Morton captures USRA B-Mod victory in Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly headliner
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April 17, 2021  |  by Lyndal Scranton

J.C. Morton won the USRA B-Mod main event.

J.C. Morton led all but one of the 25 laps to capture the USRA B-Mod feature on a chilly Saturday night in the headliner of Lucas Oil Speedway's program.

Others Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series winners on the $uper $aver $pecial Night presented by Ozarks FOX were David Hendrix (Medieval USRA Stock Cars) and Tyler Davis (USRA Modifieds).

A total of 174 cars checked into the pits, including a whopping 75 B-Mods, on the cool-but-dry evening for Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series program No. 2 of 2021.

Morton, of Springfield, earned the win in the featured division and took home $750 courtesy of Clearlight Inn. He beat Dillon McCowan by two car lengths for his first feature win of the season—and nearly had two trips to victory lane after an impressive second-place run in his debut driving a ULMA Late Model.

"It's the first time I've ever been in one. I think with a little more experience, I'd have won two tonight," Morton said of the near-sweep.

Morton set the pace through four laps of the B-Mod feature before he and McCowan swapped the top spot on laps five and six before the race's first caution came out.

Seventh-starting Andy Bryant moved into third by lap 10, when the third caution waved. Meanwhile, five-time track champion Kris Jackson, who started 19th after having to run a B-Feature, was up to seventh.

McCowan worked his way alongside Morton on the lap following the restart, but Morton was able to re-establish command. As the race remained green the final 15 laps, Morton went on to prevail by 1.02 seconds over the 17-year-old from Urbana.

"Dillon kept showing me his nose there low and I kept blowing him off, running the middle and the top," Morton said. "Finally he got to where he was there, there. That last yellow, it was time to move down there.

"I appreciate him running me clean and not driving through me. I've got to thank Scott Allen. This car, I can drive it on the bottom, in the middle or the top and it's good."

Andy Bryant finished third, followed by Jon Sheets and Jackson to round out the top five.

Hendrix scores first USRA Stock Car win: David Hendrix of Waynesville took over the lead with seven laps remaining and went on to earn his first O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Car feature win.

Hendrix, who started sixth, moved into contention by lap nine and pulled alongside race-long leader Derek Brown several times using the outside groove over the next few laps - in between caution flags.

Finally, on lap 13, Hendrix sailed past Brown coming out of turn four. Before the next circuit could be completed, third-running Gary Donaldson was collected in a turn-two incident as he battled with Brown for position.

Hendrix, a former track champion in the Street Stock division, drove away to win by 2.6 seconds over Doug Keller with Robert White third and Brown fourth. Keller and White got by Brown—the feature winner in week one—with two to go.

"That's some fun racing," Hendrix said. "Me and the 11 car (Brown) were side by side for several laps and seriously, I was just grinning the whole time. I was like, man this is awesome, I'm having a blast."


David Hendrix won the Medieval USRA Stock Car main event.

USRA Modified thriller goes to Davis: Tyler Davis of Haysville, Kansas, nipped El Centro, California's Lance Mari in a thrilling finish to take the Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modified feature win.

Mari charged into contention for the win late after Dillon McCowan, who had pressured the leader most of the way, fell out of contention.

"I knew the slider was coming on the last lap so I just loaded up on entry," Davis said.

Davis, who started second, led all 20 laps but fourth-starting McCowan moved into the runner-up position by lap two.

McCowan used the outside line to pull alongside Davis to challenge for the lead on lap 10 but couldn't quite complete the pass. As those two weaved through lapped traffic and broke away from the field, McCowan continued to give chase until a lap-16 caution.

Over the next lap after the restart, McCowan pulled off with mechanical issues. Davis then had to hold off Lance Mari's charge over the final lap and did so by a half-car-length after Mari's slider in turn four coming to the checkers.

Matt Johnson wound up third with T.J. Tolan coming from 13th to fourth and Darron Fuqua fifth.


Tyler Davis won the USRA Modified main event.

Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series returns May 1: KY3 presents round #3 of the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series on Saturday, May 1, plus Lucas Oil Speedway will also be offering special $5 ticket prices for all adults, seniors, and youth. Kids 5 and under are still free.

We will be running a complete Big Adventure RV Weekly Series event featuring the Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds, O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars and Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods plus the Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models. The O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars will be running a special 25-lap, $750-to-win main event.

Pits and spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05.

For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Saturday, April 17, 2021

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat 1 - 1. 65-Tyler Davis[6]; 2. 155-Terry Kirk[2]; 3. 89-Tyler Hibner[3]; 4. 21TW-Tracy Wolf[1]; 5. 98D-Paden Phillips[9]; 6. 9-Evan Hubert[7]; 7. 07-Daniel Harris[4]; 8. 33-Ryan Stiens[8]; 9. 194-Scott Phillips[5]; 10. (DNS) 23-Lucas Dobbs

Heat 2 - 1. 38C-Jason Pursley[3]; 2. 99-Nathan Hagar[1]; 3. 03-Chase Jones[4]; 4. 1X-Matt Johnson[9]; 5. 11-Darren Shaw[8]; 6. 6-Jason Payton[5]; 7. 24D-Donnie Fellers[7]; 8. 92-Tyler Grooms[2]; 9. 50-Leroy Morrison[6]

Heat 3 - 1. 8-Dillon McCowan[2]; 2. 292-Kyle Thompson[4]; 3. 99T-TJ Tolan[3]; 4. 227-Chase Domer[1]; 5. 21R-Rusty Skaggs[6]; 6. 21-Ryan Middaugh[7]; 7. 49-Cole Wells[9]; 8. 74-Rodney Schweizer[8]; 9. 93D-Josh Dugan[5]

Heat 4 - 1. 19SB-Lance Mari[7]; 2. 5-Robbie Reed[2]; 3. 87-Darron Fuqua[6]; 4. 73-Jay Arnold[1]; 5. 5D-Josh Dunn[9]; 6. 379-Cole Stanberry[5]; 7. (DNF) 75L-Lane Whitney[4]; 8. (DNF) 88-Jimmy Dowell[3]; 9. (DNS) 98-Robert Heydenreich

B Feature - 1. 73-Jay Arnold[3]; 2. 227-Chase Domer[2]; 3. 6-Jason Payton[7]; 4. 21-Ryan Middaugh[6]; 5. 21TW-Tracy Wolf[1]; 6. 9-Evan Hubert[5]; 7. 92-Tyler Grooms[12]; 8. 74-Rodney Schweizer[14]; 9. 50-Leroy Morrison[17]; 10. 93D-Josh Dugan[16]; 11. 194-Scott Phillips[15]; 12. 379-Cole Stanberry[8]; 13. (DNF) 21R-Rusty Skaggs[4]; 14. (DNF) 88-Jimmy Dowell[19]; 15. (DNF) 24D-Donnie Fellers[11]; 16. (DNF) 75L-Lane Whitney[18]; 17. (DNF) 49-Cole Wells[9]; 18. (DNF) 33-Ryan Stiens[13]; 19. (DNS) 23-Lucas Dobbs; 20. (DNS) 07-Daniel Harris; 21. (DNS) 98-Robert Heydenreich

A Feature - 1. 65-Tyler Davis[2]; 2. 19SB-Lance Mari[1]; 3. 1X-Matt Johnson[7]; 4. 99T-TJ Tolan[13]; 5. 87-Darron Fuqua[6]; 6. 38C-Jason Pursley[3]; 7. 89-Tyler Hibner[12]; 8. 5-Robbie Reed[10]; 9. 227-Chase Domer[18]; 10. 21-Ryan Middaugh[20]; 11. 98D-Paden Phillips[14]; 12. 99-Nathan Hagar[8]; 13. 03-Chase Jones[11]; 14. 155-Terry Kirk[9]; 15. 92-Tyler Grooms[23]; 16. 6-Jason Payton[19]; 17. 73-Jay Arnold[17]; 18. (DNF) 8-Dillon McCowan[4]; 19. (DNF) 9-Evan Hubert[22]; 20. (DNF) 292-Kyle Thompson[5]; 21. (DNF) 74-Rodney Schweizer[24]; 22. (DNF) 21TW-Tracy Wolf[21]; 23. (DNF) 5D-Josh Dunn[15]; 24. (DNS) 11-Darren Shaw

MEDIEVAL USRA STOCK CARS

Heat - 1. 13-Lyle Dietrich[2]; 2. 04-Chad Walker[4]; 3. 54-David Hendrix[7]; 4. 33T-Thomas Ground[8]; 5. 7J-Scott Johnson[1]; 6. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[5]; 7. 5-Robert White[9]; 8. 69N-James Barker[3]; 9. 24W-Craig Wright[6]
Heat 2 - 1. 28D-Gary Donaldson[3]; 2. 11-Derek Brown[7]; 3. 7-Doug Keller[9]; 4. 32-Dennie Belknap[8]; 5. 93-Sam Scott[5]; 6. 24K-Daniel King[2]; 7. 21P-Darren Phillips[4]; 8. 12-Christopher Sawyer[6]; 9. (DNF) 73-Jeremy Pitts[1]

Feature - 1. 54-David Hendrix[6]; 2. 7-Doug Keller[3]; 3. 5-Robert White[13]; 4. 11-Derek Brown[1]; 5. 91J-Jaylen Wettengel[12]; 6. 13-Lyle Dietrich[4]; 7. 93-Sam Scott[10]; 8. 04-Chad Walker[5]; 9. 21P-Darren Phillips[14]; 10. 12-Christopher Sawyer[16]; 11. 73-Jeremy Pitts[18]; 12. 24K-Daniel King[11]; 13. 24W-Craig Wright[17]; 14. 69N-James Barker[15]; 15. (DNF) 28D-Gary Donaldson[2]; 16. (DNF) 33T-Thomas Ground[7]; 17. (DNF) 7J-Scott Johnson[9]; 18. (DNS) 32-Dennie Belknap

USRA B-MODS

Heat 1 - 1. 14T-Quentin Taylor[6]; 2. 24-Jerry Ellis[2]; 3. 8X-Scott Chism[4]; 4. 14J-Jacob Hodges[10]; 5. 414-Ryan Thomas[11]; 6. 7-Kynsey Collins[8]; 7. (DNF) 25-Matthew Clark[1]; 8. (DNF) 83S-Scott Campbell[7]; 9. (DNF) 20L-Jeremy Lahey[5]; 10. (DNS) 44-Braden Stoner; 11. (DNS) 99D-Dalton Teel

Heat 2 - 1. 28A-Andy Bryant[3]; 2. 65-Kris Jackson[2]; 3. 9H-Nic Hanes[6]; 4. 2X-Brian Bolin[8]; 5. 42M-Jerry Morgan[11]; 6. 68-Ricky Watkins[10]; 7. 4-Andrew Sheetz[9]; 8. 19R-Cole Stillwell[4]; 9. 216-Philip Jackson[1]; 10. 21-Jacob Potter[7]; 11. (DNS) 42J-Donnie Jackson

Heat 3 - 1. 19-Dylan Cantwell[4]; 2. 90-Terry Schultz[1]; 3. 9-Sam Petty[7]; 4. 7G-Gabriel Hodges[6]; 5. 31-Luke Phillips[8]; 6. 77-Jeff Douty[9]; 7. 61-Sturgis Streeter[5]; 8. 15-Cayden Stacye[11]; 9. 121-Tim Phillips[10]; 10. 28-Wesley Briggs[3]; 11. (DNF) 7R-Tristan Rice[2]

Heat 4 - 1. 18-J.C. Morton[7]; 2. 22C-Cole Campbell[6]; 3. 98K-Kenton Allen[2]; 4. 56H-Scott Hall[1]; 5. 55G-Luke Gideon[8]; 6. 9R-Cody Stillwell[9]; 7. 7K-DUSTIN GIBBS[5]; 8. (DNF) 11W-Waylon Dimmitt[10]; 9. (DNF) 50D-Dylan Dorris[11]; 10. (DNF) 46-Brice Gotschall[3]

Heat 5 - 1. 99T-Eric Turner[2]; 2. 8S-Jon Sheets[8]; 3. 83-J.C. Newell[4]; 4. 99H-Kameron Hanes[5]; 5. 4B-Brayton Skaggs[1]; 6. 54-Shawn Whitman[7]; 7. 58M-Jamie Mauk[6]; 8. 20-Barry White[10]; 9. 12G-Austin Greer[3]; 10. 39-Dwight Brown[11]; 11. (DNF) 37W-Frank Waszkiewicz[9]

Heat 6 - 1. 8-Dillon McCowan[5]; 2. 52B-Jeremy Chambers[6]; 3. 10P-Dayton Pursley[7]; 4. 49-Patrick Royalty[4]; 5. 1BB-Matthew Kay[10]; 6. 1M-Richard Magee[2]; 7. 42-Steve Wharf[8]; 8. (DNF) 17H-Weston Holman[9]; 9. (DNF) 55-Jimmy Borgmann[1]; 10. (DNF) 60-Cody Nivens[3]

Heat 7 - 1. 5-Reece Solander[8]; 2. 22-Brian McGowen[5]; 3. 49W-Cole Wells[2]; 4. 50-Justin Pearish[9]; 5. 34-Donnie Aust[1]; 6. 98-James Gates[7]; 7. 12-Parker Smith[10]; 8. 11-Jimmy Willis[4]; 9. 28C-Shane Creech[6]; 10. 14-Aaron Johns[3]

B Feature 1 - 1. 90-Terry Schultz[1]; 2. 1BB-Matthew Kay[3]; 3. 31-Luke Phillips[4]; 4. 50D-Dylan Dorris[14]; 5. 98-James Gates[7]; 6. 11W-Waylon Dimmitt[13]; 7. 9R-Cody Stillwell[8]; 8. (DNF) 44-Braden Stoner[6]; 9. (DNF) 58M-Jamie Mauk[9]; 10. (DNF) 28C-Shane Creech[11]; 11. (DNF) 7K-DUSTIN GIBBS[10]; 12. (DNF) 77-Jeff Douty[5]; 13. (DNF) 21-Jacob Potter[12]; 14. (DNF) 42M-Jerry Morgan[2]; 15. (DNS) 99D-Dalton Teel

B Feature 2 - 1. 24-Jerry Ellis[1]; 2. 49W-Cole Wells[3]; 3. 98K-Kenton Allen[4]; 4. 25-Matthew Clark[12]; 5. 12-Parker Smith[7]; 6. 20-Barry White[9]; 7. 121-Tim Phillips[10]; 8. 42-Steve Wharf[8]; 9. 55-Jimmy Borgmann[13]; 10. 56H-Scott Hall[5]; 11. 7-Kynsey Collins[6]; 12. 39-Dwight Brown[11]; 13. (DNF) 8X-Scott Chism[2]; 14. (DNS) 60-Cody Nivens; 15. (DNS) 37W-Frank Waszkiewicz

B Feature 3 - 1. 65-Kris Jackson[1]; 2. 7G-Gabriel Hodges[3]; 3. 15R-Ryan Edde[2]; 4. 49-Patrick Royalty[4]; 5. 1M-Richard Magee[7]; 6. 15-Cayden Stacye[8]; 7. 28-Wesley Briggs[11]; 8. 55G-Luke Gideon[6]; 9. 216-Philip Jackson[10]; 10. (DNF) 19R-Cole Stillwell[9]; 11. (DNF) 20L-Jeremy Lahey[13]; 12. (DNF) 4B-Brayton Skaggs[5]; 13. (DNS) 17H-Weston Holman; 14. (DNS) 42J-Donnie Jackson; 15. (DNS) 7R-Tristan Rice

B Feature 4 - 1. 83-J.C. Newell[2]; 2. 99H-Kameron Hanes[3]; 3. 46-Brice Gotschall[14]; 4. 83S-Scott Campbell[12]; 5. 68-Ricky Watkins[4]; 6. 54-Shawn Whitman[6]; 7. 4-Andrew Sheetz[7]; 8. (DNF) 2X-Brian Bolin[1]; 9. (DNF) 34-Donnie Aust[5]; 10. (DNF) 12G-Austin Greer[10]; 11. (DNF) 14-Aaron Johns[11]; 12. (DNF) 414-Ryan Thomas[13]; 13. (DNF) 61-Sturgis Streeter[8]; 14. (DNS) 11-Jimmy Willis

A Feature - 1. 18-J.C. Morton[2]; 2. 8-Dillon McCowan[4]; 3. 28A-Andy Bryant[7]; 4. 8S-Jon Sheets[5]; 5. 65-Kris Jackson[19]; 6. 50-Justin Pearish[16]; 7. 1BB-Matthew Kay[21]; 8. 49W-Cole Wells[22]; 9. 90-Terry Schultz[17]; 10. 7G-Gabriel Hodges[23]; 11. 99T-Eric Turner[10]; 12. 83-J.C. Newell[20]; 13. 14J-Jacob Hodges[14]; 14. 22-Brian McGowen[11]; 15. 9H-Nic Hanes[15]; 16. 24-Jerry Ellis[18]; 17. 99H-Kameron Hanes[24]; 18. (DNF) 5-Reece Solander[1]; 19. (DNF) 22C-Cole Campbell[8]; 20. (DNF) 52B-Jeremy Chambers[9]; 21. (DNF) 10P-Dayton Pursley[13]; 22. (DNF) 19-Dylan Cantwell[6]; 23. (DNF) 9-Sam Petty[12]; 24. (DNF) 14T-Quentin Taylor[3]




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