Fairmont, MN – The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental rocked the Fairmont Raceway Thursday night and Jason Krohn rolled to his first victory of the season.

It was a good night for everybody named Jason as Krohn led Jason Hughes and Jason Cummins to the checkered flag. All three drivers also dominated their respective heat races.

The draw wasn’t kind to Krohn. He started in the back row of his heat but four laps into the race he was in front and won going away.

Of the eight drivers in the main event redraw, he pulled the eighth starting spot. Again he was the leader after just four laps and then controlled the final 26 laps around the fast half-mile dirt oval to record his 32nd career USMTS win.

The win was worth $3,000 to the 43-year-old farmer from nearby Slayton, Minn.

Over the final five laps of the feature, Jason Hughes closed the gap on the leader and made a bid for the lead in the final corner but the 2010 USMTS National Champion came up a bit short and settled for the runner-up paycheck behind the 2007 titlist.

Cummins finished third and came out ahead in a race-long battle with Jesse Sobbing while points leader Rodney Sanders finished fifth after taking the green flag from the 15th starting spot.

Just behind Sanders, 23rd-starting Stormy Scott grabbed the sixth spot with Brent Larson, Casey Arneson, Cory Crapser and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the top 10.

The Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., hosts the USMTS on Friday, Sept. 4, for their traditional standing-room-only stint with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and races to follow.

Midwest Mods, Street Stocks, USRA B-Mods, Pure Stocks and Hornets will also be on the racing card.

Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Austin and Blooming Prairie. Cory Crapser and his No. 07 Oreos/Sour Patch Kids machine will be greeting fans at 1702 12th St. SW in Austin from 12-2 p.m. Tune your radio to KAUS 1480 AM to hear live broadcasts from Crapser’s appearance.

The Chateau Raceway is a 1/3-mile semi-banked gumbo clay oval located 5.0 miles north of Austin on US 218 to the Lansing Exit, then 1.3 miles east on CR 2, then 0.4 mile south on CR 25, then 0.3 mile east. For more information call (507) 391-2486 or (507) 433-4578 or visit www.chateauraceway.net.

On Saturday the series will be at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. The five-night Labor Day Weekend swing wraps up on Sunday at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa.

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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 – Round 10 of 14
Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn.
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 16 drivers in passing points accumulated in the heat races were locked into the “A” Main, with the top 8 re-drawing for starting positions 1-8.

MSD HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (1) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
2. (4) 99 Jesse Sobbing (R), Malvern, Iowa.
3. (2) 60 Dan Ebert (R), Lake Shore, Minn.
4. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
5. (5) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
6. (6) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa.
7. (8) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
8. (7) 91 Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (7) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.
2. (3) IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn.
3. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
4. (6) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D.
5. (8) 7x Jesse Glenz (R), Cadott, Wis.
6. (5) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
7. (4) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.
8. (1) 51 Tim Thomas, West Fargo, N.D.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 07 Cory Crapser (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.
2. (1) 65 Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
3. (3) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX.
5. (7) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
6. (4) 1g Pat Graham, Ames, Iowa.
7. (6) 00 Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
2. (1) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
3. (2) 23k Ben Kates (R), Tonganoxie, Kan.
4. (7) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa.
5. (5) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
6. (6) 74s Chris Sieweke, Santa Rosa, Calif.
7. (4) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN (10 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
2. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
3. (1) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (11) 91 Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis.
5. (5) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa.
6. (9) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
7. (11) 00 Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn., $75.
8. (4) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn., GRT/Fast, $90.
9. (8) 74s Chris Sieweke, Santa Rosa, Calif., BMS/ALC, $75.
10. (7) 1g Pat Graham, Ames, Iowa, Skyrocket/Karl, $90.
11. (12) 51 Tim Thomas, West Fargo, N.D., Venom/G-Force, $75.
12. (6) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, $90.
DNS – 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
DNS – 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (30 laps):
1. (8) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn., MBCustom/Sput’s, 30, $3000.
2. (7) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 30, $1700.
3. (1) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Sidebiter/Sput’s, 30, $1000.
4. (2) 99 Jesse Sobbing (R), Malvern, Iowa, MBCustom/Sput’s, 30, $1000.
5. (15) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX, MBCustom/Geddes, 30, $900.
6. (23) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M., MBR/Mullins, 30, $800.
7. (6) IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn., Shaw/Mullins, 30, $700.
8. (14) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D., GRT/Durham, 30, $650.
9. (4) 07 Cory Crapser (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis., GRT/Tim’s, 30, $600.
10. (17) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., LG2/Cornett, 30, $550.
11. (13) 23k Ben Kates (R), Tonganoxie, Kan., GRT/Mullins, 30, $500.
12. (20) 91 Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis., GRT/TriStar, 30, $450.
13. (19) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustom/Wornhor, 30, $425.
14. (10) 60 Dan Ebert (R), Lake Shore, Minn., Impressive/Speedwerx, 30, $400.
15. (21) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 26, $375.
16. (11) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput’s, 25, $400.
17. (12) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., MBCustom/Mullins, 13, $400.
18. (9) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Razor/HarryHeads, 13, $250.
19. (3) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn., GRT/Sput’s, 12, $250.
20. (5) 65 Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie, Minn., Ramirez/Sput’s, 7, $300.
21. (16) 7x Jesse Glenz (R), Cadott, Wis., MBCustom/Tim’s, 1, $300.
22. (18) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 1, $300.
23. (24) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., Hughes/Geddes, 1, $400.
24. (22) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., MBCustom/Sput’s, 1, $300.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leaders: Cummins 1-4, Krohn 5-30.
Total Laps Led: Krohn 26, Cummins 4.
Margin of Victory: seconds.
Provisional Starters: S. Scott, Dillard.
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: Krohn.
Hard Charger: Sanders (started 15th, finished 5th).
Entries: 30.
Next Race: Friday, Sept. 4, Chateau Raceway, Lansing, Minn.
Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Points: Sanders 995, Hughes 940, Sobbing 920, S. Scott 881, Ramirez 820, VanderBeek 812, J. Scott 758, Larson 706, Dillard 686, Arneson 666.
Rookie of the Year Points: Sobbing 2111, Arneson 1755, Kates 1524, Crapser 1307, Ronnie Gould III 1167.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Geddes 377, Mullins 335, Sput’s 333, Durham 228, Cornett 215.
Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustom 418, LG2 361, GRT 355, Hughes 326, Shaw 132.

-USMTS Press Release.  Photo Credit: Buck Monson photo

Krohn Conquers USMTS Contest at Fairmont Raceway