Dakota State Fair Speedway
Diede pockets $3,000 for hometown Dart victory
HURON, S.D. (July 9) — Hometown driver Brian Diede grabbed his second career Dart Challenge Series victory Saturday at Dakota State Fair Speedway, earning $3,000 on the WISSOTA-sanctioned tour as he continued a hot streak at his home track.
Diede grabbed the lead from Marshall Fegers just before the halfway point and went on to his his fifth victory of the season and third in a row at the 3/8-mile oval.
Adam Hensel of Barron, Wis., finished second in the 25-car field with Justin Fegers of Mound, Minn., advancing from his 12th starting spot for third. Second-row starters Lance Matthees of Winona, Min.., and Zach Johnson of Kensington, Minn., rounded out the top five. | Slideshow
Series points leader Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, Wis., finished seventh. Marshall Fegers was carhged with a caution on the white flag while battling for second with Hensel and was sent to the tail; he ended up 17th.
Notes: Diede's Rocket Chassis from Trace Racing is powered by a Tesar Engineering powerplant and sponsored by Precision Auto Body Design and Dietz Lawn Care. ... Diede's previous series victory came last season at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. ... Eighteen of 25 starters were running at the finish. ... Eric Breeschoten was on the move but pulled out with an overheating powerplant. ... Although Scott Anderson was light at the scales after the consolation race, he got a provisional for the main event worth $500. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Chad Becker and David McDonald. ... The Dart Challenge Series remains in South Dakota for its next two events July 14-15 at Casino Speedway in Watertown and Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen.
Dart Challenge Series @ Dakota State Fair: (1) Brian Diede, (2) Adam Hensel, (3) Justin Fegers, (4) Lance Matthees, (5) Zach Johnson, (6) Jeff Wildung, (7) Kent Arment, (8) Jake Redetzke, (9) Chad Williamson, (10) Corey Seckerson, (11) Jeremy Keller, (12) John Kaanta, (13) John Bey, (14) Mike Stadel, (15) Josch Skorczewski, (16) Scott Anderson, (17) Marshall Fegers, (18) Lance Beebe, (19) Chad Chenoweth, (20) Jordan Heiman, (21) Jason Fritzsche, (22) Eric Breeschoten, (23) Rick Goth, (24) Curt Gelling, (25) Corey Nelson. Heat race winners (among 31 cars): Diede, Johnson, Gelling, Hensel. Consolation winner: Nelson. Provisional starter: Anderson.