Stormy keeps USMTS Tipton trophy in Scott family

USMTS - United States Modified Touring SeriesTIPTON, Iowa (Aug. 3) – 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.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
USMTS National Championship Series
Cedar County Raceway, Tipton, Iowa
Friday, Aug. 3, 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 16 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) 61 Bruce Hanford, Davenport, Iowa.
2. (2) 21 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas.
3. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
4. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
5. (7) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
6. (8) 77 Joe Beal (R), Milan, Ill.
7. (5) 12h Dakota Hayden (R), Wilton, Iowa.
8. (6) 2 Dusty Kraklio (R), Durant, Iowa.

HOOKER HARNESS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (4) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (2) 1 Dan Chapman, Clarence, Iowa.
4. (5) 21 Todd Hansen (R), Muscatine, Iowa.
5. (3) 9c Chris Zogg (R), New Liberty, Iowa.
6. (8) 7 Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa.
7. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck (R), Waukee, Iowa.
8. (6) 11 Ryan Peckham, Corning, Iowa.

EIBACH SPRINGS HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) V Milo Veloz, Colona, Ill.
2. (7) 20s Stormy Scott (R), Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
4. (4) 77 Kurt Kile, Nichols, Iowa.
5. (3) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa.
6. (6) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
7. (1) 61 Noah Coppess (R), Stanwood, Iowa.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 0 Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa.
2. (2) 29d Brad Dierks, Clarence, Iowa.
3. (4) 20z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
4. (3) 30 Dan Brockert (R), Grand View, Iowa.
5. (7) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
6. (5) 99m Tim Murty (R), Tama, Iowa.
7. (6) 93 Matt Werner (R), Colona, Ill.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN (15 laps, top 8 advance):
1. (1) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
2. (2) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
3. (4) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa.
4. (7) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
5. (10) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck (R), Waukee, Iowa.
6. (5) 77 Joe Beal (R), Milan, Ill.
7. (6) 7 Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa.
8. (13) 2 Dusty Kraklio (R), Durant, Iowa.
9. (3) 9c Chris Zogg (R), New Liberty, Iowa, Skyrocket/AutoRon’s, $100.
10. (14) 11 Ryan Peckham, Corning, Iowa.
11. (9) 12h Dakota Hayden (R), Wilton, Iowa, GRT/Sperry, $100.
12. (12) 93 Matt Werner (R), Colona, Ill., Skyrocket/Mullins, $100.
13. (11) 61 Noah Coppess (R), Stanwood, Iowa, Shaw/Sperry, $100.
14. (8) 99m Tim Murty (R), Tama, Iowa, Skyrocket/Heckt, $100.

SWAN ENERGY “A” MAIN (50 laps):
1. (3) 20s Stormy Scott (R), Las Cruces, N.M., Hughes/ProPower, 50, $4000.
2. (14) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, Hughes/Geddes, 50, $2300.
3. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/ProPower, 50, $1600.
4. (6) 29d Brad Dierks, Clarence, Iowa, Shaw/Sperry, 50, $1000.
5. (7) 21 Chris Brown, Spring, Texas, Skyrocket/RoushYates, 50, $1000.
6. (2) V Milo Veloz, Colona, Ill., Skyrocket/Mullins, 50, $700.
7. (10) 20z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, Hughes/Sput’s, 50, $700.
8. (11) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Hatfield, 50, $600.
9. (8) 0 Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa, GRT/Yeoman, 50, $550.
10. (17) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 50, $500.
11. (4) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Hughes/ProPower, 50, $475.
12. (9) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 50, $450.
13. (18) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/RoushYates, 50, $425.
14. (19) 555 Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa, Sidebiter/Sput’s, 49, $400.
15. (20) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa, BC/GMPP, 49, $400.
16. (5) 61 Bruce Hanford, Davenport, Iowa, Skyrocket/AutoRon’s, 49, $300.
17. (23) 7 Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, Shaw/Sperry, 49, $300.
18. (16) 30 Dan Brockert (R), Grand View, Iowa, Shaw/BnF, 49, $300.
19. (24) 2 Dusty Kraklio (R), Durant, Iowa, Harris/, 49, $300.
20. (13) 21 Todd Hansen (R), Muscatine, Iowa, GRT/Stewart, 49, $300.
21. (22) 77 Joe Beal (R), Milan, Ill., Skyrocket/, 49, $300.
22. (15) 77 Kurt Kile, Nichols, Iowa, GRT/AEM, 49, $400.
23. (21) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck (R), Waukee, Iowa, GRT/Mullins, 49, $400.
24. (25) 11 Ryan Peckham, Corning, Iowa, IROC/PerfAuto, 21, mechanical, $400.
25. (12) 1 Dan Chapman, Clarence, Iowa, Victory/JRM, 9, mechanical, $300.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Integra Lap Leaders: Veloz 1-3, Ramirez 4-8, S. Scott 9-50.
Total Laps Led: S. Scott 42, Ramirez 5, Veloz 3.
Provisional Starter: Peckham.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: Sanders (started 14th, finished 2nd).
Next Race: Thursday, Aug. 9, Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Mo.
USMTS National Championship Series Points: Ryan Gustin 1896, Hughes 1752, Sanders 1672, Brown 1623, J. Scott 1543, Shryock 1537, S. Scott 1527, Ramirez 1515, VanderBeek 1480, Phillips 1461.
Rookie of the Year Points: S. Scott 2090, Hilsabeck 1428, Ron Keith 1219, Casey Penn 956, Thomas Tillison Jr. 789.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Mullins 368, Geddes 334, ProPower 309, Sput’s 285, RoushYates 213.
Tiger Rear Ends Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 437, GRT 387, Skyrocket 326, Sidebiter 166, Shaw 134.

Contingency Awards:
AERO Race Wheels – Chapman.
American Racer – Murty.
Beyea Custom Headers – Hanford.
Dominator Race Products – Murty.
Eibach Springs – Veloz.
Forty9Designs.com – Dierks, Richie Gustin.
Hooker Harness – J. Scott.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – S. Scott.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – Richie Gustin.
KSE Racing Products – Richie Gustin.
Marsh Racing Wheels – Peckham.
Nitroquest – Murty.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Sanders.
PBM Performance Products – Richie Gustin.
R2C Performance Products – Sanders.
Real Racing Wheels – Ryan Gustin.

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USMTS TITLE SPONSORS: Casey’s General Stores, Swan Energy.

USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Awesome Race Suits, Cheetos, Dominator Race Products, Intercomp, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, New Vision Graphics, Nitroquest, RACEceiver, SLAP Energy, Snickers.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arbor Masters, Arnold Motor Supply, ASi Racewear, Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, Dirthead.com, DirtKnights.com, Erson Cams, Farm Boy BBQ Sauce, Intensitee Custom Racewear, Mesilla Valley Transportation, O’Brien Enterprises, Olympic Fire Protection, Ramirez Motorsports, Road Runner Trucking, Ruter Farms, Sybesma Graphics, Yeager Machine.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AERO Race Wheels, AFCO Racing Products, Beyea Custom Headers, COMP Cams, CPD Racing Tools, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Forty9Designs.com, Genesis Shocks, Hooker Harness, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, KSE Racing Products, Marsh Racing Wheels, PBM Performance Products, Quarter Master, Real Racing Wheels, Tiger Rear Ends.

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