Flory holds off Zevenbergen for rain-shortened Stock Car win at Williston Basin Speedway

By Mike Spieker

WILLISTON, N.D. (July 10, 2018) – After feature action was washed out the previous night north of the border at Estevan Motor Speedway, the 29th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour made an appearance at Williston Basin Speedway Tuesday night.

Race officials had to hurry the program along as incoming weather threatened the racing action once again. Despite their best efforts, the Modified feature was canceled. However, the Stock Cars were able to get their feature in.

Flory and Justin Bachmeier made up the front row of the 25-lap A-main for the IMCA Stock Cars. Following the first lap, three consecutive cautions slowed the race.

With wind, a light rain and lightning off in the distance the show went on as the racing surface remained in spectacular shape. The race had a green flag stretch following the third caution.

Flory and Bachmeier went head-to-head for the lead for several consecutive laps. With two distinct racing grooves, Bachmeier tiptoed around the extreme low side of the speedway while Flory ran right up on the edge of the track on the high side.

Bachmeier held a slight advantage with 17 to go until Flory powered back into the lead.

Two more cautions slowed the race around the halfway point. With nine to go, Austin Daae ran in second, but had his hands full with a hard charging Elijah Zevenbergen, who started 19th. Zevenbergen got by Daae and pulled even with Flory for the lead.

With six to go, Devon Gonas slid off the track in turn four and went hard into the outside retaining wall. With the weather and track conditions worsening, the race was deemed official. Flory and Zevenbergen were in a heated battle for the point, but Flory led the last completed lap and was declared the winner.

Dalton Flory, Daae and Bachmeier rounded out the top five.

RESULTS

IMCA Modifieds
A Feature: Canceled due to rain

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 9-Billy Kendall III, [2]; 2. 98-Alex Stanford, [4]; 3. 175-Ethan Dotson, [1]; 4. 2A-Casey Arneson, [7]; 5. 4T-Troy Heupel, [3]; 6. 6Z-Zach Dockter, [11]; 7. 19F-John Flory, [9]; 8. (DNF) 6-Chris Schroeder, [12]; 9. (DNF) 7SR-Shawn Ritter, [13]; 10. (DNF) M1-Mike Hagen, [8]; 11. (DNF) 71-Jessie Hoskins, [5]; 12. (DNF) 4500-Cody Peterson, [14]; 13. (DNF) 19SB-Lance Mari, [6]; 14. (DNF) 15T-Myles Tomlinson, [10]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 02-Kody Scholpp, [2]; 2. 29H-Keith Hammett, [4]; 3. 87X-Bland Bohannon, [1]; 4. 21K-Kyle Brown, [6]; 5. 5C-John Corell, [8]; 6. 17X-Tommy Lee, [3]; 7. 47-Ed Conlin, [7]; 8. 83-Dale Neitzel, [5]; 9. 213-Tim Sorenson, [11]; 10. 29-Darren Schatz, [14]; 11. 33S-Robert Sigman, [10]; (DNS) 3B-Brian Brennan, ; (DNS) 10EH-Ed Turnbull, ; (DNS) 21Z-Isaiah Geisel,

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, [1]; 2. 25-Hank Berry, [2]; 3. 14T-Travis Hagen, [4]; 4. 12J-Justin O’Brien, [5]; 5. 24B-Chris Bragg, [6]; 6. E3B-Eddie Belec, [7]; 7. 7-Marlyn Seidler, [9]; 8. 27W-Jason Wolla, [13]; 9. 72X-Kyler Jeffrey, [8]; 10. 5-Jeff Taylor, [12]; 11. 29A-Les McLenehan, [10]; 12. 2G-Troy Girolamo, [3]; (DNS) 2J-Jerry Martin, ; (DNS) 6D-Dylan Goplen,

B Feature 4 (12 Laps): 1. X-Josh Rogotzke, [1]; 2. 6P-Travis Peery, [3]; 3. 3X-Kelly Shryock, [5]; 4. 66P-Paul Stone, [4]; 5. O19-Travis Olheiser, [8]; 6. 4Z-Zach Olson, [2]; 7. 88-Eric Sinness, [6]; 8. 307-Donavon Sorenson, [13]; 9. 90-Jason Beaulieu, [7]; 10. 87-Curt Lund, [10]; 11. 3-Travis Ulmer, [11]; 12. 12-Justin Bieber, [9]; 13. 71S-Brent Schlafmann, [12]; 14. (DNF) 21-Aaron Turnbull, [14]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr, [8]; 2. 175-Ethan Dotson, [5]; 3. 4T-Troy Heupel, [1]; 4. 71-Jessie Hoskins, [2]; 5. 2A-Casey Arneson, [7]; 6. 19F-John Flory, [4]; 7. 6Z-Zach Dockter, [6]; 8. (DNF) 7SR-Shawn Ritter, [3]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 10-Tyson Turnbull, [7]; 2. 87X-Bland Bohannon, [2]; 3. 17X-Tommy Lee, [8]; 4. 83-Dale Neitzel, [4]; 5. 47-Ed Conlin, [1]; 6. (DNF) 21Z-Isaiah Geisel, [3]; 7. (DNF) 213-Tim Sorenson, [5]; 8. (DNF) 3B-Brian Brennan, [6]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 11X-Tom Berry Jr, [6]; 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, [4]; 3. 2G-Troy Girolamo, [2]; 4. 12J-Justin O’Brien, [8]; 5. E3B-Eddie Belec, [5]; 6. 7-Marlyn Seidler, [1]; 7. 6D-Dylan Goplen, [3]; 8. (DNF) 27W-Jason Wolla, [7]

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 71T-RC Whitwell, [2]; 2. X-Josh Rogotzke, [1]; 3. 6P-Travis Peery, [5]; 4. 3X-Kelly Shryock, [4]; 5. 90-Jason Beaulieu, [7]; 6. 12-Justin Bieber, [6]; 7. 3-Travis Ulmer, [8]; 8. 307-Donavon Sorenson, [3]

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 9H-Robert Hellebust, [1]; 2. 9-Billy Kendall III, [3]; 3. 98-Alex Stanford, [2]; 4. 19SB-Lance Mari, [7]; 5. M1-Mike Hagen, [6]; 6. 15T-Myles Tomlinson, [5]; 7. 6-Chris Schroeder, [8]; 8. (DNF) 4500-Cody Peterson, [4]

Heat 6 (10 Laps): 1. 5T-Marcus Tomlinson, [2]; 2. 02-Kody Scholpp, [1]; 3. 29H-Keith Hammett, [5]; 4. 21K-Kyle Brown, [3]; 5. 5C-John Corell, [7]; 6. 33S-Robert Sigman, [8]; 7. (DNF) 10EH-Ed Turnbull, [6]; (DNS) 29-Darren Schatz,

Heat 7 (10 Laps): 1. 4TW-Tim Ward, [8]; 2. 25-Hank Berry, [3]; 3. 14T-Travis Hagen, [4]; 4. 24B-Chris Bragg, [1]; 5. 72X-Kyler Jeffrey, [7]; 6. 29A-Les McLenehan, [2]; 7. 5-Jeff Taylor, [5]; 8. 2J-Jerry Martin, [6]

Heat 8 (10 Laps): 1. 11-Steven Pfeifer, [3]; 2. 4Z-Zach Olson, [4]; 3. 66P-Paul Stone, [8]; 4. 88-Eric Sinness, [1]; 5. O19-Travis Olheiser, [6]; 6. 87-Curt Lund, [7]; 7. 71S-Brent Schlafmann, [2]; 8. (DNF) 21-Aaron Turnbull, [5]

IMCA Stock Cars
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20-Joe Flory, [2]; 2. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen, [19]; 3. 20F-Dalton Flory, [5]; 4. 17-Austin Daae, [3]; 5. 16B-Justin Bachmeier, [1]; 6. 37-Jason Rogers, [8]; 7. 30L-Curt Lund, [12]; 8. 16-Beau Deschamp, [11]; 9. 95-Gregg Mann, [4]; 10. 2M-Angel Munoz, [16]; 11. 10N-Cody Nelson, [14]; 12. 1-Chris Heim, [26]; 13. 6-Colin Heim, [9]; 14. 10J-Jake Nelson, [15]; 15. 0-Scott Gartner, [31]; 16. 47-Devon Gonas, [21]; 17. 28M-Keith Mattox, [20]; 18. 68-Jeremy Swanson, [28]; 19. 00Y-Jody York, [29]; 20. 81-Matt Speckman, [7]; 21. 41M-Mike Gotch, [24]; 22. (DNF) 87-Eric Harpole, [6]; 23. (DNF) 11S-Michael Swallers, [10]; 24. (DNF) 69-Kirk Martin, [13]; 25. (DNF) 30-Dave Moriarty, [17]; 26. (DNF) 5-Jace Iverson, [18]; 27. (DNF) 00X-Blake Adams, [22]; 28. (DNF) 99M-Kevin Mattox, [23]; 29. (DNF) 12-Rob Stenvold, [25]; 30. (DNF) 00-Andy Altenburg, [27]; 31. (DNF) 52-AJ Dancer, [30]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 95-Gregg Mann, [5]; 2. 87-Eric Harpole, [4]; 3. 11S-Michael Swallers, [6]; 4. 69-Kirk Martin, [2]; 5. 30-Dave Moriarty, [8]; 6. 47-Devon Gonas, [3]; 7. 12-Rob Stenvold, [7]; 8. 00Y-Jody York, [1]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 17-Austin Daae, [6]; 2. 81-Matt Speckman, [1]; 3. 30L-Curt Lund, [2]; 4. 10N-Cody Nelson, [4]; 5. 5-Jace Iverson, [3]; 6. 00X-Blake Adams, [5]; 7. 1-Chris Heim, [7]; 8. 52-AJ Dancer, [8]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 16B-Justin Bachmeier, [2]; 2. 20F-Dalton Flory, [6]; 3. 6-Colin Heim, [4]; 4. 10J-Jake Nelson, [5]; 5. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen, [3]; 6. 99M-Kevin Mattox, [1]; 7. 00-Andy Altenburg, [8]; 8. 0-Scott Gartner, [7]

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 20-Joe Flory, [1]; 2. 37-Jason Rogers, [3]; 3. 16-Beau Deschamp, [2]; 4. 2M-Angel Munoz, [5]; 5. 28M-Keith Mattox, [7]; 6. 41M-Mike Gotch, [4]; 7. (DNF) 68-Jeremy Swanson, [6]

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