Mondus masters USRA Modifieds at Chateau Raceway
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May 16, 2008  |  by Matthew Grage

LANSING, Minn. — It was a perfect spring day in Southern Minnesota on Friday and it turned into a great night for racing as Chateau Raceway Powered by Miners Outdoor & Recreation presented week 2 of the 2008 racing season.

It was Hormel Foods Night at the track and it started out with a special treat for the kids as the drivers pulled out onto the track before the nights racing program and gave the kids rides around the one-third mile oval.

Just two nights into the season the track exceeded last season high car count as 98 cars filled the pits for the nights racing action with all classes showing increases in the number of cars from opening night a week earlier.

With lightning flashing in the sky off the back straightaway the big thunder was on the track as the USRA Modifieds sponosred by French's Repair & Fabrication of Dodge Center rolled onto the track for there main event.

Fifteen of the 17 cars on hand made the call for the start of the race with Alan Mondus of Lakeville drawing the pole for the race.

Mondus went right to the front with Tim Donlinger of Rocheter, who started right behind him in row two staying tight on his back bumper.

About six laps in, Donlinger had his best run of the race on Mondus as they went side by side for a lap before Mondus shook him off and went back out to the point.

Donlinger kept the pressure on but this was Mondus' night and he led flag to flag for his first feature win of the year.

Mike Sorensen of Rochester, who took the feature win a week ago, came home third followed by Mark Noble of Blooming Prairie and Nate Wasmund of Rochester.

Heat winners were Donlinger and Wasmund.

Next Friday night is the 11th Annual Mike Guttormson Memorial which will feature one of two highlighted stops by the Modifieds of the O'Reilly USMTS National Tour. The event will be in the middle of a six-race swing through the area so an excellent field of Modifieds is expected to fill the pits, along with the other support classes which will be on hand for the night's activities.

Hot laps will be at 7:15 p.m. with the racing action set to get underway at 7:30.

The special kids friendly promotion for next Friday night will be kids 12 and under admitted FREE if they are wearing a Chateau Raceway T-shirt.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
USRA Casey’s General Stores Weekly Racing Series
Chateau Raceway, Lansing, Minn.
Friday, May 16, 2008

French's Repair & Fabrication USRA MODIFIEDS

Feature - 1. Alan Mondus, Lakeville; 2. Tim Donlinger, Rochester; 3. Mike Sorensen, Rochester; 4. Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie; 5. Nate Wasmund, Rochester; 6. Brad Bakken, Garner, Iowa;  7. Shawn Peterson, Columbia Heights; 8. Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie; 9. Brady Peterson, Columbia Heights; 10. Jacob Dahle, Morristown; 11. Craig Shaw, Adams; 12. James Krejci, Blooming Prairie; 13. Shaun Olson, Albert Lea; 14. Wally Bustad, Austin; 15. Dave Wytaske Jr., Mapleview; DNS - Kenny Wytaske, Lansing; Greg Jensen, Albert Lea.

Heat 1 - Donlinger, S. Peterson, Mondus, Bakken, Bustad, K. Wytaske, Jensen, Hillson.

Heat 2 - Sorensen, Wasmund, Noble, B. Peterson, D. Wytaske, Shaw, Olson, Dahle, Krejci.



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