Cain Doubles In Rice Lake Speedway Modified Action
By Ed Reichert
RICE LAKE, WI (May 17) Dave Cain was happy he made the decision to return to the Rice Lake Speedway Saturday night. The Corcoran MN veteran and former WISSOTA National Modified Champion made the trek back to Rice Lake Saturday night after the Modified feature fell victim to rain last week and he made the trip worthwhile, winning both the makeup feature and the regularly scheduled event. Throw in a heat race triumph and Cain scored a rare clean sweep of the open wheel cars. Other winners Saturday included Curt Myers, Shane Sabraski, Cody Kummer and Jason Havel.
Sixteen of the twenty qualified cars from last Saturday’s rained out Modified main returned to take the green and what developed was a rather strange event, with cars dropping like flies from the event for various reasons. Mike Anderson got around Jake Miller to take the early lead but he was soon challenged by Jesse Glenz for the top spot. Glenz was flying and he raced under Anderson to take over the lead and immediately began to put distance on the field. Anderson was unable to keep pace with Glenz as Cain started to move into contention by passing Tim McMann and taking over the third spot. Anderson fell to the bad luck that many were having when he blew a rear tire and limped off the track. This turned over second to Cain but he was a full straightaway behind Glenz.
Then the unthinkable happened. Glenz, less than two laps away from an overpowering victory suddenly lost power and stopped on the back chute, the victim or rear end problems. Suddenly, Cain found himself in the lead and he cruised home the last two laps to beat McMann, Mark Hessler, Paul Brust and Matt Leer to the finish in a race that saw only half the starting field take the checkered. However, despite all the drop outs, when the regularly scheduled program commenced, only the cars of Glenz and Kevin Adams were missing and both borrowed rides to run the rest of the program.
The Modified finale was much closer and produced a bit of controversy. Again Anderson found himself on the front row for the start and once more he took the early lead. Leer and Cory Mahder were battling for second along with Neil Balduc when Mahder went around, triggering a yellow flag. Anderson continued to lead as Cain worked his way up from a fourth row starting spot. Eventually Cain would move into second and then the battle was on as he tried to get past Anderson.
The leaders were running hard and close and going into turn one they both drifted up the track with Anderson running out of racing room as Cain edged past him for the lead. However, Anderson didn’t back down, and he ran right behind Cain, trying to dive under him in each corner.
A late spin set up a two lap sprint to the line and Anderson gave it his best, getting under Cain off turn four as they came dangerously close together. However, Cain held on and flashing under the line with a car length advantage at the checkered over Anderson. Hessler had another solid finish in third, edging out Shane Sabraski and Ashley Anderson, who started twelfth.
Feature Dave Cain(Corcoran MN), Mike Anderson(Colfax), Mark Hessler(Menomonie), Shane Sabraski(Rice MN), Ashley Anderson(Elk Mound), Scott Miller(Rice Lake), Jesse Glenz(Cadott), Kevin Adams(Cameron), Neil Balduc(Bessemer MI), Paul Brust(Rice Lake), Jake Miller, Pat Hoffman, Rick Rivord, Brian Mikkonen, Cory Jorgensen, Dave Mayala, Nikki Wrazidlo, Scott Heikkinen, Matt Leer, Kevin Eder, Tim McMann, Cory Mahder, Steve Hallquist
Makeup Feature from 5/10 Cain, McMann(Duluth MN), Hessler, Brust, Leer(Bruce), Hoffman(Rice Lake), Jorgensen(Hermantown MN), Rivord(Superior), Glenz, M. Anderson, Mahder, Hallquist, Adams, S. Miller, J. Miller, Eder
Heat 1 Cain, Balduc, Adams, S. Miller, Jorgensen, Wrazidlo, Mayala
Heat 2 M. Anderson, Leer, Hessler, J. Miller(Somerset), Heikkinen(Eveleth MN), Brust, Hallquist, Eder
Heat 3 Sabraski, McMann, Mahder(Eau Claire), A. Anderson, Glenz, Hoffman, Rivord, Mikkonen
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|Gold Cup Triple Header feature win for Cain
By Tami Jo Kuehn
SAUK RAPIDS, MN (September 29) There was no better place to be on Sunday afternoon than at the Granite City Speedway for the Gold Cup Triple Header’s final race night. The skies were clear and sunny as drivers took the clay for another exciting night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action.
Dave Read, Dave Cain, Josh Abramson and Dan Larsen took their first wins of the weekend, Dave Mass took his second, however it was Jason VandeKamp who came away the big winner with his third straight win of the weekend in his FYE Motorsports Midwest Modified.
The WISSOTA Modifieds rolled on the track for their event with Clayton Wagamon and Matt Gilbertson in first. Gilbertson shot into the lead as the green flew and Wagamon battled with Jeremy Nelson (06) and Dave Cain. Nelson took second, Cain took third and Dave Mass took fourth. The drivers formed a single file line as they ran the tracks high side, but Cain decided to change it up. Cain shot to the low side and moved next to Nelson, but didn’t have the traction as Nelson drove away. Cain didn’t back down and tried it again grabbing the middle lane. Cain made the car stick and took second. Cain began utilizing more of the track surface as he caught Gilbertson. Cain kept working the lower half of the track and took the lead.
Eric Martini also hugged the tires and kept his car low as he took fifth. Martini and others went four wide into turn one and Martini soon spun around. The yellow flew and Martini exited the track. Cain kept his lead through back to back cautions with only one lap remaining. Wagamon and Shane Sabraski joined Gilbertson for second as Cain flew across the finish line and took the win in his Cain Farms #2c.
The 2nd Annual Gold Cup Triple Header was officially in the books with three nights of complete shows featuring the top drivers in the WISSOTA Nation.
Feature - Dave Cain, Matt Gilbertson, Clayton Wagamon, Dale Mathison, Shane Sabraski, Jeremy Nelson (06), Don Eischens, Dave Mass, Seth Brede, Jeremy Nelson (4), Landon Atkinson, Ryan Canon, Shawn Fletcher, Tim Alexander, Jeremy Meierhofer, Jeff Maasch, Jeffrey Lien, Jr., Eric Martini, Matt Weisman, Mark Blood
Heat 1 - Martini, Sabraski, Cain, Eischens, Canon, Nelson (4), Blood
Heat 2 - Mathison, Mass, Nelson (06). Lien, Jr., Atkinson, Maasch, Alexander
Heat 3 - Gilbertson, Brede, Wagamon, Meierhofer, Weisman, Fletcher
Harvest Cup V Modified feature win for Cain
By Tami Jo Kuehn
OGILVIE, MN (September 7) Ogilvie Raceway kicked off its first special of the season with the two day Harvest Cup V event. Harvest Cup V was presented by Wagamon Brother’s and drivers and fans were treated to some great WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action. Kyle Thell, Allen Gessell, Jr., Bud Martini, Dan Gullikson, and Dave Cain took the WISSOTA wins with Quain Busitzky winning the hornets.
The WISSOTA Modifieds were the final event of the night with Jeremy Nelson and Zach Drews leading the way. Nelson grabbed the lead and Drews took second while Dale Mathison, Eric Martini and Dave Cain battled for third. Mathison pulled away but Cain sped back to his side. Cain was on the verge of passing Mathison as Brett Hoium drifted into the wall and the yellow flew. Hoium was unable to continue racing and Eric Martini also exited the track.
Nelson was first on the restart with Drews in second and Cain in third. Jeff Patchen moved next to Mathison for fourth as Charlie Hillukka came flying on the high side. Hillukka shot past Mathison and Patchen to take fourth while Drews and Cain passed Nelson and Drews took the lead. Cain grabbed the low groove and passed Drews, Cain then slid high and Drews moved to the low side. Drews and Cain battled for the lead but Cain quickly drove away. Cain caught slower cars and began to lap as the checkers were raised. Cain took the win with Drews, Nelson, Patchen and Hillukka in the top points.
Feature - Dave Cain, Zack Drews, Jeremy Nelson, Jeff Patchen, Charlie Hillukka, Dale Mathison, Dustin Nelson, J.B. Stortz, Clayton Wagamon, J.T. Johnson, Landon Atkinson, Toby Patchen, Larry Zeller, Terry Hanson, Shawn Kelly, Mike Kyllonen, Adam Ayotte, Dave Schroeder, Mark Blood, Scot Danzeisen, Eric Martini, Brett Hoium
Heat 1 - Martini, Cain, J. Patchen, Atkinson, Wagamon, Hanson, Schroeder, Zeller
Heat 2 - Hillukka, Mathison, Drews, Stortz, Ayotte, Blood, Kelly
Heat 3 - Danzeisen, J. Nelson, Johnson, D. Nelson, T. Patchen, Hoium, Kyllonen
Cain captures memorial win at Ogilvie
By Tami Jo Kuehn
OGILVIE, MN (August 24) Ogilvie Raceway hosted the 2nd Annual Ron Jones Sr. Ron Fleischer Memorial Race Saturday night featuring increased payouts for the Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds. The WISSOTA Late Models were also on the night’s program, and with it being the Season Finale of the Blaine Brothers Late Model Challenge Series, the drivers put on a good show.
Dustin Nelson and Dave Cain led the WISSOTA Modifieds to the line for the nights final feature, however a mess in turn two brought the drivers to a quick halt. Nelson and Cain resumed the lead as the drivers were sorted and Cain took first when the green flew. Dave Mass grabbed the low line and moved next to Nelson for second with Andy Jones in fourth. Nelson held onto second, but Mass was quickly back at his side. Mass stole second and Jones moved into third putting Nelson back in fourth. Mass cruised to Cain’s side for the lead, but Cain drove away.
Mass remained on Cain’s bumper while Jones rode the wall and chased them down. Mass gave it another shot at Cain with two laps remaining but the yellow flew as Jones drove his car in the infield with smoke rolling from the motor.
Cain drove away on the restart but all eyes were on second as Mass, Jeremy Nelson, Don Shaw, Clayton Wagamon and Jeff Patchen drove five wide through turn two. Mass pulled away from the pack keeping second with Wagamon in third. Mass put his foot down to catch Cain, but Cain took the checkers wining the Ron Jones Sr. Ron Fleischer Memorial race for the second year in a row. Mass, Wagamon, Patchen and Nelson took the top points.
Next Saturday will be the 2013 Season Championship night at the Ogilvie Raceway. Even though the regular season is coming at an end, the 5th Annual Harvest Cup is coming up soon. The Harvest Cup is on September 6 and 7 and will feature two complete shows of WISSOTA racing action. So mark your calendars and we will see you at the Big O, racing resumes at 6:30 pm.
Feature - Dave Cain, Dave Mass, Clayton Wagamon, Jeff Patchen, Jeremy Nelson, Don Shaw, Dustin Nelson, Nick Musel, Trent Follmer, Zack Drews, Tyler McDonald, Larry Zeller, Erik Peterson, Andy Jones, Craig Rabenberg, Jody Bellefeuille, Charlie Hillukka, Mike Kyllonen, Keith Vork, Toby Patchen
Heat 1 - Mass, Wagamon, D. Nelson, Peterson, Bellefeuille, Kyllonen, Vork, Rabenberg
Heat 2 - Stortz, Cain, Hillukka, J. Patchen, J. Nelson, Drews, T. Patchen
Heat 3 - Shaw, Jones, McDonald, Cory Mahder, Zeller, Follmer, Musel
Advantage RV Mod Tour topped by Cain
By Tami Jo Kuehn
OGILVIE, MN (August 8) The Advantage RV Modified Touring Series rolled into the Ogilvie Raceway Thursday for the first night of their August Ambush tour. Dave Cain took the Modified win with Skeeter Estey, Dave Read and Zach Gaslin taking the other feature wins.
The final race of the night was the 40 lap WISSOTA Modified event. Dave Cain and Scot Danzeisen battled for first as the green flew with Matt Gilbertson in third. J. B. Stortz moved to Gilbertson’s door and Stortz took the point. Cain and Danzeisen were still side by side for first but Danzeisen nosed ahead and grabbed the lead. Cain, Stortz, Gilbertson and Jay Richardson ran in top points while Stortz closed in on Cain. The yellow flew for Brent Dutenhoffer spinning in turn two and the drivers were reset.
Danzeisen was first on the restart but Stortz and Cain moved to his sides to go three wide. Danzeisen again claimed the lead but Cain shot by him and stole it. Danzeisen kept close to Cain while Kelly Estey moved next to Stortz. Cain drove away from the competitors but was forced to slow down for another caution.
On the restart, Cain shot out of four like a bullet giving Danzeisen no chance to catch him. Estey slid by Danzeisen and they battled for second with Mike Stearns joining in. Gilbertson made the pass on Stearns and retook fourth while Stortz moved back in. Cain was dominating and lapping drivers while Estey and Danzeisen continued to battle for second. Danzeisen broke away from Estey, but Danzeisen drove too high and nicked the wall. Estey flew by him and Danzeisen maintained third. Stearns moved aside Danzeisen and they closed in on Estey. Stearns ran low and Danzeisen drove high while they hugged Estey’s back end. The checkers had already flown for Cain, more than half a lap ahead, when the battle for second rounded turn four. Danzeisen flew out of four and took second as they crossed the finish line. Estey, Stortz and Stearns rounded out the top five while Dave Cain drove his Mountain Manufacturing Technologies sponsored Modified into victory lane.
Feature - Dave Cain, Scot Danzeisen, Kelly Estey, J.B. Stortz, Mike Stearns, Matt Gilbertson, Travis Saurer, Trent Follmer, Ryan Aho, J.T. Johnson, Larry Zeller, Trevor Anderson, Brent Dutenhoffer, Brett Hoium, Toby Patchen, Charlie Hillukka, Andy Jones, Jay Richardson, Ryan Canon, Tyler McDonald, Jeff Broking, Dave Mass
Heat 1 - Danzeisen, Gilbertson, Richardson, Stearns, Broking, Dutenhoffer
Heat 2 - Cain, Aho, Zeller, Hoium, Patchen, Jones
Heat 3 - Saurer, Hillukka, Anderson, Canon, Mass, Tourville
Heat 4 - Stortz, Follmer, Estey, McDonald, Johnson
Big O Mod feature win for Cain
By Tami Jo Kuehn
OGILVIE, MN (August 10) - The Tower Bar and Lounge sponsored the night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Action Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway. Justin Oestreich, Kyle Thell, Matthew Dibb, Dave Cain and Jim and Dan Gullikson took home the hardware after some exciting race battles.
The final feature of the night was for the WISSOTA Modifieds and Toby Patchen took the green. Dustin Nelson took second with J.T. Johnson and Clayton Wagamon in a battle for third. Nelson moved to Patchen’s side for first and Wagamon followed. Patchen held Nelson off as Wagamon was next to Nelson. Wagamon moved to Patchen’s door and they battled for first. Dave Cain grabbed the high side, took third, and closed in on Patchen and Wagamon.
Wagamon pulled away and took the lead while Cain made the pass for second. Patchen fell back in the pack while Cain moved to the high groove. Cain flew to Wagamon’s side and they were tire to tire for first. Cain however pulled away and secured the lead with flew laps to go. Cain beat the other drivers and took his third straight feature win at the Big O. Jeff Patchen, Wagamon, Stortz and Nelson took the top five points.
Next week, Ogilvie Raceway will host the USMTS in the Hunt for Casey’s Cup. There will be no Mod Fours or Super Stocks on Saturday night, but the Modifieds are welcome to race with the USMTS drivers. The Saturday Night Shootout will resume at 6:30 pm.
Feature - Dave Cain, Jeff Patchen, Clayton Wagamon, J.B. Stortz, Dustin Nelson, J.T. Johnson, Zack Drews, Toby Patchen, Brett Hoium, Charlie Hillukka, Jeremy Nelson, Erik Peterson, Danny Bayer, Larry Zeller
Heat 1 - J. Patchen, Hillukka, Cain, D. Nelson, Stortz, Peterson, Zeller
Heat 2 - T. Patchen, Johnson, Hoium, Wagamon, Drews, J. Nelson, Bayer
Cain take a clean sweep for the first time at Granite City Speedway in 2013 **** VIDEO ****
SAUK RAPIDS, MN (August 4) As always, the Granite City Speedway’s night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action was full of side by side battles and close finishes. The night was sponsored by NAPA and Dana Voigt, Tyler Berry, Aaron Johnson, Kyle Thell, Brad Schmidt, Justin Oestreich, Shane Sabraski and Dave Cain all took feature wins.
The final feature event of the night was for the WISSOTA Modifieds. Andy Simonson shot into the lead with Seth Brede in second. Dave Mass and Jeffrey Lien, Jr. battled for third while Dave Cain joined them from his 7th starting spot. Drivers grabbed the high and low grooves, but Cain shot through the middle of everyone and went from seventh to first in 3 laps Mass grabbed second while Eric Martini moved into third.
One caution would slow the drivers down, and on the restart Cain sped away. Martini took second with Mass and Jeremy Nelson in tow. Martini hugged the wall as he rounded the track’s curves and Mass moved to his side. Martini and Mass ran door to door and they closed in on Cain. Martini got too close the wall as contact was made and sparks flew. Martini however kept the car moving and retained the second point. Cain pulled away and secured his lead. The laps ticked away and the checkers flew for Cain in the Eibach Springs sponsored Modified. Martini, Mass, Nelson and Sabraski took the top points.
Next Sunday night will be the final bike give away of the race season with 22 bikes being given away. Racing will resume at 5:30 pm with doors opening at 3.
Feature - Dave Cain, Eric Martini, Dave Mass, Jeremy Nelson, Shane Sabraski, Charlie Hillukka, Clayton Wagamon, Seth Brede, Jeremy Nelson, Brandon Aggen, Andy Simonson, Kent Willms, Jeffrey Lien, Jr., Curly Williams
Heat 1 - Cain, Sabraski, Simonson, Lien, Jr., Hillukka, Willms, Williams
Heat 2 - Brede, Martini, Mass, Wagamon, J. Nelson, Aggen, J. Nelson
Cain Picks up third win of the year at Ogilvie Raceway
OGILVIE, MN (August 3) The Ogilvie Raceway hosted it annual Kids Night on Saturday night with more than 50 bikes being given away to lucky kids. The night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action was also the Race of Champions qualifier for Ogilvie and contained side by side battles and last lap passes. However it was Brad Schmidt, Dave Mass, Bud Martini, Kyle Thell, Dave Cain and Matthew Dibb who took home the wins.
Matt Gilberston shot out of turn four with Eric Martini in second when the WISSOTA Modifieds took the green. Nick Musel grabbed third with Jeff Patchen and 10th place starter Dave Cain in a battle for fourth. Gilbertson and Martini were ahead by a straight-away and were prepping to lap the slower cars as the yellow flew. Gilbertson lead the field back to the green, Cain put the 2c machine on the high side and rocketed into the 3rd spot behind Gilberson and Martini, only 2 laps in since the last yellow, the yellow flew again. Gilbertson was first on the restart with Cain and Martini side by side for second. Martini took second with Cain, Wagamon and Dave Mass in a battle.
The third and final yellow slowed Gilbertson down and put Martini and Cain on his bumper. Cain took second and ran on Gilbertson’s rear. With less than a lap remaining, Gilbertson and Cain caught a slower driver. Cain shot to the low groove of turn 1 and Gilbertson up on the highside made his move with the lapped car in the middle. They drove into turn three side by side, but Cain threw the 2c into the corner completing the slide job with room to spare and crossed the finish line first with checkers waving. Gilbertson, Mass, Martini and Jeremy Nelson took the top five points.
Feature - Dave Cain, Matt Gilbertson, Dave Mass, Eric Martini, Jeremy Nelson, J.B. Stortz, Jeff Patchen, Nick Musel, Clayton Wagamon, Zack Drews, Erik Peterson, Shawn Fletcher, Jeffrey Lien, Jr., Adam Ayotte, Toby Patchen, Todd Lofgren, Dustin Nelson
Heat 1 - J. Patchen, Stortz, Drews, Cain, Mass, Lofgren, Tourville
Heat 2 - Fletcher, Martini, Lien, Jr., Peterson, Ayotte, Johnson
Heat 3 - Musel, J. Nelson, Gilbertson, Wagamon, D. Nelson, T. Patchen
Cain wins Modified at Princeton for the second week in a row
PRINCETON, MN (August 2) - Jeff Patchen and Dustin Nelson brought the WISSOTA Modifieds on the track for the night’s final race. Nelson grabbed the lead with Patchen and Jeff Broking in tow. Dave Cain took fourth and quickly passed Broking for third. Patchen moved to Nelson’s side for first as Cain closed in behind them. While they battled for first Broking, J.B. Stortz and Eric Martini battled three wide for fourth. Patchen passed Nelson and took the lead while Cain ran aside Nelson. Stortz, Martini and Broking continued to battle for fourth as Stortz broke away from them. Patchen began to lap slower cars while Cain chased him down. Patchen held him off and with three laps to go, Cain was at Patchen’s door. Cain made the pass and took the lead with Patchen falling to second. Cain’s Tim’s Automotive sponsored car was unstoppable as he took the checkers and his second feature win at Princeton in a row. Patchen, Nelson, Stortz and Martini took top points.
Feature - Dave Cain, Jeff Patchen, Dustin Nelson, J.B. Stortz, Eric Martini, Jeff Broking, Erik Peterson, Don Eischens, Larry Zeller, Toby Patchen, Tony Proell, Mike Kyllonen, Joel Collins, Tim Alexander
Heat 1 - Zeller, Cain, Stortz, J. Patchen, Proell, Alexander, Peterson
Heat 2 - Nelson, Martini, T. Patchen, Broking, Eischens, Kyllonen, Collins
Friday night Modified feature win to Cain
By Tami Jo Kuehn
Princeton, MN (July 26) Despite the random showers that occurred throughout the race evening, the Princeton Speedway was able to complete a full show of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action. Dave Read, Bud Martini, Kyle Thell, Shane Sabraski, Dave Cain and Matthew Dibb took the trophies home.
The WISSOTA Modifieds finished out the night in style by completing our fourth straight caution free feature. Erik Peterson took the lead as the green flew with Larry Zeller at his side. Jeff Patchen moved into third and Dave Cain battled Terry Hanson for fourth. Peterson pulled away from Zeller for the lead and Patchen also passed Zeller. J.B. Stortz moved into third with Cain at his door. Cain took third and ran a bit too high on the track’s edge. Cain slid over for a second but came back and retained third. Shane Sabraski then went under Cain for third, but Cain sped away and moved to Patchen’s side for second. Patchen and Cain ran door to door as they closed in on Peterson. With two laps to go Cain moved to Peterson’s side and they battled for first. The checkers waved as Cain shot underneath them. Cain took the win in his Outlaw Wraps sponsored Modified with Peterson, Patchen, Sabraski and Stortz in the top five.
Next week’s racing events will resume at 7pm and will be the Race of Champions Qualifying race night. There will also be a car show taking place before the races where drivers, fans and the public are encouraged to bring any old cars or trucks they have to display at the racetrack. Cars must be in the grandstand area by 5pm, and regular admission will still be charged for all participants. There will also be Race Fan’s choice, Speedway’s choice and WISSOTA Driver’s choice awards to be given out. Please contact the Princeton Speedway with any questions about this event.
Feature - Dave Cain, Erik Peterson, Jeff Patchen, Shane Sabraski, J.B. Stortz, Dustin Nelson, Toby Patchen, Eric Martini, Dave Mass, Trent Follmer, Justin Jones, Larry Zeller, Tony Proell, Mark Blood, Terry Hanson, Charlie Hillukka
Heat 1 - Zeller, J. Patchen, Peterson, Martini, Nelson, Mass, T. Patchen, Proell
Heat 2 - Stortz, Cain, Sabraski, Hanson, Hillukka, Follmer, Jones, Blood
Checkers to Cain on July 13 at Ogilvie Raceway
By Tami Jo Kuehn
OGILVIE, MN (July 13) Ogilvie Raceway’s Saturday Night Shootout was sponsored by Thomas Sno Sports and more than 80 drivers signed into the pits. The night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action was full of side by side action with Kyle Thell, Allen Gessell, Jr., Dan Gullikson, Charlie Zander and Dave Cain taking the WISSOTA wins and Quain Busitzky getting the hornet win.
The WISSOTA Modifieds entered the track with Larry Zeller and Dustin Nelson on the front row. They battled for first as the green flew and Dave Cain moved into third. Nelson grabbed the lead and Cain took over second. Cain moved next to Nelson for first and they ran door to door for a couple laps. Cain was faster out of the curve and took the lead as the yellow flew.
Cain was first on the restart with Jody Bellefeuille and Nelson behind him. Nelson took second while Clayton Wagamon and Bellefeuille went for third. Back to back cautions kept the drivers at a coast and incidentally, both Nelson and Wagamon fell out of the race. Cain was in charge on the final restart with Bellefeuille and Dave Mass going for second. Cain kept his foot down and drove away while Mass and Bellefeuille ran door to door. Bellefeuille took second and Mass settled for third as Cain drove his A. Ruppert Well, Inc. sponsored Modified to the checkers getting the win. Charlie Hillukka and Jeffrey Lien, Jr. rounded out the top five.
Feature - Dave Cain, Jody Bellefeuille, Dave Mass, Charlie Hillukka, Jeffrey Lien, Jr., Larry Zeller, Clayton Wagamon, Dustin Nelson, J.B. Stortz, Eric Martini
Heat 1 - Stortz, Mass, Cain, Bellefeuille, Hillukka, Vork
Heat 2 - Nelson, Wagamon, Martini, Zeller, Collins, Lien, Jr.
Cain concurs Big O June 22 Mod field VIDEO
By Tami Jo Kuehn
OGILVIE, MN (June 22) Drivers and fans made their way to the Ogilvie Raceway for a night of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action. The radar was unstable, but it turned out to be a sunny evening with temps keeping the track smooth and tacky. Dave Cain, Dave Mass, Dan Gullikson, Jim Gullikson and Landon Atkinson took home the WISSOTA wins with Brandon Opsahl getting the hornet win.
Dustin Nelson and Charlie Hillukka brought the WISSOTA Modifieds to the line for the night’s final race. Hillukka shot into the lead with Nelson and JB Stortz going for second. Stortz took second but Nelson moved back to his side. Stortz again pulled away keeping the point while the Dave’s of Mass and Cain moved in on Nelson. Stortz began to chase down Hillukka who had a good lead. Stortz caught Hillukka and took the lead. Dave Mass moved into third, but Dave Cain moved to his side and took the point. Hillukka kept close to Stortz, and moved under Stortz. They ran door to door for a few laps until Hillukka made the pass reclaiming the lead. Hillukka immediately pulled away from Stortz as Cain closed in.
Cain passed Stortz and began to chase down Hillukka. The laps ticked by and with four laps to go, Cain was at Hillukka’s side. Hillukka and Cain were door to door for a lap, but Cain was faster out of the curve and took the lead. Hillukka kept close, but Cain was faster and rolled his Bob Harris Enterprises sponsored #2c into victory lane for the first time in 2013. Hillukka, Stortz, Eric Martini and Jody Bellefeuille took the top five points.
Ogilvie Raceway’s Saturday Night Shootout will resume next Saturday at 6:30pm.
Feature - Dave Cain, Charlie Hillukka, JB Stortz, Eric Martini, Jody Bellefeuille, Zach Drews, Dave Mass, Dustin Nelson, Brandon Aggen, Jeffrey Lien, Jr., Brett Hoium, Danny Bayer, Keith Vork, JT Johnson
Heat 1 - Stortz, Aggen, Hoium, Nelson, Bauer, Drews, Lien, Jr.
Heat 2 - Mass, Cain, Johnson, Hillukka, Martini, Bellefeuille, Vork
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Cain earns 2012 WISSOTA Modified National Championship!
By Tami Jo Kuehn
The driver behind the #2c WISSOTA Modified, Dave Cain, had another successful 2012 racing season. Cain started 58 shows and finished in the top five 50 of those races. Among those 50 top 5’s, he had 25 feature wins and many sweeps.
Cain started his 2012 season in April at Cedar Lake Speedway, and took home his first sweep on April 20th at Princeton Speedway’s season opener. From that night on, Cain continued to race at many tracks winning 25 features. Those feature wins we are the following tracks: Princeton Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Granite City Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway, Hibbing Speedway, Viking Speedway, Madison Speedway, Brown County Speedway and St. Croix Valley Raceway. One of the most memorable feature wins of the season was July 3rd at Rice Lake Speedway. Not only did Cain sweep that night, but that win marked Cain’s 200th career feature win.
Cain’s success was not based around the local tracks, he traveled around Minnesota, the Dakota’s and Wisconsin and competed with different racing tours. Cain raced in the Advantage RV Modified Touring Series, where he finished top 10 in points without running the whole tour. He also raced with the United States Modified Tour Series (USMTS) and raced at the Dakota State Fair Speedway for the WISSOTA 100. At the 100, Cain raced his way into the feature event and finished 7th. Cain also qualified for the WISSOTA Race of Champions and took 3rd while he raced against the best drivers in WISSOTA. A weekend of top 10’s in every race made the trip to Huron, SD enjoyable for Cain.
While looking at all the weekends of racing action there are a few in particular that stand out for Cain. One of the best weekends for Cain was July 13 and 14 when he won back to back nights of racing with the Advantage RV Modified Touring Series. The races were held at Brown County Speedway and Madison Speedway and Cain won the features both nights.
Another great accomplishment for Cain this summer were three weekends, that he raced all three nights, and won all three features. June 29-July 1, Cain raced St. Croix Valley, Ogilvie and Granite City winning all features. Then July 20-22 and July 27-29, Cain raced Princeton, Ogilvie and Granite City and won all six features between the two weekends.
September 28-30 Granite City Speedway held it’s first ever Gold Cup with three complete nights of racing. Cain raced the 29th and 30th and swept both nights winning heats and features.
Cain’s season was nothing short of great! He even accomplished the biggest honor in the WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series by becoming the 2012 WISSOTA Modified National Champion. Cain and his son Jacob work very hard all season to get the results Cain gets, but without the help from Cain’s sponsors the season would not be the success it is. Larry Shaw Race Cars, A. Ruppert Well, Inc., Mountain Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., Justice Brothers Car Care Products, Cain Farms, Alliance Machine, Neumanns Enterprise, Tim’s Automotive Machine, AFCO Racing Products and Shocks, Comp Cams, Bob Harris Enterprises, Amsoil by Chester and Penny Gustafson, Aero Race Wheels, Speedwerx Performance Exhaust, Eibach Springs, Corcoran Lockers, Midwest Drainage, Outlaw Wraps, Ray’s Auto Body and Chris Burback, Inc. all sponsor Cain and with out their support Dave Cain would not be able to race as much as he does. So we send out a big Thank You to all his sponsors for everything you do for Cain during the racing season, and we look forward to next season and your continued support.
Cain cruises to Race Of Champions victory at 2011 WISSOTA 100!
By Kirk Holmes
All The Dirt! Racing News
HURON, SD (September 16) - The Iron Man Triathalon in Hawaii is said to be the premier test of the will and strength of an athlete. Friday’s version of the Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 could be compared to competing in the Iron Man while wearing a lead jock!
After persistent rain put a halt to Thursday’s program at Dakota State Fair Speedway with less than one third of the events in the books, a whopping 19 races were added to Friday’s show, which included the AMSOIL Race of Champions in all six divisions. By the time the last checkered flag fell shortly after 3 a.m., Dave Cain of Corcoran, MN had won the ROC title and 24 competitors in the division were officially qualified for Saturday night’s 33-car main event.
The night - and morning - for the Modified competitors consisted of heat races and a qualifying feature from Thursday night, along with Friday’s scheduled ROC race and two last chance qualifiers, from which the top 10 advanced to Saturday’s Last Chance race.