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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.