Saturday night and it was Pony Stock driver John Urie who turned out to be the first victim of the evening. Urie found himself in an unusual predicament during practice laps as he became wedged between the barrier wall and the light tower in the turn three infield. “My right rear tire got off in the dirt, I got sideways and jumped the guard wall and got wrapped around the light pole,” Urie said. “But I’m fine, nothing a little ibuprofin won’t fix.” The light tower didn’t fare so well and considerable repairs were necessary before the already packed schedule of racing events could get underway. Soon it was the rain that plagued the racing action but a massive effort by drivers from all classes eventually had the track dried off allowing all main events to be completed. Premier division driver Steve Jones, starting near the rear of the field, was able to wind his way through traffic on a long caution free run to take his second main event win of the season. “I’d rather it go green the whole way,” Jones said. “My car stays so consistent on long runs. I just got through the traffic faster than anyone else tonight, sometimes it just falls your way.” Pony Stock division driver Lou Andersen was able to capture his first main event win of the season after an encounter out of turn four with ten laps to go left then front runner Michelle Ward near the infield grass with damage, damage to Kevan Larson’s car and driver Randy Grubbs up against the wall and needing a tow off the track. The Thunder Stock division also welcomed a new driver to the winner’s circle as Mark Sandberg was able to hold off a hard charging pack while leading all but the first two laps of the race.
The Hornet drivers brought the usual swarm of yellow cars out on the track for the always unpredictable twenty lap main event in which Norm Hatke, driving the number 314 car, powered his way through the field of nineteen other drivers to take the main event win. Ashley McKean, driving the same
314 car in the Queen Bee race, made a bee line for the finish collecting her first win of the season over previous race winner Laura Arrington who wound up finishing second. The Faster Pastor race had to be postponed to September 10 due to the delays of the evening.
Premier: 1. Steve Jones; 2. Mike Buddenhagen; 3. Eddy McKean; 4. Rob Vest; 5. Sam Harris Jr.
Pony Stock: 1. Lou Andersen; 2. Kristi Fehringer; 3. Josh Pitz; 4. Jason Whited; 5. Brent Fehringer
Thunder Stock: 1. Mark Sandberg; 2. Matt Bollar; 3. Craig Nuthak; 4. Jason Todd; 5. Rex Brittsan
Hornet: 1. Norm Hatke; 2. Dan Devoer; 3. Jeff McCoy; 4. Jason Phillips; 5. Brian Lopez
Queen Bee: 1. Ashley McKean; 2. Laura Arrington; 3. Holly Brittsan; 4. Renae Lopez; 5. Heather Todd