2021 DEER CREEK OPENER PROVIDES SOME LIFELONG MEMORIES.

2021 DEER CREEK OPENER PROVIDES SOME LIFELONG MEMORIES.

Spring Valley, MN

May 1st, 2021: Eric Thronson

125 racecars converged on Deer Creek for the season opener, with many drivers in their cars for the first time and others looking to continue their success so far.

Neil Eckhart and Spencer Stock lead the superstocks to the green flag on a smooth fast track. Eckhart and Stock jumped out to early side by side battle for the lead. But lurking behind them, were Jeff Brauer, Brandon Duellman and Dan Nissalke. With three to go Nissalke who started 10th, had found his way around Eckhart, for second and Duellman was already up to fourth from his 8th place starting spot. But as the white flag flew, Spencer Stock was able to drive that hotrod on any line needed to complete the dream of winning his very first Feature as he took the checkered flag and put the sticker on the car. Joy and emotions were high in Tralo victory lane, as Spencer Stock etched his name into the history books as a FEATURE WINNER, at Deer Creek Speedway!

A Feature 1. 28S-Spencer Stock[2]; 2. 22N-Dan Nissalke[10]; 3. 7E-Neil Eckhart[1]; 4. 0-Brandon Duellman[8]; 5. 34-Jeff Brauer[5]; 6. 17W-Ryan Wiome[6]; 7. 94-Kevin Hager[7]; 8. 99-Phil Kendrick[4]; 9. 48-Dave Solum[11]; 10. 17-Harland Morehart[12]; 11. (DNF) Z29-Anthony (AJ) Zvorak[9]; 12. (DNF) 35-Dennis Dunbar[3]

Heat 1 1. 22N-Dan Nissalke[1]; 2. 7E-Neil Eckhart[2]; 3. 17W-Ryan Wiome[5]; 4. 35-Dennis Dunbar[3]; 5. 99-Phil Kendrick[4]; 6. 48-Dave Solum[6]

Heat 2 1. 34-Jeff Brauer[1]; 2. 0-Brandon Duellman[4]; 3. Z29-Anthony (AJ) Zvorak[2]; 4. 94-Kevin Hager[6]; 5. 28S-Spencer Stock[3]; 6. 17-Harland Morehart[5]

Street Stocks were led to the green by the #2 of Marcus Berndt with the #101 of Ken Adams to his outside and after many yellow flags these drivers were hammer down and looking for any chance to pass. Dustin Doughty passed the most, coming all the way from 16th to the lead and the win nice job Driver, with Danny Richards taking 2nd from 7th.  Braden Brauer avoided the yellows and brought his 34JR from 9th to finish 3rd, Nick Schwebach ran up front all night but was passed late and finished 4th after starting 3rd.  But Zach Elward was more than up to the challenge as he started 19th and was on a mission in his black #15, after a couple slide jobs, key passes by running high and low on the track, he finished 5th, impressive run.

A 1. D1-Dustin Doughty[16]; 2. 3R-Danny Richards[7]; 3. 34JR-Braden Brauer[9]; 4. 38S-Nick Schwebach[3]; 5. 15-Zach Elward[19]; 6. 22-Ryan Jacobsen[21]; 7. 101-Ken Adams[2]; 8. 01-Kory Adams[6]; 9. 14-Brady Williamson[13]; 10. 36-Ross Spitzer[14]; 11. 38B-Brooke Schwebach[18]; 12. (DNF) 1R-Cole Richards[10]; 13. (DNF) 32-Jason Newkirk[12]; 14. (DNF) 42-Cody Hyatt[15]; 15. (DNF) 16K-Kevin Vogt[4]; 16. (DNF) 2-Fred Prudoehl[11]; 17. (DNF) KOL34-Kolton Brauer[5]; 18. (DNF) 88S-George Schrumpf[17]; 19. (DNF) 2-Marcus Berndt[1]; 20. (DNF) 147-Brent Holland[20]; 21. (DNF) 5-Brittany Smith[8]

 

Heat 1 1. 101-Ken Adams[1]; 2. 3R-Danny Richards[4]; 3. 01-Kory Adams[5]; 4. 1R-Cole Richards[2]; 5. 14-Brady Williamson[7]; 6. D1-Dustin Doughty[6]; 7. (DNF) 15-Zach Elward[3]

Heat 2 1. 34JR-Braden Brauer[1]; 2. KOL34-Kolton Brauer[3]; 3. 2-Marcus Berndt[4]; 4. 2-Fred Prudoehl[2]; 5. 36-Ross Spitzer[5]; 6. 88S-George Schrumpf[7]; 7. (DNF) 147-Brent Holland[6]

Heat 3 1. 16K-Kevin Vogt[1]; 2. 38S-Nick Schwebach[5]; 3. 5-Brittany Smith[4]; 4. 32-Jason Newkirk[6]; 5. 42-Cody Hyatt[3]; 6. 38B-Brooke Schwebach[7]; 7. (DNF) 22-Ryan Jacobsen[2]

Wissota Midwest Mods:  The class had 23 cars at the Creek and when they were under green flag racing everyone was very fast & competitive as we’ve come to expect.  The A main was plagued with cautions though. With Dan Wheeler  and Trevis Underdahl on the front row to start the A main and Dylan Goettl and Jake Smith in row 2, expectations were high. Most of the feature was two and three wide racing. In the end Dylan Goettl swept to win the feature, with Trevis Underdahl on his back door right to the end. Wheeler was competing for the lead before he had to pull into the infield. Ryan Goergen, however, had a run from 8th to finish 3rd behind Trevis. Mitch Weiss also charged from 9th to finish 4th with Jake Smith rounding out the top five after winning his heat.

A 1. 24-Dylan Goettl[3]; 2. 17-Trevis Underdahl[2]; 3. G12-Ryan Goergen[8]; 4. 23-Mitch Weiss[9]; 5. 21-Jake Smith[4]; 6. 88-Jacob Toepper[12]; 7. 24-Liz Toepper[10]; 8. 83K-Kobie Kath[5]; 9. 83X-Kadden Kath[7]; 10. 24M-Adam Martinson[6]; 11. 98D-Christopher Deno[14]; 12. 00JR-Greg Pfeifer Jr[17]; 13. 53-Tianna Mithun[11]; 14. 7W-Charlie Wihren[15]; 15. 97X-Don Schaefer[19]; 16. 83S-William Steinberg[13]; 17. 38-Kenny Wytaske[20]; 18. 20-Joe Frahm[16]; 19. 28-David Gustafson[23]; 20. (DNF) RED1-Dan Wheeler[1]; 21. (DNF) 23B-Britt Olson Jr[21]; 22. (DNF) 66R-Weston Voeltz[22]; 23. (DNF) 22H-Jayme Hiller[18]

Heat 1 1. 24-Dylan Goettl[5]; 2. 83X-Kadden Kath[2]; 3. RED1-Dan Wheeler[7]; 4. 24-Liz Toepper[6]; 5. 83S-William Steinberg[1]; 6. 20-Joe Frahm[4]; 7. (DNF) 97X-Don Schaefer[3]; 8. (DNF) 66R-Weston Voeltz[8]

Heat 2 1. 17-Trevis Underdahl[2]; 2. 24M-Adam Martinson[1]; 3. 83K-Kobie Kath[5]; 4. 53-Tianna Mithun[3]; 5. 98D-Christopher Deno[4]; 6. 00JR-Greg Pfeifer Jr[6]; 7. 38-Kenny Wytaske[8]; 8. 28-David Gustafson[7]

Heat 3 1. 23-Mitch Weiss[1]; 2. 21-Jake Smith[3]; 3. G12-Ryan Goergen[6]; 4. 88-Jacob Toepper[2]; 5. 7W-Charlie Wihren[5]; 6. 22H-Jayme Hiller[4]; 7. (DNF) 23B-Britt Olson Jr[7]

USRA B Mods:  45 hotrods converged on Deer Creek, which blessed the fans with two B-Features and great racing all night. The A Feature did have a “caution fiesta”, however, the charge from the back of the field by the B Feature qualifiers was fun to watch. Taylor Skauge and Brandon Maitland started on Row 1 and it was only a couple laps until Maitland was out in front where he stayed until late in the Race until Jim Chisholm made is final move, after racing side by side during the waning laps, Chisholm chose his spot to pass and took the win in dramatic Deer Creek/Jim Chisholm fashion for his sweep for the night. Brandon Maitland finish 2nd, Parker Hale was 3rd, Taylor Ausrud 4th and Zach Elward came from 12th to 5th  by running both High and low to make his way through the field in an impressive race overall.

A Feature 1. 24C-Jim Chisholm[10]; 2. 2-Brandon Maitland[2]; 3. 28-Parker Hale[5]; 4. 3A-Taylor Ausrud[7]; 5. 15-Zach Elward[12]; 6. 28J-Jackson Hale[6]; 7. 6-Dustin Kruse[8]; 8. 476-Troy Hovey[21]; 9. 32-Taylor Skauge[1]; 10. 25-Joe Chisholm[16]; 11. 14M-Brian Mahlstedt[23]; 12. 36K-Jayden Larson[4]; 13. 55-Brody Shaw[26]; 14. 10T-Trevor Fecht[19]; 15. 02K-Hunter Kennedy[15]; 16. 56H-Brandon Hare[24]; 17. 27-Channing Warner[9]; 18. 54-Jett Sorensen[3]; 19. 45-Cole Lonergan[25]; 20. (DNF) 22C-Michael Johnson[14]; 21. (DNF) 95X-Shaun Walski[11]; 22. (DNF) 55-Gavin Shaw[18]; 23. (DNF) 43-Zach Brom[17]; 24. (DNF) 22X-Adam Mietzner[13]; 25. (DNF) 35X+1-Phillip Dunbar[20]; 26. (DNF) 95-Eric Thill[22]

B Feature 1 1. 476-Troy Hovey[1]; 2. 14M-Brian Mahlstedt[2]; 3. 45-Cole Lonergan[9]; 4. 83R-Kullen Kath[3]; 5. 97JR-Landon Volkman[10]; 6. (DNF) 40-Larry Scott[11]; 7. (DNF) 15-Michael Gilomen[8]; 8. (DNF) 99-Noah Grinstead[6]; 9. (DNF) 29-Joe Horgdal[5]; 10. (DNF) 51-Shawn Evans[4]; 11. (DNF) 29-Lilli Reps[7]; 12. (DNF) 66Y-Shane Yohe[12]; 13. (DNF) 36-Brandon Allen[13]

B Feature 2 1. 95-Eric Thill[1]; 2. 56H-Brandon Hare[2]; 3. 55-Brody Shaw[3]; 4. 72-Alex Schubbe[7]; 5. 07-Logan Alseth[5]; 6. 1K-Parker Kessel[4]; 7. 955-Lucas Grosinger[8]; 8. 19-Cody Maier[6]; 9. 11J-Jacob Lynch[10]; 10. 30-Russell Quinnell[9]; 11. 83-Braeden Allen[12]; 12. (DNF) 71-Jamie Tapp[11]

Heat 1 1. 28J-Jackson Hale[3]; 2. 27-Channing Warner[1]; 3. 95X-Shaun Walski[4]; 4. 25-Joe Chisholm[2]; 5. 476-Troy Hovey[5]; 6. 55-Brody Shaw[7]; 7. 99-Noah Grinstead[8]; 8. 955-Lucas Grosinger[6]; 9. 40-Larry Scott[9]

Heat 2 1. 36K-Jayden Larson[2]; 2. 2-Brandon Maitland[4]; 3. 15-Zach Elward[5]; 4. 43-Zach Brom[7]; 5. 95-Eric Thill[6]; 6. 51-Shawn Evans[9]; 7. 19-Cody Maier[1]; 8. 45-Cole Lonergan[8]; 9. 71-Jamie Tapp[3]

Heat 3 1. 54-Jett Sorensen[2]; 2. 32-Taylor Skauge[3]; 3. 22X-Adam Mietzner[1]; 4. 55-Gavin Shaw[6]; 5. 14M-Brian Mahlstedt[7]; 6. 1K-Parker Kessel[4]; 7. 29-Lilli Reps[5]; 8. 30-Russell Quinnell[8]; 9. 66Y-Shane Yohe[9]

Heat 4 1. 28-Parker Hale[1]; 2. 3A-Taylor Ausrud[4]; 3. 22C-Michael Johnson[5]; 4. 10T-Trevor Fecht[2]; 5. 56H-Brandon Hare[6]; 6. 29-Joe Horgdal[8]; 7. 72-Alex Schubbe[7]; 8. 97JR-Landon Volkman[9]; 9. (DNF) 83-Braeden Allen[3]

Heat 5 1. 24C-Jim Chisholm[7]; 2. 6-Dustin Kruse[3]; 3. 02K-Hunter Kennedy[4]; 4. 35X+1-Phillip Dunbar[5]; 5. 83R-Kullen Kath[6]; 6. 07-Logan Alseth[9]; 7. (DNF) 15-Michael Gilomen[8]; 8. (DNF) 11J-Jacob Lynch[2]; 9. (DNF) 36-Brandon Allen[1]

USRA  A Mods:  24  A Mods made for a great A feature. However, Heat #3 provided quite a, “take your breath away” moment when Josh Angst was crossed up due to contact coming out of turn two on the first lap and barrel rolled his Mod 5 ½ times down the back straight. Fortunately, Josh stepped out of the car and walked away. After everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief, racing resumed, and Dustin Sorensen went on to the first win in his sweep of the night.

The high side was fast for the feature, Jacob Bleess and Cory Crapser ran all lines as they battled for the lead during the first few laps and then Lance Mari found his way around them both. But after several cautions brought the field together, Dustin Sorensen came flying around the high side and made the pass around Mari, with Brandon Davis and Ryan Wetzstein closely behind. Mari seemed to struggle in the final laps and dropped to 5th. When the checkered flag flew, Dustin Sorensen from 12th, had his second feature of the weekend and Bleess finished a strong second, Brandon Davis finished 3rd from 10th and Lance Mari finished 5th.

A Feature 1. 19-Dustin Sorensen[12]; 2. 21-Jacob Bleess[1]; 3. 50III-Brandon Davis[10]; 4. 07-Cory Crapser[3]; 5. 19SB-Lance Mari[5]; 6. 15W-Alex Williamson[7]; 7. 4A-Joel Alberts[6]; 8. 90-Ryan Wetzstein[8]; 9. 23A-Darwin Karau[14]; 10. 55H-Aaron (AJ) Hoff[4]; 11. 24-Charlie Steinberg[9]; 12. 77-Jacob Stark[20]; 13. 57-Jim King[18]; 14. (DNF) 33-Joe Ludemann[17]; 15. (DNF) 1-Blake Arndt[13]; 16. (DNF) 51W-JT Wasmund[11]; 17. (DNF) 2-Andrew Bleess[16]; 18. (DNF) 18-Michael Hofer[15]; 19. (DNF) 69-Lucas Schott[22]; 20. (DNF) 15-Chris Loberg[23]; 21. (DNF) 83-Kylie Kath[2]; 22. (DNS) 99-Josh Angst; 23. (DNS) 1A-Dwaine Hanson; 24. (DNS) 0-Craig Shaw

Heat 1 1. 07-Cory Crapser[1]; 2. 55H-Aaron (AJ) Hoff[2]; 3. 15W-Alex Williamson[7]; 4. 4A-Joel Alberts[4]; 5. 1-Blake Arndt[6]; 6. 2-Andrew Bleess[8]; 7. 1A-Dwaine Hanson[3]; 8. (DNF) 69-Lucas Schott[5]

Heat 2 1. 50III-Brandon Davis[4]; 2. 21-Jacob Bleess[6]; 3. 83-Kylie Kath[1]; 4. 24-Charlie Steinberg[7]; 5. 23A-Darwin Karau[2]; 6. 33-Joe Ludemann[3]; 7. 77-Jacob Stark[5]; 8. 15-Chris Loberg[8]

Heat 3 1. 19-Dustin Sorensen[2]; 2. 90-Ryan Wetzstein[3]; 3. 51W-JT Wasmund[4]; 4. 19SB-Lance Mari[1]; 5. 18-Michael Hofer[6]; 6. 57-Jim King[8]; 7. (DNF) 99-Josh Angst[7]; 8. (DNF) 0-Craig Shaw[5]

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