WHEELERSBURG — It was another beautiful night for racing Friday at the Southern Ohio Speedway as drivers from seven states were on hand to compete in the third annual Gene Comstock Memorial presented by EA Home Supply.
Tipp City’s Landon Simon took the lead to start the night’s 25-lap BOSS Sprint Car Series A-Main but didn’t take long for the action to start. The red flag flew on lap two for an accident involving the number 91c of Mark Cassello and the number 59 of Kirk Jeffries.
Cassello got up in the air and was done for the night while Jeffries was able to continue on. When the race resumed, Simon continued to lead the field while all eyes were on Chad Boespflug, who started ninth.
Boespflug worked the high and low lines to pick cars off lap after lap. The California native moved his way all the way up to the second position with five laps to go.
Boespflug was making up ground pretty quick on Simon, but couldn’t get that final spot Simon came across the line to lead all 25 laps and take his first-ever Sprint Car feature win. Boespflug finished second with Adam Strausser third, Jeffries fourth and Brandon Spithaler fifth.
Boespflug, Aaron Middaugh, and Dustin Smith won heat races.
Jeremy Rayburn took the lead to start the night’s Jordan Heating & Cooling UMP Modified A-Main with Jake Keaton in second. Keaton kept his machine right on the bumper of Rayburn for the race’s first four laps before he stopped on the track with mechanical problems.
When the race resumed, Rayburn continued to lead while the racing back through the field was fast and furious. Rayburn went on to lead all 20 laps to take his fourth win of the season.
Brian Skaggs finished second with Luke Jordan third, Todd Robinson fourth and Mike Long fifth. Keaton won the dash race while Jordan and Robinson won heat races.
In the night’s 15-lap Street Stock A-Main, Bruce Gray Jr. took the lead at the start. Gray held off strong challenges from Tommy Mossbarger in the early stages of the race and Jamey Adams in the late stages to go on and lead all 15 laps and take his first career SOS feature win.
Adams finished second with Jim Helterbrand third, Mossbarger fourth and Tim Cutler fifth. Gray and Mossbarger won heat races.
Tim Scarberry took the lead to start the night’s Sport Mod A-Main with Eric Dennison moving into the second position. The two had a great side-by-side battle for the lead for several laps with Dennison making the pass on lap nine.
Dennison went on to lead the remaining six laps to come to the checkers and take his third win of the season. Danny McGowan finished second with Mark Hall third, Scarberry fourth and Kenny Parsons fifth.
Scarberry and Hall won heat races.
Brett Carey led all 15 laps of the night’s Classic Car A-Main to take the big feature win after he won the heat race. Mike Christy finished second with James Matheny third, Nick Newman fourth and John Morton fifth.
The Southern Ohio Speedway will be in action Friday for the seventeeth Annual Pepsi Southern 100. Races will start at 7:30 p.m. after a 4 p.m. gate opening.