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Tonight's races at Jamestown Speedway have been canceled due to this evening's rain. The NLRA Late Models were scheduled to appear this evening, but the NLRA will be returning to...
Scott Bintz will be the rookie this weekend at Jamestown Speedway.
Restarts can make or break a driver's night. Dale Mathison, of Clearwater, Minn., used the second of six restarts to pass pole sitter John Nord and lead the final 17 laps of the 20-lap WISSOTA Modified feature at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, en route to victory. Mathison, who started fourth, took the crucial restart on the bottom while running third and overtook Nord in the first set of turns on lap No. 4.
Ryan Pommerer must have started to wonder if he'd ever win a feature race at Jamestown Speedway. The 42-year-old WISSOTA Street Stock driver from Oriska had been trying for 13 years. But he was finally able to slay the beast on Saturday, releasing over a decade's worth of weight from the man's shoulders. "To come over here and win a feature, it's probably one of the best moments of racing right now," a clearly relieved Pommerer said.
Bomber drivers don't make money turning circles on the weekends. A normal night at Jamestown Speedway pays $100 to the Bomber feature winner, but Saturday night was no ordinary night at the track. The speedway decided it was going to add an additional $25 to the Bomber winner's paycheck for every car in attendance over 17, which had been the average number of Bombers the track played host to during its first two nights of the 2015 season. A total of 24 vehicles showed up, which added $175 to the winner's original $100 purse.
Lisbon's Jarrett Carter celebrated his 27th birthday in style Saturday at Jamestown Speedway. He won a four-lap shootout over Jamestown's Scott Bintz to claim his second WISSOTA Midwest Modified trophy of the season and his first in Jamestown. Carter and Bintz finished 1-2 on Friday night at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen with Bintz getting the win.
A busy night of racing is planned this evening at Jamestown Speedway, if the weather cooperates. Rain is likely throughout the day, according to forecasts, which might spell trouble for tonight's IMCA Modified show and Bomber Bonanza. But if a window of opportunity opens, action is scheduled to begin at 7. "It's going to be a big night," Jamestown Speedway track promoter Tim Baldwin said. Tonight's Bomber Bonanza is the first of four nights the speedway has set aside this summer to showcase the four classes of cars that run weekly at the track.
Jonny Carter's record winning streak ended last fall, but his dominance at Jamestown Speedway is still going strong. The Lisbon native started a new streak at the track on Saturday. Carter won his second consecutive WISSOTA Street Stock 20-lap feature to start Jamestown's 2015 season. Carter and his No. 46 won seven straight in 2014, until recording a 16th-place DNF in last fall's season-ending Stock Car Stampede. Still, the past calendar year here for the driver has been remarkable.
It looked like the last thing Kelly Hagel would have wanted to see happen. The veteran driver from Carrington had over a three-second lead on the rest of the field during the 20-lap WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature race at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, when a caution flag with six laps left slowed the field. He had led every lap from the pole position, but the break in the action apparently came at the right time. "Actually, I was kind of hoping for a caution, because we were coming up on a lot of lapped traffic," Hagel said. "I didn't know who was behind me.
The Jamestown High School softball team was unable to get the win on Saturday, but the benchmark has been set for the future. "We got that first experience at state, but now it becomes an expectation. We want to be here now," Jamestown coach Mike Soulis said. "Continued hard work is going to be needed so we can continue what we've built." Soulis' message came just after the Blue Jays fell short in the third-place game of the Class A state tournament in Dickinson.