5/11 Holyoke Recap

Thanks to Ryan Quam for the story!


IMCA Mod Results at Phillips County: Early Melee Clears Way For Frenier
An unfortunate turn one incident occurred when pole sitter Beau Speicher(73) got turned the wrong direction and knocked out Ryan Gaylord (15), Greg Sharpe (65) and local favorite John Hansen (8H). This took out 4 of the top 8 and allowed Jeremy Frenier (17J) to capitalize by moving up to the 2nd row from the 5th row without having completed a lap. John Burrow Jr. (28) led the field to the restart, and held on to the top spot for 3 laps before giving it up to Frenier and Jesse Taylor (12). There was very little doubt once Frenier rolled into the lead as he built up a straightaway advantage on Taylor. Burrow eventually cut down a tire giving way to Garrett Sporhase (11s), Bubba Alvarado (ww2) and Fast Eddie Edwards (98).

IMCA SportMod Results at Phillips County: Adler At It Again; Dashes Fehler’s Hope At First Win
Jacob Fehler (29) had his eyes on the prize, leading all but one lap, the most important lap, of the SportMod feature event. Jacob Adler (18A) had started second row but didn’t look like he was going to catch Fehler, still looking for his first win, before the checkered flag would fly. That all changed when Trevor Geist (10) brought out a late caution on lap 12 of 15, which re-stacked the field and made it a 4-lap shootout to the finish. Adler was all over Fehler the second the race restarted with Ryan Moser (18C) in tow. In each corner Adler would pull down low side by side with Fehler, but Fehler would have just enough to maintain the top spot coming out of the corners and down the stretches. On the final lap Fehler got a little too high into the marbles, making way for Adler and Moser to pass him on the low side. This was Adler’s second straight win at PCR, following a 3rd place finish at I-76 last week. Troy Douglas (848) finished 4th and Kyle Massey (49k) finished 5th.

Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprints: Pribbenow Withstands Ullery’s Heat; Takes Checkers at PCR
Auston Pribbenow (71A) started outside pole and never looked back as he led flag to flag. That’s not to say he wasn’t challenged, however. Troy Ullery (1) was glued to his bumper for a good portion of the race before a last lap spin in turn 3 ended his run. In the other battle of the night for what ended up being second, Paul Babich (69) and Troy Simpson (56) put on a good show. Babich ended up holding off Simpson and took 2nd place after his win last week at I-76. Glenn Waterland (11) finished 4th and Tim Snelling (24F) ended up 5th.

IMCA Hobby Stock Results at Phillips County: Proctor Wins In First Trip To PCR
Rhett Proctor (65) traveled all the way from Rocky Ford to capture his first win in his first trip to PCR this racing season. Ron Edge (3r) had built a half straightaway lead on Proctor until he encountered an issue with a flat tire. This allowed Proctor to take control of the race as no other driver mounted a serious challenge the rest of the way. Jim Moore (54) finished second, William McGinnis (20j) third, Colt Gibbs (51) and Edge rounded out the top 5.

IMCA Stock Car Results at Phillips County: Bussell Rides Rails To Victory
Justin Bussell (11B) was an absolute freight train Saturday night at PCR. From the moment the green flag dropped he was clearly the one to beat. Lloyd Meeske (32) had second place pretty well tied up for most of the race, but there was a battle for third between Jesse Taylor (05) and Kelly Yutterman (12). Unfortunately for Taylor, he had a tire go down and had to pull off the track giving up 3rd to Yutterman. Jason Noyes (5n), Johnny Yutterman (18) rounded out the top 5.