RICE LAKE, Wis. — Stormy Scott led all 40 laps Thursday night at the Rice Lake Speedway and scored his second main event during the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.
The 2012 USMTS Rookie of the Year drew the pole for the start of the race, and that was the closest the rest of the field ever got.
“After the heat, we thought we would be pretty good with the setup we had,” Scott explained after the win. “I knew we were going to run the low line and anybody who wanted to pass us would have to do it on the outside.”
But nobody got close enough to try. Rodney Sanders started next to Scott on the front row and chased him throughout the race, but was never able to challenge-even when heavy lapped traffic surrounded the leader.
“I just focused on hitting my lines,” Scott added. “I kept looking at the scoreboard and seeing Rodney’s number, so I figured he was all over me back there.”
Scott’s advantage at the finish line was just under three seconds. The win was worth $5,000 with his Big Dog Buy-In and it was the 18th win of his career, breaking a tie with Sanders for tenth on the all-time wins list.
Craig Thatcher was a close third while Jason Krohn earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award by racing from 13th to fourth in the feature.
Jeremy Payne finished fifth.
Stormy Scott cut into his twin brother’s point lead and trails by just 17 points after the sixth of 17 races comprising the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup.
Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders, Craig Thatcher, Jason Krohn, Jeremy Payne, Jon Tesch, Joey Jensen, Jason Hughes, Johnny Scott, Ryan Gustin, Mike Steensma, Matt Leer, Chris Brown, Jason Gross, Kevin Adams, Eric Pember, Kelly Shryock, Lance Hofer, Chad Mahder, Corey Dripps, Zack VanderBeek, Lucas Schott, Bob Timm, Jeff Lien Jr., Joey Galloway, Dereck Ramirez.