Night Of The Brandon’s At Deer CreekCole Queensland
Spring Valley, MN (July 25)
By: Todd Narveson
For the second week in a row hot and humid conditions were in place at Deer Creek Speedway. Two new winners highlighted the racing action and for the second time this season three of the five winners were Brandons. Young Truck Line of Lyle along with Randy & Sandy Norby sponsored this week’s program.
Spencer Stock and Adam Martinson led the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the green flag for their 18-lap feature. Martinson took the lead while Stock gave chase. Kylie Kath was on the move from 10th in to the top five. Kath passed Mitch Weiss for fourth and then challenged Nick Ayotte for third. A caution on lap three slowed the race.
Martinson led, but Stock, Ayotte and Kath were three wide for second in turn two. They remained three wide through turn three of lap four. Again they were still three wide thru five. Jason Vandekamp was on the fly and cracked the top five. Vandekamp vaulted to third and Dylan Goettl followed him to fourth.
At this point Martinson had opened up a big lead but that was erased when Goettl collided with Stock on lap nine to bring out the yellow. Goettl was charged with the yellow and exited the track with a flat tire. This brought the field back to Martinson and set up a wild restart.
Vandekamp drove past Martinson for the lead, but Martinson fired right back at him to regain the lead. Vandekamp bolted back by and took the lead to complete lap 10. Then Weiss challenged Martinson for second before another yellow flew on lap 11 when Kylie Kath tangled with Les Duellman to end both of their nights
Weiss got to second and then challenged Vandekamp for the lead. Dan Wheeler moved from 19th and into the top five and this point. Weiss ran the low groove and he was side-by-side with Vandekamp for the lead. Weiss grabbed the top spot on lap 13 and edged away.
Weiss drove on to his third win of the season with Vandekamp in second. Martinson had a fine run to finish in third. Ryan Goergen made a late race charge to finish in fourth and Wheeler’s charge had him fifth at the checkered flag.
The beginning of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature was outstanding. Right off the bat Krysta Doughty, Greg Lammers and Nick Schwebach were three wide for the lead. Schwebach took the lead while Lammers got shuffled back a bit. A.J. Zvorak entered the picture to second with Doughty and Zach Elward close.
The top five were extremely tight when Dustin Doughty got to fifth and continued his moves to the front. Elward took the lead with Zvorak and Schwebach on his heels. Doughty got to fourth and then moved to third on lap four. Elward and Schwebach raced for the lead, but Doughty was right there in the low groove.
Doughty squeezed to the lead in turn two on the fifth lap. Doughty quickly opened up the lead and left the pack to battle it out for second. Doughty continued to extend his lead and drove to his first win of the season in his first appearance of the season.
The race for second was great for the remainder of the race. Elward came out of it in the runner up spot while Danny Richards had a late race charge to third. Schwebach would finish in the fourth spot and Zvorak finished out the top five.
Extra money was up for grabs in the USRA B-Mods this week. Sandy Norby added an extra $800 to the top five with an extra $250 for the winner and also a $100 hard charger bonus. Ray Winkels also donated and extra $100 to the winner of the feature.
Trevor Fecht took command of the main event when he took advantage of his pole position start. Kadden Kath and Eric Thill trailed but the race heated up quickly. Kath stole the lead on lap two and Thill followed along to second. Thill then set after Kath and they had a great race going for the lead.
Noah Grinstead moved into the top five and challenged Jayden Larson for fourth on lap eight. Brandon Maitland cruised from eighth and entered the top five on lap nine. Back up front Thill used the low groove to glide past Kath for the lead on lap 10. Jim Chisholm started 16th and closed in on the top five.
Russell Quinnell slowed to bring out the yellow on lap 11 to erase Thill’s lead and set up an exciting restart. Thill led, but Maitland flew to second while Chisholm darted to fourth. Maitland got low on Thill and assumed the lead on lap 14 while Chisholm was up to third.
Maitland scored the win and with the bonus money took home $750. It was also his first win at Deer Creek and became the 469th different feature winner in the track’s history. Chisholm slipped past Thill for second while Thill ended up third. Kath finished in fourth and Grisntead was fifth. Brody Shaw took the $100 hard charger bonus when he advanced 13-poistions.
Twenty-one WISSOTA Super Stocks were on hand this week. Neil Eckhart and Braden Brauer raced side-by-side for the lead. Dan Nissalke and Jeff Brauer were also side-by-side for third. Brandon Duellman bolted from eighth into the top five. Eckhart took the lead, but Duellman scooted to second and Nissalke got to third.
Duellman pulled alongside Eckhart and took the lead before a yellow flag flew on lap five. Nissalke darted to second on the start and Jeff Brauer went to third. Nissalke then challenged Duellman for the lead while Brauer was close behind. The top three ran close until another yellow came out on lap 13.
After that Duellman checked out to take his second win of the season. Brauer outdueled Nissalke for second at the checkered flag. Eckhart finished in the fourth spot and Dustin Nelson was fifth.
The USRA Modified feature was another Deer Creek classic. J.T. Wasmund and Tony Schill led the 19-car field to the green flag for their 25-lap race. Wasmund took the lead trailed by Schill, Josh Angst and Dustin Sorensen. Sorensen raced Angst for third, but a three car pile-up triggered a yellow flag.
Sorensen really came alive on the start and moved to second. He then went after Wasmund for the lead and got it in turn two of the fourth lap. Wasmund fired right back at Sorensen and got the lead back on lap five. Ryan Wetzstein was in the top five and challenged Schill for third.
Brandon Davis started ninth and entered the top five and then passed Wetzstein for fourth on lap seven. Davis then closed in on Schill on lap nine. Back up front Sorensen applied heavy pressure on Wasmund for the lead. Sorensen tried the low groove, but Wasmund had the momentum up top.
Davis got by Schill for third on lap 12 and quickly reeled in the lead duo. Sorensen continued to stalk Wasmund and Davis made it a three car party up front. On lap 15, Davis went low with Sorensen in the middle and Wasmund up top to go three wide for the lead.
Davis took the lead on lap 16 but a yellow flag came out on lap 18 when Jacob Stark slowed on the frontstretch. Davis and Sorensen renewed the battle for the lead on the restart. Sorensen threw a slide job at Davis and took the lead in turn two. However Sorensen’s momentum carried him too far and he brushed the wall. Davis dove to the inside to regain the lead.
The yellow flew on lap 15 when Wasmund slowed on the track to end his night. On the start, Davis led but now Sorensen had his hands full with Jason Cummins who had roared to life after he started in row six. Sorensen and Cummins diced for the spot and Cummins took over on lap 21.
Davis led the final laps for his second win of the year. It was also his 61st career win at the speedway which now ties him for the all-time lead with Jeff Brauer. Cummins finished second with Sorensen in third. Joel Alberts had a stellar run from 12th to fourth and Angst finished in fifth.
A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 2-Brandon Maitland; 2. 24C-Jim Chisholm; 3. 95-Eric Thill; 4. 83X-Kadden Kath; 5. 99-Noah Grinstead; 6. 10T-Trevor Fecht; 7. 2B-Andrew Bleess; 8. 36K-Jayden Larson; 9. 55-Brody Shaw; 10. 72-Alex Schubbe; 11. 55H-Aaron Hoff; 12. 63JR-Brady Larson; 13. 02K-Hunter Kennedy; 14. 38-Michael Wytaske; 15. 56H-Brandon Hare; 16. 25-Joe Chisholm; 17. 12V-Matt Vandenlangenberg; 18. 10-Adam Mietzner; 19. 27-Channing Warner; 20. 83R-Kullen Kath; 21. (DNF) 35JR-Garitt Wytaske; 22. (DNF) 60-Colby Mann; 23. (DNF) 30-Russell Quinnell; 24. (DNF) 54-Jett Sorensen; 25. (DNF) 30S-Scott Demmer; 26. (DNS) 52-Hunter Nelson
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 36K-Jayden Larson; 2. 56H-Brandon Hare; 3. 02K-Hunter Kennedy; 4. 55H-Aaron Hoff; 5. 30S-Scott Demmer; 6. 63JR-Brady Larson; 7. 2B-Andrew Bleess; 8. 55-Brody Shaw; 9. 54-Jett Sorensen
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10T-Trevor Fecht; 2. 2-Brandon Maitland; 3. 99-Noah Grinstead; 4. 35JR-Garitt Wytaske; 5. 24C-Jim Chisholm; 6. 10-Adam Mietzner; 7. 25-Joe Chisholm; 8. 30-Russell Quinnell; 9. (DNF) 83R-Kullen Kath
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Eric Thill; 2. 72-Alex Schubbe; 3. 60-Colby Mann; 4. 83X-Kadden Kath; 5. 27-Channing Warner; 6. 38-Michael Wytaske; 7. 12V-Matt Vandenlangenberg; 8. 52-Hunter Nelson
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 50III-Brandon Davis; 2. 71-Jason Cummins; 3. 19-Dustin Sorensen; 4. 4A-Joel Alberts; 5. 99-Josh Angst; 6. 8S-Tony Schill; 7. 90-Ryan Wetzstein; 8. 15W-Alex Williamson; 9. 33-Joe Ludemann; 10. 15-Joey Miller; 11. 1A-Dwaine Hanson; 12. 61T-Tammy Soma Clark; 13. (DNF) 57-Jim King; 14. (DNF) 77-Jacob Stark; 15. (DNF) 51W-JT Wasmund; 16. (DNF) 11B-Alex Hanson; 17. (DNF) 14M-Brian Mahlstedt; 18. (DNF) 59-Bob Sammann; 19. (DNS) 29H-Joe Horgdal
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 8S-Tony Schill; 2. 19-Dustin Sorensen; 3. 11B-Alex Hanson; 4. 33-Joe Ludemann; 5. 77-Jacob Stark; 6. 59-Bob Sammann; 7. 57-Jim King
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 50III-Brandon Davis; 2. 99-Josh Angst; 3. 4A-Joel Alberts; 4. 15-Joey Miller; 5. 1A-Dwaine Hanson; 6. 61T-Tammy Soma Clark
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15W-Alex Williamson; 2. 71-Jason Cummins; 3. 51W-JT Wasmund; 4. 90-Ryan Wetzstein; 5. 14M-Brian Mahlstedt; 6. (DNS) 29H-Joe Horgdal
WISSOTA Midwest Mods
A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 23-Mitch Weiss; 2. 16-Jason VandeKamp; 3. 24M-Adam Martinson; 4. G12-Ryan Goergen; 5. RED1-Dan Wheeler; 6. 28S-Spencer Stock; 7. 53-Tianna Mithun; 8. 2-Scott Splittstoesser; 9. 9-Isaac Clark; 10. 78-Nate Erickson; 11. 89-Tyler Lamm; 12. 14-Tyron Friese; 13. 12-Matt Everts; 14. (DNF) 97X-Don Schaefer; 15. (DNF) 23KR-Les Duellman; 16. (DNF) 83-Kylie Kath; 17. (DNF) 24-Dylan Goettl; 18. (DNF) 04N-Nick Ayotte; 19. (DNF) 24T-Liz Toepper; 20. (DNF) 88-Jacob Toepper
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. G12-Ryan Goergen; 2. 24-Dylan Goettl; 3. 24T-Liz Toepper; 4. 83-Kylie Kath; 5. 9-Isaac Clark; 6. 88-Jacob Toepper; 7. 78-Nate Erickson
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Mitch Weiss; 2. 23KR-Les Duellman; 3. 24M-Adam Martinson; 4. 97X-Don Schaefer; 5. 12-Matt Everts; 6. 89-Tyler Lamm; 7. 14-Tyron Friese
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Jason VandeKamp; 2. 28S-Spencer Stock; 3. 04N-Nick Ayotte; 4. 2-Scott Splittstoesser; 5. (DNF) RED1-Dan Wheeler; 6. (DNF) 53-Tianna Mithun
WISSOTA Street Stock
A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. D1-Dustin Doughty; 2. 15-Zach Elward; 3. 3R-Danny Richards; 4. 38S-Nick Schwebach; 5. Z29-Anthony (AJ) Zvorak; 6. 34JR-Braden Brauer; 7. 01-Kory Adams; 8. 03-Krysta Doughty; 9. KOL34-Kolton Brauer; 10. 1R-Cole Richards; 11. 99-Greg Lammers; 12. 2-Fred Prudoehl; 13. 147-Brent Holland; 14. 16-Jacob Bennett; 15. (DNS) 101-Ken Adams; 16. (DNS) 27X-Doug Wojcik
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3R-Danny Richards; 2. 15-Zach Elward; 3. Z29-Anthony (AJ) Zvorak; 4. D1-Dustin Doughty; 5. 01-Kory Adams; 6. 147-Brent Holland; 7. 16-Jacob Bennett; 8. KOL34-Kolton Brauer
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 34JR-Braden Brauer; 2. 99-Greg Lammers; 3. 03-Krysta Doughty; 4. 38S-Nick Schwebach; 5. 2-Fred Prudoehl; 6. 1R-Cole Richards; 7. (DNF) 101-Ken Adams; 8. (DNF) 27X-Doug Wojcik
WISSOTA Super Stock
A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 0-Brandon Duellman; 2. 34-Jeff Brauer; 3. 22N-Dan Nissalke; 4. 7E-Neil Eckhart; 5. 46-Dustin Nelson; 6. 17W-Ryan Wiome; 7. 35-Dennis Dunbar; 8. 42-Schatney Sanders; 9. 34JR-Braden Brauer; 10. 27-Jared Zimpel; 11. 9-Dylan Kromschroeder; 12. 2F-Jeffrey Frey; 13. 33C-Cody Emmans; 14. 11A-Jordan Henkemeyer; 15. 22-Ryan Jacobsen; 16. 94-Kevin Hager; 17. 21-David Miller; 18. 17-Harland Morehart; 19. (DNF) 29S-Joel Snyder; 20. (DNF) 48-Dave Solum
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7E-Neil Eckhart; 2. 42-Schatney Sanders; 3. 34-Jeff Brauer; 4. 35-Dennis Dunbar; 5. 11A-Jordan Henkemeyer; 6. 21-David Miller; 7. 2F-Jeffrey Frey
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Dylan Kromschroeder; 2. 22N-Dan Nissalke; 3. 17W-Ryan Wiome; 4. 27-Jared Zimpel; 5. 33C-Cody Emmans; 6. 48-Dave Solum
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 34JR-Braden Brauer; 2. 46-Dustin Nelson; 3. 0-Brandon Duellman; 4. 29S-Joel Snyder; 5. 22-Ryan Jacobsen; 6. 94-Kevin Hager; 7. 17-Harland Morehart