BARROWS-Keith Thell and Adam Goff each made their first appearances of the season Saturday, June 8, at North Central Speedway good ones with feature wins on the sixth night of racing.
Thell won the 15-lap Mod 4 feature race with 18 cars in the field.
He drew the start on the front row for the feature and never looked back, finishing in front of Jess Geesey and Dean Larson. The race's final lap saw Keith Roush bring out a caution flag in turn two with the checkered flag waving. A handful of drivers were affected and Roush finished at the back of the field.
Adam Prieve finished out of the top five, but retained a 24-point lead over Geesey in the points chase.
Goff held off a number of challengers for the Hobby Stock 15-lap feature that included Tim Gonska, Michael Nelson and Joe Gonska.
Tim Gonska's second-place finish allowed him to increase his points lead to 12 over Michael Nelson and 18 over Joe Gonska.
Zachery Schreder, Chris VanMil and Rob VanMil all won their first feature events of the year at NCS. Schreder was a winner in the Sports Compact 15-lap feature race. He started from the fifth row in a 15-car field. Grayson Pratt came in second place in his first appearance of the year and Harry Ruikka was the third-place finisher.
Despite an 11th place finish in the feature, Travis Roush holds a five point-lead over Ruikka in the points race.
The Sportmod class is tightening up with Jacob Jordan holding a one-point lead over David Siercks and an eight-point lead over Tim Siercks in the points race. It was Chris VanMil, in just his second appearance of the year, getting the win in the 15-lap feature. Tim Siercks finished second. Pete Hines secured the third spot.
It was a good night for VanMil racing as Rob won the 20-lap Modified feature. He also drew a front row start for the race. Erick Thiesse and Luke Hines each started on the second row and finished in second and third place.
Aaron Johnson holds a five-point lead over Shawn Fletcher in the points race and eight points over Justin Jones.
Dylan Nelson is the defending points champion in the Super Stock class and is running away from the field again this year.
His won the 20-lap feature Saturday in 6:37 with no caution flags. It helped him build a 40-point margin in the season standings. Tim Johnson was second and Jordan Henkemeyer came in third.
IMCA Sport Compacts:
Feature: 1-Zachery Schreder, 2-Grayson Pratt, 3-Harry Ruikka
Heat 1: 1-Peewee Kuhnau, 2-Zach Besmehn, 3-Zachery Schreder
Heat 2: 1-Grayson Pratt, 2-Kaleb Ruikka, 3-Travis Roush
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1-Adam Goff, 2-Tim Gonska, 3-Michael Nelson
Heat 1: 1-Adam Goff, 2-Chris Seidel, 3-Cory Lodermeier
Heat 2: 1-Tim Gonska, 2-Chad Visser, 3-Dylan Cash
Wissota Mod 4s:
Feature: 1-Keith Thell, 2-Jess Geesey, 3-Dean Larson
Heat 1: 1-Mitchell Hribar, 2-Gerrald Nohner, 3-Justin Pogones
Heat 2: 1-Keith Thell, 2-Jess Geesey, 3-Dean Larson
Heat 3: 1-Dustin Holquist, 2-Alexis (Lexy) Kastner, 3-Keith Roush
Feature: 1-Chris VanMil, 2-Tim Siercks, 3-Pete Hines
Heat 1: 1-Jake Hagemann, 2-David Siercks, 3-Troy Jordan
Heat 2: 1-Mark Martini, 2-Jacob Jordan, 3-Tim Siercks
Wissota Super Stock:
Feature: 1-Dylan Nelson, 2-Tim Johnson, 3-Jordan Henkemeyer
Heat 1: 1-Austin Niemeyer, 2-Tim Johnson, 3-Curtis Newberg
Feature: 1-Rob VanMil, 2-Erick Thiesse, 3-Luke Hines
Heat 1: 1-Billy Kendall III, 2-Aaron Johnson, 3-Rob VanMil
Heat 2: 1-Erick Thiesse, 2-Shawn Fletcher, 3-Justin Jones