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Hoffman cruises past field to Late Model win at Grundy Speedway

MORRIS — Eddie Hoffman returned to victory lane Friday night at the Grundy County Speedway, cruising to the checkered flag more than a full second ahead of his nearest competitor in the Late Model 30-lap feature race at Grundy County Speedway.

Hoffman completed the 30 circuits around the 1/3-mile paved oval 1.093 seconds ahead of second-place finisher James Gregait and 1.473 ahead of Billy Knippenberg. Larry Schuler (1.621 seconds behind) took fourth and Chris Cooling (1.920) was fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Christy Penrod, Joe Vinachi, Brandon Clubb, Nathan Bertino and Dean Patterson.

In the 25-lap Mid-American feature, Kevin Murphy took home the top spot, running ahead of Kenny Gentile, Aaron Shelton, Ran Vandermier, Jr., and Matt Clemens. Spots 6-10 consisted of Chad Proctor, Cory Clougherty, Seth Bloomaert, Like Baldwin and Kenny Benson. Despite finishing 10th, Benson posted the top speed of the race at 71.677 miles an hour.

In the 25-lap Street Stock feature race, John Senerchia made quick work of things, finishing 1.529 seconds ahead of second-place Chad Bayuk. Rita Fields was third, 2.183 seconds behind Senercia, while Bill Serviss (2.672) was fourth and Rick Dawson (2.960) was fifth. Comprising the remainder of the top 10 were Tim Stewart, Spencer Leake, Randy Weese, Dallas Frueh and Derick Vertheen.

The 15-lap 4-Cylinder race produced a tight pack at the finish, with winner Michael Tobuch finishing just .351 seconds ahead of runner-up Zach Latimer and .433 seconds ahead of third-place Dan Schmeissing. Trevor Tichy (1.065 seconds behind) was fourth and Kyle Royster (1.235) was fifth. Making up the rest of the top 10 were Scott Ingram, Bryce Leake, James Dean, Austin Blackwell and Mark Sontag, Jr.

Friday night also saw a 15-lap feature in the Super Cups division, with Jamie Domski taking the win, 1.159 seconds ahead of Maggie Struthers. They were followed by Payton Glodowski, Steve Naples, Michael Mucha, Zack Tinkle, Connor Kosowski and Liza Buczek.

Racing continues Friday night at the Grundy County Speedway, with the Mid-Season Championship night, during which all raced count for double points. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 12-17 and kids 11 and under are free.

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