Wagner Racing with a double victory, Motl clenches a 2016 feature winCole Queensland
You couldn’t have asked for a better day for slingshot racing at the Button Buck Speedway in Spring Valley, MN for the Blake Trucking Slingshot races on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Lets start with the pee wee class and the win by the 43 of Koby Wagner. It was the 43 of Wagner who started the race on pole, with the 411 of Gavin Oldefendt on the outside. Second row inside was the 8T of Toby Kennedy with the k34 of Kolton Brauer 2nd row outside. The 7C of Curtis Parmenter started 3 row inside with the 247 of Anthany Ihlenfeld on the outside. Wagner jumped out ahead of the pack with the 411 of Oldefendt challenging him early on for the lead. The 8T of Kennedy fell into 3rd with the k34 of Brauer in 4th. Only 1 caution during this pee wee race caused a restart, where the 8T of Kennedy got an early jump on Wagner on the start, but couldn’t hold on and Wagner stayed out front. The 247 of Ihlenfeld was back on the track this week and ready to race as he picked up some speed to get around the 7C of Parmenter for 5th place. At the checkered, it was Wagner in 1st followed by the 8T of Kennedy in 2nd, and the 411 of Oldefendt in 3rd. The k34 of Brauer in 4th, the 247 of Ihlenfeld in 5th, and the 7C of Parmenter wrapped up 6th place. Nice job for this young class of drivers!
The Junior feature race included the 88B of Brady Boland on pole with the 20 of Motl on the outside. The 28jr of Devin Born started 2nd row inside with the 12 of Aiden Howard on the outside. The 29 of Lily Reps wrapped up the juniors starting 3rd row inside. Boland and Motl were neck and neck at the green flag with Boland pulling ahead on turn 2. The 12 of Howard and the 28jr of Born tangled up in turn 4 creating a restart for this feature race. Once again Boland and Motl challenged eachother for the lead on the start, but contact by the 88 of Boland in turn 1 spun the 88 of Boland and the 20 of Motl out and Boland to the back. This time it was the 20 of Motl on pole for the restart with the 12 of Howard on the outside ready to restart this 12 lap feature. Motl got out to an early lead with the 12 of Howard right on his bumper. The 28jr of Born took over the 3rd place position and the 88B of Boland in 4th. The 29 of Reps brought up the tail in 5th. Motl was able to hang onto the lead for all 12 laps of the junior feature to clench his first junior slingshot victory of the 2016 season. The 12 of Howard crossed in 2nd with the 28jr of Born in 3rd. The 88B of Boland finished 4th this week with the 29 of Reps in 5th.
It was the 44 of Karlie Wagner on pole this week for the senior slingshot class with the 77 of Hunter Kennedy on the outside. The 25 of Joe Chisholm started 2nd row inside beside the 18R of Evan Reyna. The 34jr of Braden Brauer started 3rd row inside for this 18 lap feature race. Wagner pulled out to the early lead on the start followed by the 77 of Kennedy and a battle for 3rd between the 25 of Chisholm and the 18R of Reyna for 3rd with Chisholm coming out on top. The 34jr of Brauer followed in 5th behind Reyna. Wagner dominated this senior feature stretching out her lead with every turn. The 25 of Chisholm maneuvered around the 77 of Kennedy to take over the 2nd place position while the 18R of Reyna still in 4th. Wagner in the 44 easily won the feature race making it a double victory for the Wagner Racing family today. The 25 of Chisholm came in 2nd followed by the 77 of Kennedy in 3rd, the 18R of Reyna in 4th, and the 34jr of Brauer in 5th.
Heat race winners include the 43 of Koby Wagner, 411 of Gavin Oldefendt, and the 8T of Toby Kennedy in the pee wee class. The 88B of Boland and the 20 of Motl in the junior class. The 25 of Joe Chisholm in the senior class.