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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

bollinger2564may27Ray Bollinger of Kewanee, Ill., started fifth in the 40-lap Gary Cook Jr. Memorial Sunday night at Spoon River Speedway but was sent to the rear of the 20-car field on the third lap. He didn't stay in the back long however as he mounted a furious charge to the front, and by lap 30 he was in fourth place. Using lapped traffic to his advantage, Bollinger took the lead on lap 35 and went on to score the $2,564 win.

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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