July 6, 2013
It was a packed and overflow crowd on Saturday night at the Boone Speedway. It was fan appreciation night and grandstand admission was free. The fans were treated to a great night of racing, and beautiful weather to go along with it. There were new winners in the Modified, Stock Car and Mod Lite divisions, while drivers in the SportMod and Hobby Stock classes just keeping adding to their list of wins.
Dusty Masolini took the win in the Mod Lite feature. Masolini took over the lead from Travis Stensland at lap eight and took it the rest of the way to the checkers. Randy Bryan took the runner up spot over hard charging Josh May in third. Fourth was Stensland and Mike Morrill was fifth. Masolini saw the checkers for the first time at the speedway in 2013.
The IMCA Northern SportMods saw Paul Nagle lead the opening laps of their 18-lapper. It didn’t take long until Eric Elliott came knocking on his bumper. The two would battle for the point spot for several laps, Elliott finally taking command. Elliott lengthened his lead from the pack and took the win in convincing manner. Taylor Musselman took second, with Ben Kates closely behind in third. Fourth was Paul Nagle and Randy Roberts was fifth. Elliott took his second win at the track this week after his victory at the Eve of Destruction on July 4th.
In the IMCA Modified 20-lap feature, it was Matthew Meinecke leading the charge at the drop of the green flag. Meinecke kept that point position but the 69X of Jon Snyder was beginning to put the pressure on by lap eight. As the laps wound down and with only a few laps to go, it was looking like Meinecke would take the win. A caution at
lap 17 would then halt the action, and bunch the field for the restart. Meinecke continued his lead as he took the white flag, but Snyder made his move on the backstretch, passing for the lead and snatching the win as the checkers flew. Snyder took his first win at Boone for 2013, Meinecke had to settle for second. Joel Bushore took third place, visiting driver from Mooresville, North Carolina, Kyle Strickler was fourth and Kyle Brown was fifth.
Ty Hill grabbed the lead immediately from his outside pole starting spot in the IMCA Stock Cars. He was soon to have company knocking at his door as brothers Jerry and Wayne Gifford gave the leader some grief and then Marcus Fagan joined in too. Wayne Gifford challenged Hill repeatedly in the late laps only to have Hill shut the door. On the final circuit, lap traffic came into play but not enough to bother Hill as he took the win. Marcus Fagan however, did take advantage of the lap traffic situation, as he slipped under Wayne Gifford—Fagan getting second, Gifford, third. Jerry Gifford was fourth and last week’s winner Jay Schmidt rounded out the top five.
Shannon Anderson put his #78 back in victory lane again in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Anderson, who started eleventh, took the lead by lap three and never looked back on his way to his sixth win of the season. Tyler Pickett came from tenth place to finish as the runner up. Curt Reed, who started along side Pickett in row five, was third. Fourth place went to Dustin Tapp and Matthew Sorenson was fifth.
Next Saturday, July 13, regular racing continues with points racing in the IMCA Modified, Stock Car, SportMod, and Hobby Stock classes, along with the MADCRA Mod Lites. Hot laps are 6:45 and racing at 7:30.
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