By Randy Pospishil
NORFOLK, Neb. (June 16) – Taylor Caldwell made the most of a visit to his hometown of Stanton this past weekend, returning to his racing roots long enough to win the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Off Road Speedway, in a borrowed car.
“I got out of racing for about nine years until this year and John Dunklau was nice enough to let me run his SportMod this season to get back in to it,’ said Caldwell, who lives and works in Liberty, Mo. “I was fortunate enough tonight to put it in the winner’s circle.”
Caldwell took advantage of his starting position on the outside of the front row and took control of the race early on, winning handily ahead of Jeremy and Joey Haase.
A quick start in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature allowed TeJay Mielke to immediately grab the lead from his second row inside position. Mielke then withstood four cautions to lead all 18 laps for the win.
After starting in the middle of the 16-car field, Jeremy Hoskinson won his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature of the season at Off Road, quickly moving to the front during a caution-free race to lead the final 11 laps and win by several car lengths.
Ramsey Meyer extended his undefeated string at Off Road Speedway to six in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature, but didn’t secure the lead until just three laps remained.