Oktoberfest Night 1 Recap

Posted by D.S. 10/7/2020 1:59:12 PM


Lane Doll led the field to the green flag in the IMCA Sport Compact feature. Aiden Wagner, making his Dacotah Speedway debut, quickly grabbed the lead. Wagner’s lead was short lived as track champion, Ken Sandberg, motored by to take the lead on lap three. Mid race cautions slowed the pace down but each time, Sandberg pulled away on the restart. Sandberg cruised to victory ahead of Andy Reed. It was a three car battle for third between Wagner, Cassie Tomlinson and Alex Thompson. When the checkered flag waved, Aiden Wagner held off Alex Thompson and Cassie Tomlinson to finish third. 


John Gartner Jr grabbed the early lead from pole sitter, Roy Erickson, in the Hobby Stock feature. Gartner quickly felt pressure from behind from track champion, Chris Welk Jr. They flip flopped position several times as Daniel Kaseman lurked in third. It soon became a three car battle for the lead which allowed fourth place Nathan Speten to close in on the leaders. Welk shuffled into the lead as Gartner got loose, losing a position to Speten. Speten, who started last, passed Kaseman for second. With only a handful of laps remaining, Speten challenged Welk for the win. As they crossed the finish line, Chris Welk Jr just narrowly edged Nathan Speten for the win. Daniel Kaseman finished a close third while Bill Hultberg finished fourth. Chad Hausauer made a last lap pass to finish fifth ahead of John Gartner Jr. 


After a complete restart, Nate Keena took the lead from track champion, Donavin Wiest, in the INEX Legends feature. Drew Papke quickly passed Keena for the lead only for Keena to retake the top spot a few laps later. Papke and Wiest were all over Keena’s rear bumper but could not find away around the all white race car. When the checkered flag waved, Nate Keena picked up his second career feature victory since his first win at the speedway back in 2016. Drew Papke settled for second place ahead of Donavin Wiest. Alex Kukowski finished fourth while Preston Martin rounded out the top five. 


Pole sitter, Zack Frederick, pulled away quickly in the IMCA Sport Mod feature. It was a three car battle for second behind Frederick between Makenzie Hagen, Brady Bjella and Isaac Sondrol. Bjella shuffled into the second position as Hagen started to fade through the field, losing positions to Kelly Henderson and Robby Rosselli. A series of mid-race cautions erased Frederick’s large lead over the field. On the final restart with seven laps to go, Henderson and Rosselli battled for second. Rosselli would slip by and challenge Frederick for the win. However, as the checkered flag neared, Frederick started to pull away once again. Zach Frederick led all 15 laps to dominate and win the feature over Robby Rosselli. Kelly Henderson finished third while Isaac Sondrol just narrowly edged Torey Fischer at the finish line for fourth. 


John Feist and Todd Carter started on the front row for the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Carter snatched the lead when the green flag waved and pulled away as Feist tried to hold off Kyle Anderson for second. Anderson took the second position before a lap eight caution regrouped the field. On the restart, it was a three car battle for the lead between Carter, Tracy Domagala and Zach Frederick. Using the low line through the corners, Frederick slipped into the lead. Carter now had his hands full with a speedy Anderson for second. Anderson would take second as Carter started to feel pressure from behind from Domagala. With three laps to go, Domagala took the third position. When the checkered flag waved, Todd Carter held off John Feist for fourth place. Tracy Domagala finished third behind Kyle Anderson as Zach Frederick won his second feature of the evening. 


Jeremy Keller and Rusty Kollman battled for the lead in the IMCA Modified feature. Keller took the lead as Kollman tried to hold off Travis Olheiser and Shawn Strand for second. Kollman slipped for fourth before a caution reset the field. On the restart, Marlyn Seidler passed Kollman for fourth. A series of mid-race cautions slowed the pace but allowed Seidler to pass Olheiser for third. As Strand challenged Keller for the lead, it allowed Seidler to close in and make it a three car battle for the lead. With 10 laps remaining, Seidler took the lead but second place Strand stayed with Seidler. With only a handful of laps to go, the leaders started catching lapped traffic. Coming to the checkered flag, both Seidler and Strand had to take evasive action to miss a slow car with a cut tire. Crossing the finish line first was Marlyn Seidler, collecting his 99th sanctioned IMCA Modified feature win over Shawn Strand. Travis Hagen, who started 23rd, finished third. Jeremy Keller finished fourth while Mark Dahl made a last lap pass to finish fifth ahead of Jarrett Carter. 

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