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Czech Trucks To Granite City Mod Win

August 19, 2019

Seventy race teams entered action at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, MN on Sunday night, August 18th for AFCO Race of Champions Night under sunny skies and a cool breeze in the air.

The WISSOTA Super Stock feature was up first with Jordan Henkemeyer and Jim Gullikson pacing the field to the green. Gullikson jumped to an early lead but a lap one crash haulted action and ended the night for several of the front runners. On the restart, Gullikson again took the lead on the bottom of the speedway, while Cole Searing, Dave Mass and Don Eischens jumped to the top of the track and began to pressure Gullikson out front. Searing was the first to race by Gullikson off of turn two and he set sail on the cushion after. Mass moved by Gullikson as well and began to pressure Searing out front, but Cole was up to the challenge and held off the ever-persistent Mass to pick up his first ever win at Granite City in his first ever visit to the facility. Mass came home second with Eischens, Gullikson and Tommy Patton rounding out the top five.

The WISSOTA Hornets were up next with Corey Mehrwerth jumping into the lead at the drop of the green with Nate Servaty applying heavy pressure out front. Justin Schelitzche ran a close third as the lead duo ran hard out front. Servaty was able to use the bottom groove to his liking and was able to steal the lead from Mehrwerth around the midpoint of the feature and was able to hold off Schelitzche, who snuck by Mehrwerth into second for the victory. Grayson Pratt and Zachery Schreder rounded out the top five.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified main event was up next with Travis Schulte redrawing the pole and jumping out into the early lead at the drop of the green over fellow front row starter Tom Gill. Schulte wasted no time driving away during the non-stop 20 lapper and raced to another dominant victory over a good battle for second between Corey Storck and Bud Martini. Storck held off the furious pressure applied by Martini to finish second with Ashley Mehrwerth and Cole Searing rounding out the top five.

The WISSOTA Mod Fours were the fourth feature of the night and Keith Thell started on the pole, jumped to the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back en route to his third win of the weekend. Dwight Gilyard outran Tyler Larson, Bob Holtquist and Jamie Flickinger for second. The race went non-stop and Thell raced easily to the victory with Gilyard holding off a hungry pack for the runner up spot.

JT Johnson and Denis Czech sat on the front row for the WISSOTA Modified feature with Czech taking control at the drop of the green. Denis set sail out front and ran unchallenged for the top spot, while Don Eischens and Shane Sabraski moved in on Johnson for a spirited battle for second until both were able to sneak by mid race. The race was only slowed by one caution and on the restart, Eischens and Sabraski resumed their battle for the runner up spot, which Sabraski was able to take over late in the race and hold to the checkered. Czech won convincingly with Sabraski holding off Eischens at the line for second. Johnson came home fourth with Clayton Wagamon fifth at the checkered.

For more information regarding Granite City, please log on to GCSpeedway.com and be sure to join us next Sunday for a six division WISSOTA racing program on August 25th as the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series visits GCS for the first and only time in 2019. WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Mod Fours and Hornets will be in action as well.

Results

Modifieds

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 2-Denis Czech, [2]; 2. 7A-Shane Sabraski, [7]; 3. 9E-Don Eischens, [3]; 4. 89JR-J.T. Johnson, [1]; 5. 14W-Clayton Wagamon, [5]; 6. 5K-Tyler Kaeter, [6]; 7. 97-Peter Loecken, [4]; 8. 3-Arne Anderson, [8]; 9. (DNF) 96-Taton Hansen, [10]; 10. (DNF) 27-Tony Proell, [9]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14W-Clayton Wagamon, [1]; 2. 5K-Tyler Kaeter, [2]; 3. 89JR-J.T. Johnson, [5]; 4. 3-Arne Anderson, [3]; 5. 27-Tony Proell, [4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Denis Czech, [1]; 2. 7A-Shane Sabraski, [5]; 3. 9E-Don Eischens, [2]; 4. 97-Peter Loecken, [3]; 5. 96-Taton Hansen, [4]

Midwest Modifieds

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 11S-Travis Schulte, [1]; 2. 57-Corey Storck, [3]; 3. 4Q2-Mark Martini, [4]; 4. 17-Ashley Mehrwerth, [5]; 5. 10-Cole Searing, [7]; 6. 17B-Zach Benson, [6]; 7. 20-Thomas Gill, [2]; 8. 27-Matt Baker, [8]; 9. 26G-Ryan Gierke, [12]; 10. EZ1-Randy Laage, [9]; 11. 29K-Brandon Linquist, [10]; 12. 31-Travis Schurmann, [11]; 13. 11B-Mike Boston, [14]; 14. 12-Matt Dickey, [15]; 15. 33C-Cole Boston, [13]; 16. 21-Mike Dickey, [17]; 17. 74D-Josh Christy, [16]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Corey Storck, [2]; 2. 27-Matt Baker, [4]; 3. 10-Cole Searing, [5]; 4. 29K-Brandon Linquist, [3]; 5. 33C-Cole Boston, [1]; 6. 21-Mike Dickey, [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Thomas Gill, [2]; 2. 11S-Travis Schulte, [3]; 3. 17-Ashley Mehrwerth, [1]; 4. 31-Travis Schurmann, [4]; 5. 11B-Mike Boston, [5]; 6. 74D-Josh Christy, [6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 4Q2-Mark Martini, [2]; 2. EZ1-Randy Laage, [1]; 3. 17B-Zach Benson, [3]; 4. 26G-Ryan Gierke, [5]; 5. 12-Matt Dickey, [4]

Mod Fours

Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 00T-Keith Thell, [1]; 2. 32-Dwight Gilyard, [4]; 3. 7L-Tyler Larson, [5]; 4. 5-Robert Holtquist, [2]; 5. 16-Jamie Flickinger, [8]; 6. 37-Dean Larson, [6]; 7. 5H-Dustin Holtquist, [9]; 8. 01-Justin Pogones, [7]; 9. 04-Tommy Pogones, [10]; 10. 71R-Alexander McFarlen, [3]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Dean Larson, [1]; 2. 16-Jamie Flickinger, [4]; 3. 5-Robert Holtquist, [3]; 4. 7L-Tyler Larson, [5]; 5. 5H-Dustin Holtquist, [2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Justin Pogones, [1]; 2. 00T-Keith Thell, [4]; 3. 32-Dwight Gilyard, [5]; 4. 71R-Alexander McFarlen, [2]; 5. 04-Tommy Pogones, [3]

Hornets

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 99-Nate Servaty, [3]; 2. 14-Justin Schelitzche, [2]; 3. 27-Corey Mehrwerth, [1]; 4. 63X-Grayson Pratt, [8]; 5. 11-Zachery Schreder, [6]; 6. 0K-Joseph Wilber, [7]; 7. 29-Braiden Benjamin, [12]; 8. 37C-Colton Trembath, [11]; 9. 92X-Jeff Asche, [13]; 10. 3-Thomas Inderieden, [14]; 11. (DNF) 84-Doug Martin, [4]; 12. (DNF) 21-Carter Rieland, [5]; 13. (DNF) 37-Alex Aderman, [10]; 14. (DNF) 92-Payton Asche, [9]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Justin Schelitzche, [3]; 2. 27-Corey Mehrwerth, [2]; 3. 84-Doug Martin, [4]; 4. 63X-Grayson Pratt, [1]; 5. 92-Payton Asche, [6]; 6. 37C-Colton Trembath, [5]; 7. 92X-Jeff Asche, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Zachery Schreder, [2]; 2. 0K-Joseph Wilber, [4]; 3. 99-Nate Servaty, [5]; 4. 21-Carter Rieland, [6]; 5. 37-Alex Aderman, [1]; 6. 29-Braiden Benjamin, [3]; 7. 3-Thomas Inderieden, [7]

Super Stocks

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 10-Cole Searing, [4]; 2. 2-Dave Mass, [6]; 3. 9E-Don Eischens, [5]; 4. 21-Jim Gullikson, [2]; 5. 41-Tommy Patton, [3]; 6. 70X-Kurt Becken, [13]; 7. 11A-Jordan Henkemeyer, [1]; 8. 18-Kevin Schmidt, [10]; 9. 515-Chad Fouquette, [14]; 10. 13M-Matt Miller, [16]; 11. X-Shawn Wageman, [12]; 12. 11K-Davey Kruchten, [17]; 13. 02-Mike Jacobson, [19]; 14. 77-Carson Miller, [15]; 15. (DNF) 18L-Dan Lonsky, [18]; 16. (DNF) F15-Devin Fouquette, [8]; 17. (DNF) 78K-Dexton Koch, [7]; 18. (DNF) 27-Jared Zimpel, [9]; 19. (DNF) 7A-Shane Sabraski, [11]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Cole Searing, [1]; 2. 2-Dave Mass, [5]; 3. 11A-Jordan Henkemeyer, [2]; 4. 18-Kevin Schmidt, [3]; 5. 70X-Kurt Becken, [6]; 6. 13M-Matt Miller, [7]; 7. 02-Mike Jacobson, [4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9E-Don Eischens, [1]; 2. 27-Jared Zimpel, [2]; 3. 78K-Dexton Koch, [5]; 4. 7A-Shane Sabraski, [6]; 5. 515-Chad Fouquette, [3]; 6. 11K-Davey Kruchten, [4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Tommy Patton, [1]; 2. 21-Jim Gullikson, [6]; 3. F15-Devin Fouquette, [5]; 4. X-Shawn Wageman, [4]; 5. 77-Carson Miller, [3]; 6. 18L-Dan Lonsky, [2]