4 September 2017
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4 September 2017,
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A large field of 118 race teams filled the pits for the second night of the Labor Day Doubleheader at Viking Speedway on a hazy Sunday evening, with three divisions having special events. Don Shaw, passed Saturday night winner Ricky Weiss near the midway point of the WISSOTA Late Model feature, in route to his Northern Metal Recycling Summer Series feature win, while Darrell Nelson notched the win in the Diamond Buick GMC Modified Series, and Tim Johnson parked in Marthaler Chevrolet victory lane to claim the Florian Sprinzel Memorial WISSOTA Street Stock feature win. Other drivers who found their way into victory lane were, Jamie Thorstad in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Tim Johnson in the WISSOTA Super Stocks, and Brock Volker in the Pure Stocks.

The night’s WISSOTA Polydome Dirt Track Series event, was sponsored by Northern Metal Recycling, Shaw Trucking, Karl Performance, Sure Step, Diamond Buick GMC, Allstate Peterbilt Group, Extreme Auto, and Racestar Motorsports.

After four heat races, and a b main, twenty seven WISSOTA/NLRA late models rolled onto the track for their twenty five lap main event, with Casey Meyer and Ricky Weiss sitting on the front row. Head flagman, Mike Blom, brought the field to life and Weiss worked to the top of the speedway and jumped to the lead, with Shane Edginton and Casey Meyer in tow. Fifth starter Don Shaw was a man on a mission as he flew up to challenge for the second spot and worked his way around the high side of Edginton and looked to reel in Weiss. Lap after lap, Shaw cut into the lead and quickly found himself on Weiss’s back bump, when the caution flew over the speedway. Weiss paced the field back to the green and Shaw blasted to the low side of the track and slid up in front of Weiss into the lead. Shaw continued to work on the low side of the track, while Weiss was on the cushion working on the high side. With the top two comfortable in position, Brad Seng was quietly working his way up from his eleventh startin spot. Seng raced up to challenge Edginton for the third spot and was able to make the pass with only a handful of laps left, as he looked to catch Weiss for second. Back up front, Shaw would not be denied as he raced to the $2000 win. Weiss was second, Seng third, Edginton fourth, and tenth starter Pat Doar crossed the line in fifth.

Twenty Three WISSOTA modifieds rumbled to the speedway for their twenty six lap main event, in honor of Bob Gierke. Joey Jensen, who was driving Gierke’s SSR modified, and Scot Danzeisen, making his first start of the year, shared the front row for the main event. Jensen jumped into the lead and began to stretch his advantage over Brady Gerdes, who worked in the second spot. With Jensen still in the lead, Darrell Nelson and Zach Johnson began to make their way to the front and joined the battle for the second spot. Nelson worked his way into the second spot and began to chip away at the lead Jensen had built up as the leaders entered lap traffic. Nelson worked up to the low side of the speedway, and challenged Jensen for the top spot, and completed the pass, with Gerdes and Johnson also in the battle. Eventually Johnson worked his way into the second spot, and raced up to challenge Nelson for the lead, but to no avail, as Nelson raced to the $1760 payday. Johnson was second, Gerdes third, Jason Thoennes fourth, and Danny Bayer rounded out the top five.

Local veterans, Jason Cook and Jon Stepan, paced the fifteen car WISSOTA super stock feature to the green. At the drop of the green, a nice mulitcar battle broke out with the top six drivers all looking to get the the early race lead. Tim Johnson and Cory Tammen were the first ones to get through the fray and raced into the top two spots on the bottom of the track, with Jeff Crouse working the high side. An early race caution for an incident in turn three which caused damage to Crouse’s machine, and sent him tail end, slowed the field. Johnson manned the point for the restart and raced back into the lead. With Johnson up front, most eyes were on Crouse, who worked the top side of the track in an effort to get back to the front. A nice battle was shapiing up on the track with Matt Miller, Cook, and Stepan for the third through fifth spot. Meanwhile, back up front it was all Johnson as he raced to the win, Tammen was second, Crouse raced back to third, Miller fourth, and Cook fifth.

A solid field of sixteen WISSOTA Street Stocks came to the track for the twenty lap, $1000 to win, Florian Sprinzel Memorial event. Royce Jawaski and Jim Williams paced the field to the green, with Jawaski jumping into the early lead. The lead duo was quickly joined by Tim Johnson and Jeff Crouse and a nice four car battle was shaping up. Johnson was able to work his way into the top spot with Jawaski settling into a battle with Crouse for the second spot. Behind the lead trio, Justin Tammen, Brett Miller, and Williams were locked in a heavy battle for the fourth spot. Back up front, Johnson continued to lead as the laps ticked down, and he raced to the win with Jawaski in second, Crouse third, Tammen fourth, and Miller rounding out the top five.

Matt Thoennes and Shawn Olson lead a solid field of twenty three WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the green. The duo was quickly joined by Jamie Thorstad, who had raced up from fifth to challenge for the lead. Thorstad was able to work his way into the top spot with Olson solidly in second. Behind the leaders, Ron Saurer, Thoennes, and Jason Hoffman were in a battle for the third spot. As the laps continued to tick down, Olson continued to work the ditch with Thorstad on the cushion as they raced side by side on the track. In the end it would be Thorstad claiming the win, Olson second, Saurer third, Thoennes fourth, and Hoffman was fifth.

In non WISSOTA support action, Brock Volker raced to the win ahead of Scott Horn, Dustin Karl, Carson Miller, and Richard Hasse. Volker used his front row starting spot and survived a nice battle with Horn in route to the win.

The half mile banked speedway will now sit idle until October 6th & 7th, when the track will play host to it’s Karl Performance Viking Fall Classic. The races are slated to start at 5pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday. For more information on the speedway, please visit them online at www.vikingspeedway.net or “like” the track on Facebook.

WISSOTA Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. 44-Darrell Nelson, [4]; 2. 6X-Zach Johnson, [5]; 3. 2X-Brady Gerdes, [3]; 4. 52-Jason Thoennes, [6]; 5. 36-Danny Bayer, [9]; 6. V2-Joey Jensen, [1]; 7. 10X-Dustin Bitzan, [7]; 8. 51-Josh Thoennes, [8]; 9. 9-Kent Arment, [12]; 10. 1JR-Tim Johnson, [23]; 11. 5X-Scot Danzeisen, [2]; 12. 53-Chris Mensen, [11]; 13. 99-Jake Wildman, [16]; 14. 5H-Brett Hoium, [17]; 15. 1B-Jason Blascyk, [13]; 16. 5-Luke Lick, [15]; 17. 97-Peter Loecken, [20]; 18. 75-Mike Storck, [18]; 19. 51T-Tim Thomas, [21]; 20. 20B-Todd Berg, [19]; 21. (DNF) 50-Brady Caul, [22]; 22. (DNF) 73-Andy Jones, [10]; 23. (DNF) 23-Matt Gilbertson, [14]
Heat 1: 1. 51-Josh Thoennes, [1]; 2. 10X-Dustin Bitzan, [7]; 3. 6X-Zach Johnson, [8]; 4. 9-Kent Arment, [3]; 5. 1B-Jason Blascyk, [6]; 6. 5H-Brett Hoium, [5]; 7. 97-Peter Loecken, [2]; 8. 50-Brady Caul, [4]
Heat 2: 1. 52-Jason Thoennes, [2]; 2. 44-Darrell Nelson, [5]; 3. 5X-Scot Danzeisen, [7]; 4. V2-Joey Jensen, [8]; 5. 23-Matt Gilbertson, [4]; 6. 99-Jake Wildman, [3]; 7. 20B-Todd Berg, [1]; 8. (DNF) 1JR-Tim Johnson, [6]
Heat 3: 1. 2X-Brady Gerdes, [4]; 2. 36-Danny Bayer, [1]; 3. 53-Chris Mensen, [3]; 4. 73-Andy Jones, [7]; 5. 5-Luke Lick, [5]; 6. 75-Mike Storck, [6]; 7. 51T-Tim Thomas, [2]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. 34-Jamie Thorstad, [5]; 2. 32-Shawn Olson, [2]; 3. 42-Ron Saurer, [6]; 4. 52-Matt Thoennes, [1]; 5. 07-Jason Hoffman, [7]; 6. 092-Nick Bruder, [4]; 7. 57-Corey Storck, [9]; 8. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [11]; 9. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [14]; 10. 13X-McKenzie Gerdes, [8]; 11. 58-Tim Ims, [18]; 12. 28-Josh Backman, [13]; 13. 23-Josh Muzik, [15]; 14. 1X-Travis Engebretson, [19]; 15. 26-Abby Gierke, [12]; 16. 21R-Ryan McCleary, [16]; 17. (DNF) 20-Mason Lesmeister, [22]; 18. (DNF) 24-Brandon Dolman, [21]; 19. (DNF) 29-Kurt Deters, [3]; 20. (DNF) 21T-Jason Thimmesh, [20]; 21. (DNF) 16T-Tim Kanten, [10]; 22. (DNF) 9B-Brendan Blascyk, [17]; 23. (DNF) 33X-Justin Froemming, [23]
Heat 1: 1. 57-Corey Storck, [1]; 2. 32-Shawn Olson, [4]; 3. 13X-McKenzie Gerdes, [3]; 4. 16T-Tim Kanten, [5]; 5. 28-Josh Backman, [2]; 6. 21R-Ryan McCleary, [7]; 7. 1X-Travis Engebretson, [6]
Heat 2: 1. 52-Matt Thoennes, [2]; 2. 092-Nick Bruder, [5]; 3. 29-Kurt Deters, [1]; 4. 2G-Brock Gronwold, [8]; 5. 7T-Joseph Thomas, [4]; 6. 9B-Brendan Blascyk, [7]; 7. 21T-Jason Thimmesh, [3]; 8. (DNF) 33X-Justin Froemming, [6]
Heat 3: 1. 42-Ron Saurer, [2]; 2. 34-Jamie Thorstad, [4]; 3. 07-Jason Hoffman, [8]; 4. 26-Abby Gierke, [1]; 5. 23-Josh Muzik, [6]; 6. 58-Tim Ims, [3]; 7. 24-Brandon Dolman, [5]; 8. 20-Mason Lesmeister, [7]

WISSOTA Late Models
A Feature 1: 1. 42S-Don Shaw, [5]; 2. 7W-Ricky Weiss, [2]; 3. 12S-Brad Seng, [11]; 4. 4-Shane Edginton, [3]; 5. 11-Pat Doar, [10]; 6. 44-Darrell Nelson, [12]; 7. 15*-Ryan Mikkelson, [9]; 8. 45-Dustin Bluhm, [8]; 9. 4C-Ryan Corbett, [6]; 10. 18X-Shawn Meyer, [14]; 11. 10K-Shawn Kirwin, [7]; 12. 68-Mike Prochnow, [16]; 13. 3M-Greg Meyer, [20]; 14. 44S-Cole Schill, [21]; 15. 2-Bill Mooney, [15]; 16. 9X-Steve Anderson, [18]; 17. 10-Mike Balcaen, [17]; 18. 16S-Jeff Hapala, [19]; 19. 03-Casey Meyer, [1]; 20. 71S-Steffen Snare, [13]; 21. 7L-Scott Lehn, [27]; 22. 06-David Smith, [24]; 23. 1R-Travis Robertson, [26]; 24. 30-Adam Fischer, [22]; 25. 14-Brody Troftgruben, [23]; 26. 86-Matthew Smith, [25]; 27. (DNF) 73-Zach Johnson, [4]
B Feature 1: 1. 44S-Cole Schill, [1]; 2. 30-Adam Fischer, [3]; 3. 42H-Dustin Hapka, [2]; 4. 06-David Smith, [4]; 5. 86-Matthew Smith, [6]; 6. 14-Brody Troftgruben, [5]; 7. 7L-Scott Lehn, [7]; 8. 12N-Rick Nelson, [12]; 9. 3-Clarence Washburn, [9]; 10. 44X-Brett Hoium, [8]; (DNS) 1R-Travis Robertson, ; (DNS) 9-Kent Arment,
Heat 1: 1. 7W-Ricky Weiss, [3]; 2. 10K-Shawn Kirwin, [2]; 3. 12S-Brad Seng, [7]; 4. 71S-Steffen Snare, [1]; 5. 10-Mike Balcaen, [5]; 6. 44S-Cole Schill, [4]; 7. (DNF) 9-Kent Arment, [6]; (DNS) 12N-Rick Nelson,
Heat 2: 1. 4-Shane Edginton, [2]; 2. 42S-Don Shaw, [1]; 3. 44-Darrell Nelson, [3]; 4. 18X-Shawn Meyer, [7]; 5. 9X-Steve Anderson, [4]; 6. 42H-Dustin Hapka, [5]; 7. 14-Brody Troftgruben, [8]; 8. 44X-Brett Hoium, [6]
Heat 3: 1. 73-Zach Johnson, [1]; 2. 4C-Ryan Corbett, [4]; 3. 15*-Ryan Mikkelson, [5]; 4. 2-Bill Mooney, [7]; 5. 16S-Jeff Hapala, [8]; 6. 30-Adam Fischer, [3]; 7. 86-Matthew Smith, [6]; 8. (DNF) 1R-Travis Robertson, [2]
Heat 4: 1. 03-Casey Meyer, [2]; 2. 45-Dustin Bluhm, [4]; 3. 11-Pat Doar, [6]; 4. 68-Mike Prochnow, [5]; 5. 3M-Greg Meyer, [7]; 6. 06-David Smith, [3]; 7. 7L-Scott Lehn, [1]; 8. 3-Clarence Washburn, [8]

Pure Stocks
A Feature 1: 1. 81X-Brock Volker, [1]; 2. 4X-Scott Horn, [2]; 3. 00-Dustin Karl, [6]; 4. 77-Carson Miller, [4]; 5. 4JR-Richard Hasse, [5]; 6. 9-Aiden Kluver, [7]; 7. 44-Roxanne Lundeen, [8]; 8. (DNF) 8-Eric Gardner, [3]
Heat 1: 1. 77-Carson Miller, [2]; 2. 4X-Scott Horn, [5]; 3. 81X-Brock Volker, [7]; 4. 8-Eric Gardner, [6]; 5. 4JR-Richard Hasse, [3]; 6. 00-Dustin Karl, [1]; 7. 9-Aiden Kluver, [4]; 8. 44-Roxanne Lundeen, [8]

WISSOTA Street Stocks
A Feature 1: 1. 1JR-Tim Johnson, [4]; 2. 5-Royce Jawaski, [1]; 3. 29-Jeff Crouse, [3]; 4. 71-Justin Tammen, [6]; 5. 3-Brett Miller, [8]; 6. 22W-Jim Williams, [2]; 7. 73-Ryan Nelson, [5]; 8. 1-Gary Reents, [12]; 9. 6X-Mark Blom, [11]; 10. 10-Justin Vogel, [14]; 11. 34J-Derek Rieck, [9]; 12. 44-Dylan Arndt, [15]; 13. 69-Bryan Crandall, [13]; 14. 71X-Brendon Scott, [16]; 15. 51-Eric Riley, [7]; 16. (DNF) 2K-Tyler Klugman, [10]
Heat 1: 1. 5-Royce Jawaski, [1]; 2. 29-Jeff Crouse, [6]; 3. 51-Eric Riley, [2]; 4. 71-Justin Tammen, [8]; 5. 34J-Derek Rieck, [5]; 6. 6X-Mark Blom, [4]; 7. 69-Bryan Crandall, [7]; 8. 44-Dylan Arndt, [3]
Heat 2: 1. 22W-Jim Williams, [2]; 2. 1JR-Tim Johnson, [7]; 3. 73-Ryan Nelson, [4]; 4. 3-Brett Miller, [3]; 5. 2K-Tyler Klugman, [1]; 6. 1-Gary Reents, [5]; 7. 10-Justin Vogel, [8]; 8. 71X-Brendon Scott, [6]

WISSOTA Super Stocks
A Feature 1: 1. 1JR-Tim Johnson, [5]; 2. 71X-Cory Tammen, [7]; 3. 29*-Jeff Crouse, [6]; 4. 13M-Matt Miller, [3]; 5. 79-Jason Cook, [2]; 6. 3S-Jon Stepan, [1]; 7. 15F-Jeff Flaten, [8]; 8. 29-Jon Crouse, [10]; 9. 19-Brayden Hedtke, [4]; 10. 15X-Travis Vanderby, [9]; 11. 9-Dominic Baker, [15]; 12. 15-Ryan Flaten, [11]; 13. 50-Roger Host, [12]; 14. (DNF) 70-Charles Tvedt, [14]; (DNS) 18R-Kevin Aga,
Heat 1: 1. 1JR-Tim Johnson, [2]; 2. 71X-Cory Tammen, [7]; 3. 79-Jason Cook, [1]; 4. 19-Brayden Hedtke, [5]; 5. 15X-Travis Vanderby, [3]; 6. 15-Ryan Flaten, [6]; (DQ) 9-Dominic Baker, [4]
Heat 2: 1. 29*-Jeff Crouse, [2]; 2. 15F-Jeff Flaten, [3]; 3. 13M-Matt Miller, [7]; 4. 3S-Jon Stepan, [1]; 5. 29-Jon Crouse, [4]; 6. 50-Roger Host, [5]; 7. 18R-Kevin Aga, [8]; 8. (DNF) 70-Charles Tvedt, [6]

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