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October 13, 2017 - Matt Gilbertson Wins Opening Night of Autumn Clash
1Matt Gilbertson was in action this past Friday night at the Spring Lake Speedway in Unity, Wisconsin and after starting 3rd in his heat, Matt won the heat handily, then started 5th in the main event and got to the lead early and raced away from the field for the win and the sweep! Saturday night's event rained out.

Results can be found at www.SpringLakeSpeedway.com.

October 7, 2017 - Top 10 Finish in Fall Classic at Ogilvie
1Matt was back behind the wheel of his #23 Modified this past weekend as well and competed at the Madtown Showdown at the Madison Speedway in Madison, MN on Friday night. After not finishing his heat race, he started 15th in the night's main event and rallied toward the front to a very solid 4th place finish. On Saturday night, Matt raced from 6th to 3rd in his heat race and then worked his way forward from his 7th starting spot in the main event to come home with a runner up finish. Matt and the team will now turn their attention to this coming weekend, where they will be in action at the MTH Fall Classic at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN.

Results can be found at www.OgilvieRaceway.com and www.VikingSpeedway.net.

September 30, 2017 - Pair of Top 5 Finishes at Madison Speedway
1Matt was back behind the wheel of his #23 Modified this past weekend as well and competed at the Madtown Showdown at the Madison Speedway in Madison, MN on Friday night. After not finishing his heat race, he started 15th in the night's main event and rallied toward the front to a very solid 4th place finish. On Saturday night, Matt raced from 6th to 3rd in his heat race and then worked his way forward from his 7th starting spot in the main event to come home with a runner up finish. Matt and the team will now turn their attention to this coming weekend, where they will be in action at the MTH Fall Classic at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN.

Results can be found at www.MadisonSpeedwayMN.com.

September 16, 2017 - Matt Gilbertson Wins WISSOTA 100 at Dakota State Fair Speedway
1Matt and Team MGR made the trip to the annual WISSOTA 100 at the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD this past week and had a great week overall. Wednesday night, Matt raced from 8th in his heat race up to third and then after starting the main event in the 7th spot, raced to a third place finish in the night's main event as well, locking him into Saturday night's 30-lap, $6,000 to win finale. Matt had his second car at the 100 as well and Oberlin, Kansas veteran David Murray Jr was behind the wheel. David raced to a second place finish in his heat race and came home a solid 8th in the main event, also locking himself into Saturday's finale. The team used Thursday to get their cars ready for the big show on Saturday and Matt ran a Race of Champions event on Friday night, coming from 11th to finish 8th in his only outing onto the track that evening. Saturday night, Matt rolled off 7th in the 33-car, 3-wide starting field and raced his way into the top five early and continued to pick his way toward the front, eventually moving in to battle with leader Kevin Adams during the late stages of the event, stealing the lead with several laps to go and holding off Adams for his first WISSOTA 100 Modified victory! (CRP Photography)

Results can be found at www.WISSOTA.org

September 9, 2017 - Gilbertson Back in Victory Lane at John Seitz Memorial
1Matt got back to action this past weekend at the John Seitz Memorial at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, an event Matt won in 2016. Matt not only drove his potent #23, but hopped behind the wheel of Lance Schill's #17 Midwest Modified as well. Friday night, Matt raced from 3rd to 2nd in his heat race and then redrew the pole and proceeded to lead every lap en route to victory lane for the 2nd straight year at the Seitz Memorial. He also won his Midwest Modified heat race and then ran a solid third in the main event, in only the second time he has ever driven a Midwest Mod. Saturday night, he won his Modified heat race from the outside of the front row and then came home with his second top five finish in a row, coming home third in the feature. In the Midwest Mod, he ran fourth in his heat race, won one of the night's b-mains and then ran his way forward from his 21st starting position to come home in 12th.

Results can be found at www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com.

September 3, 2017 - Matt Gilbertson Bags Fourth Win of the Season at Fiesta City
1Matt was back in action this past weekend, kicking off on a special Wednesday night event at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo, MN. Matt raced from 4th to 2nd in his heat race and then charged from his 5th starting spot to take the lead and race away with the victory in the main event. After taking Friday night off, he was back in action on Saturday and Sunday at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN. Saturday night, he won his heat race from 3rd and then ran 7th in the main event and on Sunday night, he raced to a fifth place finish in his heat race and then did not finish the main event. (CRP Photography)

Results can be found at www.FiestaCitySpeedway.com and www.VikingSpeedway.net.com.

August 5, 2017 - Gilbertson Sweeps WISSOTA Event at Viking Speedway
1Matt ran a pair of WISSOTA sanctioned events this past weekend in his #23 Modified. Friday night at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo, MN, Matt ran off with his heat race from the outside of row 2 and then charged from 8th to 2nd in the main event to come home with a solid runner up finish. Saturday night, the team made their first visit of the year to the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN and came out of the big half mile with a clean sweep! Matt ran from 7th up to the front and won his heat race and then after starting 6th in the main event, charged forward and completed the sweep by winning the Modified main event.

Results can be found at www.FiestaCitySpeedway.com and www.VikingSpeedway.net.com.

July 28, 2017 - Matt Gilbertson Scores Second Win of the Season at Fiesta City
1Matt competed in the WISSOTA Modified division at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo, MN on Friday night and came away with a victory in the Modified main event. Matt raced to a 4th place finish in his hear race before starting on the outside of the front row and dominating the main event, parking his #23 into victory lane.

Results can be found at www.FiestaCitySpeedway.com.

July 16, 2017 - Gilbertson Follows Advantage RV Mod Tour to South Dakota
1Matt headed to a trio of Advantage RV events in South Dakota this past weekend, which kicked off on Friday night at the Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen. We won the heat and then were running in the top five in the main event when we broke a driveshaft, ending out night early. Saturday night, the team made their way to the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD and had an up and down night. A fuel line came loose in the heat while we were leading, so we didn't finish and then we started 19th in the feature and raced up to 8th with only one yellow early in the race. Our 19th to 8th run earned us hard charger honors! Sunday night, we ran 3rd in the heat at the Miller Central Speedway in Miller, SD and then started on the pole for the feature and ran inside the top five for the majority of the event until we slipped to 7th at the end due to losing a cylinder and being stuck on the bottom on a couple restarts.

Results can be found at www.TheDirtTour.net.

July 7, 2017 - Top 5 Finish at Fiesta City Speedway
1Matt got back to action this past Friday night at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo, MN in his WISSOTA Modified and after winning his heat race from the pole, Matt raced from his 5th starting spot to a 4th place finish in the night's feature event.

Results can be found at www.FiestaCitySpeedway.com.

July 1, 2017 - Trio of Podium Finishes Over Fourth of July Weekend
1Matt's week started off with a special Wednesday night event at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo, where Matt raced from 5th to 2nd in his heat race and then came home with a solid 3rd in the night's main event, after starting 4th. Friday night, the team went back to Fiesta City, where Matt ran 4th in his heat race and then, just like Wednesday night, Matt raced from 4th to 3rd in the main. Saturday night, Matt went to the Madison Speedway in Madison, MN and won his heat race from the pole before charging from his 8th starting spot to come home 2nd in the night's main event.

Results can be found at www.FiestaCitySpeedway.com and www.MadisonSpeedwayMN.com.

June 23rd, 2017 - Matt Gilbertson Bags First Win of the Season at Fiesta City Speedway
1Matt raced to victory lane this past Friday night when he picked up the clean sweep at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo, MN. Matt raced to an easy heat race win from the outside of the front row and then charged from his 6th starting spot in the night's main event to pick up the win.

Results can be found at www.FiestaCitySpeedway.com.

June 11th, 2017 - Gilbertson Follows RV Mod Tour Over 4-Race Swing
1Matt and Team MGR continued on tour with the Advantage RV Modified Tour this past weekend for a 4-race swing across the Northland. Thursday night at the Grand Rapids Speedway in Grand Rapids, MN Matt finished second in his heat race and then ran a solid 3rd in the main event to start off a solid weekend. Friday night at the AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, WI Matt ran 2nd in his heat race and then ended up with a 19th place finish when the feature came to an end. Saturday night, the team made their way to the ABC Raceway in Ashland, WI and after a 4th place finish in his heat, Matt ran 10th in the night's main event and then the weekend wrapped up on Sunday night at the Proctor Speedway in Duluth, MN with a 2nd place finish in his heat race before Matt was involved in a night ending crash in the main event, ending his feature run early.

Results can be found at www.TheDirtTour.net.

June 3rd, 2017 - Matt Gilbertson Kicks Off Advantage RV Tour at Granite City
1Matt and Team MGR competed in a pair of Advantage RV Tour events this past weekend starting at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, MN on Friday night. After a 5th place run in the heat race, Matt raced from his 15th starting spot into the top 10 before pulling in to save equipment for the next night, ending his feature run early. Saturday night, the team was back at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN for the 2nd Advantage RV Tour event of the season and after a 4th to 2nd run in his heat race, Matt started outside of the front row in the main event and after a long 40-laps, came home with a 7th place finish to round out the weekend.

Results can be found at www.TheDirtTour.net.

May 29th, 2017 - Gilbertson Passes 13 Cars in MN Modified Nationals at Ogilvie
1Matt and his MGR team competed at the 12th annual Minnesota Modified Nationals this past weekend at the Ogilvie Raceway and after three sets of heat races on Friday night set the feature and b-main fields, Matt rolled off 10th in a b-main and raced his way up to 5th, locking himself into the $12,500 to win main event. Matt then charged from his 21st starting spot to a very solid 8th place finish when the checkered flag flew in the 50-lapper and tied for hard charger honors on the night.

Matt then wrapped up the long Memorial Day holiday weekend at the Madison Speedway in Madison, MN on Monday night and raced from 6th to 2nd in the heat race before charging from 6th to 3rd in the night's main event to wrap up a pretty solid weekend.

Results can be found at www.OgilvieRaceway.com and www.MadisonSpeedwayMN.com.

May 5th, 2017 - Matt Gilbertson In Action at Fiesta City Speedway for Season Opener
1Matt attended the season opener of his hometown track the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo, Minnesota this past Friday night with his WISSOTA Modified. Matt won his heat race easily from the outside of the front row and then proceeded to charge from his 6th starting spot in the night's main event up to a solid third place finish when the checkered flag flew. 

Results can be found at www.FiestaCitySpeedway.com.

April 22nd, 2017 - Top 5 Finish for Gilbertson at Cedar Lake Speedway
1 Matt made his second trip of the early season to the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on Saturday night and came away with a top five finish for his efforts. After a solid second place finish in his heat race, Matt started 7th in the main event and raced his way to a 4th place finish in the non-stop 20-lap event.

Results can be found at www.CedarLakeSpeedway.com.

April 8th, 2017 - Gilbertson Visits Cedar Lake Speedway for Season Opener
1Matt and his team kicked off their 2017 local racing season with a Friday/Saturday doubleheader at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin this past weekend. Matt raced from 6th to finish 4th in his heat race and then after redrawing 4th for the night's main event, raced hard for third the entire 20-laps, winding up with a very solid 4th place finish on opening night. Saturday night, Matt ran 5th in his heat race and then after racing inside the top 10 for much of the main event, settled for 11th when the checkered flag flew. (CRP Photography)

Results can be found at www.CedarLakeSpeedway.com.

January 13th, 2017 - Matt Gilbertson Begins 2017 Campaign at Wild West Shootout
1Matt and his MGR team kicked off the 2017 season at the Arizona Speedway this past week during the running of the Wild West Shootout. The event, originally scheduled for a 6 race mini-series, was condensed to a 4 race event due to weather washing out the final two events, but Matt and his team had a solid week despite the rain. Matt's season didn't get off to a great start as he was involved in a heat race crash and then another crash in the b-main, which caused minor damage and ended his opening night pretty quickly, but he rebounded quite well the following day with a dominating heat race victory and then a very solid 4th place finish in a loaded main event, picking up his first top five finish of the season. Wednesday night, Matt ran sixth in his heat on a slimy and super fast surface and then ran out of tear offs during the main event and decided to retire early to save his equipment and then Friday night, Matt ran third in his heat race and wrapped up the weekend with a 12th place finish in the main event.

Results can be found at www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 4th, 2017 - Gilbertson Wraps up 2016 Season with Six Wins
Traveling to a total of 54 events during the 2016 season, Matt Gilbertson registered four wins in his Open Wheel Modified and two in his Super Late Model. Losing only one of his scheduled dates to the weather, Gilbertson posted 37 Top 10 finishes and 25 Top 5 outings.

October 22nd, 2016 - Matt Gilbertson Places in Top 5 in Topless Nationals at Ogilvie
1 Matt entered action at the annual Topless Nationals at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN this past weekend to wrap up his season and ended it with a top five run on Saturday night. Friday night, Matt raced from 6th to 3rd in his heat race and then on Saturday, started 11th in the main event and raced his way into the top ten early, charging forward to a top five finish when the checkered flew, coming home a solid 5th.

Results can be found at www.OgilvieRaceway.com.

October 14th, 2016 - Runner-up Finish for Gilbertson in Autumn Clash
1Matt made the long trek to the Spring Lake Speedway in Unity, Wisconsin for the track's 2nd annual Autumn Clash. Matt raced from the tail of his heat to a solid second place finish before redrawing the third row and making his way into the top five early. Matt then continued to work his way forward and put his #23 into the second spot and chased leader Kevin Adams down but was forced to settle for second in the late night affair. The second night of the doubleheader rained out, ending his weekend.

Results can be found at www.SpringLakeSpeedway.com.

October 8th, 2016 - Gilbertson Places in Top 10 in Both Modified and Late Model
1Matt entered both his WISSOTA Late Model and Modified in action this past weekend at the Ogilvie Raceway for the running of the annual Fall Classic and ended up with a pair of top ten finishes when all was said and done. Matt raced from the pole to a solid second place finish in his heat race, putting himself into the redraw for Saturday night's 40-lap, $4,000 to win main event. Matt redrew the outside of the front row and battled inside the top five throughout the entire event, eventually coming home with a 7th place finish to cap off the weekend. In the Modified division, Matt also sat on the pole for his Modified heat race and ran away with it for the win, also putting his #23 into Saturday night's main event. Matt would roll off 14th in the 30-lapper and would race his way into the top ten early and end up with a ninth place finish after a wildly entertaining main event.

Results can be found at www.FYEMotorsports.com.

October 1st, 2016 - Matt Posts a Pair of Top 5 Finishes in Madtown Showdown
1Matt competed in his WISSOTA Modified this past weekend at the Madison Speedway in Madison, MN for both nights of the Madtown Showdown and came away with a pair of top five finishes for his efforts. Friday night, Matt raced from 4th to 2nd in his heat race and then charged from 8th to 4th in the main event. Saturday night, Matt won his heat race from the outside of the front row and then came home with his second straight 4th place finish on the weekend after starting fifth.

Results can be found at www.MadisonSpeedwayMN.com

September 17th, 2016 - Matt Gilbertson Competes in WISSOTA 100
1 Matt Gilbertson made the trip to the Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 this past weekend at the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, South Dakota. Matt skipped the Wednesday portion of the event and entered action on Thursday night with both his WISSOTA Late Model and Modified.

Matt raced from the outside of the front row to a heat race victory in the Late Model on Thursday night, setting himself up with the third starting spot in the night's main event. Matt then raced from third to finish third in the feature after battling inside the top five all event long, locking himself into Saturday night's $10,000 to win finale. Matt raced from third to finish fourth in his Modified heat race, earning himself the 18th starting spot in the night's qualifying feature. He then proceeded to work his way forward and advanced 11 positions to finish 7th, locking his Modified into Saturday night's main event as well.

Saturday night, Matt rolled off from the outside of the third row in the Late Model feature and raced around the top ten for the early part of the event, before pulling off and retiring for the night. The Modified main event saw Matt start 18th and rally through the field to an 8th place finish during the 30-lap nightcap.

Results can be found at www.WISSOTA.org.

September 11th, 2016 - Gilbertson Wins Seitz Memorial at River Cities
1 Matt entered a trio of WISSOTA-sanctioned events this past weekend, which kicked off on Friday and Saturday nights at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota for the John Seitz Memorial. Friday night, Matt turned his first ever laps at the tight quarter mile and raced form 9th to 3rd in his heat race, setting himself up with the 12th starting position in the feature event. After starting 12th, Matt stormed through traffic and raced his way up to a battle for the lead as the laps wound down. Matt raced to the inside of leader Zach Johnson several times, but settled for 2nd and earned hard charger honors in the process.

Saturday, Matt lined up fourth in his heat race and stormed to an easy victory and then redrew the outside of the front row for the night's $920 to win, 30-lap main. Matt took control at the start of the feature but was involved in a great three car battle during the mid point of the show with Friday night's winner Zach Johnson and Johnny Broking. Matt shook off their challenges and raced to his first ever win at River Cities and his first Seitz Memorial Championship.

1Sunday night on the way home, Matt stopped by the Madison Speedway in Madison, MN to compete and won his heat race, but failed to finish the main as he had his air cleaner knocked off early in the main, ending his night.

Results can be found at www.WISSOTA.org and www.MadisonSpeedwayMN.com

September 4th, 2016 - Matt Gilbertson Returns to Victory Lane at Casino Speedway
Matt and his new look MGR team entered a pair of WISSOTA sanctioned Modified events at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD this past weekend and ended up with a pair of top 5 finishes. Saturday night, Matt swept action after winning his heat race from the pole and then storming to the front during the feature from his 4th starting spot. Matt would take the lead and run off with the victory to kick off the weekend with a bang. (CRP Photography)

1Sunday night, Matt ran fourth in his heat race and then had a good run forward in the feature, finishing a solid 4th after starting inside of row number 6.

Results can be found at www.CasinoSpeedway.com

December 28th, 2015 - Matt Gilbertson Finishes 2015 Season With Seven Wins
Attending a total of fifty-six events during the 2015 campaign, Matt Gilbertson reeled in five wins in his Super Late Model and two in his Open Wheel Modified. He also finished the season with thirty-three top ten finishes and sixteen top five outings.