Rothzen wins for Chad

By Dana Royer

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 26) – Brandon Rothzen has dedicated this season to “Fighting for the Win For Chad” in the Ryners Transportation IMCA Modified division.

And Saturday night at 34 Raceway, Rothzen picked up his second win in two nights for his friend and crew member Chad Gall, who is battling leukemia.

Gall underwent a stem cell transplant nearly three weeks ago and what better boost to than a feature win by his buddy Brandon.

Rothzen took the lead on lap nine in the 20-lap feature when Tyler Glass went off the track and brought out the caution. Rothzen went on to take the checkered flag followed by Dennis LaVeine, Mitch Morris and Jerrod Fuller rounding out the top four.

Brandon’s wife Ally brought out the iPad to use Facetime with Chad during the winners pictures.

Also picking up IMCA wins Saturday were Tommy Bowling and Sean Wyett.

Wyett won his first Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature at 34 Raceway this year by topping a nice field of 18 entries. Wyett took the lead in the 15-lap feature from his front row start and never looked back.

The Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars put on a show for the fans in the 16-car field with Bowling taking the lead from John Oliver on the final lap of the 20-lap feature for the win.

Coming out of turn four, Oliver and Bowling got together, with Bowling getting sideways and Oliver pushing the number 14 across the finish line and giving Bowling the win in a wild finish.