The 2017 race season got underway on Saturday night with the opener at Humboldt Speedway. Along with a new season comes a new sanctioning body, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
In A Modified action Webb City’s Mitch Keeter picked up where he left off last weekend at the Battle at the Bullring. Keeter, starting outside the pole, blasted into the lead and never looked back garnering the feature win. Darren Fuqua and Tad Davis battled behind the leader for the 20-lap feature, with Fuqua besting Davis for the second position. Arkansas driver Steve Holtzkamper and Parsons driver Jeremy Chambers rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Keeter and Davis.
In Ray’s Metal Depot B Mod action, Fort Scott driver Brian Bolin passed Pittsburg driver Brian McGowen on lap four en route to his victory. The 2015 USRA National Champion Andy Bryant, Chanute’s Dylan Allen and last week’s Battle of the Bullring winner J.C. Morton rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Riley Whitworth, Brian McGowen, Levi McGowen, Dylan Allen and Andy Bryant.