Photo by Shavonne Schacher
Dillon Schultz tries to hold off his brother, Zach.
Photo by Shavonne Schacher
The drivers battle for position in the Sport Mod race.
Trying their best to outrun the oncoming storm were the challengers that competed at the Lincoln County Raceway on Saturday evening. Bryan Herrick, Kyle Bond and Charlie Blowers tamed the storm to claim top honors and earn a trip to the winners circle.
Grabbing the lead when it counted the most; the Rubber Duck, Bryan Herrick of Curtis floated around the top five for much of the IMCA feature event to eventually drive his way to the front of the field on the white flag lap to hold on for the win in the IMCA Sport Modified division.
Herrick started in the fifth row and avoided incident and be among the leaders throughout the contest. Finishing second overall after leading the first 13 laps of the feature was Robby Kosmacek of North Platte.
Heat race winner Terry Dressel of North Platte earned a podium finish with third place. Along with Dressel, Sutherland’s Henry Henderson won an opening night heat race.
In the stock car division, Casey Werkmeister of Maywood and Wallace’s Kyle Clough won opening night heat races, but with the impending weather approaching, the Feature event was postponed until the next regular season race night.
Driving his way to the front and then running away and hiding was Kyle Bond of Gibbon in the Hobby Stock Feature. Bond started in the fourth row and snared the lead on the fourth circuit after winning an earlier in the evening heat race.
Following Bond through the traffic was the Benkelman Bullet Austin Davis, who was high on the wheel in hopes of running down Bond, but he was forced to settle with runner-up honors. Recovering quite nicely from an early spin, Robert Leonard of Gibbon was third overall. Bond and Leonard won the heat races.
Scoring his first ever victory was Charlie Blowers of Arnold in the Sport Compact division. Blowers started in the second row and was able to complete the pass Devin Bjorklund of Cozad for the lead on the eighth lap and drive to the win.
Sutherland’s Alex Fletcher was the runner-up with a consistency filled effort on the oval. The leader for the initial seven laps, Bjorklund crossed the finish line to earn show accolades. In one of the most impressive efforts of the night, Andrew Baumgardner of North Platte lost a wheel on the final laps of the Feature and finished fourth place overall on just three tires.
Coming up on Tuesday night at the Lincoln County Raceway is the Second Annual ‘Buffalo Bill Wild West Challenge,’ where over $10,000 purse will be awarded to the competitiors that challenge for the checkered flags. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the racing action is set to start with the drop of the green flag at 7 p.m.
--Northern Sport Modified Feature: 1. 0-Bryan Herrick; 2. 15r-Robby Kosmacek; 3. 13-Terry Dressel; 4. 11h-Henry Henderson; 5. 3-Gary Long; 6. 12j-Kerry Jones; 7. 69-Adam Kackmeister; 8. 88-Eric Kackmeister; 9. 11-Tim Cooper; 10. 848-Troy Douglas.
Heat 1: 1. 11h-Henry Henderson; 2. 15r-Robby Kosmacek; 3. 0-Bryan Herrick.
Heat 2: 1. 13-Terry Dressel; 2. 11-Tim Cooper; 3. 1-Paul Donovan.
--IMCA Hobby Stock Feature: 1. 0-Kyle Bond; 2. 22-Austin Davis; 3. 85-Robert Leonard; 4. 88j-Jacob Olmstead; 5. 72h-Kevin Hagan; 6. 22w-Brady Weinman; 7. 7s-Scott Gibson; 8. 2c-Tyson Canas; 9. 33-Ben Arvdahl; 10. 72b-Jacob Hagan.
Heat 1: 1. 0-Kyle Bond; 2. 72h-Kevin Hagan; 3. 22-Austin Davis.
Heat 2: 1. 85-Robert Leonard; 2. 88j-Jacob Olmstead; 3. 22w-Brady Weinman.
--IMCA Sport Compact Feature: 1. 22b-Charlie Blowers; 2. 67-Alex Fletcher; 3. 28d-Devin Bjorklund; 4. 44u-Andrew Baumgardner; 5. 33-Andrew McClellen; 6. 67x-Blake Fletcher; 7. 12t-Tanner Jones.
Heat 1: 1. 44u-Andrew Baumgardner; 2. 22b-Charlie Blowers; 3. 28d-Devin Bjorklund.