Four first-time winners at RPM

By Mike Hughes

HAYS, Kan. (June 13) – Saturday’s race program saw four first-time winners at Rolling Plains Motor Speedway.

In the S & W Supply IMCA Modified feature, Corey Lagroon led the first two laps before Jeremy Zorn took over the top spot in what proved to be a caution-free 20-lapper.

Tenth starting Dylan Sherfick slowly worked his way through the field and used lapped traffic to his advantage to get by Zorn on lap 18 to take the lead and hold on for the win. Steven Bowers Jr. finished third.

Jeff Tubbs held off a hard-charging Chad Sterling for top honors in the Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car feature. Trevor Schmidt led the first four laps before the first caution waved.  On the restart, Tubbs passed Schmidt to take the lead.

Schmidt stayed close and passed Tubbs on lap 11, but that was short lived as Tubbs regained the lead on lap 13 and held on for a trip to the winner’s circle. Sterling was second, trailed closely by Schmidt.

Eric Cross looked to be on his way to his second win of the season in the Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature but Shay Simoneau had other ideas. Simoneau stayed close to and made the pass for the top spot on lap eight.

Simoneau hung on through a couple more cautions for his first trip to victory lane at RPM. Cody Williams finished in the runner-up spot, followed by Cross.

Toby Schwien had a clean sweep in the Cutting Edge Collision IMCA Sport Compact division.  After winning the heat race, Schwein led all 12 laps of the main event for the sweep.  Randy Murphy was second and Art Herzog third.

The only repeat winner on the night was Clay Money in the Golden B Hydra Drilling IMCA Northern SportMods. Trenton Kleweno was second and Tyler Frye third.