Chad Mahder at Deer Creek Speedway.(Rick Blewett)
Dart Challenge Series: Mahder
Reels in Dart Win at Deer Creek
SPRING VALLEY, Minn. - July 3. A huge field of cars checked into
the pit gate on this Independence Day Weekend with 141 cars, including 43 WISSOTA Late Models for the Dart
Challenge Series Race. At the finish of a closely contested Late Model contest, it was Chad Mahder at the
Pat Doar jumped out the early lead over Jake Hartung with Lance
Matthees and Mahder side by side for third. After four laps, Mahder moved into the second spot. Kyle Peterlin moved past Travis Budisalovich
for fifth just as the only caution for the event flew.
Nick Beyenhof and #27 Jake Redetzke race for position back at midfield at Deer
Doar again charged out to the lead on the restart as the field
fanned out three-wide.
Matthees took third away from Hartung with seven down as the front five started
to spread out slightly. With
15 laps down, Mahder moved alongside of Doar for the lead before driving
around two laps later.
|Chad Mahder takes the checkered flag at Deer Creek
Speedway. (Rick Blewett)
Matthees started to pressure Doar for second on lap 20 and
took it on lap 23 as the front three started to encounter lapped traffic. Mahder struggled to get through the first pack of lapped cars as they ran side by side for
positions. Behind Mahder, Matthees and Doar, Kyle
Peterlin and Travis Budisalovich raced side by side for fourth on lap
With four laps left, Mahder
started to pull away again as he cleared lap traffic.
Peterlin moved past Doar with three laps left in the race to take over
third. Mahder took home the
checkers followed by Matthees and Peterlin. Peterlin took home the $250 Keizer Wheels certificate, while Keith Foss took home the $100
hard Charger award from Lou Fegers racing after moving from 22nd to ninth.
July 3 - Dart Challenge Series -
Deer Creek Speedway
1) Chad Mahder, 2) Lance Matthees, 3) Kyle Peterlin, 4) Pat
Doar, 5) Travis Budisalvich, 6) Adam Hensel, 7) Kyle Jumbeck, 8) Jake Hartung, 9) Keith
Foss, 10) Don Shaw, 11) Brent Larson, 12) Paul Parker, 13) Jake Redetzke, 14) John
Kaanta, 15) John Bey, 16) Nick Beyenhof, 17) Kelly Anderson, 18) Eddie Kirchoff, 19)
Ricky Weiss, 20) Rick Hanestad, 21) Joel Cryderman, 22) Nick Kramer, 23) Steve Laursen,
24) Doug Herrick, 25) Don Copp
Heat winners (43 entries): Doar, Matthees,
Budisalovich, Peterlin; B-Main winners: Hanestad, Redetzke.