HARTFORD, SD — Wayne Johnson protected his ASCS Midwest Regional Series points lead by winning Saturday night’s stop at I-90 Speedway. Johnson hugged the bottom of the track while staving off a constant challenge from Jason Johnson who ran the high side for most of the race. Second place finisher Brady Bacon looked to be catching the eventual winner as the cars caught up to slower traffic late in the race, but a caution flag brought out by Eric Lutz with five laps to go put the advantage back in the hands of Wayne Johnson. Johnson earned $3000 for his win and, in his post-race interview, thanked Sioux Falls driver Mitch Runge for sharing his knowledge of I-90 Speedway’s race surface.
Craig Hanisch captured his share of the spotlight by winning two features. Hanisch got by his teammate Dave Kennedy to lead the last seven laps of the USRA B-Modified feature. He followed that up by passing Jesse Akkerman on the fourth lap of the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock A-Main en route to his second win of the night. After back-to-back wins fans cheered their approval as a drained and emotional Hanisch thanked his wife for her support and Tim Dann, builder of his Late Model Street Stock’s TDR Chassis. Hanisch has taken that car to victory lane in three of the last four weeks.
The Hobby Stock feature displayed some exciting racing at the front of the field between Tim Waltner, Dustin Gulbrandson, Travis Schreurs and Don Brady Jr. Strangely, however, only three cars finished the feature as Dustin Gulbrandson picked up his first win of the season. Brian Hoing and Jim Baartman also survived the event which was filled with mechanical failures, flat tires and fender benders.
Harley Barman was credited with her fifth Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers win after Keith Johnson was disqualified for having illegal fuel.
Saturday, July 9
ASCS MIDWEST REGION 360 SPRINT CARS
Heat Winners: Tony Bruce Jr., Isaac Schreurs, Gregg Bakker, Brady Bacon
B Feature 1 Winner: Shane Stewart
B Feature 2 Winner: Jack Dover
Feature: 1. Wayne Johnson, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Jason Johnson, 4. Jack Dover, 5. Shane Stewart, 6. Tony Bruce Jr., 7. Gregg Bakker, 8. Billy Alley, 9. John Lambertz, 10. Lee Grosz, 11. Lane Brenden, 12. Bryan Gossell, 13. Jacob Ossenfort, 14. Jody Rosenboom, 15. Eric Lutz, 16. Bryan Dobesh, 17. Isaac Schreurs, 18. Gage Dorr, 19. Mitch Runge, 20. Dusty Ballenger
LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS
Heat Winners: Brandon Ferguson, Kevin larson, Craig Hanisch
Feature: 1. Craig Hanisch, 2. Jesse Akkerman, 3. Cory Yeigh, 4. John Hoing, 5. Eric Moser, 6. Dale Furby, 7. Marshall Pater, 8. Kipp De Groot, 9. Brylee Gough, 10. Kevin Larson, 11. Jim Hoing, 12. Terry Prouty, 13. Scott Borkowski, 14. Fred Konechne, 15. Don Bickett, 16. Sam Johnson, 17. Matt Steuerwald, 18. Brandon Ferguson, 19. Billy Prouty, 20. Brett Larsen
Feature: 1. Dustin Gulbrandson, 2. Brian Hoing, 3. Jim Baartman, 4. Travis Schreurs, 5. Paul Hartley, 6. Jason Mehlhaff, 7. Don Brady Jr., 8. Tim Waltner, 9. Zach Olivier, 10. Brian Campbell, 11. Tony Morehead, 12. Justin Smith, 13. Tom Hudson, 14. Terry Larsen, 15. Mike Dahler
Heat Winners: Keith Johnson, Harley Bauman
Feature: 1. Harley Bauman, 2. Tyler Martin, 3. Jessica Brandt, 4. Tyler McFarland, 5. Laura Ebbesen, 6. Micahael Pechous, 7. Scott Ecklund, 8. Joe Blake, 9. Josh Lien, 10. Dustin Guischer, 11. Dan Heiser, 12. Keith Johnson