August 28, 2010
A great field of 168 cars filled the pits at Boone on Saturday night. The racing action was great along with beautiful weather. The night found all repeat winners in every class.
The Dwarf/Mod Lite started the feature action off. It didn't take long for Troy Hudson to put his 4+1 car to the lead and from lap five, the race was all his. Hudson took his third straight win with Charlie Brown taking second behind him. Third went to Dusty Masolini, fourth was David Schmalzried and fifth went to Angelo Montgomery.
In the IMCA Northern SportMods, it was looking like a new winner on the year would emerge, but Jeremy Embrey had other ideas. Adam Shelman led through lap fourteen when a yellow flew. On the restart, some contact caused Shelman to be shuffled back and it resulted in Embrey getting into that top spot. Embrey would then hold off the challenges of Geoff Olson as they finished 1-2. Third went to Jake Strayer, fourth to Bill Wears, and fifth to young Caden Carter out of Oskaloosa.
It was a spectacular finish in the IMCA Modified feature with Jimmy Gustin getting the win by making the pass around Luke Wanninger on the white flag lap. Gustin, running the rim of the track, scored his fourth victory of the regular season, his fifth over all, as he also nabbed the early April Frostbuster. Wanninger held second, third went to Kelly Lyons, fourth to Jake Durbin and fifth was Mike Molle, who had led much of the race.
The IMCA Stock Car were up next for their 18-lap feature. Cory Bushnell would get his second win of the season as he bested Travis Shipman in second. Third went to Alan VanGorp, fourth to Wayne Gifford and point leader Donavon Smith took fifth.
The first of two IMCA Hobby Stock features saw John Watson repeat his win from last week. Watson made the pass on Kevin Fee with one lap to go to score the victory. Fee had to settle for the runner up spot, Scott Lograsso took third, fourth went to Cory Bushnell and Aaron Rudloph was fifth.
The second Hobby Stock feature was won by Randy Embrey. Embrey made the pass on Tyler Pickett with just a couple of laps remaining, to score his second victory on the year. Embrey matched a win with his son Jeremy who had earlier won the SportMod feature. Pickett had to settle for the second position, Kenny Loftus took third, fourth went to Pat Mather and fifth was Nyle Godwin.
Next Saturday night, September 4, will be Season Championship night at the Boone Speedway, ending the regular season action. Then on September 6-11, the 28th running of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals comes to town. Mark your calendars!
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