Redetzke lands pole for Governor's Cup
HIBBING, Minn. (July 22) — Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, Wis., raced to a semifeature victory Friday at Hibbing Raceway to claim the pole positions for Saturday's third annual Governor's Cup, a $10,000-to-win event for WISSOTA Late Models.
Redetzke worked past Adam Hensel of Barron, Wis., in a side-by-side battle and grabbed the 20-lap victory that set the first six rows of the starting field for Saturday's 100-lapper.
Hensel finished second with A.J. Diemel of Navarino, Wis., in third. Ryan Aho of Chisholm, Minn., was fourth and Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., made a late charge to round out the top five.
Notes: The race, one of the region's richest of the year, drew 36 entries. ... While the top 12 finishers from Friday's semifeature were locked into the main event, the rest of the semifeature finishers are locked into Saturday's B-main lineup. ... All other entrants will start consolation races based on their heat race finishes. ... Kevin Carlson of Hermantown, Minn., scratched from a pole start in his heat race. ... In the third heat, front-row starters Doug Herrick and John Henkemeyer got together at the outset, knocking them both out of the race. ... Justin Fegers was also an early retiree after hitting the wall later in the prelim.
(1) Jake Redetzke, (2) Adam Hensel, (3) A.J. Diemel, (4) Ryan Aho, (5) Brady Smith, (6) Tommy Waseleski Jr., (7) Kyle Peterlin, (8) Harry Hanson, (9) Marshall Fegers, (10) Jeff Provinzino, (11) Lance Matthees, (12) Darrell Nelson, (13) John Kaanta, (14) Terry Lillo, (15) Joel Cryderman, (16) Danny Young, (17) George Ledin Jr., (18) Kyle Gavel.
Heat race finishes
First heat: Jeff Provinzino, Tommy Waseleski Jr., Darrell Nelson, Gregg Hill, Danny Young, Steve Laursen, Todd Frank, Jay Kintner, Tim Carlson.
Second heat: A.J. Diemel, Lance Matthees, Harry Hanson, Brady Smith, Joel Cryderman, Travis Budisolavich, Matt Sorenson, Roger Paolo, Louis Cianni.
Third heat: Adam Hensel, Ryan Aho, Marshall Fegers, George Ledin Jr., Don Copp, Cory Jorgensen, Justin Fegers, John Henkemeyer, Doug Herrick.
Fourth heat: Kyle Peterlin, Jake Redetzke, John Kaanta, Terry Lillo, Eric Breeschoten, Kyle Gavel, Christopher Olson. Scratched: Kevin Carlson, Greg Ferris.