Ridge Oien #7 from Bloomington (MN) ran away with the first Hornets feature event at ELKO. Oien took the lead early and just kept on extending his advantage, after the fifteen laps were completed he had a massive 4.340 second lead. Brandon Olson #36b won a great battle for second place, then #41 Ashley Bell was third, #14 Justin Schelitzche fourth and #55 Brandon Plekkenpol was fifth of the 12 cars racing. Oien passed technical inspection post-race and was awarded his first official win of 2017.
Shawn Grabinger #22 had the early lead in the second 15 lap Hornets feature event, he surrendered the top spot to #55 Brandon Plekkenpol from Shakopee (MN) on lap seven and Plekkenpol drove to his first win of the year by 2.820 seconds. Michael Wachs Jr #3 was very strong in the bottom groove, he drove up to finish second, #36b Brandon Olson came home third, #41 Ashley Bell was forth and #22 Grabinger rounded out the Top 5.
Justin Schelitzche #14 is the defending Champion and current point leader but now by just 4 points over Brandon Plekkenpol in the race for the title.
Collin Stocker #8 from Farmington (MN) won the Brock's Flooring Bandolero main event, #99 Max Mabee was second followed by #01 Zachary Konop and #88 Christopher Konop. Collin Stocker now leads Christopher Konop by 3 points in the standings.
Official Results and Point Standings will be posted mid-week on ElkoSpeedway.com
Up Next at ELKO is an Eve of Destruction sponsored by the MN Professional Towing Association on July 29th. In addition to NASCAR racing, Galaxy Girl will return with her aerial act, J J Romans Motorcycle stunts, Figure 8 School Bus races, the Drifters, a Petting Zoo and much more including music by Crankshaft.
Spectator Gates open at 5pm with action at 6pm.
Elko Speedway is a 3/8th mile asphalt oval NASCAR sanctioned track with stadium seating located 30 minutes South of downtown Minneapolis or St Paul just off of I-35 and county road 2 in Elko (MN). For more information go to ElkoSpeedway.com, follow Elko Speedway on social media, download our free app by searching Elko Racing or call (952) 461-7223.