Sunday, June 16, 2019

Schermerhorn Drives To Victory At Madera

Photo by Don Bloom

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Madera, CA..... June 15, 2019….. The second of three NSMS / Madera Hobby Stock Challenge races was held at Madera Speedway Saturday night, and it was Steve Schermerhorn of Oakhurst who drove to victory in the Gone Fishin’ Marine 50 lap feature event to pocket $750 for his efforts.

With points leader Howard Holden dropping out early in the race, Schermerhorn took over the NSMS / Madera Hobby Stock Challenge points lead by 4 points over Holden. Richard Herzog, who set fast time and finished second in the feature, sits in third place, only three points behind Herzog.

The feature began with pole-setter Chuck Aguirre dropping to the rear allowing Dylan Blanton to power into the lead. But his lead was short-lived as Holden drove by to assume the number one spot on lap four. Then four rounds later Holden’s car lost power and stalled on the track to bring out the only yellow flag in the event.

When racing resumed Schermerhorn took control followed by Mark Blanton and Mike Nicks. Herzog worked his way through traffic, passed Nicks on lap 14 and drove under Blanton two rounds later. Meanwhile Schermerhorn was pulling away and had a ½ lap lead on Herzog.

Aguirre retired to the pits on lap 22 as Herzog was reeling in on the leader. But Herzog did not have enough laps to catch up and settled for second behind Schermerhorn. Mark Blanton finished third followed by Nicks and Dylan Blanton.

The Buckhorn Bar & Grill Dash for Cash was won by Holden.

The next NSMS / Madera Hobby Stock Challenge event will be back at Madera Speedway on August 3.

Richard Herzog, Steve Schermerhorn, Howard Holden, Mark Blanton, Mike Nicks, Dylan Blanton, Chuck Aguirre, John Krantz

Howard Holden, Mike Nicks, Richard Herzog, Mark Blanton, Steve Schermerhorn, Dylan Blanton

Steve Schermerhorn, Richard Herzog, Mark Blanton, Mike Nicks, Dylan Blanton, Chuck Aguirre, Howard Holden, John Krantz DNS