Rock Rapids, IA
Sanction: Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series - $2,000
Information provided by: Track and series reports (last updated July 8, 11:30 am)
Kaanta snaps two-year drought on WCS tour
- John Kaanta
- Jake Redetzke
- Jeffrey Massingill
- Scott Ward
- Nick Beyenhof
- Lance Matthees
- Chad Olsen
- Steve Laursen
- Jeff Wildung
- Blake Swenson
- Rick Hanestad
- Nate Beyenhof
- Jordan Heiman
- Gary Brown Jr.
- Troy Nothdurft
- Ray Sveeggen
- John Hoefert
- Aaron Krohn
- Jason Krohn
- Chad Chenoweth
John Kaanta gets rolling before his feature victory at Rapid Speedway.
What won the race: Five-time series champion John Kaanta of Elk Mound, Wis., led all but the first lap Friday at Rapid Speedway for his first WISSOTA Shaw Trucking Challenge Series victory in two seasons. Kaanta, who started outside the front row, earned $2,000 in beating Jake Redetzke and polesitter Jeff Massingill to the checkers.
Key notes: Kaanta notched his 26th career WCS victory, three behind leader Pat Doar on the all-time series victory list. ... Kaanta's previous victory came July 24, 2015, at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, N.D. ... Seventeen drivers completed 40 laps in a race slowed by a single caution. ... Jeff Massingill led the first lap from the pole. ... Rapid Speedway hosted the lone Iowa event on the WISSOTA tour's 2017 schedule.
On the move: Lance Matthees of Winona, Minn., started ninth and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Kaanta's MB Customs Chassis is sponsored by Mars Race Cars, CMD Race Shocks, Joe Provo Race Wear, C&D Trucking, All Season Tire Pros, Brown Engineering, Brent Wachsmuth Excavating, Trucking & Concrete, Don's Sheet Metal, FYE Motorsports, GRP Motorsports and Rick's Auto Care Center.
Points chase: Heading to the Iowa oval, Kent Arment led the series standings (305 points) over John Kaanta (296) and Don Shaw (293); Arment didn't enter the event.
Car count: 20
Polesitter: Jeffrey Massingill
Heat race winners: Scott Ward, Jeffrey Massingill, Nate Beyenhof
Next series race: July 27, I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, MN) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.