MASS DOMINATES FASTLANE SUPER STOCK SERIES FEATURE
By Jerry O’Brien
7-19-19 Superior, WI
Veteran racer Dave Mass of East Bethel, MN added to his point lead in the
Fastlane Northland Super Stock Series with a sweep of the action at Gondik Law
Speedway Friday night June 19th. The event was part of the head of the Lakes Fair.
A great field of 46 Super Stocks were on hand trying to earn points for the five
race series championship. The field was whittled down to 24 starters in the 30 lap
main event through five ten lap heat races as well a pair of 12 lap B Features.
Also on the program were the WISSOTA Pure Stocks and WISSOTA Hornets.
Dexton Koch, Becker, MN was the first Super Stock heat winner over local
racer Keith Kern. Heat two went to Nick Oreskovich ahead of Jim Campbell. Heat
number three went to Current National Super Stock point leader Kevin Burdick
who topped Ronnie Malecki. Mass outdistanced Tim Johnson to take the fourth
heat while Chad Fouquette won the final heat over Matt Deragon.
The heats and B Features set the 24 car field for the 30 lap main, Dave Flynn of
Superior was named to the provisional spot.
Chad Fouquette and Dexton Koch led the field to the initial green flag to start
the feature, but a caution flag quickly flew as at least four cars at the tail of the
field got caught up in a tangle at the bottom of turn two. Included in the tangle
were Cory Casari, Jared Zimpel and Brian Carl. It was a complete restart with no
laps completed. At the green, Koch took the lead with Kevin Burdick, Dave Mass,
Fouquette and Keith Kern just behind. Koch kept the lead as Mass quickly found
his way past Burdick to second. Koch, Mass and Burdick raced away from Kern
who had a short lead on a pack of cars led by Fouquette. As the three widened
their lead over Kern, Mass took aim at Koch and raced by to a lead he would never
relinquish. For a number of laps, as Mass moved away from the second place
battle, Koch and Burdick continued to battle for second. Further back Kern still
had a small lead over Fouquette. Matt Deragon, DJ Keeler, Nick Oreskovich and
Jim Campbell were battling for positions. It was no contest for the lead as Mass
was around a straight away in the lead as the laps flew by with no sign of a caution
flag. Eventually Burdick got past Koch and the top three soon got lost in traffic.
Fouquette finally got past Kern into fourth. As it usually happens with non
stopped races, cars that start mid pack start to make their moves and this one was
no different. DJ Keeler had started back in the 14th spot and began moving forward
finally landing in fifth at the end. Hard charger award winner Willie Johnsen, Jr
qualified 22nd by winning one of the B Features, had worked his way forward to
finish in the number eight spot. Scott Lawrence moved from 13th to seventh at the
finish. Twenty of the 25 starters were running after 30 laps. Perhaps the most
notable DNF was Tim Johnson who won the first of the five series races.
Toward the end of the thirty lap grind, second Place Burdick was starting to cut
into Mass’ lead but nowhere near quickly enough. Mass turned the fastest time of
the event with a lap of 19 second flat, averaging around 71 MPH. His margin of
victory over Berdick was 1.863 seconds.
Thirteen cars started the WISSOTA Hornet feature set for 12 laps and it soon
became a two car race between Tate Niehaus, Alborn, MN and Paul Ripley of
Duluth. Niehaus started from the pole and took the lead but was soon joined by the
fifth starting Ripley. The pair tore around the track with no quarter given by each
driver as there was contact several times. Despite a heavily smoking machine,
Niehaus was able to hold off Ripley for the win. Heat winner Tyler Schramm
moved forward from his eighth starting spot to finish third while Hunter
McDougall finished fourth from the 11th starting spot while Tyler Kashinske was
the fifth place finisher.
It was also 12 laps for the WISSOTA Pure Stocks. At the green defending track
champion James Vendela took the lead over Dylan Shelton who was shadowed by
Trevor Treviranus, Jared Akervik and Aaron Bernick. The first caution flag flew
when something happened to Bernick’s #17 and he tried to exit the track but
stalled in the pit exit. Vendela was still the leader at the green flag with ten laps
remaining. Akervik was second, Treviranus third, Jeremy Cash fourth and Shelton
fifth. Vendela continued out front but began to show smoke from the rear on the
car. As Vendela began to slow, Akervik shot by on the back stretch into the lead.
With five laps to go Akervik looked as though he was going to record his third
feature of the season at GLS. As the field received the signal for two laps to go,
Mikey Blevins spun at the bottom of turn two setting up a green/white/checkered
situation. When racing resumed, Akervik tried to shake Treviranus but was unable
to as the two raced around the track side by side. The first time by the flag stand it
was Akervik leading by literally inches. On the checkered flag lap, Treviranous
was declared the winner by .015 of a second for his first ever feature win. Akervik,
point leader Cory Jorgensen, Shelton and Cash finished in the top five.
Next up at Gondik Law Speedway next Friday the 27th is the popular Twin
Ports Twin 25’s for WISSOTA Late Models. They will race two 25 lap features,
and one of them is a Wollak Construction WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series
WISSOTA Pure Stock
Feature (12 Laps): 1. 231-Trevor Treviranus, ; 2. 19J-Jared Akervik, ; 3. 16-Cory Jorgensen, ; 4. 11E-Dylan Shelton, ; 5. 4-Jeremy Cash, ; 6. 15-James Vendela, ; 7. 15K-Drew Scharte, ; 8. (DNF) 10-Mikey Blevins, ; 9. (DNF) 17-Aaron Bernick, 
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19J-Jared Akervik, ; 2. 231-Trevor Treviranus, ; 3. 11E-Dylan Shelton, ; 4. 15-James Vendela, ; 5. 10-Mikey Blevins, ; 6. 17-Aaron Bernick, ; 7. (DNF) 16-Cory Jorgensen, ; 8. (DNF) 15K-Drew Scharte, ; 9. (DNF) 4-Jeremy Cash, 
Feature (12 Laps): 1. 71TN-Tate Niehaus, ; 2. 11-Paul Ripley, ; 3. 16-Tyler Schramm, ; 4. 1-Hunter McDougall, ; 5. 26-Tyler Kachinske, ; 6. N8-Nate Rose, ; 7. U18-Jase Wiarda, ; 8. 35-Kyle LeDoux, ; 9. 23-Kristy Marken, ; 10. 29-Josh Rowe, ; 11. 74-Reid Johnson, ; 12. 67-Patrick Passeri, ; 13. 99B-Bradley Beyer, 
Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 74-Reid Johnson, ; 2. 71TN-Tate Niehaus, ; 3. 11-Paul Ripley, ; 4. U18-Jase Wiarda, ; 5. 35-Kyle LeDoux, ; 6. 1-Hunter McDougall, ; 7. 67-Patrick Passeri, 
Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 16-Tyler Schramm, ; 2. 26-Tyler Kachinske, ; 3. 23-Kristy Marken, ; 4. N8-Nate Rose, ; 5. 29-Josh Rowe, ; 6. 99B-Bradley Beyer, 
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Fastlane Motorsports Northland Super Stock Series #4
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2-Dave Mass, ; 2. 30-Kevin Burdick, ; 3. 78K-Dexton Koch, ; 4. 515-Chad Fouquette, ; 5. 12K-Duane (D.J.) Keeler, ; 6. 8-Keith Kern, ; 7. 77-Scott Lawrence, ; 8. 18-Willie Johnsen Jr., ; 9. 51JR-Shawn McFadden, ; 10. 27-Matt Deragon, ; 11. 21F-Nick Oreskovich, ; 12. 12-Jim Campbell, ; 13. 24-Andy Grymala, ; 14. 9-Ronnie Malecki, ; 15. 21C-Patrick Beeksma, ; 16. 7-Andrew Mackey, ; 17. 1X-Don Muzzy, ; 18. 27(J)-Jared Zimpel, ; 19. 20VT-Doug Koski, ; 20. 32F-Brian Carl, ; 21. (DNF) 1-Cory Casari, ; 22. (DNF) 1JR-Tim Johnson, ; 23. (DNF) 29F-Dave Flynn, ; 24. (DNF) 33-Austin Niemeyer, ; 25. (DNF) 70X-Kurt Becken, 
Semi Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 70X-Kurt Becken, ; 2. 1-Cory Casari, ; 3. 29F-Dave Flynn, ; 4. 69-John Adams, ; 5. 6F-Matt Fester, ; 6. 30(S)-Dan Severson, ; 7. 99-Shawn Fernkes, ; 8. 4A-Allan Cleveland, ; 9. 5-Richard Klick, ; 10. 59-Jamie Reberg, ; 11. 19A-Annika Hammitt, ; 12. 67-Josh Bach, ; 13. (DNF) 32H-Matthew Hammitt, 
Semi Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 18-Willie Johnsen Jr., ; 2. 20VT-Doug Koski, ; 3. F15-Devin Fouquette, ; 4. 01X-Marcus Simonson, ; 5. 4K-Larry Both, ; 6. 27X-Andy Miskowic, ; 7. 26-Kyle Copp, ; 8. 11A-Jordan Henkemeyer, ; 9. 24W-Chris Wark, ; 10. 11-Tucker Quinn, ; 11. 10-Rich Bishop, ; 12. 11R-Rita Anderson, ; 13. (DNF) 32J-Jon Hammitt, 
Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 78K-Dexton Koch, ; 2. 8-Keith Kern, ; 3. 51JR-Shawn McFadden, ; 4. 24-Andy Grymala, ; 5. 1-Cory Casari, ; 6. 01X-Marcus Simonson, ; 7. 99-Shawn Fernkes, ; 8. F15-Devin Fouquette, ; 9. 6F-Matt Fester, ; 10. (DNF) 11A-Jordan Henkemeyer, 
Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 21F-Nick Oreskovich, ; 2. 12-Jim Campbell, ; 3. 7-Andrew Mackey, ; 4. 1X-Don Muzzy, ; 5. 20VT-Doug Koski, ; 6. 4A-Allan Cleveland, ; 7. 11R-Rita Anderson, ; 8. (DNF) 32H-Matthew Hammitt, ; (DQ) 69-John Adams, 
Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 30-Kevin Burdick, ; 2. 9-Ronnie Malecki, ; 3. 77-Scott Lawrence, ; 4. 33-Austin Niemeyer, ; 5. 70X-Kurt Becken, ; 6. 4K-Larry Both, ; 7. 19A-Annika Hammitt, ; 8. 67-Josh Bach, ; (DQ) 10-Rich Bishop, 
Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 2-Dave Mass, ; 2. 1JR-Tim Johnson, ; 3. 12K-Duane (D.J.) Keeler, ; 4. 27(J)-Jared Zimpel, ; 5. 18-Willie Johnsen Jr., ; 6. 29F-Dave Flynn, ; 7. 26-Kyle Copp, ; 8. 24W-Chris Wark, ; 9. 11-Tucker Quinn, 
Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 515-Chad Fouquette, ; 2. 27-Matt Deragon, ; 3. 32F-Brian Carl, ; 4. 21C-Patrick Beeksma, ; 5. 30(S)-Dan Severson, ; 6. 32J-Jon Hammitt, ; 7. 5-Richard Klick, ; 8. (DNF) 27X-Andy Miskowic, ; 9. (DNF) 59-Jamie Reberg,