May 23rd at ACS : Night Cut Short
It looked all week as if mother nature would cooperate just enough for week number four of weekly racing at the Adams County Speedway to be completed. It was a week that was supposed to double as Iowa State Savings Bank Night with a kid’s candy drop along with Lutheran Brotherhood presenting Military Appreciation Night allowing all military personnel to obtain free admission. However, rain would quickly force its way into the area prompting Saturday’s action to end early.
With the opening ceremony of the night the Lutheran Brotherhood started the evening with a pre-race invocation. Following the invocation the Iowa Patriot Guard Riders were on hand to present the colors at Saturday night’s event. The Iowa Patriot Guard Riders were led by SR Ride Captain Jack Kenkel.
Havens Captures Win In Shortened Feature
It was the only feature that would be completed on Saturday night, but it failed to disappoint as a 29 car lineup took the field for the Stalker Chevrolet B-Mod feature. The race consisted of many intriguing battles all throughout the field, but was marred by a plethora of yellow flags due to accidents. As the race progressed it became evident the race to victory was a five car battle between Kody Havens, Shawn Kralik, Josh Most. Jerod Weston and Austin Kaplan. Havens set the pace, but had many contenders lurking behind in the wings waiting to seize the opportunity for victory. With five laps to go a multi-car accident would occur on the front stretch including the likes of David Swartz, David Orr, Devyn Peterson and Bret Sheppard. A scary moment occurred when Peterson’s 5D car rolled over, Peterson however was able to walk away from the accident uninjured. Rain began to fall during the lengthy caution period prompting Havens to be shown the checkered flag, and the rest of the night’s features to be postponed. Most would finish second, followed by Kralik, Weston and Kaplan.
Late Contact Raises Attention In Pro-stocks
Next week is sure to see its share of great racing action especially in the Northland Oil Pro-stock series. At the end of a heat race there appeared to be some contact after the checkers on the back stretch between the #83 car of Greg Miller and the #M36 car of Clay Mercer. Fans were on the edge of their seats to see what the feature would bring and now the suspense builds as they wait another week.
Ramsey Shows That He Is A Force
Luke Ramsey made himself stand out Saturday night as he won his heat with a dominating lead with promise to wow the crowd in the feature. While Jesse Lund Made his debut in his car instead of brother Jerid’s, and Terry Squibbs made his Adams County Speedway debut. All drivers representing the Chat Mobility Hobby Stock class well.
Leal Puts His Coors Light Late Model To The Front
Michael Leal took to the lead of his heat race and showed everyone in attendance that he will not be counted out of the group hungry for a Finishline Trophies master piece designed by Burton Heaton. Jeff French and Brian Kosiski made their first 2015 appearances at ACS this week showing the fans that there is some great racing to come this season.
POET Biorefining Modifieds Turn Heads With Great Racing
With all the superb talent in the POET Biorefining Modified division it is just too hard to name the all. Hats off to all the great drivers and team that made an outstanding showing on Saturday night. John Davis came back for another run at the half mile making fans wonder if there was too be a shot at the title.
Next Week at ACS: A Double Dose
Racing will continue next weekend at Adams County Speedway as they bring you Iowa Corn District 7 Night. Last week’s postponed features will be ran, meaning that all classes except the Stalker Chevrolet B-Mods will run two feature races. Hot laps will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by racing action beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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