Doing what they needed to do. That was the story for point leaders at the Albion Speedway Championship Night program Friday.
Although only one driver leading a class coming into Friday night’s action won a feature race, all leaders secured season championships with their finishes.
The 21R of Ramsey Meyer was the only class leader to prevail in the August 23 Championship Night features, finishing off a season title in the IMCA Sport Compact division.
Most took the route of ‘just enough.’
In the tightest battle of the six regular Speedway classes, Jim Johnson ran second to his challenger Robert Osborne in the Limited Late Model feature – good enough for a one-point season edge. In another close race, Doug Adamy placed third in the IMCA Stock Car feature, winning the season title by three points over Friday winner Chad Bruns.
Kyle Prauner, who dominated the IMCA Super Mod class all season, easily won that championship with a second-place feature run behind Tyler Afrank. Tiffany Bittner also took the feature runner-up route in the IMCA Hobby Stock class and won the season crown over Friday race winner Jason Wilkinson by a comfortable margin.
Shane Thome had Friday’s lowest finish among leaders, running 10th in the Modified feature, but had no real season challengers with the absence of earlier contenders Jacob Anson and Steve Reynolds the past several weeks.
The Albion Speedway will host the Boone County Challenge Friday (7:30), officially closing the summer race season at the fairgrounds oval.
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