Diemel, Cain, Eder are First-Time Red Clay Classic Champs; Truscott Repeats
by Nick Gima
Ashland, WI, September 30 — AJ Diemel of Elk Mound became a first-time feature winner at the ABC Raceway in a big way by capturing the WISSOTA Late Model feature during the 42nd annual Red Clay Classic on Saturday night.
With an event-record purse of over $90,000 on the line, a field of 210 entries crowded the pit area to compete in front of capacity crowds during both Friday’s heat race action and Saturday’s final qualifying rounds and features.
Also winning for the first time in the Northland’s traditional season-ending PolyDome Dirt Track Series stock car racing event, presented by FastLane Motorsports & Custom Powdercoating of Ashland and Tim’s Automotive Machine of Bloomer, were Dave Cain of Corcoran, MN, in the WISSOTA Modifieds and Kevin Eder of Ashland in the WISSOTA Super Stocks, while Michael Truscott of Chippewa Falls won his second WISSOTA Midwest Modified RCC title.
Each day’s show started in bright sunshine, with temperatures in the mid-60s, and ended under clear skies and brisk Autumn temperatures during one of the most successful and memorable Red Clay Classics ever.
The Late Model spotlight event was increased from its customary 50 laps to 55, in honor of 1990 RCC Late Model champion Duane Mahder, who had passed away in late 2016 after a tragic vehicle accident; Mahder sported the number 55 on his race cars for many years. Diemel started on the outside of row 5, as polesitter and 2013 event winner Nick Anvelink led the field to the green flag alongside Marshall Fegers. Fegers got the early advantage and stretched it to a lead of over a second within five short laps, while former Classic champions Harry Hanson and Rick Hanestad trailed at a distance, followed by a quickly-charging Diemel.
The early pace was fast and the field used the entire three-eighths-mile oval, often racing three-wide deep in the pack. Diemel continued his climb to the front by displacing Hanson for third on lap 7, and Anvelink regrouped and closed the gap on Fegers, eventually overtaking him for the lead on lap 12.
Soon Anvelink was dealing with slower traffic, putting Cole Spacek a lap in arrears on lap 14, but he continued to maintain an advantage of at least a second on Fegers, who was an equally healthy distance ahead of Diemel. However, the field closed on Anvelink’s rear bumper for the race’s lone restart, which was brought about on lap 17 when Jesse Glenz spun in turn 4 while racing with John Kaanta for seventh place.
Fegers and Diemel took advantage of a slow restart by Anvelink to slip by on either side for first and second, and after two more laps Diemel used an inside move to capture the lead from Fegers. From there Diemel hugged the bottom groove of the track, barely brushing the large tires marking the inside border of the racing surface, to edge away to a lead of 1.135 seconds over the next eight laps.
At mid-race Diemel was dealing with backmarkers, getting by Trevor Wilson on lap 28, but he was still able to extend his lead by an additional half-second as Fegers struggled to clear Wilson. Diemel stuck his race car to the bottom groove as much as he could, but occasionally he moved to the far upper line of the wide, smooth track to get by slower cars. This strategy worked well, as he extended his lead to a 2.627-second final margin of victory, or nearly a full straightaway, over Fegers.
Diemel offered kind words to the Raceway’s track prep crew in Victory Lane after the fine run, stating, “I could move around anywhere (on the track) and lap some cars.
“Last year was our first year here, and we decided to come back. I’m glad we did.”
Anvelink crossed under the checkers just behind Fegers, but his car failed a post-race inspection and his fine effort was disallowed. Hanson, running a distant fourth for much of the race, was awarded third-place money, while two-time RCC winner Steve Laursen, who started 13th, made a late charge to take fourth, ahead of Hanestad.
Six-time RCC champ Jimmy Mars finished sixth, ahead of Lance Matthees, 2006 race winner Kaanta, 17th-starting Darrell Nelson, and defending and four-time RCC winner Jake Redetzke, who started 21st after needing a B-feature win to make the main event.
The win earned Diemel a first-place check of $5,000 – the largest ever awarded to a driver in ABC Raceway history. It was Diemel’s third major invitational win in as many weekends, following victories at Cedar Lake Speedway and Red Cedar Speedway.
At the conclusion of Friday’s race program, a special dash race dubbed “Harry’s Lucky Seven” was held in honor of Hanson, who has announced that he is retiring from Late Model racing, with this year’s Red Clay Classic marking his last event competing in the division. The popular veteran racer from Eveleth, MN, was asked to select seven other drivers with whom he would like to race in the 12-lap dash, and the Raceway raised over $2,200 in donations for a purse, with the winner receiving $700, in honor of the number 7 Hanson proudly wore on his race cars during his 45 years of racing.
Mars raced hard with Hanson for the early lead in the dash before eventually pulling away for the win, but after the race he announced to the crowd that he would present his first-place check to Hanson. Redetzke and Jeff Massingill challenged Hanson before settling for third and fourth places, respectively, while Hanestad, Tim McMann, Nelson and Travis Budisalovich completed the finishing order.
Cain took advantage of a long green-flag run in the Modified A-feature, then withstood challenges after a couple of late caution flags for his fifth career feature win at Ashland but his first in the prestigious event. After a five-car mess in the first turn wiped out the initial attempt to start the 35-lapper, ABC Raceway regular and 2000 RCC winner Jeff Spacek led the field to the start, but visiting Andy Jones swept around him to claim the early lead.
Cain, who started outside on row 2, stayed high-side to get around Spacek for second on lap 4 and then began to chip away at Jones’ two-thirds-of-a-second lead. Also taking advantage of a fast upper line was Steve Stuart, who got by Spacek on lap 5 and eventually caught the leaders, as Cain swapped the lead with Jones twice on lap 8 before taking over for good on the next go-around.
Cain worked his way by the first of the tail-runners, Jason Richardson, on lap 14, and then extended his lead to well over two seconds as Jones and Stuart were caught up behind Richardson for a couple of laps. Stuart slipped past Jones for second on lap 19 as the pair eventually worked by the RCC Mod rookie, and 2004 Mod winner Mars followed Stuart into third, bringing with him 2007 champ Jody Bellefeuille and Jake Hartung into the mix.
It was Bellefeuille who came on strong over the second half of the show, starting with a grab of fourth place from Jones on lap 24. Then Stuart’s car slapped the turn 2 guard rail and slowed with damage, ending a terrific run and bringing out just the second caution flag of the race on lap 25. This wiped out Cain’s 1.5-second lead, but he held off the threats by Mars and Bellefeuille on the restart, while Bellefeuille worked the high side to take over the runner-up position on lap 27.
Four-time Classic feature winner Joey Jensen spun while running in the top 10 to bring about the final slowdown of the race, after which Cain steadily set the pace for the balance of the run. Bellefeuille and Mars raced door-to-door for a couple of laps until Mars fell back, eventually losing third to Hartung. Cain took the checkers and the $3,500 winner’s paycheck 2.622 seconds ahead of Bellefeuille, with Hartung a distant third but well ahead of Mars and Jones.
“I kept an eye on the scoreboard to see where Jody was,” Cain told the capacity crowd afterward.
National championship contender Kevin Adams lead the second five, ahead of Michael Truscott, two-time RCC Mod winner Nelson (who started 22nd after needing to qualify through a semi-feature), 17th-starting Kelly Estey and Neil Balduc.
Eder made a bit of history in winning the Super Stock feature on Saturday, becoming the first-ever hometown driver to be crowned as Red Clay Classic champion. Breaking out a new car just a few weeks back, he led all but one lap of the 30-lap distance to give it a very nice christening, worth a $2,500 payoff.
Eder started directly behind polesitter and two-time RCC champ Shane Kisling and followed him past Colton Vernon into second. On lap 2 Eder changed lanes to challenge Kisling, and one circuit later he moved by for what proved to be the winning pass. Within three laps Eder had a 1.2-second advantage, but that was eliminated when the yellow lights came on for debris on lap 6.
After a three-car tangle voided the first restart attempt, Dave Flynn and Danny Richards spun down the front straight on the second try to go back to green. Vernon then spun in front of heavy traffic while trying to hold on to third place on the next restart, but most everyone dove and dodged to avoid contact.
Eder led Kisling and a determined Kevin Burdick, the 2014 RCC champ, over the next few laps, with Burdick moving by Kisling for second. Dan Gullikson and Scott Lawrence got past Patrick Beeksma and four-time Classic winner Greg Kuklinski for fourth and fifth during this brief green-flag run, which ended when Dan Severson spun on lap 12.
Eder again pulled away to a sizeable advantage after the restart, while Burdick and Gullikson battled for second as Kisling faded and then dropped out with mechanical woes. A get-together involving Terran Spacek and Sam Skalsky on lap 15 brought about the final stoppage of the race, after which Eder drove a smooth and steady line uncontested over the final 15 non-stop laps.
On lap 19 Lawrence worked his way by Gullikson and began a heated battle with Burdick for second, but Burdick held on for runner-up money, a full 2.6 seconds behind the winner. Defending RCC champ Tommy Richards clawed his way from his 17th starting spot up to fourth by race’s end, ahead of Gullikson.
The second five were led by ABC points champ Nick Oreskovich, ahead of Beeksma, 2010 RCC champ Eric Olson (who started dead last on the 25-car grid), Keith Kern and Wayne Dean.
“We did our best just to keep the thing straight,” a very emotional Eder told the crowd from Victory Lane, while also hugging his uncle Mike and thanking a large list of friends and family who had helped him put the winning car together.
Truscott, the 2014 ABC Raceway Midwest Mod points champion who capped off a phenomenal season by winning that year’s Classic, came into this weekend undefeated in 2017 in the Mid-Mods. He had made two regular-season visits to the Ashland track this summer, and he won his heats and features on both occasions, joking after the feature win in early August that he “might not come back until the Red Clay Classic,” in order to not spoil his perfect season here.
He continued his winning ways by taking wins in both his Mid-Mod and “big Mod” during Friday’s qualifying, and then he started on the outside of the third row for the 25-lap, $1,200-to-win Mid-Mod main event. Pole-starter Mack Estey was a little too quick to claim the point at the drop of the green, and officials penalized him for “jumping” the start, giving the pace-setting chores to Wayne Stricker.
Adams, behind the wheel of 2011 RCC champ George Dalbeck’s car, challenged Stricker and was scored the leader at the end of lap 1, before Karl Kolek’s stalled ride brought about another quick caution stop. Adams then led the field under green for a handful of laps, as Truscott quickly worked his way past Estey and Mark Kangas before challenging Stricker for second on lap 3. A bobble cost Truscott some ground but not his third-place standing on lap 4, and Canadian hotshoe Jamie Davis moved past Estey into fourth on lap 5.
Adams’ lead was just over a second when the yellow flag flew because of debris on lap 8, and Truscott used the restart to show a fender to Adams in a challenge for the lead. Kangas, who had slipped back to ninth after the restart, spun to slow the pace for the final time on lap 9, and over the next couple of laps of green-flag racing the battle for the lead involved five solid contenders – Adams, Truscott, Stricker, 12th-starting Skeeter Estey, and Davis.
Estey, the national Mid-Mod points leader heading into the weekend, took third away from Stricker on lap 13, and eventually the lead trio drew away from Stricker and the rest. On lap 18 Truscott went to the outside to work his way around Adams and grab the lead, and from there he sped away to his 17th career feature win at Ashland. Truscott’s lead was as large as 1.285 seconds, but Adams closed the gap to less than a half-second as Truscott caught the tail end of the field.
“Buzzy (Adams) was holding the bottom so well,” Truscott told the crowd about his decision to go high to make the winning pass. “I showed myself underneath, but then I decided to try the top side, and it worked.”
Estey, who won this event in 2010, finished third, well ahead of Stricker. Tommy Richards followed Stricker at the final stripe, but his car didn’t pass a post-race technical inspection, giving fifth to Davis.
Shane Halopka, the only other two-time RCC Mid-Mod champ, came home sixth ahead of Jake Smith, Paul Suzik, Mack Estey and 2017 ABC points champ Tyler Vernon, who started 25th in the 25-car field.
Northern Clearing Inc of Ashland once again awarded $150 bonuses to the drivers posting the fastest-timed laps in each A-feature. The bonuses were paid to Fegers in the Late Models (16.621 secs, 81.223 mph average), Cain in the Mods (17.305, 78.012), Eder in the Supers (17.330, 77.900), and Adams in the Mid-Mods (17.292, 78.071).
Lake Shore Cafe posted $114 bonuses for each 14th-place feature finisher; receiving those bonuses were Jeff Provinzino (Late Models), Al Uotinen (Mods), Kuklinski (Supers) and Travis Anderson (Mid-Mods).
Kyle Bernhoft again worked with the Raceway to create an online “Fans’ Choice” provisional ballot, where race fans cast votes via the track’s website to award feature starting positions to drivers who had not otherwise qualified through Friday’s heats. Nearly 4,700 ballots were cast, with Cole Spacek (Late Models), Tanner Byholm (Mods), Olson (Supers), and Vernon (Mid-Mods) receiving the provisionals.
Champ Pans of Eau Claire and SSR Race Cars of Spring Valley paired up to provide commemorative t-shirts to each of Friday’s heat winners, and Champ Pans also handed out heavy-duty shop mats to various drivers during the feature starting position redraws on the front straight on Saturday.
The Neighborly Bar of Ashland once again offered a “Bridesmaid’s Challenge” to the second-place finishers in each of the four features on Saturday. Fans, drivers and local businesses contributed to a total fund of $2,400, which was split among the four runners-up if they each agreed to wear formal gowns during their post-race interviews and photos in Victory Lane. All four drivers happily participated, much to the delight of the capacity crowd on hand.
The entry total marked the first time since the 2010 Red Clay Classic (206) that the car count exceeded 200, and was the highest count since the event-record total of 239 was set in 2003. The field, representing four states and Canada, included 32 Late Models, 47 Modifieds, 59 Super Stocks and an RCC-record 72 Mid-Mods. A wide, fast, smooth red-clay surface provided plenty of three- and four-wide racing throughout the weekend.
The Ashland-Bayfield County Racing Association wishes to express its appreciation to the many individuals and businesses who contributed time, materials and resources to make this year’s Red Clay Classic another huge success. The ABC Raceway’s annual awards banquet will be held in January 2018; more information will be made available on the Raceway’s website, www.abcraceway.com.
WISSOTA Late Models
Feature: AJ Diemel, Elk Mound; Marshall Fegers, Savage, MN; Harry Hanson, Eveleth, MN; Steve Laursen, Cumberland; Rick Hanestad, Boyceville; Jimmy Mars, Menomonie; Lance Matthees, Winona, MN; John Kaanta, Elk Mound; Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, MN; Jake Redetzke, Eau Claire; Mike Prochnow, Menomonie; Jeff Massingill, Keewatin, MN; James Giossi, New Richmond; Jeff Provinzino, Hibbing, MN; Brett Swedberg, Shawano; Jesse Glenz, Cadott; Tim McMann, Duluth, MN; Travis Budisalovich, Minneapolis, MN; David Esse, Cloquet, MN; Buddy Hanestad, Boyceville; John Toppozini, Thunder Bay, ON; Trevor Wilson, Superior; Kyle Peterlin, Hibbing, MN; Cole Spacek, Phillips.
Heat 1: Hanson; Massingill; Giossi; Mars; B Hanestad; Redetzke; Robbie Cooper, South Range; Esse.
Heat 2: Matthees; Swedberg; Diemel; Budisalovich; Wilson; George Ledin Jr, Britt, MN; Denny Cutsforth, Rice Lake; Chris Lillo, Duluth, MN.
Heat 3: Nick Anvelink, Bonduel; R Hanestad; Kaanta; Prochnow; Nelson; Peterlin; Provinzino; Spacek.
Heat 4: Fegers; McMann; Glenz; Laursen; Toppozini; Terry Lillo, Duluth, MN; Robbie Johnson, Wilson.
Semi-Feature: Redetzke; Provinzino; Peterlin; Esse; Spacek; Ledin; Johnson; Cutsforth; T Lillo; C Lillo; Wohlers.
“Harry’s Lucky Seven” Dash: Mars; Hanson; Redetzke; Massingill; Hanestad; McMann; Nelson; Budisalovich.
Feature: Dave Cain, Corcoran, MN; Jody Bellefeuille, Duluth, MN; Jake Hartung, Elmwood; Jimmy Mars, Menomonie; Andy Jones, Princeton, MN; Kevin Adams, Cameron; Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls; Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, MN; Kelly Estey, Kelly Lake, MN; Neil Balduc, Bessemer, MI; Pat Cook, Washburn; Mike Anderson, Colfax; Jeff Spacek, Phillips; Al Uotinen, Superior; Scott Duval, Bloomer; Adam Hensel, Hammond; Joey Jensen, Harris, MN; Ryan Viltz, Chetek; Jeff Tardy, Hibbing, MN; Paul Niznik, Medford; Jason Richardson, Spring Valley; Kent Baxter, Colfax; Ashley Anderson, Elk Mound; Steve Stuart, Ashland; Adam Ayotte, St Paul, MN; Tanner Byholm, Glidden; Kevin Eder, Ashland.
Heat 1: Jones; Hartung; Cook; Niznik; Steve Lavasseur, River Falls; Anderson; Ken Hron, Nashwauk, MN; Bill Byholm, Glidden; Paul Wrazidlo, Duluth, MN; Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, MN.
Heat 2: Cain; Adams; J Jensen; Ayotte; Brandon Jensen, Hammond; Todd Gehl, Solon Springs; Patrick Hoffman, Rice Lake; T Byholm; Jayme Lautigar, Gilbert, MN; Eder.
Heat 3: Truscott; Stuart; Bellefeuille; K Baxter; Rick Rivord, Superior; Hensel; Jake Hiatt, Mason; Tyler Jonson, International Falls, MN; Darrel Hazelton, Chippewa Falls; Gary Baxter, Eau Claire.
Heat 4: Spacek; Viltz; Tardy; Duval; Nelson; Brent Prochnow, Colfax; Greg Chesley, Duluth, MN; Steve Hallquist, Eau Claire; Mike Knopps, Chippewa Falls.
Heat 5: Balduc; Mars; Anderson; Estey; Uotinen; Destin Lorimor, Superior; Richardson; Nick Oreskovich, Mason; Donnie Lofdahl, Duluth, MN.
Semi-Feature 1: Eder; Uotinen; Richardson; Hiatt; Knopps; Gehl; T Byholm; Lavasseur; Prochnow; Rivord; Hallquist; Hron.
Semi-Feature 2: Nelson; Anderson; Hensel; B Jensen; B Byholm; Chesley; Lautigar; Jonson; Hoffman; Lofdahl; Hazelton.
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Feature: Kevin Eder, Ashland; Kevin Burdick, Proctor, MN; Scott Lawrence, Superior; Tommy Richards, Mondovi; Dan Gullikson, Roberts; Nick Oreskovich, Mason; Patrick Beeksma, Ironwood, MI; Eric Olson, Ladysmith; Keith Kern, Superior; Wayne Dean, Eau Claire; Steve Thomas, Menomonie; Brian Mikkonen, Iron River; Sam Skalsky, Hibbing, MN; Greg Kuklinski, Ironwood, MI; Colten Vernon, Ashland; Tristan LaBarge, Kelly Lake, MN; Mike Loomis, Columbus, MN; Danny Richards, Mondovi; Dan Severson, Crosby, MN; Terran Spacek, Phillips; Randy Spacek, Phillips; Shane Kisling, Park Falls; Derek Vesel, Hibbing, MN; Dave Flynn, Superior; DJ Keeler, Superior.
Heat 1: Kisling; Burdick; LaBarge; Loomis; R Spacek; Terry Kroening, Colby; Ben Hillman, Menomonie; Eric Schultz, Downing; Austin McWilliam, Thunder Bay, ON.
Heat 2: Vernon; Vesel; Flynn; Jeff Klopstein, Tomahawk; Keeler; Willie Johnsen Jr, Superior; Brian Carl, Duluth, MN; Chad Gullixson, Hammond; Chad Johnson, Colfax; Luke Schultz, Cameron.
Heat 3: Beeksma; Oreskovich; Mikkonen; Thomas; Lukas Koski, New Richmond; Tony Falkner, Menomonie; Skalsky; Aaron Mashlan, Ashland; Keith Corcilius, Phillips.
Heat 4: Eder; Gullikson; T Spacek; Rich Bishop, New Richmond; Brandon Duellman, Winona, MN; Kyle Helling, Rice Lake; Rick Randall, Wakefield, MI; Jim Campbell, Two Harbors, MN; Cory Casari, Montreal; Nick Traynor, Barron.
Heat 5: Kuklinski; Kern; D Richards; Severson; Adam Soltis, Ladysmith; Myron Basina, Washburn; Shawn McFadden, Ashland; Olson; Jordan Kurtti, Bruce Crossing, MI.
Heat 6: Dean; Lawrence; T Richards; Kevin Salin, Iron, MN; Matt Deragon, Ashland; Brad Johnson, Wilson; Charlie Anderson, Ironwood, MI; Matt Hammitt, Cloquet, MN; Don Muzzy, Ironwood, MI.
Semi-Feature 1: R Spacek; Loomis; Olson; Hillman; Muzzy; Steve Davidson, Richland Center; Bishop; Anderson; Kroening; Mashlan; C Johnson; Duellman; Helling.
Semi-Feature 2: Keeler; Severson; Johnsen; Traynor; Soltis; Klopstein; McFadden; Carl; Hammitt; Schultz; Corcilius; Basina; Simon Wahlstrom, Rice Lake.
Semi-Feature 3: Skalsky; Thomas; Deragon; Salin; Gullixson; McWilliam; B Johnson; Kurtti; David Elliot, Minocqua; Koski; Falkner; Campbell; Schultz.
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature: Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls; Kevin Adams, Cameron; Skeeter Estey, Kelly Lake, MN; Wayne Stricker, Highbridge; Jamie Davis, Fort Frances, ON; Shane Halopka, Greenwood; Jake Smith, Chippewa Falls; Paul Suzik, Ironwood, MI; Mack Estey, Kelly Lake, MN; Tyler Vernon, Ashland; Dave Flynn, Superior; Brandon Copp, Brule; Karl Kolek, Menomonie; Travis Anderson, Colfax; Don Craig, Thunder Bay, ON; Jesse Aho, Toivola, MI; Tanner Hicks, Ashland; Nick Koehler, Bloomer; Tyler Luger, Oxford; Ryan Barningham, Bayfield; Neil Adamzak, Ashland; Jared Stricker, Highbridge; Mark Kangas, Eveleth, MN; David Simpson, Thunder Bay, ON.
Heat 1: Suzik; S Estey; Aho; Kolek; McLean Andrews, Duluth, MN; Justin Weinberger, Park Falls; Carey LePage, Culver, MN; Jeff Hanninen, Marengo; Vernon; Matt Kelley, Columbus, MN; Tanner Williamson, Fort Frances, ON.
Heat 2: W Stricker; Davis; Anderson; Flynn; Tim Ekdahl, Cameron; Gary Baxter, Eau Claire; Denny Cutsforth, Rice Lake; Tyler Schrenk, Ypsilanti, ND; John Mueller, Chippewa Falls; Marcus Dunbar, Wakefield, MI; Jordan Barningham, Bayfield; Dalton Mains, Foxboro.
Heat 3: Kangas; Craig; N Adamzak; Fran Hanson, Almena; Steve Altman, Mercer; Chris Bretting, Washburn; Wayne Jacques, Thunder Bay, ON; Kent Baxter, Colfax; George Truscott, Greenland, MI; Dan Kingsley, Superior; Cody Carlson, Superior.
Heat 4: Adams; Luger; R Barningham; Loren Inman, Proctor; J Stricker; Cole Spacek, Phillips; Jeremy Lindquist, Ashland; Reid Tiegs, Dallas; John Kallas, Hurley; Koehler; Colin Chaschuk, Neebing, ON; Diamond Bressette, Spooner.
Heat 5: M Truscott; Halopka; Smith; Simpson; Tyler Hudack, Ashland; Hicks; Ross Fuhrman, Ashland; Kevin Monteith, Thunder Bay, ON; Bill Muhlig, Bessemer, MI; Craig Lofdahl, Duluth, MN; Cy Hoaglan, Ashland.
Heat 6: M Estey; Tommy Richards, Mondovi; Copp; Calvin Iverson, Eleva; Ryan Adamzak, Marengo; Clay Passuello, Ironwood, MI; Robert Hyde, Ashland; Andrea Keeney, Ridgeland; Andrew Inman, Hermantown, MN; Brent Voeltz, Glenwood City; Jesse Raffaelli, Toivola, MI.
Semi-Feature 1: J Stricker; Kolek; K Baxter; G Baxter; Dunbar; Andrews; M Kelley; Keeney; Raffaelli; Lofdahl; Shawn Kelley, New Richmond; Hyde; Passuello; Weinberger; Jacques; Inman.
Semi-Feature 2: Simpson; Flynn; Hudack; Kingsley; Tony Bahr, Haugen; Bretting; Spacek; Tiegs; Mueller; Kallas; Lindquist; Chaschuk; J Barningham; Bressette; Cutsforth; Ekdahl; Schrenk; Voeltz.
Semi-Feature 3: Hicks; Koehler; R Adamzak; Iverson; Monteith; Inman; Vernon; Williamson; Hanson; Altman; Fuhrman; LePage; Muhlig; Hanninen; Mains; Hoaglan; Andy Jones, Princeton, MN.