Grams Memorial honors go to Johnson

ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 9) – Bill Johnson was the third and final leader in Arlington Raceway’s Dan Grams Memorial feature.

The Saturday feature, part of the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car Series of Minnesota, saw Brett Geldner set the fast pace the first four times around the big, fast oval from his front row start.

Geldner gave way to the battle for the lead between Michael Stien and Johnson. A yellow came out on lap eight and Stein took the lead on the ensuing restart.

Two laps later, however, Johnson took charge. With only a few laps left, Stien tried unsuccess­fully to pass on the high side going into turn three but couldn’t get the job done and settled for second. Jordan Wilmes was promoted to third when Brandon Allen came up light on the post-race scales.

Other feature winners were Tyler Limoges in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Ken Tietz in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Eric Larson in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Cory Probst in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Kyren Porter in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

Feature results – 1. Bill Johnson; 2. Michael Stien; 3. Jordan Wilmes; 4. Justin Allen; 5. Michael Johnston; 6. Brett Geldner; 7. Jeremy Schultz; 8. Joel Thorpe; 9. Neil Stevens; 10. Paul Konako­witz; 11. Brandon Allen; 12. Jesse Cripe.