Congratulations to Ryan Gustin for his USMTS win in Mason City on Hypercoils coil-over springs!
Gustin doubles down in Mason City
MASON CITY, Iowa (Aug. 13)–Two-time USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin had been absent from the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup since last Friday due to a rather nasty case of cellulitis in his foot and ankle, but his performance Sunday night at the Mason City Motor Speedway suggests he’s feeling much better.
In addition to the pain and skin irritation, antibiotics he was taking made him very sick and he was forced to sit out three events this week, likely dashing any hope of capturing a third USMTS title.
If Gustin wasn’t at full speed Sunday night, it certainly didn’t show.
The 26-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa, was unstoppable the entire night as he rolled to two feature wins and a healthy $7,500 payday for a hard day’s work.
The Diamond Jo Casino Double Down 30s featured a full program of qualifying heats and main events for the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, followed by the final feature race in the RHRSwag.com Northern Region which was postponed by rain on June 11.
Starting on the front row next to his teammate and car owner, Jason Hughes, Gustin took command of the first feature race and held on through five cautions to score a $3,000 victory plus the Rancho Milagro Bonus Bucks worth $1,500.
Points leader Stormy Scott came from ninth to finish second in front of Hughes with Travis Saurer and R.C. Whitwell grabbing the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
Cade Dillard, 16th-starting and KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award winner Curt Myers, Dereck Ramirez, J.D. Auringer and Cory Crapser rounded out the top 10.
In the make-up feature which had three of the 30 laps completed two months ago, Hughes resumed racing as the leader and paced the first five laps Sunday before Gustin blew by and drove away in the caution-free affair to secure his second $3,000 prize of the night.
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