Thursday, February 22, 2018


humboldt_speedway_logoBy Scott L. Stewart – Over the last two weeks, an overabundance of rain has washed out racing action at Humboldt Speedway, much as everywhere in the area. Thus, when the sky finally stopped falling on Sunday, May 31, drivers and fans alike flocked to The Hummer, eager to pursue their passion; dirt track racing.

Safe to say, no one left unsatisfied.

Jon Sheets of Nevada, Mo. Led a 20 lap, no caution USRA Modified feature wire to wire, in a performance no one could match. It was Sheet’s first Humboldt feature win of ‘15, and thus he earned an extra $200.00 from promoters Rhenda and Ryan Whitworth; a little incentive to make things more interesting since, to date, no one has scored two Modified feature wins this year. The battle for the balance of the top five was awesome: Chase Domer flourished late and passed Tad Davis for runner up, with Justin Rexwinkle fourth, and Terry Schultz fifth.

Back on the first night of the regular 2015 season, Ben Haddox of South Coffeyville, OK, won the pure stock feature by barrel rolling across the checkered flag, a crash that most felt had destroyed the car. However, the resilient Haddox rebuilt his racer, and returned to victory lane at The Hummer again this week.Haddox, too, led wire to wire, while Mike Churning made an awesome pass of Deek Wilson to tag second place. Wilson scored third, Jon Westhoff was fourth, and Brayton Skaggs finished fifth.

Diamond, Mo. Driver “Diamond” Jim Body, covered the B-Mod field handily to take home this weeks feature trophy, despite intense pressure from runner up Brian McGowen and third place finisher Tim Phillips. Andy Bryant and Rusty Skaggs completed the top five.

Tyler James and Patrick Kay were all in all out door to door in Stock Car division action, with James gaining the upper hand an the win. P.K. was second, Devin Irvin tallied third, Jerry Brown fourth and Scott Collins fifth.

Meanwhile, Tyler Davis remains undefeated in Sport Compact feature action this year at The Hummer. Aaron Farwell refused to be stopped by a flat tire, and held on for second, while Tevyn James was third.

Friday, July 5th will be Mid Season Championship Night at Humboldt Speedway. And, at halftime, the youngsters will showcase their skills in the bicycle races.

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