Meyer, Prauner open with wins at Off Road

By Randy Pospishil

NORFOLK, Neb. (April 16) – Several of the ‘usual suspects’ from the 2015 season were among the winners Saturday night during Off Road Speedway’s opening night racing card.

Those familiar names included two of last year’s track champions, Ramsey Meyer, a previous national champion in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts, and Kyle Prauner in the Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods division.

Meyer eased into the lead just in time for a restart caused by the rollover of Luke Jackson’s car as it headed into turn four. Meyer used the restart to his advantage, sprinting to a commanding lead to secure his third win of the season.

Prauner’s win required a trip through traffic, from fifth place early in the race to second after a spin by Dylan Pospisil set up a caution and restart. Although that restart was beneficial, moments later Prauner grabbed the lead twice only to have cautions negate the positioning.

Finally, with seven laps remaining, Prauner took the lead from Nelson Vollbrecht as the cars en­tered turn three and sped to the win.

In the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, Jeremy Hoskinson started on the pole and, in spite of four restarts, the last of which set up two consecutive green, white, checkered attempts to finish the 15-lap race, hung on for the victory.