WISSOTA – Lambert and Paull clean sweep, Shine wins Street Stocks

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Chris Shine holds the checkered flag for a win for the Street Stocks. He dedicated the win to his mother, who passed away during the off season.
Chris Shine holds the checkered flag for a win for the Street Stocks. He dedicated the win to his mother, who passed away during the off season. Photo by Lucas Punkari

EMO – Sports – The beautiful weather just keeps coming at the Emo Speedway as Amsoil Dirt Track Series action took place once again at the track. A great crowd was on hand once again as the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, WISSOTA Modifieds, and Street Stocks started the night off with their heat races.

For the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Chuck Lambert went from the back of the pack in ninth position to win it. In the Street Stocks, Jeff WIckstrom of International Falls, Minnesota claimed the checkered flag. In the WISSOTA Modifieds, eleven cars were split into two heats. The first heat had Gavin Paull claim his third heat win of the year, while Steve Nordin and Dustin Wahl rounded out the top three. Heat two saw Aaron Holton start on the pole and fly away from the field for his win, while Gary Wilson and Glen Strachan finished the top three.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature had Ken Perry and Anthony Visser on the front row. Perry took the early lead, but Lambert was coming through from fourth spot and after a few laps over took the lead. He pulled away from much of the field, but a caution about halfway brought the field back together. Christopher Leek had now moved into third position. On the restart, Leek passed Perry for second spot. Another late caution flew, allowing the potential for a great finish. But even after few side by side battles, Lambert was victorious for the third time this season.

Aaron Holton of Newfolden, Minnesota ran side by side
Aaron Holton of Newfolden, Minnesota ran side by side against Emo local, Dwayne Pelepetz during WISSOTA Modified heat racing – Photo by Lucas Punkari

In the Street Stocks, Chris Shine started on the pole, but Wickstrom took the lead after a caution and looked like he was going to win it. However, engine troubles seemed to plague the car and Wickstrom was forced to exit early. Shine reclaimed the lead and kept it for his first win of 2012.

In the WISSOTA Modifieds, Dwayne Pelepetz and Gary Wilson started on the front row. Pelepetz took the early lead and still had it after a couple cautions. But Paull was making his way up from eighth position. A good battle ensued with Pelepetz, and Paull took the lead. After another restart, Glen Strachan had moved into second spot and had his eyes set on the leader. It was a good race as Strachan was faster in three/four corner, while Paull pulled away on the other corners. Even after a Green, white, checkered, Paull still came out with his seventh win in nine races at the Emo Speedway.

Ken Perry of Fort Frances, ON, pulled a three wheeled corner during racing at the Emo Speedway on July 28th
Ken Perry of Fort Frances, ON, pulled a three wheeled corner during racing at the Emo Speedway on July 28th – Photo by Lucas Punkari

Next weekend, it is the annual Bicycle Giveaway sponsored by Harold McQuaker Enterprises. Also, Bolsa Engines and Performace will be hosting a Dash for Cash for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds on Saturday. Hot laps at 7pm and racing at 7:30pm.

Chuck Lambert celebrates his third win of the year and now takes top spot for most feature win in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Chuck Lambert celebrates his third win of the year and now takes top spot for most feature win in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds – Photo by Lucas Punkari

SUMMARY
WISSOTA Modifieds
Feature – Gavin Paull, Glen Strachan, Aaron Holton, Dwayne Peleptez, Steve Nordin, Gary Wilson, Denny Trimble, Lindsay Bourre, Tyler Brown, Ron Korpi, Dustin Wahl
Heat 1 – Paull, Nordin, Wahl, Pelepetz, Korpi, Brown
Heat 2 – Holton, Wilson, Strachan, Trimble, Bourre

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature – Chuck Lambert, Christopher Leek, Ken Perry, Cody Ossachuk, Anthony Visser, Dwayne Pihulak, Chris Boroskae, Matt DePiero
Heat – Lambert, Perry, DePiero, Ossachuk, Visser, Pihulak, Boroskae

Street Stocks
Feature – Chris Shine, Richard Visser, Wes Morriseau, Libby Wilson, Tyler Wickstrom, Jeff Wickstrom, Darien Trimble
Heat – J. Wickstrom, Trimble, Visser, Morriseau, Shine, Wilson, T. Wickstrom

Friday Night Go- Karts

Novice:
Heat 1, 2, &3: Justin Besch

Advanced:
Heat 1: Delbert Collette
Heat 2: Aric Supinski
Feature: Delbert Collette

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