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NELSON UNSTOPPABLE IN ADVANTAGE RV MODIFIED TOUR AT GRANITE CITY SPEEDWAY

June 4, 2018

SAUK RAPIDS, MN (JUNE 1, 2018) – A great starting spot and plenty of power helped Jeremy Nelson to take the win in the DM Motors, Advantage RV Modified Tour presented by Watertown Ford Chrysler at Granite City Speedway.

Nelson and fellow front row starter Dave Cain started battling immediately after the green flag waved in the 40 lap event.  Nelson and Cain broke away from third running Justin A-Strike as the first half of the race ran clean and green.  Cain tried to used some lap traffic to take over the lead, but each time Nelson would have just a little more of an edge and would deny Cain a shot at the lead.  A series of cautions through the middle stages of the race kept the field relatively close to the Nelson and Cain fight for the lead.  On the final restart, with about 13 laps remaining, Nelson continued to show the way as A-Strike tried to wrestle second from Cain.  This brief battle allowed Nelson to pull away slightly as Cain would soon resume his spot in second.  The final few laps saw Nelson extend his lead to nearly a straightway over Cain, by the time the checkered flag waved.  A-Strike would hold off Shane Sabraski to finish third.

“I knew whoever was going to get the lead between me and Dave (Cain), was going to end up winning the race,” said a happy Nelson following the race.  “So I made sure I beat him into turn one and got to the bottom and it ended up working for us.”

Nelson, the defending series Champion drew on his experience to secure the win.  “I knew I had to just stay on the bottom and I was just worried that all of the sudden the top would come in, because every once in a while that happens.  I knew someone was going to try something.  So, I just kept waiting and waiting, luckily nothing happened.”

Brandon Mehrwerth claimed his first WISSOTA Midwest Modified Feature win of the season.  Scott Engholm took the lead from the pole, but it was third starting Mehrwerth who latched on behind and soon was challenging Engholm for the lead.  Mehrwerth would take the lead by a wheel on lap five, just prior to David Slovick hitting an infield tire in turn two to bring out the race’s lone caution.  On the restart, Mehrwerth had Matt Baker and Bud Martini right behind.  Baker tried to make a run, but Mehrwerth held all the cards as he went on to take the win by one car length over Baker.

Anthony Kramer made it a flag to flag run in the Outlaw Mini Mod Feature.  Kramer started from the pole and set a quick pace with Tommy Patton not far behind in second. A pair of spins by William Dulmage kept Kramer from running away from Patton.  On the last restart, Kramer quickly distanced himself from Patton as he cruised to a comfortable win.  Patton would maintain second, while Dane Olson came home in third.

For the second time in as many weeks, Dustin Holtquist was the driver to beat in the WISSOTA Mod 4’s as he took yet another feature win.  As the green flag waved, Dean Shaver got sideways on the front stretch with nearly the entire field collecting behind him.  Once the cars were pried apart, it was a complete restart to the race with Holtquist showing the way.  Bob Holtquist disposed of Dean Larson as he occupied second.  A couple of cautions for spins set up a late sprint to the finish.  However, Dustin Holtquist wasn’t about to let the race get away from him as he opened things up in the final circuits to rack up the win over his dad, Bob Holtquist.

“It’s been an awesome year so far,” remarked Dustin Holtquist following the race.  “The track here at Granite City has been phenomenal.  Again tonight it was just smooth top to bottom and a very racy awesome track.”

The next event at Granite City Speedway will be Kids Night, with bike giveaways on Friday June 8th sponsored by Gilleland Chevrolet and Bradshaw and Bryant.  Racing is scheduled to start at 7:30pm.  For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to www.gcspeedway.com

WISSOTA Modifieds

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 4-Jeremy Nelson, [2]; 2. 2C-Dave Cain, [1]; 3. 46-Justin A-Strike, [4]; 4. 7A-Shane Sabraski, [11]; 5. 2-Denis Czech, [7]; 6. 73-Andy Jones, [9]; 7. 24S-Mike Stearns, [19]; 8. 14W-Clayton Wagamon, [10]; 9. 18A-Landon Atkinson, [15]; 10. 91-Andy Davey, [3]; 11. 89JR-J.T. Johnson, [13]; 12. 60-Dan Ebert, [12]; 13. 4B-Cory Bruggeman, [6]; 14. 442-Aaron Johnson, [21]; 15. 48-Jerome Guyot, [20]; 16. 27-Tony Proell, [18]; 17. 8-Jeffrey Lien Jr., [22]; 18. 46H-Ken Hron, [14]; 19. (DNF) 47-Danny Vang, [8]; 20. (DNF) 00-Kyle Thell, [25]; 21. (DNF) 1L-Donnie Lofdahl, [24]; 22. (DNF) 32-Shaun Peterson, [17]; 23. (DNF) 45-Bob Broking, [23]; 24. (DNF) 45J-Johnny Broking, [5]; 25. (DNF) D1RT-Eric Martini, [16]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 4B-Cory Bruggeman, [1]; 2. 2C-Dave Cain, [3]; 3. 73-Andy Jones, [4]; 4. 89JR-J.T. Johnson, [2]; 5. 32-Shaun Peterson, [6]; 6. 442-Aaron Johnson, [5]; 7. (DNF) 00-Kyle Thell, [7]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 91-Andy Davey, [1]; 2. 47-Danny Vang, [5]; 3. 14W-Clayton Wagamon, [4]; 4. 46H-Ken Hron, [3]; 5. 27-Tony Proell, [2]; 6. 8-Jeffrey Lien Jr., [6]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 45J-Johnny Broking, [1]; 2. 46-Justin A-Strike, [2]; 3. 7A-Shane Sabraski, [4]; 4. 18A-Landon Atkinson, [5]; 5. 24S-Mike Stearns, [3]; 6. 45-Bob Broking, [6]

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 2-Denis Czech, [1]; 2. 4-Jeremy Nelson, [2]; 3. 60-Dan Ebert, [3]; 4. D1RT-Eric Martini, [5]; 5. 48-Jerome Guyot, [4]; 6. 1L-Donnie Lofdahl, [6]

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

Feature (15 Laps): 1. 7-Brandon Mehrwerth, [3]; 2. 27-Matt Baker, [8]; 3. 4Q2-Bud Martini, [7]; 4. 88-Eric Lamm, [6]; 5. L1-Shane Howell, [4]; 6. 34-Scott Engholm, [1]; 7. 00T-Keith Thell, [5]; 8. 24JR-Jeffrey Lien Jr., [9]; 9. 29-Andy Mayavski, [2]; 10. 17-David Slovick, [12]; 11. 19J-Jack Rivord, [11]; 12. 7D1-Mitchell Kittridge, [13]; 13. 20-Thomas Gill, [10]; 14. 86-Patrick Howell, [14]; 15. 16X-Richard Chasteen, [15]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4Q2-Bud Martini, [2]; 2. 00T-Keith Thell, [1]; 3. L1-Shane Howell, [6]; 4. 34-Scott Engholm, [3]; 5. 24JR-Jeffrey Lien Jr., [5]; 6. 19J-Jack Rivord, [8]; 7. 7D1-Mitchell Kittridge, [7]; 8. (DNF) 16X-Richard Chasteen, [4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Andy Mayavski, [1]; 2. 27-Matt Baker, [4]; 3. 7-Brandon Mehrwerth, [2]; 4. 88-Eric Lamm, [7]; 5. 20-Thomas Gill, [3]; 6. 17-David Slovick, [6]; 7. 86-Patrick Howell, [5]

WISSOTA Mod 4

Feature (15 Laps): 1. 5H-Dustin Holtquist, [1]; 2. 5-Robert Holtquist, [6]; 3. 7L-Tyler Larson, [9]; 4. 32-Dwight Gilyard, [7]; 5. 01-Justin Pogones, [10]; 6. 37-Dean Larson, [5]; 7. 23-Trever Roediger, [8]; 8. 9-Adam Prieve, [4]; 9. 95-Brenda Shaver, [2]; 10. 30-Dean Shaver, [3]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5H-Dustin Holtquist, [3]; 2. 37-Dean Larson, [2]; 3. 23-Trever Roediger, [1]; 4. 9-Adam Prieve, [4]; 5. 7L-Tyler Larson, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Robert Holtquist, [3]; 2. 32-Dwight Gilyard, [1]; 3. 30-Dean Shaver, [4]; 4. 95-Brenda Shaver, [2]; 5. (DNF) 01-Justin Pogones, [5]

Outlaw Mini Mods

Feature (15 Laps): 1. 17-Anthony Kramer, [1]; 2. 41-Tommy Patton, [2]; 3. 4AL-Dane Olson, [5]; 4. 12-Mark Jacobson, [7]; 5. 43J-John Dulmage, [4]; 6. 02-Kyle Jacobson, [8]; 7. (DNF) 15-Nathan Kilwine, [6]; 8. (DNF) 81-Jerry Larson, [3]; 9. (DNF) 43W-William Dulmage, [9]; 10. (DNF) 96-Taton Hansen, [10]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15-Nathan Kilwine, [4]; 2. 12-Mark Jacobson, [1]; 3. 4AL-Dane Olson, [3]; 4. 43J-John Dulmage, [2]; 5. 43W-William Dulmage, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Tommy Patton, [1]; 2. 81-Jerry Larson, [4]; 3. 17-Anthony Kramer, [2]; 4. 02-Kyle Jacobson, [5]; 5. (DNF) 96-Taton Hansen, [3]