Visser takes surprise win

Anthony Leek

Paull again
dominates
A hot day of racing was in store as fans piled into the grandstand to check out some great Amsoil Dirt Track Racing Series action for the fourth-straight Saturday at the Emo Speedway.
Plenty of rookies were on hand in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds as Brody Strachan was tagged up with Chad Bogacki and Jake Rea for the start of the heats.
The track was much drier than it had been in previous weeks due to the lack of rain all week, as well as the winds and heat sucking up most of the moisture remaining in the area.
But the track was smooth again and provided some intense action all evening.
The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds saw Brady Caul, who returned from a one-week hiatus, win the heat while Christopher Leek and Mike Wilson rounded out the top three.
In the Street Stocks division, Ron Westover returned and won the heat after coming from fourth spot, with Richard Visser and Chris Shine finishing in the top three.
And in the WISSOTA Modifieds, it looked as though Denny Trimble had the heat locked up.
But on the second-last lap, he moved up in Turn 2, allowing Glen Strachan to capture the win.
In the feature events, the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds had an exciting finish as Anthony Visser stole the lead from Leek on the final restart.
He then ran the bottom of the track while Leek negotiated his way around the high side.
The two swapped positions a couple of times, with Leek leading on the backstretch but Visser taking the more important point on the frontstretch.
They both worked around a couple of lapped cars and kept the battle going.
On the final lap, it looked as though Leek perhaps had the run he needed, but Visser beat him by just over a bumper in a very close and entertaining finish.
There now have been four different winners in the division over the first four weeks of racing, making it interesting to see who will win this coming Saturday.
The Street Stocks, meanwhile, showed just how quickly Westover can jump into the lead as he made it looked easy with no one being able to catch up to his bumper.
Visser, who looked like he could gain some momentum, could not take advantage of some of the mistakes Westover made throughout the race.
Shine and Libby Wilson battled for most of the race, with Shine taking third spot in the end.
The WISSOTA Modifieds set out for their feature race soon after, with Gary Wilson and Steve Nordin starting on the front row.
The lanes opened up quickly as the race went almost four-wide for the first couple of laps, and it was going two-wide in behind the fight for the lead.
When things shuffled out, Paull had taken the lead and was covering the bottom of the track as much as he could.
Strachan decided to take a go at the high line, where there was a bit of a berm for him to run on.
But that line could not sustain his continued pressure and he lost the back of the car just over the bank, forcing him to fall back.
However, he did manage to finish second, with Trimble ending up in third.
Paull earned his fourth-consecutive feature win and continues to lead the points over Trimble.
In the Street Stocks, Libby Wilson has the points lead over Visser while Leek is first in points in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds ahead of Cody Ossachuk.
Racing action resumes this Saturday (June 16), with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting).
And don’t forget the WISSOTA Super Stocks are coming to the Emo Speedway on Saturday, July 14 for a special event!
Regular gate admission and the same start times will be in effect.
Visit www.borderlandracing.com for more details.