Williams, Porter, Olmstead Smith shine in Colby on opening night

Morgan Olmstead dominated in winning the season-opening feature for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks at Thomas County Speedway. (Photo by Brittany Jo Lewis)

By Sheldon Wickwar

COLBY, Kan. (May 10, 2024) – Morgan Olmstead, Gage Porter and Ty Williams all were among visitors to victory lane during the season opener Friday at Thomas County Speedway.

Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts led off the feature portion of the program with a 12-lap feature starting with a front row of Brock Leibhart and Grant Logue. Leibhart gained an early lead but by lap five Porter was heavily contending for the front spt.

Porter had control of the race by lap eight and went on to the win ahead of Leibhart and Logue.

IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks were second next and that 15-lap feature started with a front row of Trent Matson and Travis Branum.

Olmstead got to the lead and despite a couple of cautions, no one could touch him as he dominated the feature wire-to-wire. Bingston Rogers was able to run a clean race and get to second place late in the event but did not have enough time to track down Olmstead. Third was Trent Matson.

The United Rebel Sprint Series was third on the program. The 20-lap feature event started with a front row of Ty Williams and Taylor Velasquez.

Williams gained the early lead and never looked back as he easily navigated the Colby oval racing surface to pick up the win. Second was Jake Martens and third was Jeremy Huish.  

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