Nick Barger moves up 12 spots to place eighth in feature race
By LARRY LEEDS, Sports Editor
With wonderful weather throughout the weekend, area race tracks were buzzing.|
At I-90 Speedway near Hartford, Nick Barger of Madison came from his 20th starting position to place eighth in the B-Modified "A" Feature on Saturday.
Barger had to qualify for the "A" Feature through the "B" Feature earlier in the night. He placed fifth in the "B" Feature to start the 20-car "A" Feature in dead last.
In his heat race, Barger finished eighth.
In the 360-Championship sprint car division, Ramona's Ryan Bickett started 10th in the "A" Feature and drove to a third-place finish. He also placed third in his heat race.
Madison's Jordan Opdahl placed 16th in the 360-Championship sprint car "A" Feature and placed eighth in his heat race.
Madison's Matt Steuerwald placed 11th in the "A" Feature and sixth in his heat in the Street Stock division.
Nate Barger finished 11th in the "A" Feature and sixth in his heat in the Hobby Stock class.
The next scheduled race is Saturday. The 360 Masters Classic will be held for drivers "50 and over." The green flag will drop at 7 p.m.
Dakota State Fair Speedway
Madison's Doug VanLiere and Chris Moore were in the infield at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron.
VanLiere, competing in the Wissota Super Stock class, placed 8th in "A" Feature and fourth in his heat race.
Moore, competing in the very tough Wissota Modified class, drove to a ninth-place finish in the "A" Feature and earlier in the program placed 9th in his heat race.
The next race at DSFS is Saturday with the green flag waving at 7 p.m.
Huset's Speedway was where the action was on Sunday night for the local drivers.
Veteran driver Chuck McGillivray piloted his 101 outlaw sprint car to a first-place finish in his heat race and later on in the program finished ninth in the "A" Feature.
Bickett, also competing in the Outlaw Sprint division, placed third in his heat race and 11th in the "A" Feature.
Bickett also competed in the 360 Championship Sprint class. He placed fifth in his heat race and 10th in the "A" Feature.
Nick Barger had his B-modified car in the pits at Huset's on Sunday night. He placed sixth in his heat race and seventh in the "A" Feature.