Fall Nationals

Ginest, Hager & Watts claim the checkers

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Sport Mod winner, Nate Ginest

     Great Bend’s Nate Ginest, hometown driver Garrett ‘The Wild Child’ Hager, and Beloit’s Tim Watts were first time winners this season at RPM Speedway in Hays, KS, Saturday night, May 24.      The Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Northern Sport Mod 20-lap feature got off to a rough start as Michael Copper and Brandon Belvill crashed into the frontstretch wall on the opening lap.  Both drivers were okay but done for the night.  Jeremy Couse led the first 2 laps before a caution waved for a spinning Ryan Gier.  On the restart, Ginest shot to the lead and never looked back.  Several cautions kept the field close, and point leader ‘The Frye Man’ Tyler Frye stayed on the back bumper but could not make a pass and settled for the runner-up spot.  Heat race winners Daniel Gottschalk and Blaine Walt finished third and fourth, with Brenden Damon rounding out the top five.  Cory Struckhoff...

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