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Jul 14 2013

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VANG WINS SECOND PROCTOR SPEEDWAY MIDWEST MODIFIED MAIN

By Jerry O’Brien
7-14-13 Proctor, MN

Danny Vang made the trip over to the Proctor Speedway from Brainerd, MN

Sunday night and came away with the sweep and his second feature win of the

season at the track.

The car turnout in the upper classes was pretty thin due, in part to very real

threat of rain once again though it never materialized. There were single heats in

Super Stocks, Modifieds and Late Models but the Midwest Modifeds and Pure

Stocks both fielded a pair of heats.

Darrell Nelson won the Late Model heat but started in the third row for the 25

lap feature. Aaron Lillo was driving Matt Sorenson’s #94 Late Model and blasted

away to the lead at the green flag. First lap maneuvering shuffled the order and

Lillo led Harry Hanson, Kyle Peterlin, Tim McMann, Nelson, Robbie Cooper and

Scott Herrick. With so many laps in the event, positions changed very slowly as

the worst anyone was going to finish was seventh. Early on the only change was

Herrick moving past Cooper to sixth. Hanson grabbed the lead with an inside

move off turn four past Lillo. Shortly thereafter Peterlin made a power move to the

outside of Lillo to take over second. Further back McMann was giving Nelson fits

as he tried to get past but McMann wasn’t giving up the position. As the mid point

of the race was reached, Hanson had a pretty good lead but Peterlin was inching

closer and closer. Hanson and Peterlin lapped Cooper without incident as the laps

began to wind down. Nelson finally got by McMann and into fourth as Peterlin’s

charge soon put him on Hanson’s back bumper as Nelson ran to the outside of

Lillo and made the pass to third. Hanson held off Peterlin for the win with Nelson

third, Lillo fourth and McMann fifth. Herrick and Cooper rounded out the field.

A pair of 11′s led the Modified field to the green, Jody Bellefeuille on the pole

flanked by Brian Mikkonen. Bellefeuille got a good start with Mikkonen nipping

at his heels. Cory Jorgenson was battling with E.J. Hietala for third with Nick

Musel in fifth. The caution flag flew for debris with one lap in. On the restart

Bellefeuille retained the lead as Jorgenson got past Mikkonen into second. Musel

took fourth with Hietala back to fifth. Bellefeuille extended his lead as Darrell

Nelson was stuck in sixth after a DNF in the heat after losing his front bumper in a

rare spin in turn one. Bellefeuille’s lead became a dozen car lengths as Musel

worked on Mikkonen for third. The rest of the event was uneventful as

Bellefeuille took the easy win.

Joe Oliver took the lead from the pole in the 20 lap Super stock feature but it

was three wide for second as Kevin Salin, Brian Carl and Donnie Lofdahl all

wanted the spot. Fifth starting Scott Lawrence was on a mission and made his way

through the pack to emerge in second and set out after Oliver. At this point the top

five were Oliver, Lawrence, Lofdahl, Kevin Burdick and Salin. The first caution

flag appeared for the stalled car of Ronnie Malecki at the bottom of turn two. The

restart came with seven of 20 in the record book as Oliver hung onto the point

with Lawrence looking for the lead and a chance at his second straight win at the

speedway and second of the weekend. Another caution flag flew for a tangle at the

exit of turn four involving Brian Carl, Malecki and Pat Heikkinen. The third

caution flag came hard on the heels of the restart as Carl’s car went straight up the

hill in turn one and stopped, then went into the pits. This restart came at the half

way point with Oliver in a death grip on the lead ahead of Lawrence, Lofdahl,

Heikkinen and Burdick. Lawrence took a stab at passing Oliver, trying high, then

low, but no dice as Oliver was able to hold him off to the checkered flag. Burdick

got by Lofdahl into third while Heikkinen finished fifth.

Jesse Ogston drove to the lead at the beginning of the Midwest Modified main

with Jake Gondik, Tyler Luger and Josh Heavirland in close attendance. The first

caution flag flew for an incident involving Adam Shinn, Gondik, Dan kingsley and

Luger who was charged with the foul. On the restart a pair of Jr.s tangled as

Andrew Inman (11Jr) and Norm Anderson (31Jr) spun in turn two. Inman was

charged. On the restart try, Ogston got a good jump and held his line in the top

groove as he built momentum. Danny Vang came into the picture and Ogston tried

to hold him off but to no avail as Vang took over the top spot. Deven VanHouse,

Ogston and Kingsley battled for second but another caution flag slowed the action

as Chris Bretting spun in turns one and two. The restart came with a dozen laps

remaining and the top five runners consisting of Vang in the lead, VanHouse,

Kingsley, Ogston and Heavirland. The car of Ross Siiter stalled at the top of turn

four. Vang was entrenched in first on the restart but it was Kingsley who wrestled

second away from the rest. The fifth and final caution flag flew when new comer

Dustin Skolrich spun in turn one. The restart saw Vang hold off Kingsley for his

second win of the season at the speedway while Kingsley held off VanHouse for

second.

Al Rapp restarted as the leader for a green/white/checkered finish in the 15 lap

Pure stock Main event. Dustin Follett, Rapp and Esten Nelson got together at the

head of the field and all three spun. Follett was charged with the caution and sent

to the rear. Rapp, Nelson, Josh Loucks and Engelmeier were all in the wild finish

as Rapp who started dead last in the 17 car field drove to the win over Loucks,

Glenn Dammer, Engelmeier and Jon Hammitt as Nelson lost a front wheel in turn

two on the final lap.

WISSOTA Late Model (7 cars)

Feature (25 laps)

Harry Hanson Eveleth; Kyle Peterlin Hibbing; Darrell Nelson hermantown; Aaron

Lillo Proctor; Tim McMann Duluth; Scott Herrick Proctor; Robbie Cooper South

Range

Heat (8 laps)

Nelson; Peterlin; A. Lillo; Hanson; McMann; Cooper DNF: Herrick

WISSOTA Modified (8 cars)

Feature (20 laps)

Jody Bellefeuille Duluth; Cory Jorgenson Hermantown; Brian Mikkonen Iron

River, WI; Nick Musel Duluth; Darrell Nelson Hermantown; E. J. Hietala Cloquet;

Scott Heikkinen Eveleth; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay.

Heat (8 laps) Jorgenson; Hietala; Bellefeuille; Mikkonen; VanHouse; Heikkinen;

Musel DNF: Nelson

WISSOTA Super Stock (10 cars)

Feature (20 laps)

Joe Oliver Superior; Scott Lawrence Superior: Kevin Burdick Proctor; Donnie

Lofdahl Proctor; Pat Heikkinen Eveleth; Andy Grymala Superior; Ronnie Malecki

Superior DNF: Dan Yrjanson Carlton, MN; Brian Carl Duluth; Kevin Salin Iron,

MN

Heat (8 laps)

Salin; Lofdahl; Lawrence; Carl; Oliver; Malecki; Burdick; Heikkinen; Grymala;

Yrjanson

WISSOTA Midwest Modified (18 cars)

Feature (20 laps)

Danny Vang Brainerd; Dan Kingsley Superior; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Josh

Heavirland cloquet; Jesse Ogston Duluth; Andrew Inman Hermantown; Jori

Hughes Tower, MN; Tyler Luger Iron River; Cody Carlson Superior; Chris

Bretting Washburn, WI; Dustin Skolrich Brainerd; Kyle Inman Duluth; Ross Siiter

Duluth; Norm Anderson, Jr. Duluth DNF Joe Vork Cloquet; Adam Shinn Duluth;

Jake Gondik Foxboro DNS: Justin Bassa Hermantown

Heat 1 (8 laps)

Vang; Ogston; Heavirland; Gondik; Hughes; Kingsley; Skolrich; K. Inman; Vork

Heat 2 (8 laps)

Luger; VanHouse; carlson; Bretting; A. Inman; Shinn; Diiter; Anderson, Jr. DNF:

Bassa

Pure Stocks (17 cars)

Feature (15 laps)

Al Rapp Saginaw, MN; Josh Loucks Carlton; Glenn Dammer Duluth; Mark Korte

Duluth; Jon Hammitt Cloquet; Craig Horak Grand Marais, MN; Lucas Carlson

Cloquet; Jeff Engelmeier Saginaw; Matt Hammitt Cloquet; Annika Hammitt

Cloquet; Dustin Follett Cloquet; Zene Anderson Superior DNF: Esten Nelson

Grand Marais; Derek Ament Barnum, MN; Mike Sirois Hermantown; Brett Leino

Moose Lake, MN; Justin Madsen Foxboro

Heat 1 (8 laps)

Nelson; Madsen; Follett; J. Hammit; Carlson; Dammer; M. Hammitt; A. Hammitt

DNF Ament

Heat 2 (8 laps)

Loucks; Horak; Sirois; Engelmeier; Korte; Leino; Z. Anderson DNF Rapp

Permanent link to this article: http://proctorspeedway.com/results-7142013/