(Donavin Wiest was finally able to find victory lane as the 2019 season closed out on Friday night / Photo Credit : Dacotah Speedway)
MANDAN, ND : After a season of rain outs, the racing action at Dacotah Speedway wrapped up on Friday, August 23rd with Championship Night and Fan Appreciation Night. Despite the rain, it was a season full of exciting, side by side racing, first time winners and the occasional roll over. Every position and every point mattered as the checkered flag waved for the final time in 2019.
Moorhead, Minnesota’s Brody Carlsrud led the field to the green flag in the INEX Legends feature. Carlsrud led early until defending track champion Donavin Wiest powered by on lap three. However, Carlsrud battled back and they raced side by side for the lead.
Tight racing allowed Andrew Jochim and points leader Drew Papke to join the battle. As Wiest cleared Carlsrud, it was a three car battle for second between Carlsrud, Papke and Jochim. As the laps wound down, Papke shuffled into the second position and challenged Wiest for the win.
When the white flag waved, Papke gave it all he had as he dove low under Wiest, but he slid up the track which allowed Wiest to power through the corner. When the checkered flag waved, Donavin Wiest picked up his first victory of the season.
Drew Papke just narrowly edged Andrew Jochim for second at the finish line. Brody Carlsrud finished fourth while Preston Martin rounded out the top five. Papke’s top five wrapped up his first track championship in the INEX Legends.
INEX Legends Feature Results :
- Donavin Wiest (#19)
- Drew Papke (#60)
- Andrew Jochim (#21)
- Brody Carlsrud (#B1)
- Preston Martin (#77)
- Austin Wiest (#471)
- Casey Martin (#66)
- Dauntae Martin (#99)
- Sean Johnson (#58)
- Chase Schlafmann (#7)
- Ivan Sailer (#55)
- Mike Dowling (#27)
- Zach Frederick (#38F)
- Brian Hanson (#69)
- Travis Martin (#88)
- Don Hayes (#28)
- Tommie Quenzer (#94T)
- Jay Quenzer (#94)
2019 Final INEX Legends Championship Standings
|2.||19||Donavin Wiest||1008||– 39|
|3.||471||Austin Wiest||976||– 71|
|4.||66||Casey Martin||914||– 133|
|5.||55||Ivan Sailer||902||– 145|
|6.||77||Preston Martin||897||– 150|
|7.||27||Mike Dowling||806||– 241|
|8.||125||Carson Dowling||742||– 305|
|9.||99||Dauntae Martin||729||– 318|
|10.||21||Andrew Jochim||691||– 356|
Dacoth Speedway press release prepared by Becca Rattei