Hughes picks up where he left off at Humboldt Speedway
HUMBOLDT, Kan.(April 26, 2002) - Jason Hughes who dominated Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, KS picked up where he left off last season.
Hughes won two of the three events last season at Humboldt which would have been all three but slid off the track late in the first race and settled for a second place finish.
Hughes started the $3000 to win Main Event from the outside front row after finishing second to Kelly Shryock in the qualifier. Hughes and Shryock would race side by side the first five laps with Shryock leading lap one only.
After lap twelve Shryock would go into turn three too hard and would slide off the top of the track and would come back onto the track in sixth place giving the second spot to Mark Noble.
The man on the move was Randy Zimmerman who would start sixth. The first yellow of the race came out at lap 29 which would bunch the field back up.
At the yellow Zimmerman was second with Noble, Shryock and Bone rounding out the top five. The man on the move at this time was the #99 of Jess Folk Sr. Folk who started 13 th had worked his way up to seventh.
On the restart Hughes and Zimmerman would race side by side in turns 1-2, but Hughes car seemed to be faster in 3-4. Zimmerman would make several attempts at passing Hughes, but could not muster up enough speed to get the job done. Hughes would win by four car lengths with Zimmerman finishing second. Late in the race Folk tried passing Bone and they touched.
Johnny Bone’s body would rub on his tire giving him a flat tire with one lap to go. Rounding out the top five was Noble, Shryock, and Scott Drake.
Winning heat races on Friday was Justin Boney, Scott Drake, Chris Spieker, and Skeet Amason. Winning B-mains were Dan Daniels and Jess Folk Jr. Shryock will maintain the point lead moving to the next race over Tommy Myer. The next race for the USMTS will be May 24 th at the Murray County Raceway in Slayton, MN.
This will be the first race in the north region for the 2002 race season. This will also be the first night of a three-night swing. The series will then move to the Deer Creek Speedway in Racine, MN on Saturday and the Dodge County Speedway in Kasson, MN on Sunday May 26 th.
The USMTS will be back at the Humboldt Speedway on Wednesday June 12 th for the USMTS Topless 50.
This race will be part of the USMTS Summernationals for modifieds. For more information on the USMTS call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944 or check us out on the web at www.usmts.com.
Heat 1- Justin Boney, Justin Folk, Mike Folk, Dennis Bishop, Shane Collins
Heat 2- Scott Drake, Jerry Hoffman, Klint Pursley, Andy Tennison, Dan Daniels
Heat 3- Chris Spieker, Scott Daniels, Jess Folk Jr., Brian McGowen, Adam Larson
Heat 4- Skeet Amason, Jess Folk Sr., Joey Kates, Joe Walker, John Allen
B-main 1- Dan Daniels, Skeet Amason, Scott Daniels, Tim weaver, Justin Ungeheuer
B-main 2- Jess Folk Jr, Scott Daniels, Joey Kates, Rodney Sigg, Levi McGowen
A-main- 1) Jason Hughes Colcord, OK, (2), 2) Randy Zimmerman Fort Scott, KS, (6), 3) Mark Noble Blooming Prairie, MN, (5), 4) Kelly Shryock LeMars, IA, (1), 5) Scott Drake Webb City, MO, (10), 6) Jess Folk Sr. Iola, KS, (13), 7) Skeet Amason New Boston, TX, (16), 8) Tommy Myer Blooming Prairie, MN, (7), 9) Mike Chasteen Creve Coeur, IL, (8), 10) Steve Holzkamper Gentry, AR, (3), 11) Justin Folk Iola, KS, (11), 12) Chris Spieker Massena, IA, (12), 13) Dan Daniels Humboldt, KS (15), 14) Tim Weaver Westville, OK, (25), 15) Justin Boney Desota, KS, (14), 16) Jerry Hoffman Oronogo, MO, (9), 17) Johnny Bone Jr. Pea Ridge, AR, (4), 18) Joey Kates Kansas City, KS, (20), 19) Rodney Sigg Iola, KS, (22), 20) Jess Folk Jr. Iola, KS (18), 21) Joe Walker Grandview, MO (24), 22) Klint Pursley Locust Grove, OK, (17), 23) Justin Ungeheuer Iola, KS, (23), 24), Scott Daniels Humboldt, KS (19), 25) John Allen Chanute, KS (21).