OGILVIE, Minn. – Zack VanderBeek got around Jason Krohn with six laps to go, and then held off Rodney Sanders in the closing laps to win the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup main event Saturday at the Ogilvie Raceway.
It was the first trip to victory lane for ZanderBeek since June 18 in Grain Valley, Mo., and the 27th of his United States Modified Touring Series career.
Krohn beat fellow front-row starter Clayton Wagamon into the first corner to take command of the race at the start with Sanders following into second at the completion of the first lap.
Sanders chased Krohn around the high-banked three-eighths-mile track for the next 27 laps before finally making the pass for the lead on lap 29. Krohn, however, did not relent and regained control of the race on lap 32.
VanderBeek, who followed the lead duo for most of the race, pounced on the opportunity to get by Krohn on lap 34, but a caution slowed the pace on lap 37 and set up a three-lap dash to the finish.
Sanders disposed of Krohn on the restart, but VanderBeek pulled away over the final laps to score the win and snap Sanders’s three-race win streak.
Krohn held on for third for the second straight night while Wagamon took the fourth spot. Stormy Scott was fifth, and the rest of the top 10 finishing positions went to Brent Larson, Zack Drews, Jody Bellefeuille, Jeremy Nelson and Dave Mass, who passed eleven cars from his 21st starting spot.
Zack VanderBeek, Rodney Sanders, Jason Krohn, Clayton Wagamon, Stormy Scott, Brent Larson, Zack Drews, Jody Bellefeuille, Jeremy Nelson, Dave Mass, Kelly Shryock, Darrell Nelson, Jason Miller, Joe Duvall, Johnny Scott, John Allen, Trevor Hunt, Robby Bunkelman, Landon Atkinson, Daniel Hilsabeck, Bob Gierke, Lance Town, Adam Hensel, Jake Gallardo, Dereck Ramirez, Charlie Hillukka.