Humboldt Speedway holds Biblesta Blowout

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Speedway held the Biblesta Blowout over the weekend. The two-night racing event was in conjunction with Humboldt’s annual Biblesta.
After Friday night’s qualifying feature races in factory stock and B-Mods, the top 10 drivers in each event moved into the big money races on Saturday. Saturday featured $1,500-to-win for modifieds, $1,000-to-win for B-Mods and $500-to-win for factory stock cars.
Scott Stuart proved why he was Friday night’s Humboldt Speedway’s 2009 factory stock points champion with excellent handling.
On Saturday, Stuart came back, starting in the pole position. Stuart withstood heavy pressure from Zack Simmons and Jerry Wagner in “the money” feature race. In the closing laps, Stuart got a couple of car lengths ahead to win.
Simmons out-dueled Wagner for second place Saturday. Dusty Campbell placed fourth and Mark Selsor rounded out the top five on Saturday.
Stuart had won Friday’s feature with Doug Scism in second place and Ron Green in third. Simmons had run fourth on Friday and Blake Davis was fifth.
Wagner took sixth on Friday followed by Dustin Marvin, Selsor, Patrick Kay and Steven Stuart.
Finishing back in the pack — eighth to be precise — in Friday’s B-Mod feature, Ron Bolin Jr. came up with the big win Saturday. Paden Phillips, the Speedway’s current B-Mod points champion, won Friday’s feature race with Jay Lamons Jr. in second place.
Phillips and Lamons were side-by-side on the front row of Saturday’s feature race. The two battled with Lamons leading by the middle of the race.
Bolin made his move to the front then it was a back-and-forth race between Bolin and Lamons. Bolin won the 30-lap race and got the $1,000 bonus payout.
Lamons ran second followed by Brad Smith, Phillips and Mike Highley.
In Friday’s B-Mod feature, Tim VanGotten was third behind Phillips and Lamons. Justin Boots took fourth followed by Riley Whitworth, Mike Letterman, Levi McGowen, Bolin, Nathan Schmidt and T.C. Morton.
Lamons won Friday’s Yoeman Racing Engines’ Dash for Cash in B-Mods.
Ron was the only winning Bolin Saturday night. Brother Brian Bolin took on the modified car field in a 30-lap feature for the $1,500 prize.
Brian Bolin pushed to the front of the field past early-race leader Ryan McAninch. Bolin stayed in the lead despite late-race challenges from Justin Folk and Steven Bowers Jr.
Folk came out of the pack on a restart midway through the race and challenged Bolin. Bowers was right there in third place. Bolin held off a final charge by Folk using lapped traffic on the last lap.
Brian Bolin took home the big payout in modifieds with Justin Folk in second and Bowers in second. Dan Daniels placed fourth and Johnny Bone Jr. rounded out the top five.
On Friday, turf cars added to the show at the Speedway. Cole Curtis won the feature race followed by Caleb Edwards, Jerry Hockett, Kinzer Edwards and River Richesen.
Also Friday’s racing fans saw two mechanic races. In the B-Mod/modified race, Josh Pitts won followed by Dave Trahan, Gerald Moore and Donald McIntosh. Kenny Phillips won the factory stock race with Greg Barker in second and Fred Cramer in third.