MASON CITY — Just call him ‘Mr. Father’s Day,’ because if Derek Green is in the field on the day honoring dads, look for him to be taking the checkered flag.
Green made it two Silver Bullet Twin 25s feature wins at Mason City Motor Speedway in two straight year’s Sunday night when he strolled through the Stock Car main event for the victory. It was his second win in as many tries at Mason City, and to do it on Father’s Day, a day he’s raced well on over the past five years, meant that much more. Even more so that his little one was there to witness it.
“It’s pretty special. He was actually awake and cheering – usually he’s sleeping,” Green said of his son. “I think I’ve won Father’s Day races for the last ... I’ve missed one out of the last 5 for Dad.”
Green, who started Sunday’s feature seventh, worked his way through traffic quickly. He got up to second on the fourth lap, and then following the race’s second caution, he made his move into Turn 3 where he was good all night.
“In 3 I was coming in underneath them big holes and sliding up to the cushion and I could really get a run off of it,” Green said.
Once in the lead, Green never relinquished it. Even through six cautions – the last coming with three laps to go – Green never faltered on any restart.
“I’ve got a lot of laps here,” Green said of his recent success on the track. “This was my type of race track tonight. I could get up on the wheel and drive it.”
In the other half of the Twin 25s, the B-Modifieds feature, Jared Boumeester was dominate throughout.
Boumeester, who started third, went around pole-sitter Dan Hovden for the lead in the third lap and never gave it up.
In a caution-filled feature, Boumeester was even able to hang on through two green-white-checkers to win the $700 feature.
In what’s been possibly the most competitive class in Mason City this season, Andrew Borchardt locked down his first Hobby Stock feature win.
“We’ve been close. God, we’ve been so close, and it’s been kind of frustrating here all year and we finally got this one,” Borchardt said. “It’s extra special because it’s Father’s Day. Dad puts so much time into the car that it definitely means a lot to win on Father’s Day.”
Borchardt, who hails from Plymouth, took advantage of a mistake by points leader Matt White in early in the race when White got a little sideways in Turn 4 on the high side. Borchardt shot right under to take the lead.
He survived a caution with four laps to go and then another with three to go, plus held off Chanse Hollatz, who pulled nearly even with him in Turn 1 of the final lap, for the victory.
Devin Jones continued his dominance in the Tuners as he won his fourth feature in five tries this year in Mason City.