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USMTS action at Ogilvie cut short by rain

Friday August 17, 2012

 

Rain cut the night short at Ogilvie Raceway.
Photo by Bruce Nuttleman

The main event field was set Thursday night at the Ogilvie Raceway, but an untimely rain shower forced the postponement of the feature race for round 5 of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.

With heat races and both Real Racing Wheels “B” Mains complete, the Swan Energy “A” Main will be made up on either Friday, Sept. 7, or Saturday, Sept. 8, when the USMTS Modifieds return to Ogilvie for the season finale of the USMTS National Championship Series.

The exact date and order of events will be announced in the coming days.

Meanwhile, a field of 42 drivers was on hand Wednesday night for the first race in a five-day swing through Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Heat race wins went to Kelly Estey, Kelly Shryock, Stormy Scott, Ryan Gustin and Jason Miller. Don Eischens and Dereck Ramirez were winners in the two Real Racing Wheels “B” Mains.

The top 8 drivers in passing points from the heats redrew for their starting spots, and Johnny Scott will start on the pole when the make-up feature takes the green flag. Miller will start on the outside of the front row with Stormy Scott, Jeremy Payne, Gustin, Shryock, Estey and Jason Hughes completing the first four rows in the line-up.

Seven advanced from each last chance race and two provisional starters – Al Hejna and Austin Siebert – will also start the main event from the last row on the 28-car grid.

On a wet Wisconsin night, the teams headed down the road to the Rice Lake Speedway where the stars and cars of the USMTS make their second voyage this season on Thursday night.

Jason Cummins and his Cheetos-sponsored #71 Modified will meet ‘n’ greet fans from 12-2 p.m. at the Casey’s General Store located at 6162 Main St. in North Branch, Minn. Fans can pick up $2-off coupons throughout the day at Casey’s locations in North Branch and Wyoming, Minn.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and the first heat race at 7 p.m. Super Stocks and Pure Stocks will also run a complete program.

Rice Lake Speedway is a high-banked 1/3-mile clay oval located 1 mile north of Rice Lake, between Hwy. 48 and Barron County SS. The track phone number is 715-236-2002 and more information can be obtained by calling 715-205-2861 or by checking the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net.

Friday will find the series at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis., while Saturday’s action takes place at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa. The fifth and final event of the week happens Sunday at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn.

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.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
USMTS Casey’s Cup Series – The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup
Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn.
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed, reason out (if any) and money won. The top 12 drivers in passing points accumulated in the heat races are locked into the “A” Main, with the top 8 re-drawing for starting positions 1-8.

BEYEA CUSTOM HEADERS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (1) 37 Kelly Estey, Hibbing, Minn.
2. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
3. (3) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Blaine, Minn.
4. (8) 33x Adam Hensel ®, Baldwin, Wis.
5. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
6. (4) 10 Mike Steensma, Luverne, Minn.
7. (9) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn.
8. (7) 6m Ted Marrs, Bethel, Minn.
9. (2) 24jr Jeff Lien ®, Mora, Minn.

HOOKER HARNESS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (4) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
2. (3) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
3. (2) 9e Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn.
4. (5) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
5. (8) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
6. (1) 431 Mike Gibson ®, Star Prairie, Wis.
7. (7) 24 Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn.
8. (6) 2m Dave Mass, Brainerd, Minn.
9. (9) 5 Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.

EIBACH SPRINGS HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (5) 20s Stormy Scott ®, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (7) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.
3. (1) 89 Eric Pember ®, Pittsville, Wis.
4. (2) 31v Jason Voigt, St. Cloud, Minn.
5. (4) 74 Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
6. (8) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
7. (3) 0 Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa.
8. (6) 36 Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
2. (2) 14 Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D.
3. (5) 20z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
4. (1) 110 Tony Bahr ®, Eau Claire, Wis.
5. (4) 26 Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn.
6. (6) 60 Dan Ebert ®, Lake Shore, Minn.
7. (8) 40 Charlie Hillukka ®, Monticello, Minn.
8. (7) V2 Joey Jensen, Forest Lake, Minn.

HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 12m Jason Miller, Osceola, Wis.
2. (3) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
3. (8) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (4) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
5. (6) 5x Scot Danzeisen ®, Herman, Minn.
6. (5) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
7. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck ®, Waukee, Iowa.
8. (2) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 7 advance):
1. (2) 9e Don Eischens, Richmond, Minn.
2. (14) V2 Joey Jensen, Forest Lake, Minn.
3. (1) 33x Adam Hensel ®, Baldwin, Wis.
4. (3) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
5. (5) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
6. (6) 5x Scot Danzeisen ®, Herman, Minn.
7. (4) 31v Jason Voigt, St. Cloud, Minn.
8. (8) 10 Mike Steensma, Luverne, Minn., Hughes/Sput’s, $75.
9. (10) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn., MasterSbilt/Sower, $75.
10. (13) 2m Dave Mass, Brainerd, Minn., Shaw/Wheeler, $75.
11. (12) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck ®, Waukee, Iowa, GRT/Mullins, $75.
12. (11) 24 Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn., Matrix/Mullins, $75.
13. (7) 26 Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn., GRT/RoushYates, $75.
14. (9) 60 Dan Ebert ®, Lake Shore, Minn., Millennium/SpeedWorks, $75.
15. (15) 24jr Jeff Lien ®, Mora, Minn., Matrix/Adams, $75.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 7 advance):
1. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
2. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (2) 89 Eric Pember ®, Pittsville, Wis.
4. (4) 110 Tony Bahr ®, Eau Claire, Wis.
5. (13) 36 Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.
6. (14) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa.
7. (6) 74 Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
8. (11) 0 Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa, GRT/Yeoman, $75.
9. (9) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
10. (8) 431 Mike Gibson ®, Star Prairie, Wis., Matrix/Tim’s, $90.
11. (15) 5 Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, $75.
12. (10) 40 Charlie Hillukka ®, Monticello, Minn., SSR/Newgard, $75.
13. (12) 6m Ted Marrs, Bethel, Minn., Frederick/Homerun, $75.
14. (1) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Blaine, Minn., Wheeler/Wagamon, $90.
15. (7) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.

SWAN ENERGY “A” MAIN (40 laps):
Rained out, postponed to Sept. 7 or 8

® = Rookie of the Year contender.

Next Race: Thursday, Aug. 16, Rice Lake Speedway, Rice Lake, Wis.
USMTS Casey’s Cup Series Points: Gustin 505, S. Scott 463, Sanders 456, J. Scott 416, Hughes 388, Payne 378, Rowland 374, VanderBeek 366, Phillips 362, Timms 360.
Rookie of the Year Points: S. Scott 2143, Hilsabeck 1455, Ron Keith 1219, Casey Penn 956, Tillison 904.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Mullins 405, Geddes 364, ProPower 342, Sput’s 308, RoushYates 239.
Tiger Rear Ends Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 475, GRT 425, Skyrocket 354, Sidebiter 177, BC 154.

Contingency Awards:

AERO Race Wheels – not awarded.
American Racer – Shryock.
Beyea Custom Headers – Estey.
Dominator Race Products – not awarded.
Eibach Springs – S. Scott.
Forty9Designs.com – not awarded.
Hooker Harness – Shryock.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – not awarded.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – not awarded.
KSE Racing Products – Hughes.
Marsh Racing Wheels – not awarded.
Nitroquest – Lien, Wagamon.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – not awarded.
PBM Performance Products – Ryan Gustin.
R2C Performance Products – not awarded.
Real Racing Wheels – Eischens, Ramirez.

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