Hibdon, Williams hoist Night 2 IMCA.TV Winter Nationals hardware 

Kollin Hibdon raced to the big trophy after his Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win on night 2 of Cocopah Speedway’s IMCA.TV Winter Nationals. He also became eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational with the $1,000 checkers. (Photo by Byron Fichter)

By Ben Deatherage 

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 5, 2023) – Night two of the IMCA.TV Winter Nationals at Cocopah again saw 200-plus entries at Cocopah Speedway and saw Kollin Hibdon and Shelby Williams join repeat winner Shane Paris in victory lane. 

The Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds had a fast-paced 25-lap feature, controlled by Pahrump, Nev., transplant Kollin Hibdon, now calling Fargo, North Dakota home. 

Hibdon encountered lapped traffic around the 13th circuit, but none of it slowed him down before he took the $1,000 checkers to earn Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. 

Californian Ethan Dotson ended in second over Kody Scholpp of Saskatchewan. 

Minnesota racer Curt Lund led early in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 25-lapper before Texas speedster Williams took charge. 

Williams stayed solid despite having to deal with four restarts.  Opening night winner Jim Horejsi challenged late before settling for second and third went to Zachary Madrid. Williams’ $750 win also made him eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational. 

The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods had a thriller of a 25-lap main event. Bobby Horton and Miles Morris battled before Cam Reimers took the lead on lap four and began pulling away. 

Paris was up for a rematch from night one, however, as the two battled again following the last restart.

Paris took the lead on lap 17 and won ahead of Reimers and Tyler Bannister. 

Home state driver Joe Peterson was victorious in the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, chased by Brandon Bombardo and Erik Knutson.

The Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts had a wild 20-lap main event. When all the dust settled, Mike Giorgianni, from Sedona, captured his first career IMCA.TV Winter Nationals feature win. Jacob Cordova was the runner-up while Chris Laff placed third.