Oberlin speedster captures North Platte race

Monday, July 9, 2018

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. The racing was fast paced and action packed all night long as the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) joined the IMCA divisions during a double-feature night of racing at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska on Saturday evening.

Earning the privilege of stepping into the promised land of the winners circle was Tyler Knight, David Murray Jr, Mike Densberger, Tony Schultz, Jacob Wolsleben, Casey Woken, Tyler Tipton, Brady Bencken, Billy Turner and Richard Crow.

Climbing to the top of the heap in the IMCA Modified features was the duo of David Murray Jr of Oberlin, Kan., and the Magic Man Mike Densberger of Lincoln.

Murray cashed in on his great starting position to lead the first lap of the first feature and then regain the lead on the fourth lap and never look back on his way to the win. In the second feature event, Cole Hodges of Ogallala led nearly the whole feature until Mike Densberger passed Hodges coming out of corner four to win the sprint to the finish line and claim the victory

. Hodges was forced to settle with second place honors. Densberger was the runner-up in the first feature of the night.

In the only feature of the evening featuring the visiting URSS competitors, Tyler Knight of Wright, Kansas started on the pole and led every lap of the feature event to claim the checkered flag. Finishing second overall in the feature event was Zach Chappell of Talala, Oklahoma with Zach Blurton of Quinter, Kansas.

Starting their night off right, Schultz racing saw their dynamic duo of Tony Schultz and Zach Schultz, both of North Platte finishing first and second overall in the first feature.

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