By Jerry Mackey
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (April 30) – Jake Benischek took home a couple trophies Friday night after winning IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Mach-1 Sport Compact main events.
Benischek raced to the Hobby Stock checkers just ahead of Rick VanDusseldorp and Aaron Martin. He completed the two division sweep as he advanced from ninth to score the Sport Compact win over Christian Grady and Cody VanDusen.
The IMCA Modified feature belonged to Kurt Kile, who took advantage of a front row start and led the main event flag to flag. Jarrett Brown advanced from the fifth row and battled Kile late in the race but settled for second at the checkers. Derrick Stewart advanced from the 10th starting position to take third ahead of Kyle Madden.
The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods saw 19 drivers take the green flag for their main event. Shane Paris raced to the front from a sixth row start and took the lead from Todd Hansen, who just recently got behind the wheel after a several-year hiatus from racing. Hansen showed no signs of being rusty as he raced to a solid second place finish. Logan Anderson took third ahead of Levi Laymon.
The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were the final feature of the night to run and Jason See scored his second feature win of the season, coming from the 11th starting position.
See overtook race leader John Hemsted as the race passed the midway point. David Brandies advanced from tenth to give See a late-race challenge but See held on to score the win. Hemsted took third ahead of 2019 track champion Johnny Spaw.