Montgomery County was well represented at Macon Speedway on Saturday, July 25, as six racers competed in four different classes at the sixth annual KerbyStrong 100.
Hillsboro’s Brady Lynch would have the best finish of the group as he ran fifth in the Pro Late Model class. Lynch piloted the 14B to a top five finish after starting ninth in the 11-car field, after a DNF (did not finish) in his heat race due to electrical problems.
Lynch’s brother Nathan ran in the UMP Modified class and got his money’s worth from his entry fee. After qualifying sixth, the 14N blew a tire in the heat race and scored a DNF and a spot in the B Main.
Vying for one of the five transfer spots to the 20-car feature, Lynch moved his way up from the eighth spot to fourth to earn another race. In the feature, Lynch would start 19th and eventually finished three spots ahead in 16th.
Bryan Leach of Harvel also ran in the UMP Modifieds, taking fourth in his heat race and tenth overall in the A Feature for a solid night.
Like the Modifieds, the B-Mods also had two county racers in its line-up. Hillsboro’s Justin Reynolds and Kevin Rench were in separate heats to start the night, with Reynolds placing second in the second heat and Rench placing sixth in the first heat.
In the feature, the two would wind up one spot apart, with Reynolds running eighth in the 3X and Rench placing ninth in the 116.
Nokomis racer Anton Loskot would run in the Street Stock and placed sixth in the first heat, then took 15th in the feature.
Both Brady Lynch and Kevin Rench are in the top ten in Macon Speedway’s season standings. Lynch is currently fourth in the DIRTcar Pro Late Model standings, while Rench is seventh on the DIRTcar Pro-Mods list.
While the big cars were at Macon, Jason Williamson was representing the Lynch family in Gibson City with the 150-entry Ford County Shootout RC race.
In the Street Stock division, Williamson battled electrical issues and a loose car before finishing fourth in his first round race. In round two, the car handled better before a late wreck caused some problems. Still, Williamson was able to salvage a third place finish.
Williamson would start on the pole in the D-Main and came away with a win to move on to the C-Main. His luck would run out there as he was running fourth when the 3X would begin to lose tire grip and started fading back. With only the winner advancing to the B-Main, Williamson pulled off the track and took a DNF.
In the B-Mod division, Williamson started on the pole in his heat, but a few wrecks caused the front bumper plate to snap and ended the car’s night.
For more on the Lynch Motorsports and Hillsboro Hustler race teams, go to www.facebook.com/LynchMotorsports and www.facebook.com/3xHillsboroHustler.