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Phillips tops USMTS trophy hunters at Humboldt

Terry Phillips

Terry Phillips

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (Aug. 5) — The Humboldt Speedway hosted the second round of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental Friday night, and Terry Phillips hoisted the winner’s check for $3,000.

The 50-year-old from Springfield, Mo., was the beneficiary of a rough-and-tumble battle for the lead between Cade Dillard and Rodney Sanders midway through the race that saw Dillard retire with rear end damage and Sanders sent to the tail of the field.

Phillips inherited the top spot for the restart with 20 laps in the books, then went unchallenged the final 22 orbits to claim his second career USMTS triumph at ‘The Hummer’ and 24th USMTS win of his career.

Jason Hughes-the defending USMTS national champ and winningest driver ever at Humboldt-drew the pole for the start of the main event and led the first nine laps before Dillard screamed past to take control.

Soon thereafter, Sanders got by Hughes and battled with Dillard for several laps until he was able to get by on lap 19 to take the lead.

Dillard came roaring back around the outside, and the top two finishers on Thursday night made contact at the exit of turn four.

The result was a flat tire and broken rear suspension for Dillard. He went to the pits while Sanders was sent to the rear of the field.

That opened the door for Phillips, who beat Jeremy Payne, Ryan Gustin. Johnny Scott and Hughes to the finish line.

Jesse Sobbing, who came from the back of the field after an early-race mishap, garnered the sixth spot with Sanders making his way back to seventh by race’s end.

Stormy Scott, 17th-starting Lance Town and 24th-starting Mike Densberger rounded out the top 10.

With his second top five finish in the first two nights, Hughes regained the points lead in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup with a slim seven-point cushion over Sobbing and 23 ahead of third-place Dillard. Sanders, Cody Bauman, Joe Duvall, Brock Bauman, Zack VanderBeek, Johnny Scott and Stormy Scott complete the top 10 in the standings.

It’s the 7th annual USMTS Slick-Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. Phillips beat Payne in a memorable, back-and-forth duel two years ago at the ‘Diamond of Dirt Tracks’ and last year saw Johnny Scott beat his brother Stormy Scott for the victory.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Street Stocks also will be in action. Completing the program will be the annual Battle of the Badges, with law enforcement officers from throughout the state racing old police cars for bragging rights and to raise money for Special Olympics of Missouri.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30. Admission prices are $20 for adults (16 and up), $17 for seniors (62 and up) and members of the military, $5 for youth (6-15) and kids 5 and under are free. A family pass is just $40, and pit passes are $35.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Mo. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the state-of-the-art facility.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, liking www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental – Event #2 of 22
Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan.
Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won.

MSD HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan.
2. (1) 21c Cody Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.
3. (6) 99 Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa.
4. (4) 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.
5. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa.
6. (8) 20rt Ricky Thornton Jr. (R), Chandler, Ariz.
7. (5) 37 Mike Jergens (R), Plover, Iowa.
8. (3) 81 Mike Densberger (R), Lincoln, Neb.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (4) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
3. (8) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
4. (1) 18jr Chase Sigg, Iola, Kan.
5. (5) 6 Brock Bauman (R), Eureka, Ill.
6. (7) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.
7. (3) 4a Josh Lanterman (R), Derby, Kan.
8. (6) 23 Adam Kates (R), Tonganoxie, Kan.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
2. (1) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark.
3. (6) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
4. (5) 52 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla.
5. (3) 4 Cody Bauman (R), Eureka, Ill.
6. (8) 4 Dan Powers, Wichita, Kan.
7. (7) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
8. (4) 99 Jett Big Eagle (R), Manor, Sask., Canada.

ALPINESTARS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (4) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.
2. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (7) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (8) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.
5. (3) 00 Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada.
6. (2) 9 Evan Hubert, Cross Timbers, Mo.
7. (5) B29 Blonde Bomber Mitchell, Pea Ridge, Ark.
8. (1) 8x Robby Love, Fort Scott, Kan.

S&S FISHING & RENTAL HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (4) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
2. (6) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.
3. (5) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.
4. (7) 21t Lance Town, Wellsville, Kan.
5. (8) 52 Mitch Keeter, Joplin, Mo.
6. (3) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.
7. (2) 11n Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark.
8. (1) 40 Jessy Willard, Mound City, Kan.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (2) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.
2. (1) 21c Cody Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.
3. (3) 21t Lance Town, Wellsville, Kan.
4. (4) 52 Mitch Keeter, Joplin, Mo.
5. (6) 6 Brock Bauman (R), Eureka, Ill.
6. (7) 00 Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask., Canada, GRT/Tim’s, $90.
7. (8) 4 Dan Powers, Wichita, Kan., BillsBuilt/KBS, $90.
8. (11) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
9. (9) 9 Evan Hubert, Cross Timbers, Mo., Victory/RoushYates, $75.
10. (12) 11n Gene Nicholas, Lowell, Ark., Hughes/Kelly, $75.
11. (5) 18jr Chase Sigg, Iola, Kan., BillsBuilt/Yeoman, $75.
12. (10) 37 Mike Jergens (R), Plover, Iowa, Harris/KSE, $90.
13. (13) 23 Adam Kates (R), Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, $90.
14. (14) 8x Robby Love, Fort Scott, Kan., Victory/Yeoman, $75.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark.
2. (2) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.
3. (3) 52 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla.
4. (4) 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.
5. (6) 4 Cody Bauman (R), Eureka, Ill.
6. (9) 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo., GRT/GMPP, $90.
7. (8) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, $75.
8. (10) 4a Josh Lanterman (R), Derby, Kan., BillsBuilt/KBS, $90.
9. (12) 81 Mike Densberger (R), Lincoln, Neb.
10. (5) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, $400.
11. (14) 40 Jessy Willard, Mound City, Kan., Willard/Willard, $90.
12. (11) B29 Blonde Bomber Mitchell, Pea Ridge, Ark., Hughes/BMS, $90.
13. (7) 20rt Ricky Thornton Jr. (R), Chandler, Ariz., MBCustom/Dakota, $90.
14. (13) 99 Jett Big Eagle (R), Manor, Sask., Canada, MBCustom/ProPower, $90.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (42 laps):
1. (4) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 42, $3000.
2. (8) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 42, $1700.
3. (9) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 42, $1200.
4. (5) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Lethal/Durham, 42, $1000.
5. (1) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 42, $900.
6. (11) 99 Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, Harris/GMPP, 42, $800.
7. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustom/Hatfield, 42, $700.
8. (13) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M., Lethal/Mullins, 42, $650.
9. (17) 21t Lance Town, Wellsville, Kan., Phoenix/Driskell, 42, $600.
10. (24) 81 Mike Densberger (R), Lincoln, Neb., Jet/Speedway, 42, $550.
11. (10) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustom/BMS, 42, $500.
12. (3) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan., GRT/Mullins, 41, $375.
13. (22) 4 Cody Bauman (R), Eureka, Ill., GRT/GMPP, 41, $425.
14. (12) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput’s, 35, $400.
15. (19) 52 Mitch Keeter, Joplin, Mo., Hoffman/Yeoman, 27, $300.
16. (21) 6 Brock Bauman (R), Eureka, Ill., GRT/Mullins, 27, $400.
17. (23) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., LG2/Cornett, 25, $400.
18. (2) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., MBCustom/ASI, 19, $300.
19. (16) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullens, 15, $300.
20. (15) 21c Cody Schniepp, Wichita, Kan., BillsBuilt/Mullins, 14, $250.
21. (7) 90 Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo., Hughes/Mullins, 13, $250.
22. (14) 26 Brian Williams, Fayetteville, Ark., Hughes/Mullins, 12, $250.
23. (18) 52 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla., RaceCraft/BMS, 6, $250.
24. (20) 88 Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla., GRT/Durham, 6, $300.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leaders: Hughes 1-9, Dillard 10-18, Sanders 19-20, Phillips 21-42.
Total Laps Led: Phillips 22, Hughes 9, Dillard 9, Sanders 2.
Margin of Victory: 3.570 seconds.
Time of Race: 25 minutes, 6.105 seconds (3 cautions).
Provisional Starters: Ramirez, Densberger.
KSE Racing Products Hard Charger: C. Bauman (started 22nd, finished 13th).
Entries: 40.
Next Race: Saturday, Aug. 6, Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
USMTS Casey’s Cup Points: Hughes 762, Sobbing 755, Dillard 739, Sanders 721, C. Bauman 703, Duvall 685, B. Bauman 683, VanderBeek 675, J. Scott 672, S. Scott 667.
Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year Points: B. Bauman 1438, C. Bauman 1438, J. Big Eagle 1319, Tyler Wolff 1092, Jergens 1009.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Mullins 333, Durham 225, Sput’s 221, ASI 214, GMPP 205.
Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 336, MBCustoms 323, LG2 253, Harris 227, GRT 223.

Contingency Awards:
Allstar Performance – S. Scott.
American Racer – Hilsabeck.
Bell Helmets – Ramirez.
Beyea Custom Headers – Hughes.
BSB Manufacturing – Schultz.
Day Motor Sports – C. Davis, Wheeler.
Deatherage Opticians – C. Davis.
Edelbrock – Phillips.
Eibach Springs – Tad Davis.
Fast Shafts – J. Scott.
FK Rod Ends – Keeter.
Forty9Designs.com – VanderBeek, Mullens.
Fuel Safe – Sobbing.
GRT Race Cars – Phillips.
Hooker Harness – C. Bauman.
Integra Shocks & Springs – Dillard.
Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service – B. Bauman.
Kevko Oil Pans & Components – Town.
Keyser Manufacturing – Densberger.
KSE Racing Products – C. Bauman.
Midwest Sheet Metal – Hilsabeck.
MSD – Tad Davis, Phillips.
Out-Pace Racing Products – B. Bauman.
PBM Performance Products – Gustin.
QA1 – Jergens.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Sybesma Graphics – Payne.
VP Racing Fuels – Phillips.
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – Duvall.
Wilwood Engineering – Sanders.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: Alpinestars, American Racer Racing Tires, Argo Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, COMP Cams, CP-Carrillo, Day Motor Sports, Deatherage Opticians, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, Kevko Oil Pans & Components, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, MSD, RacerWebsite.com, RacinDirt.com, RealTruck.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, The Joie of Seating, VP Racing Fuels.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: AMP Energy Drink, Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, ElbowsUp.com, Erson Cams, I-29 Trailer Sales, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Oreo, Production Jars, Rivers Edge Scrap Management, Snickers, Sour Patch Kids, YouDirt.com.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Bell Helmets, Beyea Custom Headers, BSB Manufacturing, Driven Racing Oil, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Custom Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Midwest Sheet Metal, Out-Pace Racing Products, PBM Performance Products, QA1 Precision Products, Quarter Master, Real Racing Wheels, Sybesma Graphics, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood Engineering.

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