Kossuth County Speedway,
Sanction: Malvern Bank Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Staff reports (last updated June 3, 3:53 pm)
Leighton ends tour dry spell with Iowa victory
- Bill Leighton Jr.
- Jesse Sobbing
- Tad Pospisil
- Cole Wayman
- Jake Neal
- Brian Kosiski
- Curt Schroeder
- J.C. Wyman
- Darrel DeFrance
- Brad Perdue
- Luke Sathoff
- Andrew Kosiski
- Jeff Segebart
- Charlie McKenna
- Corey Zeitner
- Cale Osborn
What won the race: Bill Leighton Jr. of La Vista, Neb., overtook polesitter Charlie McKenna on the third lap Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway and raced to his first Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series victory since the 2021 opener. Leighton won the 25-lapper by 1.664 seconds over Jesse Sobbing.
Key notes: Leighton notched his 16th career series victory; he's third on the all-time list. ... He won for the first time on the series at an Iowa track. ... Leighton's previous series victory came April 2, 2021, at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. ... The pole-starting Charlie McKenna, who led the first two laps, fell from contention midrace and retired after 22 laps. ... Thirteen drivers completed 25 laps. ... Gabe Umbarger scratched from the feature.
On the move: Cole Wayman of Lincoln, Neb., started ninth and finished fourth for his best career series finish.
Winner's sponsors: Leighton's Mark Wright Racing Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Taylor Quik Pik, Duros Dentworks, MHM, Collins Home Creations and Wright's Feedyard.
Points chase: Before Kossuth: 1. Jesse Sobbing (584); 2. Corey Zeitner (580); 3. Bill Leighton Jr. (578); 4. Tad Pospisil (576); 5. Charlie McKenna (552)
Current weather: Clear, 73°F
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: Corey Zeitner
Time: 16.380 seconds
Polesitter: Charlie McKenna
Heat race winners: J.C. Wyman, Jesse Sobbing
Next series race: June 3, Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, IA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.