ARENSON WINS IN NAIL BITTER FINISH
Casey Arneson and Kollin Hibdon started on the front row of the first IMCA Modified qualifying feature on Night 1 of the Iron Man 100. Arneson and Hibdon raced side by side for the lead before Arneson cleared the position. As Arneson started to distance himself from the field, Tom Berry Jr passed Hank Berry and Spencer Wilson for third place. A caution with 11 to go erased Arneson’s lead over the field. On the restart, Hibdon was all over Arneson’s rear bumper. With three laps to go, Hibdon dove low under Arneson and slid up the track in front of him to momentarily take the lead. Arneson challenged back to sliding back in front of Hibdon to retake the lead with two laps to go. They raced side by side with two laps to go. Coming to the white flag, Hibdon through it in hard but coming to the checkered flag, Casey Arneson hung on to win the qualifying feature over Kollin Hibdon. Tom Berry finished third while Spencer Wilson finished fourth ahead of Crist Pittenger.
Article Credit: Becca Pelkey
Submitted By: Becca Rattei