Johnny Scott’s stranglehold on USMTS victory lane continued with an impressive win at the Ogilvie Raceway during Saturday’s 7th Annual Chubbs Performance Modified Madness presented by U.S. Army.
With his second straight triumph in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the 28-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., now residing in Cameron, Mo., brought his weekend take-home pay to nearly $7,000 and eclipsed the $50,000 mark in season-long earnings heading into Sunday’s clash at the Mason City Motor Speedway.
The win was Scott’s eighth of the year in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit, and tenth overall—exactly one-quarter of his 40 career United States Modified Touring Series wins.
While this was Scott’s first first-place finish at “The Big O,” his twin brother came up two spots shy of capturing his fourth checkered flag here after climbing from 11th on the grid to finish third behind Lucas Schott in the non-stop, caution-free 40-lapper.
Jake O'Neil garnered fourth-place money and Terry Phillips held on for fifth. Jeremy Nelson, Rodney Sanders, Zack VanderBeek, Dereck Ramirez and Justin Oestreich completed the top ten.
On Sunday, the Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, hosts the 7th Annual Diamond Jo Casino “All-In 77” at the historic North Iowa Fairgrounds clay oval now in its third year under USMTS legend Al Hejna.
This will be the ninth USMTS event held here. Six different drivers won each of the first six, beginning with Ryan Ruter’s victory in 2009. Mike Steensma, Kelly Shryock and Jason Hughes also tasted USMTS glory when the track was still known as I-35 Speedway.
Two events were staged in 2016 with Rodney Sanders and Cade Dillard topping those shows. Ryan Gustin won both main events last year after an early-season rain-out in June forced double features for the August show.
Sunday’s blockbuster will also feature Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stocks and Rookies Rockin’ USRA Tuners running for increased prize money as well as track, regional and national points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series.
The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5 and hot laps begin at 6 with racing to follow. Adult general admission tickets are $20. Seniors (65+), members of the military and first responders get in for $17. Juniors ages 11-16 are just $10 and kids 10 and under are free. A pit pass costs $35.
Coupons good for $2 off adult admission are available at Casey's General Store locations in Clear Lake, Forest City, Garner, Lake Mills, Manly, Mason City, Nora Springs, Northwood, Osage, Sheffield and St. Ansgar.
“Big Daddy” Joe Duvall will have his Spike Hardcore Energy No. 91 machine at the Casey’s located at 6 Plaza Dr. in Clear Lake from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Mason City Motor Speedway is a semi-banked 1/2-mile clay oval located 5.1 miles east of I-35 at exit 194 on SR 122 at the North Iowa Fairgrounds (3700 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401). For more information, call (641) 424-6515 or check out www.masoncitymotorspeedway.com.
-USMTS Press Release
-Photo credit: Todd Radzwon