Trenton Coca-Cola Night at I-35 Speedway provided fans with an efficient and exciting race program. The night featured a quick-paced series of races, and the final checkered flag waved just before 10pm. Trenton Coca-Cola representatives added to the excitement by distributing giveaways to the fans. The anticipation also began for the upcoming Hwy 36 Auto and Diesel Mike Knight Memorial, which will include enhanced prize money for Pure Stock races.
Here’s a rundown of the feature racing action from the event:
E-Mods: Despite an early red flag and two yellow flags, E-Mods demonstrated their skill and determination. Casey Burnett, the defending track champion, regained his winning form, fending off challenges from Tony Layne and Mark Anderson. Points leader Adam Dunwoodie faced transmission issues in the heat race but recovered to finish fourth in the feature. Lauren Waterbury secured a fifth-place finish.
Pure Stocks: Jon Boller Jr. secured his second victory of the season, holding off the determined Jeffrey Sears to claim victory in the Pure Stocks category. Anthony Whitham finished third, while Jakub Hisel demonstrated impressive driving skills, starting last and moving up to fourth. Johnny Price also showcased strong performance with a fifth-place finish.
Midwest Limited Late Models: Fans witnessed an intense battle among Paul Glendenning, Tommy Cordray, and points leader Houston Johnson. These drivers engaged in a tight competition, with the gap between them rarely exceeding one second. Glendenning secured his second consecutive win, maintaining his lead from the start. Cordray finished second, followed by Johnson in third. Michael King, transitioning from the Modified class, finished fourth.
USRA B-Mods: Corey Myers, the track points leader, clinched his second win of the season in a thrilling contest. Despite challenges from Bobby Penney and Chase Moulton, Myers managed to pull away. Penney secured second place, with Moulton following in third. Scott Kunze engaged in the battle as well before mechanical failure forced him to retire from the race.
Medieval USRA Stock Cars: A green-to-checkered race provided fans with excitement. Nic Hanes claimed his fourth victory of the season, closely pursued by Jason Estes. Chris Dishong, Doug Keller, Jeff Dixon, and Brandon Dixon engaged in intense battles among themselves, with Dishong finishing third, Jeff Dixon fourth, and Brandon Dixon fifth.
USRA Modifieds: Tyler Hibner earned his ninth win of the season, also taking over the points lead. In a memorable father-son finish, Tyler’s dad, Lee Hibner, secured second place. Steven Glenn captured third, while Paden Phillips and Tyler Grooms finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Sport Compacts: Harold Robb Jr. achieved a significant victory, triumphantly leading the race to finally claim his first win after several near-misses. Points leader Brad Mick worked his way up to second place, while Jeremy Sims, Jonnathon Hartman, and Elijah Hoyt engaged in tight racing to finish third, fourth, and fifth.
Jr. Sport Compacts: Grant Sheetz took the early lead, but Brycen Bouzek ultimately emerged as the winner, securing his sixth victory of the season. Sheetz finished second, with Payton Hanes and Maddy Barr taking third and fourth, respectively.
The event also featured TNT Builders Kids Power Wheels races during intermission. Evan Dixon claimed victory, followed by Cason Arbuckle and Jackson Keller.
Congratulations to Tucker Bond, the fan of the week, sponsored by Show-Me Synthetics (Robbie Skipper), Thomas Racing, Austin Johnson Racing, and Bud Wilson Racing Family.
Fans can look forward to the upcoming Hwy 36 Auto and Diesel Mike Knight Memorial, which will honor the track prep guru. The Pure Stocks will compete for the prestigious trophy and an increased payout for the top four positions.