Umscheid, Pittsenbarger, capture first wins

By Bill Grit

MAYETTA, Kan. (June 14) – Austin Umscheid picked up his first-ever career win in the Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compacts in the final event of the evening Saturday at Thunder Hill Speedway.

Morgan Ziegler and Issac Jones chased Umscheid through the field before lining up in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane in that order.

Jordan Grabouski held off a determined Dave Conkwright for the BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modi­fied checkers. Patrick Thyfault got to the front early and stayed there in winning the Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA Hobby Stock main.

The Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods always provide the fans great racing action week in and week out. Troy Baumgartner led the race early but as the race went on his car lost forward bite. At the midway point, Jeremy Pittsenbarger made a pass for the lead, getting his first win at Thunder Hill. Pittsenbarger stood proudly in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane, followed by Troy Baumgartner, Luke Stallbaumer, Aaron Hilderman and Curtis Dreasher.

Marvin Griffith Jr. led every lap but the last one in the Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Car race as Brian LaBonte fought relentlessly to make a pass. Griffith led the field out of turn four to the checkered flag but spun out before the flagstand, handing the win over to LaBonte.

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