Jeff Aikey gets rolling before his Hamilton County Speedway victory.
What won the race: Fourth-starting Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls, Iowa, survived a caution on the final lap to picked up a $3,000 victory in the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series event at Hamilton County Speedway. Aikey crossed the finish line 1.279 seconds ahead of runner-up Tad Pospisil.
Key notes: Polesitter Jake Neal was an early retiree. ... Fourteen drivers finished on the lead lap. ... The event was the second night of a co-sanctioned midweek doubleheader for the Hoker Trucking Series and the Malvern Bank Series. ... Tad Pospisil of Norfolk, Neb., won Wednesday's race at Stuart (Iowa) Speedway. … The victory was the 57-year-old Aikey's second career Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series victory. ... Hamilton County drew its biggest Late Model car count since 2013. ... Mechanical woes hampered fast-timer Kyle Berck in prelims. ... Hamilton County returns to weekly racing Saturday with Late Models on the card.
On the move: Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, started 19th and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Aikey’s Rick Dralle-owned Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Red's Limo Service, RE/MAX Home Group Rick Bauer, Simon's Trucking, CRE, NXT Bank and Aschenbrenner Trucking.
Points chase: Heading into the weekend, Aaron Marrant of Richmond, Mo., grabbed the early points lead on the Malvern Bank tour, while it’s the season-opening weekend for the Hoker Trucking Series.
Current weather: Clear, 77°F
Car count: 35
Fast qualifier: Kyle Berck
Time: 18.865 seconds
Polesitter: Jake Neal
Heat race winners: Jason Hahne, Luke Goedert, Joel Callahan, Charlie McKenna
Consolation race winners: Brian Kosiski, Chris Spieker
Next series race: June 12, I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE) $4,000