Saturday races become impromtu family affair at Nobles County Speedway
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July 28, 2018  |  by Steve Zwemke

Cole Christensen won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

As the 2018 racing season has unfolded Nobles County Speedway, fans have been witnessing the progression of a new crop of racers—the next generation, if you will.

Just a week ago, Tyler Bradley, son of Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stock racer Jason Bradley, earned his first Sportsman victory but Saturday’s Kibble Equipment Night really put the spotlight on the next generation.

Cole Christensen, son of Out-Pace USRA B-Mod ace Miah Christensen who has three feature wins in 2018, drew the third starting position for the $800-to-win Out-Pace USRA B-Mod special.

Cole Christensen smartly worked past Tyler Johnson and Curt Ahlers to take the lead which he held for several laps until he and Johnson reached back markers.

The caution flew after Alissa Palsrock spun in front of Johnson, resulting in contact. Johnson continued in second upon the restart.

Christensen and Johnson again reached slower traffic. This time Christensen and Palsrock made wheel contact with Christensen’s left rear getting lifted into the air. He continued with little to no effect and on to his first feature win. The young teenager was greeted first in victory lane by his proud father and a congratulatory Johnson.

The impromptu family night began when Jaeden Strandberg led the entire Sybesma Graphics Sportsman feature while his father, Dan Strandberg, was watching the race just off turn 4 and seated in his race car as the polesitter for the Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stock feature. He jumped out of his car after the checkers fell and ran to victory lane to congratulate his son.

As if you couldn’t predict the next chapter of this report, Dan Strandberg hopped back into his car and proceeded to lead every lap of the Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stock main event. Strandberg locked down the bottom of the track with Tyler Pospisil chasing his bumper. Justin Luinenburg, who started seventh, was one of just a couple of drivers to try a higher line. He moved from fifth to third, where he finished, after using the outside.

Strandberg, the defending track champion and 2011 Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stock national champ, earned his first win of the season with many of the NCS crowd cheering their approval of the rare back-to-back, father-son feature wins.


Dan Strandberg won the Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stock feature.

Jon DeBoer added to the night’s excitement as the Holley USRA Stock Car winner. DeBoer just missed out on a win a week ago after a caution flag and restart allowed Luke Sathoff to scoot by for a win.

This week, Sathoff tried to sneak past Dylan Fitzpatrick’s inside late in the race. The two cars made contact and the loss of momentum for the drivers ended up giving DeBoer a full straight-away lead which he took right through the finish line.

The win was DeBoer’s first.


Jon DeBoer won the Holley USRA Stock Car feature.

Scott Espey had a little luck on his side as a last-lap pass sent him to victory lane at the end of the USRA Tuner feature. Thad Gunnink had issues in the final turns, allowing Espey to motor past the leader out of turn 4.

Espey’s win was his second. He now has a commanding 168-point lead over Dan Jensen.


Scott Espey won the USRA Tuner feature.

The Nobles County Fair races are next on Saturday, Aug. 4 (rain date Aug. 5). Hot laps begin at 7 p.m. with races to follow.

You can find more information by going to www.NoblesCountySpeedway.com or by looking at NCS’s Facebook page. The Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, Cook Racing Supplies USRA Hobby Stocks and USRA Tuners will be back in action, along with NCS Sportsmans and Avalon School of Cosmetology Modifieds.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

HOLLEY USRA STOCK CARS

Heat:
1. (8) 5 Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn.
2. (1) 82JR Dylan Fitzpatrick, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (2) 16J Jon DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa
4. (5) 04 Roger Verdoorn, Sibley, Iowa
5. (4) 18X Daniel Eckblad, St. Peter, Minn.
6. (7) F1 Levi Feltman, Jackson, Minn.
7. (6) 32X Rich Gregoire, Russell, Minn.
8. (3) 20X Derrick Nordstrom, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Feature:
1. (1) 16J Jon DeBoer, Little Rock, Iowa
2. (2) 5 Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn.
3. (3) 82JR Dylan Fitzpatrick, Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. (6) F1 Levi Feltman, Jackson, Minn.
5. (7) 32X Rich Gregoire, Russell, Minn.
6. (8) 20X Derrick Nordstrom, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (5) 04 Roger Verdoorn, Sibley, Iowa
8. (4) 18X Daniel Eckblad, St. Peter, Minn.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 15A Curt Ahlers, Flandreu, S.D.
2. (5) 14A Andrew Ahlers, Baltic, S.D.
3. (2) 75 Randy Klein, Currie, Minn.
4. (4) 7C Cole Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (6) 22T Tyler Tesch, Lennox, S.D.
6. (8) XA Alissa Palsrok, Sibley, Iowa
7. (3) 23 Jordan Ahlers, Slayton, Minn.
DQ – (7) 31 Darin Veen, Worthington, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 7 Dan Ross, Worthington, Minn.
2. (5) 22 Justin Voeltz, Hartford, S.D.
3. (4) 13N Nick Schmidt, Baltic, S.D.
4. (7) 07 Aaron De Thury, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (2) 36K Jayden Larson, Mankato, Minn.
6. (6) 782 Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (3) 20 Brayden Ahlers, Slayton, Minn.

Heat #3:
1. (1) 17X Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.
2. (2) 00 Devon Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (7) 21K Dave Kennedy, Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. (5) 91 Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
5. (3) 18D Chris Goetz, Centerville, S.D.
6. (4) 15V Tony Voss, Worthington, Minn.
7. (6) 11G Bob Gilliland, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Feature:
1. (3) 7C Cole Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
2. (2) 91 Tyler Johnson, Montrose, S.D.
3. (4) 17X Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.
4. (1) 15A Curt Ahlers, Flandreu, S.D.
5. (8) 21K Dave Kennedy, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (7) 75 Randy Klein, Currie, Minn.
7. (13) 22T Tyler Tesch, Lennox, S.D.
8. (6) 7 Dan Ross, Worthington, Minn.
9. (10) 22 Justin Voeltz, Hartford, S.D.
10. (5) 00 Devon Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
11. (17) 15V Tony Voss, Worthington, Minn.
12. (12) 14A Andrew Ahlers, Baltic, S.D.
13. (18) 11G Bob Gilliland, Sioux Falls, S.D.
14. (9) 13N Nick Schmidt, Baltic, S.D.
15. (20) 20 Brayden Ahlers, Slayton, Minn.
16. (19) 23 Jordan Ahlers, Slayton, Minn.
17. (21) XA Alissa Palsrok, Sibley, Iowa
18. (11) 07 Aaron De Thury, Sioux Falls, S.D.
19. (16) 782 Jeremiah Christensen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
20. (14) 36K Jayden Larson, Mankato, Minn.
21. (15) 18D Chris Goetz, Centerville, S.D.
DQ – (22) 31 Darin Veen, Worthington, Minn.

COOK RACING SUPPLIES USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 17X Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.
2. (5) 3K Dan Strandberg, Worthington, Minn.
3. (4) 32J Austin Jahnz, Lewisville, Minn.
4. (3) 71 Cole Hieronimus, Ocheyedan, Iowa
5. (2) 16X Blake Luinenburg, Worthington, Minn.
6. (7) 28 Terry Larsen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (6) 17J Jason Bradley, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Heat #2:
1. (2) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
2. (3) 20B Josh Bradley, Harrisburg, S.D.
3. (7) 59 Corey Gronewold, Worthington, Minn.
4. (1) 11 Nick Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
5. (6) 86 Tracy Halouska, Worthing, S.D.
6. (5) 4X Derek Baartman, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (4) 47P Parker Anderson, Welcome, Minn.

Heat #3:
1. (1) 17 Trevor Holm, Chandler, Minn.
2. (4) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
3. (3) 26 Tyler Pospisil, Fulda, Minn.
4. (5) 717 Nick Schilling, Sanborn, Iowa
5. (2) 14 Ernie Dailey, Worthington, Minn.
6. (6) 14S Aaron Stettnichs, Rock Rapids, Iowa

Feature:
1. (1) 3K Dan Strandberg, Worthington, Minn.
2. (3) 26 Tyler Pospisil, Fulda, Minn.
3. (7) 17X Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.
4. (5) 32J Austin Jahnz, Lewisville, Minn.
5. (6) 6 Dustin Gulbrandson, Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. (4) X Tyler Schlumbohm, Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. (2) 717 Nick Schilling, Sanborn, Iowa
8. (10) 17 Trevor Holm, Chandler, Minn.
9. (11) 59 Corey Gronewold, Worthington, Minn.
10. (12) 71 Cole Hieronimus, Ocheyedan, Iowa
11. (15) 14 Ernie Dailey, Worthington, Minn.
12. (14) 86 Tracy Halouska, Worthing, S.D.
13. (17) 4X Derek Baartman, Sioux Falls, S.D.
14. (8) 11 Nick Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
15. (19) 47P Parker Anderson, Welcome, Minn.
16. (16) 28 Terry Larsen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
17. (13) 16X Blake Luinenburg, Worthington, Minn.
18. (9) 20B Josh Bradley, Harrisburg, S.D.
19. (18) 14S Aaron Stettnichs, Rock Rapids, Iowa
DNS – 17J Jason Bradley, Sioux Falls, S.D.

USRA TUNERS

Heat:
1. (4) 22K Thad Gunnink, Lake Wilson, Minn.
2. (3) 84F Terry Fedde, Amiret, Minn.
3. (6) 11 Eugene Betz, Humboldt, S.D.
4. (1) 57 Scott Espey, Alpha, Minn.
5. (7) 1A Ashton Wynia, Garvin, Minn.
6. (2) 11G Gary Grabill, Ellsworth, Minn.
7. (5) 111 Dan Jensen, Slayton, Minn.
DNS – 23 Kent Miller, Milroy, Minn.

Feature:
1. (3) 57 Scott Espey, Alpha, Minn.
2. (7) 23 Kent Miller, Milroy, Minn.
3. (4) 84F Terry Fedde, Amiret, Minn.
4. (1) 22K Thad Gunnink, Lake Wilson, Minn.
5. (5) 11G Gary Grabill, Ellsworth, Minn.
6. (2) 11 Eugene Betz, Humboldt, S.D.
7. (6) 1A Ashton Wynia, Garvin, Minn.
DNS – 111 Dan Jensen, Slayton, Minn.



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