Auto racing: Ammerman uses late pass to take checkered flag in Proctor

Mora driver takes 20-lap Hornet Nationals at Halvor Lines Speedway.

Marcus Ammerman of Mora, Minnesota, won the 20-lap Hornet Nationals feature Sunday, July 24, at Halvor Lines Speedway in Proctor, Minnesota.
We are part of The Trust Project.

PROCTOR, Minn. — Marcus Ammerman of Mora, Minnesota, got by Two Harbors’ Tyler Schramm and nipped him at the line to win the 20-lap Hornet Nationals feature Sunday, July 24, at Halvor Lines Speedway.

Derek Ament, Hunter McDougall and Paul George rounded out the top five. A strong field of 22 Hornets were on hand for the special event.

Duluth’s Jody Bellefeuille (Late Models) and Cory Jorgensen (Pure Stocks) earned clean sweeps by winning both their features and heats in their respective divisions.

Brule’s Brandon Copp (Modifieds) and Superior’s Cody Carlson (Midwest Modifieds) were Sunday’s other feature winners.

Super Stocks had the night off at the track as FastLane Motorsports Northland Super Stock Series was at Granite City Motor Park in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.


Hornet Nationals

Sunday’s Feature Results

Late Models

1. Jody Bellefeuille, 2. Danny Vang, 3. Harry Hanson, 4. Kevin Carlson, 5. Deven VanHouse, 6. Tim McMann, 7. Aaron Lillo, 8. Chuck Olson, 9. Robbie Cooper, 10. Chris Lillo, 11. Ronnie Malecki, Tim Lillo. DNF: Eric Lillo.


1. Brandon Copp, 2. Jody Bellefeuille, 3. Jack Rivord, 4. Hunter Anderson, 5. Mark Kangas, 6. Sam Fankhauser, 7. Billy Kendall III, 8. Donnie Lofdahl, 9. Dan Kingsley, 10. Jeffrey Wood, 11. Mike Klippenstein.

Midwest Modifieds

1. Cody Carlson, 2. David Simpson, 3. Paul Ripley, 4. Cole Chernosky, 5. Austin Blom, 6. Evan Checkalski, 7. Matt Sorenson, 8. Sam Blevins, 9. Adam Shinn, 10. Grayson Pratt, 11. Mikey Blevins, 12. Taylor Madrinich, 13. McLean Andrews, 14. Mitchell Larson, 15. Ross Siiter, 16. Brenden LePage. DNF: Brady Larson, Todd Carlson, Zach Benson. DNF: Jake Smith.


Pure Stocks

1. Cory Jorgensen, 2. Nate Rose, 3. Aaron Bernick, 4. Dylan Shelton, 5. Michael Blevins Sr., 6. Jake Smith, 7. Chaston Finckbone, 8. Anthony Woodhull, 9. Jessie Limberios, 10. Ken Larson, 11. Zene Anderson. DNF: Tyler Kachinske, Rob Christman. DNS: Tom Treviranus.


1. Marcus Ammerman, 2. Tyler Schramm, 3. Derek Ament, 4. Hunter McDougall, 5. Paul George, 6. Joshua Kough, 7. Kyle House, 8. Jamie Ammerman, 9. A.J. House, 10. Zachary Furbur, 11. Ken Hapy, 12. Marty Serbus, 13. Richard Andrews Sr., 14. Patrick Passeri, 15. Riley Ament. DNF: Caleb Decker, Derek Dunbar, Brandon Hummelmeier, Eva Lillo, Kristy Marken, Lucas Lillo. DNS: Rick Andrews Jr.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
What to read next
Minnesota rallied from an early 2-0 deficit for the second night in a row.
The Wilderness went 3-for-8 on the power play.
A total of 1,295 runners finished the 5K and 81 competitors completed the Tough Turkey 1 Mile on Thursday in Duluth.
It was Minnesota's first game in Cloquet since Oct. 28.