Northern SportMod checkers fly for Albrecht at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 25) – John Albrecht led the entire Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Arlington Raceway.

A first lap caution was thrown but that was the only thing to slow Albrecht in the drive to his first checkers of the season. Tim Bergerson passed Jeremy Brown to take second and Tony Rialson was fourth.

Ryan Bryant won his first feature of the year in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts. He led from start to finish in the caution-free race with Jed Trebelhorn following and Alan Lahr a close third.

Mike Vogt was the early leader in the Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby feature but two caution flags in the first two laps gave Cory Probst extra leverage to get to the front of the pack. By lap three, he was leading the race with Brad Becker moving forward to take second. Third went to Vogt.

Brandon Allen started on pole of the 95.7 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car race and that is where he stayed for the distance. Completing the top three were Michael Stien and Dwain Wilmes.

The B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Cars again put on a spectacular show with three different leaders. The field went four-wide around the track for the first few laps.

John Polifka led the first four laps. Dan Mackenthun, who started eighth, then powered by to take the lead.

However, seventh starting Matt Speckman was soon challenging Mackenthun and with one lap to go, got around on the top side for the win. Mackenthun took second and Dean Cornelius made his move late into third.

The Minnesota 93 IMCA Modified feature saw a clean sweep in the class with Trent Loverude of New Ulm winning both his heat and feature event.

Dalton Magers was second ahead of Clint Hatlestad.