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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

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