Poll rides to Maquoketa IMCA Late Model checkers 

Jon Poll won Saturday’s IMCA Late Model main event at Maquoketa Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Maquoketa Speedway)

By Rob Hinckley

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 2) – He glanced at the green light each time he drove down the back stretch and front stretch.

Jon Poll did not want that green to change to yellow.

He got his wish and the Bellevue driver rolled to the Andover Meat IMCA Late Model 25-lap fea­ture win Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway.

“Just hoping there wasn’t a caution for me,” Poll said. “I did one final adjustment before I climbed in and it paid off.”

Poll started on the pole, dodged a few raindrops late and held off veteran Joe Ross, who stayed there the entire race.

Eyes were on Andy Nezworski, who had the previous two wins. He started deep in the field and hit the top five by lap three. He jumped two spots on laps 12 and 13, but could climb no further.

Jeff Larsen started again on the front row and again led all 20 laps to win his second straight QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified finale.

Jarrett Franzen made a late-race pass of Timmy Current and became the first B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMod repeat winner of 2018.

Joe Bonney survived side by side battles throughout the 15-lap Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Car 15-lap main.

Daniel Wauters stormed to the front of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock 12-lapper and took his se­cond straight win.

Action continues this Saturday June 9 with mid-season championships in all regular divisions.