Rookie rules IMCA Sport Compact feature at Arlington

Rookie Brett McConnell was the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature winner Saturday at Arlington Race­way. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)

ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 11) – Mach-1 Sport Compact rookie Brett McConnell was among the drivers making first appearances of the season in victory lane during Dan Grams Memorial Night Saturday at Arlington Raceway.

McConnell led flag to flag. R.J. Esquedo worked through the field while racing side-by-side with Eric Stocker but had to settle for second.

Neil Stevens was scored first every time around the track in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car fea­ture. Chad Schroeder was the third and final different IMCA Sunoco Stock Car leader and Eric Larson sailed to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers after gaining the lead on lap two.

Clint Hatlestad and Cory Probst were repeat IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win­ners, respectively.