Junction’s Season is Officially Open
By: Anthony Ainslie
Junction Motor Speedway held its first night for points of the 2014 season Saturday night.
Five classes of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series took to the 3/8 mile oval to start the run to the 2014 Junction Motor Speedway track championships. Four-cylinders, b-mods, hobby stocks, modifieds, and late models were all in action on a windy Saturday night in McCool Junction, Neb.
The NASCAR late model division saw a familiar face in victory lane. After passing Alex Humphrey for the lead with 13 laps left in the 25-lap main event, York, Neb.’s Cory Dumpert found his way to the win. Dumpert started seventh on the initial start, but Dumpert cut through the field easily and then passed Humphrey on a restart following a caution.
Twenty laps of NASCAR modified feature racing was on the card for Junction’s opening night, and the race was led flag to flag by defending track champion, Tyler Iverson. The Albion, Neb. driver started on the front row and never looked back. If Junction gave a hard charger award, it would have gone to York’s Andy Wilkinson. Wilkinson started 11th, and when the dust settled, he finished in the second spot behind Iverson.
Zach Reicks of Columbus, Neb. found victory lane in the NASCAR b-mod feature event. Reicks fended off a charging Steve Swarthout for the win after a green-white-checkered finish. Swarthout was already sporting damage from contact with Rocky Zimmerman earlier in the race, but Swarthout’s car held up to get him a runner-up finish. Zimmerman finished the race in third.
The 2011 NASCAR four-cylinder track champion, Dalton Siebke of Grand Island, started his 2014 season right by picking up the win in the four-cylinder feature event on Saturday. Siebke took the lead from Jesse Lewis with seven laps to go in the 12-lap main event and never looked back. Teammate Steve Moock finished second while Lewis took third.
Dillon Thompson of Hastings, Neb. won the first NASCAR hobby stock feature of the 2014 season. Thompson took the lead from Caleb Hetrick with five laps remaining. Thompson ran away from Hetrick, who was having his hands full with David Dembowski battling him for second. Hetrick did finish second when all was said and done.
Visit samsclub.com by clicking the logo below.
Filed Under: News