Race Results
May 9, 2004

McCarl Maneuvers to Huset's Win, Brown Breaks Through for Victory

By Shawn Neisteadt

(May 9, 2004 - Sioux Falls, SD) With lightning in the distance, Huset's Speedway put on a spectacular display of its own with great racing all night. Terry McCarl made late moves to take the Outlaw Sprint win. Dusty Ballenger took advantage of his father's misfortune. Gary Brown, Jr. turned his tough start to 2004 around and Colter Deutsch held on for his win. All of this action was a great treat to the moms on Mother's Day.

Chuck McGillivray and Clint Garner battled for the initial lead of the Interstate Auto Parts Outlaw Sprint feature, with Garner grabbing it in turn four. With one lap counted, Dusty Ballenger, who had a very busy night, took second with Micah Schliemann following into third. Schliemann then passed Ballenger for second on the next lap. Lynton Jeffrey was charging forward as well as the Aussie piloted the #10 into fourth on the third lap. Jake Peters moved into the top five one lap later.

With a full field taking the green flag, it was only six laps into the 25 lapper when slower traffic became an issue for the leaders. However, two laps into the traffic, the #1 of Chris Shirek spun in turn four to bring out the caution.

On the resulting restart, Schliemann began to challenge Garner for the lead. Schliemann then took over the top spot as they raced of turn four. Jeffrey also moved up a spot as he ran past Ballenger. Terry McCarl moved into the top five one the ninth lap as he took over the position from Peters.

The red flag waved on the tenth lap. Shirek again had problems with his #1 and this time had tagged the turn two wall and flipped. Shirek damaged the car, but the young North Dakota driver walked away unharmed.

On the restart, McCarl continued his charge as he took fourth from Ballenger then third from Jeffrey. McCarl moved up to second on the twelfth lap as he over ran Garner. Mark Dobmeier moved into the top five with fourteen laps ticked away. Traffic again was an issue for the leaders on the eighteenth circuit.

The entire crowd came to their feet with three laps remaining. McCarl pulled side-by-side with Schliemann and took the lead off turn four. All was not said and done as Schliemann retook the lead entering turn one. Jeffrey then shot out of a cannon off turn two as he passed McCarl and challenged for the top spot. However, a caution flag was waving for Garner who has looped his #40 entering turn one.

A three lap shoot-out was set up. Schliemann led back to the start with McCarl and Jeffrey on his bumper. On the start though, it was Peters on the charge as he took third from Jeffrey. As the top two charged off four, Schliemann slid out of the groove and opened the door for McCarl. The six time champion drove into the lead and led the final two laps for his seventieth win at Huset's. This one coming from twelfth. Schliemann took second after lead much of the event. Peters drove from eighth to third. Jeffrey took fourth and Gregg Bakker finished fifth. Dobmeier, Garner and Ballenger won the heat races.

Steve Ballenger took the lead of the NMRA 360 sprint car feature three laps into the eighteen lap event from Doug Martens. The lead change came after a restart when Jordan Martens spun in turn three collecting Randy Droescher, Butch Hanssen and Dusty Wasmund. Brent Vonk took second place on the fourth lap as he went past Martens. The race was on its sixth lap when the leader, Steve Ballenger, started to show some smoke coming from the engine. Smoke and all, Steve Ballenger was driving away from the field and continued to do so as he entered lap traffic on lap nine. Vonk and Martens were swapping second place as the race went past the halfway point. On the tenth lap, Dusty Ballenger took fifth as he overtook Jody Rosenboom. Brock Dump moved into third on the twelfth lap as he overtook Martens. Dusty Ballenger followed suit and took fourth. With four laps to go, Dusty Ballenger ran past Dump and Vonk to pull into second.

The smoking engine inside Steve Ballenger's #3 let go with three laps remaining. That brought out the caution as the race leader stalled on the speedway. Interestingly enough, that handed the lead from father to son as Dusty Ballenger assumed the lead. Dusty Ballenger led the final three laps to grab his second win of the weekend. Dusty Ballenger charged to the top from fourteenth. Terry Reilly was a late race hard charger as he climbed from fifteenth to second. Vonk settled for third with Dump fourth. Dusty Zomer ran from twelfth to fifth. Doug Martens, Jordan Martens, Steve Ballenger and Eric McGillivray won the heat races. The "B" feature was won by Shawn Van Wyhe.

It took eleven laps for Gary Brown, Jr. to progress from thirteenth to the lead of the Nordstrom's Late Model Stock Car feature. Brown took the lead from Jesse Akkerman and went on for his first win of the year. Akkerman, who led until Brown took over the lead, finished second with Matt Steuerwald making a last lap pass for third. Don Bickett finished fourth and Lee Schlumbohm came across the finish fifth. Bickett and Perry Tschetter took honors in the heat races.

Colter Deutsch, a two-time Hobby Stock champion at Huset's, took the lead of the feature on the second laps and never looked back as he drove to the win. Steve Eliason was second with Aaron Penning third. Tony Guischer was fourth and Justin Arends finished fifth. Deutsch and Josh Klay won the qualifiers for the Hobby Stocks.

Huset's Speedway will continue to celebrate its 50th anniversary this Sunday with more racing action.


Interstate Auto Center 410 Outlaw Sprints

Heat #1: 1. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, N.D.; 2. Chuck McGillivray, Madison; 3. Jake Peters, Sioux Falls; 4. Larry Ball, Knoxville, Iowa; 5. Brett Geldner, St. Peter, Minn.; 6. Bill Boles, Harris, Iowa; 7. Robert Bell, Colfax, Iowa; 8. Mike Moore, DesMoines, Iowa.

Heat #2: 1. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls; 2. Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa; 3. Chad Meyer, Canton; 4. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa; 5. Chad Radel, Sioux Falls; 6. Jim Smith, Sheldon, Iowa; 7. Ryan Voss, Okoboji, Iowa; 8. Matt Wasmund, Jackson, Minn..

Heat #3: 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg; 2. Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; 3. Micah Schliemann, Hartford; 4. Gary Dewall, Jackson, Minn.; 5. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls; 6. Loren Langerud, Harwood, N.D.; 7. Chris Shirek, Thompson, N.D.; 8. William Eggimann, Jackson, Minn.; 9. Jordan Martens, Harrisburg.

B Feature: 1. Chris Shirek, Thompson, N.D.; 2. Mike Moore, DesMoines, Iowa; 3. Robert Bell, Colfax, Iowa; 4. Matt Wasmund, Jackson, Minn.; 5. William Eggimann, Jackson, Minn.; 6. Jordan Martens, Harrisburg; 7. Ryan Voss, Okoboji, Iowa.

A Feature: 1. Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa; 2. Micah Schliemann, Hartford; 3. Jake Peters, Sioux Falls; 4. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa; 5. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls; 6. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg; 7. Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; 8. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, N.D.; 9. Gary Dewall, Jackson, Minn.; 10. Chuck McGillivray, Madison; 11. Bill Boles, Harris, Iowa; 12. Larry Ball, Knoxville, Iowa; 13. Mike Moore, DesMoines, Iowa; 14. Brett Geldner, St. Peter, Minn.; 15. Loren Langerud, Harwood, N.D.; 16. Jim Smith, Sheldon, Iowa; 17. Chad Meyer, Canton; 18. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls; 19. Chris Shirek, Thompson, N.D.; 20. Chad Radel, Sioux Falls.


Lewis / Pepsi/ Dr. Pepper 360 Sprints

Heat #1: 1. Doug Martens, Ward; 2. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, Iowa; 3. Terry Reilly, Watertown; 4. Brent Vonk, Hudson; 5. Troy Meyer, Sioux Falls; 6. Brad Buysse, Sioux Falls; 7. Ryan Bickett, Ramona.

Heat #2: 1. Jordan Martens, Harrisburg; 2. Dusty Zomer, Brandon; 3. Robert Danielson, Sioux Falls; 4. Bill Fredin, Windom, Minn.; 5. Shawn VanWyhe, Lester, Iowa; 6. Cody Hansen, Nunda.

Heat #3: 1. Steve Ballenger, Harrisburg; 2. Dusty Wasmund, Sioux Falls; 3. Butch Hanssen, Sioux Falls; 4. Randy Droescher, Larchwood, Iowa; 5. Lyle Howey III, Brookings; 6. Casey Abbas, Parker.

Heat #4: 1. Eric McGillivray, Canton; 2. Brock Dump, Lennox; 3. Gordy Vogelaar, Worthington, Minn.; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg; 5. Troy Vink, Tea; 6. Mitch Runge, Sioux Falls.

B Feature: 1. Shawn VanWyhe, Lester, Iowa; 2. Lyle Howey III, Brookings; 3. Troy Vink, Tea; 4. Cody Hansen, Nunda; 5. Mitch Runge, Sioux Falls; 6. Ryan Bickett, Ramona; 7. Brad Buysse, Sioux Falls; 8. Troy Meyer, Sioux Falls; 9. Casey Abbas, Parker.

A Feature: 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg; 2. Terry Reilly, Watertown; 3. Brent Vonk, Hudson; 4. Brock Dump, Lennox; 5. Dusty Zomer, Brandon; 6. Doug Martens, Ward; 7. Butch Hanssen, Sioux Falls; 8. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, Iowa; 9. Eric McGillivray, Canton; 10. Gordy Vogelaar, Worthington, Minn.; 11. Shawn VanWyhe, Lester, Iowa; 12. Lyle Howey III, Brookings; 13. Robert Danielson, Sioux Falls; 14. Bill Fredin, Windom, Minn.; 15. Steve Ballenger, Harrisburg; 16. Randy Droescher, Larchwood, Iowa; 17. Jordan Martens, Harrisburg; 18. Dusty Wasmund, Sioux Falls.


Nordstrom's Late Model Stock Cars

Heat #1: 1. Don Bickett, Ramona; 2. Jesse Akkerman, Luverne, Minn.; 3. Lee Schlumbohm, Garretson; 4. Chad Schettler, Brandon; 5. Jeff Kroger, Canton; 6. Kent Plimpton, Lennox; 7. Gary Brown Jr, Sioux Falls; 8. Justin Glaser, Sioux Falls.

Heat #2: 1. Perry Tschetter, Bridgewater; 2. Jeremiah Jordahl, Madison; 3. Dale Furby, Sioux Falls; 4. Matt Steuerwald, Madison; 5. Rick Goth, Madison; 6. Howard Baartman, Sioux Falls; 7. Scott Freet, Madison.

A Feature: 1. Gary Brown Jr, Sioux Falls; 2. Jesse Akkerman, Luverne, Minn.; 3. Matt Steuerwald, Madison; 4. Don Bickett, Ramona; 5. Lee Schlumbohm, Garretson; 6. Jeff Kroger, Canton; 7. Chad Schettler, Brandon; 8. Howard Baartman, Sioux Falls; 9. Jeremiah Jordahl, Madison; 10. Justin Glaser, Sioux Falls; 11. Dale Furby, Sioux Falls; 12. Scott Freet, Madison; 13. Kent Plimpton, Lennox; 14. Perry Tschetter, Bridgewater; 15. Rick Goth, Madison.


Gary's Tire Service Hobby Stocks

Heat #1: 1. Josh Klay, Magnolia, Minn.; 2. Steve Eliason, Brookings; 3. Justin Arends, Little Rock, Iowa; 4. Tony Guischer, Sioux Falls; 5. Justin Lebahn, Dell Rapids; 6. Cory Schmuck, LuVerne, Minn..

Heat #2: 1. Colter Deutsch, Kanaranzi, Minn.; 2. Lane Brenden, Mitchell; 3. Travis Morris, Brookings; 4. Aaron Penning, Dell Rapids; 5. David Beman Jr., Sioux Falls.

A Feature: 1. Colter Deutsch, Kanaranzi, Minn.; 2. Steve Eliason, Brookings; 3. Aaron Penning, Dell Rapids; 4. Tony Guischer, Sioux Falls; 5. Justin Arends, Little Rock, Iowa; 6. Justin Lebahn, Dell Rapids; 7. David Beman Jr., Sioux Falls; 8. Lane Brenden, Mitchell; 9. Josh Klay, Magnolia, Minn.; 10. Travis Morris, Brookings; 11. Cory Schmuck, LuVerne, Minn..