RICE LAKE, Wis. – The annual firecracker special was held on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway, with Kenny Kincaid winning his first ever Midwest Modified main event.
Kincaid, part of a very large family whose roots run deep in the Off Road Racing arena of motorsports, earned his first visit to victory lane at the speedway on Saturday.
He started on the outside pole for the Midwest Modified main event and jumped into the early lead over Mike Schnider and Brady Larson who had quickly moved up from the third row. Only one lap was completed before Derrick Reed would take a wild slide into the infield, triggering the first and only yellow of the main event.
Kincaid would maintain the lead once racing resumed with Schnider continuing to challenge him. However Larson was now putting his own pressure on Schnider in the battle for second as Kincaid was putting down some strong laps and extending his lead.
Midway through the race, Larson would throw an aggressive slider on Schnider in turn one and squeeze by to take over the second spot. He would then try to reel in the lead, but Kincaid by this time had built up a several car length advantage. Kincaid continued to lay down solid laps, and Larson was not able to cut the deficit he faced.
At the finish, Kincaid held a several car length advantage as he drove on for his first ever feature win at Rice Lake. Larson would finish a solid second, with Schnider chasing him across the line. Shadow Kitchner and Reed, from the back, would complete the top five.
Kincaid would be the sixth different winner in the class so far this year with no repeat winners to this point of the season.
The WISSOTA Modifieds went to Kevin Adams, with Terran Spacek taking the WISSOTTA Super Stock win.
Shawn Amundson prevailed in street stocks, while Robert Wahlstrom earned the pure stock victory.
Feature (15 Laps): 1. 4K-Kenny Kincaid; 2. 63JR-Brady Larson; 3. 40S-Mike Schnider; 4. 68-Shadow Kitchner; 5. 13-Derrick Reed; 6. 93-C.J. Wagner; 7. 28H-Francis Hanson; 8. 24P-Dakota Smith; 9. 63L-Mitchell Larson; 10. 19H-Kevin Herrman; 11. 18-Tacoma Randall; 12. (DNF) 37-Travis Anderson; 13. (DNF) 88K-Donavan Knutson