BOONE, Iowa (May 21) – It was a night of first wins as well as repeats at Boone Speedway on a beautiful Saturday night for racing.
Kyle Brown found his way to victory lane for the first time locally in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified division. Brandon Williams in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division and Donavon Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both scored their second wins of the year. Solomon Bennett snagged win number three in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.
Bennett made his way around Seth Janssen at lap five of the 12-lap Hobby Stock feature and pulled away for a comfortable win. Janssen held on to the runner-up spot, ahead of Dave Rieks in third. Aaron Rudolph held back Chad LeGere as they went fourth and fifth.
Matt West and Michael Murphy battled for the lead for much of the Stock Car race with Smith throwing his hat into the ring late in the race. Smith, who had started 11th on the field, was able to make the pass into the lead on the final lap, and get to the checkers first for the win. Murphy took the runner-up spot, followed by West in third. Trent Murphy moved from tenth starting to take fourth and Rod Richards was fifth.
Williams also returned to victory lane, in the Northern SportMods. Williams battled with leader Chad Ryerson from just past the halfway mark of the 18-lap event and finally made it into the lead with two laps remaining. He held that lead the rest of the way to the checkers. Randy Roberts got by Ryerson in the final laps as they finished second and third, respectively. Fourth place finisher was Johnathon Logue and Daniel Tasler rounded out the top five.
Brown put his no. 21K machine to the front at the drop of the green and led all 20 laps on the way to the Modified win. Brown couldn’t shake Joel Bushore as he hung close the entire race but had to settle for the runner-up spot. Last week’s winner and track point leader Mike Van Genderen, got around Scott Davis in the closing laps as they finished third and fourth, respectively. Eric Elliott completed the top five.