Fiesta City Speedway,
Sanction: Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series - $2,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 19, 10:57 am)
Ward tops Hanestad for WCS victory at Fiesta City
- Scott Ward
- Rick Hanestad
- John Kaanta
- Jeff Wildung
- Don Shaw
- Steve Laursen
- Jake Redetzke
- Zach Johnson
- Lance Matthees
- Jeff Provinzino
- Jeffrey Massingill
- Ryan Engels
- Corey Nelson
- Dustin Bluhm
- Rick Schroeder
- C.J. Eilers
- Brian Schultz
- Shawn Kirwin
What won the race: Winning his first series race since 2015's opening weekend, Scott Ward of Watertown, S.D., picked up a $2,000 victory Friday at Fiesta City Speedway. Ward started fourth and outran polesitter Rick Hanestad of Boyceville, Wis., for his fourth career WISSOTA Shaw Trucking Challenge Series triumph.
Key notes: Ward also won the previous week's regular season feature at Fiesta City. ... His three previous tour victories came at three South Dakota tracks. ... Polesitting Rick Hanestad was looking for his first WISSOTA Shaw Trucking Challenge Series victory since 2008. ... Thirteen of 18 starters were running at the finish. ... Three-time series winner Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn., was fifth after starting third.
On the move: John Kaanta of Elk Mound, Wis., started seventh and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Ward's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Bolot Construction, Weelborg Crop Insurance, Winters Construction, Triangle Cattle Company, Watertown Lawn & Garden, Shooters, Cheap Rides, Keyser Mfg., and Franklin Fence.
Points chase: With his third-place finish, John Kaanta moved into the series points lead. (Kent Arment of Aberdeen, S.D., led points heading to Fiesta City, but he wasn't among the entries.)
Car count: 18
Polesitter: Rick Hanestad
Heat race winners: Jeff Wildung, Don Shaw, John Kaanta
Next series race: July 7, Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, IA) $2,000
Editor's note: Corrects winner's chassis manufacturer.