Dawson County Raceway
NewsSchedulePointsSponsorsPhotosDriversGearRulesTrack InfoLinks
SPONSORS
News & Results
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Colton Osborn Wins Burger King Challenge

IMCA Northern SportMod driver Colton Osborn of Cozad (with crown) is pictured with the trophy he earned for winning the Burger King Challenge Series and race for the class. The series was held at Dawson County Raceway, Lincoln County Raceway, and McCook Speedway, with the champion race on Sunday night in Lexington.

It was Championship Night at Dawson County Raceway, and there was quite a bit going on that night. Besides the complete race night, there was also an auction to raise funds for John Ford of Bertrand, who was injured at the track last month (which raised over $1,800.00), the Burger King Challenge Championship race was run for the IMCA Northern SportMods, and a powder puff and mechanics races were run. At the end of the night, Wade Cross of Phillips, Mike Nichols of Harlan, Iowa, Brian LaRiviere of Wichita, Kansas, and Jason Wilkinson of Neligh completed the evening with A Feature wins. Harlan, Wilkinson, Jay Steffens of North Platte, and Tyler Frye of Belleville, Kansas completed the season with track championship titles.

Brooke Eilts of Grand Island ran a hard thirteen laps at the beginning of the IMCA Modified A Feature, holding off the likes of Cole Hodges of Ogallala and Wade Cross off for the lead. The caution came out, prompting a restart where Cross was able to sneak by for the lead on the next lap, before the yellow waved again. On the restart, the Phillips driver powered out to a lead that could not be overtaken. Hodges was able to finish in second place. Jim Mlady of North Platte made a daring move to drive in between two racers racing for third to take the third spot for himself. Brent Bohmont of McCook finished in fourth, and heat winner Josh Sabin of North Platte finished in fifth place. Charles Stryker out of Eddyville won the other Modified heat race. Jay Steffens had a 40 point lead going into the night, which meant he had to show up and drive to secure the points title.

Mike Nichols came into the night tied for second place with Colton Osborn, three points behind Casey Woken of Ogallala in the IMCA Stock Car points. At the start of the race, however, Dan Walker of Eddyville showed the way. Nichols crept into second after starting in the fourth spot and rode for many laps. Casey Woken was in fifth at the time, trying to work his way forward to either catch Nichols or at least finish only two spots behind, meaning he would still win the championship by a point. However, fifth was where he finished. Nichols and Walker put on quite a show at the end, with Nichols taking the lead on lap eighteen, Walker regaining it on nineteen, and the two crossing the finish line nearly side-by-side. The scorekeepers all agreed it was Mike Nichols who crossed the line a whisker ahead of Walker, giving him the win and the four points he needed to pass Woken in the points hunt. Cale Osborn of Cozad finished in third place and Casey Werkmeister of Maywood finished in fourth. Woken, however, should have clinched the IMCA Stock Car Nebraska state points championship with his finish. Colton Osborn and Gothenburg driver Jeff Whiting took the Stock Car heat race wins.

Jason Wilkinson came into the night with an eight on Tiffany Bittner of Norfolk in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. Wilkinson started the night with a win in the heat races (as well as did Tyler Andreasen of Grand Island), but Bittner flexed her muscle while winning the Cash Dash. The A Feature went all the way of Wilkinson, as he passed Zach Canas of Cozad for the lead on lap five and never looked back during the fifteen lap event. The race for second place came down to the end, with Terry Greuter of Grand Island beating both Anthony Martin of Wilcox and Andresen to the line. Canas finished behind them.

Tyler Frye had also secured the track title for the IMCA Northern SportMods by showing up to the track, but he also had a fellow Kansas competitor there he was trying to defeat, as he and Brian LaRiviere are both in the top three of the IMCA National points. LaRiviere was able to move to the front first, passing Vince Leibert of Lexington for the lead after a lap seven restart. “Flyin’ Bryan” was able to stay out front and notch another win to move him closer to the title. Denny Egge of Kearney had a strong night, staying in the top three for nearly the entire race and staying ahead of Frye to finish in second place. Colton Osborn and Bryan Herrick of Curtis finished in fourth and fifth place. Osborn and Egge were also the heat winners.

The seven SportMod drivers who earned the right to race the championship race for the Burger King Challenge Series drew for starting positions for the twelve lap race. Kerry Jones of North Platte drew the pole, but outside starter Colton Osborn would obtain the lead early and drive off for the win. Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg also was able to pass Jones, but got no where near taking the crown from Colton. Jones was happy with his third place finish. Shane Stout of North Platte moved up one spot to fourth place by the finish. Josh Bopp of McCook had to start dead last, but took advantage of bad luck by Bryan Herrick and Hunter Cantrall of Overton to take fifth place money. Hunter spun off of corner four on the last lap, but still made it to sixth place. Herrick lost power on his car and limped home in seventh.

Promoter Allen Wissmann and his crew would like to thank the fans, racers, and sponsors for coming out and supporting Dawson County Raceway during the 2011 season.

 
****************************************************************
August 21 results
IMCA Modified
Heat 1
19-Charles Stryker
19J-Jim Mlady
55Z-Zach Schultz
 
Heat 2
23S-Josh Sabin
13-Ethan Johnson
XII-Jay Steffens
 
A Feature
21C-Wade Cross
34JW-Cole Hodges
19J-Jim Mlady
18S-Brent Bohmont
23S-Josh Sabin
19-Charles Stryker
29E-Brooke Eilts
55Z-Zach Schultz
XII-Jay Steffens
3-Brian Levander
50-Scott Smith
14-Matthew Kiner
13-Ethan Johnson (DNF)
41J-Jeff Linner (DNF)
 
IMCA Stock Car
Heat 1
50-Colton Osborn
24W-Casey Werkmeister
63-Mike Nichols
 
Heat 2
16W-Jeff Whiting
6C-Cale Osborn
35JW-Casey Woken
 
A Feature
63-Mike Nichols
24-Dan Walker
6C-Cale Osborn
24W-Casey Werkmeister
35JW-Casey Woken
16W-Jeff Whiting
6X-Jason Schoenberger
50-Colton Osborn
20B-Brandon Clough
11K-Kyle Clough
4C-Sal Hernandez
51B-Brett Gartrell
00-Sara Powers
29E-Brendan Eilts
09H-Bob Hoing (DNF)
1-James Sheldon
57X-Scott Stoll
 
IMCA Hobby Stock
Heat 1
13T-Tyler Andreasen
3Z-Zach Canas
17-Terry Greuter
 
Heat 2
52-Jason Wilkinson
4M-Frank Mladek
95B-Tiffany Bittner
 
Cash Dash
95B-Tiffany Bittner
 
A Feature
52-Jason Wilkinson
17-Terry Greuter
9A-Anthony Martin
13T-Tyler Andreasen
3Z-Zach Canas
95B-Tiffany Bittner
R19-Larry Refior
66-Terry Eatherton
72H-Kevin Hagan
5-Chuck Ledbetter, Jr.
99-David Easterday
93M-Christian McCance
4M-Frank Mladek (DNF)
30A-Adam Morgan (DNS)
 
IMCA SportMods
Heat 1
50-Colton Osborn
68-Craig Howard
5S-Shane Stout
 
Heat 2
1X-Denny Egge
0-Bryan Herrick
2-Bryan LaRiviere
 
A Feature
2-Bryan LaRiviere
1X-Denny Egge
55-Tyler Frye
50-Colton Osborn
0-Bryan Herrick
11-James Libra
68-Craig Howard
5S-Shane Stout
76-Ben Hobbs
7R-Vince Leibert
4P-Rick Putnam
4DJ-Hunter Cantrall
15K-Jamey Kennicutt
12J-Kerry Jones
25-Natasha Coons
20Z-Jerry Cox (DNF)
34B-Josh Bopp (DNF)

 

Source: Darin Racek

LEXINGTON WEATHER
FAN GEAR

Front & Back of T Shirt
DRIVER SPOTLIGHT

Adam Kackmeister
Copyright © 2014 Tamie Thurn Powered by NITROQUEST