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Zack victorious in Dirt Nationals finale at Elko Speedway

Zack victorious in Dirt Nationals finale at Elko Speedway

ELKO, Minn. – The mud-slinging Modifieds of the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour returned to the Elko Speedway Saturday night for the second night of the inaugural Dirt Nationals. A packed house was in attendance to witness the final night of the one-of-a-kind four-day event on the clay-covered asphalt oval.

DandyLand Farms Rookie of the Year contenders Chase Junghans and Jacob Dahle drew front row starting spots for the 40-lap Sunoco “A” Main, but it was 2004 top rookie Zack VanderBeek taking home the winner's trophy at the end of the race.

Making just his fifth career USMTS main event start, Junghans jumped ahead of Dahle at the drop of the green flag, but slid high entering the first turn. Dahle and defending USMTS National Champion Tim Donlinger made it three wide underneath Junghans, who ran out of room and smacked the turn 2 outside wall.

The complete restart saw Dahle setting the pace with VanderBeek moving from his third starting spot to the outside of the front row. "The Z-Man" got the advantage on the start with Ryan Gustin following into second place ahead of Dahle.

Just one more caution on lap 9 slowed the pace, but VanderBeek was able to hang on to the lead and paced Gustin and Donlinger for the remainder of the contest to capture his third USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour victory of the season. The win was worth $3,000 to the driver of the #33z Skyrocket.

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