Griffith finds his groove

By Jeremy Fox
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (May 31) – Ryan Griffith found his groove Saturday at Hamilton County Speedway. The result was his first win of the season at his hometown track.

The Chalfant Plumbing and Neighbors Heating and Cooling IMCA Late Models 20 lap feature saw Al Johnson and then Jeremy Grady lead early before Todd Cooney took over.

Cooney had pulled away until Griffith found a groove to his liking and chased him down just before the caution on lap 16. Griffith took the lead away from Cooney on restart and led to the checkers. Cooney, Jason Hahne, Darrel DeFrance and rookie John Emerson completed the top five.

Adam Larson recorded his second local win of the season in the George White Chevrolet IMCA Modifieds. Aaron Benson bested a caution-slowed Conley’s Trucking IMCA Northern SportMod main event.

After fixing a flat tire early on, Randy Embrey raced to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers. Matt Oberhelman won his career first Oberhelman Motorsports IMCA Sport Compact feature.