Cook, Dunker, Wood claim USRA checkers on Walker Motors Collision & Repair and Spilman Auto Parts Night
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August 5, 2006  |  by Brian Neal

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- The battle for the USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series national and track points continued at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway on Walker Motors Collision & Repair and Spilman Auto Parts Night. Taking home feature wins on the night were Jason Cook (USRA Stock Cars), Tony Dunker (Advance Trading USRA B-Modifieds), Nathan Wood (USRA Hobby Stocks), Adam Birck (Outlaw Hobbies) and Gordon Blankenship Jr. (Hornets).

The first feature to take to the speedway was the 15-lap USRA Hobby Stocks, with Mike Shelton and Mark Moore drawing the front row for the event. Shelton grabbed the lead on lap 1 and then held it until lap 6, when Nathan Wood, who started tenth, slipped by for the top spot. Wood then pulled away from the field to lead the final nine laps to claim his nine win of the season at the track. Bill Gibson would come home second, Bob Lynch was third, Chase Mitrisin came from the rear after a early caution to finish in fourth, with Cory Brown rounding out the top five. Wood and Lynch picked up the heat race wins.

Up next was the 15-lap Outlaw Hobby feature, with Justin Hamelton and Adam Birck leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Birck would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1. Birck then held the top spot until lap 10, when Rodger Dresden, who started seventh, slipped by up top for the lead. Birck and Dresden would cross the line on lap 11 dead even, with Birck once again grabbing the top spot on lap 12. Birck then held off Beau Taylor and Dresden over the final 3 laps to pick up his second win of 2006 at the track. Michael St. Clair came from tenth to finish in fourth, with Brian Howerton coming from the rear after being involved in a caution to finish in fifth. Heat race winners were St. Clair, Howerton and Jim Lynch.

Jason Cook and Matt Greiner led the field to the green flag in the 18-lap USRA Stock Car feature, with Cook jumping into the lead on lap 1. Jason would go on to lead all 18 laps to claim his third win of the season at the speedway. Greiner held off a closing Zack VanderBeek, who started tenth, to finish in second, T.J. Criss came from the rear after being involved in a yellow to finish in fourth, with Donovan Lodge rounding out the top five. Cook, Greiner and VanderBeek each picked up a heat race win.

Gordon Blankenship Jr. made it three wins in three starts in the 8-lap Hornet feature, as he held off Travis DeMint to claim the checkers. Brent Hartley came home in third, Andrew Hustead was fourth, with Jim Hamilton coming home in fifth. Blankenship Jr. made it a clean sweep as he claimed the heat race win.

Up next was the 15-lap Advance Trading USRA B-Modified feature, with Tony Morton and Jeff Waterman leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Waterman would take advantage of his front row starting spot to lead lap 1, but his lead only lasted for one lap as problems ended his night. Browning would inherit the lead on lap 2 and then went on to hold the top spot until lap 5 when Toni Dunker slipped under him for the lead. Dunker then went on to lead the final 10 laps to claim his fifth win of the season at the speedway. Browning would finish in second, Joe Hooper came from tenth to finish in third, Lance Stott was fourth, with Larry Newman coming from ninth to round out the top five. Heat race winners were Dunker and Waterman.

Coming up next week the O’Reilly MLRA Late Models will invade the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway. Many of the top Late Model drivers in the area will battle it out for $2,500 to win the feature, plus the battle for the USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series national and weekly points continues in the Bentz GM Country USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Advance Trading USRA B-Modifieds and USRA Hobby Stocks. Also in action will be the Outlaw Hobbies and Hornets battling it out for track points. Gates next week will open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and racing to follow.

For more information, call the RL Promotions offices at (515) 832-6000 or call (660) 465-8948 for race day information. The Pepsi Scotland County Speedway is online at The Pepsi Scotland County Speedway is a 4/10-mile semi-banked clay oval located 1 mile west of Memphis, Mo., on US 136 to SR 15, then east (at the Scotland County Fairgrounds).

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USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series

Walker Motors Collision & Repair and Spilman Auto Parts Night

Pepsi Scotland County Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006


Heat 1: 1. 27J-Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 2. 12-Eric Flander, What Cheer, Iowa; 3. 11D-Darin Thye, Burlington, Iowa; 4. 2-Tony Becerra, Carthage, Ill.; 5. 26-Greg Harsch, Bloomfield, Iowa; 6. 79J-Brian Jackson, Moravia, Iowa; 7. 93-Mark White, Kirksville

Heat 2: 1. 29-Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa; 2. 27R-Ryan Cook, West Point, Iowa; 3. 12J-T.J. Criss, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 4. 3k-Kiel Morton, Kirksville; 5. 04-Steve Steinkuhler, Camp Point, Ill.; 6. 11-Mark Holt, Memphis; 7. 3M-Michael Snyder, Greentop

Heat 3: 1. 33z-Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa; 2. 32-Donovan Lodge, Andover, Ill.; 3. 7A-Troy Alexander, Memphis; 4. 95-Jeremy Hamlin, Memphis; 5. 13-Michael Browning, Farmington, Iowa; 6. c4-David Warner, Keosauqua, Iowa

Feature: 1. 27J-J. Cook; 2. 29-Greiner; 3. 33z-VanderBeek; 4. 12J-Criss; 5. 32-Lodge; 6. 95-Hamlin; 7. 7A-Alexander; 8. 3k-Morton; 9. 2-Becerra; 10. 26-Harsch; 11. 11-Holt; 12. 27R-R. Cook; 13. 12-Flander; 14. 13-Browning; 15. 04-Steinkuhler; 16. 79J-Jackson; 17. 11D-Thye; 18. 3M-Snyder; 19. c4-Warner; 20. 93-White


Heat 1: 1. 4-Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill.; 2. 1-Joe Hooper, Mendon, Ill.; 3. 7s-Lance Stott, Keokuk, Iowa; 4. 13-Michael Browning, Farmington, Iowa; 5. 20-Larry Newman, Kirksville; 6. 5-Rob Carter, Quincy, Ill.; 7. 7L-Josh Larson, Keokuk, Iowa.

Heat 2: 1. 71-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; 2. 6Y-Ron York, Edina; 3. 38-Tom Bowen, LaBelle; 4. 73-Tony Morton, Kirksville; 5. 92-Mark Antal, Lancaster; 6. 04-Rusty Tobias, Hannibal.

Feature: 1. 4-Dunker; 2. 13-Browning; 3. 1-Hooper; 4. 7s-Stott; 5. 20-Newman; 6. 6Y-York; 7. 7L-Larson; 8. 5-Carter; 9. 73-Morton; 10. 38-Bowen; 11. 92-Antal; 12. 71-Waterman; 13. 04-Tobias.


Heat 1: 1. 52-Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa; 2. 2M-Mark Moore, Ottumwa, Iowa; 3. 16-Mike Shelton, Ottumwa, Iowa; 4. 3z-Jason VanZomeren, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 5. 98-Cory Brown, Ottumwa, Iowa; 6. 34H-Dave Hudson, Memphis; 7. 07-Ernie Bunch, Kirksville.

Heat 2: 1. 4J-Bob Lynch, Ottumwa, Iowa; 2. 4M-Chase Mitrisin, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 3. 34F-Robby Sands, Centerville, Iowa; 4. 38-Bill Gibson, Knoxville, Iowa; 5. 27F-Rick Sands, Milan; 6. 8R-Clayton Robbins, Liberty.

Feature: 1. 52-Wood; 2. 38-Gibson; 3. 4J-Lynch; 4. 4M-Mitrisin; 5. 98-Brown; 6. 16-Shelton; 7. 34F-Robby Sands; 8. 2M-Moore; 9. 27F-Rick Sands; 10. 3z-VanZomeren; 11. 34H-Hudson; 12. 07-Bunch; 13. 8R-Robbins.


Heat 1: 1. 3-Michael St. Clair, Kahoka; 2. 1-Rodger Dresden, Keokuk, Iowa; 3. 25c-Ryan Crandall, Brashear; 4. 43s-Jeff Soper, Kahoka; 5. 87x-Larry Powell, Hannibal; 6. 16-Matt Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.; 7. 43-Michael Larsen, Hannibal.

Heat 2: 1. 89-Brian Howerton, Hurdland; 2. 12-Adam Birck, Canton; 3. 88-Brian Clark, Kahoka; 4. 8-Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, Iowa; 5. 12B-Jessie Buss, Quincy, Ill.; 6. 11B-Jeremy Buss, Quincy, Ill.; 7. 87-Jeff Hamlin, Edina.

Heat 3: 1. 4L-Jim Lynch, Donnellson, Iowa; 2. 2T-Beau Taylor, Canton; 3. 24J-Justin Hamelton, Hamilton, Ill.; 4. 20-Keith Reed, Fowler, Ill.; 5. 23-Jimmy Hooper, Wyaconda; 6. 59-Jakoby Hooper, Kahoka.

Feature: 1. 12-Birck; 2. 2T-Taylor; 3. 1-Dresden; 4. 3-St. Clair; 5. 89-Howerton; 6. 25c-Crandall; 7. 4L-Lynch; 8. 24J-Hamelton; 9. 8-Symmonds; 10. 20-Reed; 11. 12B-Jessie Buss; 12. 88-Clark; 13. 11B-Jeremy Buss; 14. 59-Jakoby Hooper; 15. 87x-Powell; 16. 43s-Soper; 17. 16-Burgtorf; 18. 23-Jimmy Hooper; 19. 43-Larsen; 20. 87-Hamlin.


Heat: 1. 17-Gordon Blankenship Jr., Keokuk, Iowa; 2. 4T-Travis DeMint, Basco, Ill.; 3. 20-Andrew Hustead, Rutledge; 4. 00-Brent Hartley, Niota, Ill.; 5. 89R-Ronald Kibbe, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 6. 66-Lew Aikman, Hannibal; 7. 1-Jim Hamilton, Keokuk, Iowa; 8. 77Q-J.D. Murphy, Cincinnati, Iowa; 9. 62H-Ethan Hustead, Edina.

Feature: 1. 17-Blankenship Jr.; 2. 4T-DeMint; 3. 00-Hartley; 4. 20-A. Hustead; 5. 1-Hamilton; 6. 66-Aikman; 7. 77Q-Murphy; 8. 62H-E. Hustead; 9. 89R-Kibbe.

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