Wray makes memorable Thunderhill debut

By Bill Grit

MAYETTA, Kan. (May 3) – Cory Wray made his debut at Thunder Hill Speedway a memorable one Saturday night, as he used his front row outside starting position for all it was worth to win the

BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modified main event.

Defending champion Tom Charles started middle of the field while Allen Halderman started deep in the field in the 10th row inside. A caution restacked the field, where Wray used that same line to his advantage and again commanded the lead.

When the checkered flag flew it was Wray standing in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane with Justin Becker, Charles, Mat Stallbaumer and Halderman finishing out the top five.

Twenty-five Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods took the green flag. The father and son duo of Rick Dreasher and Curtis Dreasher proved to be a force to be reckoned with, as they raced nose to tail throughout the entire race.

A couple cautions bunch the field back together as Curtis Dreasher tried to outrace his father into first place. Rick Dreasher got the win and in his post-race interview stated he had fuel pressure problems and probably couldn’t have held on another lap.

Brian LaBonte was the winner in a Heinen Repair Service IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature that saw Greg Deters unscathed after getting his ride on its side on the front straightaway.

Patrick Thyfault bested fifth row starting Garret Hager in the race to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers. Dan Canady topped the Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compact main.

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