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September 1st, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI- Over 80 drivers rolled into the St. Croix Speed pit area Sunday afternoon for some exciting WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action. Some of the best drivers in WISSOTA came to run the Wisconsin Modified Classic and the evening featured the Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds, Mod Fours as well as the Hornets and Pure Stocks. The night had an abundance of side by side action, but in the end Dave Cain, Jeremy Nelson, Keith Thell, Justin Schelitzche and Justin Madsen went home victorious.
Skip Lutgen and Justin Madsen led the WISSOTA Pure Stocks to green for the first feature of the night. Madsen shot into the lead while Lutgen, James Clausen and Jason Havel battled for second. Clausen nosed ahead with the point, but Havel was back at his door. Clausen pulled ahead and secured the second point as Tucker Quinn challenge Havel. Havel held the point until Quinn made contact and Havel spun around. Madsen’s significant lead was gone as the race restarted and contact was made amongst drivers and a few hit the wall. However, the drivers kept going and Madsen rebuilt his lead and took the checkers in his #15m.
Four WISSOTA Hornets took the clay for the next event and Erik Cleasby took first when the green dropped. Tim Thoennes grabbed second as Justin Schelitzche moved to his door. Schelitzche drove past Thoennes and Cleasby for the lead, and Thoennes also passed Cleasby. Schelitzche led the remainder of the race and took the checkers with Tim Thoennes, Cleasby and Andrew Thoennes in tow.
Ben Sprung sprung into the lead and Kelly Steele took second when the Outlaw Mini Mods began their race. Mike Lawson sped to Steele’s side for second but Steele moved forward and flew by Sprung for the lead. Lawson and Sprung raced door to or for second and Lawson pulled away as the yellow flew. While under caution, Lawson suffered a flat tire and didn’t get it changed in time for the restart. Steele was in command with Sprung and Andy Zimmerman on his bumper when the green reappeared. After a couple laps, Zimmerman secured second and closed in on Steele. Zimmerman caught Steele’s #69 but the yellow flew again. With only two laps to go, Steele, Zimmerman and Sprung went three wide into turns three and four. Steele pulled out in the lead but Zimmerman was close by. They came to the checkers and Zimmerman gave it one final push, but Steele crossed the line for the win.
The WISSOTA Mod Fours came on board for the night with a great field of competitors. Keith Thell and Dean Larson led the drivers to green and Thell raced off with the lead. Larson held second while Mitch Hribar applied pressure. Hribar however got loose in turn four but kept his car moving to avoid a caution. The top drivers had a spacious lead as Clint Jensen took third. Chad Funt and Hribar took the side of Jensen and went three wide for third, and as they exited the turn, Hribar was in the point. The yellow flew and three consecutive cautions kept the Mod Fours slow. On the final restart, Thell and Hribar pulled away from the field. Hribar chased Thell’s #00t but could not get by as Thell snagged the checkers.
24 qualified WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds took the track and endured a feature plagued with cautions. After a couple restarts, Jeremy Nelson claimed the lead and retained it throughout the race. Mitch Weiss and Michael Truscott battled for second and went three wide with Kent Baxter for a round. Weiss secured second and Baxter took third, however Truscott retook the bronze before the race concluded. Nelson rolled around the high side and took the checkers to sweep the Midwest Modifieds in his D&N Trucking #06.
A quick restart slowed the drivers off the start, but the WISSOTA Modifieds were soon back to green with Jake Hiatt and Kyle Thell on the front row. Thell claimed the lead with Joey Jensen and Dave Cain in tow. Cain dove low on the track surface and slid by Jensen for second. Cain continued on the same groove to Thell’s door. They were side by side for the lead but Cain pulled ahead out of turn four. Kevin Adams raced to Jensen’s side and they both passed Thell for second. As the battle heated up, the yellow shortly followed. Cain was alone on the restart with Adams and Jensen on his bumper. Cain, Adams and Jensen spaced out as the laps passed, but with two to go, Adams closed in on Cain. The white waved and Adams was within a car length of Cain’s #2c, but Cain sped away on the final curve and took the win in his Mastersbilt by JMR modified.
The final night of the St. Croix Speedway 2016 race season will be next Monday September 5. On that day, the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series will run a special which will include the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks. Racing will resume at 5:30pm.
August 19th, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – The weather was superb Sunday afternoon and so was the WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action at the St. Croix Speedway. Each race was full of excitement and action, but night’s end, Justin Oestreich, Shane Sabraski, Jeremy Nelson, Ryan Satter, Nick Axelson and Krysta Doughty went home victorious.
Mackenzie Bjorklund and Kaylee Remington kicked off the night with a door to door battle for first in the WISSOTA Pure Stock division. Remington slid into the lead at the end of lap one while Krysta Doughty claimed second. The top two drivers pulled away from the pack and soon Doughty grabbed the lead. Doughty put her foot down and sped off while James Clausen reeled in Remington. Remington got loose in turn two which allowed Clausen to pass, but Justin Madsen got tangled and headed for the wall. The yellow flew and cars were sorted. Multiple Pure’s suffered mechanical problems during the race and only six cars remained as the race resumed. Doughty was first on the restart and led the final laps to take the win. Clausen, Casey Ogilvie, Bjorklund and Ashely Robbinette were the top drivers.
Nick Axelson sped off with the lead and Trevor Reding took second when the green dropped for the WISSOTA Hornets. Tim Thoennes held third while Dustin Virkus, Joel Kruse and Michael Boston raced three wide for fourth. As the battle heated up, drivers made contact with one other and the track wall, however they all kept moving and the race remained green. Axelson and Reding remained in points one and two while Virkus claimed third. Axelson and Reding had a big lead built up as Reding moved to Axelson’s door. They raced for the lead when they encountered a rolling tire from Ross Hoffman’s car and the yellow waved. Axelson was in command on the restart, and with few laps to go, he took the checkers. Reding, Virkus, Kruse and Thoennes claimed the top points.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks rolled out for the next feature with Don Cook and Chanda Fjorden-Nord on row one. Fjorden-Nord claimed first when the green appeared and drove away from the crew. Cook grabbed second while Kevin Schmidt took third. Sam Fankhauser slid by Charlie Shiek and Schmidt for third and worked Cook for second. Fankhauser moved to Cook’s door while Ryan Satter tucked in behind them. Fankhauser moved into the runner up position and Satter stole third when the yellow flew. Fjorden-Nord was regrouped with the other Streets and as they race resumed, Fankhauser and Satter moved in. In turn two, Fankhauser prepared to pass for the lead when contact was made with him and Fjorden-Nord, the drivers all scattered and kept going as Satter sped away in the lead. The yellow soon flew as damaged cars slowed on the track. With few laps to go, Satter was in charge and he took the checkers in his #67. Shiek, Cook, Josh Loucks and Schmidt rounded out the top five.
It took three cautions to get the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to race, but when they went, Jeremy Nelson cruised into the lead. Zach Benson and Jason VandeKamp snagged second and third and VandeKamp kept the pressure on Benson. Nelson was already with slower traffic when another caution was triggered. As the race went back to green, Nelson drove away. Josh Bazey, Benson and VandeKamp went three wide for second and again Benson claimed the point. VandeKamp settled back in third while Bazey and Mitch Weiss fought for fourth. After a final restart, Nelson continued to pull away from the pack and Benson ran in second. Benson however drifted too high in the turn and got into the loose clay which slowed his #17b down. VandeKamp stole second and Bazey slid into third before Benson grabbed fourth. Nelson was back with slower drivers as the white and checkers waved. Nelson rolled his D&N Trucking #06 into victory lane while VandeKamp, Bazey, Weiss and Benson earned the top five points.
Mike Loomis and John Remington led the WISSOTA Super Stocks to the start line for the next feature. Loomis, Remington and Shane Sabraski then raced three wide for the lead with Dave Mass right behind them. The Supers were nearly four wide for first when Remington grabbed the point. Mass and Sabraski battled for second and joined Remington. They were three wide for first, but Remington held the point. Mass then flew by on the high side and took the lead while Sabraski slid by for second. Mass drove away and drivers spaced out as the laps went by. With three laps to go, Mass’s #2 suddenly stopped in turn four with motor complications and the yellow flew. Sabraski assumed the lead on the restart and after the final two laps, he took the win. Remington, Loomis, Kurt Becken and Levi Voss finished the race and took top points.
Four WISSOTA Modifieds entered the track for the night’s final feature. Justin Oestreich took first, Shane Sabraski grabbed second with Marcus Simonson and Tyler Mecl in tow when the green flew. The drivers remained in that order and spaced out on the track, however Sabraski slowly closed in on Oestreich. Sabraski swooped his way around the clay and was within a car length when he dove low to Oestreich’s door. Oestreich however kept true to his line and pulled away with two laps to go. Oestreich took the win in his Mastell Brother’s Live Floor Rentals #46.
Next Sunday, August 21, will be Season Championship night at the St. Croix Speedway. There are some close points battles for the champion title, so make sure to come race and watch some great action next week. Racing resumes at 5:30 pm.
August 13th, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – Sponsors, Race teams and even fans donated over 20 bikes Sunday night for the St. Croix Speedway bike giveaway night. Kids were overjoyed as they won bikes of all sizes and then enjoyed some exciting WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action. Kevin Burdick, Mitch Weiss, Jim Gullikson, Joel Kruse and Jason Havel also went home overjoyed after taking their respective feature wins.
The WISSOTA Pure Stocks began the night, and after three cautions off the start, they were finally underway. Mike Pratt snagged the lead while Jason Havel and Gary Ladd battled for second. Havel moved ahead and passed Pratt for first. Havel stretched his lead out as James Clausen put pressure on Pratt. Clausen and Pratt made contact on the back stretch but kept the race green when Pratt’s car began to smoke. Pratt exited the track and Clausen assumed second. With few laps to go, one more caution occurred when a tire rolled down the track. Havel maintained his lead on the restart and took the checkers. Clausen, Chad Nikstad, Casey Ogilvie and Noah Richter earned top points.
Nick Axelson won his heat and claimed first as the WISSOTA Hornets went green. Joel Kruse slid into second and aside Axelson for the lead but Axelson held him off. Trevor Reding and Michael Boston battled for third
around the track and made contact down the backstretch. They continued to race and Reding moved into the third point while Kruse continued after Axelson. Kruse moved low and then high on the surface but could not get
around Axelson’s #19. Kruse then found his groove and nosed ahead of Axelson for the lead, but Axelson suffered a mechanical problem and dropped from the race. Kruse had a solid lead as Reding closed the gap. With two laps to go, Reding dove low to Kruse’s door, but Kruse pulled away and took the win. Reding, Boston, Paul George and Darrel Johnson were the top drivers.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks were next to race and Jim Gullikson claimed the early lead. Justin Pogones, Gavin Rowland and Sam Fankhauser went three wide for second and Pogones grabbed the point. Fankhauser kept close in third as the yellow appeared. Gullikson was alone on the restart while Pogones and Fankhauser fought for second. A couple laps passed before Fankhauser broke free from Pogones with the runner up point. Just as the drivers began to space out, another caution was sparked. Only four laps remained and Gullikson had Pogones and Fankhauser on his bumper. Gullikson sped off when the green flew and Pogones and Fankhauser battled. Chanda Fjorden-Nord kept close to Pogones and Fankhauser as Fankhauser retook second. Gullikson led the race from start to finish and rolled his #21 into victory lane. Fankhauser, Pogones, Fjorden-Nord and Rowland rounded out the top five.
Austin Ellis claimed the lead, but Zach Benson drove past him and stole first as the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature commenced. Ellis and Mitch Weiss raced for second as the yellow waved. Benson was alone on the restart with Weiss and Ellis to his rear. Weiss moved to Benson’s door and after a quick battle, Weiss became the leader. Benson kept close to Weiss while Shane Howell moved into third. Back to back cautions occurred, but when the race resumed, Weiss was in charge. Howell and Benson battled for second and Howell nosed ahead of Benson’s #17B. Benson moved back to Howell’s side and they were door to door in the turns of the track. Benson pulled ahead this round and secured the second point as the race came to a close. Weiss took the checkers with Benson, Howell, Josh Bazey and Ellis as the top five.
The WISSOTA Super Stocks finished off the night and Josh Zimpel grabbed the lead when the green waved. As they completed lap one, Tommy Richards suffered a flat and the yellow waved. Zimpel was in command as the race restarted and Mike Loomis took second. Kevin Burdick drove the low groove and passed Loomis for second. Loomis however came back to battle but Burdick kept the point. Burdick then closed in on Zimpel and slid by for the lead. Zimpel drove to Burdick’s side, but again Burdick pulled away. Burdick, Zimpel and Danny Richards spaced out in points one, two and three while the fight for fourth went three wide between Loomis, John Remington and Curt Myers. Remington broke away from the battle but the yellow flew again. Burdick had Zimpel and D. Richards on his rear as the race resumed and D. Richards took second. D. Richards chased after Burdick and was within a car length when the white waved. D. Richards gave it one final push out of four to grab the lead, but Burdick crossed the line and took the win. D. Richards settled in second with Myers, Zimpel and Remington as the top finishers.
All regular classes will be back in action at the St. Croix Speedway next Sunday with racing at 5:30pm.
July 20th, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – After a week off due to Mother Nature, the St. Croix Speedway was back in action with a night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Race Series racing. All regular classes ran on Sunday night with Justin Madsen, Sam Fankhauser, Tim Thoennes, Mitch Weiss, Curt Myers and Mike Anderson going home victorious.
Noah Richter and Skip Lutgen led the WISSOTA Pure Stocks to green and Lutgen moved into the lead. Lutgen drifted high in the turn and Justin Madsen flew by him for first. Lutgen held second and Casey Ogilvie grabbed
third. James Clausen worked Ogilvie for third and took the point as the yellow appeared. Madsen was alone on the restart but Lutgen moved to his door. Lutgen then fell back into traffic and Clausen took second. Madsen
built up a solid lead and caught traffic. Madsen and Clausen drove by slower drivers until Madsen took the checkers. Clausen took second with Ogilvie, Lutgen and Brian Collins as the top finishers.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks rolled onto the clay with Sam Fankhauser and Hunter VanGilder on the front line. An immediate caution kept the drivers slow, but as the race resumed Fankhauser claimed the lead. VanGilder took
second while C.J. Wagner snagged third. Don Cook worked Wagner for the third point but Wagner held him back. Cook kept after Wagner until the yellow waved again. Three cautions slowed the Streets, but Fankhauser
remained in control. Kolby Kiehl grabbed the runner up point and worked Fankhauser, but Fankhauser continued to lead until the checkers flew. Fankhauser had a few weeks of DNF’s so he proudly rolled his #11 into
victory lane. Kiehl, VanGilder, Wagner and Gavin Rowland filled the top points.
The WISSOTA Hornets were next, however they slowly dropped like flies from the race. Joel Kruse took the lead when the green waved and Tim Thoennes slid into second. Kruse was loose out of the curve and Thoennes flew by for the lead. Kruse then suffered a mechanical problem exited the track. Trevor Reding assumed second with Thoennes far ahead of him. A few other drivers fell out of battle and only Tim Thoennes, Reding and Andrew Thoennes remained in action. They finished their laps in that order and Tim Thoennes took the win.
Doug Toepper and Jared Gorka brought the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the stand, but a couple cautions kept them slow. When the race resumed, Mitch Weiss slid into the lead with Jason VandeKamp in second and John Remington in third. Weiss built up a good lead but VandeKamp reeled him in. Weiss caught slower cars with VandeKamp close behind. Weiss passed the drivers and began to rebuild his lead, but the yellow appeared. With few laps to go, Weiss was ready to race. Weiss sped off when the green flew but VandeKamp dove low to his side. Weiss pulled away when they exited the turn and led the final laps until the checkers waved. VandeKamp, Josh Bazey, Marcus Simonson and Remington rounded out the top points.
Dylan Kromschroeder and Larry Fitzsimmons sped off when the green dropped for the WISSOTA Super Stocks. Fitzsimmons took the lead but slid high in the turn and Kromschroeder and Nick Traynor snuck by. Contact then occurred in turn four and the yellow flew. After drivers were sorted, Kromschroeder brought the Supers back to green. Curt Myers moved to Kromschroeder’s door and made the pass for first. Kromschroeder held second as Jeff Brauer worked Traynor for third. A couple more yellows took place but Myers continued to lead the way until the checkers appeared and he rolled his #1m into victory lane. Other top points went to Brauer, John Remington, Mike Loomis and Luke Schultz.
Steve Lavasseur grabbed the lead point, Mike Anderson took second and Justin Oestreich battled Kevin Adams for third as the WISSOTA Modified feature began. Anderson grabbed the low groove and slid aside Lavasseur for the lead. Lavasseur was faster out of the turn and held the lead but Anderson kept close. Anderson moved low in the turns, lap after lap, and eventually made the pass for first. Anderson then slid up the track to secure his lead while Lavasseur held second. Adams moved to his side, but spun in the turn and the yellow waved. Anderson was alone on the restart with Lavasseur and Oestreich to his rear. Oestreich snagged second and Tony Schill challenged Lavasseur. Schill made the pass as the drivers spaced out. Oestreich, Schill, Lavasseur and Chet Atkinson remained in points two through five as Anderson took the win.
Next Sunday night the 360 Winged Sprints will be back in action at the St. Croix Speedway. The Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Hornets will accompany the Sprints with racing at 5:30 pm.
July 5th, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – A solid field of cars filled the pits Sunday afternoon for a night of WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action. The drivers threw dirt high in the air throughout the night which was followed with an awesome fireworks display. John Remington, Jason VandeKamp, Cody Kummer, Trevor Reding and Michael Blevens all went home victorious.
The WISSOTA Pure Stocks packed the track and as the green flew, Kaylee Remington claimed the early lead. James Clausen moved into second and Krysta Doughty took third as the yellow waved. Remington was alone on the restart but Clausen and Doughty made the battle three wide. Clausen slid into the lead while Justin Madsen took second. Madsen took Clausen’s side for the lead and soon took the point. The yellow then waved and slowed the drivers down. Madsen was alone on the restart but suffered mechanical problems and dropped back. Clausen assumed the lead as Mike Pratt worked his way from 16th to third. Pratt moved into second but Michael Blevens slid by on the low side for the point. Pratt moved to Blevens’ door as they chased after Clausen. Clausen caught slower cars as he took the white flag and found Blevens at his side. They went four wide down the back chute and drag raced to the checkers. Blevens crossed the line first to snag the win while Clausen settled in second with Pratt, Devin Reynolds and Skip Lutgen as the top drivers.
Sam Fankhauser took the lead as the WISSOTA Street Stock feature began and Kolby Kiehl and Danny Richards rounded out the top three. As the top drivers pulled away, the yellow waved. Cautions kept the streets slow during their feature, but Richards moved into the lead point while Kiehl, Hunter VanGilder and Kevin Schmidt fought for second. They were nearly three wide in the turns until Kiehl secured the point. Cody Kummer moved into third and drove to Kiehl’s side. With only two laps to go, Richards was with slower traffic and Kummer snagged second. Kummer moved to Richards’s side as the white flew and Kiehl closed in. The top drivers remained close and all shot out of turn four for the win. Richards, Kiehl, Schmidt and Peterson got points two through five as Kummer put his #12 into victory lane.
Joel Kruse and Michael Boston brought the WISSOTA Hornets on the track for their feature and Kruse grabbed the lead. Paul George and Trevor Reding split Boston’s #11 and went three wide for second. Reding took the point and slid to Kruse’s door. Reding nosed ahead for the lead while Boston worked Kruse for second. Kruse pulled away and tucked in behind Reding as they stretched their lead out over Devin Fouquette in third. Kruse worked both sides of Reding for first and then dropped to the low groove. They were door to door for the lead as the white waved, but as they exited turn four, Reding pulled ahead and took the win. Kruse, Joe Martin, Fouquette and Boston took top points.
John Remington claimed first and Dan Gullikson took second when the WISSOTA Super Stock feature went green. Gullikson moved to Remington’s door for the lead but Remington’s high groove was faster and he retook the lead. Gullikson held second and Dustin Nelson took third with Tommy Richards on Nelson’s rear. Andy Davey’s #91 scraped the back stretch wall and the yellow appeared. Remington led through a few more restarts, but still had Gullikson and Richards on his bumper. Richards took second and hugged the tires while Remington kept to the high groove. They were parallel in the turns, lap after lap, until the checkers were raised. Richards gave it one final push to the finish, but Remington’s line remained faster and he took the checkers in his #57. Richards took second with Gullikson, Nelson and Patrick Beeksma as the top finishers.
Zach Benson and David Mastell brought the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the stand for the night’s final race, and as the green flew they were door to door. Dan Wheeler joined them and raced three wide for the lead until Mastell nosed ahead for the point. The yellow followed and as the race resumed, Jason VandeKamp rode the tires and moved past the top drivers. VandeKamp snagged the lead but Mastell, Benson and Wheeler kept close. Benson took second after another restart and Mastell went three wide with Wheeler and Josh Bazey for third. VandeKamp stretched out his lead as Bazey claimed third. Bazey moved to Benson’s side for a nose to nose battle for second. Another caution settled the battle as the drivers were slowed. Four more cautions occurred during the feature but VandeKamp remained strong in the lead. Cody Lee, Bazey and Marcus Simonson were in top points and they raced three wide for second. Simonson took the point but Bazey and Lee kept on his rear. They resumed the three wide fight in turns three and four as the race slowly came to a close. Bazey dropped to fourth while Simonson and Lee remained door to door until they took the checkers. Simonson snagged second and Lee settled for third as VandeKamp rolled his FYE Motorsports #16 into victory lane.
Next Sunday will be a regular night of racing at the St. Croix Speedway and all six regular classes will be back in action. Racing will resume at 5:30 pm.
June 28th, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – It was a blustery afternoon, but the wind stopped just in time for some great WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action Sunday night at the St. Croix Speedway. The Winged Sprint Cars and Outlaw Mini Mods joined the night’s program and put on some exciting racing.
Justin Madsen and Noah Richter brought the WISSOTA Pure Stocks to green for the first feature of the night. Madsen claimed the early lead with Krysta Doughty and Jake Sandmann in following points. Madsen and Doughty separated from the field while Doughty kept pressure on Madsen. The top drivers caught slower cars and made the pass without a hitch. Madsen remained in control as they continued to lap more cars. Doughty kept after Madsen’s #15m, but Madsen held her off and took the checkers. Doughty, Sandmann, Casey Ogilvie and James Clausen rounded out the top five.
The Outlaw Mini Mods rolled on the track for the next race and Taton Hanson shot into the lead. Ben Sprung sprung into second while Christopher Deno and Nathan Kilwine battled for third. Kilwine took third and moved to Sprung’s outside. Kilwine took second and began to chase after Hanson when Jim Deno, Dylan Kromschroeder and Tommy Patton all suffered different mechanical failures. The yellow flew and drivers were sorted with Hanson in charge. Sprung and Kilwine battled for second on the restart as Hanson drove away. Kilwine claimed the runner up point, but soon fell back in the pack. Sprung snagged second as Kilwine attempted to exit the track and collected C. Deno with him. The yellow flew again and drivers were aligned. Hanson sped off as the green reappeared but Sprung kept on his rear. Sprung worked Hanson’s outside, but Hanson kept the lead. As the checkers were raised, Sprung dove to the low groove and took Hanson’s side. They were nose to nose as they shot down the front chute and Hanson crossed the line first to take the win. Sprung settled in second with Jeremy Schubert, Anthony Kramer and Scott Simmons as top finishers.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks were next on the agenda and Gavin Rowland took the lead when the green flew. Jim Gullikson slid by Rowland for the lead as the yellow waved. After a few more cautions, Gullikson was still in charge with Hunter VanGilder and Durrand Peterson in tow. VanGilder took second but Peterson moved back to his door as Gullikson coasted to a stop in turn four. As the race resumed, VanGilder assumed the lead and Peterson, Kolby Kiehl and Don Cook went three wide for second, but the yellow flew again. VanGilder had a pair of 9’s on his rear with Peterson #9 and Kiehl #9k after him for the lead. As they came out of turn two, VanGilder got loose, kept going and battled with Peterson and Kiehl as Peterson scrapped the track wall. A chain reaction was triggered and the yellow waved. VanGilder suffered a flat and went to change it, therefore Kiehl became the race leader. Kiehl drove away from the field and won by a straightaway. Peterson, Cook, Rowland and Josh Loucks claimed top points.
Zach Benson and Marcus Simonson brought the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds around the track, but three cautions kept the drivers slow. As the race continued, Benson led with Jason Schill in second. Nick Koehler and Jason VandeKamp battled for third as VandeKamp moved forward. VandeKamp slid into second with Koehler to his rear. Koehler moved to VandeKamp’s door and they battled for second while on Benson’s rear. VandeKamp nosed ahead to Benson’s side and took the lead. The top drivers caught slower cars and began to lap which allowed Koehler to take second. Benson held third but Schill remained on his bumper. Cars covered the entire race surface, but VandeKamp maintained his lead and took the win in his FYE Motorsports #16. Koehler took second with Benson, Schill and Josh Bazey as the top drivers.
The Winged Sprint Cars finished off the night with Anna Kouba-Hippe and Reed Allex on the front row. As the green waved, Brooke Tatnell flew by them and took the lead. Russ Hall moved into second while Ryan Bowers grabbed third. Tatnell immediately built up a lead while Bowers tried to close the gap with Hall. Billy Balog reeled in Bowers’ #199 and slid by for third. Bowers chased after Balog to retake the point as Tantell lapped slower drivers. As Hall prepared to lap, Balog closed in, but Hall made the pass and pulled away. Tatnell had a significant lead built up and took the checkers while other’s rounded turn two. Hall took the checkers in second as Bowers gave it a final push for third. Balog held the third point with Bowers and Cody Hahn in the top five.
The St. Croix Speedway will race next Sunday July 3 and will feature the WISSOTA Super Stocks, Midwest Mods, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Hornets as well as a fireworks display at the close of the program.
June 23rd, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – After a couple weeks of figuring out the new race surface, the St. Croix Speedway was super smooth and ready for some WISSOTA PolyDome Race Series action. Sunday was Meet the Drivers Kids Night and the night featured some fun giveaways for the kids and for the dads. Amongst all the fun, Jared Zimpel, Durrand Peterson, Paul George and Justin Madsen all claimed feature wins while Jason VandeKamp took two.
A quick caution slowed the drivers but as the green reappeared, the WISSOTA Pure Stocks kicked off the night. Skip Lutgen jumped into the lead and Casey Ogilvie held onto second. Ogilvie then moved back to Lutgen’s door for the lead, but Lutgen pulled away. Justin Madsen worked Ogilvie for second as Lutgen got loose in the turn. Lutgen made it to infield and kept his #7L moving while Ogilvie assumed the lead. Madsen ran in second and kept pressure on Ogilvie. They rounded turn two and Ogilvie drifted high in the curve which allowed Madsen to pass for the lead. The yellow soon waved and the drivers slowed. Madsen was alone on the restart with Ogilvie and Ashely Robbinette to his rear. Ogilvie kept close to Madsen and as the white waved, they were door to door. Madsen kept his nose ahead just enough to take the checkers. Ogilvie settled in second with Robbinette, Lutgen and Noah Richter as top drivers.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks also had a quick caution as the feature began, but they resumed with Gavin Rowland in first. Durrand Peterson moved to Rowland’s door and Hunter VanGilder tucked in behind them. Rowland went high through the curve and both Peterson and VanGilder drove by him. Peterson took the lead but VanGilder rode his rear. Don Cook’s #3 turned sideways and Rowland barely missed him, however they both kept going and the race remained green. Peterson was still in command but VanGilder was all over him. Soon they approached a slower driver and Peterson made the pass and VanGilder also did. VanGilder drove back to Peterson’s rear and gave it all he had to make the pass, however Peterson held him off and took the win. VanGilder finished in a close second with Rowland, Cook and Kaylee Remington in top points.
Dannie Burkholder and Paul George led the WISSOTA Hornets to the green and Burkholder took the early lead. George took second and Tim Thoennes slid into third. Thoennes closed in on George for second as Darrel Johnson caught him. The yellow flag appeared and drivers were aligned with Burkholder in the lead. Johnson took second and moved to Burkholder’s inside as they entered the turn. Johnson made contact with Burkholder and soon Burkholder’s #46SSG rolled in turn two. The race went red as Burkholder climbed out and waved to the fans. As the race resumed, George was in the lead. Thoennes moved to George’s door but George speed away. Thoennes, Johnson and Chris McClain all battled for second as the race came to a close. George took the win with Thoennes, Johnson, Terry Romick and McClain as the top five.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds rolled onto the track for the next feature with David Mastell and Jason VandeKamp on the front row. VandeKamp took the lead as the race began and Mastell took second. Mitch Weiss, Josh Bazey and John Remington went three wide for third as Natalie Rogers’ #12r jumped the wall and rolled. Rogers was tended too and track official’s safely removed her car. As the race resumed, VandeKamp was in command. Bazey moved to Mastell’s door to battle for second and Mastell held the point so Bazey settled in third. VandeKamp built up a significant lead and began to lap slower drivers and as Mastell and Bazey prepared to lap, the yellow flew. Vandekamp was alone on the restart and Bazey grabbed second. Mastell held third but saw Weiss at his side. Weiss and Mastell fought for third until the checkers flew. VandeKamp rolled his FYE Motorsports sponsored machine into victory lane while Bazey, Weiss, Mastell and Marcus Simonson took the top points.
As the WISSOTA Super Stocks got over a quick caution, Jared Zimpel took the lead when the green flew. Mike Loomis and John Remington moved in to challenge Zimpel, but Zimpel was faster out of the turns and pulled away. Loomis took second and kept close to Zimpel, but again Zimpel’s line was faster and he slowly broke away from the #17. The drivers spaced during the race, but with only two laps to go, Loomis was on Zimpel’s rear. Loomis moved low on the track however Zimpel kept his foot down and took the checkers and his first ever Super Stock feature win. Loomis finished second with Remington, Becken and Luke Schultz as the finishing order.
The WISSOTA Modifieds closed out the night with Justin Oestreich and Jason VandeKamp on the front row. VandeKamp shot into the lead as the green dropped and Oestreich took second. Steve Lavasseur took the third point as Kevin Adams rolled into the infield with mechanical issues. The drivers spaced out on the track, ran the race without a caution and remained in that order until the checkers flew. VandeKamp took the win in his ASI Racing Products Modified.
Next Sunday, the St. Croix Speedway will feature the 360 winged sprints as well as the Outlaw Mini Mods, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks. Racing will resume at 5:30 pm.
June 16th, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – The Northern Vintage Stock Car racers joined the program at St. Croix Speedway with both the Super Mods and Full Bodied cars signing into the pits. Along with the vintage drivers the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks put on some great WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action and Justin Oestreich, Curt Myers, Mitch Weiss and Sam Fankhauser all took trophies.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks took the clay for the night’s first feature and Gavin Rowland claimed the early lead. Sam Fankhauser flew around the top groove and moved to Rowland’s door. Fankhauser made the pass for first while Hunter VanGilder drove to Rowland’s side. VanGilder took the runner up point and began to chase Fankhauser. VanGilder closed the gap with Fankhauser as they caught a slower driver. Fankhauser made the pass but VanGilder was held up for a bit which allowed Fankhauser to stretch out his lead. Fankhauser took the checkers and rolled his Elite Shock Service #11 into victory lane. VanGilder, Durrand Peterson, Rowland, Kaylee Remington was the finishing order.
The Vintage drivers were up next and the Full Bodies rolled on the track. Scott Kalbow took the lead when the green flew and Al Keske moved into second. Tom Godfrey and Mike Wilson battled for third as Godfrey swerved and Wilson got loose. Both drivers kept going as Kalbow and Keske drove away. Keske kept after Kalbow the entire race, but Kalbow took the checkers in his #2.
Mike Peine put his #1 Vintage Super Mod into first when the green dropped for the next race. Ken Sabby took second and Mike Bjorklund grabbed third as Peine separated from the drivers. Bjorklund chased after Sabby and soon nosed under the #32 of Sabby. Sabby held onto second but Bjorklund moved back to his side and took the point. John Bethke closed in and drove to Sabby’s side but Sabby held him off as Peine took the win.
A solid field of 19 Midwest Modifieds covered the track for the night’s next feature. A restart right from the start slowed the drivers, but as the green reappeared Marcus Simonson took the lead. John Meeds, Josh Bazey and Kyle Hallin went three wide for second and Bazey claimed the point. Hallin took third and worked Bazey for the runner up point. The yellow then waved and drivers were sorted with Simonson still in command. When the green flew, Nick Koehler grabbed the low groove and moved to Simonson’s door. Simonson got loose in turn four and spun causing drivers to scatter and spin. The yellow flew again and drivers were sorted. A few more cautions occurred over a few laps, but Mitch Weiss moved into the lead point with Bazey and Jason VandeKamp in a battle for second. The drivers rounded the turns when Derek Reding’s #14 jumped the retaining wall and he sat on the grass. The race went red as track officials safely removed his car from the wall. The final restart was led by Weiss, and he led the final laps to take the Win in his Midway Sewer Service #23.
Mike Loomis sped off in the as the green flew for the WISSOTA Super Stocks and John Remington battled Curt Myers for second. Myers took the point and worked the low groove to catch Loomis. Myers and Loomis drove door to door for the lead until Myers took the point. Loomis held second while Remington found Kevin Burdick to his rear. Burdick was all over Remington for third and Scott Lawrence joined the battle. Burdick and Lawrence took Remington’s sides and they raced three wide. Burdick pulled ahead with the point and Lawrence took fourth. The yellow then appeared and back to back cautions kept the drivers slow. As the race resumed, Myers resumed his lead and Burdick passed Loomis. Myers took the checkers with Burdick, Loomis, Lawrence and Luke Schultz as the top five.
Four mighty WISSOTA Modifieds wrapped up evening with their feature event. Steve Lavasseur and Justin Oestreich brought the drivers to green and Oestreich sped off in the lead. Kevin Adams took second with Lavasseur and Jason Schill in third and fourth. The drivers spaced out and remained in that order throughout the race, however Adams slowly closed the gap Oestreich established. Schill pulled off the track before the race concluded while Adams kept after Oestreich’s #46. Oestreich took the checkers in his Mastell Live Floor Rentals, Inc. sponsored machine.
Next Sunday will be a Meet the Drivers Kids Night at the St. Croix Speedway. The grandstand admission will be free for all kids 12 & under and all regular classes will be back in action. Racing resumes at 5:30pm.
May 25th, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – The weather was superb Sunday night for some WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action at the St. Croix Speedway. The night featured some great racing but when it was all said and done Casey Ogilvie, Trevor Reding, Mitch Weiss and Justin Oestreich took trophies while Tim Johnson doubled up.
The WISSOTA Pure Stocks began the night and Casey Ogilvie claimed the early lead. Rob Grabon moved to Ryan Madsen’s door for second and Grabon took the point. Grabon began to work Ogilvie, but Ogilvie kept the lead. The first yellow of the night flew and drivers were slowed while Ogilvie led them back to green. Drivers battled on the restart but in turn one, a tire bounced in the curve and the yellow was back. Multiple drivers filled the work area and made repairs as the race resumed. Ogilvie was still in command but Tucker Quinn moved into battle. Ogilvie and Quinn separated from the field, but a battle in the pack went sour and James Clausen sat in turn three. Again the yellow waved and drivers were reset. Ogilvie was alone on the restart with Quinn and Grabon in tow. Grabon retook second but found Madsen at his door. Madsen then spun in turn four, but kept his car moving to avoid a caution. Ogilvie put his #11 into victory lane and Grabon, Quinn, Madsen and Ashley Robbinette took top points.
Hunter VanGilder sped into the lead as the WISSOTA Street Stocks went green but Sam Fankhauser moved low to challenge him. Tim Johnson and C.J. Wagner also kept close as they all chased VanGilder. Johnson, Wagner and Fankhauser were nearly three wide for second as Johnson secured the point. Johnson flew by VanGilder for the lead and drove away. Johnson kept his foot down and took the checkers in his Wollak Construction #1Jr. VanGilder, Fankhauser, Gavin Rowland and Brandon Belsheim were the top drivers.
Michael Boston and Trevor Reding brought the WISSOTA Hornets to the stand, and as the green waved, Reding sped off in first. Boston, Nick Axelsen a ndEric Pfundt battled three wide for second until Axelsen took the point. Pfundt and Boston kept up the battle for third a couple laps until Boston snagged the point. The Hornets continued around the track until the checkers flew and Reding put his #25R into victory lane. Axelsen, Boston, Pfundt and Terry Matthewman took the top points.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds rolled on the clay for the next race and as the flag flew, Zach Benson shot into the lead. Josh Bazey moved into second and Mitch Weiss took third, after starting in eighth. As Bazey and Weiss chased after Benson the yellow waved. After back to back cautions, the race resumed and Bazey, Weiss and Benson went three wide for the lead. Bazey grabbed the high groove and slid into first while Weiss and Benson continued to battle for second. Weiss slid by Benson on the low line, but Benson came back to his side. Weiss however broke free from Benson and began to chase Bazey. Bazey continued to race the high groove and Weiss ran along the tires, and they fought for the lead. Bazey retained the point by a slim margin but the yellow appeared. The drivers were reset and as soon as the green waved, the yellow followed. On the restart, Bazey and Weiss resumed their fight for first while David Mastell moved into top points. Mastell drove to Remington’s side and they ran door to door for third. The top drivers ran side by side around the track and raced for points until Bazey drifted high with mechanical issues and the yellow flew. Weiss assumed the first point on the restart with Remington and Mastell in tow. They remained in that order the final laps and Weiss took the checkers. Remington, Mastell, Cooper Berlin and Scott Meeds earned the top points.
Kurt Becken claimed first but a couple cautions slowed him. The WISSOTA Super Stocks were up to race and when they restarted, Mike Loomis was in command. John Remington and Tim Johnson were side by side but Johnson took second. Johnson ran low on the track and drove to Loomis’s door. Johnson made the pass for first and Loomis settled in second. Remington remained in third but Chris Wark moved to his side. Wark and Remington were panel to panel as they came down the chute, but Wark nosed ahead on the turn’s exit. Johnson was ahead by a straightaway as Wark closed in on Loomis. Wark then looped his car in the turn and the yellow flew. Johnson was regrouped with the pack with few laps to go. As the green reappeared, Johnson sped away in the lead. Loomis retook second as Wark raced back to Remington’s side. Wark moved into third and rode out the final laps. Johnson rolled into victory lane for the second time in the night while Loomis, Wark, Remington and Becken grabbed top points.
The WISSOTA Modifieds wrapped up the night and Steve Lavasseur and Justin Oestreich brought the drivers to green. Oestreich drove away in first while Kevin Adams took second. Lavasseur and Mike Anderson battled for third with Tim Johnson on their bumpers. Oestreich and Adams had built up a good lead when Adams suffered a flat and the yellow waved. On the restart, Oestreich was alone with Anderson and Lavasseur to his rear. Anderson moved into second and Johnson moved to Lavasseur’s outside. Johnson took third and chased after Anderson with few laps to go. Oestreich ran his line and took the checkers in his Mastell Brothers Racing #46 Modified. Anderson, Johnson, Lavasseur and Brad Severs rounded out the top five.
Next Sunday will feature a Kids Night at the St. Croix Speedway and the WISSOTA Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Hornets will all be in action, Modifieds have the week off. Racing will resume at 5:30 pm.
May 17th, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – After another week of daily rain, the St. Croix Speedway was ready for a night of WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action. A solid number of drivers filled the pits, but at the end of
the night Krysta Doughty, Jimmy Randall, Nick Axelson, Jason VandeKamp, Curt Myers and Kevin Adams took home hardware.
Krysta Doughty claimed the early lead in the WISSOTA Pure Stock feature while Skip Lutgen and Casey Ogilvie followed her lead. Justin Madsen worked Ogilvie for third while Doughty stretched out her lead. Doughty was ready to lap while Madsen continued to challenge Ogilvie for the third point. Ogilvie and Madsen caught slower traffic and were nearly three wide as the yellow flew for debris. Doughty was regrouped with the Pure’s as the race resumed. Lutgen again took second while Rob Grabon slid into third. Ogilvie held fourth as Tucker Quinn moved to his side. Doughty built up her lead as Lutgen, Grabon, Madsen, Quinn and Ogilvie battled for top points. Quinn took third and moved low to battle Lutgen with Grabon on his trail. The three joined a lapped car and they were nearly four wide as the white flag flew. As they came down the front chute, they ran short on track space and contact was made which resulted in Grabon’s #16 rolling as they entered turn one. Grabon was tended to, and taken into the ambulance for safety precautions, as the drivers were sorted. Doughty was alone on the restart and led the final lap to claim the victory in her #03 Pure Stock. Madsen, Sterling Knaeble and Ogilvie were top finishers.
Hunter VanGilder and C.J. Wagner led the WISSOTA Street Stocks to green and Wagner nosed ahead into the lead. VanGilder and Jimmy Randall moved up to challenge Wagner for the lead but Wagner drove away. VanGilder and Randall battled for second and Sam Fankhauser joined the fun. They shot down the backstretch three wide when Fankhauser scraped the track wall. The yellow flew and Fankhauser exited the track with a tire malfunction. Wagner was alone on the restart but Randall grabbed the low line and drove past Wagner. VanGilder also passed Wagner to take second and the drivers spaced out. Randall led the remaining laps and took the win followed by VanGilder, Wagner, Kevin Schmidt and Gavin Rowland.
Five mighty Hornets took the green in the WISSOTA Hornet feature and Joel Kruse took the early lead. Kruse however suffered a mechanical issue and coasted to a stop on the track. Nick Axelson took the lead point on the
restart with Paul George and Michael Boston in tow. George moved into second as Boston also suffered a mechanical failure and the yellow waved. Axelson, George and Terry Matthewman were the only remaining Hornets on the clay and they ran that order until the checkers flew.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were next on the agenda and Jared Gorka and Eric Gadach brought the drivers to the start. Jason VandeKamp slid by the leaders on the low groove and claimed the lead while Gadach held onto
second. John Remington took third and put pressure on Gadach for second. VandeKamp stretched out his lead as Remington dropped to Gadach’s side. The battle heated up for second but the yellow appeared. VandeKamp drove away when the race resumed and Remington and Gadach remained door to door. Dan Wheeler and James Trantina battled for fourth but Wheeler moved ahead. Wheeler followed Gadach and Remington and tried to find a way around them when Gadach got loose in turn one. Gadach kept going and Remington assumed second. Wheeler was quick to pass Remington and chased after VandeKamp. Again the yellow flew and three cautions kept the drivers slow. When the race resumed, Wheeler moved to VandeKamp’s side but VandeKamp pulled away. Trantina, Remington and Mitch Weiss went three wide for third and Remington fell out of the battle. Weiss and Trantina remained door to door for third until the checkers flew. VandeKamp took the win and rolled his FYE Motorsports #16 into victory lane with Wheeler, Weiss, Trantina and Remington as the top five finishers.
Mike Loomis and Shane Sabraski drove door to door, but Sabraski emerged as the leader in the WISSOTA Super Stock feature. Loomis and Seth Kramer fought for second while Jeff Brauer and Curt Myers battled for fourth. Loomis claimed the second point and Myers worked Kramer as they joined Loomis. The drivers raced three wide for second until Kramer slid by for the point. Loomis and Myers came back to go three wide again but Loomis went too high in the curve which allowed Myers and Kramer to get away. Sabraski was ready to lap when the yellow flag waved. After two restarts, Myers was at Sabraski’s door for first. Myers broke away to take the lead put Sabraski kept close to him. Dave Mass made his way into the top three and closed in on the leaders. Sabraski moved high on the track to get by Myers but Mass slid by him on the low groove. Mass and Sabraski went back and forth for second and caught Myers again. They were in lapped traffic as Mass moved ahead of Myers, but the yellow appeared again. Myers was alone on the restart but Mass and Sabraski kept the pressure on him. The top three drivers pulled away as the green waved but neither Sabraski nor Mass could get Myers and Myers took the checkers. Mass, Sabraski, Brauer and James Trantina were the top drivers.
Steve Lavasseur grabbed the lead off the start for the WISSOTA Modifieds and Kevin Adams moved into second before lap one was complete. Adams moved low on the track surface and passed Lavasseur for the first. Adams and Lavasseur built up a lead over Justin Oestreich in third while Shane Sabraski, J.T. Johnson and Dave Cain battled for fourth. The yellow soon waved and drivers were slowed. Adams was in command on the restart as Cain, Lavasseur and Oestreich battled three wide for second. Lavasseur held the point while Cory Bruggeman slid into third. Cain grabbed the low line aside Bruggeman when Bruggeman spun and drivers scattered. The yellow waved and soon another caution occurred. As the race resumed, Adams showed the way with Cain and Sabraski in a battle for second. Adams drove away while Sabraski and Cain remained door to door. Cain pulled ahead to secure second but soon Sabraski was back at his side. They remained nose to nose as the white flew, and when the checkers were raised, Cain crossed the line and took the runner up point. Sabraski took third with Oestreich and Johnson in the top five while Adams put his #40 in victory lane.
Races will resume next Sunday night at 5:30pm.
May 3rd, 2016
St. Croix Falls, WI – The newly renamed St. Croix Speedway 2016 season kicked off Sunday night with a night of WISSOTA PolyDome Dirt Track Race Series action. The week was rainy which delayed many new track improvements from being completed, however sunny skies and warm temps welcomed many drivers and fans to the track.
The WISSOTA Hornets began the night’s events with Fred Lunsmann and Nick Axelsen on the front row. Axelsen nosed ahead on the start but Lunsmann moved back to his side. Trevor Reding tucked in behind the leaders and the top three drivers kept close. Joel Kruse moved into battle as Lunsmann sat in turn four and drivers scattered to miss him. The drivers were realigned with Lunsmann in command. Reding and Terry Matthewman battled for second and Reding claimed the point. Erik Cleasby dove to Matthewman’s door for third but Matthewman held him back. Lunsmann and Reding drove away from the field and Reding worked Lunsmann. Reding tried high, low and gave it one final push to the checkers, but Lunsmann crossed the line and took the season’s first trophy. Reding, Matthewman, Cleasby and Michael Boston were the top finishers.
A solid field of WISSOTA Pure Stocks took the clay for the next feature race. Skip Lutgen and Ryan Madsen brought the drivers to green and Lutgen pulled into the lead. Michael Blevens moved low on the track and made
contact with Lutgen, but drivers kept racing and Blevens grabbed the lead. Drivers rolled around the track two-by-two, bumping into one another until Madsen’s #27m skated across the back wall. Madsen landed on the track and kept driving but the yellow waved. Blevens was alone on the restart with Rob Grabon and Lutgen to his rear. Dustin Follett joined Grabon and Lutgen to race three wide for second. Follett snagged the position and chased Blevens. The leaders caught slower drivers and Blevens pulled away from Follett. Blevens wheeled his #10x through the traffic, but Follett flew around the curves and reeled Blevens back in. Blevens kept his foot down and took the win with Follett, Grabon, Devin Reynolds and Ryan Madsen as top drivers.
George Truscott squeezed into first as the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature began. Josh Bazey and Dan Wheeler battled for second with David Mastell, Mitch Weiss and Jared Boumeester three wide for fourth. Just then four
drivers sat in turn four and the yellow waved. The drivers were sorted and the race restarted with Truscott in command. Bazey moved to Truscott’s outside and slid into first. Wheeler, Truscott and Boumeester kept pressure
on Bazey and Wheeler snuck by Bazey. Bazey remained on Wheeler’s rear as the yellow appeared. Wheeler was alone on the restart while Bazey, Truscott and Boumeester went three wide for second. Boumeester claimed the point as another yellow waved. Four more cautions occurred over the course of the feature effecting many drivers, but on the final restart, Wheeler led the way. Boumeester and Curt Myers battled for second and as they rolled through turns one and two, Wheeler drifted high. Boumeester, Myers and Weiss flew out of the curve to steal the lead, but Wheeler got in his groove and pulled away. Wheeler took the checkers and rolled his #RED1 into victory lane. Boumeester earned second with Weiss, Marcus Simonson and Myers as the top five.
Justin Pogones drove off in first when the green waved for the WISSOTA 0…Street Stocks and Sam Fankhauser battled C.J. Wagner for second. Wagner pulled away with the point but Fankhauser came back. As Fankhauser made his move the yellow waved and drivers were slowed. Pogones was alone on the restart with Wagner and Fankhauser to his rear. Fankhauser grabbed the high line and flew by Pogones for the lead. Pogones chased after Fankhauser but couldn’t catch him. Fankhauser grabbed the checkers in his Affordable Heating Solutions #11. Pogones, Wagner, Gavin Rowland and John Remington were the top finishers.
The WISSOTA Super Stocks were up next with Mike Loomis and Shane Sabraski on row one. As the green dropped, Loomis sped off in first with Sabraski in second. Sabraski charged out of turn four to pass Loomis, but Loomis’s car coasted to a stop in turn one with a rear end issue. The drivers were realigned with Sabraski in command. Jeff Klopstein took second, John Remington claimed third while Sabraski stretched his lead out. In no time, Sabraski was ahead by a straight away and ready to lap. Sabraski closed in on Jim Cimfl and Luke Schultz as they fought for position five. Just as Sabraski closed in, Schultz broke away and left Cimfl. Sabraski took the checkers in his West Metro Buick GMC sponsored machine.
The WISSOTA Modifieds finished off the night with a caution free event. Shane Sabraski and Kevin Eder brought the drivers to green and Eder claimed the lead. Jeffrey Lien, Jr. drifted to the high side, threw his car into
high gear and passed Eder to become the leader. Lien, Jr. immediately drove away from the field which hinted at Sabraski to grab the high side as well. Sabraski passed Eder for second and flew around the curve. Sabraski then hit a track rut and lost some momentum which allowed Kevin Adams to move to his door. Adams ran low on the track and Sabraski remained high as they fought for second. Sabraski was faster out of the curve to retain second but Adams moved to his side in the turns. Lien, Jr. continued to put space between him and the competition while Justin Oestreich closed in on Sabraski and Adams. Oestreich tried a different line and worked the middle of the track. Oestreich passed Sabraski and then Adams to earn the runner up point. Oestreich looked ahead but Lien, Jr. was checked out and only two laps remained. Lien, Jr. kept his composure and took the checkers for the first time in a Modified. Oestreich, Adams, Lacasseaur and Sabraski were the top finishers.
Next Sunday night, the Winged Sprints will visit the St. Croix Speedway and will be accompanied by the WISSOTA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Hornets. Racing will resume at 5pm.