Dahle nabs first win of 2010 at Chateau Raceway
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June 11, 2010  |  by Todd Narveson

LANSING, Minn. - Heavy rains and thunderstorms Thursday and again on Friday morning did not put a stop to the racing action at the Chateau Raceway. The rain ended early on Friday and the crew got to work early Friday afternoon and whipped the facility into shape.

Eighty-two cars filed into the pits despite the gloom and doom weather forecast, set for another night of racing. Three drivers ended their nights celebrating their first feature wins of the season, while four others added to their good fortunes.

The kids had a great time during intermission as the “Gold Rush” was held tonight. A bucket full of shiny, silvery, coins were dumped on to the front stretch and the youngsters were turned loose. It looked like ants on sugar when the kids devoured the money in no time flat.

Jacob Dahle and Greg Jensen led the 17-car starting field for the USRA RHS Modified 25-lap feature. Dahle would storm to the lead, but it was Jensen with momentum on the top side of the track who blasted by on lap 3. A caution would slow the race on lap 4.

Jensen took off once again and looked very good on the top of the track. Further back in the field, Jason Cummins entered the fourth spot behind Joel Alberts on lap 4. Todd Scharkey snuck past Doug Hillson and cracked the top 5 on lap 5.

Cummins challenged Alberts on lap 7 and got to third in turn 4. Scharkey would then come up to battle Alberts and got to fourth on lap 9. Back up front, Jensen continued to lead but Dahle was closing in and Cummins was reeling in the top 2.

Jensen was now being hastled by Dahle on lap 10 and Cummins was right behind them in third. Cummins dove low on Dahle in turn 2 on lap 11 and then they both drove below Jensen in turn 4. They were three wide for the lead as the crossed the start-finish line.

Dahle split the two and snagged the lead in turn 1 with Cummins now in second. The race up front was intense as Cummins used the low line and high side to try and steal the lead. On lap 22, Cummins got alongside Dahle but A.J. Wiste’s machine went up in flames bringing out the red flag. Wiste was uninjured, but his night was over.

The caution helped Dahle as he pulled away the final three laps to nab his first win of the season. Cummins was second with Scharkey in third, Jensen was fourth and Tommy Myer finished out the top 5.

Racing will resume next Friday, June 18, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing to follow. Next week will feature a candy drop for the kids. Check out the Chateau Raceway at www.chateauraceway.net.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series
Chateau Raceway, Lansing, Minn.
Friday, June 11, 2010

USRA RHS MODIFIEDS

Feature: 1. Jacob Dahle, Morristown; 2. Jason Cummins, New Richland; 3. Todd Scharkey, Kasson; 4. Greg Jensen, Albert Lea; 5. Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie; 6. Joel Alberts, Mantorville; 7. Josh Angst, Winona; 8. Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie; 9. Lucas Schott, Chatfield; 10. Dustin Steinbrink, Austin; 11. Adam Stockhausen, Minnesota City; 12. Wallace Bustad, Austin; 13. Jeremy Misgen, Ellendale; 14. Andrew Wiste, Adams; 15. Josh Mattick, Austin; 16. James Parker, Dodge Center; 17. Joe Horgdal, Kasson.

Heat 1: 1. Jacob Dahle, Morristown; 2. Jason Cummins, New Richland; 3. Joel Alberts, Mantorville; 4. Doug Hillson, Blooming Prairie; 5. Greg Jensen, Albert Lea; 6. Jeremy Misgen, Ellendale; 7. Wallace Bustad, Austin; 8. Joe Horgdal, Kasson.

Heat 2: 1. Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie; 2. Andrew Wiste, Adams; 3. Todd Scharkey, Kasson; 4. Adam Stockhausen, Minnesota City; 5. Josh Angst, Winona; 6. Dustin Steinbrink, Austin; 7. Josh Mattick, Austin; 8. Lucas Schott, Chatfield; 9. James Parker, Dodge Center.



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