By Mike Spieker
Nick Koehler of Bloomer, Wis. backed up his runner-up Happy Harry’s Midwest Modified finish on Thursday night with a dominating performance on Saturday. Koehler grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag as he won the drag race into turn one over Nate Reynolds.
Reynolds ran solidly in second until Scott Bintz found his groove and challenged for the runner-up spot. Bintz took the position on lap seven and went to work on Koehler for the lead, but Koehler had already opened up a comfortable lead out front.
In a race that went caution-free, Koehler stretched out his advantage around the halfway point. However, Bintz was able to reel in Koehler as he entered heavy lapped traffic. Bintz was able to get within two seconds of Koehler, but that’s as close as he would get as Koehler cruised to the victory.
Bintz, Reynolds, Mike Nichols, and Austin Hunter rounded out the top five.
With the win, Koehler also won the three-night Midwest Modified point title bonus.
Preston Carr was the hard-charger of the race, advancing from 24th to 11th.
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