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By Jerry O’Brien
7-28-13 Proctor, MN

A gloomy start to the day turned into a perfect night for racing Sunday night July 28th at the
Proctor Speedway. A nice crowd of fans and a seasons high car count made for an interesting and
exciting night of action. A total of 97 cars were on hand in the five divisions. A total of 23
vintage racers from the Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers club were also in attendance.
Feature racing began with the Midwest Modifieds with 24 of the 25 cars starting the 20 lap
main event. Lance Solem of Duluth was the only non starter after a heat race incident. Mark
Kangas took the lead at the initial green flag from the pole with Jake Gondik, Cody Carlson and
Dan Kingsley following. Kangas and Gondik Pulled away from the rest in the early going but
lurking deeper in the field and working their way forward were Deven VanHouse and Danny
Vang. Kangas broke away while VanHouse and Vang came forward from the fourth row.
VanHouse worried at Gondik’s bumper for second while Vang arrived in fourth. A tangle in the
first turn involving Jori Hughes, Justin Bassa and Cory Ziebol brought out the caution flag.
Ziebol and Bassa were out of the event and Hughes was banished to the back of the pack. The
restart saw Kangas still with the lead but VanHouse and Vang ran second and third. Kangas kept
out front using the high side momentum while VanHouse and Vang were occupied with the
battle for second. Gondik and Kingsley continued in the top five. VanHouse captured second and
closed up on Kangas as the two went at it for the lead with Vang looking for an opening.
VanHouse went into the lead and Vang worked on Kangas for second as an excitiong battle raged
for the lead. Kingsley was still fourth while Jesse Ogsten moved into fifth. Another incident in
the first turn involving Adam Shinn and Dale Soumala brought out caution flag number two with
six laps remaining. Shinn was charged and sent to the rear. At the green VanHouse retained the
lead over Vang, Kangas, Kingsley and Gondik. Ogston, Carlson, Jeff Forseen, Chris Bretting and
Tyler Luger ran in the top ten. On the restart lap there was a crash in turn one that saw Forseen
get turned over ending up on the passenger side bringing out the red flag. Forseen was okay but
out of the race. The restart saw Vang dive under VanHouse and took the lead but this time the
accident was in the third turn involving Carlson and Gondik. Both were out of the event. A lap
had not been completed so the restart put VanHouse back out front. This time he was able to hold
Vang back and lead the last few circuits for the win. Vang, Kangas and Kingsley finished in that
order while Luger took the fifth spot.
The next feature to take to the rack was for the Late Models for a 25 lap feature. Scott Herrick
and Terry Lillo started on the front row with Lillo getting the jump on the field at the green. Zach
Wohlers wedged himself into the battle between Lillo and Herrick and was soon joined by Kyle
Peterlin. Lillo held on to the lead as Herrick went to second ahead of Peterlin in third. Peterlin
used the high groove to take second but Tim Lillo spun in turn one bringing out the first caution
flag. At the restart Terry Lillo held onto the lead but Peterlin blasted around the high side and
sailed off turn four into the lead. Terry Lillo was left to fend off Wohlers as Darrell Nelson
entered the picture and skirmished with Herrick for fourth. The caution flag once again flew as
Dave Esse and Aaron Lillo tangled in turn one. At the green Peterlin had the lead as Wohlers
went to second ahead of Nelson and Terry Lillo and Nelson while Jeff Massingill took over fifth
after starting 11th. Peterlin was unchallenged in the lead and the order stayed the same for several
laps. Massingill and Terry Lillo battled for fourth but both were joined by Harry Hanson who had
rebounded after dropping back in the early going. As the white flag appeared Nelson got by
Wohlers into second and Hanson took fourth. Peterlin went on to take hi second straight feasture
win at the speedway with Nelson, Wohlers, Hanson and Terry Lillo rounding out the top five.
Next up were the Pure Stocks with 24 cars set to go 15 laps. Dustin Follett grabbed the lead at
the initial green flag and used the high groove momentum to move out by a couple of car lengths.
Esten Nelson, pole sitter Jon Hammitt, Mitch Cannata and Craig Horak followed. Follett and
Nelson pulled away from the pack while Cannata broke free into third. Glenn Dammer moved up
and battled with Horak in the top five. The caution flag flew when Cannata rolled off a front tire
and stopped in turn one. There were six laps recorded at this point, and at the green flag Follett
led but Dammer surged to second and went for the lead but Follett was able to hold him off.
Team mates Nelson and Horak battled for third as ninth starting Mike Blevins joined that
skirmish. Dammer took over the top spot as Horak qued up to try for second. Dammer won his
first feature of the season over Horak, Follett, Blevins and Nelson. Horak failed post race
inspection and was disqualified for the night moving first time visitor Jeremy Theisen into the
top five.
Following the Pure Stocks were the Super Stocks for their 20 lap main event. Pat Heikkinen
used the outside pole to race to the lead at the green flag ahead of front row mate Nick
Oreskovich.. Kevin Burdick, Dan Yrjanson and Shawn McFadden,Jr ran in the top five early on.
Coming in the outside groove was point leader Scott Lawrence who had started eighth. He move
into fourth as Burdick made a move on Heikkinen with Oreskovich and Lawrence in close
proximity. Burdick got by Heikkinen to the lead as Lawrence took second moving in the high
groove. He got alongside Burdick and went in front on the back stretch. At the half way point
Lawrence led Burdick, McFadden, Tyler Kintner and Oreskovich as Heikkinen slipped back to
seventh. With no caution flags in the event, Lawrence went on to take his fourth win of the
season. Burdick, McFadden, Kintner and Joe Oliver finished in the top five.
The final feature of the evening was for the Modfiieds and this one got off to a rough start as
Scott Heikkinen rolled onto his roof in the third turn on the first lap. He was uninjured and,
amazingly, was able to refire the car and rejoin the race. Another try at the first lap of 20 was
successful as Kevin Eder shot into the lead from the second row ahead of Brian Mikkonen, John
Schulke and Nick Musel while Darrell Nelson and Deven VanHouse battled for fifth. Up front a
battle for the point developed between Eder and Mikkonen as the pair flew around the speedway
for several laps door to door as Eder led most of them by just a couple of feet. Nelson moved up
to third and soon joined the leaders watching for an opening while Musel and VanHouse raced
for fourth. Eder finally was able to assert himself enough to take the lead leaving Mikkonen in
the clutches of Nelson for second. VanHouse was in a battle with Cory Jorgenson for fifth but
was able to hold onto that spot. Eder raced out to a big lead while Nelson and Mikkonen ran side
by side for second. Eder easily won his second feature of the season at the speedway over
Mikkonen, Nelson, Musel and VanHouse while Brad Hanson got by Jorgenson to finish sixth.
Results Proctor Speedway 7-28-13 (97 cars) (23 Vintage cars)
WISSOTA Late Model
Feature (25 laps) Kyle Peterlin Hibbing, MN; Darrell Nelson hermantown, MN; Zach Wohlers
Hibbing; Harry Hanson Eveleth, MN; Terry Lillo Duluth, MN; Jeff Massingill Keewatin, MN;
Dave Esse Cloquet, MN; Kevin Carlson Hermantown; Tim McMann Duluth; Scott Herrick
Proctor, MN; Cory Jorgenson Hermantown; Todd Gehl Solon Springs, WI; Aaron Lillo Proctor;
Tim Lillo Superior, WI DNF Robbie Cooper South Range, WI
Heat 1 (8 laps)
Hanson; Peterlin; A. Lillo; Wohlers; Esse; Massingill; Cooper DNF: Tim Lillo
Heat 2 (8 laps)
Nelson; McMann; Herrick; Terry Lillo; Carlson; Gehl; Jorgenson
WISSOTA Modified (15 cars)
Feature (20 laps) Kevin Eder Ashland, WI; Brian Mikkonen Iron River, WI; Darrell Nelson
Hermantown; Nick Musel Duluth; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay, MN; Brad Hanson Mt. Iron,
MN; Cory Jorgenson Hermantown; Neil Balduc Bessemer, MI; John Schulke Bemidji, MN; Rick
Cannata Hibbing; E. J. Hietala Cloquet, MN; Ken Hron Nashwauk, MN; Scott Heikkinen
Eveleth DNF: Jeff Broking Grand Rapids, MN DNS Jody Bellefeuille Duluth
Heat 1 (8 laps)
Nelson; Broking; Schulke DNF: Hanson; Hietala; Balduc; Bellefeuille (Rollover); Cannata
Heat 2 (8 laps) VanHouse; Musel; Eder; Mikkonen; Jorgenson; Heikkinen; Hron
WISSOTA Super Stock (15 cars)
Feature (20 laps) Scott Lawrence Superior: Kevin Burdick Proctor; Shawn McFadden, Jr.
Ashland; Tyler Kintner Hibbing; Joe Oliver Superior; Nick Oreskovich Mason, WI; Andy
Grymala Superior; Pat Heikkinen Eveleth; DJ Keeler Superior: Willir Johnsen, Jr. Superior; Dan
Yrjanson Carlton, MN; Ronnie Malecki Superior; Kevin Salin Iron, MN: Brian Carl Duluth DNF
Andy LaBarge Keewatin
Heat 1 (8 laps) Heikkinen; Lawrence; Burdick; McFadden; Oliver; Grymala; Malecki; carl
Heat 2 (8 laps) Johnsen; Kintner; Oreskovich; Yrjanson; LaBarge; Salin; Keeker
WISSOTA Midwest Modfied (25 cars)
Feature (20 laps) Deven VanHouse Silver bay; Danny Vang Brainerd, MN; Mark Kangas
Eveleth; Dan Kingsley Superior; Tyler Luger Iron River; Chris Bretting Washburn, WI; Andrew
Inman Hermantown; Josh Heavirlind Cloquet; Ricky Davis Bruno, MN; Jason Goldfine
Superior; Adam Shinn Duluth; Cody Fox Grand Rapids; Kyle Inman Duluth DNF: Jesse Ogston
Duluth; Cody Carlson Superior; Jake Gondik Foxboro, WI; David Simpson Thunder Bay, Ont.;
Justin Bassa Hermantown; Norm Anderson, Jr. Duluth; Jeff Forseen Mt. Iron; Dale Soumala
Hermantown; Kyle Matuska Stacy, MN; Jori Hughes Tower, MN: Cory Ziebol Cloquet DNS:
Lance Solem Duluth
Heat 1 (8 laps)
Kangas; Kingsley; Luger; Forseen; Simpson; Shinn; Soumala DNF: Solem; Bassa
Heat 2 (8 laps)
Ogaton; Carlson; Gondik; Bretting; Fox; Heavirlind; Davis; K. Inman
Heat 3 (8 laps)
Vang; Matuska; VanHouse; Goldfine; Ziebol; Hughes; Anderson; A. Inman
Pure Stock (27 cars)
Feature (15 laps) Glenn Dammer Duluth; Dustin Follett Cloquett; Mike Blevins Hibbing; Esten
Nelson Grand Marais, MN; Jeremy Theisen; Al Rapp Saginaw, MN; Lucas Carlson Cloquet;
Andy Udeen Superior; Mike Sirois Hermantown; Matt Deragon Ashland; Jon Hammitt loquet;
Gary Campbell Duluth; Jeff Engelmeier Saginaw; Chad Nikstad Superior; Steve Udeen Superior;
Rita Anderson South Range; Matt Hammitt Cloquet; Annika Hammitt Cloquet; Bryan Kershaw
Duluth DNF: Gavin Campbell Duluth; Mark Korte duluth; Mitch Cannata Hibbing; Josh loucks
Carlton QD: Craig Horak Grand Marais
B Feature (8 laps) (top five advance to feature) Gary Campbell; S. Udeen; Sirois; R. Anderson;
Kershaw; G. Campbell; Scott Borstat Superior DNF: Devin Reynolds Cloquet; Rick Frentress
Willow river, MN
Heat 1 (8 laps)
Cannata; J. Hammitt; a, Udeen; Korte; Nikstad; R. Anderson; S. Udeen; Reynolds DQ Horak
Heat 2 (8 laps)
Loucks; Theisen; Nelson; Carlson; Engelmeier; A. Hammitt; G. Campbell; Kershaw DNF: Sirois
Heat 3 (8 laps)
Blevins; Follett; Dammer; Deragon; Rapp; M. Hammitt; Gary Campbell; Borstad; Frentress
Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers (23 cars)
Full Bodied FeatureĀ  (10 laps) Mike Bjorkland Sandstone, MN; Mike Kelly Spooner, WI; Sonny
Van Wilgen Hollondale, MN; Rick Heber Red Wing, MN; Mill Matsch Hastings, MN; Bobby
lePage Duluth; Gary Wipple Crosby, MN; Tom Getchell cloquet; Paul Dolphy Mounds View,
MN; Joe Thompson Cloquet DNF: Roger Hiltunen Marengo, WI DNS: Jimmy Gaskill Duluth
Heat (9 laps ) (Top 5) Wipple; Van Wilgen; Heber; Bjorkland; P. Dolphy
Super Modified Feature (10 laps) Butch Bethke Oakdale, MN; “Flaming” Freddie Vance
Braham, MN; Ken Sanny River Falls, WI; Dennis Olson Braham; Joe L’Allier Inver Grove
Heights, Mn; Mark Peine White Bear Lake, MN; Wally Stoltzman Hugo, MN; George Shields
Cameron, WI
Heat (8 laps)
Peine; Sabby; Bethke; Vance; Olson

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