Ryan Gustin Doubles Down In Texas

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Ryan Gustin in victory lane.
Ryan Gustin in victory lane. (USMTS photo)

GREENVILLE, Texas — When Ryan Gustin won the USMTS feature Sunday night at the Creek County Speedway, it snapped a winless streak that lasted for more than a year.

He barely had time to let his engine cool down before scoring his next one Tuesday night at the Superbowl Speedway.

Just three of the eight previously scheduled USMTS shows at the three-eighths-mile clay oval in Greenville, Texas, escaped Mother Nature’s wrath, and this year the competition was unable to evade “The Reaper.”

From the outside of the front row, Max Eddie Thomas did everything he needed to do in order to make the 20-minute drive from Quinlan to Greenville pay off with a $2,500 check.

He led the first 19 laps before Gustin shot past just before the halfway point.

From there, Gustin held off a late charge by tenth-starting Jake O’Neil, who followed Gustin to the checkered flag 48 hours earlier too.

It was Gustin’s 96th career USMTS victory.

USMT national points leader Rodney Sanders came from eighth on the starting grid to claim the third spot with a last-lap pass of Cade Dillard.

The finish:

Ryan Gustin, Jake O’Neil, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Terry Phillips, Max Eddie Thomas, Bo Day, Adam Kates, Clyde Dunn Jr., Hunter Marriott, Tyler Wolff, Joe Duvall, Kale Westover, Carlos Ahumada Jr., William Gould, Wendall Bolden, Josh Landers, Kenneth Densman, Jason Sartain, Dereck Ramirez, John Webb, Lance Mari, Carlos Ahumada Sr., Jason Webb.