Reyna’s Return is Triumphant!
August 5, 2017 – Shanna Motl: Blake Trucking Slingshot races at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN were full of twists and turns, including the return of a previous season veteran slingshot driver.
The Pee Wee feature had the 7C of Curtis Parmenter on pole alongside the 78J of Tucker Jacobs on the outside. With the battle for the top spot continuing to ensue for these two young drivers, the 7C of Parmenter was ready to roll when the green flag waved. The 78J of Jacobs was right there to challenge him for the lead, but Parmenter wasn’t letting up. At the checkered flag, it was the 7C of Parmenter coming away with the win this week and the 78J of Jacobs in 2nd.
The Senior feature race had the veteran slingshot driver of Evan Reyna driving the 77 car of Hunter Kennedy on pole with the 28jr of Devin Born on the outside. 2nd row inside was the 20 of Gage Motl with the 25 of Joe Chisholm on the outside. Inside 3rd row had the 29 of Lily Reps. Reyna eager to prove he still had the slingshot talent, pulled ahead of Born on the start, but in turn 1, Motl found himself connecting with the right rear tire of Born to bring out the caution. With Motl put to the back, Reyna again pulled out away from Born on the restart, but this time it was the 29 of Reps and the 25 of Chisholm getting tangled in turn 2. Both managed to regain control without a caution, and Motl slid around to take over 3rd place. Reps and Chisholm continued to battle for position, but it was Reyna who continued to dominate this 18 lap feature race and take home his first ever Senior Slingshot feature win. The 28jr of Born finished 2nd, Motl 3rd, Reps 4th, and Chisholm 5th.
The Junior feature was scheduled to be under the lights during intermission, but a rain delay forced the race to be postponed until Saturday, August 12.
Heat race winners include the 7C and the 78J in the Pee Wee class, the K34 in the Junior class, and the 20 of Motl in the Senior class.