Jesse Glenz takes the checkers for his $3,444 payday at ABC.
What won the race: Jesse Glenz of Fall Creek, Wis., earned his first career Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series victory in Thursday's Tanner Byholm Memorial at ABC Raceway. The win was worth $3,444 for Glenz, who finished 1.272 seconds ahead of fellow front-row starter Pat Doar in leading all 44 laps.
Key notes: Glenz won his second special event in six days; he earned $5,000 on July 24 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. ... ABC's event paid tribute to Tanner Byholm, the modified driver killed in a February plane crash. ... Fourteen drivers finished on the lead lap. ... Bonuses included $444 Speedwerx product certificate for hard charger and $444 for fastest lap from Drop Tine Bar and Grill.
On the move: Series points leader Darrell Nelson of Hermantown, Minn., started 10th and finished seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Glenz drives an MB Customs Race Car sponsored by Art’s Snowmobile and ATV, Brunzlick Trucking, Champ Pans, CMD Race Shocks, Conrad’s Auto Salvage, Dixon’s Apple Orchard, GRP Motorsports, Jig E Signs, Lemmen-Thario Building Services, Mike’s Star Market, MSK, Otto Enterprises. Prestige Custom Cabinetry & Millwork, QTA, R&R Racewear, Tim’s Automotive Machine, T.L. Sinz Plumbing, The Volt Force and White City Glass.
Points chase: Before ABC: 1. Darrell Nelson (689): 2. Jeffrey Massingill (685); 3. John Kaanta (654); 4. Chad Becker (649); 5. Jake Redetzke (644).
Current weather: Clear, 63°F
Car count: 25
Polesitter: Jesse Glenz
Heat race winners: John Kaanta, Jimmy Mars, Jesse Glenz
Next series race: July 31, Rice Lake Speedway (Rice Lake, WI) $2,000