Cummins, Grinstead get first wins of 2019 at Chateau Speedway
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July 12, 2019  |  by Matthew Grage

Jason Cummins won the USRA Modified feature.

Drivers and fans were eager to get back to racing Friday night at Chateau Speedway in Lansing after rain drowned out last week's action. Ninety-eight cars filled the pits for the night's action which was packed with excitement from start to finish. A lot of two- and three-wide action as drivers dueled for the wins.

A pair of cautions did very little to slow the pace of the Out-Pace USRA B Mod main event. Scott Demmer came off the outside of the front row to grab the early lead with Noah Grinstead of Austin coming out of row 2 to move up to second. Back-to-back cautions on lap 3 put a small hitch in the race but when it went back green it was another wild ride to the finish.

Grinstead was able to keep close to Demmer and made several runs alongside in the corners but lost contact on the straight-aways until he got a good run out of turn 2 on lap 14. Grinstead finished off the pass and led the final six laps to score his first feature win of the season.

Kadden Kath of Owatonna made a late charge for second while Demmer held off Zach Davis of Congdala and Matt Brooks of Austin.

Demmer and Kath posted heat wins during the first half of the night.


Noah Grinstead won the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature.

The USRA Modified feature was another back and forth race with the top 6 cars swapping positions throughout the 25-lap main event. Joe Horgdahl of Kasson jumped from the pole to the early lead ahead of Adam Kates who was visiting from Tonganoxie, Kan. A caution on lap 2 was the only hiccup in an exciting race. Off the restart, Kevin Stoa of Albert Lea made a bold move and jumped from sixth up to second. Jason Cummins of New Richland moved up to third a lap later and he and Stoa put on quite the show.

Cummins, using the top side, came out ahead in their side-by-side battle for second and then set his sights on Horgdahl. Again using the top shelf he moved to the lead on lap 9. Current points leader Brandon Davis was working his way forward from a mid-pack starting spot and moved up to third with 10 to go. He and Stoa than went side-by-side for several laps before Davis took over second. Cummins was working traffic and Davis was able to close up on him, and as the laps dwindled down they were nose-to-tail working traffic.

Cummins was able to manage the traffic enough to maintain the lead, and as they were coming around for the last lap a caution behind them brought the race to the end with the caution and checkers falling together. For Cummins, it was his first feature win of the season at Chateau. Stoa held off Steve Wetzstein of West Concord for third with Horgdahl holding on for fifth.

Joel Alberts of Mantorville, who was in the mix throughout the race as well, ended up sixth after picking up one of the two heat wins. The other heat win belonged to Blake Arndt of Brownsdale.

Next Friday night, the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series featuring USRA Modifieds and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will be back in action along with five other classes of cars. As always, the first green flag will be 7:15 p.m.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Chateau Speedway, Lansing, Minn.
Friday, July 12, 2019

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

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
2. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
3. (6) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
4. (7) 24 Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
5. (3) 51W J.T. Wasmund, Pine Island, Minn.
6. (1) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
7. (4) 21R Tony Ranes, Lake Mills, Iowa
8. (8) 23B Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa

Heat #2:
1. (2) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
2. (1) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Hea, Minn.
3. (3) 50 Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
4. (4) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
5. (7) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
6. (6) 23K Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
7. (5) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.

Feature:
1. (4) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
2. (10) 50 Brandon Davis, Hayfield, Minn.
3. (6) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Hea, Minn.
4. (9) 90 Steve Wetzstein, West Concord, Minn.
5. (1) 29H Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
6. (3) 4A Joel Alberts, Mantorville, Minn.
7. (12) 23K Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
8. (8) 51W J.T. Wasmund, Pine Island, Minn.
9. (7) 51 Blake Arndt, Browndale, Minn.
10. (5) 24 Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
11. (15) 23B Brett Bumgardner, Hawkeye, Iowa
12. (14) 77 Jacob Stark, Austin, Minn.
13. (11) 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.
14. (13) 21R Tony Ranes, Lake Mills, Iowa
15. (2) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.

OUT-PACE USRA B-MODS

Heat #1:
1. (2) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.
2. (7) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
3. (6) 72 Alex Schubbe, North Mankato, Minn.
4. (5) 44 Matthew Brooks, Austin, Minn.
5. (1) 51 Shawn Evans, Kenyon, Minn.
6. (3) 81K Caleb Korpi, Claremont, Minn.
7. (9) 55III Gavin Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.
8. (4) 83 Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
9. (8) 21 Taylor Ovrebo, Wells, Minn.

Heat #2:
1. (2) 83X Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
2. (4) 02K Hunter Kennedy, St. Ansgar, Iowa
3. (1) 1Z Zach Davis, Congdala, Minn.
4. (5) 83K Kobie Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
5. (7) 66V Dustin Von Hagen, Glenville, Minn.
6. (3) 44J Justin Murray, Owatonna, Minn.
7. (6) 54 Jett Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
DQ – (8) 8 Dan Lewison, Dexter, Minn.

Feature:
1. (4) 99 Noah Grinstead, Austin, Minn.
2. (8) 83X Kadden Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
3. (2) 30 Scott Demmer, Ellendale, Minn.
4. (1) 1Z Zach Davis, Congdala, Minn.
5. (5) 44 Matthew Brooks, Austin, Minn.
6. (6) 83K Kobie Kath, Owatonna, Minn.
7. (15) 83 Charlie Steinberg, Kasson, Minn.
8. (7) 72 Alex Schubbe, North Mankato, Minn.
9. (9) 02K Hunter Kennedy, St. Ansgar, Iowa
10. (14) 54 Jett Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
11. (3) 51 Shawn Evans, Kenyon, Minn.
12. (11) 81K Caleb Korpi, Claremont, Minn.
13. (13) 44J Justin Murray, Owatonna, Minn.
14. (10) 66V Dustin Von Hagen, Glenville, Minn.
15. (17) 8 Dan Lewison, Dexter, Minn.
16. (12) 55III Gavin Shaw, Brownsdale, Minn.
17. (16) 21 Taylor Ovrebo, Wells, Minn.



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