ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — official series release — ILP photo —
Ryan Bickett registered his first career GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region feature victory on Friday at Rapid Speedway.
Bickett took the lead from polesitter Chris Martin, who led the first four laps, on lap five and he never looked back en route to the triumph.
However, Lee Grosz, who won the inaugural GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region event last month, made it interesting in the closing laps. Grosz used traffic to close within several car lengths of Bickett in the final laps before he ended second.
Martin rounded out the podium with Tommy Barber placing fourth and Kevin Flowers following in fifth.
Dylan Peterson, who started the feature 17th, rallied for a sixth-place result and the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. Justin Jacobsma was seventh and Jordan Martens finished eighth, with Troy Manteufel and Bill Boles completing the top 10.
Martin, Barber and Grosz each won a heat race to open the night.
The next GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region race is scheduled for May 20 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.
RESULTS: GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region; Rapid Speedway; Rock Rapids, Iowa; May 6, 2016
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17b-Ryan Bickett (2); 2. 4j-Lee Grosz (7); 3. 44-Chris Martin (1); 4. 75-Tommy Barber (6); 5. 42-Kevin Flowers (9); 6. 25-Dylan Peterson (17); 7. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (8); 8. 13jm-Jordan Martens (3); 9. 5m-Troy Manteufel (10); 10. 2h-Bill Boles (5); 11. 29-Brandon Stevenson (12); 12. 41-Jordan Opdahl (15); 13. 11j-Jordan Nordstrom (16); 14. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (18); 15. 3z-Matt Ziebarth (13); 16. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (4); 17. 14r-Jody Rosenboom (11); 18. 612-Isaac Schreurs (14).
CREDIT: Inside Line Promotions