Myer sails to victory at Chateau Raceway
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July 11, 2008  |  by Matthew Grage

LANSING, Minn. - Things were hot all the way around Friday night at the Chateau Raceway powered by Miners Outdoor Power & Recreation. With temperatures around the 90-degree mark, and the heat index up there as well, it was more than just the action on the track that was hot.

A great crowd was on hand as a nice field of cars put on there own fireworks on the track to keep the excitement level up all night long. Mother Nature added her own flashing thunder as the fireworks and final races were ran off as radar was showing rain less than 15 miles away as fans headed to there cars to head home for the weekend shortly after 10 p.m. after a quick-paced show and a dynamite fireworks presentation which culminated once again this year with those huge 30-foot high balls of flame coming from the infield.

After a couple weeks of excessive cautions in several races the seven feature races Friday night had a combined total of just seven yellow flags with two features running caution-free. The first half of the program was just as smooth as the 11 heats were run in just over an hour with only a handful of cautions in those races.

The French's Repair & Fabrication USRA Modifieds ran a nice feature with just one early caution slowing that event.

Jacob Dahle of Morristown started on the pole and used it to grab the lead at the drop of the green. Tommy Myer of Blooming Prairie worked from row two to second on lap 2 right before the only caution of the race came out when a chain reaction incident in turn 1 brought out the yellow.

On the restart, Dahle pulled off to a nice lead again as Myer stated looking for a line on the hard dry slick track. Myer finally settled on a line around the top of the cushion and slowly started pulling up on the leader.

The only place he seemed to have trouble was coming through turn 2 when the car seemed to slide a bit more. Myer got that under control after a few short laps, and on lap 8 he made the pass for the lead and proceeded to walk away for his second feature win at Lansing this season.

Dahle, who scored a win in his heat, held on for second ahead of a hard-charging Mike Sorensen of Rochester, who drove two different lines at each end of the track to charge from a seventh row starting spot to take third.

Doug Hillson of Blooming Prairie took fourth ahead of the night's other heat winner, Brad Bakken of Garner, Iowa.

Next Friday night is "Christmas in July" with some treats in store for all the kids. Racing action is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

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Chateau Raceway, Lansing, Minn.
Friday, July 11, 2008


Feature: 1. Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie; 2. Jacob Dahle, Morristown; 3. Mike Sorensen, Rochester; 4. Doug Hilllson, Blooming Prairie; 5. Brad Bakken, Garner, Iowa; 6. Joe Wernecke, Dodge Center; 7. Tyler Clark, Rochester; 8. Josh Mattick, Austin; 9. Wally Bustad, Austin; 10. Greg Jensen, Albert Lea; 11. Dave Wytaske Jr., Mapleview; 12. James Parker, Dodge Center; 13. Craig Shaw, Dexter; 14. Shaun Olson, Albert Lea.

Heat #1: Dahle, Myer, Hillson, Jensen, Wytaske, Shaw, Wernecke.

Heat #2: Bakken, Clark, Bustad, Mattick, Olson, Parker, Sorensen.

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