By Ryan Quam
For the second time this year, racers took to the Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. to duke it out on the dirt track Saturday, May 11.
New lights were put up in the corners to help the view. The track was in great shape with three-wide, no-dust racing.
Racers will return to action Saturday, May 25, for the Memorial Day Weekend races.
IMCA mod results
An unfortunate turn in one incident occurred when pole sitter Beau Speicher (73) got turned the wrong direction and knocked out Ryan Gaylord (15), Greg Sharpe (65) and local favorite John Hansen (8H). This took out four of the top eight and allowed Jeremy Frenier (17J) to capitalize by moving up to the second row from the fifth row without having completed a lap.
John Burrow Jr. (28) led the field to restart, and held on to the top spot for three laps before giving it up to Frenier and Jesse Taylor (12). There was very little doubt once Frenier rolled into the lead as he built up a straightaway advantage on Taylor.
Burrow eventually cut down a tire, giving way to Garrett Sporhase (11s), Bubba Alvarado (ww2) and Fast Eddie Edwards (98).
IMCA sport mod results
Jacob Fehler (29) had his eyes on the prize, leading all but one lap, the most important lap, of the SportMod feature event.
Jacob Adler, formerly of Imperial, (18A) had started second row but didn’t look like he was going to catch Fehler, still looking for his first win, before the checkered flag would fly.
That all changed when Trevor Geist (10) brought out a late caution on lap 12 of 15, which re-stacked the field and made it a four-lap shoot-out to the finish. Adler was all over Fehler the second the race restarted with Ryan Moser (18C) in tow.
In each corner, Adler would pull down low side by side with Fehler, but Fehler would have just enough to maintain the top spot coming out of the corners and down the stretches. On the final lap Fehler got a little too high into the marbles, making way for Adler and Moser to pass him on the low side.
This was Adler’s second straight win at PCR, following a third-place finish at I-76 last week. Troy Douglas (848) finished fourth and Tom Quint (14) finished fifth.
Rocky Mountain lightning sprints results
Auston Pribbenow (71A) started outside pole and never looked back as he led flag to flag.
That’s not to say he wasn’t challenged, however. Troy Ullery (1) was glued to his bumper for a good portion of the race before a last lap spin in turn three ended his run. In the other battle of the night for what ended up being second, Paul Babich (69) and Troy Simpson (56) put on a good show.
Babich ended up holding off Simpson and took second place after his win last week at I-76. Glenn Waterland (11) finished fourth and Tim Snelling (24F) ended up fifth.
IMCA hobby stock results
Rhett Proctor (65) traveled all the way from Rocky Ford to capture his first win in his first trip to PCR this racing season.
Ron Edge (3r) had built a half straightaway lead on Proctor until he encountered an issue with a flat tire. This allowed Proctor to take control of the race as no other driver mounted a serious challenge the rest of the way. Jim Moore (54) finished second, William McGinnis (20j) third, Colt Gibbs (51) and Edge rounded out the top five.
IMCA stock car results
Justin Bussell of Imperial (11B) was an absolute freight train Saturday night at PCR.
From the moment the green flag dropped, he was clearly the one to beat. Lloyd Meeske of Champion (32) had second place pretty well tied up for most of the race, but there was a battle for third between Jesse Taylor (05) and Kelly Yutterman (12).
Unfortunately for Taylor, he had a tire go down and had to pull off the track giving up third to Yutterman. Jason Noyes (5n), Johnny Yutterman (18) and Jesse Taylor (05) rounded out the top five.