Logue and Urman nab first wins, Thornton, Daniels, Knutson and Glick repeat

Logue and Urman nab first wins, Thornton, Daniels, Knutson and Glick repeat

June 29, 2019

The racing action was as hot as the temperatures at Boone Speedway for another Super Saturday night of racing with a draw/redraw format for the featured Modifieds and their $1,000 pay day, and the Stock Cars were vying for $750.  Ricky Thornton, Jr. in the IMCA Modifieds, Josh Daniels in the IMCA Stock Cars, and Joe Glick in the MADCRA Mod Lites all repeated their wins from last week.  Eric Knutson went back to Victory Lane for a second time this year in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Johnathon Logue in the IMCA Northern SportMods, and Val Urman in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprints made their first appearances of the year in the winner’s circle.  The two-person Cruiser feature win once again went to the #00 duo of Donny Mason and Junior Worley.

The IMCA Hobby Stocks also ran their make up King of the Hill that was rescheduled from last week.  John Watson bested Shaun Wirtz to take the top honors.

Val Urman, Roseville, Minnesota, would lead all 20-laps of the KI Race Gear IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car A main on his way to his first victory at the Boone Speedway.  He finished comfortably ahead of second place Ryan Navratil.  Last week’s winner Mike Houseman was third, fourth went to Tyler Thompson, and DJ Palmer rounded out the top five.  The race went caution free.

The My Race Pass Mod Lites were up next for 15-laps of feature racing. Joe Glick came from sixth starting spot, to snatch the lead away from early leader Terry Brown at lap two.  From there on he motored his way untouched to another win.  Mike Kennedy started eleventh and finished as the runner up.  Third place was Joel Huggins, fourth went to Bakersfield, California’s Zac Forster who started sixteenth, and Mike Morrill was fifth.  This marked Glick’s fourth win of the season.  The race went flag to flag.

Johnathon Logue took over the top spot from Ronnie Hults at lap fifteen of the the 18-lap Elmquist Towing IMCA Northern SportMod A feature and held it the final three laps to the flying checkers and the win.  Cory Pestotnik came from ninth starting spot to take second.  Third went to Dustin Lynch, Chad Ryerson was fourth, and Robert Moore completed the top five.  This was Logue’s first win at the speedway this year.

The Snap-on Tools IMCA Modifieds ran a 25-lap A main for their portion of the Super Saturday $1,000 pay off.  The draw/redraw format found Al Wolfgram and visiting Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada racer, Trent Guest sitting on the front row for the start.  Wolfgram nabbed the lead immediately, but by lap three, fourth place starter Ricky Thornton, Jr. had snatched that lead away.  He then pulled away to a sizable lead until a yellow at lap twenty-three slowed the action, and resulting in a green-white-checkered finish.   The restart was no hindrance to Thornton however, and he sailed home to another feature win. Cody Laney, Torrance, California finished second, flying around third place Tim Ward in the final circuits.  Jimmy Gustin was fourth after starting sixteenth, and early leader Al Wolfgram was fifth.  Thornton repeated his win from last week, and scored his fourth win of the regular season, plus winning the Frostbuster special.

The Arnold Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars were the second of the Super Saturday headliners. They also ran a 25-lap feature for $750 to win.  Josh Daniels, last weeks winner, was the lucky recipient of the number one starting spot after the redraw.  He took advantage of that pole starting position, and immediate took the lead with the rest of the thundering herd giving chase.  Daniels ran comfortably out in front until Rod Richards, and then Jay Schmidt came calling, both applying pressure.  The final laps would then find a turn of events when Schmidt, then Richards dropping out with issues, and both out of the game.  Daniels held his top spot then the rest of the way to the finish and the win.  Scott Davis finished as the runner up, third place went to Travis Barker from Sioux City, Johnny Spaw was fourth, and Brock Badger came from nineteenth starting spot, to finish fifth.

The Pickett Salvage IMCA Hobby Stock 15-lap main event did not start well when Aaron Rudolph took a hard tumble just past the flag stand as the race went green.  Thankfully, he was okay.  When racing did get underway, it was Mike Smith taking command early.  By lap nine, Eric Knutson had made his way from ninth starting spot, to run on the leaders bumper.  Just one lap later, Knutson made his move into the lead and from there on would hold it to the checkers and the win.  Mike Smith took the runner up spot, third went to Curt Reed, Matt McDonald was fourth, and Daniel Smith moved from nineteenth starting spot, to finish in fifth.  Knutson scored his second win of the year.

Next up at the Boone Speedway will be the 4th of July Eve of Destruction.  Side x Side UTV races, Cruiser Cars, Lawn Mower Demo Derby, Dr. Danger stunts, Burn Out contest, Roll Over contest, and the IMCA Stock Cars will be racing.  The evening winds up with a large fireworks display.  Gates open at  6 with hot laps at 7:15.

Regular Saturday night racing series continues on Saturday July 6 with racing in all regular divisions.  The Cage Karts will also be in action.  Please note the new starting times.  Hot laps at 6:15, and racing at 7.