Grandstands were filled to capacity Saturday night as 133 cars kicked off the Mighty Ax Nationals at North Central Speedway.
Feature winners received a gold-plated ax with victory lane seeing a few new faces as Jack Peterson, Monte Hall and George Mattson picked up their first NCS feature wins in their respective classes.
The Pure Stock division got the feature part of the program rolling as Jack Peterson paced the field to collect the A feature trophy. Just before halfway, a red flag was waved when Phillip Schmitz experienced a scary moment, spinning underneath the flagman's stand. Phillip walked away from the crash, but the front-end-loader was called out to remove his car from the track.
In the B feature, Mitch Lowe led flag to flag over Trevor Shaw to take home the hardware.
Polesitter George Mattson maintained a two-car lead through six cautions to win his first Wissota Super Stock feature.
The Wissota Street Stock division was next as Jim Derosier led the opening lap of the feature. Mark Johnson grabbed the lead on the second lap and never looked back as he picked up the win.
Monte Hall dominated the Midwest Modified feature to take a trip to victory lane. Dick Peterson was the big mover of the race as he came from a 13th starting spot to record a second-place finish.
Polesitter Dave Mass paced the field of 19 in the Wissota Sprint feature. The-25 lap event saw a limited number of cautions as he avoided contact with a lap car during one of three cautions.
NORTH CENTRAL PURE STOCKS
A Feature - Jack Peterson, Dan Abear, Mark Olson, Scott Dillenburg, Brian Johnson, Louis Wermter, Kelly Kautz, Paul Marohn, Brian Boser, Mike Smude
B Feature - Mitch Lowe, Trevor Shaw, Dennis Johnson, Greg Rolfson, Pete Ryan
Heat 1 - Wermter, Kautz, James Schnitcke, Phillip Schmitz, Monte Tibbetts
Heat 2 - Doug Miller, Abear, Smude, David Read, B. Johnson
Heat 3 - Olson, Peterson, Marohn, Dillenburg, Mike Nelson
Heat 4 - Doug Cyrus, Cory Loidolt, Boser, Mike Curtis, Mark Christensen
WISSOTA STREET STOCKS
Feature - Mark Johnson, Robert Young, Shawn Wageman, Dan Beens, Jim
DeRosier, Donnie Jensen, Donny Thomsen, Matt Bauman, Brad Dwyer, Randy Grams
Heat 1 - Young, Wade Blumke, Beens, Wageman, Jensen
Heat 2 - Kevin Baron, Johnson, Thomsen, Greg Miller, Kevin Jones
Heat 3 - Dwyer, Mark Nielsen, DeRosier, Grams, Greg Klun
WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS
Feature - Monte Hall, Dick Peterson, Troy Jordan, Tony Angrimson, Scott
Blood, Kevin Yeager, Tim Brown, Mike Jones, Scott Lake, Jason Garner
Consolation - Garner, Chris Johnson, Greg Carlson, Larry Menk, Ed Rolfson, Sr
Heat 1 - Rob Layne, Hall, Brad Feierabend, Peterson, Johnson
Heat 2 - Yeager, Donald Wermter, Angrimson, Craig Paul, Kevin Busbey
Heat 3 - Scott Blood, Jones, Lake, JJ Thompson, Carlson
Heat 4 - Jordan, Brown, Dale Mathison, Tyler Hynnes, Garner
WISSOTA SUPER STOCKS
Feature - George Mattson, Luke Hines, Erick Thiesse, Brad Jensen, Kurt
Loftis, Pete Loftis, Ed Jensen, Scot Nelson, Slade Stortz, Jamie Morgan
Consolation -- Nelson, S. Stortz, Tom Hovind, Brad Dwyer, Dick Boje
Heat 1 - Thiesse, Ed Jensen, Don Eischens, P. Loftis, Nelson
Heat 2 - JB Stortz, Morgan, Mattson, K. Loftis, S. Stortz
Heat 3 -B. Jensen, Scott Matis, Tim O'Brien, William Wadeson, Brad Dwyer
Heat 4 - Tom Feierabend, L. Hines, Nick Musel, Pat O'Brien, John Kropuenske
WISSOTA SPRINT CARS
Feature - Loren Langerud, Dave Mass, Jimmy Kouba, Kenny Melanson, John Nelson, Leigh Thomas, Tim Johnson, Chuck Swanson, Tony Grams, Brett Geldner
Dash for Cash -Kouba, Nelson, Thomas, Scott Butz, Dave Becker
Heat 1 - Mass, Butz, Sye Anderson, Geldner, Rick Sorem
Heat 2 - Kouba, Becker, Kenny Melanson, Langerud, Rik Sandberg
Heat 3 - Nelson, Thomas, Greg Nikitenko, Tony Grams, Johnson
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