Adams Scores At Eagle Valley
JIM FALLS, Wisc. – Eagle Valley Speedway featured terrific racing in all six classes with the WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, EVS Pure Stocks, and EVS Hornets on Sunday night.
Winners included Kevin Adams, Curt Myers, Michael Truscott, Danny Richards, Mike Knopps, and Scott Westaby.
Once again, entering the week, Kevin Adams was leading and Mike Anderson was fifth in National Points. Adams had already won at Rice Lake Speedway the night before and Anderson was relegated to a backup motor after losing an engine while leading the feature four laps shy of the finish at Red Cedar Speedway. However, for half of the event, neither looked like they were going to win the Modified feature as Matt Leer and Jesse Glenz led the field to green with Leer taking the lead. Glenz settled into second and Adams found his way to third as the entire field ran in the ultra-high groove.
The race was shaping up to be a freight train along the top when at about the halfway point, the caution flag flew for a spinning Luke Schilling. What ensued thereafter was an absolute treat for any fan of aggressive racing and the powerful Modifieds themselves. On the restart, Leer bolted into the lead as Adams followed into second. A fourth turn slider found Adams in the lead but Leer immediately ducked back under regaining the spot down the front stretch. One lap later, again in turn four, Adams slid into the lead, this time as Leer tried to make the same move as the previous lap but spun after apparent contact with a Glenz who was trying to make it a three car battle. Glenz was called for the caution and relegated to the rear.
Leer regained his lead for the restart as Adams chose to start on the outside of Anderson who was scored in third. The first attempt to start was aborted after Glenz spun. On the restart, Anderson drove deep and slid into the lead but as he and Leer battled down the backstretch, Adams gained inside position and powered to the point. Adams drove home to another feature win, followed by Anderson. Leer jumped the cushion with a few laps remaining and faded, eventually pulling off the track, and Jake Hartung raced to third. Glenz and Schilling rounded out the top five in the very entertaining event.
The Super Stock feature had Matt McEathron and Tony Falkner setting the pace. McEathron spun in front of the entire field at the start and somehow was missed by every car. Curt Myers, who is still hot in the hunt for a National Points Championship was called for the caution and sent to the rear. On the second attempt to start, Falkner drove into the lead, followed by Tommy Richards. By the midpoint of the race, Myers had worked his way to third but Falkner continued to lead as he was having the run of his lifetime.
Falkner finished a very impressive second as Richards, James Cimfl, and Sam Fankhauser, driving Mark Stender’s car, finished out the top five.
The Midwest Modifieds came to green behind Bob Wood and Antonio Pintaro but a spinning Karl Kolek forced a second attempt. On the start, Wood drove to the lead as Michael Truscott, who also is chasing a National Points title settled into second. Upon the restart, Truscott continued to lead as Koehler and Kent Baxter fought for second.