SHRYOCK SCORES O'REILLY USMTS VICTORY AT OSKALOOSA OSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 8, 2005) -- On Friday night at the Carriker Ford Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, more than 50 drivers were on hand to tackle the big half-mile dirt oval on the...
SHRYOCK SCORES O'REILLY USMTS VICTORY AT OSKALOOSA
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 8, 2005) -- On Friday night at the Carriker Ford Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, more than 50 drivers were on hand to tackle the big half-mile dirt oval on the first of two nights for the O'Reilly Auto Parts United States Modified Touring Series "Greiner Buildings Iowa Spring Classic."
In the 30-lap Holley "A" Main, defending O'Reilly USMTS champion Kelly Shryock and Corey Dripps led the field to the drop of the green flag with Shryock taking the point. Shryock led until lap 6 when Colcord, Okla. driver Jason Hughes took the lead. Shryock and Hughes raced side-by-side for several laps, with the last turn on the final lap deciding the outcome of the race.
Hughes dove to the low side of the track and attempted to complete the pass for the lead, but Hughes bobbled and Shryock powered back to the inside to take his third win of the O'Reilly USMTS 2005 season. Hughes took second followed by Jon Tesch of South Dakota coming from fourteenth to third and Mark Noble of Minnesota taking fourth.
Shryock pocketed $2,000 for the victory. Hughes finished second with Jon Tesch third, Mark Noble fourth and Mike Sorenson taking fifth.
The Olympic Fire Protection Hard Charger Award went to Tesch.
O'Reilly Auto Parts United States Modified Touring Series
Carriker Ford Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Heat #1 - 1. Mike Bennett, Des Moines, Iowa; 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.; 3. Dean Mahlstedt, Garner, Iowa; 4. Scott Drake, Webb City, Mo.; 5. Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
Heat #2 - 1. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 2. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa; 3. Brandon Morton, Coweta, Okla.; 4. Brad McEwan, Storm Lake, Iowa; 5. Brad Bakken, Garner, Iowa.
Heat #3 - 1. Jason Hughes, Colcord, Okla.; 2. Rick Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa; 3. Trent Jackson, Corning, Iowa; 4. Steve Stewart, Washington, Iowa; 5. Jeremy Tibben, Stanton, Iowa.
Heat #4 - 1. Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa; 2. Gary Clark, Walker, Mo.; 3. Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; 4. Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa; 5. Mike Wedelstadt, Hortonville, Wis.
Heat #5 - 1. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa; 2. Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn.; 3. Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D.; 4. Mike Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa; 5. Justin Cooper, Prescott, Iowa.
B-Main #1 - 1. Tesch; 2. M. Hejna; 3. Cooper; 4. McEwan; 5. Bakken.
B-Main #2 - 1. Mike Sorenson, Rochester, Minn.; 2. A. Hejna; 3. Drake; 4. Bruce Hanford, Davenport, Iowa; 5. Brad Pinkerton, New Sharon, Iowa.
Holley "A" Main (30 laps) - 1. Shryock; 2. Hughes; 3. Tesch; 4. Noble; 5. Sorenson; 6. VanderBeek; 7. A. Hejna; 8. Clark; 9. Drake; 10. Krohn; 11. McEwan; 12. Cooper; 13. Myer; 14. Bakken; 15. Bennett; 16. Ruter; 17. Gustin; 18. Hanford; 19. Pinkerton; 20. M. Hejna; 21. Mahlstedt; 22. Dripps; 23. Roger Hadan, Omaha, Neb.; 24. Burgtorf.