Deer Creek Speedway
Mahder repels Matthees for Deer Creek victory
SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (July 3) — Fourth-starting Chad Mahder of Eau Claire, Wis., overtook polesitter Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., on the 17th lap and led the rest of the 40-lapper at Deer Creek Speedway for his second career Dart Challenge Series victory.
Lance Matthees of Winona, Minn., took second from Doar on the 23rd lap and pressured Mahder amid traffic late in the race, but the leader pulled away at the finish for a victory on the WISSOTA-sanctioned tour. Matthees settled for second with Kyle Peterlin of Hibbing, Minn., in third. Doar was fourth and Travis Budisalovich of Cottage Grove, Minn., was fifth. Outside front-row starter Jake Hartung of Elmwood, Minn., fell out of the top five after 10 laps and ended up eighth.
Notes: Mahder’s is sponsored by Bullpen Sports Bar. ... His previous series victory came Aug. 22, 2007, at Rice Lake (Wis.) Speedway. ... Keith Foss rallied from 22nd to finish ninth for the $100 hard charger award from Lou Fegers Racing. ... Kyle Peterlin picked up a $250 Keizer Wheels certificate. ... The event drew 141 race cars among six divisions. ... Among drivers failing to make the Late Model feature: Nick Herrick, Eric Pember, Cory Mahder, Darryn Waldo, Ed Kirchoff, Jim Bruggeman, Brad Waits and Nick Anvelink. ... Sunday’s Dart Challenge event at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, Wis., was rained out. ... Deer Creek hosts a $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model Series event on Wednesday.
Dart Challenge @ Deer Creek: (1) Chad Mahder, (2) Lance Matthees, (3) Kyle Peterlin, (4) Pat Doar, (5) Travis Budisalovich, (6) Adam Hensel, (7) Kyle Jumbeck, (8) Jake Hartung, (9) Keith Foss, (10) Don Shaw, (11) Brent Larson, (12) Paul Parker, (13) Jake Redetzke, (14) John Kaanta, (15) John Bey, (16) Nick Beyenhof, (17) Kelly Anderson, (18) Eddie Kirchoff, (19) Ricky Weiss, (20) Rick Hanestad, (21) Joel Cryderman, (22) Nick Kramer, (23) Steve Laursen, (24) Doug Herrick, (25) Don Copp. Heat race winners (among 44 cars): Doar, Matthees, Budisalovich, Peterlin. Dash winner: Doar. Consolation winners: Hanestad, Redetzke.