This time in an IMCA Stock Car, Taylor wins another Wild West Challenge title

first_imgJesse Taylor returned to Lincoln County Raceway to win a second Wild West Challenge crown, this one in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. His July 6 victory paid $1.200. (Photo by Steve Towery)By Kelly NinasNORTH PLATTE, Neb. (July 6) – New division, same title: Wild West Challenge champion.Jesse Taylor took the top check at Lincoln County Raceway’s Wild West Challenge Friday evening, earning $1,200 for his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory.Last year’s IMCA Modified winner at North Platte, Taylor started on the outside of the se­cond row and was among the cars jostling for position throughout the feature. He finally took the lead from Jason Rogers on the 16th lap and weathered a series of late cautions for the victory.Close behind was 10th starting Kyle Vanover. Rogers, Casey Woken and Justin Addison com­pleted the top five.Mike Densberger raced from sixth starting to win the IMCA Modified feature, earning $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot bid as well.Densberger motored by Jeremy Frenier on lap nine for the lead, then held off late chal­lenges from the field of heavy hitters.Clough worked his way from ninth starting to the runner-up spot. Frenier, Brandon Spanjer and Jay Steffens were next across the stripe.Brett Berry parlayed his pole start into the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod check­ers.Austin Svoboda was second while former hometown hotshoe Dillon Schultz worked his way through the field to third.Grabbing the lead in the early laps and avoiding trouble throughout the feature was the win­ning formula for Jesse Vanlaningham in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.Vanlaningham pocketed $700. Jeff Ware ran out of time to challenge and ended in second; third went to Luke Wassom.Coming from the furthest to visit the winners circle was Mitch Bolton of Grand Junction, Colo­rado. Bolton was not only the winner of the longest tow award but the $650 victor in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.Second place went to Denny Berghahn Jr. while early leader Shawn Hein was third.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Mike Densberger; 2. Brandon Clough; 3. Jeremy Frenier; 4. Brandon Span­jer; 5. Bryan Herrick; 7. David Murray Jr.; 8. Colton Osborn; 9. John Burrow Jr.; 10. Charley Brown; 11. Cole Hodges; 12. Brian Cross; 13. Ronnie Wallace; 14. Dave Pederson; 15. Klancey Honeycutt.Stock Cars – 1. Jesse Taylor; 2. Kyle Vanover; 3. Jason Rogers; 4. Casey Woken; 5. Justin Ad­dison; 6. Jeff Whiting; 7. Mikey Dancer; 8. Travis Demilt; 9. Jason Anderson; 10. Henry Henderson; 11. Dan Eller; 12. Danny Concelman; 13. Eric Kinderknecht; 14. Kyle Clough; 15. Robbie Kosmacek; 16. Tyler Tipton; 17. Damon Richards; 18. D.J. Banks; 19. Angel Munoz; 20. Andrew DillenburgHobby Stocks – 1. Jesse Vanlaningham; 2. Jeff Ware; 3. Luke Wassom; 4. Jeromy Wag­ner; 5. Tanner Jones; 6. Allyn Myers; 7. Austin Davis; 8. Chuck Ledbetter; 9. Shad Cooper; 10. Brooke Russell; 11. Brady Bencken; 12. Caleb Hetrick; 13. T.C. McKain; 14. Tanner Clough; 15. Jacob Hagan; 16. Sean Miller; 17. Devin Bjorklund; 18. Brady Henderson.Northern SportMods – 1. Brett Berry; 2. Austin Svoboda; 3. Dillon Schultz; 4. Nick Hankins; 5. Ryan Moser; 6. Brady Weinman; 7. Zach Schultz; 8. Tony Schultz; 9. Eric Kackmeister; 10. Justin Svoboda; 11. Brian Osantowski; 12. Jacob Wolsleben; 13. Zach Buesing; 14. Gary Long; 15. Cody DeWester; 16. Adam Kackmeister; 17. Danny Concelman; 18. Jamey Kennicutt; 19. Brandon Poessnecker; 20. Matt Caudillo.Sport Compacts – 1. Mitch Bolton; 2. Denny Berghahn Jr.; 3. Shawn Hein; 4. Richard Crow; 5. Billy Turner; 6. Lanny Bolton;7. David Norquest; 8. Shawn Klinkifuss; 9. Daryl Cauff­man; 10. Andrew Baumgardner; 11. Lonnie Lenser Jr. 12. Kaden Dady; 13. Quincy Eggelston; 14. Tom Baumgardner; 15. Christian Destefano; 18. Billy Potter; 19. Steve Price; 20. Merle Johnson; 21. Kyle Filyaw; 22. Terry Tritt; 23. Terry Florom.last_img read more

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Men’s volleyball splits series with No. 5 Hawaii

first_imgThe USC men’s volleyball team (3-11, 3-9 MPSF) upset No. 5 Hawaii (10-5, 5-5 MPSF) in a five-set battle (25-18, 20-25, 21-25, 26-24, 17-15) after losing to them in five sets on Monday. The Trojans were led by junior outside hitter Lucas Yoder. Yoder tallied up 21 kills and 11 digs while hitting .279. He also led the team Monday night with 16 kills while hitting .448. Senior outside hitter Alex Slaught recorded the second most kills on the team with 15, while sophomore opposite Jon Rivera recorded 11 kills. Sophomore setter Jack Yoder recorded 56 assists in the win and another 37 the night before.Junior middle blocker Andy Benesh led the team with five kills. Rivera and Slaught both recorded five kills. Senior middle blocker Tommy Leonard tallied up two kills. Monday night, Leonard led the team with six kills, while Jack Yoder put up four and Benesh tallied three. Towards the end of the fifth set, it was 14-11 Hawaii. USC managed to battle off that match point and score three straight points to tie it at 14-all. Hawaii recorded a kill to make it 15-14, but USC scored another three straight points to take the set 17-15. Slaught secured the win with a kill to finish out the set. This was the Trojans’ fourth consecutive five-set match, but the only one that the team has won in that span. This win against the Rainbow Warriors broke USC’s three match losing streak.There were a total of 27 tie scores throughout the match, but only eight lead changes. Twelve of the tie scores came in the fourth set, which the Trojans won 26-24.Despite being out-blocked 16.0 to 8.5, the Trojans still out hit the Rainbow Warriors .245 to .238. USC also recorded two more kills than Hawaii, 63 to 61. USC also recorded more digs than Hawaii, 49 to 39. The win against the Rainbow Warriors finished up USC’s week long 4 match homestand. The Trojans won’t play another match until they face off at No. 10 UC Santa Barbara next Wednesday, February 24th. USC’s next home match will be the following Saturday when they host No. 3 UCLA.last_img read more

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