lee4000aug18Lucas Lee of Paris, Tenn., led the final four laps of the "Take Em Off 40" American Modified Series race Saturday night at Charleston (IL) Speedway and took home the $4,000 top prize. Lee came out on top of an intense three car battle late in the race as the leaders navigated through lapped traffic on the top side dominated track. Josh James Photo

scott3000aug4Stormy Scott took the lead on the 35th lap and went on to score the $3,000 USMTS win Saturday night at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway. Luckily, the race was 40 laps in length, not 41, as Scott's right rear tire blew out while taking the checkered flag. “I've never won a USMTS show here,” Scott said. “I’ve won one local show here, last year, and definitely have been wanting to get a win here. It can't get much better than this.” Mike Musslin Photo

nicely2000jul14Tyler Nicely jumped to the lead at the start of the 30-lap American Modified Series race Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway and would not relinquish the top spot as he led flag-to-flag to pick up the $2,000 win. "This car is spot on," Nicely said. "Can't thank everyone that makes all this possible enough! I can't do it without everyone and a special thanks to my parents for everything!" Josh James Photo

nicely4444jul7Tyler Nicely of Owensboro, Ky., pocketed a $4,444 payday Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway by leading all 44 laps in the Downey Memorial. He bested a field of 66 cars. "Wow is all I can say," Nicely said. "This race is one of my favorites every year and made it real special to have my grandparents with me tonight! I gotta thank my uncle Jason for all the work he put in during the week behind the scenes, my parents for continuing to let me chase my dreams, my crew guys, fans, and all the supporters!"

lyle5000jul1Chad Lyle of Oak Grove, Mo., took the lead on lap 27 and held on to capture the $5,000 Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl Sunday night at Central Missouri Speedway. Joshua Allee Photo

mathews15000jun30Jeff Mathews of Apollo Beach, Fla., cashed in on a $15,000 payday in the Mega 100 American Modified Series race Saturday night at Tyler County Speedway. Mathews grabbed the lead on the 30th lap and held off late-race challenges from his closest pursuers to pick up the win. MRE swept the top two as Lucas Lee finished second. Josh James Photo

conoyer1500jun30Rick Conoyer of St. Peters, Mo., swept the DIRTcar Modified Nationals Saturday night at I-55 Raceway as he was the fastest qualifier, won his heat race, and led all 25 laps in the feature to pick up the $1,500 win. “We ran a few of theses races early on and we faded in features. This new car is awesome and tonight we were just good good good and brought home a checkered flag,” commented Conoyer after the event. Jimmy Dearing Photo

bollinger1500jun25Ray Bollinger started on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap DIRTcar Modified Nationals feature Monday night at Spoon River Speedway and jumped out to an early lead and held on to take the win and a $1,500 payday. “It was a much needed win after the bad luck we’ve had," Bollinger said.

scott2500jun14Stormy Scott took the less popular bottom groove and drove it to victory Thursday night in the opener of the Modified Masters at Cedar Lake Speedway. As he watched everyone around him flying around the top side, Scott stayed loyal to the bottom and took over the lead with two laps to go in the 40-lap race. “I seen the top getting faster and I knew I had to do something so I went down there even lower and all of a sudden it’s like it hit another gear," Scott said. “I just knew if I could be patient and just keep hitting my marks that I would probably get better as the race went on.” Michael Jackson Photo