First USMTS Win Worth $10,000 at Ogilvie’s Mod Wars
OGILVIE, Minn. (July 17)
— Alex Williamson’s first USMTS
victory was a big one as the Rushford, Minn., racer
netted $10,000 after leading all 40 laps of the
inaugural Mod Wars main event Saturday at the Ogilvie
Many of the top drivers in the Summit
USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s points
battle were unable to avoid the cause of several caution
flags, and that made for a shake-up in the points and
some big money going to a bunch of fresh faces in a
40-lapper that lasted nearly 45 minutes.
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner, Williamson set the
pace for the start of the race and jumped out to leader
to first handful of laps around the high-banked 3/8-mile
Just as the leader caught the rear of
the pack, the race’s first yellow flag waved to slow the
pace and give Williamson a clear track for the restart
but before another lap could be completed a second
caution emerged for a multi-car tangle in turn four
involving Tyler Wolff, Jason Hughes, Dustin Sorensen,
Rodney Sanders and several others.
caution as the field was getting aligned, points leader
Jake O’Neil pulled out of formation as his mount rolled
to a stop. Mechanical troubles ended his night and his
string of victories at three.
Back under green
flag racing, Williamson set sail and expanded his lead
over Jody Bellefeuille to nearly a full straight-away by
the time they reach the halfway mark of the 40-lap
With 23 laps complete, Sanders pulled
into the infield and called it quits which left the
four-time USMTS national champ and O’Neil out of the top
20 on the final scoresheets.
Williamson led the
field back to the green flag and continued to churn the
thin cushion against the outside wall of the Ogilvie
Raceway while Bellefeuille—the track’s Wissota Modified
points leader—used the rest of the racing surface to
find a way around the leader.
Timm and Jacob Bleess kept the pressure on Bellefeuille
with Shane Sabraski close behind in the top five.
After another quick caution with 13 laps to go,
Williamson continued to use up the top groove with
Landon Atkinson clawing his way into fourth with 11 laps
to go, but a two-car tangle with nine laps remaining
erased yet another growing advantage for Williamson.
Yellow fever continued with seven laps to go when
Dan Ebert got together with Dereck Ramirez, sending
Ebert to the back of the field while Ramirez retained
his position in eighth.
Bellefeuille showed a lot
of respect to the leader on the restart, choosing to
leave Williamson just enough room to scoot past on the
high side rather than slamming the door with a slide
He never got another shot as Williamson
powered his way to his first-ever USMTS victory and a
$10,000 paycheck as the inaugural Mod Wars champion.
Atkinson got by Bellefeuille for the runner-up spot
while Bleess and Gierke completed the top five. Darron
Fuqua, Timm, Ramirez, Tanner Mullens and Zack VanderBeek
netted the sixth through tenth-place paychecks.
Ramirez, Mullens and VanderBeek were the only drivers
ranked among the top ten in points who finished in the
top ten of the main event.
Mason City on Sunday: Less than 24 hours from
now, the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by
Casey’s ventures into the Hawkeye State for the
$5,000-to-win Mod Mania built by Christie Door Co. at
the Mason City Motor Speedway.
Dereck Ramirez won
the finale of last year’s Mod Mania as well picking up a
win one month earlier, but that was on last year’s
configuration. This time around, all drivers will find a
newly-shaped and sculpted racing surface which has so
far earned its nickname as ‘Iowa’s Action Track.’
Tanner Mullens and Lucas Schott also visited victory
lane here last year. Terry Phillips won in 2018 and Ryan
Gustin won two main events in one night in 2017 after an
early-season rain-out. He remains the only two-time
USMTS winner at the former I-35 Speedway.
former winners at the MCMS include Cade Dillard, Rodney
Sanders, Jason Hughes, Kelly Shryock, Mike Steensma and
Ryan Ruter, who won the first USMTS race here on June
USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA
Hobby Stocks will also be on the card competing for
track, regional and national points in the Summit USRA
Weekly Racing Series. Outlaw Mini Mods will round out
the five-division program.
The pits open at 3
p.m. while grandstand gates swing open at 4. Hot laps
begin at 5:40 and the first heat race hits the dirt at 6
The Mason City Motor Speedway is a
high-banked 1/3-mile clay oval located 5.1 miles east of
I-35 at exit 194 on SR 122 (at the North Iowa
Fairgrounds). The physical address is 3700 4th St SW,
Mason City, IA 50401. For more information, 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
Inaugural Mod Wars – Night 2 of 2
Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn.
Saturday, July 17,
Showing finishing position,
starting position in parentheses, car number, driver,
hometown, 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. (4) 30 Matt Leer, Bruce,
3. (5) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.
4. (6) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
5. (7) 69
Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
6. (8) 11B Andy Jones,
7. (3) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita,
8. (9) 22 Jeff Spacek (R), Phillips, Wis.
(2) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
26G Ryan Gierke, Villard, Minn.
2. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil,
3. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
4. (2) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.
89 J.T. Johnson, Milaca, Minn.
6. (5) 37X Skeeter
Estey, Kelly Lake, Minn.
7. (9) 55W Jeffrey Wood,
8. (6) WIN1 Jon Frolik, Ramsey, Minn.
9. (8) 7J Corey Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.
EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
(1) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
2. (3) 75 Terry
Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
3. (2) 87 Darron Fuqua,
4. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
5. (6) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.
6. (4) 110
Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn.
7. (8) 96 Taton
Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn.
8. (7) 8C Chris Clark,
MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE
#4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 15W Alex Williamson,
2. (3) 49JR Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
3. (8) 7A Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn.
4. (2) 65 Tyler
Davis, Haysville, Kan.
5. (4) 06 Jeremy Nelson,
6. (5) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El
7. (7) 19X James Trantina III, St.
8. (6) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita,
VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8
1. (3) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Carlton,
2. (2) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
3. (1) 2 Denis Czech, Gilman, Minn.
4. (5) 2C Dave
Cain, Corcoran, Minn.
5. (8) 24 Brandon Dolman,
6. (4) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.
7. (6) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D.
19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.
RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.
(3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
3. (4) 444 Brooks
Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.
4. (7) 06 Jeremy Nelson,
5. (5) 24 Brandon Dolman,
6. (2) 2 Denis Czech, Gilman,
Minn., SSR/Tim's, $100.
7. (15) 4R Dereck Ramirez,
8. (6) 89 J.T. Johnson, Milaca, Minn.
9. (8) 110 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn.,
10. (9) 37X Skeeter Estey,
Kelly Lake, Minn., TRC/Tim's, $100.
11. (14) 2G
Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.
12. (12) 85 Jayson
Good (R), Watertown, S.D.
13. (10) 55W Jeffrey Wood,
Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/Chevrolet, $125.
14. (13) WIN1
Jon Frolik, Ramsey, Minn., MasterSbilt/Adams, $100.
15. (11) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn.
REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5
1. (2) 19 Dustin Sorensen,
2. (1) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta,
3. (3) 2C Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn.
60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.
5. (4) 65 Tyler
Davis, Haysville, Kan.
6. (10) 02 Tanner Mullens,
7. (5) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield,
8. (8) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.,
9. (7) 11B Andy Jones, Princeton,
Minn., MasterSbilt/Adams, $100.
10. (11) 19X James
Trantina III, St. Joseph, Minn., Lethal/Sower, $100.
11. (15) 7J Corey Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.,
12. (14) 19SB Lance Mari, El
Centro, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, $125.
13. (9) 65X Carlos
Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas.
14. (12) 22 Jeff Spacek
(R), Phillips, Wis., Rage/PPM, $125.
15. (13) 8C
Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., Hughes/Cornett, $125.
CASEY’S “A” MAIN (40 laps):
(1) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40,
2. (13) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls,
Minn., Lethal/Sower, 40, $5000.
3. (4) 11 Jody
Bellefeuille, Carlton, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40,
4. (5) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.,
VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $2000.
5. (2) 26G Ryan Gierke,
Villard, Minn., SSR/Stoen, 40, $1700.
6. (16) 87
Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 40,
7. (6) 49JR Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.,
MBCustoms/OFI, 40, $1200.
8. (23) 4R Dereck Ramirez,
Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1000.
02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens, 40,
10. (11) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa,
VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $850.
11. (19) 06 Jeremy
Nelson, Zimmerman, Minn., Lethal/KSE, 40, $575.
(14) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.,
MBCustoms/Action, 40, $775.
13. (20) 60 Dan Ebert,
Lake Shore, Minn., Lethal/Ebert, 40, $750.
89 J.T. Johnson, Milaca, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 40,
15. (10) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.,
GRT/Durham, 40, $735.
16. (29) 85 Jayson Good (R),
Watertown, S.D., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $155.
65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 40,
18. (21) 24 Brandon Dolman, Alexandria, Minn.,
SSR/Adams, 40, $505.
19. (30) 2G Brandon Givens (R),
Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $140.
20. (28) 65X
Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas, Hughes/BMS, 40,
21. (3) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.,
MBCustoms/ECE, 38, $705.
22. (17) 444 Brooks Strength
(R), Raymond, Miss., MBCustoms/Stoen, 30, $700.
(8) 7A Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn., Lethal/Hill, 29,
24. (27) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.,
MBCustoms/Stoen, 27, $125.
25. (18) 2C Dave Cain,
Corcoran, Minn., Longhorn/OFI, 26, $700.
26. (7) 30
Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., MBCustoms/Stoen, 24, $700.
27. (12) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas,
MBCustoms/Hatfield, 21, $700.
28. (9) 0 Jake O'Neil,
Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 12, $700.
29. (26) 96
Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn., MBCustoms/Dakota, 12,
30. (15) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.,
Hughes/Mullins, 12, $700.
(R) = Grant
Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender
Total Laps Led:
Margin of Victory:
Time of Race: 44
minutes, 11.920 seconds (8 cautions).
Provisional Starters: Ramirez, Mullens.
Emergency Provisionals: Schott,
Ahumada, Good, Givens.
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger:
Atkinson (started 13th, finished 2nd).
Sunday, July 18, Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City,
Summit USMTS National Championship
fueled by Casey’s Points: Ramirez 1514, O'Neil
1510, Sanders 1477, Mullens 1415, Wolff 1367, Schott
1349, Phillips 1310, Ebert 1282, Sorensen 1280, Hughes
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year
Points: Strength 946, Jesse Glenz 877, Good
743, Lucas Lee 713, Givens 691.
Welders USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points:
MBCustoms 156, Hughes 140, LG2 134, Lethal 108,
Compstar USMTS Engine Builder of
the Year Points: Cornett 149, Hatfield 113,
Stoen 113, Mullens 92, Mullins 81.
American Racer –
Beyea Custom Headers – Bleess.
Car Care – Williamson, Atkinson.
Bryke Racing –
BSB Manufacturing – Wolff.
Champ Pans –
Deatherage Opticians – Johnson.
Eibach – Ramirez.
Fast Shafts – Gierke.
FK Rod Ends – Atkinson.
Hooker Harness – Sorensen.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – Givens.
Motorsports Racing Parts – Dolman.
K1 RaceGear by
Ryan Bowers Motorsports – Clark.
KS Engineering – J. Nelson.
Racing Products – Mullens.
Maxima Racing Oils –
Penske Racing Shocks – Ebert.
Racing Gears & Drivetrain – Davis.
QA1 – Leer.
Race Ranch – Tim Williamson (Williamson).
RacerWebsite.com – Frolik.
Products – Wolff.
Summit Racing Equipment – Bleess,
Clark, Fuqua, Spacek.
Super Clean – Williamson.
Swift Springs – Williamson, Bellefeuille.
Graphics – Williamson.
Tire Demon – Clark.
Racing Fuels – Williamson.
Wehrs Machine & Racing
Products – Hansen.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Timm.
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Valley Transportation, MSD
DEW RISE ENERGY, MyRacePass, Nitroquest
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Racing Wheels, Simpson
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