AMSOIL Speedway Results - July 19Hudack ends drought, back in victory lane
Ashland’s Scott Hudack ended a nearly 13-year absence from victory lane at Superior’s Amsoil Speedway by capturing the 20-lap Wissota modifieds feature Friday night.
Prior to Friday’s triumph, Hudack’s last feature win in Superior came on Aug. 25, 2000.
Other feature winners included Travis Budiaslovich of Minneapolis (late models), Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis. (super stocks), Mack Estey, Kelly Lake (Midwest modifieds), and Mike Blevins of Hibbing (Amsoil pure stocks).
AMSOIL Speedway Hall of Fame Race
Friday, July 19
WISSOTA Late Models (12 cars)
Feature: (20 laps) Travis Budiaslovich, Minneapolis; Chris Olson, Hibbing; Harry Hanson, Eveleth; Steve Laursen, Cumberland; Tim McMann, Duluth; Darrell Nelson, Hermantown; Zach Wohlers, Pengilly, Minn.; Kyle Peterlin, Hibbing; Trevor Wilson, Superior; Gregg Hill, Eveleth. DNF: Robbie Cooper, South Range; Todd Gehl, Solon Springs.
Heat 1 (10 laps): Nelson; McMann; Wohlers; Hanson; Gehl; Cooper.
Heat 2 (10 laps): Laursen; Budiaslovich; Peterlin; Olson; Wilson; Hill.
WISSOTA Modified (20 cars)
Feature (20 laps): Scott Hudack, Ashland; Kevin Eder, Ashland; Al Uotinen, Superior; E.J. Hietala, Cloquet; Matt Leer, Bruce; Deven VanHouse, Silver Bay; Darrell Nelson, Hermantown; Neil Balduc, Bessemer, Mich.; Curt Myers, Cameron; Jody Bellefeuille, Duluth; Brian Mikkonen, Iron River; Destin Lorimor, Superior; Nick Musel, Duluth; Jeff Broking, Grand Rapids; Rick Rivord, Superior; Cory Sersha, Eveleth; Pat Cook, Washburn; Cory Jorgenson, Hermantown; Scott Heikkinen, Eveleth. DNF: Kelly Estey, Kelly Lake.
Heat 1 (10 laps): Heitala; Eder; Balduc; Bellefeuille; Mikkonen; Musel; Heikkinen.
Heat 2 (10 laps): Leer; Nelson; VanHouse; Estey; Broking; Cook. DNF: Jorgenson.
Heat 3 (10 laps): Hudack; Uotinen; Myers; Lorimor; Sersha; Rivord.
WISSOTA Super Stock (22 cars)
Feature (20 laps): Curt Myers, Cameron; Nick Oreskovich, Mason, Wis. Derek Vesel, Hibbing; Scott Lawrence, Superior; Kevin Burdick, Proctor; Joe Oliver, Superior; Donnie Lofdahl, Proctor; Dave Flynn, Superior; Shawn Rivord, Superior; Keith Kern, Superior; Willie Johnsen Jr., Superior; Rick Simpson, Thunder Bay, Ontario; Jim Campbell, Two Harbors; Norm Heiskenen, Sylvan Lake, Alberta; Pat Heikkinen, Eveleth; DJ Keeler, Superior; (Lapped cars) Dan Tocheri, Thunder Bay; Kevin Salin, Iron, Minn.; John Toppozini, Thunder Bay. DNF: Andy Grymala, Superior; Ronnie Malecki, Superior; Brian Carl, Duluth.
Heat 1 (10 laps): Oliver; Rivord; Myers; Burdick; Heiskenen; Keeler; Toppozini; Carl.
Heat 2 (10 laps): Vesel; Johnsen Jr.; Oreskovich; Lawrence; Flynn; Tocheri; Campbell.
Heat 3 (10 laps): Grymala; Salin; Simpson; Heikkinen; Lofdahl; Malecki. DNF: Kern.
WISSOTA Midwest Modified (20 cars)
Feature (15 laps): Mack Estey, Kelly Lake; Cody Wolkowski, Thunder Bay; Tyler Luger, Iron River; Greg Chesley, Duluth (for Lance Solem); Deven VanHouse, Silver Bay; Justin Bassa, Hermantown; Cody Carlson, Superior; Ricky Davis, Bruno, Minn.; Dale Soumala, Hermantown; Jesse Ogston, Duluth; Dan Kingsley, Superior; Brady Caul, Ft. Francis; Vince Corbin, Blaine, Minn.; Jake Gondik, Foxboro; Chris Bretting, Washburn; Norm Anderson Jr., Duluth; Don Craig, Thunder Bay; David Simpson, Thunder Bay. DNS: Kyle Inman.
Heat 1 (8 laps): Bassa; Luger; Goldfine; Craig; Soumala; K. Inman; Anderson.
Heat 2 (8 laps): Estey; Corbin; Ogston; Gondik; Carlson; Bretting; VanHouse.
Heat 3 (8 laps): Wolkowski; Caul; Kingsley; Chesley; Simpson; Davis.
Pure Stock (19 cars)
Feature (15 laps): Mike Blevins, Hibbing; Andy Udeen, Superior; Jim Cooper, Superior; Gary Campbell, Duluth; Lucas Carlson, Proctor; Steve Udeen, Superior; Glenn Dammer, Hermantown; Josh Johnson, Superior; Jon Hammitt, Cloquet; Justin Madsen, Foxboro; Shiana Rapp, Saginaw, Minn.; Gavin Campbell, Duluth; Rita Anderson, South Range; Ryan Madsen, South Range; Chad Nikstad, Superior; Zene Anderson, Superior. DNF: Ryan Savoy, Superior; Al McDougall, Proctor; Tim Carlson, Superior. DNS: Ken Tody Jr., Ashland.
Heat 1 (8 laps): Blevins; L. Carlson; Nikstad; Cooper; Savoy; Dammer. DNF: Gavin Campbell.
Heat 2 (8 laps): McDougall; S. Udeen; R. Madsen; R. Anderson. DNF: Tody Jr.; Z. Anderson; J. Hammitt.
Heat 3 (8 laps): A. Udeen; J. Madsen; Gary Campbell; Johnson; Rapp. DNF: T. Carlson.
NOTES: Modified Driver Al Uotinen of Superior now holds the record for most consecutive feature event laps completed breaking Don Copp of Brule's record of 721 laps. The record is now 730 laps and counting. Uotinen's streak began on June 12th 2009 and encompasses 35 feature events.
Also in competition were racers from the Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers. A total of 16 cars were in action in two divisions, Full Bodied cars and Super Modified cars. Heat winners were Steve Baker of Grantsburg, WI in the Full bodied and Ken Sabby River Falls, WI. Feature winners were Mike Bjorkland Sandstone, MN Full Bodied and Dennis Olson Braham, MN in the Super Modified.
Inducted into the Speedway Hall of Fame on Friday were: Steve Vesel, Hibbing; Randy Silverness Jr., Superior and Duane "Dew" Carlson of Superior in the Retired Driver category. In the Active Driver category Tom Waseleski Sr. of Pengilly, Minn., was inducted and announcer Fred Pearson of Superior was inducted into the Pioneer/Achievement category.