Karau, Wagner sixth different winners in six features at Chateau Speedway
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August 3, 2018  |  by Matthew Grage

Darwin Karau won the USRA Modified feature.

Mother Nature provided a perfect night for racing action on Friday Night and the drivers and fans turned out for Week 3 of action at the refreshed Chateau Speedway in Lansing.

It was Power 96 night at the track as the Classic Rock Station sponsored the nights action, and the action was Classic as well with plenty of hotly contested races.

Although there seemed to be a few gremlins out and about as mysteriously guys running in the top five in several of the features just suddenly fell out.

Both Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series classes continue to have different feature winners every week.

In the USRA Modified Feature Darwyn Karau of Kasson avoided the sudden mechanical errors that plagued a few drivers to lead flag to flag for his first feature win of the season, making it three different feature winners so far this year in three weeks.

Behind him however it was a different story. Brandon Davis of Hayfield, who picked up a heat win early in the night, had worked his way up from a row 6 starting spot to second place only to have things go bad. Off a restart with six laps to go he got a run on Karau and had slid by for the lead only to have another caution stick him back to second for another restart.

As everyone watched to see if he would get another jump on the next restart his car mysteriously slowed coming to the green and stopped on the front straight away. He limped his car to the pits with his night ending in disappointment. Brett Bumgardner of Hawkeye Iowa was running solidly in the top five when he suddenly slowed and pulled into the infield ending his race as well.

When the checkers flew on the caution filled race it was Blake Arndt of Brownsdale who chased Karau home finishing second ahead of Greg Pfeifer Jr of Austin. Pfeifer, who took home a heat win on the night as well, out dueled Jacob Dahle of Morristown and Doug Hillson of Blooming Prairie for the third spot. Jake Stark of Austin had the classes other heat win.

In an even wilder sequence in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Feature three of the top five cars all dropped out with two laps of each other.

Kadden Kath of Owatonna, who lead the race from the drop of the green after starting on the pole slowed with a flat tire with just three laps to go in the race. That came just a lap after Greg Pfeifer Jr. of Austin, pulling double duty on the night with his USRA Modified, and Derek Clement of Spring Valley both dropped out while having good runs in the top five.

Another caution allowed Kath to get his tire changed and get back on the track for the final laps to salvage a top ten finish. The beneficiary of all this was Nick Wagner of Osage Iowa. Nick had a gun running going, sitting second, and was actually putting the heat on Kath for several laps when he inherited the lead. He went on to be the third different feature winner for the class in the three weeks the track has been reopened.

A.J. Zvorak of Blooming Prairie also took advantage of the situation and came home in second ahead of A.J. Hoff of Mantorville. Hunter Kennedy of St Ansgar Iowa and Dustin Steinbrink of Austin rounded out the top five. Heat winners on the night were Kath, Pfeifer, and Hoff.


Nick Wagner won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

Action resumes next Friday Night at 7:15 with racing action in 7 classes as the KEVKO Outlaw Mini Mods will be joining the regular six classes of USRA Modifieds and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods plus Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Y Waste Hornets and Power 96 Pure Stocks. The Mini Mods are an every other week class at the track, just 5 miles North of Austin.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Chateau Speedway, Lansing, Minn.
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat Race #1:
1. (1) 73JR Greg Pfeifer Jr., Austin, Minn.
2. (2) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
3. (3) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
4. (4) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
5. (6) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.
6. (5) 11 William Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
7. (7) 15 Chris Loberg, Elma, Iowa

Heat Race #2:
1. (3) 50III Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
2. (1) 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.
3. (6) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
4. (2) 1A Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.
5. (4) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
6. (7) US Jonathan Olmscheid, Royalton, Minn.
7. (5) 24 Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.

Heat Race #3:
1. (1) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
2. (5) 23 Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
3. (6) 23B Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa
4. (4) X20JR David Wytaske, Grand Meadow, Minn.
5. (3) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richmond, Minn.
6. (2) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.

Feature:
1. (1) 23 Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
2. (6) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
3. (4) 73JR Greg Pfeifer Jr., Austin, Minn.
4. (7) 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.
5. (3) 72 Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
6. (14) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
7. (2) 1A Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.
8. (16) 11 William Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
9. (8) 44 Alan Wagner, Orchard, Iowa
10. (19) 24 Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
11. (12) 50III Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
12. (5) 23B Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa
13. (9) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
14. (11) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
15. (10) X20JR David Wytaske, Grand Meadow, Minn.
16. (13) 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.
17. (20) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
18. (15) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richmond, Minn.
19. (17) US Jonathan Olmscheid, Royalton, Minn.
20. (18) 15 Chris Loberg, Elma, Iowa

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat Race #1:
1. (1) 00 Greg Pfeifer Jr., Austin, Minn.
2. (4) Z29 A.J. Zvorak, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
3. (5) 21T Taylor Ovrebo, Wells, Minn.
4. (2) 39 Dan Torgerson, Nicollet, Minn.
5. (7) 97W Shawn Voeltz, Dodge Center, Ala.
6. (6) 36K Jayden Larson, Mankato, Minn.
DQ – (3) 44Z Anton Nelson, Hayfield, Minn.

Heat Race #2:
1. (2) 83X Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
2. (5) 43 Nick Wagner, Osage, Iowa
3. (4) 4 Derek Clement, Spring Valley, Minn.
4. (7) 02K Hunter Kennedy, St. Ansgar, Iowa
5. (1) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
6. (6) 33S Dustin Steinbrink, Austin, Minn.
7. (3) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.

Heat Race #3:
1. (3) 55H A.J. Hoff, Mantorville, Minn.
2. (2) 44 Matthew Brooks, Austin, Minn.
3. (6) 55 Brody Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.
4. (5) 30V Dustin Von Hagen, Glenville, Minn.
5. (4) 5 Jesse Baer, Minnesota Lake, Minn.
6. (1) 693 Cody Torgerson, Pemberton, Minn.

Feature:
1. (6) 43 Nick Wagner, Osage, Iowa
2. (7) Z29 A.J. Zvorak, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
3. (11) 55H A.J. Hoff, Mantorville, Minn.
4. (12) 02K Hunter Kennedy, St. Ansgar, Iowa
5. (16) 33S Dustin Steinbrink, Austin, Minn.
6. (3) 44 Matthew Brooks, Austin, Minn.
7. (10) 55 Brody Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.
8. (1) 83X Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
9. (18) 36K Jayden Larson, Mankato, Minn.
10. (14) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
11. (8) 30V Dustin Von Hagen, Glenville, Minn.
12. (9) 39 Dan Torgerson, Nicollet, Minn.
13. (20) 44Z Anton Nelson, Hayfield, Minn.
14. (4) 00 Greg Pfeifer Jr., Austin, Minn.
15. (2) 4 Derek Clement, Spring Valley, Minn.
16. (5) 21T Taylor Ovrebo, Wells, Minn.
17. (15) 5 Jesse Baer, Minnesota Lake, Minn.
18. (13) 97W Shawn Voeltz, Dodge Center, Ala.
19. (19) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.
20. (17) 693 Cody Torgerson, Pemberton, Minn.



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