A busy week of local stock car racing featured a pair of Gondik Law Speedway events during the Head of the Lakes Fair in Superior, the15th annual “Pure Excitement” WISSOTA Pure Stock feature Saturday at the ABC Raceway in Ashland; and a full WISSOTA division program on the final night of the South St. Louis County Fair in Proctor on Sunday.

James Vendela of South Range was a double winner last week in Pure Stocks during Superior’s annual Fair Races.

Vendela scored his first feature race checkered flag Tuesday in the 15-lap Pure Stocks feature. He then returned Friday to get his second checkered flag of the week.

Tuesday night also drew the largest number of WISSOTA Late Models thus far this season for a weekly show with 21 cars in attendance.

This included a visit from New Richmond’s Pat Doar and Mike Prochnow, and the return to competition of Darin Meierotto.

Doar won the 25-lap feature with Darrell Nelson finishing second.

Prochnow went on to finish in fourth place and Meierotto was eighth.

The mid-week venue also brought visitors Dave Mass, East Bethel, Minn., and Dexton Koch to the Super Stock ranks. Mass won the feature with Kevin Burdick and Koch rounding out the top three.

Other winners in Friday's races included Johnny Broking of Grand Rapids in Modifieds and Skeeter Estey of Kelly Lake beat out a field of 26 cars to top the Midwest Modifieds.

Gondik Law Speedway will hold its hall of fame night Friday with the Fastlane Northern Super Stocks Series. Also on the card will be a visit from the Northern Vintage Stock Cars.

 

ABC Raceway

Andrew Hanson of Iron River took the lead after a late-race restart, then held on for the final five laps to become the 13th different winner of the “Pure Excitement” WISSOTA Pure Stock feature at the ABC Raceway on Saturday.

Sixteen Pure Stocks came to compete for an enhanced purse during the 15th annual running of the special event for the entry-level division.

They were joined by 52 WISSOTA Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds and ABC Six-Cylinders for a full night of racing action in hot, humid conditions on a fast race track.

The fourth race of the five-night, five-track FastLane Motorsports Northland Super Stock Series will hit the ABC Raceway on Saturday.

The program is expected to draw upwards of 50 Super Stocks from across the region, racing for a shot at a $700 first-place check as well as the $1,300 Series championship payoff and other points fund and contingency awards.

 

Proctor Speedway

The South St. Louis County Fair in Proctor wrapped up with a full WISSOTA division program on hand.

Feature winners were Neil Balduc, WISSOTA Modifieds; Deven VanHouse, Midwest Modifieds; Jeffrey Massingill, Lake Models; Michael Blevins, Pure Stocks; Jake Smith, Hornets; and Kevin Burdick, Super Stocks.

Next up at the Proctor Speedway on Sunday is the finale of the Fast Lane Motorsports Northern Super Stock Challenge Series.

No Late Models will be in action Sunday.

 

Gondik Law Speedway

Friday, July 13

WISSOTA Modifieds

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Johnny Broking; 2. Al Uotinen; 3. Danny Vang; 4. Todd Gehl; 5. Neil Balduc; 6. Cody Wolkowski; 7. Kevin Eder; 8. Cody Carlson; 9. Rick Rivord; 10. Bob Broking. DNF: Donnie Lofdahl; Skeeter Estey; Pat Cook. DNS: Steve Hucovski.

Heat 1: 1. Uotinen; 2. Lofdahl; 3. Wolkowski; 4. Eder; 5. Cook; 6. Broking; 7. Rivord.

Heat 2: 1. Balduc; 2. Gehl; 3. Vang; 4. Broking. DNF: Estey; Carlson. DNS: Steve Hucovski.

 

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Skeeter Estey; 2. Nick DaRonco; 3. Jason VandeKamp; 4. Dan Kingsley; 5. Nick Koehler; 6. Mack Estey; 7. Ryan Savoy; 8. Brandon Copp; 9. Kevin Monteith; 10. David Simpson; 11. Andrew Inman; 12. Craig Lofdahl; 13. Colin Chaschuk; 14. Tanner Williamson; 15. Dalton Mains; 16. Tom Smart; 17. Dave DeVente; 18. Jack Rivord; 19. Wyatt Boyum. DNF: Deven VanHouse; McLean Andrews; Shane Howell; Jeffery Forseen; Don Craig; Mark Kangas; Gunner Peterson,

Heat 1: 1. Koehler; 2. Estey; 3. VandeKamp; 4. Peterson; 5. Inman; 6. Simpson; 7. Boyum; 8. Rivord; 9. Monteith.

Heat 2: 1. DaRonco; 2. Estey; 3. Savoy; 4. Chaschuk; 5. Copp; 6. Lofdahl; 7. Craig; 8. Forseen; 9. DeVente.

Heat 3: 1. Kangas; 2. Howell; 3. Andrews; 4. Kingsley; 5. VanHouse; 6. Smart; 7. Williamson. DNF: Mains.

 

WISSOTA Pure Stock

Feature (15 Laps): 1. James Vendela; 2. Cory Jorgensen; 3. Kyle Copp; 4. Trevor Treviranus; 5. Shaina Rapp; 6. Aaron Bernick. DNF: Dylan Shelton; Darrin Lowney; Tyler Keup; Jeremy Cash; Jared Akervik; Chad Nikstad.

Heat 1: 1. Copp; 2. Jorgensen; 3. Akervik; 4. Shelton; 5. Rapp; 6. Bernick.

Heat 2: 1. Cash; 2. Vendela; 3. Nikstad; 4. Keup; 5. Treviranus; 6. Lowney.

 

Tuesday, July 10

WISSOTA Late Models

Feature (25 Laps): 1. Pat Doar; 2. Darrell Nelson; 3. Travis Budisalovich; 4. Mike Prochnow; 5. Jeffrey Massingill; 6. Derek Vesel; 7. Aaron Lillo; 8. Darin Meierotto; 9. Steve Laursen; 10. Terry Lillo; 11. Chris Lillo; 12. Cole Provinzino. DNF: David Esse; Dave Flynn; Jeff Provinzino; Tim McMann; Robbie Cooper; Sam Motzer; Don Shaw; Gregg Hill; Kevin Carlson.

Heat 1: 1. Flynn; 2. Budisalovich; 3. Nelson; 4. Carlson; 5. Hill, [5]; 6. Provinzino; 7. Lillo.

Heat 2: 1. Laursen; 2. Esse; 3. Meierotto; 4. Massingill; 5. A. Lillo; 6. Cooper. DNF: C. Lillo.

Heat 3: 1. Doar; 2. Prochnow; 3. Shaw; 4. McMann; 5. Provinzino; 6. Vesel; 7. Motzer.

 

WISSOTA Pure Stock

Feature (15 Laps): 1. James Vendela; 2. Cory Jorgensen; 3. Jeremy Cash; 4. Andrew Hanson; 5. Dylan Shelton; 6. Aaron Bernick; 7. 26-Kyle Copp; 8. Chad Nikstad; 9. Shaina Rapp; 10. Tyler Keup; 11. Darrin Lowney. DNF: Trevor Treviranus; Jared Akervik; Andy Poll. DNS: Caitlyn Carlson.

Heat 1: 1. Shelton; 2. Vendela; 3. Cash; 4. Akervik; 5. Bernick; 6. Nikstad; 7. Keup; 8. Lowney.

Heat 2: 1. Copp; 2. Jorgensen; 3. Hanson; 4. Rapp; 5. Poll; 6. Treviranus; 7. Carlson.

 

WISSOTA Super Stocks

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Dave Mass; 2. Kevin Burdick; 3. Dexton Koch; 4. Nick Oreskovich; 5. Jim Campbell; 6. D.J. Keeler; 7. Keith Kern; 8. Andy Grymala; 9. Devin Fouquette; 10. Jason Schill; 11. Chad Fouquette; 12. Rita Anderson. DNF: Annika Hammitt; Scott Lawrence. DNS: Dave Flynn; Matt Deragon.

Heat 1: 1. Kern; 2. Fouquette; 3. Campbell; 4. Keeler; 5. Fouquette; 6. Anderson. DNF: Deragon; Lawrence.

Heat 2: 1. Mass; 2. Oreskovich; 3. Flynn; 4. Burdick; 5. Koch; 6. Grymala; 7. Schill; 8. Hammitt.

 

ABC (Ashland) Raceway

Saturday, July 14

WISSOTA Modifieds

Feature: 1. Steve Lavasseur, River Falls; 2. Cody Carlson, Superior; 3. Pat Cook, Washburn; 4. Paul Niznik, Medford; 5. Todd Gehl, Solon Springs; 6. Kevin Eder, Ashland; 7. Neil Balduc, Bessemer, Mich.; 8. Steve Stuart, Ashland; 9. Darrell Nelson, Hermantown; 10. Jake Hiatt, Mason; 11. Jeff Spacek, Phillips; 12. Rick Rivord, Superior; 13. Ryan Garson, Wrenshall; 14. Al Uotinen, Superior.

Heat 1: Lavasseur; Balduc; Uotinen; Stuart; Cook; Hiatt; Spacek.

Heat 2: Niznik; Nelson; Eder; Carlson; Gehl; Rivord; Garson.

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

Feature: 1. David Simpson, Thunder Bay, Ontario; 2. Paul Suzik, Ironwood, Mich.; 3. Brandon Copp, Brule; 4. Tanner Hicks, Ashland; 5. Dan Kingsley, Superior; 6. George Dalbeck, Wakefield, Mich.; 7. Kevin Monteith, Thunder Bay; 8. Marcus Dunbar, Wakefield, Mich.; 9. Tyler Vernon, Ashland; 10. Tyler Hudack, Ashland; 11. Duane Dunbar, Marenisco, Mich.; 12. Jared Stricker, Highbridge; 13. Jack Rivord, Superior; 14. Colin Chaschuk, Neebing, Ontario; 15. Wayne Stricker, Highbridge; 16. Ryan Barningham, Bayfield; 17. Dalton Mains, Foxboro; 18. Ross Fuhrman, Ashland; 19. Brady Jokinen, Mellen; 10. Jordan Barningham, Bayfield; 21. Diamond Bressette, Spooner; 22. Clay Passuello, Ironwood; 23. Tom Smart, Kakabeka Falls, Ontario; 24. Gunner Peterson, Mason; 25. Dave DeVente, Neebing, Ontario; 26. Justin Weinberger, Park Falls.

Heat 1: Passuello; Kingsley; Chaschuk; Hicks; Jokinen; Weinberger; Mains; J. Barningham; Bressette.

Heat 2: Copp; M. Dunbar; Dalbeck; Simpson; Monteith; W. Stricker; Smart; R. Barningham; DeVente.

Heat 3: Hudack; Vernon; J Stricker; D. Dunbar; Rivord; Suzik; Peterson; Fuhrman.

ABC Six-Cylinders

Feature: 1. Randy Graham, Trego; 2. Jake Nevala, Ashland; 3. Tiffany Hudack, Ashland; 4. Steve Stuart, Ashland; 5. Jordan Pearce, Ashland; 6. Jonathan Popp, Iron River; 7. Devin Dalbec, Ashland; 8. DeJay Jarecki, Ashland; 9. Joshua Saunders, Spooner; 10. Forrest Schultz, Ashland; 11. Adam Traaholt, Ashland; 12. Aaron Mashlan, Ashland.

Heat 1: Hudack; Graham; Pearce; Dalbec; Schultz; Popp; Saunders.

Heat 2: Stuart; Traaholt; Nevala; Jarecki; Mashlan; Bubba Anderson, Trego.

WISSOTA Pure Stocks

Feature: 1. Andrew Hanson, Iron River; 2. James Vendela, South Range; 3. Brandon Hakala, Tomahawk; 4. Kyle Copp, Brule; 5. Cory Jorgensen, Hermantown; 6. Allen Rapp, Saginaw, Minn.; 7. Don Livingston, Washburn; 8. Jeremy Cash, Duluth; 9. Jason Simonson, Poplar; 10. Austin Gibson, Springbrook; 11. Brock Beilke, Hayward; 12. Darren Dudley, Ashland; 13. Randy Graham, Trego; 14. Aaron Bernick, Duluth.

Heat 1: Rapp; Hanson; Livingston; Cash; Jorgensen; Hakala; Simonson; Tyler Keup, Superior.

Heat 2: Vendela; Graham; Dudley; Copp; Bernick; Gibson; Beilke.

 

Proctor Speedway

Sunday, July 15

WISSOTA  Modifieds

Feature: 1. Neil Balduc; 2. Deven VanHouse; 3. Darrell Nelson; 4. Johnny Broking; 5. Danny Vang; 6. Ryan Garson; 7. Cody Carlson; 8. Scott Heikkinen; 9. Donnie Lofdahl.

Heat 1: 1. VanHouse; 2. Nelson; 3. Broking; 4. Vang; 5. Balduc; 6. Garson; 7. Heikkinen. DNF: Carlson; Lofdahl.

Midwest  Modifieds

Feature: 1. Deven VanHouse; 2. Gunner Peterson; 3. Dan Kingsley; 4. Andrew Inman; 5. Brandon Copp; 6. Craig Lofdahl; 7. Kevin Monteith; 8. Cole Anderson; 9. David Kivi; 10. McLean Andrews; 11. Jack Rivord; 12. Junior Anderson. DNF: Michael Blevins; Tom Smart.

Heat 1: 1. Monteith; 2. VanHouse; 3. Lofdahl; 4. Inman; 5. Smart; 6. Kivi; 7. Anderson.

Heat 2: 1. Kingsley; 2. Blevins; 3. Andrews; 4. Peterson; 5. Rivord; 6. Anderson; 7. Copp.

WISSOTA Late Models

Feature: 1. Jeffrey Massingill; 2. Darrell Nelson; 3. Derek Vesel; 4. Kevin Carlson; 5. Tim McMann; 6. Aaron Lillo; 7. Terry Lillo; 8. Kyle Peterlin; 9. Chris Lillo; 10. John Toppozini. DNF: Robbie Cooper.

Heat 1: 1. Nelson; 2. McMann; 3. Toppozini; 4. Vesel; 5. Lillo; 6. Lillo.

Heat 2: 1. Peterlin; 2. Carlson; 3. Massingill; 4. Lillo; 5. Cooper.

WISSOTA Pure Stock

Feature: 1. Michael Blevins; 2. Cory Jorgensen; 3. Andrew Hanson; 4. Jeremy Cash; 5. Allen Rapp; 6. Jon Burt; 7. Dylan Shelton; 8. Kyle Copp; 9. Cody Herrick; 10. Jared Akervik; 11. Markia Smith; 12. Aaron Bernick; 13. Carter Nelson; 14. Kaylee Remington. DNF: Mackenzie Bjorklund.

Heat 1: 1. Cash; 2. Jorgensen; 3. Copp; 4. Herrick; 5. Rapp; 6. Remington; 7. Burt; 8. Nelson.

Heat 2: 1. Blevins; 2. Akervik; 3. Bernick; 4. Hanson; 5. Shelton; 6. Smith; 7. Bjorklund.

WISSOTA Hornets

Feature: 1. Jake Smith; 2. Paul Ripley; 3. Hunter McDougall; 4. Allen House; 5. Jim Ripley; 6. Derek Ament; 7. Brad House; 8. Grayson Pratt; 9. Wally Ament; 10. Daniel Lieno; 11. John Fisher; 12. Kristy Marken; 13. Tyler Kachinske; 14. Cordell Kylven; 15. Patrick Passeri. DNF: Jason LeDoux. DQ: Tate Niehaus; Rick Long.

Heat 1: 1. Ripley; 2. Ripley; 3. McDougall; 4. House; 5. Niehaus; 6. Ament; 7. Kachinske; 8. Marken; 9. LeDoux.

Heat 2: 1. House; 2. Ament; 3. Pratt; 4. Smith; 5. Lieno; 6. Long; 7. Passeri; 8. Kylven.

WISSOTA Super Stocks

Feature: 1. Kevin Burdick; 2. Scott Lawrence; 3. Dave Mass; 4. Mike Bellefeuille; 5. Dexton Koch; 6. Ronnie Malecki; 7. Kurt Becken; 8. Patrick Heikkinen; 9. Matthew Hammitt; 10. Brian Carl; 11. Annika Hammitt; 12. Jon Hammitt. DNF: Luke Schultz.

Heat 1: 1. Mass; 2. Bellefeuille; 3. Koch; 4. Becken; 5. Malecki; 6. Carl; 7. Hammitt.

Heat 2: 1. Burdick; 2. Lawrence; 3. Heikkinen; 4. Hammitt; 5. Hammitt; 6. Schultz.