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Local Sands racers Maki, Olsen Jr., Wirkula are fastest in three of four classes at home speedway

August 15, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

SANDS - Three local racers and another from Iron County posted the fastest times at Sands Speedway during the weekly races held Saturday.

From Sands, Todd Maki was fastest in purestock, Ross Olsen Jr. in four-cylinder modified and Darryl Wirkula in street stock; while Putch Bentley of Iron River claimed honors in late model.

Featured at the three remaining dates on the schedule will be Kids Day and a four-cylinder powder puff this Saturday, championship races and street stock powder puff on Aug. 25, and fan appreciation day and all-class invitiational on Sept. 1.

Here are the results:

Fastest times - Purestock, Maki, 18.428; 4-cylinder modified, Olsen, 17.177; street stock, Wirkula, 16.447; late model, Bentley, 15.244.

Purestock - Heat: 1. Ron LeJeune, Chatham; 2. Maki; 3. Daniel Artibee, Marquette. Feature: 1. Doug Maki, Perkins; 2. Ron LeJeune; 3. Todd Maki.

Four-cylinder modified - Heat: 1. Kathie Waselesky, Marquette; 2. Olsen; 3. Jeremy Yelle, Gwinn. Feature: 1. Olsen; 2. Waselesky; 3. John Holliday, Ishpeming.

Street Stock - Heat I: 1. Todd Yelle, Gwinn; 2. Terry Royer, Perkins; 3. Derek Gagne, Wilson. Heat II: 1. Chris Lucas, Beaver Grove; 2. Steve Pepin, Escanaba; 3. Ryan Longtine, Marquette. Feature: 1. Lucas; 2. Pepin; 3. Wirkula.

Late model - Heat: 1. Rob Goodwin, Marquette; 2. Wayne Breitenfeldt, Wausau, Wis.; 3. Bentley. Feature: 1. Goodwin; 2. Bentley; 3. Dalton Zehr, Port Orange, Fla.



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