Gnat notches Norfolk feature win

By Randy Pospishil

NORFOLK, Neb. (Aug. 24) – Jeremy Gnat led 18 laps, then had to hold off hard charger Cam­eron Meyer to win Saturday’s Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature at Off Road Speedway. 

Meyer pulled alongside Gnat as the pair took the white flag and entered the final lap together.

Gnat promptly retook the lead coming out of turn two and won his first race of the season at Nor­folk, in 13 tries this season. Meyer, who held a narrow two-point lead over Robbie Thome at the top of the division’s point list, finished second ahead of Joey Haase. Meanwhile, Thome’s car was damaged earlier in the race and did not finish.

Another highly-contested finish came in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars feature where Jason Wil­kinson earned his second win of the season at Off Road Speedway by holding off repeated chal­lenges from TeJay Mielke during the race’s final 10 laps.

Mielke’s second place was his sixth top five finish of the season, while Chad Bruns took third for his ninth top five.

Ramsey Meyer scored the Mach-1 Sport Compact win, not securing the lead until just three laps remained. Parker Vollbrecht and Evan Harrod finished second and third, respectively.