Congratulation to Ryan Gustin for his 84th career USMTS win at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Hypercoils coil-over springs!
Gustin rocks Plymouth, thwarts VanderBeek sweep of USMTS Badgerland Summer Shootout
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 was unable to overcome a deep draw in his heat race and rolled off from the outside of the sixth row for the start of the Casey’s General Stores “A” Main.
VanderBeek, who won the previous three nights during the Eastern Wisconsin swing and the last four features in the RHRSwag.com USMTS Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment, broke into the top five by the eighth lap and got by Mahder on lap 14 for second place.
But even with a couple of cautions over the final 26 laps to keep ‘The Reaper’ in his crosshairs, VanderBeek was unable to match Gustin’s speed and had to settle for the runner-up honors behind the 26-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa.
Gustin took the checkered flag with a three-second cushion over VanderBeek while Cade Dillard netted his third third-place finish in four nights.
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Eventual winner Ryan Gustin (19r) holds off Zack VanderBeek (33z) during a restart.