WAGNER, S.D. (May 14) – The Fort Randall Casino Weekly Racing Series made its second appearance at Wagner Speedway this past Friday night and the fans were treated to great dirt track racing on a beautiful evening.
With 18 cars taking the green flag in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, it did not take long for Kalyb Brunssen to make his statement. In just his second full year in a Hobby Stock, Brunssen started inside row four and sliced through the field from there, picking up the impressive victory.
Following Brunssen were Joel McGee, Tony Fetterman, who started eighth, Stephanie Reynolds and Lowell Janssen.
The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods followed. After a seemingly sure victory last week was snatched from him because of mechanical problems, Dudley Schroeder Jr. had luck on his side this week. The defending champion of this class showcased his talent and horsepower to hold off hard charges from the rest of the field.
Following Schroeder were Rusty Montagne from seventh, last week’s winner Josh Pfeifer from eighth, Luke Jackson from ninth and Tyler Afrank from 10th.
Next on the docket were the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Greg Taylor remained perfect. Taylor began his quest from the fifth position and cruised from there to pick up the repeat triumph. Brady Wenzlaff settled for second, Brenton Palmer from his seventh starting spot took third with Joey Jaton and Todd Gereau rounding out the top five.
For the past year and two races, it was a safe bet that a driver with the last name Brown would capture the checkers in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts but on this night a new sheriff would show the badge.
Trent Reed took the green from the fifth starting spot and worked his way to the front, getting by both Taylor Brown and Taylor’s brother and defending champion Conner Brown to claim top honors. Conner and Taylor would finish second and third respectfully, with Jordan Runge from his eighth starting spot and Auston Honeycutt rounding out the top five.
For a complete list of drivers and their starting and finishing positions, see wagnerspeedway.com and click on “Results.”
The Fort Randall Casino Weekly Racing Series will resume Friday, May 21, presented by Powers Port-A-Pot and Myers Sanitation. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7:15 p.m. and racing to follow.