SOMERSET, Wis. – June 17, 2011 – Ryan Gustin raced to victory on the second night of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway.
Gustin, of Marshalltown, Iowa, climbed from his sixth place starting position and held off a charge from Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, to claim the $2,000 checkered flag on the opening night of the Cedar Lake doubleheader. Sanders held on to claim the runner-up spot ahead of Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla.
Heat race winners were Jason Miller of Osceola, Minn., Brandon Beckendorf Danube, Minn., Jason Grimes of Jamestown, N.D., Gustin, Mike Steensma of Luverne, Minn., and Sanders.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to Cedar Lake Speedway Saturday night with $3,000 on the line to the winner.
The inaugural tour then heads back south with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour on Monday to LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway as it gains speed, eventually winding up July 16 at Oakshade Speedway in Wauseon, Ohio, where the overall champion will be crowned.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Cedar Lake (Wis.) Speedway; June 17, 2011
A-Main Finish (30-Laps/Position Started (Car) Driver Hometown): 1. (6) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa ($2100), 2. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, 3. (13) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., 4. (12) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, 5. (11) 2c Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn., 6. (7) 10 Mike Steensma, Luverne, Minn., 7. (14) v2 Joey Jensen, Forest Lake, Minn., 8. (1) 7K Jason Krohn, Slayton, Minn., 9. (8) 91 Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis., 10. (9) 31 Corey Dripps, Waterloo, Iowa, 11. (20) ioU1 Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn., 12. (4) 12M Jason Miller, Osceola, Wis., 13. (16) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn. 14. (3) 99 Jason Grimes, Jamestown, N.D., 15. (15) 97 Ron Schreiner, Hudson, Wis., 16. (27) 3 Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 17. (25) 7 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 18. (17) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M., 19. (22) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., 20. (5) 5 Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 21. (28) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 22. (26) 12 Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis., 23. (23) 49X Jay Poidinger, Somerset, Wis., 24. (21) 26 Bob Gierke, Westport, Minn., 25. (19) 18 Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., 26. (24) 31t Trent Follmer, Prinston, Minn., 27. (18) 66 Dan Bohr, Decorah, Iowa, 28. (10) 8 Colt Mather, Webster, Iowa.
|June 15||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||PPD/July 12|
|June 16||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Ken Schrader (39)|
|June 17||Cedar Lake Speedway||Cedar Lake, Wis.||Ryan Gustin (52)|
|June 18||Cedar Lake Speedway||Cedar Lake, Wis.|
|June 20||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.|
|June 21||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.|
|June 22||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.|
|June 23||Fayette County Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.|
|June 24||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, Ill.|
|June 25||Fairbury American Legion Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.|
|June 26||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, Mich.|
|June 28||Lincoln Park Speedway||Putnamville, Ind.|
|June 29||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.|
|June 30||Clay Hill Motorsports Park||Atwood, Tenn.|
|July 1||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, Ky.|
|July 2||I-55 Raceway||Pevely, Mo.|
|July 3||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.|
|July 6||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.|
|July 7||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.|
|July 8||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.|
|July 9||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, Tenn.|
|July 10||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.|
|July 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.|
|July 15||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio|
|July 16||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio|
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Summit Racing Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tires, GM Performance Parts, University of Northwestern Ohio, Aero Race Wheels, ASI Racewear, Auto Meter, Bell Helmets, Beyea Custom Headers, Bilstein Shocks, Fast Shafts, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Vicci, Chizmark Larson Insurance, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignition, QA1 Motorsports, Quarter Master, R2C Performance Intake Systems, RacingJunk.com, Willy’s Carburetor & Dyno Shop, VP Racing Fuels.