Scott Tastes Oklahoma Victory
ARDMORE, Okla. — Johnny Scott must have liked the taste of victory Friday because he went back for seconds on Saturday and gobbled up the competition at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway.
After a stint in Kennedale, Texas, the night before, Scott and the rest of the tireless touring titans of the United States Modified Touring Series crossed the border and into the Sooner State for the third and final round of the 4s Motorsports Red River Rumble powered by Lecolift.
Just like Friday evening, Scott again had a tough draw in his heat race but battled his way to a runner-up finish and a spot in the redraw among the program’s top 8 qualifiers.
This time, however, his draw for the main event was a complete turn-around and the 23-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., found himself on the pole for the 40-lap contest around the thre-eighths-mile clay oval.
Scott immediately took control at the drop of the green flag and never looked back en route to a second straight $4,000 payday and his 16th career USMTS triumph.
Zack VanderBeek shrugged off a lackluster result on Friday night and rebounded for his best result of the 2013 campaign with a runner-up paycheck while the winner’s older twin brother, Stormy Scott, placed third.
Chris Brown finished fourth and Rodney Sanders kept his lead in the Allgayer, Inc. Southern Region standings with a fifth-place finish after starting 15th on the 26-car grid.
Johnny Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Stormy Scott, Chris Brown, Rodney Sanders, Kelly Shryock, Joey Galloway, Tristan Dycus, Daniel Hilsabeck, Bobby Malchus, Clyde Dunn Jr., Dereck Ramirez, Steve Whiteaker Jr., Philip Houston, Thomas Tillison Jr., Adam Penn, Trevor Hunt, Steve Miller, John Webb, Shane Sprinkle, Buddy Honaker, B.J. Baze, Tracy Denby Jr., Casey Penn, Jason Hughes, Jake Gallardo.