AUTO RACING: Racing heats up as Bemidji Speedway cools down


After closing week’s top-notch heat and humidity, racers and lovers alike felt comfort on Sunday, July 21, as northwest breezes and temperatures in the mid-70s cooled a close to-complete grandstand and 81 drivers at Bemidji Speedway.

The speedway will subsequent host the Roth RV Pure Stock unique with Wissota Pure Stocks racing for expanded handbags on Sunday, July 28. The Wissota Super Stocks will take the night time off, and the Outlaw Mini Mods will make their first appearance on the track in 2019. Racing starts at five p.M.
Bemidji Mini Stock Feature
Nic Jessen took an early lead observed by Connor Drewry, Nic Jacobson, Shannon George, and Jake Geschwill. Track conditions have been very speedy because the pinnacle four of Jessen, Drewry, George, and Jacobson created distance between themselves and the field.
On a single-document restart, Jacobson observed the quick lane and exceeded interior into second and then dueled door to door with Jessen. Jacobson powered by using the leader on the next lap and raced to his first-ever win. He became followed by means of Jessen, Conrad Schwinn, George and John Current.
Wissota Pure Stock Feature
Polesitter Donahue Wittner grabbed the lead with Travis Olafson, Bonnie Farrington, Josh Berg and Jared Miller chasing him to begin the second function.
On a restart, Berg found a quick line and roared into the lead with Kevin Baumgarner following into second and Miller 1/3 before every other warning waved. Racing resumed following a couple of cautions as Berg and Baumgarner raced out to a large lead. Dusty Caspers stuck and passed Miller for fourth wherein he finished as Berg held his function to take the win. Baumgarner, Austin Carlson, Caspers, and Miller were pinnacle-five finishers.
Wissota Midwest Modified Feature
Zack Jackson raced to the lead within the next characteristic observed by means of Matt Fullerton, Jeff Reed, Brandon Bahr, and Ryan Schow.
Skyler Smith became at the pass following a caution, passing Schow for fourth. Smith continued his assault at the leaders by again racing interior to skip Bahr for 0.33 and Reed for 2nd.
Another caution positioned Reed within the pits for repairs and him again on the rear of the field. On the restart, Smith once more dove low and grabbed the lead from Jackson.
Smith took the checkers with Bahr, Dean Eggebraaten, Ryan Schow and Tyler Schow inside the top five.
Wissota Modified Feature
Nathan Sletto and Scott Engholm led Mike MacAdams, Josh Beaulieu and Chad Dyrdahl to the inexperienced flag within the Wissota Modified feature. Engholm chased Sletto for some laps after which dove low within the three/four corners and drove onto the front directly inside the lead.
The laps flew by way of on the fast music led through Engholm with Beaulieu now on his rear bumper and racing with the leader. But Engholm had in no way received prior to this race and he wasn’t approximately to give up on this one. He held his line and powered through the checkered flag for his first-ever win. Beaulieu, Tim Jackson, Sletto and Dyrdahl brought domestic pinnacle-five honors.
Wissota Super Stock Feature
Brandon Bahr moved from his B mod into his terrific stock for the next feature, starting on the pole. On the out of doors, Dalton Carlson took the lead from Bahr at the front directly and was observed by Matt Sparby, Tim Carlson, Bahr, and Harley Kroening.
Bahr soon pulled into the infield with mechanical problems as Tim Carlson raced as much as assignment Dalton Carlson and Sparby.
With the green flag once more waving after a caution, Dalton Carlson and Sparby battled facet through aspect for the lead however it was Carlson’s race to win as he took the checkered flag ahead of Sparby. Tim Carlson turned into 1/3 with Al Sadek Jr. And Kroening inside the pinnacle 5.
Wissota Mod Four Feature
Dean Shaver took manage of the lead early within the feature, accompanied through Fran Hauber, Garrett Mazurka, Jess Geesey and Blake Erickson.
After a crash, Adam Prieve breaks up several motors up the center to pressure into 2nd from his fourth- row beginning role. Prieve continued his assault to the front, passing Shaver in turn one.
Another warning slowed the race and Geesey took benefit, passing Shaver for 2nd at the same time as Erickson accompanied into 0.33.
Prieve, as soon as out front, in no way regarded lower back and collected another characteristic win. Geesey, Erickson, Shaver, and Hauber completed in the pinnacle five.
Wissota Hornets Feature
Travis Olafson and Brennan Schmidt led the Wissota Hornets to the inexperienced flag for the very last characteristic of the nighttime. Schmidt raced to the lead with Jared Miller, Olafson, Andy Hanson and Jordan Thayer in contention.
The two leaders, Schmidt and Miller, started lapping slower visitors but maintained their positions out front. Schmidt held his line and his result in declaring another characteristic win. Miller, Olafson, Hanson and Peyton Edelman finished in the top 5 to quit another incredible night time of racing at Bemidji Speedway.
However, following publish-race tech inspections, most of the top 5 have been disqualified. That moved Jordan Thayer into the winner’s function. Wade Schmidt was moved into 2d with Ross Magnuson 0.33 and Malikai Wilson fourth. All others had been disqualified.

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