Hicks, Wray, Wilson, Eaton winners in Winston
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August 1, 2015  |  by Rick Staley

WINSTON, Mo.—The second make-up feature of the evening from July 25 would see the USRA B-Mods take to the I-35 Speedway with heat race winner and point leader Tim Eaton leading every lap on his way to claiming the top spot. Second place would see great racing action between heat race winner Dustin Miller and veteran driver Randy Ainsworth with Miller gaining the edge placing second, holding Ainsworth to third. Nic Hanes would work his way through traffic to place a solid fourth with other heat race winner Steve Starmer rounding out the feature’s top five.

In a star-studded field of USRA B-Mods for their second feature of the evening, Bud Wilson would win both heat race and feature giving him two wins in as many classes for the night. Eaton would again show skill and consistency as he would race his way to second place. Other heat race winner Dakota Foster was in the hunt for the lead from start to finish placing third. Ainsworth had found his stride this season finishing the feature in fourth with Hanes rounding out the top five. Other heat race winners were Jayden Bears and Jim Cameron.

In a race of epic proportions, the USRA Stock Car class at I-35 Speedway always delivers. Heat race winner Dean Wray would appear as a second-place car for the entire feature as Jason Estes would lead every lap but the one that counted. Wray would use late-race heroics to win on the last corner of the last lap by a mere fender of distance at the line. Estes would have to settle for the runner-up spot on this night with Jeff Dixon third. Other heat race winner Billie Hoover would place fourth with Thomas Roberts fifth.

On a perfect racing surface prepared by Mike Johnson and Mike Knight, the USRA Modifieds would roar to life and excite the capacity crowd in attendance. Heat race winner Derrick Hicks would use the extreme high line to propel himself to the lead and on to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Hicks would be challenged every step of the way by Dennis Elliott who would race him clean and finish second. Heat race winner Darren Shaw was also in the mix early challenging Hicks to no avail as he would slip late to place third. Big mover of the feature was Zach Sanders as he would race from a shotgun starting position to end the night fourth. Houston Johnson continues to gain experience and momentum as he would place a solid fifth on the night.

I-35 Speedway would like to thank Donn Harrison, Teacher of the Year, as he would help pass out backpacks as well as being honorary flagman for the kid’s footrace down the front stretch. I-35 Speedway presented Mr. Harrison with a plaque of appreciation for all that he does educating our youth. Over 200 backpacks were stuffed with back to school supplies and given away to all kids in attendance. All footrace competitors were deemed winners with everyone receiving trophies for their efforts. We would like to thank all of our drivers for signing autographs as all kids would receive an autograph book as they enter the grandstands.

We will see everyone back next Saturday Night on Scobee Powerline Night plus CARB Night with the Midwest Lightning Sprints in attendance. Make-up features for the races will be Midwest Lightning Sprints and USRA Stock Cars for their July 25 feature event. See everyone next week for more “Dirt Trackin' at its Best.”

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United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015


Make-up Feature (from July 25):
1. 211 Tim Eaton (heat winner)
2. 52m Dustin Miller (heat winner)
3. 57 Randy Ainsworth
4. 9h Nic Hanes
5. 11s Steve Starmer (heat winner)
6. 96c Jim Cameron
7. 89c Justin Custer
8. 76 Ronnie Miller
9. 11p Jeremy Price
10. 77x Bud Wilson
11. 81j Jeff Jackson II
12. 14 Aaron Myers
13. 20 Jon Woods
14. 777 Brad Dittemore
15. 45b Brian O’Neal
16. 18k Danan Knott
17. 31 David Coates

1. 77x Bud Wilson (heat winner)
2. 211 Tim Eaton
3. 5 Dakota Foster (heat winner)
4. 57 Randy Ainsworth
5. 9h Nic Hanes
6. 20J Jayden Bears (heat winner)
7. 11p Jeremy Price
8. 24w Tony Manley
9. 11s Steve Starmer
10. 20x Chris Wright
11. 89c Justin Custer
12. 75 David Bouzek
13. 777 Brad Dittemore
14. 3D Matt Dorssom
15. 15b Wes Bestgen
16. 33s Ben Stockton
17. 76 Ronnie Miller
18. 71 Travis Walker
19. 96c Jim Cameron (heat winner)
20. 20t Mike Tanner
21. 81j Jeff Jackson II
22. 14 Aaron Myers
23. 45b Brian O’Neal
24. 20 John Woods
25. 27s Matt Shipers
26. 92 Matt Michaels
27. 52m Dustin Miller


1. 77 Dean Wray (heat winner)
2. 997 Jason Estes
3. 88 Jeff Dixon
4. 21h Billie Hoover (heat winner)
5. 65x Thomas Roberts
6. 20x Jon Boller Jr.
7. 4u Rich Boyden
8. 16x Paul Lanfermann II
9. 16 Sam Scott
10. 36s Holden Schultz


1. 78 Derrick Hicks (heat winner)
2. 29 Dennis Elliott
3. 11 Darren Shaw (heat winner)
4. 69 Zach Sanders
5. 97 Houston Johnson
6. 71 Jim Hopkins
7. 98 Austin Johnson
8. 22 Nick Shenberger
9. R21 Ryan Schaffer
10. 2H John Hanson
11. 55D Michael Dotson

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