Tesch Ends USMTS Dry Spell
FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — Jon Tesch ended his dry spell just 17 days shy of the one-year anniversary of his last USMTS victory as he took the lead from Jason Hughes on lap 17 Friday night to score the victory at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway.
It was the second career victory for the ‘Wizard of Watertown’ at the Fountain City, Wis., speedplant, and the 33rd of his career competing with the United States Modified Touring Series.
Tesch, whose last win came on Sept. 4 of last year at the Dodge County Speedway in nearby Kasson, Minn., chased Hughes for the first 16 laps before taking charge and leading the final 24 orbits to earn the $3,000 top prize.
Hughes held on for runner-up honors while Joey Jensen, fresh off of his win the previous night, beat USMTS Casey’s Cup Series point leader Ryan Gustin to the checkered flag to take third. Rodney Sanders came from 13th to finish fifth and earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.
Jon Tesch, Jason Hughes, Joey Jensen, Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, Jeremy Payne, Zack VanderBeek, Josh Angst, Jason Miller, Mark Teske, Bryan Rowland, Ryan Ruter, Dereck Ramirez, Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, Nate Wasmund, Austin Siebert, Jason Cummins, Joel Alberts, Doug Hillson, Al Hejna, Kelly Shryock, Corey Dripps, Lucas Schott, Dean Mahlstedt, Richie Gustin, Daniel Hilsabeck, Steve Wetzstein, Adam Hensel.