Championship battles come down to wire at Deer Creek Speedway
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August 24, 2013  |  by Bill Nelson

With his win in the USRA Modified feature Satruday, Mike Sorensen notched his 50th career victory at the Deer Creek Speedway.

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. -- A nice crowd and 110 race cars checked in at the Deer Creek Speedway Saturday on the final night of track points with the title up for grabs in the USRA Modifieds.


Jacob Bleess

 

Jacob Bleess basically needed to show up and race the “A” feature to take home the USRA B-Mod track title. On the front row, a couple young and upcoming drivers were paired up. Kylie Kath and Dustin Sorensen raced through turns 1-2 locked in a battle for the lead. Kath took the lead as a caution flew on lap 2. On the restart Kath led with Sorensen in second. Al Wagner sat in third with Ben Moudry in fourth.

Another caution flew on lap 6, bunching up the field. Kath led on the restart with Moudry putting pressure on him for the lead with Sorensen in third. Mark Motl sat in fourth with Cole Queensland and Erik Kanz battling for fifth. With 8 laps down, Sorensen pulled back alongside of Moudry to retake second while Bleess joined in the battle for fifth.

With 10 laps down, Motl pulled alongside of Moudry to race for the third spot as Queensland gained control of the fifth spot. Kath stayed out front to take home the win with Sorensen in second. Moudry, Motl and Queensland rounded out the top five.


Kylie Kath won the USRA B-Mod main event.

Jason Cummins and Brandon Davis came into the event close in points for the USRA Modified division. Bob Timm and Joel Alberts raced side by side for the lead in the main event with Alberts taking over the top spot early on. With two laps down, Davis moved under Timm to take over the second spot while Mike Sorensen cracked the top five.

With five laps down, Sorensen worked to third while Cummins worked past Steve Wetzstein to take over the fourth spot. Up front, Davis was working on Alberts for the lead and on lap 7 he took over the top spot while Sorensen started to pressure Alberts on lap 12 for the second spot.

On lap 14, Davis spun in front of the field, bringing out the caution before exiting the track with a flat left rear tire. On the restart, Alberts led the pack with Sorensen and Cummins battling for second. Sorensen and Cummins then moved under Alberts for the lead on lap 16 as they raced three wide. Sorensen gained control of the lead while Cummins moved into the second spot as Wetzstein and Timm had a great battle for fourth as the laps wound down.


A flat tire ended Brandon Davis's chance at a feature win and track championship in the USRA Modified division.

At the finish it was Sorensen taking the win as Cummins, Alberts, Wetzstein and Timm rounded out the top five. Sorensen's victory put his total at 50 wins at the Deer Creek Speedway—the second most by any driver in the history of the track.


Jason Cummins is interviewed by Todd Narveson after Saturday's USRA Modified feature.

Sorensen commented in victory lane that with his son getting in behind the USRA B-Mod this year and really looking good as the season wore on, he may be handing the racing reigns over and stepping back from driving. We will see someone behind the wheel of the #19 machine next year ... will it be Mike or Dustin or both?

 

Cummins took home the track championship by 37 points over Davis. This was the fourth championship for Cummins in the USRA Modified class, and fifth overall at the speedway.

Congratulations to all of the track champions and thanks to all the drivers who supported the Deer Creek Speedway throughout the 2013 racing season. We look forward to seeing most of you at the upcoming special events and at the banquet in November.

For more information visit us online at www.deercreekspeedway.com or like our Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter @DeerCreekSpeed (#TheCreek) or on our YouTube channel.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
USRA Weekly Racing Series
Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

USRA B-MODS

“A” Feature: 1. Kylie Kath, 2. Dustin Sorensen, 3. Ben Moudry, 4. Mark Motl, 5. Cole Queensland, 6. Jacob Bleess, 7. Shaun Walski, 8. Erik Kanz, 9. Trevor Fecht, 10. Alan Wagner, 11. John Warrington, 12. Brady Keefe, 13. Brandon Hare, 14. Kadden Kath, 15. Michael Wytaske, 16. A.J. Zvorak, 17. Scott Demmer, 18. Taylor Ausrud, 19. Tucker Breitung, 20. Rick Utley, 21. Tanner Johnston, 22. Aaron Benson, 23. Derek Clement, 24. Max Anderson.

“B” Feature #1: 1. Walski, 2. Keefe, 3. Kadden Kath, 4. Warrington, 5. Brad Minske, 6. Micahel Chisholm, 7. Alex Williamson, 8. Parker Hale, 9. Steve Quinnell, 10. Greg Erickson.

“B” Feature #2: 1. Demmer, 2. Wytaske, 3. Ausrud, 4. Utley, 5. Davis Pitz, 6. Mike Jonsgaard, 7. Russ Quinnell, 8. Kenny Boge Jr., 9. Mike Chisholm.

Heat #1: 1. Motl, 2. Anderson, 3. Sorensen, 4. Queensland, 5. Walski, 6. Kaddeen Kath, 7. Hale, 8. Keefe, 9. Chisholm.

Heat #2: 1. Moudry, 2. Johnston, 3. Bleess, 4. Hare, 5. Demmer, 6. Ausrud, 7. Jonsgaards, 8. Boge, 9. Erickson.

Heat #3: 1. Fecht, 2. Wagner, 3. Kylie Kath, 4. Benson, 5. Williamson, 6. Minske, 7. Warrington, 8. Chisholm, 9. S. Quinnell.

Heat #4: 1. Clement, 2. Zvorak, 3. Kanz, 4. Breitung, 5. Wytaske, 6. Pitz, 7. R. Quinnell, 8. Utley.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Feature: 1. Mike Sorensen, 2. Jason Cummins, 3. Joel Alberts, 4. Steve Wetzstein, 5. Bob Timm, 6. Todd Scharkey, 7. Josh Angst, 8. Keith Foss, 9. Greg Jensen, 10. Darwyn Karau, 11. Dan Bohr, 12. Jake Timm, 13. Jason Schlangen, 14. Don Gerritsen Jr., 15. Joe Horgdal, 16. Parker Brumm, 17. Scott Gronvold, 18. Bobby Swanson, 19. Brandon Davis.

Heat #1: 1. Alberts, 2. Davis, 3. Schlangen, 4. J. Timm, 5. Foss, 6. Brumm, 7. Gronvold.

Heat #2: 1. Sorensen, 2. Karau, 3. Cummins, 4. Scharkey, 5. Bohr, 6. Gerritsen.

Heat #3: 1. Angst, 2. Horgdal, 3. B. Timm, 4. Wetzstein, 5. Jensen, 6. Swanson.



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