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thornton1500sep29Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., picked up his first career USMTS win Thursday night in the inaugural “Deuces Wild” event at Lakeside Speedway. Thornton took the lead on the sixth lap and built up a ten-car-length lead with four laps to go as he fended off a late charge to take the $1,500 payday by a nose. Ivan Veldhuizen Photo

weder10000sep24Tommy Weder Jr. of Woodward, Okla., captured his biggest career win Saturday night in the annual running of the Fall Jamboree, a USMTS crown jewel event. Taking the lead on the 16th lap, Weder built up more than a straightaway lead before a caution would fly with 13 laps to go in the 42-lap race. He was able to hold off fellow MRE pilot Ricky Thornton Jr. to cash in on a $10,000 payday. “This is kind of like the World 100 for late models as far as modified guys are concerned," Weder said. "This is as top-notch as it gets and it’s going to be pretty cool to get my name on a pretty short list of people.”

gustin40000sep10Ryan Gustin cashed in on a $40,000 payday Sunday morning at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. Gustin started on the pole by virtue of his Thursday night qualifying feature win. He took control of the race after a competition caution on the 30th lap, and held off Scott Bloomquist the final ten laps to secure the win. “You see a guy like that under you, you better not mess up,” said Gustin in victory lane. Buck Monson Photo

hughes3000sep1Jason Hughes collected his third Hunt for the USMTS Cup win Thursday night at Fairmont (MN) Raceway. Taking the lead on the second lap, Hughes led the rest of the way as he picked up his 14th feature win of the season worth $3,000 and extended his points lead in pursuit of his second consecutive USMTS crown. Nate Ober Photo

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