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Lexington Raceway Highlights

May 19th, 2017

Creating a stir were the competitors that showcased their talents and hot rods during opening night at Lexington Raceway in Lexington, Nebraska on Sunday evening. Making the most noise and reaching the winners circle were: Josh Leonard, Colton Osborn, Jamey Kennicutt, Mike Nichols, Brady Weinman and Travis Thelander.
Cashing in on starting on the pole, Gibbon’s Josh Leonard led every lap of the NESmith Late Model Feature to claim the victory. Leonard was able to work his way through traffic smoothly and efficiently to start his season off right at Lexington. Starting right behind Leonard in the second row was Cale Osborn of Cozad. Osborn was able to stay up on the wheel throughout the feature event to finish as the runner-up after starting his season off with a heat race win earlier in the evening at the Lexington oval. Working his way through traffic that brought him to a podium position just past the halfway point of the feature event was the Iceman, Delbert Smith of Wichita, Kansas after starting on the outside of the fourth row when the green flag dropped. Smith was able to stay on the podium for the remainder of the feature event to earn third place accolades. Rece Vaught of Aurora and Dan Smith of Beloit, Kansas rounded out the top five finishers in fourth and fifth overall.
Riding around the top in the opening laps, Colton Osborn of Cozad was able to power his way to the point on the fourth lap and never look back in claiming the victory in the IMCA Modified Feature . Osborn started on the outside of row two and was able to conquer the conquest of a dry slick racing surface. A candidate for the hardcharger of the night, Veteran driver David Murray Jr of Oberlin, Kansas was able to work his way into second place just past the halfway point and then attempt to reel in the leader after starting in the fifth row at the drop of the green flag. Murray was able to apply some pressure to Osborn in the waning laps, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Cozad hotshoe and Murray crossed the finish line in second place overall. In his first year of piloting a Modified, Wallace’s Brandon Clough had a stellar night on the oval with a third place finish after starting in the third row when the feature event started. Jay Steffens of North Platte and Crete’s Brandon Spanjer were fourth and fifth overall in the highlighted event.

Driving with gumption, Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg was able to slide into the lead position on the second lap and persevere through the caution flags to notch a feature win in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature. Kennicutt started on the inside of the second row and was able to convert on a slide job on the end of the second lap to score the lead. Kennicutt was able to flourish lap after lap to claim the victory. Staying among the leaders throughout the feature vent, Overton’s Jacob Olmstead was able to consistently hit his marks and gain speed throughout the feature to finish as the runner-up. Veteran wheelman Bryan Herrick of Curtis was able to stay afloat in the top five throughout the feature to pilot the Rubber Duck powered hotrod to a third place finish after starting in the third row when the green flag waved.

Continuing to reign supreme, Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa scored the victory in the IMCA Stock Car Feature after garnering the lead on the third lap. The Harlan Hustler was able to go on cruise control to claim the checkered flag from his fourth row starting position. Staying among the leaders and out of traffic, Mikey Dancer of North Platte was the runner-up finisher in the feature event. Dancer was able to score a podium finish with the assistance of his starting position being on the inside of the second row. Having one of his most consistent drives in the highly competitive Stock Car class, Darin Racek of Lexington fended off challenges throughout the feature event to finish third overall. The former Stock Car State Champion was among the frontrunners throughout the spotlighted event after starting on the pole. Nichols and Lexington’s Tyler Easterday were the heat race winners in the division.

Starting up front and staying up front was Brady Weinman of Arnold to earn the opening night feature win in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. Weinman’s lone potential setback came while working through lap traffic where a trailing car made contact with Weinman, only to see Weinman stay up front and drive away with the victory. Coming from deep in the field, Luke Wassom of Broken Bow was able to cleanly and methodically work through traffic to score a runner-up finish after drawing a fifth row starting position. Displaying great consistency throughout the feature event, Nate Refior of Sutton, Nebraska was rewarded for his efforts with a third place finish.

That slicing and dicing action-packed feature of the night was won by Travis Thelander in the IMCA Sport Compact Feature. Thelander was able to grab the lead for the first time of the feature on the third lap before falling back into the field. Just three circuits later, Thelander of Blue Hill was able to garner the lead and never look back to claim the checkers. Thelander started on the pole in the feature event. Leading the initial laps of the feature event and trying his best to pilfer the lead from Thelander was Jim Buss of Blue Hill. Buss was able to lead the first two laps and then a single lap near the midway point to be among the leaders and be sitting in second place overall when the checkered flag flew. David Norquest of York was the third place finisher after starting in the third row when the green flag dropped.

Championship Night in at Lexington

September 1st, 2016

Getting down to business were the competitors that challenged each other for every point during the season points championship night of racing at Lexington (NE) Raceway on Sunday evening. Scoring the victories and driving their hot rods into the winners circle was Colton Osborn, Josh Leonard, Cole Egge, Mike Nichols and Luke Wassom.

In a see-saw battle were the duo of Colton Osborn and Anthony Roth during the early laps of the IMCA Modified feature until Osborn of Cozad was able to gain a little breathing room and never look back to earn the main event victory. Anthony Roth of Columbus was able to pilot his rocketship to a runner-up finish in the feature. Hitting his stride during the waning laps of the feature was Davenport’s Scott Smith in third place overall.
Battling throughout the evening were the challengers in the Grand National Late Model Feature that circled for 25 laps. Josh Leonard of Gibbon was able to hold off the challenges from the rest of the competitors to earn the victory. Continuing to gain confidence in his abilities as the seat time piles up, Scott Eaton of York was able to finish strong to the tune of a runner-up finish. Close behind Eaton was Dylan Schmer of Aurora in third place overall. Crossing the stripe in fourth place was Cale Osborn of Cozad, after he had been in the runner-up position and then fell back while trying his best to get by Leonard on a late restart.

Kearney’s Cole Egge finally punched through for a feature win in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified division on Sunday evening. Egge has led the most laps in numerous features this season, but it was on the final night of competition that that young gun was able to lead all of the circuits to claim his first IMCA feature win the division after starting on the outside of the first row. National Championship contender Daniel Gottschalk of Ellis, Kansas did everything he could and more in hopes of catching up with Egge, but he was forced to settle for runner-up honors. Staying up on the wheel and working both the top and the bottom to get his car hooked up, Steve Kempt of Shelton scored a third place finish.

Leading the way from the beginning until the checkered flag was flying high was Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa for his 56th feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Car division. Nichols was able to work his way to big leads on every re-start to score the victory. Earning the place position honors was Maywood’s Casey Werkmeister by staying close to the rear bumper of Nichol’s hot rod. Finishing strong in the feature event was Bob Chalupa of McCook with one of his best finishes of the 2016 season at Lexington Raceway.

Starting up front and staying out of trouble to earn the win was Luke Wassom of Broken Bow in the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature contest. Wassom led all 20 laps of the main event. Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington was able to build up his momentum throughout the feature event to hold onto the runner-up position as the checkered flag was flying to finish second overall. Keeping his strong season rolling downhill with momentum, the final night became more of the same, Travis Kernick of Kearney was the third place finisher in the feature event.

Lexington Raceway Highlights

August 25th, 2016

It was an interesting night of racing action that saw topless racecars and a bounty during the Connie Jewett Memorial Race that was held at Lexington Raceway on Sunday evening.

Taking advantage of the opportunity before them were: Anthony Roth, Cale Osborn, Daniel Gottschalk, Casey Woken and Jacob Wolsleben; as they earned trips to the Winners Circle during the memorial event that saw a draw: redraw format.

Drawing a front row starting position, Columbus cruiser Anthony Roth was able to lead from the drop of the green flag until the checkered flag was waved in the IMCA Modified feature event. Roth was able to carry an abundance of momentum on the cushion to earn the victory. Coming from the back of the field to finish second overall was Silver Bullet Colton Osborn of Cozad. Osborn recovered quite nicely from an accident during the heat race in the division. During the waning laps, Osborn had his crosshairs set on running down Roth, but he ran out of real estate and the checkered flag flew. Coming home in third place overall in the Modified feature was Scott Smith of Davenport.

Popping the top off of their hot rods were the Grand National Late Models on Sunday. Having a stellar showing on the Lexington oval was Cale Osborn of Cozad with a sweep of winning the heat race prior to earning the feature victory. Osborn as able to grab the lead on the sixth lap and he never looked back despite the heavy hitters that were stalking him during the final laps through lap traffic. Coming through the field with gumption was Cory Dumpert of York, as he was able to put the pressure on Osborn in the waning laps of the feature event. Dumpert worked to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the final laps, but it wasn’t enough as he was forced to settle with runner-up honors. Staying up on the wheel for much of the feature event was Josh Leonard of Gibbon in earning third place accolades.

Doing his best to ride the rim around the bottom groove at Lexington Raceway was Daniel Gottschalk of Ellis, Kansas in winning the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature. Gottschalk was able to snare the lead away from Steve Kempt during the third lap. Gottschalk was able to pilot his rocketship into the winners circle by working through traffic smoothly. Steve Kempt of Shelton was able to stay up on the wheel, doing his best to stay as close as possible to Gottschalk to earn the runner-up honors. Having one of his best drives in Lexington this season was Wallace wheelman Brandon Clough in speeding his way onto the podium in third place overall.

In the highlighted bounty race, there was a big crowd of competitors that put their best foot forward in hopes of defeating Mike Nichols in the IMCA Stock Car Feature event. Nichols has swept the feature events this season at Lexington Raceway and on Sunday night, he had his hands full with plenty of hot rods looking to cash in. Having the best luck of the draw and then rocking and rolling to the victory despite the numerous stops in the action on yellow and red flags was Casey Woken of Norton, Kansas. The Norton Nightmare was hugging the bottom berm with great success to earn the victory. During the final laps, Casey Werkmeister of Maywood was able to slip past Nichols to earn runner-up honors. Nichols was working the top cushion in hopes of working into the lead, but during his search for moisture, he slipped back to third place overall.

Putting on a dominating performance by leading from the beginning until the end, Lexington’s Jacob Wolsleben was the victor in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Wolsleben was able to score the lead in the early going as he cruised to the win by leading all 15 laps. Putting the pressure on for much of the feature event was Brady Weinman of Arnold as he was close behind Wolsleben. Close within contention with Weinman and Wolsleben was Luke Wassom of Broken Bow in earning a third place finish on Sunday evening in Lexington.

Coming up on Sunday evening, it is championship night at Lexington Raceway. The competitors will be chomping at the bit for each and every point during the evenings events and features.

Lexington Highlights

August 18th, 2016

The competition was fierce throughout the evening with three and even four-wide racing keeping fans on the edge of their seats at Lexington Raceway on Sunday evening. Colton Osborn, Cale Osborn, Daniel Gottschalk, Mike Nichols, Luke Wassom and Rich Enevoldsen were able to reach the finish line first and punch their ticket to the winners circle.

Leading all but two laps, the Silver Bullet Colton Osborn of Cozad was able to score the victory in the IMCA Modified feature on Sunday evening. Osborn started on the outside of the second row and was able to drive past early leader Scott Smith of Davenport on the third lap and never look back. Making a late charge during the waning laps to earn runner-up honors was Anthony Roth of Columbus. Roth started on the inside of the third row and was inside the top five throughout the feature with the late rally into second place when the checkered flag flew. Jeremy Herbst of North Platte was able to be consistent throughout the feature and he was rewarded with a third place finish.

Racing with gumption after getting caught up in a first lap accident, Cale Osborn rocketed into the lead on the second lap and put on a dominating performance to win the Grand National Late Model feature event. Osborn of Cozad started on the outside of row two when the green flag dropped to be a good position to drive around the top of the track on the cushion to score the lead. Gibbon’s Josh Leonard started in the third row at the beginning and improved throughout the feature to earn second place accolades. Dylan Schmer of Aurora stayed out of trouble during the feature event and was rewarded with a podium finish in third place.

Leading the laps that mattered the most once again was Daniel Gottschalk of Ellis, Kansas in winning yet another IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature. Gottschalk scored the lead for the final two laps by passing four place finisher Craig Howard of Lexington to sprint to the checkered flag to etch out the victory. Riding around on the cushion with authority was Steve Kempt of Shelton to earn a runner-up finish. With a new car under him, the Rubber Duck, Bryan Herrick of Curtis was able to benefit greatly from his veteran wheelman experience to ‘rock and roll’ to a third place finish in the feature event.

Running away and hiding would be an understatement when describing Mike Nichols efforts to win the IMCA Stock Car feature event. Nichols snared the lead on the third lap and never looked back to add another notch to his dream season on the dirt. Jed Williams of Shickley had a strong run on the multi-groove racing surface at Lexington by taking home runner-up accolades. Bob Chalupa of McCook was the early leader before Nichols took the lead on the third lap. Chalupa stayed consistent and among the lead pack to finish third overall.  Slicing and dicing through the field were the IMCA Hobby Stocks during their feature event on Sunday evening.

There was great racing throughout the spotlighted event. As a result of a driver failing to stop in the claim area at the conclusion of the race, Luke Wassom of Broken Bow took a step up the ladder to earn the victory. Making a splash in his first appearance at Lexington Raceway of 2016 was Damon Richards of David City to finish with runner-up honors. The flying woodchuck, Chuck Ledbetter of Loomis showcased his consistency with a third place finish. Ryan Gardine of Bertrand was the early leader before he was passed by Jakob Egge of Kearney.

Leading from the beginning until the end was Rich Enevoldsen of Grand Island to score the victory in the Mod Lite Feature event. Enevoldsen started up front and wasted no time in trying to drive away with the win. Brad Bayne of Greeley, Colorado was forced to come from the back of the pack to earn his podium finish due to bringing out a yellow flag early in the feature. Bayne recovered quite nicely to finish second place overall. Larry Fox of Aurora was able to keep his elbows up to the tune of a third place finish for his efforts.

Lexington Raceway updates

August 3rd, 2016

The fast-paced racing action was dynamite and better than advertised on Sunday evening at Lexington Raceway as the dirt track stayed tacky for much of the show. Doing their best to take advantage of the stellar oval and punch their ticket to the winners circle was Colton Osborn, Cale Osborn, Denny Egge, Mike Nichols and Jakob Egge.

Engaged in a see-saw battle for the lead position for the early laps of the IMCA Modified Feature was Colton Osborn and Jay Steffens. At the end of the sixth lap, Colton Osborn of Cozad was able to pilot his ‘Silver Bullet’ hot rod to the point and he never looked back to claim the checkers. Closing the gap greatly during the waning laps was Anthony Roth of Columbus in nearly making a move for the lead position late in the contest, only to be forced to settle for runner-up honors. After holding the lead in the early laps and then exchanging the lead with Osborn, Jay Steffens of North Platte crossed the finish line in third place in the feature event.

Starting on the front row and hitting the door running from the onset, Cozad’s Cale Osborn cruised to a dominating victory in the Grand National Late Model Feature event. Osborn started on the outside of the front row and never looked back throughout the 20 lap feature. Staying up on the wheel to earn a runner-up finish was Josh Leonard of Gibbon. Competing for a podium finish throughout the feature event was a fast hot rod was Dylan Schmer of Aurora in the feature event to finish third overall.

No stranger to the winners circle, the ‘Ageless Wonder’ Denny Egge earned the victory in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature by grabbing the lead on the seventh lap and cruising to the victory. Egge was able to pass his grandson Cole Egge of Kearney who led the initial six laps in the feature event. Cole Egge continued to flourish on the cushion to score a runner-up finish. Making a splash during his first appearance of the season to Lexington Raceway was Josh Pfeiffer of Norfolk in taking home third place accolades.

Keeping his dream season rolling downhill, Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa picked up his 44th victory of the season by winning the IMCA Stock Car Feature. Nichols came from deep in the field when the green flag dropped. Nichols was able to score the lead on the sixth lap and he never looked back to claim the top honors. The ‘Flyin Farmer’ Kyle Clough was among the leaders for much of the contest, staying out of trouble to earn a second place finish. James Sheldon of Kearney had a great drive during the feature event in third place overall.

Leading every lap and notching the victory in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature was Jakob Egge of Kearney. Egge stood strong in the front of the field holding off all challenges. Chuck Ledbetter of Loomis had one of his best runs of the season in taking home runner-up honors. Earning a podium finish in third place was Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington in the feature event on Sunday evening.

Zach Olmstead of Overton was the winner in the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature at Lexington Raceway on Sunday evening

July 16th, 2016

The racing action was hot and heavy as competitors challenged for supremacy at Lexington (NE) Raceway on Sunday evening in IMCA divisions as well as the invasion of the URSS Sprint cars.

Putting their best foot forward and outrunning the Hot, Summer Sun to the winners circle were Jake Bubak, Kyle Rohleder, Josh Leonard, Daniel Gottschalk, Mike Nichols and Zach Olmstead.

Putting his hot rod on a rail all night long, Jake Bubak put on a dominating performance to win top honors in the URSS Feature event. Bubak of Arvada, Colorado scored the lead on the seventh circuit and never looked back to earn the hard-fought victory. Coming through traffic with authority and being in contention for a podium finish in the second half of the feature was Tyler Drueke of Lincoln, who crossed the finish line in second place overall. Veteran wheelman Luke Cranston of Plains, Kansas was able to maneuver through traffic the easiest to the tune of crossing the stripe in third place. Earning heat race wins were Bubak, Cranston and the early leader in the feature, Brian Herbert of Dodge City, Kansas.

Hitting on all cylinders was Kyle Rohleder of Wakeeney, Kansas during the IMCA Modified Feature in which he scored the victory. Rohleder was able to recover from the first lap incident that he was involved in to ride the cushion to the win. Columbus Cruiser Anthony Roth was able to drive from the back of the pack to finish second place overall in the feature event that started off slow and then featured a multi-groove racing surface. Chuck Stryker of Eddyville started up front and was able to stay in contention for a podium finish throughout the feature event to earn third place accolades.

Starting on the outside of the front row during the feature gave Josh Leonard of Gibbon all he needed to snare the early lead and then cruise to the Grand National Late Model victory. Dylan Schmer of Aurora was able to get off to a quick start to put himself in the top five during the early laps. Schmer continued to hit his marks throughout the event to finishing second overall. Scott Eaton of York, Nebraska was able to continue his successful runs at Lexington Raceway with a third place finish. Leonard and Cozad’s Cale Osborn were the heat race winners in the division.

Finishing strong by leading the way from the halfway point until the checkered flag was flying was Daniel Gottschalk of Ellis, Kansas in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature. Gottschalk was able to drive his way to the lead on the eleventh lap and hold off all challenges during the final laps to earn the win. Riding around high, wide and handsome on the cushion for much of the feature event was runner-up finisher Steve Kempt of Shelton. Kempt was the early leader until he relinquished the point to Gottschalk. The Ageless wonder Denny Egge of Kearney continued his great finishes with a third place run on Sunday evening in Lexington. Kempt and Egge were the heat race victors in earlier in the evening racing action in the division.

Adding yet another feature victory to his total for the 2016 season was the Harlan Hustler Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa in the IMCA Stock Car division. Nichols grabbed the lead on the seventh lap and did his best to run away and hide for the remainder of the feature event. Prior to Nichols leading; Kyle Pfiefer of Hills City, Kansas was the leader during the fifth and sixth laps. Pfiefer was able to stay among the leaders to earn a runner-up finish in the feature event. Hotshoe Casey Woken of Norton, Kansas finished strong to the tune of a third place drive on Sunday evening at Lexington Raceway.

The racing action was hot and heavy in the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature with Overton’s Zach Olmstead being the first one to rocket out of the smoke first to claim the checkered flag earning victory. Olmstead battled with his brother Jacob Olmstead, also of Overton for much of the feature event. Jacob Olmstead was able to earn the runner-up honors when all the smoke cleared. Scoring a podium finish in third place overall was Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington in the Hobby Stock featured event.

Osborn, Lenard, Egge, Nichols and Olmstead take home checkers at Lexington

June 29th, 2016

The racing action was fast-paced with multiple grooves being used to compete for top honors at the Lexington (NE) Raceway on the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington on Sunday evening. Piloting their hotrods to the winners circle were: Colton Osborn, Josh Leonard, Denny Egge, Mike Nichols and Jacob Olmstead.

The competition was fierce for the lead position for much of the IMCA Modified Feature with the lead being exchanged five times with Cozad’s Silver Bullet Colton Osborn driving his ‘Back in Black’ rocketship to the lead for good during the ninth lap as he cruised to the victory. Osborn started on the outside of the front row to advance to the cushion from the onset. Finishing second overall was Anthony Roth of Columbus after he led the first three laps of the feature. Roth was cutting down the deficit in the waning laps after having to work through the field of competitors as a result of involvement in an early lap incident on the oval. Joel Bushore of Boone, Iowa had an outstanding performance while making his first appearance of the 2016 season at Lexington Raceway. Bushore gained momentum throughout the feature event to earn a third place finish.

From the pole position, Gibbon’s Josh Leonard took the lead at the drop of the green flag and never looked back to claim the checkered flag in the Grand National Late Model Feature. Cale Osborn of Cozad was ‘elbows up’ as he worked to gain ground on Leonard throughout the final laps of the feature event after making it to second place during the early going. Osborn’s efforts were rewarded with a runner-up finish. Making a strong run on the Lexington high banks was Denton Duncan of Ravenna with a third place run to earn the podium finish.

Running high, wide and handsome; The ageless wonder, Denny Egge of Kearney was a dominant force as he persevered through the multiple restarts to cruise to the win in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature. Egge started on the outside of the second row when the green flag was dropped at the beginning of the main event. Working from his fourth row starting position onto the podium, Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg was the runner-up finisher in the feature event. Staying up on the wheel during the waning laps, powered Cole Egge of Kearney to the third place accolades from his third row starting spot on the grid.

Having a dream season thus far, the Harlan Hustler Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa sprinted into the lead on the third lap and never looked back in winning his 31st IMCA Stock Car Feature of the season and 402nd feature victory of his career. Nichols started the feature event on the outside of the sixth row when the green flag was dropped. Taking a little longer than Nichols to work through traffic and onto the podium was runner-up finisher Casey Werkmeister of Maywood. Werkmeister started in the fifth row and was able to gain the runner-up position just past the halfway mark and hold off all challengers. Gaining steam throughout the feature event and chomping at the bit for the final laps, Casey Woken of Norton, Kansas was third overall in the stock car feature. Bob Chalupa of McCook led the first two laps of the feature before being passed by Nichols.

There was a neck-and-neck battle for many of the final laps between Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington and Overton’s Jacob Olmstead that brought many of the fans in the stands to their feet during the final laps of the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature event. With heavy contact between the duo during the white flag lap, bringing out the caution flag, resulted in a dash for the feature win and Wolsleben was forced to change a flat tire to rejoin the field. Jacob Olmstead was able to grab the lead on the restart on the tenth lap and hold off all challenges to claim the IMCA Hobby Stock feature win. Brady ‘Deuces Wild’ Weinman of Arnold was able to work his way into second place to earn a podium finish. Luke Wassom of Broken Bow was able to rally for third place during the final laps of the event. After leading many of the feature event laps, Zach Olmstead of Overton and Wolsleben missed out on top five finishes. Olmstead had power train issues and Wolsleben was forced to the pit to change a flat tire and then return to the oval to earn sixth place honors for his efforts.

Action Packed Weekend at Lexington

June 23rd, 2016

Expressing that the racing competition was action packed would be an understatement when describing the close racing in all divisions at Lexington Raceway in Lexington, Nebraska on Sunday evening. Getting to enter the winners circle as victors was: Clay Money, Scott Eaton, Daniel Gottschalk, Mike Nichols and Jacob Olmstead.

Leading the final two laps of the IMCA Modified Feature was Money in the Bank for Clay Money of Penokee, Kansas to earn the victory. Staying up on the wheel in a new car, Silver Bullet Colton Osborn of Cozad, went back in black and nearly ran a flawless race to lead the first 18 laps of the feature, holding off all charges for much of the feature, only to end up with runner-up accolades. Anthony Roth of Columbus worked through traffic and tried his best to reel in the leaders for much of the feature event to earn third place honors.

Staying near the front throughout the feature, Scott Eaton of York was able to lead early and then snare the lead just short of the halfway point and he never looked back to pilot his hot rod Grand National Late Model to the Feature win. Dylan Schmer of Aurora had his best run of the 2016 season at Lexington Raceway by crossing the finish line in second place overall. Veteran wheelman Tom Kubica of Juniata had a great first visit to Lexington for this season with a podium finish in third place. Josh Leonard of Gibbon was the heat race winner for the division.

Being at the point during the laps that matter the most was Daniel Gottschalk of Ellis, Kansas in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature event. Gottschalk has been elbows up and running strong during his 2016 campaign in Lexington that now includes another victory. Leading the way for much of the feature event, Cole Egge of Kearney started on the front row and nearly lead every lap until he relinquished the lead to Gottschalk. Egge recovered quite nicely to finish as the runner-up. Dash for Cash winner Trent Roth of Columbus charged to the front with gumption to earn third place accolades.

The ‘Harlan Hustler’ Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa picked up IMCA Stock Care Feature win #399 at Lexington Raceway on Sunday. It came in dramatic fashion as Nichols, Casey Werkmeister and Casey Woken put on a very impressive display of racing for much of the feature event. Werkmeister of Maywood was able to grab the lead on the second lap and held the lead until Casey Woken of Norton, Kansas drove to the lead using the bottom groove. Woken led from the 11th lap until the final lap when Nichols worked his magic and scored the victory. Woken crossed the finish line in second place with Werkmeister close behind in third place overall.

Finishing strong by leading the final five laps was the winning formula for Overton’s Jacob Olmstead in the IMCA Hobby Stock division to claim the checkered flag in the feature event.

Olmstead exchanged the lead with Jakob Egge of Kearney for much of the contest, finally gaining the lead for good on the 10th lap to earn the notable win. Veteran hotshoe Chuck Ledbetter of Loomis had his best night of the season by finishing as the runner-up in the feature event. After leading early and engaging in a see-saw battle for the lead during much of the feature event, Jakob Egge stayed heavy on the gas pedal and up on the wheel to finish third overall in the feature event.

Racing action returns to the Lexington Raceway oval this coming Sunday, June 26th with racing action slated to start at 6 p.m.

Olmstead Dominated IMCA Hobby Stock Feature at Lexington

May 27th, 2016

Starting their season off right by earning trips to the Winners Circle at Lexington Raceway were Clay Money, Cale Osborn, Daniel Gottschalk, Mike Nichols and Jacob Olmstead on Sunday evening.

Starting on the front row and never looking back, Clay Money of Penokee, Kansas held off all challengers to claim the victory in the IMCA Modified Feature event. Money started on the outside of row one and fended off the challenge of Colton Osborn in the waning laps to earn the win. Coming from deep in the field, Colton Osborn of Cozad finished in the runner-up position after starting in the fifth row on the starting grid. Following Osborn through traffic to the podium finish was Jeremy Frenier of Fort Morgan, Colorado to earn third place honors. Anthony Roth of Columbus and Kyle Rohleder of Wakeeney, Kansas rounded out the top five in the feature event. Frenier and Osborn were the heat race winners in early in the evening action.

Starting on the pole put Cale Osborn of Cozad in a key position, but it wasn’t until he found the fastest groove for his hot rod that he was able to snare the lead on the seventh circuit and then cruise to the victory in the Grand National Late Model feature. Coming back from a late caution, Cory Dumpert of York was up on the wheel to the tune of a runner-up finish. Staying out of trouble and being consistent throughout the feature, Dylan Schmer of Aurora was third overall. Osborn was the heat race victor in the division.

Gaining confidence throughout the final laps, Daniel Gottschalk of Ellis, Kansas led the way for the second half of the feature event to claim the win in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified main event. Coming through the field from the fifth row starting position, Josh Leonard of Gibbon was able to wrangle his chariot to score a second place finish. Leading the way for the first seven laps, Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg started the contest with his elbows up on the wheel from his outside front row starting position. Kennicutt stayed among the lead group to earn a third place finish. Leonard and Bryan Herrick of Curtis were the heat race winners in the division.

Wasting no time to get to the front, the Harlan Hustler Mike Nichols took the point on the third lap by splitting the leaders on the backstretch to earn the lead and never look back. Nichols of Harlan, Iowa was the first to the checkered flag to win the IMCA Stock Car Feature event. Putting together a stellar showing in the final laps, Colin Heim of Hoxie, Kansas earned the runner-up accolades after starting in the sixth row at the drop of the green flag. Earning a podium finish in the feature, Kyle Pfeifer of Hills City, Kansas was the third place finisher after starting in the fifth row at the onset. Nichols, Chase Conaway of Smith Center, Kansas and Casey Werkmeister of Maywood were the heat race victors.

Charging to the front of the field on the third lap, Jacob Olmstead of Overton was able to put on a dominating performance in winning the IMCA Hobby Stock feature event. Olmstead started in the second row and was able to ride the high side to garner the lead and power to the victory. Staying among the frontrunners throughout, Zach Olmstead of Overton was able to make the moves that counted the most with the ‘Red Sled’ in the final laps to finish second overall. Leading the way early, Brady Bencken of Oakley, Kansas earned a third place finish for his efforts behind the wheel of his hot rod after starting in the second row when the initial green flag flew.