Great eight for Wilson


It’s the story that won’t stop because Tylar Wilson apparently can’t be stopped.
The Fort Frances driver is now a perfect eight-for-eight for the season after capturing the feature the past two weeks in the Street Stocks division of the Borderland Racing Association.
Wilson is now up to 431 points for the season, 45 better than second-place Dean Kellar of the Fort (386) and well in front of the third-place duo alternately driving the No. 500 car, Fort Frances’ Delbert Collett and Libby Wilson.
In both of the past two weeks, it was Tylar Wilson leading Kellar and third-place Jeff Wickstrom (International Falls) to the finish line.
Over in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds class, John Hettinga of Emo nabbed his first feature victory of the season ahead of Thunder Bay’s David Simpson in second and defending division champion Christopher Leek of Emo (now living in Ste. Anne, Man.) in third.
The Aug. 1 feature went to Brody Strachan of Emo, who outsprinted runner-up Jake Rea of Devlin and third-place Dayton Brady of Kakabeka Falls to the checkered flag.
Pinewood’s Cody Ossachuk, who was sixth in the feature this past Saturday and fourth the previous week, continues to lead the closest divisional race with a total of 400 points.
Wyatt Boyum of International Falls is only 13 back in second at 387, while Dan Tocheri of Kakabeka Falls is right there in third with 383.
As for the WISSOTA Modifieds category, Devlin’s Jeff Davis has taken firm control of the division after back-to-back feature wins the past two weeks.
Davis raced past Garett Gamsby of Stratton and Matt DePiero this past Saturday to earn first place while bettering runner-up DePiero and third-place Gary Wilson of Devlin a week earlier.
His recent run of success gives Davis the biggest cushion of any division leader, as his 411 points puts him 57 ahead of Rainy River’ Tyler Brown in second (354).
Fort Frances’ Ron Korpi sits just behind in third (352).
The showcase event of the local stock car season is on tap as the Rea Memorial Weekend takes over the track on Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society Fair.
Held in the memory of legendary speedway organizing member Ed Rea, the event will see racers compete for high-point awards over the two days, with the points also going towards their regular-season driver standings.
The action starts an hour earlier than normal, with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing beginning at 6:30 p.m.