Maquoketa IMCA Late Model win goes to Nezworski

first_imgBy Rob Hinckley No one was more ready for a win than Andy Nezworski. Kile Vohringer won a wild Shawn’s Auto Service IMCA Hobby Stock 15-lap feature. He took to the high side and held off Daniel Wauters, Randy Byerly, Dakota Simonsen and Leah Wroten. “I knew they would be coming in the traffic,” the winner said. “The yellow worked out for us and we ran well out in the open.” The Buffalo ace started out front, held off early challenges from Todd Malmstrom and then a charging Jeremiah Hurst to capture the season opener for the Andover Meat IMCA Late Models. Hurst, Jeff Aikey – driving Ryan Dolan’s car – Matt Ryan and Malmstrom rounded out the top five. Tyler Soppe won a great battle with Jerry Miles and Gage Neal to continue his B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMod 15-lap feature streak. Soppe is now three-for-three in points races at Maquoketa this season. Schmitt took the Trackside Front Row Challenge and started at the back of the field. He fell just those two spots short of a cash bonus.center_img “It’s an advantage starting up front, no doubt,” Nezworski said in Hoker Trucking/C&W Trucking Victory Lane. “But you have to stay there and we were quick enough to hold them off.” Nezworski opened a quick advantage. Hurst moved to second about halfway through the 25-lapper and closed a half straightaway deficit as Nezworski hit traffic on lap 15. A pair of circuits later, the leader got into lapped traffic just in time for a caution to fly. The last eight laps belonged to Nezworski. Jeff Larson stayed hot, cruising to the IMCA Modified 20-lap win. Track champion Bryce Garnhart, Steve Johnson, Ray Cox, Jr. and Matt Short followed. Veteran Johnny Spaw topped a stout field of GRE/REV Chassis IMCA Stock Cars. He copped the 15-lap finale over track champ Donnie Louck, Tom Schmitt, Scott Jordan and Shane Richardson. MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 25) – It was revenge against Mother Nature. A great crowd witnessed an overflowed pit area of 120 race teams Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway after no racing since May 4.last_img read more

Lights green for today’s first round of Drag Racing at South Dakota

first_imgTHE stage is set for today’s first round of the National Drag Racing championship 2019.Set for the South Dakota Circuit Timehri, the first instalment will take place on the newly constructed launch pad.After months of talk, the new pad was completed late last week with several cars having a chance to test the surface.The pad is hailed as a major infrastructural installation for the Rameez Mohamed administration and today’s drag will be historic in that regard.Another first for the sport will be the fact that the club will host its first full quarter-mile drag race as against the regular 1 000ft that has taken place in the past.The extension of the strip means that times will increase for cars (IE, a 10-second car may now do 11 or 12 seconds) but it will allow more level competition.Cars will also have a chance to record a time equivalent to that of international quarter-miles, especially since the laying of track bite, a substance which allows high horse-power cars to put down their power more effectively.Meanwhile, late into yesterday afternoon, cars and bikes were seen testing the pad and the quarter-mile facility as they get ready for a day of action today.Feedback from many indicated that both the launch pad and the extended strip are a drastic change to the norm but it is also welcome.Ticket prices for fans desirous of witnessing the action will be $1 000 for adults, $500 for children, while there are VIP seats available at $4 000.The sponsors for the event include Mohamed’s Enterprise, BM Soat Auto Sales, Motor Trend Service Centre, Delco Ice Factory, Trans-Pacific Motor Spares, Supreme Ventures, Air Services Limited, PowerLine Auto, Cyril’s Taxi, Omega Brokers, E-Networks, Prem’s Electrical, Miracle Optical, Choke Gas Station and Super Bet, R. Kissoon Contracting Services, Hand-in-Hand Insurance and Top Brandz Distributors.last_img read more