ELM MOTT, Texas – Wednesday night found the United States Modified Touring Series at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway with another $4,000 winding up in the pocket of one of the Scott twins – this time, Johnny Scott.
After chasing his brother around the Devil’s Bowl Speedway one night earlier, Johnny Scott turned the tables on his older sibling, Stormy Scott, and picked up his fifth win of the season at Gene Adamcik’s three-eighths-mile bullring just outside of Waco.
From the outside of the front row, Johnny Scott beat polesitter Cody Smith into the first turn at the start of the main event and took command … just like his brother had done the night before.
With a sizeable lead over his brother, lapped traffic became part of the equation for Johnny Scott midway through the race and allowed Stormy Scott to close in on his bumper as the leaders searched for opening in the thick swarm of back-markers.
With a three-wide battle in front of them, the yellow flag waved with 10 laps to go in the 40-lapper, giving Johnny Scott a clear track ahead but a slew of hungry chasers behind.
He was able to pull away from his brother on the restart, but caution returned to the speedway with two laps to go which set up a green-white-checkered finish.
The restart was disastrous for Stormy Scott as he and Smith banged wheels in turn 2 which sent Stormy Scott spinning into the infield while several others behind them—including top-5 contenders Steve Whiteaker Jr. and Zack VanderBeek—were also involved in the melee which sent three cars to the rear of the field and two to the pit area.