gustin3000aug21Ryan Gustin took the lead on the second lap of the main event Sunday night at 81 Speedway and led the remaining 40 laps as he captured his sixth United States Modified Touring Series victory of 2016 and a $3,000 payday. Fellow MRE pilot Jason Hughes finished second and extended his USMTS Cup points lead to 55.

hughesCurrent Hunt for the USMTS Cup points leader Jason Hughes grabbed the lead on lap 21 and led the rest of the way as he picked up the $3,000 top prize Saturday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway, besting 63 other Modified competitors. John Lee Photo

funk1000aug19Andrew Funk of Dwight, IL bested 42 other Street Stock competitors Friday night at Farmer City Raceway as he picked up his 24th feature win of the season in the $1,000 to win What Up Dog 40. Double J Photo

hughes3000aug13Jason Hughes claimed his first win in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup and padded his points lead Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway. He started seventh in the 42-lap main event and took the lead on lap 31 and led the rest of the way as he picked up the $3,000 victory, his 11th USMTS win of the season. Tony Radzwon Photo

kissinger5000jul30Levi Kissinger of Mt. Vernon, IN bested a stout field of 56 Modifieds to cash in on a $5,000 payday at the Fairbury (IL) Speedway Saturday. Kissinger started the 40-lap Modified Nationals feature in third and stayed close to fellow Mullins pilots Jeff Leka and Brent Mullins the first half of the race before taking over the top spot and pulling away to a 2.7 second win. MRE was well represented with MRE drivers taking four out of the top five and seven of the top ten with Jeff Leka third, Tyler Nicely fourth, Brent Mullins fifth, Matt Cooper sixth, Chad Kinder eighth, and Ray Bollinger tenth. MRE swept the heat races as Leka, Kissinger, Mullins, Nicely, Cory Daugherty, and Bollinger all won their respective heats. MRE also swept the two qualifying groups as Leka and Nicely set the quickest time in each group. Rocky Ragusa Photo

hughes3000jul16Jason Hughes led all 42 laps picking up his tenth USMTS victory Saturday night at I-35 (MO) Speedway and a $3,000 payday. “I was having a little trouble in lapped traffic, but it got kind of fun there trying to get by the lapped cars too before that caution,” Hughes said. “Then I saw somebody dive in on me on that last restart, but I knew if I hit that top and stayed there they probably couldn't clear me.” Lisa Burlington Photo

hawkins4000jul7Using a late race pass, Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV grabbed the Renegades of Dirt Mega 100 opening night win as part of a three-night event at the Tyler County (WV) Speedway. Hawkins earned $4,000 for his ninth feature win of the season.

hughes5000jul3With the United States Modified Touring Series having the week off, Jason Hughes continued his winning ways Sunday night as he bested a field of 52 Modifieds to take the $5,000 Doug Murphrey Memorial at Ark-La-Tex (LA) Speedway for his tenth victory of the season. Hughes also earned a $500 bonus for being the night's top qualifier. Scott Burson Photo