Pettitt guesses right for Stock Car win at Off Road 

By Randy Pospishil

NORFOLK, Neb. (June 6) – Setting up a car to race on a dirt track is “a guessing game” accord­ing to Ron Pettitt, who won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Off Road Speedway Saturday night.

Pettitt took advantage of his front row starting position and basically sped away from the field to lead each and every lap for his first win at the new track, leaving the other drivers, primarily Kyle Prauner, Zach Zietner and Jason Wilkinson, to fight it out for second place.

“We had an awesome night. We had a good car. The track played into our favor because it was a fast track,” Pettitt said. “We just had the right setup. It’s a guessing game, and we picked it per­fectly. It was heavy, so when it’s heavy you can usually drive into the corner harder than you would a dry, slick track.”

Ultimately, Zietner was able to hold on to second place, while Prauner was able to pass Wilkinson in turn three of the final lap to finish third.

Prauner, who made some last-minute adjustments, drove to victory lane for the 101st time in his Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod career. He’d won for the 100th time Friday at Boone County Raceway.

Dudley Schroeder Jr. finished second and Dean Wilkinson was third.

In the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division, Kyle Wilkinson earned the checkered flag ahead of Mark Arduser and TeJay Mielke.

Drew Johnson established a significant lead after passing Max Anderson midway through the 12-lap Mach-1 Sport Compact feature, then survived a caution and restart late in the race that closed the field for his second Off Road Speedway win.

Anderson held on to second place while Ramsey Meyer took third.