By Bob Coney
JEFFERSON, Iowa (July 19) – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock racing was the highlight of a wild night of IMCA action Sunday at Raceway Park. With $1,000 on the line to the winner, 25 drivers took to the track for the 20-lap Jim Johnson Memorial Race.
Johnson was a long time racer and race supporter in the Siouxland area who passed away from cancer last year.
The battle for the win for most of the race was between Aaron Shearn, John Cain, and Andy Hoffman. After a late caution, Hoffman came out on top in a final shootout over Cain, Shearn, and Tony Fetterman.
In other action, Drew Johnson took the win in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature over Lance Mielke, Luke Jackson, and point leader Cody Thompson.
The Karl Chevrolet SportMod division hit the track with the top five drivers in the division separated by only six points. At the end of the night, Rusty Montagne took over the division lead with the feature victory followed by Todd Boulware, former point leader Kaleb Kennedy and Keith Sanders.
Chris Mills continued his hot streak in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division, powering around the outside of the field to move from fifth to the lead in one lap and held on for the victory over Jason Ward, Tony Ritterbush and point leader Bo Lundquist.
A wild field of Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds had the dirt flying and metal bending in their 20-lap main event. Coming out on top and regaining the point lead was Ricky Stephan. Stephan out-dueled Jim Thies, Jason Schneiders and Sean Barragan for the win.