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Bleess blasts to USRA Modified feature win at Deer Creek

Bleess blasts to USRA Modified feature win at Deer Creek

Mother Nature tried in vain to stop the race program at Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday. Rain hit the speedway late in the afternoon and delayed the start of the program just shy of two hours.

The show was presented by Rent-N-Save, Randy & Sandy Norby, Travel Lanes & Supper Club and Dohlman Lawn Care. There was still unfinished business with three make-up features from May 5 to start the show, and then a full program to follow. A big field of 124 cars signed in for the five-division, 29-race show.

The 25-lap USRA Modified make-up race was a dandy. Joel Alberts and Jacob Bleess put on a show early in the race. They exchanged several slide jobs and the lead until Bleess got to the front on lap seven.

Cory Crapser then challenged Alberts for second and got there on lap 9. Meanwhile, fifth row starter Brad Waits was on the move. Waits got to the top five, then to fourth and was on Alberts for third when a caution on lap 13 slowed the pace.

On the restart, Waits slipped past Crapser for second and went after Bleess. Adam Hensel was also on the charge from 13th and entered the top five. The leaders got into lapped traffic with a few laps left and Waits challenged for the lead.

Waits got alongside Bleess a couple of times, but Bleess sliced through the lapped cars and held on for the win. Crapser rode home third with Hensel fourth and Keith Foss fifth.

In the night's regular feature race, Waits took off from row one and dominated the 25 laps to take an impressive win. The race for second was super with Joe Horgdal and Keith Tourville. There was also a very good battle for fourth with Nate Wasmund, Jake Timm and Jacob Bleess.

Waits checked out and won by a huge margin, but the battles behind him kept fans entertained. Horgdal and Tourville raced side-by-side for several laps until Horgdal took over on lap 16. Timm made a late charge to finish in third with Wasmund fourth and Tourville in fifth. Bleess brought home a sixth-place finish.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Make-Up "A" Feature (from May 5):
1. (2) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
2. (11) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
3. (8) 7 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
4. (15) 44H Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.
5. (6) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Hea, Minn.
6. (16) 8S Tony Schill, Lake Elmo, Minn.
7. (1) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
8. (20) 52W Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
9. (26) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
10. (12) 20 Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
11. (25) 56H Brandon Hare, Ilma, Iowa
12. (27) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
13. (21) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
14. (3) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
15. (23) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
16. (19) 0 Owen Grube, Cambridge, Minn.
17. (7) 111JR Keith Tourville, Webster, Wis.
18. (14) 23 Darwyn Karau, Kasson, Minn.
19. (18) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
20. (4) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
21. (5) 83 Kylie Kath, Claremont, Minn.
22. (13) 2 Ryan Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
23. (17) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.
24. (24) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.
25. (22) 61T Tammy Soma Clark, Rochester, Minn.
26. (10) 23K Eric Kanz, Winona, Minn.
27. (9) 2 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.

Heat #1:
1. (4) 49 Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
2. (3) 23 Darwyn Karau, Kasson, Minn.
3. (7) 111JR Keith Tourville, Webster, Wis.
4. (1) 73JR Greg Pfeifer, Austin, Minn.
5. (6) 20 Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
6. (2) 20 Dustin Scott, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
7. (9) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
8. (5) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
9. (8) 49X Robert Timm, Winona, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 52W Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
2. (4) 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn.
3. (6) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
4. (5) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
5. (9) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
6. (7) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.
7. (3) 0 Owen Grube, Cambridge, Minn.
8. (8) 24S Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
9. (2) 23K Eric Kanz, Winona, Minn.

Heat #3:
1. (6) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
2. (1) 8S Tony Schill, Lake Elmo, Minn.
3. (4) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
4. (7) 56H Brandon Hare, Ilma, Iowa
5. (9) 90 Ryan Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
6. (5) 21 Troy Gudmonson, Savage, Minn.
7. (3) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.
8. (8) 83 Kylie Kath, Claremont, Minn.
9. (2) 61T Tammy Soma Clark, Rochester, Minn.

Heat #4:
1. (2) 7 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
2. (3) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Hea, Minn.
3. (4) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
4. (8) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
5. (7) 44H Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.
6. (6) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
7. (1) 1A Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.
8. (5) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.

"B" Feature #1:
1. (3) 20 Dustin Scott, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
2. (1) 20 Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
3. (5) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
4. (8) 49X Robert Timm, Winona, Minn.
5. (2) 90 Ryan Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
6. (7) 24S Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
7. (6) 1A Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.
8. (4) 21 Troy Gudmonson, Savage, Minn.
9. (9) 83 Kylie Kath, Claremont, Minn.
10. (10) 61T Tammy Soma Clark, Rochester, Minn.

"B" Feature #2:
1. (2) 44H Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.
2. (3) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.
3. (1) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
4. (4) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
5. (6) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
6. (5) 0 Owen Grube, Cambridge, Minn.
7. (7) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
8. (9) 23K Eric Kanz, Winona, Minn.
9. (8) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.

"A" Feature:
1. (2) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
2. (4) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
3. (6) 49 Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.
4. (7) 52W Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
5. (3) 111JR Keith Tourville, Webster, Wis.
6. (8) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
7. (9) 7 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
8. (5) 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn.
9. (11) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
10. (16) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
11. (12) 8S Tony Schill, Lake Elmo, Minn.
12. (20) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.
13. (1) 23 Darwyn Karau, Kasson, Minn.
14. (10) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Hea, Minn.
15. (13) 73JR Greg Pfeifer, Austin, Minn.
16. (23) 49X Robert Timm, Winona, Minn.
17. (21) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
18. (17) 20 Dustin Scott, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
19. (14) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
20. (15) 56H Brandon Hare, Ilma, Iowa
21. (19) 20 Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
22. (22) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
23. (24) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
24. (18) 44H Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.

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