By Spieker Promotions
GLYNDON, Minn. (June 13, 2021) - Another action packed week of competition is in the books at the Buffalo River Speedway, as Allen Kent, Ben Wolden, Justin Jones, Scott Herron, and Shannon George landed in victory lane as the big winners on the night.
Adam Johnson and Jamie Schulz made up the front row for the 20 lap IMCA Modified main event. Johnson held off a hard charging Marcus Tomlinson, who started ninth, early on in the race as fifth starter Allen Kent joined the lead duo.
The top three went three-wide for the top spot on the sixth lap, with Kent taking the point, and Tomlinson remaining second. A caution on the following lap allowed eighth starting Matt Aukland to take the runner-up spot.
Kent and Aukland went side-by-side for the lead for a number of laps, but Kent pulled away towards the midway point. Auckland, however, reeled Kent back in with seven remaining for more door-to-door action.
A caution with five laps left allowed 14th starting Jesse Skalicky to catch the leaders. Aukland inched ahead of Kent briefly on the exit of two on the restart, but Kent continued to lead.
The last caution on the final lap set up a green-white-checkered finish. This time Aukland cleared Kent exiting turn two, but Kent still remained the leader entering turn three. The top three were nearly three wide exiting turn four on the final lap as Kent won over Skalicky and Aukland. Tomlinson and Jeff Nelson rounded out the top five.
"I just had to stay calm on the outside and hit my marks," Kent said post race. "Car was really neutral. Felt really good, I could just drive in nice and slow and easy, to just maintain my line. I knew as long as I could do that, I'd have a shot to stay there. Matt almost got me there, but I just stuck with my lane and snuck right by."
Matt Talley and Brandon Ferris made up the front row in the 20 lap IMCA SportMod main event, with Talley leading the opening circuit.
Fourth starter Rich Pavlicek took the runner-up spot on the opening lap, and following the third restart in the first five laps, Pavlicek made a great pass, moving from Talley’s outside entering turn three, cutting underneath the early leader, and taking the point at the conclusion of the fifth lap.
Pavlicek held off Justin Jones and Doug Gardner on the final restart with seven remaining to cross the finish line first, but was disqualified in post race tech giving Jones the win. Scott Jacobson, Chris VanMil, and Vince Jegtvig rounded out the top five.
Ben Wolden of Fergus Falls started fifth, took the lead on the third lap, and continued on to his third victory of the season in the Limited Late Model division. Scott Zimmerman and Sam Zender were second and third respectively. Andrew and Zack Tysdal completed the top five. The race was only slowed by one caution on the initial start, as the class continues to grow as eight cars made the trip.
Skyla Miller led the opening circuits of the 20 lap IMCA Hobby Stock main event, but Miller went three wide with Will Miller and Brainerd, Minnesota’s Scott Herron on the third lap for the top spot. Herron won that battle and held off Chris Seidel and Todd Gettel on a late restart for the victory. Brad Orvedal and Eric Novacek rounded out the top five.
Shannon George made his was from Bagley, MN, and the eighth starting spot to win the Short Tracker main event. David Wahl, Chase Golliet, Levi Lease, and Jake Karch completed the top five.