Fan night draws crowd to Chateau

Published 10:15am Tuesday, June 18, 2013

By Todd Narveson
For the Herald

A beautiful day drew a huge crowd at Chateau Raceway for fan appreciation night. Every person that came out took advantage of the free front gate admission and they jammed the speedway full. L&D Ag of Hartland, Farm Boy BBQ of St. Ansgar, Iowa, and Misgen Auto Parts of Ellendale sponsored the evening and made the fan appreciation night possible.

The Misgen Auto Parts Pure Stock had a wild 15-lap feature that saw only six of the 12-starters around at the finish. There were numerous yellow flags for crashes and spins that kept the race at slow pace. When the green flag was out the racing was intense as Adam Godeke led until Keith Weber passed him on lap six.

Jason Newkirk got to second and Matt Brooks was third on lap 10. Brooks would spin to trigger a caution on lap 11, then two laps later Brady Krohnberg and Dylan Nelson got together to stop the race and set up a two-lap shootout. While the caution was out, Newkirk’s machine erupted in smoke and he headed pitside. A big fire then broke out in his car up in the work area. After a brief scare the fire was extinguished with no injuries.

Weber led the last two laps for his second win in a row. Dylan Nelson finished in second with Brooks third. Godeke would finish in fourth and Zach Elward rounded out the top five.

Two cautions started the L&D Ag USRA B-Mod feature. Jerry Young led until lap two, when Kylie Kath zipped by. Jerad Boumeester moved to third with Kadden Kath and Josh Mattick right on him. Mattick drove to third and then challenged Young for second on lap seven and eight. Kadden Kath moved to third past Boumeester as older brother Kylie still led the pack.

Kylie Kath led until he spun with a flat left rear tire to trigger a caution. Mattick was then the leader with Kadden Kath all over him for the lead. They ran close on laps 11 and 12 until Kath stole the lead. The 14-year old Kath led the pack to the checkered flag for his first career win. Mattick was second and Young placed third. Boumeester finished fourth and Charlie Steinberg had a great run in fifth.

Noah Grinstead led lap one of the Albert Lea Steel WISSOTA Street Stock feature with Brandon Shaner along with Kory Adams on his tail. Adams would nab second after a second lap restart and then took the lead when Grinstead drifted high. Mike Blowers was now second with Shaner third.

Adams and Blowers raced close and after tow cautions on lap seven and nine got back to business for the lead. Blowers tried the low groove and then went to the top and made the pass on lap 10. Blowers scored his third consecutive win with Adams in second. Jason Barber had a good run in third with Grinstead fourth and Brent Holland fifth.

Jake Stark led Jesse Hernandez early in the Farm Boy BBQ WISSOTA Midwest Modified main. Hernandez stalled and Ryan Siegle had no place to go and tagged him. The caution came out but it was for Luke Hainka before the frontstretch incident took place.

Mike Mehling got to second on the restart, but everyone watched Robbie Franklin who was flying up on the top shelf. Franklin drove by two cars and then got Mehling for second and then bolted by Hernandez for the lead on lap six. Franklin checked out for his first win at Chateau, Greg Pfeifer Jr. out dueled Mehling for second with Jason Born and Hernandez in the top five.

Travis Shipman dominated the Power 96/KQAQ 970AM IMCA Stock Cars. Shipman came from fourth and took the lead from Kevin Vogt on lap two. Shipman then drove away from the pack even after a late restart. It would be Shipman’s second win while Vogt was second. Matt Speckman finished third with Andy Altenburg fourth and Brandon Vogt fifth.

The most dramatic race of the night was the French’s Repair and Fabrication USRA Modified feature. Front row starters Jacob Dahle and Todd Scharkey both declined the Brew Pub Pizza Challenge so that bonus will rise to $900 next week. Scharkey took off from row one and left the field in his wake while Dahle, Tommy Myer and Damon Haslip tried to keep up.

Brandon Davis slipped in the top five and then slipped past Haslip on lap five to take fourth. Myer was right on Dahle for second while Scharkey was long gone up front. Dahle and Myer continued their battle while Davis reeled them in. Myer got to second on lap nine and now Davis caught Dahle for third. Davis took over on lap 14 and Joe Horgdal worked his way to fourth.

Scharkey still held a big lead as Davis caught Myer for second on lap 23. Davis was really hooked up on the low side of the track and got Myer for second shortly before the white flag. Scharkey was seven car lengths ahead when Davis took second. Davis really cranked it up and as the white flag flew and was three cars lengths behind.

Scharkey ran the top groove the entire race and negotiated around Jeremy Misgen onm the final lap. Davis got an incredible run down the backstretch and zoomed to the inside of Scharkey as they entered turn four. Davis motored by Scharkey as the crowd went absolutely beserk as Davis crossed under the checkered flag first. Myer would finish third with Horgdal fourth and Haslip fifth.

For the first time in quite a while there were enough Y-Waste Removal Hornets to have heat races with 12-cars on hand this week. Chris Schumann would dominate the 10-lap feature for his first win. Jeremy Wenzel was second with Jason McShane third, Travis Morris fourth and Matthew Misgen fifth.

Race Results

Pure Stock
Feature—Keith Weber, Dylan Nelson, Matt Brooks, Adam Godeke, Zach Elward, Brady Krohnberg, Daniel Guttormson, Jason Newkirk, Cole Lonergan, Tommy Cruz, Anna Brouwers, Stacy Krohnberg
First Heat—Brooks, Newkirk, Godeke, B. Krohnberg, Cruz, Brouwers
Second Heat—Lonergan, Weber, S. Krohnberg, Nelson, Guttormson, Elward

Feature—Kadden Kath, Josh Mattick, Jerry Young, Jared Boumeester, Billy Steinberg, Jesse Baer, Ryan Stebbins, Mike Chisholm, Jeremy Lebeau, Rick Utley, Brad Minske, Tanner Johnston, Max Anderson, Jared Walters, Kylie Kath, Terry Kohnert, Mike Jonsgaard, John Warrington, Matt Olson
First Heat—Kylie Kath, Steinberg, Warrington, Olson, Lebeau, Baer, Walters
Second Heat—Boumeester, Kadden Kath, Mattick, Utley, Chisholm, Johnston
Third Heat—Anderson, Young, Stebbins, Jonsgaard, Kohnert, Minske

WISSOTA Street Stock
Feature—Mike Blowers, Kory Adams, Jason Barber, Noah Grinstead, Brent Holland, Brandon Shaner, Nathan Schumacher, Nick Roemhildt, Jim Connors, Andrew Lokenvitz
First Heat—Barber, Holland, Grinstead, Schumacher, Roemhildt
Second Heat—Blowers, Shaner, Adams, Connors, Lokenvitz

WISSOTA Midwest Modified
Feature—Robbie Franklin, Greg Pfeifer Jr., Mike Mehling, Jason Born, Jesse Hernandez, Jeff Dahle, Beau Lammers. Jake Stark, Darryl Hainka, Tim Myhre, George Schrumpf, Ryan Siegle, Jayme Hiller, Luke Hainka, Bryan Hernandez, Eric Condit
First Heat—Franklin, Dahle, Mehling, Lammers. Schrumpf, L. Hainka
Second Heat—Siegle, Pfeifer Jr., Born, B. Hernandez, D. Hainka
Third Heat—Myhre, J. Hernandez, Stark, Condit, Hiller

IMCA Stock Car
Feature—Travis Shipman, Kevin Vogt, Matt Speckman, Andy Altenburg, Brandon Vogt, Ryan Goergen, Blake Cole, Dan Mackenthun, Austin Curtin
Heat—Shipman, Cole, Curtin, K. Vogt, B. Vogt, Altenburg, Speckman, Goergen, Mackenthun

USRA Modified
Feature—Brandon Davis, Todd Scharkey, Tommy Myer, Joe Horgdal, Damon Haslip, Darwyn Karau, Jacob Dahle, Joel Alberts, Greg Jensen, Kevin Stoa, Jeremy Misgen, Craig Shaw, Joe Wernecke
First Heat—Myer, Alberts, Dahle, Horgdal, Jensen, Shawm Wernecke
Second Heat—Davis, Scharkey, Haslip, Karau, Misgen, Stoa

Feature—Chris Schumann, Jeremy Wenzel, Jason McShane, Travis Morris, Matthew Misgen, Chris Dyke, Ralph Hanks, Bailey Wolff, Bobby Blowers, Marcus Johnson, Marissa Wolff
First Heat—Schumann, B. Wolff, Misgen, Parker, Blowers
Second Heat—Wenzel, McShane, Dyke, Morris, Johnson

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