Prochnow Holds Off Redetzke At Red Cedar


Steve Thomas and Jesse Redetzke were both challenging Plank for second until they were joined by Ben Hillman. The opening night winner had started fourteenth in the filed after having heat race problems but with some hard driving and yellows to benefit, he worked his way into a challenging position.

One late yellow set up a two lap sprint, and while Wilson once again pulled away, Hillman was able to drive by on the outside and take the runner up position. Plank hung on for third with Thomas and Redetzke following.

The Midwest Modified feature saw the Smith brothers from Eau Claire battle in out for the feature win. Similar to what happened at another track earlier this year, Jake Smith found himself in the lead with brother Josh putting the pressure on him for the top spot. Jake had led from the outset of the race while Josh had worked his way up from the third row, eventually getting by Travis Anderson and Grant Southworth to take second. He continued to charge as he closed on Jake with the laps running down.

Josh went for broke on the last corner, attempting to dive under Jake and take over the lead. His bold move backfired when he lost control and spun sideways. As Jake flashed across the finish line, Josh fought to get his car straightened out, but by the time he was moving again, both Southworth and Anderson had passed him for position. Kerry Halopka completed the top five.

Fankhauser made a late race charge to get under Troy Fransway to take the Street Stock main. Fransway had taken the lead from the start, but Fankhauser was right behind to challenge him. Sam looked several times to get under Fransway, and he was finally able to do so. However, Fransway refused to fold and they raced several laps side by side before Fankhauser was finally able to edge past into the lead.

However, Fankhauser was now under the gun himself, as Adam Soltis had raced into third and then took the runner up slot. He closed on Sam with Ron Hanestad also moving in close. The top three ran bumper to bumper at the end but Fankhauser held off all challenges to record the win. Fransway had to settle for fourth with Bob Wahlstrom next in line.

The Pure Stock feature saw Randy Burton take the early lead but he was soon challenged by Dahl for the front spot. Jeremy drove past into the lead, and once in front, he maintained that position the rest of the event. Dustin Doughty raced into second and held on to the finishing position ahead of Burton, Mike Grover and Andrew Conklin.

The Hornets made their first appearance of the 2013 racing season and a good sized field was on hand. William Voeltz led the early laps of the race with challenges coming from Eric Schultz and eventually, Brent Voeltz. Brent Voeltz swept past on the high side to take over the lead and once in front, his biggest task was not to make a mistake on the restarts after a couple of yellow flags slowed the action.

B. Voeltz continued to lead and drove on for the win with Schultz charging past W. Voeltz on a late race restart to take second. Jay Welk moved in late to take the fourth spot ahead of Jeremy Johnson.

Previous articleAnother Pole For Nico Rosberg
Next articlePHOTOS: NHRA At Heartland Park Topeka is America's Trusted Motorsports Authority. Since 1934, SPEED SPORT has been the destination for all things motorsports news...from NASCAR to Formula 1, Sprint Cars to Top Fuel dragsters, Supercross to Superbikes.