Brown County Speedway
Mars rumbles to $5,000 victory at Brown County
ABERDEEN, S.D. (July 16) — Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., overtook polesitter Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., on the 19th lap and led the rest of the 55-lap Dacotah Rumble. The WISSOTA-sanctioned special paid $5,000 as Mars lapped all but eight competitors. | Slideshow
Steve Laursen of Cumberland, Wis., finished second followed by Marshall Fegers of Mound, Minn., Doar and John Kaanta of Elk Mound, Wis. Outside front-row starter Lance Matthees of Winona, Minn., spun on the first lap and ended up 15th.
Doar took off at the outset with Mars on his heels. Kaanta and Laursen battled for third before Laursen secured the position on lap eight. By lap nine, Corey Seckerson — who recorded the fastest lap of the night — reached the fourth spot.
Leaders and lappers got mixed up on lap 15 and it only took Mars four laps after that to get around Doar and into the lead. After that, there was no catching Mars, who weaved in and out of cars as if it were easy, continually putting distance between himself and the second-running Laursen.
The real race that took place was between Seckerson, Doar and Kaanta, who swapped spots for nearly 10 laps.
By the time lap 43 rolled around, Fegers had roared into the third spot with Doar and Kaanta running behind him. But it was all Mars at the finish to cap the two-race weekend.
Notes: Mars drives an MB Customs car with a Pro Power engine and sponsorship from Deppe Enterprises, T.L Sinz Plumbing and Keyes Chevytown. ... Justin Fegers won Friday's opener, earning $3,000 for his Dart Challenge Series victory. ... Saturday's race wasn't part of the tour. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Josh Skorczewski, Paul Mueller Curt Gelling, Mark Abeln, Mike Stadel, Pat Weisgram, Scott Olson, Jason Fritzsche and Brian Diede.
Dacotah Rumble: (1) Jimmy Mars, (2) Steve Laursen, (3) Marshall Fegers, (4) Pat Doar, (5) John Kaanta, (6) Corey Seckerson, (7) Jeff Provinzino, (8) David McDonald, (9) Joel Cryderman, (10) Eric Breeschoten, (11) Chad Becker, (12) Jeff Wildung, (13) Zach Johnson, (14) Justin Fegers, (15) Lance Matthees, (16) Scott Ward, (17) Don Shaw, (18) Mike Balcaen, (19) Kent Arment, (20) Tony Leiker, (21) Seth Brede, (22) John Bey, (23) Jeremy Keller, (24) Corey Nelson. Heat race winners (among 43 cars: Matthees, M. Fegers, Seckerson, Laursen. Consolation winners: Brede, Shaw.