Kevin Weaver and Lukes Gash each capped off the regular season of racing at Fairbury American Legion Speedway by taking their ninth checkered flags of the season. Also bringing home wins were Chad Kinder and Rod Rusher.
Starting from the pole, Weaver of Gibson City held off the field to win for the ninth time this season and put an exclamation point on his championship campaign. Daren Friedman, Scott Bull, McKay Wenger, and Jay Morris completed the top five in the feature. Steve Thorsten led the second five with Snooky Dehm, Cole Swibold, Terry Starks, and Steven Stehle in tow. This season’s point champ, Weaver was followed in season points by Bull, Friedman, Scott Schmitt, Wenger, Dan Flessner, Joe Harlan, Torin Mettille, Morris, and Thorsten.
Kinder of Newton put his car in victory lane in a tune-up for the third annual Casey’s Modified Nationals $10,000-to-win race coming up this Saturday. Jeb Friedman was second with Steven Brooks, Vince Cooper, and Jay Ledford following in the top five. Jeff Curl, Brandon Maciejewski, Lance Dehm, Jimmy Dehm, and Brody Pompe made up the second five. Ledford finished as season points champion. Curl was second, Lance Dehm took third, with Friedman in fourth, and retiring driver Dave Porth scoring fifth. Nick Clubb, Chris Gaither, Jeffrey Ledford, Dustin Mounce, and Cullen Breeden were also top 10 placers in points.
In the sportsman division, it was better late than never as Rusher waited to win his first race of the season on the final race.