For the second consecutive Saturday, a radar run at Breezy Point Resort hosted a record number of participants.
Last Saturday's annual Ice Fest Radar Run hosted 197 participants who made 761 runs. The top speed of the day was clocked by Brian DePaulis of Hibbing, 152.9 mph, on the 1,000 foot track.
DePaulis' sled had a 1,640 cubic centimeter engine with no nitrous tanks. He won $200. There were 26 runs over 110 mph, including 10 over 120 mph, in the event sponsored and staffed by Pequot Brush Pilots Snowmobile Club.
Two weeks ago at the resort, DePaulis and Chris Hanson of Lindstrom battled until the final run. Hanson running with a nitrous tank won with a pass at 161.8 mph compared to DePaulis' 160.4. Hanson's run was an unofficial record.
Mark Breneman of Motley, who has been involved in snowmobile racing for several years, said he could confirm that Hanson's speed was a record for a 1,000 foot run.
Last week's Dispatch reported that the snowmobile speed record was a 190 mph-plus run.
Breneman clarified that this record was set by Mark Jorgerson on a quarter-mile track.
Winners of each class and area first through third place finishers were:
ATS1 -- 1. Kevin Blake, 78.2 mph (Pol); 3. Jeff Beach, Brainerd, 68.1 mph (Doo); ATS2 -- 1. Jon Blake, Pequot Lakes, 81.4 mph (Pol); ATS3 -- 1. Shane Larson, 98.7 mph (Doo); 2. Scott Engholm, Breezy Point, 89.6 mph (Doo); ATS4 -- 1. Dennis Mugge, Crosby, 84.9 mph (Cat); 2. Nathan Blanchard, Pine River, 80.9 mph (Cat); ATS5 -- 1. Jesse Doberstein, 95.7 mph (Cat); 2. Tyler Kulus, Fort Ripley, 92.1 mph (Pol); ATS6 -- 1. Sharon Linn, 99.5 mph (Pol); ATS9X -- 1. Scott Campbell, 97.9 mph (Yam); 2. Mike Tepley, Brainerd, 96.4 mph (Yam); ATS10 -- 1. Tony Lindstrom, 109.2 mph (Pol); ATS10X -- 1. Patty Schaeffer, 113.4 mph (Cat); Bob Squires, Brainerd, 103.7 mph (Doo); ATS11 -- 1. Scott Stenberg, Lakeshore, 106.5 mph (Cat); ATS11X -- 1. Patty Schaeffer, 110.7 mph (Cat); ATS12 -- 1. Dan Rademacher, Brainerd, 112.3 mph (Cat); IS3 _ 1. Cody Maaninger, 85.2 mph, (Merc); IS4 _ 1. Tyler Kulus, Fort Ripley, 97.3 mph (Yam); IS5 _ 1. Jon Otis, Brainerd, 95.2 mph (Cat); 2. Jason Stenberg, Lakeshore, 94.6 mph (Cat); 3. Shawn Andrews, Emily, 85.2 mph (Pol); IS6 _ 1. Ty Lehmann, Nisswa, 99.8 mph (Pol); 2. Jon Otis, 95.9 mph (Cat); IS7 _ 1. Kris Doberstein, 111.6 mph (Cat); IS8 _ 1. Becky Aanlee, 115.8 mph (Pol); IS9 _ 1. Jeff Sullivan, 114.1 mph (Pol); IS10 _ 1. Karl Dierkhising, 110.1 mph (Pol); IS12 _ 1. Doyle Swift, 128.2 mph (Cat); Mike Huhn, Pequot Lakes, 115.2 mph (Cat); VIS1 -- 1. Justin Anderson, Little Falls, 73.1 mph (Pol); 2. Kevin Lepinski, Wadena, 71.8 mph (Pol); Dave Riegert, Little Falls, 71.2 mph (Pol); VIS2 -- 1. Daryl Printz, 77.8 mph (Alouette); Cody Robinson, Wadena, 73.9 mph (Moto Ski); VIS3 -- 1. Joseph Brill, Little Falls, 77.2 mph (Yam); VIS4 -- 1. Dale Romson, Wadena, 87.1 mph (Doo); VIS5 -- 1. Chuck Larson, Nisswa, 50.9 mph (Scorp); MOD1 -- 1. Kelly Larson, Pequot Lakes, 104.7 mph (Rotax); 2. Chuck Larson, 64.2 mph (Pol); MOD2 -- 1. Andy Wagner, International Falls, 123.15 mph; MOD3 -- 1. Andy Wagner, 127.1 mph; Darwin Posterick, Randall, 117.1 mph; MOD4 -- 1. Mark Breneman, Motley, 140.1 mph (Pol); MOD5 -- 1. Brian DePaulis, 152.9 mph; PRO STOCK 2 -- 1. Kurt Mohawk, 143.1 mph (Pol).
Force wins award
John Force made more history Saturday night as the first four-time winner of the Jerry Titus Memorial Award presented each year to the driver earning the most total votes in balloting for auto racing's official All-America Team as selected by the membership of the American Auto Racing Writers, Broadcasters Association.
Winner of 10 consecutive NHRA Funny Car Championships and a record 106 races in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Force broke a tie with former CART and Formula 1 Champion Mario Andretti and Jeff Gordon. Each had won the Titus award three times.
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