By Bob Coney
JEFFERSON, S.D. (June 5) – A strong wind blew into Raceway Park on Sunday night as five racing divisions provided a fast night of IMCA racing action.
The first feature to hit the track was the Kiss 107 FM IMCA Sport Compacts. In the final run to the checkers, Luke Jackson got by Don Tank for the win, while Tracy Raml rounded out the three finishers.
The Car Quest IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw Kyle Davis move into the lead on the second lap. Davis held the lead until Jon Androy slipped by with nine laps remaining. Shortly thereafter, Tony Fetterman took the top spot from Androy and held on for the feature win. Behind Fetterman, Androy took second followed by Davis and Aaron Shearn.
The early laps of the MOPAR IMCA Northern SportMod feature looked like a shootout between Karl Brewer and Todd Boulware, who shot to the point and roared away from the field. Behind the leaders, Kaleb Kennedy was charging through the field, catching and passing the lead duo with eight laps remaining. From there to the checkers, it was all Kennedy, followed by Brewer and Boulware.
A strong field of cars hit the track for the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car feature. Bo Lundquist made the moves in the early laps to take the lead, with Greg Taylor and Travis Barker close behind. Chris Mills worked his way to the rear of Lundquist with nine laps remaining and powered by on the low side into the lead.
The first caution of the race came for a spin with six laps remaining. On the restart Mills pulled away for the win, while Taylor and Barker slipped by Lundquist in the final laps to round out the top three.
The Total Motors IMCA Modified feature wrapped up the evening. Jason Schneiders shot to the lead on the second lap, only to be chased down and passed by Jim Cole. While Schneiders and Cole were battling out front, Chris Abelson had worked his way up from midfield to third in the early going.
After a caution for a spinning car on lap six, Abelson picked off Cole and Schneiders over the next two laps to take the lead that he held to the checkered flag. Cole got past Schneiders for the runner-up spot, while Jim Thies rounded out the top four.