Sanction: Malvern Bank Series (Spring Meltdown first semifeature) - $1,500
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 3, 8:10 pm)
Pospisil starts I-80 weekend with victory
Spring Meltdown first semifeature
- Tad Pospisil
- Brian Kosiski
- Andrew Kosiski
- Ben Schaller
- J.C. Wyman
- Charlie McKenna
- Gary Brown Jr.
- Chris Spieker
- Robbie Andersen
- Curt Schroeder
- Brad Perdue
- Jim Johnson
- Tyler Smith
- Junior Coover
Tad Pospisil celebrates after winning the first of two features at I-80.
What won the race: Advancing from the fourth starting position, Tad Pospisil of Norfolk, Neb., cruised to victory in the first of two semifeatures for the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series Friday night at I-80 Speedway. The defending series champion earned $1,500 in an event that opened the tour's 2021 season and kicked off I-80's two-day Spring Meltdown.
Key notes: Pospisil's triumph was his third consecutive at the Nebraska oval, after winning both Malvern Bank SLMR races there last year. ... Brian Kosiski of Papillion, Neb., finished second, 2.673 seconds behind Pospisil. ... There were no caution flags during the first semi-feature and it lasted less than five minutes. ... All drivers completed the entire 15 laps, except for Tyler Smith of Gibbon, Neb., who retired on lap six and Junior Coover of Norfolk, Neb., who did not start. ... Bill Leighton Jr., of Lavista, Neb., won the second 15-lap semi-feature of the night. ... Friday's twin features served as a tune-up for Saturday's $4,000-to-win feature at I-80. … J.C. Wyman, Tyler Bruening, Tad Pospisil (twice) and Cory Dumpert picked up series wins at I-80 last season.
On the move: Tad Pospisil of Norfolk, Neb., started fourth and won Friday's first 15-lap semifeature.
Winner's sponsors: Pospisil’s Bloomquist Race Car is powered by a Scott Bailey Racing Engine and sponsored by Cookie’s Sauces and Seasonings, Signor Trucking, Window World, Keyser Mfg., Bam Roller Lifters, ASi RaceWear, Sehi & Associates, KIX 106.7-FM and Hoosier Tire.
Points chase: It’s the tour's season opener; Tad Pospisil is the reigning champion.
Car count: 27
Fast qualifier: Tad Pospisil
Time: 17.841 seconds
Polesitter: J.C. Wyman
Heat race winners: Gary Brown Jr., Corey Zeitner, Tad Pospisil, Bill Leighton Jr.
Next series race: April 3, I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.