Humboldt trio leads way to victory lane

Brandon Vink bested all comers Sunday in winning his feature race at Humboldt Speedway. The racing season continues this Friday.



June 21, 2021 - 10:02 AM

HUMBOLDT — As in any motorsports class, there are  drivers who are just plain fast.

Humboldt’s Brandon Vink is a case in point. 

Vink, who turns in a consistent performance every week, started deep in the field of his Humboldt Speedway USRA Tuner heat race, skillfully maneuvered his way to the win, and qualified for the inside pole of the feature event.

 From that point, he proceeded to lead all 16 feature laps for the victory. Robert Moore of Humboldt was the second with Clint Haigler completing the trifecta of Humboldt drivers in the top three. Fourth went to Colony driver Jonathan Culver, and William Todd of Humboldt rounded out the top five.

The Ray’s Metal Depot B-Mod feature was, as usual, a hard-fought affair, captured this week by Tyler Kidwell of Chanute, despite strong challenges by runner-up Levi McGowen and third place finisher Jeremy Chambers. Donald McIntosh came home fourth, Kenton Allen fifth.

Carter Brownsberger of Nevada, Mo., won the Love’s Travel Stops Midwest Mod feature, with Jackson McGowen showing a fine performance in finishing a close second, with Henry Chambers, son of Jeremy, locking down third from deep in the 17-car field starting spot. Ethan Lamons made his 2021 debut with a fourth-place finish. Scott Collins was fifth.

Survival was the name of the game in the Home Savings Bank Factory Stock main event; where only three drivers  managed to take the checkered flag: Derrek Wilson in first, Trey Stipp in second and Kalob Cleaver in third.

This week’s races will feature USRA “A” Mods on hand to compete for $2,000 to win “THE HUMMER 50,” with all other classes competing as well. 

Plus, there will be a fireworks extravaganza after the races.