Grand Rapids Speedway
Waseleski Jr. wins opener at Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Sept. 22) — Tom Waseleski Jr. of Pengilly, Minn., raced to victory in Saturday night’s Thunder in the Pines preliminary feature at Grand Rapids Speedway in the WISSOTA-sanctioned season-ending weekend.
The eighth-starting Waseleski was followed at the finish by outside polesitter Eric Breeschoten of Buffalo, Minn., and Jeff Provinzino of Hibbing, Minn. Steve Laursen of Cumberland, Wis., and Terry Lillo of Duluth, Minn., rounded out the race’s top five finishers. Friday rain pushed action back a day and Saturday's opening round feature was followed by Sunday's $2,000-to-win finale.
Thunder in the Pines: (1) Tom Waseleski Jr., (2) Eric Breeschoten, (3) Jeff Provinzino, (4) Steve Laursen, (5) Terry Lillo, (6) David McDonalds, (7) Zach Wohlers, (8) Kyle Peterlin, (9) Ricky Weiss, (10) Don Shaw, (11) Joey Ogston, (12) Ron Berna, (13) Shaun Peterson, (14) Todd Frank, (15) Tom Corcoran, (16) Dave Esse, (17) George Ledin Jr., (18) Kyle Gavel, (19) Tom Waseleski Sr., (20) Jeff Massingill, (21) Jay Kintner, (22) Harry Hanson, (23) Tim McMann, (24) Riley Matthews. Heat race winners (among 30 cars): Peterlin, Laursen, Frank. Consolation race winner: Massingill.
Correction: Fixes scheduling and clarifies Saturday's event was first round of weekend doubleheader.