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Daily Dirt 02/24/2020 12:55:01

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June 2
Dakota State Fair Speedway,
Huron, SD
Sanction: Wollak Construction WISSOTA Challenge Series (Challenge Cup XVIII ) - $10,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 3, 11:08 pm)
Weiss sweeps to Challenge Cup XVIII win
Challenge Cup XVIII
  1. Ricky Weiss
  2. Don Shaw
  3. Pat Doar
  4. Marshall Fegers
  5. Kent Arment
  6. Chad Becker
  7. Darrell Nelson
  8. Jake Redetzke
  9. Chad Olsen
  10. Shane Edginton
  11. Eric Mass
  12. Cole Schill
  13. Scott Ward
  14. Ryan Mikkelson
  15. Lance Matthees
  16. Nick Grehl
  17. Blake Swenson
  18. Curt Kranz
  19. Jordan Tollakson
  20. Brian Diede
  21. Chad Sellars
  22. Jeff Wildung
  23. Steve Laursen
  24. Ryan Engels
  25. John Kaanta
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Ricky Weiss earned $10,000 for his Challenge Cup victory.
What won the race: Completing a perfect night at Dakota State Fair Speedway, Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, drove to victory in Saturday's Challenge Cup XVIII. After winning a pair of heats, Weiss started from the pole and went on to earn a $10,000 payday while outrunning fellow front-row starter Don Shaw in the Wollak Construction WISSOTA Challenge Series event.
Key notes: Weiss won his fifth career WSC race while snapping Shaw’s three-race win streak at Dakota State Fair Speedway. Shaw, of Ham Lake, Minn., swept both series races there in 2017 and won Thursday’s $5,000-to-win opener. … The victory was Weiss's seventh overall of 2018 — including three early-season Super Late Model triumphs — and marked the first win worth $10,000 of his burgeoning career. ... Drivers competed in two heat races apiece with points determining the feature lineup. Weiss won both the first and eighth heat. ... Finishing third, Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., was back in the podium following Thursday’s 25th-place finish. Doar has five top-five finishes in six races this season. … Nineteen of 25 starters finished the race. … The first four finishers placed where they started. … The race was the second for the series at Dakota State Fair Speedway in a three-day stretch during its annual Wheel Jam. The track is not racing weekly this season with the retirement of longtime promoter Orville Chenoweth, but he agreed to host two WISSOTA Challenge events.
On the move: Kent Arment of Aberdeen, S.D., finished fifth after starting 10th.
Winner's sponsors: Weiss drives a Sweet-Bloomquist car powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Derrick's Sandblasting, AIE Communications, Hawkeye Construction, Penske Racing Shocks, Allied Roofing, Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky, Keewatin Truck Service, Turk Enterprises, Forest Flying Service and Straight Ahead Ventures.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Ricky Weiss (322) led John Kaanta (308), Don Shaw (301), Pat Doar (297) and Jeff Wildung (275).
Car count: 44
Heat race winners: Ricky Weiss, Jordan Tollakson, Brian Diede, Ryan Mikkelson, Scott Ward, Don Shaw, Jordan Heiman, Ricky Weiss
Consolation race winners: Lance Matthees, Chad Williamson
Provisional starters: John Kaanta
Next series race: June 3, Casino Speedway (Watertown, SD) $2,071
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Weiss, Shaw
Row 2: Doar, Fegers
Row 3: Becker, Diede
Row 4: Laursen, Nelson
Row 5: Olsen, Arment
Row 6: Schill, Redetzke
Row 7: Ward, Edginton
Row 8: Mass, Wildung
Row 9: Engels, Tollakson
Row 10: Mathees, Williamson
Row 11: Mikkelson, Swenson
Row 12: Grehl, Kranz
Row 13: Kaanta

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