Corneliusen captures October prize for non-fendered contest

Sybesma winner, Rusty Corneliusen PMDICKINSON, N.D. – Rusty Corneliusen ended his ninth IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified season with October honors in the Sybesma Graphics Facebook Fan Favorite contest for the non-fendered classes.

A regular at his hometown Southwest Speedway this season, he’ll receive a mini-mod door from contest sponsor Sybesma Graphics.

“I always liked Modifieds and always wanted to get into one,” said Corneliusen, who ran a WISSOTA street stock and a non-sanctioned hobby stock before getting into the open wheeled division. “I really like the competition. There are a lot of good drivers in this class and when you can race with them, it makes you feel pretty good.”

“The cars are a lot of fun when they’re working right,” he added.

Corneliusen also got a couple nights in at Dacotah Speedway and followed the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour.

Along with his wife Sarah and father Stewart, Corneliusen’s crew includes Clint Pavlicek, Rob Schneider and Mike Staiger.

Sponsors are Industrial Electric, Basin Tubing Testing and Sure Sign, all of Dickinson, and Kuntz Sandblasting of South Heart.