BCR Point Leaders Secure 2008 Crowns

Nick Wehrle (12w) challenges Mark Lueken (12)Holt County Sprints made their final 2008 appearanceThe drivers leading season point races entering the Boone County Raceway’s annual Championship Night program August 15 finished right where they began – at the head of the pack.
Bryan Molt of Cedar Rapids and Albion favorite Mark Lueken secured their second consecutive season point crowns in the Hobby Stock and Late Model classes, respectively. They were joined as 2008 champions by Humphrey’s Randy Hooker (Street Stock), Jason Gaver of Columbus (Modifieds) and Bob Dvorak of Stuart (Holt County Sprints).
During Friday’s 2008 point racing finale at the Boone County Raceway, the new champions had little trouble wrapping up their titles.
Gaver, just as he has in the season point race, dominated the Modified A Feature and ran away to an easy win. In the process, he became the only driver to win five BCR features this summer. Molt also cruised to a wide margin of victory in the Hobby Stock feature, putting the finishing touches on his repeat championship.
Nick Wehrle of Madison roared to his first BCR L:ate Model feature win of the season, but Lueken was a comfortable runner-up to put away his second consecutive championship in the tightest BCR point race of 2008. Hooker was a central figure in the most exciting Championship Night feature race, finishing a narrow second to Norfolk’s Justin Addison and locking up the ‘08 Street Stock title.
Dvorak took third in the Sprint feature behind dominant Chad Humston of Giltner, but held on for a slim decision in the Holt County Sprints abbreviated Boone County Raceway season.
Gaver led drivers in all classes with his five A Feature victories in 2008. Four drivers – Molt (Hobby Stock), Randy Hooker (Street Stock), Jared Hoefelman of Columbus (Modifieds) and Mike Kelley of Albion (Late Model) – all scored four BCR feature wins this summer.
Gaver also had the widest standings margin of the season champions, winning the Modified class by 32 points. Molt was the only other driver with a double-digit cushion, taking the Hobby division by 13. Randy Hooker had a nine-point edge in Street Stocks and Lueken won the Late Model class by six. Dvorak’s edge in the three-appearance Holt County Sprints was two points.