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McKinney, Spatola Steal Friday Night Lights


By Tyson Graves (Track Announcer)


(April 30, 2021) - In 2020 most Friday nights ended with Mike McKinney in victory lane. So far in 2021 Mike had not made his presence known in the state of Illinois, on Friday night that all changed. Competing at Farmer City for the first time this season Mike found himself in the same place, victory lane. McKinney was able to hold off the youngster Michael Ledford and pick up the win.


In the Late Model feature we may have seen the race of the night. Mike Glasscock, the defending track champion got out front early and led nearly the whole event. But with just a couple laps to go the Farmer City cushion in turn four got the best of Mike and he got into the wall and then went airborne off turn 4 towards the crowd. He was able to gather it back up and find his way back to the racing surface. But in the mean time Mike Spatola, who was stalking Glasscock all race long took over the lead. Spatola held on in the last two laps and picked up his second win of the year at Farmer City. Glasscock came home runner up.


In Pro Late Model action it was the youngster Chase Osterhoff who picked up his first win of the year. He got out front after starting on the pole and never looked back. Kyle McMahon finished second.


In Street Stock action Megan Erwin used the pole position to help get out front and win for the second time this year during Friday Night Lights. Tanner Sullivan, in his 2021 debut took the lead for a lap or two early on but mechanical issues sidelined him and gave the lead back to Megan. Fairbury, Illinois driver Josh Hetherington was able to finish second.


In the final event of the night outside front row starter Jake Montgomery brought home the win in Pro Modified action. Kyle Helmick was second and Highland, Illinois driver Cody Zobrist took the third spot.


Modified Feature Finish

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-

1 4 96M Mike McKinney Plainfield, IL 3

2 2 37L Michael Ledford Pontiac, IL -

3 1 45 Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL -2

4 3 777 Trevor Neville Mackinaw, IL -1

5 5 62 Randy Shuman Danville, IL -

6 6 17D Degan Dozard Peoria, IL -

7 7 11S Nick Seplak Coal City, IL -

8 9 62S Blaise Shuman Danville, IL 1

9 12 42G Justin Gregory Westpoint, IN 3

10 10 6B Dave Baldwin Perrysville, IN -

11 14 25B Braiden Bohlmann Kankakee, IL 3

12 19 517 Rick Hamilton Decatur, IL 7

13 16 62E Kim Edington Marshall, IL 3

14 DNF 13 42 Roger Mills Rockville, IN -1

15 DNF 11 35 Ethan Weber Fairbury, IL -4

16 DNF 17 51 Jeremiah Hoadley Decatur, IL 1

17 DNF 18 1 Don Kiger Tilton, IL 1

DNS 8 14 Caden McWhorter Fairbury, IL -

DNS 15 311 Jason Sharrow Clinton, IL -

Late Model Feature Finish

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-

1 1 89 Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL -

2 2 30 Mike Glasscock Leroy, IL -

3 6 J12 Jason Wagner East Peoria, IL 3

4 4 9 Eric Smith Bloomington, IL -

5 3 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL -2

6 5 162 Logan Moody Catlin, IL -1

7 7 1W Donny Walden Bloomington, IL -

8 9 9 Jeff Riddell Steward, IL 1

9 8 33-4 Bill Hough Thomasboro, IL -1

10 10 Z61 Alex Wilson Fairbury, IL -

11 12 11 Matt Ramer Mendota, IL 1

12 11 56 Rodney Hamblin Downs, IL -1

13 DNF 13 25 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL -

Pro Late Model Feature Finish

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-

1 1 130 Chase Osterhoff -

2 2 45 Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon, IL -

3 3 19 Chad Osterhoff -

4 5 1 Billy Knippenberg Plainfield, IL 1

5 4 2C Colton Billington Mclean, IL -1

6 9 17G Bill Giannetti Champaign, IL 3

7 12 47D Chris Dick Deland, IL 5

8 7 818 Matt Hammond Bourbonnais, IL -1

9 17 7S Jerremy Sebens White Heath, IL 8

10 19 34 Eric Doran Clinton, IL 9

11 6 51A Amber Crouch Cullom, IL -5

12 DNF 14 75C Chuck Mitchell Jacksonville, IL 2

13 DNF 11 122 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL -2

14 DNF 8 M14 David Marlow Heyworth, IL -6

15 DNF 13 82 Darren Wireman Wheatfield, IN -2

16 DNF 10 4T Corey Trump Clare, IL -6

17 DNF 16 46 Eric Wilson Downs, IL -1

18 DNF 15 21 Jarrod Shasteen Macon, IL -3

19 DNF 18 7 Chad Gross Brook, IN -1

Street Stock Feature Finish

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-

1 1 14 Megan Erwin Attica, IN -

2 7 15 Josh Hetherington Fairbury, IL 5

3 11 63 Andy Thompson Paxton, IL 8

4 5 5 Ryan Taylor Danville, IL 1

5 3 37 Lance Evans Westville, IL -2

6 8 21 Dustin Pruitt West Lebanon, IN 2

7 6 53 Rick Reed Decatur, IL -1

8 12 35 Tom Davidson Springfield, IL 4

9 DNF 2 20 Tanner Sullivan Pontiac, IL -7

10 DNF 4 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath, IL -6

DNS 9 127 Matthew Weibel Streator, IL -

DNS 10 71J Justin VanDrunen Crown Point, IN -

Pro Modified Feature Finish

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-

1 2 21.5 Jake Montgomery East Peoria, IL 1

2 4 27X Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 2

3 1 787 Cody Zobrist Highland, IL -2

4 3 52 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL -1

5 6 58R Ryan Hamilton Fairview Heights, IL 1

6 7 9 Andrew Depper Belleville, IL 1

7 12 24S Steve Phillips Neoga, IL 5

8 5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL -3

9 14 32 Dustin King Charleston, IL 5

10 9 242 Blake Stieb Highland, IL -1

11 19 36 Nick Justice Decatur, IL 8

12 13 5K Kirby McCormick Farmer City, IL 1

13 DNF 8 37 Billy Justice Jr Cerro Gordo, IL -5

14 DNF 10 23OG Bryce Farr Kansas, IL -4

15 DNF 11 66K Kaleb Stephens Ashmore, IL -4

16 DNF 15 73 Mark Rhoades West Chicago, IL -1

17 DNF 17 7 Brian Burns Bethany, IL -

18 DNF 18 121 Deece Schwartz Ashmore, IL -

DNS 16 33 Josh Robb Mt.zion, IL -

DNS 20 22 Hudson Dick Monticello, IL -