Veterans Nelson, Estey show the way

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Jerry O’Brien

For The Superior Telegram

A total of 39 Modifieds competed at AMSOIL Speedway Friday night as the Advantage RV Modified Tour made an appearance at the AMSOIL Speedway Friday night for the second stop on the “Race to the Hill” tour.

The four-race northern swing by the tour led up the third annual “King on the Hill” Sunday at Proctor.

Darrell Nelson of Hermantown crossed the finish line in the 40-lap feature first, holding off Kelly Estey of Kelly Lake.

Skeeter Estey, meanwhile, withstood nine caution flags to capture the 20-lap Midwest Modifieds race for his second win this spring at the racetrack.

Michael Blevins won his third consecutive Pure Stocks event, hanging on to beat Kyle Copp by a couple car lengths.

Nelson wrapped up the weekend by winning his second Advantage RV Modified Series main event Sunday night at the Proctor Speedway.

A total of 26 WISSOTA Modifieds were on hand for the fourth race of four in the series swing. Also on the program were the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Hornets.

AMSOIL Speedway

Friday, June 9

WISSOTA Modifieds

Feature (40 laps) — 1 Darrell Nelson; 2 Kelly Estey; 3 Dave Cain; 4 Jeremy Nelson; 5 Jody Bellefeuille; 6 Dan Ebert; 7 Mike Anderson; 8 William Byholm; 9 Neil Balduc; 10 Kevin Eder; 11 Landon Atkinson; 12 Bob Broking; 13 Paul Wrazidlo; 14 Jeff Tardy; 15 Jeff Broking; 16 Andy Jones; 17 Al Uotinen; 18 Alex Guthmiller; 19 Matt Gilbertson; 20 Rick Rivord; 21 Tanner Byholm.

DNF — Andy Davey, Hibbing; Donnie Lofdahl, Duluth; Jamie Davis, Fort Frances, ONT.; Tyler Kintner, Hibbing.

Semi Feature 1 (15 Laps) — 1. Eder; 2. Gilbertson; 3. Atkinson; 4. Uotinen; 5. Tardy; 6. Tanner Byholm; 7. Deven VanHouse; 8. Greg Chesley; 9. Steve Stuart; 10. Jayme Lautigar; 11. Ryan Garson; 12. DNF — Rick Niemi. DNS — Johnny Broking; Jeff Spacek.

Semi Feature 2 (15 Laps) — 1. Wrazidlo; 2. Jones; 3. Davis; 4. Rivord; 5. Lofdahl; 6. Kintner; 7. Guthmiller; 8. Brady Caul; 9. Ken Hron; 10. Brian Mikkonen; 11. Brody Strachan; 12. Tyler Jonson. DNS — Cory Bruggeman.

Heat 1 (12 Laps) —Davey; 2. Estey; 3. Cain; 4. Eder; 5. Gilbertson; 6. Tanner Byholm; 7. Chesley; 8. Steve Stuart. DNF —Niemi. DNS — Spacek.

Heat 2 (12 Laps) — 1. Nelson; 2. Balduc; 3. Broking; 4. Jones; 5. Rivord; 6. Wrazidlo; 7. Caul; 8. Jonson. DNF —Guthmiller. DNS — Bruggeman,

Heat 3 (12 Laps) — 1. Ebert; 2. Anderson; 3. Broking; 4. Atkinson; 5. VanHouse; 6. Uotinen; 7. Tardy. DNF —Lautigar; Broking; Garson.

Heat 4 (12 Laps) — 1. Nelson; 2. Byholm; 3. Bellefeuille; 4. Lofdahl; 5. Kintner; 6. Davis; 7. Mikkonen; 8. Hron. DNF — Brody Strachan.

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

Feature (20 Laps) — 1. Skeeter Estey; 2. Nick DaRonco; 3. Dan Kingsley; 4. Deven VanHouse; 5. Shane Howell; 6. Craig Lofdahl; 7. Tyler Vernon; 8. Mark Kangas; 9. Jamie Davis; 10. Andrew Inman; 11. Cody Carlson; 12. Jeff Forseen; 13. Chris Bretting.

DNF — Wyatt Boyum; McLean Andrews; Tanner Williamson; George Dalbeck; Cole Chernosky; Mike Jacques; Brandon Copp; Gunner Peterson; Dalton Mains. DNS — Kenny Kincaid; Clay Passuello.

Heat 1 (8 Laps) — 1. DaRonco; 2. Carlson; 3. Kangas; 4. Estey,; 5. Dalbeck; 6. Inman. DNF — Andrews; Chernosky.

Heat 2 (8 Laps) — 1. Howell; 2. Forseen; 3. VanHouse; 4. Copp; 5. Bretting; 6. Kincaid; 7. Williamson. DNF — Passuello.

Heat 3 (8 Laps) — 1. Vernon; 2. Kingsley; 3. Lofdahl; 4. Davis]; 5. Boyum; 6. Peterson; 7. Jacques; 8. Mains, [8]

WISSOTA Pure Stock

Feature (15 Laps) — 1. Michael Blevins,; 2. Kyle Copp; 3. Chad Carlson; 4. Dylan Shelton; 5. Ryan Savoy; 6. Justin Madsen; 7. Chad Nikstad; 8. Joe Pajtash; 9. Cory Jorgensen; 10. Jason Simonson; 11. Aaron Bernick; 12. James Vendela.

DNF — Allen Rapp; Tyler Keup; Caitlyn Carlson; Richard Dzelak Jr.; Jared Akervik.

Heat 1 (8 Laps) — 1. Copp; 2. Madsen; 3. Shelton; 4. Nikstad; 5. Vendela; 6. Bernick; 7. Simonson. DNF — Savoy; Akervik.

Heat 2 (8 Laps) — 1. Blevins; 2. Carlson; 3. Rapp; 4. Jorgensen; 5. Pajtash; 6. Keup; 7. Carlson. DNF — Dzelak Jr.

Proctor Speedway

Sunday, June 11

WISSOTA Modifieds

A Feature 1 (40 Laps) — 1. Darrell Nelson; 2. Jody Bellefeuille; 3. Kelly Estey; 4. Jeremy Nelson; 5. Al Uotinen; 6. Paul Wrazidlo; 7. Landon Atkinson; 8. Neil Balduc; 9. Dan Ebert; 10. Johnny Broking; 11. Bob Broking; 12. Jeff Broking; 13. Andy Davey; 14. Rick Niemi; 15. Ken Hron; 16. Donnie Lofdahl; 17. Tyler Jonson; 18. Ryan Garson; 19. DNF — Dave Cain; Hietala; Andy Jones; Alex Guthmiller; Paul Schultz; Danny Vang; Matt Gilbertson; Kevin Eder.

Heat 1 — 1. Guthmiller; 2. Nelson; 3. Uotinen; 4. Ebert; 5. Tyler Jonson; 6. Wrazidlo; 7. Hron; 8. Kevin Eder. DNF — E.J. Hietala.

Heat 2 — 1. Bellefeuille; 2. Nelson; 3. Estey; 4. Balduc; 5. Bob Broking; 6. Dave Cain; 7. Jeff Broking; 8. Ryan Garson. DNF —Lofdahl.

Heat 3 — 1. Vang; 2. Gilbertson; 3. Atkinson; 4. Schultz; 5. Niemi; 6. Broking; 7. Andy Davey. DNF — Andy Jones.

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

A Feature 1: 1. Dan Kingsley; 2. Deven VanHouse; 3. Tyler Vernon; 4. Andrew Inman; 5. Skeeter Estey; 6. Kyle Matuska; 7. Craig Lofdahl; 8. Eric Anderson; 9. Gunner Peterson; 10. Chris Bretting; 11. Mike Jacques; 12. Josh Overn; 13. Cody Carlson.

Heat 1 — 1. Vernon; 2. Inman; 3. Carlson; 4. Peterson; 5. Bretting. DNF — Overn; Jacques.

Heat 2 — 1. Estey; 2. Kingsley; 3. VanHouse; 4. Anderson; 5. Matuska. DNF — Lofdahl.

WISSOTA Pure Stock

A Feature 1 (15 Laps) — 1. Michael Blevins; 2. Andrew Hanson; 3. Dylan Shelton; 4. Chad Nikstad; 5. Allen Rapp; 6. Andy Poll; 7. James Vendela; 8. Brett Leino; 9. Aaron Bernick.

DNF — Mackenzie Bjorklund; Joe Vork; Justin Madsen; Jason Simonson.

Heat 1 — 1. Madsen; 2. Rapp; 3. Leino; 4. Simonson; 5. Poll; 6. Bernick; 7. Vork.

Heat 2 — 1. Hanson; 2. Shelton; 3. Nikstad; 4. Bjorklund; 5. Vendela. DNF — Blevins.

WISSOTA Hornets

A Feature 1 (10 Laps) — 1. Brittany Smith; 2. Chris Mcclain; 3. Paul George; 4. Derek Ament; 5. Kyle House; 6. Wally Ament; 7. Kasimir Tonnar; 8. Hunter McDougall]; 9. Paul Ripley; 10. Rick Hietala; 11. Tate Niehaus; 12. Cordell Kylven; 13. Ken Hapy; 14. Josh Rowe.

DNF — Allen House; Jake Smith; Terry Romick III; -Jordan Thayer.

Heat 1 — 1. Tonnar; 2. Smith; 3. Romick III,; 4. Smith; 5. Niehaus; 6. McDougall; 7. Hietala; 8. Paul Ripley; 9. 25-Jordan Thayer.

Heat 2 — 1. George; 2. Ament; 3. Mcclain; 4. Hapy; 5. Ament; 6. House; 7. Rowe; 8. Kylven. DNF — House.