POPLAR BLUFF, MO – June 28, 2014 – Saturday night at Poplar Bluff Speedway, Preston Seratt grabbed a checkered flag without ever completing a green flag lap in feature competition. Seratt, a 2014 USCS K&N Outlaw Modified Series Rookie of the Year contender from Dyersburg, Tennessee, was credited with his first career series victory in the opening round of the 2014 USCS K&N Modified Speedweek after a massive rainstorm drenched the Missouri racetrack just before the K&N Outlaw Modifieds were set to take to the track for their feature event. Due to the extensive rain and the calling of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 360 sprint car feature on lap seventeen , the USCS Outlaw Modifieds were awarded points and prize money based on their starting grid order for the main event.
Friendship, Tennessee’s Ronnie Vernon was credited with runner-up money and points, and the current series points leader, Lucas Lee from Paris, Tennessee received third place results. The March 2014 “Bootheel 200” K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series Champion, Scott Crigler from West Plains, Missouri netted fourth place and Doniphan, Missouri’s Daryl Hay, the current Poplar Bluff track points leader in the modified division, rounded out the top five.
Positions six through ten went to 2009 USCS Modified Rookie of the Year, Justin Roberts, from Paragould, Arkansas, Daniel Roe, also from Paragould, Logan Martin, a local favorite from West Plains, Missouri, Doniphan, Missouri’s Walter Dunn and Malden, Missouri’s Dustin Casselberry.
Preston Seratt scored the win in the Wilwood Disc Brakes First Heat by charging from eighth to first, while Ronnie Vernon grabbed the Aero Race Wheels Second Heat victory. Seratt also took the K&N Filters Pole Award by virtue of a straight-up start from heat race results. The series point’s leader, Lucas Lee won the six cars, six laps K&N Filters USCS Modified Power Dash.
The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series will be back in action on Thursday, July 3rd as part of the racing program at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Arkansas. Last season’s July 3rd event at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway saw a field of 38 USCS Modifieds compete with young gun Dallas Everette from Beebe, Arkansas the driver parking his #26E in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.
For rules, schedules and more information on the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.
RESULTS: K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series; Poplar Bluff Speedway; Saturday, June 28, 2014:
K&N Filters USCS Modified Power Dash: Lucas Lee, Preston Seratt, Daniel Roe, Cole Fowler, Mike Powers, and Justin Roberts.
Wilwood Disc Brakes First Heat: Preston Seratt, Lucas Lee, Daryl Hay, Daniel Roe, Walter Dunn, Mike Powers, Rustin Miller, Cole Fowler and Jim Gulley.
Aero Race Wheels Second Heat: Ronnie Vernon, Scott Crigler, Justin Roberts, Logan Martin, Dustin Casselberry, Tyler Stephens, Robby Arnold, John Gray, Ryan Sawyers and Mathew Rodgers.
K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series at Poplar Bluff Speedway Main Event:
Scheduled for 25-laps; 0-laps completed due to rain. Points and money were awarded according to heat race finish and line-up order for the main event.
1. #29 – Preston Seratt, Dyersburg, TN
2. #G3 – Ronnie Vernon, Friendship, TN
3. #12L – Lucas Lee, Paris, TN
4. #12C – Scott Crigler, Alton, MO
5. #D97 – Daryl Hay, Doniphan, MO
6. #99R – Justin Roberts, Paragould, AR
7. #24R – Daniel Roe, Paragould, AR
8. #36 – Logan Martin, West Plains, MO
9. #55 – Walter Dunn, Doniphan, MO
10. #76 — Dustin Casselberry, Malden, MO
11. #P3 – Mike Powers, Burlison, TN
12. #2 – Tyler Stephens, Searcy, AR
13. #44 — Rustin Miller, Houston, MO
14. #21 – Robby Arnold, Jonesboro, AR
15. #15 — Cole Fowler, Finley, TN
16. #00 — John Gray, Jonesboro, AR
17. #44G – Jim Gulley, Brookbend, AR
18. #9 — Ryan Sawyers, Dyersburg, TN
19. #M93 — Mathew Rodgers, Donpihan, MO.
K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series Race Awards:
Wilwood Disc Brakes First Heat Award: #29 Preston Seratt
Aero Race Wheels Second Heat award: #G3 Ronnie Vernon
K&N Filters Pole Award: #29 – Preston Seratt
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #12L – Lucas Lee
Comp Cams Hard Charger Award: #29 Preston Seratt (passed seven cars in heat race)
Saldana Racing Products Top Five Award: #D97 – Daryl Hay
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #24R – Daniel Roe
DMI/Bulldog Rear End Top Ten Award: #76 – Dustin Casselberry
The USCS K&N Filters Outlaw Modified Series would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in advancing the series: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Aero Race Wheels, Comp Cams, Saldana Racing Products, and Pyrotect Racing.
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