Pat Doar emerges in victory lane at Gondik Law Speedway.
What won the race: Pole-starting Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., stretched his personal winning streak to three with a $5,190 victory in Saturday's Russ Laursen Late Model Classic at Gondik Law Speedway. Doar led all 40 laps and took the checkers 0.697 seconds ahead of fifth-starting Jimmy Mars.
Key notes: Before his victory in Superior's richest race for WISSOTA Late Models, Doar swept the previous weekend's Labor Day Shootout at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway, earning $5,500. ... Thirteen drivers completed 40 laps. ... Buddy Hanestad scratched from the Superior's feature. ... Travis Budisalovich and Doar won Friday's dashes following heat race action. ... The return of the Russ Laursen Late Model Classic was part of the 32nd annual Northern Nationals. ... The event, originally for Late Model and sprints beginning in 1970 after Laursen's death. ... Laursen, the father of veteran Late Model racer Steve Laursen, was a winner of more than 500 features in multiple divisions. ... Bay Lock & Security was the two-day event's presenting sponsor.
On the move: Darrell Nelson of Hermantown, Minn., started 11th and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Doar's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Tri Star Engines & Transmissions, Kivi Bros. Trucking and Speedwerx.
Points chase: Deven VanHouse of Silver Bay, Minn., captured Superior's track championship over Travis Budisalovich and Derek Vesel.
Current weather: Overcast, 61°F
Car count: 24
Polesitter: Pat Doar
Heat race winners: Steve Laursen, Travis Budisalovich, John Kaanta, Rick Hanestad, Marshall Fegers, James Giossi