Cohoon takes Tri-City Modified checkers

AUBURN, Mich. (June 24) – Chris Cohoon collected the first Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified checkers of his career in front of a very full grandstand Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway.

Cohoon and Matt Szecsodi brought the field of 19 IMCA Modifieds to the green flag for their 20-lap affair. The two swapped the lead a number of times in the opening five laps before Cohoon was able to clear Szecsodi.

Cohoon ran the bottom of the track as both Craig Vance and Arkansas driver Heath Grizzle would run the high side and started pressuring for the lead.

Vance had a couple turns at the front before a late-race caution bunched the field for a final three-lap shootout. On the restart, Cohoon found himself holding off an three-wide battle for the win.

On the final lap, Grizzle attempted to get to the high side and pass for the lead as he pulled a slide job on Vance, which slowed them both up and allowed Cohoon to hold on for his first-ever Modified feature win in thrilling fashion.

Grizzle held on for second with Vance third. Gavin Hunyady and Chad Wernette rounded out the top five.