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Daily Dirt 09/23/2020 11:04:33

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September 20
Red Cedar Speedway,
Menomonie, WI
Sanction: WISSOTA special events (non-touring) (Punky Manor Challenge of Champions) - $5,000
Information provided by: Track and team reports (last updated September 21, 10:02 pm)
Punky Manor goes to Mars for sixth time
Punky Manor Challenge of Champions
  1. Jimmy Mars
  2. Jake Redetzke
  3. Scott Gilberts
  4. Mike Prochnow
  5. Rick Hanestad
  6. Adam Hensel
  7. John Kaanta
  8. Harry Hanson
  9. Jeffrey Massingill
  10. Brandon Jensen
  11. Doug Blashe
  12. Brett Swedberg
  13. Terry Lillo
  14. Ben Hanke
  15. A.J. Diemel
  16. Mike Bear
  17. Dave Fieber
  18. Travis Budisalovich
  19. Jesse Redetzke
  20. Todd Green
  21. Darrell Nelson
  22. Lance Matthees
  23. Clarence Washburn
  24. Kevin Rogers
  25. Pat Doar
  26. Duane Mahder
  27. Steve Laursen
presented by
Chris Burback
Jimmy Mars takes the checkers at Red Cedar Speedway.
What won the race: Jimmy Mars overtook race leader Rick Hanstead of Boyceville, Wis., just past the halfway mark to win his hometown track's biggest race for the sixth time. He raced to a $5,000 in the Punky Manor Challenge of Champions. He previously won the event in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2007 and 2011.
Key notes: Saturday night's program went under a rain delay after showers hit the track during the second of five scheduled features, but the precipitation had halted and surface prep was underway by 8 p.m. CT. ... The race was brought under an early red flag after several drivers tangled for a pileup in turn four. Pat Doar and Duane Madher were among drivers failing to restart. ... Only 13 of the race's 27-car field completed the event. ... The 35th annual event honored the memory of former Late Model champion Punky Manor. ... Heat races for five WISSOTA-sanctioned divisions, including the Late Models, were completed Friday. ... All three heat race winners started on the front row and all 27 Late Models entrants transferred to the feature. ... The weekend's race concluded Red Cedar's the 2014 season.
Winner's sponsors: Mars' self-designed MB Customs machine has a Pro Power Racing Engine and carries sponsorship from Baleigh Industrial, Deppe Enterprises, Joe Provo Racewear, Keyes Chevytown, Moore Wireline, S&S Transport, Tim's Automotive and T.L. Sinz Plumbing.
Points chase: Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, leads the overall WISSOTA point standings.
Car count: 27
Heat race winners: Rick Hanestad, Jimmy Mars, Brett Swedberg
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
 
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