Pepper prevails in Salina Stocks

By Dusty Wiegert

SALINA, Kan. (June 3) – After a three week lull in the action at Salina Speedway due to unfavora­ble weather the 3/8-mile oval came back to life on June 3.

Michael Pepper rallied late to pick up his second feature win in the Coors Light IMCA Stock Car division in as many visits. A late caution allowed Pepper to catch up and work past Tanner Porten­ier for the win. Tanner Thiel picked off the runner-up spot with Portenier third and Scott Mil­ler fourth.

Coming from the furthest back of all the divisions to win was Daniel Gottschalk in the M & H Mo­tors IMCA Northern SportMods. Gottschalk came from 11th to slip past Dakota Sproul for another triumph. Sproul finished second, Tyler Watts third, and Brian Davidson fourth.

Eighth starting Mike Traskowsky held off Tommy Fose to win the feature for the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stock division. Shay Simoneau came in third with Tony Slothower fourth.

Tyler Frye continues to impress in his rookie season and picked up another feature win in the Long McArthur IMCA Modified division. Coming from the eighth place position on the grid he worked past Larry Sutton and distanced the rest of the field to capture the victory.

Sutton finished second, with Brian Knoell and Corey Lagroon both coming from the back after early incidents to finish third and fourth, respectively.