Angst, Hale win as Hall of Fame induction highlights Friday night at Chateau Speedway
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June 21, 2019  |  by Matthew Grage

Parker Hale won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing, Minn., on Friday, June 21, 2019.

The inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony highlighted a great night of racing action Friday at Chateau Speedway in Lansing. Thirteen former drivers and the original owners, builders and promoters of the famed facility were honored at intermission.

The eight living members of the first class of inductees were all on hand as well as family representatives of the other seven members. Drivers on hand were Dave Bjorge, Verlin Eaker, Dave Noble, Greg Pfeifer, LeRoy Scharkey, John (Sonny) VanWIlligen, Mert Williams and Gerhard Wollenberg.

Family members were on hand to represent Ole Brua, Mike Guttormson, Don Lowe, Don McAllister, Don Wytaske and legacy inductees Howard and Art Smith, the original owners. The awards were designed by Adams Graphix and sponsored by Buck Monson Photos.


Living members of inaugural Chateau Speedway Hall of Fame class with their plaques: Greg Pfeifer (kneeling), Dave Noble (sitting in wheelchair) and standing left to right are John (Sonny) Van Willigen, Mert Williams, Dave Bjorge, Leroy Scharkey, two of Noble’s attendees, Verlin Eaker and Gerhard Wollenburg.

The inductees, as well as all the fans in attendance, were treated to an outstanding night of racing action in both Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series classes. Track owner Mark Wytaske, standing in the rain, looked at the radar and figured the rain was going to be gone by about two hours before scheduled race time.

For once, the radar screen proved correct and by just after 5 p.m. the rain stopped and by race time at 7:15 the track was bathed in sunshine with a blue sky overhead making it perfect to enjoy a night of racing.

The night's racing action was sponsored by Y Waste of Austin and Med City Collision of Rochester with the features once again featuring plenty of side-by-side, three-wide and even four-wide racing action that fans have come to expect and enjoy.

Parker Hale of Grand Meadow, making his first appearance of the season at the track, put on a nice show as he came from back in row four to out-duel Kadden Kath of Owatonna for his first feature win of the year at the track in the Out-Pace USRA B Mods. Kath started on the outside of the front row and jumped to the early lead. Hale made some early moves and was quickly in the top five battling with Alex Schubbe of North Mankato and Matt Brooks of Austin in some thrilling three-wide action. Hale moved to fourth on lap 5 and picked up another spot a lap later.

A caution flag put him just behind Kath in the double-wide restart. He wasted no time getting alongside Kath and kept the heat on until he eventually nosed ahead and cleared him. Kath held off Noah Grinstead of Austin for second while Schubbe and Brooks rounded out the top five.

Brooks and Kath had heat wins on the night.

The USRA Modified feature saw pole-sitter Josh Angst of Winona lead flag to flag for his first feature win of the year at Lansing but it was anything but a Friday night moonlight drive. Brandon Davis of Hayfield, who has taken all but one of the features this year at the track, moved into second early and started looking inside and out for a place to make a move. Davis never found the room and the two crossed nose to tail at the end of 25 hard-fought laps.

Darwyn Karau of Kasson, Jason Cummins of New Richland and Ryan Wetzstein of West Conocrd chased the top two home.

Angst also had a heat win on the night giving him a sweep while Davis took the other heat win.


Josh Angst won the USRA Modified feature at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing, Minn., on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Racing action will continue next Friday with The Dirt Show Night. The popular radio program sponsors a night every year and there is sure to be a lot of give-aways for the fans throughout the night. Hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with the first green flag of the night scheduled for 7:15.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Chateau Speedway, Lansing, Minnesota
Friday, June 21, 2019

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

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
2. (7) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
3. (6) 23 Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
4. (3) 90 Ryan Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
5. (1) 3A Taylor Ausrud, Hayfield, Minn.
6. (4) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
7. (5) 15 Chris Loberg, Elma, Iowa
8. (8) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (3) 50 Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
2. (1) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
3. (6) 6 Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.
4. (5) S43 Shaun Olson, Albert Lea, Minn.
5. (7) 21 Troy Gudmonson, Savage, Minn.
6. (4) 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.
7. (2) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.

Feature:
1. (1) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
2. (6) 50 Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
3. (3) 23 Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
4. (7) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
5. (8) 90 Ryan Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
6. (13) 02 Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.
7. (9) 3A Taylor Ausrud, Hayfield, Minn.
8. (12) 15 Chris Loberg, Elma, Iowa
9. (15) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
10. (14) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
11. (11) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
12. (4) 6 Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.
13. (10) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
14. (5) S43 Shaun Olson, Albert Lea, Minn.
DNS – 21 Troy Gudmonson, Savage, Minn.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 83X Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
2. (1) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
3. (3) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
4. (5) 72 Alex Schubbe, North Mankato, Minn.
5. (6) 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa
6. (7) RED1 Scott Splittstoesser, Cottage Grove, Minn.
7. (4) 81K Caleb Korpi, Claremont, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 44 Matthew Brooks, Austin, Minn.
2. (2) 55 Brody Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.
3. (5) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.
4. (4) 83K Kobie Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
5. (6) 5 Jesse Baer, Minnesota Lake, Minn.
6. (3) 54 Jett Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.

Feature:
1. (8) 28 Parker Hale, Grand Meadow, Minn.
2. (2) 83X Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
3. (1) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
4. (6) 72 Alex Schubbe, North Mankato, Minn.
5. (3) 44 Matthew Brooks, Austin, Minn.
6. (7) 83K Kobie Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
7. (5) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.
8. (10) 56H Brandon Hare, Elma, Iowa
9. (13) 54 Jett Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
10. (11) RED1 Scott Splittstoesser, Cottage Grove, Minn.
11. (12) 81K Caleb Korpi, Claremont, Minn.
12. (4) 55 Brody Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.
13. (9) 5 Jesse Baer, Minnesota Lake, Minn.



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