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June 10
Madison Speedway,
Madison, MN
Sanction: Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series (Troy Benson Tribute Tour) - $2,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 11, 4:09 am)
Madison delivers first WCS victory for Peterson
Troy Benson Tribute Tour
  1. Tyler Peterson
  2. Josh Zimpel
  3. Pat Doar
  4. Jake Redetzke
  5. Sam Mars
  6. Darrell Nelson
  7. Jordan Tollakson
  8. Scott Ward
  9. Jeff Massingill
  10. Ryan Mikkelson
  11. Bryce Sward
  12. Daniel Bargender
  13. Dave Mass
  14. John Kaanta
  15. Chad Olsen
  16. Charlie Olsen
  17. Corey Nelson
  18. Cory Tammen
  19. Trevor Walsh
  20. Morgan Ward Grosz
  21. Damin Eilers
  22. Chuck Swenson
  23. Kyle Peterlin
  24. Jon Tollakson
  25. Blake Swenson
  26. Jayson Good
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Alex Ostenson/AOK Photography & Design
Tyler Peterson flashes under the checkered flag, earning his first career WISSOTA Challenge Series victory.
What won the race: Pole-starting Tyler Peterson of Hickson, N.D., used an inside move out of turn four to pass race-long leader Josh Zimpel on lap 13 and paced the final 28 circuits at Madison Speedway, winning Saturday's $2,000 Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series feature. Modified-standout Peterson earned his first career WCS victory and his third overall Late Model win.
Key notes: Zimpel, of Braham, Minn., led the first 12 laps before being overtaken by Peterson and finishing 5.413 seconds back. ... Winner of the first two rounds of the Troy Benson Tribute Tour, Pat Doar finished third. ... Jake Redetzke advanced two positions and finished fourth. ... Jordan Tollakson and Scott Ward each gained one spot, finishing seventh and eighth. ... Saturday's feature was completed without incident and lasted just 12 minutes, with 10 drivers completing all 40 laps. ... The four-race weekend honors Troy Benson of Watertown, S.D., whose family purchased Casino Speedway in the late 1970’s; Troy had a brief stint behind the wheel before serving as the track announcer for nearly two decades. Many believe Troy’s accomplishments as an announcer gained him respect and notoriety among the racing community in the upper Midwest. Troy passed away on May 11, 2023 at the age of 52 after a bought with an extended illness. ... The Troy Benson Tribute Tour concludes with Sunday's $3,000-to-win feature at Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D.
On the move: Jeff Massingill of Keewatin, Minn., started 14th and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Peterson’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Corky Thomas Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Enclave, Quick-Lift, TP Fabricating, AllFab Railings & Metalworks, Powdercoat Specialists and Slider Shots Media.
Points chase: After Madison: 1. Pat Doar (532); 2. Darrell Nelson (509); 3. Sam Mars (464); 4. Jake Redetzke (455); 5. Bryce Sward (442).
Current weather: Overcast, 75°F
Car count: 26
Fast qualifier: Pat Doar
Time: 15.070 seconds
Polesitter: Tyler Peterson
Heat race winners: Josh Zimpel, Darrell Nelson, Tyler Peterson
Next series race: June 11, Casino Speedway (Watertown, SD) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Peterson, Zimpel
Row 2: S. Mars, Doar
Row 3: Nelson, Redetzke
Row 4: Mikkelson, Jor. Tollakson
Row 5: S. Ward, Sward
Row 6: Bargender, Mass
Row 7: Kaanta, Massingill
Row 8: Tammen, Peterlin
Row 9: Char. Olsen, Chad Olsen
Row 10: Walsh, M. Ward Grosz
Row 11: B. Swenson, Nelson
Row 12: C. Swenson, Eilers
Row 13: Good, Jon Tollakson
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