IMCA wins at Off Road go to Mielke, Landauer, Meyer

By Randy Pospishil

NORFOLK, Neb. (June 1, 2024) – His early surge from the third row ended up taking Tejay Mielke all the way to victory lane Saturday at Off Road Speedway.

Mielke broke through a cluster of four IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, including the rides of polesitter Nate Desive, Ron Pettitt, Jeremy Hoskinson and Derek Sehi, all of whom were contending for the lead. 

Once the hometown racer got to the front, however, those drivers, joined by Cameron Wilkinson, spent the remainder of the 15-lap feature racing for second place behind Mielke.

Wilkinson closed the gap and, with five laps remaining, settled in on Hoskinson’s rear bumper. As the two cars entered turn three, Wilkinson used the high side of the track to make the pass coming out of turn four to edge Hoskinson at the flag stand with Wilkinson taking second while Hoskinson was third.

In a similarly close finish, Travis Landauer won his first-ever IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature at Off Road Speedway.

Landauer, whose starting position in the 16-car field was in the sixth of eight rows, needed all 15 laps to complete his journey to the front.

The Norfolk driver was not among the top five until contact with the wall in turn four forced leader Jordan Uehling from the race with four laps left and, on the ensuing restart following the caution, Landauer, positioned fourth, bolted past Nate Buck into third and set his sights on new leader Joe Rosberg.

Landauer continued to close on the inside of the track, coming out of turn two to pull even with second-place’s Jace Malasek on the backstretch before coming low out of turn four to finish just ahead of Rosberg at the checkered flag.

Rosberg took second with Buck able to hold off a late challenge from Jason Wilkinson to finish third.

And in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature, Cameron Meyer came out on top of a battle with Colby Langenberg that began following the first of four cautions with 12 of the race’s 15 laps remaining.

Meyer passed Langenberg three laps later to grab the lead, then held it despite the additional cautions, all during the final four laps of the race, including the last which created a two-lap sprint for the win.

Langenberg finished second while Spencer Galaway moved up from his starting position in the seventh row to earn third.

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