Another race day and another gloomy forecast, but just like two weeks prior the crew at the speedway, the drivers, the crews, and the fans bet on the weather staying away long enough to get a night of racing in. That bet paid off, as 110 cars made their way to Jamestown, including 44 cars in the MW Modified class alone. Aside from a little wind, and one caution for rain in the A-Mod feature the weather sure didn’t look to be hindering the drivers in putting on a heck of a show for everyone in attendance.
In the Bombers Kelly Jacobson out of Fargo passed and held off a strong charge from Bismarck’s Chad Hausauer. Kyle Anderson, Curt Michaelsohn, and Cory Rodin rounded out the top five. The win moved Jacobson to the points lead, just three ahead of Anderson and 6 ahead of Rodin. If the second half of the season is as close as the first half has been for the bombers, the battle for the championship is going to be exciting to watch.
In the MW Modifieds Greg Friestad started on the front row and the only time anyone could keep up with him was under caution. Points leader Darren Pfau had another strong run coming in second, followed by Ryan Schroeder, Joey Rowell, & Spencer Johnson.
Our guest class on Saturday was the INEX Legend cars. With threatening weather and a long tow for most drivers, several of the expected competitors chose not to make the trip but the 8 we did have, along with the 6 Legend Modifieds that came managed to put on a good show. Donavin Weist claimed victory followed closely by Paul Mormon and Ivan Sailer.
Lisbon native Jonny Carter took the Street Stock feature on Saturday night after a hard fought race with Trent Grager. Grager looked to be trying all the tricks in his hat to find a way to catch the 46 car, but Carter was going to be denied. The Street Stocks are another class in the midst of a tight points battle, with the top four drivers within 2 points, and the top 7 all within 23 points.
Aside from Friestad and Weist, Saturday was kind of a night for the underdogs. Or at least a night for those that started off the year on top to have to settle for second, and the Modifieds were no different as Nord was able to hold off Cody Skytland to take the victory in the final race of the night.
Special thanks this to the ND National Guard folks for providing a pace vehicle for the feature races, to R&B Motorsports for lending us an ATV to use when we were in a pinch, and to RM Stoudt for being the night’s sponsor. But the biggest thanks of all goes to all the men and women who’ve served in the armed forces so that we all have the freedoms to enjoy things like a little dirt track racing on a Saturday night. Thanks for coming out and being a part of our program on Saturday.
A few pictures below, check out CRP Photos for more great images from last weekend.