Schott Adds Mod Mania Victory To Résumé

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Lucas Schott won round two of the Summit USMTS National Championship Mod Mania event on Wednesday at Mason City Motor Speedway. (Buck Monson Photo)
Lucas Schott won round two of the Summit USMTS National Championship Mod Mania event on Wednesday at Mason City Motor Speedway. (Buck Monson Photo)

MASON CITY, Iowa – A second night of Mod Mania at Mason City Motor Speedway produced a second winner in as many days when Lucas Schott crossed the finish line to score his tenth career win in the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s.

In the night’s 40-lap main event, the 24-year-old from Chatfield, Minnesota, trailed polesitter Brooks Strength at the end of the opening lap but never trailed again as he sped to a $3,000 payday at the newly-configured third-mile dirt oval.

Mod Mania becomes another feather in Schott’s racing cap. In addition to being the 2016 USRA Modified national champ, his list of accomplishments includes winning the Summit USRA Nationals and inaugural Grant Junghans Memorial that same year. He wore the King of America VIII crown in 2018.

For a second straight night, Terry Phillips garnered enough passing points to be in the redraw and drew eight out of eight to start on the outside of the fourth row. Last night he made it to fifth and Wednesday’s effort earned him the runner-up paycheck.

Strength held on for third—his best result in just six career USMTS starts—while Zack VanderBeek held off Jake Timm to take down the fourth spot at the checkers.

Tuesday night’s Mod Mania feature winner, Tanner Mullens, came from 13th on the starting grid to get sixth while defending series champ and current points leader Rodney Sanders picked his way from 19th to seventh during the contest.

The finish:

Lucas Schott, Terry Phillips, Brooks Strength, Zack VanderBeek, Jake Timm, Tanner Mullens, Rodney Sanders, Dustin Sorensen, Jacob Bleess, Alex Williamson, Dereck Ramirez, Adam Hensel, Tyler Davis, Casey Skyberg, Calvin Iverson, Ken Schrader, Lance Mari, Jason Hughes, Joe Horgal, Joe Duvall, Hunter Marriott, Jason Cummins, Adam Kates, Chase Rudolf.