Gustin gets USMTS glory at Monett

USMTS - United States Modified Touring SeriesMONETT, Mo. (Aug. 12) – The United States Modified Touring Series rolled into the Monett Speedway for the 7th Annual USMTS Summer Shootout and the fourth round of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup. And for the 61st time in four years, Ryan Gustin rolled out with the winner’s share of the prize money.

After winning his heat race on the fast 3/8-mile red clay oval, Gustin drew the pole position for the main event and led every lap en route to his second win of ‘The Hunt’ and 14th win overall this season.

Stormy Scott challenged Gustin in the late stages of the race, but was unable to make the pass and had to settle for his second runner-up finish in as many nights.

Rodney Sanders was third, Jeremy Payne finished fourth and multi-time track champion Johnny Bone Jr. rounded out the top 5.

Sixth through tenth, respectively, were Zack VanderBeek, Johnny Scott, Jason Hughes, Stephen Muilenburg and Jesse Stovall.

With four races in the books, Gustin sits atop the USMTS Casey’s Cup Series points standings with a 42-point cushion over Stormy Scott while Sanders is just an additional seven markers behind Scott. The rest of the top 10 spots are held by Johnny Scott, Hughes, Payne, Bryan Rowland, VanderBeek, Terry Phillips and Randy Timms.

NO REST FOR THE WICKED …

After a four-race opening weekend for the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup, the tireless touring titans get two days off before resuming their battle for the $15,000 champion’s check with five races in five nights.

The Best of the Best kick it all off on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn. A big field is expectd to be on hand as the USMTS National Championship Series will return to this same venue Sept. 7-8 for the fnale for that series.

On Thursday, it’s on to the Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, Wis., and then a few miles south on Friday for another blockbuster battle at Bob Timm’s Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis. Saturday will find the the USMTS sultans of speed at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, and the weekend wraps up Sunday with a second visit to the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn.

Each event will pay $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.

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.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
USMTS Casey’s Cup Series – The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup
7th Annual USMTS Summer Shootout
Monett Speedway, Monett, Mo.
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder 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. (2) 19r Ryan Gustin (R), Marshalltown, Iowa.
2. (6) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.
3. (1) 118 Terry Beckham II, Webb City, Mo.
4. (3) 52 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla.
5. (4) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
6. (7) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
7. (8) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
8. (5) 11 Matt Martin (R), Enid, Okla.

HOOKER HARNESS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
2. (3) 20s Stormy Scott (R), Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (4) 20z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
4. (5) 112 Jesse Stovall, Galena, Mo.
5. (2) 99h Trevor Hunt (R), Liberty, Mo.
6. (8) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, Mo.
7. (7) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
8. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Chelsea, Okla.

EIBACH SPRINGS HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (4) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
3. (1) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.
4. (5) 31j Jeremy Rasmussen, Bella Vista, Ark.
5. (6) 40 Brian Green, Pierce City, Mo.
6. (2) 11n Gene Nicholas (R), Lowell, Ark.
7. (7) 12g Jeremy Green, Enid, Okla.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (4) 33 Stephen Muilenburg, Sparta, Mo.
2. (2) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr. (R), Wellston, Okla.
3. (3) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck (R), Waukee, Iowa.
4. (7) 5t Randy Timms, Wheatland, Okla.
5. (6) 02 Tanner Mullens (R), Wichita, Kan.
6. (5) 53 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo.
7. (1) 44 Christy Georges (R), El Paso, Texas.

RACINDIRT.COM HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (2) 12b Johnny Bone Jr., Pea Ridge, Ark.
2. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
3. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
4. (4) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark.
5. (7) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
6. (1) 36m Logan Martin (R), West Plains, Mo.
7. (3) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (1) 5t Randy Timms, Wheatland, Okla.
2. (3) 112 Jesse Stovall, Galena, Mo.
3. (5) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa.
4. (6) 02 Tanner Mullens (R), Wichita, Kan.
5. (2) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.
6. (10) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
7. (4) 52 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla., RaceCraft/BMS, $75.
8. (12) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
9. (7) 99h Trevor Hunt (R), Liberty, Mo., Hughes/Hatfield, $90.
10. (13) 91 Joe Duvall, Chelsea, Okla., Hughes/BMS, $75.
11. (8) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa.
12. (9) 53 Chad Lyle, Oak Grove, Mo., GRT/Mac’s, $75.
13. (11) 12g Jeremy Green, Enid, Okla., Ramirez/Janes, $75.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (12 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (1) 118 Terry Beckham II, Webb City, Mo.
2. (4) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark.
3. (2) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck (R), Waukee, Iowa.
4. (3) 31j Jeremy Rasmussen, Bella Vista, Ark.
5. (10) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
6. (7) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, Mo.
7. (6) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
8. (9) 36m Logan Martin (R), West Plains, Mo., GRT/GMPP, $75.
9. (5) 40 Brian Green, Pierce City, Mo., Chaos/GMPP, $75.
10. (11) 44 Christy Georges (R), El Paso, Texas.
11. (8) 11n Gene Nicholas (R), Lowell, Ark., Lighting/Kelly, $90.
12. (12) 11 Matt Martin (R), Enid, Okla., BillsBuilt/Sutton, $75.

SWAN ENERGY “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (1) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, $3000.
2. (3) 20s Stormy Scott (R), Las Cruces, N.M., Hughes/ProPower, $1700.
3. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, Hughes/Geddes, $1200.
4. (5) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo., GRT/RoushYates, $1000.
5. (4) 12b Johnny Bone Jr., Pea Ridge, Ark., TRE/Homegrown, $900.
6. (12) 20z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, Hughes/Sput’s, $800.
7. (8) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Hughes/ProPower, $700.
8. (9) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, $650.
9. (7) 33 Stephen Muilenburg, Sparta, Mo., TRE/MotorMachine, $600.
10. (15) 112 Jesse Stovall, Galena, Mo., TRE/Yeoman, $400.
11. (10) 85 Thomas Tillison Jr. (R), Wellston, Okla., Hughes/Geddes, $500.
12. (13) 5t Randy Timms, Wheatland, Okla., Hughes/Geddes, $450.
13. (17) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, Skyrocket/ProPower, $400.
14. (22) 20r Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/ProPower, $500.
15. (26) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa, BC/ProPower, $150.
16. (11) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/ProPower, $325.
17. (19) 02 Tanner Mullens (R), Wichita, Kan., Hughes/BMR,  $300.
18. (25) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, $100.
19. (27) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, BC/JRM, $100.
20. (21) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, $300.
21. (18) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck (R), Waukee, Iowa, GRT/Mullins, $300.
22. (28) 44 Christy Georges (R), El Paso, Texas, GRT/Barnett, $100.
23. (23) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., GRT/Mullins, $300.
24. (16) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark., Hughes/Ora’s, $250.
25. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Hatfield, $400.
26. (20) 31j Jeremy Rasmussen, Bella Vista, Ark., TRE/Donrich, $250.
27. (14) 118 Terry Beckham II, Webb City, Mo., TRE/Beckham, $250.
28. (24) 73 Mickey Burrell, Fair Grove, Mo., TRE/Ruble, $300

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Integra Lap Leader: Gustin 1-40.
Total Laps Led: Gustin 40.
Margin of Victory: 0.589 second.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger: Rowland (started 22nd, finished 14th).
Next Race: Wednesday, Aug. 15, Ogilvie (Minn.) Raceway.
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 – Burrell.
American Racer – Beebe.
Beyea Custom Headers – Gustin.
Dominator Race Products – Phillips.
Eibach Springs – J. Scott.
Forty9Designs.com – Payne, Muilenburg.
Hooker Harness – Sanders.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – Gustin.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – Muilenburg.
KSE Racing Products – J. Scott.
Marsh Racing Wheels – Beckham.
Nitroquest – Green, M. Martin.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – Rowland.
PBM Performance Products – Muilenburg.
R2C Performance Products – S. Scott.
Real Racing Wheels – Timms, Beckham.

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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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