Stormy Scott Rolls Through Baytown

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Stormy Scott won Saturday's United States Modified Touring Series feature at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (Mike Spivey Photo)
Stormy Scott won Saturday's United States Modified Touring Series feature at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (Mike Spivey Photo)
Stormy Scott won Saturday’s United States Modified Touring Series feature at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (Mike Spivey Photo)

BAYTOWN, Texas – Saturday night at the Royal Purple Raceway, Stormy Scott made a loud-and-clear statement that he is the man to beat in this region as he dominated the finale of the 5th Annual USMTS Texas Spring Nationals presented by Double H Bands, leading every lap of the main event for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy.

Scott, who came into the race as the points leader in the MVT Gulf Coast Border Region presented by Day Motor Sports, won the third heat race and then drew the pole position for the 50-lap “A” Main. That was as close as anybody ever got to him.

A couple of caution flags during the race only gave Scott’s pursuers false hope as the Las Cruces, N.M., native sailed away from the pack on each restart and eventually crossed the finish line six car-lengths ahead of John O. Whittington.

Winner of the finale at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi last Saturday, It was Scott’s second $4,000 triumph in a eight days and first ever at the Royal Purple Raceway. His 19th career USMTS victory also broke a tie with reigning USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders and Jeremy Payne on the all-time USMTS wins list.

Whittington finished second behind the 2012 USMTS Rookie of the Year while 2007 USMTS national champ Jason Krohn was third. Dirt late model standouts Terry Phillips and Jimmy Mars finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Sixth went to Sanders, Cody Smith was seventh and Payne came home in eighth. Chris Brown, who won back-to-back features on Thursday and Friday, wound up ninth and Cade Dillard turned a win in the second Real Racing Wheels “B” Main into a tenth-place finish in the nightcap.

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Adam Fenwick
Adam Fenwick is the Associate Editor of SPEEDSPORT.com and SPEED SPORT Magazine. Both a writer and photographer, you can find him at race tracks across the Southeast covering anything from asphalt late models to dirt sprint cars.