WISSOTA MIDWEST – Leek, Tylar Wilson, and Gary Wilson claim season ending wins

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#17 Christopher Leek took home the win during the last feature event in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds at the Emo Speedway for 2012
#17 Christopher Leek took home the win during the last feature event in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds at the Emo Speedway for 2012

#17 Christopher Leek took home the win during the last feature event in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds at the Emo Speedway for 2012
#17 Christopher Leek took home the win during the last feature event in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds at the Emo Speedway for 2012

EMO – Sports – The season finale of racing at the Emo Speedway took place this past Saturday night on a day that had the seemingly usual case of rain everywhere but at the race track itself. There was plenty of great racing action as always however, as the three classes competed one more time before the off season.

In the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Christopher Leek moved to the front of the pack early on, but Cody Ossachuk was able to recover and passed Leek with just a lap to go to claim the heat win. In the feature, Leek started on the front row, and even after falling off the top of turn two due to losing rear brakes, a restart allowed the field to tighten up again. Leek made a pass for the lead and never looked back for his fourth feature win at the Emo Speedway in 2012. Ossachuk completed a solid effort for the night with a second place finish, while Anthony Visser, Terry Martin, and Chad Bogacki finished out the top five.

caption id=”attachment_19186″ align=”alignleft” width=”620″]#19 John Hettinga, #11 Anthony Visser, and #14 Cody Ossachuk battle for position during the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds feature #19 John Hettinga, #11 Anthony Visser, and #14 Cody Ossachuk battle for position during the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds feature[/caption]

In the Street Stock heat, Tylar Wilson came from sixth place to win it. In the feature, Wilson started in seventh, but kept his eye on the win as a dramatic race took place between Jeff Wickstrom for the lead throughout much of the race. The two drivers jostled back and forth, both of them trying to find an edge on the other. Having two lines available gave some clean, yet competitive side by side action. As the white flag waved, it looked as though Wickstrom was going to hold off Wilson, but coming out of turn four, they were still side by side. Coming to the checkered flag, Wilson claimed the win on the low side by just over a bumper. It was an exciting race for a season finale!

In the WISSOTA Modifieds, veteran Gary Wilson won the heat starting on the front row and took the early lead as the green flag waved. Denny Trimble roared from third spot and started to reel in the leader. With several laps to go, Trimble was running low to get underneath Wilson for the lead, but could not quite find the spot to do it. However, the two swapped the position a few times. Wilson held his line and was determined to keep the lead. Coming to the checkered flag, it was too close to call, but Wilson eked out an amazing win! A big congratulations to the veteran!

#6 Gary Wilson, who first started racing in 1970, took home his first feature win in several years after holding off Denny Trimble in the WISSOTA Modifieds
#6 Gary Wilson, who first started racing in 1970, took home his first feature win in several years after holding off Denny Trimble in the WISSOTA Modifieds

Thank you to everyone that helped out during the 2012 racing season at the Emo Speedway! It was a great year and we hope to have you once again in 2013! Our Annual Banquet is tentatively set for October 20th at the Emo Legion with updated information to be available on www.borderlandracing.com in the near future. Our AGM is also set on the last Sunday of November. More information available soon.

RACE SUMMARY

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Feature – Gary Wilson, Denny Trimble, Ron Korpi, Glen Strachan, Cody Ossachuk, Dwayne Pelepetz, Tyler Brown, Lindsay Bourre

Heat – Wilson, Pelepetz, Trimble, Ossachuk, Bourre, Korpi, Strachan, Brown

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Feature – Christopher Leek, Cody Ossachuk, Anthony Visser, Terry Martin, Chad Bogacki, Ken Perry, John Hettinga, Brody Strachan, Kenny Perry

Heat – Ossachuk, Leek, Ken Perry, Hettinga, Visser, Martin, Kenny Perry, Bogacki, Strachan

Street Stocks

Feature – Tylar Wilson, Jeff Wickstrom, Chris Shine, Kyle Godin, Ron Westover, Wes Morriseau, Tyler Wickstrom, Garett Gamsby

Heat – Wilson, Wickstrom, Westover, Shine, Visser, Godin, Morriseau, Wickstrom