The local portion of the race program had the Hiway Federal Credit Union Late Models take the stage and put on a great show in front of a huge crowd in attendance with 40 consecutive laps of racing at Elko Speedway without a caution. Adam Bendzick #21 led the first half of the race until #3 Chris Marek from Lakeville (MN) drove up from his 6th starting position and challenged for the lead. These two competitors raced side by side until Marek took over the point with 10 laps to go. Fast qualifier #71 Derek Lemke, who is from Minnesota but now lives in Charlotte (NC), started in the back of the field and was racing his way towards the front along with Dylan Moore #54 who was making his first start of the year. Marek fought back #6 Owin Giles and won by 0.817 seconds, Giles finished second, four time defending champion #72 Jacob Goede finished third after a spirited battle with Adam Bendzick in fourth and #7 Paul Paine in fifth. Steve Anderson #50 was sixth, #31 Ryan Varner seventh, Derek Lemke eighth, Dylan Moore ninth and #14 Devyn Stocker in tenth out of the 14 cars entered.
It was the third victory of the season for Chris Marek who is now second in the Late Model standings, 94 points behind Jacob Goede.
The NASCAR Whelen All American series racing continued at ELKO with an exciting Genz-Ryan Thunder Car 35 lap main event. Dave Reed #52 led the early portion of the race until #07 Dillon Sellner grabbed the lead on lap 6. Sellner led the way until #25 Eric Campbell from Lonsdale (MN) challenged him for the top spot, Campbell raced Sellner door to door until passing him with 10 laps remaining in the race. Good hard racing throughout the 13 car field but the yellow flag was never displayed in the race to the checkers. Campbell beat #3 Conrad Jorgenson to the finish line by 1.776 seconds, #99 Brent Kane was third, #37 Bryce Blohm fourth, #9 Adam Wiebusch fifth, fast qualifier #32 Jeremy Wolff sixth, Dillon Sellner dropped to seventh, Dave Reed to eighth, #14 Tony Holm ninth and #92 Norm Grabinger was tenth. It was the third victory of the season for Campbell.
Jeremy Wolff continues to lead the Thunder Car standings with a 50 point lead over Eric Campbell and Dillon Sellner 58 points behind in third.