Tanner Mullens records podium finish in Belleville Dirt Nationals finale
Tanner Mullens followed the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) to Belleville High Banks Speedway (Belleville, Kan.) on Friday afternoon for the inaugural Belleville Dirt Nationals. (Todd Boyd photos)
With 33 Modifieds on the grounds, Mullens edged his way into the $5,000-to-win opener with a third-place finish in his heat. Starting in 11th, Tanner passed six cars in the 40-lapper to finish fifth. He followed Dereck Ramirez, Cayden Carter, Jason Hughes, and Zack VanderBeek across the line.
On Saturday, Tanner’s second-place finish in his heat race positioned him second on the starting grid for the finale. With $10,000 on the line, Mullens dropped one spot in the 50-lap affair to finish third, which came behind Jake O’Neil and Rodney Sanders.
Tanner sits in second in the latest USMTS point standings.