Jun 14 2016

MONSTER TRUCK RACING LEAGUE INVADES PROCTOR SPEEDWAY!!

Get outta the way!!! The MONSTER TRUCKS are coming….and the ground’s already shaking!! It’s the Monster Truck Summer Nationals and Thrill Show…Friday and Saturday, June 17th and 18th at the Proctor Speedway!! …Featuring the one and only BIGFOOT – the king of the monster trucks!. PLUS – see world champ Equilizer…the legendary Heavy Hitter…everyone’s favorite Red Solo Truck…the large-and-in-charge Dawg Pound…and the 4-wheelin’ Midnight Rider – all in one place. …Even the Top Dog Mini Monster Truck will be on hand!! Gates open at 5…meet and greets at 6…and the ground shakes at 7-30 both nights. Get your tickets today to save BIG!!! …Just 15 in advance…20 the nights of the show. Kids 5 to eleven at ten-dollars. Look for Monster Truck Summer Nationals and Thrill Show tickets at Beaner’s Central…NAPA Auto Stores…Benna Ford…and online at TwinPortsNightLife.com. Don’t miss the Monster Truck Summer Nationals and Thrill Show – rain or shine June 17th and 18th. …Presented by the South Saint Louis County Fair and the Proctor Speedway – don’t miss it!

Gates Open 5:00
Meet & Greet 6:00-7:00
Show Starts 7:30

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Jun 13 2016

NELSON CAPTURES PROCTOR ADVANTAGE RV TOUR RACE

NELSON CAPTURES PROCTOR ADVANTAGE RV TOUR RACE
By Jerry O’Brien 6-12-16 Proctor, MN
With threatening weather looming large in the area, track officials at the
Proctor Speedway hustled to complete the show. It was the final event of four
consecutive nights of Modified races dubbed “The race to the hill”. The four
division second annual King On The Hill program was completed before eight
o’clock.
The Advantage RV Modified Tour drew 28 Modifieds for the $1500 to win
show. Also on the card were the Midwest Modifieds as well as the Pure Stocks
and Hornets.
Qualifying heat races were zipped through quickly in all divisions. The four
Modified heats had familiar names at the front as Johnny Broking feature winner
the previous night at the Hibbing Raceway topped the first, Neil Balduc who ran
so well on Friday at AMSOIL Speedway captured the second, Andy Jones won the
third and local favorite Darrell Nelson was victorious in the fourth. No B Features
were run as Tour officials decided to start all 28 cars in the 40 lap main event.
The two dozen Midwest Modifieds on hand ran three heats won by Travis
Saurer, Mack Estey and Skeeter Estey. Michael Blevins and Andrew Hanson
topped the pair of Pure Stock heats and Paul George was the winner of the lone
Hornet heat.
The first division to take to the track was the WISSOTA Pure Stocks for their
15 lap feature. Andrew Hanson grabbed the lead at the green while Dustin Follett
moved quickly into second with Jon Hammitt and Dylan Shelton in the top five.
Mike Blevins lurked in sixth and soon made his presence felt as he quickly moved
into second by lap two and took over the point the third time around. On lap four
Annika Hammitt went off the top of turn one bringing out the caution. Blevins was
in charge on the restart but a lap later the caution flag appeared for Jon Hammitt in
turn one the victim of a car being pushed into him. The third in a cluster of yellow
flags flew when Annika Hammitt spun causing her second caution flag and
sending her to the pits. From there forward it was all Mike Blevins as he led the
remaining laps to record his fourth sweep of the season at the speedway. Follett
was second ahead of Blevins’ brother Matt Cuhna while Al Rapp was fourth and
Hanson rebounded to fifth.
Officials decided to run the 40 lap Modified feature in case the storms to the
west would hit the speedway. Kelly Estey took the lead from the pole with Johnny
Broking sliding into second. Jody Bellefeuille, Mike Stearns and Darrell Nelson
crowded in behind. Estey was able to star in front for a couple of laps before
Bellefeuille surged to the front and stayed there for many laps. Estey kept the
second spot for seven laps before Nelson made his way past into the spot.
Bellefeuille had the race under control as Nelson tried to track him down. Estey
and Johnny Broking did not let Estey forget they were there and Al Uotinen made
his presence felt as he was in fifth battling back and forth with Neil Balduc. The
event progressed without caution flags and, at the half way point, it was
Bellefeuille, Nelson, Estey, Balduc and Uotinen in the top five. Johnny Broking,
Ashley Anderson, Stearns, Jeremy Nelson and Deven VanHouse weere in the
second five. As the laps progressed, Nelson began cutting into Bellefeuille’s lead
and Balduc won the battle with Uotinen for fourth. Nelson was finally able to
make his move and cut by Bellefeuille into the lead. Once out front Nelson pulled
away from Bellefeuille and Estey while Balduc and Uotinen renewed their
skirmish for fourth. Nelson went on to a big lead, taking the feature, his first of the
season at the Proctor Speedway. Bellefeuille, Estey, Balduc and Uotinen finished
in the top five. Johnny Broking, Ashley Anderson, Stearns, Jeremy Nelson and
VanHouse.
Mack Estey won the 15 lap Midwest Modified feature over his older brother
Skeeter. Mack took the lead from the pole and held off Deven VanHouse and
finally Skeeter for the win. The struggle behind Mack Estey included Josh
Heavirland, Travis Saurer, Dan Kingsley and David Simpson and was broken up
by four caution flags in the first seven circuits. The first came for a single car spin
for rookie Gunnar Peterson in turn four. The next yellow flag came was called on
Jeremy Lindquist and, on the restart, Jared Stricker and Matt Deragon tangled on
the front stretch. That one was hung on Craig Lofdahl. At the midpoint, Mack
Estey held the lead over Saurer, VanHouse, Skeeter Estey and Heaverland. Mike
Jacques spun on his own in turn one bringing out the caution flag. Officials
decided enough was enough and lined up the restart in single file just at the half
way point. The remaining laps clicked off with no more yellow flags with Mack
Estey leading VanHouse, Saurer, Skeeter Estey and Heavirland for a couple of
laps Skeeter Estey began to work his way forward getting by Heavirland, Saurer
and VanHouse in the final laps to finish second.
Paul George won the 10 lap WISSOTA Hornet feature breaking David
Beckwith’s streak of three consecutive sweeps. Beckwith finished second, Don
Popoe and Aaron Bernick were the final finishers. Hunter McDougall did not
finish.
Proctor Speedway Advantage RV Modified Tour Results (28 cars)
Feature (40 laps)
Darrell Nelson Hermantown, Jody Bellefeuille Duluth, Kelly Estey Kelly Lake;
Neil Balduc Bessemer; Al Uotinen Superior; Johnny Broking Grand Rapids;
Ashlay Anderson Elk Mound; Mike Stearns Hecla, ND; Jeremy Nelson Rogers,
MN; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Andy Jones Princeton; Mike Anderson Colfax;
Matt Leer Bruce; Bob Broking Grand Rapids; Paul Wrazidlo Duluth; Travis
Saurer Elizabeth, MN; Matt Gilbertson Montevideo; Jeff Wood Chisholm; Ken
Hron Nashwauk; Destin Lorimor Superior; Ryan Mikkelson Jamestown; E. J.
Heitala Cloquet; Alex Guthmiller Watertown; Scott Heikkinen Eveleth DNF: Jeff
Broking Grand Rapids; Rick Niemi Eveleth; Danny Vang Deerwood, MN DNS:
Kevin Eder Ashland
Heat 1: J. Broking; Bellefeuille; A. Anderson; Wrazidlo; Hron; J. Broking DNF:
Vang
Heat 2: Balduc; Stearns; J. Nelson; M. Anderson; Guthmiller DNF: Eder; Niemi
Heat 3: Jones; K. Estey; Leer; Saurer; Gilbertson; Lorimor; Heikkinen
Heat 4: D. Nelson; Uotinen; VanHouse; Wood; B. Broking; Mikkelson
WISSOTA Midwest Modified (24 cars)
Feature (15 laps)
Mack Estey Hibbing; Skeeter Estey Kelly Lake; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay;
Travis Saurer Elizabeth; David Simpson Thunder Bay; Don Scholler International
Falls; Josh Heavirland Cloquet; Dan Kingsley Superior; Donnie Lofdahl Duluth;
Wayne Stricker Highbridge; John Kallas Hurley; Dale Soumala Hermantown;
Ross Siiter Cloquet; Andrew Inman Hermantown; Norman Anderson, Jr. Duluth;
Cody Miller Side Lake, MN; Jeremy Lindquist Ashland; Craig Lofdahl Duluth;
Gunnar Peterson Drummond; Mike Jacques Thunder Bay DNF: Chad VanDuker
Meadowlands; Jared Stricker Highbridge; Matt Deragon Ashland; Kevin Eder
Ashland
Heat 1: Saurer; VanHouse; Eder; Scholler; Soumala; C. Lofdahl; Siiter; Jacques
Heat 2: M. Estey; Kingsley; Stricker; D. Lofdahl; Inman; VanDuker; Lindquist;
Peterson
Heat 3: S. Estey; Simpson; Heavirland; Kallas; N. Anderson; Deragon; J. Stricker;
Miller
WISSOTA Pure Stock (12 cars)
Feature (15 laps)
Mike Blevins Hibbing; Dustin Follett Cloquet; Matt Cuhna Hibbing; Al Rapp
Saginaw; Andrew Hanson Iron River; Joh Hammitt Cloquet; Andy Poll Two
Harbors; Carter Nelson Hermantown; Dylan Shelton Wrenshall; Casey hartshorn
Duluth DNF: Tyler Carlson Cloquet; Annika Hammitt Cloquet
Heat 1: Blevins; Rapp; Follett; Cuhna; A. Hammitt DNF: Hartshorn
Heat 2: Hanson; J. Hammitt; Shelton; Poll; C. Nelson; T. Carson
WISSOTA Hornets (5 cars)
Feature (10 laps)
Paul George Princeton; David Beckwith Duluth; Don Popoe Superior; Aaron
Bernick Duluth DNF: Hunter McDougall Duluth
Heat: George; Beckwith; Popoe; McDougall; Bernick

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May 23 2016

KINTNER NELSON BURDICK BALDUC BLEVINS AND HOUSE TOP PROCTOR

KINTNER NELSON BURDICK BALDUC BLEVINS AND HOUSE TOP
PROCTOR
By Jerry O’Brien Proctor, MN 5-22-16
Once again clear sunny skies greeted fans atop Thompson Hill at the Proctor
Speedway for their third consecutive race program of the season. A total of 91 race
cars in the six WISSOTA sanctioned divisions were on hand thanks to an
intermission addition of a late arriving Aaron Lillo’s Late Model.
Qualifying heats were quickly dispensed with, and, after a brief intermission
for some track grooming, the six features commenced with 15 laps for the
Midwest Modifieds.
The first main event got off to a rough start as Mack Estey took a spin down the
front stretch ending up at the bottom of turn one. Estey was sent to the rear.
Another caution flag quickly ensued when Matt Deragon and several other cars
tangled in turn three resulting in a DNF for Deragon. The third time was the charm
as Tyler Kintner raced to the lead followed by Tyler Vernon, Dan Kingsley and
Kevin Eder. Kintner camped out in the lead for all fifteen circuits but numerous
caution flags kept the wolves close on his heels. For several laps as Kintner raced
at the point, Vernon, Eder, Kingsley Josh Heavirland, Skeeter Estey and Duane
Dunbar squabbled amongst themselves for position. That squabble came to a head
when Vernon spun out in turn four bringing out caution number three. Vernon
dropped from competition at this point with four laps complete. The restart failed
as several cars tangled in turn one with the incident hung on Don Craig. Kintner
held onto the lead with Edner now in second ahead of Kingsley Skeeter Estey and
Heavirland. Dunbar, Donnie Lofdahl and Deven VanHouse joined in the fun but
another caution flag for the stalled car of Brady Jokinen in turn two. The restart
came at the half way point with Kintner firmly in control trailed by Eder,
Kingsley, Skeeter Estey and Dunbar in the front five. Heavirland, VanHouse,
Mack Estey and Craig Lofdahl trailed. Nothing changed amongst the top five for a
couple of laps until Donnie Lofdahl spun down in the first turn with damage in the
rear suspension. The restart came with four laps to go and was single file aas this
was the fifth caution period. Kintner continued on point over Eder, Skeeter Estey
and Dunbar. The caution flags were not finished flying as Brady Jokinen stalled in
turn four and was sent to the pits for causing two cautions. As the yellow flag had
replaced the white, it would be a two lap shootout for the win. Kintner was equal
to the task and recorded the win in his first visit to the track of the season. Eder,
Skeeter Estey, Kingsley and VanHouse weere the front five finishers. The fastes
lap of the race was turned on the third lap by Kintner at 19.109 seconds at an
average of 70.6 mph.
Next up were the WISSOTA Super Stocks with 14 cars slated to start the 20 lap
main event. Brian Carl started on the pole and held the lead for the first three laps
holding off several cars until sixth starting Kevin Burdick worked his way forward
and took over at the head of the pack. Burdick then proceeded to hold off all
comers the rest of the way for the win. Carl hung on to second for nine laps as
Willie Johnsen, Jr, Ronnie Malecki, Keith Koski, Scott Lawrence, Pat Heikkinen,
Andy LaBarge, Tristan LaBarge and Jeff Klopstein all battled for position. While
all this was going on, Burdick drove off to nearly a half lap lead only to have the
distance he had built up com crashing down as Johnsen, Jr spun in turn turn four
trying to pass Carl for second. The restart came with thirteen to go and proved to
be the only caution of the event. At this point Burdick had defending track
champion Lawrence on his bumper and Heikkinen had annexed third ahead of
Carl and Andy LaBarge in the top five. Burdick was able to hold off Lawrence,
Heikkinen and Andy LaBarge for the win but Jeff Klopstein grabbed fifth passing
LaBarge on the final lap. Burdick also turned the fastest lap at 19.443 seconds at
an average of 69.4 MPH.
The WISSOTA Modifieds rolled onto the track next for a 20 lap feature with
13 cars set to go. Neil Balduc raced into the lead from the outside the front row
with last week’s winner Bob Broking dogging his heels. Paul Wrazidlo, Jody
Bellefeuille and Johnny Broking in the mix. That group was joined by Darrell
Nelson, Kevin Eder and Mitch Cannata. The caution flag appeared when debris
was spotted on the track in the form of a coil spring from one of the competitor’s
car. The restart saw Balduc still in charge over Bob Broking, Bellefeuille, Johnny
Broking and Eder. The second caution flag flew when Johnny Broking’s mount
failed with seven laps in the books. Balduc was in control until the half way point
when a determined Eder grabbed the lead only to have the caution flag thrown
when Danny Vang and E. J. Heitala tangled in turn four. Going back to the last
completed lap put Balduc back in the lead with eleven laps to go. Balduc was
hounded by Bob Broking for the next three laps and Broking was able to make the
pass. Broking led the next couple of laps looking for his second straight feature
win, but, on the white flag Balduc was able to sweep around the outside and take
the win. Bob Broking, Eder, Darrell Nelson and Bellefeuille finished in the top
five. Broking ran the fastest lap of the race on lap three while chasing Balduc at
71.1 mph in 18.989 seconds.
The 25 lap Late Model feature saw Jeff Provinzino spin and tangle with Tim
McMann and Riley Matthews in turn two. Provinzino was sent to the rear and the
restart saw pole sitter Scott Herrick take the lead with Terry Lillo, Todd gehl, Kyle
Peterlin and McMann. Gehl spent a lap in second before Lillo took the spot back.
Darrell Nelson raced into third with Jeff Massingill fourth and Gehl and McMann
dueling for fifth. Nelson got past Herrick for the lead with Massingill Lillo,
McMann and Aaron Lillo ran in the top five. With no caution flags slowing the
action the half way point was reached. Little changed in the top five with the order
remaining Nelson, Massingill, Herrick and Terry Lillo, with a smoking Peterlin
supplanting McMann in fifth. Nelson took the win over Massingill, T. Lillo,
Peterlin in fourth and Herrick hanging on for fifth. Nelson recorded the sweep and
the fast time on lap ten with a circuit at 18.623 and 72.5 mph.
The WISSOTA Pure Stock fifteen lap feature quickly got down to a battle
between brothers Mike Blevins and Matt Cunha. Cunha took the lead at the outset
from the outside of the front row over Andrew Hanson, Dustin Follett, Devin
Reynolds and Mike Blevins in the top five. Blevins quickly worked his way to
third behind Follett, then took second and set out to chase down his brother. The
two put on a classic duel with Cunha who held him off past the half way point as
no caution flags slowed the action. Follett, Hanson and Reynolds held sway in that
order behind the brother battle which raged eight laps before Blevins got past
Cunha. The first of two caution flags flew with three laps remaining when Tyler
Carlson stopped in turn four. The order stood at Blevins, Cunha, Follett, Reynolds,
Hanson, Al Rapp and Tim Carlson. The restart saw an immediate caution flag as
the car of Andy Poll stopped at the exit of turn two setting up a
green/white/checkered finish. Blevins held on over Cunha, Follett, Rapp and
Hanson. It was the third sweep in a row for Blevins at the speedway this season.
Racing for the night finished with a ten lap feature for the WISSOTA Hornets.
David Beckwith was on track to emulate Mike Blevins aas he was going for his
third sweep in a row also. He had half of what he needed with the heat win but had
to win the feature to complete the sweep. Beckwith started the main event third
inside the second row but pole sitter Kyle House grabbed the early lead and battled
with Derek Ament. The two traded the lead before Beckwith could track them
down. He tried his best, getting past Ament but was unable to make the winning
pass leaving House to break the string with the win. Newcomer Paul George
finished third and Richard Loucks rounded out the top five.
Results Proctor Speedway 5-22-16
WISSOTA Late Model (13 cars)
Feature (25 laps) Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Jeff Massingill Keewatin; Terry
Lillo Duluth; Kyle Peterlin Hibbing; Scott Herrick Proctor; Tim McMann Duluth;
Asron Lillo Proctor; Riley Matthews Murillo, ON; Todd Gehl Solon Springs; John
Toppozini Thunder Bay; Robbie Cooper South Range DNF: Jeff Provinzino
Hibbing DNS: Tim Lillo Superior
Heat 1: Nelson; Gehl; Herrick; Peterlin; Matthews; Toppozini
Heat 2: T. Lillo; Massingill; Provinzino; McMann; Cooper; Tim Lillo
WISSOTA Modified (13 cars)
Feature (20 laps) Neil Balduc Bessemer; Bob Broking Grand Rapids; Kevin Eder
Ashland; Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Jody Bellefeuille Duluth; Paul Wrazidlo
Duluth; Danny Vang Ironton; Mitch Cannata Hibbing; Deven VanHouse Silver
Bay; E. J. Heitala Cloquet; Scott Heikkinen Eveleth DNF: Johnny Broking Grand
Rapids; Jeff davis Devlin, ON
Heat 1: Bellefeuille; Cannata; Wrazidlo; Vang; Davis Heikkinen
Heat 2: J. Broking; Balduc; Eder; Nelson; VanHouse; Heitala
WISSOTA Super Stock (14 cars)
Feature (20 laps) Kevin Burdick Proctor; Scott Lawrence Superior; Pat Heikkinen
Eveleth; Andy LaBarge Keewatin; Jeff Klopstein, Jr Tomahawk; Tristan LaBarge
Kelly Lake; Ronnie Malecki Superior; Willie Johnsen, Jr. Superior; Brian Carl
Duluth; Keith Koski Hibbing; Kevin Salin Iron; D. J. Keeler Superior; Adam
Shinn Duluth DNF: Keith Corcilius
Heat 1: heikkinen; A. LaBarge; Lawrence; Carl; T. LaBarge; Keeler; Shinn
Heat 2: Johnsen Jr; Burdick; Malecki; Salin; Klopstein, Jr; Corcilius
WISSOTA Midwest Modified (26 cars)
Feature (15 laps) Tyler Kintner Hibbing; Kevin Eder Ashland; Skeeter Estey kelly
Lake; Dan Kingsley Superior; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Mack Estey Hibbing;
Duane Dunbar Marenisco; Josh Heavirland Cloquet; Craig Lofdahl Duluth; Dan
Doran Hermantown; Jeremy Lindquist Ashland; John Kallas Hurley; Alex O’Dell
Chisholm; David Kivi Thunder Bay; Don Craig Thunder Bay; Junior Anderson
Duluth; Darren Zorich DNF: Brady Jokinen; Ross Siiter Duluth; Donnie Lofdahl
Duluth; Tyler Vernon Ashland; Cody Miller Side Lake; Matt Deragon Ashland
DNS: Chad VanDuker Meadowlands; David Simpson Thunder Bay; Kevin
Montieth Thunder Bay
Heat 1: Heavirland; Eder; Dunbar; D. Lofdahl; Mikker; Jokinen; Craig; Lindquist
DNF: Kallas
Heat 2: Kingsley; M. Estey; Kintner; C. Lofdahl; Deragon; Siiter DNF: Zorich;
Simpson; Montieth
Heat 3: Vernon; S. Estey; VanHouse; Doran; Kivi; Anderson; Miller DNF:
VanDuker
WISSOTA Pure Stock (15 cars)
Feature (15 laps) Mike Blevins Hibbing; Matt Cunha Hibbing; Dustin Follett
Cloquet; Al Rapp Saginaw; Devin Reynolds Cloquet; Tim Carlson Superior; Jon
Hammitt Cloquet; Annika Hammitt Cloquet; Jason Simonson Superior; Carter
Nelson Hermantown; Casey Hartshorn Duluth; Andy Poll Two Harbors DNF:
Dylan Shelton Wrenshall; Tyler Carlson Cloquet
Heat 1: blevins; Follett; Reynolds; T. Carlson; Shelton; A. Hammitt; Poll;
Simonson
Heat 2: Cunha; Hanson; J. Hammitt; Hartshorn; Nelson DNF: Ty. Carlson; Rapp
WISSOTA Hornets (10 cars)
Feature (10 laps) Kyle House Cloquet; David Beckwith Duluth; Derek Ament
Barnum; Paul George; Richard Loucks Carlton; Kaleb Dallmann Brookston;
Aaron Bernick Duluth DNF: Joe Martin Wilmar DNS: Don Popoe Superior
Heat: Beckwith; D. Ament; George; Martin; House; W. Arment; Dallmann;
Bernick; Loucks DNF: Popoe

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May 16 2016

PROCTOR ONLY “NORTHERN TIER” WISSOTA TRACK TO RACE LAST WEEKEND

By Jerry O’Brien 5-15–16 Proctor, MN

Cold, wet weather stopped all of the area tracks to cancel racing on the weekend
of May 14th except the Proctor Speedway. A good field of 81 cars braved the cool
Sunday evening that held a hint of possible precipitation. Officials hustled the
show along with the first qualifying heat circling the track at 6:55 and the final
checkered flag flew at 8:34.
The Midwest Modifieds were the first of six WISSOTA Sanctioned divisions to
take to the speedway for their 15 lap main event. Outside pole sitter Norman
“Junior” Anderson grabbed the point at the green flag and led in the early going
over Josh Heavirland, Marcus Dunbar, Deven VanHouse, and Ross Siiter.
Unfortunately Anderson lost control in turn two and spun out of the lead. The
incident left the lead to Heavirland at the restart followed by VanHouse, Dunbar,
Dan Kingsley and Willie Thompson for the next couple of laps until newcomer
Rich Bohlman who cme from Tioga, ND, spun off the top of the treacherous turn
four bringing what would prove to be the only other caution flag of the event.
Defending track champion VanHouse got the jump on Heavirland at the green
with Kingdley, Mike Blevins in his first run of the season in the #10 Mid Mod and
Dunbar in close attendance in the top five. VanHouse pulled away for the
convincing victory over Heavirland and Kingsley while John Kallas raced up from
the inside of row seven to finish fourth ahead of Dunbar. It was the first win of the
season for VanHouse in defence of his title. He also turned the fastest lap of the
race on lap 10 with a circuit timed at 18.601 seconds at an average of 72.6 mph.
Next up were the WISSOTA Super Stocks starting 15 cars set to go 20 laps.
Kevin Salin dived into the first turn in the lead from the pole but Kevin Burdick
used the high groove to sail around him an dake a lead off the second turn that he
would never relinquish. Other drivers had plenty of chances to wrest the lead away
from him as five caution flags kept the competition close to the front. Salin held
on to second as Keith Koski, Jeff Klopstein, Jr; Defending track champion Scott
Lawrence and Nick Oreskovich chased after the leaders. Pat Heikkinen spun off
the track in turn three and Dustin Follett, who is trying his hand at Super Stock
racing, also went off turn three. The caution was hung on Heikkinen who was sent
to the rear. Burdick held sway at the front at the restart but behind him positions
changes as Klopstein snared second, Salin was third, Koski fourth and Lawrence
fifth. The second yellow flag fflew when Willie Johnsen, Jr stopped at the top of
turn two. The third caution flag flew on the restart when Follett got caught by the
“accordion effect” as a slow starting line caused cars to rear end each other and
spun on the front stretch. Burdick fended off the pack on the green flag Klopstein,
Oreskovich, Lawrence and Salin followed. Heikkinen appeared in sixth after being
sent to the rear. Caution number four occurred when Adam Shinn spun in turn
two. All of these caution flags happened within the first six laps and Burdick was
able to maintain his lead throughout all of the trouble behind him. This time the
order behind him Oreskovich, Lawrence, Klopstein, Salin and Heikkinen ranin the
top six. Heikkinen slipped into fifth and, at the halfway point, Burdick,
Oreskovich, Lawrence, Klopstein and Heikkinen ran in the top five and DJ Keeler,
Salin, Koski, Ronnie Malecki and rookie Tyler Vernon rounded out the top ten.
The fifth and final caution flag flew just past the mid point with nine remaining
when Follett once again spun and was out of competition for causing two caution
flags spinning on his own twice. Burdick was equal to the task holding onto the
lead one more time as he went on to take his first feature of the season.
Oreskovich, Lawrence and Klopstein were joined in the top five by Keeler.
Fourteen of fifteen starters finished with only Follett not running at the end.
Burdick showed speed throughout the event turning a fast lap of 18.341 seconds
for a average of 73.6 mph on lap five.
It was allso 20 laps for the WISSOTA Modifieds and Neil Balduc took
advantage of the the outside line to take the lead at the outset followed by Bob
Broking, Paul Wrazidlo, Johnny Broking and Darrell Nelson. The only caution
flag of the event came early on when Paul Niznik got turned around in turn two.
Bob Broking held onto the lead at the green light with Balduc, Wrazidlo, Johnny
Broking, Andy Jones and Nelson chasing him. Balduc took back the lead, the Bob
Broking regained the point as the two raced side by side for several circuits before
Bob Broking was able to gaon the advantage. At the halfway mark Bob broking
led Balduc, Johnny Broking, Nelson, Deven VanHouse Kevin Eder, Jones, Niznik,
Jody Bellefeuille and Danny Vang in the top ten. The race went non stopped the
rest of the way with Bob Broking fending off all comers for the win, his first in
some time at the speedway. Balduc, Nelson, Johnny Broking and defending track
Modified champ VanHouse rounded out the top five. Wrazidlo was a DNF but set
the fastest lap of the event at 18.77 seconds on lap three for an average of 71.9
mph.
Next the high powered WISSOTA Late Models rolled out for their 25 lap
feature with Scott Herrick and Tim McMann leading the way. McMann grabbed
the lead from the outside over Herrick while Jeff Massingill moved up from row
three to third. Massingill wasted little time disposing of McMann as Aaron lillo
moved to third ahead of Darrell Nelson and Harry Hanson. Massingill appeared to
be unmatchable as he sailed off to a stout lead leaving the rest to race for second.
Nelson moved into second and Aaron Lillo spent a couple laps in second. The race
quickly settled into single file behind Massingill with Nelson, Aaron Lillo,
McMann, Hanson, Jay Kintner, Terry Lillo, Herrick, Todd Gehl, Josh Johnson and
Robbie Cooper on station. The first caution flag flew for a josh Johnson spin in
turn four with ten laps down. On the restart Johnson again spun earning himself a
trip to the pits and out of competition. Massingill was untouchable and led Nelson,
Aaron lillo, Hanson and McMann in the top five. Herrick, Kintner, Terry Lillo,
Gehl and Cooper ran in the top ten. As Massingill clung to the lead, Nelson began
to feel some pressure from Hanson. Massingill continued to be in control as the
laps wore away, but the second place skirmish heated up as Hanson went to the
high side and made a run at Nelson. A couple of tries to pass fell short before
hanson was able to make the pass on the back stretch. Massingill led them all over
Hanson, Nelson, Aaron Lillo and McMann in the top five. Not surprisingly,
Massingill also turned the fastest lap of the event at 18.083 seconds at an average
of 74.7 mph.
Devin Reynolds grabbed the Pure Stock lead from the pole as they embarked
on a 15 lap main event. Reynolds held onto the point for the first five laps before
giving way to Mike Blevins just past the mid point of the event. At this point the
first of two caution flags occurred when Andy Poll made contact with Dustin
Follett spinning him in turn four. The restart came with eight laps complete and
three laps later caution flag number two flew when Follett spun on his own in turn
three. Blevins raced away to a huge lead on the restart while Brandle Pupp in his
first race of the season, moved to second only to give way to Al Rapp at the
checkered flag. It was a sweep for Blevins, his second straight of the season.
David Beckwith of Duluth swept the Hornet action for the second straight week
as he passed early leader Don Popoe of Superior. One caution flag slowed the 10
lap event but Beckwith was able to maintain the lead for the win.
Race Results Proctor Speedway 5-15-16
WISSOTA Late Model (11 cars)
Feature (25 laps)
Jeff Massingill Keewatin; Harry Hanson Eveleth; Darrell Nelson Hermantown;
Aaron Lillo Proctor; Tim McMann Duluth; Terry Lillo Duluth; Jay Kintner
Hibbing; Scott Herrick Proctor; Todd Gehl Solon Springs; Robbie Cooper South
Range DNF” Josh Johnson Superior
Heat 1: A. Lillo; Kintner; Gehl; Herrick; Cooper; Johnson
Heat 2; McMann; Nelson; Massingill; Hanson; T. Lillo
WISSOTA Modified (16 cars)
Feature (20 laps)
Bob Broking Grand Rapids; Neil Balduc Bessemer; Darrell Nelson Hermantown;
Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Kevin Eder Ashland; Jody Bellefeuille Duluth;
Andy Jones Princeton; Paul Niznik Medford; E. J. Heitala Cloquet; Scott
Heikkinen Eveleth; Jeffrey Wood Chisholm; 47 Danny vang Ironton DNF: Paul
Wrazidlo Duluth; Brian Mikkonen Iron River DNS: Nick Musel Duluth
Heat 1; Nelson; J. Broking; B. Broking; Bellefeuille; VanHouse; Wood DNF:
Mikkonen DNS: vang
Heat 2: Balduc; Jones; Eder; Wrazidlo; Niznik; Heitala; Heikkinen DNF” Musel
WISSOTA Super Stock (15 cars)
Feature (20 laps)
Kevin Burdick Proctor; Nick Oreskovich Mason; Scott Lawrence Superior; Jeff
Klopstein, Jr Tomahawk; DJ Keeler Superior; Willie Johnsen, Jr Superior; Pat
Heikkinen Eveleth; Keith Koski Hibbing; Ronnie Malecki Superior; Colton
Vernon; Kevin Salin Iron; Wayne Dale Biwabik; Brian Carl duluth; Adam Shinn
Duluth DNF: Dustin Follett Cloquet
heat 1; Oreskovich; Heikkinen; Burdick; Johnsen, Jr; Malecki; Follett
Heat 2: Lawrence; Klopstein, Jr; Dale; Koski; Keeler; Vernon DNF: Shinn
WISSOTA Midwest Modified (16 cars)
Feature (15 laps)
Deven VanHouse; Josh Heavirland Cloquet; Dan Kingsley Superior; John Kallas
Hurley; Marcus Dunbar Marenisco; Mike Blevins Hibbing; Donnie Lofdahl
Duluth; Willy Thompson Hibbing; Junior Anderson Duluth; Dan Doran
Hermantown; Craig Lofdahl Duluth; Rich Bohlman Tioga, ND DNF: Ross Siiter
Duluth; Matt Deragon Ashland DNS: Gunner Peterson Drummond; Jeremy
Lindquist Ashland
Heat 1: Kingsley; VanHouse; Lofdahl; Blevins; Kallas DNF: Lindquist
Heat 2; Thompson; Heavirland; Anderson; Siiter; Doran; Bohlman DNF: Peterson;
Deragon
WISSOTA Pure Stock (16 cars)
Feature (15 laps)
Mike Blevins Hibbing; Al Rapp Saginaw; Brandle Pupp Ashland; Justin
Weinberger Park Falls; Annika Hammitt Cloquet; Devin Reynolds Cloquet; Andy
Poll Two Harbors; Dylan Shelton; Matt Cunha Andrew Hanson Iron River; Carter
Nelson Hermantown DNF: Jon Hammitt Cloquet; Josh Loucks Carlton; Dustin
Follett Cloquet; Jason Simonson Superior; Tyler Carlson Cloquet
Heat 1: Follett; Reynolds; Shelton; Poll; Simonson; Hanson; Nelson; Carlson
Heat 2: Blevins; Rapp; J. Hammitt; Pupp; Loucks; Weinberger; A.Hammitt;
Cuhna
WISSOTA Hornets (7 cars)
Feature (10 laps)
David Beckwith Duluth; Don Popoe Superior; Kaleb Dallmann Brookston; Logan
Hapy St Paul; Aaron Bernick Duluth DNF: Ken Hapy Duluth; Ryan Lind Cloquet
Heat: Beckwith; Popoe; K. Hapy; L. Hapy; Dallmann; Lind; Bernick

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May 09 2016

ESTEY, ORESKOVICH, EDER, NELSON, BLEVINS AND BECKWITH WIN PROCTOR OPENER

ESTEY, ORESKOVICH, EDER, NELSON, BLEVINS AND BECKWITH WIN PROCTOR OPENER
By Jerry O’Brien Proctor, MN 5-7-16
For the first time ever the Proctor Speedway has all six of it’s divisions under WISSOTA sanction as the Pure Stocks and Hornets join the other four classes. A total of 83 cars showed up for the season opener. A really hardy crowd of race fans faced into the brisk east wind off Lake Superior on Mother’s Day.
The Midwest Modifieds had the largest turnout bringing 22 cars into competition. Dan Wheeler, Dan Kingsley and Deven VanHouse won qualifying heats. In the Super Stocks a nice field of 16 cars saw kevin Burdick and Nick Oreskovich take the heat wins. Jody Bellefeuille and Johnny Broking took Modified heats and Darrell Nelson and Jeff Massingill topped the Late Model heats. In the two newest WISSOTA divisions, brothers Mike Blevins and Matt Cunha won Pure Stock heats and David Beckwith won the single Hornet qualifying heat.
Officials tried to hurry the show along but the first feature event, 15 laps for the Midwest Modifieds failed to cooperate. Starting with a non start due to a tangle between rookie driver Gunnar Peterson and Mike Jacques in turn four reset the field. That initial try was followed by Mack Estey being tagged for jumping the start. Yet another try say Peterson spin on his own in turn one. Another try, another caution just two laps in occurred when Tyler Kintner’s mount broke and he was unable to get far enough off the track. A couple more restarts took place but there was some racing in between caution flags. Deven vanHouse had the early lead chased by Skeeter Estey and Mack Estey along with John Kallas and Kintner. Skeeter Estey finally captured the point after a caution flag and the chase was on. By the mid point Skeeter Estey led VanHouse, brother Mack, Kallas and Dan Kingsley who supplanted the departed Kintner in fifth. Dan Wheeler, Josh Heavirland came next but yet another caution flag for the solo spin of Cole Chernosky in turn two. Officials set the field in single file order for the restart with eight laps to go. The order up front remained the same for six more laps before a final caution caused by the spining car of Peterson off turn two. The field was set to go on a green/white/checkered finish and Skeeter Estey maintained his lead to the checkered flag. VanHouse, Mack Estey, Kallas and Kingsley stayed in the top five to the end. Estey turned the fasted lap of the race with an 18.037 74.8 mph circuit.
Nick Oreskovich and Brian Carl were the front row for the 20 lap Super Stock main event. It was Carl who got the jump and raced out to a four car length lead over Oreskovich, Dexton Koch, Jeff Klopstine, Jr, Andy Labarge, Kevin Burdick and Scott Lawrence. Carl maintained his lead while the rest fought it out in a bunch. Carl and Oreskovich broke away from the pack and raced out to a big lead until debris on the track slowed the action. Oreskovich got the jump on Carl at the green flag while Lawrence surged to third behind Carl who began to lose positions. Oreskovich was almost unmatchable but the misfortune of rookie Super Stock driver Matt Hammitt who’s car erupted in a huge cloud of steam brought the field together for an eight lap shootout. Oreskovich was still king of the hill but now had defending track champion Lawrence was on his tail and the pair pulled away from Koch Pat Heikkinen, DJ Keeler and Klopstein, Jr. Unfortunately Klopstein, Jr stalled on the back stretch with five laps remaining. Oreskovich was up to the task and sealed the win over Lawrence, Koch, Heikkinen and Keeler. Oreskovich turned the fastest lap during the event with a lap of 18.377 seconds for an average of 73.5
Next up it was 20 laps for the Modifieds and once again a first lap incident caused a restart. This time it was Neil Balduc who went for a spin. No laps were scored and, at the green, outside pole sitter Jody Bellefeuille got the best start and took the point followed by Kevin Eder, Darrell Nelson, Johnny Broking and Bob Broking. Bellefeuille and eder raced off to a huge lead over Nelson. At this point almost the entire 14 car field was racing in the top groove and pretty spread out. At the half way point Bellefeuille led Eder, Nelson, the Brokings Johnny and Bob, Deven VanHouse, Kelly Estey, Paul Wrazidlo, Balduc and Danny Vang in the top ten. Eder closed on Bellefeuille and claimed the lead with tree laps remaining to take the win. Bellefeuille, Nelson and the Brokings finished in the top five. Bellefeuille turned the fastest lap with an 18.106 second for a 74.6 mph average.
The outside groove seemed to be the hot setup for starts and restarts as outside pole sitter Darrell Nelson drove to the lead pulling Harry Hanson with him from the second row. Terry Lillo, Scott Herrick and Jeff Massingill were top five runners in the early going. Nelson raced out to a huge lead over Hanson but Hanson is not one to give up and patiently began use the 25 laps to cut into Nelson’s lead. Before the half way point Hanson had moved to within a couple car lengths of Nelson’s bumper. An encounter with a lapped car enabled Hanson to make a run at Nelson but he was unable to make the pass. By the halfway point it was Nelson, Hanson, Massingill, Terry Lillo and Peterlin. Nelson was then able to pull away from Hanson b y four car Lengths. The race settled into prettymuch single file to the checkerd flag as Nelson takes the opening night event. Hanson turned fastest lap while in persuit of Nelson with a 17.693 76.3 mph lap.
Al Rapp jumped his 33R Pure Stock to the early lead in the 15 lap main event ahead of Jon Hammitt and Mike Blevins. Dustin Follett, Devin Reynolds and Andy Poll were early players as they all chased Rapp. Matt Cunha quickly joined Brother Mike Blevins and the two raced past Rapp and batteled each other for the lead. The mid point was quickly reached, the two exchanged the lead before Blevins secured the point. The first caution flew shortly thereafter when Rookie Tyler Carlson flew off the first turn and nearly went into the woods but recovered by himself. The restart came with seven to go. Unfortunately Cunha retired to the pits as Reynolds took aa turn racing with Blevins before going off turn three to bring out a caution flag just as the white flag was about to appear. Another Green/white/checkered finish ensued and blevins was able to ha ng on for the win.
The final event of the evening was a ten lap feature for the Hornets. David Beckwith pulled off the sweep winning the non stopped race over Derek Ament and Logan hapy.
Results Opening Night Proctor Speedway 5-7-16
WISSOTA Late Model (11 cars)
Feature (25 Laps) Darrell Nelson Hermandown; Harry Hanson Eveleth; Jeff Massingill Keewatin; Terry Lillo Duluth; Kyle Peterlin Hibbing; Aaron Lillo Proctor; Tim McMann Duluth; Scott herrick Proctor; Kevin Carlson Hermantown; Tim Lillo Superior DNS: Robbie Cooper South Range
Heat 1: Nelson; Peterlin; Hanson; McMann; Carlson; T. Lillo
Heat 2: Massingill; Terry Lillo; A. Lillo;Herrick DNF: Cooper
WISSOTA Modified (14 cars)
Feature (20 laps: Kevin Eder Ashland; Jody Bellefeuille Duluth; Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Johnny Broking Grand Rapids; Bob Broking Grand Rapids; Deven van House Silver Bay; Kelly Estey Kelly Lake; Neil Balduc Bessemer; Paul Wrazidlo Duluth; Danny Vang Brainerd; E. J. Heitala Cloquet; Scott Heikkinen Eveleth; DNF: Paul Schultz Grand Rapids DNS: Chet Atkinson
Heat 1: Bellefeuille; Nelson; Heitala; Balduc; VanHouse; Schultz DNF Atkinson
Heat 2; J. Broking; Eder; Estey; Wrazidlo; Heikkinen DNS: Vang
WISSOTA Super Stock (16 cars)
Feature (20 laps) Nick Oreskovich Mason; Scott Lawrence Superior; Dexton Koch Rice; Pat Heikkinen Eveleth; DJ Keeler Superior; Andy LaBarge Keewatin; ronnie Malecki Superior; Michael Trombly; Keith Koski Hibbing; Kevin Salin Iron; Colton Vernon Ashland; Brian Carl Duluth; Jeff Klopstein, Jr DNF: Jeff Klopstein, Jr; Kevin Burdick Proctor DNS: Dustin Follett Cloquet
Heat 1: Burdick; Koch; Lawrence; Malecki; Keeleer; Koski; Salin; Hammitt
Heat 2: Oreskovich; Klopstein; LaBarge; Carl; Trombly; Vernon DNF: Heikkinen DNS: Follett
WISSOTA Midwest Modified (22 cars)
Feature (15 laps) Skeeter estey Kelly Lake; Deven vanHouse Silver bay; Mack Estey Hibbing; John Kallas Hurley; Dan Kingsley Superior; Dan Wheeler Savage; Josh Havirland Cloquet; Tyler Vernon Ashland; Jeremy Lindquist Ashland; Junior Anderson Duluth; Adam Martinson; Ross Siiter Duluth; Dan Doran Duluth; Alex O’Dell Chisholm; Mike Jacques Thunder Bay DNF Gunnar Peterson Drummond; Cole Chernosky Thunder Bay; Jeff Forseen Mt. Iron; Craig Lofdahl; Tyler kintner Hibbing DNS: Robert Hyde Ashland
Heat 1; Wheeler; Kintner; Lindquist; Siiter; O’Dell; Peterson DNF: Jacques
Heat 2: Kingsley; M. Estey; Vernon; Dunbar; Heavirland; Martinson; Hyde
Heat 3: VanHouse; S. Estey; Kallas; Anderson; Doran; Chernosky
Pure Stock (13 cars)
Feature (15 laps) Mike Blevins Hibbing; Dustin Follett cloquet; Al Rapp Saginaw; Andy Poll Two Harbors; Jon Hammitt Cloquet; Dylan Shelton; Casey hartshorn Duluth; Devin Reynolds Cloquet; Jason Simonson Superior; Carter Nelson Hermantown DNF: Matt Cunha Hibbing; Tyler carlson Cloquet; Andrew hanson Iron River
Heat 1; Blevins; Follett; Hammitt; Poll; Shelton; Hartshorn; Carlson
Heat 2; Cunha; Rapp; Reynolds; Hanson; Simonson; Nelson
Hornets (9 cars)
Feature (10 laps) David Beckwith Duluth; Derek Ament Mahtowa; Logan Hapy; Richard Loucks Wrenshall; Kaleb Dallmann Brookston; Don Popoe DNF hunter McDougall; Kyle House Clloquet; Ken Hapy Duluth
Heat:Beckwith; Ament; Loucks; L. Hapy; K. Hapy

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