Morris wins first feature at Miller Central Speedway


MILLER — After leading from start to finish, Destrie Morris collect her first feature win in the pure stock feature race on Saturday at Miller Central Speedway. She became the third female in the history of the track to ink a feature win.
While Morris had a hold on the top spot, Jordan Rawstern of Blunt and Mike Hammill of Miller battled for the second spot in the pure stock feature race. Rawstern prevailed to claim the runner-up spot, while Hammill was third. Trevor Ryan of Highmore was fourth, followed by Paxton George of Rapid City.
Lorin Johnson of Miller held off a late charge by Kyle Knouse of Huron to secure his 76th feature win with a victory in the WISSOTA Midwest modifield main event.
Johnson, who started eighth, passed Tanner Grohs of Wessington Springs for the lead on the third lap and held on for the victory. Knouse, who was just inches from claiming the win, was second, followed by Cory Berquist of Huron, Tanner Zweifel of Watertown and Dylan Zabel of Selby.
Cole Searing of Huron earned his 37th feature win in the WISSOTA super stock division on Saturday. The victory puts him just one shy of the feature win mark set by Johnson in the division at the speedway.
Searing started fifth and grabbed the lead on the second lap from Casey Hanson of Badger. He led the rest of the way. Kipp DeGroot of Platte would also pass Hanson late in the race for the second spot.
Hanson was third, followed by Bowdry Morris of Miller and Jeremy North of Huron.
After missing the heat race, Alex Guthmiller of Huron came from the back of the six-car field to win the WISSOTA modified feature event.
Dale Ames of Huron led the opening lap of the modified main event before David Carlson of Huron took over the top spot for the next five laps. Guthmiller moved to the front on the following lap and led the rest of the way.
Carlson was second, followed by Mike Stearns of Hecla, Ames and Kent Arment of Aberdeen.
Preston Blackwell of Miller topped the 14-car field in the WISSOTA street stock feature race. It was his sixth feature win at the track.
Blackwell gained the top spot from Zach Pollock of Miller on a restart and stayed in control the rest of the way.
The battle for the second spot was a bit more heated, as Chris Serr of Aberdeen tapped Broc Stout of Winner coming out of turn four on the final lap at the two battled for the spot. Serr was awarded the spot, while Stout would finish 10th.
Andy Rossow of Florence was third, followed by James Hoing of Kimball and Clifford Houser of Kimball.
After passing Dustin Arthur of Miller for the lead on the ninth lap of the 20-lap feature race, Josh Skorczewski of Aberdeen survived a late-race caution to earn his third feature win at Miller Central Speedway.
Skorczewski held off a challenge for Aberdeen's Kent Arment for the win. Arthur was third, followed by Curt Gelling of Aberdeen and Blair Nothdurft of Sioux Falls.
Racing will return to Miller Central Speedway on Saturday. All six classes will be in action, starting at 7 p.m.

WISSOTA Late Model main: 1. Josh Skorczewski, Aberdeen 2. Kent Arment, Aberdeen 3. Dustin Arthur, St. Lawrence 4. Curt Gelling, Aberdeen 5. Blair Northdurft, Sioux Falls, 6. Troy Nothdurft, Sioux Falls DNF: Rich Thomas, Aberdeen

Heat: Skorczewski, Arment, Gelling, B. Nothdurft, Arthur, T. Nothdurft, Thomas

WISSOTA Modified main: 1. Alex Guthmiller, Huron 2. David Carlson, Huron 3. Mike Stearns, Hecla 4. Dale Ames, Huron 5. Kent Arment, Aberden DNF: Nick Wranek, Harrisburg

Heat: Stearns, Arment, Wranek, Carlson, Ames, Guthmiller

WISSOTA Super Stock main: 1. Cole Searing, Huron 2. Kipp DeGroot, Platte 3. Casey Hanson, Badger 4. Bowdry Morris, Miller 5. Jeremy North, Huron 6. Caleb Yost, Miller 7. Jordan Kott, Platte DNF: Cody Martin, Mitchell; Taylor Schmidt, Bath

Heat: Searing, Hanson, DeGroot, North, Yost, Morris, Martin, Kott, Schmidt

WISSOTA Midwest Modified main: 1. Lorin Johnson, Miller 2. Kyle Knouse, Huron 3. Cory Berquist, Huron 4. Tanner Zweifel, Watertown 5. Dylan Zabel, Selby 6. Luke Johnson, Miller 7. Brock Hess, Sioux Falls 8. James Reiner, Wessington Springs 9. Britt Williams, Fort Pierre 10. Shaun Cooper, Pierre 11. Scott Phillips, Huron 12. Blake Meyer, Huron 13. Peyton George, Rapid City 14. Brandon Hoftiezer, Fort Pierre 15. Tanner Grohs, Wessington Springs 16. Jeff Rawstern, Blunt DNF: Jayme Peterson, Highmore;
William George JR, Rapid City; Dawson Zabel, Selby

Heat 1: Dy. Zabel, Lo. Johnson, Peterson, Reiner, Hess, Zweifel, Rawstern
Heat 2: Grohs, Knouse, Berquist, Hoftiezer, Meyer, Phillips
Heat 3: La. Johnson, P. George, Da. Zabel, Cooper, W. George, Williams

WISSOTA Street Stock main: 1. Preston Blackwell, Miller 2. Chris Serr, Aberdeen 3. Andy Rossow, Florence 4. James Hoing, Kimball 5. Clifford Houser, Kimball 6. Michael Bogh, Huron 7. Luke Johnson, Miller 8. Cole Phillips, Winner 9. Travis Oxandaburu, Huron DNF: Broc Stout, Winner; Zach Pollock, Miller; Corey Jurrens, Lake Preston; Derrick Scott, Geddes: Casey Carstens, Mitchell DNS: Blayne Baloun, St. Lawrence

Heat 1: Pollock, Phillips, Scott, Rossow, Oxandaburu, Johnson, Carstens, Baloun
Heat 2: Stout, Blackwell, Bogh, Hoing, Serr, Houser, Jurrens

Pump N Pak Pure Stock: 1. Destrie Morris, Miller 2. Jordan Rawstern, Blunt 3. Mike Hammill, Miller 4. Trevor Ryan, Highmore 5. Paxton George, Rapid City

Heat: Rawstern, Hammill, Morris, Ryan, George

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALLEN BECKER/CORNER 4 PHOTOGRAPHY

Preston Blackwell of Miller (18) battles with Zach Pollock of Miller and Cole Phillips of Winner for position in the WISSOTA street stock main event on Saturday at Miller Central Speedway.

Next, Destrie Morris of Miller cruises to her first-ever feature win on Saturday in the pure stock division at Miller Central Speedway.


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