Brian Bergakker Wins King of the Mods

Former Modified champion Brian Bergakker came from eighth starting spot to capture the victory in Saturday night’s King of the Mods event at Kalamazoo Speedway.  AJ Foote led after the first 50-lap segment and drew a two for the inversion before the final segment.  That put Bergakker on the pole for the final segment and he would hold off several challenges, including a final charge by Mike Brooks to win the season’s biggest Modified race.  Brooks, who was defeated for the first time in 2010, finished second ahead of Jordan Dahlke, Chris Orr and Ryan Wheeler.  Michelle Sexton brought home a sixth place finish ahead of Ben Raber, AJ Foote, Randy DeBoer and Brent Hook.  Brooks once again beat his own track record in qualifying with a 13.352.


Andy Bozell returned to his winning ways by holding off son Phil and a lightning quick Tom Thomas to win the Outlaw Super Late Model portion of the program.  Trent Hellenga charged to a fourth place finish ahead of Randy Day, quick qualifier Brandon Lyons, Todd Dougherty, Mark Shook and Rick Sexton.  Rick Senneker and John Chapman won the heats.


The Pro Stocks saw a first-time winner in young Tyler Hufford.  Hufford made a last-lap pass on James Wheaton to collect the victory.  Butch Glass finished third ahead of Matt Noble and Keith Wilfong.  Noble was quick time and Seth moody won the heat.


Dale Leonard broke Nick Layman’s winning streak by collecting the win in the Cyber Stock feature.  Shawn Misak had a strong second place finish ahead of Layman, Keith Dunham and Doug Smith.  Matt Slater, Kyle Knapp, Logan Knight, Rob Misak and Daton Wright completed the top ten.  Smith was quick time while Justin Bell won the ‘B’ Feature.  Mike Tabbert, Rob Misak and Layman won the heats.


Chance Rice won an exciting Michigan Legends Car feature over Levi Rouster, Tyler Rycenga, Matt Todd and Tony Monge.  Gary Joppich, Guy Fire, Ben Rouster, Trenton Besgrove and John Turnball Jr. finished sixth through tenth.  Rouster and Rycenga won the heats.


Today, Sunday May 30th the Belle Tire Four Cylinder Enduro Series gets back in action with the running of the Veterans 200.  Robert Rheinsburg picked up the victory in the first Enduro of 2010 after son Aaron had a mechanical failure while leading with less than 25 laps to go.  Will one of the Rheinsburg’s win again or can Eddy Burgan, Brian Amos, Zach Cook, Robert Boursen or Outlaw Super Late Model drivers Phil Bozell or John Chapman bring home the victory?  The action starts at 5:30 with FREE Bus Rides around the track!  At 7:00 the Spectator Drags will be competing for $250 to win and immediately after that the Enduro will begin.  Following the Enduro will be the first Powder Puff Enduro of 2010. 


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