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Midwest Modified Summer Nationals opener to Skeeter Estey

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By Jerry O’Brien

For The Telegram

PROCTOR — Skeeter Estey won the overall title of the AMSOIL WISSOTA Midwest Modified Summer Nationals, which took place over the weekend at four local race tracks.

Estey, of Kelly Lake, Minn., began the weekend by beating out a field of 49 cars to take the early point lead Friday night at the AMSOIL Speedway.

Estey wrapped up the weekend with fourth-place finish Sunday night at the Proctor Speedway. Estey won $2,000 for his win Friday and then $1,000 for recording the most points on the weekend.

Superior’s Dave Flynn held off a determined late charge by Jake Smith for the win in leg two of the event Saturday night at the Ashland Raceway.

The win was Flynn’s first-ever at ABC in a Mid-Mod and paid him $600.

Shane Sabraski of Rice, Minn., turned out to be the big money winner with a first-place finish Sunday night at the Proctor Speedway, which paid $5,000.

Mack Estey finished in second place, followed by Flynn and Skeeter Estey.

The AMSOIL WISSOTA Midwest Modified Summer Nationals were presented by Tim’s Automotive & Machine and paid out more than $40,000. Racing was also held Saturday at Hibbing, but those results were not available at press time.

A total of 53 WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds filled the speedway pits Sunday at Proctor. Also on the card were the Proctor Pure Stocks and Hornets for a total car count of around 75 cars.

Ashland’s Brandle Pupp was the Pure Stock feature winner and Gavin Rowland of Ogilvie, Minn., won the Hornet feature.

In action Friday night in Superior, Shane Kisling was a double winner, Kevin Elder of Ashland won the WISSOTA Modified feature and Superior’s Chad Carlson was the Pure Stock winner.

Kisling swept the WISSOTA Super Stocks. Not only did he blister the 15-car field in the regular feature, he also captured the fogged-out make-up feature from Aug. 7.

The six WISSOTA Modified heats were won by Ryan Adamzak, Ashland; Elder; Tyler Luger, Iron River; Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls; Nick Koehler, Bloomer; and Estey and Flynn; Grant Southworth, Bloomer and George Dalbeck, Ironwood topped the B Features.

NOTE: It was the fourth feature win for Estey this season at AMSOIL Speedway. ... 

AMSOIL Midwest Modified Summer Nationals

Proctor Speedway

Sunday, Aug. 16

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds (53 cars)

Feature (40 laps — $5,000 to win) — Shane Sabraski Rice; Mack Estey Kelly Lake; Dave Flynn Superior; Skeeter Estey Kelly Lake; Jason Miller Osceola; Kevin Eder Ashland; Dan Wheeler Savage, Minn.; Zach Dockter Minot, ND; Paul Niznik Medford; Tyler Kintner Hibbing; Rick Jacobson Wilton, Minn. Dan Kingsley Superior; Steve Stuart Ashland; Tyler Vernon Ashland; Jake Gondik Foxboro; Mitch Weiss Scandia, Minn.; Carey LePage Culver; Deven VanHouse Silver Bay; Willy Thompson Hibbing; Denis Czech Sauk Rapids, Minn.; Peter Jokinen Mellen.

DNF: Grant Southworth Bloomer; Dale Soumala Hermantown; Jason Vandekamp Scandia.

Heat 1: Kingsley; Sabraski; VandeKamp; Tyler luger Iron River; Jokinen; Travis Anderson Colfax; E.J. Heitala, Cloquet. DQ: Jason Schill, Centuria.

Heat 2: Southworth; Stuart; Eder; Soumala; Czech; Josh Heavirland, Cloquet; Jeremy Lindquist, Ashland. DNF: Lance Solem, Duluth.

Heat 3: M. Estey; S. Estey; Kintner; VanHouse; Andy Jones Princeton, Minn.; Junior Anderson, Superior; Josh Overn, Barnum. DNF: Kyle Matuska, Stacy, Minn.

Heat 4: Flynn; Thompson; Weiss; Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls; Keith Niemi, Forest Lake; Ryan Adamzak, Ashland; Jake Smith, Eau Claire; Robert Hyde, Ashland.

Heat 5: Dockter; Jacobson; Gondik; Mark Kangas, Eveleth; Chad VanDuker, Meadowlands, Minn.; David Simpson, Thunder Bay; Mike Jacques, Thunder Bay.

Heat 6: Lepage; Dan Wilson, Hibbing; Vernon, Ashland; Alex O’Dell, Chisholm; Scott Herrick, Proctor; John Kallas, Hurley. DNF: Ross Fuhrman, Ashland.

Heat 7: Wheeler; Miller; Niznik; Andrew Inman; Jeff Forseen, Mt. Iron; Don Craig, Thunder Bay; Les Schoon, Watertown, SD.

B Feature 1: Jacobson; Suomala; Inman; O’Dell; VanDuker; Adamzak; Schoon; Lindquist; Schill; Kallas.

B Feature 2: Eder; Jokinen; Wilson; Jones; Solem; Overn; Craig. DNF: Simpson; Herrick.

B Feature 3: Kintner; Czech; Truscott; Luger; Anderson; Forseen; Smith; Matuska; Jacques.

B Feature 4: Kintner; Vernon; Niemi; Kangas; Anderson; Heavirland; Hietala; Hyde. DNS: Fuhrman.

Pure Stock (14 cars)

Feature: Brandle Pup, Ashland; Matt Deragon, Ashland; Josh Loucks, Carlton; Justin Weinberger, Park Falls; Andrew Hanson, Iron River; Erik Pederson, Alborn; Annika Hammitt, Cloquet; Chris Johnson, South Range; Carter Nelson, Hermantown; Nick Ziegler, Alborn; Mike Sirois, Hermantown; Shaina Rapp, Saginaw. DNF: Kevin Getchell, Cloquet; Andy Poll, Two Harbors.

Heat 1; Sirois; Pederson; Pupp; Loucks; Getchell; Rapp; Johnson.

Heat 2; Weinberger; A. Hammitt; Hanson; Poll; Nelson. DNF: Deragon; Ziegler.

Hornets (9 cars)

Feature (10 laps): Gavin Rowland, Ogilvie; Craig Lofdahl, Duluth; Jordan Carlson, Duluth; Kyle LeDoux, Duluth; Ryan Lind, Cloquet; Richard Loucks, Wrenshall; Kaleb Dallman, Brookston, Minn.; Ken Hapy, Duluth. DNF: David Beckwith, Duluth.

Heat: Lofdahl; Loucks; Rowland; Linn; Carlson; Beckwith; LeDoux; Dallman; Hapy.

AMSOIL Speedway

Friday, Aug. 14

WISSOTA Midwest Modified (49 cars)

Feature (25 laps — $2,000 to win): Skeeter Estey, Kelly Lake; Jake Smith, Eau Claire; Tyler Kintner Hibbing; Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls; Kevin Eder, Ashland; Don Scholler, International Falls; Grant Southworth Bloomer; Nick Koehler, Bloomer; Steve Stuart, Ashland; Rick Jacobson, Wilton, Minn.; Ryan Adamzak, Ashland; Brad Hanson, Mt. Iron, Minn.; Zach Dockter Minot, ND; Keith Niemi, Forest Lake; Nick Daronco, Mt. Iron; George Dalbeck, Ironwood, Mich.; Mickey Nosser, Phillips; Dan Kingsley, Superior; Dan Wilson, Hibbing; Tyler Luger, Iron River; Tyler Vernon, Ashland; Jeremy Lindquist, Ashland.

DNF: Dave Flynn, Superior; Jeffery Lien Jr.; Mora. DQ: Andy Jones. Princeton, Minn. (no muffler).

Heat 1: Adamzak; Lien Jr.; Jake Gondik, Foxboro; Vernon; Stuart; Jacobson; Scott Herrick Proctor; Ross Fuhrman, Ashland. DNF: Eric Gadash, Deer Park, Wis.

Heat 2: Eder; Scholler; Daronco; Flynn; Dalbeck; Deven VanHouse, Silver Bay; Lance Solem, Duluth; Nosser.

Heat 3: Luger; Smith; Dockter; Hanson; Wayne Stricker, Highbridge, Wis.; Cody Carlson, Superior. DNF: Andrew Inman, Hermantown; Mack Estey, Kelly Lake.

Heat 4: Truscott; Niemi; Dale Soumala Jr., Hermantown; Kingsley; Lindquist; Josh Heavirland, Cloquet; Carey LePage, Culver; Mike Jacques, Thunder Bay, Ont.

Heat 5: Koehler; Jones; Dan Wheeler Savage, Minn.; Tad Bretting, Ashland; Wilson; Paul Niznik, Medford. DNF: Justin Madsen, Foxboro; Les Schoon, Watertown, SD.

Heat 6: Estey; Kintner; Southworth; Jason VandeKamp, Scandia, Minn.; Mark Kangas, Eveleth; Tanner Hicks, Ashland; Chad VanDuker, Meadowlands; Don Craig, Thunder Bay.

B Feature 1: Flynn; Lindquist; Nosser; Kangas; Wheeler; Herrick; Heavirland; Stricker. DNF: Gondik; Madsen; Schoon.

B Feature 2: Southworth; Daronco; Wilson; VanHouse; Bretting; VandeKamp; Hicks; Inman; Craig DNF: VanDuker.

B Feature 3; Dalbeck; Stuart; Jacobson; Solem; Niznik; Carlson; LePage; Fuhrman; Suomala Jr.; Jacques. DNF: Gadach.

WISSOTA Modifieds (20 cars)

Feature (20 laps): Kevin Eder, Ashland; Matt , Bruce; Kevin Adams, Cameron; Tim Johnson, Brainerd; Darrell Nelson, Hermantown; Jody Bellefeuille, Duluth; Kelly Estey, Kelly Lake; Al Uotinen, Superior; Bob Broking, Grand Rapids; Rick Rivord, Superior; Destin Lorimor, Superior; Greg Chesley, Duluth; Deven VanHouse, Silver Bay; Neil Balduc, Bessemer; Cody Wolkowski, Thunder Bay; Nikki Wrazidlo, Duluth; Pat Cook, Washburn.

DNF: Paul Niznik Medford; Jeffery Lien Jr., Mora; Johnny Broking, Grand Rapids.

Heat 1: Rivord; Adams; Eder; Balduc; Wolkowski; Lorimor; VanHouse.

Heat 2: Johnson; Leer; Uotinen; Bellefeuille; Niznik; Estey; Cook.

Heat 3: Lien Jr.; Nelson; B. Broking; J. Broking; Chesley; Wrazidlo.

WISSOTA Super Stock (15 cars)

Feature (20 laps): Shane Kisling, Sarona; Tim Johnson, Brainerd; Dave Flynn, Superior; Donnie Lofdahl, Duluth; Joe Oliver, Superior; Keith Kern, Superior; Nick Oreskovich, Mason; Derek Vesel, Hibbing; D.J. Keeler, Superior; Mike Bellefeuille, Duluth; Don Muzzy, Ironwood; Spencer Sorenson, Duluth.

DNF: Scott Lawrence, Superior; Willie Johnsen Jr., Superior. DNS: Andy Davey, Hibbing.

Heat 1: Kisling; Flynn; Keeler; Lofdahl; Kern; Sorenson; Bellefeuille. DNS: Davey.

Heat 2: Johnson; Lawrence; Oreskovich; Oliver; Vesel; Muzzy. DNF: Johnsen Jr.

Make up feature from Aug. 7: Kisling; Flynn; Kern; Johnsen Jr.; Lawrence; Keeler; Oreskovich; Sorenson; Brian Carl, Duluth; Lofdahl.

DNF: Davey. DNS: Mark Smith, Solon Springs; Jeff Lindsey, Thunder Bay; Pat Beeksma, Ironwood; Jim Campbell, Two Harbors; Curt Myers, Cameron.

Pure Stocks (16 cars)

Feature (15 laps): Chad Carlson, Superior; Justin Weinberger, Park Falls; Ryan Madsen, Foxboro; Alex Smith, Solon Springs; Ryan Savoy, Superior; Tim Carlson, Superior; Travis Zembo, Superior; Chris Johnson, Superior; Shaina Rapp, Saginaw; John Smith, Foxboro; Andy Poll, Two Harbors; Jason Simonson, Superior. DNF: Devin Reynolds, Cloquet; Jon Hammitt, Cloquet; Lucas Carlson, Cloquet; Annika Hammitt, Cloquet.

Heat 1; C. Carlson; Madsen; T. Carlson; Savoy; Weinberger; A. Hammitt; Poll; Simonson.

Heat 2: Smith; J. Hammitt; Johnson; Zembo; Rapp; Reynolds. DNF: L Carlson; J. Smith.

ABC Raceway- Ashland

Saturday, Aug. 15

WISSOTA Modifieds

Feature: Pat Cook, Washburn; Scott Hudack, Ashland; Kevin Eder, Ashland; Jeff Spacek, Phillips; Al Uotinen, Superior; Steve Stuart, Ashland; Bill Byholm, Glidden; Brian Mikkonen, Iron River; Paul Niznik, Medford; Rick Rivord, Superior; Dustin Hudack, Ashland; Scott Miller, Rice Lake.

Heat 1: Byholm; Uotinen; Cook; S. Hudack; Rivord; D. Hudack.

Heat 2: Eder; Stuart; Mikkonen; Spacek; Miller; Niznik.

WISSOTA Super Stocks

Feature: Shawn McFadden Jr., Ashland; Jeff Klopstein, Tomahawk; Nick Oreskovich, Mason; Shane Kisling, Sarona; Dave Flynn, Superior; Cole Spacek, Phillips; Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls; Andy Grymala, Superior; Marcus Dunbar, Marenisco, Mich.; Terran Spacek, Phillips; Myron Basina, Washburn; Dave Elliott, Minocqua; Brady Mesko-Jokinen, Mellen; Mike Hince, Medford; Keith Corcilius, Phillips; Pat Beeksma, Ironwood, Mich.; Scott Lawrence, Superior; Randy Spacek, Phillips; Wayne Stricker, Highbridge.

Heat 1: Oreskovich; R. Spacek; Lawrence; Kisling; Truscott; C. Spacek; Dunbar; T. Spacek; Hince; Corcilius.

Heat 2: Beeksma; Klopstein; Stricker; McFadden; Flynn; Grymala; Elliott; Mesko-Jokinen; Basina.

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

Feature: Dave Flynn, Superior; Jake Smith, Eau Claire; Andy Jones, Princeton, Minn.; Kevin Eder, Ashland; Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls; Ryan Adamzak, Ashland; Mickey Nosser, Phillips; Rob Weber, Ashland; Dan Kinglsey, Superior; Karl Kolek, Menomonie; Tyler Vernon, Ashland; Steve Stuart, Ashland; Paul Suzik, Ironwood; Tanner Hicks, Ashland; Clay Passuello, Ironwood; George Dalbeck, Ironwood; Wayne Stricker, Highbridge; Tyler Luger, Iron River; Jeremy Lindquist, Ashland; Ross Fuhrman, Ashland; Tad Bretting, Ashland; Mark Kangas, Eveleth; Paul Niznik, Medford; Duane Dunbar, Marenisco.

Heat 1: Jones; Truscott; Kinglsey; Smith; Peter Jokinen, Mellen; Bretting; Ryan Barningham, Bayfield; Mike Jacques, Thunder Bay; John Kallas, Hurley.

Heat 2: Suzik; Eder; Weber; Dalbeck; Nosser; Brad Seavers, Rib Lake; Passuello; Jordan Barningham, Bayfield.

Heat 3: Adamzak; Kangas; Vernon; Stuart; Niznik; Luger; Kyle Runkle, Chetek; Kolek.

Heat 4: Hicks; Flynn; Stricker; Lindquist; Fuhrman; Tad Schoonover, Eagle River; Robert Hyde, Ashland; Pete Paulus, Phillips.

Semi-Feature 1: Kolek; Bretting; Luger; Dalbeck; R. Barningham; Kallas; Jacques; Runkle; Jokinen.

Semi-Feature 2: Niznik; Lindquist; Dunbar; Passuello; Seavers; J. Barningham; Schoonover; Hyde.


Feature: Bubba Anderson, Trego; Tyler Hudack, Ashland; Tiffany Hudack, Ashland; Dale Coddington, Hayward; DeJay Mihalek, Ashland; Colten Vernon, Ashland; Ken Tyykila, Iron River; Forrest Schultz, Ashland; Jonathan Popp, Iron River; Cole Vernon, Ashland; Ron Hmielewski, Marengo; Adam Traaholt, Ashland; Aaron Mashlan, Ashland; Bella Bretting, Washburn; Mikki Swanson, Washburn; Brendon Ottman, Ashland.

Heat 1: Coddington; Anderson; Hmielewski; Tiffany Hudack; Tyykila; Mashlan; Ottman; Swanson.

Heat 2: Tyler Hudack; Colten Vernon; Schultz; Mihalek; Popp; Cole Vernon; Traaholt; Bretting.

Pure Stocks

Feature: Justin Weinberger, Park Falls; Chad Carlson, Superior; Matt Deragon, Ashland; Tim Carbon, Highbridge; Brandle Pupp, Ashland; Andrew Hanson, Iron River; Randy Graham, Trego; Randy Conner, Hayward; Glenn Dammer, Duluth; Bob Skrobot, Manitowish Waters; Jake Nevala, Ashland; Andy Compton, Ashland.

Heat 1: Hanson; Weinberger; Carlson; Carbon; Dammer; Conner.

Heat 2: Deragon; Pupp; Graham; Nevala; Skrobot; Compton.

Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers

Full-Bodied Feature: Greg Manor, Chippewa Falls; Paul Dolphy, Mounds View, Minn.; Gary Whipple, Crosby, Minn.; Joe Thompson, Cloquet; Mike Hudyma, Duluth.

Full-Bodied Heat: Whipple; Dolphy; Manor; Thompson; Hudyma; Tom Getchell, Cloquet.

Super Modified Feature: Dennis Olson, Braham, Minn.; John Bethke, Oakdale, Minn.; Mike Bjorklund, Sandstone, Minn.; Kevin Lipsky, New Richmond; Mark Peine, White Bear Lake, Minn.; Dave Whirley, Grand Rapids, Minn.; Tom Langlois, Duluth; George Shields, Cameron.

Super Modified Heat: Bethke; Lipsky; Peine; Bjorklund; Olson; Shields; Langlois.