Legendary 50 Recap

Posted by Becca Rattei 7/13/2019 5:42:57 PM

After six exciting days of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour, Dacotah Speedway hosted the 4th Annual Corral Sales Legendary 50. Fans packed the stands as drivers filled the pits for a big night of racing.



Jason Berg grabbed the lead from pole sitter Kelly Hoerner in the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Berg led early but had his hands full with a strong Shawn Volk and John Weber. They raced three wide for the lead which allowed Todd Carter to quickly catch the leaders. As they raced four wide for the lead, Berg got off the track in turn one. At the same moment, Jeremy Engelhardt had a nasty rollover down the backstretch. Thankfully Engelhardt was ok but when the race resumed, Berg was sent tail for originally causing the caution. Points leader Weber led the field to the restart but raced hard with Carter for the win. They raced door to door for several laps until Carter completed the pass and started to pull away. Todd Carter led the final five laps to win his first WISSOTA Street Stock feature at Dacotah Speedway. John Weber extended his points lead with his second place finish. Shawn Volk finished third ahead of Tanner Dosch and Zach Frederick.



With rain in the area, track officials did their best to push the show along. After the competition of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature, Mother Nature decided to help with track prep with a light rain shower. However, the sun came back out and drivers worked the track back in to get ready for 50 legendary laps. Grundy Center, Iowa’s Joel Rust started on the pole when the green flag waved but a speedy Austin Arneson grabbed the lead going into turn one. Arneson quickly distanced himself from the field and before lap 10 was already putting cars a lap down. However, Arneson struggled to negotiate lapped traffic which helped Dakota Classic Modified Tour Champion, Tom Berry, to reel in the leader. The two drivers battled for the lead in lapped traffic but Arneson held on to the top spot. Caution regrouped the field when Jon Plowman came to stop on the frontstetch on lap 23. It also happened to be the secret halfway point that race officials picked before the race.

Drivers parked their cars on the frontstretch and had five minutes to make adjustments. However, due to lightning near the race track, race officials made the difficult decision to cut the race by ten laps. This was to ensure the race could be completed before severe weather hit the track but also allow race fans to get home safely. When the green flag waved with 17 laps to go, Arneson pulled away once more. Once Arneson started catching the tail end of the field, Berry erased Arneson’s large lead. As Arneson weaved through traffic, Berry stayed close on his rear bumper. Unfortunately, as the white flag waved, Berry broke a J-Bar on the car which allowed Ricky Thornton Jr to inherit the second position. But Thornton Jr had his hands full with Casey Arneson. When the checkered flag waved, Casey Arneson made a last lap pass to finish second ahead of Ricky Thornton Jr. Hunter Marriott finished fourth while Lucas Schott rounded out the top five. Austin Arneson led every lap to dominate the Legendary 50 and win $10,004.



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