Fort Morgan, CO
Sanction: High Plains Late Model Series - $1,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 8, 4:47 pm)
Deep rally nets Leonard High Plains win
- Josh Leonard
- Scott Cimfl
- Virgil Randall
- Scott Lewis
- Marty Cantonwine
- Frank Denning
- Greg Sharpe
- Maria Hankins
- Brandon Lewis
- Power Donnelly
- Jeff Meeker
- Albert Sack
- Jay Fields
- Cody Cantonwine
- Mike Jensen
- Chris Luzmoor
Josh Leonard won at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.
What won the race: Completing a 15th-to-first rally, Josh Leonard of Gibbons, Neb., won Saturday’s High Plains Late Model Series season opener at Colorado’s I-76 Speedway. Leonard earned $1,000 for his first-ever victory on the fourth-year tour.
Key notes: The win was the second time in as many weeks that Leonard reached victory lane for the first time with a regional tour. He won at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 31 for his first career Repairable Vehicles.com Tri-State Series win. … Greg Sharpe drew a lap-11 caution. ... Jeff Meeker got into a lapped car and broke his car's rear end to trigger a lap-18 yellow. ... The High Plains Late Model Series kicked off its season with the first of three scheduled visits to the Fort Morgan, Colo., oval this season. … The fourth-year series made its 11th visit overall to I-76.
Winner's sponsors: Leonard drives a Black Diamond Chassis powered by Engineering Race Engines and sponsored by Kennedy Motorsports, SNS Trucking, Leonard Graphics, Diamond J Custom Services, Aurora Cooperative, Malvern Bank, Mid-Nebraska Garage Doors, Fontanelle Hybrids, Perfect Circle Irrigation and R&K Irrigation.
Points chase: It’s the High Plains season opener.
Current weather: Few Clouds Light Rain, 70°F
Car count: 16
Next series race: June 12, Honor Speedway (Pueblo, CO) $1,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.