Jul 08 2012

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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.

The feature started out badly with a wild flip by 2010 rookie of The Year Jared

Goerges off turn three/four on the first try for lap one. At the restart Graf repeated

his great start and flew into the lead with Tatnell, Richert, Jr., Jason Tostenson and

Andy Jones in attendance. The leaders quickly caught the back markers and began

the lapping process. Jones came up on the slower car of Katrina Sautbine in turn

one, appeared to clip her car and executed a flip of his own bringing out the red

flag. Both drivers who crashed were uninjured but both cars were out of the event.

At the half way point Graf led Tatnell, Richert, Jr., Tostenson and Sye Anderson

in the top five. On lap 11 Tatnell made the pass for the lead and three laps later

Leigh Thomas spun in turn one bringing out the final caution flag with six laps

remaining. At the green Richert, Jr passed Graff for second on the back stretch,

Tatnell had clear sailing ant took the win over Richert, Jr., Graf, Tostenson and


It was two in a row for Kyle Peterlin as he won the WISSOTA Late Model

feature. At the green flag there was a scramble in turns one and two and veteran

driver Tim McMann shot out of the pack to the lead. Kevin Carlson, Todd Frank

and Joey Ogston battled for second as Peterlin moved into fourth from his fourth

row starting spot ahead of Jay Kintner. Peterlin joined the battle for second as

Frank muscled his way past Carlson to claim second. Peterlin went charging after

Frank as Harry Hanson raced into the fourth spot. The caution flag appeared when

Kintner’s car appeared to stall. With 14 circuits remaining, the green flag flew

with McMann still at the point and Peterlin, who had taken second, closing. At the

half way point McMann led Peterlin, Frank, Carlson, Hanson and Aaron Lillo.

Ogston, Jeff Massingill, newcomer Jeff Sayler and Robbie Cooper in the top ten.

At this point the battle for fourth between Hanson and Carlson was the best on the

track. Up front Peterlin made an inside move on McMann, then went to the outside

and back to the inside to make the pass for the lead on the back stretch and went

on to take the win. McMann held onto second, Carlson, Hanson and Lillo rounded

out the top five.

The 20 lap Super Stock feature got off to a ragged start as Willie Johnsen, Mike

Bellefeuille and Al Rapp got tangled up. Bellefeuille was called for the infraction

and, on the restart, Donnie Lofdahl shot out to the lead. Kevin Salin, Tyler kintner

and Nick Oreskovich gave chase as Scott Lawrence and Andy Davey skirmished

for fifth. Lofdhal was in control but Salin was nipping at his heels as Oreskovich

slipped into third. Salin went off turn one and returned to the track without a

caution flag slipping back a number of spots. Lawrence charged into third as

Oreskovich went after Lofdahl and the two tangled collecting Lawrence. Lawrence

and Oreskovich slid off the back stretch into the weeds at the entrance to turn three

and Lofdahl also went for a spin bringing out the caution flag. Lofdahl retreated to

the work area, Oreskovich was charged with the foul and Lawrence was left with

the lead. Lofdahl returned at the back of the pack as Lawrence drove off to a

comfortable lead leaving Davey and Kintner in a battle for second. Johnsen and

Bellefeuille also ran in the top five. Davey finally bested Kintner and was helped

by a caution flag with five laps to go when Al Rapp went off turn four. At the

restart Lawrence had Davey to contend with and the two battled it out for the

remaining circuits. On the white flag lap Davey was able to get a good run to the

inside off turn two and got by to the lead in turn three but Lawrence made an

inside charge of his own off turn four but came up inches short at the checkered

flag. It was the first win at Proctor for Davey.

The Midwest Modified 20 lap feature was a caution flag filled affair as six

yellow flags slowed the action. A pair of #68’s put on all the fireworks in the early

going as the 68L driven by Dan Larsen got a gonzo start at the initial green flag

but a caution for Loren Inman’s excursion off turn one brought out the caution

flag. The restart saw Larsen agin out to the lead but again the caution flag

appeared this time Andrew Inman bunted Josh Heaviland in turn one and both

took a spin. Heaverland was out and, at the green Larsen was joined by the other

#68 of Dan Kingsley. Larsen had the lead and Kingsley wanted it as they pulled

away from Ross Siiter, Dan Doran and Neil Balduc. Balduc had visions of a third

straight feature win at the speedway. The pair of 68’s were battling more than a

straight away ahead of the pack but that bulge disappeared when Deven VanHouse

went around in turn four. There was still 14 laps remaining when the green flag

reappeared and Kingsley grabbed the lead. At the half way point Kingsley

maintained the lead over Larsen as Balduc was closing the distance ahead of Siiter

and Justin Oestrich. Suddenly the complection of the race changed as Balduc

slowed in turn four with steam pouring from the car and Larsen also ducked into

the pits, both out of contention. The caution flag appeared for Balduc’s problems

and the restart came with six laps to go. At the restart Oestrich took the lead but

again the caution flag flew as Andrew Inman’s #44 erupted in a cloud of steam.

With five laps to go and 11 cars of 15 remaining, Kingsley managed to hold off

Oestrich on the restart as Danny Vang ran third, Siiter fourth and Jake Gondik

fifth. The final caution flag was for debris on the track setting up a green/white/

checkered finish scenario. Kingsley led off but couldn’t hold back the onslaught of

Oestrich and Vang. Oestrich took the win, Vang was second Kingsley and third. It

was strong runs for both Siiter and Doran as they rounded out the top five.

It was a Hammit family front row for the 15 lap Pure Stock main event with Jon

on the pole and Matt to his outside. Jon got the jump at the start but it was Craig

Horak in the green station wagon who found an opening to the inside and sneaked

into second in the first turn from row four. Dustin Follett, Corey Lonetto and

Glenn Dammer followed him but Horak blasted by Jon Hammitt to take a lead he

would never relinquish. Horak survived a restart after the caution flag for the spin

by Brett Leino in turn four as fellow Grand Marais resident Esten Nelson took

second as Jon Hammitt fell off the pace with an apparent flat left rear tire. Dustin

Follett took second and pushed Horak for the lead. Josh Loucks Nelson and

Dammer were in the top five. Another caution flag flew with three to go and, at the

green flag, Horak drove off to a huge lead and crossed under the checkered flag

for his first feature win. Follett, Loucks, Dammer and Justin Bassa finished in the

top five.

Also on the program Sunday night were the Barnum Speedway 4 Cylinder cars

and it was a pair of brothers from Proctor Wade Zeills and Shawn Zeills finishing

first and second in the feature. Kyle House, Richard Loucks and Jeff Schleski

finished in the top five.

Results Proctor Speedway Sunday July 8

WISSOTA Late Model (12 cars)

Feature (20 Laps) Kyle Peterlin Hibbing; Tim McMann Duluth; Kevin Carlson

Hermantown; Harry Hanson Eveleth; Aaron Lillo Duluth; Jeff Massingill

Keewatin; Joey Ogston duluth; Jeff Sayler Hastings; Jim Morris Hibing; Tod

Frank Mellen DNF Robbie Cooper South range; Jay Kintner Hibbing

UMSS Sprints (15 cars) Feature (20 laps) Brooke Tatenll Forest Lake ; Jerry

Richert, Jr. Forest Lake; Chris Graf Glencoe; Sye Anderson Brainerd; Tony Kaus

Bloomington; Anna Kouba Lino Lakes; Tom Nicholl Hermantown; Leigh Thomas

duluth; Kevin Bradwell Luck; Katrina Sautbine Superior DNF Ryan Wilson

Superior; Jared Goerges Brainerd; Andy Jones Princeton; James brody Prior Lake

DNS Scott Brody Prior Lake

Heat 1: Graf; Wilson; Thomas; J. Brody; Bradwell; Sautbine

Heat 2: Jones; Tostenson; Kaus; Nicholl; Kouba

Heat 3: Tatnell; S. Brody; Richert; Goerges; Anderson

Challenge Race #1: Jones; Goerges; Wilson; Anderson; S. Brody; J. Brody;


Challenge Race #2: Richert; Tatnell; Thomas; Tostenson; Graf; Kouba Nicholl;


WISSOTA Super Stock (14 cars)

Feature Andy Davey Hibbing; Scott Lawrence Superior; Tyer Kintner Hibbing;

Nick Oreskovich Mason; Brian Carl Duluth; Ronnie Malecki Superior; Pat

Heikkinen Eveleth; Willie Johnsen, Jr. Superior; Dan Yrjanson Carlton DNF

Kevin Salin Iron; Donnie Lofdahl Proctor; Al Rapp Saginaw; Ashley Smith South


Heat 1: Davey; Salin; T. Kintner; Malecki; Johnson; Carl DNF Yrjanson

Heat 2: Lofdahl; Lawrence; Bellefeuille; Oreskovich; Rapp; Heikkinen; Smith

WISSOTA Midwest Modified (18 cars)

Feature: (Results unofficial as of press time due to teching issues) Justin Oestrich

Elk River; Danny Vang Brainerd; Dan Kingsley Superior; Ross Siiter Duluth; Dan

Doran Hermantown; Don Scholler International Falls; Jeff Pohjonen Duluth;

Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Brian Youderin Superior; Loren Inman Proctor;

Jake Gondik Foxboro DNF Josh Heavirland Cloquet; Neil Balduc Bessemer; Dan

Larsen Hermantown; Andrew Inman Hermantown DNS Dustin Scott Rosemount;

Guy Gaskill Duluth; Eric Gadach Deer Park

Heat 1: Oestreich; Larsen; Siiter; Heavirlanf DNF Vang; Gaskill; Scott; Pohjonen

DQ L. Inman

Heat 2: VanHouse; Balduc; Kingsley; A. Inman; Gondik; Youderin; Doran DNF

Scholler DQ Gadach

Pure Stock (26 cars)

Feature: Craig Horak Grand Marais; Dustin Follett Cloquet; Josh Loucks Carlton;

Glenn Dammer Duluth; Justin Bassa Hermantown; Esten nelson Grand Marais;

Josh Danielson Carlton; Jeff Engelmeier Saginaw; Derek Ament Barnum; Annika

Hammitt Cloquet; Brett Leino Moose Lake; Rita Anderson South Range; Dave

White Gilbert DNF Jon Hammitt Cloquet; Matt Hammitt Cloquet; Devin Reynolds

Cloquet; Kyle House Cloquet; Tim Carlson Superior; Andy Leino Barnum

B Feature (top 2 transfer) A. Leino; Engelmeier; Josh Overen Mahtowa; Erik

Pederson Saginaw; Zene Anderson Superior; Duane Livingood Saginaw DNF

Shawn Ziells Proctor DNS Mark Korte Duluth

Heat 1: Dammer; Nelson; Bassa; loucks; carlson; House; Leino; Overn; Pederson

Heat 2: Follett; M. Hammitt; Danielson; Horak; R. Anderson; A. Hammitt; Z.

Anderson DNF Engelmeier; Ziells

Heat 3: Ament; J. Hammitt; Lonetto; B Leino; White; Reynolds; Livingood DNF


Barnum 4 Cylinder (9 cars)

Feature Wade Zeills Proctor; Shawn Ziells Proctor; Kyle House Cloquet; Richard

Loucks Wrenshall; Jeff Schlenski Superior; Alex Smith Barnum; Jacoby Brigham

Barnum DNF John Engelbrecht Superior DNS Derek Ament Barnum

Heat: W Zeills; S Zeills; Loucks; Schleski; Brigham; Engelbrecht DNF House;

Smith Ament

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