Johnson tops Wildung at Viking Fall Classic
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (Oct. 13) — Outside front-row starter Zach Johnson of Kensington, Minn., raced to a $4,000 victory Saturday at Viking Speedway’s Shaw Trucking Fall Classic. Johnson, who also won the race in 2008, beat track champion and polesitter Jeff Wildung of Nassau, Minn., to the checkers. | Slideshow
Lance Matthees of Winona, Minn., was third in the WISSOTA-sanctioned event while Cody Skytland of Fargo, N.D., and Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., rounded out the top five.
Notes: Johnson’s Pierce Race Car is sponsored by Midwest Grain Systems and Elite Shock Services. ... Johnson notched his fourth Late Model victory of the season at Viking. ... Sixteen of 27 starters were running at the finish. ... Caley Emerson of Grand Rapids, Minn., came from his 14th starting spot to finish eighth.
Viking Fall Classic: (1) Zach Johnson, (2) Jeff Wildung, (3) Lance Matthees, (4) Cody Skytland, (5) Pat Doar, (6) Adam Hensel, (7) Brad Seng, (8) Caley Emerson, (9) Shawn Kirwin, (10) Steve Laursen, (11) Danny Bayer, (12) Shaun Peterson, (13) Harry Hanson, (14) Don Shaw, (15) Clarence Washburn, (16) Steve Anderson, (17) Rick Nelson, (18) Paul Mueller, (19) Rick Schroeder, (20) Marshall Fegers, (21) Dave Mass, (22) Shane Edington, (23) Justin Fegers, (24) Jeremy Keller, (25) Scott Greer, (26) Corey Nelson, (27) John Kaanta. Heat race winners (among 27 cars): Matthees, Johnson, Doar. Consolation winner: Hanson.