May 14, 2011
Rain threatened to spoil the racing this past Saturday night at the Boone Speedway. However, thanks to the great track prep, only one feature was not completed. The heats were run in timely fashion and there was only a short delay prior to the running of the first consolation when the mist became too heavy for safe racing. The track crew made quick work of getting the surface back into racing condition and the program continued.
The Mod Lite feature ran their 15-lap event quickly as once again, it went caution free. Colby Oberembt led all of the laps on his way to his first feature win of the 2011 season. Second place finisher, Jason Whitehead chased Oberembt the entire time as well. Point leader Josh May, finished in third, Andy Hennigar took fourth and fifth place went to Mike Kennedy.
The IMCA Northern SportMods had thirty-one competitors which required a b-main to fill in their 24-car starting feature. Nick Roberts took the win in that competition. Bruce Egeland, the Marshall, Minnesota driver who often makes the trip down to race at Boone Speedway, led the earlier laps of the 18-lap event. But it would be the twelfth place starter, Jeremy Embrey that sliced through the pack to take over command with a handful of laps remaining, and then go on to take the win. Eric Elliott followed Embrey to take the runner up spot, third went to point leader Scott Davis, fourth was Clint Luellen, and Nick Roberts, the b-main winner, was the fifth place finisher.
The IMCA modifieds ran their race with only one caution which came on the first lap of the 20-lap affair. Randy Havlik took his ride to victory by leading the entire race. Todd Shute finished a distance behind Havlik to capture a second place, third went to Josh “Happy” Gilman, fourth to Cale Sponsler, and fifth to Russ Dickerson.
The IMCA stock cars completed their 18-lap race as the mist began falling a bit heavier. Eric Brown charged to the lead and pulled away early, only to drift a little high in turn four and lose the top spot to Jerry Gifford. Brown was able to gather the car under him and regain the lead as second place Gifford and third place Randy Killen fought for position. Brown still led with one lap to go but a charging Randy Killen made it to the checkers first, giving him his second win of the season at the track. Brown had to settle for second and Jerry Gifford took third. Fourth went to Alan VanGorp and Donavon Smith rounded out the top five.
As the hobby stocks pulled onto the track for the final feature of the evening, the mist turned into a light rain, the track quickly became shiny slick, and it was decided to call it a night. The hobby stocks will run their make-up feature next Saturday night.
Make plans to be back at the Boone Speedway next Saturday night, May 21st, when weekly point racing continues in all five divisions.
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