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Wedelstadt would sweep past Mike Klenz for third with five laps to go but the lead pair of Matt Klenz and Schultz has built up a large gap on third running Wedelstadt.

Matt Klenz would click off the finals laps setting an uncatchable pace and winning the contest by 10 car lengths over Schultz. Wedelstadt would settle for third having fended off repeated challenges by Yarie over the final two circuits. Yarie and Chris Engels would finish fourth and fifth respectively.

The Hansel Trucking IMCA Northern Sport Modified main event saw Brock Saunders set the pace early establishing himself in the lead and holding it through two cautions for spins prior to the halfway point of the contest. Cody Hokenstad would prove to be Saunders chief rival during the first half of the event before Steve Schneider secured the second position.

Once in the second spot Schneider methodically closed the gap on Saunders who managed to fend off several passing attempt by Schneider as the laps began to wind down. Saunders appeared to get the break he needed as Schneider clipped the wall on the backstretch with four laps to go allowing Saunders to gain a five car length lead.

However Schneider was quick to gather up his machine and once again reeled in Saunders. With just over two laps to go Schneider made his move to the inside of Saunders taking away the lead position and then slowly pulling away. Saunders remained close of the final laps but was unable to retake the top spot as he watched Schneider take the victory.

Saunders would earn runner-up honors his best career performance to date, while Hokenstad, Kelsy Hayes and division point leader Todd Wiese made up the top five finishers.

The Outlaw Chassis Grand National main Tim Doehling, Tim Reichenberger and Brian Henry all ran as a pack swapping lines while doing battle for the top spot in the early portions of the main event. Doehling preferring the high groove would hold off repeated challenges by Reichenberger who chose a much lower groove.

A caution for the stalled machine of Larry Richards near the mid-portion of the contest changed the complexion of the event. Back under green Henry would surge into the lead leaving Doehling and Reichenberger to battle for second.

Henry would find himself out front when Arianna Beattie spun in turn three on lap 18. As the field came around to turns three and four Henry would stop on the racing surface with everyone lined up behind him. The car which had been driven in competition by Jeremy VanderZanden then came out of the pits to accept the checkered flag begin given the ceremonial victory. The top five at the pay window would see Henry claim the biggest check with Doehling, Jim Rhode, Reichenberger and Jeff Richards following.

The Total Power Sales Street Stocks saw their fair share of caution flags with the race moving along in 2 and 3 lap spurts of action between slowdowns mostly for minor spins or mechanical issues.

Mark Schultz driving his bright green vintage Chevelle set the pace for the first half of the contest before Jerry Winkler took over coming off a caution and setting the pace as the field crossed the line on lap 10.

Once in the lead spot Winkler would have to survive several more cautions, each time having to keep Schultz in his tire tracks. Schultz was able to wheel alongside Winker on a couple occasions but as the laps wound down Winkler began to pull away taking the win by six car lengths. Schultz would finish second followed by Frank Knaus, Jerry Kope and John Sidesky who was making his first appearance at the track.

The final event of the night saw a field of 18 Ellington Mutual Insurance Dirt Devils take to the track. Kyle Stark would place himself in the lead on lap two of the 20 lap contest a position he never relinquished. Starks chief rival was Chris Mass during the opening rounds before Mass fell back eventually losing second to division point leader Mike Montie just past the halfway point.

Montie would close in on Stark but was unable to take the lead position even with the aid of a late race yellow. Stark would wind up taking the win over Montie, Maas, rookie Rachel Kallas and Jason Fairbank.

 

 

 

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