Thompson scores second Springfield win

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Aug. 1) – Defending Bad Boy Mowers IMCA Modified track champion James Thompson took control early from his fifth starting spot and wasted no time in grabbing his se­cond feature win of the season Saturday at Springfield Raceway.

Thompson found the bottom of the track to his liking in becoming only the second driver this sea­son in IMCA competition to record more than one feature win, joining Steven Bowers Jr. in the accomplishment. 

While Thompson made it look easy in the caution-free feature, the real race was for the second spot as Jody Tillman, Dillion McCowan and Trevor Drake kept the Quick Quarter action tight.

McCowan, who started ninth, was able to make a move around Tillman with six laps remaining and then had to fend off Tillman for the runner-up spot while Drake kept the pressure on the duo in front. 

With heavy rains during the week, track owner Jerry Hoffman gave the drivers a smooth surface during the race program