- May 29, 2006 (Independence, IA): Martin Scores his first Indee Open win of
In the late model division, former
Indee Open Series champion Curt Martin piloted his
way to victory in the 40-lap main event. Martin,
who leads all drivers with seven career wins in
the series, drew an inside second row starting position.
He chased front row starters Rick Dralle and Dean
Wagner at the drop of the green.
Martin edged past Wagner on the
fourth circuit, then made his bid for the lead just
two laps later. Shortly after the lead change, the
race was slowed for caution on lap seven.
Following the restart, Jeremiah
Hurst applied pressure to the race leader, but mechanical
problems sidelined him on lap 12. As Martin entered
lapped traffic on the 14th circuit, Tyler Bruening
was working his way through the field.
Bruening, who was running fifth
just prior to Hurst’s departure, settled into
the runner-up spot as Martin entered the backmarkers.
The race was slowed one final time on lap 16.