|Record-breaking car count heralds Phillips Co. Raceway season opener|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
Breaking a record for a Phillips County Raceway season opener last Saturday, April 12, 100 cars exceeded a car count for a season opener in recent years.
In fact, that number is 30 higher than an average night at PCR, bested only by the Kenny Schrader event on the Fourth of July last year when 117 cars showed.
Saturday’s races kicked off the Blood Sweat & Tears tour, as well as the PCR season, and promoter Joe Bellm was well-pleased with the action-packed season kickoff.
Chad Dolan, pictured at left in Car No. 87, is new to Phillips County Raceway and will run for the PCR and BST titles this season. He is pictured winning his sport mod heat race Saturday, April 12, ahead of Bryan Herrick. Dolan went on to win the sport mod main.
In IMCA modifieds action, John Hansen and Jeremy Frenier raced side by side for well over 15 laps, with Hansen pulling ahead to take the checkered flag. Holyoke’s Garrett Sporhase placed fifth in the mods main.
Chad Dolan from Nebraska is new to PCR and BST Racing. He took the lead in the sport mod main by lap 10 over Ryan Moser, last year’s champ. The two finished one-two and will both be strong contenders for this year’s sport mods titles.
Holyoke’s Mike Lininger won his heat in the sport mod racing and finished fifth in the main.
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