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Brown County Speedway

Redetzke captures Larry Gerlach Memorial

August 16, 2012, 6:55 am
From series reports
Jake Redetzke heads for victory in Brown County's Larry Gerlach Memorial. (crpphotos.com)
Jake Redetzke heads for victory in Brown County's Larry Gerlach Memorial. (crpphotos.com)

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Aug. 15) — Reigning series champion Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, Wis., captured the second annual Larry Gerlach Memorial on Wednesday at Brown County Speedway for his second straight WISSOTA Challenge Series victory. | Slideshow

Redetzke, who started third in the 26-car field, earned $3,000 for the victory. Sixth-starting Jeremy Keller of Mandan, S.D., crossed the finish line second at the 3/8-mile oval.

Reigning track champ and hometown driver Kent Arment, who started on the pole, was third followed by Steve Laursen of Cumberland, Wis., and David McDonald of Huron, S.D., in a race that’s part of the Brown County Fair.

Series points leader John Kaanta of Elk Mound, Wis., was eighth.

Notes: Redetzke’s MB2 Customs car is powered by a Wegner Automotive Research engine and sponsored by Champ Pans, J&D Manufacturing, Curt Inc., Toys Scrap & Salvage, Rolly’s Coach Club, Mars Racing and Coldwell Banker agent Bob Seckora. ... Redetzke moved into fourth all-time on the series victory list with his ninth win. ... Lance Matthees of Winona, Minn., started outside the front row and came home ninth. ... The race honors long-time fair manager Larry Gerlach, who died of a heart attack in February 2011. ... The series completes its season Sept. 1 at Hibbing (Minn.) Speedway.

Larry Gerlach Memorial: (1) Jake Redetzke, (2) Jeremy Keller, (3) Kent Arment, (4) Steve Laursen, (5) David McDonald, (6) Chad Becker, (7) Brian Diede, (8) John Kaanta, (9) Lance Matthees, (10) Paul Mueller, (11) Justin Fegers, (12) Bryan Berger, (13) Scott Ward, (14) Mike Balcaen, (15) Jason Grabow, (16) Mike Stadel, (17) Chris Johnson, (18) Chad Chenoweth, (19) Mark Abeln, (20) Josh Skorczewski, (21) Pat Weisgram, (22) John Winge, (23) Thomas Weisgram, (24) Rich Thomas, (26) Jordan Yaggy, (26) Curt Gelling. Heat race winners (among 26 cars): Keller, Becker, McDonald.

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