A total of 78 cars were in attendance at the Adams County Speedway on Saturday night for Akin Building Supply/Michael Foods Night. The annual Hy-Vee Kids Candy Drop took place during intermission, as several youngsters took to the front stretch with the hopes of filling their sacks, and later their tummies with candy.
Action began on Saturday night with the Chat Mobility Hobby Stocks. Tom Myers and Andy Davison started on the front row, and Davison quickly took the lead. While this was happening, Brent Rickers No. 3 machine went for a wild ride down the backstretch, tumbling several times before coming to a stop. Thankfully, Ricker was able to walk away from the wreck unscathed. Two-time defending champion Luke Ramsey fell victim to the bad luck bug on Saturday night, as the Bedford native suffered a flat tire early in the race thwarting his chances for another win. Meanwhile, Davison continued to hit his marks in the feature and cruised to his first victory since 2015. David Weeda finished second, Myers took home third, Chris Bates finished fourth and Ramsey rebounded to finish fifth.
The Stalker Chevrolet B-Modifieds were the next class to hit the track. Daniel Baudler led the 18-car field to the green flag. Baudler quickly jumped out front, eyeing his first career win. However, the race would be plagued by cautions, including incidents that collected championship contenders Josh Sink and Shawn Kralik. Baudler had to survive several late-race restarts and a hard-charging Jerod Weston, but the Fontanelle native held on for his first career win. Weston finished second, Kyle Tanner finished third, Cody Werner finished fourth and Evan Davis took home a career-best fifth place finish.
Eight Northland Oil Stock Cars took to the track to do battle with $600 on the line courtesy of NAPA Creston. What the class lacked in numbers, it did not lack in excitement as Tony Hardisty, Eric Rempel, Jason Rold and Adam Hensel all put on an entertaining battle for the race lead, but when the checkered flag dropped it was Hardisty taking his third win of the season. Rold took home the runner-up spot, Rempel finished third, Adam Hensel wound up in fourth and Rick Bissell rounded out the top five.
A total of 18 Poet Bio-Refining Modifieds did battle on Saturday night. Josh Most and Jacob Hobscheidt started on the front row of the field. Most led the early stages of the races until Ryan Jenkins was able to reel him in and assume the race lead. It quickly became apparent that Jenkins had the car to beat as he easily opened up a sizeable lead on the field. Jenkins appeared to be well on his to the win, but a caution came out on the white-flag lap prompting a green-white-checkered finish. Jenkins calmly hit his marks on the restart and sailed to victory. Josh Most, Jesse Dennis, Jesse Sobbing and Cole Ferguson rounded out the top five.
Action concluded on Saturday night with the Tri-State Ford Compacts. John Berg and Zak Sickles started on the front row, but it was Chris Vannausdle who quickly took control of the race. Defending champion Dustin Thompson tried feverishly to reel him in and had a couple of cracks at it but could not do so, allowing Vannausdle to take home his second win of the season. Landon White nudged Dustin Thompson at the line for second, Bobby Key finished fourth and Dustin Grout rounded out the top five.
Saturday night at ACS features the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series making its first of two appearances at ACS presented by Crop Production Services. Some of the best late model drivers in the Midwest will take to the half-mile with $2,000 on the line. All weekly support classes will run as well. Hot laps begin at 6:30 with racing to begin at 7 p.m.