Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Derrick Brown & Jim Powell Jr. IMCA Winners at ACR

Jim Powell Jr. takes he checkers at ACR. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Jim Powell Jr. takes he checkers at ACR. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

With all drivers introduced on the front straight for opening ceremonies Atchison County Raceway would set the stage for a night of exciting racing action.

John Brown Construction Kids Mods would enter the cage with lightening fast competition. The lead would swap many times during the fast paced feature as we would see a new winner this 2016 racing season as Dakota Earls #15E would park in victory lane. Earls would slip early and fade to the back then mount a charge back to the front passing all challengers on his way to the win. Heat race winner Destyn Whitney #58 would finish a close second with Cade Richards #1R finishing third. Newcomer to Atchison County Raceway Sturgis Streeter #34s was among the front runners until contact with the front straight wall would take him from contention leaving him to place fourth.

Hobby Stock would also see a first time winner in 2016 as Josiah Birkinsha #7SI would come from deep in the field using the high line to perfection picking up the feature win. Birkinsha would go top side where no driver dared to go using it to his advantage taking the lead to never look back claiming the checkers. Second place on this night of competition would belong to Alex Boyden #4D with heat race winner and current point leader Tobin Bartlett #4D placing third. Other heat race winner Philisa Birkinsha #7SIS would recover from an early race mishap to place fourth with Aaron Myers #14 rounding out the features top five.

E-Modified would roar to the track in a caution free green white checker feature event. Kyle Henning #1would lead every lap holding off all challengers to claim his first win of the 2016 racing season. Heat race winner Corey Myers #15 would race high and low searching for a way around Henning to no avail as he would be forced to settle for second on this night. Third and fourth place would see great side by side racing action as Adam Schelert #07 and Chris Dishong #41 would do battle to the line. Schelert would claim third with Dishong a very close fourth. Other heat race winner Billy Spilman #63 would race thru the pack and end the night in the fifth position.

IMCA Stockcars would also not see the yellow flag as they would go caution free from green to checker. Greg Keuhn #6X would jump to the early lead until Jim Powell Jr. #20P would race thru the field passing Keuhn to claim his third victory in 2016 inside the cage. Brad Whitney #X9 would hold off a charging Gene Stigall #S20 to finish third moving Stigall to fourth. Fifth place would belong to #94J of Josh Steele. Other heat race winner was the 75M of Marvin Griffith Jr.

IMCA Modified would not disappoint as they too would go caution free with Derrick Brown #63 picking up his second feature win inside the cage this 2016 racing season. Brown would use heat race win momentum to lead every lap and capture the win. Point leader Steven Bowers Jr. #77 would race thru the pack to challenge Brown late coming up with a close second place finish. Other heat race winner Tony Layne #71 would finish third with Jeremy Chambers #17 finishing a close and solid fourth place. Fifth place on the night would belong to the #33 of Nicholas Carpenter who would have another solid top five performance. IMCA Stock Cars were crowned “Best in Show” with the 10th finishing position being drawn and the added $100 cash awarded to Todd Wilson #1W.

Sport Compact would see the battle of the two heat race winners as they would finish one two on the track. Current point leader John Willard #1/2 CR would race from back to front picking up the feature win holding second in points Josh Conrad #08 to finish second. Third place would see one time leader Blake Hensley #06 with fourth place belonging to newlywed David Miller III #55. Ending the night in fifth place we would be the #1/2B of Steven Bunton.

Cageman Series would see Brad Spilman #63 with copilot Billy Spilman sweep both the forward backward qualifier and the feature event on this night of competition. Current point leader Brad Simpson #30 with his copilot Justin Simpson would bring his car home in second place with a flat left rear tire. Just to explain to the fans how the 2 man Cageman Series works; two people are in the Cageman car, one person has the steering wheel and actually drives the car. The co pilot in the passenger seat runs the brake and throttle so each one participates in their ability to circle the speedway. It takes teamwork and coordination to maneuver with two people piloting the racecar.

Atchison County Raceway would like to thank all of our drivers and fans for another night of great racing action. We hope all the kids enjoyed the drum ride around the racetrack as much as I did. As I discovered there are no shock absorbers on the drum cars, but it was a lot of fun! See everyone next Friday as it is our Mid-Season Championships and Adult Treasure Hunt during Intermission. See everyone next week and remember “Don’t be Afraid of the Cage”!!!

Race Results Atchison County Raceway 6/24/2016:

John Brown Construction Kids Mods:
⦁ 15E Dakota Earls
⦁ 58 Destyn Whitney (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 1R Cade Richards
⦁ 34S Sturgis Streeter

Hobby Stock:
⦁ 7SI Josiah Birkinsha
⦁ 4D Alex Boyden
⦁ 28 Tobin Bartlett (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 7SIS Philisa Birkinsha (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 14 Aaron Myers
⦁ 37 Lane Chew
⦁ 28K Chris Kiehl
⦁ 11P Dodd Proctor
⦁ 18 Wayne Brooke

⦁ 1 Kyle Henning
⦁ 15 Corey Myers (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 07 Adam Schelert
⦁ 41 Chris Dishong
⦁ 63 Billy Spilman (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 12X Matthew Lance
⦁ 19X Joshua Munsen
⦁ 16 Paul Lanfermann
⦁ 5X Jerry Brown

IMCA Stockcar:
⦁ 20P Jim Powell Jr.
⦁ 6X Greg Keuhn
⦁ X9 Brad Whitney
⦁ S20 Gene Stigall
⦁ 94J Josh Steele
⦁ 75M Marvin Griffith Jr. (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 26M Gary Myers

IMCA Modified:
⦁ 63 Derrick Brown(Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 77 Steven Bowers Jr.
⦁ 71 Tony Layne (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 17 Jeremy Chambers
⦁ 33 Nicholas Carpenter
⦁ 1R Matt Richards
⦁ 74 Rodney Schweizer
⦁ 96 Cody Brill
⦁ 1B Brayden Black
⦁ 1W Todd Wilson
⦁ 41 Shane Florence

Sport Compact:
⦁ 1/2 CR John Willard (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 08 Josh Conrad (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 06 Blake Hensley
⦁ 55 David Miller III
⦁ 1/2B Steven Bunton
⦁ 17 James Lemke
⦁ 66B Barry Luthi
⦁ 8C Cami Bruner
⦁ 7T Toby Teel

Cageman Series:
⦁ 63 Brad Spilman and Billy Spilman (Heat Race Winner)
⦁ 30 Brad Simpson and Justin Simpson

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