HUMBOLDT, Kan. — 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 will be seeking his third King of America crown from the pole while last year’s USMTS Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year, Jake O’Neil, will take the green flag from the outside of the front row.
Rodney Sanders and Kyle Strickler will fill row two. Ricky Thornton Jr. will start from the third row along with Jason Hughes.
Row four will see Dereck Ramirez and Zack VanderBeek while the fifth row has Hunter Marriott on the inside of defending race winner Lucas Schott. The final two drivers to get locked in to Saturday’s 75-lap finale at Travis Saurer and Brady Gerdes.
Tyler Wolff and Kelly Estey will lead the 24-car “B” Main field to the green flag.
USMTS competitors will be seeking a $12,000 top prize while the B-Mods will battle for $8,500 to win Saturday’s Battle at The Bullring V main event.