Night number 2 of the season and the first points night for the series got off to a late start after Mother Nature tried to complicate things with a rain shower around 5 o’clock. The Kosiski Family and the track crew were able to get the track rolled in and ready for racing action.
34 cars checked in for the $4,000 to-win show. With qualifying done the night before the night got underway with 4 heat races, Jeremy Grady, Scott Ward, Ben Schaller, and Kyle Berck would pick up the wins in their heats. Brad Perdue and Cory Dumpert would be victorious in the B-Features.
The 25-lap A main event was brought to green by Corey Zeitner and Bill Leighton Jr. Corey Zeitner jumped out to the early lead while the battle for the 2nd position heated up between Josh Leonard, Bill Leighton Jr, Tad Pospisil, and Nick Deal. Deal would quickly work his way past the other three and move from his 5th place starting spot to 2nd within the first 5 laps of the race. He then set his sights on race leader Corey Zeitner. While Deal began to slowly reel in Zeitner for the lead, Brian Kosiski would move past Tad Pospisil for the 5th spot. On lap 9, Nick Deal was finally able to clear Zeitner after swapping the top spot a few times. Once cleared Deal began to check out.
Meanwhile, Tad Pospisil, 2017 Series Champion, who started third began to fade dropping 6th to Andrew Kosiski on lap 9, 7th and 8th to Scott Ward and Dylan Smith on lap 10. Corey Zeitner would lose grasp of second place as the leaders began to work lap traffic, Zeitner losing 2nd and 3rd to Josh Leonard and Bill Leighton Jr, Zeitner would soon lose 4th to Brian Kosiski on lap 16 and 5th to Andrew Kosiski on lap 18. In the late stages of the race while Deal was checked out Leighton surrendered the 2nd and 3rd spots to Josh Leonard and Brian Kosiski after getting caught in lap traffic.
As the checkered flag waved it was Walnut, Iowa’s Nick Deal picking up his first career Malvern Bank SLMR Series victory winning by over a straightaway. Deal was followed to the line by Josh Leonard, Brian Kosiski, Bill Leighton, and Andrew Kosiski who rounded out the top 5.
Speedway Motors Heat Race #1: 1. Jeremy Grady, 2. Dylan Smith, 3. Ben Sukup, 4. Cory Dumpert, 5. Brad Perdue, 6. Curt Drake, 7. Troy Daly
Keyser Manufacturing Heat Race #2: 1. Scott Ward, 2. Blair Nothdurft, 3. Eric Vanosdall, 4. Robbie Andersen, 5. Chris Johnson, 6. Kale Kosiski, 7. Andy Claiborne
Roth Racing Heat Race #3: 1. Ben Schaller, 2. Gary Brown Jr, 3. Allan Hopp, 4. Curt Schroeder, 5. Zach Zeitner, 6. Steve McConnell
Kosiski Auto Parts Heat Race #4: 1. Kyle Berck, 2. Josh Krug, 3. Dylan Schmer, 4. Jason Wallace, 5. Tyler Smith, 6. Matt Snoberger
B-Feature #1: 1. Brad Perdue, 2. Robbie Andersen, 3. Allan Hopp, 4. Troy Daly, 5. Jason Wallace, 6. Zach Zeitner, 7. Steve McConnell, 8. Curt Drake
B-Feature #2: 1. Cory Dumpert, 2. Dylan Schmer, 3. Curt Schroeder, 4. Kale Kosiski, 5. Tyler Smith, 6. Matt Snoberger, 7. Chris Johnson, 8. Andy Claiborne
A-Feature: 1. Nick Deal, 2. Josh Leonard, 3. Brian Kosiski, 4. Bill Leighton Jr, 5. Andrew Kosiski, 6. Dylan Smith, 7. Scott Ward, 8. Corey Zeitner, 9. Tad Pospisil, 10. Kyle Berck, 11. Jason O’Brien, 12. Josh Krug, 13. Allan Hopp, 14. Ben Schaller, 15. Cory Dumpert, 16. Blair Nothdurft, 17. Jeremy Grady, 18. Brad Perdue, 19. Dylan Schmer, 20. Zach Zeitner, 21. Ben Sukup, 22. Robbie Andersen, 23. Troy Daly, 24. Curt Schroeder, 25. Eric Vanosdall, 26. Gary Brown Jr
Speedway Motors Heat Race #1: Ben Sukup
Keyser Manufacturing Heat Race #2: Blair Nothdurft
Roth Racing Heat Race #3: Ben Schaller
Kosiski Auto Parts Heat Race #4: Kyle Berck
Hoosier Tire Hard Charger: Allan Hopp
VP Fuels Top Qualifier: Ben Schaller
Dynamic Drivelines Hard Luck Award: Steve McConnell
Sardeson Racing Worst Draw: Jason Wallace
Speedway Motors Back-Up Award: Corey Zeitner
Keizer Wheels Last Man In: Ben Sukup
Wehrs Machine A Feature Pole Sitter: Corey Zeitner
Predator Trailers B Feature King: Allan Hopp
Hooker Harness 5th Place: Andrew Kosiski
Out Pace Products 7th Place: –
Simpson Performance Products 8th Place: Corey Zeitner
Braswell Carburetion 10th Place: Kyle Berck
Brinn Transmission 12th Place: Josh Krug
Penske Top 3 Finishers: Nick Deal, Josh Leonard, and Brian Kosiski
Rod End Supply Lap Leaders: Corey Zeitner and Nick Deal
Series Sponsors: Beyea Headers, Braswell Carburetion, Brinn Transmissions, Dynamic Drivelines, Helmet Head Design, Hooker Harness, Hoosier Tire, JE Pistons, Keizer Wheels, Keyser Manufacturing, Kosiski Auto Parts, Malvern Bank, My Race Pass, N&W Transfer, Out-Pace Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies, Predator Trailers, Real Wheels, Rod End Supply, Roth Racing, Sardeson Racing, Simpson Performance Products, Speedway Motors, Storm Solution Specialists, Swartz Chassis, VP Fuels, Wehrs Machine, and Zeitner and Sons Trucking.