WISSOTA CROWNS ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE STATE CHAMPIONS
ST. CLOUD, MN (SEPT. 12, 2022) – As the racing season is winding down, the WISSOTA Promoters Association is proud to announce the Allstar Performance State Champions for the 2022 racing season. Each state champion will receive a product certificate from Allstar Performance.
All eight WISSOTA divisions were represented in the Minnesota State Championship standings. Danny Vang recorded three wins in his rookie season and that aided him winning the Late Model title. Shane Sabraski had a tight points battle with Tyler Peterson but in the end, Sabraski finished 8 points ahead to top the Modifieds. Sabraski doubled up as he won the Super Stock Championship as well. Jake Smith recorded 20 feature wins and he took the Midwest Modified title. Kyle Dykhoff edged out Justin Vogel by 10 markers in the race for the Street Stock Championship. The closest race in the Gopher State happened in the Mod Fours, as Dustin Holtquist had 2 less wins than Tommy Bawden, but ended with 3 more points in the final tally to lay claim to the championship. Chad Finckbone won the Pure Stock Championship. Sixteen-year-old Justin Barsness held off a pair of drivers twice his age to capture the Hornet State Championship.
Seven WISSOTA divisions in Wisconsin had drivers take State Championships. One win was enough and it was the consistent finishes for Sam Mars as he won the Late Model Championship. Brandon Copp backed up his 2021 Modified Championship by taking the 2022 title as well. Seven trips to Victory Lane was the key to Terran Spacek taking the top spot in the Super Stocks. Cody Carlson had just three wins, but that was what he needed to be the Midwest Modified Champion. Hunter VanGilder ran second in points at his home track, Rice Lake Speedway, but with a few other races at Red Cedar Speedway and ABC Raceway, he was able to acquire enough points to win the Street Stock Championship. Cory Jorgenson lives in Duluth Minnesota, but the trips across the border to the Badger State paid off as he won the Pure Stock title. Twelve wins in 22 starts helped DeJay Jarecki take the top spot in the Hornets.
Three WISSOTA divisions had State Champions in North Dakota. Brody Toftgruben only won two Late Model Features, but only twice in his 21 races he didn’t finish in the top ten as Toftgruben took the state title. Jory Berg won the Track Champion at Devil’s Lake Speedway and that helped him to be the top Midwest Modified driver in the Peace Garden State. Kasey Ussatis ran 34 races at several different tracks and those miles on the road paid off handsomely as he won the Street Stock Championship.
Seven of WISSOTA’s eight divisions had State Champions crowned in South Dakota. Nine wins in 31 starts and the Casino Speedway Championship aided Chad Becker in taking the top spot in the Late Models. Dale Ames turned in a perfect record of 33 top 10 finishes in all 33 races he ran to finish atop the state’s Modified drivers. Sixteen wins in 21 starts and the Brown County Speedway Championship backed Trevor Nelson’s run to the Super Stock Championship. Adam Brotherton won the Midwest Modified Champion at Miller Central Speedway and Brown County Speedway enroute to taking the state championship as well. Maria Broksieck took Track Championships at Casino Speedway and Miller Central Speedway and wrapped things up with the Street Stock State Championship as well. Tristan Torres ran exclusively at Black Hills Speedway, wining the Track Champion and capping off the year with the Mod Four championship as well. Adam VanDerostyne is from Canby, Minnesota but his trips to the Mount Rushmore State paid big dividends as he took the Casino Speedway Hornet Track Championship and the South Dakota State Championship.
Four WISSOTA divisions of racing crowned state champions in Montana. Rayce McCord took home 4 wins on the season, plus the Track Championship at Electric City Speedway on his way to be the top Late Model driver in the state. Jon Tribble only had one win on the season, but finished in the top 10 in every of his 20 starts on the season taking the state Super Stock Championship in Big Sky Country. Daniel Nichols made the jump from 5th in Midwest Modified state point standings in 2021 to 1st in the 2022 state point standings. Eleven wins helped Cory Craver to get the 1 point he needed to edge out Robert Petroff to lock down the Street Stock State Championship.
Four WISSOTA divisions had state champions in Wyoming. Eddie Kirchoff was eight for eight in Late Model Features as he won the Track Championship at his home track Gillette Thunder Speedway on his way to taking the state title. Matthew Drake emerged from a tight points battle with Chad Switzenberg and took the Midwest Modified State Championship by nine points. Jeremy Castro scored 11 wins in 14 races at Sheridan Speedway to take the Street Stock Track Championship and that would be good enough to win the state championship as well. Nate Sikkenga took the Sheridan Speedway Track Championship on his way to taking the Mod Four State Championship in the Cowboy State.
Four WISSOTA divisions make up the Canadian Provincial winners list. Scott Greer won the Track Championship at his home track, Victory Lane Speedway in Winnipeg and that helped him to win the Canadian Late Model Championship as well. Tony Caissie had two wins and 19 top ten finishes in 20 starts as he went on to take the Canadian Modified Championship. Cole Chernosky had a perfect season, winning 14 of 14 Super Stock races at Thunder City Speedway in Thunder Bay on his way to taking the title in The Great White North. Brandon Rehill recorded a dozen wins on his way to claiming the Midwest Modified Championship.
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Article Credit: Dean Reller
Submitted By: Camryn Sullivan