Week five of racing honored our military personnel throughout the night. Although it was hot, the racing on the track was intense, especially during the McGrath Auto Hornets who had two feature races. The Lil’ Racer Car Club served up some cold ice cream, and the kids were treated to bus rides during intermission.
The first Carpetland USA “Floor-It” Dash finally took place, after a busy start to the season meant it has been pushed back. Kacey Korsmo, Sonny Parker, Jacob Tiegen, and Nick Slabaugh were all entered in the race, which is designed for drivers who do not yet have a win. After a quick four laps, it was Korsmo who held off Tiegen to pull into UICCU Victory Lane.
Nathan Ballard returned once again to best Troy Scott in the first McGrath Auto Hornet feature. Dallas Chandler battled a small mechanical issue which left him with a fourth place finish. After an incident last week second place was much better for Scott, who continues to look for his first feature win of the season. Leading up to this point only Ballard and Chandler have earned feature wins.
Last week was a rough week for Dave McCalla, who was involved in an accident and relegated to a 21st finish in the Bulltown Legends Series. It was a tough hit in the standings, but he bounced back to get his second win of the year over Austin Slabaugh and Kevin Korsmo. The win puts him just nine points out of the championship lead. Slabaugh needs only five points to tie Korsmo, who is winless as of yet, for the championship lead.
At the end of last year, we saw a Cinderella-esque win from Jeremy Floyd in the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks. This week he was out to prove it was no fluke, holding off Bubba Hall and Kurt Bohnsack to get his second career victory in the series. With defending champion, Jim Hanson, on vacation the points standings experienced a bit of a shake up. Bohnsack leads Floyd by 10 points, while Hanson fell to third just 19 points out.
A couple rough weeks has meant Cory Houdek will need to dig himself out of his points predicament by seasons end to win another Miller Time Sportsmen championship. Winning both the heat and feature races Friday night maxed out the amount he can approach current leader, CJ VanHorn, who finished second. Houdek has some work to do, being 20 points behind, but made up 6 points on VanHorn just this week.
Good racing was to be seen all over during the second McGrath Auto Hornet race of the night. As drivers went three, even four wide around the track some had issues which has jumbled up the middle of the points. The usual duo of Ballard and Chandler made their way to the front, but both had some issues they could not fully recover from. Ballard became tangled with a lapped car and was sent to the tail of the field, he would recover to 6th. Chandler was penalized two spots for jumping the initial start, he would recover to finish second, but could not navigate his way around Lucas Foster in time. Foster picked up his first win of the season.
This week, June 22nd, the Mid-American Series and the Midwest Compact/Tour Series will be joining us for some extra half mile racing. Both series along with late models will have their features on the larger of the two tracks, while the hobby stocks and legends continue their battle on the 1/4 mile. Kids are asked to bring NEW canned or bagged pet food items to the clubhouse. Each donation will receive a ticket stub for EACH item brought. If we receive at LEAST 50 food items, a drawing will be held from those ticket stubs to win four (4) Lost Island Waterpark tickets. All pet food will be delivered to a local pet shelter to help feed the animals of Linn County.
You can find a full list of results here: Results
Find the most recent points standings here: Points