PROCTOR — Minneapolis’ Travis Budisalovich (Late Models) and Hermantown’s Darrell Nelson (Modifieds) are expected to return to defend their titles at the 50th annual Silver 1000 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Halvor Lines Speedway in Proctor.
The Silver 1000 is the granddaddy of the Northland’s year-ending invitationals and serves as the kickoff postseason event. Only one other Late Model dirt-track event has a longer history at the same facility than the Silver 1000, the World 100 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, beginning in 1971, two years prior to the Silver (Eldora is now owned by NASCAR Cup champion and team owner Tony Stewart).
The Silver 1000 features top-level Late Model and Modified racing only, no support classes, and is part of the Wissota Late Model Challenge Series. Late Models are racing for a top prize of $6,000 while Modifieds will be racing for $3,000-plus as sponsors continue to come on board and incentives increase. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing immediately to follow.
Grandstand admission is $25 for those 13 and older and $5 for 12 and under.
Sabraski pulls off double at Season Championships in Superior
Shane Sabraski of Rice, Minnesota, won the Modified and Super Stock features at the Gondik Law Speedway Season Championships Friday, Aug. 26, in Superior.
Sabraski was a hard charger in both finals, moving up from the eighth starting spot in Modifieds and the seventh starting spot in Super Stocks.
Sam Mars of Menomonie, Wisconsin, earned a sweep in Late Models, taking his heat and the feature, while Ryan Olson of Ladysmith, Wisconsin, getting the sweep in Pure Stocks.
It was no sweep for Ryan Savoy of Superior in Midwest Modifieds but still an impressive ending to the regular season, starting the 20-lap feature in sixth before working his way up and taking the checkered flag.
A.J. House of Cloquet took top honors in Hornets on a night cars and fans came out to honor their track champions: Budisalovich (Late Models), Duluth’s Jody Bellefeuille (Modifieds), Brule’s Kyle Copp (Super Stocks), Superior’s Cody Carlson (Midwest Modifieds), Duluth’s Cory Jorgensen (Pure Stocks) and Ashland’s DeJay Jarecki (Hornets). Jorgensen held off Aaron Bernick of Duluth by a mere 14 points, 1,241 to 1,227, in the closest of the Superior points races.
There was a strong field of 127 cars on the night with 19 Late Models, 21 Modifieds, 22 Super Stocks, 27 Midwest Modifieds, 18 Pure Stocks and 20 Hornets.
Gondik Law Speedway, Superior
1. Sam Mars, 2. Danny Vang, 3. Pat Doar, 4. Travis Budisalovich, 5. Jayme Lautigar, 6. Kyle Peterlin, 7. Aaron Lillo, 8. Dave Flynn. 9. Mike Prochnow, 10. Jeff Massingill, 11. Jody Bellefeuille, 12. Deven VanHouse. 13. Harry Hanson, 14. Ronnie Malecki, 15. Tim McMann, 16. Terry Lillo, 17. Trevor Wilson. DNF: Mike Bellefeuille. DNS: Robbie Cooper.
1. Shane Sabraski, 2. Al Uotinen, 3. Brandon Copp, 4. Rick Rivord , 5. Dave Cain, 6. Jody Bellefeuille, 7. Dan Kingsley, 8. Todd Gehl, 9. Josh Beaulieu, 10. Mike Anderson, 11. Hunter Anderson, 12. Colin Chaschuk, 13. Cody Wolkowski, 14. Tyler Luger, 15. Donnie Lofdahl, 16. Jeffrey Lien Jr., 17. Mike Klippenstein. DNF: Kelly Checkalski, Nicholas Jacobson, Parker Anderson. DNS: Kyle Helling.
1. Shane Sabraski, 2. Dexton Koch, 3. Andrew Mackey, 4. Kyle Copp, 5. D.J. Keeler. 6. Jack Koranda, 7. Scott Lawrence, 8. Jase Lien, 9. Andy Grymala, 10. Mike Sirois, 11. Don Livingston, 12. Jim Campbell, 13. Fritz Myers, 14. Josh Saunders, 15. Matt Deragon, 16. Taylor Madrinich, 17. Rita Anderson. DNF: Willie Johnsen Jr., Jeremiah Passow, Thomas Karaba, Dan Peterson, Larry Both.
1. Ryan Savoy, 2. Evan Checkalski. 3. William Moelter, 4. David Simpson, 5. Cody Carlson, 6. Aaron Blacklance, 7. Cole Boston, 8. Brady Uotinen, 9. James Vendela, 10. Wyatt Boyum, 11. Brennan Gave, 12. Tanner Gehl, 13. Andrew Inman, 14. Justin Bassa, 15. Jimmy Latvala, 16. McLean Andrews, 17. Matthew Larson, 18. Cole Elton, 19. Chris Bretting, 20. Taylor Madrinich. DNF: Carey LePage, Anthony Gallian, Brandon Mehrwerth. DNS: Zach Benson, Kennedy Swan, Jesse Polson, Jared Akervik.
1. Ryan Olson, 2. Dylan Shelton, 3. Tyler Kachinske, 4. Nate Rose, 5. Aaron Bernick, 6. Guy Gaskill, 7. Rob Christman, 8. Michael Grover, 9. Jessie Limberios. DNF: Cory Jorgensen, Chad Finckbone, Mike Schnider. DNS: Jacob Swalboski, Trevor Treviranus, Bryar Zimmerman, Tim Carlson, Zene Anderson. DQ: Tom Treviranus.
1. A.J. House, 2. Justin Schelitzche, 3. Tyler Schramm, 4. Justin Barsness, 5. Bonnie McLynn, 6. Keegan Kough, 7. Kristy Marken, 8. Josh Rowe, 9. Rachel Boston, 10. Brandon Anderson, 11. Patrick Passeri, 13. Marty Serbus, 13. Noah Rose, 14. Lucas Lillo. DNF: Tristen McLynn, DeJay Jarecki, Darrin Lowney, Eva Lillo. DNS: Joshua Kough, Blake Hawker.
Makeup Features from Aug. 19
1. Mike Bellefeuille, 2. Jody Bellefeuille, 3. Harry Hanson, 4. Travis Budisalovich, 5. Danny Vang, 6. Deven VanHouse, 7. Dave Flynn, 8. Tim McMann, 9. Ronnie Malecki, 10. Trevor Wilson Trevor. DNF: Aaron Lillo. DNS: Aaron Lillo.
1. Shane Sabraski, 2. Mike Anderson, 3. Jody Bellefeuille, 4. Josh Beaulieu, 5. Dan Kingsley, 6. Rick Rivord, 7. Al Uotinen, 8. Hunter Anderson, 9. Kelly Checkalski, 10. Nicholas Jacobson. DNF: Donnie Lofdahl, Kyle Helling, Brandon Copp, Jeffrey Lien Jr., Mike Klippenstein, Parker Anderson, Tanner Williamson. DQ: Tyler Luger.
1. Scott Lawrence, 2. Kyle Copp, 3. Dexton Koch, 4. Willie Johnsen Jr., 5. D.J. Keeler, 6. Andy Grymala, 7. Jack Koranda, 8. Fritz Myers, 9. Jim Campbell, 10. Dan Peterson, 11. Thomas Karaba. DNF: Taylor Madrinich, Jase Lien, Shane Sabraski , Matt Deragon. DNS: Darin Meierotto, Jeffrey Frey, Doug Koski.
1. Ryan Savoy , 2. Brennan Gave, 3. Brady Uotinen, 4. Andrew Inman, 5. Wyatt Boyum, 6. Jimmy Latvala , 7. Tanner Gehl, 8. James Vendela, 9. Evan Checkalski, 10. Matthew Larson, 11. Cole Elton. DNF: Taylor Madrinich, Cody Carlson, Zach Benson, William Moelter, Brandon Mehrwerth, Kennedy Swan, Jesse Polson, Jared Akervik. DNS: Cole Boston, Jake Smith, Kyle Kirberger.
1. Mike Schnider, 2. Aaron Bernick, 3. Chad Finckbone, 4. Cory Jorgensen, 5. Ryan Olson, 6. Tyler Kachinske, 7. Nate Rose, 8. Jessie Limberios, 9. Rob Christman, 10. Tom Treviranus, 11. Michael Grover. DNF: Dylan Shelton, Bryar Zimmerman, Tim Carlson, Jacob Swalboski, Zene Anderson. DNS: Rob Grabon, Anthony Woodhull.
1. Justin Schelitzche, 2. DeJay Jarecki, 3. Justin Barsness, 4. Tyler Schramm, 5. Kristy Marken, 6. Rachel Boston, 7. Brandon Anderson, 8. Noah Rose. DNF: Joshua Kough, Keegan Kough. DQ: Blake Hawker.