Large crowds see exciting racing during nationals
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Nationals, sponsored by Pepsi and Jaycox Implements, brought sizeable crowds to Nobles County Speedway this past Saturday and Sunday nights.
The following are the results from Sunday feature action:
Going green in the 15-lap feature, Paul Reisdorfer jumped out front and Nick Ober stayed close behind. Todd Uhl went high and fell back as Kenny Johnson moved into third. Uhl was fourth while Elray Sybesma and Dusty Seachris battled for fifth. Brent Staab would have some car trouble, bringing out the caution flag.
As they went back green, Reisdorfer and Ober got together coming down the front stretch. Reisdorfer got sideways and spun, Uhl went high and ended up in the guard rail and Staab -- trying to miss the cars on the bottom -- also went high and hit Uhl. The collision put an end to each of the drivers' nights.
Seachris went on to take the win, with Sybesma second and Joey Streeter third.
Dan Strandberg and Chad Lonnerma brought the 23 cars around to start their 20-lap feature. As they went green Strandberg was out front, Corey Groenwold second, Lonnerman third, Cory Probst fourth and Jerry Groenwold fifth. Brad Halbur soon brought out the caution flag.
Going back green Corey Groenwold looked to the inside of Strandberg, but Strandberg held him off. Dylan Anderson would soon bring out another caution, and after going back green once more Lonnerman and Dan Hovden got together down the back stretch, bringing out a caution again.
Strandberg, Groenwold, Probst, Groenwold and Justin Luinenburg were the top five going back green. Still not making a lap, Dustin Gusbrandsan stopped on the track for another caution. On a single-file restart it was Strandberg out front, followed by Probst, Groenwold, Luinenburg and Jeremy Van Ede. Clyde Krog later brought out an additional caution flag.
Groenwold and Luinenburg vited for the third spot going back green, and Van Ede tried to move into battle as well. Strandberg ultimoately went on to take the win with Probst second, Groenwold third, Luinenburg fourth and Van Ede fifth.
Shane Fick jumped out front going green. As the cars came around corner three, Jason Wagoner would roll to bring out the red flag. While attempting to go back green, Kalob Johnson and Derek Steen got together; Steen spun and Tom Hedofner would hit and go over to bring out another red flag.
The top five as they went back green were Fick, Wade Huisman, Cody Ledger, Brandon Buyss and Ryan Schuur. Buyss, with car trouble, later brought out the caution. Going back green once more, Schuur got on the inside and worked his way up to take second. Cody Ledger and Kris Wilke also moved into the top five. Zach Drahota would later bring out the caution once more.
Schuur got on the inside of Fick going back green and went on to earn the win. Ledger was second, Wilke third, Huisman fourth and Ed Wagoner fifth.
Nick Johanson jumped out front with Steve Bents moving into second. Jason Fisher and Brady Joynt battled for third and fourth when Dan Ahler moved past both, taking third. Johanson and Bents were going side by side when Nick Dieter spun, bringing out the caution flag.
Johanson was out front going back green. Bents and Ahlers were neck-and-neck, but Ahlers would drop back and Tracy Johnson move up. Josh Bonnstetter, on the bottom, worked his way up to battle with Bents at the white flag. As they took the checkered flag Johanson got the win, drag racing down the front stretch. Bonnstetter was second, Bents third, Johnson fourth and Ahlers fifth.
Jim Larson and Dustin Larson brought them around to take the green flag in the 25-lap feature. Dustin Larson jumped out front and Jim, Luke Sathoff and Chris Palsrock all battled behind. Kyle Falck, with a flat tire, brought out the caution.
Not making it around the corner, Rich Gregoire stopped to bring out the caution once again. Dustin and Jim occupied the top two spots while Palsrock, Sathoff and Ron Prins went three-wide. Sathoff took third, Palsrock fourth and Mitch Hovden fifth. Corey Groenwold would soon spin, bringing out another caution.
Going back green, Hovden got around Palsrock for fourth. Prins would spin, but kept going to avoid a caution. Falck, on the move, passed Hovden and Palsrock, who continued to battle. Sathoff got around Jim for second, and Falck later worked his way past Jim for third. Hovden dropped back, with Jeff Larson advancing into the top five.
At the checkered flag, it was Dustin taking the win. Sathoff was second, Falck third, Jim fourth and Jeff fifth.