By Randy Pospishil
NORFOLK, Neb. (June 9) – After 10 years and much success racing an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Tiffany Bittner is competing in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division for a second season and starting to find similar success.
Last year Bittner won one feature while finishing with “a ton of top five finishes” in a division she describes as “a very popular class right now … I feel like everybody is moving up to the Stock Cars.”
On Saturday night at Off Road Speedway, Bittner won her first feature of the young 2018 season.
Avoiding much of the early race chaos, Bittner remained positioned among the six cars competing for the lead. When the final caution brought the field together with six laps left, Bittner found herself in a three-wide battle for second, with Chad Bruns and Austin Brauner, behind leader Doug Adamy.
Three laps later, after Bruns drifted up the track, that competition transitioned into a three-wide contest for the lead with Brauner and Adamy, which Bittner secured after a move to the inside of the track coming into turn four and, ultimately, earning the win.
“I kept to the bottom. I just took it easy down there, and it was working for me,” she said. “Nobody else was down there, so you’ve got to go where they’re not.”
Other first-time winners locally were Sal Hernandez in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Eric Haase in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.
Ramsey Meyer remained undefeated at Off Road Speedway with his fifth straight Mach-1 Sport Compact victory.