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Casey Werkmeister wins stock car featuresTell North Platte what you think

The IMCA racing action was simmering hot at the Lincoln County Raceway on Saturday evening. Picking up a pair of feature victories in the Stock Car division was Casey Werkmeister.

He was joined in the winner's circle by Zach Schultz, Kyle Bond and Charlie Blowers.

On top of his game, Werkmeister of Maywood swept the top honors in both of the Stock Car features. Werkmeister garnered the lead in the initial feature near the halfway point and never looked back. I

n the night’s finale, Werkmeister drove to the lead on lap 10 from his fifth row starting position to claim the checkered flag. Kyle Werkmeister of Maywood and Casey Woken of Ogallala both took home runner-up accolades. Earning podium finishes in third place were Kyle Clough of Wallace and Gothenburg’s Jeff Whiting. Heat races were triumphed by Mikey Dancer of North Platte and David Easterday of Riverdale.

Blitzing the field to lead from the drop of the green flag until the double checkered flags were waved was North Platte’s Zach Schultz to win the Northern Sport Modified Feature. Schultz started on the pole and darted to the lead and never looked back.

Driving from his third row starting position to finish second overall was Dalten Collins of North Platte. Collins displayed great consistency over the final laps to earn the podium finish. Coming from deep in the field, Henry Henderson of Sutherland had his work cut out for him. But he was up to the task to earn third place. Henderson started in the fifth row of the feature lineup at the drop of the green flag.

Topping the heat race action in the Northern Sport Modified division were Terry Dressel of North Platte and Curtis hotshoe Bryan Herrick.

Finding the right groove on the high side in the late laps powered Gibbon Gambler Kyle Bond to the winner's circle in the Hobby Stock division. Bond snared the lead on the sixth lap and drove his way to yet another feature victory.

The early leader was Tyson Canas of Cozad who relinquished the lead to Bond on the sixth circuit. Canas stayed up on the wheel and earned a runner-up finish. Doing his best to make a strong push during the second half of the season, Brady Weinman of Arnold finished third overall in the featured event.

The heat race winner, Benkelman Bullet Austin Davis recovered quite nicely to finish fourth after being caught in the Jacob Olmstead rollover near the halfway point of the feature. Olmstead also held point throughout a heat race as well.

Leading the final two laps, Charlie Blowers of Arnold piloted the Mopar Magic hotrod to a Sport Compact Feature victory. Blowers started in the second row and was able to avoid incidents throughout the feature to make the move for the lead on the eighth lap.

Veteran wheelman Andrew Baumgardner of North Platte did his best to show great consistency and his efforts were rewarded with a runner-up finish. Cozad hotshoe Devin Bjorklund finished the podium slots in the division in his Dodge Neon. Heat race action was won by Baumgardner.

Unofficial Results

--IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature: 1. 55z-Zach Schultz; 2. 53dc-Dalten Collins; 3. 11h-Henry Henderson; 4. 848-Troy Douglas; 5. 0hp-Bryan Herrick; 6. 12j-Kerry Jones; 7. 33-Chad Young; 8. 1-Paul Donovan; 9. 3-Gary Long; 10. r12j-Russ Jones.

Heat Race Winners: 13-Terry Dressel; 0hp-Bryan Herrick; 53dc-Dalten Collins.

--IMCA Stock Car Feature 1: 1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 42w-Kyle Werkmeister; 3. 11k-Kyle Clough; 4. 09h-Bob Hoing; 5. 45-Mikey Dancer; 6. 99k-David Easterday; 7. 75-Dan Eller.

--IMCA Stock Car Feature 2: 1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 35jw-Casey Woken; 3. 16w-Jeff Whiting; 4. 24-Bob Chalupa; 5. 31-Darin Racek; 6. 75-Dan Eller; 7. 09h-Bob Hoing; 8. 45-Mikey Dancer; 9. 11k-Kyle Clough; 10. 42w-Kyle Werkmeister.

Heat Race Winners: 45-Mikey Dancer; 99k-David Easterday; 24w-Casey Werkmeister.

--IMCA Hobby Stock Feature: 1. 0-Kyle Bond; 2. 2c-Tyson Canas; 3. 22w-Brady Weinman; 4. 22-Austin Davis; 5. 72h-Kevin Hagan; 6. 72b-Jacob Hagan; 7. 5-Chuck Ledbetter; 8. 7s-Scott Gibson; 9. 88j-Jacob Olmstead; 10. 93-Joe Thiem.

Heat Race Winners: 22-Austin Davis, 88j-Jacob Olmstead.

--IMCA Sport Compact Feature: 1. 22b-Charlie Blowers; 2. 44u-Andrew Baumgardner; 3. 28d-Devin Bjorklund; 4. 67-Alex Fletcher; 5. 12t-Tanner Jones; 6. 33-Andrew McClellen; 7. 67x-Blake Fletcher.

Heat Race Winner: 44u-Andrew Baumgardner.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/13/2014
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