CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT RECAP - AUGUST 26

Championship Night Recap - August 26

Posted by Becca Pelkey 8/29/2022 2:32:42 PM

Every position and every point truly mattered going into the final race of the regular season. It was Championship Night and Night of the Legends on Friday, August 26th.


SCHUH SCORES DACOTAH SPEEDWAY VICTORY

When the green flag waved in the IMCA Sport Compact, it was a three wide battle for the lead between Paul Schuh, Alex Thompson and Ken Sandberg. Schuh shuffled into the lead as Sandberg raced side by side with Kyrs Yost for second. Problems early for points leader Sandberg as he fell to the back of the field, struggling for speed, allowing Stan Thompson, Alex Thompson and Jordan Iverson by. Meanwhile, back up front, Yost was closing in on leader Schuh. Yost was all over Schuh’s rear bumper as the white flag waved but going into corners one and two, had a flat tire. That allowed Paul Schuh to easily cruise to victory to pick up his first win of the season. Stan Thompson finished second ahead of his son, Alex Thompson. Rookie Jordan Iverson finished fourth while Nick Hoffman finished fifth. Ken Sandberg, who finished six, clinched the championship over Alex Thompson.


APPERT ENDS SEASON ON HIGH NOTE

Seth Howe-Kellar and Josh Roehrich led the field to the green flag in the Hobby Stock feature. Roehrich grabbed the early lead as Howe-Kellar had his hands full trying to hold off Mike Appert, Derrick Appert, Dylan Sandberg and Jeremy Engelhadt. Roehrich started to feel the heat from second place Mike Appert. As they raced side by side for the lead, Engelhardt and Sandberg were side by side for third. Engelhardt, who started eighth, made it a three car battle for the lead. While racing hard, Engelhardt got loose and spun in front of the field. On the restart, Appert had his hands full with Sandberg for the win. Crossing the finish line first for the first time this year was Mike Appert. Dylan Sandberg finished second ahead of Derrick Appert. Seth Howe-Kellar finished fourth while Josh Roehrich rounded out the top five. Bill Hultberg, who finished eighth, wrapped up the track championship. 


OLHEISER FINDS VICTORY LANE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Young Dayton Olheiser pulled away early in the first feature of the Night of the Legends. The feature, which consisted of Young Lions and Semi-Pro drivers, was full of slicing and dicing near the front. Early cautions erased Olheiser’s lead which allowed Evan Hendrickson to challenge for the top spot. They briefly raced door to door until Hendrickson slipped by but suddenly got loose the following lap, handing the lead back to Olheiser. As the laps wound down, Casey Martin found speed along the high side and slowly worked his way towards the front. Unfortunately, for Casey Martin, he would have to settle for second as he ran out of time. Dayton Olheiser finished first for the first time in his young racing career. Dustin Hagen finished third ahead of Evan Henderickson and the highest finishing Young Lion, Sierra Davenport. 


DOMAGALA A THREE-TIME CHAMPION

Kasey Ussatis led early in the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Zach Frederick quickly passed Ussatis for the lead and pulled away from the field. As Frederick distanced himself from the field, points leader Hunter Domagala was working his way to the front. Domagala passed Shawn Volk for third and quickly cut into Frederick’s lead. They battled hard for the lead, throwing slide jobs and flip flopping position. With six laps to go, Domagala slipped by and pulled away. For the fifth straight week in a row, Hunter Domagala crossed the finish line first. Zach Frederick finished second ahead of Geoff Hellman. Jason Meidinger finished a season best of fourth ahead of Matt Dosch. 

MARTIN HANGS ON FOR NIGHT OF THE LEGENDS VICTORY

Pole sitter Alex Kukowski pulled away early in the Pro and Masters Legend feature. A caution with eight laps to go erased his lead over the field. On the restart, Preston Martin was all over his rear bumper. With five laps to go, smoke started to billow from his race car and Martin quickly flew by to take the top spot. As Kukowski started to take his car to the pits, Nate Keena, Drew Papke and Donavin Wiest found speed along the guardrail. It was a four car battle for the win. As the checkered flag waved, Preston Martin held on to win. Drew Papke made a last lap pass to finish second ahead of Donavin Wiest and Nate Keena. Austin Wiest rounded out the top five. Scott Richardson, who finished sixth, was the highest finishing Master.


KINZLEY REIGNS SUPREME IN MANDAN

Zach Frederick pulled away early in the IMCA Modified feature. As Frederick distanced himself from the field, Marlyn Seidler and Quentin Kinzley battled for second. As they continued to race hard, it allowed Jeremy Keller to make it a three car battle. As the laps wound down, Seidler, Kinzley and Keller started to reel in Frederick. Soon it was a four car battle for the win. Finding speed along the highside, Kinzley passed Seidler for second and quickly challenged Frederick for the lead. With two laps to go, Kinzley blew by Frederick to take the lead. Kinzley pulled away to win his second feature victory of the season. Jeremy Keller made a last lap pass to finish second ahead of Zach Frederick. Points leader Shawn Strand finished fourth and wrapped up the track championship while Marlyn Seidler finished fifth. 


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