The streak was bound to end at some point, but what a week of racing for Jamestown’s Kyle Anderson.

Winner of three feature races in six days, the 23-year-old street stock driver was defeated Saturday by seasoned veteran Todd Carter over 20 laps at Jamestown Speedway. Anderson hadn’t won a feature race since winning the local Stock Car Stampede in a bomber back in 2014, before clicking off WISSOTA wins in Lisbon, Wishek and Aberdeen beginning last Sunday, June 21.

Carter, of nearby Lisbon, is the uncle of 2019 WISSOTA Street Stock national champion Jonny Carter. Anderson had placed second to Jonny seven times since 2016 and began 2020 with a second-place effort to Todd in Devils Lake.

“Kyle’s been just awesome the last week,” said Todd Carter, a six-time Stock Car Stampede champion. “Me and Jonny both said to him, ‘When you win your first one, it’s gonna get a lot easier.’ And, he’s got a lot of confidence right now.”

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Anderson was the odds-on favorite Saturday after earning the pole in his quest at four straight. But Carter, who started fifth in the 15-car field, found tack underneath Anderson and completed the pass for the lead on Lap 7.

“I said when he started on the front row, he’d be hard to catch,” Carter said. “But, man, (the speedway) put some traction in the bottom of the race track tonight and it was definitely dominant down there.”

The speedway battled dry, rubber-down conditions last week after forecasted rain missed the speedway and a race-day water pump breakdown cost the track valuable track prep time. Saturday’s surface remained competitively dry-slick from the 7 p.m start to the 10:05 p.m. finish.

Anderson said once Carter got by he was guilty of overdriving his No. 59 Stealth chassis. Dustin Erickson, last week’s feature winner, was able to get around Anderson on the high side for second with seven laps remaining.

It was Carter’s fifth win of 2020.

Todd Carter (19) races to the inside of Billie Christ (79) during a WISSOTA Street Stock heat race Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Jamestown Speedway. Michael Savaloja / The Sun
Todd Carter (19) races to the inside of Billie Christ (79) during a WISSOTA Street Stock heat race Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Jamestown Speedway. Michael Savaloja / The Sun

“Not a lot of people are gonna do what (Carter) does on that slick stuff like that, and he’s an absolute machine,” Anderson said. “No beating around the bush. I think when I signed in tonight it was over.”

Along with possibly running his well of luck dry prior to the start, Anderson explained all three of his feature wins earlier in the week had come on heavier racing surfaces. But three firsts and a third ain’t bad.

Jonny Carter finished fourth and Bob Banish Jr. rounded out the top five.

“Everyone said things come in three, and I never heard that until this week,” Anderson said. “Definitely set my bar a little bit higher now. We ain’t got no excuses anymore. Now it’s time to work a little harder and push a little more.”

Casey Arneson (2) and Jarrett Carter (91) race out of Turn 4 during an IMCA Modified heat race at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Michael Savaloja / The Sun
Casey Arneson (2) and Jarrett Carter (91) race out of Turn 4 during an IMCA Modified heat race at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Michael Savaloja / The Sun

Arneson dominates IMCA field

Fargo’s Casey Arneson was fired up about Saturday’s track conditions.

The defending Jamestown modified track and Stampede champion set sail, lapping 10 of 16 cars to win the 25-lap IMCA feature. Arneson was already looking ahead to July 11, when Jamestown Speedway hosts Night 2 of the six-night Dakota Classic Modified Tour.

Numerous drivers struggled to keep the right rear tires on their cars here last week.

“They must’ve put in a heckuva amount of time reworking and putting in new dirt on this place and it’s awesome,” Arneson said. “They really got it looking good, especially for the mod tour coming up. I think it’s going to be a heckuva race.”

Arneson started on the pole and led all 25 laps. A caution flag on the opening lap forced a complete restart before going green to the finish.

The best part for Arneson? Brother Austin stayed home.

Austin Arneson has recorded four victories this month, including the Jamestown Don Gumke Racers’ Memorial held June 13.

“Luckily he’s at the lake drinking some beers and I was able to get one away from him,” Casey smiled.

Brennon Weight (28) races to the inside of Brady Jawaski during Midwest modified heat racing at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Michael Savaloja / The Sun
Brennon Weight (28) races to the inside of Brady Jawaski during Midwest modified heat racing at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Michael Savaloja / The Sun

Weight visits victory lane

Brennon Weight explained his new GRT chassis has been a little tight on entry this season, which didn’t seem to be a problem during the 20-lap Midwest modified feature.

The LaMoure driver led every circuit from the outside pole, holding off Nate Reinke over four caution flags to notch his first victory of 2020.

“We’ve been struggling a little bit,” Weight said. “Doesn’t quite ride like the old one, but every night we put a little more into it and it’s getting better.

“Tonight it was definitely the best it’s been on the slick.”

Reinke’s opportunities to pounce on the restarts came early, but his efforts were to no avail. Weight pulled away by a full set of turns over the final 13 green-flag laps.

“Only shot I had was on the restarts … he was long gone,” Reinke said.

Kelly Hagel, Lucas Rodin and Jaren Wibstad all finished inside the top five.

Billy Carow leads a bomber heat race at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Michael Savaloja / The Sun
Billy Carow leads a bomber heat race at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Michael Savaloja / The Sun

Carow, Wilke cruise

Billy Carow came to life late in the 15-lap bombers feature.

The Jamestown driver ran down Bismarck’s A.J. Davenport from the sixth starting position to claim his first feature win of 2020.

“The track came to me,” Carow said. “I set up for dry-slick and then they watered it. So I was struggling in the beginning, but I was a lot faster at the end and it worked.”

Davenport led the first 12 laps from the pole before slipping in Turn 4 under the pressure of Carow’s No. 7 machine while trying to complete Lap 13. Jarod Klein worked his way to second from fourth. Davenport held on to third.

“He pushed a little hard I think and that’s how he got loose,” Carow said. “But he was running a good race. My car was coming in better every lap.”

Tye Wilke continued his torrid pace in the INEX Legends.

The 16-year-old from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, won a 10th feature race of 2020 following a door-to-door battle with veteran Donavin Wiest. A late-race caution produced laps led by both Wilke and Wiest, but it was Wilke’s high line that prevailed.

Wilke led 15 laps after starting eighth in the 12-car field.

“It’s hard,” said Wilke, who’s in his fifth season driving a legend. “(Wiest’s) been right here the whole time since I started racing.”

Wilke has won all three legends races held this season at Jamestown Speedway, holding off Wiest for a second consecutive week.

“The track’s been great and the car’s been working good,” Wilke said.

Jamestown legend division driver Chuck Christ drove a 1998 Ford Explorer through a single-wide trailer house Saturday night, June 27, at Jamestown Speedway. Video can be found at www.jamestownsun.com. Michael Savaloja / The Sun
Jamestown legend division driver Chuck Christ drove a 1998 Ford Explorer through a single-wide trailer house Saturday night, June 27, at Jamestown Speedway. Video can be found at www.jamestownsun.com. Michael Savaloja / The Sun

Christ takes on mobile home

Following Saturday’s racing, Jamestown legends driver Chuck Christ successfully drove a 1998 Ford Explorer through a single-wide trailer house perched in the infield.

Jamestown Speedway

June 27 Results

(Starting position in brackets)

Bombers

Feature (15 Laps): 1. Billy Carow[6]; 2. Jarod Klein[4]; 3. AJ Davenport[1]; 4. Dylan Steele[7]; 5. Lane Stoppleworth[11]; 6. Travis Edinger[2]; 7. Matthew Duchscherer[5]; 8. Paul Morman[10]; 9. Dillon Thorpe[15]; 10. Dylan Bitz[8]; 11. Zack Nord[13]; 12. Taylor Saari[14]; 13. (DNF) Hayden Aberle[3]; 14. (DNF) Nick Thoreson[17]; 15. (DNF) Erik Busche[12]; 16. (DNF) Leann Christensen[9]; 17. (DNS) Asher Williams.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. Duchscherer[1]; 2. Klein[2]; 3. Steele[5]; 4. Davenport[7]; 5. Christensen[4]; 6. Stoppleworth[6]; 7. Nord[8]; 8. Thorpe[9]; 9. (DNF) Thoreson[3].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. Carow[1]; 2. Aberle[4]; 3. Edinger[5]; 4. Bitz[3]; 5. Morman[8]; 6. Busche[6]; 7. Saari[7]; 8. (DNF) Williams[2].

INEX Legends

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Tye Wilke[8]; 2. Donavin Wiest[6]; 3. Ryan Braseth[7]; 4. Brody Carlsrud[5]; 5. Nate Keena[10]; 6. Joshua Wiest[12]; 7. Dylan Johnson[4]; 8. Brian Hanson[3]; 9. Chuck Christ[2]; 10. Brian Frederick[9]; 11. Collin Compson[11]; 12. (DNF) Terry Sahr[1].

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. Wilke[6]; 2. Carlsrud[4]; 3. Sahr[3]; 4. Christ[1]; 5. Frederick[5]; 6. (DNF) Compson[2].

Heat 2: 1. D. Wiest[2]; 2. Braseth[6]; 3. Keena[4]; 4. Johnson[1]; 5. Hanson[3]; 6. 28-J. Wiest[5]

IMCA Modified

Feature (25 Laps): 1. Casey Arneson[1]; 2. John Nord[6]; 3. Jarrett Carter[4]; 4. Eric Edwards[2]; 5. Cole Babcock[7]; 6. Ryan Schroeder[3]; 7. Jordan Sours[5]; 8. Lucas Rodin[15]; 9. Rusty Kollman[9]; 10. Shawn Becker[8]; 11. Scott Gartner[16]; 12. Tim Thomas[12]; 13. Corey Wegner[13]; 14. Erv Grossman[11]; 15. (DNF) John Corell[10]; 16. (DNF) Dwight Wegner[14].

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. Arneson[1]; 2. Carter[2]; 3. Babcock[4]; 4. Kollman[5]; 5. Sours[3]; 6. Grossman[7]; 7. C. Wegner[8]; 8. Rodin[6].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. Edwards[1]; 2. Nord[4]; 3. Schroeder[2]; 4. Corell[7]; 5. Becker[5]; 6. Thomas[8]; 7. D. Wegner[3]; 8. (DNF) Gartner[6].

WISSOTA Street Stock

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Todd Carter[5]; 2. Dustin Erickson[4]; 3. Kyle Anderson[1]; 4. Jonny Carter[8]; 5. Robert Banish Jr[9]; 6. Billie Christ[7]; 7. Royce Jawaski[6]; 8. Jaden Christ[3]; 9. Jay Schlotfeldt[2]; 10. Christopher Ritter[10]; 11. Ashley Wampler[13]; 12. Tyler Schrenk[12]; 13. Austin Geigle[15]; 14. Jordan Johnson[14]; 15. Brian Hanson Jr[11].

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. J. Christ[1]; 2. Erickson[3]; 3. Anderson[5]; 4. J. Carter[6]; 5. Banish Jr[4]; 6. Hanson Jr[2]; 7. Wampler[7]; 8. Geigle[8].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. B. Christ[2]; 2. T. Carter[1]; 3. Jawaski[7]; 4. Schlotfeldt[5]; 5. Ritter[6]; 6. Schrenk[4]; 7. Johnson[3].

WISSOTA Midwest Mods

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Brennon Weight[2]; 2. Nate Reinke[5]; 3. Kelly Hagel[7]; 4. Lucas Rodin[8]; 5. Jaren Wibstad[4]; 6. Zach Reinke[13]; 7. Jeffrey Schwind Jr[9]; 8. Jim Morlock[12]; 9. Justin Bjorklund[11]; 10. Scott Bintz[3]; 11. Aaron Michel[1]; 12. Charlie Christ[20]; 13. Lindsey Hansen[10]; 14. Tony Smith[14]; 15. Terry Sahr[6]; 16. (DNF) Cole Neset[18]; 17. (DNF) Todd Duchscherer[15]; 18. (DNF) Andrew Kapp[21]; 19. (DNF) Brady Jawaski[19]; 20. (DNF) Jason Thoms[16]; 21. (DNF) Arin Beyer[17].

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. Rodin[2]; 2. Weight[3]; 3. Michel[6]; 4. Hansen[4]; 5. Z. Reinke[5]; 6. Thoms[7]; 7. Jawaski[1].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. N. Reinke[1]; 2. Sahr[2]; 3. Schwind Jr[6]; 4. Bjorklund[5]; 5. Smith[4]; 6. Beyer[3]; 7. Christ[7].

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. Hagel[1]; 2. Bintz[3]; 3. Wibstad[7]; 4. Morlock[6]; 5. Duchscherer[2]; 6. Neset[4]; 7. (DNF) Kapp[5].