Friday was a great night for racing and ice cream at ChateauPublished 7:28am Monday, July 15, 2013
By Todd Narveson
For the Herald
It was a picture-perfect evening for racing at Chateau Raceway for State Farm Insurance and Broadway Automotive night. Mike Blowers captured his seventh straight Street Stock feature, while Brandon Davis dominated the USRA Modifieds for his fifth win. Another decent crowd was on hand for ice cream night for the kids.
Just before intermission the Y-Waste Removal Hornets ran a 12-lap feature. After he rolled over two weeks ago, Ralph Hanks brought out a different car and won his second feature in a row. Jeremy Wenzel finished second, and Mark Lamont was third.
Stacy Krohnberg, Matt Brooks and Brady Krohnberg put on a very good show at the front of the Misgen Auto Parts Pure Stock feature. Brooks put all sorts of pressure on Stacy Krohnberg and got alongside him on a couple occasions. Krohnberg was up to the task each time and held on to the lead.
On the final lap, Brooks got a little loose, and Krohnberg drove to his first feature win of the season. Brady Krohnberg took advantage of Brooks’ problem and snuck by for second. Adam Godeke finished in third, and Cole Lonergan was in the top five.
Kadden Kath led the L&D Ag USRA B-Mod feature from the drop of the green to the checkered flag for his second win of the season. There were a couple of yellows on lap nine and 10 to keep things close, but Kath was strong out front. Josh Mattick made things a little exciting with two to go and got close to the leader. Mattick would spin to set up a green, white and checkered dash to the finish. Kath took the win ahead of Jesse Baer and Steven Amundson. Charlie Steinberg got another top five in fourth, and John Warrington finished fifth.
Nathan Schumacher led the Albert Lea Steel Street Stocks with Kyle King a close second. Mike Blowers stormed from eighth and bolted past Noah Grinstead for third on lap three and shot past King on lap five for second. Blowers made quick work of Schumacher and had the lead at the end of lap five.
Blowers checked out, and his incredible win streak stays alive at seven in a row. Schumacher and Jason Barber had a really good tussle for second the final half of the race. Barber got by on lap 10, and Schumacher took over on lap 11. Barber returned the favor on lap 12 before Schumacher took second for good one lap later. Barber finished third with Noah Grinstead and Brandon Shaner in the top five.
The Farm Boy BBQ WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature was the best race of the night. After the initial start was slowed with a caution, Jayme Hiller led lap one with Jeff Born right alongside. Greg Pfeifer Jr. spun to trigger another caution, and he pulled to the pits thus ending his night.
Hiller, Born and Beau Lammers ran in tight formation with Born way up on the top shelf and Hiller on the bottom of the track. Born zoomed past and took the lead on lap two while Robbie Franklin flew up to third when he passed Lammers. Jason Born was on the fly from row four and zipped past Lammer for fourth.
Franklin continued his charge to the front when he passed Hiller for second and brought along Jason Born to third. Franklin then attacked Jeff Born for the lead on lap five, and they raced side-by-side.. Franklin got the lead, but Born returned the favor on lap eight. Jason Born entered the picture, and the top three were very close.
Franklin got back up front, and Jason Born then challenged his brother Jeff for second and stole the spot on lap 11. Jason then drove to the inside of Franklin, and they duked it out for three laps. Franklin drove to his second win while Jason held off Jeff Born for second. Hiller raced to a fourth place finish, and Lammers was fifth.
Only five Power 96/KQAQ 970 AM IMCA Stock Cars were in attendance this week. Travis Shipman continued his dominance with his fifth feature win over Austin Curtin and Ryan Goergen.
Front-row starters Jacob Dahle and Jason Cummins declined the Brew Pub Pizza Front Row Challenge for the French’s Repair and Fabrication USRA Modifieds. So next week the potential bonus goes to $1,300. Dahle led lap one with Cummins on the chase, and Brandon Davis was quickly in third.
Cummins drove to the lead on lap two, and Davis followed to second. Davis quickly challenged Cummins for the lead on lap five and drove away. Even a mid-race caution did not slow Davis, who won by more than seven seconds and scored his fifth point night win at Chateau this year. Mike Sorensen got by Dahle for third on lap 16, but Greg Jensen drove past both Dahle and Sorensen to finish third at the checkered flag. Todd Scharkey nipped Dahle at the checkered flag for fifth.
Feature—Brandon Davis, Jason Cummins, Greg Jensen, Mike Sorensen, Todd Scharkey, Jacob Dahle, Darwyn Karau, Joe Horgdal, Damon Haslip, Doug Hillson, Tyler Clark, Jeremy Misgen, Craig Shaw
First Heat—Scharkey, Sorensen, Cummins, Karau, Horgdal, Clark, Misgen
Second Heat—Davis, Dahle, Haslip, Hillson, Jensen, Shaw
IMCA Stock Car
Feature—Travis Shipman, Austin Curtin, Ryan Goergen, Kevin Vogt, Brandon Vogt
Heat—Goergen, Shipman, K. Vogt, Curtin, B. Vogt
WISSOTA Midwest Modified
Feature—Robbie Franklin, Jason Born, Jeff Born, Jayme Hiller, Beau Lammers, Darryl Hainka, Jesse Hernandez, Jake Stark, Mike Yeager, Luke Hainka, Tyler Peterson, Mike Mehling, Greg Pfeifer Jr.
First Heat—Franklin, Jason Born, Mehling, D. Hainka, L. Hainka, Hernandez, Peterson
Second Heat—Lammers, Pfeifer Jr., Hiller, Jeff Born, Stark, Yeager
WISSOTA Street Stock
Feature—Mike Blowers, Nathan Schumacher, Jason Barber, Noah Grinstead, Brandon Shaner, Kyle King, Brent Holland, Derek Kilby, Jim Connors, Kory Adams
First Heat—Grinstead, Shaner, Holland, Connors, Kilby
Second Heat—Blowers, Schumacher, Adams, King, Barber
Feature—Kadden Kath, Jesse Baer, Steven Amundson, Charlie Steinberg, Taylor Ovrebo, John Warrington, Josh Mattick, Brad Minske, Terry Kohnert, Dustin Sorensen, Rick Utley, Kylie Kath
First Heat—Amundson, Baer, Kohnert, Kylie Kath, Steinberg, Minske
Second Heat—Mattick, Sorensen, Kadden Kath, Ovrebo, Warrington, Utley
Feature—Stacy Krohnberg, Brady Krohnberg, Matt Brooks, Adam Godeke, Cole Lonergan, Zach Elward, Kyle Nicoll, Anna Brouwers
Heat—Godeke, S. Krohnberg, Brooks, Lonergan, B. Krohnberg, Elward, Nicoll, Brouwers
Feature—Ralph Hanks, Jeremy Wenzel, Mark Lamont, Bailey Wolff, Marissa Wolff, Bobby Blowers, Chris Schumann