Hot Night, Hot Racing Action Friday at Wagner

A hot and muggy night would not keep fans or drivers away, as Wagner Speedway FINALLY ran it's third race of the season and the people in attendance were not disappointed.  "Horsepower for Hunger" food drive night benefiting the Wagner Food Pantry and sponsored by Wagner Super Foods was a big success, Commercial State Bank "Kid's Night" was enjoyed by all with scooters, bikes and other prizes given away to young fans, and "B-Mod Madness" twin features night, presented by Mettler Implement of Menno and Mitchell and Bures and Associates, PC saw two different features and plenty of drama. 

In B-Mod feature number one, Camden Myers (Ethan, SD), started from the outside of the second row and didn't waste anytime getting to the head of the field and was in control.  Then with six laps remaining, a caution came out, bunching up the field.  With Myers having the restart lead, Jerry Pfeifer (Spencer, NE) was in second and Wade Wright (Armour, SD) was third.  Following the restart, Wright got by Pfeifer and attempted to run down the leader, but to no avail, as Myers took the win in feature number one.  In the Subway Winner's Circle, Myers knew what he had to do at the start.  "I knew I had to get out there right away right off the start and that's what I did.  This thing was bad fast tonight from the get go, that's for sure."  The win was Myers second of the season and seventh of his career.  For his efforts, Myers took home the $500 winner's check, a big trophy and $100 worth of scratch off lottery tickets from the South Dakota Lottery.  Following this feature, the line up would be set for the second feature of the evening, which would be completely inverted from the order of finish in feature number one.  Heats were won by Wade Wright and Josh Pfeifer (Spencer, NE).

In the Hobby Stock feature event, a first time winner would pick up the checkers as Jeremy Senglemann (Dallas, SD) would take advantage of another drivers misfortune.  Jordan Vosika (Gregory, SD) would lead the first two circuits, but as he entered turn four on lap three, the car drifted to the high side of the track, allowing Sengelmann to drive past on the inside to take the lead.  Senglemann would lead the remaining nine laps, but had to hold off a fast and furious challenge from Clifford Houser (Kimball, SD)  Houser started seventh in the event and had made his march to second.  Once the leaders got into slower traffic, Sengelmann began to use the bottom line on the track for the remaining two laps to secure his place in victory lane.  "I was worried about the lap traffic.  I could see him (Houser) coming and I was hoping it would be over before I caught them.  It didn't happen that way, but it worked out okay."  Heats were won by Joey Jaton (Wagner, SD) and Taylor Blom (Corsica, SD).

WISSOTA Super Stocks would take center stage next and Kipp DeGroot (Platte, SD) would lead from wire to wire to garner his first win of the year and his 10th of his career. Although DeGroot would lead the entire way, it wasn't without drama and excitement as Kip Myers (Ethan, SD), who would have mechanical problems in the heat race, would have to start in the back of the field in the feature and he would put on a show.  Starting ninth, Myers made his march, taking the fourth spot on lap three, third place on lap six and into the runner up spot on lap eight.  The remaining seven laps was a battle as DeGroot knew Myers was on the prowl, but time ran out on the hunter and the hunted prevailed.  A relieved DeGroot in the Subway Winner's Circle knew he was going to get a challenge on a racy track.  "This was a fast track.  I was expecting the hear the 27 and the 1 both (Tyler Myers, Ethan, SD and Kip Myers respectively) but what do you do?  Just hold the bottom."  DeGroot made it a clean sweep as he won the heat as well.

The Late Model class was not originally on the schedule when it was released last December, but because of all the rain outs, ownership and management decided to add them to the show as a non-points race.  In a very competitive and exciting race to watch, Seth Fischer (Wagner, SD) and Jared Hoerle (Chambers, NE) would be the cream of the crop. Once Hoerle was able to get by Jared Jelsma (Springfield, SD) and Fischer was able to overtake Quentin Myers (Pukwana, SD), it was a battle for the remaining 11 laps.  The drama began on lap four as the leaders drove through turn four, Hoerle slid up the track, Fischer pulled along side Hoerle but could not close the deal.  Fischer would continue to chase "Swifty" around the speedway until he sealed the deal on lap 13.  Exiting turn four as the leaders saw the white flag, Fischer made his move, dove to the bottom of the track as Hoerle bobbled up high and went on to his second victory of the young season, his 19th in a Late Model and his 28th victory of his career as he continues to add to the all time wins lead.  In the Subway Winner's Circle, Fischer knew he was in a battle.  "He made me work for that one.  He ran a good race, I don't know what happened there late if his car went away or what, I just tried to get by him.  I just put it to the floor and hope it stuck.  I knew he was going to get the car back under him and give me a hell of a run down here and he did."  Jared Jelsma won the heat.

In the B-Buzzer front wheel drives, Kevin Andersh (Wagner, SD) started and picked up the feature win, outlasting Chris DeBoer (Mt Vernon, SD).  For the defending champion, it was his second win of the season and his sixth of his career.  Andersh also won the heat race.

Then we moved to the main event, the second feature for the B-Mod Madness twin feature night.  With the order of finish in feature number one, there was much anticipation to watch the fast cars start in the back and work their way to the front.  Following his seventh place finish in feature number one, Dudley Schroeder, Junior (Armour, SD) would rocket out to the lead from his sixth starting spot and took the lead on lap two, thanks to a fast car and early race cautions allowing him to move up two spots.  Schroeder took over the lead on lap two and would lead the rest of the event, but it wasn't easy.  While Schroeder used cautions to his advantage, so did first feature winner Camden Myers.  Myers started the finale 12th and was up fourth with 12 laps to go and up to second with 11 laps to go.  Myers would continue to chase Schroeder and slower traffic was going to be a factor until a caution with six circuits remaining.  That would set up an opportunity for Myers to get the feature sweep, but Schroeder would be too much to overtake and the Armour, SD native would pick up win number two of the season and his 17th all time at Wagner.  With the win, Schroeder also would take home a $500 pay day, the trophy and $100 worth of scratch off lottery tickets.  With Myers finishing in second, he would also pick up $100 more dollars of South Dakota Lottery tickets for having the best average finish with a first and a second.  If Myers could have pulled the sweep, it would have meant an extra $250 worth, but he came up one spot short.  

Next Friday, June 22nd will be a scheduled night off, but when action resumes on Friday, June 29th, it will be one of the most emotional nights of the season.  First Dakota National Bank, S & S Masonry and C & B Operations, all of Wagner, present "Military and First Responders" night.  All past and present military and first responders, with proper ID, will receive free admission into the grandstands for the event, and the first 750 people in attendance will receive a small American flag to wave during our opening ceremonies, which will include representatives from numerous branches of the National Guard, law enforcement, rescue personnel and more.  The evening will also feature the first appearance of the Tri-State Late Model series to join our Late Models, WISSOTA Super Stocks, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers.  We invite you to get to the track early, enjoy a delicious dinner from "Mom and Missy's Place", not track food, it's great food at the track.  Mom and Missy's features the most mouth watering food you will find anywhere with their famous chislic, polled pork sandwiches, grilled burgers and more, along with ice cold Coca-Cola products and ice cold Budweiser products.

Gates open at 5pm, hot laps at 7pm with racing to follow.  For more information, updated point standings, complete results, schedules and more, check out the all new www.wagnerspeedway.com or follow our Facebook page at Wagner Speedway Fan Page.  We'll see you on Friday, June 29th at Wagner Speedway.

Wagner Speedway, Fast Family FUN

Format announced for B-Mod Madness Twin Features night at Wagner Speedway

This Friday will be a special night at Wagner Speedway, as Mettler Implement of Menno and Mitchell and Bures and Associates, PC presents B-Mod Madness twin features night.  The B-Mods will run the first feature of the night in normal fashion, just like a regular race night with regular pay.  Their second feature of the evening will be the last race of the night.  The line up for the second feature will be completely inverted from the first feature finish for cars that finish the event.  If a car does not finish the first feature, they will be able to run the second feature, but will start behind cars that did finish first event.  This second feature will also be regular payout and a non-points race.  

As an added incentive, each feature winner of the B-Mods will receive $100 worth of scratch off tickets from the South Dakota Lottery.  The driver with the best average finish between the two races will also receive $100 in lottery tickets and if a driver wins both events, they will cash in on $250 worth of tickets from the South Dakota Lottery.

There will be a lot going on Friday night, as Wagner Super Foods will co-sponsor "Horsepower for Hunger", the food drive benefiting the Wagner Food Pantry.  For each non-perishable food item fans and race teams bring for collection, you will receive a numbered ticket.  The more you bring, the better your chances are of winning cash, South Dakota Lottery scratch off tickets, Wagner Chamber Bucks, gift certificates from local and regional businesses and more, which will be drawn for during the evening.  If you have something you would like to give away, bring it to the track Friday night.  There will be collection points at the pit gate and to the main grandstand.  Please be generous and donate to "Horsepower for Hunger" night at the track.

Commercial State Bank of Wagner also will present "Commercial State Bank Kid's Night", when we give bicycles away to young fans during our intermission.  Since the B-Mod class is featured that evening, they are encouraged to bring a bicycle for a boy or girl.  If you, your race team or your business would like to donate a bike or bikes, bring them to the track Friday night.

We also would like to remind you that because of all the rain outs this season, we are adding the Late Model class to the show as a non-points race.  This date originally had Late Models off, but since we haven't raced much, ownership and management decided to add them to the schedule.  Since teams may have planned to race in a special event or take a family vacation over that weekend, we did not want to penalize those race teams who are racing for a championship.

B-Mod twin features, Late Models, WISSOTA Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers all on the docket so get there early, enjoy a delicious meal at Mom and Missy's Place.  It's not track food, it's good food at the track with chislic, walking tacos, pork sandwichs, grilled burgers and more with ice cold Coca-Cola products and Budweiser products.

Gates open at 5pm, hot laps at 7pm with racing to follow.  For more information, complete schedule, point stands, news and more, check out the all newwww.wagnerspeedway.com or keep track on Facebook at Wagner Speedway Fan Page.

Wagner Speedway.  Fast Family FUN

Mother Nature Strikes Again!

Well fans, I take back what I said earlier today about races, food drive and all that.  Mother Nature strikes again!!!

With 2 inches of rain in 2 hours within the last 48 hours, standing water at the track, grooves in the track from water run off and the immanent threat of rain at race time, Wagner Speedway has decided to call off racing for tonight.  We'll give it another try on Friday, June 15th.  Also, please make a note of this, along with our scheduled B-Mod Madness twin features night, we are adding Late Models back to the schedule as a NON POINTS race.  The reason for the Late Models being a non-points race, this is an addition to the schedule and there might be drivers that have made plans to be off that night and we don't want to penalize those drivers if they are racing for points.  Please let as many Late Model drivers know if this addition.

So, Friday, June 15th will be the addition of Late Models (non-points race), twin features night for B-Mods, WISSOTA Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzer front wheel drives.  We will be rescheduling our "Horsepower for Hunger" night, presented by Wagner Super Foods and Commercial Bank Kids Night, as we will be giving bikes away to kids in attendance.  Since B-Mods are the featured class that evening, those teams are being asked to bring a bike for a boy or a girl.  If you, your business or race team would like to give away a kids bike, bring it to the races on Friday.  

Horsepower for Hunger Night and Kid's Night, this Friday, June 15th at Wagner Speedway.

Keep checking our website at www.wagnerspeedway.com or our Facebook page at Wagner Speedway Fan Page

Thank you for your understanding fans.

Rod Pattison

Wagner Speedway

Mother Nature 3, Wagner Speedway 2. 

With this past weekend’s racing action rained out, Wagner Speedway will try it again this Friday, as we present the first "Horsepower for Hunger" Food Drives at the track, sponsored by Wagner Super Foods and race night brought to you by C & B Operations of Wagner and Bures and Associates, PC.  For each non-perishable food item donated, fans will receive a numbered ticket.  Bring one item, get one numbered ticket.  Bring 100 items, get 100 numbered tickets and so on.

At intermission, we will draw from those numbered tickets to give away cash, Wagner Chamber Bucks, South Dakota Lottery tickets and other prizes from local businesses and race teams.  Donations will be accepted at the sign in gate into the pits and at the entrance to the main grandstand and all the food collected will benefit the Wagner Food Pantry.  If you, your race team or business would like to donate something to giveaway as part of the "Horsepower for Hunger" night, contact Promoter Rod Pattison at 605-360-8208 or just bring it to the track Friday night.

The first stop of the season for Tri-State Late Models, presented by the South Dakota Lottery, which was scheduled for this past Friday, has been rescheduled for Friday, June 29th.  Other dates for the Tri-State Late Model series will be Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, September 8th.    

The "Horsepower for Hunger" night food drive to benefit the Wagner Food Pantry, with Late Models, WISSOTA Super Stocks, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers, presented by Wagner Super Foods, C & B Operations of Wagner and Bures and Associates, PC this Friday night.  Gates open at 5pm, hot laps at 7pm with racing to follow.  For more information, news, updated points, the newly updated schedule and more, check out the all new www.wagnerspeedway.com or Wagner Speedway Fan Page on Facebook.

Wagner Speedway.  Fast, Family FUN

Fischer, Myers Victorious at Wagner Friday Night

The Memorial Day weekend got off to a fast start with hot racing action this past Friday night at Wagner Speedway, sponsored by Juffer, Inc Insurrance, Juffer Real Estate and Wagner Building and Supply.  The WISSOTA Super Stocks made their debut, along with Late Models, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzer front wheel drives and it didn't take very long to get the action started once the green flag flew.

Heat races were survival of the fittest on Friday, as the Hobby Stocks, B-Buzzers and Super Stocks saw plenty of misfortune early.  

In heat one of the Hobby division, Dennis Powers (Wagner, SD), Kipp DeGroot (Platte, SD) and Jeremy Senglemann (Dallas, SD) all got tangled up in a first lap incident that would retire all three from the race.  Heat two would see more of the same bad luck, as Jordan Vosicka (Gregory, SD), Justin Schenkel (Tyndall, SD) and Kevin Manthey (Bonesteel, SD) would get together on lap one and take out all three.

The B-Buzzer heat saw two cars that would not make one lap because of mechanical issues.  Tom Koster (Mitchell, SD) and Erik Kurth (Mitchell, SD) would not be able to continue and both drivers had their night come to an end almost immediately.

The WISSOTA Super Stock heat race saw a scary and spectacular crash on the back straightaway.  As Corey Elward (Mitchell, SD) and Cody Martin (Mitchell, SD) were racing side by side out of number two corner, Elward ran out of real estate, slid off the track and made hard contact with the implement tires.  After rolling over and landing upside down, the Beck's Hybrids safety team responded quickly and made sure Elward got out of the car safely.  Although Elward was okay, the car was not and their night ended there.

When it came feature time for all 5 classes, there was no shortage of drama and great racing.  The Hobby Stocks were on deck first and Kevin Vasek (Lake Andes, SD) held off challenges from Joey Jaton (Wagner, SD), Justin Schenkel, Kipp DeGroot and Dennis Powers to pick up his first win of the season and 4th of his career.  In the Subway Winner's Circle, an excited Vasek knew he was in a battle with good young drivers.  "Us old grandpas can still get er' done!  The track was great, I was waiting for a bump after the caution but it didn't happen and I just ran hammer down the whole way"  The heats were won by Jaton and Vasek.

In the B-Buzzer, there was little doubt on who the class of the class was as Matthew Andersh (Wagner, SD) used his pole position start and cruised to his first victory of the season and his third of his career.  "It was fun and fast and that's what I like," said Andersh.  "It's fun racing against my Dad (Kevin Andersh, Wagner, SD) and having competition with him.  Were out there to have fun and race and that's what we're doin'"  It was a clean sweep for the younger Andresh as he won the heat race as well.  

The season premiere of the WISSOTA Super Stocks did not disappoint, as Kip Myers (Ethan, SD) showed the way around in leading all 15 laps to seal the deal.  The first real challenge came on lap 5 from his oldest son Tyler Myers (Ethan, SD).  As Tyler was close to pulling along side his father, the car got loose and he dropped a position to newcomer Blake Whitlock (Watertown, SD).  After a caution flag with 4 laps to go, Kip would have to hold off another challenge, this time from Cody Martin (Mitchell, SD).  Martin raced him hard, but Kip would not be denied and went on to his first win of the season and his 16th of his career.  In the Subway Winner's Circle, Myers knew he was lucky the race wasn't longer.  "The car was flooding itself into the corners because of fuel problems and after the checkered flag flew, my brakes went clear to the floor going into one."  Kip is also excited about this class and the future it holds.  "We have the potential for a really good car count and if we can get some of those guys that race in Miller on Saturday nights to come down here on Fridays, we'll put on a good show for the fans."  Myers won the heat race as well.

The opening lap of the B-Mod feature brought the fans to their feet as pole position starter Wade Wright (Armour, SD) turned completely sideways in turns one and two in front of the entire field and miraculously, everyone got through the melee unscathed.  That would give to restart lead to Dudley Schroeder, Junior (Armour, SD), followed by Josh Pfeifer (Spencer, NE) and Lyndon Johnson (Montrose, SD).  Schroeder would take off from there and put distance between himself and Johnson.  On lap 12, lapped traffic began to become a factor, but Schroeder knew what to do and went on to victory.  As steam poured out of his power plant, Schroeder knew he had been in a race.  "She's hot.  Nothing like going out in style, huh?  My crew and I busted our butts at intermission to get this thing going.  We changed gears, changed shocks, changed tires, changed timing, everything.  I guess it did the trick, I gotta thank my pit crew for that."  For their efforts, Schroeder picks up their 16th feature win of his career.  Heat races were won by Pfeifer and Johnson.

Finally, the Late Model feature would roll out and the final race of the night would see a familiar face taking the checkers.  Seth Fischer (Wagner, SD) would start on the pole and jump out to the lead over his teammate Justin Havranek (Wagner, SD).  As those 2 were showing the way, Quentin Myers (Pukwana, SD) was on the march.  Myers started 6th in this one and has worked his way up to 2nd by lap 6.  During the next circuit, Havranek would spin to a stop in turn 4, setting up a very interesting final 8 laps.  With the field bunched up behind him, Fischer set out to finish the task at hand and was able to hold off a hard charging Myers to pick up his first win of the season.  The win was also his 27th of his career, putting him all alone on top of the all time wins list, passing David Kranig.  In the Subway Winner's Circle interview, Fischer gave praise to his team for putting him there.  "First off, I'd like to say thanks to everybody, my Pop and Justin and all the guys that help out.  We changed a couple bars around at intermission and I was kind of regretting it before we went out but it looks like it was the right move.  I guess it worked out."  Heats were won by Jesse Kroger (Canton, SD) and Myers.

This Friday, Wagner Speedway will present the first "Horsepower for Hunger" Food Drives at the track, sponsored by Wagner Super Foods.  For each non-perishable food item donated, fans will receive a numbered ticket.  Bring one item, get one ticket.  Bring 100 items, get 100 tickets.  At intermission, we will draw from those numbered tickets to give away cash, South Dakota Lottery tickets and other prizes.  Donations will be accepted at the sign in gate into the pits and at the entrance to the main grandstand and all the food collected will benefit the Wagner Food Pantry.  If your race team or business would like to donate a prize as part of the "Horsepower for Hunger" night, contact Promoter Rod Pattison at 605-360-8208 or just bring it to the track Friday night.  

This Friday will also mark the first of three visits by the Tri-State Late Model Series, presented by the South Dakota Lottery.  The winner of each of the three events during the season will also receive $100 in scratch off Lottery tickets.  After the third and final appearance on September 8th, the driver that has accumulated the most points over those three shows will receive an extra $200 in lottery tickets and the driver who finishes second in the points for those three shows will receive $100 in lottery tickets.  

"Horsepower for Hunger" night and the Tri-State Late Models, along with WISSOTA Super Stocks, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers, presented by Wagner Super Foods and the South Dakota Lottery, this Friday night.  Gates open at 5pm, hot laps at 7pm with racing to follow.  For more information, news, updated points, schedules and more, check out the all new www.wagnerspeedway.com or Wagner Speedway Fan Page on Facebook.

Wagner Speedway.  Fast, Family FUN

Wagner Speedway Announces 2018 Schedule

December 3, 2017

Wagner Speedway Announces 2018 Schedule

After many discussions with upper-Midwest race track promotors and series directors, along with dozens of phone calls, e-mails and text messages, Wagner Speedway is pleased to announce it’s 2018 racing schedule. It’s a schedule that will give our fans a tremendous amount of entertainment and variety every weekend, our corporate partners the exposure they deserve, and our drivers the opportunity to compete against tough competition every night plus have the flexibility to race at other tracks in the region when not scheduled with us.

Because of the popularity of sprint cars last season, Wagner Speedway will have 4 nights of 360 Sprints, highlighted by a 2-night show on July 6th and 7th.This weekend of racing will be tagged the first annual Wagner Speedway “Double Down Showdown.” Friday night will feature a co-sanctioned event with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) 360s and the Nebraska 360s, along with the newly added IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints. Also on the docket Friday night will be Late Models and B-Mods. Saturday night, the MSTS, Nebraska 360s and RaceSavers will compete again, along with the Tailgators Late Model Street Stock Series (LMSS), which is the equivalent of our Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzer front wheel drives. 

The MSTS 360s will be featured, along with the LMSS, Late Models, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers to begin the season on Saturday, May 5th. The season will conclude on Saturday, September 8th with MSTS 360s, IMCA RaceSaver 305s for the “September Saturday Sprint-tacular.” RaceSavers will also be in action 3 other nights in 2018, Friday, May 18th, Friday, August 10th and during Season Championship night on Monday, September 3rd.

Late Models fans will get to enjoy 2 special nights as well with the Tri-State Late Model Series invading Wagner Speedway. This series will bolster our current class of Late Models on Friday, June 1st and Friday, August 3rd. With the cooperation of other regional tracks, these Late Model shows will be part of back-to-back nights of racing, which will draw regional drivers to race multiple times in a weekend. 

Our B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers will also have their opportunity to be showcased in 2018 as well. Wagner Speedway will present “B-Mod Madness” on Friday, June 8th, “Hobby Stock Hysteria” on Friday, July 20th and the “B-Buzzer Blowout” on Friday, August 24th. These special nights will be Twin Feature night for each class, with the order of finish in the first feature completely inverted for the starting order of the second feature. 
With our success in 2017, Wagner Speedway ownership and management is very excited about the upcoming season. With improvements to the track this past season, plans for more investment in our facility for the upcoming campaign, our brand new website and our schedule, 2018 will be an amazing year.

For more information and our complete schedule, check the all new www.wagnerspeedway.com, or call our Marketing, Public Relations and Media Director Rod Pattison at 605-360-8208.

Wagner Speedway. Fast, Family FUN!!!

Wagner Speedway Octoberfest Huge Success Saturday Night

Normally, when a racetrack receives nearly 2 inches of rain the night before their event, especially since it had been raining all week, races would be washed out.  Wagner Speedway is not your "normal" track.  When the sun shined brightly on Saturday morning, track crews worked feverishly to get the pit area ready and when the gates opened at 2pm, they were ready.

Ready for the 110 race teams to file in for Wagner Speedway's Octoberfest of Wheels, presented by Tracy's Paint and Body, Inc of Parkston, American Truck Store and Underburg Lawn Care, both of Sioux Falls.  With the nearly $5000 in bonus money being put up by regional businesses and fans of racing, teams from Wisconsin to the Black Hills of South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa would battle for top prize money.  After a relatively uneventful series of heat races,  things would get very eventful come feature time.  

With an extra $300 in bonus money put up by Fischer Farms of Wagner, $500 to win a Hobby Stock feature event is not small change as 16 cars took to the track for the feature event.  After D.J. Jones (Sioux Falls, SD) led the first 11 laps, Broc Stout (Winner, SD) decided to save the best for last.  As both cars drove off the 4th turn for the final time, Stout put on one of the greatest moves of the season.  Driving in high, Stout shot down to the inside right behind Jones and won the drag race to the finish line.  As the crowd came to their feet, Stout edged out Jones by less then a car length to pick up the win and the big check.  In victory lane, Stout was happy and apologetic.  "The feature started out kind of sketchy, but it turned out alright.  I didn't mean to get into the 77 (Jones) there, I hit the bump over there in 4 and I screwed it up.  I kind of screwed him out of a win, but I guess that's how it goes."  Stout also gave a pretty simple explanation of his winning move, "I have no idea.  I just turned and stomped on the gas!  It was fun racing!"  Jones would settle for 2nd, Nate DeSive (O'Neill, NE) would take 3rd, with Tim Waltner (Hartford, SD), who came from 14th, would finish 4th and Josh Gebhart (Mitchell, SD) would round out the top 5.

The Pro Stock/Super Stock feature would be next and with $500 bonus money put up by Namminga Hay Grinding of Avon, 

24 cars would sign in and compete for a $1000 top prize.  After J.J. Zebell (Parker, SD) started on the pole, he would lead the first 4 laps until Kip DeGroot (Platte, SD) and Kip Myers (Ethan, SD) would go by and race each other for the lead.  Meanwhile, Cory Yeigh (Sioux Falls, SD), who started 9th on the grid was on a mission.  2 laps later, Yeigh would pilot his machine into the front spot and looked like the best of the field.  Luck would soon run out as Yeigh would have to go pitside with mechanical issues, giving the lead back to DeGroot.  DeGroot would lead the remaining 8 laps and go on to his 2nd win of the season and 10th of his career at Wagner.  "This was a hard track tonight with all the rain the past few days.  Put on the brakes, hit the gas.  Put on the brakes, hit the gas.  I'm happy for the win!"  Myers would finish in 2nd, Casey Hanson (Badger, SD), who started in 20th position, would take a very impressive 3rd, with Joel Namminga (Avon, SD) settled for 4th and Dave Kuchta (Hartford, SD) also had a very impressive drive from his 22nd starting position would round out the top 5.  

The B-Mods would be next and with bonus money offered by Mettler Implement of Menno and Mitchell of $500 and Wagner Speedway $500, 25 race teams knew this would be one of top payouts the B-Mods have seen anywhere in quite some time.  The $1000 to win check was up for grabs, but $500 for 2nd and $350 for 3rd would make for some hard racing through the field.  When the 15 lap event finally got underway after some lap 1 cautions, Wade Wright (Armour, SD) would rocket out to the lead on lap 1 after starting 3rd.  That lead would be short lived though as Alan Farley (Rapid City, SD) retook the lead on the next lap.  With Adam Brotherton (Huron, SD) in the mix as well, those 3 would be fighting amongst themselves for the point, but the night would belong to a driver with the nickname "Buzzy".  Kevin Adams (Cameron, WI) charged from his 11th starting position and took the lead on lap 9 and cruised to victory.  Adams, a very successful driver in the A-Mod class back home, is a former WISSOTA 100 and National Champion, would make the trip to Wagner Speedway to help a friend get his B-Mod ready for future competition.  MIssion accomplished.  "A buddy of mine from Michigan, believe it or not.  This car has a lot of miles on it this past week.  I work for him and he asked me to help out since he was struggling with it.  We ran with it up in Ashland, WI and did pretty good with it.  We looked for options to race back home and there was only 1 option and they had a 90% chance of rain.  We did some research and found you guys and a $1000 to win so we said why not.  We've never been there before so let's go."  Adams was very complimentary of the facility as well.  "It's too bad you had to be ambushed with rain otherwise, this place is beautiful.  You guys are doing a heck of a job and keep up the good work."  Wright would finish 2nd, Brotherton hung on for 3rd, with Scott Hansen (Garden City, SD) coming from 19th to finish 4th and Adam Sage (Yankton, SD) came from 22nd to round out the top 5.

The Late Models would have 24 cars sign in for action and action is what they got.  Dean Vellek of Tyndall put up $500 and 2017 Late Model points champion Jared Hoerle and his family Rachel, Ron and Cindy would put up $400 in added purse to make this a $1200 to win and $600 for 2nd.  After numerous cautions early in the event, the phrase "worst to first" would come into play.  Quentin Myers (Pukwana, SD) would start 6th, but would have to go into the pits with a flat tire after being collected in a multi-car melee, which took out the pole sitter Casey Skyberg (Rapid City, SD), among others.  Once the racing got underway and multiple laps were run following the stoppage to clear the track, Ben Sukup (Norfolk, NE) would inherit the top spot.  He would show the way until Myers, who had to go to the rear of the field, roared back and battled Sukup for 3 laps until he finally took the top spot on lap 9 and picked up his 3rd win of the year and 12th of his career.  Myers showed his range of emotions in victory lane.  "It was a good run and I wasn't very happy when I went into the pits.  It was a rough track with all the rain.  You just had to 'man up' and hold on."  He also recalls the move he made to finally get by Sukup.  "I just went in wide open on the bottom and I guess it worked!"  Following Myers to the checkers would be Sukup, with Lyndon Bolt (Rapid City, SD) taking 3rd, Jeff Kroger finishing 4th and Ray Sveeggen (Beresford, SD) completing the top 5.  

In the evening's finalle, the Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 Sprint Cars were next.  With 21 big winging rocketships checking in, purse money of nearly $13,000 was up for grabs, thanks to Steve Ballenger with A&B Auto of Harrisburg, SD putting up an extra $1000, Pat Renken of LeMars, IA with $250, Kelly Eszlinger and Eszlinger Electric of Sioux Falls, SD, with $300 and Todd and Susan LaHaise and The Blazin' Racin'/Buffalo Wild Wings #82 Team putting up an extra $1000 in added purse.

Dusty Zomer (Brandon, SD) would start on the pole of the 25 lap main event and would not be challenged, as he claimed the $1750 top prize and was also rewarded by team owners Todd and Susan LaHaise with $1000 in extra bonus money.  During his victory lane interview, Zomer knew this was a challenging track.  "It was fun. Obviously with all the rain the track had, there were some holes in it which made it challenging for everybody just trying to get through there.  Lapped traffic was going to be a factor but we had it going good.  Just want to thank the fans for sticking it out, I hope you had fun and come back next year!"  Following Zomer in the non-stop 25 lapper were Cody Ledger (Omaha, NE), Wade Nygaard (Grand Forks, ND), Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD) and Jody Rosenboom (Rock Rapids, IA).  

So that concluded an amazing season at Wagner Speedway in 2017 and plans are already being made for an even bigger and better 2017.  A date for the post season awards banquet will be made in the coming weeks.  On behalf of Wagner Speedway ownership, management and staff, words can not express our gratitude to all of our corporate partners, media members for their coverage, drivers, crews, fans and employees that made the 2017 campaign such a huge success.