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hughes4500aug20Jason Hughes led flag-to-flag Sunday night at 81 Speedway as he rolled to his second consecutive $4,500 USMTS victory and took over the Hunt for the Cup points lead. The defending USMTS national champion started outside of the front row in the 40-lap race and took command at the drop of the green flag as he never relinquished the top spot. MRE took the top two as Ryan Gustin was runner-up. Gary Cornelison Photo

hughes4500aug19While running second on the last lap of Saturday night's USMTS Hunt for the Cup race at Salina Highbanks, Jason Hughes saw the leader lose a tire as he inherited the lead and held on in a green-white-checkered finish to claim the $4,500 victory. Trenton Berry Photo

thornton4500aug17Rolling around the top side for 40 laps, Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., scored the $4,500 USMTS Showdown victory Thursday night at Scotland County. Starting on the pole, Thornton quickly made his way to the highest line and led wire-to-wire. Fellow MRE pilot Jason Hughes was second.

gustinHaving earned $4,500 earlier in the night, Ryan Gustin completed the sweep of Sunday's USMTS features at Mason City as he scored the $3,000 victory in the nightcap. He took the lead on the ninth lap and led the rest of the way in the caution-free race. MRE took the top two as Jason Hughes was second. Charlie Weber Photo

gustin4500aug13Ryan Gustin started second in the 30-lap USMTS feature Sunday night at Mason City and took command from the start as he led the entire way to pick up the $4,500 top prize. Fellow MRE pilots Stormy Scott and Jason Hughes finished second and third respectively to give MRE a sweep of the podium. Buck Monson Photo

taylor2000aug12Jonathan Taylor of Saltsburg, Pa., came out on top of a three car battle for the win Saturday night at Eldora. “It sure helps to start up front but I had to work for that one,” Taylor said. “It was tricky with the lapped cars there but they all kept their line and we were able to get by them."

newman1500aug12Rallying from the back of his heat race to place second after suffering a flat tire in qualifying, Ashley Newman of Ripley, Tenn., started fourth in the main event Saturday night at Western Kentucky and outran the field to capture the $1,500 top prize. “It was awesome to get the win,” Newman said. “I just want to thank the entire Seratt family for this great opportunity that they give me to drive this awesome hot rod.” Newman's teammate and fellow MRE pilot Preston Seratt finished second.

scott5000aug9Stormy Scott picked up his second consecutive USMTS victory Wednesday night leading flag-to-flag at Brown County Speedway as he extended his points lead in the Hunt for the Cup. Scott started on the pole of the 40-lap feature and held off all challengers for the $5,000 win. Cody Papke Photo

scott5000aug4Taking the lead on the fourth lap, Stormy Scott stayed out front for the rest of the 40-lap distance to capture the $5,000 USMTS Summer Fling @ The Bullring Friday night at Humboldt Speedway. With the win, Scott took over the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup points lead. Dayton Sutterby Photo

gustin10000jul22Ryan Gustin added another USMTS crown jewel to his racing resume Saturday night at I-80 as he cashes in on a $10,000 payday in the annual running of the Silver Dollar Nationals. Gustin started third in the 40-lap affair and motored his way to the front on the 12th lap. He led the rest of the way as he picked up his sixth crown jewel victory since September. Todd Boyd Photo

whitwell1500jul15RC Whitwell of Tucson, Ariz., ran down the race-long leader and began to pressure him just past the halfway point of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race Saturday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway. By lap fourteen, the two were trading sliders until Whitwell took over the lead with seventeen laps in and went on to take the victory and a $1,500 payday. With the win, Whitwell clinched the Independence Modified Clash points title worth $1,000. Spirit Eyes Studio Photo

gustin3000jul14Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, took the lead on lap 13 from his fourth starting position and cruised the rest of the way, building up a lead of over three seconds, for a $3,000 USMTS paycheck Friday night at Plymouth Dirt Track. Buck Monson Photo