Gustin, Marriott carry Casey’s Crew flag for 2019 USMTS ‘Hunt’
For a twelfth consecutive year, Casey’s General Stores and the United States Modified Touring Series are continuing their partnership with USMTS competitors and some of the popular brands you can find in more than 2,100 Casey’s locations (and counting) across America.
This season’s Casey’s Crew is comprised of two of the hottest dirt modified drivers on the planet. Two-time USMTS National Champion Ryan Gustin will carry sponsorship from Spike Hardcore Energy while Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year points leader Hunter Marriott will sport the Snickers livery on his mount.
Gustin won back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011, and the 28-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa, is currently one win away from becoming the third driver in USMTS history to attain 100 main event victories.
‘The Reaper’ sits third in the Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit points standings and will be piloting the No. 19R Spike Hardcore Energy sponsored Hughes Chassis powered by Tri Star Engines.
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Marriott, 27, is an accomplished racer in his own right and has enjoyed great success during his first full season of competing against the Best of the Best. Hailing from Brookings, Mo., he is ranked fourth in the Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit and has earned two wins during the 2019 campaign.
‘The Hustler’ will be piloting the Snickers-sponsored No. 62 Rage Chassis powered by Kevin Stoa Engineering.
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A first in motorsports, the unique partnership between Casey’s General Stores and the USMTS directly benefits competitors through sponsorship of their teams. In addition to financial support from each sponsor, both Casey’s Crew teams will utilize a custom driver suit from K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports—the Official Suit of the USMTS—and each machine will be colorful and professionally detailed with wraps by Forty9 Designs and Five1seven Designs.
Drivers in the Casey’s Crew are selected based on several criteria including, but not limited to, accomplishments both inside and outside of the cockpit, popularity among both fans and fellow competitors and the ability to represent themselves, Casey's General Stores, the USMTS and their participating brands in a positive manner.
Be sure to stop by Casey’s General Store before and after the races for all your supplies and needs. And don’t forget to pick up $2-off general admission coupons which are available on most race days during the Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship.
Casey's General Stores, Inc. is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states in the Midwest and the South. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.
To learn more about Casey’s General Stores or to find the location nearest you, visit them online at caseys.com.
Fans can meet the drivers for the following shows at local Casey’s General Stores locations during ‘The Hunt’ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on race day:
Aug. 2 – Humboldt Speedway: Hunter Marriott at 712 E. Madison Ave. in Iola, Kan.
Aug. 3 – Lucas Oil Speedway: Ryan Gustin at 310 E. Hwy. 54 in Wheatland, Mo.
Aug. 4 – Monett Motor Speedway: Hunter Marriott at 728 U.S. Hwy. 60 W in Monett, Mo.
Aug. 10 – Ogilvie Raceway: Hunter Marriott at 400 W. Hwy. 23 in Ogilvie, Minn.
Aug. 14 – I-35 Speedway: Hunter Marriott at 405 Grand Ave. in Cameron, Mo.
Aug. 16 – Lake Ozark Speedway: Ryan Gustin at 224 W. 4th St. in Eldon, Mo.
Aug. 22 – Hamilton County Speedway: Ryan Gustin at 700 Superior St. in Webster City, Iowa.
Aug. 23 – Rapid Speedway: Hunter Marriott at 709 1st Ave. in Rock Rapids, Iowa.
Aug. 24 – Nobles County Speedway: Ryan Gustin at 1704 Oxford in Worthington, Minn.
Aug. 31 – Deer Creek Speedway: Hunter Marriott at 735 N. Broadway Ave. in Spring Valley, Minn.
Sept. 1 – Fayette County Speedway: Ryan Gustin at 102 E. Bradford in West Union, Iowa.
On Sept. 21 during the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., both Gustin and Marriott will be at the USMTS souvenir trailer at 4 p.m.
The season’s fourth regional series begins Aug. 1 at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., and wraps up Sept. 21 on the third day of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.
Casey’s General Stores Hunt for the USMTS National Championship:
Aug. 1 – 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan.
Aug. 2 – Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan.
Aug. 3 – Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo.
Aug. 4 – Monett Motor Speedway, Monett, Mo.
Aug. 9 – I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls, Minn.
Aug. 10 – Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn.
Aug. 11 – Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa
Aug. 14 – I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo.
Aug. 15 – Salina Speedway, Salina, Kan.
Aug. 16 – Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, Mo.
Aug. 17 – Salina Highbanks, Pryor Creek, Okla.
Aug. 22 – Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa
Aug. 23 – Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa
Aug. 24 – Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn.
Aug. 25 – Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D.
Aug. 30 – Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis.
Aug. 31 – Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Sept. 1 – Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa
Sept. 19-21 – Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
After ‘The Hunt’ it will be more than a full month before we know who will emerge as the 2019 USMTS National Champion. The final national points race happens during the 2nd Annual Summit USMTS Southern Nationals at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. This will also be the final points race in the Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series.
One final blockbuster remains with a special two-day, non-points event on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, back at the 81 Speedway just outside of Wichita. Friday will be the 3rd Annual Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown with a $3,000-to-win feature race, followed by the final crown jewel and season finale as the track hosts the 4th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial with a $10,000 top prize up for grabs on Saturday, Nov. 16—one day before Grant’s birthday.
To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.
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