VINTON, Iowa (May 30) – Troy Cordes made a little history Sunday night at the Benton County Speedway Bullring.
Not only did he score his third straight win and fourth in five weeks in the KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modifieds, he became just the third driver in track history to earn 60 wins on the quarter-mile.
From a fifth row start, Cordes worked the high groove to perfection and found himself in contention at the midway point. He made his way around leader Ryan Maitland and set sail on the way to his career first three-race winning streak at the Bullring.
Seventeenth starting Chris Zogg made a terrific run through the field and made a bid for the lead following a late caution, but ran second at the finish. Brennen Chipp, Ronn Lauritzen and Maitland completed the top five.
Just two weeks ago, Jason Doyle earned the first win of his career in Independence. Sunday night, he earned his second in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto.
Doyle raced into the lead early from his second row start and was never seriously challenged in the caution-free event. He took the checkers ahead of Jay Schmidt, Steve Meyer, Cole Mather and Miciah Hidlebaugh.
Kyle Olson raced to his first win of the year in the Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company.
Olson found the high side to his liking as he took over the top spot midway through the event and held off Brandon Tharp and Maguire DeJong on his way to victory. Ben Chapman and Sean Wyett rounded out the top five.
Kyle Olson raced to his first win of the season in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods Sunday night in Vinton. (Photo by Jim Wittke)
Kaden Reynolds raced to his second win in a row and third of the season in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star.
From a fourth row start, Reynolds made his way to second early, then chased down Matt Brown to steal the lead midway through that 15-lapper on his way to victory. Brown, Joren Fisher, Justin Ginther and Michael Kimm followed Reynolds to the checkers in the green-to-checkers event.
Lukas Rick became the fourth first-time winner in five weeks in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts presented by Auto Crafters. Rick dominated that 12-lapper to earn the first win of his career ahead of Cristian Grady. Drew Nickell, Logan Clausen and Andrew Bieber completed the top five.
John Emerson topped a talent-rich field of Late Models in a special appearance by that division. He held off Luke Goedert to secure the win. Dave Eckrich, Luke Pestka and Richie Gustin completed the top five.
Next Sunday, weekly racing at the Bullring will be joined by Micro Sprints and the make-up event for the Legends cars from a rainout earlier this season.
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