Ramirez makes it a three-peat at Lucas Oil Speedway’s USMTS Show-Me Shootout

Derek Ramirez made it three straight USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout wins Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. (GS Stanek Racing Photography)

WHEATLAND, MO. (Aug. 6, 2022) – Dereck Ramirez did it again Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, winning his third straight USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment.

Ramirez, the reigning United States Modified Touring Series champion, won for the second straight night, following up his win at Humboldt Speedway on Friday. Ramirez led all 42 laps to take home $10,000.

“I did all I could. I manhandled that thing. This is not my kind of race track,” Ramirez said after his ride on the high side throughout was enough to win against at Lucas Oil Speedway. His three USMTS wins are the most by any series driver at the track.

Ramirez held off Darron Fuqua by 1.1 seconds for the victory with series points leader Dustin Sorensen rallying from eighth to third. Ramirez had to hold off fifth-starting Jake O’Neil for much of the last half of the 42-lap feature.

Ramirez grabbed the lead at the start and set the pace, opening a 1.5-second led over fellow front-row starter Fuqua before a lap-five caution bunched the field for a restart.

Ramirez led Fuqua by one-second with Jake O’Neil third as the trio broke away by nearly a straightaway-margin over fourth-place Tyler Davis by lap 14. But lapped traffic soon came into play and Fuqua pulled right behind Ramirez over the next several laps with those two darting in and out of slower cars.

O’Neil took advantage and got past Fuqua on lap 20 and then set out a path to try and catch the leader. He was within four-tenths of a second on lap 22 when the race’s second caution calmed the battle – at least temporarily.

With clear track ahead as the race returned to green, the three frontrunners again pulled away from the rest of the field as the laps dwindled. With five circuits remaining in the 42-lapper, Ramirez and O’Neil again caught lapped traffic.

Lance Mari’s car slowed to a stop and brought out another caution to set it up for a five-lap dash to the finish.

“He timed it right,” Ramirez said of O’Neil. “I was going for a slider with some of those lapped cars and he rolled the bottom. As I was sliding, he was coming back forward and it’s hard to keep up when they’re going that.

“I’m just glad that yellow came out because I think he was underneath me right there going into one. I don’t know if he’d have beat me coming out of the corner, but that spooks you enough to drive into the corner the next time too hard and end up in the wall over there and that’s not good.

Fuqua got around O’Neil on the restart and Ramirez capitalized, opening up a five-car-length lead. Fuqua closed the margin with three laps to go, but Ramirez went on to prevail by about 10 car lengths.

“We’re close. I feel like we’re on good company now,” Fuqua said.

O’Neil faded to sixth with Davis coming home in fourth and Tanner Mullens fifth.

Gillmore grabs USRA B-Mod feature win: Ryan Gillmore led all 20 laps to capture the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod feature win, outdistancing Kyle Slader and Kris Jackson.

“The car was lights out,” Gillmore said, noting that he was unsure how it would take to a track reworked during intermission. “The car was perfect. I about messed it up on my own that first lap, but got my compsoure together and made it work.”

Gillmore started outside of Jackson on the front row and won the race for the lead as the green flag flew. He built a 2.1-second led by lap eight when a caution slowed the action and erased Gillmore’s comfortable margin.

“I was expecting at any moment for Chris to find something on the bottom,” Gillmore said. “I moved to the top on the restart and kept my eyes peeled to know if I had to play defensive or not. I was watching the board and and I knew when (the camera operator) wasn’t looking at just me, that was a good thing.”

Slader drove around Jackson two laps after the restart but could not keep up with the leader. Gillmore’s lead was back to 1.3 seconds through lap 15 and he went out to drive away to finish 1.9 seconds clear of Slader.

Jackson, the season points leader with Gillmore not far behind, finished third with Brian Bolin fourth and Jon Sheets came home in fifth.

Beck leads all the way for USRA Stock Cars win: Mason Beck never looked back, leading all the way to capture the O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars feature.

It was Beck’s first official victory of the season after his apparent recent win was wiped out after a disqualification in post-race tech.

“I was dang sure gonna win it tonight,” Beck said in victory lane.

Beck led from the start and was .711 seconds in front of Jaylen Wettengel when the first caution flew on lap eight. Dean Wille moved around Wettengel and into second on the restart as Beck continued to lead.

Hendrix joined the top three by lap 15, but no one was a match for Beck as the Urbana driver pulled away over the final laps to win by two seconds over Robert White, who beat Wille by a couple of free for the runner-up spot.

“I knew I had some heavy hitters behind me,” Beck said. “I saw Dean Wille and knew he was starting behind me. I was watching for David Hendrix to show his nose on the top, but I guess he never got to it.”

Hendrix wound up fourth and Wettengel finished fifth.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (Aug. 6, 2022)

13th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment

USMTS Modifieds

A Feature – 1. 4R-Dereck Ramirez[2]; 2. 87-Darron Fuqua[1]; 3. 19-Dustin Sorensen[8]; 4. 65-Tyler Davis[4]; 5. 02-Tanner Mullens[6]; 6. 0-Jake O’Neil[5]; 7. 20-Rodney Sanders[9]; 8. 75-Terry Phillips[7]; 9. 33Z-Zack VanderBeek[16]; 10. 10C-Cayden Carter[12]; 11. 12-Jason Hughes[15]; 12. 44S-Shane DeVolder[10]; 13. 21K-Kyle Brown[3]; 14. 21-Jacob Bleess[18]; 15. 65X-Carlos Ahumada Jr[30]; 16. 60-Dan Ebert[14]; 17. 16-Austin Siebert[20]; 18. 45-Chase Holland[19]; 19. 7XD-Dillon McCowan[24]; 20. 38T-Dylan Thornton[26]; 21. 2G-Brandon Givens[21]; 22. 56-Colton Horner[29]; 23. 38C-Jason Pursley[17]; 24. 96-Cody Brill[28]; 25. 19SB-Lance Mari[25]; 26. 91-Joe Duvall[23]; 27. 4W-Tyler Wolff[13]; 28. 20JR-Todd Shute[11]; 29. 8-Steven Bowers Jr[22]; 30. 22H-Dustin Hodges[27]

B Feature 1 – 1. 4W-Tyler Wolff[2]; 2. 33Z-Zack VanderBeek[1]; 3. 45-Chase Holland[4]; 4. 8-Steven Bowers Jr[9]; 5. 65X-Carlos Ahumada Jr[6]; 6. 3B-Nic Bidinger[5]; 7. 38T-Dylan Thornton[3]; 8. G17-Fito Gallardo[7]; 9. 12H-Mike Hansen[12]; 10. 96-Cody Brill[10]; 11. 00S-Chris Spalding[15]; 12. 21W-Tracy Wolf[8]; 13. 37D-Dakota Dale[11]; 14. 15-Wyatt Gaggero[13]; 15. D25-David Tanner[14]

B Feature 2 – 1. 60-Dan Ebert[1]; 2. 38C-Jason Pursley[5]; 3. 16-Austin Siebert[3]; 4. 91-Joe Duvall[4]; 5. J17-Jake Gallardo[2]; 6. 56-Colton Horner[6]; 7. 49-Andy Bryant[7]; 8. 127-Paden Phillips[9]; 9. 55-Chris Kratzer[13]; 10. 11N-Gene Nicholas[10]; 11. 30-Dalton Kirk[12]; 12. 27-Jason Floyd[15]; 13. 00-Scott Bryant[11]; 14. 68D-Kerry Davis[8]; 15. 8C-Chris Clark[14]

B Feature 3 – 1. 12-Jason Hughes[1]; 2. 21-Jacob Bleess[15]; 3. 2G-Brandon Givens[4]; 4. 7XD-Dillon McCowan[5]; 5. 16S-Eric Turner[10]; 6. 19SB-Lance Mari[12]; 7. 22H-Dustin Hodges[8]; 8. 21M-Ryan Middaugh[3]; 9. 7X-Chris Dawson[7]; 10. 712-Trevor Hughes[11]; 11. 8V-Jeremy Vaughn[2]; 12. 68-Dean Wille[14]; 13. 64-Casey Fowler[6]; 14. 03-Chase Jones[9]; 15. 47-Josh Harney[13]

Heat 1 – 1. 21K-Kyle Brown[3]; 2. 20JR-Todd Shute[1]; 3. 10C-Cayden Carter[6]; 4. 16-Austin Siebert[5]; 5. 3B-Nic Bidinger[4]; 6. G17-Fito Gallardo[8]; 7. 96-Cody Brill[7]; 8. 37D-Dakota Dale[10]; 9. 15-Wyatt Gaggero[9]; 10. 00S-Chris Spalding[2]

Heat 2 – 1. 87-Darron Fuqua[4]; 2. 44S-Shane DeVolder[2]; 3. 12-Jason Hughes[5]; 4. 91-Joe Duvall[1]; 5. 38C-Jason Pursley[3]; 6. 68D-Kerry Davis[6]; 7. 127-Paden Phillips[8]; 8. 712-Trevor Hughes[7]; 9. 55-Chris Kratzer[9]; 10. 27-Jason Floyd[10]

Heat 3 – 1. 0-Jake O’Neil[2]; 2. 65-Tyler Davis[3]; 3. 60-Dan Ebert[4]; 4. 8V-Jeremy Vaughn[7]; 5. 64-Casey Fowler[1]; 6. 49-Andy Bryant[8]; 7. 11N-Gene Nicholas[5]; 8. 00-Scott Bryant[10]; 9. 47-Josh Harney[9]; 10. 21-Jacob Bleess[6]

Heat 4 – 1. 75-Terry Phillips[4]; 2. 20-Rodney Sanders[3]; 3. J17-Jake Gallardo[2]; 4. 2G-Brandon Givens[1]; 5. 7XD-Dillon McCowan[6]; 6. 22H-Dustin Hodges[5]; 7. 8-Steven Bowers Jr[9]; 8. 12H-Mike Hansen[7]; 9. D25-David Tanner[8]

Heat 5 – 1. 19-Dustin Sorensen[3]; 2. 4R-Dereck Ramirez[4]; 3. 38T-Dylan Thornton[1]; 4. 21M-Ryan Middaugh[5]; 5. 56-Colton Horner[2]; 6. 21W-Tracy Wolf[7]; 7. 03-Chase Jones[8]; 8. 30-Dalton Kirk[6]; 9. 8C-Chris Clark[9]

Heat 6 – 1. 02-Tanner Mullens[2]; 2. 33Z-Zack VanderBeek[1]; 3. 4W-Tyler Wolff[3]; 4. 45-Chase Holland[5]; 5. 65X-Carlos Ahumada Jr[6]; 6. 7X-Chris Dawson[4]; 7. 16S-Eric Turner[7]; 8. 19SB-Lance Mari[8]; 9. 68-Dean Wille[9]

 

Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods

A Feature – 1. 66-Ryan Gillmore[2]; 2. 19K-Kyle Slader[3]; 3. 65-Kris Jackson[1]; 4. 2X-Brian Bolin[8]; 5. 8S-Jon Sheets[12]; 6. 56-Shadren Turner[5]; 7. 55-Colson Kirk[9]; 8. 510-Cody King[18]; 9. 88D-Matt Dotson[10]; 10. 50J-Jordan Martin[7]; 11. 51-Brian Schutt[14]; 12. 2-Quentin Taylor[15]; 13. 99-Scotty Allen[6]; 14. 53H-Tye Hollingsworth[22]; 15. 7J-Jake Richards[20]; 16. 28Z-Randy Zimmerman[13]; 17. 24-Jerry Ellis[24]; 18. 24L-Dakota Lowe[19]; 19. 29-Bronson Wicker[21]; 20. (DNF) 94-Tyler Potter[11]; 21. (DNF) 35-Ryan Edde[17]; 22. (DNF) 2D-Daniel Tarkington[16]; 23. (DNF) 18-JC Morton[4]; 24. (DNF) 45-Dan Culp[23]

B Feature 1 – 1. 35-Ryan Edde[10]; 2. 24L-Dakota Lowe[1]; 3. 29-Bronson Wicker[3]; 4. 45-Dan Culp[2]; 5. 21-Greg Scheffler[6]; 6. 97D-Devin Barker[4]; 7. 55G-Luke Gideon[5]; 8. 30-Dakota Jennings[9]; 9. 19-Nathan Schwartze[12]; 10. (DNF) 66D-Dwayne Lockard[7]; 11. (DNF) 2S-Hagen Stevenson[11]; 12. (DNF) 39-Dwight Brown[8]

B Feature 2 – 1. 510-Cody King[2]; 2. 7J-Jake Richards[9]; 3. 53H-Tye Hollingsworth[3]; 4. 24-Jerry Ellis[10]; 5. 98-Christopher Watts[7]; 6. 0K-Tracy Killian[1]; 7. 33-Brad Page[5]; 8. 1M-Richard Magee[4]; 9. 7C-Conner Chinn[6]; 10. 55J-Jeremy Short[11]; 11. (DNF) 66H-Hunter Gingerich[12]; 12. (DNS) 11S-Logan Smith

Heat 1 – 1. 65-Kris Jackson[10]; 2. 99-Scotty Allen[4]; 3. 50J-Jordan Martin[7]; 4. 28Z-Randy Zimmerman[8]; 5. 45-Dan Culp[6]; 6. 1M-Richard Magee[5]; 7. 55G-Luke Gideon[1]; 8. 66D-Dwayne Lockard[2]; 9. 30-Dakota Jennings[9]; 10. (DNF) 24-Jerry Ellis[3]

Heat 2 – 1. 19K-Kyle Slader[2]; 2. 88D-Matt Dotson[1]; 3. 2X-Brian Bolin[7]; 4. 2-Quentin Taylor[3]; 5. 53H-Tye Hollingsworth[4]; 6. 0K-Tracy Killian[10]; 7. 7C-Conner Chinn[5]; 8. 98-Christopher Watts[6]; 9. (DNF) 7J-Jake Richards[9]; 10. (DNF) 55J-Jeremy Short[8]

Heat 3 – 1. 56-Shadren Turner[1]; 2. 55-Colson Kirk[3]; 3. 8S-Jon Sheets[5]; 4. 2D-Daniel Tarkington[4]; 5. 24L-Dakota Lowe[7]; 6. 97D-Devin Barker[8]; 7. 33-Brad Page[2]; 8. 39-Dwight Brown[6]; 9. (DNF) 35-Ryan Edde[9]; 10. (DNF) 19-Nathan Schwartze[10]

Heat 4 – 1. 66-Ryan Gillmore[3]; 2. 94-Tyler Potter[2]; 3. 18-JC Morton[8]; 4. 51-Brian Schutt[7]; 5. 29-Bronson Wicker[1]; 6. 510-Cody King[9]; 7. 21-Greg Scheffler[4]; 8. 11S-Logan Smith[6]; 9. 66H-Hunter Gingerich[10]; 10. (DNF) 2S-Hagen Stevenson[5]

 

O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars

A Feature – 1. 0F-Mason Beck[2]; 2. 5-Robert White[11]; 3. 68-Dean Wille[4]; 4. 54-David Hendrix[7]; 5. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[1]; 6. 8M-James McMillin[13]; 7. 47-Ed Griggs[3]; 8. 41-Bryan White[16]; 9. 37-Doug Keller[9]; 10. 14-Derrick Agee[6]; 11. 11-Waylon Dimmitt[12]; 12. 3C-Chad Staus[23]; 13. 74-Rodney Schweizer[17]; 14. 5K-Steve Herrick[15]; 15. 111B-Butch Bailey[21]; 16. 13-Lyle Dietrich[24]; 17. 39K-Shane Schmidt[25]; 18. 12-Christopher Sawyer[5]; 19. 111-Jason Newman[20]; 20. 83-James Ellis[14]; 21. 35-Johnny Coats[18]; 22. 77-Zack Willis[19]; 23. 24-Craig Wright[22]; 24. 121-AJ Wiechmann[27]; 25. (DNF) 31-Burl Woods[8]; 26. (DNF) 7-William Garner[10]; 27. (DNF) 71-Payton McDowell[26]

Heat 1 – 1. 47-Ed Griggs[2]; 2. 14-Derrick Agee[3]; 3. 54-David Hendrix[6]; 4. 5-Robert White[7]; 5. 74-Rodney Schweizer[4]; 6. 5K-Steve Herrick[9]; 7. 111B-Butch Bailey[5]; 8. 13-Lyle Dietrich[8]; 9. 39K-Shane Schmidt[1]

Heat 2 – 1. 0F-Mason Beck[4]; 2. 37-Doug Keller[2]; 3. 68-Dean Wille[8]; 4. 11-Waylon Dimmitt[6]; 5. 8M-James McMillin[7]; 6. 41-Bryan White[9]; 7. 77-Zack Willis[3]; 8. 3C-Chad Staus[5]; 9. 71-Payton McDowell[1]

Heat 3 – 1. 12-Christopher Sawyer[1]; 2. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[8]; 3. 7-William Garner[5]; 4. 31-Burl Woods[9]; 5. 83-James Ellis[6]; 6. 35-Johnny Coats[7]; 7. 111-Jason Newman[4]; 8. 24-Craig Wright[3]; 9. 121-AJ Wiechmann[2]

 

No racing next week: Lucas Oil Speedway takes next week off with the next action coming up Aug. 20 with UTV Short-Course action on the Off Road track during the way. The Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series on the dirt track is set for the evening in the next-to-last weekly program of the regular season.

 

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