Nampa Racer Takes Whelen Modified Double
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds rolled onto the quarter-mile for their first of two 35 lap main events. On the break Meridian, Idaho’s CJ Stirm rushed around Kuna, Idaho driver Gene Stroebel to lead the first lap in her Allegiant Powder Coating, YMC entry. Rodney Houpt followed Stirm past Stroebel and wedged his Boise Spring Works, Royal Purple Oil machine into the lead on lap two, bringing Nampa, Idaho competitors Beau Gillogly and Josh Jackson with him into the top three. Jackson blasted to second place on lap four before he powered past Houpt to put his Motor Mayhem Chassis Dyno, Cyclone Cycles modified in the top spot.
As Jackson pulled away from the field the battle for third raged as Dylan Caldwell and Larry Hull III scrapped for position. Caldwell eventually worked his way past Hull III and Houpt to take second and turned his sights to leader Jackson.
Colton Nelson as next to challenge Hull III’s Diversified Carpet Cleaning, Shake N’ Bake Racing machine. Nelson used a lap fifteen bobble to sneak below Hull III and put his Integrity Pools modified in third. Now in clear track Nelson went to work hunting second place Caldwell. With thirteen laps to go Nelson arrived at Cladwell’s rear bumper. The battle raged for nine laps before Nelson motored around Caldwell and set to work catching Jackson. Though a late caution bunched the field, Jackson’s mount was too strong and he sped to the Caleb’s Chop Shop Victory Stripe first.