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Davey Ray Wins the Memorial Day 25

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Davey Ray took home $1,500 as the winner of the MGD Memorial Day 25 at Angell Park Speedway. The APSARA point leader started fifth in the field and began his charge to the front early. The first circuit saw Kurt Mayhew lead Jason Dull into turn-one, with Ray close behind. By the second lap Ray had dispatched both cars and never looked back as he beat the next closest car by half of a lap. The victory also marked a new 25-lap track record for the speedway.Dull, with a Gaerte engine, ran the rim nearly flawlessly to finish second. When he did err, the third place car of Daniel Robinson was able to gain noticeable ground, but was resigned to third in the end.Dull scored a popular victory in the Dash, as he held off Davey Ray, Robinson and Robbie Ray. “I’m living the dream right now,” noted the excited Dull during his post-race interview with Dennis Thompson. “Thanks to Davey for his help (with the race car) I didn’t expect him to let me win a dash.”Feature Finish: Davey Ray, Jason Dull, Daniel Robinson, Robbie Ray, Kurt Mayhew, Joel Wyttenbach, Jason Therkelsen.Heat: D. RayDash: DullFast Time: D. RayIn WIMS mini-sprint action, Ron Brannam jumped into the lead at the drop of the green. He amassed a straightaway lead on the rest of the pack, as cars started dropping off with over-heating issues. On lap 12 Brannam started to smoke and two rounds later a competitor stopped on the front straight, up in smoke, bringing out the yellow. Before racing could resume, Brannam’s mount suffered the same fate and he pulled in too.The restart saw Tom Lehr in the lead, followed by John Kirk, Nick Petska and Kirt Boers. The green saw Lehr take off with the others in tow. At the checkers, Lehr found Boers on his tail, only a car-length back.During his Victory Lane interview, Lehr noted the win was special saying, “I grew up coming to this place.” Interviewed after his early heat win, he reminded the crowd of last year’s visit to Angell Park when he set fast time for the mini-sprints and then put his car in the wall, destroying his mount. “I used to win hot laps all the time. I tried a different style, listening to my dad for once.” The advise paid off.

Lehr also noted that he did a reverse victory lap in honor of Jesse Hockett, a popular sprint car driver who lost his life the previous week in a freak accident, while preparing his trailer to go racing.

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Kopellah Review

Monday, May 31st, 2010

kopellah.jpgSt. Croix Falls, WI–The fourth race of the 2010 race season at Kopellah Speedway was a record breaker for the UMSS Sprint cars. In the second year for the young series, an all time high twenty four cars checked in the back gate for the second race of the season for the winged car race series. In addition to UMSS Sprint cars, a full slate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racers were on hand to witness a bevy of repeat winners and clean feature wins.For the second week in a row, Luck, WI hotshoe Kevin Bradwell threatened the ultra-rare double clean sweep. After a caution filled feature, which included a very hard crash between Nick Axelsen and Jon Wigchers, the race came down to a green-white-checkered two lap shoot out for the win. Teammates Doug Fick and Kevin Bradwell were first and second to the final green flag. Bradwell got the better jump and the duo were side by side going into turn one. Bradwell then powered to the point heading down the back stretch, completed the last lap out front, and collected his second clean sweep feature win in as many weeks. Behind Fick, Ron Jablonske, Ben Kaphing and Chris Rick rounded out the top five. As a result of the accident, both Axelsen and Wigchers were evaluated by medical personnel, and thankfully both were discharged with only minor injuries.

When the Pure Stocks took to the track for their main event, Bradwell sat in the catbird’s seat on the pole along side of opening night feature winner Dusty Brown. With only a few laps in, Bradwell’s hope for history appeared dashed as he cut a right front tire and headed to the work area under caution. Back under green, Brown maintained his hold on the lead with Krysta Swearingen in tow. Just a few laps after the restart, the repaired Bradwell machine had worked back up to third and was once again a factor for the win. Brown had the field covered and parked his car in Victory Lane for the second time this season. Bradwell edged by Swearingen in the final turn for second, with Tyler English and Steve Baker making up the rest of the top five.

In the Street Stock division, it was the second clean sweep of the night, this one for Chanda Fjorden Nord. The reigning division champion started on the outside of the front row and was able to stretch her lead ever so slightly each lap. Division runner-up Sam Fankhauser chased Fjorden Nord in vain while simultaneously fighting off the advances of Josh Amans. Through a few cautions, the top three in the running order remained unchanged, and Fjorden Nord picked up her third consecutive feature win at Kopellah, and sixth overall this season. The rest of the top five were Fankhauser, Amans, Marcus Simonson and Behn Mensen.

The Midwest Modifieds provided the most excitement and the most frayed nerves of the night. Dan Wheeler quickly shot from the pole to a sizable lead. Meanwhile, Jason Miller, who started eighteenth on the grid, amazingly took just 5 laps to slice his way up to second place. By that time, Wheeler had built up a very large advantage over the rest of the field. Then, good fortune (for Miller) brought a caution flag over the field and Miller was able to restart directly behind Wheeler, who came into the night a single point ahead of Miller in the championship points standings. For the remaining ten laps, Miller would try every imaginable strategy to pass Wheeler and secure the win. In the waning laps, Miller repeatedly attempted several slide jobs to steal away the top spot, but each time came up just a whisker shy of finding the necessary speed to seal the deal. In a fine show of sportsmanship, Miller occasionally had to ease up on his ride just a bit to avoid contact with his friend and compatriot, keeping the race green and clean. In a nail-biter, it was Wheeler first across the stripe followed closely by Miller, Josh Bazey, Mike Mueller and Mike Haseltine. The victory was the second consecutive for Wheeler, and the third clean sweep of the night.

In a caution-filled race that saw three different leaders, Brad Barickman took advantage of Joseph Kouba’s misfortune to earn his first UMSS win of the young season and his third Kopellah Speedway win in his racing career. Kouba had taken the lead on the 11th lap of the scheduled 20 lap feature race and appeared headed for victory. Following a lap 13 restart, Kouba lost the left rear tire on his sprinter. With the race at the time limit, Barickman once again found himself leading and dashed to a quick green-white-checker victory. Stated a happy Barickman, “we might have been a second place car tonight, but I was going to give it all I had to regain the lead during the final few laps. I knew I needed to get back up top where I had been most of the race. Tough break for Joseph, but our car was also pretty good.”

Sye Anderson and Joseph Kouba brought the field to the green for the scheduled 20 lap feature. Anderson, who was minus a nose wing from the Mike Luks Challenge race accident, led the first two laps before Barickman blew by. The race was under caution for the first time with three laps in when rookie Jared Georges spun in turn two. Barickman continued to lead Anderson for the next four circuits when the race went green with Brandon Allen, Joseph Kouba and Johnny Parsons III occupying the top five spots. Following a Kevin Nickel spin with seven laps in, Anderson saw his right rear tire begin losing air under the caution. The race was quickly under another caution on the restart when Dave Becker spun. With the tire nearly flat, Anderson dropped out of the race moving Leigh Thomas into the top five.

One lap later, Jennifer Eriksen stalled in turn one with a right rear tire flat. Defending UMSS champion Leigh Thomas caught a bit of a break, as he had just spun sideways in turn two at the same time Eriksen stopped. Eriksen’s crew changed the tire, and she tagged the tail for the restart. Barickman meanwhile continued to show the way up front followed by Allen, Kouba, Parsons and Cody Hahn. Kouba moved to second on lap 10 and closed in on the leader. On the next lap, Kouba raced under Barickman and took the lead. A second spin by Dave Becker with 12 laps in bunched up the field again. One lap later, Kevin Nickel looped his car for the second time. With the race nearing the time limit, one last attempt to go the full distance was indicated. Barickman blasted around Kouba in turns one and two on the restart, as Kouba’s car appeared to be having a problem. Indeed it was a problem, as the left rear tire flew off the car on the front stretch the next time by. Kouba’s fine run ended on the back of the wrecker. With the allotted time limit used up, it would be a two lap dash to the checkers.

Brad Barickman went on to record the feature win over Johnny Parsons III, Brandon Allen, Leigh Thomas and Jesse Smith. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Jack Zweber, Jennifer Eriksen, and UMSS rookies Anna Kouba, Blake Anderson and Andy Jones. Cody Hahn was running in fourth on the final lap when his left front locked up in turn four and he spun. Several cars darted to avoid him, causing a few positions to change at the finish line. Five of the six UMSS GRP Motorsports/BP Trading Company rookie contenders on hand made the feature race, and all five were able to finish. The other rookie driver on hand, Mark Yetter, experienced some mechanical issues following hot laps and was scratched for the evening. The UMSS wishes to thank all drivers and fans, as six IMCA Arlington cars helped support the event on the eve of the first IMCA vs UMSS Challenge at the Arlington Raceway on May 29

In order to make up for an early season rain out, the UMSS sprint cars return to Kopellah Speedway this Friday, June 4 to compete along with the four regular NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions. More information and directions to the track can be found at the track’s website, www.kopellahspeedway.net.

Langowski Back In Victory Lane At Mississippi Thunder Speedway

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Fountain City, WI – For the second week in a row, racing occurred at Mississippi Thunder Speedway; that was a big feat this season.  What had started out as an unfavorable forecast turned into a very favorable night at the speedway for some but much less than desirable for many. Attrition was definitely the big word as nearly 20 cars across all classes DNF’d their night.

Gary Wiersgalla made it through the WISSOTA Super Stock marathon which eliminated over half of the cars in multiple melees to win his second feature in as many nights for the class.  Troy Langowski motored through the USRA B-Mod main event to win his first feature of the year.

Danny Hanson collected his second feature of the season in the WISSOTA Street Stocks while last week’s winner Donny Ganz was crowned the Driver of the Week. Jailhouse Saloon WISSOTA Street Stock action took off with three-wide racing down the front stretch between pole sitter Dave Smith, Shaun Mann, and Dan Bork.  Mann took the point out of turn one while Fred Prudoehl charged into second ahead of Smith.  More three-wide racing through turn four resulted in Danny Hanson’s run to fourth place.  Mann continued a strong lead followed by Prudoehl as Bork shot into third ahead of Hanson.  The first caution flew when Kevin Hager took a spin in turn four which reset the field.  Mann remained in front followed by Prudoehl, Bork, Hanson, and Donny Ganz.  Bork, Ganz, and Hanson raced in a tight cluster just behind Mann as Danny Richards crept into fifth place.  Hanson gained control of second place over the cluster of cars when the second caution flew for Michael Knudtson’s spin in turn one.  With seven laps to go, Hanson shot low to race side by side with Mann.  Lap after lap, the two continued their side by side cat and mouse game.  Bork and Richards engaged in their own side by side battle for third while Ganz held Prudoehl off for fifth.  Hanson finally made the move on Mann with one lap to go to take the lead and the win.  Mann proved his strength by finishing second ahead of Richards, Bork, and Ganz.

Jake Timm and Brian Schrage graced the front line in the EngineStore.com USRA B-Mod feature.  The green flagged waved and Timm shot to the lead as he exited turn one.  Troy Langowski moved from fourth to second in his race-long pursuit of Timm.  Schrage and Chad Kosidowski followed Langowski while Ben Anderson shot to the top five fast.  Kosidowski put up a fight for third but Scrage managed to hold on.  Langowski looked in on the lead of Timm several times but nestled back into second.  Schrage fought off Anderson after Anderson picked off Kosidowski for third.  The lead pack of Timm, Langowski, Schrage, Anderson, Kosidowki, and Brandon Hare separated from the rest of the field.  Langowski finally made the pass on Timm but a caution slowed the field when Schrage and Anderson locked together in what appeared to be a failed attempt at leapfrog.  With eight laps remaining, Langowski led the restart followed by Timm, Kosidowski, Hare, and Ed Appel.  Kosidowski worked hard on Timm for second, but Timm managed to keep his composure and stay in second.  Another caution and another restart proved idyllic for Timm when he nearly pulled off the track and ended his second place run.  Timm got back up to race speed when another caution flew which gave him his restart spot back behind Langowski.  With only seven of the 12 cars left, Langowski earned his feature win through all of the turmoil to head to victory lane.  Timm finished a very strong second followed by Anderson, Hare, and Kosidowki.

The Winona Auto Sales WISSOTA Super Stocks started with a field of 15.  On the initial start, a caution flew right away when Brett Dulas lost a spring down the front stretch.  A restart sent Tim Williamson and Jon Duffy on a charge for the lead when several cars clumped together out of turn two that resulted in a caution for a downed tire on Josh Rodewald’s machine.  A second restart surfaced, and Williamson got the jump to take the lead early on.  Duffy and Kevin Glander ran side by side for second place followed by the fierce #4 of Dennis Earney and Michael Hofer.  Duffy, Glander, and Williamson ran three-wide for the lead, but Williamson slipped a bit high and dropped to fifth.  That allowed Gary Wiersgalla into third place ahead of Duffy.  Earney and Glander ran side by side for the lead followed by Wiersgalla and Duffy when a lapped car with a flat bunched several on the back stretch.  Williamson was a victim when he got caught up and his left front was run over eliminating him from competition.  Glander assumed the lead on the restart followed very closely by Earney, Wiersgalla, Duffy, and Hofer.  Wiersgalla moved into side-by-side racing with Earney while Duffy and Hofer did the same for fourth place.  Jeff Brauer, Kevin Hager, and Brian Fetting followed the bunch in sixth, seventh, and eighth places.  Just after the half-way of the race, Wiersgalla shot under Glander for the lead at the exit of turn four.  Earney shot between Wiersgalla and Glander; Earney and Glander locked so hard that a wheel was ripped off and laid in the middle of the front stretch.  The two appeared to be welded together as they came to a stop at the wall entering turn one.  Both drivers were physically uninjured.  With nine laps to go, Wiersgalla assumed the pole followed by Duffy, Hofer, Brauer, and Fetting.  Brauer gained strength and shot to third over Hofer as Hager whipped past Fetting for fifth.  Wiersgalla continued to hold the lead followed by Duffy and Brauer as Hager struggled to overtake Hofer for fourth.  Wiersgalla overcame the trials and tribulations of the WISSOTA Super Stocks to gain his second win in as many nights.  Duffy, Brauer, Hofer, and Hager rounded out the top five. Jay Ihrke used his outside pole start to lead right away in the Rivercity Manufacturing USRA Modified feature.  Andy Bohnstengel raced hard in second as he was pursued by Adam Stockhausen, Josh Angst, and Dan Bohr.  Angst moved into third over Stockhausen while Bohr slowly crept up behind Stockhausen.  Chris Gilbertson moved into sixth place after starting ninth.  With 15 laps to go, John Doelle went into a flip in turn one.  The red flag was waved and Robby Bunkelman was charged with the incident.  Ihrke resumed his lead spot when the race went back to green.  Angst, Bohnstengel, Stockhausen, and Gilbertson charged up behind Ihrke.  Gilbertson flew into fourth which left Stockhausen to fend off Hank Rollinger and Bohr.  Angst closed in on Ihrke as they entered lap traffic.  With seven laps to go, the cars spread out, but a final caution slowed the pack for Steve Lavassuer’s breakdown in turn four.  With a five-lap shoot out, Ihrke was able to hold Angst back and secure his first win at the speedway this year.  Bohnstengel, Gilbertson, and Stockhausen grabbed impressive top five finishes as well as they placed third, fourth, and fifth respectively.

Jeff Matejka led flag to flag in the Oakridge Fabrication 600 Mini Mods.  Nicholas Wagner did the same in the Junior Midwest Mini Mods as did Alex Williamson in the Senior Midwest Mini Mods.

The next event will be Friday, May 28 with all regular classes including WISSOTA Street Stocks, WISSOTA Super Stocks, USRA B-Mods, USRA Modifieds, 600 Mini Mods, and the Junior and Senior Mini Mods.  Racing begins at 6 p.m. for the Mini Mods and 7 p.m. for all other classes.  Also in competition will be the WISSOTA Late Models for their second visit this season.  Coming up on Friday, June 4 will be the return of the Baehman Law B-Mod Challenge in a $1000-to-win event for the class.  For more details, go to www.mississippithunder.com.

Hillson Shocks USMTS Crowd At Lansing

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Lansing, MN-It was an absolutely amazing day for racing to kick off the Memorial Day weekend at the Chateau Raceway. The Casey’s General Stores USMTS Modifieds invaded the facility for their first of two appearances this season. The pit area was jammed packed with a season high one-hundred fifteen race cars. Race fans turned out in droves to pack the facility and veteran modified driver Doug Hillson had them on their feet screaming during the modified feature.

In the Misgen Auto Parts Pure Stocks, Jason Newkirk put everything together tonight and claimed his first win of 2010. Newkirk drove from the outside of row four, took the lead just before half-way and cruised to the win. Newkirk also recorded the clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the evening. Stacy Krohnberg had another solid run in second with Brandon Shaner third. Dustin Sletten came from tenth to finish fourth and Brady Krohnberg was fifth.

As the Wissota Amsoil Dirt Track Series, RS Auto Rebuilders Street Stocks rolled on to the track for their feature, an eerie full moon was rising over turn two. The demons and gremlins crept to the surface in this race. Mike Blowers led from the start, but this race had issues right from the start. Numerous yellow flags for spins and crashes put a damper on things as green flags laps were in the minority. Blowers led until Bobby Kilby took the lead on lap seven. Right after that, Blowers was contacted by Dan Holland sending Blowers spinning. Several cars got caught up in the melee and a couple were knocked out. The race was eventually cut to a green, white, checkered dash to the finish after the sixth green flag yellow. Kilby held on the last two laps to record his first win of 2010 and a clean sweep to make it more memorable.

A.J. Zvorak finished second as Jesse Stahl was third. Matt Eustice and Tony Shaner finished out the top five that saw less than half of the nineteen-car field around at race end.

Billy Steinberg and Beau Lammers led the field to the green for the Wissota Amsoil Dirt Track Series Farm Boy BBQ Wissota Midwest Modified feature. Lammers would break on lap one ending his night. Jason Born quickly moved from row two up to the lead as he was being chased by Greg Pfeifer Jr. and then Brandon Davis. Born would see some challenges from those two drivers, but was up to the task this evening. Born was able to lengthen his lead at times, but a yellow flag flew with two to go and put everyone back to his rear bumper. It did not matter as Born was on a mission and got to the checkered flag first. Born was the third driver to get out  the broom for the clean sweep and it was also his first win this season. Pfeifer Jr. had another great run in second with Davis third. Scott Clobes and Bill Stettner finished off the top five.

The Power 96/KQAQ970 AM IMCA Stock Cars were gunning for $500 to win tonight. Seventeen cars began their 20-lap main event. Sean Johnson led from the drop of the green flag. David Moriarty rolled his car on lap seven bringing out the red flag. He was uninjured in the crash, but was done for the evening. Johnson drove a superb race as Justin Temeyer challenged until dropping out of contention. Merlyn Hegland also tried to wrestle the top position away, but Johnson held a steady line.
Johnson led the entire distance to score the win. Hegland was second with Phil Holtz third. Dan Mackenthun and Randy Brands were also in the top five at the checkered flag.

Doug Hillson has been a steady fixture on the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour with more than 100 career starts during the eleven-year history of America’s premier dirt Modified series.

Hillson’s white and orange #72 home-made chassis is a familiar fixture on the race track and his face familiar in the pit area. But Friday night the 53-year-old from Blooming Prairie, Minn., ventured into unfamiliar territory: victory lane.

Hillson’s career-first USMTS feature win came on familiar ground, however, as the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour invaded the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., where Hillson notched his career-first track championship last year. With each of the 26 starters in Friday night’s WIX Filters “A” Main fighting for every inch of real estate around the clay-covered 1/3-mile bullring, four cautions slowed the pace throughout the main event. Jason Cummins earned the AFCO Pole Award then redrew the pole position for the main event with Hillson starting on the outside of the front row. At the drop of the green flag, Cummins beat Hillson into the first turn and powered into the lead down the back-stretch. Farther back in the field, a six-car pile-up brought out the race’s first yellow flag before the opening lap could be completed, so the drivers realigned in their original starting spots for a complete restart. This time, however, Hillson gained the advantage entering the first corner and muscled his way past Cummins to lead lap 1. “I wasn’t sure what that line would be like going in the first time, so I took it kind of easy and Jason was able to get a run on me,” Hillson said. “When the caution came out, I said ‘Man, this ain’t gonna happen again’ and I was able to make it stick in the turn.”

It proved to be the only pass Hillson had to make as he led the final 39 laps and crossed beneath the checkered flags in front of a packed house of racing fans standing and cheering on their local favorite. The win was worth $2,000. After the first-lap do-over, Cummins kept the pressure on the leader throughout the first 15 circuits but tagged a tire barrier on lap 16. The contact sent Cummins’ racecar into a spin that collected Jon Tesch and sent both drivers spinning into the infield.

Nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock inherited the second spot, but could never mount a strong challenge for Hillson’s position over the remaining 24 orbits. Shryock settled for the runner-up paycheck while Mike Sorensen took third after starting the race in the 14th position. Steve Wetzstein garnered fourth, while Tim Donlinger came from 17th to finish fifth ahead of Bumper Jones who started 22nd and seized PBM Performance Products Hard Charger Award. Steve Holzkamper, Tommy Myer, Johnny Scott and Ryan Ruter rounded out the top ten.

Racing will resume at the Chateau Raceway next Friday, June 4 with the 13th Annual Mike Guttormson Memorial Race. The event will pay $1000 to win USRA Modifieds with hot laps at 7:00 P.M. and racing to follow. Go to www.chateauraceway.net for more information.

Bennett Captures First Win Of The Season In E.H. Wolf and Sons Memorial Day Special

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Bennett Captures First Win Of The Season In E.H. Wolf and Sons Memorial Day SpecialSlinger, WI., May 30 – Lowell Bennett won his first race of the season at
the  E.H. Wolf and Sons Memorial Day Special on Sunday night at the Slinger
Super Speedway.  With the winner of the last two Super Late Model features a
little over a second behind him, Bennett led the final half of the eighty
lap race on his way to the victory.

“Sometimes that first one is tough,” said Bennett.  “We made some changes
this week, we went to a two barrel carburettor from a four barrel.  That
makes a whole lot of difference in the handling of the car and I’m kind of
glad we did that.”

The Super Late Model race started with Al Schill and Steve Apel on the front
row.  The veteran and young gun battled back and forth for the first ten
laps with veteran Schill coming out on top.  Schill paced the field as
Bennett, who had fallen back to sixth worked his way forward using the high
groove to pick up positions.  On lap forty, Bennett found himself in second
and a lap later made his move past Schill with an outside pass out of turn
two to take the lead.  Prunty was also moving forward and took command of
second place with thirty laps remaining.  Racing through traffic, Prunty
chased Bennett but was unable to make up any ground.  Matt Kocourek, who set
quick time, and Dash winner Mike Egan had a spirited battle with Tommy
Hromadka and Conrad Morgan. Kocourek finished in third and Egan fourth when
the checkers flew.  Winner of the season opener, Eric Fransen returned and
improved five spots from his starting spot to finish in fifth.  Jeff Holtz
won the semi-feature race and along with Chris Ratajczyk transferred to the
feature.

The Late Model race had a hard time getting started with Wayne Freimund and
Rob Braun needing a couple tries to hit the start finish line together.
Once they got going, the caution flag flew as Brad Dahmer spun in turn
three, collecting John DeAngelis in the incident.   When the green flag flew
again, the race ran the rest of the laps caution free.  Freimund led Braun
for the early laps with the entire field nose to tail.  Braun made his move
past Freimund for the lead on lap fourteen and set sail away from the pack.
The other car on the move was car number “X” driven by Jon Reynolds Jr.
With fifteen laps remaining in the race, Reynolds won a heated position
battle with Dave McCardle Jr. and Chris Blawat, taking over the second spot.
By that time Braun had distanced himself from the second place battle and
was able to cruise to the victory.

Brian Holtz jumped to the lead at the start of the Midwest Sportsman feature
and led every one of the thirty lap race.  While Holtz built up a half
straightaway lead, James Swan charged through the field from his seventh
place starting spot.  With ten laps remaining in the race, Swan had closed
to within three car lengths of the leader.  Three laps later, Swan was on
Holtz’s rear bumper.  Swan looked high and low but could not find his way
around the leader.  As they raced the final lap, Holtz moved to the high
lane to get by and Swan dove low as they approached a backmarker car.  They
raced down the frontstraight to the checkers side by side and Holtz took the
win by .044 seconds.

Recalling the final laps Holtz said, “That was not the car I wanted to see
behind me but we raced him (Swan) hard and raced him clean.  He helped me
with the car, if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have won.”

Andy Welter and Ken Schraufnagel battled the lead of the race in the Thunder
Stock feature for the first half of the race until Schraufnagel drove to the
inside out of turn four and took over the lead.  The caution flew right
after the lead change when Nathan Fick spun in turn two.  On the restart,
Schraufnagel resumed the lead while Eric Lingford charged from fifth to
second in five laps.  The laps ran out for Lingford and he would have to
settle for second as Schraufnagel ran away to the win.  Ryan Farrell, Al
Stippich and Welter completed the top five.

Brandon Tackes used all of the lanes on the track as he raced through the
Slinger Bees feature race.  Finally settling on the high line, Tackes
grabbed the lead on lap ten and looked to pull away from the pack.  In the
meantime, Joe Lang had also raced through the pack and caught up to Tackes
with three laps remaining.  The two leaders had caught heavy traffic and
finished the race weaving through the backmarkers.  Tackes held the lead to
take his first win of the 2010 season.  Lang followed about a car length
behind for second.  Starting at the rear of the field Mark Johler and Alex
Prunty made their way to the front finishing third and fourth respectively.
Ethan Wolf chased leader Dan Connor in the Westbury Bank Speedway Guest Car
race all the way to turn four on the last lap.  At that point Wolf spun
Conner and took the lead and the checkers for the win.