May 19th Recaps

Posted by Becca Rattei 5/22/2017 8:38:52 AM
It was a chilly May evening at Dacotah Speedway on Friday, May 19. Fans braved cool and breezy weather to support their favorite drivers. As a result, fans got to witness some amazing racing. 

Berg Makes it a Three-Peat in IMCA Sport Compacts

Bismarck’s Andy Reed and Stan Thompson started on the front row of the IMCA Sport Compact feature. Defending track champion, Jason Berg made it a three wide battle for the lead when the green flag waved. Using the bottom line around the track, Berg powered into the lead to take over the top spot by lap two. Chase Schlafmann, who started fourth slipped by and into the second position. Schlafmann was all over Berg’s rear bumper but Berg started pulling away quickly. The battle was for third as Alex Thompson tried to hold off rookie Craig Kastner. With five laps to go, Kastner completed the pass. As the laps wound down, Thompson tried to retake third. As they crossed the Open Road Honda finish line, Kastner held off Thompson to finish third. Stan Thompson finished fifth while Jason Berg led all 10 laps to win the feature over second place Chase Schlafmann.


Michaelsohn Returns to Victory Lane at Dacotah Speedway

Roy Erickson grabbed the lead in the Hobby Stock feature as Dylan Sandberg, Curt Michaelsohn and Josh Roehrich raced three wide for second. The three cars quickly caught leader Erickson and it quickly turned into a four car battle for the lead. Erickson and Michaelsohn raced side by side for the lead but contact from Sandberg allowed Roehrich to slip by, bringing Jeremy Engelhardt with him. However, Engelhardt had his hands full with Sandberg while Roehrich started reeling in leader Michaelsohn. The high side was the fast line for Roehrich but with three laps to go, Roehrich got off the backstretch, losing valuable ground to Michaelsohn. Curt Michaelsohn went on to win his second feature of the season over Josh Roehrich. Jeremy Engelhardt finished third ahead of Dylan Sandberg while John Gartner Jr held off Keith McCleary to finish fifth.


Hoff Snaps Wiest’s Winning Streak

Troy Hoff went from eight and into the lead by lap two in the INEX Legends feature. Hoff started pulling away as points leader Donavin Wiest shuffled into second. Pole sitter Preston Martin tried to hold off his brother Dauntae for third as Ivan Sailer and Drew Papke battled for fifth. Wiest started closing in on leader Hoff but a caution with six laps to go regrouped the field. On the restart, Wiest was all over Hoff’s bumper as Dauntee Martin grabbed third from brother Preston. Papke quickly passed Preston and swiftly caught and passed Dauntee for third. As the leaders took the white flag, Wiest gave it all he had and as they crossed the finish line, Troy Hoff edged Donavin Wiest to win by inches. Drew Papke finished third as Dauntae Martin held of brother Preston Martin to finish fourth.


Voller Speeds Away for First Dacotah Speedway Win

In the WISSOTA Street Stock feature, Hunter Domagala and Jeremy Engelhardt started on the front row. The two raced side by side for thelead until Engelhardt cleared him on lap two. Dickinson’s Deryk Voller quickly caught and passed Domagala for second and started to reel in leader Engelhardt. They briefly raced door to door for the lead until Voller took the top spot on lap five. Engelhardt started falling into the clutches of Domagala when a series of cautions reset the field. On the final restart with seven to go, Voller pulled away as Domagala retook second. Engelhardt now had his hands full with a fast John Weber and Brad Kadrmas. Weber slipped by with four laps to go, opening the door for Kadrmas. Unfortunately, Kadrmas ran out of time and had to settle for fifth behind Jeremy Engelhardt. Hunter Domagala held on to finish second over John Weber as Deryk Voller picked up his first Dacotah Speedway feature victory.

Christiansen Finds Long Awaited Dacotah Speedway Victory Lane

The veteran Herb Bargmann grabbed the lead from rookie Travis Tooley in the IMCA Modified feature. Tooley started to fade quickly, losing positions to Travis Ulmer, Myles Tomlinson and Drew Christianson. Ulmer started to catch leader Bargmann as Tomlinson lurked in third. It was a three car battle for the lead, allowing Christianson to catch the leaders. Tomlinson and Christianson split Ulmer as Bargmann got off the backstretch. Christianson shuffled into the lead, bringing Tomlinson with him. Travis Olheiser, who started eleventh, passed Bargmann for third and Minot’s Spencer Wilson followed. As Christianson started to close in on lapped traffic, it allowed Tomlinson to catch him. Using lapped traffic as a pick, Tomlinson grabbed the lead as the white flag waved. However, Christianson came back and threw the car in hard in turns three and four. Using a clean slide job, Christianson slid up in front of Tomlinson to pick up his first feature victory since 2010. Spencer Wilson finished third ahead of Travis Olheiser as Jason Wolla rounded out the top five after starting seventeenth.


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Join us this Friday, May 26th for our Mandan Dirt Series presented by RJR Maintenance & Management and Aaron's Sales and Leasing. It's also Military Appreciation Night, past and current Military can get into the races for free with an ID.

Gates open at 6:00pm, racing starts at 7:00pm. 
Fans can purchase advanced, discount tickets at select Cenex locations in Bismarck, Mandan and Lincoln. 

Dacotah Speedway is a high-banked, three-eighths-mile clay oval located at 2500 Longspur Trail, just to the south of Memorial Highway, Mandan, ND.



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