Tacky track conditions led to a fast night of action Sunday night at Raceway Park. The first of five IMCA divisions hit the track when the KISS 107 FM Sport Compact division headed out for 12 laps of wheel to wheel fun. Only one caution slowed the race at six laps to go with Luke Jackson holding onto the lead he took at the drop of the green flag, followed by Ramsey Meyer, Cody Thompson, and Andrew Harris. In the final dash to the checkered flag, it was Jackson taking the win followed by point leader Meyer. Harris and second place point contender Don Tank rounded out the top four.
The Car Quest Hobby Stocks ran clean for the first six laps of the feature until the first yellow of the evening brought the field together with pole sitter Mike Hanson leading Andy Hoffman, Craig Clift, Ron Jensen, and Dave Riley. A tangle on the restart took Hoffman and Riley out of contention. In the final laps of the race, Mike Hanson would hold on for his first win of the year followed by point leader Aaron Shearn and Craig Clift.
AJ Boulware led the early laps of the MOPAR Sport Mod feature until his uncle, Todd Boulware made the pass for the lead with ten laps remaining. In the closing laps, Todd Boulware and Kaleb Kennedy would pull away from the field to finish in that order, followed by Cameron Meyer and AJ Boulware.
The Casey’s General Stores Stock Car feature was the wildest of the night. Mel Elsberry led the early portion of the race before the first caution came out with eleven laps remaining, holding an advantage over Jason Ward, Zach Ankrum , and Tony Ritterbush. After another tangle on the restart took the cars of Chad Allen and Casey Jones out of contention, the next restart saw Chris Mills complete his charge through the field, taking the lead within a lap. At the checkered flag, it was point leader Mills out front, followed by Elsberry, Ward, and Travis Barker.
The Total Motors Modified feature wrapped up the evening in grand style as defending track and national champion Chris Abelson powered from sixth to the lead in the opening two laps. A caution flag with fifteen laps remaining brought the field together with Abelson out in front of Jason Schneiders, Jim Cole, Jim Thies, and Ricky Stephan. The field ran fast and clean over the final laps with the exception of point leader Justin Zeitner, who fell out of competition with six laps remaining due to mechanical issues. At the checkered flag, it was Abelson out front by a full straightaway over Thies, Cole, and Stephan.
Raceway Park hosts two nights of racing action this weekend as the SLMR Late Model Series comes to the track on Saturday night, along with the Stock Car, Hobby Stock, and Sport Compact divisions. Sunday night, Raceway will host its regular IMCA racing program with the kickoff of the kids Big Wheel Racing Series.
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