Auto Racing: Eckhart wins at Deer Creek

SPRING VALLEY — Neil Eckhart has been close to victory at Deer Creek Speedway a couple of times this season.

SPRING VALLEY — Neil Eckhart has been close to victory at Deer Creek Speedway a couple of times this season.

Saturday, he didn't have time for "close."

Eckhart, a veteran Wissota Super Stock driver from Rochester, topped a strong 10-car field to win for the first time this season at Deer Creek. He had finished second once and fourth once this season, now giving him three top-four finishes in four starts at the track in 2016.

The victory, his second overall this year, boosts Eckhart into third place in the track points standings.

Cole Queensland of Grand Meadow won the USRA B-Modifieds feature to extend his points lead in the class to 20 over second-place driver Kylie Kath. Queensland was the only track points leader to win a feature on Saturday.


Other winners at Deer Creek over the weekend were Brandon Davis (USRA Modifieds), Danny Hanson (Wissota Street Stocks) and Jared Boumeester (Wissota Midwest Modifieds).

The annual school bus races and mascot night are scheduled for this coming Saturday, with pit gates opening at 4 p.m. and races scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.



Feature (top 10) — 1. Brandon Davis (Medford), 2. Jason Cummins (New Richland), 3. Jake Timm (Winona), 4. Keith Foss (Winona), 5. Jacob Bleess (Chatfield), 6. Josh Angst (Winona), 7. Adam Hensel (Baldwin, Wis.), 8. Erik Kanz (Winona), 9. Mick Glenn (Minnesota City), 10. Darwin Karau (Kasson).

Heat winners— Hensel, Foss, Bleess.


Feature — 1. Neil Eckhart (Rochester), 2. Jeff Brauer (Rochester), 3. Tommy Richards (Mondovi, Wis.), 4. Kevin Hager (Kellogg), 5. Dave Solum (Dakota), 6. Danny Richards (Mondovi), 7. Jon Duffy (Winona), 8. Phil Kendrick (Winona), 9. Harlan Morehart (Rochester), 10. Jon Jensen (Rochester).


Heat winners— T. Richards, Brauer.


Feature (top 10) — 1. Danny Hanson (Alma, Wis.), 2. Mike Blowers (Waseca), 3. Nick Schwebach (Fountain City, Wis.), 4. Danny Richards (Mondovi, Wis.), 5. Kyle King (Hastings), 6. Troy Voth (Mazeppa), 7. Blake Adams, 8. Kory Adams (Stacyville, Iowa), 9. Bernie Adams (Stacyville), 10. Fred Prudoehl (Winona).

Heat winners— K. Adams, Blowers, Richards.


Feature (top 10) — 1. Jared Boumeester (Waseca), 2. Dan Wheeler (Savage), 3. Garitt Wytaske (Lansing), 4. Antonio Pintaro (Osseo), 5. Casey Trom (Zumbrota), 6. Don Schaeffer (Eyota), 7. Jason Born (Medford), 8. Robbie Franklin (Shakopee), 9. Ryan Goergen (Stacyville, Iowa), 10. Billy Steinberg (Kasson).

Heat winners— Pintaro, Boumeester, Steinberg.



Feature (top 10) — 1. Cole Queensland (Grand Meadow), 2. Kadden Kath (Owatonna), 3. Brandon Hare (Elma, Wis.), 4. Kylie Kath (Owatonna), 5. Jim Chisholm (Osage, Iowa), 6. John VanMinsel (Spring Grove), 7. Dustin Kruse (Brandon, S.D.), 8. Zach Brom (Winona), 9. AJ Zvorak (Blooming Prairie), 10. Jayden Larson (Mankato).

Heat winners— Chisholm, Ben Moudry, Derek Clement, Hare.

B-Main winners— VanMinsel, Larson.

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