Scott Storms To Elk City Modified Victory


ELK CITY, Okla. – Stormy Scott shadowed Daniel Hilsabeck for 32 laps before making his move, and then led the final eight go-arounds to score the victory Friday night as the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy invaded the Elk City Speedway.

On a quest for his career-first United States Modified Touring Series victory, Hilsabeck started on the pole and held Scott at bay for most of the race but eventually settled for the third-place paycheck while Scott secured his 27th career win and the $2,000 top prize.

Rodney Sanders, who nearly won Wednesday and barely won Thursday, came from the 13 starting spot and worked his way into the top five by lap 15, and then leap-frogging both teammates Dereck Ramirez and Johnny Scott one lap later to move into third behind Stormy Scott.

The defending USMTS national champ got around Hilsabeck with five to go but could not reel in the elder Scott twin and wound up in the runner-up spot.

Dereck Ramirez held on for fourth while Kelly Shryock advanced from 19 to fifth to earn the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

Johnny Scott was sixth, Clyde Dunn Jr. passed 14 competitors en route to a seventh-place result, Cade Dillard placed eighth, Chris Dawson finished ninth and Stormy Scott’s teammate and car owner, Bryan Rowland, rounded out the top 10.

The finish:

Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders, Daniel Hilsabeck, Dereck Ramirez, Kelly Shryock, Johnny Scott, Clyde Dunn Jr., Cade Dillard, Chris Dawson, Bryan Rowland, Dallas Everett, Phillip Houston, Jake Gallardo, Jimmy Ray, Joe Duvall, Mike Roach, Bobby Mayfield, Harley Menacher, Bobby Malchus, Shane Sprinkle, Steve Whiteaker Jr., Austin Theiss, Vince Lucas, Austin Bonner, Gene Weaver, Chad Davis.

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