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KRA Racing: Gordon, Haben, Simar pack leaders at KRA Speedway

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Nick Simar of Willmar won the Hobby Stock feature at KRA Speedway in Willmar on Thursday to inch his way up to the top of the season points standings.

WILLMAR -- Fresh off the family farm outside Murdock, Modified points leader Andy Gordon plowed his way from the middle of the pack to the front and outbattled Ryan Canon for the checkered to win the 20-lap feature on Thursday evening at the races held at KRA Speedway on the Kandiyohi County fairgrounds.

Gordon started fourth row outside but quickly worked his up to challenge Canon, the Willmar native who lives in Clearwater. The two were wheel-to-wheel or nose-to-tail the rest of the way with Gordon protecting a slight lead the last seven laps. All 13 starters finished.

The Midwest Mods main ran 15 cards with Brian Haben of Holloway first to the flag followed by Denis Czech of Sauk Rapids and Jason Vejtruba of Atwater. The Haben/Czech 1-2 finish is the reverse of their finish the previous week at the KRA Speedway.

Nick Simar of Willmar in car 55 pulled away from the field to win the Hobby Stock main. Mike Flickinger took second. Those two are battling with Chris Isdahl for the top perch in points. Isdahl followed third-place Adam Thompson to the grandstand finish this time.

Other trophy winners were Jameson Sietsema in Hornets, Jamie Flickinger in Mod-4s, Dan Gullikson in Super Stocks and Keith Tourville in Street.

HORNETS -- Feature: 1. Jameson Sietsema, Willmar 2. John Schmitz, Litchfield 3. Rhonda Lee, Spicer 4. Carl Duininck, Willmar

HOBBY STOCK -- Feature: 1. Nick Simar, Willmar 2. Mike Flickinger, Kandiyohi 3. Adam Thompson, Willmar 4. Chris Isdal, Spicer 5. Jed Muller, Willmar 6. Taylor Willms, Willmar 7. Kegan Ahlquist, Pennock 8. Matt Fester, Atwater 9. Forest Foster, Pennock

MIDWEST MODIFIEDS -- Feature: 1. Brian Haben, Holloway 2. Denis Czech, Sauk Raids 3. Jason Vejtruba, Atwater 4. Ben Godbee, Pennock 5. Ryhan Buer, Atwater 6, Kurt Deters, Sauk Center 7. Jason Hoffman, Villard 8. Steve Beach, New London 9. Jon Olmscheid, Elrosa 10. Josh Dragt, Willmar 11. Shawn Fernkes, Pennock 12. Ryan Schleusner, Hector 13. Dustin Auld, Greenfield 14. Tony Condit, Austin 15. Randy Laage, Brooten

MODIFIEDS -- Feature: 1. Andrew Gordon, Murdock 2. Ryan Canon, Clearwater 3. Danny Bayer, Elrosa 4. Matt Weisman, South Haven 5. Don Eischens, Richmond 6. Keith Tourville, Dairyland 7. Zach Schultz, Grove City 8. Mike Storck, Morris 9. Brnaond Nelson, New London 10. Kyle Koehntop, Morris 11. Phhil Braun, Danube 12. Curtis Newberg, Willmar 13. Peter Loecken, Roscoe

MOD-FOURS -- Feature: 1. Jamie Flickinger, New London (2) Dustin Zieske, Willmar 3. Dean Larson, Pennock 4. Justin Schneider, Willmar 5. Shawn Fernkes, Pennock 6. Tyler Larson, Pennock 7. Adam Olson, Willmar 8. Dan Lorensen, Willmar 9. Ryan Buer, Willmar

SUPER STOCK -- Feature: 1. Dan Gullickson, Stacy 2. Jeff Flaten, Hancock 3. Gary Husemann, Litchfield 4. Chris Slinden, Cokato 5. Travis Forcier, Darwin 6. Rocky Yeats, Alexandria 7. Bruce Labs, Grove City 8. Jay Hedtke, Grove City

STREET STOCK -- Feature: 1. Keith Tourville, Dairyland, Wis 2. Josh Fredeen, Willmar 3. Justin Vogel, Brooten 4. Adam Prieve, Litchfield 5. Rick Nelson, Litchfield 6. Scott Stafford, Grove City 7. Nick Steinhaus, Litchfield 8. Jake Huston, Benson 9. Andrew Hedtke, Grove City