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Bleess battles to third-place finish at Deer Creek

Bleess battles to third-place finish at Deer Creek

This week’s racing event dubbed “Tasseldega Nights” featured free admission to everyone in the grandstand. This was compliments of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association along with the Olmsted, Mower, Freeborn, Dodge, Winona and Goodhue county corn and soybean growers. There were also 18 farm-related businesses involved with this program.

This was the sixth year for the event with the purpose to educated the public on the benefits of ethanol fuel and the general role that the American farmer plays in everyone’s daily lives.

It was a packed house for the event with quite a few first time visitors to the speedway. Another great field of 117 race cars came and put on a great shoe for those fans. One driver added to his winning ways and one got his first feature win.

Parker Hale took the early advantage in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod main event. Jett Sorensen, Nick Wagner and Cole Denner gave chase before the yellow flag came out on lap two.

Wagner took second on the start and then slipped past Hale for the lead. Dustin Kruse who came from 12th was already up to second when he passed Hale. But Wagner spun and Hale made contact when he tried to avoid him. Five more cars piled in and the yellow flag came back out.

Hale was the leader on the start but Kruse wasted no time going to the front on lap four. Jerry Young was now in the battle and raced Hale for second with Denner in the mix. Jim Chisholm who started in row seven, entered the top five on lap six.

Young and Denner now raced for second with Denner using the high line. Denner got to second on lap eight and Young now had his hands full with Hale and Chisholm. Chisholm got to third and then tried to track down Denner for second while Kruse opened up the lead.

Denner’s high groove bit him on lap 14 when he got into the turn one wall and broke one lap later to bring out the races final yellow flag. Kruse led the final four laps to get his first win of the season. Chisholm ended up second, with Brandon Maitland coming from 13th to third. Shaun Walski came all the way from 19th to fourth and Hale ended up fifth.

Josh Angst and Nate Wasmund led the 22-car USRA Modified feature to the green flag. Angst took the lead with Wasmund right with him. Brandon Davis got by Wasmund for second on lap three and went after the leader.

Angst ran the high line and Davis was low on the speedway. Davis zipped to the lead on lap five while Jacob Bleess hit the top five. Wasmund passed Angst for second on lap seven and Bleess followed to third. Angst and Brandon Aggen got after it for fourth.

Davis opened up a big lead, but got into lapped traffic on lap 14. That allowed Wasmund and Bleess to reel in the leader. Wasmund and Bleess caught Davis and things were just about to get interesting.

Then on lap 16, Tammy Soma-Clark spun in front of the leaders. Davis snaked by while Wasmund made slight contact and Bleess made hard contact with Clark and the yellow flag flew. Bleess had the right side caved in on his car but was able to continue.

With the track now clear of the lapped cars, Davis checked out for his second win in a row and a clean sweep. Wasmund would finish second with Bleess third. Aggen would finish fourth and Angst ended up fifth.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

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

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 50III Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
2. (4) 20 Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
3. (6) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
4. (5) 90W Ryan Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
5. (8) 83 Kylie Kath, Claremont, Minn.
6. (3) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
7. (1) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
8. (7) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (4) 52W Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
2. (1) 1 Brandon Aggen, Rushmore, Minn.
3. (2) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
4. (3) 4 Cory Bruggeman, Stillwater, Minn.
5. (6) 23B Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa
6. (7) 56H Brandon Hare, Ilma, Iowa
7. (5) 94JR John Doelle

Heat #3:
1. (1) 11H Alex Hanson, Northwood, Iowa
2. (2) 6T7 Brian Albrecht, Winona, Minn.
3. (6) 8S Tony Schill, Lake Elmo, Minn.
4. (4) 23K Eric Kanz, Winona, Minn.
5. (3) 61T Tammy Soma-Clark, Rochester, Minn.
6. (5) 11 William Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
7. (7) 24S Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.

Heat #4:
1. (1) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
2. (3) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (6) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
4. (7) 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn.
5. (2) 23 Darwyn Karau, Kasson, Minn.
6. (5) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.
7. (4) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.

"B" Feature:
1. (2) 23B Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa
2. (4) 23 Darwyn Karau, Kasson, Minn.
3. (9) 94JR John Doelle
4. (1) 83 Kylie Kath, Claremont, Minn.
5. (6) 56H Brandon Hare, Ilma, Iowa
6. (10) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
7. (13) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.
8. (3) 61T Tammy Soma-Clark, Rochester, Minn.
9. (12) 24S Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
10. (7) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.
11. (8) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
12. (5) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
DNS – 11 William Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.

"A" Feature:
1. (3) 50III Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
2. (2) 52W Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
3. (11) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
4. (4) 1 Brandon Aggen, Rushmore, Minn.
5. (1) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
6. (12) 8S Tony Schill, Lake Elmo, Minn.
7. (13) 90W Ryan Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
8. (10) 6T7 Brian Albrecht, Winona, Minn.
9. (7) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
10. (9) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
11. (15) 23K Eric Kanz, Winona, Minn.
12. (23) 18 Mick Glenn, Minnesota City, Minn.
13. (17) 23B Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa
14. (6) 11H Alex Hanson, Northwood, Iowa
15. (14) 4 Cory Bruggeman, Stillwater, Minn.
16. (22) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
17. (8) 20 Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
18. (24) 61T Tammy Soma-Clark, Rochester, Minn.
19. (5) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
20. (19) 94JR John Doelle
21. (16) 95 Keith Foss, Winona, Minn.
22. (21) 56H Brandon Hare, Ilma, Iowa
23. (18) 23 Darwyn Karau, Kasson, Minn.
24. (20) 83 Kylie Kath, Claremont, Minn.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 54J Jett Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
2. (3) 24 Tanner Johnston, Hayfield, Minn.
3. (5) 83X Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
4. (7) 2M Brandon Maitland, Waterloo, Iowa
5. (8) 4C Derek Clement, Spring Valley, Minn.
6. (4) Z29 A.J. Zvorak, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
7. (6) 02K Hunter Kennedy, ST Ansgar, Iowa
8. (2) 17 Justin Murray, Owatonna, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 2 Cole Denner, New Hampton, Iowa
2. (7) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
3. (4) 4 Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, Iowa
4. (6) 24C Jim Chisholm, Osage, Iowa
5. (5) 37C Mike Chisholm, Osage, Iowa
6. (8) 31D Dean VonHagen, Carpenter, Iowa
7. (3) 85 Ben Moudry, Hastings, Minn.
8. (1) 51W J.T. Wasmund, Pine Island, Minn.

Heat #3:
1. (1) 56H Brandon Hare, Ilma, Iowa
2. (2) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
3. (6) 18Y Jerry Young, Blooming Prarie, Minn.
4. (3) 30D Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.
5. (7) 95X Shaun Walski, Rollingstone, Minn.
6. (8) 31S Bill Stettner, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
7. (4) 31 Raey Hastings IV, Austin, Minn.
8. (5) 55H A.J. Hoff, Mantorville, Minn.

Heat #4:
1. (2) 43 Nick Wagner, Osage, Iowa
2. (5) 6 Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.
3. (1) 73 Kenny Boge, Orchard, Iowa
4. (6) 27 Channing Warner, Owatonna, Minn.
5. (7) 23 Dean Hobbs, Mendota Heights, Minn.
6. (4) 30 Russell Quinnell, Hayfield, Minn.
7. (3) 55 Brody Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.

"B" Feature:
1. (5) Z29 A.J. Zvorak, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
2. (1) 4C Derek Clement, Spring Valley, Minn.
3. (3) 95X Shaun Walski, Rollingstone, Minn.
4. (7) 31S Bill Stettner, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
5. (12) 55H A.J. Hoff, Mantorville, Minn.
6. (13) 85 Ben Moudry, Hastings, Minn.
7. (14) 55 Brody Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.
8. (4) 23 Dean Hobbs, Mendota Heights, Minn.
9. (6) 31D Dean VonHagen, Carpenter, Iowa
10. (10) 31 Raey Hastings IV, Austin, Minn.
11. (9) 02K Hunter Kennedy, ST Ansgar, Iowa
12. (11) 17 Justin Murray, Owatonna, Minn.
13. (8) 30 Russell Quinnell, Hayfield, Minn.
14. (2) 37C Mike Chisholm, Osage, Iowa
DNS – 51W J.T. Wasmund, Pine Island, Minn.

"A" Feature:
1. (12) 6 Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.
2. (14) 24C Jim Chisholm, Osage, Iowa
3. (13) 2M Brandon Maitland, Waterloo, Iowa
4. (19) 95X Shaun Walski, Rollingstone, Minn.
5. (1) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
6. (10) 83X Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
7. (21) 55H A.J. Hoff, Mantorville, Minn.
8. (8) 18Y Jerry Young, Blooming Prarie, Minn.
9. (11) 4 Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, Iowa
10. (17) Z29 A.J. Zvorak, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
11. (18) 4C Derek Clement, Spring Valley, Minn.
12. (20) 31S Bill Stettner, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
13. (7) 24 Tanner Johnston, Hayfield, Minn.
14. (6) 56H Brandon Hare, Ilma, Iowa
15. (15) 30D Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.
16. (5) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
17. (23) 55 Brody Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.
18. (16) 27 Channing Warner, Owatonna, Minn.
19. (3) 43 Nick Wagner, Osage, Iowa
20. (24) 23 Dean Hobbs, Mendota Heights, Minn.
21. (22) 85 Ben Moudry, Hastings, Minn.
22. (4) 2 Cole Denner, New Hampton, Iowa
23. (2) 54J Jett Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
24. (9) 73 Kenny Boge, Orchard, Iowa

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