BOONE, Iowa (May 7) – Racing won out over the raindrops at Boone on Saturday night, after last week’s rain out. Fans were treated to a great show in all divisions.
Jimmy Gustin grabbed his first local win this season in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified division, as did Randy Roberts in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Trent Murphy in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.
Only the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks saw a repeat winner, Solomon Bennett.
In the Modified 20-lap feature, it was Joel Bushore showing the way until lap 14. That was when Gustin and Mike VanGenderen, who had started side-by-side in row five, came calling. Gustin made his way around Bushore and into the lead. Not to be outdone, VanGenderen also got around Bushore and began hunting down Gustin.
It wasn’t to be on this night however, as Gustin took the win. VanGenderen, who had won back on April 23, finished a close second. Bushore held on to third, Russ Dickerson took fourth and fifth went to 11th place starter Jon Snyder.
In the Northern SportMod feature, it was Roberts snatching the lead on lap four and pulling away from the field. A yellow flew at lap 16 of the 18-lap event but it did not prove to be a game changer for Roberts.
He kept his lead to the checkers, scoring his first victory at Boone this season. Johnathon Logue moved from starting seventh to finish in second place, Ryan Rose was third, Jake McBirnie took fourth and Brandon Williams rounded out the top five.
Bennett made it two in a row visiting victory lane in the Hobby Stocks. Bennett fought past Jordan Peters to take the lead at lap seven and kept the lead to take the win by a comfortable margin. Chad LeGere got around Peters with a lap to go as they went second and third. Eleventh place starter Matt McDonald finished fourth and Eric Stanton finished fifth from starting 12th.
The Stock Car feature completed the night’s racing action with their 18-lap main event. Robert Stofer led the field through the first 10 laps, then ninth place starter Murphy took command.
Murphy stretched his lead, taking the win in comfortable fashion. Stofer scored the runner-up position and pole sitter Corey Piffer finished third. Donavon Smith took fourth place and Andrew Knode was fifth.