Photo by Tamie Thurn
Andrew Dillenburg in the IMCA Modified division.
Photo by Tamie Thurn
Brady Weinman of Arnold drove to a feature win in the IMCA Hobby Stock division.
Wild West Challenge will be held Tuesday, June 11.
Racing action was red-hot to heat up the crowd in attendance at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte on Saturday evening. Driving their way into the winners circle with feature wins was Andrew Dillenburg, Bryan Herrick, Casey Werkmeister, Brady Weinman and Alex Fletcher.
Grabbing the early lead from his outside front row starting position, Andrew Dillenburg of North Platte held strong at the front of the field and earned the checkered flag in the IMCA Modified Feature.
Earning runner-up honors with his strong run was Ogallala’s Cole Hodges. Missing out on the heat race, Jeremy Herbst of North Platte was able to make the call for the Feature and earn show honors.
Taking advantage of a caution flag near the midway point, Bryan Herrick of Curtis was able to snare the lead on the restart and hold off all charges to notch the IMCA Northern Sport Modified victory.
Staying near the front all night long, heat race winner Robby Kosmacek of North Platte crossed the finish line second to complete his strong run. Early leader Jeremy Halouska of North Platte paced the field for the first 12 laps until caution extinguished his commanding lead. Halouska recovered after relinquishing the lead to finish third overall.
Keeping the hot hand, Maywood’s Casey Werkmeister wasted no time in driving his way to the front and running away with the IMCA Stock Car Feature, leading every lap. With Werkmeister in his sights, Ogallala’s Casey Woken tried to drive the wheels off his car in an attempt to catch Werkmeister, but was forced to settle with second place. Putting together one of his best efforts on the oval of the young 2013 season was North Platte’s Dan Eller in third place.
Having his best outing of the 2013 campaign, Arnold’s Brady Weinman scored a feature victory in the IMCA Hobby Stocks by leading from start to finish. Coming from the back of the field, Benkelman’s Austin Davis did his best to run down Weinman, but it wasn’t quite enough, as Davis was only able to make it up to second place from his deep in the field starting position.
North Platte’s Rick Eller found his groove and rode the cushion to finish third overall.
In the IMCA Sport Compact division, rookie Alex Fletcher of Hershey swept the heat race and Feature event first place honors.
Two big nights
Next week, NAPA is hosting the races on Saturday, June 8.
A special Buffalo Bill Wild West Challenge will be held Tuesday, June 11, featuring a total purse of $10,000. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
Unofficial results, June 1, 2013
1. Andrew Dillenburg; 2. 34jw-Cole Hodges; 3. 2-Jeremy Herbst; 4. 4p-Dave Pedersen; 5. 2ba-Bob Aspenleiter.
--Heat: 1. 71-Andrew Dillenburg; 2. 34jw-Cole Hodges; 3. 2ba-Bob Aspenleiter.
Northern Sport Mod Feature
1. 0-Bryan Herrick; 2. 15r-Robby Kosmacek; 3. 7-Jeremy Halouska; 4. 52p-Brandon Poessnecker; 5. 17-Rodger Morash; 6. 3-Gary Long; 7. 9-RC Heil; 8. 848-Troy Douglas; 9. 11h-Henry Henderson; 10. 13-Terry Dressell; 11. 69-Adam Kackmeister; 12. r12j-Russ Jones; 13. 58x-Jerry Cox; 14. 18-Brent Gibson; 15. 12j-Kerry Jones.
--Heat 1: 1. 0-Bryan Herrick; 2. 58x-Jerry Cox; 3. 11h-Henry Henderson; 4. r12j-Russ Jones.
--Heat 2: 1. 15r-Robby Kosmacek; 2. 9-RC Heil; 3. 13-Terry Dressel; 4. 17-Rodger Morash; 5. 69-Adam Kackmeister.
--Heat 3: 1. 7-Jeremy Halouska; 2. 3-Gary Long; 3. 18-Brent Gibson; 4. 52p-Brandon Poessnecker; 5. 848-Troy Douglas.
Stock Car Feature
1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 35jw-Casey Woken; 3. 75-Dan Eller; 4. 24-Bob Chalupa; 5. 2ba-Bob Aspenleiter.
--Heat: 1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 35jw-Casey Woken; 3. 24-Bob Chalupa; 4. 09h-Bob Hoing; 5. 2ba-Bob Aspenleiter.
Hobby Stock Feature
1. 22w-Brady Weinman; 2. 22-Austin Davis; 3. 65-Rick Eller; 4. 5-Chuck Ledbetter; 5. 44u-Andrew Baumgardner.
--Heat: 1. 22-Austin Davis; 2. 22w-Brady Weinman; 3. 65-Rick Eller; 4. 5-Chuck Ledbetter; 5. 7t-Tyson Canas.
Sport Compact Feature
1. 67-Alex Fletcher.
--Heat: 1. 67-Alex Fletcher.