The competition was fierce on the fast-paced, tacky Dawson County Raceway oval on Sunday night, as there were new faces reaching victory lane along with two-time winners in 2014 thus far: Colton Osborn, Jamey Kennicutt and Mike Nichols.
Taking advantage of the late red flag, Colton Osborn of Cozad, Nebraska was able to snare the lead away from his brother on lap 14 and drive to the victory after starting in the back row. Cale Osborn led from the onset and was checking out on the field until mechanical issues caused issues that resulted in Osborn persevering to the end with a runner-up finish. McCook’s Ronnie Wallace drove his way to a third place finish after starting in row four of the feature.
Leading from the beginning until the end, Tom Kubicka of Hastings, Nebraska won the Grand National Late Model Feature in fine fashion. On his rear bumper for much of the night was York’s Les Siebert who was forced to settle with the runner-up finish. Crossing the finish line third was Dylan Schmer of Aurora, despite the heavy pressure from challengers in the waning laps.
Flexing his muscle and taking advantage of great track position, Jamey Kennicutt repeated as the victor in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified divison. Kennicutt of Gothenburg, Nebraska led the final ten laps to power his way to the winners circle. The ageless wonder, Denny Egge of Kearney was the runner-up with his hotrod wheeling around the top side for much of the night. Chad Dolan of Gibbon led from the onset until Kennicutt drove to the lead on the tenth lap. Dolan stayed consistent throughout and earned a third place finish.
The duel that Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa and Maywood’s Casey Werkmeister displayed on Sunday was worth the price of admission. Nichols was able to hold off Werkmeister for the win in the IMCA Stock Car division after taking the lead on the sixth lap. Werkmeister ended up second with a valiant effort. Coming from the B Feature wasn’t enough of a challenge for Cozad’s Colton Osborn, so he drove from the back to the podium after flat tires sent him to the back of the pack.
In what has become one of the most competitive classes, Robert Leonard of Gibbon was the victor in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. Leonard led from the third lap to the finish. On the back bumper of Leonard was Kyle Bond of Gibbon, who was doing everything he could and more to try and pass Leonard, only to be forced to settle for second place the second race night in a row. Dillon Thompson was ‘rocking and rolling’ on the high line to earn a third place finish for the Campbell, Nebraska hotshoe.
Racing action returns to the fast-paced 3/8 mile dirt oval on the Dawson County Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 1st. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the drop of the green flag being at6:30 p.m.
–IMCA Modified Feature: 1. 50c-Colton Osborn; 2. 6c-Cale Osborn; 3. 3rw-Ronnie Wallace; 4. 17j-Jeremy Frenier; 5. 2-Jeremy Herbst; 6. 14-Mathew Kiner; 7. 34jw-Cole Hodges; 8. 25-Trevor Baker; 9. 29e-Brooke Eilts; 10. 7a-Steve Aitken.
Heat 1: 1. 97m-David Murray Jr.; 2. XII-Jay Steffens; 3. 23s-Josh Sabin.
Heat 2: 1. 6c-Cale Osborn; 2. 17j-Jeremy Frenier; 3. 3rw-Ronnie Wallace.
–Grand National Late Model Feature: 1. 23-Tom Kubicka; 2. 51-Les Siebert; 3. 5s-Dylan Schmer; 4. 13t-Tyler Andreasen; 5. 88-Brandon Leonard; 6. 83-Denton Duncan; 7. 28-Kevin Safranek; 8. 3L-Robbie Leonard; 9. 39-Ty Leonard; 10. 22-Chris Avery.
Heat 1: 1. 88-Brandon Leonard; 2. 83-Denton Duncan; 3. 13t-Tyler Andreasen.
Heat 2: 1. 23-Tom Kubicka; 2. 5s-Dylan Schmer; 3. 3L-Robbie Leonard; 4. 22-Chris Avery.
–IMCA Northern Sport Mod Feature: 1. 15k-Jamey Kennicutt; 2. 1x-Denny Egge; 3. 87d-Chad Dolan; 4. 0-Bryan Herrick; 5. 55z-Zach Schultz; 6. 20b-Brandon Clough; 7. 15r-Robbie Kosmacek; 8. 23mm-Casey Clausen; 9. 68-Craig Howard; 10. 8c-Corey Cruzan.
Heat 1: 1. 1x-Denny Egge; 2. 0-Bryan Herrick; 3. 23mm-Casey Clausen.
Heat 2: 1. 87d-Chad Dolan; 2. 68-Craig Howard; 3. 55z-Zach Schultz.
–IMCA Stock Car Feature: 1. 63-Mike Nichols; 2. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 3. 50c-Colton Osborn; 4. 11k-Kyle Clough; 5. 29e-Brendan Eilts; 6. 25-Jared Brooks; 7. 42w-Kyle Werkmeister; 8. 6c-Cale Osborn; 9. 49-Zach Zentner; 10. 35jw-Casey Woken.
Heat 1: 1. 45-Mikey Dancer; 2. 6c-Cale Osborn; 3. 11k-Kyle Clough.
Heat 2: 1. 63-Mike Nichols; 2. 42w-Kyle Werkmeister; 3. 35jw-Casey Woken.
Heat 3: 1. 77-Jed Williams; 2. 49-Zach Zentner; 3. 21-Shane Stutzman.
Heat 4: 1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 29e-Brendan Eilts; 3. 00-Sara Klein.
–IMCA Hobby Stock Feature: 1. 85-Robert Leonard; 2. 0-Kyle Bond; 3. 11-Dillon Thompson; 4. 9a-Anthony Martin 5. 2x-Travis Kernick; 6. 95b-Tiffany Bittner; 7. 88j-Jacob Olmstead; 8. 2c-Tyson Canas; 9. 53e-Tyler Easterday; 10. 26-Ryan Gardine.
Heat 1: 1. 11-Dillon Thompson; 2. 95b-Tiffany Bittner; 3. 9a-Anthony Martin.
Heat 2: 1. 0-Kyle Bond; 2. 85-Robert Leonard; 3. 2x-Travis Kernick.