Dacotah Speedway Recap - July 22

Posted by D.S. 7/25/2022 9:06:53 AM

It was a perfect night for racing at Dacotah Speedway on Friday, July 22nd. Nearly 100 cars packed the pits for a fun night of racing action


Stan Thompson and Paul Schuh led the field to the green flag in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature. They raced side by side for the lead which allowed third place, Alex Thompson, to reel in the leaders. Alex Thompson took it three wide for the lead and motored by Stan Thompson and Schuh. Alex Thompson pulled away as points leader, Ken Sandberg, passed Stan Thompson for third. Sandberg continued his march to the front by quickly passing Schuh for second. Sandberg tried to reel in Alex Thompson but ran out of time. Alex Thompson crossed the finish line first for the second time this season. Ken Sandberg finished second ahead of Paul Schuh. Minot’s Aiden Wagner finished fourth while Stan Thompson rounded out the top five. 


Outside pole sitter, Jeremy Herr, quickly grabbed the lead from pole sitter, Seth Howe-Kellar, in the Hobby Stock feature. Herr quickly distanced himself as Josh Roehrich battled Ryker Vetter for third. After racing door to door, Roehrich passed Vetter for third and began to close in on second place Derrick Appert. As the laps wound down, Appert and Roehrich started to reel in leader, Herr. Once Herr could hear the guys behind him, he started to pull away once again. Jeremy Herr led all 15 laps to win his very first Hobby Stock feature victory. Derrick Appert held off Josh Roehrich for second. Ryker Vetter finished fourth while points leader, Bill Hultberg, finished fifth. 


Multi-time Dacotah Speedway track champion, Donavin Wiest took the lead right away in the INEX Legends feature. A series of mid-race cautions, including a terrible rollover, bunched up the field and erased Wiest’s large lead. This allowed second place, Nate Keena, who started 13th, a chance at the lead. As they raced bumper to bumper, it allowed Preston Martin and Drew Papke the opportunity to close in on the leaders on the highside. A late race caution regrouped the field and on the final restart, Papke took the leaders three wide. Using the momentum from the highside, Papke took the lead with five laps to go. Papke pulled away and went on to win his second feature victory of the season. Nate Keena made a last lap pass on Donavin Wiest to finish second. Preston Martin finished fourth as Gage Madler held off Casey Martin to finish fifth. 


It was the WISSOTA Street Stock Race of Champions qualifier. Outside pole sitter Zach Frederick passed pole sitter Lance Jangula when the green flag waved. Frederick pulled away as they raced three wide for second between Jangula, Matt Dosch and Hunter Domagala. Domagala shuffled into the second position, bringing Dosch with him. Cautions plagued the feature but no one could touch Frederick. It was a race for second between Domagala, Dosch and Hellman. As they raced hard for second, it allowed Jason Meidinger the opportunity to catch them. Meidinger picked off Dosch for fourth and coming to the checkered flag, they race three wide for second. Hunter Domagala just narrowly edged Geoff Hellman and Jason Meidinger for second. Matt Dosch settled for fifth while Zach Frederick dominated to lead all 20 laps to win. 


Pole sitter Chris Barros set the pace in the IMCA Modified feature but it was rookie, Logan Schmitz who led from the green flag. Schmitz pulled away quickly as Barros tried to stay with him. Barros slowly started to fade through the field, losing positions to Spencer Wilson, Quentin Kinzley and Marlyn Seidler. It looked like Schmitz was on his way to his first career IMCA Modified win when a mid-race caution regrouped the field. On the restart, Schmitz and Kinzley battled for the lead, throwing slide jobs for the top position. Kinzley grabbed the lead with 10 laps to go but would soon have his hands full with points leader, Jeremy Keller. However, Keller struggled to find a way around Kinzley. Quentin Kinzley held on to win his first victory since 2020 at the Dacotah Speedway. Jeremy Keller had to settle for second place ahead of Marlyn Seidler. Shawn Strand finished fourth while Spencer Wilson rounded out the top five. 

Join us Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th for the North Dakota Governors Cup Auto Races presented by Busch Light distributed by McQuade Distributing!

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