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Auto Racing Roundup: South Haven driver triumphs at Grove Creek

Jim Higgins drives to first in his ‘1969 Chevy Nova

GROVE CITY — Jim Higgins of South Haven won the final race of the night Sunday at Grove Creek Raceway.

Higgins, driving a 1969 Chevrolet Nova, finished in 6.673 seconds on the one-eighth-mile track to edge Cole Casteel of Minot, N.D. at the two-day $5K at the Creek races this weekend.

$5K at the Creek

JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE (10-12) – (1) Lauren Hess, Spicer, 8.908 seconds, 74.94 mph, 8.90 dial in … (2) Brody Thompson, Nowthen, 8.958, 75.09, 8.92 (red light).
JUNIOR ADVANCED (13-18) – (1) Nick Rademacher, Richmond, 8.457, 77.60, 8.41 … (2) Gabbie Poole, Owatonna, 8.142, 80.10, 7.99.
JUNIOR STREET (13-16) – (1) Anikka Baker, Avon (‘63 Ford Fairlane) 9.519, 75.25, 9.48 … (2) Nash Hooper, Hutchinson (‘95 Chev Camaro) 9.393, 75.90, 9.40 (break out).
STREET ELIMINATOR – (1) Jacob Vickroy, Clearwater (‘83 Chev Camaro) 8.184, 87.09, 8.19 (break out) … (2) Jack Anderson, Holdingford (‘77 Chev) 8.772, 80.22, 8.79 (break out).
PRO STREET – (1) Rick Reasor, Lake Crystal (‘78 Chev Malibu) 6.705, 102.21, 6.70 … Bryan Funk, Grand Forks, N.D., (‘73 Plymouth Baracuda) 7.307, 95.84, 7.30.
SUPER QUICK – (1) Paul Owen, Foley (‘65 Ford Mustang) 8.867, 81.66, 8.85 … (2) Tom Poole, Rosemount (‘90 Ford Mustang) 6.381, 99.40, 6.40 (break out).
SUPER BIKE/SLED – (1) John Handrahan, Lindstrom 6.563, 105.25, 6.53 … (2) Andy Hooper, Hutchinson, 6.219, 107.83, 6.16 (red light)
PRO ET (B2) – (1) Cole Casteel, Minot, N.D. (‘94 GMC Sonoma) 6.405, 108.10, 6.39 … (2) Steve Stockton, Menomonie, Wis. (‘71 Chev Vega) 5.832, 116.06, 5.84 (break out)
SUPER PRO (B1) – (1) Jim Higgins, South Haven (‘69 Chev Nova) 6.671, 105.86, 6.67 … (2) Anthony Bignell, Eau Claire, Wis. (‘14 American Dragster) 4.857, 143.61, 4.86 (break out).
COMBO – (1) Jim Higgins, South Haven (‘69 Chev Nova) 6.673, 105.78, 6.67 … (2) Cole Casteel, Minot, N.d. (‘94 GMC Sonoma) 6.394, 106.37, 6.40 (break out).

Late Saturday
Wisconsin man wins

Steve Roehrs of Fredric, Wis., on the final drag race late Saturday at Grove Creek Raceway.

Driving a 1982 Chevrolet Camaro, Roehrs captured the Combo Division title with a time of 6.462 seconds to beat Jason Charlton of Grand Rapids. Charlton was driving a ‘74 Chevrolet Nova and had a time of 7.164.

Grove Creek Raceway
JUNIOR NOVICE (5-9) – (1) Colin Songas, Stacy, 11.983 seconds, 53.57 mph, 11.90 dial in … (2) Evan Songas, Stacy, 13.468, 46.82, 13.25.
JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE (10-12) – (1) Jack Madison, Inver Grove Heights, 8.966, 73.95, 8.92 … (2) Samantha Handrahan, Lindstrom, 12.082, 54.70, 11.80.
JUNIOR ADVANCED (13-18) – (1) Gabbie Poole, Owatonna, 7.986, 82.02, 8.00 … (2) Ellie Birr, Avon, 7.911, 85.35, 7.90 (red light)
JUNIOR STREET – (1) Gabbie Poole, Watonna (‘14 Ford Escape) 10.194, 69.52, 10.36 … (2) Hailee Tompkins, Stillwater (‘16 Hyundai Sonata) 11.104, 66.48, 11.03 (red light)
STREET ELIMINATOR – (1) Dragr Monson, Gorton, S.D., (‘06 Ford Mustang), 8.783, 76.96, 8.75 … (2) Albin Braun, Willmar (‘55 Chevy) … 8.024, 86.66, 8.00.
PRO STREET – (1) Bill Mason, Kasota (‘74 Pontiac Firebird) 6.663, 102.67, 6.65 … (2) Dan Butler, Fargo, N.D., (‘70 Chevrolet Camaro) 7.591, 92.06, 7.57.
SUPER QUICK – (1) Ken Drauna, Zimmerman (‘82 Chevrolet Chevette) 6.402 … (2) Kevin Sand, Cambridge (‘82 Chevrolet Camaro) 7.321, 99.90, 7.32 (red light)
SUPER BIKE/SLED – (1) Ben Birr, Avon … 6.190, 117.70, 6.15 … (2) Joseph Handrahan, Linstrom, 7.900, 86.35, 7.95 (break out)
PRO ET – (1) Steve Roehers, Frederic, Wis. (‘82 Chevy Camaro) 6.458, 112.21, 6.45 … (2) Butch Belair, Princeton (‘87 Chevrolet S-10) 6.858, 101.57, 6.86 (break out)
SUPER PRO (B1) – (1) Jason Charlton, Grand Rapids (‘74 Chev Nova) 6.574, 105.61, 6.57 … (2) Jeff Rue, Waverly (‘62 Chev Impala) 6.204, 113.22, 6.21 (break out)
COMBO – (1) Steve Roehrs, Frederic, Wis. (‘82 Chevy Camaro) 6.462, 109.49, 6.45 … (2) Jason Charlton, Grand Rapids (‘74 Chev Nova) 7.164, 73.99, 6.57 (red light).

Atwater man takes A feature

Brayden Hedtke of Atwater won the A Feature in the WISSOTA Super Stock class Saturday night at Madison Speedway.

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He beat Jeff Flaten of Hancock, who took second, and Ryan Flaten of Madison, who finished third.

Madison Speedway

Madison Pure Stocks
A FEATURE 1 – (1) Ethan Beckler, Granite Falls … (2) Ron Hawkinson, Chokio … (3) Josh Grinager, Clarkfield.
HEAT 1 – (1) Hawkinson … (2) Jared Kelm, Murdock … (3) Jordan Frericks, Grove City.
HEAT 2 – (1) Tad Peterson, Dawson … (2) Beckler … (3) Michael Brockman, Echo.
Limited Late Models
A FEATURE 1 – (1) Brady Mellendorf, Brandt, S.D. .... (2) Keith Konold, Brandt, S.D. … (3) kris Wilke, Porter.
HEAT 1 – (1) Ryan Bjerke, Clear Lake, S.D. … (2) Kyle Jensen, Brookings, S.D. … (3) Tony Croninger, Watertown, S.D.
HEAT 2 – (1) Brad Staples, Herman … (2) Mellendorf … (3) K. Konold.
WISSOTA Hornet
A FEATURE 1 – (1) Dustin Miller, Boyd … (2) Payton Asche, Granite Falls … (3) Cory Wasmund, Boyd.
HEAT 1 – (1) Asche … (2) Miller … (3) Steve Christians, Montevideo.
HEAT 2 – (1) Brock Kalith, Marshall … (2) Cory Wasmund, Boyd … (3) Brent Engler, Barrett.
WISSOTA Midwest Mods
A FEATURE 1 – (1) Tony Croninger, Watertown, S.D. … (2) Derek Rieck, Ortonville … 93) Josh Backman, Alberta.
HEAT 1 – (1) Rieck … (2) Tim Kanten, Milan … (3) Lindsey Hansen, Fargo, N.D.
HEAT 2 – (1) Jon Starnes, Montrose … (2) Darren Engesser, Gary, S.D. … (3) Josh Backman, Alberta.
WISSOTA Modifieds
A FEATURE 1 – (1) Brian Haben, Appleton … (2) Troy Berends, Montevideo … (3) Jason Anderson, Canby.
HEAT 1 – (1) Haben … (2) Tony Konold, Clear Lake, S.D. …. (3) Jon Tollakson, Montevideo.
WISSOTA Street Stock
A FEATURE 1 – (1) Maria Broksieck, Goodwin, S.D. … (2) Eric Riley, Morris … (3) Mike Jans, Clarkfield.
HEAT 1 – (1) Kyle Dykhoff, Starbuck … (2) Mike Jans, Clarkfield … (3) Russell Carlson, Montevideo.
HEAT 2 – (1) Josh Long, Canby … (2) Dean Nething, Wood Lake … (3) Taylor Garberich, Maynard.
WISSOTA Super Stock
A FEATURE 1 – (1) Brayden Hedtke, Atwater … (2) Jeff Flaten, Hancock … (3) Ryan Flaten, Madison.
HEAT 1 – (1) Hedtke … (2) Corey Elward, Mitchell, S.D. … (3) J. Flatten.
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