By Larry Lowrey Jr.
SALINA, Kan. (April 25) – Heavy hitters filled the BMS IMCA Modified field on opening night at Salina Speedway and the fastest of them proved to be Clay Sellard.
Pole starter Corey Lagroon gave chase but in the end it was Sellard notching the win. Lyle Shepard got the best of Danny Morrison in the battle for third.
A whopping 25 cars showed up to shoot it out in the M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMod division. Some of the toughest racers in IMCA come from this division and it’s no surprise that there was a lot of passing in this feature. Austin Carter held off the competition and got the win.
Daniel Gottschalk and Tyler Frye were dicing through the field as they started 11th and 10th on the field respectively. At the drop of the checkered flag both Gottschalk and Frye would run out of time as Carter was strong enough to pick up the opening night win.
In the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks it was Adam Armstrong celebrating in victory lane at the end of the night.
Armstrong saw his opportunity as he and frontrunner Mike Traskowsky came into the lapped traffic. He worked his way around Traskowsky and held on for the final eight laps.