Siefert Is Cool Under Pressure At Thunderhill
Jarred VanLaanen led every lap en route to victory in the IMCA Sport Mods. VanLaanen used his front row starting spot to take an early lead but several cautions kept Kelsy Hayes and Martin Kelsey on the back bumper of the leader. Hayes secured the second spot and set her sights on VanLaanen closing in midway through the contest.
With a handful of laps remaining the caution again waved allowing Ryan LeMieux to challenge the leader. VanLaanen nailed a perfect restart and beat LeMieux back to the checkers by car length. Hayes held on for third, Randy LeMieux Jr. fourth and Dennis Miesler brought home a solid fifth.
Scott Boulanger passed Ryan Rohr en route to victory in his John Soukup themed IMCA Hobby. Rohr set the pace early leading the first five circuits before Boulanger blasted to the outside groove taking the lead. Derek Moede followed suit taking over second.
With five laps remaining CJ Weckler broke an axle sending his car into a barrel roll out of turn two. Dave Schmidt hit the debris field from Weckler‘s crashing machine, sending his race car into the backstretch wall. Both drivers emerged unscathed under the red flag but their night was over.
Boulanger led the rest of the way taking home the win, Moede second, Travis Hackett was third, Rookie Dan VanPay placed an impressive fourth and Rohr rounded out the top five finishers.
Von Eytcheson went to victory lane scoring a clean sweep in the Street Stocks. Jimmy Anderson and Kevin Luedtke paced the first handful of laps before Eytcheson quickly worked from row three and to the lead.
John Sternard worked to the back bumper of Eytcheson with two laps remaining but it was to little to late as Eytcheson took the win, Sternard had to settle for second, Luedtke third, Keith Kickbusch and Todd Wagner made their return to racing both finishing in the top five.