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September 10
Wilmot Raceway,
Wilmot, WI
Sanction: Wabam Dirt Kings Tour (Wildman Watson Classic) - $1,250
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated September 12, 4:38 pm)
Anvelink wins Wilmot's Wildman Classic, $1,250
Wildman Watson Classic
  1. Nick Anvelink
  2. Brad Mueller
  3. Ron Berna
  4. Troy Springborn
  5. Justin Schmidt
  6. Lukas Postl
  7. Kyle Raddant
  8. Todd Frank
  9. Jayme Zidar
  10. Justin Green
  11. Joel Bennett
  12. Turk Letizia
  13. Jim Schmidt
  14. Joe Bongiorno
  15. Justin Reed
  16. Justin Ritchie
  17. Taylor Scheffler
  18. Brett Swedberg
  19. Gunner Frank
  20. Sawyer Specht
  21. Derek Janke
  22. Jack Williams
  23. Don Pataska
  24. Jaden Fryer
presented by
Chad Marquardt
Nick Anvelink picked up $1,500 for his Wilmot victory.
What won the race: Taking the lead on lap 24, Nick Anvelink of Bonduel, Wis., paced the final seven circuits Saturday at Wilmot Raceway, winning the fifth annual Wildman Watson Classic and collecting $1,250. Anvelink's victory is his fourth of the year with the Wabam Dirt Kings Tour and the 22nd of his career, extending his lead on the tour's all-time victories list.
Key notes: Brad Mueller of Random Lake, Wis., moved into the runner-up position on a lap-28 restart and finished 1.435 seconds back. ... Ron Berna of Shawano, Wis., advanced five positions and finished third. ... After winning Friday's $3,000 weekend opener at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Ill., Troy Springborn of Shawano, Wis., gained 10 positions and finished fourth. ... Joel Bennett led the first three laps before fading to finish 11th. ... Winner of the last two Dirt Kings Tour stops at Wilmot, Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha, Wis., led laps 4-23, before retiring on lap 26 and finishing 17th. ... Justin Ritchie was running second to Scheffler when he was involved in that same lap-26 incident, finishing 16th. ... Saturday's feature, a race that honors Jim “Wildman” Watson, a veteran late model racer from Greenfield, Wis., who passed away from a heart attack in 2017 at the age of 55, was slowed by four cautions and lasted 28 minutes, with 15 competitors completing all 30 laps.
On the move: Todd Frank of Montrose, Iowa, started 19th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Anvelink’s MB Customs Race Car is powered by a Competition Specialists engine and sponsored by Seubert Calf Ranches, Unique Health Care Products, Dan Nolan Livestock, DTR Concrete, Gehm’s Club Bar & Grill, CureJM.org, Frank Wallace Flooring, Precision Construction Services, Wehrs Machine, Keyser, Schaeffer’s Oil and Sweet Mfg.
Points chase: After Wilmot: 1. Nick Anvelink (478); 2. Troy Springborn (446); 3. Justin Ritchie (426); 3. ; 4. Lukas Postl (386); 5. Brett Swedberg (332).
Current weather: Clear, 70°F
Car count: 24
Polesitter: Joel Bennett
Heat race winners: Lukas Postl, Taylor Scheffler, Brad Mueller
Next series race: September 17, Outagamie Speedway (Seymour, WI) $1,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Bennett, Ritchie
Row 2: Anvelink, Postl
Row 3: Mueller, Scheffler
Row 4: Zidar, Berna
Row 5: Raddant, Swedberg
Row 6: G. Frank, Ju. Schmidt
Row 7: Letizia, Springborn
Row 8: Bongiorno, Ji. Schmidt
Row 9: Reed, Green
Row 10: T. Frank, Fryer
Row 11: Janke, Specht
Row 12: Pataska, Williams

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