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Hot action Friday night at Chateau Speedway

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July 22, 2022  |  by Matthew Grage

Blake Adams won the USRA Stock Car main event.

Blake Adams won the USRA Stock Car main event.

Temperatures were plenty warm for Friday Nights action at Chateau Speedway, powered by Garlick’s Water, and the drivers responded with one of the quickest shows of the season. Drivers rolled through the heats in less than an hour and took less than an hour and a half to put together six action filled feature events as Hanson Tire of Austin sponsored the night.

Jack Maas of Faribault lead the way in the Power 96 Pure Stocks for the second week in a row. Jack led 3 generations of his family to the green as son Troy Maas of Faribault and his Daughter Danielle of Faribault all competed in the class on the night. Andrew Eischens of Taopi came up through the field to finish second. Eischens along with Kendra Guttormson of Chatfield garnered heat wins in the class.

In Double M Transport USRA B Mod action current point leader Michael Johnson of Rose Creek picked up his third feature win of the season. Michael started back in row three and made a quick charge to second before taking over the lead on lap seven from Cole Neisus of Hastings. Hunter Kennedy of St Ansgar Iowa moved into second at the end. Neisus had a heat win on the night as did Caleb Korpi of Claremont.

Blake Adams of McIntire Iowa scored his first feature win of the year in the Skjeveland Sanitation USRA Stock Cars. Adams started on the front row and lead flag to flag as the field went caution free for the race. Current Point leader Travis Shipman of Mason City Iowa came home in second ahead of heat winner Chris Adams of McIntire Iowa.

The French’s Repair USRA A Mods went Caution Free for the first time this year as Steve Wetzstein of West Conocrd scored his second feature win of the year. Steve made a big move from the outside of row two to second in turns one and two and went to the point in turns three and four and never looked back as he raced off to the win. His son Ryan Wetzstein of West Concord worked his way up to second ahead of Cole Anderson of LeCenter. Steve also had a heat win on the night giving him the sweep for the class. The other heat win went to Jason Cummins of New Richland.

Greg Pfeifer Jr. of Austin took advantage of some tough luck for Kadden Kath of Ellendale. Kath had his car shut down on a restart while leading which gave the lead over to Pfeifer. Greg took advantage and raced off to the win ahead of Christopher Deno of Kasson and Kobie Kath of Owatonna. Kobie and Kadden had the classes heat wins for the night. For Pfeifer it was his second feature win of the year.

Daniel Bjonfald of Bloomington took home his second feature win of the year and scored a sweep as he also took a heat win in the Manke’s Outdoor Equipment Hornets. Bjonfald started outside front row and lead flag to flag for the win. Bandon Blanchard of Chester Iowa had a heat win as well.

The track's 66th anniversary season continues next Friday night, July 29, with action in all six classes getting underway with the first green flag at 7:15.