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The Master List: America’s masters of dirt modified racing headed to Cedar Lake

The Master List: America’s masters of dirt modified racing headed to Cedar Lake

The following drivers have pre-entered for the inaugural Modified Masters at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond Wis., Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17:

Showing car number, driver’s name, hometown and Chassis/engine

2 – Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis., MBCustoms/ProPower
2X – Brad Gerdes, Villard, Minn., SSR/Sput’s
48 – Brent Dutenhoffer, Watertown, S.D., Lethal/Sput’s
33Z – Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Sput’s
1M – Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis., LG2/Sput’s
75 – Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham
51 – Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., GRT/Tomcat
04JR – Adam Ayotte, St. Paul, Minn., Shaw/Mullins
20 – Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., MBCustoms/Adams
12 – Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis., BeakBuilt/Adams
18 – Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., MBCustoms/Sput’s
21 – Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Sput’s
07 – Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., MBCustoms/Troy’s
4B – Cory Bruggeman, Stillwater, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim’s
05 – Jake Hartung, Elmwood, Wis., SSR/Scott’s
89X – TBA, MBCustoms/Mullins
32 – Shawn Peterson, Alexandria, Minn., MasterSbilt/Sput’s
29D – Brad Dierks, Clarence, Iowa, MasterSbilt/Sperry
91 – Craig Thatcher, Knapp, Wis., GRT/TriStar
97 – Cade Dillard, Robeline, La., MBCustoms/ASI
49JR – Jake Timm, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Sput’s
69 – Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Sput’s
V2 – Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim’s
19SB – Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman
2 – Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas, MBCustoms/PTS
18Z – Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., DeVilbiss/DeVilbiss
7 – Tyler Townsend, Longview, Texas, MBCustoms/PTS
8 – Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C., Longhorn/VED
91 – Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Hatfield
91 – Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo., MBCustoms/ChevPerf
4w – Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Mullins
96 – R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., MBCustoms/Mullins
G3 – Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M., LG2/ProPower
2S – Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., GRT/Mullins
1ST – Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., GRT/Durham
60 – Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn., Millennium/Ebert
20RT – Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., Shaw/Mullins
12 – Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins
19R – Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins
14W – Clayton Wagamon, Blaine, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon
5K – Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., Razor/ChevPerf
1S – Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/Dakota
23 – Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway
20T – Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins
10 – Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D., GRT/Durham
20 – Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield
4M – Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, Texas, Rocket/Wells
05 – Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis., MBCustoms/ChevPerf
05X – A.J. Diemel, Elk Mound, Wis., MBCustoms/ChevPerf
85 – Thomas Tillison Jr., Wellston, Okla., Hughes/Geddes
81 – Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., Jet/Speedway
30 – Pat Doar, New Richmond, Wis., Rocket/Baxter’s
44 – Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim’s
1G – Pat Graham, Ames, Iowa, Victory/Karl
4R – Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., LG2/Cornett
37 – Kelly Estey, Hibbing, Minn., SSR/Tim’s
42 – Paul Niznik, Medford, Wis., Rocket/Niznik
R1 – Jay Richardson, Spring Valley, Wis., SSR/MAS
33F – Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo., Hughes/Mullins
22T – Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls, Wis., GRT/Baxter’s
90 – Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn., Skyrocket/Sput’s
55 – Cory Mahder, Eau Claire, Wis., MBCustoms/PowerLine
44 – Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/ChevPerf
24 – Brad Waits, Zumbrota, Minn., Hughes/Sput’s
7 – Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn., Lethal/Adams
37X – Skeeter Estey, Kelly Lake, Minn., SSR/Tim’s

The largest purse in the history of the USMTS happens this week at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the inaugural Modified Masters. Known for hosting a number of national marquee events, this is the first time in track history they will pay out $50,000 to win a Modified event.

Officials from the Cedar Lake Speedway and United States Modified Touring Series announced the change to the track’s annual Masters late last year with an event that will produce the biggest winner’s check in the history of the USMTS.

It all begins Thursday, June 15, with a $3,000-to-win USMTS Northern Region event. Friday, June 16, is qualifying night for the Modified Masters with each competitor running two 12-lap heat races with starting positions and drivers mixed. Last chance races and alphabet soup features on Saturday will lead up to the 70-lap, $50,000-to-win finale.

Points will be combined for the two heat races with the top 12 drivers locked into Saturday’s championship race. The next 12 in points (13th-24th) will be locked into Saturday’s “B” Main, the next 12 into the “C” Main and the remainder will run in “Last Chance” races on Saturday.

Saturday’s Modified Masters main event payout: 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $6000, 5. $5000, 6. $4000, 7. $3500, 8. $3250, 9. $3000, 10. $2800, 11. $2650, 12. $2500, 13. $2400, 14. $2300, 15. $2200, 16. $2100, 17. $2075, 18. $2050, 19. $2040, 20. $2030, 21. $2025, 22. $2020, 23. $2015, 24. $2010, 25. $2005, 26. $2000.

Drivers not advancing out of the “B” Main are guaranteed a minimum of $500 to start. Drivers not advancing out of the “C” Main will get no less than $350 with a minimum of $200 for all non-qualifiers in the Last Chance Races.

TICKETS: Thursday – $25 Adults, $12 Students, $35 Pits; Friday – $30 Adults, $12 Students, $35 Pits; Saturday – $35 Adults, $15 Students, $45 Pits. All Weekend grandstands open at 5:00, hot laps at 6:30 with racing at 7:00. Advanced tickets and camping reservations are available by calling (612) 363-0479.

Join us after the races on Thursday and Friday in the arena for the post-race party, Apple River tubing, golf, shopping and lawnmower racing. Breakfast will be served Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 11:00.

Additional information about the event can be found at and USMTS news and information is available at their online home at

If you are unable to attend, RacinDirt will have the entire production live on This will be an explosive broadcast with a multi-camera production, a dedicated host, pre- and post-race interviews, FK Rod Ends Instant Replay and other video elements mixed in as time allows.

The Cedar Lake Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 1.0 mile east of SR 35 on SR 64, then 4.2 miles north on CR C to CR CC, then left 1.8 miles. For more information, call (612) 363-0479 or (715) 248-7119 or check out online.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit online or call 515–832–7944. You can also like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at and Instagram at or subscribe to our YouTube channel at Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at

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