Blue Moon Rises Again For Bjorklund At I-94 Raceway SAUK CENTRE, MN (July 31, 2004) - With a Blue Moon rising and lighting flashing off in the distance, Blake Bjorklund did the unthinkable, captured his fifth win of the season in the ASA Super...
Blue Moon Rises Again For Bjorklund At I-94 Raceway
SAUK CENTRE, MN (July 31, 2004) - With a Blue Moon rising and lighting flashing off in the distance, Blake Bjorklund did the unthinkable, captured his fifth win of the season in the ASA Super Late Model Feature at the I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre. Scott Atkinson took the lead from the start, but things would get slowed down on the second lap as Joe Berthiaume rolled to a stop on the front stretch. When the green waved again, Atkinson continued to show the way as Stacy Rossell ran right behind. On lap seven, Rossell moved by Atkinson to take the lead in turn one. Sixth starting Todd Hansen was the driver on move as he quickly caught up with the leader. Hansen took the lead on lap 10, but as he went into turn one, the car lost power and Hansen went from race leader to spectator in a matter of moments. While this was going on, Bjorklund decided to make his charge as he took over the lead, vacated by Hansen. Bjorklund moved out to a comfortable margin, before Jeff Lofquist brought out a yellow with his spin in turn two. On the restart, Bjorklund stepped on it once again as Rossell and Tim Olson fought it out for second. The final caution of the race happened with six laps left when Brittany Fischer and Paul Milford tangled in turn one. The sprint to the finish saw Bjorklund tear off to a full straightaway advantage over second finishing Olson and third finishing Rossell. Bjorklund's fifth win came in just his eighth start this season as he is running full-time on the MARS Late Model Series.
Kevin Woeste was back doing cartwheels in Victory Lane again and that only means one thing, another win in the Modified Feature. Matt Anderson exploded his engine as the field raced into the first turn. That would turn out to be the only yellow of the race as Jerry Voigt took the lead after the clean up. Voigt slid his car through the turns and set the pace as eighth starting Woeste was working his way through the field. Woeste took the lead at the half-way point of the race and then moved away from everyone. Voigt managed to hold off John Notch for second, but Woeste was the class of the field as he rocketed his way to the win.
Dirk Henry captured his first career Great North Legends Feature win. Jamie Walker started outside the front row and he shot into the lead. Sixth starting Henry came zipping to the front and he pulled up right behind Walker. On lap four, Henry pulled off the pass in turn four as he took the top spot. Walker held on and he followed Henry's every move as he stayed a close second. Walker wouldn't be able to get another chance at the lead as Henry showed the way, the rest of the way to take the win, much to the delight of several screaming fans. Walker turned in a career best second place finish, while Zack Davids had another impressive finish in third. Following the race, Henry's car had to be towed from the track after breaking something while turning Victory Doughnuts on the front stretch.
Rob Dubnecay had twice the reason to celebrate as he took both ends of a Limited Late Model Feature double-header. In the first Feature, Dubnecay showed the way defeating Joe Caudill and Gordy Mason. The second Feature saw Mason hold the early lead as Caudill and Dubnecay battled right behind. Dubnecay emerged with the spot and within two laps, he got past Mason and steered his way to the his second Victory of the night. Mason finished second and Pete Ingebritson took third.
Ace Valencour took the lead early on and that spelt trouble for everyone else as he won the Thunder Car Feature. Cory Eggen grabbed the lead from the start with Matt Hoeschen turning up the heat. Fourth starting Valencour used different parts of the track to work his way into contention. On lap four, Valencour pulled off the pass in turn one and then jetted away from the field. Jarmin Henry turned in a late race flurry as he moved to as high as second, but without the aid of a caution, that would be as far as he would get as Valencour cruised to the win.
Jeremy "The Hornet" Fleck came out on top of a thriller in the UCAR Feature. Andy Mayavski got the jump on Andy Heying as Mayavski took the lead from the wave of the green. Heying stepped up to the plate as he took over the lead on lap four. Dan Bolstad joined the fold as he scooted by Heying to take the lead on lap eight. David Bolstad then moved to second with Fleck, Heying and Adam Fronning making up the lead pack. The final lap saw several positions change hands and it was Fleck who made the biggest jump as he took the lead out of the final turn to seal off the win.
I-94 Raceway Results
July 31, 2004
ASA Super Late Models
1. Scott Atkinson (Little Falls) 2. Bill Rode (Hudson, WI) 3. Trent Snyder (Ironton) 4. JR Studinski (St. Joseph) 5. Gary Mueller (Chisago City) 6. Brittany Fischer (Villard) 7. Jake Jay (Harris) 8. Molly Rhoads (Hastings)
1. Jon Olson (Hamel) 2. Josh Farnum (Brooklyn Park) 3. Ritch Johnson (Monticello) 4. Paul Milford (Apple Valley) 5. Jeff Lofquist (Fergus Falls) 6. Gordy Swanson (Apple Valley) 7. Steve Lamke (Ellsworth, WI) 8. Jason Voigt (St. Cloud)-DNF
1. Stacy Rossell (Atwater) 2. Tim Olson (Hamel) 3. Blake Bjorklund (Isanti) 4. Joe Berthiaume (Hamel) 5. Andy Hanson (Ramsey) 6. Todd Hansen (Minneapolis)
1. Blake Bjorklund (16.81 sec.) 2. Todd Hansen (17.14 sec.) 3. Andy Hanson (17.19 sec.) 4. Tim Olson (17.35 sec.) 5. Stacy Rossell (17.36 sec.) 6. Joe Berthiaume (17.38 sec.)
1. Blake Bjorklund 2. Tim Olson 3. Stacy Rossell 4. Andy Hanson 5. Scott Atkinson 6. Bill Rode 7. JR Studinski 8. Gary Mueller 9. Trent Snyder 10. Jake Jay 11. Molly Rhoads 12. Ritch Johnson 13. Josh Farnum 14. Brittany Fischer 15. Jon Olson 16. Jeff Lofquist 17. Paul Milford-DNF 18. Gordy Swanson-DNF 19. Todd Hansen-DNF 20. Joe Berthiaume-DNF 21. Steve Lamke-DNS 22. Jason Voigt-DNS
1. John Notch (St. Cloud) 2. Matt Anderson (Atwater) 3. John Gottwald (Paynesville) 4. Brady Barker (Grove City) 5. Jerry Voigt (Cold Spring) 6. Jeff Rohner (Willmar) 7. Tony Grams (Zimmerman)
1. Joe Berthiaume (Hamel) 2. Kevin Woeste (Waite Park) 3. Jon Lewerer (Coon Rapids) 4. Dave Ostendorf (St. Cloud) 5. Terry Merten (Sauk Centre) 6. Dave Deters (Sauk Centre) 7. Joey Johnson (Alexandria)
1. Kevin Woeste 2. Jerry Voigt 3. John Notch 4. Joe Berthiaume 5. John Gottwald 6. Jon Lewerer 7. Tony Grams 8. Brady Barker 9. Dave Ostendorf 10. Jeff Rohner 11. Joey Johnson 12. Terry Merten 13. Dave Deters-DNF 14. Matt Anderson-DNS
Great North Legends
1. Jason Brockhouse (Prior Lake) 2. Doug Petty (Oak Grove) 3. Zack Davids (Apple Valley) 4. Jamie Walker (Kimball) 5. Todd Tracy (Belle Plaine) 6. Paul Hartman (Willmar) 7. Dave Ewert (Fergus Falls) 8. Nick Binsfeld (St. Cloud) 9. Dave Schafer (Glenwood)-DQ
1. Dirk Henry (Sauk Centre) 2. Jon Lewerer (Coon Rapids) 3. Charlie Balderston (Freeport) 4. Matt Hendrickson (Albany) 5. Rollie Davidson (Burnsville) 6. Ray Walker (Kimball) 7. Tim Bumgardner (Coon Rapids) 8. Ross Zumbach (Racine)-DNF 9. Cam Schafer (Glenwood)-DQ
1. Jason Brockhouse (19.08 sec.) 2. Dirk Henry (19.19 sec.) 3. Todd Tracy (19.27 sec.) 4. Matt Hendrickson (19.33 sec.) 5. Zach Davids (19.40 sec.) 6. Ross Zumbach (19.72 sec.)
1. Dirk Henry 2. Jamie Walker 3. Zack Davids 4. Todd Tracy 5. Jason Brockhouse 6. Matt Hendrickson 7. Doug Petty 8. Ray Walker 9. Rollie Davidson 10. Ross Zumbach 11. Cam Schafer 12. Dave Ewert 13. Charlie Balderston 14. Paul Hartman 15. Dave Schafer 16. Tim Bumgardner 17. Nick Binsfeld 18. Jon Lewerer-DNF
Limited Late Models
1. Rob Dubnecay (Maple Grove) 2. Joe Caudill (Ham Lake) 3. Pete Ingebritson (Farmington) 4. Gordy Mason (Excelsior) 5. Jason Martagon (St. Cloud) 6. Tony Brockhouse (Glyndon)-DNS
1. Rob Dubnecay 2. Gordy Mason 3. Pete Ingebritson 4. Joe Caudill 5. Jason Martagon 6. Tony Brockhouse-DNS
1. Matt Miller (Glenwood) 2. Jerry Messer (Sauk Centre) 3. Cory Eggen (Fergus Falls) 4. Lance Stueve (Greenwald 5. Jonathan Olmschied (Elrosa) 6. Daryl Harth (Glenwood)-DNF
1. Jarmin Henry (Sauk Centre) 2. Ace Valencour (Sauk Centre) 3. Matt Hoeschen (Sauk Centre) 4. Joe Karl (Osakis) 5. Jim Larkin (Monticello) 6. Doug Olmscheid (Elrosa) 7. Tim Wojtowicz (Minneapolis)
1. Ace Valencour 2. Jarmin Henry 3. Jerry Messer 4. Matt Miller 5. Cory Eggen 6. Matt Hoeschen 7. Joe Karl 8. Lance Stueve 9. Jim Larkin 10. Daryl Harth 11. Tim Wojtowicz 12. Doug Olmscheid 13. Jonathan Olmscheid
1. Adam Fronning (Dalton) 2. Dan Bolstad (Fergus Falls) 3. Bobbi Maras (Grey Eagle) 4. Andy Heying (St. Cloud) 5. Billy Weyer (Sartell) 6. Curt Peterson (Burtrum) 7. Troy Nelson (Alexandria) 8. Josh Christi (Sauk Rapids) 9. Chad Funt (Pierz)
1. Jeremy Fleck (Sauk Rapids) 2. David Bolstad (Fergus Falls) 3. Andy Mayavski (St. Cloud) 4. Matt Peterson (Burtrum) 5. Craig Maack (Pelican Rapids) 6. Alan Thompson (Waite Park) 7. Carrie McDougall (Monticello) 8. Nick Panitzke (Sauk Centre) 9. Tony Hallerman (Sauk Centre)
1. Jeremy Fleck 2. David Bolstad 3. Andy Heying 4. Adam Fronning 5. Andy Mayavski 6. Bobbi Maras 7. Billy Weyer 8. Alan Thompson 9. Matt Peterson 10. Carrie McDougall 11. Troy Nelson 12. Nick Panitzke 13. Tony Hallerman 14. Craig Maack 15. Curt Peterson 16. Josh Christi 17. Chad Funt 18. Dan Bolstad-DQ