Dexton Koch Becomes the Third Different Series Feature Winner as the FastLane Motorsports NorthLand Super Stocks Swing by the Ogilvie Raceway
By: Tami Jo Kuehn
Ogilvie, MN (June 10) – The FastLane Motorsports NorthLand Super Stock Series made their swing by the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday night and a good field of drivers filled the pits. Ogilvie was the third stop of the eight night race tour with a great crew of WISSOTA Super Stocks making the stop. Clayton Wagamon, Zach Benson, Nick Traynor, Carter Matthews and Dustin Holtquist took feature wins while Dexton Koch became the third different driver to take a Super Stock tour win.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were the first feature of the night with Joey Wagamon and Cole Elton on row one. Travis Schulte made a quick move to the top point and separated from the field while Zach Benson slid to Elton’s door for second. Benson secured the point and sped to Schulte’s door. Benson used the high groove and quickly took the lead while Cole Boston put pressure on Schulte. Benson had established a comfortable lead as a few cars got tangled and the yellow waved. Benson was in command as the race resumed with Schulte and Boston on his bumper. They battled three wide for the lead as the green waved, but again Benson nosed out the lead. Zach Benson pulled away from the competition the remaining laps and rolled the #17b into victory lane. Travis Schulte, Cole Boston, Wyatt Boyum and Cole Elton rounded out the top five points.
The premier race of the night was next on the agenda with 26 of the best of the best WISSOTA Super Stocks filling the Big O race surface. Dexton Koch and Matt Deragon led the drivers to green, and Koch took the immediate lead. Drivers battled three-wide throughout the pack while Koch separated from the field. Deragon and James Trantina battled for second with Shane Sabraski on their rears. Sabraski slid to the high groove and cruised by Trantina and Deragon. Sabraski set his sights on Koch, and after a few laps, Sabraski caught the leader. Sabraski slid up a groove and made the pass for first, but Koch didn’t let him get away as they encountered slower drivers. A few laps passed as Sabraski established a comfortable lead, however with just a couple laps to go, Sabraski suffered a mechanical issue and slid up the track surface. The yellow flew and Sabraski unfortunately took a right turn back to the pit. Dexton Koch inherited the lead and led the final laps to take the exciting win. Jeremy Nelson, James Trantina, Dylan Nelson and Cole Chernosky earned the top points.
Thomas Worth and Lucas Boyce brought the WISSOTA Street Stocks to the stand for the next feature event and Worth claimed the early lead. Nick Traynor snuck slid aside worth to take the top point, but soon the yellow followed. Traynor pulled away as the race resumed while others were nearly four-wide for positions. Jim Gullikson grabbed second and raced the low groove to Traynor’s door. Gullikson and Traynor raced parallel in the curves for the top point, but Traynor continued to edge out the lead. Andrew Hanson slid to Gullikson’s side and they remained door to door for second close behind Traynor. A couple cautions kept the drivers at a stop and go pace, but as the race resumed, Gullikson, Hanson and Jeff Ekdahl raced close for second and were three-wide in the turns with a couple laps to go. Jim Gullikson grabbed second with Jeff Ekdahl, Andrew Hanson and Justin Pogones in points two through five as Nick Traynor took his #40 to victory lane.
Dustin Holtquist, Jordan Fischer and Maeghan Milz raced three wide for the lead as the WISSOTA Mod Fours took the green, and it was Holtquist who took the lead. Tyler Larson and Robert Holtquist grabbed points two and three respectively as the yellow flag appeared. As the race resumed, Larson dropped low on the surface and put pressure on Dustin Holtquist, but Dustin pulled away. Robert Holtquist and Larson raced close for second until Larson sped away. A couple cautions slowed the drivers, but Dustin Holtquist remained in charge the remainder of the race as he took the checkers. Tyler Larson, Robert Holtquist, Connor Hass and Jordan Fischer took the remaining top points.
A full field of WISSOTA Modifieds took the clay with Jeremy Nelson and Landon Atkinson showing the way. Atkinson took the lead at the end of lap one while Nelson, Jody Bellefeuille and Clayton Wagamon remained close behind. Drivers raced multiple grooves of the track as laps went by, and Bellefeuille chased after Atkinson. Atkinson found himself in heavy traffic with a handful of laps to go, which gave Bellefeuille an opportunity to catch Atkinson’s #18A. With the white flag waving, the leaders were in heavy traffic and Bellefeuille was at Atkinson’s door. They rounded the curve three-wide with slower drivers and did not notice the #14w of Clayton Wagamon creeping in. Bellefeuille and Atkinson put their feet down to take the checkers, however, Wagamon cruised the outside line and charged past them to edge out the win. Landon Atkinson took second with Jody Bellefeuille, Ryan Gierke and Jeremy Nelson as the top five finishers.
The WISSOTA Hornets wrapped up the night’s events with Alex Aderman and Colton Trembath on the front row. A caution at the end of lap one slowed the drivers and Aderman slid into the stop point as the race resumed. Brady Albertson took second while the battle for third was three wide. Albertson dove low to Aderman’s side for first with Carter Matthews creeping in. The top three drivers remained close, as Matthews reeled in Albertson for first. With three laps to go, Matthews and Albertson were door to door for the top point, but Matthews nosed out the lead just as the yellow waved. Carter Matthews brought the drivers back to green and continued on to grab the win. Joe Wilber, Brady Albertson, Alex Aderman and Brandon Nyberg rounded out the top five.
Wagamon’s Ogilvie Raceway will have next Saturday off as we host the Jeff and Becky Ponto Benefit, however we will be back in action on Saturday June 24th with the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series. Not only will the WISSOTA Structural Buildings Late Models invade the Big O, but the night will double as “Hope Kids” Night where funds will be collected and raised for the WISSOTA Partnered Non-Profit. Racing will resume at 6:30pm.
Article Credit: Photo By: Mike Wadsen