May 5, 2012
Racing action continued at Boone Speedway on Saturday night for night two of regular points competition in all five divisions. Pleasant weather was welcomed by fans and drivers alike on a night when all those age 17 and under received free grandstand admission.
Feature racing started off with the Mod Lite division. Bryan Zehm led the pack in the early laps, but Mike Morrill came charging through the field from starting twelfth to snatch the lead by lap eleven. Morrill pulled away to take the win. Zehm followed in second. Mike Kennedy finished third with Josh May and Joel Keenan finishing fourth and fifth.
The 18-lap IMCA SportMod feature went flag to flag as Randy Roberts won in convincing fashion. Jerry Hinton was scored in second and after getting the pack of cars sorted out behind him, it was Cody Hennings taking third, over Clint Luellen and Nick Roberts who finished fourth and fifth in that order.
The IMCA modifieds followed up with their own caution free main event . Jon Snyder and Mike VanGenderen put the
show on up front, swapping the lead several times. Snyder topped this one in the end with VanGenderen a close second. Jimmy Gustin came from twelfth starting spot to take third. Fourth place went to Josh Gilman and fifth was Russ Dickerson.
The 18-lap IMCA stock car A main went to Jerry Gifford. Gifford got to the front early on and pulled away for the win. Veteran driver, Robert Stofer finished in second place, and the winner’s brother, Wayne Gifford came from the fourth row to finish third. Fourth went to Trent Murphy, and Jay Schmidt rounded out the top five.
Closing out the night’s racing action was the IMCA hobby stock feature. This was all a two man race up front between Austin Luellen and John Watson. Watson chased Luellen the entire distance, waiting for a small slip up, which never came. Luellen took the win over Watson, followed by Brandon Brinton in third, Aaron Rudolph in fourth and Matt McDonald in fifth.
Next Saturday night, May 12, will be a Mother’s Day Special and car rides for the kids at the Speedway. Hot laps are 6:45 and racing at 7:30.
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