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Gustin outduels Mars to score second Masters victory

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 15)–Ryan Gustin battled mechanical gremlins from the time he left his home in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon through early Saturday evening, but when the big money was on the line Saturday night ‘The Reaper’ exorcised the demons and bolted to his second Masters title in three years. After a tight three-way battle between early leader ...

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Phillips reels in rain-delayed USMTS Friday feature Saturday at Masters

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 15)–The last USMTS win for Terry Phillips came last November in a rain-shortened Summit USMTS Southern Nationals, and his next came in a rain-delayed 40-lap feature Saturday evening at the Cedar Lake Speedway during the conclusion of night #2 of the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance. A heavy downpour around 10 p.m. Friday night ...

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Sorensen the USMTS Master on opening night at Cedar Lake

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 13)–Three nights of fierce racing kicked off Wednesday with opening night at the 20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance at the Cedar Lake Speedway, and the competitors will be hard-pressed to exceed the bar they set tonight. A spectacular 40-lap main event saw Jimmy Mars steal the lead from Dereck Ramirez just shy of the ...

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Gustin finds his groove in Greenville

GREENVILLE, Texas (June 4)–When Ryan Gustin won the USMTS feature Sunday night at the Creek County Speedway, it snapped a winless streak that lasted for more than a year. He barely had time to let his engine cool down before scoring his next one Tuesday night at the Superbowl Speedway. Just three of the eight previously scheduled USMTS shows at ...

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Gustin grinds out USMTS victory at Creek County Speedway

KELLYVILLE, Okla. (June 2)–Ryan Gustin roped himself a rugged victory Sunday night when the USMTS invaded the Creek County Speedway for the 2nd Annual Bullring Badass presented by Bravado Wireless, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories, Pizza Express and Duvall Electric. Following up last year’s inaugural event where fans were treated to a caution-free 40-lap barnburner, another epic battle in the tight ...

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Sorensen dusts USMTS drivers at Deer Creek

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (May 25)–On the anniversary of his first USMTS triumph, Dustin Sorensen of nearby Rochester, Minn., doubled his career win total Saturday with another wire-to-wire victory at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. It was Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend last year when Sorensen led all 40 laps of the main event to become the ...

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Waits returns to USMTS winners circle at Mississippi Thunder Speedway

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (May 24)–One day after the fourth anniversary of his last USMTS victory, Brad Waits snapped his winless streak by coming out on top of a wild thriller in the 11th Annual Coca-Cola Spring Shootout presented by Fast Shafts at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway. A multi-time track champion dating back to the days of the former Tri-Oval Speedway, ...

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O’Neil sets sail at Longdale for first USMTS win of 2019

After missing most of April while he recovered from medical issues, Jake O’Neil has steadily improved both physically and inside the cockpit of his LG2 chassis by Jimmy Owens. On Thursday night he returned to USMTS action for the first time since King of America IX in March and brought home a fifth-place finish. Friday night he improved to third ...

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Salty Ramirez best in USMTS debut at Kansas State Fairgrounds

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (April 26)–In front of a crowd of more than 3,000 fans Friday night at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, the USMTS made their maiden voyage to the 104-year-old facility in Hutchinson, Kan., with Dereck Ramirez making his first trip to victory lane in 2019. The big half-mile of dirt saw Rodney Sanders jump out to an early lead in ...

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VanderBeek gets it done at 81, scores first USMTS checkers of 2019

PARK CITY, Kan. (April 25)–After several near misses in the early going this season, Zack VanderBeek finally found the road to victory lane and garnered his 48th career USMTS win at the 81 Speedway on Thursday night. The 34-year-old from New Sharon, Iowa, hasn’t employed any drastic measures to get faster, just plugging away. “We made some little changes, but ...

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Marriott cool under pressure in breakout USMTS triumph

VIVIAN, La. (April 12)–Not only did Hunter Marriott score his initial USMTS victory Friday night at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway, but he did it by fending off two of the most skilled drivers familiar with Gene Boyter’s high-banked speed palace in Vivian, La. In 14 USMTS main events held here over the past decade, Chris Henigan has two wins and Cade ...

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Sanders collects opening night checkers at USMTS Cajun Clash

VIVIAN, La. (April 11)–The fans in attendance at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway and those watching live on RacinDirt.com witnessed a barn-burner of a main event Thursday to kick off the 7th Annual USMTS Cajun Clash, but Rodney Sanders missed out on all of the excitement going on behind him. After disposing of polesitter Lucas Schott on the first lap, Sanders raced ...

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Sanders tops Summit USMTS Southern Series action at Jackson

BYRAM Miss. (April 5)–Rodney Sanders saw the green flag and then proceeded to pounce on the competition Friday night at the Jackson Motor Speedway, scoring a $3,000 victory. The two-time USMTS National Champion held a comfortable lead for most of the 30-lap main event, but a caution with two laps remaining gave hard-charging Zack VanderBeek a shot at the leader. ...

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Ricky Thornton, Jr. takes King of America win at Humboldt Speedway! Jared Timmerman takes B-Mod win!

Thornton conquers King of America IX HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 23)–Ricky Thornton Jr. wrestled the lead away from Kyle Strickler on lap 19 and proceeded to thrive and survive for the final 31 laps to earn a $12,000 payday and claim the crown of dirt modified racing’s King of America. Rain throughout the early morning hours created havoc for crews at ...

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Gustin, O’Neil share King of America IX front row

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 22)–After two nights of incredible heart-stopping USMTS qualifying races at the Humboldt Speedway on Thursday and Friday, the fields are set for Saturday’s main events at the King of America IX Modified Nationals powered by Summit Racing Equipment. And with two nights of solid performances, two-time USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, will be seeking ...

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Results from Thursday action at King of America from Humboldt Speedway

Gustin turns top qualifying effort Thursday at King of America IX HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 21)–With arguably the most talent-rich field of dirt modified racers ever assembled, Ryan Gustin stood out Thursday night in first-round qualifying at the King of America IX Modified Nationals powered by Summit Racing Equipment. A two-time past winner of the event, Gustin emerged as the only ...

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King of America IX, Battle at the Bullring super show starts Wednesday

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 19)–The Humboldt Speedway is hell-bent for hammer-down with the nation’s fastest and nastiest Modified and B-Mod racers converging on the Southern Kansas clay this Wednesday-Saturday, March 20-23, for a colossal two-headed monster of an event. With below freezing temperatures three weeks ago, officials from ‘The Hummer’ announced the postponement of the Battle at the Bullring V to ...

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USMTS throws down Thursday in Texas

PETTY, Texas (March 11)–The 2019 USMTS campaign begins with a three-night excursion through Texas starting this Thursday, March 14, at the 82 Speedway in Petty. The Kennedale Speedway Park hosts the USMTS touring titans on Friday, March 15, and the Superbowl Speedway in Greenville wraps things up for opening weekend on Saturday, March 16. The 82 Speedway is a wide, ...

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