Point battles tighten at Lexington

By Anthony Ainslie

LEXINGTON, Neb. (July 24) – Point battles continued to tighten Sunday at Lexington Raceway.

David Murray Jr. led 19 of the 20 laps to add another IMCA Modified win to his resume. He took the lead on lap two after Charles Stryker led the opening lap and never looked back.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were back in action and Mike Nichols led 15 of 20 laps en route to an­other feature victory.

Cole Egge took early command of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main and led the first seven laps before Trent Roth took over with 13 laps to go.

Roth led until the eight to go mark when Jarred Hackler made the pass for the lead. From there, it was all Hackler.

In the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Lexington Raceway saw a first-time winner as Allyn Meyers led all 15 laps while holding off four very strong competitors.

Another first-time winner on the season came in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.

Justin Smallcomb led the way in the 10-lap feature until a caution came out with just two laps to go. On the restart, Christian DeStefano made the pass for the lead, and Smallcomb’s motor unfortu­nately gave out one lap shy of the finish. DeStefano went on to take the checkered flag for the first time in 2017.