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langan1000may19Andrew Langan of Eugene, Ore., led the 50-lap Iron Giant Street Stock Series race from start to finish Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway as he earned the $1,000 victory.

scott4050may6Stormy Scott took the lead with 12 laps to go Sunday night at Creek County Speedway and held on to pocket the $4,050 first place prize in the caution-free USMTS Clash at The Creek. “I was concentrating more than anything,” Scott said of the non-stop affair around the tight quarter-mile bullring. “It just seemed like once we got to lapped cars we never got out of them, so it made it pretty interesting. More than anything you had to be patient—super, super patient.” Lonnie Wheatley Photo

scott3000apr20Stormy Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., returned to his home track on Friday night and led the final 35 of the 40-lap USMTS Short Track Shootout as he picked up his third feature win of the season and a $3,000 payday. James Adams Photo

scott3000mar10Taking the lead with six laps remaining, Stormy Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., picked up his first USMTS victory of the season Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park. RacinDirt Photo

ump engine builder of year 10xThanks to all our UMP DIRTcar drivers and teams who helped us win our tenth Engine Builder of the Year award in 2017!

MRE added "enhancing" to the 604 crate engine for IMCA racers in 2017. We did not realize how big of a deal this was going to be at the time. When adding this new product, we were getting more calls asking if we do the 602 as well. So over the course of the racing season, we have developed a 602 program for IMCA racers. Our goal for either engine was to take a racer’s current used up crate engine, freshen it, then enhance it to whatever level the racers budget or local tracks' tech would allow them to do.

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complete-system-modelWe get fuel system questions all of the time. When it comes to open racing, we prefer a belt drive pump. The engines make so much power anymore it’s hard for a mechanical pump to keep up with it. For example, when the mechanical pump is working 100%, it can barely keep up with the demands of today’s engines. So, when a small percentage of the pump goes away, it will start leaning the engine out, potentially causing major problems. The system we have available has worked really well for our personal race team and others who have installed it on their own cars.

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melling-shark-toothWe have a high volume of calls from different racers and engine builders wondering what oil systems we're using. We are putting this on our site to give people the opportunity to buy exactly what we're using. Our first kit is the Melling Shark Tooth system. With the changes Melling has made with the gear system it has cured all the issues we had in the past with breaking drives and pump gears. The smooth transition on the gas to off the gas has made this pump very reliable.

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The MRE version of the concept engine is available for USMTS/USRA racers. We get the question all the time if it's an advantage or disadvantage. We feel like it's both. If you're racing on primarily slick or smaller race tracks, we feel it has advantages. One is just the fact that the engine is less responsive due to the flat tappet cam, it's almost like it has a built-in restrictor plate. On a slicker surface this will have drivability advantages. Then on top of that the rules allow the car to have a one inch taller spoiler. From wind tunnel testing adding one inch on top of the deck is not near the advantage that adding a one inch spoiler to an existing five inch would be.

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mathews12000nov18Jeff Mathews of Apollo Beach, Fla., started outside of the front row in the 50-lap Reutimann Memorial Saturday night at Bubba (FL) Raceway Park and proceeded to lead all but two laps as he cashed in on a $12,000 payday. Photo by Trace

Jeff Mathews started on the tail of the Modified portion of the National 100 Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway but didn't stay there long as he charged to the front to take the $2,000 victory.