Dacotah Speedway May 14 Recap

Posted by Becca Pelkey 5/17/2021 8:50:36 AM


Tanner Hofer led the field to the green flag in the IMCA Sport Compact feature. It was a four wide battle for second place behind Hofer. Throwing the car in deep, points leader Ken Sandberg dove low and shuffled into the lead. Sandberg quickly pulled away as Alex Thompson and Stan Thompson raced side by side for second place. The father-son duo made contact allowing Stan Thompson to muscle by into the second position. Alex Thompson rallied back at the end of the race but Stan Thompson held on to finish second over Alex Thompson. Minot’s Aiden Wagner finished fourth ahead of Tanner Hofer while Ken Sandberg led all 10 laps to win his eighth feature victory in a row at Dacotah Speedway.


Outside pole sitter Karlie Hoerner grabbed the lead from pole sitter, Mitch Gordon, in the Hobby Stock feature. Hoerner led early until she lost a tire while leading, collecting Mitch Gordon, Curt Michaelsohn and Mike Appert. That handed the lead over to Derrick Appert and on the restart, Appert pulled away. As the race wound down, Appert started catching the tail end of the field, allowing second place Mike Appert and Daniel Kaseman to reel him in. When the checkered flag waved, Derrick Appert held off the field at the finish line to win his first career feature win. Mike Appert just narrowly edged Daniel Kaseman for second. Bill Hultberg finished fourth while Jeremy Engelhardt finished fifth. 


In the INEX Legends feature, Nate Keena and Bryce Barnhardt battled hard for the lead early in the race. Keena got too high off corner two, allowing Drew Papke, Donavin Wiest and Austin Wiest to slip by. Drew Papke quickly reeled in Barnhardt but struggled to get around the leader. Using the low line around the track, Papke threw his car down low and grabbed the lead just before a caution regrouped the field with nine laps to go. Cautions plagued the race near the end but on the final restart with three laps to go, Donavin Wiest was all over Papke’s rear bumper. As they crossed the finish line, Drew Papke held on to win over Donavin Wiest. Bryce Barnhardt finished a career best of third place. Austin Weist finished fourth while Preston Martin rounded out the top five. 


Defending track champion flew by pole sitter Jason Berg in the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. As Domagala pulled away as Shawn Volk and Zach Frederick battled for second. As they raced side by side for second, Jonny Carter was making moves along the highside. Carter passed Volk for second as Frederick challenged Domagala for the lead. It soon became a three car battle for the lead when Carter started catching the leaders on the high side of the race track. It was a thrilling three wide battle for the win between Frederick, Domagala and Carter as they raced door to door, just inches apart for numerous laps. As the laps wound down, retook the lead as Carter cleared Frederick for second. Racing towards the checkered flag, Johnny Carter threw the car hard into the corner but came up short to feature winner, Hunter Domagala. Zach Frederick finished third ahead of Matt Dosch and Shawn Volk.


In the final feature event of the evening, Marlyn Seidler passed pole sitter Scott Gartner for the lead in the IMCA Modified feature. A couple of early cautions regrouped the field but on the restarts, Seidler pulled away from the field each time. John Corell passed Shawn Strand for second and started eating into Seidler’s lead. When Seidler started catching the slower lapped traffic, Corell erased Seidler’s five second lead. With only a handful of laps remaining, Seidler started picking off the lapped cars one by one. John Corell, who started seventh, had to settle for second. Spencer Wilson finished third while Mark Dahl held off Quentin Kinzley for fourth place. Marlyn Seidler led all 25 laps to win his first feature victory of the season. 

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