Reynolds wraps up big win at Indee

By Jeremy Fox 

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (May 15) – Defending track champion Kaden Reynolds was the $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway.

Tyler Ollendieck and Jackson Vsetecka led the field to the green flag in the Albert Auto sponsored 20-lap feature with Ollendieck taking the top spot early. The caution came out on lap six when Justin Ginther spun in turn four and then again on the restart when Jared Miller came to a stop in turn one. 

Ollendieck continued to lead the way but Reynolds had worked his way to second so it wasn’t going to be long before a battle of the race lead developed. On lap 12, the pair came together on the back stretch which resulted in Ollendieck spinning and allowed Reynolds to take over the top spot on the restart. 

Reynolds pulled away on the restart only to see the caution on lap 17 for debris and then a caution on lap 19 forcing a green, white, checkered. Reynolds held on to take his third win in Indee this year. Jacob Floyd, Luke Bird, Gary Ollendieck and Justin Hanson rounded out the top five. 

Hanson was the hard charger, moving up 21 spots. 

Darren Ackerman led start to finish in the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature and Dylan Thornton led Troy Cordes and Derrick Stewart across in the IMCA Modified main.

Tom Schmitt prevailed in an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main that ended green, white, checkered, with Philip Holtz second and Cole Mather third. Justin Becker collected the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victory in front of Brett Thomas and Kyle Olson.