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Holtquist races to prize in Mod 4 feature

By Ryan Schmitz

All The Dirt Racing News


Dustin Holtquist of Milbank, South Dakota, held off a field of 11 racers in the WISSOTA Mod 4s to claim the $372 prize during the second annual Mike Commerford Memorial on a beautiful Saturday night at Viking Speedway.

Other winners who found their way to the Alexandria Motors Victory Lane this past weekend included Adam Burrows in the WISSOTA Street Stocks, Jamie Thorstad in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Chris Winter in the WISSOTA Super Stocks, and Brett Hoium in the WISSOTA Modifieds.

In non-WISSOTA support classes, Jordan Fischer claimed the Hornet feature win and Cody Ruka raced to the Pure Stock feature win.


Eight Viking Pure Stocks kicked off racing action at the speedway with Dustin Karl and Tony Volker leading the pack.

Volker quickly moved to the top spot while Karl came under heavy siege from Clara City driver Ruka and Glenwood’s Brendon Scott.

After taking second, Ruka completed the pass for the lead with four laps remaining and Travis Kunz moved into the second spot on the following lap. Ruka held on for the win, Kunz was second, Volker third, Scott fourth, and Chad Anderson rounded out the top five. Kunz was later disqualified for an illegal part, moving the rest of the field up one position.


Jim Williams and Jake Huston paced the seven car WISSOTA Street Stock field to the green flag.

Before the field completed a lap, Ryan Satter and Burrows raced past Williams into the top two spots.

Burrows would lead the final two laps for the win, Satter was second, Vogel settled for third, Huston was fourth, and Williams rounded out the top five.


Fischer and Lexy Kastner paced the eight car Hornet field to the green and Fischer jumped out to the lead with Corey Pourrier moving into second on the opening lap.

Pourrier raced past Fischer into the lead and the caution would come out over the speedway for two stopped cars on the back chute.

Head flagman Mike Blom brought the field back to life and Fischer moved to the inside of the speedway and raced back into the lead. Fischer would hold on for the win, his second in two trips to Viking.


Nick Bruder and Josh Muzik led the field to the green in the Sower Power WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature, and Muzik wasted no time moving into the top spot with Bruder settling into the second spot.

After a caution, Muzik led Bruder and Thorstad to the green after Muzik bolted back into the lead with Thorstad moving into the second spot and McKenzie Gerdes racing past Bruder into the third spot.

With eight laps remaining, Thorstad blasted to the lead with a low side pass of Muzik, and Ron Saurer raced past Gerdes into the third spot.

Thorstad cruised to the win, Olson was second, Saurer was third, Corey Storck was fourth, and Andrew Bangsund rounded out the top five.


Christopher Lynch and Craig Hiemstra led the 11 car Alexandria Refrigeration WISSOTA Super Stock feature to the green.

As the cars exited turn two on the first circuit, Jon Stepan raced his way into the lead with Winter in tow. While the lead duo continued to battle for the lead, Trevor Saurer, Mike Peterson and Jeff Crouse began to battle for the number three spot.

After the race’s second caution, Winter ducked to the low side of Stepan and completed a pass for the lead as the cars raced down the back chute. As the laps continued to tick down, Winter continued to lead and raced to the feature win.


Next on the docket was the 11 car Mike Commerford Memorial WISSOTA Mod 4 feature, with Shayne Laske and Tyler Larson leading the field to the green.

Laske quickly blasted to the front with the fourth starter, Holtquist, moving into the second spot on lap two. With six laps remaining, Laske’s machine lost power on the back chute and he coasted into the pits, handing the lead to Holtquist. As the laps continued to tick down, Holtquist continued to hold his advantage as he raced his way to the biggest win of his career.


The T&S Electric and Diamond Buick GMC WISSOTA Modifieds rolled onto the track for the final feature event of the evening.

Hoium and Terry Engebretson led the 16 car field to the green with Hoium jumping to the lead on the high side of the track with Engebretson settling into the second spot.

Hoium continued to lead and raced to the win.