Dahle does it again at Chateau Raceway
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September 5, 2008  |  by Matthew Grage

LANSING, Minn. - The 2008 Hornet Buzz Festival was scheduled for two nights of racing action this past weekend at Chateau Raceway in Lansing, powered by Miners Outdoor Power and Recreation. However rainy weather shortened the weekends schedule to just one night of AMSOIL Dirt Track Racing Series Action on Saturday Night. A great field of 119 cars filled the pits for the action in seven classes with lots of new faces as several drivers were in town for the latest fall special.

The Frenchs Repair and USRA Modified Feature saw another driver take advantage of a front row starting spot to grab a flag to flag win. Jacob Dahle of Morristown got to the front on the drop of the green and than hugged the bottom of a dry slick track to hold off all challengers for his second feature win of the season. Todd Scharkey of Kasson worked hard lap after lap trying to get below Dahle but would have driven over the tires that rim the infield corners to get any lower. Todd than tried some shots to the outside which opened the door to the inside for Mike Sorensen of Rochester and Steve Wetzstein of West Concord to slip underneath him. Despite losing two positions at the end Scharkey was working for the win and not just settling for running second. Doug Hillson of Blooming Prairie, who started outside front row, came home in fifth. In another good Consy event on the night Jay Ihrke of Dover made a late pass on Josh Angst of Winona to grab a win. Darwyn Karau of Kasson actually lead much of the race before mechanical problems took him out of the event. Heat winners were Scharkey, Les Duellman of Winona and Dahle who ended up being the third driver on the night to get a sweep.

The 2008 racing season will wrap up in three weeks at Chateau Raceway with the Third Annual Midwest Modified Fall Nationals Friday Night September 26th and Saturday Night September 27th. Despite the name all classes will be competing that night but it will be the Power 96 WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds that will be taking center stage that weekend. One driver in the class could go home with $5000 at the end of the two full nights of racing action. Both nights will be complete shows with heats and features and Friday Nights Midwest Modified winner will be gunning for a $1000 to win first prize, while Saturday Nights feature will be a $2000 to win event. And if one driver can take home the top prize both nights there will be a $2000 bonus check that will be awarded to that driver. That Sunday afternoon, September 28th, has been reserved as a possible rain date in the event weather cuts into either nights program to try to ensure that possibility. Extra money will also be on the line in the other classes as well assuring the pits will be very full for all classes for the 2008 season finale.


USRA Modifieds

Feature - Jacob Dahle-Morristown, Mike Sorensen-Rochester, Steve Wetzstein-West Concord, Todd Scharkey-Kasson, Doug Hillson-Blooming Prairie, Shawn Peterson-Cottage Grove, Tom Paulson-Kasson, Dustin Nelson-Ogilvie, Josh Angst-Winona, Bob Timm-Waseca, Jay Ihrke-Dover, Brady Peterson-Cottage Grove, Wally Bustad-Austin, Tommy Myer-Blooming Prairie, Josh Mattick-Austin, Les Duellman-Winona, Joel Alberts-Mantorville, Tyler Clark-Rochester, Joe Wernecke-Dodge Center, Brian Shaw-Brownsdale

Consy - Ihrke, Angst, Dave Wytaske Jr-Mapleview, Jeremy Misgen-Ellendale, Gary Schmidt-Rochester, James Parker-Stewartville, Darwyn Karau-Kason, Greg Jensen-Albert Lea, LeRoy Scharky-Rochester, Billy Steinberg-Kasson.

Heat 1 - T. Scharkey, Hillson, Timm, Myer, Sorensen, Shaw, Karau, Jensen, Schmidt, Misgen.

Heat 2 - Duellman, Wetzstein, Clark, S. Peterson, Wernecke, Nelson, Parker, Wytaske, Ihrke, L. Scharkey.

Heat 3 - Dahle, Paulson, Mattick, Alberts, B. Peterson, Bustad, Angst, Steinberg.

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