WAGNER, S.D. (July 23) – Week 10 of the Fort Randall Casino and Hotel Weekly Racing Series was a hot and muggy day but turned out to be a comfortable and entertaining evening this past Friday night, as Wagner Speedway celebrated Military personnel, First Responders and members of the medical field with free admission, courtesy of First Dakota National Bank and S & S Masonry, both of Wagner.
Tony Fetterman showed he was the fast mover in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Starting outside the fourth row, Fetterman worked his way up the ladder, finally passing Toby Ives late in the event to pick up his second victory of the season. Ives would have to settle for second, with Jordan Vosika taking third.
Fetterman picked up a $100 Hard Charger bonus for moving up seven spots from his eighth starting position. The Hard Charger bonus money was put up by Reese Powers Racing, in memory and honor of Zach Johnson of Avon, S.D., who tragically and unexpectedly passed away this past week.
The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods hit the track next and Dudley Schroeder Jr. started sixth and made his way to the front in workmanlike fashion, picking up his fifth victory of the season. Josh Pfeifer was second with Kendell McCarthy third.
Once the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature restarted with 12 laps to go, Tony Drueke powered his way to his first victory of the season at Wagner. Drueke also becomes the fifth different driver to secure a feature win in the class in 2021. Trefer Waller, who has three victories on the season, finished second. Jared Jansen settled for third.
Conner Brown cruised to his fifth victory of the season, besting the field in the Mach-1 Sport Compact division. Aaron Wilson had his strongest showing of the season in taking second.
IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were unable to take the green flag as rain started to fall at the speedway. This feature will be made up next week.
For more information, complete results and point standings, see wagnerspeedway.com