US 36 Modified win goes to Clancy

Chad Clancy was in the right place at the right time in winning Friday’s IMCA Modified main event at US 36 Raceway. (Photo by Judy Staley)

By Jacob Blair

OSBORN, Mo. (April 19) – IMCA Modifieds provided one of the best races of the night Friday at US 36 Raceway, with Chad Clancy leading the way in a green, white, checkered finish. 

Brandon Williams had led the first 15 laps of the feature with Clancy draped all over the inside corner panel of his machine for most of that run. While those two battled, Steven Bowers Jr. closed in and made it a three-car battle. 

The front three were primed for a battle to the end when the first caution of the race flew at lap 15. Clancy chose the inside lane on the Delaware double file restart. Bowers got the top and, on the restart, found the grip, shot around Clancy and crossed to the inside of Williams. He cleared for the lead in turn three as Williams slipped up allowing Clancy into second.

Bowers was set to pick up his second win of the season at US 36, as he took the white flag with a healthy gap. Then into turn one, it looked as though Bowers car lost power and spun slowly, eventually coming to a halt in the middle of turn one.

The caution flew, setting up a green, white, checkered finish with Clancy out front. He managed the restart and make his way to Westfall GMC victory lane. Cory Wray made a late run to finish second and Clay Hale finished third.

Mike Houseman Jr. dominated IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car action for the night while Blake Peeler held off Carson Mason for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers. 

Chris Wright was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner.