Kohl convincing in qualifying feature win

Jason Kohl led the last 20 laps in winning the Wednesday Hobby Stock qualifying feature at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motor­sports Photography)

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – A regular in the main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nation­als fueled by Casey’s will make his career seventh Saturday night start from the front of the out­side row.

Jason Kohl raced from eighth starting to the lead on just the sixth of 25 laps in winning the qualify­ing feature postponed from Tuesday. He dueled with Eric Stanton, who exited with a flat tire, before winning in front of Brandon Cox.

Rounding out the top eight and also advancing to the outside row were 24th starting Zach Olmstead, 19th starting Tyson Overton, 21st starting Benji Irvine, 28th starting Gary Pesicka, 14th starting Eric Gillette and 20th starting Tathan Burkhart.

Irvine is now a six-time main event qualifier. Overton and Pesicka both made it in the fourth time, Cox, Olmstead, Gillette and Burkhart each the first.

Qualifying feature results – 1. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; 2. Brandon Cox, Norwalk; 3. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb.; 4. Tyson Overton, Carlisle; 5. Benji Irvine, Oelwein; 6. Gary Pesicka, Burt; 7. Eric Gillette, Slayton, Minn.; 8. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan.; 9. Darin Johnson, Dickens; 10. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 11. Craig Brotherton, Wall Lake; 12. Zac Smith, Mason City; 13. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids; 14. Bob Daniels, Des Moines; 15. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 16. Rusty Gyles, St. Charles; 17. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; 18. Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; 19. Wes Jahnz, St. James, Minn.; 20. Matt Hanson, Slayton, Minn.; 21. Brett Vanous, Quasque­ton; 22. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan.; 23. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; 24. Keeran Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; 25. Leah Wroten, Independence; 26. Shaun Wirtz, Boone; 27. Roger Jenniges, Echo, Minn.; 28. Trevor Holm, Chandler, Minn.