Langerud lands ABC; Kouba captures Proctor in Wissota action. Wissota point leader Loren Langerud extended his lead over the weekend when he picked up a win on Saturday night at the ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin and then finished third on ...
Langerud lands ABC; Kouba captures Proctor in Wissota action.
Wissota point leader Loren Langerud extended his lead over the weekend when he picked up a win on Saturday night at the ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin and then finished third on Sunday night at Proctor. On Saturday night, the North Dakota driver held off a race long charge from Chuck Swenson to take the win and the added money from the ABC Raceway. The duo was chased to the finish by 1999 Wissota champion Roger Rager, Greg Nikitenko, and Joe Kouba.
On Sunday night, it was Joe Kouba who benefited from Roger Rager's troubles as he swept on to take his first Wissota victory of the season at the Proctor Speedway. Rager dropped out while leading with fuel pickup problems. Kouba dedicated the win to his father-in-law, who has been battling health problems lately. The emotional winner was followed to the line South Dakota's Chuck Swenson, current point leader Loren Langerud, John Nelson and Dave Glennon.
Results From ABC Raceway May 25th, 2002
Feature: 1. Langerud, 2. Swenson, 3. Rager, 4. Nikitenko, 5. Joe Kouba, 6. John Nelson, 7. Raleigh Sandberg, 8. Rob Caho Jr., 9. Sye Anderson, 10. Jimmy Kouba.
Heat 1: 1. Joe Kouba, 2.Leigh Thomas, 3. John Nelson
Heat 2: Chuck Swenson, 2. Gary Walton, 3. Roger Rager
Heat 3: Loren Langerud, 2. Joseph Kouba, 3. John Franzen
Results From Proctor Speedway May 26th, 2002
A-Feature: 1. Joe Kouba, 2. Chuck Swenson, 3. Loren Langerud, 4. John Nelson, 5. Dave Glennon, 6. John Franzen, 7. Jimmy Kouba, 8. Gene Kelly, 9. Sye Anderson, 10. George Grossman, 11. Greg Nikitenko, 12. Leigh Thomas, 13. Ehren Layton, 14. John Wycoff, 15. Ronnie Smith, 16. John Jacob, 17. Gary Walton, 18. Roger Rager, 19. Joseph Kouba, 20. Raleigh Sandberg, 21. Dave Mass, 22. Mike Sargent, 23. Rob Caho
Heat 1: 1. Jimmy Kouba, 2. Nelson, 3. Sandberg, 4. Kelly, 5. Mass, 6. Smith, 7. Franzen
Heat 2: 1. Joe Kouba, 2. Rager, 3. Langerud, 4. Caho, 5. Jacob, 6. Sargent, 7. Walton, 8. Layton
Heat 3: 1. Swenson, 2. Glennon, 3. Anderson, 4. Thomas, 5. Joseph Kouba, 6. Nikitenko, 7. Wycoff, 8. Grossman