Thompson tops Sport Compact tussle at Raceway Park 

By Bob Coney

JEFFERESON, S.D. (May 8) – After two weeks of rainouts, Raceway Park welcomed its second night of championship action Sunday.

In the KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compact division, Cody Thompson took advantage of a rare front row start to lead every lap of the main event. Ramsey Meyer came through the field for a second place finish. The race for third was one of the best battles of the night as Don Tank swapped positions with and finally defeated Tyler Thompson.

The Car Quest IMCA Hobby Stock feature also had a flag-to-flag victor as David Miller kept the field at bay for the entire race. Andy Hoffman came out on top in the battle for second while Aaron Shearn was third.

The third feature to hit the track was the 16-lapper for MOPAR IMCA Northern SportMods. Rusty Montagne stayed clean and clear of the action behind him en route to the feature win. Behind him, Todd Boulware came out on top in a race long battle with third place finisher Kirk Beatty.

The wildest feature of the night came in the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car feature. Chris Mills overcame being placed at the rear of the field following an early caution to take the victory. Mills passed Tony Ritterbush with five laps remaining and held off Nick Lakes, Ritterbush, and Casey Jones in a green, white, checkered shootout.

Chad Ten Napel jumped to the lead at the start of the 20-lap Total Motors IMCA Modified feature and held off the pack until lap nine when Chris Abelson completed his charge from his fifth row starting position to the point. While Abelson pulled away over the final laps, Ten Napel won a furi­ous battle over Justin Zeitner and Ricky Stephan to take the runner up position.

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