June 21st, 2013
Friday Night Races
June 28th, 2013
Friday Night Races
Adults ~ $12
60 & Older ~ $10
6-12 ~ $6
5 & Under ~ Free!
At the Grandstand ticket booth, we accept:
Ages 14 & Up ~ $30
Kids 6-13 ~ $10
5 & Under ~ Free
Gates Open @ 5
Draw Cut Off @ 6:30
Races Start @ 7
All Drivers must have Transponders and Raceceivers.
Transponders available for Rent.
No outside food or beverage allowed.
For your safety:
All bags/purses subject to search.
Super Stock Increased Payout for 6/14 Don Roseen Memorial Race!
Princeton Speedway would like to thank the following businesses for stepping up to increase the purse with cash and prizes totaling more than $1,200.00: Wagamon Bros. Engines, Ray's Auto Body, TRC Race Cars, JNP (Jacy Norgaard), Pro Tire of Duluth, Berry Law Offices, Minuteman Press and Bill Siercks.
1st - $600.00
2nd - $400.00
3rd - $350.00
4th - $250.00
5th - $200.00
Stay Turned to the 20/20 Racing Forum and FB pages for more details.
Announcing the Don Roseen Memorial Race
June 14th 2013
In support of longtime racer Don Roseen and his family, June 14th, 2013 has been declared the Don Roseen Memorial Race!
We are including an increased payout for the Super Stocks!
Please join us in supporting the Roseen family for this event!
Recap of June 7, 2013 Billy Anderson Memorial
By: Tami Jo Kuehn
Princeton, MN (June 7) – The UMSS Sprint cars visited the Princeton Speedway Friday night for the Billy Anderson Memorial race, and the fans squished together filling the stands. Along with the sprints, all six regular classes were on hand and the night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action was full of excitement. Justin Pogones, Landon Atkinson, Jeremy Nelson, Shane Sabraski, Larry Zeller and Gabby Volkers took feature wins with Brooke Tatnell taking the sprint feature win.
21 UMSS Sprint cars signed into the Princeton Speedway and didn’t let the fans down. The feature was full of battles, quick passes and of course a fire and a roll over. Lee Grosz led the first half of the feature but Brooke Tatnell causally chased him down. With about eight laps to go, Tatnell shot through the curves and took the lead. Tatnell led the remaining laps with Grosz keeping close in second. Tatnell took the win and celebrated by doing multiple donuts in the infields grass. Lee Grosz, Cody Hahn, Chris Graf, and Tony Norem took the top five points.
Kurt Becken and Behn Mensen led the WISSOTA Street Stocks on the track for the night’s first feature. The track was slick after some maintenance, so three back to back cautions kept the drivers at a slow pace. Becken kept the lead as the green reappeared with Justin Pogones and Dave Read dueling for second. Pogones however flew ahead and took the lead from Becken. Becken and Read battled for second but the yellow flew again as Becken spun into the infield.
The restart was Pogones with Tourville claiming second and Read in third. Read put the pressure on Tourville for second, but Read’s car hit a rut allowing Pat Zerfas to fly past him. Another caution allowed Read to move into third and get next to Tourville for second, but Tourville was faster keeping the point. Tourville closed in on Pogones as the checkered was raised. Pogones held his lead and took the win with Tourville in second. Zerfas made a last second pass finishing third with Read and Becken in the top five.
The WISSOTA Mod Fours entertained the fans with a caution free feature! As the green flew Andy Nelson grabbed the lead with Andy Mayavski and Brandon Linquist fighting for second. Linquist took second and Mayavski’s car was quite loose on the track giving Landon Atkinson and Kyle and Keith Thell the chance to pass him. Chad Funt slid next to Linquist for second, but Linquist held him off as Atkinson moved in. Atkinson went low and took third, scooted next to Linquist and grabbed second before the lap was over. Atkinson went back to the low groove and found Nelson with a slower car. Atkinson made the pass, took the lead and drove away while Linquist, Funt and Nelson all battled for second. Atkinson took the win with Funt, Linquist, A. Nelson and Ky. Thell taking top points.
Gino Fontecchio claimed the lead as the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds took the track. Alan Bohlman, Jeremy Nelson and Denis Czech all went three wide for second with Nelson getting the point. Nelson flew around Fontecchio stealing the lead while Bohlman and Czech moved next to Fontecchio. Fans then noticed an orange glow under the #F5 car, and soon Chad Fouquette’s car was up in flames. The red lights turned on as emergency crews went to Fouquette.
The drivers were sorted for the restart with Nelson in the lead. Bohlman, Czech, Mark Froehlich and Bud Martini took the top five with Nelson pulling away. Froehlich and Czech were side by side for third and they moved to Bohlman’s doors for second. Bohlman held them off, but the following lap Czech ran low and took the position. Froehlich followed in Czech’s path taking third and Bohlman fell to fourth. Nelson was far off in the lead but Czech and Froehlich were side by side for second. As Nelson took the win, Froehlich nosed ahead finishing second with Czech, Bohlman and Jon Frolik taking the top points.
Mike Frolik and Dave Read battled side by side for first and James Trantina and Dan Gullikson battled for third, the first five laps of the WISSOTA Super Stock feature. Frolik broke away from Read and took the lead with Gullikson grabbing third. Trantina and Mike Loomis battled for fourth with Shane Sabraski nosing his way in. Read ran the cushion and moved alongside Frolik again for the lead as Dave Mass was out of action in turn four.
The yellow flew, and according to the last fully scored lap, Read was first on the restart. Frolik and Gullikson were on his rear, but Read pulled away. Sabraski took third and moved next to Frolik for second, but Frolik ran the low side and was parallel to Read again. Sabraski wedged his way in between them and they all fought for first. With few laps left, Sabraski nudged Read in turn three allowing him to grab the lead. Read held second with Frolik, Gullikson and Loomis taking the top five with the checkers waving. Sabraski drove his #7a super stock in the Wagamon Brothers Victory Lane for the first time this season at Princeton.
The Modifieds rolled on the track for the last WISSOTA feature of the night. Larry Zeller took the early lead with Dave Mass in second. Andy Jones passed JB Stortz for third while Zeller drove away. Jones took second from Mass and Trent Follmer also made the pass getting third. Jones and Follmer were battling for second as contact was made. Between the contact and the track conditions, Jones’ car broke and Follmer suffered a flat causing both cars to exit.
Zeller was first on the restart with Stortz and Dustin Nelson in tow. Stortz grabbed second with Clayton Wagamon taking third. Wagamon ran the high side and moved next to Stortz for second, but Wagamon was a bit too high and went off the tracks edge. Zeller maintained the lead on the restart but Stortz was at his door. Zeller however ran the cushion, and crossed the line first taking his first feature win of the season. JB Stortz, JT Johnson, Dave Cain and Dustin Nelson rounded out the top five.
The Princeton Hornets completed the night of racing with Matthew Dibb and Erik Gruhlke on the front line. Dibb grabbed the early lead with Gabby Volkers and Gruhlke battling for second. Drew Johnson’s car was not handling well, and the yellow flew as his rear tires broke off. Dibb was first on the restart but Volkers was coming for him. Volkers made her way under Dibb in turn one and they ran side by side until Volkers made the pass. Dibb held onto second, and with two laps to go he caught Volkers. The checkers were raised and Volkers caught a rut on the track. Dibb gave it a final run, but Volkers held him off and took the win.
Feature- Larry Zeller, JB Stortz, JT Johnson, Dave Cain, Dustin Nelson, Shane Sabraski, Shawn Fletcher, Jeremy Nelson, Tim Alexander, Terry Hanson, Clayton Wagamon, Andy Jones, Trent Follmer, Dave Mass, Eric Martini, Tony Proell, Toby Patchen, Erik Peterson, Brett Johnson
Heat 1- Stortz, Jones, Zeller, Cain, Sabraski, JT Johnson
Heat 2- Wagamon, D. Nelson, Martini, Fletcher, Patchen, Proell
Heat 3- Mass, Hanson, Follmer, Alexander, Peterson, B. Johnson
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Feature- Shane Sabraski, Dave Read, Mike Frolik, Dan Gullikson, Mike Loomis, Dexton Koch, Adam Ayotte, James Trantina, Kyle Robideau, Tim Patchen, Kyle Oman, Josh Schmit, Jeff Frey, Dave Mass
Heat 1- Read, Frolik, Gullikson, Trantina, Oman, Patchen, Frey
Heat 2- Koch, Sabraski, Loomis, Mass, Ayotte, Robideau, Schmit
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature- Jeremy Nelson, Mark Froehlich, Denis Czech, Alan Bohlman, Jon Frolik, Brandon Hines, Dave Siercks, Gino Fontecchio, Kyle Matuska, Ryan Putnam, Tyler English, Larry Paulson, Bud Martini, Chad Fouquette
Heat 1- Froehlich, Martini, Frolik, Hines, English, Matuska, Paulson
Heat 2- Nelson, Czech, Bohlman, Fontecchio, Siercks, Fouquette, Putnam
WISSOTA Street Stocks
Feature- Justin Pogones, Keith Tourville, Pat Zerfas, Dave Read, Kurt Becken, Amanda Milbrandt, Evan Neumann, Russell Peterson, Jon Gunderson, Behn Mensen, Ryan Kostreba, Brad Schmidt
Heat 1- Tourville, Schmidt, Mensen, Becken, Peterson, Milbrandt
Heat 2- Read, Zerfas, Pogones, Kostreba, Gunderson, Neumann
WISSOTA Mod Fours
Feature- Landon Atkinson, Chad Funt, Brandon Linquist, Andy Nelson, Kyle Thell, Keith Thell, Abby Garin, Ross Mead, Nick Jelacie, Jesse Ouren, Trevor Rodziter, Courtney Murray, Andy Mayavski
Heat 1- Nelson, Ke. Thell, Mayavski, Garin, Mead, Ouren, Rodziter
Heat 2- Atkinson, Ky. Thell, Linquist, Funt, Jelacie, Murray
Princeton Hornets- Gabby Volkers, Matthew Dibb, Quain Busitzky, Zac Hribar, Jake Bayerl, Ariel Mueller, Erik Gruhlke, Jasmin Matthewman, Drew Johnson
Recap of Friday May 31, 2013
By: Tami Jo Kuehn
Princeton, MN (May 31) – Friday night was packed full of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Series racing action at the Princeton Speedway. All six classes’ regular features were completed, as well as three make-up features from the prior week. Curt Myers, Dave Read, Tim Johnson, Clayton Wagamon all took home feature wins with Bud Martini and Mitch Hribar taking home two trophies each.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds ran their make-up feature right away with Chad Fouquette taking the lead. Bud Martini and Ryan Putnam battled for second but Martini took the point and slid next to Fouquette for the lead. Fouquette held Martini off a few laps, but Martini grabbed the lead. Fouquette settled in second and noticed Jeremy Nelson and Denis Czech on his rear. Czech, Nelson and Fouquette went three wide for second, and Fouquette fell back allowing Nelson and Czech to pass.
A caution slowed the drivers down, but this gave Nelson and Czech a chance to get Martini. As the green flew, Martini took off like a bullet and Czech grabbed second and Nelson got third. They ran that order until the checkers and Martini drove into victory lane. , Denis Czech, Jeremy Nelson, Chad Fouquette and Travis Schulte took the top five.
Nick Jelacie and Brandon Lindquist brought the WISSOTA Mod Fours to the line for the next make-up feature. Lindquist took the early lead with Kyle Thell grabbing second. Mitch Hribar and Jelacie fought for third but Hribar took the point. Lindquist and Thell pulled away from the others while Dustin Zieske caught Hribar. Hribar and Zieske closed the gap with the leaders and soon the top drivers drove in line scouting out when to make their move.
Hribar then moved alongside Thell and took the point while sliding next to Lindquist. They began to lap drivers when Lindquist made contact with a slower car spinning them out. The yellow flew and Lindquist was charged with the caution. Hribar became the new leader with Zieske and Thell in tow. Hribar kept his foot down until the checkered flew, and he took his first career feature win in his Lockstar Locksmith Mod Four. Dustin Zieske, Kyle Thell, Troy Kuehl and Matt Staab were the top drivers.
The WISSOTA Modifieds were the final make-up feature of the night and Erik Peterson jumped into the lead with Dave Cain grabbing second. Larry Zeller moved into third and challenged Cain for second, but Cain held him off.
By now, Peterson had a significant lead, but Cain set his eyes on him and within laps, Cain caught him. A couple of cautions slowed the mods down, but when the race got going, Peterson was still the one to beat.
Myers moved into second with Cain and Zeller on his rear when something broke on Peterson’s making him clip the wall. He continued off the track keeping the race green and Myers assumed the lead with few laps to go. Cain again closed in on the leader, but with two laps to go Myers pulled away. Myers kept that lead and took the win with Dave Cain, J.B. Stortz, Larry Zeller and Jeremy Nelson taking top points behind him.
Dannie Burkholder and Brennen Gave brought the Hornets onto the track for their feature, and Burkholder took the lead. Gave and Matthew Dibb moved to Burkholder’s sides and they went three wide for first. Dibb pulled ahead through the turn and took the lead with Burkholder and Gave going for second. Dibb kept on pulling away with Gave grabbing second and Justin Schelitzche moving into third. Schelitzche took second and closed in on Dibb for first. Dibb noticed the driver in second, and drove away taking another feature win in his 2013 season.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks were the first regular feature of the night with Jon Gunderson and Kyle Howland in the front. Howland took the lead with Rod DeBernardeaux on his tail. DeBernardeaux tried to take the lead, but Howland pulled away. Pat Zerfas took third with Ryan Kostreba, Dave Read, Brad Schmidt, Gunderson, Ben Rothstein, and Justin Pogones all sticking close and wanting the fourth point. The drivers went three and even four wide while swapping positions until Read broke away.
Howland had a great lead but Read made his way into third, and then took second with Schmidt following his lead. Read and Schmidt caught Howland for first, but Howland didn’t let off. The three of them fought for first with slower traffic, but that gave Read the advantage and Read took the lead. With only two laps left, Read pulled away in first and Schmidt moved into second. Read kept the lead and wheeled his Wollak Construction #21R into victory lane. Brad Schmidt, Kyle Howland, Jim Gullikson and Justin Pogones were the top finishers.
Kyle Matuska took the lead when the green dropped for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Jason VandeKamp and Bud Martini battled for second and VandeKamp took the point. Ryan Bowers moved next to Martini for third but Martini kept it. Matuska was flying on the high side, but he got too high and lost control allowing VandeKamp and Martini to sling shot by on the low line. VandeKamp took the lead, but before the lap was done the yellow flew resetting the drivers.
A series of cautions kept the drivers running slow, but Matuska took the lead when the race resumed. Martini and Bowers moved to Mastuka’s doors and they scrimmaged for first. Matuska pulled away and Martini moved to the tracks fast high groove and took the lead. Martini, Matuska and VandeKamp were close for the top points, and they made their way through slower drivers until the yellow flew. With only one lap to go, Martini was alone on the restart and didn’t look back taking his second feature win of the night. Top positions were taken by Jason VandeKamp, Kyle Matuska, Justin Oestreich and Ryan Bowers.
The Mod Fours’ feature was plagued with cautions but it was Matt Staab who led most of the race. Staab, Ross Mead and Mitch Hribar ran close for the top points and Staab held them off. Hribar looked at Mead’s rear for a while until he grabbed the low groove and took over second. A caution slowed the drivers down and the restart was Staab in first and Hribar and Mead in tow. Hribar and Mead went to Staab’s sides and they went three wide for first. Staab pulled away but Hribar got a good run and moved to his side.
As they went through turn four, Staab spun out and drivers scattered to miss him. Staab was charged with the caution and went to the rear giving up his lead to Hribar. On the restart, Hribar drove away and in turn two, Mead, Staab and Troy Kuehl all looped their cars on the tracks black surface.
Hribar held the lead on the restart and with one lap to go, he drove away and took his second feature win of the night in his Mod Four. Dustin Zieske, Troy Kuehl, Keith Thell and Tom Hoeft were the top finishers.
Andy Davey took the lead as the green flew for the WISSOTA Super Stock feature. Dan Gullikson, Adam Ayotte and Tim Johnson all battled for second with Gullikson getting the point. Gullikson moved to Davey’s side and stole the lead but Davey remained close and Tim Johnson moved in. Gullikson stretched out his lead while Johnson tried to get second. Davey pulled away and Johnson hung out in third as James Trantina then flew off the tracks edge bringing the yellow out.
A series of cautions kept the drivers at a slow pace, but Gullikson kept the lead. With a few laps to go one more caution would slow the drivers down, as part of Gullikson’s car flew into the fence and he didn’t make it off the track. The final restart was Tim Johnson in first with Dave Mass and Shane Sabraski behind him. Sabraski and Mass kept close to Johnson but Johnson took the win. Sabraski, Mass, Mike Loomis and Dexton Koch topped the top five.
The night of nine features wrapped up with the WISSOTA Modifieds. Clayton Wagamon and JT Johnson brought the drivers to the line, and Wagamon grabbed the lead. Jeremy Nelson took second and Johnson, Sabraski and Andy Jones fought for third. Sabraski took third as the leaders began to space out. Wagamon and Nelson had already began to lap slower drivers when Sabraski caught Nelson. Sabraski and Nelson battled for second as the yellow flew.
Wagamon led the drivers through three cautions, and held off Sabraski as the green reappeared. Sabraski grabbed the low groove and ran parallel to Wagamon for first while Nelson, Eric Martini and Dave Cain went three wide for third. Wagamon and Sabraski were tied up as they went into turn three, and with the checkered in sight they floored it. Wagamon’s trusty high line was faster and he put his car in the Wagamon Brothers Victory Lane. Sabraski, Martini, Nelson and Myers took the top points.
Next Friday the Princeton Speedway will host the Billy Anderson Memorial race featuring the UMSS Sprints and all six of our regular classes. Races resume at 7pm.
Feature- Clayton Wagamon, Shane Sabraski, Eric Martini, Jeremy Nelson, Curt Myers, Dave Cain, Dustin Nelson, Jeff Patchen, Brett Johnson, JT Johnson, Larry Zeller, Andy Jones, Mike Kyllonen, Tim Alexander, J.B. Stortz, Matt Lear, Todd Lofgren, Dave Mass, Josh Beaulieu, Erik Peterson, Toby Patchen
Heat 1- Cain, Sabraski, JT Johnson, Lear, Johnson, Alexander
Heat 2- Mass, Martini, Jones, Myers, Stortz, J. Patchen, Lofgren
Heat 3- Wagamon, J. Nelson, D. Nelson, Zeller, Kyllonen, Beaulieu, T. Patchen
Make-Up Feature- Curt Myers, Dave Cain, J.B. Stortz, Larry Zeller, Jeremy Nelson, Jeff Patchen, Todd Lofgren, Shane Sabraski, Erik Peterson, Toby Patchen, JT Johnson, Brett Johnson, Deven Vanhouse
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Feature- Tim Johnson, Shane Sabraski, Dave Mass, Mike Loomis, Dexton Koch, Chris Wark, Adam Ayotte, Trevor Arens, James Trantina, Dave Read, Tim Patchen, Andy Davey, Dan Gullikson, Mike Frolik, Kyle Robideau, Josh Schmit, Donnie Lofdahl
Heat 1- Mass, Ayotte, Gullikson, Trantina, Robideau, Arens, Wark, Lofdahl, Patchen
Heat 2- Sabraski, Johnson, Davey, Koch, Loomis, Frolik, Schmit, Read
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature- Bud Martini, Jason VandeKamp, Kyle Matuska, Justin Oestreich, Ryan Bowers, Denis Czech, Jeremy Nelson, Travis Schulte, Alan Bohlman, Kurt Deters, Gino Fontecchio, Elizabeth Toepper, Cory Bauman, Ryan Putnam, Larry Paulson, Chad Fouquette, Tyler English, Jacob Toepper, Rich Bohlman, Dave Siercks
Heat 1- Siercks, VandeKamp, Martini, A. Bohlman, Fouquette, E. Toepper, R. Bohlman
Heat 2- Oestreich, Czech, Bowers, Schulte, Deters, Paulson, J. Toepper
Heat 3- Nelson, Matuska, Bauman, English, Putnam, Fontecchio
Make-Up Feature- Bud Martini, Denis Czech, Jeremy Nelson, Chad Fouquette, Travis Schulte, Alan Bohlman, Dave Siercks, Kyle Matuska, Gino Fontecchio, Tyler English, Ryan Putnam, Elizabeth Toepper,
WISSOTA Street Stocks
Feature- Dave Read, Brad Schmidt, Kyle Howland, Jim Gullikson, Justin Pogones, Ryan Kostreba, Rod DeBernardeaux, Ben Rothstein, Kurt Becken, Pat Zerfas, Alec Nesbit, Davey Kruchten, Amanda Milbrandt, Russell Peterson, Jon Gunderson
Heat 1- DeBernardeaux, Schmidt, Pogones, Gunderson, Becken, Rothstein, Gullikson, Peterson
Heat 2- Read, Kostreba, Zerfas, Howland, Milbrandt, Nesbit, Kruchten
WISSOTA Mod Fours
Feature- Mitch Hribar, Dustin Zieske, Troy Kuehl, Keith Thell, Tom Hoeft, Andy Mayavski, Ross Mead, Nick Jelacie Matt Staab, Tommy Bawden, Ryan Buer, Dan Kastner, Courtney Murray, Kyle Thell, Brandon Lindquist, Andy Nelson
Heat 1- Thell, Lindquist, Hribar, Bawden, Hoeft, Nelson, Murray, Kastner
Heat 2- Kuehl, Zieske, Mead, Staab, Thell, Jelacie, Mayavski, Buer
Make-Up Feature- Mitch Hribar, Dustin Zieske, Kyle Thell, Troy Kuehl, Matt Staab, Andy Nelson, Brandon Lindquist, Ross Mead, Ryan Buer, Dan Kastner, Courtney Murray, Nick Jelacie
Feature- Matthew Dibb, Justin Schelitzche, Gabby Volkers, Brennen Gave, Trevor Roediger, Ashley Bell, Zac Hribar, Erik Gruhlke, Jasmin Matthewman, Ariel Mueller, Dannie Burkholder, Lexy Kastner
Heat 1- Schelitzhe, Bell, Volkers, Gave, Matthewman, Mueller
Heat 2- Kastner, Dibb, Burkholder, Roediger, Hribar, Gruhlke
Feature Make Up Dates From May 24
The Feature Make up dates will be as follows:
May 31 - Wissota Mod 4's, Wissota Midwest Modifieds and Wissota Modifieds Make Up Features. (These make up features are in addition to all 6 regular night classes)
June 7 - UMSS Sprint Car Show (Billy Anderson Memorial Race) All 6 regualar night classes will run as well. Note the change from the original schedule! No Make up classes tonight.
June 14 - Wissota Street Stocks and Wissota Super Stocks Make Up Features in addition to all 6 regular night classes
Hornets - Check in with your name at the Pit gate. If you were rained out, you (The driver) gets Free Admission to your next Race!
Thank you for your patience and understanding with Mother Nature.
Any questions, call the track at 763-389-3135.
Hot News for the HORNETS!!!
Hornets will now have Heat Races!!!
Recap of May 17, 2012 Armed Forces Night!
By: Tami Jo Kuehn
Princeton, MN (May 17) – The second week of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt track racing was in full action on Friday night, even though mother nature threatened with rain. The full night of racing was completed with Justin Pogones, Jason VandeKamp, Brandon Lindquist, Dexton Koch and Shane Sabraski taking feature wins.
The WISSOTA Street Stocks were the first feature of the night with Jim Gullikson and James Becker leading the way. Gullikson grabbed the early lead with Becken, Becker and Rod deBernardeux going for second. Justin Pogones made his way from eighth to fifth, and then next to Becken for third. Pogones took third and drove alongside DeBernardeaux for second. Gullikson’s car then suffered mechanical issues and stalled exiting the track. The yellow flew and drivers were realigned.
DeBernardeaux was first on the restart with Pogones and Becken behind him. Pogones drove around DeBernardeaux and took the lead with Becken going to deBernardeaux’s door. Pogones kept the lead after a couple yellow’s and had Brad Schmidt on his rear. Pogones continued to lead, but Schmidt was close. Schmidt was gaining on Pogones, but Pogones took the checkers and won. Brad Schmidt, Behn Mensen, Dave Read and James Becker rounded out the top five.
Pat Zerfas and Rod DeBernardeaux won the Street Stock heats.
Jason VandeKamp brought the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the line for the next feature. VandeKamp immediately pulled away from the field with Jeremy Nelson and Ryan Bowers battling for second. Bowers took second and Nelson held Bud Martini off for third. As Bowers chased down VandeKamp, multiple cars spun in turn two slowing the leaders down.
VandeKamp was first on the restart with Bowers and Nelson behind him. Bowers and Nelson raced for second again, and as the laps passed by, the battle continued. With less than ten laps remaining, Bowers finally pulled ahead of Nelson and clinched second. Nelson held onto third but Martini and Denis Czech were on his rear. They moved to his doors and the three of them went for third. Nelson grabbed the high line and clipped the front wall, allowing Martini and Czech to pass him.
Czech took over third and Martini settled in fourth, while Bowers caught VandeKamp with one to go. VandeKamp took the checkered flag and wheeled his FYE Motorsports sponsored car into victory lane.
Jeremy Nelson, Vince Corbin and Bud Martini won the Midwest Modified heats.
Brandon Lindquist took the lead when the flag flew for the WISSOTA Mod Fours, and he never looked back. Abby Garin and Mitch Hribar fought for second, and Hribar took the point. Lindquist already had a sizeable lead, so Hribar put his foot down. Kyle Thell made his way through the pack and took third from Chad Funt with the race half over. Hribar was closing the gap on Lindquist, but Thell quickly caught Hribar. Thell tried to take second, but Hribar pulled away and kept sight on Lindquist. Lindquist could feel Hribar getting close, but Lindquist saw the checkers and took the win. Mitch Hribar, Kyle Thell, Chad Funt and Ross Mead were the top finishers.
Ross Mead and Kyle Thell took the heat wins.
The Princeton Hornets took the track with Matthew Dibb and Dan Rick battling for first as the green flew. Dibb took the early lead with Rick and Tony Baker behind him. Dibb and Rick pulled away from the other drivers, but it was Dibb who was flying. Dibb lead every lap of the feature and took the win. Dan Rick, Zac Hribar, Trevor Rodiger and Brennon Gave were the top drivers.
The WISSOTA Super Stocks were next up to race with Chris Wark and Dexton Koch on the front line. Koch took the quick lead as the green flew with Shane Sabraski and Dave Mass moving to Wark’s side for second. Sabraski took second, Mass grabbed third and Dan Gullikson settled in fourth. Koch, Sabraski and Mass all ran the high line and pulled away from the other drivers. Sabraski moved to the low groove to take the lead from Koch, but Koch was faster and kept the lead. Sabraski then moved back high and retained second.
Koch, Sabraski and Mass flew along the top side in single file as the laps ticked away. With only two to go, Mass got a run out of three and went to the low groove to make a pass, but the high line was too fast and Mass kept third. Sabraski gave it a final push to get Koch, but Koch held his line and took the win.
Koch also won the heat for the night, giving him a clean sweep and his first feature win ever.
Erik Peterson and Dustin Nelson led the WISSOTA Modifieds through turn four as the green flew. Peterson pulled ahead, but J.B. Stortz and Nelson passed him and Nelson took the lead. Stortz however passed Nelson and took the first. Peterson was in third with Shane Sabraski and Larry Zeller next to him and they went three wide for third. Sabraski took third, then took second and set out for Stortz. Stortz and Sabraski had a good lead as Sabraski made the pass taking the point from Stortz.
A couple of cautions plagued the Modifieds, but Sabraski held the lead as the race got underway. Stortz and Nelson tried to make moves on Sabraski, but Sabraski pulled away and set the cruise. Sabraski took the win, making it two feature wins at the Princeton Speedway this season. J.B. Stortz, Dustin Nelson, Tim Alexander and J.T. Johnson took the top points.
Modified heat wins went to Andy Jones and Dustin Nelson.
Racing will resume next Friday at 7pm for the Princeton Speedway Memorial Weekend Race.
Feature- Shane Sabraski, J.B. Stortz, Dustin Nelson, Tim Alexander, J.T. Johnson, Andy Jones, Jeremy Nelson, Erik Peterson, Tony Proell, Toby Patchen, Larry Zeller, Clayton Wagamon
Heat 1- Jones, Wagamon, Peterson, Johnson, Proell, Patchen, Lien, Jr.
Heat 2- D. Nelson, Stortz, Sabraski, Zeller, Alexander, J. Nelson
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Feature- Dexton Koch, Shane Sabraski, Dave Mass, Dan Gullikson, Dave Read, Kyle Robideau, Chris Wark, James Trantina, Donnie Lofdahl
Heat- Koch, Sabraski, Gullikson, Wark, Mass, Trantina, Read, Lofdahl, Robideau
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature- Jason VandeKamp, Ryan Bowers, Denis Czech, Bud Martini, Jeremy Nelson, Ryan Putnam, Dave Siercks, Jason Meyer, Cory Bauman, Tyler English, Jacob Toepper, Vince Corbin, Elizabeth Toepper, Chad Fouquette, Gino Fontecchio, Dave Mastell, Larry Paulson, Corey Koenig
Heat 1- Nelson, Czech, Siercks, Fontecchio, Meyer, J. Toepper
Heat 2- Corbin, VandeKamp, Bauman, English, J. Toepper, Fouquette
Heat 3- Martini, Bowers, Putnam, Koenig, Paulson, Mastell
WISSOTA Street Stocks
Feature- Justin Pogones, Brad Schmidt, Behn Mensen, Dave Read, James Becker, Ben Rothstein, Kyle Howland, Pat Zerfas, Ryan Kostreba, Jon Gunderson, Rod DeBernardeaux, Scott Borstad, Kurt Becken, Jim Gullikson, Amanda Milbrandt
Heat 1- Zerfas, Becken, Borstad, Pogones, Read, Howland, Schmidt, Kostreba
Heat 2- DeBernardeaux, Rothstein, Becker, Gullikson, Mensen, Gunderson, Milbrandt
WISSOTA Mod Fours
Feature- Brandon Lindquist, Mitch Hribar, Kyle Thell, Chad Funt, Ross Mead, Abby Garin, Andy Mayavski, Nick Jelacie, Dan Kastner, Courtney Murray
Heat 1- Mead, Hribar, Mayavski, Jelacie, Kastner
Heat 2- Thell, Lindquist, Garin, Funt, Murray
Feature- Matthew Dibb, Dan Rick, Zac Hribar, Trevor Rodiger, Brennon Gave, Tony Baker, Erik Gruhlke, Jamin Matthewman, Ariel Mueller, Trisan Coburn
Heat 1- Dibb, Gave, Rick, Coburn, Burkholder, Mueller, Gruhlke
Heat 2- Rodiger, Hribar, Baker, Matthewman, Nicholson, Johnson
Recap of May 10, 2013 Opening Night!
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
Pre-Season - Press 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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