Repeat Winners Emerge in Hibbing (6-7-14)

posted Jun 10, 2014, 4:50 PM by janice daronco   [ updated Jun 10, 2014, 4:52 PM ]

By Greg Anderson

 Hibbing, MN - After a one week hiatus due to rain, it was back to action at Hibbing Raceway for Iron Mining Association of Minnesota and ArcelorMittal Minorca Iron Mining Night at Hibbing Raceway. Heading into the night, there had yet to be a repeat winner on the year but that would all change by night’s end.

Devin Vanhouse of Silver Bay already had a WISSOTA Modified feature win under his belt but on Saturday, he added a WISSOTA Midwest Modified victory but out-dueling the previous week’s winner Mack Estey. Derek Vesel of Hibbing wasted little time establishing himself as the car to beat in the WISSOTA Super Stocks. Vesel moved from the third row to the lead on the second lap and never looked en route to the win. Kelly Estey of Kelly Lake used to bottom groove to overtake a slowing rookie Matt Anderson nearing the mid-point of the WISSOTA Modified feature and went on to win by a solid margin over infrequent visitor Al Uotinen. Harry Hanson of Eveleth continued his strong start to 2014 but cruising to a dominating victory in the WISSOTA Late Model main event. Victor Westerlund of Hibbing closed out the evening by winning his second straight Pure Stock feature. Westerlund was able to overcome a stiff challenge from Gene Schultze and ultimately roll to the checkered flag.

Racing on Saturday, June 14 will be presented by Radko Iron and Supply and Lakehead Constructors and in addition to all five classes being in action, drivers will display their race cars on the front stretch to meet the fans and provide autographs and photos. For more information, visit or call (218) 262-2324


WISSOTA Late Models:

Feature- Harry Hanson, Terry Lillo, Jay Kintner, Kyle Peterlin, Greg Ferris, Greg Hill, Caley Emerson, Mike Vajdl, Don Frider, Steve Reini, Jeff Massingill, Roger Paolo

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Feature- Kelly Estey, Al Uotinen, Jeff Tardy, Bob Broking, Rick Cannata, Cory Sersha, Jeff Wood, Jody Bellefeuille, Devin Vanhouse, Rick Niemi, Johnny Broking, Marc Damjanovich, Jeff Wood, Sam Skalsky, Paul Schultz, Matt Anderson, Kyle Gavel, John Baltich, Ken Mosteller

WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Feature- Derek Vesel, Tristan Labarge, Tyler Kintner, Kevin Burdick, Scott Lawrence, Andy Labarge, Kevin Salin, Dalton Carlson, Andy Davey, Bob Kintner, Jr Tardy, Trevor Arens, Mike Zasadini, Butch Butcher

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Feature- Devin Vanhouse, Mack Estey, Nick DaRonco, Brad Hanson, Dan Wilson, Bill Matzdorf, Mark Kangas, Jeff Forseen, John Kallas, Don Scholler, Andy Davey, Dylan Miller, Chad Vanduker, Darrin Lawler, Jarek Lamusga, Keith Niemi, Willy Thompson, Patrick Bolden, Skeeter Estey, Andy Lubovich

Pure Stocks:

Feature- Victor Westerlund, Jerry Ramey, Gary Ruzich, Gene Schultze, Jeremy Theisen, Margo Butcher, Tyler Chrysler, Keith Koski, Anthony Cappo, Dave White, Stephen Erickson, Matt Cunha, Robert Adair, Shauna Erickson, Cody Herrick, Vinzent Anderson, Michael Ryan