Princeton, MN – The final night of the Princeton Speedway Season came to an end by the hand of Mother Nature. Friday night’s WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action was cancelled after a day of rain and less than ideal track conditions.
All track champions were based on points earned on August 22, and some points battles were close.
The Racer’s Exchange WISSOTA Street Stocks 2014 Track Champion is the driver of the #01 AJ’s Complete Automotive Streeter Justin Pogones. Pogones won a total of six features and finished the year with 626 points. Ryan Kostreba took second only ten points back from Pogones. Kris Peterson, Amanda Milbrandt and Russell Peterson rounded out the top five drivers.
Denis Czech won three features at the Princeton Speedway, but Czech finished the year with 661 points giving him the Championship title for the Minuteman Press WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Czech’s #2 finished 36 points ahead of Kyle Matuska who took the runner up position. Jason Hall, Shane Sabraski and Bud Martini were the top five in standings.
The Ray’s Auto Body WISSOTA Super Stocks finished closed the year with Mike Loomis on top of the podium. Loomis’s J&C Trucking didn’t visit victory lane, however Loomis finished 44 points ahead of his nearest competitor. The drivers in second and third finished only one point apart with 552 and 551 points. Chris Wark took second while Rookie Matthew Dibb got third. Shane Sabraski and Dexton Koch also took top positions.
The Thell brothers kept close all year and finished first and second in the Jacy Norgaard Photo WISSOTA Mod Fours. Keith Thell finished 73 points ahead of Kyle and put his #00t into victory lane five times. Brandon Linquist, Ross Mead and Mitch Hribar rounded out the top five positions.
The Crystal Cabinets/USP WISSOTA Modifieds were another tight battle for second and third with just one point of separation. Dustin Nelson took second with 533 points while Larry Zeller finished with 534. Shane Sabraski and Eric Martini took the final top points, while the #26 finished on top. Shawn Fletcher’s Sun Drop sponsored Modified closed the season out with a score of 546, awarding him the Championship.
The Princeton Speedway Hornets put on an entertaining season, and at the close of the year, also had the closest point battle. The champion finished with 633 points and visited victory lane eight times. The #46ssg of Dannie Burkholder took the Track Championship just a single point ahead of Erik Gruhlke. Jasmin Matthewman, Lexy Kastner and Jake Bayerl also took top positions in the Hornet class.
The regular season may have ended, but the invitational season is ready to begin. On September 19 and 20, the Princeton Speedway will host the 2nd Annual P-Town Showdown. The showdown will be two complete nights of race action and will feature WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mod Fours and the Princeton Speedway Hornets.
The schedule features practice on Thursday night from 5:30-9:30 at night. Pits will open at 4:30 with admission of 15.00. The grandstands will also be open to the public to watch for free. Friday night the gates will open at 4pm, draw cut off is 6:30 and racing will begin at 7pm. Saturday night will be the last night of the showdown with gates opening at 2:30, draw cut off at 4:30 and racing at 5pm.
Both nights will be draw./redraw and if a driver races multiple cars, they will be required to purchase a pit pass for each car. There will also be no extra registration or draw fees for the event. Last year’s showdown was a big hit and this year will be as well!
The Siercks Family and other staff of the Princeton Speedway would like to sincerely thank anyone and everyone who helped make the 2014 season the success that it was. From the drivers and crews, fans and families, sponsors and all the staff we could not have the year we did without your continued support of local dirt track racing. We hope to see you all at the Showdown and again in 2015!
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