HARTFORD, SD — Veteran stock car driver Scott Borkowski put an end to an almost 49-month long winless streak at I-90 Speedway on Saturday night. Borkowski started on the pole and led all 15 laps of the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock A-Main. Extremely happy and a little overwhelmed, Borkowski said, “I heard him,” referring to his closest competitor Eric Moser, who got close to the lead several times late in the race. Moser’s second place finish was his seventh Top 5. Meanwhile, Matt Steuerwald now has a one point lead at the top of the division after finishing third.
Lapped traffic played a role in Ryan Bickett’s third Hard Core Speed Shop IMCA 360 Sprint Car victory. Bickett, who came from the fifth row, had high praise for the track after getting by Lane Brenden to lead the last two laps. Brenden got caught behind two slower cars running side-by-side as Bickett went by on the outside to take the lead. Brenden’s lead only lasted for two laps while Troy Schreurs led the first 16 laps.
B-Modified points leader Tracy Johnson scored his fourth USRA B-Modified feature win. Johnson secured the lead by passing Aaron Penning on the sixth lap. Johnson now has four consecutive Top 5 finishes after a terrble month of June in which motor issues attempted to derail his season.
A beautiful four-foot tall trophy sponsored by I-90 Speedway flagman Chuck Hanisch was presented to Mike Dahler after he led the entire Hobby Stock feature. The trophy served to remember three men who left a lasting impression at the Hartford track; former Hobby Stock racer Joe Hall, Dan Jensen crew member Mark Deneui and long-time fire and rescue official John Hall. The win was also significant for Dahler in that it was his first in I-90 Speedway’s Hobby Stock division.
Keith Johnson grabbed the lead from Laura Ebbesen on the third lap and motored on to his third Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers feature win.
Saturday, July 23
IMCA 360 SPRINT CARS
Heat Winners: Lane Brenden, Troy Schreurs, Tommy Barber
Feature: 1. Ryan Bickett, 2. Lane Brenden, 3. Troy Schreurs, 4. Kevin Flowers, 5. Dylan Peterson, 6. Tommy Barber, 7. John Lambertz, 8. Dusty Ballenger, 9. Brock Dump, 10. Randy Droescher, 11. Justin Glaser, 12. Greg Gunderson, 13. Dustin Beenken, 14. Mike Young, 15. Travis Schreurs, 16. Isaac Schreurs, 17. Brodie McKeown, 18. Micah Schliemann, 19. Keith Lambertz, 20. Terry Chester
LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS
Heat Winners: Jim Hoing, Sam Johnson, Don Bickett
Feature: 1. Scott Borkowski, 2. Eric Moser, 3. Matt Steuerwald, 4. Dale Furby, 5. Don Bickett, 6. Jesse Akkerman, 7. Craig Hanisch, 8. Dan Jensen, 9. Marshall Pater, 10. Billy Prouty, 11. Kipp De Groot, 12. Brylee Gough, 13. Mike Forseth, 14. Terry Prouty, 15. Jim Hoing, 16. Brandon Ferguson, 17. Sam Johnson, 18. Kevin Larson, 19. Cory Yeigh, 20. Fred Konechne
Heat Winners: Doug Folkens, Aaron Penning
Feature: 1. Tracy Johnson, 2. Jeremiah Christensen, 3. Tyler Johnson, 4. Aaron Penning, 5. Kenny Scholten, 6. Craig Hanisch, 7. Brock Hess, 8. Brad Haas, 9. Dave Kennedy, 10. Devon Schlumbohm, 11. Jesse Ebbeson, 12. Danny Harmon, 13. Doug Folkens, 14. Tim Dann, 15. Jeremy Rozeboom, 16. Chris Goetz
Heat Winners: Paul Hartley, Jordan Kott, Jason Mehlhaff
Feature: 1. Mike Dahler, 2. Chad Kuhnert, 3. Jordan Kott, 4. Andy Wieczorek, 5. Dustin Gulbrandson, 6. Tim Waltner, 7. Travis Schreurs, 8. Brian Campbell, 9. Tom Hudson, 10. Tony Morehead, 11. Paul Hartley, 12. Mark Barger, 13. Jason Mehlhaff, 14. Dylan Fitzpatrick, 15. Brian Hoing, 16. Derek Baartman, 17. Scott Lutz
Heat Winners: Tyler McFarland, Keith Johnson
Feature: 1. Keith Johnson, 2. Laura Ebbesen, 3. Tyler Martin, 4. Tyler McFarland, 5. Scott Ecklund, 6. Micahael Pechous, 7. Joe Blake, 8. Harley Bauman, 9. Jessica Brandt