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Wissota Street Stock Summer Challenge Runs Eagle River

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) - To compete in the Wissota street stock summer challenge Tuesday night at Eagle River Speedway, it came down to the last man standing.
Thirteen cars started the 30 laps Muskeyland Plumbing Wissota street stock summer challenge, and in the end, only four were still running.  With drivers coming from all over for this special race, no one could beat the track champion for the past three years, Hurley's John Kallas. 
Kallas started on the inside of the fourth row and took his time picking one driver off at a time.  Then in the 'lucky' thirteenth lap, Kallas got the lead on his patented inside move on corner four to take the lead.  It was a lead he would not relinquish.  Zack Marley of Argonne, Wisconsin 'duked' it out with Glenwood City, Wisconsin's Ron Hanestad to take a second.  The only other car still running at the end, was western Wisconsin's Marcus Simonson of Miltown, who ended with a fourth.
Ontonagon, Michigan's Ryan Huff took his second pure stock feature win of the season.  Huff drew the pole position and never trailed in the 20 lap race.  It was Rhinelander's Dustin Miller that came from the middle of the crowded field to take a second.
Eagle River's Jason Zdroik set out to get back the points he lost with his disappointing seventh place finish in the previous week to win the Wissota midwest mods.  Once again Zdroik had his hands full in a tough battle with St. Germain's Chad Boetcher.  Boetcher not only led most of the race, but had a commanding lead from the second lap to the twelfth lap.  When Zdroik finally got by the 2008 track point champion, Rhinelander's Rob Rodziczak, in the fifth lap to get the second spot, Zdroik set his sights on Boetcher who was way out in front.
Then in the 11th lap, Zdroik was on Boetcher's bumper.  Zdroik got by Boetcher in the thirteenth lap, and held on for the win.
The best race of the night was in the sport four feature.  Manitowish Waters Phil Malouf and Rhinelander's Brandon Miller raced side by side from the very first lap to the final lap.  The big crowd had no idea who was leading from lap to lap as both drivers looked to be even every time they passed the flag pole. 
On the final lap at the pole, Malouf edged miller by less then two feet!
This coming Tuesday night, Auto Value will present the mid-season championship at the one-third mile clay track, Eagle River Speedway.  Hot laps start at seven, with racing at seven thirty.
Courtesy: Press Release
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