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Sunday wasn't a drag for Marchbank

The answer to the most common question -- who won that race? -- was often the same on Sunday afternoon in Douglas: Craig Marchbank.

Marchbank, from New Lenox, Ill., was the most dominant racer at the 10th annual Great Southern Grass Drag Nationals, winning eight races on the 500-foot straightaway track which is carved out of a vacant farmer's field about 5 miles northwest of Rochester.

Marchbank was the overall points winner in three divisions, the Improved Stock, the Pro Stock, and the Heavy Modified.

Stewartville racer Jerry Fix won two races in the Stock division, on board a 2005 Yamaha Vector in the 500 class, and a 2004 Yamaha Rx I in the 600 class.

Byron racer Troy Jahraus won the Improved Stock 1000 on a 2001 Arctic Cat Thundercat, and he took second in the Pro Stock 1000 on the same sled.

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The event drew 209 adult entries and 35 kids raced in the Kitty Kats division. There were an estimated 4,000 to 4,500 spectators at the day-long event, which included a swap meet and a vintage snowmobile display.

Great Southern

Grass Drag Nationals

(Sunday at Douglas)

Semi Pro 440

1. Ryan Veltum, Lake Villa, Ill., 1999 Ski Doo Mxzx; 2. Mike Warren, North Prairie, Wis., 2004 Polaris Pro X; 3. Lindsay Collom, Weyauwega, Wis., 2003 Ski Doo Mxzx.

Semi Pro 500

1. Ryan Veltum, Lake Villa, Ill., 1999 Ski Doo Mxzx; 2. Mike Warren, North Prairie, Wis., 2004 Polaris Pro X; 3. Lindsay Collom, Weyauwega, Wis., 2003 Ski Doo Mxzx.

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Semi Pro 600

1. Vinny Dzierzynski, Ohio, Ill., 2003 Polaris Pro X; 2. Kandace Hauck, Baron, Wis., 2004 Polaris Pro X; 3. Carmen Bevans, Traeer, Iowa, 2004 Arctic Cat F6.

Semi Pro 700

1. Bryan Bock, Carroll, Iowa, 2003 Acrtic Cat F7; 2. Jared Spaulding, Greenville, Wis., 2001 Yamaha Srx; 3. Vinny Dzierzynski, Ohio, Ill., 2003 Polaris Pro X.

Semi Pro 800

1. Dennis Fairchild, Gary, S.D., 2003 Arctic Cat F7; 2. Bill Kraft, Jasper, Minn., 2004 Ski Doo Mxz; 3. Jared Spaulding, Greenville, Wis., 2001 Yamaha Srx.

Semi Pro 1000

1. Vinny Dzierzynski, Ohio, Ill., 2004 Polaris Pro X; 2. Bill Kraft, Jasper, Minn., 2004 Ski Doo Mxz; 3. Kevin Trom, Zumbrota, 2004 Arctic Cat Zr.

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Semi Pro 600S

1. Kandace Hauck, Baron, Wis., 2004 Polaris Pro X; 2. Vinny Dzierzynski, Ohio, Ill., 2003 Polaris Pro X; 3. Jared Spaulding, Greenville, Wis., 2003 Ski Doo Mxz Rev.

Semi Pro 700S

1. Bryan Bock, Carroll, Iowa, 2003 Arctic Cat F7; 2. Joe Vitzthum, Dakota City, Iowa, 2003 Arctic Cat F7; 3. Marty Dostal, Traer, Iowa, 2003 Arctic Cat F7.

Semi Pro 800S

1. Bryan Bock, Carroll, Iowa, 2003 Arctic Cat F7; 2. Butch Veltum, Lake Villa, Ill., 2004 Ski Doo Mxz Rev; 3. Bruce Rann, Elk River, Minn., 2003 Arctic Cat F7.

Stock 440

1. Ron Gilland, Lakeville, Minn., 2004 Arctic Cat Sno Pro; 2. Louie Hauck, Baron, Wis., 2003 Polaris Pro X; 3. Mike Golaski, Lindstrom, Minn., 2004 Ski Doo Mxzx 440.

Stock 500

1. Jerry Fix, Stewartville, 2005 Yamaha Vector; 2. Jimmy Jones, Rice Lake, Wis., 2005 Yamaha Vector; 3. Jerry Hauck, Oak Grove, Minn., 2005 Yamaha Vector.

Stock 600

1. Jerry Fix, Stewartville, 2004 Yamaha Rx 1; 2. Jerry Hauck, Oak Grove, Minn., 2003 Yamaha Rx 1; 3. Pat Hauck, Rice Lake, Wis., 2005 Yamaha Rx 1.

Stock 700

1. Brian Talty, Streator, Ill., 2004 Polaris Pro X; 2. Ben Cassidy, Eyota, 2005 Ski Doo Rev; 3. Allen Ulmer, Menno, S.D., 2003 Arctic Cat Firecat.

Stock 600S

1. Pat Hauck, Rice Lake, Wis., 2005 Yamaha Rx 1; 2. Jerry Hauck, Oak Grove, Minn., 2003 Yamaha Rx 1; 3. Kandace Hauck, Baron, Wis., 2004 Polaris Pro X.

Stock 700S

1. Ron Gilland, Lakeville, Minn., 2003 Arctic Cat F7; 2. Brian Talty, Streator, Ill., 2004 Polaris Pro X; 3. Allen Ulmer, Menno, S.D., 2003 Arctic Cat Firecat.

Stock 800S

1. Ron Gilland, Lakeville, Minn., 2003 Arctic Cat F7; 2. Brian Talty, Streator, Ill., 2004 Polaris Pro X; 3. Allen Ulmer, Menno, S.D., 2003 Arctic Cat Firecat.

Improved Stock 440

1. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2004 Ski Doo Rev 440 Zx; 2. Mike Golaski, Lindstrom, Minn., 2004 Ski Doo Mxzx 440; 3. Clinton Houle, Forest Lake, Minn., 2003 Ski Doo Rev.

Improved Stock 500

1. Terry Kyle, Glenwood City, Wis., 2002 Polaris Xc; 2. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2004 Ski Doo Rev 440 Zx; 3. Clinton Houle, Forest Lake, Minn., 2003 Ski Doo Rev.

Improved Stock 600

1. Pat Hauck, Rice Lake, Wis., 1999 Yamaha Srx; 2. Scott Morgan, Rock Falls, Ill., 1996 Polaris Xcr; 3. Brian Talty, Streator, Ill., 2004 Polaris Pro X.

Improved Stock 700

1. Ron Gilland, Lakeville, Minn., 2003 Arctic Cat Firecat; 2. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2001 Ski Doo Mach 1; 3. Scott Morgan, Rock Falls, Ill., 1999 Polaris Xcr.

Improved Stock 800

1. Pat Hauck, Rice Lake, Wis., 1997 Yamaha V Max 4; 2. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2003 Ski Doo Mach Z; 3. Ron Gilland, Lakeville, Minn., 2003 Arctic Cat Firecat.

Improved Stock 1000

1. Troy Jahraus, Byron, 2001 Arctic Cat Thundercat; 2. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2003 Ski Doo Mach Z; 3. Clinton Houle, Forest Lake, Minn., 1998 Ski Doo Mach Z.

Pro Stock 500

1. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2004 Ski Doo Rev Zx; 2. Terry Kyle, Glenwood City, Wis., 2002 Polaris Xc.

Pro Stock 600

1. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2004 Ski Doo Rev; 2. Tom Gruis, Truman, Minn., 2003 Ski Doo.

Pro Stock 700

1. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2000 Ski Doo Mach 1; 2. Tom Gruis, Truman, Minn., 2003 Ski Doo Mach Z; 3. Jerry Fix, Stewartville, 2003 Yamaha Viper.

Pro Stock 800

1. Tom Gruis, Truman, Minn., 2003 Ski Doo Mach Z; 2. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2000 Ski Doo Mach Z; 3. Jamie Waack, Grand Mound, Iowa, 1999 Ski Doo Mach Z.

Pro Stock 1000

1. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2003 Ski Doo Mach Z; 2. Troy Jahraus, Byron, 2001 Arctic Cat Thundercat; 3. Ryan Hodgman, Dodge Center, 1996 Artic Cat Thunder.

Heavy Modified 500

1. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2004 Ski Doo Rev Zx; 2. Terry Kyle, Glenwood City, Wis., 2002 Polaris Xc.

Heavy Modified 600

1. Tom Gruis, Truman, Minn., 2003 Ski Doo; 2. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2000 Ski Doo Rev.

Heavy Modified 700

1. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2000 Ski Doo Mach 1; 2. Tom Gruis, Truman, Minn., 2003 Ski Doo Mach Z.

Heavy Modified 800

1. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2000 Ski Doo Mach Z; 2. Tom Gruis, Truman, Minn., 2003 Ski Doo Mach Z.

Heavy Modified 1000

1. Christ Hanson, Lindstrom, Minn., 2003 Anderson Mcleod; 2. Craig Marchbank, New Lenox, Ill., 2003 Ski Doo Mach Z.

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