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Beautiful Friday Night for Racing at Chateau Speedway

September 15, 2023  |  by Matthew Grage

Kylie Kath won the French’s Repair A-Mod feature.

Kylie Kath won the French’s Repair A-Mod feature.

Rains earlier in the day gave way to a beautiful fall night for racing at Chateau Speedway in Lansing, Minn. Six classes of cars once again took to The Track for the fifth time in this abbreviated season which didn’t get underway until mid-August.

Just two cautions flew during a fast-paced set of heats. However the start of the features did not go as smooth as three cautions waved before the first lap of the first feature was completed.

The Power 96 Hobby Stocks had a hard time getting there feature going but once they got past the flurry of cautions they ran clean for all 15 laps. Jack Maas of Faribault came off the outside of the front row and lead flag to flag for his first feature win of the season at The Track.

Jack Paulson of Morristown and Brady of Krohnberg of Walters stuck close but had nothing for him. Krohnberg along with Dustin Doughty of Hudson Wisconsin had the heat wins.

Jayden Larson of Mankato won a caution-filled Double M Transport B-Mod feature in his first visit to the track this season. He also claimed a heat win, giving him a sweep for the evening.

Kevin Johnson of Adams, who also scored a heat win came home in second. The other heat win went to Michael Meyer of New Richland.

There was a short field of Manke’s Outdoor Equipment Hornets with Mike Chadderdon of Faribault claiming his second feature win of the season in a caution-free main event. Daniel Knish of Kilkenny took the lone heat win.

Things got wild in the Hanson Tire Midwest Modified feature event. Josh Mattick of Rose Creek took the early lead and was into lapped traffic in just five laps.

The top three cars—Mattick, Christopher Deno of Kasson and Kobie Kath of Owatonna—came into a group of about four cars at the back of the field and the chaos led to Mattick getting his nose stuffed in the wall while Deno made it into the infield, Kath got torn up, and amongst the lapped cars Greg Nelson of Hayfield ended up on his roof.

When it was sorted out Mattick and Deno wee able to continue but Kath could not. Mattick went on to score the win over Christopher for his first feature win of the year and a sweep as well as he also had a heat win. The other heat winner was Jeremy Misgen of New Richland.

Lapped traffic was also a factor in the French’s Repair A-Mod feature. Kylie Kath of Claremont jumped from the first row to the lead on the first lap. Five laps in he was lapping cars.

Ryan Wetzstein of West Concord had worked his way up to second as they came up on the back of the field. Wetzstein cut to the bottom of the track and went three wide with Kath and a lapped car and moved to the lead on lap eight.

It looked like he was going to check out but he had his own trouble late in the race with a slower car and Kath moved back up on him and went back to the front with two laps to go.

Kylie, who has had many feature wins at the track in other classes, parked his car in victory lane for the first time in his A-Mod at Chateau. The class was one of three that had caution-free features. Brian Albrecht of Winona and Steve Wetzstein of West Concord took the heat wins.

Daniel Eckblad of St. Peter was making his first visit of the year to the track in the Skjeveland Enterprises Stock Car Class and he made it a successful one. He took the lone heat win as well as claiming the feature as he held of Chris Toot of Albert Lea in a caution-free main event.

The final night of regular race action will be next Friday night with the “Stock Car Shootout” with the $1,000 top prize out there for what should be a great field of cars for the night. Several sponsors have teamed up for the nights action with lots of contingency sponsorships on the line as well.

Joining the program next week will be the Chateau Hornets, Hobby Stocks and B-Mods. All classes will once again be unsanctioned. The Track also will be hosting an Enduro with SMP Promotions on Saturday, Oct. 7, with Full Size and Compacts competing.