Jul 28 2016

Fender Friday – Late Models Spotlight!

Fender Friday

One Main Financial Challenge Series Late Models to highlight Fender Friday July 29th at Proctor Speedway. In action also will be WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Pure Stocks, and for their first appearance at Proctor the ABC Raceway Six Cylinders. Hot laps at 6:30 with racing at 7:00.

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Jul 25 2016

NELSON, EDER, JOHNSEN, jr, VANHOUSE, FOLLETT AND AMENT TOP BUSY PROCTOR SPEEDWAY SUNDAY

NELSON, EDER, JOHNSEN, jr, VANHOUSE, FOLLETT AND AMENT TOP
BUSY PROCTOR SPEEDWAY SUNDAY
By Jerry O’Brien 7-24-16 Proctor, MN
It was a busy schedule Sunday night a the Proctor Speedway. Besides a full six
WISSOTA division slate it was Meet the Drivers night as well as Kid’s Bike
Races.
A nice crowd was on hand and a fair field on race cars totaling 76 came up
Thompson Hill to race beneath the Proctor City Water Tower. There was also a
full field of Bike Racers on hand.
After hot laps the racers brought their cars onto the front stretch and it became
“Halloween in July” as kids and adults alike mingled with the racers collecting
pictures, autographs, candy, etc.
With that portion of the festivities finished it was time for qualifying heats.
There were enough cars in each division for a pair of heats in each. Even the new
Hornet class brought double digit numbers.
Heats began with the Midwest Modifieds. Deven VanHouse and Craig Lofdahl
won those. It was the first ever win in the division for the inaugural Hornet
Champ. Super stock heats went to Kevin Burdick and Tim Johnson. Darrell
Nelson and Jody Bellefeuille won Modified heats and Harry Hanson and Jeff
Massingill captured Late Model qualifiers. Devin Reynolds and Dustin Follett
won Pure Stock heats and Paul George and Derek Ament won the Hornet heats.
First up it was 15 laps for the Midwest Modifieds led to the start by joh Kallas
and Craig Lofdahl. Kallas stayed in front for the first circuit but Lofdahl got a
good run to take over. He stayed out there while Kallas annexed second. In the
mix were KevinEder, Dale Suomala, Deven VanHouse and Jeremy Lindquist.
VanHouse soon began to make his move as he picked off cars one by one on his
way to the front. Four laps in he was in third and made the pass into second past
Kallas. He wasn’t gaining much territory on Lofdahl who looked to, perhaps,
headed toward his first Midwest Modified win in his rookie season not mention a
possible sweep. Eder was fourth and Suomala fifth. The race was humming along
nicely when Norm Anderson’s #31 began failing and head headed off toward the
pits. Unfortunately, though he cleared the racing surface, the car stalled on the pit
road in a dangerous spot forcing the only caution flag of the race. The restart did
not go so well for Lofdahl as he was overwhelmed and VanHouse took the point.
By the final lap Lofdahl had slipped to fourth as Kallas and Eder moved past to
second and third respectively and Soumala rounded out the top five. It was
VanHouse’s second Middwest Modified main event win of the season at the
speedway.
Next up it was 20 laps for the Super Stocks with 14 cars headed for Al
McDougall’s green flag. Jim Campbell who has been running very well this
season, grabbed the lead from outside the front row ahead of Keith Koski, Willie
Johnsen, Scott Lawrence and Kevin Burdick a murder’s row if there ever was one.
Johnsen soon moved to second along with Lawrence and Tim Johnson on the
move from the fourth row. Campbell held on for five laps before Johnsen got the
run to the front. Back further the best race on the track was between Johnson and
Burdick for fourth. Lawrence settled for third until just before the mid point when
he slid past to second. At this point Johnson had won the battle for fourth. The
front five or six quickly distanced themselves from the hotly contested sixth palce
skirmish between Keith Koski and Destin Koch. The top three stayed the same as
the laps clicked off with nary a sighting of a yellow flag. Johnsen has everything
under control as Lawrence struggled to make up any ground on the leader.
Campbell was firmly ensconced in third battling with Burdick and Johnson.
Johnsen won with ease over Lawrence, Burdick who got by Campbell on the last
lap and Johnson in the top five. It was Johnsen’s second feature win of the
weekend.
Then it was 25 laps for the “Big Iron” WISSOTA Late Models. Todd Gehl
grabbed the lead at the outset over Aaron Lillo, Jeff Massingill, Scott Herrick and
Terry Lillo. A. Lillo muscled his way into the lead where he would stay for the
next seven laps with Gehl dogging his tracks. Massingill and T. Lillo were joined
by Darrell Nelson. Those five moved away from the battle for sixth waged
between T. J. Adams, Tim McMann and Harry Hanson. Gehl suddenly slowed and
stopped on the track bringing out the caution flag. The restart came with 16 laps to
go and Nelson was the one who got the jump at the green over A. Lillo who soon
lost second to Massingill. At the same moment Hanson arrived in the top five and
began making his way forward. Once out front Nelson pulled away and won his
fourth Late Model feature at the speedway this season. Massingill fended off
Hanson for second, A. Lillo stayed ahead of T. Lillo in the top five.
Danny Vang had been searching for his first Modified feature win after moving
from the Midwest Modifieds and found it the previous Sunday at Proctor. His
outside pole gave him a good spot to get it done and he took the lead at the green.
Kevin Eder got from the second row to second spot positioning himself for the win
if Vang should falter. Tim Johnson made his way to third, Deven VanHouse to
fourth and Jody Bellefeuille to fifth which became status quo with Darrell Nelson
loitering in sixth looking for a break. It was just past half way with no caution
flags in sight when there was some movement in the line as VanHouse struggled
his way past a reluctant Johnson to third. Nothing else changed it the front bunch
and it looked as though Vang would get thwet second feature. Then, Zach Pagels
slipped off the top of turns one and two just as the last three laps were to be run.
He sat there in a dangerous place forcing a caution flag and a
green/white/checkered finish. With the field bunched up behind him, the same
thing occurred as in the Midwest Modified feature, he was a sitting duck for Eder
who lead only the final circuit for the win. A disappointed Vang settled for second
followed by VanHouse, Bellefeuille and Nelson in the top five.
The program was moving along quite nicely. With the few caution flags races
were heading toward a conclusion rapidly. The WISSOTA Pure Stocks took to the
track 16 strong with 15 laps to pound out a winner. Veteran Al Rapp put the #33r
out front from that outside front row that worked so well for others. He kept it out
front as Carter nelson, Andrew Hanson, Dylan Shelton, Jon Hammit and Dustin
Follett contested for position. Follett wasted little time moving up to second
chasing Rapp. It almost seemed inevitable that Follett would get the “Grocery
Getter” green and fuchsia station wagon to the front. Again, no caution flags
sullied the run and Follett took the top money back to Cloquet, MN. Rapp held
onto second, Hanson third, Rayn Savoy from eighth to fourth and last week’s
winner Devin Reynolds in fifth.
It would be ten laps for the WISSOTA Hornets and, apparently a couple of
caution flags were reserved for their main event. Outside pole sitter Tate Niehaus
took the lead over…everyone, as the pack stayed together. Derek Ament Kaleb
Dallmann and point leader David Beckwith all made their way past on the back
stretch the next time around but Beckwith spun in the middle of turn three with
help and Niehaus drove straight off the corner into the wilds. On the restart Ament
took control after a short battle with Paul George. At the five lap mark Ament was
comfortably in the lead over George, Beckwith, Dallmann and Hunter McDougall.
Dallmann’s car quit in the middle of the track at the exit of turn two and was
narrowly missed by Josh Carlson and Neihous bringing out the last caution flag.
Ament maintained his lead to the checkered flag for his third feature win and
second consecutive one. George, Beckwith, Mcdougall and Wally Ament finished
top five.
Results Proctor Speedway 7-24-16 (76 cars)
WISSOTA Late Model
Feature (25 laps)
Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Jeff Massingill Keewatin; Harry Hanson eveleth;
Aaron Lillo Proctor; Terry Lillo Duluth; Tim McMann Duluth; Kevin Carlson
Hermantown; Robbie Cooper South Range; T. J. Adams Hayward; Scott Herrick
Proctor DNF: Todd Gehl Solon Springs
Heat 1: Hanson; A. Lillo; T. Lillo; Gehl; Carlson; Cooper
Heat 2; Massingill; Nelson; McMann; Herrick; Adams
WISSOTA Modified
Feature (20 laps)
Kevin Eder Ashland; Danny Vang Deerwood; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Jody
Bellefeuille Duluth; Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Tim Johnson Brainerd; Neil
Balduc Bessemer; Scott Heikkinen Eveleth DNF: Zach Pagels Ashland; E. J.
Hietala Cloquet DNS: Jeffery Lien, Jr Mora
Heat 1: Nelson; Vang; Eder; VanHouse; Heikkinen DNS: Lien, jr
Heat 2: Bellefeulle; Balduc; Johnson; Hietala; Pagels
Super Stock
Feature (20 laps)
Willie Johnsen, Jr Superior; Scott Lawrence Superior; Kevin Burdick Proctor; Jim
Campbell Two Harbors; Tim Johnson Brainerd; Dexton Koch Sartell; Pat
Heikkinen Eveleth; Keith Koski Chisholm; Andy Grymala Superior; Andy
LaBarge Keewatin; Ronnie Malecki Superior; Matt Hammitt Cloquet; Brian Carl
Duluth; Adam Shinn Duluth
Heat 1: Burdick; Johnsen, Jr; Koch; Lawrence; Malecki; Heikkinen; Carl
Heat 2: Johnson; Campbell; Koski; Grymala; LaBarge; Shinnl Hammitt
WISSOTA Midwest Modified
Feature (15 laps)
Deven VanHouse; John Kallas Hurley; Kevin Eder Ashland; Craig Lofdahl Duluth;
Dale Suomala, Jr Hermantown; Jeremy Lindquist Ashland; Dan Kingsley Superior;
Andrew Inman Hermantown; Ross Siiter Cloquet; Zach Benson Princeton; Gunnar
Peterson Cable DNF: Norm Anderson Duluth DNS: Josh Haverlind Cloquet
Heat 1: VanHouse; Eder; Kingsley; Suomala; Inman; Peterson DNF: Havirland
Heat 2: Lofdahl; Kallas; Lindquist; Anderson; Siiter
WISSOTA Pure Stock
Feature (15)
Dustin Follett Cloquet; Al Rapp Saginaw; Andrew Hanson Iron River; Ryan Savoy
Superior; Devin Reynolds Cloquet; Jon Hammitt Cloquet; Justin Madsen Foxboro;
Chad Nikstad Superior; Carter Nelson Hermantown; Annika Hammitt Cloquet;
Jared Akervik Superior; Ashley Roninette Pine City; Josh Kallas Hurley;
Mackinzie Bjorkland Sandstone; Andy Poll Two Harbors DNF: Dylan Shelton
Wrenshall
Heat 1: Reynolds; Savoy; Shelton; Nelson; Nikstad; Akervik DNF: Bjorkland; Poll
Heat 2; Follett; Hanson; Rapp; J. Hammitt; A. Hammitt; Madsen; Robinette; Kallas
WISSOTA Hornet (10 laps)
Feature (10 laps)
Derek Ament Barnum; Paul George Princeton; David Beckwith Duluth; Hunter
McDougall Duluth; Wally Ament Carlton; Josh Carlson Duluth; Nate Niehaus
Alborn DNF: Kaleb Dallmann Brookston; Rick Hietala Cloquet DNS: Don Popoe
Superior
Heat 1; George; Kallmann; W. Ament; Hietala DNS Popoe
Heat 2: D. Ament; Beckwith; McDougall; Niehaus; Carlson

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Jul 18 2016

JOHNSEN WINS SUPER STOCK CHALLENGE AT PROCTOR SUNDAY

JOHNSEN WINS SUPER STOCK CHALLENGE AT PROCTOR SUNDAY
By Jerry O’Brien 7-17-16 Proctor, MN
Sunday night the Northland Fast Lane Motorsport Super Stock Challenge Series
wrapped up with a 25 lap main event. On the line was a $500 payday for the
feature winner and a $900 plus bonus for sweeping all three features. In line for
the bonus was Mason WI’s Nick Oreskovich as the “Flyin’ Farmer” had won at
AMSOIL Speedway on Friday and backed it up with a narrow win over
Ironwood’s Patrick Beeksma. Going into the Sunday night action at the Proctor
Speedway Oreskovich looked to be the odds on favorite to emulate the inaugural
series’ feat. Curt Myers of Cameron, WI swept all three events. Oreskovich’s third
place in his heat saw him set to start the feature in ninth. As the 21 car field rolled
out onto the Proctor Speedway track surface, disaster struck down Oreskovich’s
high hopes as the 21F pulled up with a flat right front tire forcing him to the pits
for a change. Rules state that if you have to go back to the work area for any
reason you must return at the back of the field. Previous to this incident he had
only to finish seventh in the feature to win the championship. Now he was facing
the task of having to get close to Jeff Klopstein, Jr in order to win. Klopstein was
set to start on the outside pole.
So the field was set ang the green flag flew and so did Willie Johnsen, Jr from
the second row to the lead with Shawn McFadden and Kyle Oman trailing.
Johnsen raced off to a long lead but Adam Shinn’s #14s slid off the top of turn two
and backed into the ditch bringing out the caution flag. Johnsen led the pack to the
green while Oreskovich was in 16th. McFadden, Klopstein, Oman, Shane Kisling
and Keith Kern were in the mix. The caution flag quickly reappeared when Scott
Lawrence was booted off the top of turn two in nearly the same place as Shinn.
Lawrence was restored to his spot and Andy LaBarge was sent to the rear for
causing the yellow flag. The restart came with 22 laps remaining and the order was
Johnsen still in charge, McFadden, Oman, Kisling, Lawrence and Klopstein. The
caution flag again flew for debris in turn one as Lawrence’s right rear quarter
panel came adrift after being knocked loose in the previous incident. The green
light flashed on with 19 laps to go and Johnsen quickly raced away from the pack
as McFadden held onto second battling with Kisling. Johnsen was on cruise
control as Kisling went to second followed by Oman, McFadden, Lawrence and
Beeksma. If the race had ended at this point Klopstein and Beeksma would have
been tied. Johnsen’s superiority was such that he appeared to be in a different time
zone with more than a half lap bulge on the rest. With half the event complete
Johnsen led and began to encounter lapped traffic but the huge lead evaporated
when Kern and Beeksma tangled and Beeksma caught the ticket to the rear. The
restart came with eight laps to go and 16 cars still in competition. Kisling made an
attempt to take the lead on the restart but Johnsen was too strong and steadily
pulled away. Oman was third, Burdick fourth and Lawrence fifth. Lawrence
managed to get to third, Jim Campbell surged into fourth moving Oman back to
fifth. As the laps ticked off, Burdick got past Oman to fifth and the order remained
the same to the checkered flag. Oman finished sixth, a good run for a driver that
seldom races here and Klopstein finished seventh. The rest of the top ten included
Kern, Jared Zimpel and Andy LaBarge.
After all the tabulating was done, the surprise series winner was Scott
Lawrence of Superior who, incidently, is the defending Proctor Speedway
champion by one single point. Kevin Burdick picked up the hard charger award
for the race coming from 17th to fifth and also the over all hard charger for the
series. Johnsen dedicated the feature win to his father Willie Johnsen, Sr who
passed away in May of this year. Oreskovich dropped from competition late
finishing 20th and dropping to fifth in the final series point tabulation.
In other action, Aaron Lillo ran away from Darrell Nelson in the WISSOTA
Late Model 25 lap feature for his first feature win of the season. Terry Lillo, Harry
Hanson and Jason Schill finished in the top five. Danny Vang led from the green
flag in the WISSOTA Modified main event for his first feature win since
switching from the Midwest Modified ranks this season. Neil Balduc passed
Darrell Nelson for second, Paul Wrazidlo and Deven VanHouse rounded out the
top five. Dan Kingsley of Superior passed Skeeter Estey in the late going to take
his first feature of the season. Finishing in the top five were Deven VanHouse,
Craig Lofdahl and Josh Heavirland. Devin Reynolds won his first career Pure
Stock feature over Sterling Knaeble. The win broke Dustin Follett’s stranglehold
on the Pure Stock division. Jon Hammitt was fourth and Cory Jorgenson fifth. The
Casey Hartshorn car has been sold and former Late Model competitor Jorgenson
was helping in setup work. Derek Ament won his second WISSOTA Hornet
feature of the season.
Results Proctor Speedway 7-17-16
Championship round of the Northland Fast Lane Motorsports Super Stock
Challenge Series.
Feature (25 laps)
Willie Johnsen Jr. Superior; Shane Kisling Park Falls; Scott Lawrence Superior;
Jim Campbell Two harbors; Kevin Burdick Proctor; Kyle Oman Chisolm; Jeff
Klopstein, Jr. Tomahawk, WI; Keith Kern Superior; Jared Zimpel Isle, MN; Andy
LaBarge Keewatin; Keith Koski Chisholm; Josh Zimpel Isle; Pat Heikkinen
Elevelth; Ronnie Malecki Superior DNF: Matt Hammitt; Kevin Salin Iron; Shawn
McFadden, Jr. Ashland; Mike Vajdal Chisolm; Brian Carl Duluth; Nick
Oreskovich Mason; Adam Shinn Hermantown
Heat 1: Kisling; Kern; Oreskovich; Vajdal; J Zempel; Koski DNF: Shinn; Salin
Heat 2: Johnsen, Jr; Oman; Klopstein Jr; Burdick; M. Hammitt
Heat 3: Lawrence; Josh Zimpfel; McFadden; LaBarge; Malecki DNF: Carl;
Heikkinen
WISSOTA Late Model
Feature (25 laps)
Aaron Lillo Proctor; Darrell Nelson Hermantown; Terry Lillo Duluth; Harry
Hanson Eveleth; Jason Schill Centuria, WI; Tim McMann Duluth; Kevin Carlson
Hermantown; Trevor Wilson Superior; Robbie Cooper South Range; Scott Herrick
Proctor DNF: Tim Lillo Superior
Heat 1: T. Lillo; Nelson; A. Lillo; Carlson; Cooper; Tim Lillo
Heat 2: Hanson; Schill; McMann; Herrick; Wilson
WISSOTA Modified
Feature (20 laps)
Danny Vang Deerwood, MN; Neil Balduc Bessemer; Darrell Nelson Hermantown;
Paul Wrazidlo Duluth; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Scott Heikkinen Eveleth
DNF: Johnny Broking Grand Rapids; Bob Broking Grand Rapids; Jody
Bellefeuille Duluth; Zach Jackson Bemidji
Heat 1: Bellefeuille; Nelson; Balduc; Wrazidlo; Jackson
Heat 2: J. Broking; B. Broking; Vang; VanHouse; Heikkinen
WISSOTTA Midwest Modified
Feature (15 laps)
Dan Kingsley Superior; Skeeter Estey Kelly Lake; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay;
Craig Lofdahl Duluth; Josh Heavirland Cloquet; Jeremy Lindquist Ashland; John
Kallas Hurley; Andrew Inman Hermantown DNF: Brandon Copp Brule; David
Kivi Thunder Bay; Ross Siiter Cloquet; Eric Anderson Chisholm
Heat 1: VanHouse; Inman; Kallas; Lindquist; Kivi
Heat 2; S. Estey; Kingsley; Lofdahl; Siiter; Anderson; Copp
WISSOTA Pure Stock
Feature (15 laps)
Devin Reynolds Cloquet (First career win); Sterling Knaeble Bemidji; Dustin
Follett Cloquet; Jon Hammitt Cloquet; Josh Berg Bemidji; Justin Weinberger Park
Falls; Dylan Shelton Wrenshall; Annika Hammitt Cloquet; Kevin Baumgarner
Deer River; Tyler Carlson Cloquet; Andy Poll Two Harbors; Carter Nelson
Hermantown DNF: Mike Blevins Hibbing; Andrew Hanson Iron River; Al Rapp
Saginaw
Heat 1: Blevins; Knaeble; Baumgarner; J. Hammitt; A. Hammitt; Follett; Nelson
DQ: Shelton
Heat 2: Berg; Jorgenson; Hanson; Reynolds; Rapp; Carlson; Poll; Weinberger
WISSOTA Hornets
Feature (10 laps)
Derek Ament Barnum; Paul George Princeton; David Beckwith Duluth; Hunter
McDougall Duluth; Kaleb Dallmann Brookston; Tate Niehaus Alborn DNF: Wally
Ament Carlton; Don Popoe Superior DNS: Ken Hapy Duluth
Heat: D. Ament; Dallmann; George; W. Ament; Beckwith; McDougall; Niehaus
DNF: Hapy

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Jul 05 2016

Proctor Speedway Hornet Heat Race 5/8/16

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Jun 27 2016

Memberships / Point Funds

Just a reminder to everyone. Track Memberships must be in to Tammy or postmarked by July 10th 2016 for membership for this year. Your membership allows you a voting right at our annual membership meeting and elections October 5th at 7:00 and your voice to be heard one who you would like to have represent you for the upcoming year. Please contact Tammy at 218-428-6116 or mail your $10 membership to

Lakehead Racing Association
PO Box 1069
Proctor MN 55810

Also for drivers the deadline for Point Fund Membership was extended because of the weather in June to July 10th. This will be the final day you are able to join the point fund for this year. Point fund is only $20 and also includes your track membership. So please get a hold of Tammy for this also or have them postmarked prior to July 10th. Thank you all for making Proctor Speedway your place to be on Sunday Nights!!

Dennis McCauley

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