Lighting up the night sky were the IMCA Superstars that compete at Dawson County Raceway along with the visiting Great Plains IMCA Stock Car Series that rocketed around dirt oval in Lexington, Nebraska on Sunday evening.
The big winner in the stock car division was Casey Werkmeister of Maywood, Nebraska. Werkmeister was joined by Kyle Rohleder, Chad Dolan and Dillon Thompson in the winners circle.
Completing the sweep was easier said than done for Casey Werkmeister, as the Maywood Missle captured the win in the Feature, Pole Dash and his heat race for the IMCA Stock Cars. By winning the Pole Dash, Werkmeister chose to pocket the cash for the win and invert the top twelve starting positions in the feature event. It took Werkmeister most of the Feature to work through traffic, but he led the laps that meant the most in leading the final five laps to capture the victory. On the back bumper of the winner, Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa was second overall in the Feature, after leading the four laps prior to Werkmeister snaring the lead. Lance Borgman of Beatrice, Nebraska started inside the top five and was able to stay away from incidents and was able to earn a podium finish in third place overall. Jason Rogers of Selden, Kansas and Maywood’s Kyle Werkmeister rounded out the top five finishers in the feature.
Winning his second straight feature at DCR in the IMCA Modified division was Kyle Rohleder of Wakeeney, Kansas. Rohleder has hit a hot streak at the Lexington oval, with his third feature win of the 2014 season after he drove around the cushion to gain the lead on the sixth place to cruise to the victory. Clay Sellard of Ellis, Kansas was able to work his way into contention from his fifth row starting position to net a runner-up finish. Jeremy Herbst of North Platte, Nebraska was the early leader from the onset and he was able to stay among the frontrunners to earn the third place accolades.
Getting to the front early and avoiding traffic, Chad Dolan of Gibbon, Nebraska powered his way to the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature win. Dolan got to the front and led the fourth lap by less than a fender, before relinquishing the lead to Dillon Schultz of North Platte. By the eighth lap, Dolan had regained the lead and this time he would not look back as he was smooth sailing to the checkered flag finish.
During a seventh lap traffic jam, Dillon Thompson of Campbell darted from the smoke and into the lead to hold onto the victory in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. Thompson snared the lead on the seventh lap and was able to hold off the tough challenge on his rear bumper for the remainder of the feature event. Kyle Bond of Gibbon, Nebraska was high on the wheel from the onset and was able to earn a runner-up finish. In his best finish of the 2014 season at DCR, Ryan Gardine of Bertrand, Nebraska was third overall in the feature, after leading the first six laps of the event.
The racing action will continue to be action-packed this coming week, as the IMCA drivers pilot their hotrods in hopes of earning a trip to the winners circle on Jeremy Trompke Memorial Night at Dawson County Raceway this Sunday, August 10th.
–IMCA Modified Feature: 1. 0-Kyle Rohleder; 2. 85c-Clay Sellard; 3. 2-Jeremy Herbst; 4. 81-Mike Densberger; 5. 6c-Cale Osborn; 6. 4c-Charley Brown; 7. 19-Chuck Stryker; 8. 34jw-Cole Hodges; 9. XII-Jay Steffens; 10. 727-Todd Schwarz; 11. 1c-Cole Egge; 12. 7a-Steve Aitken.
Heat Race Winners: 0-Kyle Rohleder; 50c-Colton Osborn.
–IMCA Northern Sport Mod Feature: 1. 87d-Chad Dolan; 2. 0hp-Bryan Herrick; 3. 55d-Dillon Schultz; 4. 1x-Denny Egge; 5. 20b-Brandon Clough; 6. 15k-Jamey Kennicutt; 7. 11r-Eric Pfeifer; 8. 12j-Kerry Jones; 9. 68-Craig Howard; 10. 20-Hunter Cantrall; 11. 8c-Corey Cruzan; 12. 33-Chad Young.
Heat Race Winners: 87d-Chad Dolan; 0hp-Bryan Herrick.
–IMCA Stock Car Feature: 1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 63-Mike Nichols; 3. 76-Lance Borgman; 4. 37-Jason Rogers; 5. 42w-Kyle Werkmeister; 6. 2m-Angel Munoz; 7. 11k-Kyle Clough; 8. 52-Jason Wilkinson; 9. 20m-Perry Meisner; 10. 8r-Nolan Remus; 11. 76x-Jason Davis; 12. 35jw-Casey Woken.
Heat Race Winners: 63-Mike Nichols; 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 37x-Jeff Tubbs; 42w-Kyle Werkmeister.
–IMCA Hobby Stock Feature: 1. 11-Dillon Thompson; 2. 0-Kyle Bond; 3. 26-Ryan Gardine; 4. 88j-Jacob Olmstead; 5. 5-Chuck Ledbetter; 6. 85-Robert Leonard; 7. 2x-Travis Kernick; 8. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer; 9. 95b-Tiffany Bittner; 10. 30a-Adam Morgan; 11. 53e-Tyler Easterday; 12. 44-Caleb Hetrick.
Heat Race Winners: 44-Caleb Hetrick; 0-Kyle Bond.