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Don Kolkin salutes the crowd after winning the Hornet feature Sunday night at Bemidji Speedway. Pioneer Photo/Dennis Peterson

It was Scout Night at Bemidji Speedway Sunday and the scouts were treated to great action. Next Sunday the track will host a very special event, the Race of Champions beginning at 5 p.m. The winners of each of the classes earn a spot in the Race of Champions next fall.

Pure Stocks

Bill Chaboyea and Corey Peterson lined up in the front row. Peterson took the early lead and held off Chaboyea the entire race to pick up another feature win. Joel Harvey, Chad Puschinsky, and Don Scholler made up the top five.

Mini Stocks

Tim LaVoi led from start to finish and remained unbeaten at the Speedway. LaVoi was followed by Sherman Rogalski Jr., Andy Swartz, Leahna Barrett and Tom Aderman.


Don Kolkin owned the pole in the Hornets and held off hard-charging Josh Seely-Sautbine to pick up the feature win. Joe Doti, Mike Reynolds, and John Aderman completed the top five.


A small field of Street Stocks were led by Dustin Puffe and Scotty Messner. Puffe powered into the front and held off repeated challenges by Messner and Don Bowman to win another feature for the Bemidji racer. Messner was second with Bowman third.

Mod Fours

Tommy McGough worked his way to the front of the pack and survived numerous challenges by Tom Silver to earn the victory. Conrad Schwin, Kevin Bahr and Brady LoVoi made up the top-five in a very entertaining and exciting race.

Super Stocks

In what would become one of the more popular races of the night the Super Stocks were led by Keith Keena and long-time local favorite Gordie Lancaster. Lancaster took the lead into turn one and never gave it back as he took his first checkered flag of the year.


Rick Jacobson powered through traffic from his fourth-row start to take the lead and never looked back. Skyler Smith was second with Doug VanMill third, Chris Dudley fourth and Adam Gajeski fifth.

Pure Stocks

Feature - Corey Peterson, Bill Chaboyea, Joel Harvey, Chad Puschinsky, Don Scholler, Wade Schmidt, Sadie Niemela, Mike Johnson, Mark Glynn

Heat 1 - C. Peterson, C. Puschinsky, S. Niemela, B. Chaboyea, D. Scholler

Mini Stocks

Feature - Tim LaVoi, Sherman Rogalski Jr, Andy Swartz, Leahna Barrett, Tom Aderman, Becky Barrett, Neil Fleming

Heat 1 - T. LaVoi, N. Fleming, S. Rogalski Jr, S.Rogalski Sr, A. Swartz


Feature - Don Kolkin, Josh Seely-Sautbine, Joe Doti, Mike Reynolds, John Aderman, Jason Bush, Andy Hanson, Cody Buchanan

Heat 1 - J. Seely-Sautbine, J. Doti, D. Kolkin, J. Bush, J. Aderman

Wissota Streets

Feature - Dustin Puffe, Scotty Messner, Don Bowman

Heat 1 - Puffe, Messner, Bowman

Wissota Mod Fours

Feature - Tommy McGough, Tom Silver, Conrad Schwin, Kevin Bahr, Brady LoVoi, Fran Hauber, Mike Margl, James Mauer, Darrin Lawler, Brandon Kellen

Heat 1 - C. Schwin, T. Silver, D. Lawler, M. Margl, G. Skerik

Heat 2 - T. McGough, K. Bahr, B. LaVoi, F. Hauber, J. Mauer

Wissota Super Stocks

Feature - Gordie Lancaster, Dalton Carlson, Keith Keena, Matt Sparby, Dale Lindell

Heat 1 - M. Sparby, D. Lindell, D. Carlson, G. Lancaster, K. Keena

Wissota Midwest Modifieds

Feature - Ricky Jacobson, Skyler Smith, Doug VanMill, Chris Dudley, Adam Gajeski, Adam Johnson, Matt Fullerton, Don Mullen, Tim Carlson, Ron Read

Heat 1 - A. Johnson, A. Gajeski, D. Mullen, S. Smith, M. Fullerton

Heat 2 - R. Jacobson, D. VanMill, T. Carlson, R. Read, C. Dudley