DESHLER, Neb. (March 27, 2022) – A rare stop at Thayer County Speedway ended with Jesse Sobbing making two visits to victory lane, while frequent visitor Lance Borgman collected checkers of his own Sunday night.
Sobbing followed the $2,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win with the $2,500 IMCA Modified victory in the Nebraska’s Dirt Crown Spring Tour show, earning both B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility in the process.
“I think we’ve raced there one time before. Deshler is a fun little track, not like anywhere else I’ve raced,” Sobbing said. “Obviously it’s great to win anywhere, any time. Thayer County is kind of Jordan’s (Grabouski) territory. He’s going to be the guy to beat there, so it was great to win.”
Sobbing started eighth in the Stock Car feature, working his way to the front early as cautions kept the field close.
Tyler Frye, the 16th starting Grabouski, Todd Gereau and Buck Schafroth completed the top five.
Racing from fifth, Sobbing was also into the lead early in the Modified feature. He swapped the front spot with hard charger Grabouski, who’d started 13th, in the green, white, checkered finish to the 25-lapper.
Grabouski, Jared Hoefelman, Friday winner Jake McBirnie and Justin Gregg ran 2-5.
“We have been to a lot of Nebraska tracks in the past and had tried to support this tour last year also,” noted Sobbing. “I was glad they were able to get two races in this year.”
Borgman motored to a career top five $2,000 payday of his own in the IMCA Northern SportMod feature. He had drawn the pole, fell back to third and regained the lead around midway, winning by a couple car lengths.
“I’ve raced at Thayer County a long time. I probably have the most laps of any driver in the division so I definitely have an advantage there,” he said. “It’s a different shaped track, (turns) one and two are tighter, three and four are more sweeping, and it takes a bit of getting used to get around.”
Runner-up was Devyn Peterson and Izac Mallicoat was third.
“I appreciate tour officials putting all this together,” Borgman said following career win number 63 in the division. “I know it hasn’t been easy.”
Lance Borgman was best in the IMCA Northern SportMod feature, when the Nebraska’s Dirt Crown Spring Tour traveled to Thayer County Speedway. (Photo by Tyler Hagen)
Dillon Richards won the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, rescheduled from March 25, and $500. Taylor Huss was second, Saturday winner Nick Ronnebaum third.
And Kaylee Richards was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner – it’s the first time Dillon and Kaylee both won on the same night since they got married last November – ahead of Kaden Murray and Zach Bohlmeyer. That feature was also rescheduled from March 25 and paid $300.