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Powering to the checkered flag was Shane Stout in the Northern Sport Mods Feature.
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Dueling at the front of the field were Casey Werkmeister (24w) and Mike Nichols during the Stock Car Feature.
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Sweeping the nights top honors in the Hobby Stock division was Austin Davis.
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Saluting the fans during the Veteran's Night parade lap of the Modifieds Feature were the flagship racers.
The IMCA racing action was jam-packed and fierce at the Lincoln County Raceway on Saturday.
Avoiding all incidents and taking the checkered flag to win their respective feature events during Veteran’s Night at the races were: Andrew Dillenburg, Shane Stout, Casey Werkmeister, Austin Davis and Jose Sabala.
Getting up on the wheel and finding a fast groove from his fourth row starting position, heat race winner Andrew Dillenburg of North Platte, took the lead in the IMCA Modified feature at the halfway point and ran off and hid at the front of the field to win.
Pacing the field from the onset until lap eight was Josh Sabin of North Platte. Sabin held his position after being passed by Dillenburg and took home runner-up honors.
Brady bullet Dave Pedersen showcased consistency and stellar skills on the wheel to finish in the show position.
Heat race winner Ronnie Wallace of McCook and Zach Schultz of North Platte rounded out your top five finishers in fourth and fifth in the Feature event.
Northern Sport Mods
Holding off all charges and persevering through the cautions, North Platte’s Shane Stout was in the zone as he powered to the victory in the Northern Sport Mods division.
Stout garnered the lead from fifth row starting position on the fifth lap and never looked back.
Heat race winner Jeremy Halouska of North Platte led the initial two laps, before relinquishing the lead to Robby Kosmacek of North Platte. Kosmacek held ship and finished in second place in the feature.
Charging forward from the back of the field with the assistance of the caution flags that bunched the field, heat race winner Bryan Herrick of Curtis finished third.
Avoiding incidents and staying heavy on the loud pedal throughout, Corey Cruzan of North Platte and Atkinson’s Brandon Poessnecker finished fourth and fifth in the Northern Sport Mod feature. Rodger Morash of North Platte had early success on Saturday in winning a heat race.
Racing with gumption and grasping the early lead powered Maywood’s Casey Werkmeister to win the Stock Car feature, despite the challenges from contenders on his back bumper from Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa and Ronnie Wallace of McCook.
Werkmeister won the initial heat race to setup his win the feature, where he started in the fourth row of the grid.
In Werkmeister’s rearview mirror for much of the feature was runner-up finisher Mike Nichols and third place driver Ronnie Wallace.
Displaying great throttle control the whole night, heat race winner Kyle Werkmeister of Maywood drove from his fourth row starting position to fourth overall. Gothenburg’s Jeff Whiting stayed consistent to drive his Chevy Lumina to a top five position in fifth place.
Going back to what worked before, Austin Davis of Benkelman pulled off a clean sweep in the Hobby Stocks division. Davis was the class of the field in the heat race and feature, driving away with victories in both events.
Leading the way from lap five to the finish, Davis passed early leader Brady Weinman of Arnold, who lead from the drop of the green flag through the fourth lap.
In the closing laps of the Feature, Weinman relinquished the runner-up position to Chuck Ledbetter of Loomis who would claim the second place accolades as a result of his great consistency.
Weinman was forced to settle for third place overall. Rounding out the top five finishers in the Hobby Stock feature was Rick Eller and Andrew Baumgardner, both of North Platte in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Continuing his undefeated record of victories, North Platte’s Jose Sabala paced the field to win the IMCA Sport Compact Feature.
Sabala piloted his Dodge Neon rocketship to win the heat race and the cash dash in earlier night racing action. Les Brogdon of North Platte stayed heavy on the gas pedal to finish as the runner-up in the heat race and the Feature.
--Modified Feature: 1. 71-Andrew Dillenburg; 2. 23s-Josh Sabin; 3. 4p-Dave Pedersen; 4. 3rw-Ronnie Wallace; 5. 55z-Zach Schultz; 6. 4kj-Terry Houchin; 7. 14-Jason Gallentine; 8. 83c-Chris Stevens; 9. 2-Jeremy Herbst (DNF)
--Heat 1: 1. 71-Andrew Dillenburg; 2. 14-Jason Gallentine; 3. 23s-Josh Sabin; 4. 83c-Chris Stevens; 5. 2-Jeremy Herbst.
--Heat 2: 1. 3rw-Ronnie Wallace; 2. 4p-Dave Pedersen; 3. 55z-Zach Schultz; 4. 4kj-Terry Houchin.
--Northern Sport Mod Feature: 1. 5s-Shane Stout; 2. 15kos-Robby Kosmacek; 3. 0-Bryan Herrick; 4. 8c-Corey Cruzan; 5. 52p-Brandon Poessnecker; 6. 12j-Russ Jones; 7. 34-Matt Caudillo; 8. 55d-Dillon Schultz (DNF); 9. 3-Gary Long (DNF); 10. 58x-Jerry Cox (DNF); 11. 93-Joe Thiem (DNF); 12. 17-Rodger Morash (DNF); 13. 87f-Don Fair (DNF); 14. 11h-Henry Henderson (DNF); 15. 7-Jeremy Halouska (DNF).
--Heat 1: 1. 0-Bryan Herrick; 2. 15kos-Robby Kosmacek; 3. 55d-Dillon Schultz; 4. 3-Gary Long; 5. 12j-Russ Jones.
--Heat 2: 1. 7-Jeremy Halouska; 2. 58x-Jerry Cox; 3. 8c-Corey Cruzan; 4. 5s-Shane Stout; 5. 93-Joe Thiem.
--Heat 3: 1. 17- Rodger Morash; 2. 87f-Don Fair; 3. 11h-Henry Henderson; 4. 52p-Brandon Poessnecker.
--Stock Car Feature: 1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 63-Mike Nichols; 3. 3rw-Ronnie Wallace; 4. 42w-Kyle Werkmeister; 5. 16w-Jeff Whiting; 6. 75-Dan Eller; 7. 24-Bob Chalupa; 8. 4k-Kent Lower; 9. 09h-Bob Hoing (DNF); 10. 31-Darin Racek (DNF); 11. 46-Scotty White (DNS).
--Heat 1: 1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 63-Mike Nichols; 3. 16w-Jeff Whiting; 4. 4k-Kent Lower; 5. 09h-Bob Hoing.
--Heat 2: 1. 42w-Kyle Werkmeister; 2. 24-Bob Chalupa; 3. 75-Dan Eller; 4. 31-Darin Racek.
--Hobby Stock Feature: 1. 22-Austin Davis; 2. 5-Chuck Ledbetter; 3. 22w-Brady Weinman; 4. 65-Rick Eller; 5. 44u-Andrew Baumgardner; 6. 7s-Scott Gibson; 7. 25 Chris Taylor (DNF).
--Heat 1: 1. 22-Austin Davis; 2. 22w-Brady Weinman; 3. 5-Chuck Ledbetter; 4. 7s-Scott Gibson; 65-Rick Eller.
--Sport Compacts Feature: 1. 40j-Jose Sabala; 2. 20-Les Brogdon.
--Heat 1: 1. 40j-Jose Sabala; 2. 20-Les Brogdon.