Scott Sneaks By Schott For Hamilton County Speedway Supremacy

(Image Credit: Tyler Rinken)

 

With a 16-day summer vacation in the rear view mirror, the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit was back on track Tuesday at the Hamilton County Speedway and Johnny Scott was back in victory lane. Scott, who won the last event on June 30 at the Devils Lake Speedway in Crary, N.D., ran down leader Lucas Schott midway through the 35-lap Casey’s General Stores “A” Main and then pounced with six laps to go when Schott gave up the preferred low line in search of a way around a lapped car.

The other half of the twin tandem, Stormy Scott, set the pace for the start of the race with Schott following for the first four laps before using the high side to sneak past for the lead. From there, ‘Cool Hand Luke’ stretched his lead while Johnny got around Stormy with 15 laps in the books on the ultra-smooth half-mile of clay in Webster City, Iowa.

Johnny Scott, who won here in 2013, looked content to take a runner-up finish back to his pit, but when Schott chose to search for a faster way around a trio of lapped cars in front of him, Scott was content to step up and follow the back-markers. It proved to be the decisive move of the night for both drivers as Schott quickly realized his miscue and tucked back in behind the new leader. The stayed that way until the checkered flag waved.

The win was the seventh of of the season for Johnny Scott—best in the United States Modified Touring Series this year—and the 38th of his career. Rodney Sanders, who advanced toward the front early on by screaming around the high side of the track, claimed the fourth spot behind Johnny Scott, Schott and Stormy Scott while Casey Arneson rounded out the top 5 finishers. Dereck Ramirez, Cory Crapser, Terry Phillips, Zack VanderBeek and Joe Duvall completed the top 10. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. 

OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
12th Annual Casey’s General Store Webster City Wrangle presented by AmericInn
Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa. Tuesday, July 17, 2018

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):

  1. (1) #69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minnesota
  2. (3) #20 Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minnesota
  3. (4) #49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minnesota
  4. (5) #14e Chase Ellingson, Iowa Falls, Iowa
  5. (2) #29 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa
  6. (6) #49j Jason Murray, Hartford, Iowa
  7. (7) #45h Jason Hickingbottom, Ogden, Iowa

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):

  1. (1) #33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
  2. (7) #2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  3. (8) #1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Missouri
  4. (2) #00j J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa
  5. (4) #2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
  6. (3) #8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyoming
  7. (5) #00 Tristan Vesterby, Webster City, Iowa
  8. (6) #9 Jerad Fuller, Memphis, Missouri

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):

  1. (2) #10 Casey Arneson, Fargo, North Dakota
  2. (4) #75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Missouri
  3. (5) #91 Scott Drake, Webb City, Missouri
  4. (1) #8x Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa
  5. (3) #23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kansas
  6. (7) #19sb Lance Mari (R), Imperial, California
  7. (6) #7 Sean Gaddis (R), Diana, Texas
  8. (8) #1r Doug Rivera, Yuma, Arizona

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):

  1. (1) #07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
  2. (2) #4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Oklahoma
  3. (6) #91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Oklahoma
  4. (3) #5d Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
  5. (7) #91 Shawn Ryan (R), Waterloo, Iowa
  6. (4) #0 Jake O’Neil (R), Tucson, Arizona
  7. (5) #2 Jerid Ratzke, Williams, Iowa

B MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 4 advance):

  1. (4) #2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
  2. (3) #91 Shawn Ryan (R), Waterloo, Iowa
  3. (8) #7 Sean Gaddis (R), Diana, Texas
  4. (2) #8x Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa
  5. (1) #14e Chase Ellingson, Iowa Falls, Iowa
  6. (7) #45h Jason Hickingbottom, Ogden, Iowa
  7. (6) #8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyoming
  8. (9) #1r Doug Rivera, Yuma, Arizona
  9. (5) #19sb Lance Mari (R), Imperial, California

B MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 4 advance):

  1. (1) #00j J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa
  2. (2) #5d Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
  3. (4) #23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kansas
  4. (6) #0 Jake O’Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz
  5. (3) #29 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa
  6. (8) #2 Jerid Ratzke, Williams, Iowa
  7. (9) #9 Jerad Fuller, Memphis, Missouri
  8. (5) #49j Jason Murray, Hartford, Iowa
  9. (7) #00 Tristan Vesterby, Webster City, Iowa

A MAIN (35 laps):

  1. (6) #1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Missouri
  2. (3) #69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minnesota
  3. (1) #2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  4. (8) #20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
  5. (2) #10 Casey Arneson, Fargo, North Dakota
  6. (10) #4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Oklahoma
  7. (4) #07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
  8. (7) #75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Missouri
  9. (5) #33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
  10. (9) #91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Oklahoma
  11. (11) #91 Scott Drake, Webb City, Iowa
  12. (14) #00j J.D. Auringer, Evansdale, Iowa
  13. (18) #23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kansas
  14. (17) #7 Sean Gaddis (R), Diana, Texas
  15. (20) #0 Jake O’Neil (R), Tucson, Arizona
  16. (16) #5d Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls, Iowa
  17. (22) #2 Jerid Ratzke, Williams, Iowa
  18. (23) #14e Chase Ellingson, Iowa Falls, Iowa
  19. (15) #91 Shawn Ryan (R), Waterloo, Iowa
  20. (19) #8x Scott Olson, Blairsburg, Iowa
  21. (12) #49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minnesota
  22. (13) #2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
  23. (21) #19sb Lance Mari (R), Imperial, California

(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender

Lap Leaders: S. Scott 1-4, Schott 5-29, J. Scott 30-35.

Total Laps Led: Schott 25, J. Scott 6, S. Scott 4.

Margin of Victory: 0.873 second.

Time of Race: 17 minutes, 37.908 seconds (1 caution).

Provisional Starters: Mari, Ellingson (track), Ratzke (track).

Eibach Spring Forward Award: J. Scott (advanced 10 positions).

FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: J. Scott (started 6th, finished 1st).

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