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Bellefeuille Blasts To Great Lakes Border Battle Victory Lane

FYE Motorsports Promotions (July 2nd, 2017) – Superior, Wisconsin

Night 2 of the 2nd running of the Great Lakes Border Battle at the AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, WI was held on Sunday, July 2nd with sunny skies and another great crowd in attendance to witness the crowning of the Border Battle champion for the second season in a row.  

51 Midwest Modifieds, 43 Modifieds and 14 Pure Stocks were in attendance on night two, which featured a full program of Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks, along with a pair of b-mains, a last chance race and the 60-lap, $10,500 to win Modified main event.

Modified b-main action saw the top 6 finishers transfer into the big show, with Kelly Estey and Al Uotinen winning their respective b-mains and earning seventh row starting spots for the 60-lapper. Drivers finishing 7th on back in the b-mains were given one last chance to get into the program with a last chance race, with only the winner transferring and Jeff Spacek nipped Pat Cook in a photo finish to steal the final transfer spot in a thriller. Cook and Steve Lavasseur were drawn as the two provisional starters, earning starting spots 26 and 27 in the main event.

In the night’s Pure Stock feature, Ryan Savoy took command at the drop of the green just as he did the night before, but tonight he was not going to settle for second and paced the field for the entire 15-lap distance to claim his first career Great Lakes Border Battle title and the $250 paycheck that went along with it. Andrew Hanson chased Savoy to the checkered with 8th starting Kyle Copp third at the finish and Dylan Shelton and Al Rapp rounding out the top five.

In the same format as the previous night, after 5 heat races and a pair of b-mains set the 26 car starting field, Jason VandeKamp sat on the pole after being the highest in passing points after heat race action and jumped out to the early lead over opening night winner Skeeter Estey, who started on the outside of row 1. VandeKamp paced the field early with 4th starting David Simpson quickly moving into second. Kevin Eder, Deven VanHouse and Dan Kingsley moved into a great four car battle for third with Estey as Simpson tried to run down VandeKamp out front. VandeKamp, who had never won at the Superior, WI oval until the previous Friday night was lights out driving away from the field, but Simpson, who raced to a career best second place finish the night before, was trying to stay with him up front. A pair of mid-race cautions kept the field bunched up, but VandeKamp was up to the challenge on each restart and drove away for the victory and his first Great Lakes Border Battle title, Simpson capped off a great weekend with his second straight runner up finish, while Eder crossed the line third with VanHouse and Kingsley rounding out the top five. Corey Jones earned hard charger honors with his 22nd to 15th run.

The nightcap featured the 27-car, 60-lap, $10,500 to win Modified main event with Jody Bellefeuille and Shane Sabraski sharing the front row and pacing the field to the green. After driver introductions, a 4-wide salute to fans and fireworks show was completed, Bellefeuille blasted from the pole to the lead and set the pace, but a lap 2 caution for Cory Bruggeman bunched the field back up quickly. On the restart, again Bellefeuille took the point, but Dave Cain dove under him and took a peek for the lead in turn three, however Bellefeuille was up to the challenge and took the top spot back and tried to stretch his lead lap after lap until the second caution of the event flew for Tony Schill on lap 15, just as the leaders were about to encounter lapped traffic. On the restart, Bellefeuille again took off with Cain and Sabraski engaged in a side by side battle for second for the next eight laps until 8th running Jake Hartung turned his #05 car around in turn two, bringing out the third and final caution before the fuel stop. Again, Bellefeuille took off out front with Sabraski and Cain again locked in battle for second with Darrell Nelson fourth and a thrilling battle for fifth between Mike Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Steve Stuart and Kevin Eder happening just behind the leaders. Another great battle for 9th was ensuring between Jason Miller, Scott Greer, Kelly Estey, Jeffrey Lien Jr., Matt Leer and Al Uotinen as well. The field ran caution free until the lap 30 fuel stop, at which time Bellefeuille had built up a 3.874 second advantage. The field came to a stop on the front stretch and the crews completed their work during the 8 minute stop before the field fired back up and re-assumed their double file restart formation. On the restart it was much of the same with Bellefeuille taking off to the lead he had enjoyed all night to that point and Cain and Sabraski again picking up their door to door battle for second. The final caution of the event flew on lap 34 for a Pat Cook spin in turn four, and then the final 26 laps were run caution free with Bellefeuille alone out front. Mike Anderson began to stretch his legs a bit in the late going as he snuck by Ashly Anderson and Sabraski into third with under 10 laps to go, trying to win his second crown jewel of the season after his thrilling Minnesota Modified Nationals victory at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN on Memorial Day weekend. Bellefeuille had other ideas however, and continued to keep everyone at bay, running alone out front with lapped traffic not seeming to affect the driver of the #11 as he worked his way around the slower cars with ease. Cain, who was solidly in second, was working through the same lapped traffic, but not quite as easily was trying to keep Bellefeuille in his sights, but Jody was just too strong and lead all 60 laps for the richest payday of his career. Cain came home a solid second with Anderson finishing on the podium for the second year in a row with a third place run. Ashley Anderson took fourth from Darrell Nelson and held it to the finish with Sabraski 6th, Eder 7th, Uotinen 8th, Greer 9th and Miller rounding out the top ten.

Everyone with FYE Motorsports Promotions would like to send a huge thank you to the staff and management of the AMSOIL Speedway, to all of the racers, crews, family members and to the great fans for supporting this event for the second year in a row. It is much appreciated!

FYE Motorsports would like to thank all of our marketing partners that made this event possible including:  Beltline Body Shop, Budweiser, Premier Real Estate Services, Troy Powers & Associates, Sevals Lawncare Service, Badger Storage & Excavating, Willow River Saloon, Culver’s, Accurate Auto Repair, Campbell Lumber & Supply Company, Southworth Chevrolet, Propane Strategies, S&S Fishing & Rental, Schill Construction, ServPro, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Anderson’s Maple Syrup, Collins Brothers Towing, Envision, Fulton Beer, Garberich Trucking, Joe Provo Racewear, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Minnesota Truck Headquarters, Performance Auto, RacinDirt.com, RockAuto.com, ThermoSeal Insulation, Winkler Canvas, MarsRaceCars.com, GRP Motorsports and Champs Sports Bar & Grill.

FYE Motorsports would also like to thank each contingency sponsor including: Champs Sports Bar & Grill, Jimmoe.com, Joe Provo Racewear, North Country Towing, Benji Pearson and Family, Rick’s Auto Body, Manitou Inn, JB Motorsports, CRC Motorsports, Aluminum Cabinet Company, Dennis and Cathy Pattee, All Performance Dyno, SSR Race Cars, Mirror Images Day Spa, Steve Boyum Construction, JigE Signs, Village Lanes, Wehrs Machine, Rivord Repair Center, Budweiser, Lakes Gas, Kevko Oil Pans, Mike’s Place, Twyzted Motorsports, Creative Image Hair Salon and Speedwerx.

For more information on upcoming FYE Motorsports promoted events including the Minnesota Truck Headquarters Fall Classic at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN on October 5th, 6th and 7th, log on to www.FYEMotorsports.com.

Event Summary:

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Feature: Jody Bellefeuille, Dave Cain, Mike Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Darrell Nelson, Shane Sabraski, Kevin Eder, Al Uotinen, Scott Greer, Jason Miller, Kelly Estey, Paul Wrazidlo, Michael Truscott, Brandon Jensen, Tony Schill, Jeffrey Lien Jr., Rick Niemi, Jeff Spacek, Matt Leer, Rick Rivord, Deven VanHouse, Pat Cook, Steve Lavasseur, Jake Hartung, Neil Balduc, Steve Stuart, Cory Bruggeman

B-main 1: Estey, Truscott, Schill, Wrazidlo, Jensen, Duane Dale, Andy Davey, Bob Broking, Jeff Spacek, Jeff Davis, Lavasseur, Jeff Broking, Cody Wolkowski, Kevin Adams, Johnny Broking
B-main 2: Uotinen, Eder, Rivord, Lien Jr., Bruggeman, Balduc, Cook, Chet Atkinson, Jay Richardson, Jake Hiatt, Danny Vang, Brady Caul, Jeff Tardy, Chris Unrau, Tyler Kintner
Last Chance Race: Spacek, Cook, Vang, Je. Broking, Davey, Davis, Richardson, Atkinson, Wolkowski, Lavasseur, Dale, Caul, Unrau

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Feature: Jason VandeKamp, David Simpson, Kevin Eder, Deven VanHouse, Dan Kingsley, Skeeter Estey, Jake Smith, Justin Froemming, Michael Truscott, Brandon Mehrwerth, Mitch Weiss, Jamie Davis, Grant Southworth, Cody Carlson, Corey Jones, Wyatt Boyum, Andrew Inman, George Truscott, Jason Richardson, George Dalbeck, Tyler Werner, Colin Chaschuk, Dan Tocheri, Ryan Wetzstein, Dave Flynn, Jeffrey Lien Jr.

B-main 1: Boyum, G. Truscott, Richardson, Inman, Werner, Brennen Gave, David Kivi, Gunner Peterson, Marcus Dunbar, Chris Bretting, McLean Andrews, Tom Smart, James Kannegiesser, James Lambert, Glenn Godin, Kevin Monteith, Kyle Matuska, Jeff Forseen
B-main 2: Davis, Lien Jr., Wetzstein, Jones, Tocheri, Don Craig, Brandon Copp, Tanner Williamson, Dayton Brady, Josh Heavirland, Eric Anderson, Joe Henninger, Adam Dennhardt, Clay Passuello, Karl Kolek, Dalton Mains, Shawn Olson

Heat 1: VandeKamp, Mehrwerth, Eder, Richardson, Wetzstein, Bretting, Henninger, Lambert, Godin, Matuska, Olson
Heat 2: Simpson, Estey, Kingsley, Jones, Williamson, Passuello, Craig, Davis, Kolek, Forseen
Heat 3: Weiss, Carlson, Froemming, Smith, G. Truscott, Lien Jr., Peterson, Heavirland, Copp, Kannegiesser
Heat 4: Dalbeck, VanHouse, Chaschuk, Flynn, Kivi, Werner, Monteith, Dunbar, Smart, Mains
Heat 5: Southworth, Truscott, Boyum, Tocheri, Inman, Brady, Gave, Anderson, Andrews, Dennhardt

WISSOTA Pure Stocks:

Feature: Ryan Savoy, Andrew Hanson, Kyle Copp, Dylan Shelton, Al Rapp, James Vandela, Cory Jorgensen, Chad Nikstad, Annika Hammitt, Richard Dzelak Jr., Andy Poll, Brett Leino, Aaron Bernick, Steve Olson, Jared Akervik, Michael Blevins

Heat 1: Savoy, Shelton, Copp, Rapp, Nikstad, Dzelak Jr., Leino, Blevins
Heat 2: Hanson, Jorgensen, Vandela, Poll, Olson, Bernick, Akervik, Hammitt


Bellefeuille Bags Budweiser Pole Dash; Earns Pole for Great Lakes Border Battle

FYE Motorsports Promotions (July 1st, 2017) – Superior, Wisconsin

The 2nd running of the Great Lakes Border Battle at the AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, WI took place over the 4th of July holiday weekend for the second season in a row in front of huge crowds and an overflowing pit area filled with WISSOTA Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds, Pure Stocks and for the first time ever, the WISSOTA Late Models were a part of the Border Battle as well.

45 Midwest Modifieds, 43 Modifieds, 21 Late Models and 16 Pure Stocks were in attendance on the opening night, which featured a full program of Late Models, Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks, along with two rounds of heat races and a pole dash for the Modifieds.

Modified heat race action saw Jeff Spacek, Darrell Nelson, Deven VanHouse, Al Uotinen, Jody Bellefeuille, Neil Balduc, Matt Leer, Scott Greer, Steve Stuart and Ashley Anderson race to checkered flags in some very highly contested heat races and then saw Bellefeullie lead all 12 laps in the nightcap Budweiser Pole Dash to put his #11 car on the pole for Sunday night’s 60-lap, $10,500 to win main event. Shane Sabraski would charge from his fifth starting spot to put his #7a on the outside of row one along with Bellefeuille for one of the richest races of the season.

In the night’s Pure Stock feature, Ryan Savoy took command at the drop of the green from the outside of the front row and paced the field for much of the 15-lap event with defending National Champion Michael Blevins in hot pursuit. Blevins dogged Savoy for much of the event, putting heavy pressure on Savoy’s #16 car until Michael was able to complete the winning pass with just two laps remaining and then rode off to the $250 victory. Savoy raced across the line in second with Kyle Copp third, Dean Pronschinske third from his 11th starting spot and 10th starting Al Rapp rounding out the top five.

After 5 heat races and a pair of b-mains set the 24 car starting field, Michael Truscott was highest in passing points and lead the Midwest Modified field to the green in their $1,500 to win, 25-lap event, but 3rd starting Skeeter Estey quickly took the top spot and tried to run off from his competitors throughout the early stages of the main event. Estey paced the field around the high line of the speedway, while David Simpson, Jake Smith and 19th starting Justin Froemming were making their way toward the front picking off cars left and right. After the lone caution of the night bunched the field up mid-race, Simpson appeared in the top five on the restart and began to pressure the front runners, while Estey continued his advantage out front. Simpson slid his way into second and tried to run down Estey out front, while Smith, Froemming, Truscott, 18th starting Kevin Eder and Grant Southworth were locked in a very intense battle just behind the leaders. Estey went on to claim the win for the second year in a row on the opening night of the Great Lakes Border Battle with Simpson racing to a career best finish in second. Smith came home a solid third while Froemming raced from 19th to 4th to earn hard charger honors and Southworth rounded out the top five finishers.

Travis Budisalovich and Jesse Glenz sat on the front row for the 30-lap, $2,500 to win Late Model main event. Budisalovich took command at the start and ran out front during the first few circuits while the rest of the field tried to sort themselves out. Glenz, 3rd starting Darrell Nelson and 4th starting Rick Hanestad began a great battle up front, all trying to chase down Budisalovich for the lead. Travis continued to pace the field for the first half of the event with Nelson searching and searching lap after lap for the fastest way to get along side of the #31 for the lead. Budisalovich continued to hold off Nelson out front, while Jake Redetzke put his name in the mix as well, moving in to challenge Glenz for fourth, while Hanestad continued his pursuit of the front runners. Nelson was finally able to sweep by Budisalovich for the lead and then took off, while Hanestad was also able to get by Travis into second and began his assault on Nelson out front. The field began to work through lapped traffic and Hanestad was able to cut into Nelson’s advantage dramatically, pulling up to Darrell’s rear bumper with a handful of circuits remaining. Nelson would be able to hold off Hanestad for the win in the non-stop event, with Glenz holding off Redetzke for third and Budisalovich rounding out the top five. Harry Hanson earned hard charger honors with his 17th to 9th run.

Championship night of the 2nd annual Great Lakes Border Battle will kick off on Sunday, July 2nd at 6pm with another full program of WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks along with b-mains, a last chance race and the 60-lap, $10,500 to win main event for the WISSOTA Modifieds.

For more information on upcoming FYE Motorsports promoted events, log on to www.FYEMotorsports.com.

Event Summary:

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Budweiser Pole Dash: Jody Bellefeuille, Shane Sabraski, Dave Cain, Darrell Nelson, Steve Stuart, Neil Balduc, Jake Hartung, Ashley Anderson, Mike Anderson, Scott Greer, Jason Miller, Deven VanHouse

Round 1 - Heat 1: Jeff Spacek, Jake Hartung, Steve Stuart, Michael Truscott, Jeff Tardy, Jeffrey Lien Jr., Cody Wolkowski, Jeff Davis, Duane Dale
Round 1 - Heat 2: Darrell Nelson, Jason Miller, Kelly Estey, Ashley Anderson, Bob Broking, Kevin Eder, Jay Richardson, Rick Rivord, Kevin Adams
Round 1 - Heat 3: Deven VanHouse, Rick Niemi, Mike Anderson, Neil Balduc, Jake Hiatt, Matt Leer, Jeff Broking, Andy Davey, Johnny Broking
Round 1 - Heat 4: Al Uotinen, Dave Cain, Pat Cook, Scott Greer, Tony Schill, Steve Lavasseur, Brady Caul, Chris Unrau
Round 1 - Heat 5: Jody Bellefeuille, Cory Bruggeman, Shane Sabraski, Brandon Jensen, Chet Atkinson, Danny Vang, Paul Wrazidlo, Tyler Kintner
Round 2 – Heat 1: Balduc, Sabraski, Cain, Wolkowski, Wrazidlo, Adams, Sapcek, Lavasseur
Round 2 – Heat 2: Leer, Bellefeuille, Eder, Miller, Uotinen, Davey, Vang, Lien Jr., Cook
Round 2 – Heat 3: Stuart, M. Anderson, Hartung, Rivord, Truscott, Bruggeman, Tardy, Jensen, Richardson
Round 2 – Heat 4: Greer, Nelson, Dale, VanHouse, Niemi, Je. Broking, Kintner, Davis, Jo. Broking
Round 2 – Heat 5: A. Anderson, Schill, Estey, Hiatt, B. Broking, Atkinson, Caul, Unrau

WISSOTA Late Models:

Feature: Darrell Nelson, Rick Hanestad, Jesse Glenz, Jake Redetzke, Travis Budisalovich, James Giossi, Tim McMann, Buddy Hanestad, Harry Hanson, Chris Olson, Zach Wohlers, Dave Esse, Cole Spacek, Riley Matthews, Kevin Carlson, Terry Lillo, George Ledin, Robbie Cooper, Trevor Wilson, Tim Lillo, Jeff Massingill

Heat 1: R. Hanestad, Glenz, Te. Lillo, Esse, Matthews, Carlson, Ti. Lillo
Heat 2: Nelson, Redetzke, Olson, Wohlers, B. Hanestad, Hanson, Ledin
Heat 3: Budisalovich, Massingill, Giossi, McMann, Spacek, Wilson, Cooper

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Feature: Skeeter Estey, David Simpson, Jake Smith, Justin Froemming, Michael Truscott, Grant Southworth, Deven VanHouse, Kevin Eder, Jason VandeKamp, Dave Flynn, Dan Kingsley, Cody Carlson, Craig Lofdahl, Karl Kolek, Jeffrey Lien Jr., Andrew Inman, Brandon Mehrwerth, Tanner Williamson, Don Craig, Wyatt Boyum, Kevin Monteith, Brandon Copp, Nick DaRonco, Willy Thompson

B-main 1: Kingsley, Froemming, Monteith, Craig, Chris Bretting, David Kivi, McLean Andrews, James Lambert, Eric Anderson, Gunner Peterson, Kyle Matuska, Jeff Hanninen, Mitch Weiss, Dan Tocheri, James Kannegiesser
B-main 2: Eder, Mehrwerth, Williamson, Inman, Dayton Brady, Brennen Gave, Jason Richardson, Tyler Werner, Brad Hanson, Joe Henninger, Tom Smart, Adam Dennhardt, Colin Chaschuk, Dalton Mains

Heat 1: Truscott, VanHouse, Carlson, Flynn, Lambert, Dennhardt, Matuska, Smart, Mains
Heat 2: Estey, Copp, Kolek, Monteith, Brady, Kannegiesser, Kivi, Peterson, Hanson
Heat 3: Lofdahl, Smith, VandeKamp, Froemming, Eder, Mehrwerth, Richardson, Craig, Andrews
Heat 4: DaRonco, Thompson, Boyum, Williamson, Anderson, Tocheri, Hanninen, Bretting, Weiss
Heat 5: Southworth, Simpson, Lien Jr., Kingsley, Inman, Werner, Gave, Henninger, Chaschuk

WISSOTA Pure Stocks:

Feature: Michael Blevins, Ryan Savoy, Kyle Copp, Dean Pronschinske, Al Rapp, Andrew Hanson, Cory Jorgensen, Travis Zembo, Chad Nikstad, James Vandela, Gene Walsh, Tyler Keup, Jared Akervik, Dylan Shelton, Richard Dzelak Jr., Steve Olson, Aaron Bernick, Annika Hammitt

Heat 1: Savoy, Copp, Shelton, Hammitt, Rapp, Pronschinske, Bernick, Keup, Akervik
Heat 2: Blevins, Nikstad, Dzelak Jr., Zembo, Walsh, Hanson, Jorgensen, Olson, Vandel


Hartung Hoists Hardware at Great Lakes Border Battle

Prepared By Chris Stepan ~ FYE Motorsports Promotions

(July 2nd, 2016 – Superior, Wisconsin)  The AMSOIL Speedway was  the place to be on Saturday night, July 2nd for the second and final night of the inaugural Great Lakes Border Battle for WISSOTA Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks. The FYE Motorsports promoted event was the largest payout in the history of the Superior, Wisconsin facility that has been in operation for 60+ years and proved to have packed house on the edge of its collective feet on several occasions during the Saturday night portion of the 2-day event.. The event was sponsored Propane Strategies, O’Brien Enterprises, ThermoSeal Insulation, RH Rebel Storage, RacinDirt.com, Tim’s Automotive Machine, Collins Brothers Towing of St. Cloud, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup, Realtruck.com, Wehrs Machine, Steussy Investments, Schill Construction, Outpost Drive Inn and Southworth Chevrolet.

Friday night’s heat races qualified the top 15 finishers from the Modified main into the $10,500 to win 60-lap championship feature with the remainder of the field being split into 3 b-mains with the top 3 finishers transferring to the big show.

B-feature #1 saw Deerwood, MN driver Danny Vang jump from the outside pole to the lead on the start and never look back with polesitter Cory Bruggeman in tow. Bruggeman raced alone in second for several laps until Steve Lavasseur began to challenge with Jeff Tardy moving toward the front as well. The trio embarked on a great battle for second while Vang continued to stretch his advantage. Tardy was impressive in the event as he raced by both Bruggeman and Lavasseur late in the race to claim a transfer spot, with Lavasseur crossing the line in third and transferring into the 60-lap finale.

The second b-feature witnessed the front row of Tyler Peterson and Seth Brede wage a way early for the top spot with hopes of transferring into the night’s main event. Peterson wrestled the lead away from Brede early and put his #1TPO on cruise control while Brede, Billy Byholm and Tim Jackson jockeyed for positions and transfer spots. Peterson cruised to the win while Brede settled into second and was not challenged throughout the remainder of the event but Jackson snuck up on Byholm in lapped traffic on the final lap and swept by into the third and final transfer spot as the duo raced to the checkered.

The third and final b-main was the best of the night with Jody Bellefeuille jumping out front and racing to a commanding lead early, but all eyes were on a thrilling four car battle for the final 2 transfer spots in the event. Scott Greer, Mike Stearns, thirteenth starting Dave Cain and Steve Stuart battled tooth and nail for the final two spots into the main event for the entire 20-lap distance of the event with Greer holding onto second and Stearns claiming the final spot in the feature.

Five Midwest Modified heats, 3 Pure Stock heats and 2 Midwest Modified b-mains completed qualifying action before the Modifieds rolled onto the track for one last shot at getting into the final with 18 cars racing in a last chance qualifier with only the race winner transferring into the main event. Cory Bruggeman once again sat on the pole and this time did not let that prime starting position fall by the wayside as he raced to the lead early with Bill Byholm, Dave Cain, Jason VandeKamp and Jeffrey Lien Jr swapping the second through fifth spots during the 15-lapper. Byholm tried to hang close to Bruggeman but Cory ran away with the final transfer spot into the 60-lap, $10,500 to win Border Battle main event.

2 Provisionals were randomly drawn from pre-entered drivers and the lucky recipients of starting spots 26 and 27 were Chet Atkinson and Cody Wolkowski.

            The first feature race of the night was the Pure Stocks, which saw Matt Deragon take command from the pole position and drive out to a sizeable advantage over Michael Blevens, Dustin Follett and Justin Madsen early. The 15-lap event went flag to flag with a fantastic battle up front during the entire distance between Follett and Blevens, who both caught leader Deragon late in the race and swept by bringing Madsen along in tow. Blevens lead the field to the white flag, but Follett was not to be denied the weekend sweep and charged under Blevens down the backstretch on the final lap and stole the lead and the win as the field raced off turn four to the checkered flag. Madsen ran third with Deragon and Andrew Hanson, who started deep in the field, rounding out the top five finishers.

            26 drivers from 3 states and Canada started the 25-lap, $1,500 to win Midwest Modified main event with Justin Froemming and Dan Wheeler pacing the field to the green. Froemming jumped to the initial lead with Wheeler, Tyler Kintner and Grand Southworth sliding into the top four at the drop of the green flag. The event was slowed just twice early for minor incidents, which kept the field tight, allowing Kintner to slide by to the lead on a restart and begin to pace the field as Southworth, Wheeler, Froemming and Jason VandeKamp began to put on a show for second. Kintner kept the pace up front with a hornet’s nest of jockeying for 2nd through 5th happening corner after corner and lap after lap. Froemming again closed in on Kintner with Southworth and VandeKamp a close side by side battle for third. As the field came to the white flag, Kintner lead with Froemming just to his inside. As the leaders screamed down the backstretch, Southworth put his #35 on the cushion, drove in deep and swept to the outside of both Kintner and Froemming and the lead trio drag raced nearly three-wide off turn four to the checkered flag with Southworth winning  by .065seconds in a photo finish to the delight of the standing and screaming crowd. Kintner second, Froemming third, VandeKamp fourth and Wheeler rounding out the top five at the line.
            The final event of the weekend rolled onto the race track as the 27-starters for the $10,500 to win Great Lakes Border Battle Modified field began to take shape in front of the huge grandstand at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior. Driver introductions were completed and fireworks erupted high in the sky as the drivers paraded 4-wide around the slicked off Amsoil Speedway before the 60-lapper began.   Once the festivities concluded, the field was formed back up into their traditional starting alignment and the race control instructed the drivers that it was time to kick off the first 30-lap segment of the 60-lapper.

            Ashley Anderson and Jake Hartung paced the star studded field to the green with Hartung taking command early. Ashley Anderson slid into second on the start with Mike Anderson settling into third on lap one. Hartung began to drive off into the night a bit with the Andersons working hard to keep pace just behind. Darrell Nelson, Kevin Eder and Bob Broking battled early just outside the top three with Al Uotinen beginning to pressure Nelson for the top five. Hartung got into lapped traffic early and began to put lapped cars between himself and the battle for second.

The first 30-laps ripped off non-stop with no issues and then the field was stopped for the mandatory 8-minute fuel stop on the front stretch. The fans were treated to watching the crews re-fuel the cars and then the drivers were re-aligned for the lap 31 restart.

Hartung blasted back off into the lead with Mike Anderson stealing second from Ashley Anderson on the restart and the duo trying to hold off a pressuring Nelson and Uotinen. Just outside the top five, Ward Imrie, Kevin Eder, Matt Leer, Neil Balduc and Andy Jones were in a great battle for the sixth spot, while 18th starting Jody Bellefeuille was making his way through traffic as well.

After two quick cautions bunched up the field, Hartung continued to pace the field out front and began to maneuver traffic again once he reached the back of the field. Again, both Andersons tried to close in on Hartung out front but Jake had his SSR #05 up to every challenge that anyone in the field had for him.

One final caution blinked on as Matt Leer, Kevin Eder and Danny Vang got together in turn one, sending all three of them to the pits and ending their chances at the $10 grand.
Hartung raced to and impressive $10,500 paycheck and his first FYE Motorsports victory that goes along with it, Mike Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Darrell Nelson and Al Uotinen crossed the finish line in the top five with Imrie coming across the line 6th as Bellefeuille earned Wehrs Machine Hard Charger honors in his 18th to 7th run. Balduc raced to 8th with Johnny Broking ninth and Jeff Tardy charging from his 19th starting spot to finish inside the top ten.

FYE Motorsports Promotions would like to thank the staff and management of the AMSOIL Speedway, the drivers, the fans, the sponsors, the volunteers and everyone else who made the event possible and as big of a success as it was. Check out www.FYEMotorsports.com for results, photos and more information.

SUMMARY:

AMSOIL Speedway

Race Results for 7/2/2016

Midwest Modifieds - Feature

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

3

1

35

Grant Southworth

Bloomer, WI

4

2

22(K)

Tyler Kintner

Hibbing, MN

5

3

16

Jason VandeKamp

Scandia, MN

2

4

RED1

Dan Wheeler

Savage, MN

8

5

17

Deven VanHouse

Silver Bay, MN

9

6

1TPO

Tyler Peterson

Hickson, ND

19

7

22(S)

Cole Spacek

Phillips, WI

21

8

22T

Michael Truscott

Chippewa Falls, WI

7

9

21

Jake Smith

Chippewa Falls, WI

15

10

4L

Carey LePage

Culver, MN

17

11

444

Tanner Byholm

Glidden, WI

24

12

95

Rick Rivord

Superior, WI

26

13

51

Dale Suomala Jr.

Hermantown, MN

18

14

68K

Dan Kingsley

Superior, WI

12

15

70JR

David Simpson

Thunder Bay, ON

25

16

45

Lance Solem

Duluth, MN

23

17

3D

Kevin Monteith

Thunder Bay, ONT

14

18

47

Don Craig

Thunder Bay, ON

DNF

11

19

47(V)

Danny Vang

Deerwood, MN

DNF

22

20

11

Shane Kisling

Park Falls, WI

DNF

10

21

39

Dan Wilson

Hibbing, MN

DNF

6

22

37

Mack Estey

Hibbing, MN

DNF

13

23

40SR

Kevin Eder

Ashland, WI

DNF

20

24

37X

Skeeter Estey

Kelly Lake, MN

DNF

16

25

L1

Shane Howell

Buffalo, MN

DNF

1

26

33(F)

Justin Froemming

Garfield, MN

DQ

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 1

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

4

1

RED1

Dan Wheeler

Savage, MN

1

2

39

Dan Wilson

Hibbing, MN

3

3

47

Don Craig

Thunder Bay, ON

6

4

L1

Shane Howell

Buffalo, MN

5

5

17K

David Kivi

Thunder Bay, ON

9

6

95

Rick Rivord

Superior, WI

8

7

21W

Wyatt Boyum

International Falls, MN

7

8

88(W)

Jason Williamson

Fort Frances, ON

2

9

55(K)

Murray Kozie

Headlingly, MB

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 2

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

2

1

17

Deven VanHouse

Silver Bay, MN

1

2

47(V)

Danny Vang

Deerwood, MN

8

3

37

Mack Estey

Hibbing, MN

6

4

444

Tanner Byholm

Glidden, WI

5

5

8(J)

Tim Jackson

Bemidji, MN

7

6

50

Brady Caul

Fort Frances, ON

9

7

22T

Michael Truscott

Chippewa Falls, WI

3

8

5

Mike Jacques

Thunderbay, ONT

4

9

G19

Gunner Peterson

Cable, WI

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 3

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

33(F)

Justin Froemming

Garfield, MN

2

2

70JR

David Simpson

Thunder Bay, ON

4

3

40SR

Kevin Eder

Ashland, WI

6

4

68K

Dan Kingsley

Superior, WI

7

5

51

Dale Suomala Jr.

Hermantown, MN

3

6

52

Jeremy Lindquist

Ashland, WI

5

7

45

Lance Solem

Duluth, MN

8

8

04(N)

Nick Ayotte

St. Paul, MN

9

9

96

Mike Dusek

Hoyt Lakes, MN

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 4

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

5

1

35

Grant Southworth

Bloomer, WI

4

2

22(K)

Tyler Kintner

Hibbing, MN

2

3

4L

Carey LePage

Culver, MN

3

4

37X

Skeeter Estey

Kelly Lake, MN

8

5

22(S)

Cole Spacek

Phillips, WI

7

6

14N

Keith Niemi

Forest Lake, MN

1

7

11JR

Andrew Inman

Hermantown, MN

6

8

23

Mitch Weiss

Scandia, MN

9

9

11

Shane Kisling

Park Falls, WI

DNF

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 5

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

2

1

16

Jason VandeKamp

Scandia, MN

4

2

21

Jake Smith

Chippewa Falls, WI

7

3

1TPO

Tyler Peterson

Hickson, ND

1

4

21JR

Ross Siiter

Cloquet, MN

6

5

3D

Kevin Monteith

Thunder Bay, ONT

3

6

33C

Cole Chernosky

Thunder Bay, ON

5

7

8

Nick DaRonco

Mountain Iron, MN

8

8

61

Jamie Smart

Kakabeka Falls, ON

Midwest Modifieds - Semi Feature 1

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

22(S)

Cole Spacek

Phillips, WI

7

2

22T

Michael Truscott

Chippewa Falls, WI

3

3

3D

Kevin Monteith

Thunder Bay, ONT

8

4

45

Lance Solem

Duluth, MN

6

5

52

Jeremy Lindquist

Ashland, WI

11

6

23

Mitch Weiss

Scandia, MN

5

7

50

Brady Caul

Fort Frances, ON

4

8

17K

David Kivi

Thunder Bay, ON

12

9

55(K)

Murray Kozie

Headlingly, MB

10

10

5

Mike Jacques

Thunderbay, ONT

13

11

96

Mike Dusek

Hoyt Lakes, MN

DNF

2

12

21JR

Ross Siiter

Cloquet, MN

DNF

9

13

8

Nick DaRonco

Mountain Iron, MN

DNF

Midwest Modifieds - Semi Feature 2

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

37X

Skeeter Estey

Kelly Lake, MN

13

2

11

Shane Kisling

Park Falls, WI

3

3

95

Rick Rivord

Superior, WI

2

4

51

Dale Suomala Jr.

Hermantown, MN

8

5

11JR

Andrew Inman

Hermantown, MN

12

6

G19

Gunner Peterson

Cable, WI

4

7

8(J)

Tim Jackson

Bemidji, MN

6

8

33C

Cole Chernosky

Thunder Bay, ON

5

9

14N

Keith Niemi

Forest Lake, MN

11

10

61

Jamie Smart

Kakabeka Falls, ON

9

11

88(W)

Jason Williamson

Fort Frances, ON

7

12

21W

Wyatt Boyum

International Falls, MN

10

13

04(N)

Nick Ayotte

St. Paul, MN

DNF

Pure Stocks - Feature

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

6

1

3D

Dustin Follett

Cloquet, MN

7

2

10

Michael Blevins

Hibbing, MN

4

3

15M

Justin Madsen

Foxboro, WI

1

4

57

Matt Deragon

Ashland, WI

8

5

20

Andrew Hanson

Iron River, WI

11

6

11

Justin Weinberger

Park Falls, WI

3

7

2X

Derek Olson

Hibbing, MN

5

8

16

Ryan Savoy

Superior, WI

22

9

11R

Devin Reynolds

Cloquet, MN

10

10

19A

Annika Hammitt

Cloquet, MN

19

11

32J

Jon Hammitt

Cloquet, MN

20

12

11E

Dylan Shelton

Wrenshall, MN

14

13

H20

Chris Johnson

Superior, WI

2

14

40

Andy Poll

Two Harbors, MN

18

15

2(L)

Don Livingston

Bayfield, WI

16

16

33R

Shaina Rapp

Saginaw, MN

13

17

16(N)

Carter Nelson

Hermantown, MN

12

18

5Z

Zene Anderson

Superior, WI

17

19

71C

Tyler Carlson

Cloquet, MN

DNF

9

20

11(Q)

Tucker Quinn

Ladysmith, WI

DNF

15

21

69

Casey Hartshorn

Duluth, MN

DNF

21

22

19

Jared Akervik

Superior, WI

DNS

Pure Stocks - Heat 1

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

3D

Dustin Follett

Cloquet, MN

3

2

16

Ryan Savoy

Superior, WI

5

3

15M

Justin Madsen

Foxboro, WI

2

4

11

Justin Weinberger

Park Falls, WI

4

5

H20

Chris Johnson

Superior, WI

7

6

33R

Shaina Rapp

Saginaw, MN

8

7

2(L)

Don Livingston

Bayfield, WI

6

8

11E

Dylan Shelton

Wrenshall, MN

DNS

Pure Stocks - Heat 2

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

10

Michael Blevins

Hibbing, MN

4

2

2X

Derek Olson

Hibbing, MN

7

3

40

Andy Poll

Two Harbors, MN

2

4

5Z

Zene Anderson

Superior, WI

3

5

69

Casey Hartshorn

Duluth, MN

5

6

32J

Jon Hammitt

Cloquet, MN

DNF

6

7

19

Jared Akervik

Superior, WI

DNS

Pure Stocks - Heat 3

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

57

Matt Deragon

Ashland, WI

2

2

20

Andrew Hanson

Iron River, WI

3

3

19A

Annika Hammitt

Cloquet, MN

7

4

11(Q)

Tucker Quinn

Ladysmith, WI

6

5

16(N)

Carter Nelson

Hermantown, MN

5

6

71C

Tyler Carlson

Cloquet, MN

4

7

11R

Devin Reynolds

Cloquet, MN

DNS

 


Anderson Wins Qualifying Feature at Great Lakes Border Battle

Prepared By Chris Stepan ~ FYE Motorsports Promotions

 

(July 1st, 2016 – Superior, Wisconsin)

The inaugural Great Lakes Border Battle kicked off at the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin under bright sunshine and comfortable temperatures with a whopping 59 WISSOTA Modifieds, 53 WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and 29 WISSOTA Pure Stocks in attendance. The FYE Motorsports promoted event was the largest payout in the history of the Superior, Wisconsin facility that has been in operation for 60+ years. The event was sponsored Propane Strategies, O’Brien Enterprises, ThermoSeal Insulation, RH Rebel Storage, RacinDirt.com, Tim’s Automotive Machine, Collins Brothers Towing of St. Cloud, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup, Realtruck.com, Wehrs Machine, Steussy Investments, Schill Construction, Outpost Drive Inn and Southworth Chevrolet.

Six 15-lap Modified heat races were center stage with passing points being utilized to determine the top 24 starters in the night’s qualifying main event.

Heat one saw Andy Jones jump to the lead from the start with Mike Stearns sliding into second early. Steve Lavasseur and Stearns battled fiercely for the runner up spot with 7th starting Mike Anderson working every inch of the speedway to find any kind of an opening. Jones drove off to victory with Anderson making the move of the night on the final lap to sweep by Lavasseur and Stearns into second with the approval of the on it’s feet crowd!

Heat two saw Bob Broking jump from the outside of the front row with 4th starting Scott Greer moving into second at the start. Broking and Greer ran first and second through the majority of the event with 6th starting Darrell Nelson working over Greer lap after lap for the runner up spot until finally sneaking by with just a few laps remaining. Nelson charged after Broking but ran out of time as Broking raced to the heat race victory.

After a criss cross for a scratch in the lineup, the third heat would see JB Stortz blast to the lead from the outside of the front row with Ward Imrie glued to his spoiler for the lead during the majority of the 15-lapper. Tyler Peterson raced from 6th to third and Tim Jackson charged from 9th into fourth midrace and tried to race down the leaders. Stortz picked up the win with Imrie a close second.

The fourth heat featured defending National Champion Kevin Adams taking the lead from the outside of the front row with 4th starting Kevin Eder challenging early. Eder was able to sweep to the outside of Adams for the lead mid race and hold off Adams throughout the remainder of the event. Ashley Anderson charged from 8th to 3rd at the finish.

Heat five saw Johnny Broking drive away from the field from his pole position starting spot in a run away with Al Uotinen solidly jumping into second after starting inside the second row. Uotinen would race the bottom of the track as Danny Vang and 10th starting Rick Niemi tried to move forward. Broking would join his father as a heat race winner with Uotinen in second.

The final heat race saw Jake Hartung race to the lead from outside of the front row with Scot Danzeisen a solid second early. Matt Leer and Neil Balduc moved in to challenge and Balduc raced by into second. Neil then tried to chase down Hartung up front with Leer slipping by Danzeisen for third. Hartung would hold off Balduc for the victory in heat race number six.

            Friday night consisted of a full program for the WISSOTA sanctioned Pure Stocks, which featured a large field of 29 cars from across the region. After three heat races were completed, event promoters decided to start all 29 cars in the 15-lap, $325 main event. Solon Springs, Wisconsin racer Alex Smith took the lead from the drop of the green from the outside of the front row and paced the early laps with Dustin Follett and Jason Havel in tow. Havel and Follett tried multiple lines and multiple times to overtake Smith for lead until Havel tried a bit too hard and spun his #5 bringing out one of 5 cautions and sending him to the tail. Smith regained the lead on the restart and worked his way in front of Follett for much of the remainder of the event. Follett was able to finally race his #3d to the inside of Smith to overtake Alex for the lead with just two circuits remaining to claim the victory. Michael Blevens ralled late to a second place finish ahead of Jon Hammitt, Havel from the tail and Matt Deragon rounded out the top five finishers.

            53 WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds signed in on the opening night of the Great Lakes Border Battle in search of the $1,500 top prize awaiting the winner. The field was widdled down to 26 feature starters after 6 heat races and 2 bmains. Hibbing, Minnesota pilot Tyler Kintner and Thunder Bay, Ontario racer Kevin Monteith paced the field to the green for the 25-lapper, with Monteith jumping out to the lead early on Canada Day to the delight of the Northern crowd in attendance. Kintner and Skeeter Estey moved in on Monteith early in the event to battle out front, while Jason VandeKamp worked his way forward from his 8th starting spot. The battle tightened up and was soon a thrilling 4 car race up front as Monteith, Kintner, Estey and VandeKamp waged a way in front of the packed stands. Estey swung to the outside of the Monteith/Kintner side by side battle for the lead and swept by to the lead just past the halfway point. VandeKamp also snuck by into second spot and tried to run down Estey. VandeKamp was able cut into Estey’s advantage and dove to the inside of Skeeter’s #37x on multiple occasions as the laps wound toward the end. The duo raced hard for the lead with Estey in the preferred groove and VandeKamp right there looking for an opening. The race came down to the final lap in which Estey was able to withstand one final VandeKamp push for the $1,500 victory. VandeKamp settled for second with 12th starting Michael Truscott rallying to third and Justin Fromming fourth, from 19th and Kintner in the top five.
            The final race of the night was the 25-lap Modified Qualifying Feature that would start 24 cars and lock in the top 15 finsihers into Saturday night’s $10,500 main event. Ashley Anderson and Jake Hartung redrew the front row and Anderson blasted from the pole to the lead at the start with Hartung in tow. Mike Anderson settled into third with Andy Jones and JB Stortz battling for fourth early. 8th starting Darrell Nelson worked his way steadily toward the front with a thriller of a battle for transfer spots occurring just outside of the top five between Matt Leer, Ward Imrie, Broking, Tyler Peterson, Seth Brede Al Uotinen. That gaggle of cars was worth the price of admission alone as they were three and sometimes four wide for position trying to lock themselves into the main event. Meanwhile back up front Anderson continued to lead with Hartung a close second. The lead duo began to encounter some lapped traffic, which allowed Hartung to challenge for the top spot, but Anderson was up to the task and held off Hartung for the non-stop victory. Anderson was third with 9th starting Johnny Broking and Nelson coming across the checkered in the top five.

The championship night of the inaugural Great Lakes Border Battle will take place on Saturday night, July 2nd with a 6pm start time, Full programs for WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Pure Stocks and the b-mains, last chance race and 60-lap, $10,500 to win main event for the WISSOTA Modifieds. Check out www.FYEMotorsports.com for more information.

SUMMARY:

AMSOIL Speedway

Race Results for 7/1/2016

Midwest Modifieds - Feature

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

4

1

37X

Skeeter Estey

Kelly Lake, MN

8

2

16

Jason VandeKamp

Scandia, MN

12

3

22T

Michael Truscott

Chippewa Falls, WI

19

4

33(F)

Justin Froemming

Garfield, MN

1

5

22(K)

Tyler Kintner

Hibbing, MN

5

6

68K

Dan Kingsley

Superior, WI

24

7

RED1

Dan Wheeler

Savage, MN

16

8

17

Deven VanHouse

Silver Bay, MN

7

9

37

Mack Estey

Hibbing, MN

14

10

29F

Dave Flynn

Superior, WI

22

11

L1

Shane Howell

Buffalo, MN

2

12

3D

Kevin Monteith

Thunder Bay, ONT

20

13

1TPO

Tyler Peterson

Hickson, ND

26

14

22(S)

Cole Spacek

Phillips, WI

25

15

4L

Carey LePage

Culver, MN

11

16

50

Brady Caul

Fort Frances, ON

3

17

33C

Cole Chernosky

Thunder Bay, ON

17

18

61

Jamie Smart

Kakabeka Falls, ON

6

19

35

Grant Southworth

Bloomer, WI

10

20

23

Mitch Weiss

Scandia, MN

13

21

444

Tanner Byholm

Glidden, WI

DNF

18

22

70JR

David Simpson

Thunder Bay, ON

DNF

9

23

40SR

Kevin Eder

Ashland, WI

DNF

21

24

11

Shane Kisling

Park Falls, WI

DNF

23

25

8

Nick DaRonco

Mountain Iron, MN

DNF

15

26

47(V)

Danny Vang

Deerwood, MN

DNS


Midwest Modifieds - Heat 1

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

6

1

37X

Skeeter Estey

Kelly Lake, MN

2

2

29F

Dave Flynn

Superior, WI

3

3

21

Jake Smith

Chippewa Falls, WI

9

4

22T

Michael Truscott

Chippewa Falls, WI

1

5

11

Shane Kisling

Park Falls, WI

8

6

90

Brad  Hanson

Mt. Iron, MN

5

7

3G

Jason Goldfine

Superior, WI

7

8

14J

James Kannegiesser

Hayward, WI

4

9

G19

Gunner Peterson

Cable, WI

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 2

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

35

Grant Southworth

Bloomer, WI

2

2

47(V)

Danny Vang

Deerwood, MN

5

3

70JR

David Simpson

Thunder Bay, ON

9

4

444

Tanner Byholm

Glidden, WI

7

5

45

Lance Solem

Duluth, MN

6

6

95

Rick Rivord

Superior, WI

4

7

17K

David Kivi

Thunder Bay, ON

3

8

21W

Wyatt Boyum

International Falls, MN

8

9

04(N)

Nick Ayotte

St. Paul, MN

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 3

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

4

1

68K

Dan Kingsley

Superior, WI

2

2

17

Deven VanHouse

Silver Bay, MN

3

3

1TPO

Tyler Peterson

Hickson, ND

1

4

8

Nick DaRonco

Mountain Iron, MN

9

5

RED1

Dan Wheeler

Savage, MN

7

6

33(F)

Justin Froemming

Garfield, MN

6

7

14N

Keith Niemi

Forest Lake, MN

5

8

5

Mike Jacques

Thunderbay, ONT

8

9

51

Dale Suomala Jr.

Hermantown, MN

DNF

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 4

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

22(K)

Tyler Kintner

Hibbing, MN

4

2

3D

Kevin Monteith

Thunder Bay, ONT

7

3

23

Mitch Weiss

Scandia, MN

5

4

L1

Shane Howell

Buffalo, MN

6

5

22(S)

Cole Spacek

Phillips, WI

2

6

88(W)

Jason Williamson

Fort Frances, ON

3

7

21JR

Ross Siiter

Cloquet, MN

8

8

52

Jeremy Lindquist

Ashland, WI

9

9

7(B)

Jordan Barningham

Bayfield, WI

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 5

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

2

1

16

Jason VandeKamp

Scandia, MN

4

2

40SR

Kevin Eder

Ashland, WI

6

3

50

Brady Caul

Fort Frances, ON

1

4

1B

Brady Jokinen

Mellen, WI

9

5

4L

Carey LePage

Culver, MN

8

6

11JR

Andrew Inman

Hermantown, MN

7

7

39

Dan Wilson

Hibbing, MN

5

8

5(D)

Dan Doran

Cloquet, MN

3

9

55(K)

Murray Kozie

Headlingly, MB

Midwest Modifieds - Heat 6

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

33C

Cole Chernosky

Thunder Bay, ON

2

2

61

Jamie Smart

Kakabeka Falls, ON

8

3

37

Mack Estey

Hibbing, MN

6

4

47

Don Craig

Thunder Bay, ON

4

5

20

Denny Cutsforth

Rice Lake, WI

7

6

8(J)

Tim Jackson

Bemidji, MN

5

7

2J

Josh Heavirland

Cloquet, MN

3

8

96

Mike Dusek

Hoyt Lakes, MN

DNS

Midwest Modifieds - Semi Feature 1

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

8

1

33(F)

Justin Froemming

Garfield, MN

6

2

11

Shane Kisling

Park Falls, WI

4

3

8

Nick DaRonco

Mountain Iron, MN

3

4

4L

Carey LePage

Culver, MN

16

5

04(N)

Nick Ayotte

St. Paul, MN

9

6

95

Rick Rivord

Superior, WI

5

7

45

Lance Solem

Duluth, MN

11

8

14N

Keith Niemi

Forest Lake, MN

1

9

21

Jake Smith

Chippewa Falls, WI

2

10

47

Don Craig

Thunder Bay, ON

15

11

5(D)

Dan Doran

Cloquet, MN

13

12

14J

James Kannegiesser

Hayward, WI

14

13

5

Mike Jacques

Thunderbay, ONT

DNF

7

14

90

Brad  Hanson

Mt. Iron, MN

DNF

10

15

3G

Jason Goldfine

Superior, WI

DNF

12

16

39

Dan Wilson

Hibbing, MN

DNF

17

17

55(K)

Murray Kozie

Headlingly, MB

DNF

18

18

96

Mike Dusek

Hoyt Lakes, MN

DNS

Midwest Modifieds - Semi Feature 2

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

1TPO

Tyler Peterson

Hickson, ND

3

2

L1

Shane Howell

Buffalo, MN

2

3

RED1

Dan Wheeler

Savage, MN

5

4

22(S)

Cole Spacek

Phillips, WI

14

5

52

Jeremy Lindquist

Ashland, WI

8

6

8(J)

Tim Jackson

Bemidji, MN

10

7

17K

David Kivi

Thunder Bay, ON

11

8

21JR

Ross Siiter

Cloquet, MN

4

9

1B

Brady Jokinen

Mellen, WI

9

10

88(W)

Jason Williamson

Fort Frances, ON

15

11

G19

Gunner Peterson

Cable, WI

13

12

21W

Wyatt Boyum

International Falls, MN

16

13

7(B)

Jordan Barningham

Bayfield, WI

7

14

11JR

Andrew Inman

Hermantown, MN

DNF

6

15

20

Denny Cutsforth

Rice Lake, WI

DNF

12

16

2J

Josh Heavirland

Cloquet, MN

DNF

17

17

51

Dale Suomala Jr.

Hermantown, MN

DNS

Modifieds - Heat 1

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

73

Andy Jones

Princeton, MN

7

2

57

Mike Anderson

Colfax, WI

2

3

99(L)

Steve Lavasseur

River Falls, WI

4

4

24S

Mike Stearns

Hecla, SD

3

5

3C

Chet Atkinson

Hugo, MN

10

6

101

Paul  Schultz

Grand Rapids, MN

9

7

5D

Jeff Broking

Grand Rapids, MN

8

8

99(S)

Brody Strachan

Emo, ON

5

9

04JR

Adam Ayotte

St. Paul, MN

6

10

RCR X

Paul Wrazidlo

Duluth, MN

DNF

Modifieds - Heat 2

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

2

1

45

Bob Broking

Grand Rapids, MN

6

2

44

Darrell Nelson

Hermantown, MN

4

3

5G

Scott Greer

East St Paul, MB

3

4

74

Rick Cannata

Hibbing, MN

10

5

11

Jody Bellefeuille

Duluth, MN

9

6

4(B)

Cory Bruggeman

Stillwater, MN

7

7

67

Jeff Tardy

Hibbing, MN

8

8

11X

Brian Mikkonen

Iron River , WI

1

9

95

Rick Rivord

Superior, WI

5

10

V2

Joey Jensen

Harris, MN

DNF

Modifieds - Heat 3

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

3

1

22JB

J.B. Stortz

Big Lake, MN

2

2

10W

Ward Imrie

Winnipeg, MB

7

3

1TPO

Tyler Peterson

Hickson, ND

10

4

4(J)

Tim Jackson

Bemidji, MN

4

5

92

Ryan Aho

Chisholm, MN

6

6

85D

Jeff Davis

International Falls, MN

9

7

53

Tyler Kintner

Hibbing, MN

8

8

24JR

Jeffrey Lien Jr.

Mora, MN

DNF

1

9

22

Jeff Spacek

Phillips, WI

DNF

5

10

2C

Dave Cain

Corcoran, MN

DNF

Modifieds - Heat 4

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

4

1

22E

Kevin Eder

Ashland, WI

2

2

40

Kevin Adams

Cameron, WI

8

3

1(A)

Ashley Anderson

Elk Mound, WI

9

4

19B

Seth Brede

Kandiyohi, MN

3

5

R1

Jay Richardson

Spring Valley, WI

5

6

6*

Brian Haben

Appleton, MN

6

7

16

Jason VandeKamp

Scandia, MN

7

8

7

Danny Staff

East St. Paul, MB

10

9

33T

Sam Skalsky

Hibbing, MN

1

10

97(L)

Peter Loecken

Paynesville, MN

DNF

Modifieds - Heat 5

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

45J

Johnny Broking

Grand Rapids, MN

3

2

98

Al Uotinen

Superior, WI

5

3

47

Danny Vang

Deerwood, MN

10

4

54

Rick Niemi

Eveleth, MN

2

5

4X

Steve Stuart

Ashland, WI

9

6

4

Bill Byholm

Glidden, WI

8

7

90

Destin Lorimor

Superior, WI

7

8

60

Dan Ebert

Lake Shore, MN

4

9

224

Cody Wolkowski

Thunder Bay, ON

6

10

55W

Jeffrey Wood

Chisholm, MN

DNF

Modifieds - Heat 6

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

2

1

05

Jake Hartung

Elmwood, WI

4

2

99

Neil Balduc

Bessemer, MI

5

3

30

Matt Leer

Bruce, WI

1

4

5X

Scot Danzeisen

Herman, MN

8

5

17

Deven VanHouse

Silver Bay, MN

6

6

12

Jason Gross

Osceola, WI

7

7

21D

Cory Sersha

Eveleth, MN

9

8

48(G)

Jerome Guyot

Fannystelle, MB

3

9

37

Kelly Estey

Kelly Lake, MN

DNF

Modifieds - Qualifying Feature

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

1(A)

Ashley Anderson

Elk Mound, WI

2

2

05

Jake Hartung

Elmwood, WI

3

3

57

Mike Anderson

Colfax, WI

9

4

45J

Johnny Broking

Grand Rapids, MN

8

5

44

Darrell Nelson

Hermantown, MN

4

6

73

Andy Jones

Princeton, MN

10

7

99

Neil Balduc

Bessemer, MI

7

8

22E

Kevin Eder

Ashland, WI

14

9

98

Al Uotinen

Superior, WI

5

10

22JB

J.B. Stortz

Big Lake, MN

19

11

30

Matt Leer

Bruce, WI

16

12

10W

Ward Imrie

Winnipeg, MB

6

13

45

Bob Broking

Grand Rapids, MN

13

14

54

Rick Niemi

Eveleth, MN

23

15

17

Deven VanHouse

Silver Bay, MN

17

16

40

Kevin Adams

Cameron, WI

15

17

19B

Seth Brede

Kandiyohi, MN

21

18

11

Jody Bellefeuille

Duluth, MN

18

19

47

Danny Vang

Deerwood, MN

11

20

1TPO

Tyler Peterson

Hickson, ND

24

21

24S

Mike Stearns

Hecla, SD

22

22

99(L)

Steve Lavasseur

River Falls, WI

12

23

4(J)

Tim Jackson

Bemidji, MN

20

24

5G

Scott Greer

East St Paul, MB


Pure Stocks - Feature

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

4

1

3D

Dustin Follett

Cloquet, MN

3

2

10

Michael Blevins

Hibbing, MN

7

3

32J

Jon Hammitt

Cloquet, MN

1

4

5

Jason Havel

Rice Lake, WI

13

5

57

Matt Deragon

Ashland, WI

10

6

11

Justin Weinberger

Park Falls, WI

2

7

2

Alex Smith

Solon Springs, WI

27

8

20

Andrew Hanson

Iron River, WI

9

9

2(D)

Derek Olson

Hibbing, MN

12

10

18

Tim Carlson

Superior, WI

25

11

53

Travis Zembo

Superior, WI

26

12

H20

Chris Johnson

Superior, WI

19

13

40

Andy Poll

Two Harbors, MN

22

14

71C

Tyler Carlson

Cloquet, MN

24

15

5Z

Zene Anderson

Superior, WI

11

16

2(L)

Don Livingston

Bayfield, WI

DNF

15

17

19A

Annika Hammitt

Cloquet, MN

DNF

18

18

16(N)

Carter Nelson

Hermantown, MN

DNF

6

19

15M

Justin Madsen

Foxboro, WI

DNF

20

20

27M

Ryan Madsen

Foxboro, WI

DNF

14

21

33R

Shaina Rapp

Saginaw, MN

DNF

5

22

11(Q)

Tucker Quinn

Ladysmith, WI

DNF

23

23

27

Matt Roux

Rice Lake, WI

DNF

16

24

16

Ryan Savoy

Superior, WI

DNF

8

25

89

Jeff Christman

South Range, WI

DNF

17

26

69

Casey Hartshorn

Duluth, MN

DNF

21

27

11E

Dylan Shelton

Wrenshall, MN

DNF

28

28

28C

Cole Provinzino

Hibbing, MN

DNS

Pure Stocks - Heat 1

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

8

1

3D

Dustin Follett

Cloquet, MN

4

2

32J

Jon Hammitt

Cloquet, MN

9

3

10

Michael Blevins

Hibbing, MN

1

4

18

Tim Carlson

Superior, WI

2

5

33R

Shaina Rapp

Saginaw, MN

10

6

57

Matt Deragon

Ashland, WI

5

7

11E

Dylan Shelton

Wrenshall, MN

6

8

71C

Tyler Carlson

Cloquet, MN

3

9

5Z

Zene Anderson

Superior, WI

7

10

53

Travis Zembo

Superior, WI

Pure Stocks - Heat 2

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

5

1

5

Jason Havel

Rice Lake, WI

6

2

15M

Justin Madsen

Foxboro, WI

4

3

2(D)

Derek Olson

Hibbing, MN

7

4

11

Justin Weinberger

Park Falls, WI

3

5

19A

Annika Hammitt

Cloquet, MN

1

6

69

Casey Hartshorn

Duluth, MN

9

7

40

Andy Poll

Two Harbors, MN

2

8

27

Matt Roux

Rice Lake, WI

8

9

20

Andrew Hanson

Iron River, WI

DNF

Pure Stocks - Heat 3

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

5

1

11(Q)

Tucker Quinn

Ladysmith, WI

7

2

2

Alex Smith

Solon Springs, WI

3

3

2(L)

Don Livingston

Bayfield, WI

8

4

89

Jeff Christman

South Range, WI

4

5

16

Ryan Savoy

Superior, WI

1

6

16(N)

Carter Nelson

Hermantown, MN

9

7

27M

Ryan Madsen

Foxboro, WI

2

8

H20

Chris Johnson

Superior, WI

DNF

6

9

28C

Cole Provinzino

Hibbing, MN

DNF


FYE Motorsports Introduces Inaugural Great Lakes Border Battle

The 4th of July in the Twin Ports just got richer… $10 grand Richer!

FYE Motorsports Promotions owner Chris Stepan and the promotional team at the AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, WI have inked a deal to hold the inaugural Great Lakes Border Battle on July 1st-3rd at the AMSOIL Speedway.

The Great Lakes Border Battle will feature a $10,000 to win event for the WISSOTA Modifieds, along with twin $1,000 to win events for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds each night and complete programs for the Pure Stocks each night as well.

Event details are still in the finalization process, but Stepan commented ‘Fans and drivers should mark their calendars for this one! It’s no secret that I consider the AMSOIL Speedway one of my favorite tracks in the entire country and I am really excited that we were able to put this event together. Once we decided to move the Mod Nationals in Alexandria off this weekend, the door was open to put this awesome event together! The local talent in the twin ports is outstanding already and putting a $10,000 to win paycheck out there in front of the WISSOTA Modified guys should ensure a hugely talented field of drivers vying for the biggest open wheel payout in AMSOIL Speedway history!’

The AMSOIL Speedway hosted 11 WISSOTA Modified events during their 2015 season and saw 7 winners including three time winner Kevin Eder, two time winners Darrell Nelson and Jody Bellefeuille, and single event winners Al Uotinen, Kelly Estey, Matt Leer and Neil Balduc, proving that it’s truly anyone’s ballgame, which should provide some outstanding competition during this inaugural event.

The plan is to host an open practice session on Thursday, June 30th with racing action taking place on Friday and Saturday nights with a raindate on Sunday evening. The WISSOTA Modifieds will compete in a complete qualifying program on Friday night including heat races, b-mains and a qualifying feature, in which the top 16 finishers will be locked into Saturday’s $10,000 to win championship event. Saturday, the remaining Modified drivers will be put into b-mains and the final 9 starting spots will be decided from those b-mains and a last chance race. The Midwest Modifieds and Pure Stocks will compete in complete individual paying events each night, including twin $1,000 to win programs for the Midwest Modifieds on Friday and Saturday nights and the Pure Stocks will race for $150 to win on Friday and $250 on Saturday night. Passing points will be used for all divisions nightly.

Stepan went on to say ‘with Canada Day falling on a Friday and the 4th of July falling on a Monday this year, we have hit the calendar right for a blockbuster American vs Canadian Border Battle type event with what should be outstanding support from the avid racefans from the Twin Ports and those from in and around the Thunder Bay area.’

Thanks to area race tracks for working with us to allow your Modified and Midwest Modified drivers to compete in this first of its kind event in Superior.

More event details will be released in weeks to come, but fans can stay tuned to www.FYEMotorsports.com for any and all event updates that become available.

We hope to see everyone at the AMSOIL Speedway over the 4th of July holiday weekend!