LIMA - It's been three Fridays since the University of Northwestern Ohio Motorsports team turned laps around its home track at Limaland Motorsports Park, and judging by last Friday's results, the time away didn't hurt at all.
The races on June 29 were cancelled because of the straight-line wind storm which ripped through the area. The UNOH team traveled to Waynesfield Motor Sports Park on July 3 and Attica Raceway Park on July 13.
Weisner entered the feature at Limaland after winning his heat race in dominating fashion, but the inversion sent him to a seventh-place starting spot. He made it up top sixth midway through the race, and survived a scrape with the wall in turns one and two to notch his fourth straight top-8 finish at Limaland; he has seven top-8 finishes in nine races this season and four top-5 showings.
"I got up to the top after we got past a few guys. The car was a rocket," Weisner said. "Not a bad night, sixth with these guys is not bad at all."
Weisner came into the night sitting fourth in season points at Limaland.
"We've been right there the last four or five weekends," he continued. "We've been so consistent. … It's been a pretty good year so far."
Niehoff performed well in his first time behind the wheel of a modified. He ran the stock car to begin the season, running to four top-7 finishes in five races. He admitted the difference in power was noticeable during hot laps, but his adjustment period was short, finishing third in his heat.
"The car handled great, the guys made a few changes heading into the feature and it worked out great," Niehoff said.
"As far as driving it, you have to drive it a completely different way," he added. "These things run on alcohol and the compression they are, they get out several hundred more horsepower."
O'Dette's car was the unfortunate recipient of damage when cars in front of him came together during his heat race and started the feature in the 15th spot. He managed to make up three spots during the feature, which went green-white-checkered.
The stock car team got its first taste of action since June 22, Josh Sutter, Luke Schostkewitz, Nick Wojcik and Sebastian Font driving the four UNOH cars. After a caution on the first lap, the rest of the 18-lap feature went without stopping. Results were unavailable when this story was written; check back later for updates.