Jun 17 2012

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By Jerry O’Brien
Proctor, MN

It was Old Timer Picnic time at the Proctor Speedway on Father’s Day 2012 as

all former racers at the speedway were invited to the track in the afternoon for a

get together and picnic. Also the Northern Vintage Stock Car club was on hand as

part of the show. A large number of former racers were on hand and a good time

was had by all.

Unfortunately a big black cloud loomed to the west of the track and officials

hurried to complete the show, especially the Vintage cars who brought the largest

contingent of cars to the track in memory. A total of 21 cars, ten full bodied cars

and eleven “super modifieds” were on hand.

All heat races of the weekly cars as well as both the vintage heats and feature

were completed. The weekly show got under way with the WISSOTA Midwest

Modified feature which was won by Superior’s Dan Kingsley, his first feature win

at the speedway. As the Super Stock feature rolled onto the track the rain began to

fall and the rest of the show was cancelled. Since the rain started after the heat

races were done the race was called complete.

The features for the Super Stocks, Late Models, Modifieds and Pure Stocks are

scheduled to be run next Sunday June 24th starting at 5 p.m. followed immediately

by the scheduled weekly program. There will be no hot laps.

Andrew Inman jumped into the lead from outside the front row as the field

began it’s 20 lap feature but Dan Kingsley drove by on the back stretch to take the

lead. After a lap the caution flag flew when Ross Siiter’s car stalled on the pit

road. At the green Kingsley continued to lead with Loren Inman and Neil Balduc

close behind as Andrew Inman slipped back to fourth and Josh Heavirland fifth.

Kingsley began to widen the gap back to second as Loren Inman and Balduc

battled for second with Balduc taking the position. Seventh starting Deven

VanHouse moved into third as Dan Doran and Dan Larsen tangled in turn two. At

the restart Kingsley held the lead and a light sprinkle began to fall on the track.

Kingsley led Loren Inman and VanHouse took over second from Inman. Balduc

and Andrew Inman ran in the top five as the half way point was reached with

another caution flag showing as Andrew Inman went off the back stretch and

needed a wrecker to extract him. At the green flag VanHouse made a run on

Kingsley for the lead but was unable to pull off the pass. The two leaders opened a

wide gap on the third place battle between Loren Inman and Heavirland. Kingsley

pulled away from VanHouse and went on to take the win. Heavirland, Loren

Inman and Jeff Forseen rounded out the top five.

Results Proctor Speedway 6-17-12 (80 cars)

WISSOTA Midwest Modified (16 cars)

Feature (20 laps) Dan Kingsley Superior; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Josh

Heavirland Cloquet; L. Inman Proctor; Jeff Forseen Mtn. Iron; Jake Gondik

Foxboro; Andrew Inman Hermantown; Chris Bretting Washburn; Brian Youderin

Superior; Jason Goldfine Superior; Adam Shinn Duluth; Neil Balduc Bessemer;

Norm Anderson, Jr. Duluth; Dan Larsen hermantown; Dan Doran Hermantown;

Ross Siiter Duluth

Heat 1 (8 laps): Balduc; A. Inman; Heavirland; VanHouse; Goldfine; Youderin;

Anderson; Siiter

Heat 2 (8 laps): Kingsley; L. Inman; Forseen; Doran; Bretting; Gondik; Larsen;


WISSOTA Late Model (14 cars)

Feature Postponed to June 24

Heat 1 (8 laps): Kyle Peterlin Hibbing; Joey Ogston Duluth; Scott Herrick Proctor;

Mark Heinle Wirt; Chris Olson Hibbing; Todd Frank Mellen; Tim McMann


Heat 2 (8 laps): Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Harry Hanson Eveleth; Aaron Lillo

Duluth; Gregg Hill Eveleth; Robbie Cooper South range; George Ledin Britt;

Mike Vajdl Hibbing

WISSOTA Modified (15 cars)

Feature Postponed to June 24

Heat 1 (8 laps): Jody Bellefeuille Duluth; Scott Heikkinen Eveleth; Ryan Aho

Chisholm; Steve Lavasseur River Falls; E. J. Hietala Cloquet; Cory Sersha

Eveleth; Dennis German calumet; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay

Heat 2 (8 laps): Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Rick Niemi Eveleth; Destin Lorimor

Superior; Justin Jones Bemidji; Paul Schultz Grand Rapids; Jeff Tardy Hibbing;

Nikki Wrazidlo Duluth

WISSOTA Super Stock (12 cars)

Feature Postponed to June 24

Heat 1 (8 laps): Scott Lawrence Superior; Donnie Lofdahl Duluth; Pat Heikkinen

Eveleth; Willie Johnsen Superior; Ronnie Malecki Superior; Brian Carl duluth

Heat 2 (8 laps): Mike Bellefeuille Duluth; Nick Oreskovich Mason; kevin Salin

Iron; Al Rapp Saginaw; Ashley Smith South Range; Kyle Oman Chisholm

Pure Stock (23 cars)

Feature Postponed to June 24

(8 laps): Esten Nelson Grand Maris; Mark Korte Duluth; Justin Bassa

Hermantown; Erik Pederson Saginaw; Brett Leino Moose Lake; Derek Ament

Barnum; Mike Dahle Little Marais; Andy Leino Barnum

Heat 2 (8 laps): Josh Loucks Carlton; Glenn Dammer Duluth; Jon Hammitt

cloquet; Dale Reynolds Cloquet; Jeff Engelmeier Saginaw; Annika Hammitt

Cloquet; Matt Hammitt Cloquet; Craig Horak Grand Marais

Heat 3 (8 laps): Dustin Follett cloquet; Chad Nikstad Superior; Scott Shober

Wrenshall; Rita Anderson South Range; Jon Tichy; Hibbing; Josh Danielson

Carlton; Bob Anderson Iron River.

Vintage Cars (21 cars)

Full Bodied Cars (10)

Heat: Gary Whipple Crosby

Feature: Sonny VanWilgen Hollondale

Super Modified (11 cars)

Heat : Ken Sabby River Falls

Feature: Butch Bethke Oakdale

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