Miller Central Speedway attracts record field of cars

ALLEN BECKER/CORNER 4 PHOTOGRAPHY Dustin Arthur of St. Lawrence (21x) and David Carlson of Huron run side by side through the turn during their WISSOTA late model heat race on Saturday at Miller Central Speedway. In the second photo, Dave Brooker of Tulare (65) battles Brandon Hammill of Miller during their WISSOTA street stock heat race on Saturday. And next, Curt Kranz of Watertown (87) edges Scott Ward of Watertown for the win in the WISSOTA late model feature race on Saturday at Miller Central Speedway.

It was a cool but pleasant night at the Miller Central Speedway. The largest crowd of the year so far saw a record field of 94 cars on hand.

The night was sponsored by Brueggeman Crop Services.

The Pump N Pak Pure Stocks led off the features, with Aaron Holan taking the lead on the start. As they came around to turn four, Holan lost his right rear wheel and spun in front of the field. Mike Hammill and Cody Songer made minor contact, but both restarted. Hammill would later drop out from a flat tire. Hammill did lead the first two laps before teenager Wyatt Brooker took command and won his very first feature race over Jayden Michaelson, Brenden Rassel, Songer, and Russel Hoffer.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks were next, with Kyle Bertram leading the first two laps before spinning by himself in turn four. He was sent to the rear, with James Hoing taking over on the restart and leading all the way over Andy Rossow, Bertram, (who made it back to third without any more yellows), Trajan Schmidt and Broc Stout. It was Hoing’s fourth feature win at the Miller Central Speedway.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds rolled out 23 strong, with James Reiner leading the first lap, then point leader Brock Gronwold moved from 8th to the lead in two laps, just like Friday night. This time he outran Cole Searing for the win, followed by Mike Nichols, Adam Brotherton and Tracy Johnson. It was Gronwold’s second feature in at the track.

The WISSOTA Modifieds had a flag to flag feature, with Dylan Zabel leading the first lap before Showtime Kent Arment blew by and ran away with the win. Zabel held second in the strong field followedby Mike Stearns, Nick Wranek and Alex Guthmiller. It was Arment’s 18th Mod feature win at the track.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks had a big field, with Jason Cook leading the first seven laps until Cole Searing blew by for his customary win, followed by Kelly Duffy, Jeremy North, Cook and Casey Hanson. It was Searing’s 48th feature win in the Supers.

The WISSOTA Late Models rolled out 16 strong, with Dustin Arthur leading the first lap before Josh Skorczewski took command. On lap 14 Kent Arment took the lead before an incident in traffic on the front straightaway almost put Scott Ward on his lid. The lap wasn’t completed so Josh was back in front. On the restart Curt Kranz and Ward blew past Arment, and went by Skorczewski a lap later. Kranz led lap 16, then Ward led to the white flag and Kranz got him back coming off of tun four at the checkers. They were followed by Skorczewski, David Carlson and Cole Schill. It was Kranz’s first win at Miller, his first in a Late Model and his first in South Dakota since he won in a Street Stock at Watertown on Aug.  22, 1999

This weekend is regular racing in all classes, with the Tri-State Late Models coming on Saturday June 13. There were 3 extra Late Models this week tuning up for the Tri-State race, and there will probably be more this week. Starting time is 7 p.m.

Friday
It was a cool cloudy night at the Miller Central Speedway, with 68 cars in the pits. The evening was sponsored by Agtegra Cooperative.

The features rolled off with the Pump N Pak Pure Stocks going first. Doug Songer led the first five before Jayden Michaelson moved past for the win. It was Michaelson’s seventh feature win at Miller, tying him for 8th with Michael Hammill in the Pure Stocks. Brenden Rassel, Wyatt Brooker, Destrie Morris and Curtis Johnson rounded out the top five.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks put on another great race with Travis Oxandaburu leading the first two laps before Trajan Schmidt took command. Broc Stout closed in and made the winning pass on the outside coming out of turn four at the checkers over Schmidt, Oxandaburu, Chris Serr and Spence Pollock. It was Broc’s 30th Street Stock feature win, leaving him just one win short of the record held by Blayne Baloun. It was his second last lap win in a row.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were next, with Jaymie Peterson leading the first lap before 8th starting Brock Gronwold came out of nowhere to lead the second lap. Cole Searing broke out of traffic a few laps later and ran down Gronwold at the halfway point and ran off to his eighth feature win in the class over Gronwold, Adam Brotherton, Darren Engesser and Peterson.

The WISSOTA Modifieds were next with Kent Arment leading flag to flag over Alex Guthmiller, Trevor Anderson, Matt Gilbertson and Nick Wranek. It was Kent’s 17th feature win in the Modifieds.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks rolled out a short field with Austin Arbogast leading the first lap before Cole Searing powered past winning his 46th Super Stock feature over Casey Hanson, Matt Johnson, Arbogast and Trent Brutger.

The WISSOTA Late Models put on the race of the night with Lyndon Bolt leading the first 11 laps before Josh Skorczewski pinned him behind a lapped car. Kent Arment quickly got around Bolt and spent the rest of the race snapping at Skorczewski’s heels over Chad Becker, Bolt and Cole Schill. It was Skorczewski’s ninth feature win, breaking a five way tie and putting him in sole possession of sixth on the win list.

Saturday results

WISSOTA Late Model
Main: 1. Curt Kranz, Watertown 2. Scott Ward, Watertown 3. Josh Skorczewski, Aberdeen 4. David Carlson, Huron 5. Cole Schill, Horace, North Dakota 6. Kent Arment, Aberdeen 7. Denver Nickeson, Veblen 8. Dustin Arthur, St. Lawrence 9. Chad Becker, Aberdeen 10. Lyndon Bolt, Rapid City 11. Morgan Ward, Watertown 12. Chase Gelling, Aberdeen 13. Craig Rodgers, Gillette, Wyoming 14. Rich Thomas, Aberdeen DNF: Scott Borstad, Volga; Kelly Duffy, Winner DNS: Roger Bitz, Aberdeen
Heat 1: Arment, Schill, Kranz, Nickeson, Duffy, Gelling, Rodgers, Borstad, M. Ward
Heat 2: Bolt, Skorczewski, Becker, Arthur, S. Ward, Bitz, Thomas

WISSOTA Modified
Main: 1. Kent Arment, Aberdeen 2. Dylan Zabel, Selby 3. Mike Stearns, Hecla 4. Nick Wranek, Harrisburg 5. Alex Guthmiller, Watertown 6. Tony Konold, Clear Lake 7. Ryan Damm, Watertown 8. Tyler Anglin, Aberdeen 9. Jayson Good, Watertown 10. 10. Trevor Anderson, Watertown 11. Arne Anderson, Watertown 12. Dale Ames, Huron
Heat 1: T. Anderson, Wranek, Arment, Zabel, Good, Damm
Heat 2: Konold, Stearns, Ames, A. Anderson, Guthmiller, Anglin

WISSOTA Super Stock
Main: 1. Cole Searing, Huron 2. Kelly Duffy, Winner 3. Jeremy North, Huron 4. Jason Cook, Brandon, Minnesota 5. Casey Hanson, Badger 6. Jeff Flaten, Hancock, MN 7. Corey Elward, Mitchell 8. Matt Johnson, Aberdeen 9. Dale Tomes, Dell Rapids 10. Kipp DeGroot, Platte 11. Charley Beck, South Shore 12. Doug Van Liere, Madison 13. Caleb Yost, Miller 14. Daniel Tingle, Mount Vernon DNF: Trent Brutger, Watkins, MN DNS: Austin Arbogast, Huron
Heat 1: DeGroot, Cook, Duffy, Johnson, Tomes, Tingle, Van Liere, Yost
Heat 2: Searing, Hanson, North, Flaten, Brutger, Eldward, Beck, Arbogast

WISSOTA Midwest Modified
Main: 1. Brock Gronwold, Fergus Falls, MN 2. Cole Searing, Huron 3. Mike Nichols, Watertown 4. Adam Brotherton, Huron 5. Tracy Johnson, Lake Preston 6. Jaymie Peterson, Highmore 7. Cory Berquist, Huron 8. James Reimer, Wessington Springs 9. Darren Engesser, Gary 10. Brad Kopecky, Miller 11. Dawson Zabel, Seby 12. Tommy Nichols, Watertown 13. Mike Rohwedder, Aberdeen 14. Brandon Hoftiezer, Fort Pierre 15. Britt Williams, Fort Pierre 16. Jordan Kienow, Miller 17. Robert Harder, Huron 18. Jason Goldammer, Huron 19. Jeff Rawstern, Blunt 20. Tanner Grohs, Wessington Springs DNF: Chad Kopfmann, Alpena; Devon Carroll, Huron: Blake Meyer, Huron
Heat 1: Searing, Reimer, Johnson, Williams, Berquist, Hoftiezer, Rohwedder, Kopfmann
Heat 2: Zabel, Gronwold, Meyer, T. Nichols, Peterson, Harder, Rawstern, Goldammer
Heat 3: M. Nichols, Brotherton, Engesser, Kopecky, Kienow, Carroll, Grohs

WISSOTA Street Stock
Main: 1. James Hoing, Kimball 2. Andy Rossow, Florence 3. Kyle Bertram, Dallas 4. Trajan Schmidt, Watertown 5. Broc Stout, Winner 6. Spence Pollock, Orient 7. Chris Serr, Aberdeen 8. Matt Goth, Madison 9. Dave Brooker, Tulare 10. Alan Malsam, Mobridge 11. Clifford Houser, Kimball 12. Travis Oxandaburu, Huron 13. Brandon Hammill, Miller 14. Curt Grace, Miller 15. Jayden Bogh, Huron DNS: Casey Carstens, Mitchell
Heat 1: Schmidt, Serr, Hoing, Rossow, Pollock, Brooker, Bogh, Malsam
Heat 2: Stout, Bertram, Oxandaburu, Houser, Hammill, Goth, Grace, Carstens

Pump N Pak Pure Stock
Main: 1. Wyatt Brooker, Tulare 2. Jayden Michaelson, Aberdeen 3. Brenden Rassel, Woonsocket 4. Cody Songer, Wolsey 5. Russell Hoffer, Winner 6. Destrie Morris, Miller 7. Cody Hatch, Olivia, MN 8. Ethan Beckler, Granite Falls, MN DNF: Mike Hammill, Miller; Aaron Holan, Kimball
Heat 1: Michaelson, Rassel, Beckler, Hatch, Hoffer
Heat 2: Hammill, Songer, Holan, Brooker, Morris

Friday results

WISSOTA Late Model
Main: 1. Josh Skorczewski, Aberdeen 2. Kent Arment, Aberdeen 3. Chad Becker, Aberdeen 4. Lyndon Bolt, Rapid City 5. Cole Schill, Horace, North Dakota 6. Curt Kranz, Watertown 7. David Carlson, Huron 8. Dustin Arthur, St. Lawrence 9. Craig Rodgers, Gillette, WY 10. Scott Borstad, Volga 11. Rich Thomas, Aberdeen DNF: Roger Bitz, Aberdeen
Heat 1: Skorczewski, Becker, Kranz, Schill, Rodgers, Borstad
Heat 2: Arment, Arthur, Carlson, Bolt, Thomas, Bitz

WISSOTA Modified
Main: 1. Kent Arment, Aberdeen 2. Alex Guthmiller, Watertown 3. Trevor Anderson, Watertown 4. Matt Gilbertson, Montevideo, Minnesota 5. Nick Wranek, Harrisburg 6. Dale Ames, Huron 7. Arne Anderson, Watertown 8. Tony Konold, Clear Lake 9. Ryan Damm, Watertown DNF: Mike Stearns, Hecla
Heat 1: Stearns, Gilbertson, Guthmiller, Konold, Damm
Heat 2: Ames, Arment, A. Anderson, Wranek, T. Anderson

WISSOTA Super Stock
Main: 1. Cole Searing, Huron 2. Casey Hanson, Badger 3. Matt Johnson, Aberdeen 4. Austin Argogast, Huron 5. Trent Brutger, Watkins, MN 6. Caleb Yost, Miller 7. Charley Beck, South Shore
Heat: Searing, Hanson, Brutger, Johnson, Arbogast, Yost, Beck

WISSOTA Midwest Modified
Main: 1. Cole Searing, Huron 2. Brock Gronwold, Fergus Falls, MN 3. Adam Brotherton, Huron 4. Darren Engesser, Gary 5. Jaymie Peterson, Highmore 6. Cory Berquist, Huron 7. Brad Kopecky, MIller 8. James Reimer, Wessington Springs 9. Jordan Kienow, Miller 10. Blake Meyer, Huron 11. Britt Williams, Fort Pierre 12. Robert Harder, Huron 13. Jeff Rawstern, Blunt DNF: Tanner Grohs, Wessington Springs
Heat 1: Searing, Gronwold, Reimer, Engesser, Meyer, Williams, Grohs
Heat 2: Peterson, Brotherton, Kopecky, Berquist, Kienow, Harder, Rawstern

WISSOTA Street Stock
Main: 1. Broc Stout, Winner 2. Trajan Schmidt, Watertown 3. Travis Oxandaburu, Huron 4. Chris Serr, Aberdeen 5. Spence Pollock, Orient 6. Clifford Houser, Kiimball 7. Andy Rossow, Florence 8. Kyle Bertram, Dallas 9. Matt Goth, Madison 10. James Hoing, Kimball 11. Dave Brooker, Tulare 12. Jayden Bogh, Huron 13. Brandon Hammill, Miller 14. Curt Grace, Miller 15. Dominic Havard, Wessington Springs 16. Alan Malsam, Mobridge
Heat 1: Pollock, Hoing, Stout, Serr, Bertram, Rossow, Brooker, Havard
Heat 2: Houser, Schmidt, Oxandaburu, Goth, Bogh, Hammill, Grace

Pump N Pak Pure Stock
Main: 1. Jayden Michaelson, Aberdeen 2. Brenden Rassel, Woonsocket 3. Wyatt Brooker, Tulare 4. Destrie Morris, Miller 5. Curtis Johnson, Miller 6. Cody Songer, Wolsey 7. Ethan Beckler, Granite Falls, MN DNF: Aaron Holan, Kimball: Russel Hoffer, Winner
Heat: Michaelson, Rassel, Morris, Songer, Johnson, Brooker, Holan, Beckler, Hoffer

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ALLEN BECKER/CORNER 4 PHOTOGRAPHY Dustin Arthur of St. Lawrence (21x) and David Carlson of Huron run side by side through the turn during their WISSOTA late model heat race on Saturday at Miller Central Speedway. In the second photo, Dave Brooker of Tulare (65) battles Brandon Hammill of Miller during their WISSOTA street stock heat race on Saturday. And next, Curt Kranz of Watertown (87) edges Scott Ward of Watertown for the win in the WISSOTA late model feature race on Saturday at Miller Central Speedway.


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