Tyler Peterson, Blake Jegtvig Pick Up Big Wins; Todd Carter, Kelsi Pederson Continue Strong Weeks
Two RaceChaser-area drivers picked up some good money for their feature wins on Saturday night.
Hickson, N.D., driver Tyler Peterson won the Advantage RV Mod Tour feature at Greenbush Race Park and took him $1,500 for the win. The 1TPO machine has found its groove: since June 9 when he switched to Wissota, Peterson has four wins and six top five finishes.
Peterson also won an Advantage RV Tour Mod race at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen. The interesting thing? Both wins came in Peterson's first visit to those tracks.
Mike Greseth of Harwood also had a good run at Greenbush taking fifth. Dan Ebert of Lake Shore was second.
Also at Greenbush, Ryan Johnson of Karlstad topped John Halvorson of Warren for the Wissota Street win. Chase Boen of Karlstad was second.
Also picking up a big win in the modifieds Blake Jegtvig of Hawley. He picked up $2,026 for winning the second annual Bob Gierke Memorial at Viking Speedway in Alexandria. Jegtvig, who started on the outside pole, has not had a typical year for him as this was only his second win, but the big paycheck certainly should boost his season.
Danny Bayer of Elrosa, Dustin Bitzan of Brandon, Brady Gerdes of Villard and Josh Thoennes rounded out the top five. A total of 26 mods signed in.
Don Shaw of Ham Lake won the Wissota Late Model feature from the outside pole and took home $1,226. Cole Schill of Horace was second, Ryan Mikkelson of Alexandria third, Casey Meyer of Wahpeton fourth and Shawn Meyer of Wahpeton fifth.
The late model feature saw veteran Jeff Wildung of Nassau roll his #50 machine on the infield wall of the front stretch. He was ok, which is the good news, the bad news is the car took a major beating. Thanks to Mason Eisenzimmer for the video of Wildung's crash below:
Justin Froemming of Alexandria topped Shane Howell of Buffalo for the Wissota Midwest Modified win at Viking. Travis Engebretson was third, Brock Gronwold fourth and Ryan Gierke, who started 17th, finished fifth.
Froemming earned $1,026 for the win.
A total of 67 cars competed in three classes at Viking. The race was in honor of Bob Gierke, a long-time Villard-area racer who passed away from a heart attack in 2017. The Gierke family and sponsors raise money for the expanded purse for the event.
Todd Carter, Arneson Win at Jamestown
Todd Carter of Lisbon is having quite a week. After winning at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan on Friday the Lisbon driver added another Wissota Street Stock feature win Saturday at Jamestown Speedway. Todd’s nephew, Jonny Carter of Lisbon, finished second, with Royce Jawaski of Horace third. Cory Rodin of Marion was fourth and Bob Banish Jr. of Milnor fifth.
Casey Arneson of Fargo started 10th on the field and won the IMCA Modified feature at Jamestown Speedway. John Nord of Enderlin was second and Jason Grimes of Jamestown, driving Bob Sagen’s 99 car, was third after starting 11th.
Brennon Weight of LaMoure won the Wissota Midwest Modified feature with Reise Stenberg of Argusville taking second. Lucas Rodin of Marion, who won twice at Tri-County at Wishek, started 19th and finished fifth.
Dillon Thorpe of Monango topped Dylan Steele of Jamestown for the Bomber feature win.
Tye Wilke of Detroit Lakes had a clean sweep in the INEX Legends, winning his heat and taking the feature. Andrew Jochim of Glyndon was third.
Kelsi Pederson of East Grand Forks picked up her second feature win of the week in the NLRA Sprints; she won at Tri-County on Friday. Josh Abrahamson of Moorhead was third.
Joseph Lewis of Hawley won the JR. Slingshots.
A great field of 132 cars was on hand at Jamestown.
—Kyle Dykhoff of Starbuck, pictured above, has won many features in the street stock class but has been knocking on the door for his first win in the midwest modifieds. On Saturday night at Madison Speedway, he broke through with his first Wissota Midwest Modified feature win. Dykhoff started four and picked up the win. Cody Lee of Starbuck was third and Haley Lee of Starbuck fifth in that race.
—Eric Riley of Morris finished second in the Wissota Street Stock feature Saturday at Madison after starting eighth. Ross Bjerkeset won the race.
-Dan Aberle of Finley topped Trey Hess of Lakota for the feature win at Devils Lake Speedway.
—Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon was off this week.