By Jerry O'Brien 7-13-12
Drivers in four of five divisions recorded their first feature wins of the season
at AMSOIL Speedway Friday night. Kevin Carlson of Hermantown, won his first
ever Late Model feature at the track and also his first with his new Lazer Chassis.
Andy Grymala was the first time winner in the Super Stocks, Mr. Consistency
Cody Wolkowski track points leader in the Mid West Modified division won his
first feature of the season and Steve Udeen won his first Pure Stock feature.
Despite a shower early in the evening and impending rain storms that never
materialized, fans in attendance witnessed a track that was blinding fast and some
World of Outlaw Race Cancelled Due to Rain
Due to the already wet conditions and the unfavorable forecast for tonight's race, AMSOIL Speedway officials and WOOLMS officials have decided to cancel tonight's race. A possible makeup date is currently being worked on by WOO officials.
"Unfortunately we have had no luck with our big shows this year and Mother Nature," says Joe Stariha, AMSOIL Speedway board member. "With the amount of drivers and fans traveling from a long distance and the price of fuel, it was the right call to make. The forecast for late this afternoon and tonight looks really bad"
The 2nd Annual Pure Adrenaline race will be rescheduled for the Sunday August 5th as part of the Twin 25's.
AMSOIL Speedway will resume its regular racing schedule next Friday July 13th and it will be Meet the Drivers night.
Proctor Speedway will have UMSS Sprints coming to town this Sunday night. Hot Laps at 5pm, racing at 5:30pm.
WISSOTA LATE MODELS(10 Cars)
WISSOTA LATE MODEL HEAT #1: Harry Hanson(Eveleth), Tom Waseleski(Pengilly), Travis Budisalovich(Cottage Grove), Jeff Massingil(Keewatin) DNF: Todd Frank(Mellen)
WISSOTA LATE MODEL HEAT #2: Tim McMann(Duluth), Darrell Nelson(Hermantown), Aaron Lillo(Duluth), Chris Olson(Hibbing) DQ: Robbie Cooper(South Range)
WISSOTA LATE MODEL FEATURE: Nelson, Hanson,Waseleski, McMann, Olson, Frank, Lillo, Cooper DNF: Budisalovich, Massingill
WISSOTA MODIFIEDS(12 Cars)
WISSOTA MODIFIED HEAT #1: Kelly Estey(Kelly Lake), Matt Leer(Bruce), Jody Bellefeuille(Duluth), Scott Heikkinen(Eveleth), Al Uotinen(Superior), Rick Rivord(Superior)
WISSOTA MODIFIED HEAT #2: Skeeter Estey(Kelly Lake), Pat Cook(Washburn), Darrell Nelson(Hermantown), Jeff Tardy(Hibbing), Scott Hudack(Ashland), Ross Lightner(Washburn)
WISSOTA MODIFIED FEATURE: K. Estey, S. Estey, Nelson, Bellefeuille, Tardy, Leer, Uotinen, Hudak, Rivord, Cook, Lightner, Heikkinen
WISSOTA SUPER STOCKS(17 Cars)
WISSOTA SUPER STOCK HEAT #1: Scott Lawrence(Superior), Trevor Wilson(Superior), Jim Campbell(Two Harbors), Dave Flynn(Superior), Donnie Lofdahl(Proctor), Rick Simpson(Thunder Bay), Jean Fortin(Neebing, ONT), Dan Tocheri(Thunder Bay), Ashley Smith(South Range)
WISSOTA SUPER STOCK HEAT #2:Patrick Heikkinen(Eveleth), Keith Kern(Superior), Andy Grymala(Superior), Mike Bellefeuille(Duluth), Ronnie Malecki(Superior), Matt Madsen(Superior)DNF: Al Rapp(Saginaw), Willie Johnsen Jr.(Superior)
WISSOTA SUPER STOCK FEATURE: Bellefeuille, Lawrence, Flynn, Simpson, Grymala, Kern, Campbell, Fortin DNF: Johnsen, Wilson, Malecki, Maden, Lofdahl, Smith, Heikkinen DNS: Rapp DQ: Tocheri
WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS(17 Cars)
WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIED HEAT #1: Cody Wolkowski(Thunder Bay), Jeff Pohjonen(Duluth), Jason Goldfine(Superior), David Simpson(Thunder Bay), Scott Bruce(Thunder Bay), Tyler Lugar(Iron River) DNF: Neil Balduc(Bessemer), Cody Carlson(Superior) DNS: Brian Youderin(Superior)
WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIED HEAT #2: Brady Caul(Fort Francis), Don Craig(Thunder Bay), Dan Kingsley(Superior), Deven Van House(Silver Bay), Loren Inman(Proctor), Norm Anderson Jr.(Duluth), Jake Gondik(Foxboro), Chris Bretting(Washburn)
WISSOTA MIDWEAT MODIFIED FEATURE: VanHouse, Caul, Wolkowski, Inman, Kingsley, Balduc, Goldfine, Gondik, Craig, Luger, Carlson, Simpson, Bretting, Bruce, Anderson DNS: Youderin, Pohjonen
AMSOIL SPEEDWAY PURE STOCKS(25 Cars)
AMSOIL SPEEDWAY PURE STOCK HEAT #1: Dustin Follett(Cloquet), Justin Madsen(Foxboro), Mark Smith(Solon Springs), Tim Carlson(Superior), Chad Carlson(Superior), Travis Zembo(Superior), Shaina Rapp(Saginaw), Kodi Oliver(Superior)
AMSOIL SPEEDWAY PURE STOCK HEAT #2: Chad Nikstad(Superior), Steve Udeen(Superior), Josh Johnson(Superior), Jeff Engelmeier(Saginaw), Josh Overn(Mahtowa), Zene Anderson(Superior) DNF: Randy Lonetto(Duluth), Justin Bassa(Hermantown)
AMSOIL SPEEDWAY PURE STOCK HEAT #3: Matt Hammitt(Cloquet), Jon Hammitt(Cloquet), Andy Udeen(Superior), Rita Anderson(South Range), Scott Shober(Wrenshall), Annika Hammitt(Cloquet) DNF: Jack Sigafus(South Range) DNS: Jim Cooper(Superior)
AMSOIL SPEEDWAY PURE STOCK FEATURE: Engelmeier, Johnson, Zembo, S. Udeen, Follett, Madsen, Overn, Shober, Oliver, Rapp, Anderson DNF: T. Carlson, Christman, A. Udeen, M. Hammitt, A. Hammitt, J. Hammitt, Nikstad, Bassa, C. Carlson, Lonetto DNS: Sigafus, Cooper DQ: Smith
By Jerry O'Brien 6-1-12
A first lap mishap stalled the initial green flag of the 20 lap WISSOTA Late
Model feature Friday night at the AMSOIL Speedway. Veteran racer Tim
McMann jumped into the lead from the outside of the front row on the next try
taking the advantage over another veteran in Harry Hanson. Kyle Peterlin joined
them and they pulled out a distinct advantage over fourth place runner Todd
Frank. Scott Herrick and Travis Budisalovich battled for fifth some distance back.
The field was closed up when the caution flag appeared after Terry Lillo spun. At
the green McMann was quickly on the throttle and Peterlin got the better of
Hanson to slip into second. Budisalovich got by Frank into fourth as McMann
tenaciously clung to the lead. Hanson retrieved second from Peterlin and doggedly
pursued McMann as the pair of veterans battled for the win. As the race end
neared the lead battle became more intense as Hanson closed right to McMann's
bumper looking inside and out for a way by. As the white flag flew Hanson was
able to poke the nose of his #7 to the inside of the #11D and made a last ditch
banzai dive for a chance to win. Fortunately for McMann Hanson's effort fell just
a bit short and the two passed under the checkered flag with McMann holding the
winning hand. It was McMann's 39th career Late Model feature win at AMSOIL
speedway, a popular one and his 53rd over all victory at the track. Almost for
gotten in the excitement, Peterlin, Budisalovich and Frank rounded out the top