COLUMBUS JUNCTION (CJ SPEEDWAY) –
After a three week hiatus due to wet weather, racing finally resumed at the CJ Speedway located on the Louisa County Fairgrounds in Columbus Junction.
The headliner of the night was the 20 lap Mincer Ford IMCA Stock Car feature which saw 18 drivers take the initial green flag. The race was paced early by Stan O’Brian in his number 83 familiar green and yellow racer. O’Brian held the field at bay until three laps to go when Dustin Griffiths was able to make a move in turn three and move around the leader using the high line. Griffiths raced to the checkers ahead of O”Brian and defending track champion Adam Bell.
The Stewart & Son Fuel IMCA Modified feature produced a very popular win for CJ regular Dan (Stumpy) Brockert. Last year Brockert raced in the Sportmod class and the season produced one win, the move up into the Modified class has been a good one for Brockert as he has a win under his belt in the early part of the season. Brockert ran out front the entire race but was pressured late in the race by Jarrett Brown. The 88 of Brown had actually taken the lead on a late race restart but the start was waved off following a caution. Brockert held on to score the win ahead of Brown and Kurt Kile. The Huston Brothers Trucking IMCA Sportmod feature saw a full field of 24 drivers take the green on Friday night. Blaine Webster led early before being overtaken by the (Lil Speedster) Dylan VanWyk, who had started in the 12th position. VanWyk used several sliders on his way to the front in scoring the win over Webster and Colton Livezy.
Jake Benischek drove his #3 Midwest Towing Sport Compact to the 12 lap feature win on Friday night topping an 18 car starting field. Benischek advanced from the fourth row very quickly and snared the lead from early leader Cody Staley. Benischek cruised to comfortable win ahead of Christian Grady and Staley.
The CJ Speedway is home to one of the Nations point leaders in the Hobby Stock class. Daniel Wauters scored his 14th win of the season in the Hobby Stock class and the win bolstered his CJ Speedway point lead as he currently is ranked third in National points. Wauters raced to the front from a fifth row start and took the lead late in the race and took the win ahead of Seth Dickey and Jake Benischek.
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Racing will continue Friday, June 11th with hot laps scheduled to take the green flag at 7:15, with all five weekly racing classes in action at the CJ Speedway.
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