Cashes Another $10,000 Check, Wires USMTS Field at Park
JEFFERSON, S.D. (June 4)
— Friday is
payday for Jake O’Neil and the 29-year-old from Tucson,
Ariz., deposited another $10,000 into his bank account
after a wire-to-wire win in Friday’s main event for the
Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s at
the Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D.
Barely an hour away, O’Neil pulled the same feat last
Friday at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, where
he led every lap to collect his first checkered flag of
Friday night’s encore performance in the
9th Annual USMTS River City Rumble presented by Malvern
Bank brought his four-race take to $23,400 over the
course of the last eight days.
Tyler Wolff, who
won the most recent race last Sunday at the Upper Iowa
Speedway, pressured O’Neil at times but the biggest
threat to all 27 starters was tire wear.
sweating bullets. That could’ve been the longest race of
my life,” O’Neil said in victory lane. “It took a lot of
luck, you know, we had to start on that front row and I
think that was definitely the winning ticket.
just I wasn't sure where the rubber was at. I kept
feeling it and I would slide out of it and I thought by
then I’d done used my tire up,” O’Neil added. He had
enough still on the wheel to bring his Ford-powered LG2
Race Cars USMTS Modified home for his 12th career win.
Others were not as fortunate, including Tyler Davis
who watched a probable top-three result evaporate when
his right rear tire exploded with just four laps
remaining. Seven cautions in all—five of them for blown
tires—made for a 30-minute-long 35-lap contest.
Wolff followed O’Neil across the finish in second while
Dereck Ramirez finished third and regained the Wrisco
points lead from Rodney Sanders, who finish sixth after
rolling off 11th for the start of the race.
Schott started and finished fourth and Dan Ebert was
fifth. Behind Sanders, Tanner Mullens, Jacob Bleess,
Jason Hughes and Zack VanderBeek completed the top 10.
In the ninth show for the USMTS at the Park
Jefferson Speedway, O’Neil became the ninth different
Ramirez regained the points lead over
Sanders by 17 markers (1119 to 1102). O'Neil is third
with 1098 points followed by Wolff (1034), Terry
Phillips (1009), Schott (1002), Mullens (1000), Ebert
(959), Hughes (914) and Dustin Sorensen (893).
Another $10,000 awaits in Webster City:
On Saturday, the Summit USMTS National Championship
fueled by Casey’s faces east and journeys to the
historic half-mile oval of the Karl Chevrolet Hamilton
County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, for another
It's the birthplace of the
USMTS and hosted the first four Fall Jamborees from
1999-2002. Nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly
Shryock won the first race on Oct. 7, 1999, while Ron
Jones went on to win the next two nights and capture the
first Fall Jamboree title.
Since then, victory
lane has been visited by Kevin Pittman, Mark Noble,
Tommy Myer, Johnny Saathoff, Jason Hughes, Willy Kraft,
Ryan Gustin, Johnny Scott, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard,
Jake O'Neil, Zack VanderBeek, Terry Phillips and Dustin
Shryock has four wins here while Jones,
Noble, Hughes and Scott each have two. Saturday's event
will see the 24th feature winner emerge $10,000 richer.
A trio of Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series classes
will be running both nights with national points and
padded prize money on the line for Seneca Foundry USRA
Stock Cars ($500 to win), stein Heating & Cooling USRA
B-Mods ($500 to win), Diamond in the Rough USRA Hobby
Stocks ($400 to win) and MyRacePass USRA Tuners ($125 to
win). Any class with 22 or more entries gets $100 more
to win and $20 more to start.
The pits will open
Saturday at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps gets
underway at 7 and the green flag waves for
qualifications and full-throttle racing at 7:30.
General admission tickets are $25. Military, seniors
(62+) and juniors (12-16) get in for just $20. Kids
under 12 year old get in for free. Pit passes are $40
each night or $25 for kids ages 6-10. Children under 6
are admitted for free to the pits.
July 1910, the Hamilton County Speedway is the oldest
speedway in the state of Iowa. In 1938, work began on
the current location at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
The semi-banked half-mile dirt track was completed in
the spring of 1939, and the first races were held on the
track in September of that year.
County Speedway is located off US 20 at exit 140, then
1.2 miles north, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then
0.4 mile south on Bluff St. to the Hamilton County
Fairgrounds in Webster City, Iowa. The physical address
is 1200 Bluff St, Webster City, IA 50595.
Super 8 by Wyndham Webster City is the Official Host
Hotel for this event. Located at 305 Closz Dr, Webster
City, IA, 50595-3200, travelers can book online or call
(515) 832-2000 and mention USMTS or Hamilton County
Speedway this weekend to receive a discounted rate of
For more information, call (515) 832-6000
or check out
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
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
9th Annual USMTS River City Rumble
presented by Malvern Bank
Park Jefferson Speedway,
Friday, June 4, 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. (2) 65 Tyler
Davis, Haysville, Kan.
2. (3) 4R Dereck Ramirez,
3. (1) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield,
4. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
(7) 369 Bart Taylor (R), Sheridan, Wyo.
6. (4) 75
Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
7. (5) 99 Nathan
Hagar, Adair, Okla.
8. (8) 2G Brandon Givens (R),
9. (9) 89X Jesse Glenz (R), Chippewa
FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8
1. (1) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield,
2. (2) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.
(4) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
4. (3) K19 Will
Krup (R), Mt. Carmel, Ill.
5. (6) 16 Austin Siebert,
6. (5) 12L Lucas Lee (R), Paris, Tenn.
7. (7) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.
8. (8) 27
Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa
EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 0
Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
2. (1) 444 Brooks Strength
(R), Raymond, Miss.
3. (3) 02 Tanner Mullens,
4. (4) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester,
5. (5) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.
6. (6) 7II Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa
7. (7) 87
Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
8. (8) 8C Chris Clark,
MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE
#4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 85 Jayson Good (R),
2. (2) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville,
3. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
5. (6) 65X
Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas
6. (5) 1M Curt
Myers, Cameron, Wis.
7. (7) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux
8. (8) 88 Sean Barragan (R), Sergeant
REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN
#1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (2) 33Z Zack
VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa
2. (5) 75 Terry
Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
3. (1) 91 Joe Duvall,
4. (4) 65X Carlos Jr. Ahumada, El
5. (6) 7II Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa
6. (3) 369 Bart Taylor (R), Sheridan, Wyo.,
7. (8) 87 Darron Fuqua,
8. (7) 99 Nathan Hagar, Adair, Okla.
9. (11) 89X Jesse Glenz (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.
(9) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.,
11. (10) 8C Chris Clark,
Jackson, Wyo., Hughes/Cornett, $125.
RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
2. (3) 16
Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
3. (2) K19 Will Krup
(R), Mt. Carmel, Ill.
4. (4) 18A Landon Atkinson,
Little Falls, Minn.
5. (5) 12L Lucas Lee (R), Paris,
6. (8) 57 Duke Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D.,
7. (6) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron,
8. (7) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.
(9) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa,
10. (10) 88 Sean Barragan
(R), Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, BMS/Chevrolet, $100.
CASEY’S “A” MAIN (35 laps):
1. (2) 0
Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 35, $10,000.
2. (3) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.,
MBCustoms/ECE, 35, $500.
3. (7) 4R Dereck Ramirez,
Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 35, $3000.
4. (4) 69
Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 35,
5. (8) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.,
Lethal/Ebert, 35, $1700.
6. (11) 20 Rodney Sanders,
Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 35, $1500.
02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens, 35,
8. (12) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.,
VanderBuilt/KSE, 35, $1000.
9. (9) 12 Jason Hughes,
Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 35, $900.
10. (13) 33Z
Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen,
11. (15) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield,
Mo., GRT/Durham, 35, $800.
12. (17) 91 Joe Duvall,
Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Stoen, 35, $775.
16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 35,
14. (14) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.,
MBCustoms/Action, 35, $740.
15. (26) 1M Curt Myers,
Cameron, Wis., Rage/Sput's, 35, $160.
16. (19) 65X
Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas, Hughes/BMS, 35,
17. (22) 12L Lucas Lee (R), Paris, Tenn.,
Hughes/Mullins, 35, $725.
18. (1) 65 Tyler Davis,
Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 35, $720.
99 Nathan Hagar, Adair, Okla., Hughes/Chevrolet, 35,
20. (6) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond,
Miss., MBCustoms/Stoen, 33, $710.
21. (23) 87 Darron
Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 33, $580.
22. (18) K19 Will Krup (R), Mt. Carmel, Ill.,
MBCustoms/Mullins, 31, $700.
23. (21) 7II Al Hejna,
Clear Lake, Iowa, Rage/Chevrolet, 27, $700.
89X Jesse Glenz (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.,
MBCustoms/KSE, 20, $575.
25. (20) 18A Landon
Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn., Lethal/Sower, 16, $700.
26. (25) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., MRT/Yeoman,
27. (5) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown,
S.D., MBCustoms/Tim's, 8, $700.
Leader: O’Neil 1-35.
Total Laps Led:
Margin of Victory: 2.462
Time of Race: 29 minutes,
49.445 seconds (7 cautions).
Starters: Fuqua, Glenz.
Provisionals: Mari, Myers, Hagar.
Rod Ends Hard Charger: Sanders (started 11th,
Next Race: Saturday, June 5, Karl
Chevrolet Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa.
Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by
Casey’s Points: Ramirez 1119, Sanders 1102,
O'Neil 1098, Wolff 1034, Phillips 1009, Schott 1002,
Mullens 1000, Ebert 959, Hughes 914, Sorensen 893.
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points:
Strength 562, Glenz 535, Krup 477, Lee 460,
Miller Welders USMTS Manufacturers
Championship Points: MBCustoms 105, Hughes 97,
LG2 91, GRT 70, Lethal 69.
Engine Builder of the Year Points: Cornett 100,
Hatfield 81, Stoen 79, Durham 64, Mullins 62.
American Racer –
Beyea Custom Headers – Schott.
Car Care – O’Neil.
Bryke Racing – Myers.
Manufacturing – Fuqua.
Champ Pans – Ebert.
Deatherage Opticians – Sorensen.
Edelbrock – O’Neil.
Eibach – Myers.
Fast Shafts – Schott.
FK Rod Ends
Hooker Harness – Duvall.
Shocks & Springs – Hagar.
Jerovetz Motorsports Racing
Parts – Davis.
K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports
Keyser Manufacturing – VanderBeek.
Engineering – Phillips.
KSE Racing Products – Hughes.
Maxima Racing Oils – O’Neil.
Transportation – Ahumada.
Penske Racing Shocks –
PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain – Good.
RacerWebsite.com – Glenz.
Performance Products – Davis.
Summit Racing Equipment
– Ahumada, Ebert, O'Neil, Phillips, Ramirez.
Clean – O’Neil.
Swift Springs – O’Neil, Erickson.
Sybesma Graphics – Davis.
Tire Demon – Clark.
Racing Fuels – O’Neil.
Wehrs Machine & Racing
Products – Barragan.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Mullens.
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Racer Racing Tires, Beyea
Headers, Casey’s, Chevrolet
Performance, Compstar, Dirt
Draft, Eibach, Fast
Rod Ends, Intercomp, Jerovetz
Motorsports Racing Parts, K1
RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports, KS
Racing Products, Malvern
Valley Transportation, MSD
DEW RISE ENERGY, MyRacePass, Nitroquest
Racing Gears & Drivetrain, RacinDirt.com, Summit
Racing Equipment, Super
Chunky Poodle, VP
Racing Fuels, Wrisco
USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: ARMI
Well Service, Boubin
Tire & Automotive, Brodix
Cylinder Heads, Duvall
Hambelton Ford Racing, Midwest
Wrap Co., Miller
Performance Products, Race
Milagro Racing, RHRSwag.com, S&S
Fishing & Rental, YouDirt.com.
USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO
Racing Products, Allstar
Car Care, Brown
& Miller Racing Solutions, Bryke
Opticians, Edelbrock, Forty9
Racing Shocks and Springs, Keyser
Racing Oils, Penske
Racing Shocks, QA1, RacerWebsite.com, Real
Racing Wheels, Simpson
Performance Products, Swift
Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood
Cedar Lake Speedway,
Dallas County Speedway,
Deer Creek Speedway,
Fayette County Speedway,
Hamilton County Speedway,
Lucas Oil Speedway,
Mason City Motor Speedway,
Mississippi Thunder Speedway,
Park Jefferson Speedway,
Upper Iowa Speedway.
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