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bronson2000oct1Kyle Bronson of Brandon, FL took the lead on the 36th lap and went on to score the $2,000 victory in the 50-lap Miller Memorial Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Bronson swept the night as he was also victorious in the Late Model main event. Mike Horne Photo

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