Hard chargers almost steal show in second SportMod qualifier

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – The race was pretty good up front, but the guys coming from the back almost stole the show in Tuesday’s second qualifying feature for Northern SportMods at Boone Speedway.
Brett Lowry found his way around Tim Rupp 14 laps into the 25-lapper and led to the checkers to earn the outside front row starting spot for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event on Saturday.

Rupp held off Danny Dvorak to finish third. Eric Flander advanced 14 positions to fourth, Joe Feyen was fifth after starting last in the field of 30 and Tony Pogeler was sixth.

Rounding out the top eight moving on to Saturday’s big dance were 24th starting Bryan Rigsby and 29th starting Brandon Long.

Dvorak is now at five-time Super Nationals qualifier. Flander and Pogeler will make their second main event starts while Lowry, Rupp, Feyen, Rigsby and Long are all in for the first time.

Feature results – 1. Brett Lowry, Montezuma; 2. Tim Rupp, Cherokee; 3. Danny Dvorak, Vinton; 4. Eric Flander, Barnes City; 5. Joe Feyen, Plattsmouth, Neb.; 6. Tony Pogeler, Cherokee; 7. Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; 8. Brandon Long, Green Bay, Wis.; 9. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 10. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 11. Matt Looft, Swea City; 12. Justin Medler, Minot, N.D.; 13. Kyle Griffith, Taft, Calif.; 14. Kyle Welch, Sioux City; 15. Ryan Ashton, Beaman; 16. Bruce Egeland, Marshall, Minn.; 17. Curt Hilmer, Dysart; 18. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 19. Ron Tex, Papillion, Neb.; 20. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 21. Matthew Crowell, Clearwater, Kan.; 22. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny; 23. Brandon Brinton, Nevada; 24. Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; 25. Matt Northrop, Stanhope; 26. Jared Hansen, Audubon; 27. Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis.; 28. Austin Kaplan, Des Moines; 29. Tina McGowan, Bakersfield, Calif.; 30. Adam Ackerman, Mason City.

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