By Jerry O’Brien
Due to the rain out of all but one feature event on June 17, the four remaining
events were run prior to the 6-24 program. Each was a full length feature. Darrell
Nelson won both the WISSOTA Late Model and Modified main events. In the 25
Late Model event Nelson tracked down Aaron Lillo from the seventh starting
position. Lillo started from the outside of the front row and it took Nelson until the
21st lap to make the pass after the first caution flag of the race. Earlier there had
been a red flag situation as the cars of Gregg Hill and Late Model rookie Scott
Herrick tangled off turn two and crashed into the ditch along the back stretch.
Herrick’s #00 did a side over roll and landed on its wheels while Hill’s #8 finished
partially on one of the huge tractor tires that are in front of the guard rail. Hill was
soon out and walking about but it took rescue workers several minutes to extract
Herrick who was seen walking to the ambulance. Word came later that he was
taken to St. Mary’s Essentia Health in Duluth where he was admitted to the I.C. U.