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Gondik, Heitala win second straight features on ‘Open Wheel’ night at Proctor Speedway

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Gondik, Heitala win second straight features on ‘Open Wheel’ night at Proctor Speedway
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By Jerry O’Brien

For The Telegram


PROCTOR — It was Open Wheel night at the Proctor Speedway Sunday  featuring Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS) Traditional and Winged Sprint Cars along with WISSOTA Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds. A large crowd of fans crowded into the speedway grandstands for the event on a hot July night.


Proctor Speedway

Open Wheel night

Sunday, July 6

WISSOTA Modified (10 cars)

Feature (20 laps): E.J. Hietala, Cloquet; Nick Musel, Duluth; Deven VanHouse, Silver Bay; Scott Heikkinen, Eveleth; Brian Mikkonen, Iron River; Cory Jorgenson, Hermantown; Zack Drews, Duluth; Jody Bellefeuille, Duluth. DNF: Jeffery Wood, Chisholm; Donnie Lofdahl, Duluth.

Heat 1: VanHouse; Musel; Bellefeuille; Heikkinen; Drews.

Heat 2: Hietala; Jorgenson; Mikkonen; Lofdahl; Wood

WISSOTA Midwest Modified (17 cars)

Feature (20 laps): Jake Gondik, Foxboro; Deven VanHouse, Silver Bay; Jesse Ogston, Duluth; Dan Kingsley, Superior; Lance Solem, Duluth; Cody Carlson, Superior; Andy Inman, Hermantown; Josh Heavirland, Cloquet; Justin Bassa, Hermantown; Chris Bretting, Washburn; Jeremy Lindquist, Ashland; Dale Soumala, Hermantown; Ross Siiter, Duluth. DNF: Josh Overn, Mahtowa; Danny Vang, Brainerd; Dave Mastell, Lino Lakes, Minn.; Dan Doran, Hermantown.

Heat 1: Kingsley; Gondik; Ogston; Solem; Inman; Soumala; Overn; Bretting. DNS: Doran.

Heat 2: VanHouse; Vang; Bassa; Carlson; Mastell; Heavirland; Lindquist; Siitar.

UMSS Winged Sprints

Feature (25 laps): Brooke Tatnell, Forest Lake; Jerry Richert, Forest Lake; Jared Georges, Brainerd; Jamey Ogston, Duluth; Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake; Anna Kouba, Lino Lakes; Leigh Thomas, Duluth; Reed Allex, St. Cloud. DNF: Jennifer Eriksen, Burnsville; Cody Hahn, Oak Grove. DNS; Davey Heskin, St Michaels; Sye Anderson, Brainerd.

Heat 1: Georges; Bowers; Allex; Richert; Ogston; Heskin.

Heat 2: Hahn; Tatnell; Thomas; Eriksen; A. Kouba.

Challenge Race No. 1: Tatnell; Richert; Bowers; Eriksen; Allex. DNS: Anderson.

Challenge Race No. 2: Hahn; Thomas; Georges; A. Kouba; Ogston. DNS Heskin.

Traditional Wingless Sprints (11 cars)

Feature (25 laps): Mike Mueller, Stacey; Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, Minn.; Chase Viebrock, New Richmond; Jimmy Kouba, Byron, Minn.; Cam Schafer, Glenwood, Minn.; Jake Kouba, Byron; Brad Nelson, Brainerd; Scott Brandt; Mike Walters, Lake Elmo. DNF: Kevin Bradwell, Luck; Alex Peper.

Heat 1: Viebrock; Bradwell; Walters; Peper; Nelson; Brandt.

Heat 2: Caho Jr.; Schafer; Jake Kouba; Mueller; Jimmy Kouba.