The second Big 8 feature saw #17 Jon Lemke take the early lead. Todd Kamish raced Lemke side by side and then overtook him in the top groove with 12 laps remaining. Kamish #5 from Farmington (MN), won the race by .808 seconds and scored his second win of 2016. A great battle for the runner-up position was won by Lemke, who held off the other brother, Ryan Kamish by less than a fender. Michael Beamish finished fourth and #19 Michael Haggar rounded out the Top-5.
Dylan Moore #54 had difficult starting positions and finished the two races 8th and 9th but he held on to the point lead. Moore now has an 11 point lead over Lemke in the battle for the Championship.
Conrad Jorgenson #3 came across the finish line first in the Genz-Ryan Thunder Car main event but he denied the post-race Technical Inspection request and was disqualified. Dillon Sellner #07 from Farmington (MN) was declared the winner, it was his first win of the season. Adam Wiebusch was also disqualified for the same infraction so, Jeremy Wolff #32 was awarded second, Brent Kane #99 third, Eric Campbell #25 fourth and #20 James Lindgren fifth.
Jeremy Wolff now has a 23 point lead over Brent Kane as they renew their rivalry from last year in the quest for the Thunder Car Championship, Eric Campbell is currently third in points, only 24 out of the lead.
The Pepsi Power Stock main event was a good one as 21 cars raced 20 laps for the honor to take home the hardware. Brandon Petersen #7 held the lead early in the race, he was closely followed by #56 Paul Hamilton and #36 Brandon Olson as the Top 3 checked out on the field. Hamilton put some pressure on Petersen with five laps to go and then passed him on the outside with three laps to go in the main event. "It was getting down to the end," said Hamilton "I was thinking OK, I'm going to have to try the high-side, and this car usually doesn't like the high-side, but it stuck and we kept pushing it more and more and more and eventually we ended up getting it." Hamilton won by .478 seconds over Petersen with Brandon Olson finishing third, #54 Tom Quade in fourth and #62 Tom Doten in fifth. This was the first win of the year for Hamilton who had run a charity half-marathon earlier in the day.
With the good finish for Petersen and #37 Bryce Blohm finishing seventh, Blohm now leads Petersen by only two points in the season-to-date standings. Tom Doten is third in points, 16 behind the leader.
Brady Fox-Rhode #4 from Loretto (MN) spent his birthday week in Rome Italy on vacation, he rushed back just in time to get his Great North Legends car ready to race on Saturday night. It turned out to be well worth the effort as Fox-Rhode led every one of the 20 laps and held off some big names to take the win, his second of the year at Elko Speedway. Shon Jacobsen #22 finished 1.028 seconds behind Fox-Rhode with #13 Tim Brockhouse finishing third, Matt Allen #16 fourth and #7 Jackson Lewis in fifth out of the 21 cars competing.