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Grand Rapids Speedway

Provinzino grabs $2,000 at Grand Rapids

July 22, 2011, 7:48 am
From series reports
Jeff Provinzino celebrates his $2,000 payday. (crpphotos.com)
Jeff Provinzino celebrates his $2,000 payday. (crpphotos.com)

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (July 21) — Starting outside the front row, Jeff Provinzino of Hibbing, Minn., led all 40 laps Thursday at Grand Rapids Speedway for his third career victory on the Dart Challenge Series for WISSOTA Late Models.

Provinzino, whose last series victory came three seasons ago, earned $2,000 as the tour capped a midweek tripleheader. | Photos

Polesitter Steve Laursen of Cumberland, Wis., finished second followed by A.J. Diemel of Navarino, Wis., Doug Herrick of West Concord, Minn., and Justin Fegers of Mound, Minn. Series points leader Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, Wis., was sixth and third-starting Joel Cryderman of Thunder Bay, Ontario, who ran among the leaders early in the race, was seventh.

Two cautions slowed the race, both on the second lap for separate spins by Cory Jorgenson and Kyle Peterlin.

Notes: Provinzino's No. 28 is sponsored by Safe Floors, Joe Provo Race Wear, Dave Walters Homes and Provinzino Race Cars. ... His previous series victory was July 1, 2008, in Superior, Wis. ... Jake Redektze has 663 points to lead the series over Adam Hensel (625) and John Kaanta (618), who slipped out of the second spot with his 12th-place finish. ... Redetzke earned the Lou Fegers Racing Equipment Hard Charger honors for his 14th-to-sixth run. ... The three-race stretch leads drivers to the $10,000-to-win Governor's Cup on Friday and Saturday at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway, and event that's not part of the tour. ... Two more series races remain on Aug. 17 at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., and Sept. 3 at Hibbing.

Dart Challenge @ Grand Rapids: (1) Jeff Provinzino, (2) Steve Laursen, (3) A)J) Diemel, (4) Doug Herrick, (5) Justin Fegers, (6) Jake Redetzke, (7) Joel Cryderman, (8) Adam Hensel, (9) Eric Bresschoten, (10) Lance Matthees, (11) Marshall Fegers, (12) John Kaanta, (13) Tommy Waseleski Jr), (14) Kevin Carlson, (15) Roger Paolo, (16) Tim Carlson, (17) Todd Frank, (18) George Ledin Jr), (19) Jay Kinter, (20) Joey Ogston, (21) Cory Jorgensen, (22) Harry Hanson, (23) Mark Heinle, (24) Kyle Peterlin. Heat race winners: (among 24 cars): J. Fegers, Provinzino, Matthees.

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