By JAMES BELL
As a part of the Ellis County Fair this week, Rolling Plains Motor Speedway hosted two nights of racing, adding to its regular classes the 10th United Rebel Sprint Series 305’s Wheatshocker Nationals and the Kansas Antiquers on both Saturday and Sunday.
Right off the green, the pole-sitter number 89 driven by Justin Yarmer, Russell, jumps ahead and is almost a quarter track ahead of the 300, driven by Shaun Woods, Dorrance and the 57S, driven by Ryan Strate, Kinsley while they battle for second. The 300 would not hold long and quickly began losing track position and was lapped by the 89 halfway through the event. The 89 would continue to gain position and with one to go was only two car lengths behind the 57S and would go on to the win.
|1||1||Justin Yarmer||Russell, KS||89|
|2||2||Ryan Strate||Kinsley, KS||57S|
|3||3||Shaun Woods||Dorrance, KS||300|
IMCA SPORT COMPACTS
At the green, the 19X, driven by Monte Honas, Ellis would make a move for the lead with the 76, driven by Toby Schwien, Russell, right behind until by lap three they are side by side, fighting for first. The fight would continue with the pair sliding around each other until a mid-race caution. At the restart, the 76 would pull ahead on the backstretch and was two car lengths ahead at halfway. He would continue gaining track position, lapping with 99N, driven by Daniel Newell, Hays with one to go and would take the checkered.
|1||4||Toby Schwien||Russell, KS||76|
|2||2||Monte Honas||Ellis, KS||19X|
|3||5||Zach Cardwell||Colby, KS||18X|
|4||3||Schutte Otto||Colby, KS||19|
|5||9||Art Herzog||Hays, KS||9H|
|6||6||Weston Groth||Hays, KS||18H|
|7||1||Bradyn Blackhart||Colby, KS||37X|
|8||8||Ted Trumbo||St. Francis, KS||T21|
|9||11||Daniel Newell||Hays, KS||99N|
|10 (DNF)||7||Brianna Maughlin||Dighton, KS||17M|
|DNS||–||Jakob Schwien||Russell, KS||16|
IMCA SPORT MODIFIEDS
WALT’S REPAIR AND MACHINE
On the first lap, the 22SS, driven by Shay Simoneau, Damar and the 1, driven by Shelby Frye, Chandler, Ariz. would fight for the lead, but within a lap, the 22SS had taken the top spot.
Neither would stay at the front long as the 14W, driven by Blaine Walt, Collyer, went low to snag the lead within a few laps from the start. His lead would continue to grow as laps click down until a caution a lap after the halfway mark.
After the restart, he would once again pull ahead of the field as the 11C, driven by Cory McGann, Ellis, and the 08, driven by Dakota Sproul, Hays, would battle for second.
With five to go the 43N, driven by Brian Wise, Stockton, would slide into the infield bringing out the yellow.
After the restart, the 14W and the 08 would jostle for the lead, with the 14W holding the position with one to go and would grab the checkered.
|1||6||Blaine Walt||Collyer, KS||14W|
|2||10||Dakota Sproul||Hays, KS||08|
|3||11||Brett Berry||Colby, KS||09X|
|4||3||Cory McGann||Ellis, KS||11C|
|5||2||Shay Simoneau||Damar, KS||22SS|
|6||7||Ben Boland||Hays, KS||27|
|7||4||Mitch Boesel||Denver, CO||177|
|8||9||Adam Weber||Wakeeney, KS||3|
|9||12||Tyler Watts||Beloit, KS||77W|
|10||1||Shelby Frye||Chandler, AZ||1|
|11||5||Toby Witthuhn||Ness City, KS||10T|
|12||15||Monty Nordyke||Holly, KS||9|
|13||13||Scott Saunders||Colorado Springs, CO||25|
|14||8||Ricky Saunders||Colorado Springs, CO||125|
|15||22||Jacey Archer||Quinter, KS||2BA|
|16||17||Brian Wise||Stockton, KS||43N|
|17||20||Marvin Ward||Great Bend, KS||97|
|18 (DNF)||21||Shawn Ward||Great Bend, KS||F97|
|19 (DNF)||18||Brendyn Nordyke||Holly, KS||9JR|
|DNS||–||Lloyd Stover||Bird City, KS||7P|
|DNS||–||Brandon Wise||Hays, KS||1K|
|DNS||–||Brady Skrdlant||Norton, KS||14|
IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
STOCK GOLDEN PLAINS TRUCKING
On the first lap the pole sitter, 14X, driven by Tristan Grape, Columbus, Neb. would grab the lead and would briefly keep it after a first lap caution.
The 711, driven by Brady Bencken, Oakly, would get around him soon after the restart, putting the 711 in the front until a caution is called after the 54B, driven by Brennen Nech, Kensington would get turned around.
After the restart, the 711 and the 250, driven by Tathan Burkhart, Hays, would battle for the lead trading the position several times until the 711 moves to the top of the track on turn four and begins pulling ahead going on to the win.
|1||4||Brady Bencken||Oakley, KS||711|
|2||8||Garrett Hager||Hays, KS||68|
|3||1||Tristan Grape||Columbus, NE||14X|
|4||6||Tathan Burkhart||Hays, KS||250|
|5||3||Daniel Irwin||Hays, KS||7I|
|6||16||Lyle Russell||Hays, KS||22R|
|7||11||Josh Barnhart||Colby, KS||5150|
|8||2||Bingston Rogers||Selden, KS||37|
|9||13||Spencer Hilbrink||Stockton, KS||81H|
|10||9||Skyler Wissman||Hays, KS||29|
|11||14||Garrett Kuhlmann||Smith Center, KS||2K|
|12||10||Kent Tammen||Hays, KS||23|
|13||5||Shawn Weigel||Gem, KS||54W|
|14||19||James Hart||Hays, KS||20|
|15||18||Austin Meis||Hays, KS||18M|
|16 (DNF)||17||Billy Turner||Colby, KS||19X|
|17 (DNF)||15||Brennen Nech||Kensington, KS||54B|
|18 (DNF)||7||Trevor Schmidt||Hays, KS||09D|
|19 (DNF)||12||Brooke Russell||Hays, KS||12R|
IMCA STOCK CAR
ADVANTAGE GLASS PLUS
Starting on the pole the 737, driven by Nick Tubbs, Colby, would hold the lead for the first few laps until the 37X, driven by Jeff Tubbs, Colby, would begin to challenge the 737 and gets around by lap four for the lead. While the 37 a car length ahead of the 737 and the 54P, driven by Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City fight for second.
The 737 would cause the 54P to spin a few laps later and would go to the back of the field for causing a caution.
On the restart, the 37X would get ahead of the 54P as he tries to hold the 25P, driven by Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, off for second.
At the halfway mark, the 37X pulled away until the 54P caught the 37X and challenged for the lead.
With the 37X on the inside and the 54P going high, the 54P gets past the 37X on the backstretch.
With only a few laps to go, the 95, driven by Tyler Tipton, Weskan, blows an engine bringing out a red flag.
On the restart, the 54P quickly pulls away from the 37X and will take the checkered.
|1||10||Kyle Pfeifer||Hill City, KS||54P|
|2||8||Jeff Tubbs||Colby, KS||37X|
|3||3||Mike Petersilie||Hoisington, KS||25P|
|4||2||Barrett Wagoner||Colby, KS||51W|
|5||15||Colin Heim||Hoxie, KS||6|
|6||1||Nick Tubbs||Colby, KS||737|
|7||5||Trenton Kleweno||Hays, KS||13|
|8||4||William Bauer||Ness City, KS||16|
|9||11||Troy Burkhart||Hays, KS||25X|
|10 (DNF)||9||Jason Rogers||Selden, KS||37|
|11 (DNF)||7||Tyler Tipton||Weskan, KS||95|
|12 (DNF)||13||Marty Clark||Russell, KS||8|
|13 (DNF)||14||Dalton Bauer||Ness City, KS||57|
|DNS||–||Dustin McClurg||Logan, KS||26|
|DNS||–||Mcintyre Jason||Colby, KS||6M|
From start to finish the 3B, driven by Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo., dominated the event pulling to the outside right out off the line.
After an early caution, 3B was briefly challenged by the 3D, driven by Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, and the 97M, driven by David Murry Jr., Oberlin, but pulled ahead of the others as they fought for second.
The 3B lost the lead briefly after a mid-race caution while the 97M goes high passing the 3B, but the 3B keeps the pressure on and pulls away for the win in the last lap.
|1||2||Eddie Belec||Arvada, CO||3B|
|2||1||David Murray Jr||Oberlin, KS||97M|
|3||7||Tanner Black||Otis, KS||44T|
|4||3||Daniel Gottschalk||Ellis, KS||3D|
|5||5||Steven Bowers Jr||Topeka, KS||77|
|6||4||Clay Sellard||Bucklin, KS||85C|
|7||9||Tyler Sutton||Beloit, KS||53GT|
|8||11||Ronnie Hill||Sharon Springs, KS||41|
|9||13||Kyle Rohleder||Wakeeney, KS||0|
|10||20||Clay Money||Penokee, KS||7|
|11||21||Dylan Sherfick||Wakeeney, KS||66D|
|12||15||Dustin Daniels||Colby, KS||33|
|13||17||Mike Petersilie||Hoisington, KS||25P|
|15||6||Jeremy Zorn||Russell, KS||16Z|
|16||10||Brandon Conkwright||Wamego, KS||24C|
|17||14||Curtis Barnes||Lindsborg, KS||7B|
|18||18||Joe Duvall||Claremore, OK||91|
|19||23||Brian Calhoon||Beloit, KS||43|
|20||24||Todd Schwarz||Colby, KS||727|
|21||22||Rich Tegethoff||Kirwin, KS||87|
|22 (DNF)||16||Ryan Heger||Hugoton, KS||3H|
|23 (DNF)||8||Cody Gearhart||Turpin, OK||1M|
|24 (DNF)||12||Tim Watts||Beloit, KS||11W