Redetzke ends 10-race WCS drought
WATERTOWN, S.D. (July 29) — Jake Redetzke of Eau Claire, Wis., who never went more than five races without a victory during last year’s series championship season, ended a 10-race drought Sunday at Casino Speedway with his first WISSOTA Challenge Series win of 2012. | Slideshow
The 24-year-old Redetzke led all 40 laps for a $2,000 payday in taking the checkers ahead of series points leader John Kaanta of Elk Mound, Wis. Ninth-starting David McDonald of Huron, S.D., finished third, his third straight top-five finish in the South Dakota tripleheader for the tour.
Minnesota drivers Marshall Fegers of Mound and Jordan Yaggy of Rochester rounded out the top five finishers.
Notes: Redetzke’s MB2 Customs Chassis 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. ... All 27 entrants started the feature. ... Twenty of 27 starters were running at the finish. ... Next up for WISSOTA Challenge competitors is another South Dakota event as the tour returns to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen on Aug. 15 for the season’s penultimate event.
WISSOTA Challenge @ Casino: (1) Jake Redetzke, (2) John Kaanta, (3) David McDonald, (4) Marshall Fegers, (5) Jordan Yaggy, (6) Shawn Kirwin, (7) Kent Arment, (8) Justin Fegers, (9) Chad Becker, (10) Lance Matthees, (11) Jason Grabow, (12) Curt Gelling, (13) Scott Ward, (14) Dusty Peterson, (15) Chad Chenoweth, (16) Curt Kranz, (17) Mark Abeln, (18) Josh Skorczewski, (19) Scott Olson, (20) Doug Walsh, (21) Seth Brede, (22) Steve Laursen, (23) Jeff Provinzino, (24) Mike Stadel, (25) Rich Thomas, (26) Chad Williamson, (27) Bryan Berger. Heat race winners (among 27 cars): Kaanta, Arment, Redetzke.