Scott sneaks by Schott for Hamilton County Speedway supremacy

With a 16-day summer vacation in the rear view mirror, the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit was back on track Tuesday at the Hamilton County Speedway and Johnny Scott was back in victory lane.

Scott, who won the last event on June 30 at the Devils Lake Speedway in Crary, N.D., ran down leader Lucas Schott midway through the 35-lap Casey’s General Stores “A” Main and then pounced with six laps to go when Schott gave up the preferred low line in search of a way around a lapped car.

The other half of the twin tandem, Stormy Scott, set the pace for the start of the race with Schott following for the first four laps before using the high side to sneak past for the lead.

From there, ‘Cool Hand Luke’ stretched his lead while Johnny got around Stormy with 15 laps in the books on the ultra-smooth half-mile of clay in Webster City, Iowa.

Johnny Scott, who won here in 2013, looked content to take a runner-up finish back to his pit, but when Schott chose to search for a faster way around a trio of lapped cars in front of him, Scott was content to step up and follow the back-markers.

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