Modified driver Jesse Sobbing
RPM Speedway in Hays, KS, kicked off the new racing season with a large field of cars from 8 states on hand for the Sunflower Classic Friday & Saturday, March 28-29.
In results on Friday, Jeremy Frenier of Fort Morgan, CO, took advantage of his outside pole starting position to jump to the lead of the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature, trailed by Jesse Taylor and David Murray. The lone caution waved on lap 6, bunching up the field on the restart. Frenier continued to lead the field at the halfway mark, followed by Iowa’s Jesse Sobbing, Cody Gearhart and Murray. Then on lap 16, Sobbing got under Frenier coming out of turn 4 to take a lead he would not relinquish. Lapped traffic came into play but Sobbing held off Murray, who finished inches ahead of Gearhart for second. Frenier and Jeff Hunter rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Sobbing, Frenier, Chris Bragg and Kevin Gray, with Clay Sellard and Travis Hatcher first...