Hallquist Tops Eagle Valley Modified Run


JIM FALLS, Wis. – Fantastic weather at Eagle Valley Speedway greeted a nice crowd on Father’s Day when Miller Lite sponsored six classes of racing with the WISSOTA AMSOIL dirt track series Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, EVS Pure Stocks, and EVS Hornets.

Feature winners included Steve Hallquist, Eric Olson, Joe Chaplin, George Richards, Doug Wojcik, and Kasey Gross.

Mark Hanson and Steve Hallquist led the modifieds to the line as Hallquist took the lap one lead and held off all challengers for his first win of 2013 in his new MB Customs race car. The race was run without a yellow as a very talented field jockeyed for position and settled into line. There were cars working both the high and low grooves in an attempt to gain ground.

Fourth starting Jake Hartung never let Hallquist get away and attempted to make passes on the low side during the last two laps, but Hallquist prevailed. They were followed to the finish by Hanson, Jay Richardson, and Mike Anderson.

The Super Stocks have consistently run terrific shows this year and tonight was no exception, as Tony Falkner and Shane Kisling brought them to green with Kisling earning the lap one lead. Falkner brought out the caution on lap three, ending his night and Matt McEathron went to the work area and restarted in the rear.

On the restart, third starting Eric Olson made his presence known as he drove into second and began to battle for the lead. Kisling chose the high line and Olson the low as they pulled away from the rest of the field. At the halfway point, Olson attacked again and shortly thereafter, a side by side battle began and continued for several laps.

With two laps to go, Olson gained the advantage and in heavy lapped traffic on the final lap, Olson secured the win. Kisling, Mark Stender, James Cimfl, and Trent Kroening rounded out the top five.

In the Midwest Modified feature, Ross Fuhrman and Mike Schnider lead the field at the start with Fuhrman taking the early lead. He held the point for several laps when Robert Ellsworth spun to bring out the caution. On the restart, sixth starting Joe Chaplin took the lead. Another caution was displayed for Craig Elliot as his night ended.