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6-12 ~ $6
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Gates Open @ 5
Draw Cut Off @ 6:30
Races Start @ 7
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Transponders available for Rent.
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Races start at 7pm! Gates open at 5pm!
Any questions, call the Track Phone at 763-389-3135. Race Day Phone 612-290-0920
Thank you to our AWESOME Race Fans and Drivers for a spectacular opening night!!
By: Tami Jo Kuehn
Princeton, MN (May 10) – The Princeton Speedway finally kicked off the 2013 season Friday night with more than 80 drivers signing into the pits. The chilly air didn’t keep the fans away as they packed the stands for some side by side Amsoil WISSOTA dirt track series racing action. Dave Read, Dave Mass, Kyle Thell, Denis Czech and Shane Sabraski took home trophies.
Kurt Becken and Jim Gullikson led the WISSOTA Street Stocks out for the night’s first feature, but an early caution would send the drivers into scatter mode. As Becken and Gullikson retook the green, Dave Read shot to the low groove and quickly became the leader. Gullikson and Keith Tourville battled for third while Justin Pogones kept on their bumpers.
Read continued to lead the way while drivers battled throughout the field. Ryan Kostreba made his way into fourth and then alongside Gullikson. Kostreba made the pass claiming second, while Pogones went from fifth to third in swift move under Gullikson and Tourville. Tourville retook third from Pogones while Read continued with his comfortable lead. Read grabbed the checkered flag and wheeled his streeter into the Wagamon Motor’s Victory Lane. Kostreba, Tourville, Pogones and Brad Schmidt took the top points.
Justin Pogones, Jim Gullikson and Keith Tourville also got heat wins.
Denis Czech started outside pole in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds feature, quickly took the lead, and never looked back. Jeremy Nelson and Jason Vandekamp battled for second over many laps, sharing the position, until Vandekamp went off the tracks north edge, and Nelson secured the point. Bud Martini, who had been sent to the back prior in the feature, made his way back into the top five and challenged Dave Siercks for the third position.
Czech continued to dominate the race and took his first win of the 2013 race season. Nelson finished in second with Martini, Siercks and Bob Smith rounding out the top five.
Midwest Modifieds heat winners were Ryan Putnam, Bud Martini and Siercks.
The WISSOTA Mod Fours were next up to race with Kyle Thell grabbing the lead and Ross Mead, Keith Thell and Nick Jelacie filing behind him. Mitch Hribar started in eighth, and quickly made his way through the traffic. Hribar found himself in third, and within a lap stole second. Hribar looked ahead at Thell and his half-track lead.
With the flags crossed indicating the half way point, Hribar kept chasing Thell as the yellow flew. Thell was forced to slow down as Hribar grabbed the high side on the restart. Thell gunned it when the green flew, and although Hribar was close, Thell pulled away and held the lead until the race ended. Hribar, Mead, Jelacie and Abby Garin were the top finishers.
Kyle Thell also won a heat along with Tommy Bawden winning the other.
The field of WISSOTA Super Stocks held 15 drivers, and the field was stacked with talent. Kevin Burdick and James Trantina led the drivers, and as the green flew Burdick, Trantina and Dave Mass went three-wide for first. Mass came out of turn two in the lead with Trantina grabbing second. Mike Loomis and Burdick battled for third while Shane Sabraski pushed their rear bumpers.
Burdick and Loomis swapped positions for a while until Burdick nosed ahead taking third. Sabraski then passed Loomis, and took third putting Burdick in fourth. Mass continued with the cruise set in first while Trantina found Sabraski on his tail. Sabraski moved next to Trantina, took second, and set his eyes on Mass.
With only five laps remaining, Sabraski closed in on Mass, but didn’t have the laps to catch him. Mass took the checkered flag with Sabraski more than a second behind him. Burdick, Trantina and Dexton Koch completed the top five.
Sabraski and Mass took home heat wins in the Super Stocks.
The WISSOTA Modifieds rolled onto the track for their 20 lap feature with J.B. Stortz and Larry Zeller on the front line. Zeller pulled away and Stortz snagged second when the green dropped with Shane Sabraski in third. Stortz moved alongside Zeller for the lead, but Zeller held him off. Sabraski then drove to Stortz’ door and they moved alongside Zeller. They ran three-wide for the lead, but Zeller was faster out of the turns keeping the point.
As the laps ticked by, the battle for first got hotter and hotter. Zeller held off Stortz and Sabraski, but they were stubborn and wouldn’t back down. With less than ten to go, Zeller nosed ahead enough to get some air between him and the others. Stortz and Sabraski still went at it for second, with Dale Mathison joining them. Stortz and Sabraski closed the door on Mathison, and moved alongside Zeller again.
This round, Sabraski ran the lower side of the track, and drove to Zeller’s door. With three laps to go, it appeared as Sabraski had taken the lead. When Sabraski and Zeller rounded turn four, it was Sabraski in front taking the flag. Zeller gave it one last push, but Sabraski held him and took the feature win. Mathison, Stortz and Don Eischens took the top five points.
Don Eischens and Dustin Nelson won the Modified Heats.
Next Friday is armed forces night at the Princeton Speedway. Racing will resume at 7pm.
Feature- Shane Sabraski, Larry Zeller, Dale Mathison, J.B. Stortz, Don Eischens, Jeremy Nelson, Dustin Nelson, Erik Peterson, Shawn Fletcher, Tony Proell, Jeffrey Lien, Jr.
Heat 1- Eischens, Sabraski, Stortz, Mathison, Peterson, Proell
Heat 2- D. Nelson, Fletcher, Zeller, J. Nelson, Lien, Jr.
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Feature- Dave Mass, Shane Sabraski, Kevin Burdick, James Trantina, Dexton Koch, Don Eischens, Tim Johnson, Dave Read, Mike Loomis, Chris Wark, Donnie Lofdahl, Andy Davey, Kyle Robideau, Adam Ayotte, Tim Patchen
Heat 1- Sabraski, Burdick, Trantina, Eischens, Ayotte, Read, Robideau, Patchen
Heat 2- Mass, Johnson, Loomis, Koch, Lofdahl, Davey, Wark
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature- Denis Czech, Jeremy Nelson, Bud Martini, Dave Siercks, Bob Smith, Kyle Matuska, Tyler English, Chad Fouquette, Elizabeth Toepper, Gino Fontecchio, Jacob Toepper, Ryan Putnam, Cory Bauman, Dave Rea, Larry Paulson, Ryan Bowers, Jason Vandekamp, Corey Koenig
Heat 1- Putnam, Bowers, Czech, English, Fontecchio, Bauman
Heat 2- Martini, Vandekamp, Nelson, J. Toepper, Matuska, Fouquette
Heat 3- Siercks, Koenig, Smith, E. Toepper, Rea, Paulson
WISSOTA Street Stocks
Feature- Dave Read, Ryan Kostreba, Keith Tourville, Justin Pogones, Brad Schmidt, Ben Rothstein, Rod DeBernardeaux, James Becker, Kurt Becken, Kyle Howland, Behn Mensen, Kyle Dykhoff, Jon Gunderson, Amanda Milbrandt, Evan Neumann, Jim Gullikson, Kris Peterson, James Dougherty
Heat 1- Pogones, Gunderson, Howland, Kostreba, Schmidt, Becker
Heat 2- Gullikson, Rothstein, Dykhoff, Milbrandt, Neumann, Dougherty
Heat 3- Tourville, Read, Becken, DeBernardeaux, Mensen, Peterson
WISSOTA Mod Fours
Feature- Kyle Thell, Mitch Hribar, Ross Mead, Nick Jelacie, Abby Garin, Courtney Murray, Keith Thell, Tommy Bawden, Brandon Lindquist
Heat 1- Bawden, Ke. Thell, Mead, Jelacie, Mayavski
Heat 2- Ky. Thell, Lindquist, Garin, Murray, Hribar
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRINCETON, Minnesota – Princeton Speedway, the fastest quarter mile on dirt, kicks off its 2013 race season on April 19th. Princeton Speedway, Inc. will continue to run the six exciting classes that it has in the past including Hornets, Wissota Mod Fours, Wissota Street Stocks, Wissota Midwest Modifieds, Wissota Super Stocks and Wissota Modifieds.
Princeton Speedway will be hosting nineteen Friday night shows in 2013 and is looking to potentially add additional shows to its schedule. The schedule includes two Winged Sprint Car Races. Princeton Speedway also plans to run three test & tunes during the months of April and May.
Tim Siercks, the CEO of Princeton Speedway, Inc., stated that “[t]he driver’s will see better payouts and added bonuses throughout the race season.” During the 2013 race season, younger fans will be allowed in the pit areas during the races.
“In addition to the exciting dirt track racing that Princeton Speedway has always provided, the Friday night races will include more entertainment for the fans,” Scott Berry, the President of Princeton Speedway, Inc. stated. Princeton Speedway, Inc. will be adding a VIP Section to the Grandstands for sponsors to entertain guests. Princeton Speedway has several sponsorship opportunities for the 2013 race season.
“All in all, it is our intent to make a good race track a great race venue for its drivers and fans to enjoy dirt track racing,” said Tim Siercks.
Princeton Speedway, Inc. expressed its gratitude to the Mille Lacs County Agricultural Society for working to insure racing at the Princeton Speedway for the 2013 season and many seasons to come.
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