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Martin, Thompson, and Schriever Win Feature at Jackson

Chris Martin and crew in victory lane following their victory on Friday at Jackson Motorplex. (Image courtesy of Inside Line Promotions)

Chris Martin and crew in victory lane following their victory on Friday at Jackson Motorplex. (Image courtesy of Inside Line Promotions)

From Inside Line Promotions

JACKSON, MN (August 26, 2016) — Mike Stien is the first official track champion of the season at Jackson Motorplex as he claimed the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars 305 title on Friday during Livewire Printing and Pizza Ranch Night.

Chris Martin, Tyler Thompson and Alex Schriever were the feature winners of the night at the half-mile oval.

Martin capped the night by outlasting Lee Grosz for his second victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex in the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars class, which featured the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series.

“I knew from the beginning that the start would be important,” Martin said. “I tried not to miss my marks and keep the momentum up. There’s some really good competitors like Scott Winters and Lee Grosz here that have been around these places a lot. It’s awesome beating them.”

Winters finished third, Bill Boles scored a fourth-place result and Skylar Prochaska charged from 15th to fifth.

The race was slowed five times, including two red flags before the first lap was completed. Martin led the distance as Grosz advanced into third place on Lap 4 and into second place on Lap 10.

Ryan Bowers, Casey Friedrichsen, Justin Jacobsma and Boles all claimed a heat race triumph.

Points leader Gregg Bakker won the B Main before he rallied from 17th to 10th place in the main event to maintain the lead in the championship standings.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Thompson came out on top of a torrid battle between himself and Brady Forbrook throughout the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars feature.

While Thompson from start to finish, Forbrook stayed within striking distance until the checkered flag was waved.

“I knew as soon as we got to lapped traffic I had to make something happen and get a lapped car between us,” Thompson said.

Brandon Geldner rounded out the podium with Elliot Amdahl finishing fourth and Stien fifth.

Forbrook, Luke Hanning and Mike Sargent each won a heat race.

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints

Schriever charged from eighth to capture the Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints main event win despite a late-race caution.

“I figured we were pretty good off because we hadn’t seen anyone the whole race,” he said. “These guys had it on a rail tonight. Hats off to them.”

Miles Grein held off 12th-starting Clinton Bruns for the runner-up position with Nate Laugen placing fourth and Rob Caho Sr. fifth.

Rob Sharits and Schriever were the heat race winners.

Racing will return to Jackson Motorplex on Saturday when the program features the final points night of the season for the Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl’s Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West – Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars. Also, IMCA vintage modifieds and stock cars will be in action.

Tickets for Saturday’s event are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Aug. 26, 2016 –

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers (2); 2. 4j-Lee Grosz (5); 3. 42-Kevin Flowers (4); 4. 11x-Gregg Bakker (3); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 6. 20g-Chris Graf (6); 7. 22-Tony Norem (8); 8. 1-Dean Brown (1).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (6); 2. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (7); 3. 3x-Jordon Martens (4); 4. 17b-Ryan Bickett (5); 5. 33-James Broty (1); 6. 7-Kaley Gharst (3); 7. 75c-Casey Heser (2).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (2); 2. 44-Chris Martin (3); 3. 32-Dalton Johnson (1); 4. 5-Mark Toews (4); 5. 2-Derrik Lusk (5); 6. 63-Jerry Richert Jr. (7); 7. 03-Jamey Ogston (6).

Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. 2h-Bill Boles (2); 2. 23w-Scott Winters (1); 3. 7d-Dave Becker (3); 4. 6-Carson McCarl (5); 5. 85-Jason Tostenson (6); 6. 29-Leigh Thomas (4); 7. 23-Brandon Bosma (7).

B Main (8 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11x-Gregg Bakker (1); 2. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 3. 85-Jason Tostenson (2); 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr. (4); 5. 20g-Chris Graf (6); 6. 33-James Broty (5); 7. 7-Kaley Gharst (9); 8. 03-Jamey Ogston (11); 9. 23-Brandon Bosma (10); 10. 29-Leigh Thomas (8); 11. 1-Dean Brown (13); 12. 22-Tony Norem (DNS); 13. 75c-Casey Heser (DNS).

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin (2); 2. 4j-Lee Grosz (6); 3. 23w-Scott Winters (1); 4. 2h-Bill Boles (3); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (15); 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett (12); 7. 199-Ryan Bowers (5); 8. 2-Derrik Lusk (18); 9. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (7); 10. 11x-Gregg Bakker (17); 11. 42-Kevin Flowers (9); 12. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (4); 13. 32-Dalton Johnson (14); 14. 85-Jason Tostenson (19); 15. 7d-Dave Becker (11); 16. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (8); 17. 3x-Jordon Martens (10); 18. 6-Carson McCarl (13); 19. 5-Mark Toews (15); 20. 63-Jerry Richert Jr. (20).

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Aug. 26, 2016 –

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 5-Brady Forbrook (2); 2. 05-Colin Smith (5); 3. 51-Corey Kautz (3); 4. 75-Brandon Geldner (6); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (4); 6. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (7); 7. 2-Neil Stevens (DNS).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 78-Luke Hanning (2); 2. 4s-Mike Stien (6); 3. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (5); 4. 05a-Brandon Allen (3); 5. 11-Dayln Cody (1); 6. 3z-Matt Ziebarth (4).

Heat Race #3 (6 Laps): 1. 4x-Mike Sargent (1); 2. 1b-Brett Geldner (4); 3. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (2); 4. 48-Tyler Thompson (5); 5. 4sn-Nate Eakin (6); 6. 11a-Bruce Anderson (3).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 48-Tyler Thompson (1); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (2); 3. 75-Brandon Geldner (7); 4. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (5); 5. 4s-Mike Stien (4); 6. 05a-Brandon Allen (3); 7. 4sn-Nate Eakin (15); 8. 1b-Brett Geldner (11); 9. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (9); 10. 11a-Bruce Anderson (18); 11. 78-Luke Hanning (8); 12. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (16); 13. 4x-Mike Sargent (12); 14. 77-Taylor Ryan (13); 15. 51-Corey Kautz (10); 16. 05-Colin Smith (6); 17. 3z-Matt Ziebarth (17); 18. 11-Dayln Cody (DNS); 19. 2-Neil Stevens (DNS).

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Aug. 26, 2016 –

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 14-Rob Sharits (2); 2. 18-Nate Laugen (5); 3. 88-Rob Caho Sr. (6); 4. 7-Rick Jansma (1); 5. 2-Leon DeBoer (3); 6. 0x-Brandon Stevenson (4).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 2. 13-Dave Murphy (2): 3. 38-Miles Grein (4); 4. 91-Kourtney Pederson (3); 5. 51-Doug Martens (6); 6. 7x-Clinton Bruns (DNS).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 2. 38-Miles Grein (4); 3. 7x-Clinton Bruns (12); 4. 18-Nate Laugen (1); 5. 88-Rob Caho Sr. (3).