Baker and Baugh Take Boone Wins

August 14, 2010

There was exciting racing action this Saturday night at the Boone Speedway with repeat winners as well as first time winners.  After the heat races were completed, the usual farming session groomed the track while the youngsters enjoyed a candy toss in front of the grandstand.

A new rule was established tonight when the “cone rule” was used for the first time. On the start of racing, cars approached the cone that was positioned  just out of turn four, and no cars could pass another until after the cone.

The Dwarf/Mod Lite feature saw a first time winner this year, but a familiar face from past seasons when Troy Hudson took the win.  Hudson led the entire race.  Ed Zehm was scored in second place, followed by Jeff Stensland in third, fourth was Colby Oberembt, and fifth went to Dusty Masolini.

It was an exciting finish to the IMCA Northern SportMod feature when Jeremy Embrey slipped by a spinning car in turn four to go from third to first, coming to the checkers.  Randy Roberts and Eric Elliott were challenging each other for that top spot during the latter part of the race with Embrey in third.  There was tight racing amongst the top five cars for several laps and Eric Elliott was the unlucky car to be spinning as the pack raced to the checkers.  Embrey saw the checkers first and Randy Roberts came home in second place.  Point leader, Scott Davis finished in third, fourth went to Daniel Tasler, an early race leader, and Jared Timmerman rounded out the top five.  The race stayed green for the entire contest.

The IMCA Modifieds were up next for their 20-lap feature and the fast and furious action also went flag-to-flag.  Mike Molle led the troops until Scott Baker grabbed the lead away.  Baker would keep that top spot and take his second win of the year.  Cale Sponsler made a couple of late race passes to take second, while third would go to Kelly Lyons, Molle was fourth and Jimmy Gustin took fifth.

The IMCA Stock Cars had only one early yellow fly for their A main show.  Another first time winner would emerge as Dave Baugh took the checkers.  Baugh led from his pole starting position until Brian Irvine took over that lead with ten laps down.  It was appearing to be an easy win for Irvine, but once again, he exited the track with two laps to go, as he had done the two previous weeks.  This would give the lead back to Baugh who would then take the win.  Second went to Ryan Rose who had to battle by Kevin Shaw who finished third, Josh Daniels took fourth place, and Jeff Harkrider ran fifth.

Two IMCA Hobby Stock features would complete the night’s racing.  The first feature saw a first time winner as Nevada, Iowa’s Brandon Brinton took the checkers.  Donnie Gustoff followed in second after making the pass on third place finisher, Cory Tasler.  Finishing in fourth was John Yaw, Sr. and fifth went to John Watson.

Point leader Michael Murphy extended his lead by winning the second feature in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.  He finished comfortably ahead of second place finisher Leonard Loftus. Jesse Hopkins was third, Michael Petersen was fourth and fifth went to Chris Hupp.

Join us back at the Boone Speedway again next Saturday night, August 21st, when you can vote for your favorite driver.  It will be another night of racing action in all divisions.

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