Nelson captures Late Models feature at AMSOIL Speedway
Darrell Nelson of Hermantown maintained the lead after two cautions and went on to win the WISSOTA Late Models race Friday night at Amsoil Speedway, Nelson’s 12th feature win at the race track.
Nelson held off Harry Hanson and Tom Waseleski Jr. for the victory.
Kelly Estey of Kelly Lake defeated his son, Skeeter, by a car length to win the WISSOTA Modifieds division; Deven VanHouse of Silver Bay held off Brady Caul by a car length in the Midwest Modifieds; Duluth’s Mike Bellefeuille won his second WISSOTA Super Stocks feature of the season and 21st of his career; and Jeff Engelmeier of Saginaw benefited from winner Mark Smith being disqualified in the Pure Stocks feature for a post-race issue with his car’s carburetor.
Friday, June 28
WISSOTA Late Model (10 cars)
Feature (20 laps): Darrell Nelson, Hermantown; Harry Hanson, Eveleth; Tom Waseleski Jr., Pengilly; Tim McMann, Duluth; Chris Olson, Hibbing; Todd Frank, Mellen; Aaron Lillo, Duluth; Robbie Cooper, South Range. DNF: Travis Budisalovich, Cottage Grove; Jeff Massingill, Keewatin.
Heat 1 (10 laps): Hanson; Waseleski; Budisalovich; Massingill. DNF: Frank.
Heat 2 (10 laps): McMann; Nelson; Lillo; Olson. DNF: Cooper.
WISSOTA Modified (12 cars)
Feature (20 laps): Kelly Estey, Kelly Lake; Skeeter Estey, Kelly Lake; Darrell, Hermantown; Jody Bellefeuille, Duluth; Jeff Tardy, Hibbing; Matt Leer, Bruce; Al Uotinen, Superior; Scott Hudack, Ashland; Rick Rivord, Superior; Pat Cook, Washburn; Ross Lightner, Washburn; Scott Heikkinen, Eveleth.
Heat 1 (10 laps): K. Estey; Leer; Bellefeuille; Heikkinen; Uotinen; Rivord.
Heat 2 (10 laps): S. Estey; Cook; Nelson; Tardy; Hudack; Lightner.
WISSOTA Super Stock (17 cars)
Feature (20 laps): Mike Bellefeuille, Duluth; Scott Lawrence, Superior; Dave Flynn, Superior; Rick Simpson, Thunder Bay; Andy Grymala, Superior; Keith Kern, Superior; Jim Campbell, Two Harbors; Jean Fortin, Thunder Bay. DNF: Willie Johnsen, Superior; Trevor Wilson, Superior; Ronnie Malecki, Superior; Matt Madsen, Superior; Donnie Lofdahl, Proctor; Ashley Smith, South Range; Pat Heikkinen, Eveleth. DNS: Al Rapp, Saginaw. DQ: Dan Tocheri, Thunder Bay
Heat 1 (10 laps): Lawrence; Wilson; Campbell; Flynn; Lofdahl; Simpson; Fortin; Tocheri; Smith.
Heat 2 (10 laps): Heikkinen; Kern; Grymala; Bellefeuille; Malecki; Madsen. DNF: Rapp; Johnsen.
WISSOTA Midwest Modified (17 cars)
Feature (15 laps): Deven VanHouse, Silver Bay; Brady Caul, Fort Francis; Cody Wolkowski, Thunder Bay; Loren Inman, Duluth; Dan Kingsley, Superior; Neil Balduc, Bessemer; Jason Goldfine, Superior; Don Craig, Thunder Bay; Tyler Luger, Iron River; Cody Carlson, Superior; David Simpson, Thunder Bay; Chris Bretting, Washburn; Scott Bruce, Thunder Bay; Norm Anderson Jr., Duluth. DNS: Brian Youderin, Superior; Jeff Pohjonen, Duluth.
Heat 1 (10 laps): Wolkowski; Pohjonen; Goldfine; Simpson; Bruce; Luger. DNF: Balduc; Carlson. DNS: Youderin.
Heat 2 (10 laps): Caul; Craig; Kingsley; VanHouse; Inman; Anderson; Gondik; Bretting.
Pure Stock (25 cars)
Feature (15 laps): Jeff Engelmeier, Saginaw; Josh Johnson, Superior: Travis Zembo, Superior; Steve Udeen, Superior; Dustin Follett, Cloquet; Justin Madsen, Superior; Josh Overn, Mahotawa; Scott Shober, Wrenshall; Kodi Oliver, Superior: Shaina Rapp, Saginaw; Rita Anderson, South Range. DNF: Tim Carlson, Superior; Jeff Christman, Superior; Andy Udeen, Superior; Matt Hammitt, Cloquet; Annika Hammitt, Cloquet; Jon Hammitt, Cloquet; Chad Nikstad, Superior; Justin Bassa, Hermantown; C. Carlson, Superior; Randy Lonetto, Duluth. DNS: Jack Sigafus, South Range; Jim Cooper, Superior.
Heat 1 (8 laps): Follett; Madsen; Smith; T. Carlson; C. Carlson; Zembo; Rapp; Oliver.
Heat 2: (8laps): Nikstad; S. Udeen; Johnson; Engelmeier; Overn; Z. Anderson. DNF: Lonetto; Bassa.
Heat 3 (8 laps): M. Hammitt; J. Hammitt; A. Udeen; R. Anderson; Shober; A. Hammitt. DNF: Sigafus. DNS: Cooper.