Monsoon ends night early at AMSOIL Speedway
By Jerry O'Brien
For The Telegram
The schizophrenic nature of the weather Friday night at AMSOIL Speedway kept everyone on their toes.
A gloomy humid day turned into a bright sunny day, still humid, followed by a veritable monsoon that put paid to the racing program for the evening.
A nice total of 94 race cars were on hand for the first time in three weeks, including 18 cars in the Late Models, Modifieds and Super Stocks only outdone by the Midwest Modfieds and Pure Stocks, which produced 20 each.
Since intermission was reached it was called a complete program. Watch the AMSOIL Speedway website for information on when the features will be made up.
Friday, July 12 (94 cars)
All features were rained out
(Features rained out)
WISSOTA Late Model (18 cars)
Heat 1 : Dave Esse, Cloquet; T.J. Adams, Hayward; Tim McMann, Duluth; Kyle Peterlin, Hibbing; Aaron Lillo, Proctor, Dustin Lunde, Saginaw.
Heat 2: Zach Wohlers, Kelly Lake; Greg Ferris, Emo, Ont.; Scott Herrick, Proctor; Robbie Cooper, South Range; John Toppozini, Thunder Bay. DNF: Cory Jorgenson, Hermantown.
Heat 3: Darrell Nelson, Hermantown; Trevor Wilson, Superior; Harry Hanson, Eveleth; Travis Budiaslovich, Minneapolis; Terry Lillo, Duluth; Todd Gehl, Solon Springs.
WISSOTA Modified ( 18 cars)
Heat 1: Cody Wolkowski, Thunder Bay; Kelly Estey, Kelly Lake; Deven VanHouse, Silver Bay; Scott Heikkinen, Eveleth; Kevin Eder, Ashland. DNF: E.J. Hietala, Cloquet.
Heat 2: Cory Jorgenson; Rick Rivord, Superior; Jeff Broking, Grand Rapids; Brian Mikkonen, Iron River. DNF: Pat Cook, Washburn; Donnie Lofdahl, Duluth.
Heat 3: Darrell Nelson; Al Uotinen, Superior; Jeff Tardy, Hibbing; Nikki; Jody Bellefeuille, Duluth; Destin Lorimor, Superior; Nikki Wrazidlo, Duluth.
WISSOTA Super Stock (18 cars)
Heat 1: Andy Davey, Hibbing; Shane Kisling, Sarona, Wis.; Don Muzzy, Ironwood; Pat Heikkinen, Eveleth; Austin McWilliams, Thunder Bay. DNF: Nick Oreskovich, Mason.
Heat 2: Willie Johnsen Jr., Superior; Dave Flynn, Superior; DJ Keeler, Superior; Keith Kern, Superior; Dan Tocheri, Kakabaka Falls, Ont. DNF: Mark Smith, Solon Springs.
Heat 3: Scott Lawrence, Superior; Kevin Burdick, Proctor; Jim Campbell, Two Harbors; Tyler Kintner, Hibbing; Andy Grymala, Superior; Ashley Smith, Superior.
Pure Stocks (20 cars)
Heat 1: Lucas Carlson, Cloquet; Ryan Savoy, Superior; Jon Hammitt, Cloquet; Glenn Dammer, Hermantown; Annika Hammitt, Cloquet; Rita Anderson, Superior; Gavin Campbell, Duluth.
Heat 2: Andy Udeen, Superior; Al Rapp, Saginaw; Mike Blevins, Hibbing; Chad Nikstad, Superior; Jon Hammitt, Cloquet; Shaina Rapp, Saginaw; Jim Cooper, Superior.
Heat 3: Dustin Follett, Cloquet; Ryan Madsen, South Range; Zene Anderson, Superior; Josh Johnson, Superior; Melissa Blaylock, Solon Springs.