WST: Wissota tour finally gets sunshine

Kouba and Nikitenko Triumph as Wissota Sprint Tour Finally Kicks Off The 2001 Wissota Sprint tour finally got found sunshine and was able to complete their first two shows of the season. The first weekend of Wissota action was to have taken...

Kouba and Nikitenko Triumph as Wissota Sprint Tour Finally Kicks Off

The 2001 Wissota Sprint tour finally got found sunshine and was able to complete their first two shows of the season. The first weekend of Wissota action was to have taken place last weekend with stops at the Kopellah Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway, and the Proctor Speedway, but all three shows were lost to wet weather. This past weekend, however, dry skies found Jimmy Kouba taking the win on Saturday night at Jamestown, ND over 20 other Wissota Sprint cars. Matt Folstad lead Raleigh Sandberg, Loren Langerud, and Tony Norem across the line to round out the top positions.

Sunday night, the Wissota Sprint tour moved just down the road to the Buffalo River Speedway in Glyndon, MN. Another field of 20 cars watched as Matt Folstad led from the pole position on the tricky bullring for the first 21 laps before spinning while entering turn 3. This gave the lead and the win to Minot, ND's Greg Nikitenko. Donavon Peterson, with an IMCA motor in the Haney #69H, led a hard charging Raleigh Sandberg to fill the top three spots. Sandberg took the green in the 17th position. Defending Wissota champion Tony Norem came home fourth with Joseph Kouba in 5th.

The Wissota Sprints now head to North Central Motor Speedway in Brainerd, MN next Saturday night, June 9th. For further information on this event or any other Wissota Sprint Tour event, contact Justin Zoch at 507-382-1549 or jzoch@gac.edu <pre> Jamestown Speedway, Jamestown, ND June 2nd, 2001 1. Jimmy Kouba 2. Matt Folstad 3. Raleigh Sandberg 4. Loren Langerud 5. Tony Norem

Buffalo River Speedway, Glyndon, MN Jun 3rd, 2001 1 6 Greg Nikitenko 2 69H Donavon Peterson 3 17 Raleigh Sandberg 4 B1st Tony Norem 5 74 Joseph Kouba 6 56 Loren Langerud 7 96 Sam Braaten 8 29w Gary Walton 9 51 Ehren Layton 10 37 Sye Anderson

-Justin Zoch

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