Five new winners visit Pepsi Scotland County Speedway winners circle
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May 12, 2007  |  by Brian Neal

Michael Long of Quincy, Ill., recovered from a lap 5 spin to claim the USRA Modified feature on Saturday, May 12, at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway.

MEMPHIS, Mo. - After a week off due to rain, Saturday's Gas & More Night at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway turned out to be a beautiful night for racing. Michael Long (USRA Modifieds), Jim Gillenwater (USRA B-Mods), Bill Gibson (USRA Hobby Stocks), Brandon Symmonds (Outlaw Hobbys) and Luke Davidson (Hornets) each visited victory lane for the first time in 2007 at Memphis, while Matt Greiner (USRA Stock Cars) claimed his second consecutive feature win.

The night started off with the 15-lap USRA B-Mod feature, with Jared Fuller and Jack Evans, Jr., leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Fuller took advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1, but Jim Gillenwater slipped under him on lap 2 to take over the top spot. Gillenwater went on to lead the final 13 laps in a caution-free race to pick up his first win of 2007. Evans held on to finish in second, Tony Dunker came from 10th to finish in third, Ron York was fourth and Jeff Waterman came home in fifth. Dunker and Evans each picked up a heat race win.

Up next was the 15-lap USRA Hobby Stock feature, with Bob Lynch and Tim Kraber drawing the front row for the event. On the drop of the green, Kraber jumped into the lead and held it until lap 9 when Bill Gibson, who started sixth, edged him out at the line for the top spot. Gibson then held off Kraber over the final six laps to claim his first win of the season at Memphis. Mike Shelton came home in third, Lynch held on to finish fourth and Mike Leffler rounded out the top-5. Heat race winners were Kraber and Gibson.

J.D. Murphy and Chuck Fullenkamp led the field to the green in the 10-lap Hornet feature, but it was fourth-place starter Luke Davidson grabbing the top spot on lap 1. Davidson then held off Fullenkamp over the final nine laps to pick up his first win of 2007. C.J. Loring finished in third and Andrew Hustead was fourth, while Murphy recovered from a first-lap rollover to come back to finish in fifth. Hustead picked up the heat race win.

The 18-lap USRA Modified feature had David Snyder and Bob Dale on the front row, with Dale jumping out into the lead on the drop of the green flag. Dale held the top spot until lap 9 when Michael Long, who came from the rear after a spin on lap 5, charged by for the lead. Long proceeded to lead the final nine circuits to claim his first win of the season at the 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval. Martin Bennett came home second, Dale held on to finish in third, defending track champ Ryan Meyer came from 10th to finish in fourth and with Scott Dickey, who started 11th, rounded out the top-5. Heat race winners were Jody Wood and Long.

Brandon Symmonds and Brian Howerton drew the front row for the 15-lap Outlaw Hobby feature, with Symmonds grabbing the lead on lap 1. Symmonds survived a couple of restarts to hold on and pick up his first win of the season. Jim Lynch came from ninth to finish in second, Jeff Soper was third, Jim Oliver, Jr., came home fourth and Josh Soper came back after a lap 4 spin to round out the top-5. Josh and Jeff Soper each picked up a heat race win.

The best feature of the night was saved for last as the 15-lap USRA Stock Car main event took to the Speedway. Michael Browning and Mike Brown led the field to the green flag with Browning jumping out front on lap 1. Browning held the top spot for one lap before Matt Greiner edged him at the line by inches to lead lap 2. Colt Mather moved up to challenge Greiner for the lead on lap 5, with Mather grabbing the top spot on lap 6. Greiner and Mather ran the next two laps side by side before Greiner grabbed the advantage on lap 9. Greiner then held off a last-lap attempt by Mather to claim his second consecutive win. Browning held on for third, Mark Holt was fourth and Troy Alexander came home in fifth. Greiner made a sweep of the night by winning the heat race.

Racing action at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway continues next week as the battle for USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series national and track points moves forward. Doing battle will be the USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Outlaw Hobbys and Hornets. Gates next week will open at 5 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 6:30 with racing to follow.

For more information, contact the RL Promotions offices at (515) 832-6000 or visit online. Race day info is available by calling the track hotline at (660) 465-8948. The Pepsi Scotland County Speedway is located 1.0 mile west of Memphis 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
Gas & More Night
Pepsi Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, Mo.
Saturday, May 12, 2007


Heat 1: 1. Z4-Jody Wood, Donnellson, Iowa; 2. 99-Martin Bennett, Ankeny, Iowa; 3. 29x-Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa; 4. B4-Justin Reed, Quincy, Ill.; 5. 4-Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill.; 6. 40-Scott Dickey, Packwood, Iowa.

Heat 2: 1. 18-Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.; 2. 82m-Ryan Meyer, Liberty, Ill.; 3. 29-Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, Iowa; 4. 12-Bob Dale, Gorin; 5. 5s-David Snyder, Greentop; 6. 2r-Jerry Reese, Memphis.

Feature: 1. 18-Long; 2. 99-Bennett; 3. 12-Dale; 4. 82m-Meyer; 5. 40-Dickey; 6. 29x-Greiner; 7. 29-Elliott; 8. 5s-Snyder; 9. 4-Dunker; 10. Z4-Wood; 11. B4-Reed; 12. 2r-Reese.


Heat: 1. 29-Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa; 2. 8-Colt Mather, Webster, Iowa; 3. 11-Mark Holt, Memphis; 4. 7a-Troy Alexander, Memphis; 5. 13-Michael Browning, Farmington, Iowa; 6. 88o-Mike Brown, Baylis, Ill.; 7. 55h-Gordon Hudson, Arbela; 8. 1L-Clell Evans, Kirksville; 9. 44-Kale Foster, Quincy, Ill.

Feature: 1. 29-Greiner; 2. 8-Mather; 3. 13-Browning; 4. 11-Holt; 5. 7a-Alexander; 6. 55h-Hudson; 7. 88o-Brown; 8. 1L-Evans; 9. 44-Foster.


Heat 1: 1. 4-Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill.; 2. 71-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; 3. 22-Wyatt Lantz, Bowen, Ill.; 4. 77-Jared Fuller, Memphis; 5. 88-Brian Clark, Canton; 6. 33s-Ramo Stott, Carthage, Ill.; 7. 19-Jason Riegel, Memphis.

Heat 2: 1. 00-Jack Evans, Jr., Keokuk, Iowa; 2. 10-Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk, Iowa; 3. 6y-Ron York, Edina; 4. 12-Adam Birck, Canton; 5. 99-Amos Zimmerman, Memphis; 6. 2x-Bill Seyb, Donnellson, Iowa.

Feature: 1. 10-Gillenwater; 2. 00-Evans; 3. 4-Dunker; 4. 6y-York; 5. 71-Waterman; 6. 22-Lantz; 7. 12-Birck; 8. 88-Clark; 9. 2x-Seyb; 10. 33s-Stott; 11. 77-Fuller; 12. 19-Riegel; 13. 99-Zimmerman.


Heat 1: 1. 27k-Tim Kraber, Ottumwa, Iowa; 2. 16-Mike Shelton, Ottumwa, Iowa; 3. 34f-Robby Sands, Centerville, Iowa; 4. 88-Mike Leffler, Ankeny, Iowa; 5. 3z-Jason VanZomeren, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 6. 27f-Rick Sands, Milan.

Heat 2: 1. 38-Bill Gibson, Knoxville, Iowa; 2. 3s-Steve Allen, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 3. 4j-Bob Lynch, Ottumwa, Iowa; 4. 21x-Curtis Barnes, Greentop; 5. 46-Troy Kiger, Revere; 6. 8up-Daniel Robbins, Greentop.

Feature: 1. 38-Gibson; 2. 27k-Kraber; 3. 16-Shelton; 4. 4j-Lynch; 5. 88-Leffler; 6. 34f-Robby Sands; 7. 27f-Rick Sands; 8. 3z-VanZomeren; 9. 3s-Allen; 10. 8up-Robbins; 11. 46-Kiger; 12. 21x-Barnes.


Heat 1: 1. 8s-Josh Soper, Kahoka; 2. 89-Brian Howerton, Hurdland; 3. 1-Rodger Dresden, Keokuk, Iowa; 4. 23-Larry Hooper, Wyaconda; 5. 24j-Justin Hamelton, Hamitlon, Ill.; 6. 47-Tim Pettibone, Moravia, Iowa; 7. 77b-Bruce Summers, Hamilton, Ill.; 8. 25c-Ryan Crandall, Brashear.

Heat 2: 1. 43s-Jeff Soper, Kahoka; 2. 4L-Jim Lynch, Donnellson, Iowa; 3. 11-Jim Oliver, Jr., Beardstown, Ill.; 4. 8-Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, Iowa; 5. 20-Keith Reed, Fowler, Ill.; 6. 73-Randy Reed, Quincy, Ill.; 7. 2t-Beau Taylor, Canton.

Feature: 1. 8-Symmonds; 2. 4L-Lynch; 3. 43s-Jeff Soper; 4. 11-Oliver; 5. 8s-Josh Soper; 6. 20-K. Reed; 7. 1-Dresden; 8. 47-Pettibone; 9. 89-Howerton; 10. 77b-Summers; 11. 24j-Hamelton; 12. 23-Hooper; 13. 73-R. Reed; 14. 25c-Crandall; 15. 2t-Taylor.


Heat: 1. 20-Andrew Hustead, Rutledge; 2. 6-Luke Davidson, Argyle, Iowa; 3. 48-Chuck Fullenkamp, Ft. Madison, Iowa; 4. 17-C.J. Loring, Keokuk, Iowa; 5. 77q-J.D. Murphy, Cincinnati, Iowa; 6. 62-Ethan Hustead, Edina; 7. 8m-Ricky Miller, Gorin; 8. 96-Tyler Lear, Paloma, Ill.

Feature: 1. 6-Davidson; 2. 48-Fullenkamp; 3. 17-Loring; 4. 20-A. Hustead; 5. 77q-Murphy; 6. 8m-Miller; 7. 62-E. Hustead; 8. 96-Lear.

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