Sears, Rafferty and Burks Victorious at Bethany Speedway 7/13/2019
IMCA Northern Sport Mod would fill the crowd with excitement as heat winner Jason Nelson #12GA would take the early lead with close racing in the pack. Nelson would continue to lead with Mitchell Morris #26M close on his heels until other heat winner Jeffrey Sears, #13J would mount his charge to the front passing both for the top spot. Sears would bobble slightly in turn three allowing the always fast 2018 Bethany Track Champion Josh Munsen #19X to close in and challenge for the lead with the two-racing side by side to the checkers. Wheel to wheel and door to door they would make slight contact coming to the checkers with Sears picking up his firsts ever feature win. As Sears would celebrate in NAPA Auto Parts Victory Lane, Munsen would settle for second with #93N of current point leader Colton Nelson coming to the line third as the feature would only see one caution flag. Chase Rudolf #8R, currently second in IMCA National Points, would end the feature forth with Garrett Nelson #95N rounding out the night’s top five in one of the fastest, most exciting races to date at Bethany Speedway.
ModLites, in their first ever appearance at Bethany Speedway, would witness a full field of great drivers vying for the inaugural win. Dillon Rafferty would set the bar high and prove the car to beat as he would win both his heat race and feature adding to his already impressive resume. Dillon Rafferty #46 would celebrate the win with Justin Rafferty #75 second and Cody Miller #7 finishing third. Fourth would belong to the #64 of David Rafferty win the always fast Brian Ziegler #65Z posting a solid fifth on the night. Other heat race winner was Michael Rafferty #41.
Iowa Sprint Car League would come to the fast-smooth track to complete an awesome night of racing action and would not disappoint. Trophy Dash Winner Chris Parkinson #65 would lead the field of talented competitors to green with heat race winner Wyatt Burks #11W alongside. As the green flew, Parkinson would use the bottom line to take the advantage only to see the caution on the track and force a complete restart. On the ensuing green flag, Burks would not be fooled and jump to the lead and pull away for the field. Other heat winner Quinton Benson #15B would challenge Parkinson for second along with Riley Kreisel #90
and Ryan Kent #30 as the race progressed. Kreisel would search high and low and make his way through the pack getting around both Benson and Parkinson in the closing laps. Burks would cruise to victory and celebrate the win with Kreisel second and Parkinson third as the race ended. Benson would finish the feature fourth with Ryan Kent a very close fifth on the night of exciting racing action.
Article Credit: Rick Staley