By Bob Coney
JEFFERSON, S.D. (April 26) – Raceway Park kicked off their 2015 IMCA Championship points season Sunday night with action in five divisions.
The Total Motors IMCA Modifieds put on a show ultimately won by Jason Schneiders.
Ricky Stephan jumped out front in the early laps only to be chased down by defending champion Chris Abelson. After trading the lead back and forth, the duo came together while negotiating lapped traffic with seven laps remaining, sending both to the rear on the restart.
Jim Thies then took the point with Jay Noteboom and Schneiders in tow. With four to go, Schneiders made his move out of turn number four, slicing under Thies and using the inside line to hold Noteboom at bay to the checkers. Behind Schneiders, Noteboom, and Thies, Josh Most rounded out the top four.
The Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car feature was a wild affair with Andy Gage coming out on top, followed by Tony Ritterbush, Todd Gereau and Bo Lundquist.
Rusty Montagne went flag to flag for the Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMod win. Taking chase to the end were Karl Brewer, Darin Roepke and Kaleb Kennedy.
Dave Riley worked his way to the front of the MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature and never looked back en route to the opening night win. Behind Riley, Craig Clift took the runner-up spot followed by John Cain and Tony Fetterman.
Ramsey Meyer entered the evening as the defending champion in the KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compacts and started the new season on top, taking the feature victory over Drew Johnson, Luke Jackson and Cody Thompson.