Drivers nab third-straight wins


A pair of identical winning streaks has highlighted the action at the Emo Speedway of late.
Both Brody Strachan and Tanner Williamson ran their feature triumphs to a third-straight night in Borderland Racing Association action on Saturday night.
Strachan, of Emo, claimed yet another checkered flag in the WISSOTA Modifieds division over the likes of Tyler Brown of Rainy River and Brady Caul of Fort Frances.
Tyler Jonson (International Falls) was fourth followed by Cameron Brown (Rainy River).
Strachan’s eighth win of the season increased his points lead to 121 over Brown (1,281-1,160).
Brandon Pelepetz of Emo is third (1,086), followed by Ron Korpi of the Fort (1,061), and Gary Wilson of Devlin (971).
Much like Strachan, Williamson of the Fort has been dominant of late in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds division and grabbed his third checkered flag in a row–and sixth of the season.
The 15-year-old soared to victory lane over Kevin Monteith of Rosslyn and Cody Ossachuk of the Fort.
Dayton Brady (Devlin) wound up fourth while Jason Anderson (Fort) rounded out the top five.
In the Street Stocks division, meanwhile, defending points champ Tylar Wilson nabbed his second win of the season.
The Fort native claimed the checkered flag over the likes of Jordan Gamsby of Ear Falls and Raice Westover of the Fort.
David Caruk (Thunder Bay) wound up fourth followed by Jesse Thompson (Emo).
Despite his third-place finish, Raice Westover still maintained his points lead in the division with 1,239–77 points more than Thompson (1,162).
Wilson’s win vaulted him from fourth to third with 1,115 points. He’s followed by Fort natives Jyllian Westover (1,099) and Doug Derendorf (933).
And in the Outlaw Mini Modifieds, Steele Kelly of the Falls cruised to victory.
Jonson was second followed by Justin Curter and Justin Besch (both of the Falls).
Racing fans will get double the fun this weekend as the stock cars hit the track for a doubleheader Friday and Saturday as part of the Emo Fair’s Rea Memorial Weekend.
Hot laps are at 6 p.m. both nights, with racing beginning at 6:30 (weather permitting).
In Borderland Kart Racing action on Friday night at the Speedway, Landon DeGagne claimed the checkered flag in the Junior class while Nathan Spuzak nabbed top spot in the Advanced class.
Racing will resume tomorrow at 7 p.m. instead of Friday this week due to the Emo Fair.