Bill Johnson, Olivier, Hess & Gulbrandson score I-90 season openers
Bill Johnson took the lead of Saturday’s Cressman Sanitation IMCA Sprint Car feature at the halfway point of Saturday’s 20 lap finale and went on to the win. It was the St. Peter, Minnesota, driver’s first win at the track.
Johnson had to hold off a hard charging Dusty Ballenger for the win. Ballenger started in the sixth row of the event and charged to the runner-up spot ahead of Colin Smith, Brandon Allen and John Lambertz. Trefer Waller led the opening ten laps of the race.
Zach Olivier was able to fend of charges from Dan Jensen and Craig Hanisch to get the win in the T&R Contracting Late Model Street Stock feature.
Brock Hess picked up the year where 2019 ended. The defending champion of the Great Western Bank USRA B-Modifieds charged from seventh to the win – the tenth of his career at I-90 Speedway.
The feature was red flagged on lap three. Derek VanVeldhuizen flipped his #20 in turn four. The car was destroyed but the driver was unharmed.
It was all Dustin Gulbrandson in the LandSnow.com USRA Hobby Stock feature. The two-time defending track champion led every lap of the feature for the win.
All four classes of the Paramount Racing Series are in action again next Saturday plus the Property Solutions of America Midwest Sprint Touring Series.
Submitted By: Shawn Neisteadt