- Cole Searing
- Chad Olsen
- Blair Nothdurft
- Nate Beyenhof
- Charlie Olsen
- Cade Richards
- Gary Brown Jr.
- Trevor Anderson
- Jordan Heiman
- Shane DeMey
- Gale Vogt
- Cody Martin
- Mike Benson
- Jared Jelsma
- Mike Babcock
- Jon Haase
- Dylan Fitzpatrick
- Lane Brenden
- Chris Palsrok
- Kyle Jensen
- Luke Sathoff
- Colby Klaassen
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Daily Dirt 12/10/2023 23:34:08
Rock Rapids, IA
Sanction: Repairable Vehicles.com Tri-State Series - $1,500
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 20, 7:33 am)
Searing tops Olsen in Tri-State tour opener
Cole Searing (10) takes the lead from Chad Olsen (10c) at Rapid Speedway.
What won the race: Making his first visit to Rapid Speedway, Cole Searing of Huron, S.D., overtook polesitter Chad Olsen on the seventh lap and raced to victory in Friday's Repairable Vehicles.com Tri-State Series opener. Searing earned $1,500 in taking the checkers 0.935 of a second ahead of Olsen.
Key notes: A former WISSOTA weekly champion, Searing has three career Tri-State victories; his previous two triumphs came last season, both at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D. ... Hometown driver Nate Beyenhof started outside the front row and settled for fourth. ... Reigning tour champ Trevor Anderson of Watertown, S.D., finished eighth after starting fifth. ... Cade Richards of Lincoln, Neb., made a 12th-to-sixth charge in his first series start. ... Also making their first series feature starts: Chris Palsrok (18th) and Colby Klaassen (21st). ... Fifteen drivers completed 25 laps. ... Friday's season opener at Rapid Speedway opened a weekend tripleheader for the Tri-State Series. ... Tri-State competitors return to Rapid Speedway for another $1,500-to-win event on July 28.
On the move: Former Tri-State champion Blair Nothdurft of Renner, S.D., started 11th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Searing’s MB Customs Race Car has a Pro Power Racing Engine and sponsorship from Collins Brothers Towing of St. Cloud, Minnesota Truck Headquarters, Conkey Farms, Martin Construction, Jerry Kleinsasser Farms and Avail Wealth Management.
Points chase: It’s the Tri-State tour opener.
Current weather: Clear, 46°F
Car count: 30
Polesitter: Chad Olsen
Heat race winners: Cole Searing, Chad Olsen, Nate Beyenhof, Shane DeMey
Consolation race winners: Luke Sathoff
Next series race: May 20, I-90 Speedway (Hartford, SD) $1,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.