USMTS Win Happens at Dallas County Speedway
URBANA, Mo. (Aug. 11) —
Making their third visit in four
years to the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., the
Summit USMTS National Championship presented by
RacinDirt came to town for the Wehrs Machine Bullring
The first turn got a bit bumpy for
polesitter Jake O’Neil and fellow front-row starter
Terry Phillips got the advantage on the opening lap.
Just four laps in, however, Phillips suffered a flat
tire and stopped on the track to bring out the yellow
O’Neil set the pace for the restart with
Jason Hughes, Zack VanderBeek, Shane DeVolder and Tanner
Mullens following in his tire tracks.
to the high side and briefly padded his lead, but Hughes
reeled him in and made the pass for the lead with 12
laps in the books and lapped traffic looming ahead.
Halfway through the 42-lapper, Darron Fuqua found
himself running second while the left rear tire of
O’Neil was rubbing the fender and smoke billowing from
With Hughes struggling to get around a
pair of back-markers, Fuqua wheeled around the outside
to take the lead on lap 31. Three laps later, O’Neil’s
tire finally let go and he stopped at the top of turn 4
and caused the third caution of the race.
laps remained when Fuqua brought the field back to the
green flag with Hughes, Mullens, DeVolder and Dereck
Ramirez in tow.
Great battles ensued between
Hughes and Mullens for second while Dustin Sorensen came
up to mix it up with Ramirez and DeVolder. Meanwhile,
Fuqua left the field behind and cruised to his
career-first USMTS triumph.
The 2018 USRA
Modified National Champion from Mayetta, Kan., pulled
away to win by more than three seconds while pocketing
$5,000 for his efforts.
Hughes, DeVolder, Mullens
and Sorensen completed the top five while the rest of
the top-ten finishers were Rodney Sanders, Dylan
Thornton, Carlos Ahumada Jr., Ramirez and Kyle Brown.
Kansas City here we come: The 6th
Annual Grant Junghans Memorial presented by Shop Quik
Convenience Stores returns to the Lakeside Speedway on
Saturday to honor our beloved friend and competitor with
the highest-paying single-day show for dirt modifieds.
This year’s race is paying an event record $20,002
to win or more and no less than $1,002 to take the green
flag in the main event at the famed 4/10-mile dirt oval
in Kansas City, Kan.
As it has since the
beginning, the mega-event will raise money for the Grant
Junghans Memorial Fund which supports research and
funding for childhood cancer in honor of the late racer
from Manhattan, Kan.
He was also the 2009 USMTS
Rookie of the Year and that award has since been renamed
in his honor. His younger brother, Chase Junghans, is a
former USMTS racer who is now a regular with the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series and will be racing Friday.
Also running will be Medieval USRA Stock Cars and
USRA B-Mods racing for $1,002 to win and Summit USRA
Weekly Racing Series national points.
tripleheader weekend concludes Saturday, Aug. 13, with
the inaugural Bushwhacker presented by RacinDirt at the
all-new spectacular I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., for a
Once again, Medieval USRA
Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will join the program, both
racing for a $750 top prize and valuable Summit USRA
Weekly Racing Series national points.
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Modified Touring Series
Summit USMTS National
Championship presented by RacinDirt
3rd Annual Wehrs
Machine Bullring Bash
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022
Showing finishing position, starting position in
parentheses, car number, driver and hometown. Heat race
lineups are determined via group qualifying. The top 12
in heat race passing points advance to the Summit Racing
Equipment “A” Main.
PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
2. (1) 02
Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.
3. (4) 87 Darron Fuqua,
4. (3) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester,
5. (5) 56 Colton Horner, Houston, Texas
(6) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
7. (7) 30 Dalton
Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
8. (8) 38T Dylan Thornton, Santa
FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8
1. (4) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
2. (1) 16S Eric Turner, Hermitage, Mo.
3. (2) 15W
Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.
4. (6) 20 Rodney
Sanders, Happy, Texas
5. (3) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake
6. (5) 2G Brandon Givens, Wichita, Kan.
7. (8) 7 Willie Gammill, Siloam Springs, Ark.
4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.
EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 33Z
Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
2. (4) 12 Jason
Hughes, Watts, Okla.
3. (2) 21 Jacob Bleess,
4. (3) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El
5. (6) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
6. (5) 38C Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
7. (7) 19SB
Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.
8. (8) 18 Chase
Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 21K Kyle
Brown, Madrid, Iowa
2. (3) 44S Shane DeVolder,
3. (4) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward,
4. (2) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
(5) 15W Kale Westover, Altus, Okla.
6. (6) 21W Tracy
Wolf, Buffalo, Mo.
7. (7) 28 Jim Greenway, Galena,
REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (12
laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 20 Rodney
Sanders, Happy, Texas
2. (3) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake
3. (2) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso,
4. (5) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
(8) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.
6. (9) 38T
Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif.
7. (6) 38C Jason
Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.
8. (7) 7 Willie Gammill,
Siloam Springs, Ark.
9. (10) 18 Chase Junghans,
10. (4) 56 Colton Horner, Houston,
REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (12
laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 19 Dustin
Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
2. (4) 15W Kale Westover,
3. (2) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
4. (5) 2G Brandon Givens, Wichita, Kan.
5. (7) 30
Dalton Kirk, Edgerton, Kan.
6. (3) 8C Chris Clark,
7. (6) 21W Tracy Wolf, Buffalo, Mo.
DNS – 28 Jim Greenway, Galena, Mo.
DNS – 4W Tyler
Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.
EQUIPMENT “A” MAIN (42 laps):
1. (9) 87
Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
2. (3) 12 Jason Hughes,
3. (5) 44S Shane DeVolder, Pacifica,
4. (7) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.
(14) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
6. (13) 20
Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
7. (24) 38T Dylan
Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif.
8. (17) 65X Carlos
Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas
9. (10) 4R Dereck
Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
10. (8) 21K Kyle Brown,
11. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield,
12. (11) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.
13. (20) 2G Brandon Givens, Wichita, Kan.
14. (12) 21
Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
15. (6) 16S Eric
Turner, Hermitage, Mo.
16. (22) 30 Dalton Kirk,
17. (15) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore,
18. (23) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.
19. (1) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
20. (16) 15W
Kale Westover, Altus, Okla.
21. (21) 19SB Lance Mari,
El Centro, Calif.
22. (18) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore,
23. (19) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.
(4) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
Lap Leaders: Phillips 1-4, O’Neil 5-12,
Hughes 13-30, Fuqua 31-42.
Total Laps Led:
Hughes 18, Fuqua 12, O’Neil 8, Phillips 4.
Margin of Victory: 3.798 seconds.
Time of Race: 19 minutes, 42.689
seconds (3 cautions).
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger:
Ahumada (started 17th, finished 8th).
Friday, Aug. 12, Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
Summit USMTS National Championship Points:
Sorensen 2253, Mullens 2168, Ramirez 2148, Phillips
2070, Sanders 2013, VanderBeek 2009, Ebert 1925, Hughes
1911, O'Neil 1878, Fuqua 1749.
USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Carter 1720,
Brown 1600, DeVolder 1561, Thornton 1533, Horner 1307.
Miller Welders USMTS Manufacturers Championship
Points: MBCustoms 225, Hughes 187, Mullens 186,
VanderBuilt 163, GRT 141.
USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points:
Cornett 196, Action 171, Stoen 161, Mullens 141, Durham
American Racer – Wolf.
Beyea Custom Headers –
BigDeal Car Care – Fuqua, Thornton.
Racing – Turner.
BSB Manufacturing – Mari.
Pans – Sorensen.
Deatherage Opticians – Bleess.
Edelbrock – VanderBeek.
Fast Shafts – O’Neil.
Rod Ends – Ahumada.
Hooker Harness – Williamson.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – O’Neil.
Manufacturing – Brown.
KS Engineering – Phillips.
KSE Racing Products – Ramirez.
Mel Hambelton Ford
Racing – Hughes.
Midwest Wrap Co. – Duvall.
Performance – Brown.
Penske Racing Shocks – Givens.
PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain – Kirk.
QA1 – Phillips.
RacerWebsite.com – Ebert.
Products – Phillips.
Summit Racing Equipment –
Gammill, Pursley, Turner, Wille.
Super Clean – Fuqua.
Swift Springs – Fuqua, Turner.
Sybesma Graphics –
Tire Demon – Horner.
VP Racing Fuels –
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – Greenway.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Clark.
OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American
Racer Racing Tires, Beyea
Performance, Compstar, Fast
Rod Ends, Intercomp, K1
RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports, KS
Racing Products, Malvern
Valley Transportation, MSD
Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt, Summit
Racing Equipment, Super
Racing Fuels, Wrisco
Tire & Automotive, Brodix
Cylinder Heads, DAY
Hambelton Racing, Midwest
Wrap Co., Miller
Performance Products, Rancho
Milagro Racing, RHRSwag.com, S&S
Fishing & Rental, Salty's
BBQ & Catering, YouDirt.com.
USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO
Racing Products, Allstar
Car Care, Bryke
Opticians, Edelbrock, Hooker
Racing Shocks and Springs, JE
Racing Shocks, Performance
Bodies & Parts, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real
Racing Wheels, Simpson
Performance Products, Swift
Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood
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