119 drivers signed into the Princeton Speedway Friday night for some WISSOTA Amsoil dirt track racing series action. The WISSOTA Modified feature from two weeks ago was ran along with the entire regular race night schedule.
The first feature of the night was the make up feature for the WISSOTA Modifieds. Shane Sabraski and Dustin Nelson led the drivers as the green flew. Sabraski claimed the early lead with J.B. Stortz taking second and Nelson battled Joey Jensen for third. Jensen took over third but a caution appeared and the drivers slowed down. The restart was Sabraski followed by Jensen and Stortz. Jensen took over second and Stortz battled Don Eischens for third. The battle for fifth heated up with Dave Cain, Larry Zeller and Nelson all going for the point. Zeller took the point while Sabraski and Jensen began to catch slower drivers. One more yellow flew slowing the leaders down and the drivers were realigned. As the green flew Jensen moved next to Sabraski for the lead. Jensen tried to take the lead but Sabraski kept it with Jensen, Eischens, Stortz and Zeller as the top drivers. Cain then made a swift pass on Zeller and took over fifth. Cain caught Stortz for fourth and they began to battle. Stortz and Cain battled for fourth until the checkered flew. Sabraski took the win with Jensen, Eischens, Cain and Stortz as the top five finishers.
The first regular feature for the night was for the WISSOTA Street Stocks. Cory Rosen and Ryan Kostreba battled for the lead when the green dropped. The side by side battles continued through the field until drivers began to take positions. Rosen took the lead with Kostreba holding onto second. Behn Mensen moved into fifth and challenged Kurt Becken for fourth. Becken and Mensen then moved to the sides of Dave Read and they went three-wide for third. Mensen took third but Read stayed at his door as Justin Pogones slid next to Becken for fifth and took the point. Mensen and Read continued to battle for third as they closed in on Kostreba for second. Kostreba kept second while the yellow flew and Read left the track with mechanical issues. The restart was Rosen in front with Kostreba and Mensen in tow. Rosen left the left front tire at home and cruised away from the competition while Mensen claimed second. Kostreba held third with Pogones and Becken going for fourth. Pogones held onto fourth and moved next to Kostreba. Mensen finally caught Rosen and he put the pressure on the leader. The white flew with Rosen and Mensen going for the lead. Pogones took over third and Kostreba slid to fourth while the checkered flew. Rosen kept Mensen off long enough to take the feature win.
The Coors Light WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were next up for their feature, and the drivers had some issues. As the green flew Justin Oestreich took the early lead with Bud Martini and Denis Czech battling for second. As they went through turn two, Mike Kyllonen got loose and there were eight drivers tangled on the track. The restart was Oestreich with Marini and Czech behind him. Martini and Czech battled for second with Shane Sabraski moving into fourth. Mike Froehlich and Jason VandeKamp battled for fifth as the leader, Oestreich’s car completely died on the front stretch. Cars scattered and the yellow flew. The restart order was now Czech with Martini and Froehlich behind him. Martini went to the high side and once again as they rounded turn two, Martini’s car went sideways and drivers were all over. More cautions followed for the Midwest Modifieds until they reached their time limit of 20 minutes. Czech was still first on the final restart and he was able to hold off the others for the green, white, checkered finish and won the feature.
Ross Mead and Nick Jelacie took off as the green waved for the Viking Coke WISSOTA Mod Fours feature race. Mead took the lead and Jelacie battled Dean Larson for second. Larson took second and Kyle Thell moved into third. Thell took over second too, and he and Larson moved in on Mead for the lead. Thell moved to the high line and tried to take the lead. Mead held him for a few laps, but Thell moved into first and Mead had to fight with Larson for second. Matt Halls took over fourth with Mitch Hribar in fifth. Brandon Kellen tried to take over fifth form Hribar, but Hribar checked out leaving Kellen in sixth. After a five laps battle, Larson took second and Mead fell to third. With only two laps to go, Halls took over third from Mead and started to track down Larson. The checkered flew with Thell taking the win with a good lead of 3.4 seconds. Larson, Halls, Mead and Hribar took the top five points.
Next up were the Ray’s Auto Body WISSOTA Super Stocks. Dexton Koch, Andy Davey and Josh Anderson went for first as the green lights turned on. Davey pulled ahead and took the lead with Anderson and Koch battling for second. Gullikson took fourth and moved in on Koch who was in third. Gullikson took third and Koch held onto fourth, but Shane Sabraski moved next to him for the point. Sabraski took fourth while Koch was stuck battling three-wide with Chris Wark and Dave Mass for fifth. Mass and Wark continued to battle for fifth as Davey began lapping drivers. Gullikson was able to catch Davey and the lapped traffic as the yellow flew. Anderson had gone around in turn one and he and Sabraski suffered car issues and were out of the race. Drivers were sorted and Davey was first on the restart. Gullikson was in second and Mike Loomis and Dave Read fought for third. Davey continued to run strong in the lead with Gullikson on his rear. They caught slower drivers again allowing Read to catch them as well. Davey was still in the lead but with the checkered in sight Gullikson gave it one last shot. Davey crossed the line first with less then half a second lead over Gullikson.
The last race of the night was for the Grand Casino WISSOTA Modifieds, and it was another exciting race. J.T. Johnson, Justin Jones and J.B. Stortz went three wide for first with Dave Mass and Clayton Wagamon going for fourth as the green flew. Jones was able to pull ahead and take the lead while Johnson took second and Stortz held third. Joey Jensen moved next to Wagamon for fifth as Stortz and Mass moved in on Jones. Mass took second while Stortz exited the track with car complications. Wagamon moved into third with Jensen and Larry Zeller as the top five drivers. Jones was still leading and caught slower cars which allowed Mass to catch him. Wagamon and Jensen also began to close in on the leaders while battling for third. Jensen took third and challenged Mass for second. Jensen took the point and moved next to Jones for first. Jensen and Jones battled for first with Mass and Wagamon behind them. Dave Cain had moved his way into fifth and battled Wagamon for fourth. Jensen took the lead with Jones, Mass, Wagamon and Cain behind him. Cain raced next to Wagamon for fourth as smoke started to roll out of his engine. Cain and Wagamon continued to battle as the white flew. Cain took over fourth and Wagamon held fifth while Jensen took the checkered. Jones finished in second less then a second behind Jensen, Mass, Cain and Wagamon finished out the top five.
Races will resume next Friday night at the quarter-mile bullring at 7pm.
Feature- Joey Jensen, Justin Jones, Dave Mass, Dave Cain, Clayton Wagamon, Larry Zeller, Shane Sabraski, J.T. Johnson, Don Eischens, Jason Voigt, Dustin Nelson, Wayne Troseth, Tony Proell, Kris Peterson, Eric Bjorklund, Matt Weisman, Tim Alexander, Denny Holm, J.B. Stortz
Heat 1- Wagamon, Zeller, Johnson, Nelson, Peterson, Holm, Eischens
Heat 2- Mass, Sabraski, Cain, Bjorklund, Proell, Troseth, Alexander
Heat 3- Jensen, Stortz, Jones, Voigt, Weisman, Patchen
Make-up Feature- Shane Sabraski, Joey Jensen, Don Eischens, Dave Cain, J.B. Stortz, Larry Zeller, Dustin Nelson, Wayne Troseth, Tony Proell, Matt Weisman, Tim Alexander, Jeff Patchen, Jason Voigt, Kris Peterson, Eric Bjorklund, Denny Holm, Justin Jones, J.T. Johnson
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Feature- Andy Davey, Dan Gullikson, Dave Read, Mike Loomis, Dave Mass, Donnie Lofdahl, Jake Goetze, Adam Ayotte, Kyle Robideau, Mike Mueller, Chris Wark, Brent Thronson, Larry Fitzsimmons, Chris Johnson, Dexton Koch, Ryan Meneley, Josh Anderson, Shane Sabraski, Tim Patchen
Heat 1- Loomis, Davey, Mueller, Goetze, Lofdahl, Patchen, Johnson
Heat 2- Wark, Koch, Sabraski, Fitzsimmons, Robideau, Thronson
Heat 3- Mass, Anderson, Gullikson, Read, Ayotte, Meneley
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature- Denis Czech, Shane Sabraski, Jason VandeKamp, Mark Froehlich, Jeremy Nelson, Ryan Bowers, John Nelson, Allen Gessell, Jr., Joe Voigt, Chad Fouquette, Gabe Kennedy, Gino Fontecchio, Alan Bohlman, Bud Martini, Justin Oestreich, Kyle Matuska, Jach Stewart, Tim Siercks, Dave Siercks, Mike Kyllonen
Heat 1- Oestreich, Sabraski, Stewart, D. Siercks, Voigt, Je. Nelson, Gessell Jr.
Heat 2- Czech, VandeKamp, Fouquette, Kennedy, Meyer, J. Toepper, Sniezek
Heat 3- Martini, Bohlman, T. Siercks, Matuska, E. Toepper, Putnam, Thom
Heat 4- Froehlich, Kyllonen, Bowers, Jo. Nelson, Lien Jr., Fontecchio, Strandberg
B Feature- Gessell Jr., Je. Nelson, Voigt, Fontecchio, Putnam, J. Toepper, E. Toepper, Thom, Lien Jr., Sniezek, Strandberg, Meyer
WISSOTA Street Stocks
Feature- Cory Rosen, Behn Mensen, Justin Pogones, Ryan Kostreba, Kurt Becken, Brad Schmidt, Jon Gunderson, John Adams, Amanda Milbrandt, Pat Zerfas, Ben Rothstein, Dave Read, Chad Weyer
Heat 1- Read, Rosen, Pogones, Schmidt, Zerfas, Adams, Milbrandt
Heat 2- Mensen, Becken, Gunderson, Kostreba, Weyer, Rothstein
WISSOTA Mod Fours
Feature- Kyle Thell, Dean Larson, Matt Halls, Ross Mead, Mitch Hribar, Brandon Kellen, Nike Jelacie, Brandon Lindquist, Tom Kellen, Dan Kastner
Heat 1- Halls, T. Kellen, Hribar, Jelacie, Kastner
Heat 2- Thell, B. Kellen, Larson, Mead, Lindquist
Princeton Hornets- Clay Blosberg, Brady Novak, Jake Nicholson, Abby Garin, Courtney Murray, Lexy Kastner, Josh Paulson, Lindsay Zerfas, Gabby Volkers