Jun 03 2012

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By Jerry O’Brien
Proctor, MN

Despite afternoon sprinkles and a short in the lights on the north end of the

speedway, officials of the Proctor Speedway persevered and completed the

program with the final checkered flag falling around 9 p.m. For the Pure Stock

drivers there was just enough light to complete their feature.

Harry Hanson used his pole position to maximum advantage as he got the jump

on Todd Frank. Frank went straight off the first turn and did some agricultural

racing before regaining the racing surface in turn two. The only caution flag of the

event came early when Terry Lillo, Aaron Lillo, Joey Ogston and Scott Herrick

stacked up in the first turn. Hanson kept his lead at the restart followed by Kyle

Peterlin, Tim McMann and Don Copp. Hanson drew away to a huge lead but

Peterlin began to chip away at it as the 25 lap feature continued under green. At

the half way point Hanson’s lead over Peterlin had diminished to a couple of car

lengths with Copp and McMann trailing. Aaron Lillo was alone in fifth with quite

a distance over Ogston, Herrick and Terry Lillo. It began to be a bit more

interesting up front as Peterlin moved to the top groove as Hanson hugged the

bottom. Peterlin tried to close up and make a run even diving to the bottom forcing

Hanson to the top but to no avail as Hanson was in control and took the win. Terry

Lillo got by Herrick and Ogston in the waning laps to finish sixth behind son


Kelly Estey showed he’s still the master when it comes to the Proctor

Speedway as he battled Ryan Aho and Jeff Wood for the lead early in the

WISSOTA Modified feature. Darrell Nelson was on the gas and moved up to

fourth from the seventh starting spot. The caution for Nikki Wrazidlo’s spin in

turn one brought the protagonists back together. On the restart held the point over

Wood, Aho and Jody Bellefeuille with Nelson slipping to fifth. A green flag run

let Estey pull out to a big lead as Bellefeuille took second. Aho clipped Wood and

they both spun in turn one. Aho was charged and went to the back. There were still

a dozen laps of the 20 scheduled to go at this point. Estey could not be caught on

the restart as Nelson and Wood battled for third. Nelson took third and then got by

Belleufille into second but was unable to get close enough to Estey to make a bid

for the win. Aho charged up form the back past Bellefeuille into third while Wood

fell back to fifth at the checkered flag.

At the start of the 20 lap WISSOTA Super Stock feature pole sitter Al Rapp

spun in turn one ans Scott Lawrence also spun to avoid him. The restart saw Rapp

sent to the rear and Mike Bellefeuille moved to the pole and the lead at the green.

Lawrence was on the move and soon moved into the second spot. Lawrence closed

in on Bellefeuille and looked for a way by. He soon found that the outside was his

cup of tea and made the pass off turn four for the lead. Once out front he began to

put some distance on Bellefeuille and took the win. Bellefeuille, Kevin Salin,

Rapp and Pat Heikkinen finished in the top five. It was the third feature win for

Lawrence in three days on the weekend.

It was 20 laps for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Deven VanHouse

took the lead from the pole and never gave it up despite a trio of caution flags that

never let him get completely away from the pack. First Guy Gaskill came to a halt

just off the pit entrance road with a missing wheel. At the green VanHouse moved

to a four car length lead as there was a lot of bumping and banging mid pack

though no one spun or crashed. VanHouse was chased by Neil Balduc, Mack

Estey, Jeff Lien, Jr and Loren Inman. Lien spun in turn four bringing out the

caution but maintained his place at the restart. VanHouse, Balduc and Lien pulled

away from a pack of cars and George Dalbeck popped out of that pack and got by

Lien into third. Another caution flag appeared just at the half way mark and the

top three remained the same at the green flag but Dan Kingsley was in fourth after

starting 11th. Dalbeck moved into second and nothing changed in the top five the

rest of the way with VanHouse winning his third feature of the young season.

Dalbeck, Balduc, Kingsley and Lien rounded out the top five.

Former track champion Josh Loucks grabbed the lead in the 15 lap Pure Stock

feature at the outset and fought off Eric Anderson who had qualified for the

feature by winning the B Feature. Craig Horak, the latest to try a station wagon in

the Pure Stock ranks got by Justin Madsen and Steve Udeen in the late going to

finish third.

A couple of caution flags could have endangered the finish of the Pure Stock

feature but fortunately the race was finished before it became too dark due to the

lights in turns three and four going out.

Results Proctor Speedway 6-3-12

WISSOTA Late Model (9 cars)

Feature (25 laps)

Harry Hanson Eveleth; Kyle Peterlin Hibbing; Don Copp Brule; Tim McMann

Duluth; Aaron Lillo Duluth; Terry Lillo Duluth; Scott Herrick Proctor; Joey

Ogston Duluth; Todd Frank Mellen

Heat (8 laps): Peterlin; McMann; Hanson; Frank; Copp; T. lillo; Ogston; A. Lillo;


WISSOTA Modified (11 cars)

Feature (20 laps) Kelly Estey, Kelly Lake; Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Ryan Aho

Chisholm; Jody Bellefeuille Duluth; Jeff Wood Chisholm; E. J. Hietala Cloquet;

Cory Sersha Eveleth; Scott Heikkinen Eveleth; Nikki Wrazidlo Duluth; Skeeter

Estey Kelly Lake; Rick Niemi Virginia

Heat 1(8 laps):Nelson; K. Estey; Sersha; Bellefeuille; Hietala; Wrazidlo

Heat 2(8 laps): Aho; Wood; Heikkinen; S. Estey; Niemi

WISSOTA Super Stock (8 cars)

Feature (20 laps) Scott Lawrence Superior; Mike Bellefeuille duluth; Kevin Salin

Iron; Donnie Lofdahl Proctor; Pat heikkinen Eveleth; Al Rapp Saginaw; Ronnie

Malecki Superior; Brian Carl Duluth

Heat (8 laps) Bellefeuille; Lawrence; Salin; Rapp; Heikkinen; Carl; Malecki;


WISSOTA Midwest Modified (21 cars)

Feature (20 laps) Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; George Dalbeck Wakefield; Neil

Balduc Bessemer; Jeff Lien, Jr. Mora; Bill Matzdorf Grand Rapids; Loren Inman

Proctor; Josh Heavirland Cloquet; Andrew Inman Hermantown; Paul Suzik

Ironwood; Dan Doran Hermantown; Scott Engholm Fort Ripley; Dan Larsen

Hermantown; Mack Estey Kelly Lake; Dustin Skolrich Brainerd; Lance Solem

Duluth; Cody Carlson Superior; Adam Shinn Duluth; Guy Gaskill Duluth; Ross

Siiter Duluth; Ross Fuhrman Ashland

Heat 1 (8 laps): Matzdorf; Carlson; L. Inman; Suzik; Engholm; Gaskill; Skolrich

Heat 2 (8 laps): M. Estey; Lein, Jr.; Heavirland; Kingsley; Larsen; A. Inman;


Heat 3 (8 laps): Dalbeck; VanHouse; Balduc; Solem; Doran; Siiter; Shinn

Pure Stock (31 cars)

Feature (15 laps) Josh Loucks Carlton; Eric Anderson Buhl; Craig Horak Grand

Marais; Justin Madsen Foxboro; Steve Udeen Superior; Glenn Dammer

Hermantown; Josh Danielson Carlton; Dustin Follett Cloquet; Jon Hammitt

Cloquet; Chad Nikstad Superior; Justin Bassa Hermantown; Gary Campbell, Sr.;

Duluth; Jeff Engelmeier Saginaw; Brett Leino Moose Lake; Gavin Campbell

Duluth; Matt Deragon Ashland; Mark Korte Duluth

B Feature (8 laps) Eric Anderson; Mark Korte; Gary Campbell Jr.; Gavin

Campbell; Josh Orern; Mike Dahle; Brandle Pupp; Kyle Berg; Randy Lonetto;

Corey Lonetto; Erik Pederson; Derek Ament; Matt Hammitt; Esten Nelson

Heat 1(8 laps): Engelmeier; Horak; G. Campbell, Sr.; Leino; G. Campbell; Berg;

R. Lonetto; Dahle

Heat 2 (8 laps): Loucks; S. Udeen; Bassa; Nikstad; Anderson; Korte; C. Lonetto;


Heat 3 (8 laps): Danieldon; Dammer; Follett; Deragon; Pupp; Overen; M. Hammitt

Heat 4 (8 laps); Madsen; A. Hammitt; J. Hammitt; Leino; G. Campbell Jr.; Ament


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