Redwood Speedway Results (August 5th, 2012)
Larson wins 2012 Dominick Bruns Memorial at Redwood
Redwood Falls, MN (August 5th, 2012) – Dustin Larson picked up his third win in as many visits pocketing $1,200 for his efforts during the Dominick Bruns Memorial IMCA Stock Car Special Sunday night at Redwood Speedway. In IMCA Modified action it was 2011 Redwood Speedway track champion Josh Rogotzke taking home his first win of the season while Matt Looft remained hot in the IMCA Sport Mod finale. Brennen Boettger (IMCA Hobby Stocks), Dan Veenstra (Outlaw Hobby Stocks), Aaron Betz (IMCA Sport Compacts) and Monte Heiderscheidt (Bombers) each garner victories as well during Jack Larson Seeds and Dave Wertish seeds night at the races.
As customary at Redwood Speedway the Bombers got the feature festivities underway. Frank Billmeier took the early lead at the drop of the green before Monte Heiderscheidt seized control on the second lap. From there on out it was all Heiderscheidt taking yet another Redwood Speedway victory. Last week’s winner, Billmeier, settled for a hard fought second ahead of Matt Olson, Jake Frietag and Tony Frietag. Heiderscheidt was also victorious in the division’s lone qualifier.
The IMCA Sport Compact A-main was dominated by Avoca, MN driver Aaron Betz. Betz jumped out front early on and was never seriously challenged on his way to victory. Nate Coopman trailed Betz to the line bringing Stephanie Forsberg, Ben Wilhelmi and Jason Baune with him. Betz completed the first leg of his clean sweep earlier in the evening during heat race action for the IMCA Sport Compacts, who put on a great show.
Up next was the IMCA Hobby Stock finale with Tory Harazin and Brennen Boettger manning the front row starting duties. Boettger jumped out to an early lead while Chris Isaacson made some very nice moves to seize the second spot. Isaacson, who started sixth, jumped out front on lap six moving by Boettger on the cushion in turns one and two. With six laps to go, Isaacson pushed up the hill in turns one and two allowing Boettger to regain the top spot. During the final five laps Boettger and Isaacson put on a great show with Isaacson pulling even several times. In the end, however, it was Boettger picking up his second IMCA Hobby Stock feature win of the season at Redwood Speedway. Isaacson, Josh Telecky, Wes Jahnz and Trevor Serbus all turned in top five performances as well for the IMCA Hobby, who had the fans on their feet several times.
The Outlaw Hobby Stock finale featured a great three way battle for the lead between Dan Veenstra, Rod Manthey and Andy Windschitl. Manthey took the lead several times during the middle stages of the event before Veenstra seized control with five laps remaining. Out front it was all Veenstra taking home yet another win. Manthey, Ryan McMullen, Jeff Peterson and ninth starting Bill Braunworth rounded out the top five. Windschitl and Veenstra each took home heat race wins earlier in the show for the Outlaw Hobby’s, who drew 10 entries.
After a couple of early restarts, order was restored in the IMCA Sport Mod finale with Jordan Meine taking the early lead. Nick Johansen charged from 9th to 3rd in just the first two circuits before going over the turn four banking on lap three. On the restart, Matt Looft made the bottom work in turns one and two overtaking Adam Ecker for the lead. Looft stretched his advantage while Ecker rode in second and Larry Revier and Lyle Sathoff battled for third. Looft was smooth in the remaining laps cruising on to yet another Redwood Speedway victory. Ecker, Revier, Sathoff and Kyle Remus rounded out the top five running order.
Up next was the Dominick Bruns Memorial IMCA Stock Car finale. Twenty-two cars made the call with Shaun Bruns and Ken Tietz sharing the front row. Tietz ran the top side early on as was scored the leader at the conclusion of the first circuit. Bruns, however, battled back on lap two and stole the lead from Tietz while Dustin Larson moved from six to third. Bruns and Tietz ran the bottom of the speedway with Larson up top. On lap four, Larson climbed the ladder in turn one pulling even with Bruns for the lead down the backstretch. The duo ran side by side with Tietz close by before Larson seized control on lap six. The front trio distanced themselves from the rest of the pack as they sliced and diced for the lead. Back in traffic, 11th starter Jim Larson proved he had one of the fastest cars on the speedway. Near the midway point of the race Larson had moved up seven positions into the fourth spot. With six laps still up on the board Bruns and Tietz continued to battle behind Larson trying to overtake the second year Stock Car pilot. Larson, however, made zero mistakes during the 20-lap A-main taking home a $1,200 payday in the process. Bruns, Tietz, Jim Larson and Bob Rebstock rounded out the top five. James Richert, Jesse Timm, 18th starter Jeff Larson, Matt Schauer and Jesse Anderson each turn in top 10 performances for the IMCA Stock Cars, who put on an awesome event!
Although Tom Silver would lead the first two laps it was Josh Rogotzke taking top honors in the IMCA Modified finale. Brandon Beckendorf charged forward from his eighth starting position to dog Rogotzke during the final three laps before settling for a hard fought second. Tyler Limoges, Curt Lund and Dalton Magers were each members of the top five as well for the IMCA Modifieds, who drew 14 entries. Limoges and Magers scored qualifying wins earlier in the program locking each driver into the 10-car invert.
Redwood Speedway would like to thank all the drivers, pit crew members, sponsors and fans that made the 2012 Dominick Bruns Memorial Fund a success. Special thanks go out to Shaun and Becky Bruns and their passion to find a cure for Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Redwood Speedway fires back into action next Sunday night with their Annual Jayson Wyffels Memorial IMCA Modified special. Races start each and every Sunday night at 5:30pm.
Feature – Josh Rogotzke, Brandon Beckendorf, Tyler Limoges, Curt Lund, Dalton Magers, Tom Silver, Jim Horejsi, Justin Bjorklund, Justin Anderson, Tim Pessek, Dan Menk, Ben Panitzke, Jeff Maasch, Trent Loverude
Heat 1 – Magers, Silver, Anderson, Horejsi, Lund, Menk, Loverude
Heat 2 – Limoges, Bjorklund, Beckendorf, Pessek, Rogotzke, Panitzke, Maasch
IMCA Stock Cars:
Feature – Dustin Larson, Shaun Bruns, Ken Tietz, Jim Larson, Bob Rebstock, James Richert, Jesse Timm, Jeff Larson, Matt Schauer, Jesse Anderson, Michael Bruns, Tom Suess, Clay Steele, Jake Bruns, Nate Darnell, Patrick Kohn, Gary Mattison, Jeff Luhmann, Mark Clobes, Marc Mattison, Shane Bruns, Dan Mackenthun
Heat 1 – Shaun Bruns, Tietz, Michael Bruns, Darnell, Luhmann, Timm, Shane Bruns, Clobes
Heat 2 – Jim Larson, Anderson, Schauer, Rebstock, Richert, Marc Mattison, Kohn
Heat 3 – Dustin Larson, Mackenthun, Gary Mattison, Suess, Jake Bruns, Jeff Larson, Clay Steele
IMCA Sport Mods:
Feature – Matt Looft, Adam Ecker, Larry Revier, Lyle Sathoff, Kyle Remus, Jordan Meine, David Klabunde, Justin Remus, Brett Trebesch, Charles Clobes, Nick Johansen
Heat 1 – Johansen, Ecker, Meine, Trebesch, Justin Remus, Klabunde
Heat 2 – Looft, Revier, Sathoff, Kyle Remus, Clobes
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Feature – Brennen Boettger, Chris Isaacson, Josh Telecky, Wes Jahnz, Trevor Serbus, Daniel Eckblad, Heath Wendt, Tory Harazin, Cory Probst
Heat – Boettger, Harazin, Jahnz, Telecky, Eckblad, Isaacson, Serbus, Wendt, Probst
Outlaw Hobby Stocks:
Feature – Dan Veenstra, Rod Manthey, Ryan McMullen, Jeff Petersen, Bill Braunworth, John Albrecht, Jayson Firle, Randy Fischer, Bruce Lundin, Andy Windschitl
Heat 1 – Windschitl, Manthey, Braunworth, Fischer, Lundin
Heat 2 – Veenstra, Firle, McMullen, Petersen, Albrecht
IMCA Sport Compacts:
Feature – Aaron Betz, Nate Coopman, Stephanie Forsberg, Ben Wilhelmi, Jason Baune, Nikkya Betz
Heat – Aaron Betz, Nikkya Betz, Forsberg, Coopman, Wilhelmi, Baune
Feature – Monte Heiderscheidt, Frank Billmeier, Matt Olson, Jake Frietag, Tony Frietag, Joe Huseby, Kris Zuhlsdorf, Rollin Timm, James Stems
Heat – Heiderscheidt, Billmeier, Olson, Jake Frietag, Huseby, Zuhlsdorf, Timm, Tony Frietag, James Stems