WST: North Central Motor Speedway Wissota Sprint race report

Tony Norem charged from the back of the field to bring home his first Wissota Sprint car win of the season last Saturday night at the North Central Motor Speedway in Brainerd, MN. Norem is the defending Wissota Sprint car champion and currently ...

Tony Norem charged from the back of the field to bring home his first Wissota Sprint car win of the season last Saturday night at the North Central Motor Speedway in Brainerd, MN. Norem is the defending Wissota Sprint car champion and currently leads the August Heat Speedweek points after a second place finish on Thursday at Alexandria, MN.

Norem was involved in a big pileup on the first lap and went to the work area to make repairs to the Mike Botzek owned #B1st sprinter. On the restart, John Franzen of Brainerd, MN flipped and took down a light pole. During the lenghty delay to repair the speedway, Franzen and Norem were able to return to the race. Norem would then restart and sliced through the field to take the win. Joe Kouba finished second with rookie Sye Anderson, Franzen from 14th, and another Brainerd resident Gary Walton rounding out the top 5.

Heat races for the 19 car field were won by Greg Nikitenko, Norem, and Sye Anderson while Jimmy Kouba picked up the win in the Dash for Cash.

The Wissota Sprint August Heat Speedweek Series now moves to the Buffalo River Speedway on Sunday, August 19 and then wraps up at Grove Creek Raceway on Tuesday, August 21st.

A-main: 1. Tony Norem, 2. Joe Kouba, 3. Sye Anderson, 4. John Franzen, 5. Gary Walton, 6. Rob Caho, 7. Jimmy Kouba, 8. Austin Gillette, 9. Dave Glennon, 10. Jeff Nelson, 11. Tom Cummings, 12. John Wycoff, 13. Spike Lempelius, 14. Joseph Kouba, 15. Greg Nikitenko, 16. Phillip Paul, 17. Leigh Thomas, 18. Clint Anderson

Heat 1 1. Nikitenko, 2 Joe Kouba, 3. Franzen, 4. Glennon, 5. Lempelius, 6. Wycoff

Heat 2 1. Norem, 2. JImmy Kouba, 3. Thomas, 4. Paul, 5. Caho, 6. Cummings

Heat 3 1. S. Anderson, 2. Walton, 3. Joe Kouba, 4. Gillette, 5. Nelson, 6. C. Anderson

Dash for Cash: 1. JImmy Kouba, 2. Nikitenko, 3. Norem, 4. Joe Kouba, 5. Walton, 6. S. Anderson

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Series Sprint
Drivers Gary Walton