Schott takes USRA Modified headliner, Strong also wins at Lucas Oil Speedway
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August 20, 2016  |  by Lyndal Scranton

Lucas Schott won the USRA Modified feature.

WHEATLAND, Mo.—Young Lucas Schott has enjoyed a banner season up north in his USRA Modified.

Saturday night, the Minnesota native made a long road trip pay off.

Schott earned his first victory at Lucas Oil Speedway—and 11th of the season—by capturing the Pitts Homes USRA Modified 25-lap feature for a $750 payoff.

Also claiming feature victories on Travel Centers of America Fan Appreciation Night presented by Petro Stopping Centers was Shawn Strong (Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods).

A total of 112 cars checked into the pits on the pleasant evening, the final chance for drivers to advance in the points chase ahead of the season championships next week.

Schott, who celebrated his 20th birthday earlier this month, had to put in some extra work after appearing to have the race won as he took the white flag. But the second caution of the race put his celebration on hold - as did another yellow flag on the first attempt at a restart.

But Schott finally was able to exhale, holding off Cutshaw on a one-lap shootout. Cutshaw, the series points leader who's nearing a repeat of his 2015 track title, pulled to the back bumper of Schott but was unable to get past.

"There are a lot of good guys here," Schott said of the Lucas Oil Speedway regulars. "Starting sixth, I was a little worried. There were a lot of fast guys up front. I just stayed up top and I'm glad I had a good restart" at the finish.

Aaron Marrant of Richmond finished third with Sparta's Steve Muilenburg grabbing fourth.

Bolivar's Cutshaw took the lead from Dylan Hoover on the second lap and was in command until Schott drove past on the high side coming out on turn four to complete lap 19.

Muilenburg captured the Out-Pace Racing Products Featured Class Hard Charger Award after starting 14th. He earned a $100 product certificate and Out-Pace ball hat.

Shawn Strong of Billings continue his late-season surge, earning his second straight Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mod victory.

Strong started on row two and grabbed the lead on lap three. He held it the remainder of way, despite four cautions that bunched the field. Parker Hale of Grand Meadow, Minn., was second.

"The car was really good and it was an awesome race track," Strong said. "I was getting worried with about five to go. The motor, something happened and it would barely run."

Prior to his wins, Strong had back-to-back second-place feature finishes.

Fifteen-year-old Kaeden Cornell of Willard held off season points leader J.C. Morton of Springfield in a tight battle for third. It was Cornell's best finish of his B-Mod career at Lucas and his fourth straight top-five.


Shawn Strong won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

Up next: The regular season concludes and track champs will be crowned next Saturday. It will be Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick Season Championship Night Presented by KYOO-Your Country 99 & KPOW-Power 97.7.

In addition, the American Cancer Society hosts the Hickory County Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Night. Cancer survivors in attendance can sign-up for the 2016 Relay for Life at Lucas Oil Speedway and receive free admission to the race. Also, it is Public Safety Appreciation Night as all police, fire, and rescue personnel are admitted free with ID.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat 1: 1. Shawn Strong (Billings, MO), 2. Steve Muilenburg (Sparta, MO), 3. B.J. Deal (Brownstown, Il.), 4. Sam Petty (Marshfield, MO), 5. Riley Whitworth (Humbolt, KS), 6. Rusty Rickard (Shell Knob, MO), 7. Brian Myers (Lebanon, MO), 8. Andy Chrisenberry (Chilhowee, MO), 9. Jared Klick (Auxvasse, MO), 10. Quentin Taylor (Flemington, MO).

Heat 2: 1. Parker Hale (Grand Meadow, MN), 2. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 3. Robert Heydenreich (Bolivar, MO), 4. Taylor Moore (Bois D'arc, MO), 5. Donald Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 6. Kenny Shaw (Fort Scott, KS), 7. Jared Adams (Butler, MO), 8. Alexys Vanzandt (Billings, MO), 9. Jacob Faibian (Nevada, Mo.), 10. Logan Harms (Nevada, MO).

Heat 3: 1. Andy Bryant (Fort Scott, KS), 2. JC Morton (Springfield, MO), 3. Kaeden Cornell (Willard, MO), 4. Tyler Brown (Conway, MO), 5. Tanner Calhoun (Hermitage, MO), 6. Jason Otto (Richland, MO), 7. Terry Phillips (Nixa, MO), 8. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 9. David Harris (Chilhowee, MO), 10. Nate Thomas.

B-Feature: 1. Jason Otto (Richland, MO), 2. Alexys Vanzandt (Billings, MO), 3. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 4. Terry Phillips (Nixa, MO), 5. Brian Myers (Lebanon, MO), 6. Kenny Shaw (Fort Scott, KS), 7. Quentin Taylor (Flemington, MO), 8. Jared Klick (Auxvasse, MO), 9. Jacob Faibian (Nevada, Mo.), 10. Nate Thomas, 11. David Harris (Chilhowee, MO), 12. Logan Harms (Nevada, MO), 13. Andy Chrisenberry (Chilhowee, MO), 14. Jared Adams (Butler, MO).

A-Feature: 1. Shawn Strong (Billings, MO), 2. Parker Hale (Grand Meadow, MN), 3. Kaeden Cornell (Willard, MO), 4. J.C. Morton (Springfield, MO), 5. Tyler Brown (Richland, MO), 6. Riley Whitworth (Humbolt, KS), 7. Andy Bryant (Fort Scott, KS), 8. Steve Muilenburg (Sparta, MO), 9. B.J. Deal (Brownstown, Il.), 10. Jim Cihy (Warsaw, MO), 11. Taylor Moore (Bois D'arc, MO), 12. Sam Petty (Marshfield, MO), 13. Rusty Rickard (Shell Knob, MO), 14. Brian Myers (Lebanon, MO), 15. Terry Phillips (Nixa, MO), 16. Robert Heydenreich (Bolivar, MO), 17. Donald Jackson (Lebanon, MO), 18. Kenny Shaw (Fort Scott, KS), 19. Quentin Taylor (Flemington, MO), 20. Jason Otto (Richland, MO), 21. Jared Klick (Auxvasse, MO), 22. Tanner Calhoun (Hermitage, MO), 23. Alexys Vanzandt (Billings, MO), 24. Tyler Brown (Conway, MO).

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat 1: 1. Jeff Cutshaw (Bolivar, MO), 2. Dylan Hoover (Vandalia, MO), 3. Ronnie Woods (Mexico, MO), 4. Lucas Dobbs (El Dorado Springs, MO), 5. Evan Hubert (Pittsburg, MO), 6. Daniel Wosoba (El Dorado Springs, MO), 7. Steve Walters (Lowy City, MO), 8. Tracy Wolf (Buffalo, MO).

Heat 2: 1. Jake Timm (Winona, MN), 2. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 3. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 4. Chase Domer (Nevada, MO), 5. Steve Muilenburg (Sparta, MO), 6. Rex Merritt (Billings, MO), 7. Jeremy Price (Blue Springs, MO), 8. Kyle Schmidt (Prairie Grove, AR).

Heat 3: 1. Terry Schultz (Sedalia, MO), 2. Lucas Schott (Chatfield, MN), 3. Mike Striegel (Wheatland, MO), 4. Jason Pursley (Hermitage, MO), 5. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 6. Gary Clark (Walker, MO), 7. Johnny Fennewald (Appleton City, MO), 8. Allan Broers (Wellsville, KS).

Feature: 1. Lucas Schott (Chatfield, MN), 2. Jeff Cutshaw (Bolivar, MO), 3. Aaron Marrant (Richmond, MO), 4. Steve Muilenburg (Sparta, MO), 5. Terry Schultz (Sedalia, MO), 6. Eric Turner (Hermitage, MO), 7. Chase Domer (Nevada, MO), 8. Ronnie Woods (Mexico, MO), 9. Matt Johnson (Archie, MO), 10. Gary Clark (Walker, MO), 11. Jason Pursley (Hermitage, MO), 12. Dylan Hoover (Vandalia, MO), 13. Kyle Schmidt (Prairie Grove, AR), 14. Lucas Dobbs (El Dorado Springs, MO), 15. Allan Broers (Wellsville, KS), 16. Evan Hubert (Pittsburg, MO), 17. Tracy Wolf (Buffalo, MO), 18. Daniel Wosoba (El Dorado Springs, MO), 19. Steve Walters (Lowy City, MO), 20. Johnny Fennewald (Appleton City, MO), 21. Jake Timm (Winona, MN), 22. Rex Merritt (Billings, MO), 23. Mike Striegel (Wheatland, MO), 24. Jeremy Price (Blue Springs, MO).



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