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70th Career USMTS Win Claimed by Rodney Sanders

July 20th, 2016

Happy, Texas – On Thursday night Rodney Sanders dominated the USMTS Modified event at Dodge County Speedway in his Wichita Tank Racing #20 MB Customs/Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. The victory was his eighth of the season and the 70th of his career with the USMTS sanction.

“We threw the kitchen sink at this thing this week and thought it would either be really good or really bad,” Sanders said in victory lane. “Luckily it was really good. This new Hatfield motor ran really well tonight too,
especially as fast as the track was.”

Embarking on a four-race weekend things kicked off for Sanders on Wednesday evening with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota). With 29 entries registered, Sanders placed 4th in is heat, securing the 11th-starting spot for the feature. Battling for a $10,000 payday, Rodney broke into the Top 10, improving two positons in the 50-lapper to record a 9th-place finish.

Competing in his Open Wheel Modified the following night, Rodney headed to Dodge County Speedway (Kasson, Minnesota) on Thursday for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned event. With 26 entries on hand for the RealTruck.com Northern Region event presented by Day Motor Sports, Sanders scored a 2nd-place finish in his heat behind Josh Angst, setting him up with the 5th- starting spot for the $3,100-to-win main event. Storming to the front, Rodney Sanders picked up eighth win of the season with Jason Cummins, Brandon Davis, Cade Dillard, and Jason Hughes trailing him across the finish line in the 12th Annual Stars & Stripes Shootout A-Main.

On Friday night in a field of 20 USMTS Modifieds at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa), Sanders improved two spots in his heat, placing 4th. Earning the 10th-starting position for the feature, Rodney worked his way up to a 4th-place finish behind Zack VanderBeek, Cade Dillard, and Jason Hughes with Stormy Scott coming in 5th.

Wrapping up the busy weekend, Sanders stopped at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) on Saturday night for the USMTS-sanctioned, 8th Annual Seeburg Mufflers Missouri Meltdown. Starting in 5th in his heat, Rodney gained three spots, scoring a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard. With $3,000 on the line in the feature, Rodney Sanders raced in the Top 5 throughout the 42-lap finale before registering a 5th-place finish behind Jason Hughes, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard, and Matt Dotson.

For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.USMTS.com.

The upcoming week will be another busy time for the Happy, Texas racer. Action opens on Tuesday night at Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, Iowa) with a $3,000-to-win USMTS event. Wednesday night takes Rodney into battle in the Fair Week Shootout at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa), which will pay $3,000-to-win for USRA Modifieds. He’ll round out the weekend by pulling double-duty in the 6th annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska), where he’ll race in a pair of USMTS events as well as a $40,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. For complete details on the week’s events, please visit www.USMTS.com , www.MasonCityMotorSpeedway.com and www.LucasDirt.com .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, DriveWFX.com, S&S Fishing and Rental, Krohn Farms, STSI, Mars Race Cars, MB Customs, KBC Graphics, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Geddes Race Engines, Deatherage Opticians, VP Race Fuels, C&R Incorporated, Beyea Headers, CMD Race Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Race Shocks, Eibach, Wilwood Brakes, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, Driven Oil, 87 Automotive, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Fikes Transmission, QA1 Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Day Motorsports, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .

Vanderbeek wins in West Union

July 18th, 2016

WEST UNION, Iowa — Zack VanderBeek took control early on and never looked back Friday night en route to winning the 42-lap main event for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa.

“The Z-Man” swiped the lead away from Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year contender Jacob Bleess with four laps in the books and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way.

“With these guys you’ve got to run hard and keep them behind you,” VanderBeek said in victory lane. “Seemed like the bottom got good there and dirtied the rest of the track up. I just tried to hit my marks down there. It felt pretty good.”

It was the fifth win of the 2016 campaign for the reigning King of America, and earned the New Sharon, Iowa, resident $3,000 for holding off a herd of A-list competitors.

Fridays win also served as the 33rd career USMTS triumph for the driver of the 33z Racing/Caseys General Stores LG2 Modified.

Cade Dillard started next to VanderBeek in the third row and followed him across the finish line with RealTruck.com Northern Region points leader Jason Hughes passing six cars on his way to a third-place finish.

Thursday nights winner, Rodney Sanders, was fourth and Stormy Scott claimed the fifth position.

Sixth through tenth were Jesse Sobbing, Bleess, Johnny Scott, Mike Densberger and Jett Big Eagle.

Returning to battle in the MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports on Saturday, the USMTS makes its annual stop and the Johnson familys I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Saturday, July 16, for the 8th Annual Seeburg Mufflers Missouri Meltdown.

The USMTS will be sharing the spotlight with theWingless Auto Racing Series (WAR) Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Out-Pace USRA B Mods and E-Mods with gates opening at 4:00, hot laps at 6:15 and races starting at 7:00.

General admission is $20, kids ages 7-12 are $8, children 6 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. For suite availability, call (660) 749-5317.

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USRA Holley Iron Man Series set for Fourth of July doubleheader

July 3rd, 2015

CRESCO, Iowa-The USRA Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will be back in action this Fourth of July weekend with two shows scheduled at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, and Fayette County Speedway
in West Union, Iowa.

Heading into the Independence Day weekend, only 66 points separate Holley Iron Man Series USRA Stock Car points leader Tom Schmitt (794) and Steve Jackson (728). Schmitt, from Independence, Iowa, has only one win on the season but has recorded seven top-10s of which four were top-5 finishes. Jackson has claimed two wins in the series, but has captured seven top-10s of which two were top-5 finishes.

Todd Staley (673), Jake Newman (507) and Stefan Sybesma (506) round out the current top five for the USRA Stock Cars. The reigning series champion, Mitch Hovden from Decorah, Iowa, currently sits in seventh place with 449 tallies and one feature win.

Tom Schmitt sits atop the Holley Iron Man Series USRA Stock Car points battle.In the Holley Iron Man Series USRA B-Mods, Dakota Foster of Gardner, Kan., leads the field with 929 ticks more than current second-place holder Jared Timmerman (736). Foster has captured one feature win on the season and eight top-10s of which seven are top-5 finishes.

Timmerman has recorded four top-10 finishes with one in the top 5. Dan Wheeler (604), Miah Christensen (457) and Andy Bryant (452) round out the rest of the current top 5. Bryant has also scored two feature wins in the series.

The reigning series champion, Cory Crapser from Chippewa Falls, Wis., currently sits in ninth with 367 points. Crapser does have pair of wins this year in the series.

The Cresco Speedway will be host the Holley Iron Man Series as well as the USRA Hobby Stocks and two other supporting classes on Thursday, July 2. The Cresco Speedway is 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval located at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

The series will then travel just southwest to the Fayette County Speedway on Friday, July 3. Also in action on Friday night will be the USRA Hobby Stocks. The Fayette County Speedway is 3/8-mile, semi-banked clay oval located at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

Holley Iron Man Series points include the best 16 finishes for USRA Stock Cars and best 20 finishes for USRA B-Mods. To be eligible for points funds, drivers must possess a valid USRA license, utilize the American Racer KK704 tire on all four wheels and compete in at least half of the Iron Man Series events for their division. Licensed USRA drivers in both classes will also earn national points in the USRA Weekly Racing Series.

The Holley Iron Man Series year-end points fund will award $1,500 to the champion in each division.

Liquid Nitro 600 Modified Touring Series Race at Fayette County Speedway

August 28th, 2014

WEST UNION, IA. – Joe Provinzino powered to another win Friday night at the 3/8-mile Fayette County Speedway. Provinzino, the win was a statement, after facing some adversity midway through the season, and with the aid of a green-white-checkered restart, he was able to get a good jump and hold on for the win. “I was just riding around the top side of the track because I wanted to save my tires for the end of the race. I was watching the K9 car and the 5 car and they were getting loose into the corners, so I thought if we had a restart I would have the freshest tires and use them to my advantage, and it happened to work out that way.”

Finishing second was Eli Hershberger, matching his career-best in the series. “I really didn’t wanna see those cautions because the car was getting better as the run went on. I think that was our second-place finish of the year, Victory Lane sure would be nice. We’ll build off of it, we’re definitely moving forward.”

John Griffin of the K9 machine led the most laps, as he took the lead on lap one and was stretching his lead until a lap 15 caution bunched the field up. On the ensuing restart, another quick yellow came out, which killed Griffin’s chances at the win. “I got passed on the restart and after the tires cooled off under caution, the handling on the car went away. Hated to see those cautions because we had a really strong piece.”

Jacob Steere was fourth, and continues to improve with each race. “Car setup had a lot to do with our drive tonight, as it was extremely tight to start out, but as the night wore on, the car loosened up, which worked to our benefit with the race being 25 laps intead of the usual 20.”

Liquid Nitro 600 Modified Touring Series

July 31st, 2014

Fayette County Speedway,West Union, Iowa–Bob Cisewski had the 17-car field covered Friday night at a misty Fayette County Speedway, en route to his first Liquid Nitro feature win of the season, after coming up one position short last Sunday at Cresco Speedway.

For Cisewski the win was not only redemption, but also more rewarding, as he got to share the win with his wife Jenny, as she was in attendance. “It’s a great feeling, been one of my goals for this year, and I’ve really been working at it. I was finally able to beat Curt (Luhmann) and of course, like anything else, it took a little luck out here tonight.”

Eli Hershberger was the runner-up, which matches his highest finish this season, and is one to keep an eye on for his first career Liquid Nitro win. He credits his run to “loosening the car up, and it just got better and better throughout the night. I just drove it.”

Curt Luhmann, the overall series points leader, came home third after starting outside the top-five. He put it quite simply after the race; “Can’t win ‘em all. So happy for Bob though, he really had us covered tonight.” Luhmann maintained his points lead heading into Mississippi Thunder Speedway in two weeks.

Liquid Nitro 600 Modified Touring Series

July 23rd, 2014

WEST UNION, IA. – Curt Luhmann motored to his third win of the season Friday night at the 3/8-mile Fayette County Speedway, extending his points lead in the championship standings.

Luhmann passed Joe Provinzino for the lead on a lap five restart, where Provinzino says the car shut off in front of the field. Provinzino was forced to retire from the race early, but Luhmann never looked back. He led the last 15 laps, virtually unchallenged.

“(It’s) just a great feeling, to come out here and win to build our points lead. The hard work is starting to pay off, and hopefully we can stay on top for the remainder of the season,” a celebratory Luhmann stated after the race.

Continuing a recent hot streak, Eli Hershberger was second in the feature. It was Hershberger’s sixth top-10 in the last six races, and his season-best in the Liquid Nitro Series.

“Yeah we had a good run tonight, but I’m more excited to see these other guys who deserve good runs get them like they did tonight. I owe a lot of them credit for helping me out, so it’s just great to see everyone get their due,” Hershberger said.

Two other drivers also recorded season-best finishes; John Griffin in the K9, who posted a third-place finish, and winner of his heat, Adam Rogich, who placed fifth in his No. 7 machine.

Liquid Nitro 600 Modified Touring Series

June 10th, 2014

West Union, Iowa-WEST UNION, IA. – Curt Luhmann won Friday night’s Liquid Nitro 600 Mod Touring Series race at Fayette County Speedway. A caution-laden race, it featured many restarts, where it was clear Luhmann had the car to beat, as he was able to control the restarts. “I just kept hitting my marks until the last lap…on the final restart I just told myself it was go-time”.

With all the cautions, track position became key to getting a good finish.

It didn’t take long for Luhmann to get to the lead after starting third, and when he got there, he kept it for good.

With the win, Luhmann became the third different winner in three races to start the season.

Second-place finisher Corey Whalen in the Preston Equipment No. 11 machine marched his way from the 13th starting position. “Thanks to Curt, I borrowed his spare motor this week and had a lot more power than I’ve had in the past few weeks, which helped”, said Whalen after the race. Bob Cisewski picked up his third top-five of the season in his Ace Auto-sponsored No. 40. Fourth place was Chris Eide in the Luhmann Farms No. 42, and Don Erger rounded out the top-5 in the 6E.

Cole Denner started second, but electrical issues led him to a disappointing 17th-place finish.

There’s a short turnaround before the 600 Series’ next race, as they will compete again on Sunday evening, June 8, at Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa before the upcoming off week. It will mark the first visit to Cresco for the 2014 season.

Visit www.excelchassiswest.com for the latest series for the latest news, updates, driver bios, among other 600 mod series information.

*Note: The make-up date for the season opener has been set for Friday, July 25 at Fayette County Speedway.