Completes "King of the Hill" Sweep at JMS
Dan Robinson and David Smith,
MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. - Aug. 14.On the 27th anniversary of Kelly Boen's
first career feature win, the Hnderson, Colorado driver became a back-to-back winner of the "King of the Hill
Late Model Showdown" Saturday at McCool Junction, Nebraska.
Since 2004, there have been 20 Late Model races contested at Junction Motor Speedway, and Boen has won
11 of those. Starting on the inside of row two, Boen quickly found the front on a slick and smooth surface.
Brad Looney looked strong late in the race and was running second with five
laps to go when his engine expired. John Anderson, running a new MasterSbilt
chassis, was consistent all weekend and finished second.
Kyle Berck, fresh off winning the evening's modified feature, started on the inside of row three and came to the
checkers in third.
Mike Wiarda started on the pole for the 35 lap feature, but it was third
starting Boen who quickly jumped out into the lead. Anderson overtook Wiarda for the runner up position and kept
pace with Boen, the career O’Reilly/NCRA late model feature winner with 54 career victories, but could never get
around and settled for his second consecutive runner up finish.
Wiarda was running third when he jumped the cushion, bringing out a yellow ten
laps into the race. A few laps later, going into turn three, a multi-car incident brought out a red flag. Andrew
Kosiski was among those involved and flipped his car before walking away from the wreck.
Boen drives a Rocket chassis with a Cornett Engine. Sponsorship support for the #07 comes from Road Runner
Fabrication and Peterson Fluid Systems.
Aug. 14 - MLRA/NCRA - Junction Motor Speedway
1. Kelly Boen, 2. John Anderson, 3. Kyle Berck, 4. Travis
Dickes, 5. Al Purkey, 6. Jason O'Brien, 7. Joe Kosiski, 8. Chris Spieker, 9. Bryant Goldsmith, 10.
Delbert Smith. 11. Jerry Warner. 12. Dave Eckrich, 13. J.D. Hubert, 14. Jase Kaser, 15. Billy Koons,
Jr., 16. Dean Moore, 17. Bill Koons, 18. Brad Looney, 19. Mike Wiarda, 20. Corey Zeitner, 21. Justin
Asplin, 22. Dustin Hapka, 23. Andrew Kosiski, 24. Al Humphrey.
Heat winners (32 entries):
Boen, Anderson, Wiarda, Looney; B Feature winners: Dave Eckrich, Koons.
Ron Mitchell photo