Lucas Schott
Lucas Schott in victory lane at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. (USMTS photo)

Schott Fired In USMTS Tussle

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — Lucas Schott fired from the pole and led all 30 laps to claim the main event victory Thursday night at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway as the Summit USMTS National Championship presented by RacinDirt kicked off the second annual Dairyland Showdown presented by Dynamic Concrete Resurfacing.

Twice during the first 20 laps Schott caught the rear of the field only to have a caution flag slow the pace and give the 25-year-old from Chatfield, Minn., an open track ahead.

He turned away several challenges from points leader Dustin Sorensen early on and then held off four-time USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders by less than a second for the $3,000 triumph.

It was Schott’s 11th career USMTS win which moved him into a tie with Chris Brown for 10th on the all-time list, and breaking a tie with the great Mike Chasteen who passed away unexpectedly May 1.

Carlos Ahumada Jr. got by Sorensen after a late-race restart and held him off for third while Zack VanderBeek finished fifth.

Formerly a landmark three-eighths-mile tri-oval founded in 1968, the Mississippi Thunder Speedway is an exciting sweeping high-banked dirt oval that has produced countless memorable events each year.

The finish:

Lucas Schott, Rodney Sanders, Carlos Ahumada Jr., Dustin Sorensen, Zack VanderBeek, Jake Timm, Cayden Carter, Alex Williamson, Dereck Ramirez, A.J. Diemel, Tanner Mullens, Calvin Iverson, Jacob Bleess, Terry Phillips, Jason Hughes, Tyler Davis, Lance Mari, Dan Ebert, Jayson Good, Brandon Givens, Parker Hale, Tyler Wolff, Michael Truscott, John Doelle, Jake O’Neil, Dustin Strand, Josh Angst, Darron Fuqua, Kylie Kath, Cory Crapser