Harker, Macku, Andersen, Moyer & Boston win during Mom’s Tribute

Harker, Macku, Andersen, Moyer & Boston win during Mom’s Tribute

By Greg Soukup

The hardy fans who showed up for Diva Dash-Mom’s Tribute sponsored by the Lincoln Saltdogs Saturday were rewarded for braving the chilly weather by great racing all evening long.

Nick Bryan flipped the #52 in the initial Budweiser IMCA Sprint Heat #1, but returned to compete in the A Feature. This was the only serious incident in the preliminary action.

Dana Deeke in the 36, Matt Boucher’s 5B, Cory Hutchison’s 96C and Gary Saathoff’s 96 were the first 4 at the end of lap #1 of the NAPA IMCA Sport Modified Feature. Shawn Harker moved his #40 into fourth on lap #6 and vaulted into the lead shortly after that as Saathoff moved to 2nd, Laini Schwartz took over 3rd and Deeke fell to 4th. Jesse Osmon looped his 4A in turns 1 & 2 with 9 to go for the first yellow flag of the race. With 6 left Joe Schidler spun the K00 in turn 2. On the restart Nathan Kobus passed Deeke for fourth and from there to the flag the battle between he and Schwartz battle tooth and nail but Schwartz held on to third with Harker winning, Saathoff second and Kobus fourth.

Harker left before he could be interviewed.

The Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks were next in the A Feature line-up. RJ Macku jumped forward quickly to move the #93 to the lead with Brandon Baker’s 7B, the 4W of Joe Wollenhaupt and Troy Dowty’s 17T close behind at the end of the first circuit. Baker went very high on lap #2 moving Wollenhaupt to second, Bill Woehler’s 2B to third and Dowty remained in fourth. Roy Armstrong jumped his 6R past both Dowty and Woehler on lap 3. Josh Kennell moved his 6A to fourth on lap #5 and he and Woehler swapped that spot several times over the next few laps. Armstrong moved up to second on lap 10 and Kennell passed Wollenhaupt for 3rd the next lap before getting past Armstrong for second with 7 circuits left but lost the spot back to Armstrong 2 laps later. The last position change in the top four came with just 3 to go as Woehler moved back into fourth.

“Happy Mothers Day to all of the moms out there, and especially to my wife!!” was Macku’s first comment. He continued by saying “It was great to get the win after breaking 2 weeks ago. I want to thank Tom Marsh for putting me in his car again”. He concluded the interview by stating “I want to say hi to my 5-month old daughter Skyler and to send our condolences out to Jim Sasse’s family. He was an important part of local racing, and we all miss him an awful lot”. Macku’s sponsors include Skylimit Remodeling, Orion Racing, AAMCO Transmissions, Speedy Steve’s, The Shop Inc. and B & B Lawn Service.

The next feature was for the Kaplan University IMCA Modifieds. Dustin Andersen’s 8A, the 86 of Justin Wulf, Chris Ableson in the 1X and Johnny Saathoff’s 96J were the first four back to the flag stand on lap 1. Wulf passed Andersen on lap 2 but Justin Jurgens spun the 22J in turn 1 and the yellow lights were lit. Ableson got under Wulf on lap #6 to set up what was arguably the best A Main of the young season. Moving high and low, Ableson used everything in his bag of tricks, but couldn’t make the pass for the lead. Saathoff advanced to third with 10 to go and Dylan Smith also passed Wulf with just 7 circuits remaining and then took over the third spot 3 laps later. The final top four were Andersen, Ableson, Smith and Saathoff.

Anderson began the interview by saying “The track was good tonight, and starting first always helps. I thought I’d never get win #2 since I last won in 2009”. He finished by relating “Racing with Chris is always awesome. Running door to door is what I like! I have to thank Robby and Ryan for all of the hard work that makes racing like that possible for me”. Andersen’s sponsors include Nebraska’s Best, Construction Specialist and Razor Chassis.

The Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Compacts moved out for their A Main next. Tanner Schmitz’s 10, the 21T of Brandon Thornton, Gabe Barclay’s 41B and the 25R of Pete Rogers led the pack and the end of the first circuit. Barclay grabbed second on lap 2 and Kevin Fearing moved his 48 to fourth on lap 3. There was a huge pile-up in turn 4 the next time around with several cars, including Rogers, heading to the pits. That made the running order Schmitz, Barclay, Fearing and the 29 of Matt Moyer. Moyer moved past Fearing on the restart, took over second with 9 to go and took the lead the next time around as Chad Bassinger put the 4X into fourth. Bassinger advanced to third with 6 laps left and grabbed second with 3 left. Moyer took the win with Bassinger second, Schmitz third and Barclay fourth.

“It sure was nice to get a win again, because it’s been over a year. And it’s even better to have the Cavalier ahead of the Escorts because it wasn’t that way last year. All that I owe to Chad Nick and Brandon” Moyer said. Matt’s sponsors include General Siding and Kinnersley Grading.

The last A Feature was for the Budweiser IMCA Racesaver Sprints. Clint Benson led lap #1 in his #100 with Frank Sheridan’s 9, the 1B of Brandon Horton and Dan Satriano’s 95 rounding out the top 4. Thornton and Satriano both advanced past Sheridan on lap 2 as Mike Boston moved the 51 into fourth. Boston jumped to second on lap 3. The next time around Lacey Tuttle got the #50 into fourth. The first caution of the race came on lap 5 when Chase Weiler suffered a flat right rear tire on the 21W and stopped at the top of turn 4. Boston snagged the lead on the restart with Tuttle moving to third the next lap. 2 more circuits were in the books when Gregg Bolte put his 00 in the fourth spot. It took 3 more laps for Bolte to snag the third spot putting Satriano in fourth with 7 to go. The final slowing in the action came with 2 to go when Terry Richards got the #18 sideways but recovered. The inadvertent yellow was disregarded and Richards put back into the spot he had held. Satriano made the last position change in the top 4 when he overtook Bolte for third on the final lap.

“I was really skeptical about this class last year when it was announced, I’ll admit. But when the owner of Woods Performance called me and asked if I’d like to run a 305 I started looking into it. After checking it all out I called and told him ‘I’m in!’” Boston stated. He continued with “It’s a great starter class and I think all of the drivers who are new to the class are doing great for having no experience in a sprint; there haven’t been any big wrecks. We might be going a little bit slower, but it’s still fast and I’m enjoying it”. Mike’s sponsors include Moock Trucking, Johnson Farms and Zoz Farms.

Next week 50 years of slingin’ dirt continues as Miller High Life presents Armed Forces Night-A Military Salute! Military personnel in uniform or with a current military ID will receive free front gate admission. There will be a happy hour from 6-7 featuring Miller High Life. Front gates open and hot laps begin at 5:30 with racing at 6:30. Adults 13 and up are $10, youths 6-12 are just $5 and children 5 and under are free. Racing will feature the Budweiser IMCA Racesaver sprints, Kaplan University IMCA Modifieds, NAPA IMCA Sport Modifieds, Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks and Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Compacts. Pit gates open at 4 PM with pit passes only $20.


IMCA Hobby Stock 5/11/2013

A Feature:1. Randall Macku (Lincoln, NE), 2. Roy Armstrong (Beatrice, NE), 3. Josh Kennell (Bennet, NE), 4. Bill Woehler (SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE), 5. Joe Wollenhaupt (Neola, IA), 6. Don Hall Jr (Lincoln, NE), 7. John Cain (Homer, NE), 8. Mike Hansen (Weeping Water, NE), 9. Ben Becher (Lincoln, NE), 10. Brendon Stigge (Fairbury, NE), 11. Tim Kozak (Lincoln, NE), 12. Nick Lindblad (Beatrice, NE), 13. Rob Brown (Nebraska City, NE), 14. Chad Fegley (Eagle, NE), 15. Dan Noonan (Lincoln, NE), 16. Brandon Baker (Omaha, NE), 17. Fred Johnson (Lincoln, NE), 18. Travis Albracht (Lincoln, NE), 19. Aaron Shearn (Sioux City, IA), 20. Troy Dowty (Fremont, NE)

B Feature:1. Nick Lindblad (Beatrice, NE), 2. Aaron Shearn (Sioux City, IA), 3. Chad Fegley (Eagle, NE), 4. Brendon Stigge (Fairbury, NE), 5. Derick Noonan (Lincoln, NE), 6. Jeremy Conkel (Lincoln, NE), 7. Tim LaPointe (Lincoln, NE), 8. Luke Nicholson (Ashland, NE), 9. Peter Shoup (Lincoln, NE), 10. Kyle Gannon (Lincoln, NE), 11. Cody Boone (Syracuse, NE), 12. Charlie Bartels (Lincoln, NE), 13. Mark McKinney (Omaha, NE), 14. Brendan Jones (Ralston, NE), 15. Garrett Bolander (Blair, NE), 16. Ryan Roschewski123 (Beatrice, NE), 17. Ron Novak (Blair, NE), 18. Gerald Higgins (Lincoln, NE)

C Feature:1. Brendon Stigge (Fairbury, NE), 2. Cody Boone (Syracuse, NE), 3. Justin Busboom (Lincoln, NE), 4. Nick Beckman (Lincoln, NE), 5. Tanner Dowty (Fremont, NE), 6. Scott Santee (Omaha, NE), 7. Michael Rice (Elmwood, NE)

Heat 1:1. John Cain (Homer, NE), 2. Dan Noonan (Lincoln, NE), 3. Troy Dowty (Fremont, NE), 4. Tim Kozak (Lincoln, NE), 5. Mark McKinney (Omaha, NE), 6. Derick Noonan (Lincoln, NE), 7. Gerald Higgins (Lincoln, NE), 8. Brendan Jones (Ralston, NE), 9. Michael Rice (Elmwood, NE), 10. Brendon Stigge (Fairbury, NE)

Heat 2:1. Joe Wollenhaupt (Neola, IA), 2. Travis Albracht (Lincoln, NE), 3. Ben Becher (Lincoln, NE), 4. Josh Kennell (Bennet, NE), 5. Aaron Shearn (Sioux City, IA), 6. Ryan Roschewski123 (Beatrice, NE), 7. Luke Nicholson (Ashland, NE), 8. Tim LaPointe (Lincoln, NE), 9. Cody Boone (Syracuse, NE), 10. Nick Beckman (Lincoln, NE)

Heat 3:1. Randall Macku (Lincoln, NE), 2. Don Hall Jr (Lincoln, NE), 3. Brandon Baker (Omaha, NE), 4. Mike Hansen (Weeping Water, NE), 5. Nick Lindblad (Beatrice, NE), 6. Charlie Bartels (Lincoln, NE), 7. Chad Fegley (Eagle, NE), 8. Peter Shoup (Lincoln, NE), 9. Tanner Dowty (Fremont, NE), 10. Scott Santee (Omaha, NE)

Heat 4:1. Bill Woehler (SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE), 2. Roy Armstrong (Beatrice, NE), 3. Fred Johnson (Lincoln, NE), 4. Rob Brown (Nebraska City, NE), 5. Garrett Bolander (Blair, NE), 6. Jeremy Conkel (Lincoln, NE), 7. Ron Novak (Blair, NE), 8. Kyle Gannon (Lincoln, NE), 9. Justin Busboom (Lincoln, NE)

IMCA Modified 5/11/2013

A Feature:1. Dustin Andersen (Omaha, NE), 2. Chris Abelson (Sioux City, IA), 3. Dylan Smith (Osceola, NE), 4. Johnny Saathoff (Beatrice, NE), 5. Justin Wulf123 (Arlington, NE), 6. Mike Densberger (Lincoln, NE), 7. Stacey Wilhelm (Martell, NE), 8. Tim Ward (Gilbert, AZ), 9. Rik Gropp (Lincoln, NE), 10. Shane Hiatt (Rising City, NE), 11. Roger Hadan (Bennington, NE), 12. Chad Andersen (Omaha, NE), 13. Chris Alcorn (Lincoln, NE), 14. Doug Deterding (Lincoln, NE), 15. Nate Thompson (Fremont, NE), 16. James Morin (Omaha, NE), 17. Tim Pickens (Omaha, NE), 18. Nathan Landauer (Lincoln, NE), 19. Jim Mathieson (Sioux City, IA), 20. Justin Jurgens (Beatrice, NE)

B Feature:1. Nate Thompson (Fremont, NE), 2. Chad Andersen (Omaha, NE), 3. Jim Mathieson (Sioux City, IA), 4. Nathan Landauer (Lincoln, NE), 5. James Morin (Omaha, NE), 6. Denny Berghahn Jr. (Plattsmouth, NE), 7. Jared Deterding (Lincoln, NE), 8. Dustin Gray (Omaha, NE), 9. Jan Korth (Lincoln, NE), 10. Lowell Holland (Omaha, NE), 11. Scott Bivens (Ceresco, NE)

Heat 1:1. Stacey Wilhelm (Martell, NE), 2. Dylan Smith (Osceola, NE), 3. Mike Densberger (Lincoln, NE), 4. Doug Deterding (Lincoln, NE), 5. Tim Pickens (Omaha, NE), 6. Jim Mathieson (Sioux City, IA), 7. Jan Korth (Lincoln, NE), 8. Jared Deterding (Lincoln, NE), 9. Scott Bivens (Ceresco, NE)

Heat 2:1. Chris Abelson (Sioux City, IA), 2. Johnny Saathoff (Beatrice, NE), 3. Justin Jurgens (Beatrice, NE), 4. Shane Hiatt (Rising City, NE), 5. Roger Hadan (Bennington, NE), 6. Nate Thompson (Fremont, NE), 7. James Morin (Omaha, NE), 8. Denny Berghahn Jr. (Plattsmouth, NE), 9. Lowell Holland (Omaha, NE)

Heat 3:1. Justin Wulf123 (Arlington, NE), 2. Dustin Andersen (Omaha, NE), 3. Rik Gropp (Lincoln, NE), 4. Chris Alcorn (Lincoln, NE), 5. Tim Ward (Gilbert, AZ), 6. Chad Andersen (Omaha, NE), 7. Nathan Landauer (Lincoln, NE), 8. Dustin Gray (Omaha, NE)

IMCA Sport Compact 5/11/2013

A Feature:1. Matt Moyer (Gretna, NE), 2. Chad Bassinger (Nebraska City, NE), 3. Tanner Schmitz (Nebraska City, NE), 4. Gabe Barclay (Hubbard, NE), 5. Larry Cronin (Lincoln, NE), 6. Kenny Roberts (Lincoln, NE), 7. Sydney Yost (Nebraska City, NE), 8. Tyler Vukonich (Lincoln, NE), 9. Kevin Fearing (Lincoln, NE), 10. Brandon Thornton (Nebraska City, NE), 11. Josh Johnson (Lincoln, NE), 12. Paul Stellato (Walton, NE), 13. Shannon Wulf (Lincoln, NE), 14. Brian Haller (Lincoln, NE), 15. Rich Eacret (Nebraska City, NE), 16. Amanda Rhiley (Bennington, NE), 17. Ole Olsen (Carter Lake, IA), 18. Pete Rogers (Omaha, NE), 19. Tim Horsham (Raymond, NE), 20. Travis Schellpeper (Douglas, NE)

B Feature:1. Travis Schellpeper (Douglas, NE), 2. Tyler Vukonich (Lincoln, NE), 3. Brian Haller (Lincoln, NE), 4. Sydney Yost (Nebraska City, NE), 5. Paul Stellato (Walton, NE), 6. Nickalaus Jensen (Hickman, NE), 7. Elliott Halvorsen (Eagle, NE), 8. Cole Kircheau (Lincoln, NE), 9. Jeremy Baker (Nebraska City, NE), 10. Kurt Beckstrom (Omaha, NE), 11. Rick Hollandsworth (Lincoln, NE), 12. Steven Prusia (Omaha, NE), 13. James King (Bennet, NE), 14. Ashley Hesson (Nebraska City, NE), 15. Melissa Cronin (Lincoln, NE), 16. Tyler Aufenkamp (Nebraska City, NE), 17. Justin Olsen (Lincoln, NE)

Heat 1:1. Tanner Schmitz (Nebraska City, NE), 2. Josh Johnson (Lincoln, NE), 3. Gabe Barclay (Hubbard, NE), 4. Ole Olsen (Carter Lake, IA), 5. Rich Eacret (Nebraska City, NE), 6. Travis Schellpeper (Douglas, NE), 7. Sydney Yost (Nebraska City, NE), 8. Kurt Beckstrom (Omaha, NE), 9. Melissa Cronin (Lincoln, NE), 10. Justin Olsen (Lincoln, NE), 11. Tyler Aufenkamp (Nebraska City, NE)

Heat 2:1. Brandon Thornton (Nebraska City, NE), 2. Larry Cronin (Lincoln, NE), 3. Kenny Roberts (Lincoln, NE), 4. Chad Bassinger (Nebraska City, NE), 5. Tim Horsham (Raymond, NE), 6. Elliott Halvorsen (Eagle, NE), 7. Nickalaus Jensen (Hickman, NE), 8. Paul Stellato (Walton, NE), 9. James King (Bennet, NE), 10. Steven Prusia (Omaha, NE), 11. Cole Kircheau (Lincoln, NE)

Heat 3:1. Amanda Rhiley (Bennington, NE), 2. Kevin Fearing (Lincoln, NE), 3. Pete Rogers (Omaha, NE), 4. Matt Moyer (Gretna, NE), 5. Shannon Wulf (Lincoln, NE), 6. Tyler Vukonich (Lincoln, NE), 7. Brian Haller (Lincoln, NE), 8. Jeremy Baker (Nebraska City, NE), 9. Rick Hollandsworth (Lincoln, NE), 10. Ashley Hesson (Nebraska City, NE)

IMCA Sport Modified 5/11/2013

A Feature:1. Shawn Harker (Nebraska City, NE), 2. Gary Saathoff (Beatrice, NE), 3. Laini Schwartz (Omaha, NE), 4. Nathan Kobus (Lincoln, NE), 5. Dana Deeke (Waverly, NE), 6. Joe Schidler (Lincoln, NE), 7. Benji Legg (Beatrice, NE), 8. Ken Eckhoff (Hooper, NE), 9. Don Rinke (Lincoln, NE), 10. Jason Harms (David City, NE), 11. Randy Fox (Lincoln, NE), 12. Kyle Flodman (Hickman, NE), 13. Joey Danley (Lincoln, NE), 14. Joe Feyen (Beaver Lake, NE), 15. Matt Boucher (Murdock, ne), 16. Trevor Baker (Lincoln, NE), 17. Cory Hutchison (Plattsmouth, NE), 18. Steve Swarthout (Beatrice, NE), 19. Jesse Osmon (Alvo, NE), 20. Buddy Ray Jones (Council Bluffs, IA)

B Feature:1. Joey Danley (Lincoln, NE), 2. Steve Swarthout (Beatrice, NE), 3. Nathan Kobus (Lincoln, NE), 4. Trevor Baker (Lincoln, NE), 5. Ken Eckhoff (Hooper, NE), 6. Mike Morton, Jr (Waterloo, NE), 7. Dion Kovar (Rising City, NE), 8. Adam Vrbka (Eagle, NE), 9. Jeremy Noonan (Lincoln, NE), 10. Shelly Andersen (Lincoln, NE), 11. Dan Jackson (Crete, NE), 12. Craig Zabokrtsky (Endicott, NE), 13. Kevin Anderson (Lincoln, NE), 14. Bob Ruisinger (Bennet, NE), 15. Matthew Marquardt (Tekamah, NE), 16. Blake Haas (Eagle, NE), 17. Rod Schreiner (Weeping Water, NE)

C Feature:1. Trevor Baker (Lincoln, NE), 2. Jeremy Noonan (Lincoln, NE), 3. Anthony Kobus (David City, NE), 4. Derek Hall (Lincoln, NE), 5. Tom Barna (Omaha, NE), 6. Gunnar Pike (South Bend, NE), 7. Gary Joens Jr. (Elkhorn, NE), 8. Jack Prall III (Union, NE), 9. Sean Manning (Firth, NE), 10. Jason Trent (Omaha, NE), 11. Arie Schouten (Blair, NE), 12. Lindsey Trejo (Lincoln, NE), 13. Shane Adams, 14. Bryan Adams (Nebraska City, NE), 15. Jeff Reed (Lincoln, NE), 16. Micheal Cheers (Omaha, NE), 17. Mike Scheinost (Lincoln, NE)

Heat 1:1. Jason Harms (David City, NE), 2. Joe Feyen (Beaver Lake, NE), 3. Joe Schidler (Lincoln, NE), 4. Kevin Anderson (Lincoln, NE), 5. Shelly Andersen (Lincoln, NE), 6. Mike Morton, Jr (Waterloo, NE), 7. Trevor Baker (Lincoln, NE), 8. Gunnar Pike (South Bend, NE), 9. Tom Barna (Omaha, NE), 10. Mike Scheinost (Lincoln, NE)

Heat 2:1. Gary Saathoff (Beatrice, NE), 2. Laini Schwartz (Omaha, NE), 3. Buddy Ray Jones (Council Bluffs, IA), 4. Ken Eckhoff (Hooper, NE), 5. Bob Ruisinger (Bennet, NE), 6. Blake Haas (Eagle, NE), 7. Gary Joens Jr. (Elkhorn, NE), 8. Jason Trent (Omaha, NE), 9. Jeff Reed (Lincoln, NE), 10. Sean Manning (Firth, NE)

Heat 3:1. Shawn Harker (Nebraska City, NE), 2. Cory Hutchison (Plattsmouth, NE), 3. Kyle Flodman (Hickman, NE), 4. Steve Swarthout (Beatrice, NE), 5. Nathan Kobus (Lincoln, NE), 6. Rod Schreiner (Weeping Water, NE), 7. Jeremy Noonan (Lincoln, NE), 8. Jack Prall III (Union, NE), 9. Arie Schouten (Blair, NE)

Heat 4:1. Matt Boucher (Murdock, ne), 2. Benji Legg (Beatrice, NE), 3. Don Rinke (Lincoln, NE), 4. Matthew Marquardt (Tekamah, NE), 5. Dion Kovar (Rising City, NE), 6. Dan Jackson (Crete, NE), 7. Bryan Adams (Nebraska City, NE), 8. Derek Hall (Lincoln, NE), 9. Shane Adams

Heat 5:1. Dana Deeke (Waverly, NE), 2. Jesse Osmon (Alvo, NE), 3. Randy Fox (Lincoln, NE), 4. Adam Vrbka (Eagle, NE), 5. Joey Danley (Lincoln, NE), 6. Craig Zabokrtsky (Endicott, NE), 7. Lindsey Trejo (Lincoln, NE), 8. Anthony Kobus (David City, NE), 9. Micheal Cheers (Omaha, NE)

IMCA Sprint 5/11/2013

A Feature:1. Mike Boston (Alvo, NE), 2. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE), 3. Dan Satriano (Papillion, NE), 4. Gregg Bolte (Fremont, NE), 5. Matt Richards (Lincoln, NE), 6. Terry Richards (Denton, NE), 7. Lacey Tuttle (Omaha, NE), 8. Richard Weers (Lincoln, NE), 9. Nate Weiler (Gretna, NE), 10. Frank Sheridan (Lincoln, NE), 11. Brandon Horton (Omaha, NE), 12. Rick Pendergast (Norfolk, NE), 13. Keith Dragoo (Lincoln, NE), 14. Shayle Bade (Lincoln, ne), 15. Nick Bryan (Lincoln, NE), 16. Chase Weiler (Lincoln, NE), 17. Dwight Carter123 (Lincoln, NE), 18. Lee Bowes (Lincoln, NE), 19. Jeff Edgington (Lincoln, NE)

Heat 1:1. Dan Satriano (Papillion, NE), 2. Shayle Bade (Lincoln, ne), 3. Brandon Horton (Omaha, NE), 4. Frank Sheridan (Lincoln, NE), 5. Rick Pendergast (Norfolk, NE), 6. Chase Weiler (Lincoln, NE), 7. Nick Bryan (Lincoln, NE), 8. Terry Richards (Denton, NE), 9. Matt Richards (Lincoln, NE), 10. Jeff Edgington (Lincoln, NE)

Heat 2:1. Mike Boston (Alvo, NE), 2. Clint Benson (Papillion, NE), 3. Lacey Tuttle (Omaha, NE), 4. Gregg Bolte (Fremont, NE), 5. Richard Weers (Lincoln, NE), 6. Lee Bowes (Lincoln, NE), 7. Keith Dragoo (Lincoln, NE), 8. Nate Weiler (Gretna, NE), 9. Dwight Carter123 (Lincoln, NE)

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