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Perfect Night for Racing at Chateau Speedway

August 25, 2023  |  by Matthew Grage

With a week of scorching heat in the 90’s and 100’s behind them Chateau Speedway race fans and drivers enjoyed temperatures back into the lower 80’s at race time and sitting in the 70’s for much of the night as they took in the action. Another outstanding field of cars filled the pits for the recently restarted action at Lansing and fans filled up the stands to see the second full night of racing. The cooler weather, along with a little rain overnight into Friday morning made it easier for crews to get the track ready for the night.

With the great track conditions drivers ran through a caution free set of heats and were slowed by just six cautions during the six feature races with three of the features going caution free.

The feature with the roughest go of the night was the Hanson Tire WISSOTA Midwest Modified which had three of the six cautions of the night fall during there main event. When all was said and done it was Kadden Kath of Ellendale taking his second straight feature win as he out ran Greg Pfeifer Junior of Austin and Tony Bloom of Grand Meadow to the checkers. Pfeifer along with Ryan Goergen of Stacyville Iowa grabbed the classes heat wins.

Two cautions slowed the action but not Steve Wetzstein of West Concord as he roared his way to the Feature win in the French’s Repair USRA A Mod Class. Steve came out of row two to pass last weeks feature winner Joe Ludeman of Grand Meadow for the lead on lap two and never looked back. Kylie Kath of Claremont our hustled Ludeman for second. Steve also grabbed a heat win on the night giving him a sweep for the evening while Darwyn Karau of Kasson came out on top in the other heat for the class.

Power 96 USRA Hobby Stocks were slowed by just one brief caution in there main event when a car stalled on the track late. The win went to Scott Spilde of Cresco Iowa. Scott worked out of row four and made quick work of getting to the front as he marched forward in just four laps. Last weeks feature winner Brady Krohnberg of Walters came home second ahead of Jack Paulson of Morristown. Paulson and Andy Krohnberg of Walters grabbed heat wins for the Hobby Stocks.

Zach Elward of Hayfield lead flag to flag in a caution free Double M Transport USRA B Mod main event as he took advantage of a front row start. Last weeks feature winner Kevin Johnson of Adams came home in second as he and Alex Zwanzinger of Waukon Iowa put on a good show for the spot. Heat winners for the class were Mark Noble of Blooming Prairie and Michael Johnson of Rose Creek.

Skjeveland Sanitation USRA Stock Cars ran a caution free night with Blake Adams of McIntire Iowa grabbing the feature win ahead of last years point champion Travis Shipman of Mason City Iowa. Jason Newkirk of Austin who took home the classes lone heat win came home third in the main event.

Also having a caution free night were the Manke’s Outdoor Equipment Chateau Hornets with 3 drivers from Red Wing taking the classes three wins. Shawn Poston took home the feature win with Maison Poston and Brian Schott grabbing the heat wins.

Racing action will resume next Friday Night n the abrivieated season. It was announced Friday night that acing, which was scheduled to go up thru September 15th has been extended by another week. A big “Stock Car Shootout has been added to the schedule for September 22nd with the non sanctioned Stock Cars racing for a $1000 to win purse. The Track has been running non sanctioned since reopening two weeks ago and has been basing rules off of their usual sanctioning bodies, however are allowing other sanctioning bodies cars to run in their similar classes. Numerous sponsors have teamed up for the Stock Car Shootout show which will also include the Non-Sanctioned WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, USRA Hobby Stocks, and Chateau Hornets.