SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: DUSTIN THULIN

POSTED ON June 24th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, News

Topekan Dustin Thulin has been a factor throughout his six-year career in Heartland Park Topeka’s Saturday Showdown dirt track series, but Thulin is still looking for his first championship, with last year’s third-place finish in the B Modified class his highest ever.

But if Thulin can continue the hot pace he’s set thus far in 2014 his first title could be in his future.

Thulin has won the past two weeks in the No. 45 and has three wins on the year while building a 73-point lead over Brian Murphy in the B Mod standings.

“It’s been pretty good the last few weeks,” Thulin said. “We’re kind of starting to hit our stride we feel like anyway.”

Some drivers like to avoid championship talk but Thulin admits that winning a title is one of his primary goals.

“It’s been a goal for a couple of years now,” he said. “We haven’t always been able to commit 100 percent as far as being there every week, but we’ve kind of chased it a couple of years now and it’s definitely a goal. It’s 100 percent the goal.”

 With the season right at the halfway point, Thulin’s key to holding on to the points lead will be consistency while also getting to victory lane whenever the opportunity presents itself.

“(Consistency’s) probably not been my strongest point,” Thulin said. “I’ve always been kind of a guy that’s going to go for the win at all costs. In year’s past that has probably hindered me as far as winning the championship.

“But right now, with it being as early as it is, I’m focused on winning but obviously finishing is the biggest goal and making sure you get to the end.”

And Thulin knows that there are plenty of competitors in the B Mod class capable of making a run at the title he so badly wants to win.

“It’s a real strong class,” Thulin said. “Generally you have at least two or three former champions running against you every night in that class.

“You’ve got some guys who come and go and there’s a couple that people may not know their name as well but they’re real strong. It’s always a fun battle for us.”

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Mullens Takes Home Win During First Trip To HPT!

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, News

Topeka, KS – Tanner Mullens continued his hot streak on the week at Heartland Park Topeka Saturday night. Mullens, fresh off 2 top 10 finishes with the USMTS, picked up a win Friday night and followed it up Saturday night by winning the USRA Modified Feature. It was Mullens first trip to HPT this season. Dustin Thulin rolled from the pole position and wired the field in the USRA B Mods in-route to winning his 3rd feature of the season. Jim Powell Jr. had an awesome battle at the front of the pack and would hold on for his 4th win of the season in the USRA Stock Cars. Randy Kohn is having a banner year in the Pure Stocks, Saturday night he takes home win #4 on the season. James Lemke took home the gold in the Sport Compacts.

Article Reposted from In The Pits

Image: Reed Bros. Racing

Modified Points Standings – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Modified
Modified
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 17 Jeremy Chambers Parsons, KS 831
2 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS 735
3 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 731
4 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS 675
5 04 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS 674
6 9S Devin Stock Topeka, KS 645
7 21J Josh Everhart Burlingame, KS 570
8 7D7 Kyle Covert Topeka, KS 530
9 07J Scott Herrick Topeka, KS 481
10 2D Dean Bachner Olathe, KS 467
11 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS 460
12 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 381
13 32D Darren Robinson Berryton, KS 287
14 75 Tad Davis Mt. Hope, KS 262
15 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS 243
16 3 Lewis Jackson Wellsville, KS 222
17 52 Clifford Shepard Ogden, KS 222
18 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO 210
19 69 Ryan Phillips Osage City, KS 204
20 2M Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 160
21 02 Tanner Mullins Wichita, ks 100
22 51X Tim Setzer Archie, MO 100
23 48S Travis Smith Parsons, KS 95
24 63 Derrick Brown Meriden, KS 81
25 9D8 Paden Phillips Chanute, KS 76
26 65 Tyler Davis Derby, KS 74
27 77B Bryan Bowers Topeka, ks 74
28 7 Anthony Tanner Topeka, KS 72
29 B Allan Broers Edgerton, KS 70
30 21T Lance Town Louisburg, KS 58

B Modified Points Standing – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN B-Modified, Dirt Track
B-Mod
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS 798
2 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS 725
3 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS 639
4 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS 619
5 07C Larry Cain Topeka, KS 607
6 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS 580
7 1 Derek Huffman Topeka, KS 574
8 34F Tony Filbert Topeka, KS 547
9 74 Jeff Mauro Berryton , KS 534
10 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS 493
11 4U Rich Boyden Topeka, KS 486
12 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 475
13 14 RJ Edwards Grantville, KS 470
14 7X Lance Lincoln Berryton, KS 434
15 7H Chance Hug Mayetta, KS 428
16 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS 421
17 29 Trevor Mohn Topeka, KS 356
18 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 342
19 19J Joey Woodworth Randolph, KS 324
20 7J Jake RICHARDS Edwardville, KS 295
21 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 248
22 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 245
23 333 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS 243
24 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 242
25 X1 Tracy Schaefer Topeka, KS 193
26 33J Jason Billups Holt, MO 161
27 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 159
28 9T Cody Thornton Tonganoxie, KS 136
29 34D Travis Neeley Meriden, KS 134
30 37,37J Jeremiah Asher Effingham, KS 130
31 45W Kyle Williams Topeka, KS 111
32 5 Dakota Foster Gardner, KS 87
33 44 Sam Schuler Kansas City, Ks 78
34 1B Derrick Brown Meriden, KS 76
35 37 Anthony Asher St Joe, MO 66
36 R63 Riley Whitworth Erie, KS 64
37 7 Bob Russell Smithville, MO 58
38 451 Jesse Shotts Topeka, KS 56
39 55A Ryan Medeiros Topeka, KS 56
40 68R Donny Guilbault Topeka, KS 55

Pure Stock Points Standings – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Pure Stock
Pure Stock
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS 363
2 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS 351
3 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS 337
4 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS 277
5 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS 254
6 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS 218
7 03C,03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS 186
8 19 David McDonald Topeka, KS 182
9 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 180
10 18 Dylan McDonald Topeka, KS 158
11 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS 146
12 15Z Shane Hilton Topeka, KS 135
13 5 Steve Stewart Osage City, KS 89
14 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS 88
15 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 82
16 79 Oliver Harris Tonganoxie, KS 81
17 15G Robert Garst Topeka, KS 80
18 54B Darrin Christy Kansas City, KS 80
19 3X Derrek Wilson Chanute, KS 50
20 51 Tyler Wudarczyk Wakarusa, KS 49
21 8 Cameron Allensworth Topeka, KS 33
22 23C Cody Satterwhite Topeka, KS 31
23 51X Troy Ross Emporia, KS 30
24 23 Colton Miller Topeka, KS 28
25 13 Shawn Mattox Topeka, KS 25
26 B51 Landon Stallbaumer Wakarusa, KS 25
27 35T Travis Barker Lattarpe, KS 23
28 8JR Dave McLaughlin Jr Topeka, KS 23
29 34H Roger Huff Ben Wheeler, TX 20

Stock Car Points Standings – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Factory Stock
Stock Cars
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS 826
2 20P Jim Powell Jr Lecompton, KS 762
3 01 Ronnie Moore Carbondale, KS 757
4 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS 726
5 9 Robert Garst Topeka, KS 681
6 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS 587
7 15 Leif Weyer Centralia, KS 346
8 C15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS 346
9 60K James King Americus, KS 336
10 05 Brett Heeter Kansas City , KS 286
11 J14 Jeremy Wilson Humboldt, KS 266
12 24K Daniel King Meriden, KS 233
13 26 Russ Moyer Wellsville, KS 167
14 7 Tyler James Chanute, KS 100
15 62 David Matlock Chanute, KS 91
16 00 Nick Whalen Kansas City, KS 81
17 16 Craig Springer Lawrence, KS 74
18 12M Danny Masters Topeka, KS 72
19 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 72

Sport Compact feature results 6-21-14

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Sport Compact
Sport Compact – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
4 1 17 James Lemke Leavenworth, ks
3 2 53 Dan Canady Hoton, KS
2 3 7T Toby Teel Hiawatha, KS
1 4 4D Alex Boyden Topeka, KS
5 5 4L Lexi Boyden Topeka, KS
Sport Compact – Heat
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 53 Dan Canady Hoton, KS
5 2 17 James Lemke Leavenworth, ks
2 3 4D Alex Boyden Topeka, KS
4 4 7T Toby Teel Hiawatha, KS
3 5 4L Lexi Boyden Topeka, KS

Pure Stock Feature Results 6-21-14

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Pure Stock
Pure Stock – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
6 1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS
7 2 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS
4 3 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS
8 4 15Z Shane Hilton Topeka, KS
2 5 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS
9 6 23C Cody Satterwhite Topeka, KS
11 7 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS
10 8 03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS
5 9 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS
1 10 51 Tyler Wudarczyk Wakarusa, KS
3 11 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS
12 12 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS
Pure Stock – Heat 1
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS
6 2 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS
4 3 51 Tyler Wudarczyk Wakarusa, KS
5 4 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS
3 5 23C Cody Satterwhite Topeka, KS
2 6 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS
Pure Stock – Heat 2
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
3 1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS
2 2 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS
1 3 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS
5 4 15Z Shane Hilton Topeka, KS
6 5 03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS
4 6 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS
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