By Rick Staley
OSBORN, Mo. (April 14, 2023) – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars attended from four different states, vying for the big money US 36 Raceway offered Friday night and the top check went home with Iowan Jake Greenwood.
At the drop of the green flag, Jacob Dye jumped to the front and appeared to have the car to beat before lapped traffic came into play and collected the leader, bringing his night to an end. Greenwood took the lead on the next restart and set a blistering pace, telling the other competitors “Catch me if you can.”
Stu Snyder mounted a charge but could not match Greenwood as Tyler Drueke also moved toward the front.
Greenwood never relinquished and pick up his first win on the high banks of US 36 Raceway, celebrating in Nextran Victory Lane. Snyder finished second and the always fast Drueke ended the feature in third.
Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites got their racing action started with Michael Raffurty leading the first part of the feature only to see Dillon Raffurty work his magic and move to the front.
Dillon led with Michael in tow as Justin Raffurty became the big mover of the race, coming from the back of the field to third and challenge late in the feature.
Dillon Raffurty was not to be denied and claimed the win with Michael Raffurty second and Justin Raffurty a close third.
IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars always put on a show of epic proportions with three- and four-wide racing. Matthew Lance set the pace early, leading all contenders until Mike Nichols charged to the point.
As it appeared Nichols would pull away, Mich Ross raced into the picture and ran down Nichols in the closing laps.
These two gladiators did battle like no others, making contact and racing hard with Ross moving by Nichols on the inside. Ross never looked back and pick up the win number one on opening night. Nichols placed second with Lance a close third.