Tyler Droste is $1,000 richer. Droste won the caution free IMCA Modified main event on April 22, 2017 at the Independence Motor Speedway.

Droste started on the pole, and he took command of the race at the drop of the green flag. Troy Cordes hounded Droste throughout most of the 25-lap A-Main, but Cordes had to settle for second. Hunter Marriott started 17th and put on a great show during the non-stop A-Main to finish third. Janae Gustin advanced five spots to finish fourth. JD Auringer rounded out the top five.

Jarod Weepie took the lead to start the IMCA Stock Car feature. Justin Temeyer, who started seventh slipped paste Weepie for the lead completing lap six. Despite to caution flags, Temeyer was able to race off to the win. Tom Schmitt, Lyann Panos, Matt Hudspeth, and Cole Mather raced two and three wide for second. Schmitt managed to beat his challengers to finish second. Panos, Hudspeth, and Mather rounded out the top five.

The IMCA SportMod 15-lap A-Main was a nail-bitter. Tony Olson led the field to the green flag. Tyler Soppe, Joey Schafer, and Kyle Olson put on a great show battling Tony Olson for the lead. Schaefer wrestled the lead away from Tony Olson. Soppe stole the lead on the next lap. Schaefer applied pressure on Soppe, and took back the lead as the field took the white flag, but it was Soppe who was first to the checkered. Schaefer finished a close second. Kyle Olson and Tony Olson finished third and fourth respectively. Tom Stark rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Hobby Stock feature went flag-to-flag. Justin Hanson and Daniel Wauters each shared time at the front. August Bach followed in toe behind the battle for the lead. Benji Irvine patiently worked his way by the top three to take the lead on lap 13 and raced off to the win. Hanson finished second, and Bach was third. Wauters held on fourth, and Shawn Kuennen finished fifth.

Brad Cole took the lead in the Indee Car main event on lap three, and he was first to the checkered flag. Matt Dugan, Russ Olson, Brady Kohrs, and Erick Knutsen completed the top five.

Next week the Independence Motor Speedway kicks of the battle for the 2017 track championships. The Burco Sales Weekly Racing Series Season Open is set for Saturday, April 29th. All six classes will hit the track that night.

Richie Gustin scored his first Deery Brother Summer Series career win during the their A-Main. Click here to read more.

INDEPENDENCE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
INDEPENDENCE, IA
APRIL 22, 2017

IMCA MODIFIED: A-Main
(25 Laps): 1. 92-Tyler Droste[1]; 2. 71-Troy Cordes[2]; 3. 62-Hunter Marriott[17]; 4. 19J-Janae Gustin[9]; 5. 00J-JD Auringer[4]; 6. 7SR-John Emerson[5]; 7. 19D-Darin Duffy[12]; 8. 33D-Scott Hogan[3]; 9. 98-Jason Snyder[6]; 10. 21-Brennen Chipp[8]; 11. 32-Chris Simpson[16]; 12. 24R-Adam Johnson[7]; 13. 2-Brandon Maitland[13]; 14. 26J-Joel Rust[19]; 15. 4-Ryan Maitland[20]; 16. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[15]; 17. 71W-Jeff Waterman[11]; 18. 40-Joel Callahan[24]; 19. 70-Mitch Morris[18]; 20. 5-Jason Morehouse[23]; 21. 68C-Austin Emry[21]; 22. 31-Corey Dripps[22]; 23. 64-Vern Jackson[10]; 24. 77S-Stephan Kammerer[14]

IMCA MODIFIED: Qualifying Races
B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 62-Hunter Marriott[1]; 2. 70-Mitch Morris[2]; 3. 26J-Joel Rust[4]; 4. 4-Ryan Maitland[5]; 5. 68C-Austin Emry[3]; 6. 31-Corey Dripps[8]; 7. 5-Jason Morehouse[6]; 8. 40-Joel Callahan[7]; 9. 99-Rob Toland[11]; 10. 20L-Zach Less[10]; 11. 57B-Dennis Betzer[12]; 12. 01-Ed Thomas[9]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7SR-John Emerson[1]; 2. 71-Troy Cordes[2]; 3. 24R-Adam Johnson[3]; 4. 2-Brandon Maitland[4]; 5. 62-Hunter Marriott[6]; 6. 4-Ryan Maitland[7]; 7. 01-Ed Thomas[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19J-Janae Gustin[1]; 2. 71W-Jeff Waterman[2]; 3. 92-Tyler Droste[3]; 4. 77S-Stephan Kammerer[6]; 5. 70-Mitch Morris[7]; 6. 5-Jason Morehouse[4]; 7. 20L-Zach Less[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 33D-Scott Hogan[2]; 2. 64-Vern Jackson[1]; 3. 21-Brennen Chipp[4]; 4. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[6]; 5. 68C-Austin Emry[3]; 6. 40-Joel Callahan[7]; 7. 99-Rob Toland[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Jason Snyder[1]; 2. 00J-JD Auringer[2]; 3. 19D-Darin Duffy[3]; 4. 32-Chris Simpson[6]; 5. 26J-Joel Rust[5]; 6. 31-Corey Dripps[7]; 7. 57B-Dennis Betzer[4]

IMCA STOCK CAR: A-Main
(15 Laps): 1. 56T-Justin Temeyer[7]; 2. 18-Tom Schmitt[5]; 3. 97-Lynn Panos[4]; 4. 3W-Matt Hudspeth[2]; 5. 74C-Cole Mather[9]; 6. 31S-Paul Shephard[6]; 7. 3-Jarod Weepie[1]; 8. 15-Norman Chesmore[8]; 9. 14-Shane Ebaugh[10]; 10. 7-Andrew Lokenvitz[13]; 11. 31-David Balik[12]; 12. 115-Hannah Chesmore[15]; 13. 4JR-Russell Damme Jr.[3]; 14. 88-Corey Brown[11]; (DNS) 8E-Mitchell Evens

IMCA SPORTMOD: A-Main
(15 Laps): 1. 3T-Tyler Soppe[8]; 2. 2-Joey Schaefer[5]; 3. K3-Kyle Olson[12]; 4. T23-Tony Olson[1]; 5. 8T-Tom Stark[6]; 6. 57R-Ryan King[10]; 7. K9-Brian Koffman[11]; 8. 35B-Justin Becker[2]; 9. 11A-Greg Hunter[14]; 10. 23-Synjun Bauer[19]; 11. 11-Josh Appleby[23]; 12. 05-Aaron Mitchell[9]; 13. 7D-Dakoda Sellers[7]; 14. T3-Trent Jochimson[4]; 15. 42-Chris Lewis[13]; 16. 12N-Gage Neal[3]; 17. 39R-Rance Powell[16]; 18. 17F-Richard Yearling[22]; 19. 86-Jake Morris[15]; 20. B21-Brandon Tharp[17]; 21. 33-Chuck Lewis[18]; 22. 4M-David Wimer[21]; (DNS) 35-Kyle Bentley

IMCA HOBBY STOCK: A-Main
(15 Laps): 1. 79-Benji Irvine[5]; 2. 23J-Justin Hanson[1]; 3. 4-August Bach[4]; 4. 09-Daniel Wauters[3]; 5. 35B-Shawn Kuennen[7]; 6. 7B-Jim Ball Jr[2]; 7. 24T-Tyler Ollendieck[9]; 8. 45-Justin Wacha[10]; 9. 98-Neal Miller[8]; 10. 14C-Leah Wroten[14]; 11. 88-Luke Bird[12]; 12. 18S-Gary Ollendieck[15]; 13. 58B-Randy Byerly[11]; 14. 20CK-Justin Ginther[6]; 15. 17-Nathan Forey[13]

INDEE CARS: A-Main
(12 Laps): 1. 1BC-Brad Cole[1]; 2. 19-Matt Dugan[3]; 3. 4-Russ Olson[8]; 4. 17-Brady Kohrs[6]; 5. 99X-Erick Knutsen[2]; 6. 99-Darrick Knutsen[7]; 7. 18H-Curt Hilmer[5]; 8. 51-Cole McNeal[9]; 9. 75-Justin Willits[10]; 10. 1-Kaden Reynolds[4]; (DNS) 31-Kyle Sullivan