Becker and Charles pick up first wins of 2014 at Thunder Hill

By Larry Lowrey, Jr.

MAYETTA, Kan. (Aug. 16) – Justin Becker was able to hang on through a bunch of yellow flags to win his first BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modified feature of the season Saturday night at Thunder Hill Speedway.

Becker, who started sixth in the main event, shot out to the early advantage and extended it to a considerable margin only to see it erased by several yellow flags. Becker met all challenges on the restarts to drive away to the win.

A third generation driver piloted to his first win in the Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods. Austin Charles, son of Danny Charles and grandson of Tom Charles, put another good run together that lasted until the finish.

Charles, who started seventh, was challenged in the late stages by Bryan Rigsby, but coming to the white flag Rigsby’s rear end gave out to bring out a green, white, checkered scenario. Charles survived the restart to earn the milestone win.

Marvin Griffith Jr. headed into the night the points leader in the Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Cars. He didn’t lose any ground in the standings as he drove to his third win of the season.

Raymond Bosch was the first across the finish line in the Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA Hobby Stock feature, however he was disqualified during post-race inspection. Patrick Thyfault was declared the winner.