HUMBOLDT, Kan.-Jason Hughes added to his incredible record at the Humboldt Speedway Friday night, winning the 40-lap main event in round 2 of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

 

In running up his USMTS career win total to 126, the 41-year-old from Watts, Okla., racked up his 12th triumph at ‘The Hummer’ in the 41 USMTS events held here.

 

The win was worth $3,000 and also propelled the 2010 USMTS National Champion into fourth in the championship points standings. Two nights ago, he came into ‘The Hunt’ ranked 15th.

 

Despite leading all 40 laps of the caution-free contest from the outside of the front row, the road to victory was anything but easy.

 

Polesitter Zack VanderBeek battled door to door and kept the leader within striking distance early on while also fending off challenges from Johnny and Stormy Scott.

 

Stormy Scott, who debuted a new, self-owned team just two weeks ago, got around his twin brother on lap 20 and then found a way by VanderBeek ten laps later.

 

Not long after that, the 2012 King of America winner was on the rear bumper of Hughes, who claimed the King of America in March of this year.

 

As the two raced through traffic, Hughes tried numerous lines to dive in and out of lapped cars while Scott searched relentlessly for a way around the leader.

 

A final bid to duck underneath Hughes in the final corner came up three-tenths of a second short as Hughes crossed the line first while Scott scored his second runner-up finish in as many nights.

 

VanderBeek, meanwhile, was consistent and smooth as he crossed the finish line close behind in third with points leader Rodney Sanders following in fourth.

 

Johnny Scott held on for fifth, Cade Dillard steered his Snickers machine to a sixth-place finish, Darron Fuqua came home seventh, Jake Gallardo earned the eighth spot, Dereck Ramirez nabbed ninth and Jesse Sobbing rounded out the top 10.

 

The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental blasts into Wheatland, Mo., on Saturday, for the only appearance of 2015 at the illustrious Lucas Oil Speedway for the 6th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment.

 

The first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a free can koozie courtesy of Foley Equipment.

 

Lucas Oil Speedway will grant two track provisional starting spots for the USMTS feature to the two drivers not making the show who are the highest in current Lucas Oil Speedway Pitts Homes USRA Modified points.

 

The USRA B-Mods and the Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks will also be tackling the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” this Saturday, along with the Battle of the Badges which will feature Missouri’s finest law enforcement officers racing to raise money for charity and for the title of “Top Cop.”

 

Be sure to pick your copy of the track’s souvenir program to get a preview of the 2015 season plus over $40 in valuable coupons available inside and a chance to win a ride in the Lucas Oil Speedway 2-Seat Late Model.

 

Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 7 and racing starts at 7:30.

 

Adults (16 and up) are $20, seniors (62 and up) $15, youth (6-15) $5 and kids 5 and under get in for free. A family pass is just $40. Pit passes will be $30.

 

Race fans can get discount coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey’s General Stores locations in Hermitage, Osceola, Warsaw, Weaubleau and Wheatland on race day. Joe Duvall and his No. 91 AMP Energy machine will be greeting fans in person at the 310 E. Hwy 54 location in Wheatland from 12-2 p.m. Tune your radio to KWTO 560 AM to hear live broadcasts from the appearance.

 

A limited number of VIP suites are available for Saturday’s event. Please contact LaRay Hankins at 417-282-5984 or via email at [email protected]

 

The Lucas Oil Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval located three blocks south of US 54 on SR 83. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate, this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks.”

 

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 with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

 

The four-race weekend wraps up Sunday at the Monett Speedway in Monett, Mo.

 

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

 

-USMTS Press Release. Photo credit: Kenny South

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental – Round 2 of 15
Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan.
Friday, Aug. 7, 2015


Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 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) J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (7) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan.
4. (5) 21b Bryce Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.
5. (4) 9D Scott Daniels, Humboldt, Kan.
6. (2) 38 Ronnie Gould III (R), Seminole, Okla.
7. (6) 1T Ryan Taylor (R), Muldrow, Okla.
8. (8) 23k Ben Kates (R), Tonganoxie, Kan.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (2) 21 David Winslett, Bossier City, La.
3. (8) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
4. (3) IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn.
5. (7) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
6. (4) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
7. (6) 23 Justin Rexwinkle, South Coffeyville, Okla.
8. (5) 97 Houston Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 99 Jesse Sobbing (R), Malvern, Iowa.
2. (4) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (2) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa.
4. (3) 40 Brian Green (R), Pierce City, Mo.
5. (6) 52 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla.
6. (5) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
7. (7) 4 Billy Vogel (R), West Fargo, N.D.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (4) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
2. (6) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
3. (2) 33 Al Purkey, Coffeyville, Kan.
4. (3) 227 Chase Domer, Nevada, Mo.
5. (1) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D.
6. (5) 98 Austin Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.
7. (7) 747 Colton Eck, Goddard, Kan.

HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (2) 07 Cory Crapser (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.
3. (5) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
4. (7) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.
5. (4) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan.
6. (6) 66 Greg Burt (R), Enid, Okla.
7. (3) 44 Jared Rogers, Tecumseh, Kan.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
2. (2) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa.
3. (4) 40 Brian Green (R), Pierce City, Mo.
4. (5) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
5. (3) 21b Bryce Schniepp, Wichita, Kan.
6. (7) 98 John Allen, Chanute, Kan., GRT/Mullins, $90.
7. (8) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
8. (6) 9D Scott Daniels, Humboldt, Kan., TRE/Jack’s, $75.
9. (9) 98 Austin Johnson, Kansas City, Mo., BillsBuilt/Yancy’s, $75.
10. (12) 44 Jared Rogers, Tecumseh, Kan., /AEM, $75.
11. (11) 4 Billy Vogel (R), West Fargo, N.D., LG2/Durham, $90.
12. (10) 1T Ryan Taylor (R), Muldrow, Okla., Xtreme/CNC, $90.
13. (13) 97 Houston Johnson, Kansas City, Mo., Hughes/Yancy’s, $75.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.
2. (3) IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn.
3. (2) 33 Al Purkey, Coffeyville, Kan.
4. (6) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D.
5. (4) 227 Chase Domer, Nevada, Mo.
6. (9) 66 Greg Burt (R), Enid, Okla., BillsBuilt/Dunsworth, $90.
7. (8) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
8. (10) 23 Justin Rexwinkle, South Coffeyville, Okla., JRC/Outlaw, $75.
9. (5) 52 Chad Davis, Tulsa, Okla., RaceCraft/BMS, $75.
10. (7) 38 Ronnie Gould III (R), Seminole, Okla., MBCustom/Mullins, $90.
11. (12) 23k Ben Kates (R), Tonganoxie, Kan., GRT/Mullins, $90.
12. (11) 747 Colton Eck, Goddard, Kan., GRT/Hillsboro, $75.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (2) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $3000.
2. (8) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/ProPower, 40, $1700.
3. (1) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput’s, 40, $1200.
4. (10) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustom/Geddes, 40, $1000.
5. (4) 1st Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., MBCustom/Mullins, 40, $900.
6. (3) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., LG2/Geddes, 40, $800.
7. (5) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., Venom/Driskell, 40, $700.
8. (6) J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/AOS, 40, $650.
9. (13) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., LG2/Cornett, 40, $600.
10. (7) 99 Jesse Sobbing (R), Malvern, Iowa, MBCustom/Sput’s, 40, $550.
11. (9) 75 Tad Davis, Mount Hope, Kan., GRT/Mullins, 40, $400.
12. (14) 186 Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $450.
13. (12) 07 Cory Crapser (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis., GRT/Tim’s, 40, $425.
14. (16) IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn., Shaw/Mullins, 40, $400.
15. (17) 40 Brian Green (R), Pierce City, Mo., MBR/Marti, 40, $375.
16. (15) 22D Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 39, $350.
17. (11) 21 David Winslett, Bossier City, La., IRP/TwinCity, 39, $325.
18. (20) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D., GRT/Durham, 39, $400.
19. (24) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustom/Wornhor, 39, $300.
20. (21) 21b Bryce Schniepp, Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 38, $250.
21. (19) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, MBCustom/Geddes, 31, $300.
22. (22) 227 Chase Domer, Nevada, Mo., GRT/Schultz, 23, $250.
23. (23) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., MBCustom/Sput’s, 14, $400.
24. (18) 33 Al Purkey, Coffeyville, Kan., Shark/Hatfield, 4, $250.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leader: Hughes 1-40.
Total Laps Led: Hughes 40.
Margin of Victory: 0.301 second.
Provisional Starters: Junghans, Duvall.
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: Dillard.
Hard Charger: S. Scott (started 8th, finished 2nd).
Entries: 37.
Next Race: Saturday, Aug. 9, Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Points: Sanders 264, Sobbing 244, Ramirez 233, Hughes 222, VanderBeek 221, S. Scott 219, Dillard 215, Junghans 205, Arneson 182, Gallardo 180.
Rookie of the Year Points: Sobbing 2023, C. Arneson 1725, Kates 1424, Gould 1162, Austin Arneson 1073.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Geddes 309, Sput’s 265, Mullins 261, Durham 197, Cornett 174.

Make It a USMTS Dozen for Jason Hughes at Humboldt