Schafman, Heeter and Bryant Win Smokin’ Hot Summer Series Championships on Generational Buildings Night at the Races

(WINSTON, Mo.) – A big field of USRA Modifieds rolled into I-35 Speedway on the finale of the Rick Beebe Heating and Air Conditioning Smokin’ Hot Summer Series presented by Prime Racing Products. Mark Schafman had a healthy buffer and after a top five finish he clinched the championship and $2,500 payday. In the race itself, Gunner Martin, Dennis Elliott, Darren Shaw and Zach Sanders put on a stellar battle. Sanders held the point early while pounding the cushion. Elliott found speed in the middle of the track, while Gunner Martin rolled the bottom. At the mid-point of the race, every lap saw a lead change. Eventually Martin prevailed with the lead and then Sanders had mechanical trouble, bringing out a late race yellow. On the restart, Martin drove away from the field and picked up the win on his way to a runner up finish in the Smokin’ Hot Summer Series. Elliott finished second, Shaw third, Houston Johnson fourth and Schafman fifth. Nathan Vaughn finished on the final spot on the podium in the Smokin’ Hot Summer Series. Doug Keller finished fourth in series points and Manlee Lamar fifth.

A stout field of 25 USRA B-Modifieds rushed into turn one and Andy Bryant took the lead off turn two. The rest of the B-Mod field never saw him again as Bryant cruised to victory. The victory also clinched Bryant’s quest to the Smokin’ Hot Summer Series Championship. Brad Smith finished the race second, while also claiming second in the series. Ethan Isaacs, Doug Keller and Luke Nieman rounded out the top five. Chase Galvan finished seventh and Patrick Royalty finished eighth which left them tied for the final sport on the podium in Smokin’ Hot Summer Series points. Royalty claimed the position on the tie break. Doug Keller rounded out the top five in points.

The USRA Stock Car battle between Brett Heeter and Kevin Anderson for the Smokin’ Hot Summer Series Championship saw another classic as Heeter and Anderson were the two racing for the checkered flag. Heeter, using his classic high side lane bested Anderson on this night and claimed the series championship. Anderson finished second, while also earning the runner-up spot in points. Jeff Dixon finished third, Keith Simmons fourth and Steve Herrick fifth. After a tough night, Cletus Murray earned third in series points and Tom Fogarty finished the five week journey fourth.

The ULMA Late Models also headlined the night at I-35 Speedway. The gap between Aaron Marrant and Todd Shute for the lead never went beyond about five car lengths but with four to go Shute fell off the pace, allowing for Marrant to cruise to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Tommy Cordray finished second, Matthew Lance third, Walt Imhoff fourth and Todd Shute fifth.

The E-Modifieds saw a winning driver finally break into I-35 Speedway victory lane. Ben Stockton dominated the feature and other than a late race restart had nothing to worry him. Charlie Browne finished second, Bobby Lopez third, Leroy Morrison fourth and Anthony Hill fifth.

The Pure Stocks also saw a new winner to winner’s circle as Justin Adkins raced his way to the victory. Ron Hill finished second, Brad Sheetz third, Cody King fourth and Rylee Fuller fifth.

The Sport Compacts leaders played some bumper tag before John Willard picked up his sixth win of the season. David Miller III finished second, Dave Petty Jr. third, Steven Bunton fourth and Jason Teel fifth.

The Grand Nationals saw this round of the season long bout between Houston Johnson and Chad Fuller go to Fuller. Johnson finished second, John Hanson finished third, Billie Hoover fourth and Chris Kline fifth.

I-35 Speedway Race Results 8-11-2018

USRA Modifieds

  1. (3) #75X Gunner Martin (Heat Race Winner)
  2. (2) #29 Dennis Elliott (Heat Race Winner)
  3. (12) #11 Darren Shaw
  4. (10) #97 Houston Johnson
  5. (5) #34 Mark Schafman (Heat Race Winner)
  6. (8) #4M Manlee Lamar
  7. (6) #2H John Hanson
  8. (13) #13 Chris Mercer
  9. (4) #55D Michael Dotson
  10. (11) #75 B.B. Tex
  11. (16) #77 Doug Keller
  12. (15) #31 David Coates
  13. (19) #20T Jayden Bears
  14. (1) #69 Zach Sanders
  15. (9) #38 Anthony Logston
  16. (17) #4 Tony Manley
  17. (14) #17$ Shane Lawson
  18. (7) #12V Nathan Vaughn
  19. DNS – #98 Austin Johnson
  20. DQ – #67D Isaac Dotson

Smokin’ Hot Summer Series Points: 1) #34 Mark Schafman 671, 2) #75 Gunner Martin 616, 3) #12V Nathan Vaughn 570, 4) #77 Doug Keller 540, 5) #4M Manlee Lamar 529

USRA B-Modifieds

  1. (1) #28 Andy Bryant (Heat Race Winner)
  2. (4) #99 Brad Smith (Heat Race Winner)
  3. (2) #66 Ethan Isaacs
  4. (3) #7 Doug Keller (Heat Race Winner)
  5. (7) #181 Luke Nieman
  6. (10) #07 Daniel Harris
  7. (11) #0 Chase Galvan
  8. (8) #49 Patrick Royalty
  9. (9) #8U Rodney Schweizer
  10. (5) #22L Lonnie Hibner
  11. (16) #57 Randy Ainsworth
  12. (17) #222 Dustin Crist
  13. (12) #47 Tyson Lanfermann
  14. (22) #2T Todd Luke
  15. (21) #23B Casey Burnett
  16. (6) #17X Clint Baker
  17. (15) #81 Jacob Blair
  18. (23) #52M Dustin Miller
  19. (20) #13J Jeffrey Sears
  20. (14) #2 Brad Wyatt
  21. (24) #15XL Jared Hillyard
  22. (18) #19 P.J. Conger
  23. (19) #77X Shane Noble
  24. DNS – #20T Yancy Shepard
  25. DQ – #83 Coleman Browning

Smokin’ Hot Summer Series Points: 1) #28 Andy Bryant 868, 2) #99 Brad Smith 831, 3) #49 Patrick Royalty 717, 4) #0 Chase Galvan 717, 5) #7 Doug Keller 703, 6) #181 Luke Nieman 686, 7) #222 Dustin Crist 637, 8) #04 Chad Walker 621, 9) #07 Daniel Harris 611, 10) #47 Tyson Lanfermann 595, 11) #8U Rodney Schweizer 576, 12) #81 Jacob Blair 549

USRA Stock Cars

  1. (3) #05 Brett Heeter (Heat Race Winner)
  2. (1) #417 Kevin Anderson
  3. (4) #88 Jeff Dixon
  4. (2) #5K Keith Simmons (Heat Race Winner)
  5. (6) #5KH Steve Herrick
  6. (7) #T2 Tom Fogarty
  7. (10) #S20 Gene Stigall
  8. (5) #11W Gerald Wahwahsuck
  9. (9) #8Y Rieli Yonts
  10. (8) #67 Aaron Sauter
  11. DNS – #75 Cletus Murray

Smokin’ Hot Summer Series Points: 1) #05 Brett Heeter 882, 2) #417 Kevin Anderson 851, 3) #75 Cletus Murray 732, 4) #T2 Tom Fogarty 714

ULMA Late Models

  1. (2) #1X Aaron Marrant
  2. (6) #5C Tommy Cordray
  3. (5) #12X Matthew Lance
  4. (4) #69 Walt Imhoff
  5. (1) #5 Todd Shute (Heat Race Winner)
  6. (3) #47 Greg Trulove

E-Modifieds

  1. (1) #33S Ben Stockton (Heat Race Winner)
  2. (3) #CB3 Charlie Browne
  3. (5) #1L Bobby Lopez
  4. (6) #50 Leroy Morrison
  5. (2) #124 Anthony Hill (Heat Race Winner)
  6. (8) #64 John Ross
  7. (4) #95S A.J. Sayers
  8. (13) #3Y Blaine Yonts
  9. (9) #67 Bubba Beam
  10. (10) #54L Mike Lewis
  11. (7) #74 Justin Asher
  12. (11) #14 Gary Ainsworth
  13. (12) #33M Matthew Stotts

Pure Stocks

  1. (2) #15 Justin Adkins
  2. (1) #72 Ron Hill (Heat Race Winner)
  3. (6) #27 Brad Sheetz
  4. (5) #29 Cody King
  5. (4) #17R Rylee Fuller
  6. (8) #10 Albert Curtis
  7. (3) #23 Jason Carney
  8. (7) #124 Anthony Hill

Sport Compacts

  1. (1) #1/2CR John Willard (Heat Race Winner)
  2. (4) #55 David Miller III
  3. (6) #6 Dave Petty Jr.
  4. (3) #95 Steven Bunton
  5. (2) #7 Jason Teel (Heat Race Winner)
  6. (10) #7T Toby Teel
  7. (5) #15 Joseph Mick
  8. (8) #47C Mike Fuller
  9. (9) #69 Alvin Cooney
  10. (7) #7S Scott Beagle

Grand Nationals

  1. (1) #20 Chad Fuller (Heat Race Winner)
  2. (2) #97 Houston Johnson
  3. (3) #2H John Hanson
  4. (4) #99L Billie Hoover
  5. (5) #6 Chris Kline