NLRA Late Models Invaid NCR
Arment Takes Late Model Special
By Mike Spieker
ADA, MN (August 8)- The NLRA WISSOTA Late Models added a little extra boom to Norman County Raceway’s Thursday Night Thunder last week. 29 of the very best Late Model drivers in WISSOTA Country were signed in to battle for the win in the third Late Model special of the season.
Kent Arment, Rob VanMil, and Bryan Kakela were winners in AMSOIL Dirt Track Series competition. Ken Crane won the Pure Stocks and Stacey Peterson-Roy found KRJB/KRJM Victory Lane in the Trophy Class.
The 30 lap Late Model A-main saw Dustin Strand and Brad Seng on the front row. Strand turned the fastest lap of the race on lap four with an 18.217 second circuit at an average speed of nearly 75 mph. That speed couldn’t carry Strand to the victory however, as Kent Arment of Aberdeen, SD got by Strand and Zach Johnson to take the lead. Arment came from the 13th starting position to take over the point with five laps to go and cruised to the win with a two second cushion over Strand, Johnson came home third with Pat Doar and Jeff Provinzino rounded out the top five.
Rob VanMil swept the field in the WISSOTA Mod Four feature. The Barnesville, MN driver started fourth and picked up his second NCR win of the season by four seconds over Bryce Bjerken. Luke Johnson, Dustin Zieske, and Aaron Wetterlin finished in the top five. VanMil and Wetterlin were both heat race winners.
Ken Crane spoiled Taylor Saari’s hopes of her second win of the year at NCR. Crane maneuvered to the lead with just two laps to go and took the checkers in his green and white #26 Pure Stock.
Stacey Pederson-Roy won the Trophy Class feature from the pole, Tori Rhode, Angie Johnson, and Troy Burnside rounded out the field.
Bryan Kakela bested the 17 car WISSOTA Midwest Modified class for his first NCR win of the season. The driver from Langdon, ND crossed the finish line with a commanding lead over points leader Tyler Peterson and Rob VanMil. Peterson, Tyler Johnson, and Gannon Miller topped the heats.
WISSOTA Late Models:
Feature- Kent Arment, Dustin Stand, Zach Johnson, Pat Doar, Jeff Provinzino, Brad Seng, Cody Skytland, Jeremy Keller, Joey Pederson, John Kaanta, Mitch Johnson, Billy Michaelsohn, Cole Schill, Steffens Snare, Norman Olson, Jeff Hapala, Steve Anderson, Dusty Peterson, Josh Johnson, Ross Romdalvik, DeWayne Rector, Troy Shill, Mike Balcaen, Brian Bernotas, Bill Mooney, Tom Corcoran, Jake Bitker, Michael Johnson, Chad Becker
Heat 1- Strand, Z. Johnson, Provinzino, Arment, Balcaen, Olson, C. Shill, J. Johnson
Heat 2- Seng, Mooney, Snare, Bernotas, Bitker, Romdalvik, Rector
Heat 3- Skytland, M. Johnson, Keller, Peterson, Becker, Hapala
Heat 4- Doar, Kaanta, Pederson, Corcoran, T. Schill, Anderson, M. Johnson
WISSOTA Mod Fours:
Feature- Rob VanMil, Bryce Bjerken, Luke Johnson, Dustin Zieske, Aaron Wetterlin, Troy Kuehl, Derek Vesledahl, Payton Gordon, Tom Cummings, Corry VanMil
Heat 1- R. VanMil, Zieske, Johnson, Gordon, C. VanMil
Heat 2- Wettelin, Kuehl, Vesledahl, Bjerken, Cummings
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:
Feature- Bryan Kakela, Tyler Peterson, Rob VanMil, Casey Arneson, Tyler Johnson, Christopher Christian, Gannon Miller, Justin Osowsko, Trent Dyrdahl, Allison Christian, Darin Smith, Noah Metzger, Andy Wagner, Rich Pavlicek, Lon Vettleson, Jamie Winterquist, Tyler Hall
Heat 1- Peterson, Kakela, VanMil, Osowski, Wagner, A. Christian
Heat 2- Johnson, Smith, Hall, Vettleson, Winterquist, Metzger
Heat 3- Miller, Pavlicek, Arneson, Dyrdahl, C. Christian
Feature- Ken Crane, Taylor Saari, Tim Shiek, Wade Moerke, Amy Bruns, Paul Colvin, Mike Bjorgan, Robert Bladow
Heat- Crane, Shiek, Colvin, Moerke, Saari, Bjorgan, Bruns, Bladow
NCR Trophy Class:
Feature- Stacey Pederson-Roy, Tori Rhode, Angie Johnson, Troy Brunside
Heat- Brunside, Pederson-Roy, Rhode, Johnson