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Schott wins at West Texas Raceway

Schott wins at West Texas Raceway

Lucas Schott passed Terry Phillips with 13 laps to go and went on to capture Friday night’s USMTS main event at the West Texas Raceway in Lubbock.

Schott, who climbed into the third spot in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup national points chase, followed front-row starters Phillips and Stormy Scott for the first 27 laps before finding his groove and a way around the two front-runners.

Phillips paced the first 27 laps with Scott pressuring him from the onset. Schott made his move around Scott with 25 laps in the books, and then disposed of Phillips two laps later before marching to his sixth career USMTS triumph.

The 21-year-old from Chatfield, Minnesota, collected $3,325 for his efforts, including bonuses from Rancho Milagro. Phillips and Scott followed “Cool Hand Luke” across the finish line while national points leader Jake O’Neil held off tenth-starting Cade Dillard for fourth.

Johnny Scott, who maintains the top spot in the Summit USMTS Southern Series standings, finished sixth while Dereck Ramirez raced from 16th to seventh to claim both the Eibach Spring Forward Award and FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award.

Eighth went to Real Racing Wheels “B” Main #2 winner Joe Duvall, two-time USMTS national champ Rodney Sanders was ninth and Zack VanderBeek completed the top ten.


Lucas Schott (69) makes the winning pass on race-long leader Terry Phillips on Friday night, April 27, at the West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas. (Tyler Rinken Photo)

On Saturday, the series heads to the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, for the 9th Annual Production Jars Amarillo Ambush presented by MSD Performance. Grandstands gates open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and the first heat race at 7 p.m.

General admission is $15, kids ages 4 and under get in for free and pit passes are $30. The four-division card will be rounded out by Street Stocks, Limited Late Models and Limited Modifieds.

The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 1.5 miles south of I-40 at exit 75 on Lakeside Dr. in Amarillo. For more information, call the track office at (806) 383-0375 or (806) 335-3478 for race day updates. The track’s website is www.route66motorspeedway.com.

The weekend wraps up Sunday when the stars and cars of the USMTS return to the Enid Speedway in Enid, Okla., for the first time in more than a decade. Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:15.

General admission grandstand tickets are $20 each while juniors (12-16), seniors (65+) and military get in for $15. Kids under 12 are admitted free of charge. Pit passes are $35 (5 and under $15). Sunday’s show will also feature Limited Mods in action.

The Enid Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval 2.5 miles north of US 412 on US 81, then 0.5 mile east on W Oxford (at the Garfield County Fairgrounds). For more information, call (580) 554-2451 or visit www.enidspeedway.net online.

For those unable to be there in person this week, every lap of every race in every division all three nights will be broadcast live on www.RacinDirt.com.

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 and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit
Summit USMTS Southern Series powered by Production Jars
2nd Annual USMTS Event presented by MSD
West Texas Raceway, Lubbock, Texas
Friday, April 27, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Summit Racing Equipment “A” Main with the top 8 redrawing for the first 8 starting spots.

SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.
2. (1) 0 Jake O'Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz.
3. (5) 20 Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minn.
4. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
5. (4) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
6. (3) 7 Sean Gaddis (R), Diana, Texas.
7. (7) 101 Butch Reid, Carlsbad, N.M.
8. (8) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (8) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (2) 55 Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla.
3. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (7) J41 Monte Bolton, Wllson, Texas.
5. (6) P38 Gary Puckett, Post, Texas.
6. (5) 44f Fred Wojtek, Blackwell, Texas.
7. (1) 11 Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas.
8. (4) 32 D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
2. (5) 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas.
3. (1) 2x Gene Weaver (R), Amarillo, Texas.
4. (3) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
5. (4) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
6. (7) 15 Kale Westover, Blair, Okla.
7. (6) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
8. (8) 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla.

MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (2) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
2. (1) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas.
3. (4) 4v Billy Vogel (R), West Fargo, N.D.
4. (7) 19sb Lance Mari (R), Imperial, Calif.
5. (3) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas.
6. (5) 24z Zane Ferrell (R), Hermitage, Ark.
7. (6) 41h Eric Hughes, Odessa, Texas.
8. (8) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.

VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
2. (2) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
3. (4) 14t Triston Dycus, Waxahachie, Texas.
4. (5) 90.5 Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas.
5. (7) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
6. (6) 88r A.J. Vasquez (R), Garden City, Mich.
7. (3) 61 Bobby Sikes Jr., Eunice, N.M.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (12 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (5) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (1) 14t Triston Dycus, Waxahachie, Texas.
3. (2) 19sb Lance Mari (R), Imperial, Calif.
4. (6) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
5. (4) 90.5 Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas, LG2/PerfAuto, $75.
6. (3) 2x Gene Weaver (R), Amarillo, Texas, GRT/PPE, $90.
7. (10) 101 Butch Reid, Carlsbad, N.M., LG2/Lunsford, $75.
8. (7) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas.
9. (11) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas.
10. (9) 24z Zane Ferrell (R), Hermitage, Ark., MBCustoms/ASI, $290.
11. (13) 32 D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif., LG2/ChevPerf, $90.
12. (8) 7 Sean Gaddis (R), Diana, Texas, MBCustoms/PTS, $90.
13. (12) 61 Bobby Sikes Jr., Eunice, N.M., Skyrocket/Gray, $75.
14. (14) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Cornett, $90.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (11 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (2) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
2. (3) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
3. (4) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
4. (6) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
5. (13) 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla.
6. (8) 44f Fred Wojtek, Blackwell, Texas, GRT/ChevPerf, $75.
7. (9) 88r A.J. Vasquez (R), Garden City, Mich.
8. (11) 41h Eric Hughes, Odessa, Texas, Shaw/Spring, $75.
9. (10) 11 Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas, Hughes/Herring, $75.
10. (12) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz., LG2/King, $75.
11. (5) P38 Gary Puckett, Post, Texas, Hughes/Herring, $75.
12. (7) 15 Kale Westover, Blair, Okla., GRT/Knowles, $75.
13. (1) J41 Monte Bolton, Wilson, Texas, Lethal/Sput’s, $90.

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT “A” MAIN ( laps):
1. (4) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Hill, 40, $3325.
2. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $1900.
3. (2) 2s Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., VanderBuilt/Mullins, 40, $1390.
4. (7) 0 Jake O'Neil (R), Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1180.
5. (10) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., MBCustoms/Knowles, 40, $900.
6. (8) 1st Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo., VanderBuilt/Durham, 40, $875.
7. (16) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $770.
8. (14) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $715.
9. (11) 20 Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minn., MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $685.
10. (13) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Sput’s, 40, $655.
11. (12) 4v Billy Vogel (R), West Fargo, N.D., MBCustoms/Sput’s, 40, $425.
12. (9) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas, MBCustoms/PTS, 40, $350.
13. (18) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Sput’s, 40, $525.
14. (19) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M., GRT/Sput’s, 40, $300.
15. (17) 19sb Lance Mari (R), Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 40, $275.
16. (20) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., VanderBuilt/Speedway, 40, $275.
17. (22) 65x Carlos Ahumada Jr. (R), Canutillo, Texas, GRT/BMS, 40, $475.
18. (21) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas, MBCustoms/KPE, 40, $275.
19. (23) 21 Austin Bonner, Elk City, Okla., MBCustoms/Karl, 40, $27.
20. (3) 55 Nathan Hagar (R), Adair, Okla., Shaw/Revs, 39, $275.
21. (24) 88r A.J. Vasquez (R), Garden City, Mich., Hughes/Farris, 39, $275.
22. (6) 23 Logan Robertson, Shamrock, Texas, MBCustoms/Knowles, 26, $475.
23. (15) 14t Triston Dycus, Waxahachie, Texas, GRT/Wells, 25, $275.
24. (5) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, 25, $275.

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

Lap Leaders: Phillips 1-27, Schott 28-40.
Total Laps Led: Phillips 27, Schott 13.
Margin of Victory: 0.649 second.
Time of Race: 14 minutes, 48.145 seconds (1 caution).
Provisional Starters: Houston, Ahumada, Bonner, Vasquez.
Eibach Spring Forward Award: Ramirez (advanced 12 positions).
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Ramirez (started 16th, finished 7th).
Entries: 39.
Next Race: Saturday, April 28, Route 66 Motor Speedway, Amarillo, Texas.
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Points: O'Neil 780, J. Scott 728, Schott 727, Ramirez 716, Phillips 698, S. Scott 692, VanderBeek 675, Sanders 661, Timm 623, Duvall 551.
Summit USMTS Southern Series Points: J. Scott 767, Ramirez 673, Sanders 662, S. Scott 641, Duvall 619, Ahumada 568, Robertson 555, Dillard 548, Vogel 517, Schott 514.
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: O'Neil 780, Ahumada 686, Vogel 560, Ferrell 464, Ethan Dotson 462.
USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Durham 92, Sput’s 79, Cornett 78, ChevPerf 72, Mullins 57.
USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: VanderBuilt 105, MBCustoms 101, GRT 78, Hughes 73, LG2 66.

Contingency Awards:
American Racer – Kates.
Beyea Custom Headers – Ahumada.
BSB Manufacturing – Weaver.
Champ Pans – Dillard.
Deatherage Opticians – K. Gaddis.
E3 Spark Plugs – S. Scott.
Edelbrock – Phillips.
Eibach – Ramirez.
Fast Shafts – S. Scott.
FK Rod Ends – Ramirez.
Forty9 Designs – Jones, Bonner.
GRT Race Cars – Weaver.
Hooker Harness – Timm.
Integra Shocks & Springs – Houston.
Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts – Mari.
Keyser Manufacturing – VanderBeek.
KSE Racing Products – Sanders.
Maxima Racing Oils – Schott.
Mesilla Valley Transportation – VanderBeek.
Out-Pace Racing Products – Kates.
QA1 – Sanders.
RacerWebsite.com – Clark.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Simpson Performance Products – J. Scott.
Swift Springs – Schott, Hagar.
Sybesma Graphics – Phillips.
Tire Demon – Vogel.
VP Racing Fuels – Schott.
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – Schott.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Ramirez.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: Alpinestars, American Racer Racing Tires, Argo Manufacturing, Casey’s General Stores, Chevrolet Performance, CP-Carrillo, Deatherage Opticians, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment, Malvern Bank, Mesilla Valley Transportation, MSD Performance, Nitroquest Media, Pace Performance, RacinDirt.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, Summit Racing Equipment, VP Racing Fuels.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, Boubin Tire & Automotive, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Duvall Electric, Eagle Moon Farm, ElbowsUp.com, Evolution Powersports, Oreo Cookies, PBM Performance Products, Production Jars, Rancho Milagro Racing, River’s Edge Scrap Management, Snickers, Spike Hardcore Energy, Top of the World Ranch, YouDirt.com.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: 905 Ink, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, BSB Manufacturing, Champ Pans, Edelbrock, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance Products, Hooker Harness, Integra Shocks & Springs, Keyser Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Mr. Gasket, Out-Pace Racing Products, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real Racing Wheels, RHRSwag.com, Simpson Performance Products, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Tire Demon, Wehrs Machine & Race Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes.

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