Jul 29 2012


By Jerry O’Brien 7-29-12

It was a full day Sunday at the Proctor Speedway. American Cancer Society

Relay For Life presented the annual Race Against Cancer and Fan Appreciation


The day started with a free picnic at the speedway along with a show of race

cars capped off with a night of racing. 14 drivers took advantage of the offer of

free pit admission if they would bring their cars for display starting at noon, the

most that have ever taken the offer in the five year history of the event.

Feature action began with 20 laps for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Dan

Doran started from the pole but it was Dan Larsen who grabbed the lead at the

outset. The caution flag flew right away as Doran went off turn one. The restart

saw Neil Balduc get the jump on Larsen but Larsen was back out in front across

the back stretch. Balduc retook the lead as Danny Vang raced up from the fourth

row to take second ahead of Deven VanHouse and Larsen. Vang got tipped around

in turn one by Justin Oestreich bringing out the caution flag. On the restart Balduc

was caught napping as Vang and VanHouse got by but the caution flag again flew

setting up another restart. This time Balduc was ready but VanHouse got the hole

shot but still another caution flag appeared. On this restart it was Vang out front

then VanHouse and Balduc. Larsen ran fourth but some distance back. The top

three battled amongst themselves as they pulled away from the rest. It came down

to a battle for the win between Vang and VanHouse side by side for several laps

before VanHouse surged ahead and went on to the win. Vang, Balduc and Larsen

followed by Bill Matzdorf were in the top five. Matzdorf had started tenth. It was

VanHouse’s second win of the season at the track. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://proctorspeedway.com/tardy-breaks-through-with-super-stock-win-at-proctor/

Jul 22 2012


By Jerry O’Brien
Proctor, MN

Darrell Nelson was looking for a back to back double feature wins Sunday

night at the Proctor Speedway but Jody Bellefeuille had other ideas as he was able

to stay ahead of Nelson to the Modified feature checkered flag. Nelson took

advantage of a caution flag with five laps remaining in the Late Model feature to

overhaul Kevin Carlson who had led from the green flag. In other divisions Scott

Lawrence put an exclamation point on another stellar weekend as he won his

second Super Stock feature to go along with a second place. Danny Vang won his

third Midwest Modified feature since he made the Proctor Speedway his Sunday

night home a few weeks ago. Esten Nelson won his second career Pure Stock

feature by passing Jon Hammitt in the closing laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://proctorspeedway.com/jody-bellefeuille-sweeps-proctor-modifieds/

Jul 15 2012


By Jerry O’Brien 7-15-12 Proctor, MN

On a hot warm and muggy night Darrell Nelson of Hermantown mugged the

Late Model and Modified divisions at the South St. Louis County fair races

Sunday night. Nelson started the Late Model feature in the fourth row. National

point leader Todd Frank started from the pole but over cooked it going into the

first turn at the start. Frank shot off the top of turn one into the tire wall on pit

road letting Kevin Carlson blast into the lead. The caution appeared, Frank was

retrieved and restarted at the rear. Carlson got a good start at the green ahead of

Joey Ogston, Nelson, Harry Hanson and Tim McMann. Carlson extended his lead

as Ogston struggled to hold back Nelson. Hanson and McMann were joined by

Kyle Peterlin as they battled for third. Nelson swept past Ogston and set out to

track down Carlson cutting into the lead as the laps wound down. Carlson clung to

the lead but could not hold off Nelson who took over the top spot after a spirited

battle as the white flag flew. Carlson finished second, Ogston, Peterlin and Hanson

finished in the top five. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://proctorspeedway.com/nelson-doubles-up-at-proctor-fair-races/

Jul 11 2012

2012 South St. Louis County Fair Enduro

1. 54-Milo Horak(Bayport)
2. 666-Rick Weyrauch(Stillwater)
3. 22-Mike Sirois(Hermantown)
4. 38M-Mike Nordquist(Esko)
5. 77-Jason Burt(South Range)
6. 43X-Don PoPoe(Superior)
7. 17L-Alex Larson(Proctor)
8. 17-Don Buchin(Superior)
9. B2-Bob Schwarz(Duluth)
10. John’s TPR-Joe Curtis

Permanent link to this article: http://proctorspeedway.com/2012-south-st-louis-county-fair-enduro/

Jul 08 2012


By Jerry O’Brien
Proctor, MN

A transplanted Australian now living in Forest Lake, MN won the 20 lap

feature for the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (USMSS) at the Proctor Speedway

Sunday night. Pole sitter Chris Graf was out front and flying for the first eleven

laps but Brooke Tatnell who started fifth, tracked him down and made what

proved to be the winning pass off turn two and was never caught the rest of the

way. Tatnell added to his total as the leading UMSS feature winner. He now has

14 wins in the fledgling organization which in its fourth season. Jerry Richert, Jr

also of Forest Lake is second with 11 wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://proctorspeedway.com/peterlin-wins-second-straight-proctor-lm-feature/

Older posts «

» Newer posts