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Krohn cashes in at Deer Creek Speedway

Krohn cashes in at Deer Creek Speedway


SPRING VALLEY, Minn.—A caution with seven laps to go Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway proved to be the downfall of Jason Hughes and a blessing for Jason Krohn as Krohn zipped into the lead one lap after the restart and drove away to score his second USMTS win in three nights.

From the pole, Hughes took control at the start of the race and continued to set the pace through changing track conditions and lapped traffic until 33 laps into the race when the yellow flag waved and slowed the pace.

By now, Krohn was running third after starting tenth while Zack VanderBeek was solidly in second. VanderBeek selected the outside lane for the double-file restart, and Krohn immediately disposed of him before flying by Hughes on the low side to lead lap 34.

From there, Krohn cruised to victory.

“A lot of times not starting up front is an advantage, and tonight proved to be one of them,” Krohn said while standing in victory lane for the second time this week after also winning on Thursday at the Fairmont Raceway. “Kind of had to move around through lapped traffic and the other cars that we were racing, and the bottom was taking just a little more traction in spots so we were able to find that. On the restart when Zack gave me the bottom, we were able to use that to our advantage.

Following a hiatus from modified racing since February, the 2007 USMTS National Champion has been white hot in his black No. 7 MB Customs machine. He sat out Friday’s show, winning his last two starts over this Labor Day Weekend.

Krohn also addressed his good fortune the last 72 hours with that of his teammate, Rodney Sanders, who has recorded his three worst finishes of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup during the last three days.

“We work hard and Rodney has helped me a lot chassis-wise and with set up. It’s unfortunate what took place with him, but it is what it is. The one thing I can assure you is that we will keep racing, we will keep working and we will keep our heads up.”

VanderBeek also found his way past Hughes to nail down the runner-up spot, but his third-place finish was enough to propel Hughes into the points lead by 10 markers over Sanders with just two points races remaining.

Dereck Ramirez was fourth in Saturday’s main event while Joe Duvall was fast all night long and banked his first top-five finish of the ‘Hunt.’

Sanders came from 17th to finish sixth while Stormy Scott roared from 23 on the grid to seventh at the end of the 40-lap nightcap. Brent Larson, Jesse Glenz and Brad Waits rounded out the top 10.

Looking for his second USMTS National championship, Hughes holds a 10-point advantage over Sanders (1137 to 1127) in the standings, followed by Stormy Scott (1055), Jesse Sobbing (1042), VanderBeek (988), Ramirez (973), Larson (836), Duvall (809), Johnny Scott (808) and Cade Dillard (791).

Only the top four—Hughes Sanders, Stormy Scott and Sobbing—are mathematically still alive with a chance to become the 2015 USMTS National Champion.

Sobbing clinched the USMTS Rookie of the Year title on August 17, and the winner in two other points battles was decided tonight.

In the quest for the COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year, Geddes Racing Engines has clinched the title while the MB Customs chassis has the 2015 USMTS Manufacturers Championship.

The five-night Labor Day Weekend swing wraps up on Sunday at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, for the next-to-last event in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. The Holley Iron Man Series featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods, along with USRA Hobby Stocks will complete the four-class card. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.

Tickets are $17 for adults 18 years old and up, $10 for youth ages 13-17 and admission is free for children 12 years of age and under. Pit passes are $30 per person. Fans can get coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at Casey's General Stores locations in Cresco, Decorah, Lime Springs, Ossian, New Hampton and Waukon.

Cade Dillard and his No. 97 Snickers machine will be greeting fans at 601 2nd Ave. SW in Cresco from 12-2 p.m. Listen to KCZE 95.1 FM to hear live broadcasts from Dillard’s appearance.

The Cresco Speedway is located 2 blocks north of SR 9 on SW 7th. Race day info is available by calling (563) 547-3400 or at www.mhcfair.com.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental – Round 12 of 14
Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 drivers in passing points accumulated in the heat races were locked into the “A” Main, with the top 8 re-drawing for starting positions 1-8.

MSD HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):
1. (1) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
2. (3) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
3. (5) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
4. (8) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
5. (7) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.
6. (9) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
7. (6) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.
8. (2) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn.
9. (4) 6m Ted Marrs, Bethel, Minn.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
2. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
3. (4) IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn.
4. (2) 91 Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis.
5. (9) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D.
6. (8) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.
7. (7) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa.
8. (5) 51 Tim Thomas, West Fargo, N.D.
9. (6) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):
1. (2) 23k Ben Kates (R), Tonganoxie, Kan.
2. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
3. (3) 89 Eric Pember, Pittsville, Wis.
4. (8) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
5. (1) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
6. (6) 65 Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
7. (7) 56h Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa.
8. (4) 1 Scott Heikkinen, Eveleth, Minn.
9. (9) 15 Chris Loberg, Menomonie, Wis.

PBM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):
1. (3) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.
2. (2) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.
3. (6) 7x Jesse Glenz (R), Cadott, Wis.
4. (5) 60 Dan Ebert (R), Lake Shore, Minn.
5. (8) 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.
6. (7) 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn.
7. (4) 28 Bill Clemens, Chatfield, Minn.
8. (9) 00 Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn.
9. (1) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.

BAUDOIN OIL HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):
1. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
2. (2) 4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
3. (4) 21 Jacob Bleess (R), Chatfield, Minn.
4. (8) 07 Cory Crapser (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.
5. (7) V2 Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.
6. (6) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn.
7. (3) 19 Dustin Sorensen (R), Rochester, Minn.
8. (5) 99 Jesse Sobbing (R), Malvern, Iowa.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (1) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
2. (4) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D.
3. (7) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
4. (2) 07 Cory Crapser (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.
5. (3) 21 Jacob Bleess (R), Chatfield, Minn.
6. (8) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.
7. (6) 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., MBCustom/Sput’s, $90.
8. (9) 65 Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie, Minn., Ramirez/Sput’s, $90.
9. (5) 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.
10. (11) 56h Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa, Skyrocket/Sput’s, $75.
11. (10) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn., Hughes/, $75.
12. (14) 6m Ted Marrs, Bethel, Minn., Frederick/Sput’s, $75.
13. (15) 15 Chris Loberg (R), Menomonie, Wis., Skyrocket/Sput’s, $90.
14. (12) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn., LG2/KSE, $90.
15. (13) 1 Scott Heikkinen, Eveleth, Minn., Skyrocket/Sturdy, $75.
DNS – 19 Dustin Sorensen (R), Rochester, Minn., GRT/Action, $90.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 6 advance):
1. (2) IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn.
2. (4) 60 Dan Ebert (R), Lake Shore, Minn.
3. (6) V2 Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.
4. (1) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
5. (8) 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn.
6. (3) 89 Eric Pember, Pittsville, Wis.
7. (5) 91 Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis., GRT/TriStar, $90.
8. (14) 99 Jesse Sobbing (R), Malvern, Iowa.
9. (16) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, $90.
10. (7) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
11. (9) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn., Harris/KSE, $75.
12. (10) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa.
13. (15) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn., GRT/Fast, $90.
14. (13) 51 Tim Thomas, West Fargo, N.D., Venom/G-Force, $75.
15. (11) 28 Bill Clemens, Chatfield, Minn., GRT/Clemens, $75.
16. (12) 00 Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn., /, $75.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (10) 7k Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn., MBCustom/Sput’s, 40, $3000.
2. (7) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, LG2/Sput’s, 40, $1700.
3. (1) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $1200.
4. (5) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., LG2/Cornett, 40, $1000.
5. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustom/Wornhor, 40, $900.
6. (17) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustom/Geddes, 40, $800.
7. (23) 2s Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M., MBR/Mullins, 40, $700.
8. (14) IOU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn., Shaw/Mullins, 40, $650.
9. (9) 7x Jesse Glenz (R), Cadott, Wis., MBCustom/Tim’s, 40, $600.
10. (13) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., LG2/Baiers, 40, $550.
11. (3) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., MBCustom/KSE, 40, $500.
12. (12) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Sidebiter/Sput’s, 40, $450.
13. (8) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s, 40, $425.
14. (16) 60 Dan Ebert (R), Lake Shore, Minn., Impressive/Speedwerx, 40, $400.
15. (18) V2 Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn., SSR/Tim’s, 40, $375.
16. (24) 89 Eric Pember, Pittsville, Wis., MBCustom/Mullins, 40, $275.
17. (25) 99 Jesse Sobbing (R), Malvern, Iowa, MBCustom/Sput’s, 40, $400.
18. (15) 2 Casey Arneson (R), Fargo, N.D., GRT/Durham, 40, $300.
19. (19) 07 Cory Crapser (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis., GRT/Tim’s, 40, $300.
20. (21) 21 Jacob Bleess (R), Chatfield, Minn., MBCustom/BK, 40, $250.
21. (20) 49jr Jake Timm, Winona, Minn., LG2/BuckBuilt, 40, $250.
22. (11) 4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn., GRT/Action, 40, $250.
23. (26) 22d Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa, Hilsabeck/Mullins, 39, $400.
24. (22) 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn., Hughes/Grove, 39, $300.
25. (27) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn., GRT/Action, 39, $250.
26. (28) 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn., Hughes/Sput’s, 28, $250.
27. (2) 23k Ben Kates (R), Tonganoxie, Kan., GRT/Mullins, 12, $300.
28. (4) 97 Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., Hughes/Geddes, 8, $400.

(R) = Rookie of the Year contender.

Lap Leaders: Hughes 1-33, Krohn 34-40.
Total Laps Led: Hughes 33, Krohn 7.
Margin of Victory: 1.644 seconds.
Provisional Starters: Sobbing, Hilsabeck, Dahle (track), Horgdal (track).
Sybesma Graphics Pole Award: Davis.
Hard Charger: Scott (started 23rd, finished 7th).
Entries: 44.
Next Race: Sunday, Sept. 6, Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa.
Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Points: Hughes 1137, Sanders 1127, S. Scott 1055, Sobbing 1042, VanderBeek 988, Ramirez 973, Larson 836, Duvall 809, Johnny Scott 808, Dillard 791.
Rookie of the Year Points: Sobbing 2111, Arneson 1755, Kates 1524, Crapser 1419, Ebert 1242.
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Year Points: Geddes 384, Mullins 354, Sput’s 352, Durham 229, Cornett 227.
Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustom 432, LG2 376, GRT 359, Hughes 344, Hilsabeck 140.

Contingency Awards:
AERO Race Wheels – Dillard.
Allstar Performance – Larson.
American Racer – Hughes.
Beyea Custom Headers – Duvall.
BSB Manufacturing – Timm.
Chix Gear Racewear – Hughes.
Deatherage Opticians – Stoa.
Edelbrock – Kates.
Eibach Springs – Cummins.
Fast Shafts – Duvall.
FK Rod Ends – Jensen.
Forty9Designs.com – Ebert, Crapser.
Fuel Safe – Sanders.
GRT Race Cars – Sorensen.
Hooker Harness – Wetzstein.
KEVKO Oil Pans & Components – Glenz.
Keyser Manufacturing – Waits.
KSE Racing Products – Wetzstein.
Marsh Racing Wheels – Kates.
Midwest Sheet Metal – Sobbing.
MSD Ignition – Wetzstein, Krohn.
PBM Performance Products – Davis, Krohn.
QA1 – VanderBeek.
R2C Performance Products – VanderBeek.
Real Racing Wheels – all non-qualifiers.
Sybesma Graphics – Davis.
Tilton Engineering – Ramirez.
VP Racing Fuels – Krohn.
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – Davis.
Wilwood Disc Brakes – Scott.

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USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Racer Racing Tires, Casey’s General Stores, Chix Gear Racewear, COMP Cams, Day Motor Sports, Deatherage Opticians, Farm Boy BBQ Sauce, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, MSD, Nitroquest Media Group, RACEceiver, RacinDirt.com, S&S Fishing & Rental, VP Racing Fuels.

USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Arizona Sport Shirts, ASi Racewear, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, Double H Bands, Duvall Electric, ElbowsUp.com, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Olympic Fire Protection, Rivers Edge Scrap Management, Schwab’s Tinker Shop, UMotors Motorsports & Marine.

USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AERO Race Wheels, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Bell Racing Helmets, Beyea Custom Headers, BSB Manufacturing, CPD Racing Tools, Crane Cams, Driven Racing Oil, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, FK Rod Ends, Forty9 Designs, Fuel Safe, Genesis Racing Shocks, GRT Race Cars, Holley Performance, Hooker Custom Harness, JRi Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, KSE Racing Products, Marsh Racing Wheels, Midwest Sheet Metal, PBM Performance Products, QA1 Precision Products, Quarter Master, R2C Performance, Real Racing Wheels, Simpson Performance Products, Sybesma Graphics, Tilton Engineering, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes.




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