Humboldt, KS — Ricky Thornton Jr. wrestled the lead away from Kyle Strickler on lap 19 and proceeded to thrive and survive for the final 31 laps to earn a $12,000 payday and claim the crown of dirt modified racing’s King of America.   Rain throughout the early morning hours created havoc for crews at […]

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HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 22)–After two nights of incredible heart-stopping USMTS qualifying races at the Humboldt Speedway on Thursday and Friday, the fields are set for Saturday’s main events at the King of America IX Modified Nationals powered by Summit Racing Equipment.   And with two nights of solid performances, two-time USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin […]

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It almost felt like summer this past weekend for short track racing fans.  Although some areas of the country are still covered in snow, racing was taking place on dirt and pavement in many different regions.   To get you caught up on the stories that took place this past weekend throughout the country, Speed51.com presents […]

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Humboldt, Kan. –Lucas Schott delivered the most dominating performance to date at the King of America VIII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Saturday night, leading all 75 laps of the main event against a star-studded field at the Humboldt Speedway.   “This car was just flawless all weekend,” the 21-year-old from of […]

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Humboldt, KS – In the 36 previous USMTS feature races he competed in at the Humboldt Speedway since 2006, Zack VanderBeek had never been the first to see the checkered flag. But Saturday night, during one of the biggest and most prestigious dirt modified races on the planet, the 31-year-old from New Sharon, Iowa, excited the […]

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