Speedway plans holiday races
Two first-time and four repeat winners highlighted Bemidji Speedway action Sunday night.
Bemidji Speedway will host a Memorial holiday weekend racing special beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday featuring all classes, including Wissota Streets and Vintage racers. Racing will return on Monday as the Wissota Late Models roll into town to join the full field of classes.
The Pure Stock feature included two restarts and a back-and-forth duel between Bill Chaboyea and Don Scholler.
Chaboyea eventually took the lead and held on for the victory. Scholler finished second, Wade Schmidt third, Chad Puschinsky fourth and Mark Glynn fifth.
Billy Smith took the Mini Stock feature maintaining a lead from flag to flag.
Leahna Barrett, Becky Barrett, Sherman Rogalski Jr. and Tim Barrett completed the top five.
Mike Reynolds overtook Cody Buchanan and held off Don Kolkin to take the checkered flag for his first Speedway win.
Buchanan finished third, Jason Bush fourth and John Aderman fifth.
After a restart caused by a spinout, Kevin Bahr took the lead in the fourth turn and held off a series of challengers to claim the victory.
Trailing the first-time winner were Corey VanMill, Brandon Bahr, Fran Hauber and Conrad Schwinn.
Dan Ebert took advantage of Davey Mills losing his transmission to take the lead on the last lap and collect his third victory.
Adam Johnson was second, Rick Jacobson third, John Halvorson fourth and Doug VanMill fifth.
Andy Davey grabbed control early and maintained it through a restart to post his third straight feature victory of the season.
Mike Vajdi placed second, Gordie Lancaster third, Dalton Carlson fourth and Tal Lucken fifth.
Feature - Bill Chaboyea, Don Scholler, Wade Schmidt, Chad Puschinsky, Mark Glynn, Corey Peterson, Mike Johnson, Joel Harvey
Heat 1 - C. Finley, D. Scholler, W. Schmidt, C. Peterson, C. Puschinsky
Feature - Billy Smith, Leahna Barrett, Becky Barrett, Sherman Rogalski Jr., Tim Barrett, Neil Fleming
Heat 1 - T. Barrett, B. Smith, N. Fleming, B. Barrett, L. Barrett
Feature - Mike Reynolds, Don Kolkin, Cody Buchanan, Jason Bush, John Aderman, Johnathon Sharpknack, Jordan Thayer, Andy Hanson
Heat 1 - M. Reynolds, D. Kolkin, J. Sharpknack, J. Bush, C. Buchanan
Wissota Mod Fours
Feature - Kevin Bahr, Corey VanMill, Brandon Bahr, Fran Hauber, Conrad Schwinn, Mike Margl, Tommy McGough, Brandon Kellen, Darrin Lawler, Blake Higginbotham
Heat 1 - C. Schwinn, K. Bahr, B. Bahr, F. Hauber, T. McGough
Heat 2 - C. VanMil, B. Kellen, D. Lawler, B. Higginbotham
Wissota Midwest Modifieds
Feature - Dan Ebert, Adam Johnson, Rick Jacobson, John Halvorson, Doug VanMill, Skyler Smith, Jason Davis, Nichole Davis, Chris Dudley, Davey Mills
Heat 1 - A. Johnson, R. Jacobson, D. Ebert, J. Halvorson, C. Dudley
Heat 2 - D. Mills, D. VanMill, T. Carlson, A. Sadek, S. Smith
Wissota Super Stocks
Feature - Andy Davey, Mike Vajdl, Gordie Lancaster, Dalton Carlson, Tal Lucken, Joel Schmidt, Matt Sparby, Jerry Davis
Heat 1 - A. Davey, D. Carlson, M. Sparby, M. Vajdl, T. Lucken