Motl & Dais Snare Career Firsts At Deer Creek

Motl & Dais Snare Career Firsts At Deer Creek

Spring Valley, MN (August 12)

By: Todd Narveson

The weather was spectacular and so was the car count this week at Deer Creek Speedway. An outstanding 154-cars signed in this week and they produced two career first wins along with four and five wide racing.

It was Veterans Night and all military veterans and a guest received free admission courtesy of Rochester Chevrolet-Cadillac. Ruehlow Farms and Rossi Auto Body also supported the event.

There were t-shirt sales, 50/50 draw, silent and live auctions along with the push challenge for the winning drivers in victory lane.

Rochester Chevrolet-Cadillac also added $1000 to each division’s features. That was awarded to drivers that finished in the top 10.

The Kid’s Dreams Come True USRA B-Mods had 42-racers sign in so they were once again split into two feature races after their qualifying heat races.

Colby Mann led lap one of the first 18-lap feature. Fellow front row starter Gage Motl took over the lead on lap two. Joe Chisholm worked to second on lap five, but Motl had pulled away.

A yellow on lap eight erased Motl’s lead. It did not deter Motl however as he once again opened up the lead. Chisholm had Dylan Goettl to deal with when they raced for second. Once again, another caution on lap 13 took Motl’s edge away.

Motl remained poised and led the final five laps to nab his first career win. Goettl got by Chisholm for second while Brandon Hare and Taylor Skauge were in the top five.

The second feature had a pretty similar storyline as the first race. Pole sitter Harley Dais took off an opened up a large lead. Just like the first race, a yellow erased Dais’ big lead.

Just like Motl in the race prior, Dais took off on the restart. Track point leader Hunter Kennedy and Cole Lonergan tried to keep pace but Dais was just too strong.

Dais led the rest of the way and he too scored his first career win. Kennedy finished in second with Lonergan third. Spencer Stock finished fourth and Scott Demmer was fifth.

Samual Fitterer led lap one in the Meadow Greens Golf Course USRA Hobby Stock feature. Luke Schluetter took over on lap two and would lead the rest of the race for his third win of the season.

Nick Schwebach came from 10th to finish in second. Chris Hovden finished in third with Scott Spilde fourth. Gavin Bartel finished fifth but was disqualified in post-race tech. That moved Brian Lund up to fifth.

A large field of 30-Dirt Doctor Trucking WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were on hand this week. Twenty-four of them started the 18-lap feature.

Jayme Hiller jumped off row one and led the first four laps. Brandon Jensen quickly moved from fifth to second and then took the lead on lap five. The caution came soon after and tightened the pack up.

Jensen took off on the start, but Jason Vandekamp was the car on the move. Vandekamp started ninth and drove to second on lap seven. Hiller and Jacob Toepper had a great side-by-side battle for third.

Jensen led the field to the checkered flag for his sixth win of the year. Vandekamp was second and Toepper edged Hiller for third. Mitch Weiss in his first appearance of the season finished in fifth.

Jacob Bleess led the Rochester Chevrolet USRA Stock Cars on lap one before the caution came out. On the restart they were three wide for second and Derek Green took the spot. Another yellow on lap six slowed the pace.

Bleess still led but Green and Kyle Falck battle for second. Another yellow on lap eight set up a three wide tussle for the lead on the restart. Green took the lead but all eyes were on Josh Zieman.

Zieman started 11th and stormed to second when he used the low groove. Another yellow on lap 11 and another on lap 13 made it five yellows and three laps were dropped.

The restart was spectacular when Zieman threw a slide job on Green to take the lead. Green dove low in turn four and led lap 14. Green held off Zieman for his 20th win of the year. Falck finished third with Bleess and 13th starter Travis Shipman fifth.

Twenty-six NAPA Suto Care Centers USRA Modifieds took the green flag for their 25-lap main event. Right off the bat Josh Angst, Kylie Kath and Nick Murgic were three wide for the lead.

Angst took the lead with Kath second while Brandon Davis moved past Murgic for third. Davis then moved in on Kath and took second on lap five. Kath then was challenged by Rodney Sanders.

Angst had a good-sized lead, but Davis cut into the advantage and was close on lap14 when the leaders caught the back of the field. They sliced through the lapped traffic in some tight spots.

Davis slipped past on lap 17 and led the rest of the way for the win. Angst was second while Sanders got to third. Jake O’Neil was fourth after he started in 12th and Kath was fifth.


A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 20-Gage Motl[2]; 2. 24-Dylan Goettl[5]; 3. 25-Joe Chisholm[4]; 4. 56H-Brandon Hare[7]; 5. 32-Taylor Skauge[8]; 6. 155-Gavin Shaw[9]; 7. 99-Noah Grinstead[3]; 8. 27S-Jason Schlangen[10]; 9. 60-Colby Mann[1]; 10. 2C-Cole Bennerotte[12]; 11. 42B-Kaeden Bronner[6]; 12. 29-Lilli Reps[16]; 13. 33-Corbin Ludemann[18]; 14. 77-Matt Stark[14]; 15. 41-Cheyanne Stanfield[15]; 16. 21-Rian Leichtnam[19]; 17. 57-Kyle King[21]; 18. (DNF) 10T-Trevor Fecht[11]; 19. (DNF) 13K-Cody Kalvig[17]; 20. (DNF) 64-John Ross[13]; 21. (DNF) 47-Kyle Swanson[20]

A Feature 2 (18 Laps): 1. 87H-Harley Dais[1]; 2. 02K-Hunter Kennedy[7]; 3. 45-Cole Lonergan[2]; 4. 28-Spencer Stock[6]; 5. 30D-Scott Demmer[8]; 6. 83R-Kullen Kath[9]; 7. 14-Caden Neisius[4]; 8. 5H-Trystan Hagen[3]; 9. 35-Dennis Dunbar[12]; 10. 15-Cole Neisius[10]; 11. 5-Michael Meyer[11]; 12. 30-Russell Quinnell[15]; 13. 81K-Jacob Korte[13]; 14. 4B-Greg Brooks[18]; 15. 48-Wally Olsen[17]; 16. (DNF) 13-Jesse Antiporek[16]; 17. (DNF) 55-Brody Shaw[20]; 18. (DNF) 23B-Britt Olson Jr[14]; 19. (DNF) 55S-Brian Shaw[19]; 20. (DNF) 54-Jett Sorensen[5]; 21. (DNS) 29S-Raymond Rehbein

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Noah Grinstead[3]; 2. 42B-Kaeden Bronner[1]; 3. 45-Cole Lonergan[4]; 4. 155-Gavin Shaw[5]; 5. 83R-Kullen Kath[7]; 6. 15-Cole Neisius[10]; 7. 81K-Jacob Korte[8]; 8. 30-Russell Quinnell[9]; 9. 13K-Cody Kalvig[11]; 10. (DNF) 55S-Brian Shaw[2]; 11. (DNF) 57-Kyle King[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 54-Jett Sorensen[1]; 2. 60-Colby Mann[2]; 3. 20-Gage Motl[4]; 4. 5H-Trystan Hagen[7]; 5. 30D-Scott Demmer[9]; 6. 10T-Trevor Fecht[10]; 7. 77-Matt Stark[5]; 8. 13-Jesse Antiporek[8]; 9. 48-Wally Olsen[11]; 10. (DNF) 47-Kyle Swanson[3]; 11. (DNF) 29S-Raymond Rehbein[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 02K-Hunter Kennedy[2]; 2. 87H-Harley Dais[1]; 3. 24-Dylan Goettl[3]; 4. 25-Joe Chisholm[8]; 5. 27S-Jason Schlangen[7]; 6. 35-Dennis Dunbar[5]; 7. 2C-Cole Bennerotte[10]; 8. 29-Lilli Reps[6]; 9. 33-Corbin Ludemann[4]; 10. 21-Rian Leichtnam[9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 32-Taylor Skauge[2]; 2. 14-Caden Neisius[4]; 3. 56H-Brandon Hare[8]; 4. 28-Spencer Stock[9]; 5. 5-Michael Meyer[1]; 6. 64-John Ross[5]; 7. 23B-Britt Olson Jr[6]; 8. 41-Cheyanne Stanfield[10]; 9. 4B-Greg Brooks[7]; 10. (DNF) 55-Brody Shaw[3]

USRA Modifieds

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 50III-Brandon Davis[6]; 2. 99-Josh Angst[2]; 3. 20-Rodney Sanders[7]; 4. O-Jake O’Neil[12]; 5. 83-Kylie Kath[4]; 6. 21-Jacob Bleess[9]; 7. 24X-Aaron Benson[8]; 8. 12-Nick Murgic[1]; 9. 36K-Jayden Larson[11]; 10. 95-Keith Foss[15]; 11. 98-Kevin Stoa[20]; 12. 4A-Joel Alberts[5]; 13. 29H-Joe Horgdal[13]; 14. 98M-Mitchel Madery[23]; 15. 77-Jacob Stark[16]; 16. 61T-Tammy Soma Clark[22]; 17. 14M-Brian Mahlstedt[24]; 18. 23-Darwin Karau[17]; 19. 67-Brian Albrecht[21]; 20. 1A-Dwaine Hanson[25]; 21. 75-James Parker[26]; 22. (DNF) 97-Cole Anderson[18]; 23. (DNF) 3-Kelly Shryock[10]; 24. (DNF) 4S-Craig Shaw[14]; 25. (DNS) 55H-AJ Hoff; 26. (DNS) 19SB-Lance Mari

B Feature 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19SB-Lance Mari[10]; 2. 98-Kevin Stoa[7]; 3. 67-Brian Albrecht[1]; 4. 61T-Tammy Soma Clark[6]; 5. 98M-Mitchel Madery[5]; 6. 14M-Brian Mahlstedt[3]; 7. 1A-Dwaine Hanson[9]; 8. 75-James Parker[12]; 9. (DNF) 17W-Ryan Wiome[2]; 10. (DNF) 55-Casey Schlichting[4]; 11. (DNS) 82-Robert Theuringer; 12. (DQ) 90-Ryan Wetzstein[11]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 24X-Aaron Benson[6]; 2. 83-Kylie Kath[7]; 3. 3-Kelly Shryock[3]; 4. 55H-AJ Hoff[5]; 5. 29H-Joe Horgdal[1]; 6. 77-Jacob Stark[8]; 7. 67-Brian Albrecht[2]; 8. 55-Casey Schlichting[10]; 9. (DNF) 98-Kevin Stoa[4]; 10. (DNF) 19SB-Lance Mari[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. O-Jake O’Neil[1]; 2. 50III-Brandon Davis[4]; 3. 21-Jacob Bleess[3]; 4. 4A-Joel Alberts[6]; 5. 4S-Craig Shaw[9]; 6. 23-Darwin Karau[7]; 7. 17W-Ryan Wiome[8]; 8. 98M-Mitchel Madery[2]; 9. 82-Robert Theuringer[10]; 10. (DNF) 90-Ryan Wetzstein[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Josh Angst[3]; 2. 20-Rodney Sanders[6]; 3. 36K-Jayden Larson[1]; 4. 12-Nick Murgic[8]; 5. 95-Keith Foss[7]; 6. 97-Cole Anderson[5]; 7. 14M-Brian Mahlstedt[9]; 8. 61T-Tammy Soma Clark[4]; 9. 1A-Dwaine Hanson[2]; 10. 75-James Parker[10]

USRA Stock Cars

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 32-Derek Green[3]; 2. 24-Josh Zieman[11]; 3. 67-Kyle Falck[8]; 4. 2-Andrew Bleess[2]; 5. 87-Travis Shipman[13]; 6. 23-Brayden Gjere[6]; 7. 21-Andrew Borchardt[4]; 8. 01-Kory Adams[15]; 9. 14-Brady Williamson[10]; 10. 27-Shawn Peter[20]; 11. 34JR-Shawn Klapps Jr[5]; 12. 55H-Troy Hansmeier[19]; 13. 67-Darin Toot[9]; 14. 67II-Chris Toot[14]; 15. 14-Chris Adams[12]; 16. 95-Chance Larson[16]; 17. 11-Levi Sand[21]; 18. 711/2-Greg Jensen[1]; 19. 82-Dylan Fitzpatrick[17]; 20. 41-Benjamin Gannon[22]; 21. 28-David Gustafson[23]; 22. (DNF) 36-Dillon Njus[24]; 23. (DNF) 22-Ryan Jacobsen[18]; 24. (DNF) 11B-Jesse Brown[7]

B Feature 1 (8 Laps): 1. 55H-Troy Hansmeier[4]; 2. 27-Shawn Peter[1]; 3. 11-Levi Sand[3]; 4. 41-Benjamin Gannon[5]; 5. 28-David Gustafson[7]; 6. 36-Dillon Njus[8]; 7. 86-Phil Wernert[2]; 8. 16-Jake James[9]; 9. 94M-Zac Mahlstedt[6]; 10. (DNS) 21X-Xander Treichel

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 67-Kyle Falck[2]; 2. 2-Andrew Bleess[8]; 3. 23-Brayden Gjere[3]; 4. 14-Chris Adams[6]; 5. 87-Travis Shipman[7]; 6. 95-Chance Larson[10]; 7. 27-Shawn Peter[5]; 8. 55H-Troy Hansmeier[9]; 9. 28-David Gustafson[1]; 10. 21X-Xander Treichel[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Josh Zieman[8]; 2. 21-Andrew Borchardt[4]; 3. 11B-Jesse Brown[5]; 4. 34JR-Shawn Klapps Jr[2]; 5. 67II-Chris Toot[7]; 6. 82-Dylan Fitzpatrick[6]; 7. 86-Phil Wernert[3]; 8. 41-Benjamin Gannon[9]; 9. 36-Dillon Njus[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 32-Derek Green[2]; 2. 711/2-Greg Jensen[1]; 3. 67-Darin Toot[4]; 4. 14-Brady Williamson[6]; 5. 01-Kory Adams[9]; 6. 22-Ryan Jacobsen[7]; 7. 11-Levi Sand[5]; 8. 94M-Zac Mahlstedt[3]; 9. 16-Jake James[8]

USRA Hobby Stocks

A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 35-Luke Schluetter[4]; 2. 38S-Nick Schwebach[10]; 3. 07-Chris Hovden[5]; 4. 18-Scott Spilde[7]; 5. 44KT-Brian Lund[2]; 6. 03-Krysta Doughty[12]; 7. 15C-Caden Helle[6]; 8. 9ER-Adam Speicher[9]; 9. 27H-Austin Hoeft[8]; 10. 18Z-Zac Smith[16]; 11. 47P-Parker Anderson[11]; 12. 70-Steve Holthaus[13]; 13. 32J-Carter Jonsgaard[19]; 14. 02F-Samuel Fitterer[1]; 15. 99-Jeremy Werner[21]; 16. 10-Blake Schneekloth[20]; 17. 37-Casey Colsch[14]; 18. 363-Richie Michel[15]; 19. 28JR-Aaron Gustafson[24]; 20. 28K-Kaitlyn Paulson[22]; 21. 72K-Carter Kmett[23]; 22. (DNF) 187-Andrew Inman[18]; 23. (DNF) 19M-Seth Maier[17]; 24. (DQ) 18JR-Gavin Bartel[3]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35-Luke Schluetter[1]; 2. 27H-Austin Hoeft[2]; 3. 9ER-Adam Speicher[3]; 4. 07-Chris Hovden[7]; 5. 70-Steve Holthaus[5]; 6. 18Z-Zac Smith[8]; 7. 32J-Carter Jonsgaard[6]; 8. 28K-Kaitlyn Paulson[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 38S-Nick Schwebach[6]; 2. 03-Krysta Doughty[1]; 3. 44KT-Brian Lund[4]; 4. 02F-Samuel Fitterer[2]; 5. 37-Casey Colsch[3]; 6. 19M-Seth Maier[8]; 7. 10-Blake Schneekloth[7]; 8. 72K-Carter Kmett[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15C-Caden Helle[1]; 2. 18JR-Gavin Bartel[5]; 3. 47P-Parker Anderson[6]; 4. 18-Scott Spilde[7]; 5. 363-Richie Michel[3]; 6. 187-Andrew Inman[8]; 7. 99-Jeremy Werner[4]; 8. 28JR-Aaron Gustafson[2]

WISSOTA Midwest Mods

A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 21B-Brandon Jensen[5]; 2. 16-Jason VandeKamp[9]; 3. 88-Jacob Toepper[4]; 4. 22H-Jayme Hiller[1]; 5. 23-Mitch Weiss[6]; 6. 98D-Christopher Deno[8]; 7. RED1-Dan Wheeler[3]; 8. 65-Tommy Myer[17]; 9. 97X-Don Schaefer[10]; 10. 83X-Kadden Kath[7]; 11. 24M-Adam Martinson[13]; 12. B37-Cody Borgeson[19]; 13. 35-Tony Bloom[2]; 14. 24-Liz Toepper[14]; 15. 83S-Billy Steinberg[15]; 16. 27G-Bob Gullickson[21]; 17. 16B-Jacob Bennett[12]; 18. 35A-Jerry Bloom[18]; 19. 66-Kevin Lear[22]; 20. 40-Colton Kramer[23]; 21. 19C-Colin Wittenberg[24]; 22. (DNF) 9-Isaac Clark[11]; 23. (DNF) 48-Dave Solum[20]; 24. (DNF) 14-Paul Neisius[16]

B Feature 1 (8 Laps): 1. B37-Cody Borgeson[5]; 2. 48-Dave Solum[6]; 3. 27G-Bob Gullickson[3]; 4. 66-Kevin Lear[8]; 5. 40-Colton Kramer[2]; 6. 19C-Colin Wittenberg[12]; 7. 79K-Nick Kramer[1]; 8. 31-Bill Stettner[7]; 9. 73X-Nick Neisius[10]; 10. 14F-Tyron Friese[9]; 11. (DNF) 24S-Shane Southard[4]; 12. (DNF) 97XX-Brian Schott[11]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Jacob Toepper[2]; 2. 83X-Kadden Kath[5]; 3. 23-Mitch Weiss[3]; 4. 97X-Don Schaefer[7]; 5. 24M-Adam Martinson[9]; 6. 14-Paul Neisius[6]; 7. 79K-Nick Kramer[8]; 8. 24S-Shane Southard[10]; 9. 31-Bill Stettner[1]; 10. 73X-Nick Neisius[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21B-Brandon Jensen[1]; 2. RED1-Dan Wheeler[3]; 3. 98D-Christopher Deno[4]; 4. 9-Isaac Clark[2]; 5. 24-Liz Toepper[6]; 6. 65-Tommy Myer[10]; 7. 40-Colton Kramer[8]; 8. B37-Cody Borgeson[9]; 9. 66-Kevin Lear[5]; 10. 97XX-Brian Schott[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Jason VandeKamp[8]; 2. 22H-Jayme Hiller[3]; 3. 35-Tony Bloom[2]; 4. 16B-Jacob Bennett[4]; 5. 83S-Billy Steinberg[7]; 6. 35A-Jerry Bloom[9]; 7. 27G-Bob Gullickson[6]; 8. 48-Dave Solum[1]; 9. 14F-Tyron Friese[10]; 10. (DNF) 19C-Colin Wittenberg[5]

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