By Randy Pospishil
NORFOLK, Neb. (June 11) – Thrills and spills may be a racing sports cliche, but the terminology describes the racing at the Off Road Speedway last Saturday night.
Side-by-side racing is commonplace, and three-wide is frequent, but on several occasions during Saturday’s feature races on the ‘dry slick’ Norfolk track spectators were treated to cars aligned four-wide across the track.
The result was multi-car spin-outs and, in the case of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, a rollover.
Tracy Buck earned his first Off Road Speedway win in that division by taking the lead with six laps remaining and surviving two cautions, including the rollover, and then holding off Austin Brauner. Nate DeSive finished third.
Chad Bruns will remain at the top of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car standings after his second feature win in the division. Bruns went side-by-side with Ron Pettitt for three laps before denying Pettitt his third Off Road Speedway win. Pettitt’s son Tanner finished a distant third.
Four cautions kept the cars close together throughout the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Derik Fox led all but the last lap before being edged at the finish line by Justin Addison as the two cars came out of turn four and crossed the finish line together … not only side-by-side but also in contact with each other. Kyle Prauner finished third.
Ramsey Meyer’s Mach-1 Sport Compact win was his fourth in six races at Off Road Speedway and will contribute to his nation-leading point total in the division.
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