The Final Bracket Series Weekend of 2023 -
Wet & Wild Weekend Sept. 2023 lived up to its name in many ways with rain, CRA racing motorcycles on the 2.5 comp course, IWA snowmobiles on the pond, Mud Rhythm’s mud trucks in the mud pit, and the final bracket series weekend, races 9 & 10 which included The NHRA.TV & Jr Drag Racing League Challenge Wally race in addition to the Midwest Class Racer Stock/Superstock races presented by Barrett Pet Food Innovations.
Friday’s test & tune was a busy day with the weekend forecast calling for rain, both the Gizmo & No Gizmo Jackpot races each had over 50 entries. Thanks go out to Brian Zenzen who put together The North Star Stock/Super Stock Shootout Presented By Brenny Transportation that had 30 cars racing for a piece of over $10,750 worth of cash and prizes.
Congrats to Jordin Jurgens on his win over Jason Deforrest. Due to some down time for some drizzles and the lack of daylight the Jackpot races were cut short after 3 rounds in both classes.
On Friday night as part of the annual “Dragula” season ending weekend The Haunted Trail was brought back and a good scare was had by those who dared to walk the trail. Thanks to all who were part of the haunting and those who helped with the set up. Saturday morning looked like we may get some racing in but as soon as the track was ready, and cars were in the staging lanes the drizzle started and when we still had wet puddles at noon the race was called for the day. Late afternoon it had stopped raining, so a golf cart jackpot race was held.
Congrats to Tadd Larson on your win over Kevin Hemenway. Saturday night’s festivities included a band and a costume contest in the Wheelie Bar, thanks to all who dressed up for the party. Sunday’s race was shortened by rain with only Feist Automotive & Towing Stock/Super Stock, Street Trophy, Comp Trophy, Jr. Street, and Jr Dragster Novice classes being completed before the rain moved in ending the 2023 season.
Congratulations to the four winners who did receive a Wally. The remaining Wallys in Res Tech Super Pro, Pure X-Hale Pro Et, Thunder Valley Classic Cars Sportsman, D. O. A. Sleds & Bikes, Jr. Dragster Intermediate, and Jr. Dragster Advanced will be awarded to the class champions at the Racer Appreciation Banquet to be held February 3rd, 2024, watch for information on the banquet to be posted soon.
Congratulations to all the 2023 Class Champions on your accomplishment, your winning season will be celebrated at the banquet.
Feist Automotive & Towing Stock/Super Stock Race 10: Winner – Ben Line. Runner Up – Larry Deforest
Comp Trophy Race 10: Winner – Shaun Holmquist. Runner Up – John Takacs
Street Trophy Race 10: Winner - Kurt LaForge. Runner Up – Mike Larson
Jr. Street Race 10: Winner – Carter Luberda. Runner Up – Hudson Wirtjes
Jr. Dragster Novice Race 10: Winner – Brynn Reynolds. Runner Up – Hayden Hjelle
2023 Class Champions
Res Tech Systems Super Pro – Christopher Takacs
Pure X-Hale Pro ET – Brad Mickle
Thunder Valley Classic Cars Sportsman – Shawn Carlson
D.O.A. Drag Sleds & Bikes – Jimmy Paulson
Feist Automotive & Towing Stock/Super Stock – Glen DeMenge
Comp Trophy – Megan Cielinski
Street Trophy – Tyler Gadacz
Jr. Street – Carter Luberda
Jr. Dragster Advanced – Daniel Dancer
Jr. Dragster Intermediate – Evan Songas
Jr. Dragster Novice – Brynn Reynolds