Mayetta, KS (07/19/2014) – Thunder Hill Speedway fans enjoyed another great night of racing action with five IMCA divisions returning to race on Saturday night for Developmental Services of Jackson County Night at The Races. Thunder Hill Speedway would like to thank all the young adults and staff members who joined us for D.S.J.C. night.
The Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compact Division made their return to Thunder Hill Speedway after a couple weeks off. Austin Umscheid gets his 3rd win followed by Lexi Boyden, Brandon Lobdell and Morgan Ziegler. The Sport Compacts will resume racing action on August 9th.
The Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA Hobby Stock Class provided their share of racing action. Jaylen Wettengel takes the lead early on in the race as three and four wide racing would take place in the field. Adam Armstrong assumed the lead on lap three, after a Delaware style restart restacked the field. At midway point, the race would go red as Jerry Morehead spins in turns three and four and rolls onto his side. Morehead would be checked and cleared by Jackson County EMT staff and racing action would resume. Racers lined up once again for a Delaware file restart, as Patrick Thyfault tried to take the lead from Armstrong. As the checkered flag flew on this race it would be Adam Armstrong with the win, Patrick Thyfault, Tyler Hinrichs, Brian Stich and Nicholas Ronnebaum in the top five.
The Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods would find Dusty Leonard on an early mission, as he quickly raced into the lead. Leonard would set a blistering pace that would prove to be untouchable as Eddie Schwope Jr., former track Champion, was hot on Leonard’s tail. Jeremy Pittsenbarger, who started fifth row outside, made his way through the field trying for a repeat win. When the checkered flag flew, Dusty Leonard returned to the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane with Jeremy Pittsenbarger, Eddie Schwope Jr., Troy Baumgartner and Curtis Dreasher in the top five.
The Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Cars would go caution free providing some of the best racing action of the evening. Marvin Griffith Jr. jumped out to an early lead and seemed to have the race under control as Mike Nichols, who started deep in the field, raced his way to the front. Griffith and Nichols battled hard for several laps, swapping the lead numerous times. Nichols would finally fight Griffith off for the lead, returning to the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane. Marvin Griffith Jr., Eric Rempel, Matt Haid and Mike Taylor rounded out the top five.
The BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modified Division treated fans to the usual foot stomping, edge of your seat racing action. Richard Spriggs set the pace from the drop of the green flag and led early in the race. Dave Conwright, determined to get a win, raced his way into the lead and continued out front until a caution came out at the halfway point. Jeff Jones, starting in eleventh place, had raced into second, and was just as determined as Conkwright to take the win. Three and four wide racing would take place in the field, as Conkwright and Jones raced as hard as they could for the win. At the checkered flag, it would be Jeff Jones in The Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane. Dave Conkwright, Brandon Blochlinger, Danny Holt and Mat Stallbaumer finish the top five.
Thunder Hill Speedways Clash on the Hill resumes Saturday night July 26th for the 13th Annual Oren Covert Memorial Race. Gates open at 5 p.m. Drivers meeting at 6:30 p.m., with hot laps and racing to follow. Bring a friend! Like Thunder Hill Speedway on Facebook or for complete results and information, find us at www.racethunderhillspeedway.com