The racing action on a hot Saturday night made it even hotter at North Central Motor Speedway.
Brainerd's George Mattsen tamed the heat and his field of cars in the B-Modified class, winning his heat and the feature to pick up the clean sweep.
Mattsen had his hands full in the feature as Nick Musel and Trevor Stewart were knocking on the door. Mattsen was able to hold them off for the win as Musel came in a close second with Stewart third.
Steve Eide won his Modified heat with Musel finishing second and Dan Milliron third. Gary Walton was the winner of his heat, holding off Troy Jordan and John Thompson. Shawn Fletcher won the fourth and final heat with Stewart and Sye Anderson finishing right behind.
The B-Feature for the Mods was won by Billy Joe Meyer with Chuck Chelser in second place and Pete Hines sealing the third spot.
The popular and growing Pure Stock class saw Mark Olson take the checkered flag in the feature. He battled up front with Chad Jillson and Tom Segler who finished second and third, respectively. Olson came in third in his heat as Mike Japp took the win and Gregg Japp finished second.
Travis Wermter, who leads the Pures in the point standings, won his heat as he pulled away from second-place finisher Corey Loidolt and Dustin Lof. Rob Johnson won his heat with Kevin Baron and Monte Hall coming in second and third. Chad Schwegel finished ahead of Louis Wermter to win his heat.
Kevin Jones ran away with the B-Feature for the Pures with Brian Jones finishing second and Tony Loberg taking third place.
Being fast and starting in the front will give any driver a big advantage to race for a win and that's exactly what Shawn Wageman had in the Street Stock feature. He started outside pole position and ran away with the win. Kurt Plante chased in second and Mike Chamblis sealed up the third spot.
Wageman finished second in his heat as Brad Jensen held on to take first with Todd Rizer in third. Brad's older brother' Donny Jensen, in his first season, also won his heat as he pulled away from Plante and Chamblis who finished second and third as they did in the feature. Charlie Beens took first in his heat with Donny Thomsen and Don Willard rounding out the top three.
Al Bauman won the consolation race for the streets as veteran Wayne Wooden followed in second and rookie Mark Johnson finished third.
Rick Sweet and Ed Jensen excited the crowd with side by side racing in the feature for Super Stocks.
Jensen held the lead for five laps as Sweet was charging hard and battling with Tim Johnson. Sweet was able to get by Johnson and began to work on Jensen. Jensen held the low side and Sweet was forced to take the high side. That seemed to work for Sweet as he hooked up and was able to squeeze by Jensen and hold on for the win. Dave Mass passed through the field to finish second.
Heat 1:Travis Wermter (Brainerd), Corey Loidolt (Pierz), Dustin Lof (Merrifield)
Heat 2:Rob Johnson (Garrison), Kevin Baron (Brainerd), Monte Hall (Aitkin)
Heat 3:Chad Schwegel (Brainerd), Louis Wermter (Pillager), Jim Wakefield (Brainerd)
Heat 4:Mike Japp (Brainerd), Greg Klun (Crosby), Mark Olson (Brainerd)
B-Feature:Kevin Jones (Brainerd), Brian Johnson (Brainerd), Tony Loberg (Pequot Lakes)
Feature:Olson, Chad Jillson (Brainerd), Tom Segler (Brainerd)
Heat 1:Brad Jensen (Brainerd), Shawn Wageman (Pine River), Todd Rizer (Garrison)
Heat 2:Donnie Jensen (Brainerd), Kurt Plante (Fort Ripley) Mike Chambliss (Ramsey)
Heat 3:Charlie Beens (Emily), Donny Thomsen (Baxter), Don Willard (Brainerd)
Consolation:Al Bauman (Pine River), Wayne Wooden (Brainerd), Mark Johnson (Brainerd)
Feature:Wageman, Plante, Chambliss
Heat 1:Steve Eide (Brainerd), Nick Musel (Brainerd), Dan Milliron (Cambridge)
Heat 2:Gary Walton (Baxter), Troy Jordan (Brainerd), John Thompson (Brainerd)
Heat 3:George Mattson (Brainerd), Chuck Olson (Coon Rapids), Mike Jones (Onamia)
Heat 4:Shawn Fletcher (Brainerd), Trevor Stewart (St. Cloud), Sye Anderson (Brainerd)
B-Feature:Bill Joe Meyer (Princeton), Chuck Chesler (St. Francis), Pete Hines (Brainerd)
Feature:Mattson, Musel, Stewart
Heat 1:Tim Sweet (Brainerd), Kurt Loftis (Pillager), Greg Boje (Ramsey)
Heat 2:Ed Jensen (Brainerd), Tim Johnson (Brainerd), Rick Sweet (Baxter)
Feature:R. Sweet, Jensen, Dave Mass (Brainerd)
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