Howard brings home his first win! Wagner and Chisholm do it againCole Queensland
By Shanna Motl: The pee wee feature race started with the 43 of Koby Wagner on pole alongside the k34 of Kolton Brauer on the outside. Inside 2nd row was the 411 of Gavin Oldefendt next to the 8T of Toby Kennedy on the outside. 3rd row inside was the 7C of Curtis Parmenter alongside the 247 of Anthany Ihlenfeld on the outside. The k34 of Brauer was ready to challenge the 43 of Wagner on the start, but it was Wagner who prevailed when the k34 of Brauer got wide in turn 2 allowing the 411 of Oldefendt to slide into 2nd and Wagner in 1st. The 8T of Kennedy took over the 3rd place ahead of the 247 of Ihlenfeld and the 7C of Parmenter. Wagner found himself with nowhere to go in turn 1 and collided with the 7C of Parmenter who was sideways in turn 2 after avoiding the 247 who nearly spun out ahead of him but regained control and kept going. A single file restart gave Wagner the space he needed to come away with the checkered flag followed by the 411 of Oldefendt in 2nd, the 8T of Kennedy in 3rd, the k34 of Brauer moved himself back up to finish in 4th, and the 247 of Ihlenfeld in 5th. The 7C was unable to finish due to damage.
The junior feature was led by the 88B of Brady Boland, alongside the 12 of Ayden Howard on the outside. The 20 of Motl started 2nd row inside next to the 99 of Dylan Knutson. The 88 of Boland was looking for another feature win, but the 12 of Howard was ready to challenge him. The 20 of Motl narrowly avoided the 88B of Boland who got loose in turn 2 slowing down Motl and the 99 of Knutson hoping to avoid a collision. The race ensued without a caution and this allowed the 12 of Howard to spread out his lead and run away with the 10 lap feature race to come away with his first junior class feature win of the 2016 season! The 88B of Boland hung onto 2nd, the 20 of Motl in 3rd, and the 99 of Knutson in 4th.
The senior feature race started with the 25 of Joe Chisholm on pole next to the 18R of Evan Reyna on the outside. 2nd row inside was the 4W of Tucker Williams alongside the 34jr of Braden Brauer. 3rd row inside was the 44 of Karlie Wagner next to the 77 of Hunter Kennedy. The 34 of Triton Krause started in 7th. The 18R of Evan Reyna was looking for his first feature win of the season and pulled out ahead of the 25 of Chisholm on the start. The 34jr of Brauer had contact with the 4W on the back stretch with the 4W falling back 4 positions into 7th. The 44 of Wagner was now in 4th followed by the 77 of Kennedy and the 34 of Krause who were in a tight battle for 5th place. The 18R led for the first 7 laps of this 18 lap feature race until on lap 8 contact between the 18R and the 25 in turn 3 while they were side by side into the turn. The 18R of Reyna held on to stay on the track, but lost position and fell back into 3rd place behind the 34jr of Brauer who took over 2nd place. With 2 laps left, the 44 of Wagner caught up to the 18R of Reyna looking to take over 3rd, but Reyna held on to finish in 3rd place behind the 34jr of Brauer in 2nd. The 44 of Wagner finished 4th, the 77 of Kennedy in 5th. The 4W of Williams came in 6th after getting around the 34 of Krause with only 2 laps left. But it was the 25 of Chisholm who brought home the checkered flag to finish in 1st place.
Heat race winners include the 43 of Koby Wagner, the k34 of Kolton Brauer, and the 411 of Gavin Oldefendt in the pee wee class. The 20 of Gage Motl and the 12 of Ayden Howard in the junior class. The 34jr of Braden Brauer in the senior class.