Dumpert Leads U.S. 30 IMCA Winners

COLUMBUS, Neb. — The popular Thursday night track, U.S. 30 Speedway, had three of the last four races rained out. Yesterday the forecast was 90 percent late afternoon thunderstorms. 

Luckily promoter and owner Bobby Lincoln didn’t cancel based on the forecast and a pleasant evening resulted.

Lincoln saved the track from becoming farmland a few years ago when he purchased the quarter-mile that was built by the late Abe Lincoln, his father.

IMCA divisions occupied the pits and the Midwest Classic Racing Ass’n was an additional division.

Late models ran non-stop in their main with Denton Duncan leading the first 13 laps of the twenty lapper, pressured every lap by Alex Banks.

Cory Dumpert joined the battle to make three wide laps and used the outside line in turn one to make his winning pass, leading the last four laps.

Banks settled for second while Cade Richards took third. Dumpert’s win from seventh starting kept his U.S.30 Speedway winning streak intact for the season.

Hobby stocks had Jordan Uehling lead three laps before Tristan Grape used the middle of turn two to become the leader.

Once in the lead, Grape smoothly controlled the final 12 laps to take the checkers ahead of Jason Wilkinson and Colin Hein.

Dana Rasmussen was an opportunistic driver in the stock car main for his first win. The initial leader, Nate Thompson and the second leader, Jacob Anson were occupied with leaning on each other into turn three. That opened the bottom and Rasmussen raced from third to the lead.

Rasmussen led the final six laps for the win but had to handle heavy pressure from Jeff Ware the last couple of laps. Ware was second and Anson took third.

Devyn Peterson was in charge of the sport mod main for all 20 laps to win over David Johnson and Ronnie Thome.

The MCRA main was a victory for Greg Martin.