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Schott to chase USMTS title with Mike Wedelstadt Racing

With their eyes on the $50,000 prize that awaits the USMTS national champion later this year, Mike Wedelstadt Racing is teaming up with dirt modified standout Lucas Schott for an aggressive 2018 campaign on America’s dirt ovals. With Schott behind the wheel, the team plans to compete on the full national tour in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup while also making time for other marquee events including several high-profile IMCA Modified shows. While both Wedelstadt and Schott will find time in the cockpit, Schott will spend his time…

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USMTS Unveils 20th Anniversary 2018 Schedule

Officials from the United States Modified Touring Series unveiled next year’s schedule of events today, highlighted by a record top prize of $50,000 awaiting the 2018 USMTS National Champion. The 20th anniversary season featuring the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing features a points fund of more than $160,000 while the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental has 41 nights of racing penciled in at 39 of America’s most popular dirt ovals. The runner-up in 2018 will pocket $30,000, third place will…

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Gustin puts gold star on near-perfect Featherlite Fall Jamboree weekend

Coming into the final night of the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree Saturday, Ryan Gustin was on top of the Modified racing world. Nothing changed by the end of the night, except for Gustin’s bank account which expanded by $13,000 after winning the main event at the Deer Creek Speedway for the second night in a row. “I was just trying to ride there, man” Gustin said. “Stormy (Scott) was giving me all I wanted. I didn’t want to set any faster pace than that but I didn’t want to…

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Grim ‘Reaper’ gets redemption in Friday Featherlite Fall Jamboree feature

Ryan Gustin was in a grim mood after Thursday night’s main event at the Deer Creek Speedway, but Friday was a chance at redemption and ‘The Reaper’ was confident he could do just that. After an attempt to wrestle the lead away from Cade Dillard one night earlier, Gustin was unable to recover and Dillard drove away for the win while Gustin settled for second place Friday was a different day and a different story for the 26-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa, as he took the lead from Lucas Schott on…

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Dillard wins the battle, Hughes wins the war in Featherlite Fall Jamboree opener

In a repeat of opening night at last year’s Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Cade Dillard won the battle but Jason Hughes won the war. This time, however, Dillard was not under the pressure of having to outrun Hughes for the chance at becoming the USMTS national champion, and Hughes needed no late-race heroics to hang on to his crown. When the night began, Stormy Scott was the only remaining driver within striking distance of Hughes in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. Scott had…

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Entry List: 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree

As of Monday, Sept. 18, the following drivers are pre-entered for the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree: Showing car number, driver’s name, hometown, primary sponsor/chassis manufacturer/engine builder. USMTS/USRA MODIFIEDS 1. 01 Brandon Aggen, Rushmore, Minn., Orv’s Bar/Skyrocket/Sput’s. 2. 4a Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn., A&A Electric & Underground/Rocket/Action. 3. 6t7 Brian Albrecht, Winona, Minn., Hornberg Rock Products/Shaw/Adams. 4. 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., Culver’s/MBCustom/Sput’s. 5. 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Anchors Away/MasterSbilt/Gunslinger. 6. 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., EZ Fabricating/MBCustom/Sput’s. 7. 4b Cory Bruggeman, Stillwater, Minn., Bruggeman Builders/MBCustom/Tim’s. 8. 23b Brett…

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Gustin rocks Plymouth; Ends Vanderbeek’s Badgerland Summer Shootout Sweep

United States Modified Touring Series Press Release: Friday’s United States Modified Touring Series show at the Plymouth Dirt Track put the wraps on the four-day Badgerland Summer Shootout presented by Prestige Custom Cabinetry, and Ryan Gustin’s 84th career USMTS victory ended Zack VanderBeek’s Dairy State dominance. Gustin, who started fourth on the main event grid, chased polesitter Cory Mahder for the first 12 orbits around the 1/3-mile clay oval in Plymouth, Wis., before wrestling the top spot away and cruising the final 28 laps for a $3,000 paycheck. Meanwhile, VanderBeek…

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From the porch to the pole, Angst to set pace for Modified Masters finale

Qualifying heat races began shortly after 7:30 Friday night for the Modified Masters at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Earlier in the day, Josh Angst was wrestling with the thought of not attending, but made the decision to head toward New Richmond, Wis. Good call. The 28-year-old from Winona, Minn., set the tone during the first race of the night. After racing into second on the opening lap, Angst shadowed polesitter Steve Wetzstein for the next ten laps but could never find a way underneath. As the lead duo took the…

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Dillard tames Salina Speedway for 18th career USMTS victory

Cade Dillard’s most important and only pass of the night Thursday was getting around polesitter R.C. Whitwell on the opening lap. From there, he led the final 39 laps en route to his 18th career USMTS victory in the series’ first-ever visit to the Salina Speedway. Following five fantastic heat races and two rockin’ Real Racing Wheels “B” Mains, a field of 26 cars and drivers assembled for a 40-lap main event that saw Dillard fend off the early challenges of Whitwell and a late surge by Stormy Scott. “I…

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Cade Dillard Captures Deer Creek Speedway USMTS Modified Event

USMTS Modified Press Release: Cade Dillard put the sour taste of Friday night’s late-race collapse in the rear view mirror Saturday night with the sweet taste of victory at the Deer Creek Speedway. Dillard, who passed Josh Angst at the halfway point of the 40-lap main event, led the final 21 laps to score his seventh Casey’s USMTS National Tour victory of the season and first in the RHRSwag.com Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment. “We’ve been struggling here of late and we thought we had a pretty good…

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