By Rob Ristesund
Terry McCarl used a controversial move to take the lead midway through the race and went on to win his second consecutive Fast By Foley 410 Sprint feature Sunday night at Huset's Speedway. The twenty-five lap main event had a rough time getting under way as the red flag halted action three different times before the first lap could be completed. On the first start, Chuck Swenson spun in the second turn, leaving Nick Bellino nowhere to go and the Omaha driver clipped the wall and flipped. The second start also saw trouble in turn two as Matt Moro jumped a tire and flipped. Moro's machine somehow managed to land on all four tires and despite a damaged wing was able to return to the race. The third attempt at a start saw the field make it to the third turn where George Porter spun his car sideways, causing David Zitterich to take a hard tumble. Fortunately, no drivers were injured in any of the incidents. When the race finally got under way, it was Kenny Hansen outrunning fellow front row starter Don Droud to the first turn and it was Hansen taking command. On lap three it was it was the second-row-starting McCarl overtaking Droud for second, while Hansen maintained a somewhat comfortable advantage. A lap seven caution for the stopped machine of Micah Schliemann bunched the field, with fast-timer Chad Radel now sitting in third behind Hansen and McCarl on the restart. The ensuing action saw McCarl make several attempts to get by the rim-riding Hansen, all to no avail until the thirteen circuit when he shot low into turn three, sliding up the track and into Hansen, who in turn made contact with the wall. Hansen was able to continue, but the incident also allowed the hard-charging Radel by and into second. Radel showed he wasn't willing to settle for the runner-up spot behind the three-time track champion, and pulled alongside to challenge McCarl several times before dropping back at the finish. Gregg Bakker came on to overtake Hansen for third, while Hansen settled for fourth ahead of Droud. McCarl, who was met with a chorus of boos from the grandstand while accepting the post-race accolades, stated the move was unintentional and cited an ill-handling car for the incident.
In the 7-Up/Lewis/Pepsi 360 sprints, Chad Meyer ran away with his first feature win of the year. Meyer, who as in command of last week's feature before tangling with a slower car, shot from the second row to take the lead on the first lap and was never seriously challenged. The race's only caution came out on lap eight of the eighteen-lap event when Chris Wasmund was forced into the backstretch wall, riding the wall into the third turn where his damaged car rolled down onto the middle of the track. With nowhere to go, Micah Schliemann spun sideways and into Wasmund, forcing both cars out of the race. The restart saw Meyer quickly pull away from the field, while Butch Hanssen, who had worked his way up from the sixth row, overtook Bob Gilliland for third. With three laps to go Hanssen passed Lee Goos for second, but there was no catching the fleet Meyer as he cruised to the win. At the finish it was Meyer followed by Hanssen, Goos, last week's winner Justin Henderson and Gilliland.
The Nordstrom's late model stock car feature saw Ray Feltman capture his second feature win in a row. Feltman moved up from his fourth row starting spot to challenge race leader Kent Plimpton with eight laps to go in the eighteen-lap event. The pair battled side-by-side for two laps before Feltman finally gained the advantage, which he stretched to ten car lengths at the finish. Plimpton took the runner-up spot ahead of Lee Schlumbohm, Howard Baartman and Gus Clark.
"Fast by Foley" 410 Outlaw Sprints
Qualifications: 1. 25 Chad Radel, 11.054; 2. 11x Gregg Bakker, 11.143; 3. 55 Terry McCarl, 11.196; 4. 16 Gary DeWall, 11.318; 5. 1m Don Droud, Jr., 11.332; 6. 4 Kenny Hansen, 11.340; 7. R19 Micah Schliemann, 11/460; 8. 9 Wade Nygaard, 11.585; 9. 2m Matt Moro, 11.641; 10. 12L John Lambertz, 11.690; 11. X Chuck Swenson, 11.694; 12. 21K Lou Kennedy, Jr., 11.714; 13. 3 Terry Reilly, 11.730; 14. 4W Matt Wasmund, 11.910; 15. 3TW Dave Ekern, 11.962; 16. 99 George Porter, 12.055; 17. 101 Chuck McGillivray, 12.245; 18. 88 Dave Zitterich, 12.302; 19. 10T Bob Martin, 12.328; 20. 14R Randy Rosenboom, 12.349; 21. 41B Nick Belino, 12.482; 22. 1 Scott Fokken, 12.885; 23. 11 Troy Meyer, 12.960
Heat #1: 1. Gregg Bakker; 2. Matt Wasmund; 3. Wade Nygaard; 4. Don Droud Jr.; 5. Chuck McGillivray; 6. Chuck Swenson; 7. Bob Martin; 8. Scott Fokken
Heat #2: 1. Micah Schliemann; 2. Chad Radel; 3. John Lambertz; 4. Gary DeWall; 5. Troy Meyer; 6. George Porter; 7. Randy Rosenboom; 8. Terry Reilly;
Heat #3: 1. Kenny Hansen; 2. Terry McCarl; 3. Dave Ekern; 4. Matt Moro; 5. Lou Kennedy, Jr. 6. Nick Belino; 7. Dave Zitterich
A Feature: 1. Terry McCarl; 2. Chad Radel; 3. Gregg Bakker; 4. Kenny Hansen; 5. Don Droud Jr.; 6. Gary DeWall; 7. Matt Wasmund; 8. Lou Kennedy Jr.; 9. Bob Martin; 10. Troy Meyer; 11. John Lambertz; 12. Scott Fokken; 13. Chuck Swenson; 14. Matt Moro; 15. Randy Rosenboom; 16. George Porter; 17. Micah Schliemann; 18. Terry Reilly; 19. Dave Zitterich; 20. Wade Nygaard; 21. Chuck McGillivray; 22. Nick Bellino
"7-UP/Lewis/Pepsi" 360 Sprints
Heat #1: 1. 1W Chad Meyer; 2. 11xs Donovan Peterson; 3. 17 Lee Goos, Jr.; 4. 93 Chris Wasmund; 5. 3B Buck Wilson
Heat #2: 1. 10 Jeremy Kasten; 2. 20 Joe Peterson; 3. 83 Justin Henderson; 4. 31M Kim Muntefering; 5. 51 Doug Martens
Heat #3: 1. 24 Randy Droescher; 2. 9 Micah Schliemann; 3. 8 Butch Hanssen; 4. 11 Bob Gilliland; 5. 2 Mike Ellingson
A Feature: 1. 1W Chad Meyer; 2. 8 Butch Hanssen; 3. 17 Lee Goos, Jr.; 4. 83 Justin Henderson; 5. 11 Bob Gilliland; 6. 24 Randy Droescher; 7. 10 Jeremy Kasten; 8. 3B Buck Wilson; 9. 2 Mike Ellingson; 10. 31M Kim Muntefering; 11. 11xs Donovan Peterson; 12. 51 Doug Martens; 13. 20 Joe Peterson; 14. 93 Chris Wasmund; 15. 9 Micah Schliemann
Late Model Stock Cars
Heat #1: 1. 85 Rob Anderson; 2. 175 Ray Feltman; 3. 19 Kent Plimpton; 4. 17G Gus Clark; 5. 71 Dave Olivier; 6. 29Z J.J. Zebell
Heat #2: 1. 82 Howard Baartman; 2. 00 Lee Schlombohm; 3. 98 Dan Jensen; 4. 20 Perry Tschetter; 5. 21 Ray Sveeggen; 6. 17 Don Bickett
Heat #3: 1. 9 Brad Wollman; 2. 34 Dale Furby; 3. 18 Doug Olivier; 4. 22 Gary Brown, Jr.; 5. 80 Jim Baartman
A Feature: 1. 175 Ray Feltman; 2. 19 Kent Plimpton; 3. 00 Lee Schlombohm; 4. 82 Howard Baartman; 5. 17G Gus Clark; 6. 22 Gary Brown, Jr.; 7. 98 Dan Jensen; 8. 9 Brad Wollman; 9. 18 Doug Olivier; 10. 20 Perry Tschetter; 11. 71 Dave Olivier; 12. 85 Rob Anderson; 13. 80 Jim Baartman; 14. 34 Dale Furby; 15. 17 Don Bickett; 16. 21 Ray Sveeggen; 17. 29Z J.J. Zebell