July 5, 2014
All five classes of racing were back in action again Saturday night at the Boone Speedway. A first time winner came out of the IMCA Northern SportMod class and a veteran who has logged many victories at the Speedway, saw victory lane again in the IMCA Modifieds.
It was back to back victories for Terry Brown in the Mod Lite feature. Brown took over the lead from Eric Hendrickson at lap five and held it to the checkers. Hendrickson fought off the challenges of Bryan Zehm and Charlie Brown as they finished second through fourth in that order. Josh May rounded out the top five. It was Terry Brown’s third win at Boone this year.
The 18-lap Northern SportMod feature found Jacob Sachau from Denison sitting on the pole. Sachau, who had raced for the first time at Boone last week, returned this week—with much success. Sachau took the lead at the drop of the green and held it to the completion and the win. Randy Roberts and Jake McBirnie fought it out behind the leader for position. Roberts held the upper hand to finish second over McBirnie in third. Fourth place went to Kiron, Iowa’s Evan Nemitz, who also returned after making his first run at Boone last week, and Tim Love completed the top five.
The 12-lap Hobby Stock A main had some intense action throughout the entire pack. Troy Phillips jumped to the lead at lap one, and was still in command when a yellow flew at lap eight. By this time, Tyler Pickett had made his way into the runner up spot and was happy to see the caution fly. When the race restarted, Pickett took advantage and flew to the lead before the next lap was scored. He was soon to have Shannon Anderson on his tail with just two laps remaining, but was able to hold off the charging Anderson as they crossed the finish line, Pickett taking the win, Anderson taking second. David Rieks started ninth, and got around early leader Troy Phillips in the closing moments of the race, as they went third and fourth. Andrew Burg tussled with the leaders most of the race and scored a fifth place finish. This was Pickett’s third win this season.
Jake Durbin flew to the lead at the start of the 20-lapper for the Modifieds. He was holding down a good lead on second place John Logue when a yellow flew at lap five. Veteran racer
Logue, put it to the topside after the restart, and made it work successfully, taking the lead at lap nine. As Logue held the lead, Durbin was suddenly pulling into the infield, his night done, and Shay Woods took over the runner up spot. Behind the front two, Mike VanGenderen, Jimmy Gustin and Russ Dickerson were locked in a battle. As the final laps wound down, Logue maintained his healthy lead and took the checkers and the victory untouched. VanGenderen went to the topside of the track and got around Woods with three laps left, taking the runner up spot, Woods scored in third. Fourth place was Jimmy Gustin, and Russ Dickerson was fifth. Logue logged his third win at Boone this year.
Donavon Smith scored another dominate win in the IMCA Stock Car feature. Smith started eighth and was leading by lap three. A caution at lap five didn’t bother him, as he drove off, stretching his lead the remaining way to the checkers. Trent Murphy had an impressive run from his twelfth place starting spot, to take the runner up position. Two brothers fought it out for third and fourth, Jerry Gifford taking third over brother Wayne Gifford in fourth. Jay Schmidt, point leader, had his work cut out for him after a bad finish in the heat race. Schmidt started seventeenth, and finished fifth. Donavon Smith was victorious for the third time at Boone this year.
Next Saturday at the Boone Speedway, it will be Christmas in July! Look for a visit from Santa along with another night of racing action in all five classes. Hot laps are 6:45 and racing at 7:30.
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