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Photo: Dayton Sutterby
By Scott L. Stewart
By any standard, Derrek Wilson is having a great season. After rising costs prompted Wilson, along with many others, to “move down” a class from Factory to Pure Stock at Humboldt Speedway, he has been winning steadily, even in the face of engine and other mechanical failures. Winning, however, is getting tougher.
As a class, fellow drivers have steadily improved throughout the year. This week, for example, runner up Jared Hayden gave Wilson a serious run for his money. In fact, the top five finishers were all in the hunt down to the wire. Mitchell Coulter took third spot, Ryan Smith finished fourth, Matthew Kay was fifth. And, with a $500.00 to win Pure Stock special coming up in two weeks, you can bet that all the drivers are tuning up.
Back to back winners don’t seem to be an issue in B-Mods, a wide open division sponsored by Ray’s Metal Depot. This week, Jeremy Chambers put together an outstanding effort to edge Mid Season points champ Jimmie Davis for the win. Randy Zimmerman, running “down” a class from USRA Modifieds, finished third . Lance Town ran a strong fourth, with Tim VanGotten fifth.
Definitely, the toughest competition is in the smallest class, Factory Stock, where Gary Langworthy, Jr. put together a superior performance to win this weeks feature. The top five was rounded out by Tyler James, David Matlock, Jeremy Wilson , and Patrick Kay.
Meanwhile, the John Allen juggernaut rolls on in the McCarthy Auto Group/USRA Modified division. Allen wired the field in 20 laps, despite the best efforts of Mid Season points champ Ryan McAninch who finished second. Tad Davis, a Humboldt newcomer of late, tallied third, with Whitey Folk fourth and Gene Hogan fifth.
The fan favorite Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers made another appearance this week, with the Simmons family dominating the top three spots; patriarch Jack Simmons was the winner, Keith finished second, Zac was third. BJ Paige finished fourth, Chris Heitman fifth.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Ray’s Metal Depot B-Mod
1, Jeremy Chambers. 2, Jimmie Davis. 3, Randy Zimmerman. 4, Lance Town. 5, Tim VanGotten. 6, Andy Bryant. 7, Mike Letterman. 8, Matthew Lang. 9, Scott Collins. 10, Jack Knauss. 11, Riley Whitworth.
HEAT 1 1, Tim VanGotten. 2, Jimmie Davis. 3, Scott Collins. 4, Mike Letterman. 5, Lance Town. 6, Matthew Lang.
HEAT 2 1, Jeremy Chambers. 2, Andy Bryant. 3, Randy Zimmerman. 4, Riley Whitworth. 5, Jack Knauss. 6, Tyler Kidwell.
1, Gary Langworthy Jr.. 2, Tyler James. 3, David Matlock. 4, Jeremy Wilson. 5, Patrick Kay. 6, Clint Drake. 7, Billy Shadden. 8, Tyler Vincent. 9, Jason Thurman.
HEAT 1 1, Gary Langworthy Jr.. 2, Jeremy Wilson. 3, Patrick Kay. 4, Jason Thurman. 5, Tyler Vincent
HEAT 2 1, David Matlock. 2, Tyler James. 3, Clint Drake. 4, Billy Shadden.
McCarthy Auto Group USRA Modified
1, John Allen. 2, Ryan McAninch. 3, Tad Davis. 4, Justin Folk. 5, Gene Hogan. 6, Paden Phillips. 7, Travis Smith. 8, Jesse Folk Jr. 9, Lucas Conley. 10, Scott Daniels. 11, Cody Schniepp. 12, Dalton Kirk. 13, Bryce Schniepp. 14, Chase Sigg. 15, Dennis Bishop. 16, Ted Tolan.
HEAT 1 1, Ryan McAninch. 2, Justin Folk. 3, Travis Smith. 4, Lucas Conley. 5, Dalton Kirk. 6, Jesse Folk Jr. 7, Chase Sigg. 8, Dennis Bishop.
HEAT 2 1, John Allen. 2, Paden Phillips. 3, Tad Davis. 4, Gene Hogan. 5, Scott Daniels. 6, Cody Schniepp. 7, Bryce Schniepp. 8, Ted Tolan.
Whitworth Construction Pure Stock
1, Derrek Wilson. 2, Jared Hayden. 3, Mitchell Coulter. 4, Ryan Smith. 5, Matthew Kay. 6, Wayne Johnson. 7, Ken Colston. 8, Alex Christensen. 9, Travis Barker. 10, Robert Shaughnessy. 11, Shannon Lawrence. 12, Eldon Donald McIntosh.
HEAT 1 1, Matthew Kay. 2, Derrek Wilson. 3, Wayne Johnson. 4, Ken Colston. 5, Shannon Lawrence. 6, Travis Barker. 7, Mike Churning.
HEAT 2 1, Eldon Donald McIntosh. 2, Jared Hayden. 3, Alex Christensen. 4, Robert Shaughnessy. 5, Mitchell Coulter. 6, Ryan Smith. 7, Brandon Weide.
1Jack Simmons, 2. Keith Simmons, 3. Zac Simmons, 4. John Wilhite, 5. Chris Heatman, 6. BJ Paige, 7. Wyatt Trusler 8. Donovan Tresler, 9. Mystery Driver, 10. Scott Mills, 11. Joe Martin
HEAT 1 1. Zac Simmons, 2. Jack Simmons, 3. Keith Simmons, 4. Chris Heitman, 5. John Wilhite
HEAT 2 1. Mystery Driver, 2. BJ Paige, 3. Donovan Tresler, 4. Wyatt Tresler, 5. Joe Martin, 6. Scott Mills
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