By Trevor Maeder
April 16th at ACS:the season has begun
The Adams County Speedway kicked off the 2016 racing season in style with KCSI 95.3 Opening Night.
Berghahn wins inaugural kompact feature
Danny Berghahn. Jr’s trek from Plattsmouth, Nebraska to Corning on Saturday night proved to be worth it as he picked up the $200 win in the inaugural Keystone Light Kompact feature. Berghahn started 2nd in the 12 lap feature and took the lead on the opening lap. The race ran caution free as Berghahn pulled away from the field for the win. Shannon Mahlberg finished second, followed by Bryan Vannausdle, Spencer Paved and Curtis Miller.
Havens starts off 2016 with a win
Kody Havens picked up five wins in the Stalker Chevrolet B-Mod class in 2015 at ACS. He looks to better that number in 2016. Havens got that trek off to a good start on Saturday. Starting on the front row Havens was able to survive through three early race cautions. Following the three early cautions, the remainder of the race stayed green as Havens picked up his first win of 2016. Josh Sink took home the runner-up spot, defending champion Jerod Weston third followed by Josh Cooper and Michael Leal.
Miller survives Zadina’s charge, collects win
Ten time track champion Greg Miller started his #83 Nissen Auto Ford on the front row Saturday in the Northland Oil Pro-stock feature and that would also be where it finished. Miller took the lead in the opening lap and held onto it throughout the entirety of the race. Miller put a distance on the rest of the field, before Joe Zadina was able to find his rhythm and rallied up to second place. Zadina reeled Miller in, but could not quite get around him, relegating Zadina to a second place finish. Cody Clark came home in third, followed by Glen Hoyt and David Nail, Jr.
Hansen shakes off bad luck, collects win
Kurt Hansen brought two cars to ACS for the Chat Mobility Hobby Stock feature. Hansen suffered engine problems in hot laps forcing him to jump into a different car. Following the bad luck Hansen started on the front row for the feature and took the lead on the opening lap. David Weeda lurked behind Hansen for the majority of the race prior to a late race caution. After the caution Luke Ramsey jumped from his 10th place starting spot and quickly into the hunt for the win. Ramsey and Hansen were side by side as they came to the white flag. However a caution came out just as Ramsey was beginning to edge Hansen, however per ACS rules Hansen was declared the winner as he was the leader at the white flag lap picking up his first win at ACS since August 2nd, 2014. David Weeda came in third with Jesse Lund and Kiel Brittain rounding out the top five.
Photo: Jake Neal (courtesy of Raven's View Photography)
“The Ripper” demands respect for all rule packages at ACS
2015 saw “The Ripper” Jake Neal make a few appearances late in the season. Neal made his appearance known at ACS Saturday night picking up the win in the POET Biorefining Modified feature in dominating fashion. Neal started on the front row and never looked back cruising to victory as back-to-back defending champion Jesse Dennis finished in second followed by Justin Zeitner, Jeff James and Brad Bergren.
Kaser victorious in Late Model Feature
Lincoln, Nebraska native Jase Kaser picked up his first win at ACS in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Late Models after coming very close a couple times last year. Kaser started alongside Sterling Perkins on the front row and quickly overpowered Perkins for the lead. Kaser led the entire race winning the race by almost an entire straightaway. Jake Neal solidifies his night finishing second, defending track champion Paul Glendenning came in third followed by Billy Leighton Jr. and Sterling Perkins.
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