Nationals Trophy Dances With Wolff
DECORAH, Iowa (May 30)
mesmerizing Memorial Day Weekend for the Summit USMTS
National Championship fueled by Casey’s concluded Sunday
at the Upper Iowa Speedway with a third different winner
in three nights as Tyler Wolff withstood every challenge
to win the 13th Annual USMTS Nordic Nationals presented
by PBM Performance Products.
The 36-year-old from
Fayetteville, Ark., started on the outside of the front
row and was able to beat Sybesma Graphics Pole Award
winner Lucas Lee to the flagstand to lead the opening
Lee challenged Wolff for the lead on
multiple occasions and Dereck Ramirez nearly snuck by in
the late stages of the race, but through four caution
flags and constant pressure from the inside and outside
Wolff never wavered.
Following a restart with 12
laps to go, Ramirez changed his line and made a charge
to the outside of Wolff as they exited turn two. Wolff
widened his line down the back-stretch and the two cars
touched with a shower of sparks spraying off the
Wolff held the line and held on for the
rest of the race to score his second career USMTS win.
“I hate that for me and Dereck,” an elated Wolff
said in victory lane. “I thought he was on the inside of
me. I looked down and couldn’t see him and the next
thing I know I was up by the wall. I hate that we got
into each other but that was definitely my fault… but
that was awesome.”
The first triumph for the
driver of the ARMI Contractors No. 4W MB Customs USMTS
Modified came in 2017 at the Springfield Raceway where
he led every lap in a dominating performance, but that
one wasn’t worth $10,000.
“I was just trying to
hit my marks and stay after it. I knew that the track
races really nice and round so it kind of gave me a
benefit out front so I just trying to hang in there and
make it make it all 40 laps.”
Wolff leading every lap doesn’t come close to
telling the whole story as the action behind him was
intense from start to finish.
Lee scratched and
clawed his way to a $5,000 runner-up paycheck while
10th-starting Rodney Sanders was able to get around
Ramirez for the third spot.
Now leading Ramirez
by three points in the standings, Sanders will reclaim
the Wrisco Points Leader spoiler when the series visits
the Park Jefferson Speedway next Friday, June 4.
Jake O’Neil fought his way from 14th on the grid to
complete the top five while three-time Nordic Nationals
champ Zack VanderBeek was sixth, followed by Tanner
Mullens, Dustin Sorensen, Johnny Scott and Brooks
Strength rounding out the top 10 at the Winneshiek
next weekend: Staying along the I-90 corridor,
the touring tians of the USMTS will invade the Park
Jefferson Speedway in N. Sioux City, S.D., next Friday,
June 4, and then it’s a return to the Karl Chevrolet
Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, on
Saturday, June 5.
Both races will pay $10,000 to
Taking dirt to a new level:
The 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National
Championship fueled by Casey’s features 36 nights of
racing with the winners of those main events set to take
home over $300,000 in earnings from more than $1 million
in prize money earmarked for those shows.
Twenty-six of the 36 race nights will pay at least
$10,000 to win while the other 10 carry a $5,000 top
prize. And if that weren’t enough, more than $230,000 is
committed to the top ten finishers in the 2021 points
standings with a record $70,000 reserved for the 2021
USMTS National Champion.
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United States Modified
Summit USMTS National Championship
fueled by Casey’s
13th Annual USMTS Nordic Nationals
presented by PBM Performance Products
Speedway, Decorah, Iowa
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Showing finishing position, starting position in
parentheses, car number, driver, hometown,
chassis/engine, laps completed and money won. The top 12
in heat race passing points advance to the Casey’s “A”
SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (1) 4W Tyler
Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.
2. (3) 4R Dereck Ramirez,
3. (2) 51W J.T. Wasmund (R), Pine
4. (6) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
5. (9) 1ST Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (5) 55H
A.J. Hoff (R), Mantorville, Minn.
7. (7) 8C Chris
Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
8. (8) 23B Brett Bumgardner,
9. (4) K19 Will Krup (R), Mt. Carmel,
FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 12L Lucas Lee (R), Paris, Tenn.
2. (3) 15W
Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.
3. (2) 19 Dustin
Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
4. (4) 65 Tyler Davis,
5. (5) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.
6. (8) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.
7. (6) 51
Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.
8. (7) 1 Blake Arndt,
9. (9) 99 Nathan Hagar, Adair,
EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (4) 50III Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
3. (5) 02
Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.
4. (1) 12 Jason Hughes,
5. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
6. (9) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.
7. (8) 7II
Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa
8. (2) 75 Terry Phillips,
9. (7) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El
MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4
1. (1) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore,
2. (2) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.
3. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
4. (4) 69
Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (5) 18A Landon
Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.
6. (6) 89X Jesse Glenz
(R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.
7. (8) 85 Jayson Good (R),
8. (7) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield,
9. (9) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top
1. (2) 65 Tyler Davis,
2. (1) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
3. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
4. (4) 19SB
Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.
5. (5) 18A Landon
Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.
6. (7) 7II Al Hejna,
Clear Lake, Iowa, /, $125.
7. (10) 21 Jacob Bleess,
8. (12) K19 Will Krup (R), Mt.
9. (8) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.,
10. (9) 23B Brett Bumgardner,
Hawkeye, Iowa, Hughes/Midnight, $125.
11. (11) 4A
Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen,
12. (6) 55H A.J. Hoff (R), Mantorville, Minn.,
REAL RACING WHEELS “B”
MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (3) 0
Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
2. (1) 1ST Johnny Scott,
Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (2) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield,
4. (6) 89X Jesse Glenz (R), Chippewa Falls,
5. (4) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.
6. (5) 2G
Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.
7. (7) 85 Jayson
Good (R), Watertown, S.D., MBCustoms/Tim’s, $125.
(11) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
9. (8) 51
Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/KSE, $125.
10. (12) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas.
(9) 1 Blake Arndt, Brownsdale, Minn., Shaw/KSE, $125.
12. (10) 99 Nathan Hagar, Adair, Okla.,
CASEY’S “A” MAIN
1. (2) 4W Tyler Wolff,
Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/ECE, 40, $10,000.
(1) 12L Lucas Lee (R), Paris, Tenn., Hughes/Mullins, 40,
3. (10) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas,
MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $3000.
4. (4) 4R Dereck
Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $2000.
5. (14) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40,
6. (5) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa,
VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1500.
7. (9) 02 Tanner
Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens, 40, $1200.
8. (12) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.,
MBCustoms/Action, 40, $1000.
9. (16) 1ST Johnny
Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., ElDorado/Mullins, 40, $900.
10. (7) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.,
MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $850.
11. (23) 75 Terry
Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $800.
(17) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40,
13. (11) 51W J.T. Wasmund (R), Pine Island,
Minn., DirtDueler/Baier’s, 40, $750.
14. (15) 87
Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 40,
15. (18) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.,
MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $735.
16. (20) 89X Jesse Glenz
(R), Chippewa Falls, Wis., MBCustoms/KSE, 40, $730.
17. (13) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.,
Hughes/Mullins, 40, $725.
18. (21) 18A Landon
Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn., Lethal/Sower, 40, $720.
19. (8) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn., Lethal/Ebert,
20. (25) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.,
VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $710.
21. (26) K19 Will Krup
(R), Mt. Carmel, Ill., MBCustoms/Mullins, 40, $705.
22. (24) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas,
Hughes/BMS, 40, $700.
23. (27) 2G Brandon Givens (R),
Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $700.
24. (22) 1M
Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis., Rage/Sput’s, 40, $700.
(6) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, 31,
26. (19) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.,
MRT/Yeoman, 24, $700.
27. (3) 50III Brandon Davis,
Hayfield, Minn., Tri-Built/KSE, 19, $700.
= Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender
Total Laps Led: Wolff
Margin of Victory: 1.548
Time of Race: 22 minutes,
36.279 seconds (4 cautions).
Starters: Phillips, Ahumada.
Emergency Provisionals: Bleess, Krup, Givens.
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: O’Neil
(started 14th, finished 5th).
Next Race: Friday, June 4, Park
Jefferson Speedway, N. Sioux City, S.D.
Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s
Points: Sanders 940, Ramirez 937, O'Neil 895,
Phillips 869, Wolff 844, Mullens 844, Schott 828, Ebert
792, Scott 775, Hughes 768.
USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Strength 496,
Glenz 482, Krup 427, Lee 410, Good 403.
Miller Welders USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points:
MBCustoms 96, Hughes 89, Lethal 79, GRT 66, LG2
Compstar USMTS Engine Builder of the Year
Points: Cornett 90, Hatfield 75, Stoen 71,
Durham 62, Mullins 59.
American Racer – Sanders.
Custom Headers – Ramirez.
BigDeal Car Care – Wolff,
Bryke Racing – Schott.
Champ Pans – O’Neil.
Edelbrock – B. Davis.
Eibach – Scott.
Fast Shafts – Lee.
FK Rod Ends – O’Neil.
Harness – Hughes.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs –
Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts – Atkinson.
K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports – Hejna.
Keyser Manufacturing – Strength.
KS Engineering –
KSE Racing Products – Scott.
Racing Oils – Wolff.
Penske Racing Shocks – Wasmund.
PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain – Schott.
QA1 – B.
RacerWebsite.com – Alberts.
Performance Products – Wolff.
Summit Racing Equipment
– Clark, Krup, Lee, Mari, Strength.
Super Clean –
Swift Springs – Wolff, Glenz.
Graphics – Lee.
Tire Demon – Hoff.
VP Racing Fuels
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – Oertel.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Mullens.
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