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babb10000jun24Shannon Babb surged into the lead on the opening lap from his second row starting spot and stayed out front the entire 50-lap distance to capture the $10,000 UMP Summer Nationals victory Saturday night at Fairbury. “It was a nice drive,” said Babb. “I figured I had it set up for the middle. They went out and tickled the track a little bit, or watered it anyhow … did like their normal preparation and I’m never really good at stoppin’ and goin’ on the bottom so I just went right through the momentum in the middle and it just stuck really good.” Jim DenHamer Photo

gustin50000jun18Ryan Gustin dominated The Masters main event Sunday afternoon at Cedar Lake Speedway, as he cashes in on a $50,000 payday! Gustin led all 70 laps in the USMTS crown jewel event. “Man, this car was sure awesome," Gustin said as he collected his biggest paycheck of his career. “To be able to drive for a guy like Jason Hughes is unbelievable. Growing up watching him race he was one of my heroes. I can never thank him enough for everything he’s done for me.” Tyler Rinken Photo

babb5000jun18Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL grabbed the lead at the start of the 30-lap UMP Summer Nationals feature Sunday night at Daugherty Speedway, and kept his MRE powered mount out front the entire distance as he scored his first victory in the month-long tour.

whitwell3000jun6RC Whitwell of Tucson, AZ scored his first career USMTS victory Tuesday night at Caney Valley (KS) Speedway. Whitwell started third in the 40-lap main event and took over the lead for good on the tenth lap and led the rest of the way as he picked up the $3,000 top prize. “This has been a dream of mine for most of my life,” Whitwell said. “I’ve looked up to the guys who have raced this series over the years, and it feels great to get that first win.” Todd Boyd Photo

hughes3000may28Jason Hughes rolled to his fifth victory of the season Sunday night at the Upper Iowa Speedway. Hughes started outside of the front row for the 40-lap main event and took the lead on the second lap. He led the rest of the way as he collected the $3,000 winner’s paycheck. Buck Monson Photo

gustin3000may26Ryan Gustin won one for his Grandpa Friday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. His Grandpa Dale passed away earlier in the week. “I’ve never wanted to win a race so bad in my life,” an exhausted Gustin said after he climbed out of his winning mount. “This one’s for you, Grandpa. We love you.” Gustin led the final three laps after a spirited battle for the top spot amongst lapped traffic late to earn the $3,000 top prize. Tyler Rinken Photo

hughes3000may19Starting eighth in the 40-lap USMTS feature Friday night at I-94 Speedway, Jason Hughes took the lead on the 25th lap and led the rest of the way as he picked up the $3,000 victory.

scott3000may10Stormy Scott beat fellow MRE pilot Ryan Gustin by a bumper to claim the $3,000 USMTS Texas Spring Nationals win Wednesday night at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Gustin led as the white flag waved, but Scott dove underneath him coming out of turns one and two as they raced down the backstretch. Scott entered in the middle of the track entering the final corners with Gustin topside. Gustin then crossed back underneath Scott as they drag-raced to the checkers with Scott winning by 0.121 seconds at the line.

gustin3000may6Ryan Gustin rallied from his 11th starting spot Saturday night at Route 66 Motor Speedway to register his third USMTS victory of the season. He took the lead for good on the 23rd lap and pulled away by over three seconds to collect the $3,000 check.