Scott Tops USMTS Debut At Devil’s Bowl
Four cautions in the first six laps kept the field bunched tight in the early stages of the race. Polesitter Jimmy Ray went wheel to wheel with Scott when the race started, but Scott got the advantage in the second corner and began to expand his lead.
After that, Scott jumped out to a big lead on each restart while Ray and Chris Brown raced side by side for the second spot with driver throughout the field running high and low, often racing four cars wide.
The younger of the twin brothers, Johnny Scott, moved from his ninth row starting spot to third in just nine laps and challenged Brown for second place midway through the contest.
The race’s fifth and final caution with 10 laps to go saw Stormy Scott’s huge lead evaporate and gave some hope to the drivers chasing him. The restart saw Brown, Johnny Scott and Jason Hughes right behind while Clyde Dunn Jr. inherited fifth when fifth-running Chase Allen headed for the pit area under caution.
Undaunted, Stormy Scott pulled away from the field once again and won going away as he left the rest of his pursuers to slug it out for the runner-up paycheck.
Brown withstood a late-race charge from Hughes to hold on to the second spot while Johnny Scott slipped to a fourth-place finish ahead of Dunn and Colby Smith, who led all 46 drivers in the evening’s heat race passing points.
Stormy Scott, Chris Brown, Jason Hughes, Johnny Scott, Clyde Dunn Jr., Colby Smith, Dereck Ramirez, Rodney Sanders, Steve Whiteaker Jr., Jimmy Ray, Zack VanderBeek, Jason Ingalls, Rusty Trevathan, Donovan Lodge, Casey Penn, Steve Miller, Thomas Tillison Jr., John Webb, Johnny Philpot, Chase Allen, Josh Landers, Steve McMackin, Blaine Shives, Philip Houston, Cody Smith, Kelly Shryock.