BRIAN FRANKS WINS BUDWEISER SPORTSMEN 50 THRILLER
GRADY PICKS UP FIRST MODIFIED WIN
The field was set after each car took two laps on time and the fast qualifier Brian Franks drew a ‘2’ setting a two car invert.
After the green dropped and a couple early cautions Franks built a substantial lead as Martin Ballard and Dave McCalla slugged it out for second. Kevin Lee took advantage of the battle and slipped into second just past the halfway mark of the race and set his sights on the leader Franks.
While Lee had cut into Franks lead, it appeared that Franks had the win tucked away with four laps to go when an incident between the cars of Andy Duggan and Gene Peterson brought out the yellow flag. That set up a four lap shootout that saw Lee catch Franks on the final lap. Lee bumped Franks a little too hard sending both cars spinning and bringing out the yellow flag once again. Officials sent Lee to the rear and gave Franks the lead back rewinding the lap counter for a green-white-checker finish.
Franks prevailed at the stripe, finishing ahead of Dave McCalla, Martin Ballard, Ross Zumbach, and Joey King.
Miller Time Modifieds staged an equally thrilling 25 lap feature as Scott Grady
picked up his first win since moving to the half-mile. Grady, who started up
front, watched a big lead evaporate as
the laps ticked off and then held off a determined
Arlo Becker made up some ground on current
point leader Tim Plummer by finishing third. Rodney Rocarek finished in fourth while
In other Papa Johns Cup/ I Wireless Championship
action, Brad Dvorak picked up his second win of the season in the Barron Motor Supply
IMCA Stock Car division edging
The win broke a three way tie for the division lead between Dvorak, Arendsen, and Filling.
Scott Wennermark posted a relatively easy win over a slim field of Performance Concepts Late Models. His run to the checkers was interrupted briefly for a caution of Lap 14 but once green flag racing resumed Wennermark again put some distance between himself and the second place car of Brad Osborn. The current division point leader, Kyle Hinrichs finished in third. Jeff King took the fourth spot and Danny Ouderkirk finished fifth.
The two divisions that make up the Full Throttle Energy Drink Stars of Tomorrow were in action as well.
The Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stock
feature went to Rodney Grother, who picked up his fifth trip to
Shawn Meyers put the 701 Dodge Rampage in victory lane once again. Myers shares driving duties with Brian Beaty and the two have become regular visitors to the podium of late. Jeff Selfridge piloted the Bighouse Motorsports VW Golf to second place with Brian Bries finishing third. Point leader Nathan Ballard crossed the line in fourth and defending champion Connie Binder was fifth.
FEATURE (50 laps)
1. Brian Franks, Central City, IA; 2. Dave McCalla,
MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
FEATURE ( 25 laps)
1. Scott Grady,
PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS ASA LATE MODELS
FEATURE ( 25 laps)
1. Scott Wennermark,
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
FEATURE (20 laps)
1. Brad Dvorak,
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
FEATURE (15 laps)
1. Rodney Grother,
FEATURE ( 12 laps)
1. Shawn Myers,