Osborn opens season with Lincoln County checkers

By Kelly Ninas

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (April 9) – Getting their season started off right with Saturday trips to the winner’s circle at Lincoln County Raceway were Colton Osborn, Jamey Kennicutt, Casey Werkmeis­ter, Jacob Olmstead and Andrew Baumgardner.

Starting on the pole and putting on a dominating performance of never relinquishing the lead was Osborn, on his way to scoring the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win. Osborn weathered the storm of a late caution and then cruised to the victory. Runner-up Jeremy Frenier had started seventh.

After starting in the second row and snaring the lead on the fourth lap, Jamey Kennicutt rolled to the win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division. Kennicutt built a big lead that was erased by a late yellow but hung on for the win ahead of Dillon Schultz.

Finishing strong has become a formula of success for Casey Werkmeister and opening night was another night of success for him in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Werkmeister tried to work the bottom of the oval but it was his move to the cushion on lap 14 that paid off for the race-winning move.

Leading from the beginning until the checkered flag flew was Jacob Olmstead in winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Olmstead started on the outside of the front row and never looked back.

Grabbing the lead near the midway point, Andrew Baumgardner scored the Mach-1 Sport Com­pact victory.

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