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gustin10000jul22Ryan Gustin added another USMTS crown jewel to his racing resume Saturday night at I-80 as he cashes in on a $10,000 payday in the annual running of the Silver Dollar Nationals. Gustin started third in the 40-lap affair and motored his way to the front on the 12th lap. He led the rest of the way as he picked up his sixth crown jewel victory since September. Todd Boyd Photo

whitwell1500jul15RC Whitwell of Tucson, Ariz., ran down the race-long leader and began to pressure him just past the halfway point of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race Saturday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway. By lap fourteen, the two were trading sliders until Whitwell took over the lead with seventeen laps in and went on to take the victory and a $1,500 payday. With the win, Whitwell clinched the Independence Modified Clash points title worth $1,000. Spirit Eyes Studio Photo

gustin3000jul14Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, took the lead on lap 13 from his fourth starting position and cruised the rest of the way, building up a lead of over three seconds, for a $3,000 USMTS paycheck Friday night at Plymouth Dirt Track. Buck Monson Photo

bollinger1500jul2Ray Bollinger of Kewanee, Ill., picked up his third DIRTcar Modified Nationals victory of the season and 15th feature win overall Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway. The UMP Modified national points leader started on the pole of the $1,500 to win, 30-lap feature and pulled away to an over three-second advantage at the checkers.

babb10000jun24Shannon Babb surged into the lead on the opening lap from his second row starting spot and stayed out front the entire 50-lap distance to capture the $10,000 UMP Summer Nationals victory Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway. “It was a nice drive,” said Babb. “I figured I had it set up for the middle. They went out and tickled the track a little bit, or watered it anyhow … did like their normal preparation and I’m never really good at stoppin’ and goin’ on the bottom so I just went right through the momentum in the middle and it just stuck really good.” Jim DenHamer Photo

whitwell2000jun23RC Whitwell rolled to a flag-to-flag victory in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified Classic Friday night at Humboldt Speedway as he pocketed a $2,000 payday.

gustin50000jun18Ryan Gustin dominated The Masters main event Sunday afternoon at Cedar Lake Speedway, as he cashes in on a $50,000 payday! Gustin led all 70 laps in the USMTS crown jewel event. “Man, this car was sure awesome," Gustin said as he collected his biggest paycheck of his career. “To be able to drive for a guy like Jason Hughes is unbelievable. Growing up watching him race he was one of my heroes. I can never thank him enough for everything he’s done for me.” Tyler Rinken Photo

babb5000jun18Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL grabbed the lead at the start of the 30-lap UMP Summer Nationals feature Sunday night at Daugherty Speedway, and kept his MRE powered mount out front the entire distance as he scored his first victory in the month-long tour.

whitwell3000jun6RC Whitwell of Tucson, AZ scored his first career USMTS victory Tuesday night at Caney Valley (KS) Speedway. Whitwell started third in the 40-lap main event and took over the lead for good on the tenth lap and led the rest of the way as he picked up the $3,000 top prize. “This has been a dream of mine for most of my life,” Whitwell said. “I’ve looked up to the guys who have raced this series over the years, and it feels great to get that first win.” Todd Boyd Photo