John Emerson and Benji Irvine score back-to-back wins at the Independence Motor Speedway on May 7, 2016.

EMERSON GOES BACK-TO-BACK
John Emerson won his second straight IMCA Budweiser Late Model feature. After starting twelfth, Emerson quickly moved forward. When a lap six caution waved, he had already moved into sixth place. Early race leader Tyler Bruening opened a comfortable lead when the green returned. Emerson moved through the pack, and he caught Bruening on lap 13. It took a few laps but, Emerson slipped by for the lead. The second and final yellow flag came out while the field worked lap 17. Ryan Dolan and Tyler Droste passed Bruening on the restart, and they battle for second place. Emerson drove to the win. Droste finished second followed by Dolan, Bruening, and Jon Passick.

AURINGER TAKES MOD WIN
JD Auringer scored his first Indee Weekly Series win and second overall of the season. Auringer moved into the lead on lap 13. Despite a series of cautions that plagued the middle of the 20-lap IMCA Performance Bodies Modified A-Main, Auringer was able to pull away for the win. Ronn Lauritzen drove home second. The race for third was a three-wide affair across the finish line. Scott Hogan edged Mike Burbridge and Patrick Flannagan for third place finish.

Auringer won the $1,000 to win Spring Break Season Opener (non-weekly points night) on April 16.

TONY OLSON RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE
The defending IMCA Albert Auto SportMod champion earned his first Indee Weekly Series points win of the year. Olson took advantage of the series of caution flags to move quickly from his ninth place starting spot. Ross Neal finished second. Last week's Indee Weekly Series winner Kyle Olson finished third followed by Jacob Salisbury and Ryan King.

The 15-lap A-Main officially completed just 11 laps due to the time limit rule.

SCHMITT REBOUNDS FOR WIN
Tom Schmitt had a rough night on night one of the Indee Weekly Series, but the driver of the No. 18 rebounded and secured the win on night two. Jason Hocken raced in the top three for the entire 15-lap IMCA Burco Sales Stock Car feature, and he finished second. Jarod Weepie crossed the line in third. Justin Temeyer battled back from back to finish fourth. Phil Holtz rounded out the top five.

IRVINE SCORES SECOND WIN
Benji Irvine scored his second straight Indee Weekly Series win of the 2016 season in the Christie Door Company Hobby Stocks. Irvine started ninth, and he moved into the lead on lap nine. Justin Litchy took the green from the eighth starting position. Shawn Kuennen, Brett Vanous, and Leah Wroten completed the top five.

HILMER TAKES INDEE CAR WIN
Curt Hilmer climbed into an Indee Car for the first time during Busch Light Night at the Independence Motor Speedway. By race end, Himer drove into the Budweiser Victory Lane. Carson Less, Brady Kohrs, Jeff Davis, and Kaden Reynolds finished second through fifth respectively.

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 12 John Emerson Waterloo, IA 87
2 4 Tyler Droste Waterloo, IA 31
3 3 Ryan Dolan Lisbon, IA 1D
4 1 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 16
5 6 Jon Passick Waterloo, IA 2P
6 10 Greg Kastli Waterloo, IA 73
7 5 Brian Hunter Independence, IA 1H
8 2 Ben Seemann Waterloo, IA 60
9 9 Curt Martin Independence, IA 45
10 8 Sean Johnson Independence, IA 8R
11 19 Rick Wendling Hazleton, IA 78
12 15 Mark Hurst Denver, IA 44
13 13 Rory Metcalf Iowa City, IA 2
14 17 Kip Siems Cedar Falls, IA S16
15 14 Dirk Hamilton Jesup, IA 77
16 7 Luke Pestka Robins, IA 99
17 16 Russ Hesse Waterloo, IA 83H
18 18 Justin Mitchell Cedar Rapids, IA 28X
19 11 Darren Ackerman Elk Run Heights, IA 53
20 20 Scotty Welsch Cedar Rapids, IA 5W
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 5 JD Auringer Evansdale, IA 00J
2 8 Ronn Lauritzen Jesup, IA 10K
3 7 Scott Hogan Vinton, IA 33D
4 3 Mike Burbridge Delhi, IA 11B
5 9 Patrick Flannagan Cedar Rapids, IA F7
6 13 Zach Less Manchester, IA 20L
7 4 Troy Cordes Dunkerton, IA 71
8 12 Brennen Chipp Waterloo, IA 21
9 14 Brandon Maitland Waterloo, IA 2
10 2 Jason Morehouse Evansdale, IA 5
11 20 Janae Gustin Marshalltown, IA 19J
12 19 Bryce Carey Nashua, IA 85C
13 15 Todd Jensen Waterloo, IA 7
14 1 Ryan Maitland Waterloo, IA 4
15 18 Dennis Betzer Central City, IA 57B
16 22 Rod McDonald Manchester, IA 49
17 6 Vern Jackson Waterloo, IA 64
18 11 Brian Irvine Oelwein, IA 26
19 10 Richie Gustin Gilman, IA 7SR
20 16 JJ Scott Iowa City, IA 23
21 17 Ed Thomas Waterloo, IA 01
22 23 Dan Praska Dunkerton, IA 60
23 21 Josh Sherbon Cedar Falls, IA 75
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 9 Tony Olson Cedar Rapids, IA T23
2 8 Ross Neal 15N
3 10 Kyle Olson Cedar Rapids, IA K3
4 2 Jacob Salisbury Dunkerton, IA 36
5 14 Ryan King Montour, IA 57R
6 6 Sean Vogt watkins, IA 29
7 1 Kyle Bentley Fairbank, IA 35
8 5 Chris Lewis Marion, IA 42
9 11 Greg Barnett plainfield, IA 19B
10 7 Jim Buhlman Cedar Falls, IA 00
11 16 Brandon Tharp center point, IA B21
12 12 Mike Mitchell Cedar Rpids, IA 11M
13 13 Tristan Cordes Dinkerton, IA 71
14 15 Jason Foye Hiawatha, IA 03
15 4 Andy Hunter Independance, IA 11A
16 3 Lucas Lundry Maynard, IA 96
17 17 Steve Wimer Toddville, IA 50H
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Tom Schmitt Independence, IA 18
2 2 Jason Hocken Independence, IA JR3
3 6 Jarod Weepie Dunkerton, IA 3
4 10 Justin Temeyer Independence, IA 56T
5 9 Phil Holtz Manchester, IA 7H
6 4 Austin Evens Independence, IA 9E
7 8 Roger Ciesielski Waterloo, IA 37C
8 7 Norman Chesmore Rowley, IA 15
9 12 Mike Galli Urbana, IA 76
10 14 Scott Hampton Waterloo, IA 61
11 1 Jerry Shcipper Dike, IA 89J
12 11 Russell Damme Jr. Waterloo, IA 4JR
13 5 Chris Luloff Independence, IA 18L
14 15 Rick Milks Jesup, IA 13
DNS - Cole Mather Fairbank, IA 74C
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 9 Benji Irvine Oelwein, IA 79
2 8 Justin Lichty Waterloo, IA 166
3 4 Shawn Kuennen Hazelton, IA 35B
4 3 Brett Vanous Quasqueton, IA 357
5 7 Leah Wroten Independence, IA 14C
6 1 Neal Miller Evansdale, IA 98
7 6 Justin Hanson Hawkeye, IA 23J
8 13 Randy Twaites Waterloo, IA 16
9 10 Andrew Torkelson Lisbon, IA 23
10 15 Jim Ball Jr Independence, IA 7B
11 5 Tyler Ollendieck Tripoli, IA 24T
12 2 Luke Bird Winthrop, IA 88
13 11 Jeremy Peterson Ridgeway, IA 88X
14 12 Trent Newhouse Quasqueton, IA 7N
15 14 Shawn Randall Raymond, IA 68R
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 6 Curt Hilmer Dysart, IA 15
2 1 Carson Less Manchester, IA 48L
3 3 Brady Kohrs Independence, IA 17
4 4 Jeff Davis La Porte City, IA 18
5 7 Kaden Reynolds Cedar Rapids, IA 1
6 2 Russ Olson Cedar Rapids, IA 4
7 5 Cole McNeal Dysart, IA 51
8 8 Dalton Weepie Dunkerton, IA 3D
DNS - Donny Erger Brandon, IA 6