Everything comes up roses for Mills at RPM’s Sunflower Classic

Jeremy Mills traveled to RPM Speedway for his first Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win of the season at Saturday’s Mike Hughes Sunflower Classic. (Photo by Carl Larson)

HAYS, Kan. (April 1, 2023) – Jeremy Mills had good finishes to show for his previous handful of visits to RPM Speedway.

Now he’s a Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature winner at the Hays speed plant.

Mills topped Saturday’s Mike Hughes Sunflower Classic main event, earning $1,000 for his first checkers of the season and career 121st in the division. 

“They reworked the track before the Modified feature and it was very racy,” said Mills, the 2022 Iowa State champion and thus already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible. “There was lapped traffic and some cautions that we had to deal with.”

After starting third and falling back a couple spots, he raced his way back toward the front and took the lead by taking advantage of one of those yellows.” 

“We had an early restart and I decided it was go time,” Mills said. “I went to the top and took the lead from there.”

Clay Money started 13th and finished second and 11th starting Dakota Sproul was third.

Tathan Burkhart, already B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligible, was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner ahead of Tyler Frye and Kyle Pfeifer. 

Zach Olmstead scored IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock career win number 74 in front of Tristan Grape and Brady Bencken. Jeff Hunter took Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod honors ahead of Tyler Watts and Tyler Frye.

And Kaylee Richards raced the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. Nicholas Ronnebaum and Ted Trumbo rounded out the 4-cylinder top three.