By Kelly Ninas
LEXINGTON, Neb. (July 26) – Taming the Dawson County Raceway oval with authority Sunday evening were hotshoes Mike Densberger, Steve Kempt, Casey Werkmeister and Jacob Olmstead.
Continuing his dream season, Olmstead led the final two laps to win the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Earning second-place accolades was Kyle Bond and Caleb Hetrick worked his way through heavy traffic for third.
Densberger cruised to the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory after taking the lead on lap eight. Cole Hodges paced the first seven circuits and ended as the runner-up. Chuck Stryker rallied to complete the top three.
Starting on the front row and storming off to big leads time and time again was Kempt, who led all 20 laps to punch his ticket to the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner’s circle. Getting through traffic swiftly, Jamey Kennicutt was second and third went to Chad Dolan.
In a race for the ages, Werkmeister grabbed the lead on the second lap and held off all challenges to earn the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers, despite the efforts of runner-up Mike Nichols during the waning laps.
Werkmeister and Nichols exchanged slide jobs numerous times during the final laps with Werkmeister getting the final move that clinched the hard-fought victory. Kyle Clough was close behind much of the way and ended in third.