Saskatoon, SK- The race teams spent Saturday watching the rain instead of turning laps at the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. The rain that continued to fall all day forced the opening of the Dakota Dunes Western Canada Super Late Model Series to Sunday afternoon. The weatherman did not disappoint as the temperatures were a little on the cool side, but the sun was warm. The delay did mean a few cars headed home to other commitments, leaving 16 cars for the Dakota Dunes opener.
Some unexpected results though as 16 year old Denver Foran from Edmonton started the afternoon off for the Dakota Dunes late models upsetting the veteran drivers as he timed in fastest with his #00 2013 Monte Carlo at
14.619 seconds. Greg Vangool was second fastest at 14.672 seconds in the #77, 77 Signs Impala. Trevor Emond out of Leduc was third in qualifying at 14.567 seconds in the #17 2013 Monte Carlo.
Jim Gaunt proved he is still a contender as he took the first Dakota Dunes super late models heat race. This was the first time Jim’s new #55 2013 Sky Financial Monte Carlo has seen the track, making its debut with a win. The #00 of Denver Foran was second and #70 Trent Seidel was third.
In the second Dakota Dunes super late models heat race, Greg Vangool in his #77 77 Signs Impala was first to the line, chased by the #64 Noel Dowler from Fort Saskatchewan. Saskatoon’s #14 Glen Hertzke was third.
As is standard for the Dakota Dunes feature, this week running the Interstate Batteries 150, the top two qualifiers are given the opportunity of going for a $1,000.00 bonus by starting at the back and winning the race. Greg Vangool jumped at the chance, confident his 77 Signs Impala was up to the challenge. 16 year old Denver Foran from Edmonton was a little more hesitant. Even with a little extra encouragement from the crowd, the grade ten student decided he would stick with starting from his earned position, which had him inside the second row. Greg moving back put him on the front row, outside of Jim Gaunt.
But, as with all Dakota Dunes races, there is a chance inversion as well. Veteran racer and race fan Stan Caron rolled the dice for an eleven, meaning the front 11 cars would be inverted. That put Red Deer’s #11 Bill Royce on the pole, and Denver was now starting outside of row five.
The #17 of Trevor Emond put an early jump on Bill Royce and led the first dozen laps, before being overtaken by the #4 of Aaron Dowler. Dowler led the next 27 laps, but sneaking up quickly through the field was the #77 of Greg Vangool. Vangool overtook Dowler in lap 39 and never looked back, leading the remaining 111 laps to the checkered flag.
There were battles all the way back through the field for position, but in the end Greg Vangool took the $1750.00 first place purse plus the $1,000.00 bonus in the #77, 77 Signs Impala. Jim Gaunt was second in the #55 2013 Sky Financial Monte Carlo and the #64 Emco Chevrolet of Noel Dowler out of Fort Saskatchewan was third. Edmonton’s #00 Denver Foran was fourth and the #70 Elance Steel SMP Camaro of Trent Seidel from Saskatoon was fifth.
In Brock Salvage Thunder Stock action, Mike Rea made it six in a row as he captured the checkered flag in all three thunder stock races in his #18 Dauo Auto Monte Carlo. The #81 of Barry Stefaniuk was second in the heat and qualifier, while #22 Ryan Fredrickson was third in the heat and the qualifier and second in the feature. Floyd Ransom finished third in the feature in his #7 Impala.
Jared Reddekopp had an afternoon he won’t soon forget in the PartSource Mini Stock Division as he picked up checkered flags in the heat race and the feature race, settling for third in the qualifier in his #17 J&S cabinets Honda Civic. #41 Jamie Tataryn was second in the heat race with the #92 of Brennan Kirton picking up third.
Dennis Beck was first to the line in the qualifier with his #13 Saskatoon Sports Car Club sponsored BMW, with the #1 of Scott Barrand taking up second and Jared Reddekopp third.
Following Reddekopp across the line in the PartSource Mini Stock feature was the #13 of Dennis Beck and the #92 of Brennan Kirton.
Next racing action at the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway is Friday night, June 14 with some local action as the SKL Trailer Pro Trucks, Brock Salvage Thunder Stocks and the Budget Street Stocks put on a night of racing under the lights.
The front gates open at 6:00 pm, with the first green flag at 7:05 pm.
You won’t want to miss this exciting night of racing.
Auto Clearing Motor Speedway
Full Results for June 9, 2013:
Brock Salvage Thunder Stock Division
1. #18 Mike Rea
2. #22 Ryan Fredrickson
3. #7 Floyd Ransom
4. #21 Bill & Doug Rea
5. #42 Kelsy Skeetka
6. #81 Curtis Houben
Heat: 1. #18 M. Rea // Qualifier: #18 M. Rea
PartSource Mini Stock Division:
1. #17 Jared Reddekopp
2. #13 Tristan Ransom
3. #92 Brennan Kirton
4. #1 Scott Barrand
5. #95 Robin Boomsma
6. #41 Jamie Tataryn
7. #77 Ashton Vangool
8. #20 Audra Cooper
9. #15 Dawson Reddekopp (Zach Jalbert)
10. #02 David Wilson
11. #98 Tom Smith
12. #50 Josh Robb
Heat: #17 J. Reddekopp // Qualifier: #13 D. Beck
Dakota Dunes Western Canada Super Late Model Championship Series
Time Trials (seconds):
1. #00 Denver Foran, Edmonton AB, 14.619 2. #77 Greg Vangool, Saskatoon SK, 14.672 3. #17 Trevor Emond, Leduc AB, 14.817 4. #64 Noel Dowler, Fort Saskatchewan AB, 14.958 5. #55 Jim Gaunt, Saskatoon, SK, 14.970 6. #44 Trevor Hannay, Saskatoon, SK, 14.976 7. #4 Aarron Dowler, Fort Saskatchewan AB, 14.981 8. #14 Glen Hertzke, Saskatoon SK, 15.006 9. #70 Trent Seidel, Saskatoon SK, 15.007 10. #11 Bill Royce, Red Deer AB, 15.112 11. #38 Dave Bone, Martensville SK, 15.181 12. #88 Jason Gervais, Saskatoon SK, 15.194 13. #69 PJ Kondra, Saskatoon SK, 15.256 14. #56 Howard Crossman, 15.302 15. #51 Nicholas Jewel, The Pas MB, 15.305 16. #62 Kenny Heintz, 16.654
Heat A (odd from time trials):
1. #55 Jim Gaunt
2. #00 Denver Foran
3. #70 Trent Seidel
4. #69 PJ Kondra
5. #4 Aarron Dowler
6. #17 Trevor Emond
7. #38 Dave Bone
8. #51 Nicholas Jewel
Heat B (even from time trials):
1. #77 Greg Vangool
2. #64 Noel Dowler
3. #14 Glen Hertzke
4. #88 Jason Gervais
5. #44 Trevor Hannay
6. #11 Bill Royce
7. #56 Howard Crossman
8. #62 Kenny Heintz
Dakota Dunes Western Canada Super Late Model Championship Series Main
Feature Race Interstate Batteries 150
1. #77 Greg Vangool
2. #55 Jim Gaunt
3. #64 Noel Dowler
4. #00 Denver Foran
5. #70 Trent Seidel
6. #56 Howard Crossman
7. #38 Dave Bone
8. #17 Trevor Emond
9. #14 Glen Hertzke
10. #62 Kenny Heintz
11. #88 Jason Gervais
12. #4 Aarron Dowler
13. #44 Trevor Hannay
14. #11 Bill Royce
15. #51 Nicholas Jewel
16. #69 PJ Kondra
Race time – on track: 57 minutes, 33 seconds Three Race Leaders, 17, 4,
#17 led 12 laps (1-12), 4 led 27 laps (13 – 39) and 77 lead final 111
laps Four cautions in laps 9, 44, 72, 129
9 Caution laps counted, 24 not counted