Race Results
June 27, 1999

By Rob Ristesund

Prior to Sunday night’s races at Huset’s Speedway, Kasey Kahne was a name that wasn’t familiar to a lot of the fans in attendance. But following the evening’s outlaw sprint feature, it was a name that was suddenly on the tip of everybody’s tongue after they witnessed an outstanding driving exhibition put on by the Enumclaw, Wa. nineteen-year-old.

When defending track champion Terry McCarl drew the outside front row starting spot for the twenty-five lap event, most in attendance were ready to concede the $2000 winner’s check to the Iowan since you could probably count on one hand the number of times that McCarl has been passed during a feature in the last couple of years. And even though Kahne set fast time for the evening with a blistering 10.978, few gave the youngster much of a chance of being able to win with McCarl, a veteran that seems to know every inch of the high-banked 3/8 mile oval, starting two rows in front of him. When Doug Clark’s green flag unleashed the top field of sprinters, it was Dennis Moore outrunning McCarl to the first turn and taking the early lead. McCarl didn’t waste much time in overtaking Moore, however, as he took the point from him on lap three. Chad Radel looked suprisingly strong as he took over the second spot from Moore on lap four, followed closely by Kahne. While McCarl maintained a comfortable lead, it was Radel and Kahne battling for the second spot for a number of laps before Radel scraped the backstretch wall on lap sixteen, slowing him just enough for Kahne to slip by. Although McCarl’s lead had now grown to a straightaway’s advantage, Kahne quickly closed in, wiping out the deficit in just a few laps and eventually slipping under McCarl in the fourth turn with six laps to go for the lead. Once in front, it became evident that there would be no catching Kahne as he quickly stretched his lead into a victory margin of nearly a quarter of a lap. McCarl held on to take second while Radel, Moore and Jake Peters rounded out the top five. The large crowd voiced its approval of Kahne’s run with a roar unlike any other heard in recent memory as he accepted the trophy and congratulations.

The Pam Oil/Valvoline/AC Delco/Lewis Drug/Pepsi 360 sprint feature saw a driver win his first feature ever at the track as Scott Fokken outran the eighteen car field.      Fokken snatched the lead from Brad Nelson on the fifth lap of the eighteen lap race and led the non-stop event the rest of the way. Fokken ran the low groove most of the race while veteran Dean Brown chose the high side as he challenged him much of the race, but Fokken’s effort was flawless as he took the victory by four car lengths over Brown. Randy Nygaard came from the fourth row to take third followed by sixth row starter Butch Hanssen and Brett Stegenga.

Wayne Kruger led every lap of the Brandon Valley Insurance late model stock car feature except the one that pays as Dale Furby passed him with a half a lap to go to take the win and become the division’s first repeat winner in eight nights of racing. Kruger settled for second ahead of Marty Barber, Brad Van Voorst and Don Bickett.     

 

Outlaw Sprints

Qualifications: 1) 23K Kasey Kahne, 10.978; 2) 25 Chad Radel, 11.140; 3) 11X Gregg Bakker, 11.180; 4) 16L Leonard Lee, 11.202; 5) 55X Skip Jackson, 11.247; 6) 4 Kenny Hansen, 11.305; 7) 5 Terry McCarl, 11.315; 8) 12L John Lambertz, 11.432; 9) 3 Dennis Moore, Jr., 11.469; 10) 56 Gerald Cressman, 11.473; 11) 41B Nick Bellino, 11.590; 12) 16 Gary DeWall, 11.625; 13) 57 Jake Peters, 11.698; 14) 9M Micah Schliemann, 11.783; 15) 16W Jason Wendt, 11.779; 16) 14R Randy Rosenboom, 11.983; 17) 55 Lyle Howey, III, 12.230; 18) 7x Dean Brown, 12.639

Heat #1: 1) 16 Gary DeWall; 2) 9M Micah Schliemann; 3) 25 Chad Radel; 4) 56 Gerald Cressman; 5) 4 Kenny Hansen; 6) 16W Jason Wendt; 7) 55 Lyle Howey, III; 8) 12L John Lambertz (DNF); 9) 16L Leonard Lee (DNF)

Heat #2: 1) 57 Jake Peters; 2) 5 Terry McCarl; 3) 3 Dennis Moore, Jr.; 4) 23K Kasey Kahne; 5) 55X Skip Jackson; 6) 11x Gregg Bakker; 7) 41B Nick Bellino; 8) 14R Randy Rosenboom; 9) 7x Dean Brown

A Feature: 1) 23K Kasey Kahne; 2) 5 Terry McCarl; 3) 25 Chad Radel; 4) 3 Dennis Moore, Jr.; 5) 57 Jake Peters; 6) 4 Kenny Hansen; 7) 16 Gary DeWall; 8) 9M Micah Schliemann; 9) 11x Gregg Bakker; 10) 16W Jason Wendt; 11) 12L John Lambertz; 12) 55 Lyle Howey, III; 13) 41B Nick Bellino; 14) 14R Randy Rosenboom; 15) 7x Dean Brown; 16) 56 Gerald Cressman (DNF)

360 Sprints

Heat #1: 1) 31M Kim Munteferring; 2) 47N Brad Nelson; 3) 40 Clint Garner; 4) 24M John Miller; 5) 23 Steve Haman; 6) 24 Randy Droescher

Heat #2: 1) 1 Scott Fokken; 2) 47 Brett Stegenga; 3) 8 Butch Hanssen; 4) 77 Troy Vink; 5) 29 Gary Zitterich; 6) 18 Gary Johnson

Heat #3: 1) R19 Dean Brown; 2) 7 Terry Karn; 3) 3B Randy Nygaard; 4) 101 Chuck McGillivray; 5) 93 Chris Wasmund; 6) 1W Chad Meyer (DNF)

Heat #4: 1) 14 Daron McCart; 2) 17 Lee Goos; 3) 10 Jeremy Kasten; 4) 11XS Donovan Peterson; 5) 11 Bob Gilliand; 6) 2 Mike Ellingson

B Feature: 1) 29 Gary Zitterich; 2) 23 Steve Haman; 3) 18 Gary Johnson; 4) 93 Chris Wasmund; 5) 2 Mike Ellingson; 6) 24 Randy Droescher; 7) 11 Bob Gilliand (DNF)

A Feature: 1) 1 Scott Fokken; 2) R19 Dean Brown; 3) 3B Randy Nygaard; 4) 8 Butch Hanssen; 5) 47 Brett Stegenga; 6) 47N Brad Nelson; 7) 10 Jeremy Kasten; 8) 101 Chuck McGillivray; 9) 31M Kim Munteferring; 10) 40 Clint Garner; 11) 17 Lee Goos; 12) 24M John Miller; 13) 11XS Donovan Peterson; 14) 29 Gary Zitterich; 15) 77 Troy Vink; 16) 23 Steve Haman; 17) 14 Daron McCart

Late Model Stock Cars

Heat #1: 1) 17G Gus Clark; 2) 9 Brad Wollman; 3) 34 Dale Furby; 4) 69 Scott Freet; 5) 71 Dave Olivier; 6) 3 Roger Muecke; 7) 23 Jeff Machovsky (DNF)

Heat #2: 1) 20X Wayne Kruger; 2) 98 Dan Jensen; 3) 19 Marty Barber; 4) 85 Rob Anderson; 5) 80 Jeff Kroger; 6) 1X Kelly Harmelink (DNF)

Heat #3: 1) 48 Brad VanVoorst; 2) 17 Don Bickett; 3) 18 Doug Olivier; 4) 56 Todd Sterzinger; 5) 20 Perry Tschetter; 6) 6 Rick VanderWeide

A Feature: 1) 34 Dale Furby; 2) 20X Wayne Kruger; 3) 19 Marty Barber; 4) 48 Brad VanVoorst; 5) 17 Don Bickett; 6) 17G Gus Clark; 7) 71 Dave Olivier; 8) 9 Brad Wollman; 9) 20 Perry Tschetter; 10) 6 Rick VanderWeide; 11) 18 Doug Olivier; 12) 85 Rob Anderson; 13) 3 Roger Muecke; 14) 69 Scott Freet

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