By Jacob Blair
OSBORN, Mo. (July 3) – It took three tries, but the Bud Shootout at US 36 Raceway proved worth the wait.
The Sprint Series of Nebraska portion of the Bud Shootout witnessed a dominating performance from second place starter Joey Danley. Danley led the entire 25-lap feature in comfortable fashion on his way to the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win.
Tyler Drueke moved up from fifth to finish second, while Stuart Snyder drove up from ninth to finish third. The hard charger of the race was Monty Ferriera, as he finished fourth after starting 15th. Kenny Potter completed the top five.
The IMCA Modified feature became a tale of two halves of the race. Half number one went to Brandon Williams as he looked to have the car to beat. While leading comfortably, however, a lapped car made contact with Williams, forcing him pitside and ending his night. Steven Bowers Jr. inherited the lead, after moving up from an eighth place starting position and dominated the remaining half of the feature.
The battle for second though proved to be the race of the night. Chad Andersen and Josh Munsen traded sliders and neither could hang onto the second place position for more than a corner. Munsen beat out the current point leader of Andersen at the line on finish second.
In the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, Tim Eaton found victory lane for the first time in 2020 at U.S. 36. Eaton led most of the race but had pressure from Chris Wright and Steven Clancy all race long. However, Wright and Clancy battled for second amongst themselves, allowing Eaton a few car lengths and enough breathing room to get the win. Wright finished second and Clancy third.