Bemidji Speedway: Potter, VanMil, Ebert and Kittner advance to big race
Beautiful weather, good track conditions, an excellent field of cars and racing for a ticket to the Race of Champions in September put excitement in the air at Bemidji Speedway Sunday night. Four drivers in the Wissota classes punched their tickets to the Race of Champions held in South Dakota later in September. Joe Potter in the streets, Corry VanMil in the Mod Fours, Dan Ebert in the Midwest Modifieds and Jay Kintner in the Super Stocks all advanced to the big race. Next Sunday the track will host Special Olympics Appreciation Night with racing starting at 5 p.m.
Bill Chaboyea started the Pure Stock feature on the outside pole position, powered into the lead ahead of Cory Peterson and never looked back. Peterson, Wade, Joel Harvey and Don Scholler finished in the top five.
Andy Swartz started on the pole and maintained the lead with Tim LaVoi, Sherman Rogalski, Leahna Barrett and Billy Foster completing the top five.
Joe Potter started at the pole and hung on for the victory. Scotty Messner, Dustin Puffe, Derek Olson and Josh Beaulieu completed the top five.
Josh Seely-Sautbine took the lead and stayed out front to win the race with Mike Reynolds charging up into second, followed by Don Kolkin, Joe Doti and John Aderman.
Corry VanMil took the lead into turn one with and went on to win the race by nearly a half-lap over Brandon Kellen, Fran Hauber, Tommy McGough and Conrad Schwin.
The race belonged to Dan Ebert who was able to speed away from Rick Jacobson at the end to qualify for the ROC. Jacobson, Bret Schmidt, Adam Johnson and Chris Dudley made up the top five.
Jay Kintner picked up the win and the right to race in the the ROC in September. Andy Davey, Dalton Carlson, Gordie Lancaster and Derek Pollock trailed.
Feature - Bill Chaboyea, Corey Peterson, Wade Schmidt, Joel Harvey, Don Scholler, Sadie Niemela, Mike Johnson
Heat 1 - B. Chaboyea, J. Harvey, C. Peterson, W. Schmidt, S. Niemela
Feature - Andy Swartz, Tim LaVoi, Sherman Rogalaski Jr, Leahna Barrett, Billy Foster, Becky Barrett
Heat 1 -T. LaVoi, A. Swartz, S. Rogalski, L. Barrett, B. Foster
Feature - Joe Potter, Scotty Messner, Dustin Puffe, Derek Olson, Josh Beaulieu
Heat 1 - S. Messner, J. Potter, D. Puffe, D. Olson, J. Beaulieu
Feature - Josh Seely-Sautbine, Mike Reynolds, Joe Doti, John Aderman, Cody Buchanan
Heat 1 - M. Reynolds, J. Seely-Sautbine, J. Doti, C. Buchanan, D. Kolkin
Wissota Mod Fours
Feature - Corry VanMil, Brandon Kellen, Fran Hauber, Tommy McGough, Conrad Schwin, Kevin Bahr, Darrin Lawler, Mike Margl, James Mauer, Brady LaVoi
Heat 1 - C. Schwin, D. Lawler, K. Bahr, B. Kellen, M. Margl
Heat 2 - T. McGough, C. VanMil, F. Hauber, B. LaVoi, B. Bahr
Wissota Midwest Modifieds
Feature - Dan Ebert, Rick Jacobson, Bret Schmidt, Adam Johnson, Chris Dudley, Doug VanMill, Davey Mills, Skyler Smith, Don Mullen, Ron Read
Heat 1 - D. Mills, R. Jacobson, B. Schmidt, G. James Nelson, T. Carlson
Heat 2 - D. Ebert, D. VanMill, A. Johnson, C. Dudley, S. Smith
Wissota Super Stocks
Feature - Jay Kintner, Andy Davey, Dalton Carlson, Gordie Lancaster, Derek Pollock, Gary Nelson Jr, Dale Lindell, Matt Sparby, Keith Keena
Heat 1 - A. Davey, M. Sparby, D. Pollock, G. Lancaster, K. Keena
Heat 2 - J. Kintner, G. Nelson Jr, D. Carlson, T. Kintner, D. Lindell