Younger brother tops older brother at Madison
MADISON, Minn. (July 7) — Younger brother outran older brother Wednesday at Deer Creek Speedway as polesitter Marshall Fegers of Mound, Minn., raced to a flag-to-flag victory on the Dart Challenge Series at Madison Speedway. The winner earned $2,000 for his second straight series victory at Madison as the WISSOTA-sanctioned tour opened a three-night stretch of racing. | Slideshow
Justin Fegers, 30, of Minnetonka, Minn., started third and chased Marshall to the finish at the 3/8-mile black gumbo clay oval. Seventh-starting Kyle Peterlin of Hibbing, Minn., was third and Lance Matthees of Winona, Minn., finished fourth.
Jeff Wildung of Nassau, Minn., who transferred to the main event through the consolation race, rallied from 20th to rounded out the top five, earning hard charger honors.
Series points leader Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn., was eighth.
Notes: The winning car is sponsored by Sunrays Tanning Centers. ... Marshall Fegers has three career Dart Challenge Series victories, including an ’09 win at Madison. ... He earned an additional $100 from Joe Provo Race Wear for finishing winning the pole dash. ... Besides his $100 from Lou Fegers Racing Equipment as the hard charger, Jeff Wildung received a $250 product certificate from Keizer Aluminum Wheels. ... Ronnie Rihn of Bloomer, Wis., took a series provisional after failing to scale following the consolation race. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Paul Mueller, Rick Schroeder, Scott Meeds, Cole Schill, Jason Fritzsche and Rick Goth. ... Dart Challenge competitors head to Casino Speedway in Watertown, S.D., on Thursday and then to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on Friday.
Dart Challenge @ Madison: (1) Marshall Fegers, (2) Justin Fegers, (3) Kyle Peterlin, (4) Lance Matthees, (5) Jeff Wildung, (6) Doug Herrick, (7) Chuck Swenson, (8) Don Shaw, (9) Kent Arment, (10) Curt Gelling, (11) Don Copp, (12) Steve Laursen, (13) Joel Cryderman, (14) Jake Redetzke, (15) Seth Brede, (16) Shawn Malsam, (17) John Kaanta, (18) David McDonald, (19) Ronnie Rihn, (20) Chad Becker, (21) Kyle Jumbeck, (22) Travis Budisalovich, (23) Corey Nelson, (24) John Bey, (25) Dustin Virkus. Heat race winners (among 31 cars): Peterlin, Herrick, M. Fegers, Matthees. Consolation winner: Redetzke. Dash winner: M. Fegers. Provisional starter: Rihn.