By Jerry O'Brien 5-25-12
Rob Weber prevailed in the 15 lap WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature
hanging around near the front until a lap past the mid point when he took over the
lead from Neil Balduc who had led from the initial green flag. Balduc grabbed the
lead from the outside pole over Jeff Pohjonen followed by Dan Kingsley, Taylor
Leuthner and Cody Carlson. Leuthner and Pohjonen battled with Leuthner to
second. Meanwhile Balduc moved out to an eight car length lead as Leuthner an
pohjonen ran sise by side for second. Loren Inman joined up and the top four ran
in a pack as Cody Wolkowski was ten car lengths back in fifth. At the half way
point the order was Balduc, Inman, Pohjonen and Leuthner but this where Weber
made his move and came by the flag stand in the lead the next time by. Pohjonen
ran second and Wolkowski was closing on Leuthner for fourth. Inman fell off the
pace and out of the event as Weber put a lap on last week's winner Deven
VanHouse. The event went flag to flag and was Weber's first Midwest Modified
feature win at the speedway. Second place finisher Jeff Pohjonen's car failed post
race inspection and he was disqualified moving Leuthner to second, Balduc to
third, Wolkowski fourth and Carlson fifth.
By Jerry O'Brien
A sweltering day turned Lake Superior Cool for AMSOIL Speedway's 50th
season opener. A very good crowd of fans were on hand and a pit full of 96 cars
came for their entertainment.
Opening days can be quite challenging for the racers as for many it is the first
time they have hit the track since last season. Once the fans were settled in their
seats the fair skies turned inky black and we feared the worst. But though the
blackness hovered, some lightning flickered and a couple of raindrops fell the
program was completed.
By Jerry O'Brien For the Telegram
7-12-11 Superior, WI.
It was "Sneak as Peek" night at the Head of the Lakes Fair, no
fairgrounds admission, and race number four of the 2011 Como Oil &
Propane Modified Series Tuesday night at the AMSOIL Speedway. 39
Modifieds were in competition along with 11 Midwest Modifieds, 20
WISSOTA Super Stocks and 24 Pure Stocks.
By Jerry O'Brien
7-8-11 Superior, WI
The racing started out with a pair of Midwest Modified heats that
were for the scheduled program. After those two races, the Pure Stock
feature left over from June 24th was run. It was torture getting in the first
five laps of the scheduled 15 as Austin Blom led restart after restart,
three of them for debris on the speedway. The fourth caution flag saw
Ashley Smith and Chad Nikstad facing the wrong way on the back
stretch. The final ten circuits went off without further stoppages as Blom
clung to the lead with Steve Udeen close behind. Blom took the win
ahead of Udeen, Dudtin Follett, Matt Madsen and Justin Madsen.