By Kelly Ninas
LEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 2) – Hitting the dirt running was an understatement when describing the outstanding show seen by the jam-packed house of avid racing fans at Dawson County Raceway Sunday evening.
Getting their season started off on the right foot by punching their ticket to the Chesterman’s Coca-Cola Winners Circle were the quintet of Dakota Sproul, Robbie Thome, Mike Nichols, Zach Olmstead and Rileigh Flohrs.
Showing his cards early paid off for Sproul as he scored the IMCA Modified victory. Sproul started the on the inside of the second row, made the move into the lead on the fourth lap and never looked back.
Leading the laps that mattered the most, Thome was the victor in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Thome got to third early on and was up to second when leader Brett Berry slowed and relinquished the lead. Thome led the final laps to claim the victory.
No stranger to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner’s circle, Nichols was able to drive where the leaders weren’t for much of the first half of the feature before he took the lead by passing Bo Egge on the ninth lap and never looked back.
Coming from deep in the field, fifth row starter Olmstead of Overton was able to finish his rollercoaster weekend by winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Olmstead got to the front on lap seven.
Putting on a dominating performance was Flohrs, the green to checkered leader in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.