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Monday, May 2, 2011
First Timers Enjoyed Opening Night at Dawson County Raceway

(Lexington, Nebr.--May 1) The temperature was cooler than most had hoped for the opening night of races at Dawson County Raceway, but the racing kept the fan’s mind off of it. There were many new cars and new drivers at the track, with some of them finding victory lane. “Old-timer” Colton Osborn of Cozad and newcomers Dylan Smith of Osceola, , Tyler Frye of Belleville, Kansas, and Jason Wilkinson of Neligh had the hot shoes that toed their way to wins.

The last time Jesse Taylor of Fort Morgan raced an IMCA Stock Car at Dawson County Raceway, it was loaded on the trailer in parts. He was trying to reverse that fortune in the A Feature, leading the first eight laps. A caution bunched up the field, and after the restart, everyone went for the lead. Coming out of corner four for lap ten, the top five tried to go five wide, which ended up crashing Taylor and others on the front straight. Taylor went to the back, which handed the lead to Brandon Clough of Wallace. Clough was pressed by Colton Osborn, and was passed by him, only to have the caution come out again and getting him back out front. Osborn wasted little time after the restart and regained the lead. Two more cautions while trying to complete the final lap called for the checkered flag to be waved, handing the Cozad driver the win. Clough held on to second place, while Taylor worked his way back into third place. Heat winner Casey Woken of Ogallala finished in fourth place, and Brendan Eilts of Grand Island finished in fifth place. Cale Osborn of Cozad won the other Stock Car heat race.

2009 IMCA Modified National Champion Dylan Smith lost his former Sunday night race track and opted to give Dawson County Raceway a try. After winning his heat race, he started on the second row of the Modified A Feature. On lap three, he passed leader Jim Mlady of North Platte and had a big lead on fellow heat winner Ronnie Wallace of McCook when a caution period happened on lap twelve after a single car spin. Wallace applied pressure on Smith for a couple of laps when he became embroiled in a battle for second with Cole Hodges of Ogallala. That allowed Smith to cruise on for his first feature win at the track. Wallace lost, then regained second place from Hodges by the end of the race. Wade Cross of Phillips and Jay Steffens of North Platte rounded out the top five.

Seventeen of the twenty-one IMCA Northern SportMods started that A Feature, but none of them seemed to be able to complete lap one. It took four tries to get a lap in, and it was a charm, as the race went the twenty laps without another stoppage. Tyler Frye, a perennial contender for the Northern SportMod National Championship, showed the crowd why he is that, taking the lead on the second lap and lapping several cars on the way to victory on his first appearance at Dawson County Raceway. Colton Osborn started a couple of rows behind Frye and for a while, was nearly a straightaway behind. He greatly closed the gap on his way to second place. Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg started near the rear of the field, and looked strong as he finished in third place. Denny Egge of Kearney and James Libra of Elm Creek held things steady to finish in fourth and fifth place. Osborn, Bryan Herrick of Curtis, and Ted Kutsch of Kearney each won a SportMod heat race.

The IMCA Hobby Stock A Feature was paced by Jason Wilkinson, who has raced and won for many years, but was making his first appearance at Dawson County Raceway. Jim Rayburn of Gibbon started on the pole, but spent most of the race in the rear-view mirror of Wilkinson. Tyler Andreasen of Grand Island finished in third place, ahead of Tiffany Bittner of Norfolk, also making her first run in Lexington a good one. Kevin Hagan of Eddyville was involved in a wreck in his heat race, but ran well enough to garner fifth place in the Hobby Stock main event. Wilkinson and Rayburn were not only first and second, they were also the heat race victors in the class.

Dawson County Raceway will take a couple of weeks off and return to action on Sunday, May 22. On that night, the United Rebel Sprint Series will make their first of two appearances, joining the other four classes. The gates will open at 5 p.m., and the races will start at 6:30 p.m. Grandstand admission prices will be $13 for adults and $5 for children 6 - 12 for the special event.

 
May 1 Results
IMCA Modified
Heat 1
3RW-Ronnie Wallace
34JW-Cole Hodges
3-Brian Levander
 
Heat 2
95-Dylan Smith
55Z-Zach Schultz
21C-Wade Coss
 
A Feature
95-Dylan Smith
3RW-Ronnie Wallace
34JW-Cole Hodges
21C-Wade Coss
XII-Jay Steffens
19J-Jim Mlady
3-Brian Levander
55Z-Zach Schultz
29E-Booke Eilts
4T-Don Hagan, Jr.
13-Ethan Johnson (DNS)
8T-Ty Rogers (DNS)
19-Charles Stryker (DNS)
 
IMCA Stock Car
Heat 1
35JW-Casey Woken
05-Jesse Taylor
11K-Kyle Clough
 
Heat 2
6C-Cale Osborn
50-Colton Osborn
20B-Brandon Clough
 
A Feature
50-Colton Osborn
20B-Brandon Clough
05-Jesse Taylor
35JW-Casey Woken
29E-Brendan Eilts
24B-Bob Chalupa
72H-Jim Hagan
00-Sara Powers
11K-Kyle Clough
57-Dan Stoll
63-Mike Nichols
09H-Bob Hoing
57X-Scott Stoll
6C-Cale Osborn (DNF)
23-Brent Gibson (DNF)
24-Dan Walker (DNF)
 
IMCA Hobby Stock
Heat 1
52-Jason Wilkinson
9A-Anthony Martin
32-Lonnie Greuter
 
Heat 2
80-Jim Rayburn
95-Tiffany Bittner
5-Chuck Ledbetter, Jr.
 
A Feature
52-Jason Wilkinson
80-Jim Rayburn
13T-Tyler Andreasen
95-Tiffany Bittner
72H-Kevin Hagan
53E-Tyler Easterday
5-Chuck Ledbetter, Jr.
R19-Larry Refior
66-Tamie McCance
32-Lonnie Greuter (DNF)
9A-Anthony Martin (DNF)
93M-Christian McCance (DNF)
11-Dillon Thompson (DNS)
17-Terry Greuter (DNS)
89-Michael Zerr (DNS)
 
IMCA SportMods
Heat 1
1-Ted Kutsch
45-Mikey Dancer
68-Craig Howard
 
Heat 2
0-Bryan Herrick
11L-James Libra
12J-Kerry Jones
 
Heat 3
50-Colton Osborn
55-Tyler Frye
5K-Kyle Prauner
 
A Feature
55-Tyler Frye
50-Colton Osborn
15K-Jamey Kennicutt
1X-Denny Egge
11L-James Libra
0-Bryan Herrick
5S-Shane Stout
45-Mikey Dancer
12J-Kerry Jones
1-Ted Kutsch
76-Ben Hobbs
11-Tim Cooper
34B-Josh Bopp
68-Craig Howard
25-Natasha Coons
5K-Kyle Prauner (DNF)
33-Chad Young (DNF)
40-Jim Hagan (DNS)
7R-Vince Leibert (DNS)
18A-Jacob Albers (DNS)
4DJ-Hunter Cantrall (DNS)

Source: Darin Racek

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