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Deer Creek finally gets in its season opener

Special to the Post-Bulletin

SPRING VALLEY — After a four-week delay because of inclement weather, racing action finally got under way at Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday.

The track crew had work to do after one inch of rain fell in a 24-hour period prior to the races.

The 25-lap Wissota late model feature went off without a hitch as not a single yellow flag slowed the action. John Kaanta had been snake bit over the past couple years at Deer Creek but on Saturday he raced to victory in the late model feature. As the white flag flew Kaanta held a slim half-car lead over Lance Matthees, but held on for the win with Nick Herrick holding down third.

Tim Donlinger was in control as he won the USRA modifieds feature. Donlinger moved out to a full straight away lead as he took the checkered flag for the victory. He was followed by Mike Sorensen and Kelly Shryock.

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Brandon Davis took the lead after three laps and went on to win a tight Wissota Midwest modified feature race. Davis raced side-by-side with Dan Wheeler for the final seven laps of the race. But it was Davis who pulled out the victory on the final lap. Wheeler was second and AJ Wiste was third.

Curt Myers started in the No. 1 spot in the Wissota super stocks feature and he went on to win the race. Brandon Jensen made a bid to win the race, but Myers was too strong down the stretch. Jensen claimed second and Dustin Nelson was third.

Michael Conrad opened the feature season at the track by winning the Wissota street stocks event. Ryan Goergen was second in the feature and Chuck Nerland was third.

Racing action resumes on Saturday with action in all five classes at the speedway.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Feature — 1. Tim Donlinger, 2. Mike Sorensen, 3. Kelly Shryock, 4. Brad Waits, 5. Steve Wetzstein, 6. Ryan Gustin, 7. Bob Timm, 8. Joey Jensen, 9. Nate Wasmund, 10. Josh Reisch, 11. Jay Ihrke, 12. Brad Bakken, 13. Jeff Schluetter, 14. Ben Anderson, 15. Greg Jensen, 16. Doug Hillson, 17. Layne Meyer, 18. Shawn Peterson, 19. Jacob Dahle, 20. Jason Cummins.

B Feature — 1. Ihrke, 2. Jensen, 3. Reisch, 4. Anderson, 5. Joe Wernecke. First heat — 1. Sorensen, 2. Noble, 3. Jensen. Second heat — 1. Shryock, 2. Waits, 3. Todd Scharkey. Third heat — 1. Timm, 2. Donlinger, 3. Gustin. Fourth heat — 1. Wetzstein, 2. Wasmund, 3. Bakken.

WISSOTA LATE MODELS

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Feature — 1. John Kaanta, 2. Lance Matthees, 3. Nick Herrick, 4. Mark Teske, 5. Jake Redetzke, 6. Marshall Fegers, 7. Mike Procknow, 8. Brent Larson, 9. Keith Foss, 10. Jesse Redetzke, 11. Kelly Anderson, 12. Darrin Korthals, 13. Dennis Hillson, 14. Ben Mattick, 15. Steve Yaggy, 16. Joe Ludemann, 17. Lucas Peterson, 18. Dustin Reeh, 19. Justin Sass, 20. Tony Bloom.

First heat — 1. Herrick, 2. Matthees, 3. Prochnow. Second heat — 1. Kaanta, 2. Je.Redetzke, 3. Ja.Redetzke. Third heat — 1. Teske, 2. Fegers, 3. Hillson.

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS

Feature — 1. Brandon Davis, 2. Dan Wheeler, 3. AJ Wiste, 4. Michael Truscott, 5. Jerry Young, 6. Mike Paulson, 7. Bob Bunne, 8. Bobby Swanson, 9. Jimmie Arnold, 10. Albert Wytaske, 11. Kenny Wytaske, 12. Greg Pfeifer Jr., 13. Joel Alberts, 14. Adam Stowell, 15. Erik Kanz, 16. Mike Sample, 17. Sam Siskow, 18. Ric Fynbo, 19. Eric Herbison, 20. Chris Gilbertson.

B Feature — 1. Siskow, 2. Stowell, 3. Herbison, 4. Kanz, 5. Andy Bohnstengel. First heat — 1. Truscott, 2. Arnold, 3. Paulson. Second heat — 1. Davis, 2. K.Wytaske, 3. Alberts. Third heat — 1. Wheeler, 2. Bryan Hernandez, 3. Boumeester. Fourth heat — 1. Wiste, 2. Young, 3. Swanson.

WISSOTA SUPER STOCKS

Feature — 1. Curt Myers, 2. Brandon Jensen, 3. Dustin Nelson, 4. Dan Carlson, 5. Ed Sanders, 6. Aaron Wilson, 7. Adam Stockhausen, 8. Dave Solum, 9. Dan Preston, 10. Harlan Morehart, 11. Eric Thill, 12. Jeff Brauer, 13. John Thissen, 14. Chris Groth, 15. Chris Klinger.

First heat — 1. Myers, 2. Wilson, 3. Cole Queeensland. Second heat — 1. Siegle, 2. Jensen, 3., Jason Gabrielson.

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WISSOTA STREET STOCKS

Feature — 1. Michael Conrad, 2. Ryan Goergen, 3. Chuck Nerland, 4. Quinn Arnoldy, 5. Clark Swartz, 6. Danny Hanson,7. Daniel Bork, 8. AJ Zvorak, 9. Sammuel Averback, 10. Troy Voth, 11. Brent Holland, 12. Ben Goldsmith, 13. Bill Engler, 14. Scott Olson,15. Michael Kohn, 16. Matt Paczowski, 17. Cory Rosen, 18. Rodney Hurst, 19. Jesse Stahl, 20. Fred Prudoehl.

First heat — 1. Conrad, 2. Nerland, 3. Olson. Second heat — 1. Zvorak, 2. Swartz, 3. Stahl. Third heat — 1. Hanson, 2. Goergen, 3. Prudoehl.

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