VanderBeek doubles up while Waterman, Gibson, Moudry, Whalen cash in on final night of 3rd Annul Pepsi USRA Nationals
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October 6, 2007  |  by Brian Neal

Knoxville, Iowa's Bill Gibson captured the USRA Hobby Stock main event on Saturday.

MEMPHIS, Mo. — The 2007 season at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway came to a close on Saturday, with night two of the 3rd Annual Pepsi USRA Nationals being put into the books. Zack VanderBeek (USRA Modifieds and USRA Stocks), Jeff Waterman (USRA B-Mods), Bill Gibson (USRA Hobby Stocks), Ben Moudry (Outlaw Hobbys) and Bill Whalen (Hornets) each took the big paydays by claiming their feature wins.

The first feature of the night was the 12-lap Hornet feature, with Ryan Moore and Tyler Whalen leading the field to the green flag. Moore would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1. Moore then held the top spot until lap 2, when Bill Whalen slipped by for the lead. Whalen then held off Dennis Allen on the final lap to pick up the feature win. Luke Davidson was third, Jim Garrett was fourth, with Bill Young rounding out the top five. Tyler and Bill Whalen each claimed a heat race win.

Up next was the 18-lap Outlaw Hobby feature, with Ben Moudry and Keith Reed drawing the front row for the event. Moudry moved out front on lap 1, with Reed and Rob Wilsey close behind. Moudry would hold the top spot until lap 5, when Wilsey jumped to his outside to edge him at the line for the lead. Disaster would strike Wilsey on lap 7, when he stop in turn two with rear end troubles. Moudry would inherit the lead back and then held off Brandon Symmonds on the final lap to pick up the win and the $600 top prize. Jeff Soper would finish in third, Reed held on for fourth, with Tim Dawson coming from sixteenth to claim fifth. Heat race winners were Jake Wenig and Beau Taylor.

Bill Gibson and Mike Shelton led the field to the drop of the green in the 18-lap USRA Hobby Stock feature, with Gibson taking the advantage to lead lap 1. Gibson, Shelton and Jason McDaniel battled two and three wide for the lead, with McDaniel grabbing the top spot on lap 9 by inches. But Gibson would come back on the bottom of the speedway to get the lead back on lap 11. Gibson then held off Jim Tull and McDaniel to claim the $600 top prize. Ryan Vicker came from sixteenth to finish in fourth, with Louis Lynch charging from twenty-first to round out the top five. Vicker and Bob Lynch took home the heat race wins.

Up Next was the 30-lap USRA Modified feature, with Matt Dotson and Ron Ver Beek drawing the front row. VerBeek would take advantage of his front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1, with Mark Dotson close behind in second. Dotson would slip under Ver Beek on lap 5 to take over the top spot and then held it until lap 6, when Al Hejna jumped under him to take over the lead. Hejna then held on to the lead for the next five laps, when Friday night's feature winner, Dean Mahlstedt jumped to his outside on lap 11 to take over the top spot. While Mahlstedt and Hejna battled for the top spot, Zack VanderBeek, who started 17th, was closing in on the two. VanderBeek would slip under Mahlstedt on lap 29 and then held him off on the final lap to take home the $2,000 payday. Hejna settled for third, Tony Fraise was fourth, with Bruce Hanford charging from 20th to come home in fifth. Heat race winners were Hejna, VerBeek, Ryan Gustin and Fraise, while Mark VanWinkle and Donovan Lodge topped the B-Mains.

Jeff Waterman and Wyatt Lantz led the field to the green flag in the 18-lap USRA B-Mods feature, with Lantz moving out front on lap 1. Lantz then held the lead until a lap 5 restart, when Tony Dunker got into the back of him and spun him, sending both drivers to the back. Waterman would inherit the lead and then held off Rob Carter in a shortened race to claim the $700 top prize. Josh Larson came from fifteenth to finish in third, Jim Gillenwater started thirteenth and finished in fourth, with Lonnie Wyman Jr. coming from sixteenth to round out the top five. Porter Collins, Wyman Jr. and Bob Woodrow took home the race wins.

The final feature of the night was the 20-lap USRA Stock Cars, with USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series national champion Tom Schmitt and Zack VanderBeek drawing the front row for the event. Schmitt would take advantage of his front row start to move out front on lap 1, with VanderBeek close behind in second. Schmitt worked to hold off VanderBeek, but VanderBeek would slip under him on lap 11 to take over the top spot. VanderBeek then pulled away over the final 9 laps to claim his second win on the night and the $1,000 paycheck. Schmitt held on for second, Jason Cook was third, Matt Greiner was fourth, with Mike Van Genderen coming home in fifth. Heat race winners were Mark Holt, Chris Wibbell, Nathan Wood and Lynn Panos, while Jeff Joldersma and Greg Mitchell topped the B-Mains.

For more information call RL Promotions at 515-832-6000 or visit www.rlpromotions.com. 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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OFFICIAL RESULTS
USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series
Pepsi Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, Mo.
3rd Annual Pepsi USRA Nationals - Night 2 of 2
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat 1: 1. 7-Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa; 2. 21M-Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa; 3. 12-Bob Dale, Gorin; 4. 12x-Justin Reed, Quincy, Ill.; 5. 33z-Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa; 6. 55x-Scott Stecher, Muscatine, Iowa; 7. 99M-Randy Mauzey, Madison; 8. 7x-David Holder, Clarence; 9. 07-Kenny Mudd, Winnfield; 10. 185-Blake Sedgwick, Cameron; 11. 5w-Larry Winn, Hallsville.

Heat 2: 1. 4R-Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 2. 29x-Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa; 3. 85D-Mark Dotson, Cameron; 4. 99-Martin Bennett, Ankeny, Iowa; 5. 47-Josh Truman, Indianola, Iowa; 6. 32-Donovan Lodge, Moline, Ill.; 7. 66-Vance Wilson, Frankford; 8. B4-Rickey Frankel, Quincy, Ill.; 9. 9-Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, Iowa; 10. 5s-David Snyder, Greentop; 11. 15-Gary Wilson, Frankford.

Heat 3: 1. 19R-Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa; 2. 17-Steve Stewart, New London, Iowa; 3. 1R-Tommy Elston, Keokuk, Iowa; 4. z4-Jody Wood, Donnellson, Iowa; 5. 22-Brandon Banks, Washington, Iowa; 6. 1-Dan Chapman, Clarence, Iowa; 7. 35v-Mark VanWinkle, Hannibal; 8. 26k-Kevin Blackburn, Fulton; 9. 11s-Steve Starmer, New Hampton; 10. 88D-Tim Dotson, Sturgeon.

Heat 4: 1. 45-Tony Fraise, Donnellson, Iowa; 2. 8-Matt Dotson, Sturgeon; 3. 26-Gary Blackburn Jr., Fulton; 4. 2-Joey Schaefer, Waterloo, Iowa; 5. 61-Bruce Hanford, Davenport, Iowa; 6. 55-Kevin Parman, Denver; 7. 55D-Mike Dotson, Sturgeon; 8. 19G-Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa; 9. 40B-Jimmy McKenney, Linneus; 10. 5-Tim Sands, Conesville, Iowa.

B-Main 1: 1. 35v-VanWinkle; 2. 1-Chapman; 3. 55x-Stecher; 4. 07-Mudd; 5. 185-Sedgwick; 6. 7x-Holder; 7. 99M-Mauzey; 8. 26k-K. Blackburn; 9. 88D-T. Dotson; 10. 11s-Starmer; 11. 5w-Winn.

B-Main 2: 1. 32-Lodge; 2. 66-V. Wilson; 3. B4-Frankel; 4. 55D-Mike Dotson; 5. 5s-Snyder; 6. 15-G. Wilson; 7. 55-Parman; 8. 9-Giles; 9. 19G-Richie Gustin; 10. 40B-McKenney; 11. 5-Sands.

Feature: 1. 33z-VanderBeek; 2. 21M-Mahlstedt; 3. 7-Hejna; 4. 45-Fraise; 5. 61-Hanford; 6. 85D-Mark Dotson; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin; 8. 32-Lodge; 9. 22-Banks; 10. 35v-VanWinkle; 11. 4R-VerBeek; 12. 1-Chapman; 13. 26-G. Blackburn Jr.; 14. 1R-Elston; 15. 12x-Reed; 16. 66-V. Wilson; 17. 99-Bennett; 18. 29x-Greiner; 19. 12-Dale; 20. 8-Matt Dotson; 21. 47-Truman; 22. z4-Wood; 23. 17-Stewart; 24. 2-Schaefer.

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat 1: 1. 11-Mark Holt, Memphis; 2. 30c-Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill.; 3. 36-Shelly Mizell, Muscatine, Iowa; 4. 3-Tim Eravi, Moberly; 5. 79J-Brian Jackson, Moravia, Iowa; 6. 42-Charles Rindom, Moberly; 7. 26-Greg Harsch, Bloomfield, Iowa; 8. 40-William Dahl, Rush Hill.

Heat 2: 1. 52x-Chris Wibbell, Dallas City, Ill.; 2. 81-Bert McDaniel Jr., Eldon, Iowa; 3. 5-Mike Bergan, Ridgeway, Iowa; 4. 14-Pete Agee, Huntsville; 5. 44-Kale Foster, Quincy, Ill.; 6. 10-Doug Huls, Carthage, Ill.; 7. 7A-Troy Alexander, Memphis.

Heat 3: 1. 52-Nathan Wood, Keswick, Iowa; 2. 77M-Jeff Mueller, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 3. 17N-Nick Fenton, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 4. 75-Scott McClain; 5. 66-Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, Iowa; 6. 69A-Jerry Ames, Huntsville; 7. 4-Toby Johnson, Eldon, Iowa.

Heat 4: 1. 97-Lynn Panos, Protivin, Iowa; 2. 44x-Tad Payne, Muscatine, Iowa; 3. 14JR-Derrick Agee, Huntsville; 4. 7-Cody Layman, Riverside, Iowa; 5. 0-Rick Girard, Columbia; 6. 20-Greg Mitchell, Decorah, Iowa; 7. 93-Mark White, Kirksville.

B-Main 1: 1. 66-Joldersma; 2. 42-Rindom; 3. 4-Johnson; 4. 79J-Jackson; 5. 26-Harsch; 6. 40-Dahl; 7. 75-McClain; 8. 69A-Ames.

B-Main 2: 1. 20-Mitchell; 2. 93-White; 3. 44-Foster; 4. 7-Layman; 5. 0-Girard; 6. 10-D. Huls; 7. 7A-Alexander.

Feature: 1. 33z-Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa; 2. 18-Tom Schmitt, Independence, Iowa; 3. 27R-Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 4. 29-Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa; 5. 57v-Mike Van Genderen, Newton, Iowa; 6. 77M-Mueller; 7. 78R-Mike Robinson, Moravia, Iowa; 8. 97-Panos; 9. 52-Wood; 10. 81-McDaniel Jr.; 11. 52x-Wibbell; 12. 20-Mitchell; 13. 66-Joldersma; 14. 5-Bergan; 15. 36-Mizell; 16. 11-Holt; 17. 14JR-D. Agee; 18. 3-Eravi; 19. 93-White; 20. 44x-Payne; 21. 17N-Fenton; 22. 14-P. Agee; 23. 30c-A. Huls; 24. 42-Rindom.

USRA B-MODS

Heat 1: 1. 46-Porter Collins, Clarence; 2. 19-Jason Riegel, Memphis, M; 3. 96x-Levi Smith, Donnellson, Iowa; 4. 88-Brian Clark, Kahoka; 5. 96-Jacob Grotewiel, Clifton; 6. 88-Jim Whitmer, Quincy, Ill.; 7. 5x-Dustin Vandeloecht, Fulton; 8. 92M-James Maxey, Holiday.

Heat 2: 1. 95-Lonnie Wyman Jr., Fulton; 2. 77-Jared Fuller, Memphis; 3. 11-Gary Wilson, Holiday; 4. 5-Rob Carter, Quincy, Ill.; 5. 6v-Charles VanBoening, Paris; 6. 15-Phillip Cossel, Montrose, Iowa; 7. 8P-Arley Prough, Queen City; 8. 55R-Robbie Rains, Boneparte,, Iowa.

Heat 3: 1. 3-Bob Woodrow, Hannibal; 2. 2J-Brandon Savage, Keokuk, Iowa; 3. 10-Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk, Iowa; 4. 44-Josh Larson, Keokuk, Iowa; 5. 7s-Craig Spegal, New London; 6. 57-Thad Gaylord, Ft. Madison, Iowa.

Feature: 1. 71-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; 2. 5-Carter; 3. 44-Larson; 4. 10-Gillenwater; 5. 95-Wyman Jr.; 6. 96x-Smith; 7. 7s-Spegal; 8. 22-Wyatt Lantz, Bowen, Ill.; 9. 19-Riegel; 10. 11-Wilson; 11. 57-Gaylord; 12. 3-Woodrow; 13. 97-Terry Houston, Mt. Sterling, Ill.; 14. 4-Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill.; 15. 88-Clark; 16. 15-Cossel; 17. 96-Grotewiel; 18. 8P-Prough; 19. 46-Collins; 20. 1-Joe Hooper, Mendon, Ill.; 21. 218-Robbie Reed, Mexico; 22. 77-Fuller; 23. 2J-Savage; 24. 6v-VanBoening; 25. 88-Whitmer; 26. 5x-Vandeloecht; 27. 55R-Rains; 28. 92M-Maxey.

USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat 1: 1. 22v-Ryan Vicker, Creston, Iowa; 2. 34F-Robby Sands, Centerville, Iowa; 3. 8UP-Curtis Barnes, Greentop; 4. 97-Jerry Flanders, Cordon, Iowa; 5. Big0-Bill O'Haver, Kirksville; 6. 911-Shawn Coleman, Packwood, Iowa; 7. 65-Wes White, Bloomfield, Iowa; 8. 71-Louis Lynch, Gleenwood.

Heat 2: 1. 4J-Bob Lynch, Ottumwa, Iowa; 2. 88-Mike Leffler, Ankeny, Iowa; 3. 62-TJ Henderson, Douds, Iowa; 4. 8R-Clayton Robbins, Liberty; 5. 69D-Dave Scearcy, Libertyville, Iowa; 6. 78-Andy Coleman, Packwood, Iowa; 7. 51-Alan Hultz, Madison.

Feature: 1. 38-Bill Gibson, Knoxville, Iowa; 2. 22-Jim Tull, Redding, Iowa; 3. 85-Jason McDaniel, Eldon, Iowa; 4. 22v-Vicker; 5. 71-L. Lynch; 6. 2M-Mark Moore, Ottumwa, Iowa; 7. 12B-Chase Breid, Madison; 8. 34F-Sands; 9. 88-Leffler; 10. 78-A. Coleman; 11. 911-S. Coleman; 12. 69D-Scearcy; 13. 62-Henderson; 14. 8R-Robbins; 15. 97-Flanders; 16. 8UP-Barnes; 17. 16-Mike Shelton, Ottumwa, Iowa; 18. 4J-B. Lynch; 19. 51-Hultz; 20. Big0-O'Haver; 21. 65-White.

OUTLAW HOBBYS

Heat 1: 1. 4-Jake Wenig, Middletown, Iowa; 2. c21-Dan Wenig, Burlington, Iowa; 3. 11-Tom Elsen, Clarence; 4. 3c-Clayton Crump, Centralia; 5. 87-Jeff Hamlin, Edina; 6. 23-Larry Hooper, Wyaconda; 7. 59-Jakoby Hooper, Kahoka; 8. 30-Alex Buffington, Wapello, Iowa.

Heat 2: 1. 2T-Beau Taylor, Canton; 2. 11w-Mike Wolfe, Madison; 3. 4L-Jim Lynch, Donnellson, Iowa; 4. 28D-Tim Dawson, Callao; 5. 73-Randy Reed, Quincy, Ill.; 6. 22-Bobby Six, Keokuk, Iowa; 7. 89-Brian Howerton, Hurdland.

Feature: 1. 85-Ben Moudry, Protivin, Iowa; 2. 8-Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, Iowa; 3. 43s-Jeff Soper, Kahoka; 4. 20-Keith Reed, Fowler, Ill.; 5. 28D-Dawson; 6. c21-D. Wenig; 7. 4L-Lynch; 8. 87-Hamlin; 9. 2T-Taylor; 10. 11w-Wolfe; 11. 23-L. Hooper; 12. 89-Howerton; 13. 59-J. Hooper; 14. 11-Elsen; 15. 30-Buffington; 16. 73-R. Reed; 17. 4-J. Wenig; 18. 03-Rob Wilsey, Keokuk, Iowa; 19. 68x-Cody Henkes, Postville, Iowa; 20. 22-Six; 21. 3c-Crump.

HORNETS

Heat 1: 1. 07-Tyler Whalen, Riverside, Iowa; 2. 26-Jim Garrett, Ottumwa, Iowa; 3. 66-Lew Aikman, Hannibal; 4. 21Y-Bill Young, Ottumwa, Iowa; 5. 31-Dennis Allen, Agency, Iowa; 6. 21-Nick Ulin, Agency, Iowa; 7. 96-Jon Lear, Center; 8. H20-Ethan Hustead, Rutledge; 9. 2-Kevin Garrett, Bloomfield, Iowa.

Heat 2: 1. 00-Bill Whalen, Riverside, Iowa; 2. 20-Andrew Hustead, Rutledge; 3. 6-Luke Davidson, Arglye, Iowa; 4. 61-Ryan Moore, Centerville, Iowa; 5. 03L-Richard Phillips Jr., Rhodes, Iowa; 6. 26F-Mike Fisher, Blakesburg, Iowa; 7. 17D-Dewayne Boyd, Ottumwa, Iowa; 8. 8-Jeremy Phillips.

Feature: 1. 00-B. Whalen; 2. 31-Allen; 3. 6-Davidson; 4. 26-J. Garrett; 5. 21Y-Young; 6. 03L-R. Phillips Jr.; 7. 21-Ulin; 8. 2-K. Garrett; 9. 20-A. Hustead; 10. 26F-Fisher; 11. H20-E. Hustead; 12. 66-Aikman; 13. 07-T. Whalen; 14. 96-Lear; 15. 8-J. Phillips; 16. 61-Moore; 17. 17D-Boyd.



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