Osborn keeps Lincoln County streak alive

By Kelly Ninas

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (June 11) – The oval had many racing grooves for the competitors to chal­lenge for supremacy at Lincoln County Raceway Saturday evening. Finding the fastest grooves to were Colton Osborn, Zach Schultz, Casey Werkmeister, Jacob Olmstead and Andrew Baumgardner as all found themselves in the winner’s circle at the end of the evening.

Continuing his streak was Osborn, as he captured yet another Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fied victory. Osborn started in the third row and took little time to become in the lead group. He passed Dave Pedersen on the 10th lap and never looked back.

Pedersen ended as the runner-up and Jay Steffens was third.

It was a family battle at the front of the field during the final laps of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature with Zach and Dillon Schultz going head-to-head. Zach Schultz took the lead from the onset and was able to avoid all challenges throughout the feature event to claim the check­ered flag and victory.

Zach Schultz was stalked by his brother Dillon during the final laps, but Dillon wasn’t able to get past and was forced to settle with runner-up accolades after starting in the fourth row. Brandon Clough was third.

For the second week in a row, the most competitive feature event came in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Leading the way for the final four laps after battling through traffic, Casey Werk­meister crossed the finish line first to score the victory.

Werkmeister had started in the fifth row. Kyle Clough recovered quite nicely after losing the lead to finish second. Third was Bob Hoing.

Missing out on the heat race did nothing to slow Jacob Olmstead during the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, where he snared the lead at the halfway point and never looked back to earn the win. The battle for second place came down to the final inches of the race, with Zach Olmstead edging Robbie Kosmacek by the slimmest of margins at the finish line.

Keeping it in the family, Andrew Baumgardner drove his father’s car to the winner’s circle after winning the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.

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