Bruening becomes fifth Late Model winner at Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 6) – Tyler Bruening added his name to the list of Budweiser IMCA Late Model winners Saturday night at Independence Motor Speedway.

Bruening took the lead from Dirk Hamilton on the 10th of 25 laps en route to victory to become the fifth different Late Model winner in as many weeks at the speedway.

Tyler Droste started alongside Bruening in the fourth row and crossed the line second ahead of Darren Ackerman.

J. D. Auringer raced the high side to a convincing win in the 20-lap Performance Bodies IMCA Modified main.

Auringer took the lead from Joe Docekal following a lap seven restart and then checked out on the field to take the victory ahead of Troy Cordes and Vern Jackson.

In Burco Sales IMCA Stock Car action, IMCA Modified veteran Darin Duffy earned the first Stock Car win of his career in just his second night in the division.

Duffy held off persistent challenges from Phil Holtz to reach victory lane at the end of that 15-lapper. Scott Pippert finished third.

Benji Irvine drove to his third local win of the season in the 15-lap Big Daddy Chassis IMCA Hobby Stock feature.

From a fifth row start, Irvine raced the low groove through the pack before taking the top spot on lap seven. He pulled away to score the win ahead of Leah Wroten and Justin Lichty.

After being pressured by Jenae Gustin throughout the last half of the 15-lap Tenacity Graphics IMCA Northern SportMod feature, race leader Lucas Lundry spun in turn four on the white flag lap.

Gustin inherited the point on the restart and drove to her second local win of the season ahead of Colby Heishman and Kevin Hurst.