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United States Racing Association | Wolff, Beck, Sheets share Lucas Oil Speedway winner’s circle

Tyler Wolff won the USRA Modified main event.

Tyler Wolff won the USRA Modified main event.

Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway it was Midseason Championships presented by the Bolivar Herald-Free Press with Tyler Wolff (USRA Modifieds), Mason Beck (USRA Stock Cars) and Jon Sheets (USRA B-Mods) capturing the feature wins.

Meanwhile, Ryan Middaugh (USRA Modifieds), Jaylen Wettengel (USRA Stock Cars) and J.C. Morton (USRA B-Mods) were named Midseason champions.

Wolff rolls to USRA Modified win: Tyler Wolff overwhelmed the field in the Arctic Food Equipment USRA Modified main event, leading all 20 laps to score a runaway victory over Trevor Hughes.

From outside the front row, Wolff beat pole-starter Hughes into turn one and set the pace. Wolff pulled away in dominant fashion and opened a 4.5-second lead by lap 10.

With action remaining caution-free the rest of the way, Wolff cruised to the victory by nearly six seconds over Hughes.

“This is my favorite place to win,” said Wolff, who made an eight-hour drive after a USMTS race on Friday night in Wisconsin. “There’s always a good crowd here with so many good fans. We’re glad to be here.”

Jason Pursley wound up third, Kenton Allen fourth and Jeff Cutshaw fifth.

Middaugh, the reigning track champ, had a rough night but captured the midseason championship with his ninth-place run.

“We’ve just been struggling with this car. We can’t find the balance that I like and tonight we were really bad,” Middaugh said. “We’ll go through it and try to get better.”

Beck takes USRA Stock Car thriller: Mason Beck of Urbana won a classic duel over the final laps with William Garner to claim the O’Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars feature win.

Jaylen Wettengel of Topeka, Kan., finished third and it was enough to nail down the midseason championship for him.

Beck, who started sixth, drove around the outside of Wettengel to take over the lead on lap five of a feature plagued by six cautions. Wettengel started up front and paced the first five circuits, with two cautions slowing the action.

Beck, Wettengel and William Garner were all battling for the top spot when a lap-nine caution interrupted the competition. Beck moved to the high side after the restart and was able to open a one-second lead by lap 12 with Garner second and Wettengel third.

Just as Beck was establishing control, a fourth caution flew to erase his 1.2-second lead on lap 13. Garner pulled alongside Beck after the restart, with the two dueling three straight laps until a fifth caution came out with four to go.

The leads came to the white flag side-by-side and Beck was able to hold on at the finish by .043 seconds – less than a half-car-length.

“That was a good race,” Beck said. “Me and Will always race hard. We always put on good races for everybody. He’s a heck of a wheel man, too. We’ve raced together since I started.”

Wettengel wound up third, which was just enough to give him the midseason championship. He has two runner-up finishes to go with one third.

“There toward the end I was watching the whole race and it was a good race,” Wettengel said. “I’m not too mad about the results,” Wettengel said.

Rodney Schweizer finished fourth with James Ellis fifth.

Sheets goes wire-to-wire in USRA B-Mods: Jon Sheets of Nevada led all 20 laps and held off midseason champion JC Morton of Springfield for the Clear Creek Golf Cars USRA B-Mod feature win.

Sheets started on the pole and set the pace from the green, opening a one-second lead over third-starting Ryan Gillmore by lap five. Gillmore cut the margin to a half-second by the midpoint, lap 10, with JC Morton two more seconds behind in third.

The leaders found lapped traffic on lap 14, and that proved to be an issue for Sheets. He made heavy contact with the suddenly slowing car of Christopher Watts, causing major body damage to the right side of Sheets’ No. 8. But Sheets never stopped rolling and that allowed him to maintain the first position for the restart.

Gillmore slipped on the restart, allowing Morton to take second as Sheets opened a four-car-length lead. Morton moved to the high side and cut in to the lead coming to the third flag with Gillmore also right behind.

Sheets, body damage and all, held on by .280 seconds for the victory over Morton, with Gillmore third. Eric Turner finished fourth and Mitch Keeter was fifth.

“I sure thought he was going to stay in the middle,” Sheets said of the slowing lapped car. “Obviously that caused us a lot of work this week. Luckily enough we were able to hold on. I could see JC coming there. It’s kind of a thing that you’re praying the laps are going to run out soon enough.”

Morton’s finish was good enough to give him the midseason points championship.

“We just have to keep maintaining it,” Morton said in looking ahead to the remainder of the season. “You keep the top-five finishes going and you’ll be there at the end of the year.”

Next up: Big Adventure RV Weekly Championship Series action resumes next Saturday, June 22, for the annual Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night. Fans bringing four non-perishable food items will receive free admission as the USRA Stock Cars headline the action with a 25-lap, $750-to-win feature.

The USRA Modifieds and USRA B-Mods will also be in action battling for Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national, regional and track points.

Grandstand gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05. For ticket information, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or via email [email protected].

OFFICIAL RESULTS

United States Racing Association

Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series

Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:

1. (4) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.

2. (3) 38C Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.

3. (1) 10P Dayton Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.

4. (5) 98K Kenton Allen, Chanute, Kan.

5. (7) 21M Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo.

6. (6) 18JR Chase Sigg, Iola, Kan.

7. (2) 23 Lucas Dobbs, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

8. (8) L75 Lane Whitney, Sturgeon, Mo.

DNS – 5 Robbie Reed, Mexico, Mo.

Heat #2:

1. (8) 712 Trevor Hughes, Westville, Okla.

2. (4) 33 Jaren Martin, Republic, Mo.

3. (2) 21 Greg Scheffler, Pittsburg, Mo.

4. (6) 98 Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar, Mo.

5. (5) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.

6. (3) 18 Chad Lyle, Lone Jack, Mo.

7. (7) 21W Tracy Wolf, Buffalo, Mo.

8. (1) 24D Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo.

Feature:

1. (2) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.

2. (1) 712 Trevor Hughes, Westville, Okla.

3. (4) 38C Jason Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.

4. (8) 98K Kenton Allen, Chanute, Kan.

5. (7) 98 Jeff Cutshaw, Bolivar, Mo.

6. (5) 10P Dayton Pursley, Hermitage, Mo.

7. (12) 18JR Chase Sigg, Iola, Kan.

8. (10) 68 Dean Wille, Warrensburg, Mo.

9. (11) 18 Chad Lyle, Lone Jack, Mo.

10. (9) 21M Ryan Middaugh, Fulton, Mo.

11. (15) 24D Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo.

12. (13) 23 Lucas Dobbs, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

13. (6) 21 Greg Scheffler, Pittsburg, Mo.

14. (14) 21W Tracy Wolf, Buffalo, Mo.

15. (3) 33 Jaren Martin, Republic, Mo.

DNS – L75 Lane Whitney, Sturgeon, Mo.

DNS – 5 Robbie Reed, Mexico, Mo.

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:

1. (3) 91J Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan.

2. (1) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan.

3. (4) 0F Mason Beck, Urbana, Mo.

4. (5) 8M James McMillin, Warrensburg, Mo.

5. (7) 41 Bryan White, Lebanon, Mo.

6. (6) 05G Grayson McKiney, Springfield, Mo.

7. (2) 12 Christopher Sawyer, Buffalo, Mo.

8. (8) 34 Blake Bolton, Appleton City, Mo.

Heat #2:

1. (2) 7 William Garner, Lebanon, Mo.

2. (6) 11 Waylon Dimmitt, Camdenton, Mo.

3. (1) 35 Johnny Coats, Joplin, Mo.

4. (3) 83 James Ellis, Richland, Mo.

5. (5) 14C Bill Carter, Kansas City, Kan.

6. (7) 5K Steve Herrick, Topeka, Kan.

7. (4) 22 Dawson Fennewald, Appleton City, Mo.

Feature:

1. (5) 0F Mason Beck, Urbana, Mo.

2. (3) 7 William Garner, Lebanon, Mo.

3. (1) 91J Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan.

4. (9) 41 Bryan White, Lebanon, Mo.

5. (4) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan.

6. (8) 83 James Ellis, Richland, Mo.

7. (15) 34 Blake Bolton, Appleton City, Mo.

8. (12) 05G Grayson McKiney, Springfield, Mo.

9. (11) 5K Steve Herrick, Topeka, Kan.

10. (10) 14C Bill Carter, Kansas City, Kan.

11. (6) 35 Johnny Coats, Joplin, Mo.

12. (14) 22 Dawson Fennewald, Appleton City, Mo.

13. (2) 11 Waylon Dimmitt, Camdenton, Mo.

14. (13) 12 Christopher Sawyer, Buffalo, Mo.

15. (7) 8M James McMillin, Warrensburg, Mo.

USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:

1. (3) 56 Hoyt Miller, Cross Timbers, Mo.

2. (1) 11S Scotty Bough, Nevada, Mo.

3. (8) 99T Eric Turner, Hermitage, Mo.

4. (6) 23Y Ethan Young, Pleasant Hill, Mo.

5. (7) 98 Christopher Watts, Osceola, Mo.

6. (4) 55G Luke Gideon, Stoutland, Mo.

7. (5) 15J Jake Fetterman, Sedalia, Mo.

DQ – (2) 83 J.C. Newell, Buffalo, Mo.

Heat #2:

1. (2) 91J Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan.

2. (8) 18 J.C. Morton, Springfield, Mo.

3. (4) F1 Mitchell Franklin, Camdenton, Mo.

4. (3) 65 Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo.

5. (6) 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.

6. (7) 03 Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

7. (5) 55K Terry Kirk, Urbana, Mo.

8. (1) Y3 Kevin York, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

Heat #3:

1. (3) 19 Tanner Kade, Hermitage, Mo.

2. (8) 66 Ryan Gillmore, Springfield, Mo.

3. (2) 3B Nic Bidinger, Perry, Kan.

4. (5) 2 Quentin Taylor, Wheatland, Mo.

5. (1) 00 Cason Harris, Bella Vista, Ark.

6. (4) 8X Scott Chism, Bolivar, Mo.

7. (7) 42J Donnie Jackson, Lebanon, Mo.

8. (6) 27L Clifford Lean, Collins, Mo.

Heat #4:

1. (6) 8 Jon Sheets, Nevada, Mo.

2. (5) 7L Trevor Drake, Brighton, Mo.

3. (3) C3 Chad Staus, Otterville, Mo.

4. (7) 56T Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo.

5. (2) 33 Anthony Ferrara, Republic, Mo.

6. (8) 7J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.

7. (1) 11L Logan Smith, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

8. (4) 0K Tracy Killian, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

“B” Feature:

1. (2) 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.

2. (1) 98 Christopher Watts, Osceola, Mo.

3. (5) 7J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.

4. (9) 11L Logan Smith, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

5. (10) 15J Jake Fetterman, Sedalia, Mo.

6. (6) 03 Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

7. (3) 00 Cason Harris, Bella Vista, Ark.

8. (4) 33 Anthony Ferrara, Republic, Mo.

9. (11) 55K Terry Kirk, Urbana, Mo.

10. (7) 55G Luke Gideon, Stoutland, Mo.

11. (12) 42J Donnie Jackson, Lebanon, Mo.

12. (14) 0K Tracy Killian, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

13. (13) Y3 Kevin York, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

14. (8) 8X Scott Chism, Bolivar, Mo.

DNS – 27L Clifford Lean, Collins, Mo.

DNS – 83 J.C. Newell, Buffalo, Mo.

“A” Feature:

1. (1) 8 Jon Sheets, Nevada, Mo.

2. (2) 18 J.C. Morton, Springfield, Mo.

3. (3) 66 Ryan Gillmore, Springfield, Mo.

4. (8) 99T Eric Turner, Hermitage, Mo.

5. (16) 65 Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo.

6. (7) 7L Trevor Drake, Brighton, Mo.

7. (5) 19 Tanner Kade, Hermitage, Mo.

8. (6) 91J Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan.

9. (17) 28 Andy Bryant, Fort Scott, Kan.

10. (9) 11S Scotty Bough, Nevada, Mo.

11. (11) 56T Shadren Turner, St. Joseph, Mo.

12. (15) 2 Quentin Taylor, Wheatland, Mo.

13. (4) 56 Hoyt Miller, Cross Timbers, Mo.

14. (19) 7J Jake Richards, Lansing, Kan.

15. (12) 3B Nic Bidinger, Perry, Kan.

16. (20) 11L Logan Smith, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

17. (13) C3 Chad Staus, Otterville, Mo.

18. (10) F1 Mitchell Franklin, Camdenton, Mo.

19. (24) 33 Anthony Ferrara, Republic, Mo.

20. (23) 00 Cason Harris, Bella Vista, Ark.

21. (14) 23Y Ethan Young, Pleasant Hill, Mo.

22. (22) 03 Chase Jones, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

23. (18) 98 Christopher Watts, Osceola, Mo.

24. (21) 15J Jake Fetterman, Sedalia, Mo.

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