With only one night of racing left at the Princeton Speedway, many drivers and fans came out to see another night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action. A lot of side by side action, three way battles and close finishes filled the nights races, fans were not disappointed with the racing action. Bud Martini, Corry VanMil. Pat Zerfas, Shane Sabraski and Dave Cain all took home feature wins.
The Coors Light WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were the first feature of the night with Jason Meyer and Doug Frederick leading the way. Meyer grabbed the lead as the green flew with Frederick and Cory Bauman battling for second and Chad Fouquette and Denis behind them. Frederick’s car then went over the tracks edge bringing the yellow out. Meyer would lead through a couple restarts and keep first with Bauman and Fouquette battling for second. Bauman cruised past Meyer and took the lead with Dave Siercks moving to battle Meyer for second. Meyer held onto second and moved next to Bauman for the lead and reclaimed it. Siercks moved next to Bauman as the yellow flew again. When the green dropped Siercks moved to Meyer’s side and took the lead with Ryan Bowers following closely. Bowers and Meyer battled for second with Meyer keeping the point. Bowers held onto third but Bud Martini, Denis Czech and Jason VandeKamp were behind him. The four of them battled for third until Czech grabbed it and moved next to Meyer for second. Martini and Bowers kept the battle for fourth going until Czech took second. Martini locked in third and Meyers dropped to fourth with Bowers at his side. The yellow however flew again slowing the drivers down. Siercks was first on the restart with Czech and Martini in tow. Martini moved next to Siercks for first with Jeremy Nelson and Czech battling behind him. After a short battle, Martini took the lead with Siercks, Czech, Nelson and Bowers took the top five points. One more yellow flew as Nelson suffered mechanical problems and went to the infield. Martini was first on the restart and Czech grabbed second putting Siercks into third. Martini led the drivers the final laps and took another feature win.
Tommy Bawden took the early lead as the Viking Coke WISSOTA Mod Fours took the green flag. Tom and Brandon Kellen went three wide with Kyle Thell for second with Thell getting the point. Thell then moved next to Bawden for the lead and grabbed the point. The yellow flew slowing the drivers down with Thell in first. Corry VanMil flew ahead on the green and took the lead with Thell, Abrahamson and Bawden behind him. Rob VanMil however moved into fourth and took third from Thell as C. VanMil stretched out a lead. Abrahamson was running strong in second and slowly closed the gap as the laps passed on. Mitch Hribar was coming strong through the traffic and closed in on Dean Larson for fifth with a few laps to go. C. VanMil and Abrahamson began to lap other cars with two laps to go. Hribar and Larson were side by side for fifth as they took the white flag. Corry VanMil kept his foot down and took the checkered flag with Abrahamson, R. VanMil, Thell and Hribar getting the top five.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks were the next race up for the night with Brad Schmidt taking the immediate lead. Kyle Howland took second with Kevin Schmidt, Jon Gunderson, Kurt Becken, and Behn Mensen all battling for third. K. Schmidt took third and moved alongside Howland for second with Becken taking fourth behind them. K. Schmidt took second and moved in on the other Schmidt for the lead. Kevin Schmidt took the lead with Brad keeping close in second. Howland, Gunderson and Pat Zerfas finished out the top five drivers as Justin Pogones moved to the low side of Zerfas for fifth. B. Schmidt’s car then spun around on the back stretch and the yellow flew. Schmidt climbed out of his car due to some flames under the car. His car was ok, but since he got out he was unable to continue racing. The drivers were realigned with K. Schmidt in the lead. Zerfas made his way into third and moved next to Howland for second with Behn Mensen joining the battle. Mensen took second with Zerfas and Howland battling Ryan Kostreba for third. Zerfas moved to the tracks high side and found some tack allowing him to take over third and then second. Kostreba moved into third and Mensen fell to fourth, but the yellow flew. Kevin Schmidt was still first on the restart with Zerfas and Mensen behind him. Mensen and Zerfas battled for second as the green flew with Kostreba and Pogones in the top points. With few laps remaining Zerfas again ran the high groove and took over second. Zerfas then ran next to Schmidt for the lead and as they came out of turn four Zerfas had a slight lead. The white flew with Zerfas ruling the high side and as the checkered flew, Zerfas took it first with Schmidt half a second behind him. Zerfas cruised to Victory Lane in his AJ’s Complete Automotive Street Stock for his first feature win ever.
The Ray’s Auto Body WISSOTA Super Stocks were next up for the feature events. Dexton Koch and Adam Ayotte led the drivers to the line and as the green waved, Josh Anderson flew in between them and the race went three wide. Anderson and Ayotte broke away battling for first with Ayotte grabbing the point. Dave Mass moved into third and then took over second. Mass made a pass under Ayotte and took the lead with Ayotte holding second. Dan Gullikson and Koch battled for third with Mike Loomis in fourth. Just then, Gullikson and Tim Patchen pulled into the infield putting Shane Sabraski into fourth. Sabraski passed Loomis and Koch and caught Ayotte. Sabraski quickly and passed Ayotte and set eyes on Mass. Loomis moved next to Ayotte for third and they began a battle as Sabraski chased down Mass. Within a few laps Sabraski caught Mass and Ayotte still battled Loomis for third. Loomis was able to pass Ayotte and take third while Sabraski and Mass ran door to door for first. Sabraski took over the lead and Mass kept close to him as they had a half track lead over the others. Sabraski kept his lead and took the feature win with Mass, Looms, Ayotte and Chris Wark taking the top five.
The final feature of the night was for the Grand Casino WISSOTA Modifieds. Toby Patchen grabbed the lead as the green dropped with Clayton Wagamon, Erik Peterson and J.B. Stortz going three wide for second. Wagamon grabbed second with Peterson, Larry Zeller and Stortz behind him. Zeller, Peterson and Stortz again went three wide and Stortz took third with Zeller and Peterson on his rear. Stortz, Peterson and Zeller kept it close and battled for third as Dave Cain joined the party. Wagamon moved next to Patchen for the lead and grabbed it putting Patchen in second. Stortz and Zeller battled for third and slid next to Patchen for second. Stortz’s car backed off a little, but Cain moved in and joined Zeller in the battle with Patchen for second. Stortz and Shane Sabraski got together in turn one and the yellow flew slowing the drivers down. Wagamon was first on the restart with Zeller and Patchen behind him. Zeller took second on the restart with Cain in third and Sabraski battling Patchen for fourth. Zeller went low and Cain went high as they battled for second. Cain was faster up high and took second and he began to track down Wagamon. Sabraski moved next Zeller and took over third as Wagamon caught slower drivers. Wagamon began to work through the lapped traffic, which allowed Cain to catch him. With only one lap to go, Cain was on the rear bumper of Wagamon. Wagamon made it through the lapped cars but Cain was at his door as they entered the final turn. Cain and Wagamon were nose to nose as they exited four, but Cain was a bit faster and crossed the finish line first in a photo finish taking the win with Wagamon in a close second.
Next Friday is the final night of racing at the Princeton Speedway. The staff would like to send out a huge thank you to all of the drivers, pit crew, fans and families that came to the Princeton Speedway this season. We look forward to seeing everyone next Friday for the final night of the 2012 racing year.
Feature- Dave Cain, Clayton Wagamon, Shane Sabraski, Larry Zeller, Dustin Nelson, Erik Peterson, Tony Proell, Kris Peterson, Lonny Loeschke, Eric Bjorklund, Toby Patchen, J.B. Stortz
Heat 1- Stortz, Sabraski, Nelson, Wagamon, Loeschke, K. Peterson
Heat 2- Zeller, E. Peterson, Cain, Patchen, Proell, Bjorklund
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Feature- Shane Sabraski, Dave Mass, Mike Loomis, Adam Ayotte, Chris Wark, Josh Anderson, Kyle Robideau, Dexton Koch, Justin Haehn, Dan Gullikson, Tim Patchen
Heat 1- Mass, Sabraski, Ayotte, Koch, Robideau, Haehn
Heat 2- Loomis, Wark, Anderson, Gullikson, Patchen
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature- Bud Martini, Denis Czech, David Siercks, Ryan Bowers, Kyle Matuska, Chad Fouquette, Tim Siercks, Ryan Putnam, Mark Blood, Jason Meyer, Zach Stewart, Gino Fontecchio, Mike Kyllonen, George Sniezek, Jeremy Nelson, Colbie Gallipo, Jason VandeKamp, Cory Bauman, Shane Sabraski, Brian Standberg, Doug Frederick
Heat 1- D. Siercks, VandeKamp, Bowers, Blood, Putnam, Standberg
Heat 2- Bauman, Meyer, Frederick, T. Siercks, Matuska, Stewart, Nelson
Heat 3- Martini, Sabraski, Fouquette, Sniezek, Kyllonen, Gallipo, Fontecchio
WISSOTA Street Stocks
Feature- Pat Zerfas, Kevin Schmidt, Behn Mensen, Ryan Kostreba, Jon Gunderson, Kurt Becken, Justin Pogones, Kyle Howland, Amanda Milbrandt, Dan Foss, Chad Weyer, Brad Schmidt
Heat 1- Mensen, Kostreba, Gunderson, Howland, Zerfas, Weyer
Heat 2- K. Schmidt, Pogones, B. Schmidt, Becken, Milbrandt, Foss
WISSOTA Mod Fours
Feature- Corry VanMil, Josh Abrahamson, Rob VanMil, Kyle Thell, Mitch Hribar, Dean Larson, Brandon Lindquist, Tommy Bawden, Brandon Kellen, Tom Kellen, Kevin Anderson, Dan Kastner
Heat 1- C. VanMil, Abrahamson, T. Kellen, Larson, Hribar, Kastner
Heat 2- R. VanMil, B. Kellen, Thell, Bawden, Lindquist, Anderson
Princeton Hornets- Matthew Dibb, Tony Baker, Zac Hribar, Gabby Volkers, Lindsay Zerfas, Abby Garin, Lexy Gallagher, Lexy Kastner