Race Results
June 22, 2006

Three Young Drivers pick up wins on Thursday Night

By Heather Riffel

(June 22, 2006-Brandon, SD) Travis Schreurs, Keith Johnson, and D.J. Jones, substituting for Larry Buckneberg in the Factory Stocks, picked up their first wins of the season during Thursday night Thriller action at Huset’s Speedway. Adding to their win totals this season were Zeb Larsen, Steve Eliason, Doug Martens, and Andy Hofmeyer.

Andy Anderson was able to take the lead from polesitter Mitch Coburn on the first lap of the Heartland Racing Association Wingless Sprint feature. Doug Martens quickly moved up to challenge Dana Buttemeier for second. There was an early caution for Jeff Luhmann. On the restart Anderson, Martens, Buttemeier, and Bret Mellenberndt were all battling for the top four positions. Martens decided to use the high line only his high line meant almost touching the wall lap after lap. This line worked out for Martens and he took the race lead with five laps remaining. Mellenberndt moved up to second and continued to challenge Martens but the high line was just working too well. They were side by side at the line but Martens was able to hold on for the win. Mellenberndt finished in second followed by Anderson, Buttemeier and Coburn.

Andy Hofmeyer was able to lead every lap in the USRA B-Modified feature. Behind Hofmeyer Clint Potter and Dan Van Bruggen battled for the third position. The only car that had a chance at catching Hofmeyer was Harvey VandeWeerd but on the last lap VandeWeerd and Van Bruggen fought it out for second with both cars touching. They were both able to hold on behind Hofmeyer who picked up his second win of the year. VandeWeerd ended up in the second position while Van Bruggen came in third. Clint Potter came in fourth while Nick DeLeeuw placed in fifth.

Steve Eliason started on the outside pole and took the race lead from the beginning. Andy Gabrielson who started on the pole continued to slide backwards as Brett Larsen challenged for the lead. The race was exciting up front with Nick Bahr moving up to the second position on lap five. There were two cautions in a row for Gabrielson and Brad Winesburg. Larsen continued to try and challenge for the lead and the race went under caution three more times which allowed the competitors to race only a couple of laps at a time. This allowed Eliason to stay in front of the rest of the pack and pick up his second win of the season. Larsen held onto the second position while Greg Roemen came in third. Jon DeBoer ended up in fourth followed by Nick Bahr.

The Hobby Stocks ran a special race that earned them only NMRA points and track points were not given out. Zeb Larsen started on the outside pole and led every lap en route to his third win of the season. Larsen was challenged by Jared Nytroe the entire race. Nytroe’s car was very fast but lap after lap he just could not quite get by Larsen. Chad Graves joined the battle to get around Larsen but no one was quite fast enough to pull of the pass. Larsen was able to stay ahead of Nytroe and Graves who finished second and third. Coming in fourth was Jason Vande Vegte and rounding out the top five was Tommy Barber.

A caution-filled race took out most of the competitors in the Factory Stock feature. Rodney Cook led the first part of the race. Behind him Jesse Ebbeson, Jim Klutman, and DJ Jones all raced for the second position. Jones was in the process of passing Cook when he got sideways which collected Brandon Nytroe, Ken Jacobs, and Dusty Seachris on lap four. Once they got racing again Jones took a commanding lead while Klutman and Cory Yeigh raced for second. At the line Jones picked up the win in Larry Buckneberg’s car. Yeigh came in second while Klutman finished in third. Ebbeson finished in fourth and Dan Roemen came in fifth.

The 6-Cylinder Hornets got off to an exciting start with three wide racing action behind leader Dustin Gulbranson. Tyler Demers was able to take the lead on lap two with Josh Van Engen and Tyler Larson right behind him. A caution came out for Larson and on the restart Keith Johnson was able to take the lead with two laps remaining. The race was close but Johnson took the win over Demers, Troy Schreurs. Justin Scarborough came in fourth while Larson finished in fifth.

Travis Schreurs was able to lead all six laps of the B-Hornet feature. Behind him there was a great battle for second between John LeBrun and Eric Goal. Schreurs held on to win his first race of the season while LeBrun came in second and Goal captured third. Rounding out the field was Brianna Schroeder.

This Thursday the Wissota Late Models will be invading Huset’s Speedway with drivers from all over the upper Midwest. It will be a thrilling event. Make sure you are there because racing starts at 7:30pm.

 

Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Heat #1: 1. Bret Mellenberndt, Sioux Falls; 2. Doug Martens, Ward; 3. Jared Jansen, Sioux Falls; 4. Jeff Davis, Sioux Falls; 5. Steve Yarns, Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Heat #2: 1. Dana Buttemeier, Chancellor; 2. Andy Anderson, Harrisburg; 3. Mitch Coburn, Garretson; 4. Jeff Luhmann, Jackson, Minn..

A Feature: 1. Doug Martens, Ward; 2. Bret Mellenberndt, Sioux Falls; 3. Andy Anderson, Harrisburg; 4. Dana Buttemeier, Chancellor; 5. Mitch Coburn, Garretson; 6. Jeff Luhmann, Jackson, Minn.; 7. Brooks Castelluzzo, Sioux Falls,; 8. Steve Yarns, Spirit Lake, Iowa; 9. Jeff Davis, Sioux Falls; 10. Jared Jansen, Sioux Falls.

 

USRA B-Modifieds

Heat #1: 1. Andy Hofmeyer, Alton, Iowa; 2. Harvey VandeWeerd, Granville, Iowa; 3. Dan Van Bruggen, Hospers, Iowa; 4. Clint Potter, Crooks; 5. Nick DeLeeuw, Orange City, Iowa; 6. Chad DeVries, Sioux Center, Iowa; 7. Tate Eining, Sioux Falls.

A Feature: 1. Andy Hofmeyer, Alton, Iowa; 2. Harvey VandeWeerd, Granville, Iowa; 3. Dan Van Bruggen, Hospers, Iowa; 4. Clint Potter, Crooks; 5. Nick DeLeeuw, Orange City, Iowa; 6. Chad DeVries, Sioux Center, Iowa; 7. Tate Eining, Sioux Falls.

 

Sportsmen

Heat #1: 1. Nick Bahr, Madison; 2. Nick Abraham, Madison; 3. Greg Roemen, Ellsworth, Minn.; 4. Bob Dafoe, Sioux Falls; 5. Brad Winesburg, Madison.

Heat #2: 1. Steve Eliason, Brookings; 2. Brett Larsen, Viborg; 3. Chris Huisman, Rock Rapids, Iowa; 4. Andy Gabrielson, Luverne, Minn.; 5. Jon DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa.

A Feature: 1. Steve Eliason, Brookings; 2. Brett Larsen, Viborg; 3. Greg Roemen, Ellsworth, Minn.; 4. Jon DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa; 5. Nick Bahr, Madison; 6. Brad Winesburg, Madison; 7. Nick Abraham, Madison; 8. Chris Huisman, Rock Rapids, Iowa; 9. Andy Gabrielson, Luverne, Minn.; 10. Bob Dafoe, Sioux Falls.

 

Hobby Stocks

A Feature: (Non-points race; top five) 1. Zeb Larson; 2. Jared Nytroe; 3. Chad Graves; 4. Jason VandeVegte; 5. Tommy Barber

 

Factory Stocks

Heat #1: 1. Larry Buckneberg, Sioux Falls; 2. Travis Christensen, Sioux Falls; 3. Dusty VanDerBrink, Doon, Iowa; 4. Rodney Cook, Madison; 5. Dusty Seachris, Hills, Minn.; 6. Brandon Nytroe, Brandon.

Heat #2: 1. Dan Roemen, Sioux Falls; 2. Cory Yeigh, Sioux Falls; 3. Jesse Ebbesen, Turkey Ridge; 4. Jim Klutman, SF.

A Feature: 1. Larry Buckneberg, Sioux Falls; 2. Cory Yeigh, Sioux Falls; 3. Jim Klutman, SF; 4. Jesse Ebbesen, Turkey Ridge; 5. Dan Roemen, Sioux Falls; 6. Rodney Cook, Madison; 7. Brandon Nytroe, Brandon; 8. Dusty Seachris, Hills, Minn.; 9. Ken Jacobs, Sioux Falls; 10. Travis Christensen, Sioux Falls; 11. Dusty VanDerBrink, Doon, Iowa.

 

A Hornets

Heat #1: 1. Tyler Larsen, Brandon; 2. Tyler DeMers, Sioux Falls; 3. Keith Johnson, Sioux Falls; 4. Josh VanEngen, Canton.

Heat #2: 1. Troy Schreurs, Baltic; 2. Dustin Gulbrandson, Hartford; 3. Justin Scarborough, Sioux Falls; 4. Matthew Grisham, Sioux Falls.

A Feature: 1. Keith Johnson, Sioux Falls; 2. Tyler DeMers, Sioux Falls; 3. Troy Schreurs, Baltic; 4. Justin Scarborough, Sioux Falls; 5. Tyler Larsen, Brandon; 6. Josh VanEngen, Canton; 7. Matthew Grisham, Sioux Falls; 8. Dustin Gulbrandson, Hartford.

 

B Hornets

Heat #1: 1. Brian Voges, Sioux Falls; 2. Chris Bornitz, Tracy, Minn.; 3. Travis Schreurs, Baltic; 4. Brianna Schroeder, Tracy, Minn.; 5. Eric Goal, Worthington, Minn.; 6. John LeBrun, Wilmont, Minn..

A Feature: 1. Travis Schreurs, Baltic; 2. Eric Goal, Worthington, Minn.; 3. John LeBrun, Wilmont, Minn.; 4. Brianna Schroeder, Tracy, Minn.; 5. Brian Voges, Sioux Falls; 6. Chris Bornitz, Tracy, Minn..

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