Final Modified qualifier falls to Bushore

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) ­– Joel Bushore will return to the front row of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals main event, after winning his Friday night Modified qualifying feature.

Bushore passed race long leader Chad Porter with three circuits left in the 25-lapper. Both drivers maintained control after contact the next time around, then Bushore pulled ahead in the race to the checkers.

Lining up behind Bushore and Porter on the outside row will be Brandon Beckendorf, Mark Elliott, Matt Bonine, Chris Fleming, Chevy Hadan and Jeff Stephens.

Porter drew the pole start and brought Beckendorf and Bushore along in checking out on the field by midway. Bushore passed both Porter and Beckendorf with what played out to be the winning move.

The second and final caution of the night came out on lap nine so the contest ended with a lengthy green flag run.

Elliott had raced from 28th to second in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitation race earlier in the even­ing. He advanced 10 spots to finish fourth in the qualifier and advance to his seventh consecutive Modified main event.

Hadan is in for the third time, Bonine Bushore and Stephens each for the second. Porter, Fleming and Beckendorf are each first-time qualifiers.

Feature results – 1. Joel Bushore, Boone; 2. Chad Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; 3. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.; 4. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 5. Matt Bonine, Onawa; 6. Chris Flem­ing, Union Springs, N.Y.; 7. Chevy Hadan, Bennington, Neb.; 8. Jeff Stephens, Arion; 9. Ryan Watnem, Humbolt; 10. Kevin Sustaire, Emory, Texas; 11. Darin Duffy, Hazleton; 12. Levi Nielsen, Ma­son City; 13. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 14. Brandon Savage, Keokuk; 15. Shane DeMey, Dennison; 16. Dustin Kraklio, Durant; 17. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; 18. Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.; 19. Jake Durbin, Perry; 20. Tim Murty, Tama; 21. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 22. Jason Purvis, Boone; 23.David Brown, Kellogg; 24. Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; 25. Kevan Cook, Constantia, N.Y.; 26. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 27. Michael Albertsen, Audu­bon; 28. Ed Thomas, Waterloo; 29. Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn.; 30. Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.

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