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whitwell2000sep6RC Whitwell of Tucson, Ariz., dove underneath the race leader coming out of turn four on the final lap and edged ahead by mere inches at the line to score the $2,000 USRA Modified Nationals victory Thursday night at Mississippi Thunder (WI) Speedway.

hughes5000sep1Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla., took the lead early in the 35-lap USRA race Saturday night at Tri-State (OK) Speedway and never looked back as he captured the $5,000 win. Tyler Rinken Photo

scott3000sep1Leading all 40 laps, Johnny Scott picked up his third USMTS victory in the last four starts Saturday night at Deer Creek (MN) Speedway. Fellow MRE pilot Stormy Scott followed his brother across the line in second. Buck Monson Photo

scott3000aug30With his tire going down as he received the white flag, Johnny Scott slowed considerably but held an over eight-second advantage at the time and was able to hold on to take the $3,000 USMTS win Thursday night at Rapid (IA) Speedway. Leading all 40 circuits, Scott lapped everybody but the top six. “I felt that tire go down coming out of (turn) four for the white flag and I was like ‘You gotta be kidding me,’ but I guess I had a good enough lead and I just stayed on the gas and just kept going around there and we pulled it off. I didn’t think we were going to,” Scott said. Jeff Bodama Photo

scott4000aug26Taking the lead on the 26th lap, Johnny Scott of Cameron, Mo., checked out to a margin of victory of more than five seconds as he cruised to a $4,000 USMTS win Sunday night at Casino (SD) Speedway. Cody Papke Photo

lee4000aug18Lucas Lee of Paris, Tenn., led the final four laps of the "Take Em Off 40" American Modified Series race Saturday night at Charleston (IL) Speedway and took home the $4,000 top prize. Lee came out on top of an intense three car battle late in the race as the leaders navigated through lapped traffic on the top side dominated track. Josh James Photo