thornton3000apr20Ricky Thornton Jr. took the lead for the first time on the 45th lap, only to jump the cushion two laps later falling back to second. He regained the top spot for good on lap 48 of the 50-lap main event and cruised the final two laps to register the $3,000 victory Thursday night at Atchison County Raceway. RacinDirt Photo

It was checkers or wreckers for Chase Delrio Saturday night at Greenville Speedway. He was running second on the final lap and drove into turn four, riding the wall, as he slid under the leader and beat him to the finish line in a photo finish to collect the $2,000 top prize in the Rumble on the Gumbo All-Star Modified Series race.

gustin10000mar25Ryan Gustin captured his second King of America crown Saturday night at Humboldt (KS) Speedway. Starting outside of the front row in the 70-lap main event, Gustin led the way for the first eight laps. "The Reaper" kept the leader in sight as he reeled him back in through lapped traffic and regained the top spot on lap 29. He led the rest of the way to collect the $10,000 top prize. “They don’t get no better than a Hughes car, that’s for sure,” Gustin said of his No. 19r Hughes Racing Chassis. “They are the best there is, and I can’t thank Jason (Hughes), Steve (Karver, crew chief) and all the guys back at the shop enough. They’re the ones that make this thing happen.” Buck Monson Photo

thornton2000mar9Ricky Thornton Jr. started on the pole and led every lap Thursday night in the opener of the USMTS Sooner Showdown at Southern Oklahoma Speedway earning the $2,000 top prize. “Things have been really good lately,” Thornton said with a smile in victory lane. Fellow MRE driver Ryan Gustin was second. Debbie Hix Photo

Ricky Thornton Jr. started 12th on the grid Sunday night at Greenville Speedway and took the lead on the 18th lap, building up a seven-second advantage (in seven laps) en route to his second USMTS victory of the season and a $3,000 payday.

make-racing-great-again-back-tnIt's time to get your new anti-crate wear! We are now accepting apparel orders through our website by clicking the store link in the menu. We have two different designed shirts/hoodies in the store along with two different hats. Payments are securely processed through PayPal. The fastest way to check out is with a PayPal account or if you don't have an account you can still order by using your credit card.

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hughes3000feb17Jason Hughes inherited the lead on the fourteenth lap and led the rest of the way Friday night at Shady Oaks Speedway as he took his second checkered flag of the season worth $3,000. “It was a lot of luck tonight,” said Hughes. “The way the track was you had to start up front to get qualified. We were just trying to keep our cars clean and not wreck. It's an educated guess as to what you try at a track. Once you think you know it all, then you're in trouble. You do what you think the car needs and hopefully hit it.” Ryan Gustin followed Hughes in second giving MRE the top two. Carey Akin Photo

thornton2000feb16Starting outside of the second row Thursday night at Shady Oaks Speedway, Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, AZ wasted little time getting to the front as he made it three wide entering the first turn on the opening lap to take the lead and stayed out front the entire 30-lap distance as he scored the $2,000 victory. “I can’t thank Ed Gressel enough for giving me this opportunity. It’s pretty cool to get our first real USMTS victory,” Thornton said. MRE took the top two as Stormy Scott finished second. Carey Akin Photo

hughes3000feb10Two-time defending USMTS national champion Jason Hughes of Watts, OK started 16th Friday night at Cotton Bowl Speedway and worked his way up to third when a caution flew with 20 laps complete. On the restart, Hughes powered to the lead and led the rest of the way to score his first win of the season, worth $3,000. “It’s a lot of work,” Hughes said of his night. “You start out in the back of a heat race and can’t pass, then you got to work your way up through a “B” but we had a really good race car. I’m looking forward to the rest of the year doing this with Ryan (Gustin), and hopefully we can keep going like we are.” Fellow MRE pilot Stormy Scott was second. Carey Akin Photo

gustin2000feb9Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, IA jumped to the lead from his outside front row starting spot and led all 40 laps to pick up the $2,000 top prize in the USMTS season opener Thursday night at Cotton Bowl Speedway. “This thing was good,” Gustin said in victory lane. “We’d take off there and be decent, and then try and back it down so I didn’t hit the concrete.” This was Gustin's first win of the season behind the wheel of a Jason Hughes Racing team car. Carey Akin Photo

thornton1000jan13Ricky Thornton Jr. captured three out of four USRA Wild West Shootout wins and the points championship at Arizona Speedway with his MRE Crate Killer motor. He earned $1,000 for each of his victories.

We are now offering assembled short blocks! We have built a business off helping the do-it-yourselfer and this is one more way we can add to our existing services. Check out the Parts section of our website and click on the MRE Short Blocks link for more information and pricing.

stage2-modified-rotating-assembly-tnRotating assemblies for Stage 1 and 2 Modified, Crate Killer, IMCA Northern/Southern SportMod, and USRA B-Mod have been added to the Parts section. Click on the MRE Rotators & Part Combos link for information and pricing.

valve-cover-kitWhen the rules will not allow full roller rockers and you’re limited to a roller tip only style rocker, it presents many issues with damaging the rockers or causing excessive heat to where it blues and galls the rocker arms to the point of failure. When the rocker is in this state, the engine is losing power from friction by 7-15 HP, let alone getting ready to fail. We have found remedies to this and thought we would offer it to racers who build or work on their own engines.