Here a few items that I picked up from here and there.....
The annual Sanders Modified Challenge was held last Thursday night at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minnoeta, and the $3,500-to-win event pulled in a solid field of 46 IMCA Modifieds. North Dakota drivers Austin Arneson and Tyler Peterson went one-two with Missouri's Hunter Marriott in third. Oregon native Tom Berry Jr. also made the trip up from his summer base in Iowa and finished 23rd while Urbana's Darin Duffy did not qualify for the feature.
There was a new name at the top of the list on Season Championship night at the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta last Wednesday as Dillon Magnussen from Rembrandt was the winner in the IMCA Hobby Stock main event.
As mentioned in my most recent entry, Dugan Thye of Burlington picked up his first career Modified victory in thrilling fashion at 34 Raceway Saturday night. For details start on paragraph fourteen.
A couple of young ladies were feature winners driving Sprint Cars this past weekend, both against top notch competition. Shayle Bade took the win at the Eagle Raceway in Nebraska Saturday night outrunning Stu Snyder, Jason Martin, Jake Bubak and Jack Dover. Pretty impressive! If you want to see how she can intimidate the competition check out the Modeling tab on her website.
And, that same night down in Oklahoma, Shayla Waddell scored the feature win at the Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS) event at the high speed Salina Highbanks Speedway. It was Shayla's second career win with the series with the first one coming at the same track four years ago.
With all of the rain up in Wisconsin this past weekend at least a couple of drivers made their way to Iowa where it was a bit drier. Aaron Stolp pulled his IMCA Stock Car from West Allis to 34 Raceway in Burlington, but pulled in during the heat race and scratched from the feature. Green Bay's Troy Jerovetz had a much better trip as he was the Modified feature winner on Sunday night at Dubuque.
A huge field of 125 Modifieds filled the pits at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday night for the Grant Junghans Memorial, but a line of heavy thunderstorms arrived just after hot laps and washed away the show. Promoter Todd Staley quickly announced that it would be made up with a two-day show on September 30th and October 1st, but that has not yet been made official. Stay tuned.....
Lucas Schott of Chatfield, Minnesota, was one of those Modifieds that made the long pull so after the rainout he stuck around and won the USRA Modified feature at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, on Saturday night. Then, on the way home, Schott won another feature at the Mason City Motor Speedway in north central Iowa on Sunday night.
I was sorry to see that Jack Evans Sr. of Keokuk passed away yesterday. A fine racer in his own right, Jack was also known to be a huge help to other drivers in the area and he was always a fun conversation at the track.
Steve Kinser announced just prior to the start of the feature that the All Stars Circuit of Champions feature at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York would be his last race. If that is the case, "The King" who is now 62 years old will go out with a sixth-place finish in a race that was won by 60-year-old Sammy Swindell. Kinser's son Kraig finished in second.
The future of the IMCA Late Model division will be discussed at a meeting in Independence, Iowa, tomorrow night, August 24th. Sanctioning body President Brett Root will be in attendance as it is obvious that something needs to be done to stop the shrinking car counts. Hopefully they can come up with some solutions.
That's it for now, no racing for me this coming weekend as I have other commitments, but I hope to check back in with another Notebook next week.
The current Wisconsin State Points, Back Stretch style, follow.....
|2||.||Darrell Nelson||Hermanton MN||43|
|4||.||Jake Redetzke||Eau Claire||42|
|9||.||Rich Picha||Prairie Du Chien||35|
|10||.||Jimmy Mars||Elk Mound||34|
|17||.||Justin Schmidt||Sheboygan Falls||28|
|18||.||John Kaanta||Eau Claire||26|
|19||.||Shaun Mann||Buffalo City||25|
|20||.||Troy Langowski||Winona MN||25|
|Winged Sprints (All)|
|2||.||Jeremy Schultz||Beaver Dam||47|
|6||.||Kurt Davis||West Allis||27|
|7||.||Scott Neitzel||Beaver Dam||25|
|8||.||Donny Schatz||Fargo ND||21|
|9||.||Brandon Wimmer||Fairmount IN||20|
|11||.||Mike Reinke||Howards Grove||20|
|16||.||Steve Meyer||Sheboygan Falls||14|
|18||.||Daryn Pittman||Owasso OK||12|
|19||.||David Gravel||Watertown CT||12|
|20||.||Parker Price-Miller||Kokomo IN||11|
|3||.||Ashley Anderson||Elk Mound||79|
|5||.||Darrell Nelson||Hermantown MN||53|
|6||.||Benji LaCrosse||Green Bay||46|
|7||.||Lucas Schott||Chatfield MN||44|
|10||.||Josh Angst||Winona MN||40|
|11||.||Lance Arneson||Oconto Falls||39|
|12||.||Shawn Kilgore||New Franken||39|
|14||.||Justin Oestreich||Elk River MN||36|
|16||.||Jeff Larson||Freeport IL||34|
|19||.||Steve Lavasseur||River Falls||32|
|1||.||Michael Truscott||Chippewa Falls||100|
|3||.||Jason Vandekamp||Scandia MN||95|
|11||.||Mitch Weiss||Scandia MN||51|
|12||.||Jeff Schmuhl||Beaver Dam||47|
|13||.||Tad Schoonover||Eagle River||44|
|14||.||Brandon Schmitt||Beaver Dam||42|
|16||.||Duane Dunbar||Marenisco MI||38|
|17||.||Ben Moudry||Hastings MN||37|
|19||.||Jesse Aho||Toivola MI||35|
|21||.||Skeeter Estey||Kelly Lake MN||34|