By Kelly Ninas
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (Sept. 19) – Looking to secure their positions in the final point standings, many racers were able to enhance their positions by their performance during Championship Night at Lincoln County Raceway on Saturday.
Finishing their season with a trip to the winner’s circle were Dave Pederson, Chad Dolan, Casey Werkmeister, Jacob Olmstead and Jordan Biere.
Leading from the drop of the green flag was Pederson tin the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature. Pederson jumped to the point from his front row start and never looked back. Runner-up was Jeremy Herbst and Cole Hodges was third.
Working his way through traffic, Dolan snared the lead on the ninth lap and cruised to the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victory. Looking to work his way into contention for the lead behind Dolan was Jamey Kennicutt, who came from deep in the field to earn runner-up honors. Third was Gary Long.
The racing action was very competitive throughout the feature event for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature with Werkmeister being the victor when the smoke cleared. Werkmeister was able to grab the lead with seven laps left to earn the win. Finishing second was Mikey Dancer and Kyle Clough rounded out the top three.
Wasting no time to manage traffic and drive to the lead was Olmstead during the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Olmstead powered into the lead on the third lap and rolled to the feature victory. Zach Olmstead finished second. Making his first appearance to Lincoln County this season, Shawn Slezak was third.
Grabbing the lead near the midway point of the feature was Biere, as he was then able to hold off all challenges to win the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. Rounding out the top three were Andrew Baumgardner and Alex Fletcher.