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Shryock returns to Huset's Speedway winners circle
Press Release Submitted by BigDog on 06/22/2007 at 10:05 AM Send To Friend | Report Press Release
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
 
SHRYOCK RETURNS TO HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WINNERS CIRCLE
 
BRANDON, S.D. (June 20) — On his way to a likely win Tuesday night, a late-race caution flag spoiled Kelly Shryock's happy ending at the Park Jefferson Speedway. Wednesday night at the Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., Shryock was on the receiving end of a late caution that helped lift him to his ninth O'Reilly Auto Parts United States Modified Touring Series National Event victory of the season.
 
Just like Tuesday night, Wednesday's main event at the legendary high-banked clay oval was jam-packed with action that kept the crowd entertained from green to checkered. Jason Friesen of Sutton, Neb., drew the pole position for the 40-lap Holley "A" Main, and jumped out to the early lead with Jason Hughes of Colcord, Okla., NASCAR star Ken Schrader of Concord, N.C., and New Sharon, Iowa's Zack VanderBeek in tow.
 
Friesen set the pace for the first eight laps until a caution flag on lap 8 slowed the action just as the leaders were entering lapped traffic. On the restart, Schrader quickly disposed of Hughes, then moved to the high side of the steep corners. Using the top groove, Schrader brought the crowd to their feet as he zipped around Friesen to lead the 11th lap. Friesen got back around Schrader three laps later, but Schrader regained the lead again on lap 16.
 
By lap 20, Schrader had built himself an eight-car-length advantage over Friesen, who had his hands full with Hughes. Meanwhile, Real Racing Wheels "B" Main winners Jason Krohn of Slayton, Minn., and Shryock were charging to the front, filling the fifth and sixth spots by the race's halfway point. Lap 26 saw Schrader battling heavy lapped traffic, but the dirt racing veteran maneuvered through the competition flawlessly and stretched his advantage to a full straight-away by lap 29.
 
Lap 29 also saw Hughes nudge his way past Friesen for second, while Shryock changed his line from the popular low groove to the extreme high side of the racetrack. Two laps later, Shryock had picked off Krohn, VanderBeek and Friesen to take control of the third position, but it would take a miracle or disaster for him to have any shot at Schrader.
 
Shryock got his miracle on lap 32 as disaster struck Schrader. With just eight laps to go, Schrader's red No. 9 machine slowed in turn 4 and he coasted to a stop with a blown engine.
 
Hughes inherited the top spot for the restart, with Shryock and Friesen on his tail. As the green flag waved, Friesen's BMS Modified lost a motor and his powerless start initiated a chain reaction that saw nine cars collected on the front stretch. With Friesen unable to continue, the third position for the restart belonged to Krohn, who captured Tuesday's main event.
 
Hughes led lap 33, but Shryock sailed by on the next lap to gain the lead. From there, Hughes kept the eight-time defending O'Reilly USMTS champ in sight but had to settle for the runner-up spot as Shryock crossed under the checkered flag first to earn the $2,000 payday. It was Shryock's second straight win at Huset's Speedway. Last year, the Fertile, Iowa, ace picked up the victory in the O'Reilly USMTS debut at the track in what turned out to be his sixth straight win en route to an O'Reilly USMTS record 11 straight wins during the summer of 2006.
 
Krohn followed Hughes across the finish line, with VanderBeek fourth and Jon Tesch of Watertown, S.D. Corey Dripps, who started 17th, finished sixth, with Garry Oskerson seventh, Tommy Weder Jr. eighth, Jay Noteboom ninth and Tommy Myer 10th. Weder earned the Olympic Fire Protection Hard Charger honors by passing 15 cars after starting 23rd in the 24-car field.
 
Schrader, who recently purchased a new Skyrocket Chassis to replace his nine-year-old Dirt Works, finished a disappointing 20th while fellow NASCAR Nextel Cup Series superstar Kenny Wallace finished 11th in the main event.
 
If there was a hard luck award, Brent Bohmont of Martell, Neb., would have been the hands-down winner. With three laps to go in the second Real Racing Wheels "B" Main, and in position to transfer to the main event, Bohmont's car got together with another car entering turn 3. Bohmont's mount veered right, dug into the heavy racing surface, then barrel-rolled four times before coming to a rest against the retaining wall. "Smiley" was unhurt in the crash, but his Lucky Chassis was not as fortunate.
 
Up next, the rugged road warriors of the O'Reilly USMTS trek to the Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D., on Thursday for another $2,000-to-win Western Region tilt. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., with hot laps at 7:00 and racing at 7:30. Casino Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval located 4.0 miles northwest of US 212 on SR 20, then .7 mile south on Stokes-Thomas Lake Rd. (next to the city park). For raceday information, call (605) 882-2855 or visit www.casinospeedway.com online.
 
To learn more about the O'Reilly Auto Parts United States Modified Touring Series, call the headquarters office at (515) 832-7944 or visit www.usmts.com online.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Thu Jun 21 ... Casino Speedway, Watertown, SD ($2,000 to win)
Fri Jun 22 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, IA ($2,000 to win)
Sat Jun 23 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, MN ($2,000 to win)
 
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OFFICIAL RESULTS
O'Reilly Auto Parts United States Modified Touring Series
National Event - Western Region
Huset's Speedway, Brandon, S.D.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
 
Showing finishing position, car number, driver, hometown and starting position in parentheses. The top 12 drivers in Home Pride Passing Points accumulated in the Heats are locked into the Holley "A" Main, with the top 8 re-drawing for starting positions 1-8.
 
ISKY RACING CAMS HEAT #1 (10 laps):
1. 7n - Jay Noteboom -- Hinton, IA (1)
2. 14 - Jon Tesch -- Watertown, SD (3)
3. 3 - Kelly Shryock -- Fertile, IA (5)
4. 36 - Kenny Wallace -- Concord, NC (8)
5. 10T - Jay Triplett -- Brookings, SD (6)
6. 18s - Brent Bohmont -- Martell, NE (4)
7. 54 - Ted Anderson -- Springfield, MN (7)
8. 65 - Tommy Myer -- Blooming Prairie, MN (2) DNF
9. 21m - Dean Mahlstedt -- Clear Lake, IA (9) DNS
10. M80 - Jim Mathieson -- Sioux City, IA (10) DNS
 
HEAT #2 (10 laps):
1. 33z - Zack VanderBeek -- New Sharon, IA (3)
2. 9 - Ken Schrader -- Concord, NC (6)
3. 95 - Dylan Smith -- Osceola, NE (1)
4. 27 - Don Gerritsen Jr. -- Rock Rapids, IA (5)
5. 7k - Jason Krohn -- Slayton, MN (7)
6. 11c - Chris Prussman -- Brookings, SD (9)
7. 17s - Mike Spaulding -- Bemidji, MN (8)
8. 37 - Scott Ward -- Watertown, SD (4) DNF
9. 1dk - Kelly Harmelink -- Brookings, SD (2) DNF
10. 11x - Tate Eining -- Sioux Falls, SD (10) DNS
 
HEAT #3 (10 laps):
1. 10 - Mike Steensma -- Luverne, MN (2)
2. 25 - Scott Green -- Derby, KS (5)
3. 19K - Marlin Kracht -- Luverne, MN (7)
4. 7 - Al Hejna -- Clear Lake, IA (9)
5. 49x - Jay Poidinger -- Somerset, WI (4)
6. 02 - Tommy Weder Jr. -- Woodward, OK (8)
7. 98 - Josh Reisch -- Luverne, MN (1)
8. 15x - Brett Pospisil -- Worthington, MN (10)
9. C5 - Chris Palsrok -- Sibley, IA (6) DNF
10. 28x - Josh Klay -- Magnolia, MN (3) DNF
 
HEAT #4 (10 laps):
1. 12 - Jason Hughes -- Colcord, OK (4)
2. 00 - Ron Luitjens -- Brewster, MN (1)
3. 17 - Garry Oskerson -- Fairmont, MN (7)
4. 16 - Reese Coffee -- Hinton, IA (3)
5. z28 - Mark Trautner -- Mahnomen, MN (5)
6. 128 - Jamie Trautner -- Felton, MN (6)
7. 14R - Randy Rosenboom -- Rock Rapids, IA (8)
8. 00c - Chris Mills -- Sioux City, IA (2) DNF
9. 21x - Jim Larson -- Rushmore, MN (9) DNS
 
HEAT #5 (10 laps):
1. 1f - Jason Friesen -- Sutton, NE (2)
2. 48 - Bobby Moore -- Sioux City, IA (1)
3. 7ii - Mike Hejna -- Clear Lake, IA (5)
4. 31 - Corey Dripps -- Waterloo, IA (8)
5. 21 - Jim Horejsi -- Echo, MN (7)
6. 72 - Mike Lineberry -- Fontanelle, NE (6)
7. B80 - Jeff Berens -- Dakota Dunes, SD (9)
8. 15p - Dean Palmer -- Beresford, SD (3)
9. 55x - Jim Cole -- Sioux City, IA (4) DNF
 
REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. 7k - Jason Krohn -- Slayton, MN (5)
2. 7 - Al Hejna -- Clear Lake, IA (1)
3. 31 - Corey Dripps -- Waterloo, IA (3)
4. 7ii - Mike Hejna -- Clear Lake, IA (2)
5. 65 - Tommy Myer -- Blooming Prairie, MN (13)
6. 27 - Don Gerritsen Jr. -- Rock Rapids, IA (4)
7. 10T - Jay Triplett -- Brookings, SD (6)
8. 02 - Tommy Weder Jr. -- Woodward, OK (8)
9. 49x - Jay Poidinger -- Somerset, WI (7)
10. B80 - Jeff Berens -- Dakota Dunes, SD (10)
11. 14R - Randy Rosenboom -- Rock Rapids, IA (11)
12. 128 - Jamie Trautner -- Felton, MN (9) DNF
13. C5 - Chris Palsrok -- Sibley, IA (16) DNF
14. 98 - Josh Reisch -- Luverne, MN (12) DNF
15. 55x - Jim Cole -- Sioux City, IA (17) DNF
16. 00c - Chris Mills -- Sioux City, IA (14) DNF
17. 21m - Dean Mahlstedt -- Clear Lake, IA (15) DNS
18. 11x - Tate Eining -- Sioux Falls, SD (18) DNS
 
REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. 3 - Kelly Shryock -- Fertile, IA (1)
2. 36 - Kenny Wallace -- Concord, NC (2)
3. 16 - Reese Coffee -- Hinton, IA (4)
4. 95 - Dylan Smith -- Osceola, NE (3)
5. 54 - Ted Anderson -- Springfield, MN (11)
6. z28 - Mark Trautner -- Mahnomen, MN (7)
7. 1dk - Kelly Harmelink -- Brookings, SD (15)
8. 72 - Mike Lineberry -- Fontanelle, NE (9)
9. 21x - Jim Larson -- Rushmore, MN (16)
10. 11c - Chris Prussman -- Brookings, SD (6) DNF
11. 37 - Scott Ward -- Watertown, SD (13) DNF
12. 18s - Brent Bohmont -- Martell, NE (8) DNF
13. 15p - Dean Palmer -- Beresford, SD (14) DNF
14. 21 - Jim Horejsi -- Echo, MN (5) DNF
15. 17s - Mike Spaulding -- Bemidji, MN (10) DNF
16. 15x - Brett Pospisil -- Worthington, MN (12) DNF
17. M80 - Jim Mathieson -- Sioux City, IA (17) DNS
18. 28x - Josh Klay -- Magnolia, MN (18) DNS
 
HOLLEY "A" MAIN (40 laps):
1. 3 - Kelly Shryock -- Fertile, IA (14)
2. 12 - Jason Hughes -- Colcord, OK (3)
3. 7k - Jason Krohn -- Slayton, MN (13)
4. 33z - Zack VanderBeek -- New Sharon, IA (2)
5. 14 - Jon Tesch -- Watertown, SD (10)
6. 31 - Corey Dripps -- Waterloo, IA (17)
7. 17 - Garry Oskerson -- Fairmont, MN (9)
8. 02 - Tommy Weder Jr. -- Woodward, OK (23)
9. 7n - Jay Noteboom -- Hinton, IA (6)
10. 65 - Tommy Myer -- Blooming Prairie, MN (21)
11. 36 - Kenny Wallace -- Concord, NC (16)
12. 16 - Reese Coffee -- Hinton, IA (18)
13. 25 - Scott Green -- Derby, KS (7)
14. 00 - Ron Luitjens -- Brewster, MN (11)
15. 19K - Marlin Kracht -- Luverne, MN (8)
16. 95 - Dylan Smith -- Osceola, NE (20)
17. 7ii - Mike Hejna -- Clear Lake, IA (19) DNF
18. 54 - Ted Anderson -- Springfield, MN (22) DNF
19. 1f - Jason Friesen -- Sutton, NE (1) DNF
20. 9 - Ken Schrader -- Concord, NC (5) DNF
21. 7 - Al Hejna -- Clear Lake, IA (15) DNF
22. 17s - Mike Spaulding -- Bemidji, MN (24) DNF
23. 10 - Mike Steensma -- Luverne, MN (4) DNF
24. 48 - Bobby Moore -- Sioux City, IA (12) DNF
 
AMSOIL Lap Leaders: Friesen 1-10, Schrader 11-13, Friesen 14-15, Schrader 16-32, Hughes 33, Shryock 34-40.
Total Laps Led: Schrader 20, Friesen 12, Shryock 7, Hughes 1.
AFCO Pole Award: Hughes.
Provisional Starters: Weder (regional), Spaulding (national).
Olympic Fire Protection Hard Charger: Weder (started 23rd, finished 8th).
Next Race: Thursday, June 21, Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D.
O'Reilly National Points: Shryock 2557, VanderBeek 1995, Hughes 1869, A. Hejna 1819, Weder 1563, Steve Holzkamper 1496, Poidinger 1348, Dripps 1180, Greg Skaggs 1127, Green 1098.
Western Region Points: Shryock 604, A. Hejna 498, VanderBeek 488, Tesch 457, Krohn 400, Green 395, Friesen 388, Hughes 370, Bohmont 293, Poidinger 292.
Home Pride Passing Points (National): Shryock 123, VanderBeek 87, A. Hejna 78, Hughes 75, Weder 58½.
Home Pride Passing Points (Western): Shryock 45, A. Hejna 36, Green 33, VanderBeek 22½, Friesen 21, Hughes 21.
Rookies Rockin' Sports Bar Rookie of the Year Points: Green 343, Cale Sponsler 225, Noteboom 187, Ryan Gustin 186, Richie Gustin Jr. 186.
Builders Championship Points: Skyrocket 254, Hughes 192, TRE 128, Harris 110, GRT 91.
 
Contingency Awards:
Belleville Motorsports – Tesch, Myer, Kracht.
Boyer's Engine Development – Shryock.
GRT Race Cars – Dripps.
Hawk Performance – Weder.
Isky Racing Cams – not awarded.
Kevko Oil Pans & Components – Tesch, Green.
KSE Racing Products – Hughes, VanderBeek.
Marsh Racing Wheels – not awarded.
Nitroquest Web Solutions - Krohn.
Quarter Master – Shryock.
QuickTime Performance Parts – Oskerson.
Real Racing Wheels – Krohn, Shryock.
 
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USMTS TITLE SPONSOR: O'Reilly Auto Parts.
 
USMTS OFFICIAL SPONSORS: American Race Tires, AMSOIL, Arizona Sport Shirts, BRODIX, Fast Company Performance, Holley Performance Products, Home Pride Companies, Intercomp, KEVKO Oil Pans & Components, Marsh Racing Wheels, Nitroquest Web Solutions, Olympic Fire Protection, Real Racing Wheels, Rookies Rockin' Sports Bar, Yeager Machine.
 
USMTS PARTICIPATING SPONSORS: Boom Drilling, Borco LP, Day Motor Sports, Gressell Oil Field Services, Hughes Racing Chassis, KraftKar Race Cars, McVicker Oil Fields, Rinehart Trucking.
 
USMTS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS: AFCO Racing Products, Belleville Motorsports, Bilstein Shocks, Boyer's Engine Development, Dynatech Racing Exhaust, GRT Race Cars, Hawk Performance, Hyperco, Isky Racing Cams, KSE Racing Products, Quarter Master, QuickTime Performance Race Parts, Racer's Choice (RCI).
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