he’s endorsed this season.

Kyle Hinrichs ran second most of the way at Tipton and eventually crossed the stripe four car lengths be­hind Kay.

Tyler Bruening pressured Hinrichs before ending in third. Brian Harris and Brian Beaudry com­pleted the top five.

Scott Fitzpatrick won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.

Next up for the series is the Monday, Sept. 1 event at Boone Speedway on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

Stormy Scott extends USMTS win streak to four with Tipton triumph

May 25th, 2014

TIPTON, Iowa-Stormy Scott rolled to his fourth consecutive United States Modified Touring Series main event victory Wednesday night at the Cedar County Raceway. Stealing the lead away from Johnny Scott with 28 laps complete, Stormy Scott held off his younger twin brother for the final 12 laps en route to a $2,000 payday.

Zack VanderBeek, who led the first four laps of the feature race, held on for a third-place finish with Dereck Ramirez and defending USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders rounding out the top five. Austin Siebert, Jake Gallardo, Brad Dierks, Daniel Hilsabeck and Bryan Rowland finished sixth through tenth.

On Thursday, the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by Swan Energy descends on the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta, Iowa, for the Battle at the Beaver and the first of four straight shows in the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

Friday finds the fenderless purveyors of fast at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., for the 7th Annual Mike Guttormson Memorial, followed by the 12th Annual A&A Electric Minnesota Spring Challenge at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Saturday, May 24.

The Memorial Day Weekend wraps up Sunday, May 25, at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa.

Comprising 12 events in 25 days, the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region will be a flurry of action with most of the top open wheel dirt modified pilots in the region, and from around the country, tackling some of the most prestigious now-thawed speedplants in America.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Banner Season Rages Forward for Rodney Sanders with Two More Wins

May 1st, 2014

Happy, Texas – More races and more wins for Rodney Sanders over the weekend as he conquered a pair of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) events in his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.

Rodney Sanders set out to enter a trio of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) events over the weekend, but it would be cut short by Mother Nature as Thursday night’s event at Cedar County Speedway (Tipton, Iowa) was postponed.

On Friday the team traveled to Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, Iowa) for a $2,000-to-win event with the USMTS Open Wheel Modifieds.

Twenty-one entries registered for battle, and after drawing the fourth starting spot for his heat race Rodney finished third to earn a spot in the redraw for the 35 lap finale. After starting fifth, Sanders took the race lead from Zack VanderBeek with less the ten to go and held on for the remaining laps to score his eighth win of the season over VanderBeek, Austin Siebert, Nate Wasmund, and Daniel Hilsabeck.

On Saturday night Rodney Sanders piloted his entry to victory lane in a $2,000-to-win program at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri). Twenty-four competitors registered for action, and Rodney won his heat race from the fifth starting spot to lock into the redraw for the 40 lap feature. In the redraw he was the recipient of the pole position for the finale with Dylan Smith alongside. Sanders jumped out to a big lead early in the main event, but a pair of caution flags kept the field within striking distance. Rodney
fended off Nate Wasmund early in the going and despite a side-by-side dual with Zack VanderBeek over the final ten laps, Sanders held on for the victory and the weekend sweep.

VanderBeek finished second followed by Stormy Scott, Dylan Smith, and John Allen rounding out the top five. Sanders 2014 victory tally now resides at nine.

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com .

Rodney Sanders will not be racing anywhere this coming weekend, May 2nd-3rd, and is currently unsure of where he will race the following weekend. Please stay tuned to www.RodneySandersRacing.net for the latest team updates.

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, Special Care, Outreachers Sustainable Solutions, Swan Racing, Geddes Race Engines, MB Customs, Alaron Energy, B&L Satellite Rental, STSI, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, C&R Radiators, Eibach Springs, All Star Custom Graphics, Charter Oak Production Company, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, FK Rod Ends, Fike’s Transmissions, Krohn Farms, Mars Race Cars, K&N Filters, Real Racing Wheels, 87 Automotive, Wichita Tank Racing, Hooker Harness, CMD Race Shocks, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net http://www.rodneysandersracing.net/.

USMTS rained out at Tipton, postponed to May 21

April 27th, 2014

TIPTON, Iowa — Thursdays event at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa, featuring the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy has rained out and rescheduled for Wednesday, May 21.

Two critical battles are still on tap in the hotly-contested Major League Bowhunter Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports. The tireless USMTS touring titans return to the Mountain Dew Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa, on Friday, April 25, before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday, April 26, at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

Each event will pay at least $2,000 to win and a minimum of $250 to take the green flag in the main event.

With three regional points races in the books, three different winners have tasted victory. The top five drivers in the rankings are separated by a mere 42 points.

Defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders leads a herd of high-horsepower hustlers in the regional points standings, but not far behind—eight points to be exact is Zack VanderBeek, who will make his 600 career start with the United States Modified Touring Series on Thursday.

Stormy Scott, who is the only driver still eligible for a $100,000 payoff at seasons end, is just five markers behind VanderBeek. If Scott can win all four regional titles and conquer the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup, he will take home a record $100,000 for his efforts.

Dereck Ramirez sits fourth in the standings while USMTS Rookie of the Year points leader Jake Gallardo of Las Cruces is fifth. Johnny Scott is sixth, seventh is Austin Siebert, Dylan Smith holds the eighth spot, Hunter Rasdon ranks ninth and tenth is all tied up with Kelly Shryock and Darron Fuqua.

Its been nearly four years since the USMTS Modifieds made their sixth visit to the Davis County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield, Iowa. Ryan Gustin won that night, breaking the stranglehold that Kelly Shryock had on the 3/8-mile slightly-banked clay oval.

In the previous five meetings, Shryock won them all, including his victory in 2006 which was the last of his 11-race win streak which still stands as the USMTS record today.

The last time the USMTS Modifieds churned the clay in Bloomfield was Aug. 1, 2008, when nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock capped a record string of 11 straight wins before Mike Hejna ended Shryock’s streak the following night in Memphis, Mo. In fact, the USMTS has visited the Bloomfield Speedway five times all of them won by Shryock.

Sharing the spotlight on Friday will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win).

Adult tickets are $17, kids ages 7-14 are $5 and children 4 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

The first green flag is slated to wave at 7 p.m.

Coupons good for $2 off adult admission can be found at Caseys General Stores locations in Bloomfield, Eldon and three in Ottumwa on Friday. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Mountain Dew Bloomfield Speedway is located 1.0 mile west of Bloomfield on US 63/SR 2, then 0.8 mile north on CR J40 (at the Davis County Fairgrounds). For more information call 641-664-2500 or 660-216-0871 or check out www.racedirtbloomfield.com on the World Wide Web.

Saturday night will find the series back at the I-35 Speedway for the first time since the controversial finish last August that saw Stormy Scott profit from the last-lap skirmish between Jason Hughes and Jeremy Payne.

Other former winners at the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval include Ryan Gustin, Ron Ver Beek, Johnny Scott, Mark Noble, Scott Drake, John Van Den Berg, John Allen and Kelly Shryock who leads all drivers with three wins here.

The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win) will round out Saturdays card with the first heat race scheduled for 7 p.m.

Adults get in the grandstands for $17, kids ages 6-12 are $6 and children 5 and under are admitted free of charge. Pit passes are $35.

Coupons good for $2 off adult admission can be found at Caseys General Stores locations in Cameron, Gallatin and Maysville. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The I-35 Speedway is a located 10 miles north of Cameron on SR 6 (exit 64). For more information, call the track at 660-749-5317 or visit www.i-35speedway.net online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

USMTS tracking Major League Bowhunter Central Region battles this week in Iowa, Missouri

April 24th, 2014

TIPTON, Iowa-Events in Iowa and Missouri await the drivers of the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy this week with three critical battles on tap in the hotly-contested Major League Bowhunter Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

The Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa, will kick things off on Thursday, April 24. From there, the tireless USMTS touring titans return to the Mountain Dew Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa, on Friday, April 25, before wrapping up the tripleheader weekend on Saturday, April 26, at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo.

Each event will pay at least $2,000 to win and a minimum of $250 to take the green flag in the main event.

With three regional points races in the books, three different winners have tasted victory. The top five drivers in the rankings are separated by a mere 42 points.

Defending USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders leads a herd of high-horsepower hustlers in the regional points standings, but not far behind eight points to be exact is Zack VanderBeek, who will make his 600 career start with the United States Modified Touring Series on Thursday.

Stormy Scott, who is the only driver still eligible for a $100,000 Road Runner Challenge bonus money at seasons end, is just five markers behind VanderBeek. If Scott can win all four regional titles and conquer the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup, he will take home a record $100,000 for his efforts.

Dereck Ramirez sits fourth in the standings while USMTS Rookie of the Year points leader Jake Gallardo of Las Cruces is fifth. Johnny Scott is sixth, seventh is Austin Siebert, Dylan Smith holds the eighth spot, Hunter Rasdon ranks ninth and tenth is all tied up with Kelly Shryock and Darron Fuqua.

Thursdays tilt will be the fourth straight year the USMTS Modifieds have invaded the high-banked quarter-mile clay oval in Tipton. Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott and Ryan Gustin captured wins in each of the three previous stops.

Also running will be IMCA-type Late Models paying $1,000 to win. Adult tickets are $20, kids ages 13-16 and seniors get in for $15 and children 12 and under are free, Pit passes are $35. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

Coupons good for $2 off adult admission can be found at Caseys General Stores locations in Clarence, Mechanicsville, Tipton and West Branch on race day. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Cedar County Raceway is located at the west edge of Tipton on 9th St. (at the Cedar County Fairgrounds). For more information, call promoter Rodney Ohrt at 563-219-2259 or find them at online at www.cedar-county-raceway.com.

Its been nearly four years since the USMTS Modifieds made their sixth visit to the Davis County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield, Iowa. Ryan Gustin won that night, breaking the stranglehold that Kelly Shryock had on the 3/8-mile slightly-banked clay oval.

In the previous five meetings, Shryock won them all, including his victory in 2006 which was the last of his 11-race win streak which still stands as the USMTS record today.

The last time the USMTS Modifieds churned the clay in Bloomfield was Aug. 1, 2008, when nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock capped a record string of 11 straight wins before Mike Hejna ended Shryocks streak the following night in Memphis, Mo. In fact, the USMTS has visited the Bloomfield Speedway five times all of them won by Shryock.

Sharing the spotlight on Friday will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win). Adult tickets are $17, kids ages 7-14 are $5 and children 4 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

The first green flag is slated to wave at 7 p.m.

Coupons good for $2 off adult admission can be found at Caseys General Stores locations in Bloomfield, Eldon and three in Ottumwa on Friday. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The Mountain Dew Bloomfield Speedway is located 1.0 mile west of Bloomfield on US 63/SR 2, then 0.8 mile north on CR J40 (at the Davis County Fairgrounds). For more information call 641-664-2500 or 660-216-0871 or check out www.racedirtbloomfield.com on the World Wide Web.

Saturday night will find the series back at the I-35 Speedway for the first time since the controversial finish last August that saw Stormy Scott profit from the last-lap skirmish between Jason Hughes and Jeremy Payne.

Other former winners at the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval include Ryan Gustin, Ron Ver Beek, Johnny Scott, Mark Noble, Scott Drake, John Van Den Berg, John Allen and Kelly Shryock who leads all drivers with three wins here.

The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win) will round out Saturday’s card with the first heat race scheduled for 7 p.m.

Adults get in the grandstands for $17, kids ages 6-12 are $6 and children 5 and under are admitted free of charge. Pit passes are $35.

Coupons good for $2 off adult admission can be found at Caseys General Stores locations in Cameron, Gallatin and Maysville. To find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com.

The I-35 Speedway is a located 10 miles north of Cameron on SR 6 (exit 64). For more information, call the track at 660-749-5317 or visit www.i-35speedway.net online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv

Gustin returns to winning ways at Cedar County Raceway

August 31st, 2013

TIPTON, Iowa- Two-time defending USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin got the monkey off his back Thursday night as he scored a decisive victory at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa, during Round 13 of the Hunt for the USMTS
Caseys Cup.

Winless since June 13, the 22-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa, took the lead with nine laps in the books and blistered the field over the final 31 circuits to score his fourth win of the season and first during The Hunt.

Rookie points leader Trevor Hunt garnered his first pole and used his starting position to take command at the drop of the green flag. The rising star paced the first nine laps before The Reaper blasted by and off into the distance.

2010 USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes drove the fastest car on the track over the last dozen laps, clawing his way from 13th on the 24-car starting grid to a runner-up finish, albeit more than five seconds behind Gustin at the checkers.

Johnny Scott, who held the second position until the final lap, scored a third-place finish while Zack VanderBeek and Rodney Sanders took fourth and fifth. Brad Dierks, Hunt, Lucas Schott, Kelly Shryock and Jeremy Payne rounded out the top 10.

For Gustin, it was his 65 career USMTS victory as he left the high-banked quarter-mile dirt oval with a $3,000 winners paycheck plus an additional $2,000 for taking part in the Big Dog Buy-In.

In the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup, Scott regained the points lead he lost last week and now leads Sanders by a mere six points (1216 to 1210) with just four races left to determine the 2013 USMTS National Champion. Hughes closed the gap on the two young guns and is 35 markers out of first place. Fourth through ninth are Stormy Scott, Payne, VanderBeek, Shryock, Dereck Ramirez and Schott while Gustin moved into a tie with Hunt for tenth.

On Friday night the series returns to the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., where the winner could leave Darin Toot’s bullring with as much as $8,600 as Brew Pub Pizza has stepped up and doubled their offer on the Brew Pub Pizza Challenge.

The payoff this week is $3,600 for a driver who accepts the challenge. Coupled with the regular $3,000 it pays to win the USMTS Modified feature, that’s $6,600 to win. And if you partake in the USMTS Big Dog Buy-In for an extra hundred bucks, it makes for a possible $8,600 take home prize for the winner.

More than just the drivers on the front row, this week the Brew Pub Pizza Challenge will be offered to the top eight drivers in passing points before they get a chance to redraw. Defending USRA Modified National Champion Brandon Davis has captured two of the last three USMTS events at. Other former winners here include Jason Hughes, Tim Donlinger, Jason Krohn, Tommy Myer, Jon Tesch, Kelly Shryock, Ryan Gustin, Mike Chasteen and Mike Sorensen.

Gates open at 5:00 with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:00. Also racing Friday night will be USRA B-Mods, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks. Live music from Decadence will cap the night off following the final checkered flag.

General admission is $18, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and pit passes are $30. Race fans can pick up $2-off grandstand admission coupons on race day at Casey’s General Store locations in Austin and Blooming Prairie, and you can see Steve Whiteaker Jr. and his Cheetos-sponsored machine from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Casey’s General Store located at 1702 12th St. SW in Austin.

The Chateau Raceway is a semi-banked one-third-mile gumbo clay oval located 5.0 miles north of Austin on US 218 (Lansing Exit), then 1.3 miles east on CR 2, then 0.4 mile south on CR 25, then 0.3 mile east on 266th St. For more information call 507-391-2486 or check out www.chateauraceway.net online.

On Saturday, the series invades the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the 8th Annual BP Labor Day Dual presented by Baudoin Oil and Sunday will find the mud-slinging USMTS Modifieds at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, for the next-to-last race in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.

The final USMTS points race during ‘The Hunt’ will take place on the first night of the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 19, back at the Deer Creek Speedway.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Harris makes it three straight with Deery Series win at Cedar County

June 14th, 2013

TIPTON, Iowa – Brian Harris has got to be thinking about building an addition to his trophy case.

Harris won the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event Tuesday evening at Cedar County Raceway. The $3,000 IMCA Late Model tour victory was his third straight, one shy of the tour record established by Gary Webb in 1994 and equaled by Rob Toland a decade later.

The series point leader gets his opportunity to match the mark himself next Tuesday, June 18 at West Liberty Raceway.

Half a dozen lead changes, just a single caution and a virtual photo-finish for second place contributed to the story line at Tipton.

Justin Kay drew the pole for the 50-lapper and led the first three laps before outside front row starter Stephan Kammerer eked ahead on lap four.

Setting a bristling pace, Kammerer caught up with the back of the field by lap 10. Disaster struck on the next circuit, however, as he missed his mark in the first set of turns and spun, bringing out the yellow and then restarting at the rear.

That put Kay and Denny Eckrich up front for the restart. They’d trade the lead before Eckrich settled in for a 10-lap run in first.

The seventh starting Harris stayed locked in third until midway, when he found the fast line to the front. He stayed there to the checkers and his eighth career Deery victory while Kay, Eckrich and Ray Guss Jr. went three-wide for the runner-up spot.

Kay finally got the edge in that battle with 10 laps left and managed to pare some of Harris’ lead in traffic, but ran out of laps to challenge. Andy Eckrich got back in the mix late and came just inches short of besting Kay in the race for second.

Denny Eckrich was fourth and Guss took fifth. Kammerer stayed fast and worked his way back into the top 10 before spinning again. Hard charger was Darrel DeFrance, who advanced 11 spots to finish 12th.

Andy Eckrich won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing. Harris’ cylinder head was removed and passed post-race tech inspection,

Seven-time and defending series champion Jeff Aikey came into the night second in the standings, 14 points off the pace. He broke in his heat race and did not start his “B.”

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. for the West Liberty show. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Darin Duffy won Tuesday’s Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour presented by XSAN feature for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at Tipton.

Stormy keeps USMTS Tipton trophy in Scott family

August 6th, 2012

TIPTON, Iowa – Stormy Scott kept the Tipton trophy in the family, leading the final 42 of 50 laps of the USMTS National Championship Series main event Friday night at the Cedar County Raceway to collect the $4,000 top prize.

His younger twin brother, Johnny Scott, won this event last year when the USMTS Modifieds made their debut at Al and Kathy Dlouhy’s high-banked 1/4-mile clay oval during the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.

Local favorite Milo Veloz parlayed a heat race win into an outside front row starting position in the Swan Energy “A” Main, and led the first three laps of the race before polesitter Dereck Ramirez slid by to lead at the end of lap 4.

The reign up front wasn’t much longer for Ramirez as Stormy Scott, who started third, blasted into the top spot as they completed the ninth go-around.

Just like the first eight laps, the final 42 saw no caution flags and Stormy Scott never relinquished the lead once he got it. The win was his second of the season in USMTS National Championship Series action and his fifth overall in the Las Cruces, N.M., native’s rookie season.

Rodney Sanders finished second after clawing his way from 14th on the starting grid. ‘The Rocket’ has recorded 22 top-ten finishes in 25 starts, but has yet to notch a USMTS National Championship Series victory. He does, however, own four USMTS Casey’s Cup Series wins this season.

Ramirez held on for third in the main event with Brad Dierks finishing fourth to record his career-best USMTS result. Chris Brown was fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 at the finish line were Veloz, Zack VanderBeek, Terry Phillips, Richie Gustin and Real Racing Wheels “B” Main winner Ryan Gustin. Last year’s winner, Johnny Scott, was 11th.

On Thursday, Aug. 9, the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup begins at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., for the first of four straight nights of racing action. Friday will find the tireless touring titans at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., before returning to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Saturday. The weekend wraps up on Sunday at the Monett Speedway in Monett, Mo.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ustmts and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts.

Kile’s race day decision pays off with career first Deery Series feature win at Cedar County

June 14th, 2012

TIPTON, Iowa – The race day decision Kevin Kile made paid off with his career first Deery Brothers Summer Series feature win Tuesday night at Cedar County Raceway.

After a tough weekend on the track, Kile had spent much of the afternoon repairing and replacing parts on his IMCA Late Model before deciding to make the trip to Tipton.

He’d run at or near the front all 40 laps and go home with $2,000, taking the checkers half a dozen car lengths ahead of Denny Eckrich in front of an appreciative and record-setting grand­stand crowd.

Dan Shelliam, Justin Kay and Mike Garland rounded out the top five.

Kile drew the pole start but it was Shelliam who shot into the lead from outside the front row.

Never able to get much separation, Shelliam stayed in front until lap 21, when Kile darted inside. The only caution of the race came on lap 25 and Eckrich passed Shelliam for second on the ensu­ing restart.

Kile stayed in control however and with lapped cars staying out of the equation, won comfortably ahead of Eckrich.

Two-time defending series champion Ray Guss Jr. was sixth while point leader Mike Murphy Jr. was 10th. Jay Johnson and Tyler Bruening both moved up eight spots from where they started to finish 13th and 14th, respectively.

Winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing was Jeff Aikey.

Next up on the Deery Series schedule is the Wednesday, June 20 show at Southern Iowa Speed­way in Oskaloosa.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Oskaloosa date is the ninth of 20 events on the 2012 Deery schedule. Eckrich is the other driver to have won for the first time in his series career this season, on May 22 at Marshalltown Speedway.

Milo Veloz Jr. won Tuesday’s JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature for IMCA Modifieds at Tipton.

Tipton triumph makes two straight for Scott

August 28th, 2011

TIPTON, Iowa – The path to the Cedar County Raceway winner’s circle Friday night was quite different than Thursday’s for Johnny Scott, but the result was the same for the 21-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., as he scored his second straight win in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Championship powered by Swan Energy.

While points leader Ryan Gustin had to use a provisional to get into the WIX Filters “A” Main Friday, his older brother Richie Gustin Jr. started on the outside of the front row and led the first lap of the 40-lap feature.

But Scott, who drew the pole position for the second time in as many nights, blasted into the lead at the end of two laps and proceeded to pace the field for the next nine laps before the race’s first caution slowed the action.

Scott led one more lap after the restart but Jon Tesch moved around the outside to take over the top spot through lap 16 when the yellow flag appeared again.

This time Zack VanderBeek used the restart to take command. After another quick caution on lap 18 and then another with 27 down, VanderBeek remained the leader with Scott, Tesch, defending USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes and nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock giving chase.

Meanwhile, Ryan Gustin was charging to the front and was threatening to crack the top 5 after starting 25th.

VanderBeek led three more laps after the restart before Scott regained he point with 31 laps in the books. From there, he held off several challenges from VanderBeek to take the win and pocket the $2,000 winner’s share of the prize money.

Behind runner-up VanderBeek and third-place Hughes, Gustin’s impressive run ended with a fourth-place finish while Tesch settled for the fifth spot.

Sixth through tenth were Shryock, Dereck Ramirez, Al Hejna, Rodney Sanders and Dustin Boney. The series invades the Upper Iowa Speedway on Saturday for the 6th Annual Summer Challenge and the eleventh race of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Championship powered by Swan Energy.

VanderBeek (2005, ’08) and Hejna (2007, ’09) are both two-time winners at the at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds bullring. Tesch scored a win during the 2006 campaign and Ryan Gustin won the last meeting in 2009.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand gates will swing open at 5. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:30 and the first green flag waves at 7. Also on the racing card will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods plus USRA Hobby Stocks.

Dustin Boney and his #22 Snickers Modified will be at the Casey’s General Store located at 401 College Dr. in Decorah from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coupons good for $2 off adult grandstand admission will be available at both Casey’s locations in Decorah plus Cresco and Waukon.

The Upper Iowa Speedway is a 1/4-mile semi-banked clay oval located 1.8 miles east of US 52 on SR 9, then 1.0 mile northwest on Montgomery St., then northeast on E. Main St. (at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds). For day-of-race information, call the track hotline at 563-382-9984 or check out www.upperiowaspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also follow the USMTS on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.

Beuseling scores second straight checkers with flag to flag Deery run at Cedar County

August 4th, 2011

TIPTON, Iowa – Just a week after racing to his first IMCA Late Model tour victory, Nate Beuseling celebrated his second. Beuseling led all 40 laps of the Tuesday Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at Cedar County Raceway, taking the $2,000 win in a frenetic finish that had scorers checking and then rechecking their results.

Four lapped cars were mixed in with the frontrunners crossing the stripe. Point leader Andy Eckrich was second, while hard charger Justin Reed, defending champion Ray Guss Jr. and “B” qualifier Justin Kay completed the top five. Beuseling had also led the distance in winning the Knoxville Deery show on July 26, but after a couple early cautions at Tipton he was never able to pull away in a feature that stayed green the last 35 circuits.

The third-starting Guss challenged early before falling off the pace; Eckrich started ninth and took over the runner-up spot on lap 30. Kay was among the first drivers to try the extreme high side of the ¼-mile dirt oval. He got all the way up to second, ran out of room up top and jumped the cushion on the last lap, but still salvaged a series career best fifth place finish.

Reed had also gone to the higher line. He passed Kay and Guss on the final lap and was part of the logjam of cars at the finish line. Colby Springsteen ran sixth and also won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.

The 13th of 18 events in the 25th annual tour is Monday, Aug. 15 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. and hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

In conjunction with the state fair show, Deery Brothers Chevrolet in Pleasant Hill hosts the next ‘Partnering For A Purpose’ cookout. Driver Charlie McKenna will have his grill car at the dealer­ship from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Fareway will provide the complimentary pork loins, hot dogs, potato chips and bottled water.

Deery Series returns to Cedar County Raceway for Aug. 2 show

July 30th, 2011

TIPTON, Iowa – Fourteen years after its last trip to Tipton, the Deery Brothers Summer Series returns to Cedar County Raceway for a Tuesday, Aug. 2 show. The IMCA Late Model tour main event will pay $2,000 to win and a minimum of $250 to start.

Second in the current point standings, defending champion Ray Guss Jr. won the first Deery race at Cedar County, held in 1996. Greg Kastli took the checkers the following season, when the se ries made its most recent visit to the ¼-mile dirt oval.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with the first heat race set for 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for youngsters five and under. Pit passes are $25.

Like his closest challenger, point leader Andy Eckrich has some history at Cedar County, which is half an hour away from his home. He’s raced there a couple times and hotlapped on a guessti mated 10-15 occasions.

Eckrich and Brian Harris have each won twice through the first 11 events of the silver anniversary series.

One-time winners are Matt Ryan, Matt Bailey, Mike Murphy Jr., Jeff Aikey, Terry Neal, Guss and, most recently, Nate Beuseling.

Beuseling, Ryan, Bailey and Murphy have all taken career-first Deery checkers in 2011.

Also on the program at Tipton are open modifieds, running under local track rules for $700 to win. More information is available by calling 563 886-2328 or 563 889-2826, and at the www.cedarcountyraceway.net website.