Matthees grabs Dart Challenge victory at Gallatin
BELGRADE, Mont. (July 30) — Two-time and reigning series champion Lance Matthees of Winona, Minn., captured Friday’s Dart Challenge Series feature at Gallatin Speedway. Matthees, who started third, earned $3,000 for the middle race of a three-event Western swing for his eighth career victory on the WISSOTA-rules tour.
Third-row starters Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., and Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn., finished second and third on a night when weather threatened the action, forcing officials to skip the scheduled dash event at the 3/10-mile oval.
Polesitter Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, Wis., was fourth and Eddie Kirchoff of Gillette, Wyo., was fifth. The series heads to Kirchoff’s home track of Gillette Thunder Speedway on Saturday.
Dart Challenge @ Gallatin: (1) Lance Matthees, (2) Pat Doar, (3) Don Shaw, (4) Jake Redetzke, (5) Eddie Kirchoff, (6) Curt Gelling, (7) Brian Diede, (8) John Kaanta, (9) John Bey, (10) David McDonald, (11) Kelly Hample, (12) Dan Henrikson, (13) Jim Zaremski, (14) Chad Becker, (15) Paul Mueller, (16) Darryn Waldo, (17) Russell Wolfe, (18) Josh Adams, (19) Rich Herman II, (20) Jason George, (21) John Lighthizer, (22) Jody Kropp, (23) Scott Anderson, (24) Ed Kirchoff. Heat race winners (among 29 cars): Redetzke, Shaw, Kaanta.