April 28, 2012
It took the third week of trying before the season opener of regular points racing took place at the Boone Speedway. With more rain falling in recent days, it was the good drainage system and great track prep that proved to be the determining factor in allowing the show to go on as scheduled. Fans came prepared to fight off the chill of the stiff east wind and damp overcast conditions and were rewarded with exciting racing action.
The Mod Lite feature went to Andy Hennigar. Hennigar was dueling it out with leader Randy Bryan for most of the race and was only able to make the pass for the win as the two came to the checkers. Third place went to Josh May, fourth to Mike Kennedy and fifth was Jason Whitehead
The IMCA Northern SportMod feature was up next. This A main event’s starting lineup had to be completed by running two B features. Those consy wins went to Tom Burke and Randy Roberts. Mike Pruitt took command from the get go in this one and went on to score the win. Scott Davis challenged but had to settle for second. Third went to Jason Mallicoat, fourth to Minnesota driver Bruce Egeland, and fifth to David Schlicht.
The 20-lap IMCA modified feature event went to Luke Wanninger who dominated in this one, maintaining his lead even after several restart situations caused by the yellow flag flying. Jimmy Gustin followed in second place, with Jake Durbin in third, fourth was Joel Bushore and Kelly Lyons was fifth.
It was the 18-lap IMCA stock car A main next, after its lineup was also completed by the running of a B main. Gary Bass won that consy event. Michael Jaennette and Alan VanGorp put on the show up front with Jaennette eventually getting some breathing room from his contender and then on to the win. VanGorp was the runner up with Gary Bass, Ryan Rose and Donavon Smith making for an entertaining third through fifth finish respectively.
John Watson put another notch in his belt at the Boone Speedway in the IMCA hobby stock feature. Watson enjoyed a successful season last year at the track, and earlier this year, won the Frostbuster special. Curt Reed, who started along side Watson on the front row,
motored to a second place finish. Third was Justin Nehring from Storm Lake, fourth was Aaron Rudolph, and fifth, Carl Knight.
Join us back at the Boone Speedway next Saturday night, May 5 for another exciting night of regular points racing in all divisions. Hot laps are 6:45 with racing at 7:30. Free admission for those 17 and under!
For more photos from Saturday, April 28, click HERE.
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