By Kelly Ninas Starting up front and staying up front, Zach Olmstead won the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Lonnie Lenser Jr. became the winner of the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature after the apparent top two finishers were disqualified in post-race tech. NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (Aug. 3) – Championship night played out in front of a packed house Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway. Equally dominating, Casey Woken led all from the second lap on to earn the hard-fought IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory with many heavy hitters trying unsuccessfully to catch up. Holding off all challenges, Cole Hodges captured the IMCA Modified feature after working his way into contention from a fifth row start position, taking the lead with just five laps remaining and then keeping David Murray Jr. at bay. Jacob Olmstead led all but the opening circuit in winning another Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main.
Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 97 Bettors $1,314.90 EachLAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, the national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, rewarded 97 bettors across the country $1,314.90 each.The shortest price winner came at Gulfstream Park in Uno Mas Modelo ($3.40) and the longest price occurred in the final leg at Golden Gate Fields in Classy Chasie ($22.60).Friday’s Stronach 5 sequenceLeg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – The Mason Factor $4.60Leg Two -Gulfstream Park 10th Race – Uno Mas Modelo $3.40Leg Three -Santa Anita Park 4th Race – Ostini $8Leg Four – Gulfstream Park 11th Race – Yako $12.40Leg Five – Golden Gate Fields 5th Race – Classy Chasie $22.60The minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.For the Stronach 5, if a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the favorite in the win pool when wagering closes.The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.