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All on-track activity was canceled for the remainder of Friday at BIR out of respect for Briody, MotoAmerica reported.
Jason Thoennes of Garfield captures the win in the Modified feature, while Dent native Ryan Satter wins his sixth feature of the season.
Farwell's Dennis Bitzan finished in the top five of the season point standings 22 times during his 30-year racing career at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria. A look back on his life at the track before he and Alexandria's Elaine Thoennes are honored on Hall of Fame Night on July 30.
Thoennes becomes the first female in Alexandria speedway’s Hall of Fame.
The Villard driver said he needed some luck to swing his way after the July 2 races when his first win of the season slipped away on the last lap. Everything came together a week later as Gerdes won the main event during the Advantage RV Modified Tour and Fallen Lineman Special Night.
This weekend epitomized how close things are between these two local drivers as Bitzan held off Gerdes in a photo finish at Fergus Falls on Friday night before taking a second win in Alexandria on Saturday after an electrical malfunction on Gerdes' car cost him a win on the final lap.

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The defending NASCAR Cup champion, whose winning No. 5 car had an electrical issue in the dash panel that needed to be addressed, had to start at the rear of the field. It didn't matter, as he got his 17th win by leading 27 of the final 34 laps of the 200-lap event.
Dustin Bitzan, Zach Johnson, Ryan Satter and Karter Reents part of feature winners from two days of racing in Alexandria.
Shawn Olson, Brady Gerdes and Trevor Saurer earned point championships at the Viking Speedway this summer, but none had quite as dominant of a run as Satter in terms of nightly wins. At 26-years old, Satter has established himself as the guy to beat in Street Stocks on many nights.

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