Krohn tops wild & wooly season opener at Chateau
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April 29, 2011  |  by Todd Narveson

LANSING, Minn. -- It was a brisk and sometimes wet night for the 2011 season opener at the Chateau Raceway. A big field of 92 cars filed into the pit area and a group of devoted fans turned out.

The heat races were completed with an occasional light rain that fell. It was not enough to deter racing but it did make it miserable for those in attendance. After a brief break to touch up the racetrack, it was main event time.

When the USRA RHS Modifieds entered the track sprinkles again fell. Darwyn Karau bolted off of row 1 for the early lead with Brandon Davis close behind. Jason Krohn got by Tim Donlinger for third and then quickly challenged Davis for second.

Krohn snapped up second on lap 4 and then took after Karau. Krohn flew to the low side as Karau was up top. Krohn stormed to the lead in turn 4 on lap 6 while Davis now battled Karau for the runner-up spot.

Davis and Karau continued to race for second and Davis got by on lap 13 and brought Donlinger along for the ride to third. Todd Scharkey stalled in turn 3 and the caution came back out. With that, another heavier shower hit the speedway and slicked up the track.

The shower quickly abated and after a few laps of packing and a few hot laps things were back in shape. Krohn stormed away from the field and picked up the win. Donlinger got by Davis to finish second. Doug Hillson was the fourth-place finisher and Karau was fifth.

Racing action will continue on Friday, May 6, with the grandstands opening at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and the races will follow. For more information visit the track's website at

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Chateau Raceway, Lansing, Minn.
Friday, April 29, 2011


Feature: 1. Jason Krohn, Slayton, 2. Tim Donlinger, Rochester, 3. Brandon Davis, Medford, 4. Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, 5. Darwyn Karau, Kasson, 6. A.J. Wiste, Adams, 7. Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, 8. Jacob Dahle, Morristown, 9. Joe Wernecke, Dodge Center, 10. Joe Horgdahl, Kasson, 11. Joel Alberts, Mantorville, 12. Dustin Steinbrink, Austin, 13. Wally Bustad, Austin, 14. Todd Scharkey, Kasson, 15. Jason Cummins, New Richland, 16. Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, 17. Jeremy Misgen, Ellendale, DNS - Brandon Aggen, Rushmore.

Heat #1: 1. Davis, 2. Wetzstein, 3. Karau, 4. Wiste, 5. Cummins, 6. Aggen.

Heat #2: 1. Donlinger, 2. Jensen, 3. Dahle, 4. Bustad, 5. Wernecke, 6. Steinbrink.

Heat #3: 1. Alberts, 2. Krohn, 3. Hillson, 4. Misgen, 5. Horgdahl, 6. Scharkey.

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