The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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August 17, 2013

Youngster, veteran take modified wins

John Allen and Andy Bryant topped the modified field at the Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway on Friday night.

Chanute’s Allen winning the modified A feature is anything but a shocker. But for Fort Scott’s Bryant, in the B modified division, it was special.

Track reporter Scott L. Stewart said it was the first B modified victory for the 13-year-old Bryant, who logged many wins in go-kart competition.

The veteran Allen made it five wins in a row and No. 8 overall this season at Humboldt.

It was Allen’s 13th win in 40 starts and the 23rd finish in the top five.

Completing the A feature winners were the Wilsons — Derrek (pure stock) and Jeremy (factory stock).

Allen bested Wichita’s Ryan McAninch. Parsons’ Jeremy Chambers placed runner-up to Bryant.

Scotts are dandy

Johnny and Stormy Scott, 23-year-old twins from Las Cruces, N.M., were waging a tight battle for points supremacy after seven of 17 scheduled events in the Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series Casey’s Cup.

But Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., won the A feature on Friday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway at Fountain City, Wis. Hughes earned $5,100.

Stormy Scott placed third and Johnny Scott sixth on the 3/8-mile dirt track Springfield’s Jeremy Payne was 13th.

Johnny, the youngest, led 700-688 after Friday night’s event. Hughes stood fourth and Payne fifth.

Stormy Scott led all 40 laps on Thursday night at the 1/3-mile Rice Lake (Wis.) Speedway. Payne finished fifth, Hughes eighth and Johnny Scott ninth.

The “Hunt” resumed on Wednesday night with Johnny Scott, who started  seventh, leading the last 11 laps at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. He defeated Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., at the 3/8-mile oval.

Hughes finished fourth and Stormy Scott 12th in the main event. Payne and Trevor Hunt, Kearney, Mo., were 15th and 16th,  respectively.

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