Erickson takes tall trophy at Arlington Raceway

Jaedon Erickson led the last nine laps in winning Saturday’s Mach-1 Sport Compact feature at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)

ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 19) – Drivers raced hard and furiously for the big trophies Farmer Brown Motorsports provided for the evening Saturday at Arlington Raceway.

Joshua Winsky led the first lap from his front row start but there was a first lap caution flag which restacked the Mach-1 Sport Compact field and when the race finally got going, Jaedon Erickson led the pack for nine laps to win the race. Brett McConnell gained several positions on a restart and tried to catch Erickson but settled for second ahead of J.R. Esqueda. 

The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature had two different leaders with Brandon Allen and Brandon Buysse on the front row. Allen got a commanding lead but a couple of yellow flags were thrown when cars spun on lap seven and Buysse took full advantage as he got the edge on Allen and pulled away from him. 

Allen then had to contend with Bill Johnson and Trevor Serbus, holding them off from advancing. In the end, Buysse won, Allen took second and Serbus crossed the line in third. 

Nate Manderfield was doing a great job leading the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature ahead of Mason Goettl. By lap six, however, Cory Probst, who had started 10th was on his bumper and was able to get around him to take the lead. 

Driving with Probst was Matt Olson, who had started in the 12th spot. On the white flag lap, Olson made an extra effort to take over the race but Probst edged him out at the line to win the race. Olson took second and Goettl took third ahead of Brad Becker.

Chad Porter took the IMCA Modified lead from the second row and didn’t look back. On the 11th lap, two yellow flags came out. On the second restart, Porter remained the frontrunner but Dan Menk was able to get around Trent Loverude and had his eye on Todd Stinehart but there wasn’t enough time as the checkered flags flew for Porter, then Stinehart, Menk right next to him and Loverude took fourth.

The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod race again saw Matt Looft starting 10th and working his way through the field to gain the lead from Jeff Carter after a restart. Looft held on for the win and Eric Larson was able to take second from Carter on the final restart.

As always the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature had plenty of side-by-side action. Matt Speckman led the first eight laps with Josh Larsen riding his tail. By lap seven, Chad Schroeder was also in the mix.

Chad Schroeder took the front spot from Speckman following a restart. Following right behind Schroeder was Curt Lund of Redwood Falls. Another caution came out on lap 15 but Schroeder was able to hang on to the lead for the remaining laps to win ahead of Lund and Dan Mackenthun.