Red Cedar Speedway
Jake Redetzke lands pole at Punky Manor Memorial
By Ed ReichertDirtonDirt.com correspondent
MENOMONIE, Wis. (Sept. 24) — Jake Redetkze of Eau Claire, Wis., earned the pole position Friday at Red Cedar Speedway for the WISSOTA-sanctioned Late Model portion of the 31st annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions.
Redetzke won the dash to earn the top spot in Saturday's main event while Justin Fegers of Mound, Minn., will start alongside in row one. Brent Larson of Lake Elmo, Minn., joined those drivers as another heat race winner at the third-mile oval. | Slideshow
The $4,000-to-win event honors Neil “Punky” Manor Jr., a Late Model champion at area tracks who was killed in a highway accident.
Notes: The event is sponsored by Bill’s Distributing and Tim’s Automotive Machine ... Prelims were held under sullen gray skies on a cold, windswept night in west-central Wisconsin. ... Four divisions drew 134 race cars. ... Saturday's feature events are scheduled for 6 p.m.
Heat race winners
First heat: Brent Larson, Chad Mahder, John Kaanta, Marshall Fegers, Justin Ritchie, Lance Matthees, Mike Prochnow, Kelly Anderson, Rick Egersdorf, Cory Mahder.
Second heat: Justin Fegers, Ron Berna, Kerry Hanson, Rick Hanestad, Scott Gilberts, Nick Anvelink, Jake Hartung, Terry Anvelink, Chris Oertel
Third heat: Jake Redetzke, A.J. Diemel, Jimmy Mars, Ashley Anderson, Greg Nippoldt, Troy Springborn, M.J. McBride, Todd Frank, Kyle Jumbeck.