JEFFERSON, S.D. (Aug. 10) – All of eight tenths of a second made the difference in Monday night’s Iron Cup main event for IMCA Modifieds at Park Jefferson Speedway.
Jacob Hobscheidt led the entire 35-lap feature but had to hold off a hard running Shane DeMey in the closing laps to pick up the $5,000 win by a fraction of a second.
“I raced there a handful of times but never had any luck,” Hobscheidt said after matching his career-best payday. “The last four or five laps I was running out of fuel and doing whatever I could to keep the thing running.”
Hobscheidt got the early jump on the field over fellow front row starter Bob Moore and cruised early. Action was fierce back in the back of the pack as DeMey working around the low side in coming from 10th starting.
DeMey finally moved around Moore and rookie Cody Thompson to secure the second spot but simply ran out of laps at the finish as Hobscheidt, already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, took home the victory.
“It feels really good to finally win up there, that’s for sure,” he said. “A lot of those guys are really tough.”
All-time Park Jefferson wins leader Jay Noteboom finished third. Chris Abelson was fourth and Brian Osantowski fifth.
Justin Luinenburg was not to be denied another trip to victory lane as he charged from the second row to pick up another $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Iron Cup win. Luinenburg took command mid-race and picked up the win over Chance Hollatz and Mike Albertsen.
The race of the night was a green to checkered Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod event that saw Wayne Becker pick up the first victory of his career.
Becker and last-row starter Keegan Nordquist roared side-by-side out of the final turn four just inches apart and Becker used his momentum to win by five hundredths of a second over Nordquist. Josh Blom rounded out the podium.
Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod career win number one for Wayne Becker came by the slimmest of margins, on night two of the Iron Cup at Park Jefferson Speedway. (Photo by Krissy Bearce)
The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks saw a very popular victory as young gun Kalyb Brunssen came from outside row two to pick up the 2021 Iron Cup. At the checkers, Brunssen held the lead over hard-charging Dylan Fitzpatrick and David Miller.
Caine Mahlberg got the drop on the Mach-1 Sport Compacts and never looked back, leading all 10 laps from the outset. Kaytee DeVries worked forward to pick up second and Trent Reed was third.