Bushore in victory lane at Boone

June 4, 2011

Three drivers made it to victory lane for the first time this season while others made return visits.  A few sprinkles fell at the start of the evening’s heats, but once again, the “Boone luck” held, and the rain disappeared, never to be seen again.

The Dwarf/Mod Lite main started off the feature racing.  Travis Stensland looked strong as he led past the halfway mark.  A caution and subsequent restart would then allow the rapidly advancing Josh May to make the pass on Randy Bryan and into the second spot.  A couple of laps later May would take the high line around Stensland and grab the lead.  It

IMCA Modifieds in action on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Boone Speedway.

IMCA Modifieds in action on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Boone Speedway.

was then smooth sailing for May the rest of the way to the checkers, repeating his win from Memorial Day.  Travis Stensland, with a great run, finished in second, Randy Bryan was third, fourth went to Charlie Brown, and Matthew Goodin rounded out the top five positions.

All twenty-seven IMCA SportMods started their A main.  Yellow flags flew often in the contest, one of which would eliminate leader Stacey Clark at lap seven.  Randy Roberts made it to the point position soon thereafter, with point leader Scott Davis hot on his tail.  When yet another yellow flag flew, the field of cars was shown the time limit signal indicating they would race to the finish or the next yellow flag.  The race did then end under that time limit when that pesky yellow flew again and Roberts would be awarded the win, his third of the season.  Scott Davis took the runner up spot, Tim Love finished third, Daniel Tasler was fourth and Racer Hulin took fifth.

The 20-lap IMCA modified feature went to Joel Bushore who led all but the first lap, to take his first win of the season.  Point leader, Jimmy Gustin made his way into second spot before halfway, as he charged through the pack from starting eleventh.  Gustin would finish as the runner up with Jake Durbin trailing to take third after starting thirteenth.  Former Super National’s champion, Randy Havlik took fourth place and veteran driver Denny Rosenberg was fifth.

The IMCA stock cars were racing fast and furious from the get go in their 18-lap feature.  Jerry Gifford seemed to be a determined man as he took the lead on lap two and led the remainder for his first win of the year.  Donavon Smith managed to fight through the traffic from his sixth row starting spot, to finish a close second.  Third went to Robert Stofer who had run up front all night, fourth was Jay Schmidt who had started next to Smith back in that sixth row, and Michael Jaennette took the fifth spot.

The IMCA hobby stock 12-lap feature finished off the night’s program.  After a first lap multi-car meley and everything was sorted out for the restart, Eric Stanton, who had started in row six, found himself in first place.  Stanton got pressure from Cory Adams in the early laps but would then stretch his lead letting the cars do battle behind him for positions. This was Stanton’s first win at Boone this season.  John Watson finished second ahead of Richard Yaw II who was third, Cory Adams took fourth and Michael Murphy finished fifth.

Next Saturday night, June 11, will be Little League Night at the Boone Speedway as feature racing continues in all five divisions. Make plans to attend for a night of great racing entertainment.

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