USMTS War in West Union Presented by RHRSwag.com
WEST UNION, Iowa
(Sept. 5) —
Sunday night’s 9th Annual USMTS War in
West Union presented by RHRSwag.com lived up to its name
with a nail-biting main event performed by the Summit
USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s for the
elbow-to-elbow fans at the fabulous Fayette County
Speedway in West Union, Iowa.
polesitter Dan Ebert for the first three laps, Jake
O’Neil powered past Ebert to lead lap four and began to
run away and hide from the pack.
had his hands full with Dereck Ramirez as they swapped
the second and third spots throughout the first half of
the 40-lapper but even two caution flags offered no hope
to O’Neil’s pursuers as he distanced himself from the
field with each restart.
Except for two of the
top three competitors, the rest of the field finally
caught a break with eight laps to when Ebert slowed on
the front-stretch after losing a tire and wheel.
While under caution for the third and final time, O’Neil
ducked into the pits to change a flat tire which left
Ramirez at the front to lead the field back to the green
flag and O’Neil at the opposite end of the remaining
Jake Timm, Tyler Wolff, Rodney
Sanders and 18th-starting Jason Hughes following Ramirez
back to the starting line. Entering the third turn,
Wolff—who was running fifth when the yellow flag
waved—went for broke and slid up in front of Ramirez.
Wheel to wheel at the flagstand, Wolff led the 33rd
lap but Ramirez returned the favor in the first turn and
then sailed unchallenged from there to the checkered
“I don’t know if Jake ran over something on
the track or not but I saw him with a flat tire there on
that caution,” Ramirez said in victory lane. “Sometimes
it’s better to be lucky than good but we put ourselves
in position to win the race and sometimes that happens.”
As his Cornett-powered Hughes Racing Chassis cooled
down, the 34-year-old winner had nothing but praise for
Wolff’s attempted winning move.
restarts there’s so many holes down there you kind of
get into a rhythm and it's pretty easy to get through
them, but on that restart there I kind of went in a
little tentative—it’s my own fault. He slid me and took
advantage of it but I got him back again. He raced me
clean and that’s all we ask for here.”
followed Ramirez to the checkered flag with Sanders,
Hughes and Jake Timm completing the top five. Sixth
through tenth were Zack VanderBeek, Tanner Mullens,
Lucas Schott, O'Neil and Alex Williamson.
Four more to score $30,000: After a
48-hour pause, the Summit USMTS National Championship
fueled by Casey’s returns to the battlefield this
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-11, at
four fantastic facilities in three states.
gets underway Wednesday with a $5,000-to-win clash at
the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., followed by another
five grand up for grabs Thursday at the RPM Speedway in
From there, the series makes up
a pair of $10,000-to-win events that were washed out in
April. On Friday, it’s the 9th Annual USMTS Cajun Clash
presented by S&S Fishing & Rental at the Ark-La-Tex
Speedway in Vivian, La., and the four-night swing wraps
up Saturday with the series debut at The Rev (Revolution
Park) in Monroe, La.
Taking dirt to a new
level: The 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS
National Championship fueled by Casey’s currently
features 34 nights of racing with the winners set to
take home over $300,000 in earnings from more than $1
million in prize money earmarked for those shows.
Most main events will pay at least $10,000 to win
while others carry a minimum $5,000 top prize. And if
that weren’t enough, more than $230,000 is committed to
the top 10 finishers in the 2021 points standings with a
record $70,000 reserved for the 2021 USMTS National
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United States Modified
Summit USMTS National Championship
fueled by Casey’s
9th Annual USMTS War in West Union
presented by RHRSwag.com
Fayette County Speedway,
West Union, Iowa
Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021
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” Main.
SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8
1. (2) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New
2. (3) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward,
3. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
(1) 94JR John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis.
5. (6) 7 Al
Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
6. (8) 15W Alex Williamson,
7. (5) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
8. (7) 21X Jake Smith (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.
FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.
2. (3) 444
Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.
3. (1) 8S Tony
Schill, Oakdale, Minn.
4. (5) 21 Jacob Bleess,
5. (6) 85 Jayson Good (R),
6. (4) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little
7. (8) 23B Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye,
8. (7) 369 Bart Taylor (R), Sheridan, Wyo.
EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.
2. (2) 19
Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
3. (3) 97 Cade
Dillard, Robeline, La.
4. (4) 44 Adam Hensel,
5. (5) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
6. (7) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.
20JR Chase Rudolf (R), Norwalk, Iowa.
PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (1) 02
Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.
2. (6) 1M Curt Myers,
3. (3) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso,
4. (2) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
(4) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
6. (7) 1 Blake
Arndt, Brownsdale, Minn.
7. (5) 65 Tyler Davis,
VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE
#5 (8 laps):
1. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson,
2. (4) 49JR Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
4. (3) 69 Lucas
Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (6) 19SB Lance Mari, El
6. (5) 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis.
(7) 7J Corey Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.
REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (2) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
2. (4) 87
Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.
3. (3) 21 Jacob Bleess,
4. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
5. (7) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
6. (8) 18A Landon
Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.
7. (6) 85 Jayson Good
(R), Watertown, S.D.
8. (10) 23B Brett Bumgardner,
Hawkeye, Iowa, Hughes/Midnight, $125.
9. (11) 20JR
Chase Rudolf (R), Norwalk, Iowa, Rage/KSE, $125.
(12) 7J Corey Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.,
11. (13) 369 Bart Taylor
(R), Sheridan, Wyo., VanderBuilt/Tim's, $125.
1 Blake Arndt, Brownsdale, Minn., Shaw/KSE, $125.
(1) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas, Hughes/BMS,
REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15
laps, top 5 advance):
1. (3) 69 Lucas
Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
2. (7) 15W Alex Williamson,
3. (6) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro,
4. (8) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.
5. (11) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.
6. (1) 8S
Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, $125.
8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
8. (9) 30 Matt Leer,
Bruce, Wis., MBCustoms/Stoen, $125.
9. (2) 44 Adam
Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., MBCustoms/OFI, $125.
10. (5) 7
Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, Rage/Chevrolet, $125.
(4) 94JR John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis., Rocket/Stoen, $125.
CASEY’S “A” MAIN (40 laps):
(5) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett,
2. (4) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville,
Ark., MBCustoms/ECE, 40, $5000.
3. (11) 20 Rodney
Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $3000.
4. (19) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins,
5. (6) 49JR Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.,
MBCustoms/OFI, 40, $1700.
6. (8) 33Z Zack VanderBeek,
New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1500.
(7) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens,
8. (14) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.,
MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $1000.
9. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil,
Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $900.
10. (16) 15W
Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40, $850.
11. (9) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.,
MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $800.
12. (13) 75 Terry
Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $775.
(20) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.,
Hughes/Mullins, 40, $750.
14. (23) 18A Landon
Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn., Lethal/Sower, 40, $740.
15. (17) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.,
VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $735.
16. (22) 65 Tyler Davis,
Haysville, Kan., Lethal/Mullins, 40, $730.
85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D., MBCustoms/Tim's,
18. (25) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.,
Hughes/Cornett, 40, $720.
19. (1) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake
Shore, Minn., Lethal/Ebert, 32, $715.
20. (3) 1M Curt
Myers, Cameron, Wis., Rage/Sput's, 32, $710.
19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 26,
22. (21) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.,
MBCustoms/Stoen, 21, $700.
23. (12) 97 Cade Dillard,
Robeline, La., MBCustoms/Stoen, 19, $700.
24. (10) 19
Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 17,
25. (15) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.,
MBCustoms/Driskell, 17, $700.
(R) = Grant
Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender
Lap Leaders: Ebert 1-3, O’Neil 4-32,
Wolff 33, Ramirez 34-40.
Total Laps Led:
O’Neil 29, Ramirez 7, Ebert 3, Wolff 1.
Margin of Victory: 1.408 seconds.
Time of Race: 23 minutes, 15.222
seconds (3 cautions).
FK Rod Ends Hard
Charger: Hughes (started 19th, finished 4th).
Sept. 8, 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan.
USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s Points:
Ramirez 2053, O'Neil 2037, Sanders 1996, Mullens 1902,
Schott 1822, Wolff 1785, Sorensen 1750, Ebert 1692,
Phillips 1683, Hughes 1683.
USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Strength 1368,
Good 1094, Givens 1044, Jesse Glenz 877, Lucas Lee 713.
Miller Welders USMTS Manufacturers Championship
Points: MBCustoms 206, Hughes 189, LG2 181,
Mullens 147, Lethal 142.
Engine Builder of the Year Points: Cornett 205,
Hatfield 155, Stoen 143, Mullens 125, Mullins 115.
Racer – Ramirez.
Beyea Custom Headers – Hughes.
BigDeal Car Care – Ramirez, Hughes.
Bryke Racing –
BSB Manufacturing – Mari.
Champ Pans –
Deatherage Opticians – Atkinson.
Eibach – Hughes.
Fast Shafts – Ebert.
Rod Ends – Hughes.
Hooker Harness – Phillips.
Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – Ebert.
Motorsports Racing Parts – Clark.
K1 RaceGear by Ryan
Bowers Motorsports – Schill.
Keyser Manufacturing –
KS Engineering – Strength.
Products – O’Neil.
Maxima Racing Oils – Ramirez.
Penske Racing Shocks – Givens.
PEM Racing Gears &
Drivetrain – Hejna.
QA1 – Sanders.
Race Ranch –
Marco Costa (Ramirez).
RacerWebsite.com – Atkinson.
Simpson Performance Products – VanderBeek.
Racing Equipment – Arndt, Hensel, Rudolf, VanderBeek.
Super Clean – Ramirez.
Swift Springs – Ramirez,
Sybesma Graphics – Ebert.
Tire Demon –
VP Racing Fuels – Ramirez.
& Racing Products – Bumgardner.
Wilwood Disc Brakes –
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