Thompson tops nailbiter in Dawson County opener

By Kelly Ninas

LEXINGTON, Neb. (May 4) – Getting their 2014 season at Dawson County Raceway started off right with Sunday trips to the winner’s circle were Colton Osborn, Jamey Kennicutt, Mike Nichols and Dillon Thompson.

In the closest finish of the night, Thompson was the victor by the slimmest of margins over Kyle Bond in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Thompson led the first 13 laps and then led the lap that matters the most by less than the width of a fender.
Bond led the white flag lap and for many laps prior had turned circuits with Thompson in his crosshairs.

Osborn led the final ten laps of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature to cruise to the victory. Osborn started in the inside of row four and showed great patience and prospered with a car that handled quite well from the top to the bottom of the track.

In a very competitive race, Kennicutt was able to stay near the front throughout the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main and led the most important laps. He started in the fourth row and worked his way into the lead on lap six, as he was dueling with Denny Egge throughout the contest.

Egge led the first five laps and the four laps just prior to the white flag being waved.
No stranger to victory lane, Nichols started on the pole and never trailed in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.