Speckman leads start to finish at Arlington opener

ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 6)  – Matt Speckman was super in a flag-to-flag run to the B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature, on opening night Saturday for the 37th season at Arlington Race­way.

Speckman led the distance with Chad Schroeder on his tail throughout. Dean Cornelius and Dan Mackenthun traded spots a couple times with Cornelius taking third at the end and Matt Schauer getting around Mackenthun to take fourth at the finish.

Clint Hatlestad topped the MN 93 IMCA Modified feature while 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers flew for Michael Stien.

The Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMods saw two different leaders, Eric Bassett through the first seven circuits and Justin Remus the rest of the way.

Eighth starting Cory Probst was quick to get back to his winning ways in the Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stocks and the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts saw a new car in victory lane as Alex Dostal led start to finish to win his first feature ever.

Horejsi Graphics sponsored the best appearing car contest with the following drivers winning: Coors Light Sport Compact, Kyren Porter; Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stock, Matt Olson; Un­hinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod, Jeremy Brown; 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, Trevor Serbus; B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car, Dan Mackenthun; and MN 93 IMCA Modified, Tim Pessek.