Pruitt takes first win, Bushore, Logue, Bennett and May return to victory laneraceboone
July 16, 2016
It was another full night of racing action at the Boone Speedway on Saturday night, where it was Elmquist Towing night. There was a new face in victory lane in the IMCA Stock Car class, while the other four classes all saw repeat winners.
Josh May repeated his win from last week in the Mod Lite division. May grabbed the lead from Travis Stensland at lap four and stayed at the helm the rest of the way to the win. Bryan Zehm started tenth, and finished as the runner up, third went to Cory Sauerman, Travis Stensland was fourth, and Angelo Montgomery rounded out the top five.
Jonathon Logue scored his fifth win of the season in the 18-lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Logue started tenth and had to run down leader Robert Moore, to take control at lap ten. Moore finished in second, Randy Roberts finished third from his ninth starting position, Jake McBirnie, driving a borrowed car after suffering mechanical woes in the heat, finished fourth after starting near the tail of the field, and Curtis Veber completed the top five. The race went flag to flag.
The IMCA Modifieds ran their 20-lap feature next. Joel Bushore wasted little time in getting to the front in this one. He passed Albert Wolfgram as lap five was scored, and from there on, never looked back, repeating his win from last week. Albert Wolfgram held second place, Jimmy Gustin came from eleventh to finish third, fourth was Chris Webb, and point leader Mike VanGenderen recovered nicely from an early race skirmish, to finish fifth.
The IMCA Stock Cars came next with their 18-lap A main. Cory Bushnell got around Missouri racer Brad
Whitney at lap six, to take over as captain of the ship. He soon had Brandon Pruitt breathing down his tail pipes, pestering him at each corner. Pruitt’s swing to the outside paid off, as he took the lead on lap twelve. A couple of laps later, Trent Murphy was applying pressure to the leader, searching everything for a way around Pruitt. But it wasn’t to be, as Pruitt shook off his advances, and took the checkers. Murphy, who started eleventh, finished a close second. Veteran Terry Pruitt came home in third, tenth place starter Jay Schmidt finished fourth and point leader Donavon Smith started seventeenth, and finished fifth in the caution free feature. Brandon Pruitt scored his first win at Boone this season.
The IMCA Hobby Stocks closed out the night’s racing with their 12-lap feature. Solomon Bennett took charge at lap four and held off Dustin Lynch to take the win in a close finish. Point leader Eric Stanton came from tenth starting spot, to finish third, fourth was last week’s winner, Aaron Rudolph, and Chad Legere was fifth. Bennett won for the fourth time this season in another caution free event.
Join us next week for another exciting night of racing. Grandstands open at 6, hot laps are 6:45, and racing at 7:30.