Gube, Weaver, Hessong, & Tinsman take the checkered flag
By Phil Marshall
Dave Gube Takes Speedways First Sprint Car Feature of the Year, Justin Weavers captures Late Model Sportsman win, Lane Hessong wins Hobby Stock, and Jeremy Tinsman wins Pure Stock.
Jeremy Tinsman captured his second win of the season on Saturday night after taking the early lead, only to lose it briefly to Jason Stoner. At the conclusion of lap two, Tinsman took the lead and never looked back.
“I really wanted to run the bottom because I thought that was going to the best line,” Tinsman said. “It really took off from the get go and that really surprised me.”
Tinsman will look for three wins in a row next weekend.
Justin Weaver took the checkered flag in the Late Model Sportsman Feature. After starting fourth, Weaver made his way to the lead on lap four and never looked back in a dominant performance, leading 16 of 20 laps.
“I didn’t know how the night was going to go early on,” Weaver said. “We have overcome a lot of obstacles so it feels good to be in this position.”
The Late Model Sportsman division will be in action next weekend.
Dave Grube took the checkered flag in the speedway’s first sprint car race of the season. Grube took the early lead and almost gave it away when he jumped the cushion on lap nine. Brad Mellott fought hard trying to take the lead but could not pass Grube in the final laps.
“It took a lot of composure away when I made that mistake of jumping the cushion,” Grube said. “It was a lot of fun passing cars tonight.”
The IMCA Sprint Car Series returns on June 19.
Lane Hessong captured his first win of the season after passing Trevor Larrick halfway through the race. It wasn’t an easy feat for Hessong after a caution came out with one lap to go, forcing a restart at the end.
“I don’t know what that caution was for, but hey, it all worked out in my favor,” Hessong said. “The track was great and I had a lot of fun tonight for sure.”
Hobby Stocks will again be in action next weekend.