Nourse nabs Boone Hobby Stock win 

BOONE, Iowa (July 2) – Boone Speedway saw a nice crowd on hand for its weekly show on Saturday night.

Mike Van Genderen matched his win from last week in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Donavon Smith returned to the winner’s circle in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Jake McBirnie got his second feature in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Korbin Nourse was a first-time IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner.

Nourse grabbed the lead from his outside front row start as soon as the green flag dropped, and threw off the challenges of any competitors on his way to victory. Jordan Peters took second, Dustin Graham third and Eric Stanton was a close fourth.

Last week’s winner, Daniel Tasler, led the troops in the opening laps of the Northern SportMod main event. However, it didn’t take long for the eighth starting McBirnie to run him down and take command at lap six.

From there on, McBirnie kept hold of that top spot, all the way to the checkers and the win. Johnathon Logue came from ninth starting to finish as the runner-up.  Tasler finished third, Cory Pestotnik was fourth and Andy Tiernan completed the top five.

It was an excellent 20-lap Modified feature with the winner determined at the finish line.  The early portion of the race was led by Bob Daniels. Daniels had his hands full holding back Josh Truman when a caution flew at lap eight.

When action got back underway, it was Van Genderen getting the jump on Truman and taking over second place. Just past the halfway mark, Van Genderen surged past Daniels to take over the top spot. Truman and Jimmy Gustin followed him to run second and third, respectively.

The final laps were a constant battle between Van Genderen, Gustin and Truman. Gustin slipped into second place with just a handful of laps remaining and continued to torment Van Genderen. Gustin searched for a way around the leader, gave it a last second push as the two came out of corner four looking at the checkers but was unable to make the pass.

Van Genderen took the win over Gustin, who had to settle for the runner-up spot. Truman held on for a third place finish, Tony Cox was fourth and John Logue came from starting 15th to finish fifth.

Tyler Pickett took the lead at lap four and was no doubt looking to match last week’s visit to the Stock Car victory lane. Meanwhile, Donavon Smith had begun his methodical march to the front, and slipped into second by lap eight.

Pickett held off Smith’s advances until lap 12. From there on, Smith kept the lead to the finish, scoring his fifth win of the regular season. Josh Daniels finished second, third went to Jay Schmidt, who both got under fourth place Pickett when he pushed up the track on the final lap, and Ben Walding was fifth.