HARTFORD, SD — It was not a good night to be leading Saturday’s Hard Core Speed Shop IMCA 360 Sprint Car feature unless your name was Mike Young. Terry Chester led the first six laps before having to bow out due to a plug wire that came loose. That gave the lead to Young who led the next eight laps until John Lambertz passed him as the two approached a slower car. However, Lambertz lost a left-side wheel and entered into a flip on the next lap which took him out of the race. Young again took the lead and outraced the rest of the field to the checkered flag for his first career win at I-90 Speedway.
Young said, “This is a new car. We got it a couple of weeks ago and we’re really getting it dialed in.”
Cory Yeigh came out on top in a three way slugfest with Dale Furby and Craig Hanisch in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock feature. At one point the drivers were three wide at the flagstand for the lead. Meanwhile, Jesse Akkerman was the Performance One hard charger, marching to a fourth place finish. Akkerman will carry a 40-point lead over Eric Moser into championship night on September 10th.
The USRA B-Modified A-Main was another thriller. Kenny Scholten took advantage of a green/white/checker finish to squeek by Tracy Johnson and earn his fifth win of the season. Johnson had led eight laps prior to the final caution flag. Fans also saw several drivers come from the back of the field. Most notable was Mark DeBoer who gained 12 positions to finish seventh in a car he just purchased from Ryan Ruter. Vermillion, South Dakota, driver Karl Brewer picked up 11 positions to finish fifth in his first I-90 Speedway start this year.
Zach Olivier held off Travis Schreurs over the last few laps of the Hobby Stock feature for his second win. Olivier took over the lead from Dereck Vanderbrink on the sixth lap. Schreurs missed out on a second place finish though as he was disqualified for an illegal rear end. Still, Schreurs has a 76-point lead over Olivier going into the final night of the season.
Keith Johnson found himself a ringer in Rick Egan as a provisional driver. Egan, the 2004 Hornet champion at I-90 Speedway, raced Johnson’s car to an easy win in the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers main event. Egan has nearly as many wins as Johnson at the Hartford track with 18.
Division champions will be crowned next Saturday night. Hot laps begin at 6:30pm.
Saturday, September 3
IMCA 360 SPRINT CARS
Heat Winners: Troy Schreurs, Mike Young, Terry Chester
B Feature: Brandt O’Banion
Feature: 1) Mike Young, 2) Lane Brenden, 3) Randy Droescher, 4) Johnn Cressman, 5) Dusty Ballenger, 6) Ryan Bickett, 7) Brock Dump, 8) Jordan Martens, 9) Troy Schreurs, 10) Kevin Flowers, 11) Brandt O’Banion, 12) Zeb Larsen, 13) Dave Ekern, 14) Isaac Schreurs, 15) Justin Glaser, 16) Dustin Beenken, 17) John Lambertz, 18) Trent Van Maanen, 19) Danny Lee, 20) Terry Chester
LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS
Heat Winners: Jim Hoing, Scott Borkowski, Billy Prouty
Feature: 1) Cory Yeigh, 2) Dale Furby, 3) Eric Moser, 4) Jesse Akkerman, 5) Scott Borkowski, 6) Don Bickett, 7) John Hoing, 8) Craig Hanisch, 9) Dan Jensen, 10) Billy Prouty, 11) Kipp De Groot, 12) Brylee Gough, 13) Fred Konechne, 14) Jim Hoing, 15) Brett Larsen, 16) Matt Steuerwald, 17) Marshall Pater, 18) Terry Prouty, 19) Brandon Ferguson
Heat Winners: Tyler Johnson, Tim Dann, Dave Kennedy
Feature: 1) Kenny Scholten, 2) Tracy Johnson, 3) Tyler Johnson, 4) Brad Haas, 5) Karl Brewer, 6) Todd Boulware, 7) Mark DeBoer, 8) Andy Wieczorek, 9) Devon McMartin, 10) Tim Dann, 11) Alec Vanden Brink, 12) Chris Goetz, 13) Tyler Tesch, 14) Jesse Ebbesen, 15) Mitch Van Engen, 16) Warren Van Westen, 17) Dave Kennedy, 18) Greg Eden, 19) Craig Hanisch, 20) Josh Van Beek
Heat Winners: Jordan Kott, Dylan Fitzpatrick, Mike Dahler
Feature: 1) Zach Olivier, 2) Dereck Vanderbrink, 3) Don Brady Jr., 4) Paul Hartley, 5) Dustin Gulbrandson, 6) Jason Mehlhaff, 7) Derek Baartman, 8) Brian Hoing, 9) Terry Larsen, 10) Dylan Fitzpatrick, 11) Matt Jensen, 12) Mike Dahler, 13) Dan Carsrud, 14) Brady Van Beek, 15) Jordan Kott, 16) Brian Campbell, 17) Tim Waltner, 18) Mark Barger, 19) Kirk Egge, 20) Mike Chaney, 21) Travis Schreurs
Heat Winners: Scott Ecklund, Tyler McFarland
Feature: 1) Rick Egan, 2) Mark Bauman, 3) Harley Bauman, 4) Tyler Martin, 5) Laura Ebbesen, 6) Jessica Brandt, 7) Joe Blake, 8) Tyler McFarland, 9) Micahael Pechous, 10) Scott Ecklund
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