BARROWS-A crash in the Hobby Stock feature caused driver tempers to flare and two familiar names returned to the winner's podium at North Central Speedway, Saturday, June 1.
David Siercks has enjoyed a successful run the last five seasons, including a Super Mods track championship for the 71-year old driver in 2018. His third win this season was done in typical Siercks fashion.
Starting from row three, Siercks practiced patience.He weaved his way through track waiting to snatch the lead on the low side of the track. When the opportunity appeared he took advantage and won the 15-lap feature event in front of veteran drivers Mark Martini and Todd Rizer.
It was the fourth top-five finish in five races for Siercks, who now trails points leader Jacob Jordan by two points in the points race.
It has been a tough season for Hobby Stock driver Joe Gonska so far. He does have three top five in four races, but the winners circle has eluded him so far. He exited early in a couple of the features.
That frustration boiled over as the cars of Devin Larson and Gonska got tied up coming out of turn four. Gonska's car ended in the front straight-away infield. With the front part of Gonzka's car still on the track the yellow flag flew. Cory Lodermeier caught Gonska's car on the left front panel causing significant damage. Gonska was out of the car and pointing at both Larson and Lodermeier as they drove by.
When things settled down Michael Nelson took the win. Dylan Cash and Cameron Young finished second and third.
The Super Stock and Mod 4 class returned to the Wissota sanctioning body this offseason and that meant the return of veteran Super Stock driver Tim Johnson. A driver with multiple wins in at least three different classes of cars in his time at North Central Speedway, Johnson scored his first win this season in front of Austin Niemeyer and Jordan Henkemeyer in the 20-lap feature.
AJ Viehauser led all 20 laps of the Modified event for his first trophy of the season. Zach Besmehn recorded his first career win at North Central Speedway in the Sport Compact class.
Adam Prieve has three victories so far in the Mod 4' class and owns 38-point lead, but it was Jess Geesey getting his second win of the season Saturday with Prieve second.
IMCA Sport Compacts:
Feature: 1-Zach Besmehn, 2-Travis Roush, 3-Peewee Kuhnau
Heat 1: 1-Trista Pankratz, 2-Jenna Hagemann, 3-Kaleb Ruikka
Heat 2: 1-Travis Roush, 2-Zach Besmehn, 3-Harry Ruikka
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature: 1-Michael Nelson, 2-Dylan Cash, 3-Cameron Young
Heat 1: 1-Tim Gonska, 2-Dylan Cash, 3-Chris Seidel
Heat 2: 1-Jake Borden, 2-Michael Nelson, 3-Joe Gonska
Wissota Mod 4s:
Feature: 1-Jess Geesey, 2-Adam Prieve, 3-Josh Seely-Sautbine
Heat 1: 1-Jess Geesey, 2-Josh Seely-Sautbine, 3-Keith Roush
Heat 2: 1-Gerald Nohner, 2-Adam Prieve, 3-Dean Shaver
Feature: 1-David Siercks, 2-Mark Martini, 3-Todd Rizer
Heat 1: 1-David Siercks, 2-Adam Bholman, 3-Todd Rizer
Heat 2: 1-Mark Martini, 2-Jake Hagemann, 3-Tim Siercks
Wissota Super Stock:
Feature: 1-Tim Johnson, 2-Austin Niemeyer, 3-Jordan Henkemeyer
Heat 1: 1-Jordan Henkemeyer, 2-Dylan Nelson, 3-Austin Niemeyer
Heat 2: 1-Tim Johnson, 2-Chad Fouquette, 3-Curtis Newberg
Feature: 1-AJ Viehauser, 2-Aaron Johnson, 3-Justin Jones
Heat 1: 1-AJ Viehauser, 2-Shawn Fletcher, 3-Aaron Johnson