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Fantastic Finishes On Huset’s Speedway Hall Of Fame Night

Action from Sunday night’s feature races
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 11:03 PM CDT
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BRANDON, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Justin Henderson, Jim Pruett and Casey Abbas produced feature triumphs on Sunday evening at Huset’s Speedway, which hosted Hall of Fame Night presented by Spartan ER.

It marked Henderson’s fourth victory – tied for the most at the track – of the season while Pruett and Abbas both earned their first win of the year.

The program also recognized Rick Dump, Mike Haugan, Jim Lindberg, John Miller and Junior Brunick, who were inducted into the Huset’s Speedway Hall of Fame during intermission.

Tyler Drueke led the first six laps of the Casey’s 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig feature before Lynton Jeffrey took the lead on Lap 7. However, the race was halted with a red flag on Lap 10 as Jeffrey and Mark Dobmeier collided on the backstretch while battling for the lead.

Drueke inherited the lead, but Henderson, who had advanced from sixth to second, used the bottom in turn two to rocket into first place. A caution on Lap 15 for a spin by second-running Austin McCarl bunched the field together before the final 11 laps went non-stop. Henderson reached traffic with four laps to go, but it didn’t slow him as he won by 2.428 seconds.

“I think we’re just living in the moment, trying to relish every moment,” he said. “Lady Luck has been a good friend and she’s been super, super kind. I am very happy and very, very grateful.

“Tonight I tried something different. I used my head quite a bit to realize I didn’t need to charge it so hard. I think really that’s what won us the race. It was technical, but really a brawnsy type of race as well. You gotta go hard. Be a He-Man when you can.”

Brooke Tatnell passed Drueke for the runner-up position with two laps remaining.

“We got a few gimmies there,” Tatnell said. “You have those nights when you have those gimmees and you have those nights when you have the lose-ies. We just have to figure out what to do to beat the No. 7 car. He’s kicking everyone’s butts right now.”

Drueke’s third-place result was his best finish of the season at Huset’s Speedway.

“That is far and away above expectations,” he said. “I knew this was going to be a tough deal to go against when we started the year. I need more laps. I need more experience. One thing I’ve learned in these 410s, they are crazy. They are radical. You just try and hustle the thing. I don’t think I breathed for about 25 minutes there.”

Jody Rosenboom finished fourth and Jack Dover earned his fifth top five of the season at the track.

Jeffrey set quick time during qualifying before Drueke, Henderson and Rosenboom captured heat race triumphs.

Pruett hit the bottom lane to perfection as he led all but the first two laps to score not only his first Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks victory of the season, but his first career triumph at Huset’s Speedway as well.

“Finally,” he said while adding an exhale in Victory Lane. “I wanted it so bad. It’s tougher than hell out there. I love it. I appreciate it. Now I can be done with this sport. Thank you.”

Billy Prouty led the first two circuits before Pruett claimed the top spot. Meanwhile points leader Cory Yeigh made a charge toward the front, advancing into the top five on Lap 6, into third place on Lap 11 and into the runner-up position for good on Lap 16. Yeigh battled for the point in the closing laps, but Pruett was effective on the bottom to win by 0.605 seconds.

Tim Dann placed third with Brandon Ferguson hustling from 13th to fourth. Zach Olivier rounded out the top five.

Yeigh and Pruett each picked up a heat race victory.

Abbas led the second half of the 20-lap Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series main event to score his sixth career win in the division and first since July 2016 at Huset’s Speedway.

“I feel a little bit older than I did back then,” he quipped.

Tim Rustad led the first two laps before Javen Ostermann took the lead on Lap 3. Abbas advanced into second place on Lap 9 and he passed Ostermann for the top spot two laps later. The lone caution of the race set up a green-white-checkered finish, but Abbas was smooth en route to winning by 0.641 seconds. He became the eighth different winner in nine series races at the track this season.

Jacob Hughes charged from eighth to second place with Jared Jensen capitalizing on the late-race restart to maneuver from fifth to third. Ostermann placed fourth and Lee Goos Jr. was fifth.

Abbas, Hughes and Ostermann were the heat race winners.

Next up at Huset’s Speedway is Nordstrom’s Automotive Night featuring the Casey’s 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series next Sunday.

HALL OF FAME NIGHT PRESENTED BY SPARTAN ER RACE RESULTS AT HUSET’S SPEEDWAY (July 18, 2021) –

Casey’s 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7-Justin Henderson (6); 2. 16-Brooke Tatnell (12); 3. 12-Tyler Drueke (1); 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom (7); 5. 81-Jack Dover (8); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 7. 17A-Austin McCarl (5); 8. 27-Carson McCarl (22); 9. 47-Brant O’Banion (15); 10. 4-Cody Hansen (11); 11. ACE-Dusty Zomer (9); 12. 13-Mark Dobmeier (2); 13. 0X-Alex Schriever (17); 14. 44-Chris Martin (14); 15. 97-Alan Gilbertson (16); 16. 05-Colin Smith (13); 17. 2X-Tony Rustad (20); 18. 88-Travis Reber (19); 19. (DNF) 22-Riley Goodno (10); 20. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (21); 21. (DNF) 0-Lynton Jeffrey (3); 22. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes (18); 23. (DNS) 11M-Brendan Mullen.

Fatheadz Eyewear Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Tyler Drueke (1); 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier (2); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 4. 16-Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. 0-Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. 47-Brant O’Banion (6); 7. 0X-Alex Schriever (7); 8. 88-Travis Reber (8).

Smith Titanium Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Justin Henderson (4); 2. 81-Jack Dover (2); 3. 22-Riley Goodno (1); 4. 4-Cody Hansen (3); 5. 44-Chris Martin (5); 6. 97-Alan Gilbertson (6); 7. 48-Taylor Forbes (7); 8. (DNS) 11M-Brendan Mullen.

KNDSafetycom Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Jody Rosenboom (1); 2. 17A-Austin McCarl (2); 3. ACE-Dusty Zomer (3); 4. 05-Colin Smith (5); 5. (DNF) 2X-Tony Rustad (7); 6. (DNF) 27-Carson McCarl (4); 7. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (6).

Nordica Warehouses Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 0-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:11.045 (14); 2. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:11.160 (6); 3. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.183 (20); 4. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.196 (12); 5. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:11.230 (16); 6. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.240 (13); 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.276 (1); 8. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.289 (5); 9. 17A-Austin McCarl, 00:11.300 (19); 10. 12-Tyler Drueke, 00:11.313 (8); 11. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.332 (11); 12. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.391 (18); 13. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.416 (2); 14. 44-Chris Martin, 00:11.470 (21); 15. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.488 (23); 16. 47-Brant O’Banion, 00:11.574 (22); 17. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 00:11.652 (7); 18. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:11.757 (3); 19. 0X-Alex Schriever, 00:11.836 (4); 20. 48-Taylor Forbes, 00:11.994 (9); 21. 2X-Tony Rustad, 00:12.386 (17); 22. (DQ) 88-Travis Reber, 00:11.898 (15); 23. (DQ) 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:12.386 (10).

Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 97-Jim Pruett (4); 2. 64-Cory Yeigh (9); 3. 40-Tim Dann (8); 4. 15-Brandon Ferguson (13); 5. 71Z-Zach Olivier (7); 6. 29Z-JJ Zebell (10); 7. 98-Dan Jensen (15); 8. 1M-Eric Moser (6); 9. 34K-Colby Klaassen (12); 10. 3-Matt Steuerwald (14); 11. 51-Billy Prouty (2); 12. 71-Shaun Taylor (11); 13. 65J-Jeff Wittrock (3); 14. (DNF) 14J-Jayke Glanzer (1); 15. (DNF) 21-Ron Howe (5).

Furbys Auto Repair Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (7); 2. 65J-Jeff Wittrock (2); 3. 71Z-Zach Olivier (4); 4. 21-Ron Howe (3); 5. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (1); 6. 71-Shaun Taylor (8); 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson (5); 8. (DNF) 98-Dan Jensen (6).

Midwest Oil Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Jim Pruett (2); 2. 1M-Eric Moser (3); 3. 40-Tim Dann (4); 4. 29Z-JJ Zebell (7); 5. 51-Billy Prouty (1); 6. 34K-Colby Klaassen (5); 7. (DNF) 3-Matt Steuerwald (6).

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 17V-Casey Abbas (4); 2. 8-Jacob Hughes (8); 3. 81-Jared Jansen (5); 4. 5-Javen Ostermann (3); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr (6); 6. 7-Shane Fick (10); 7. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (11); 8. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (12); 9. F5-Tim Rustad (1); 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett (9); 11. 8K-Micah Slendy (7); 12. 77-Taylor Ryan (14); 13. 23-Brandon Bosma (16); 14. 12L-John Lambertz (18); 15. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (2); 16. 98-Nate Barger (17); 17. 53-Nick Barger (13); 18. 13X-Eli Hargreaves (15); 19. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (19).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17V-Casey Abbas (2); 2. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (6); 3. 8K-Micah Slendy (3); 4. F5-Tim Rustad (1); 5. 53-Nick Barger (7); 6. 23-Brandon Bosma (5); 7. 98-Nate Barger (4).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Jacob Hughes (4); 2. 81-Jared Jansen (2); 3. 7-Shane Fick (5); 4. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (1); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (3); 6. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (6).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Javen Ostermann (1); 2. 17-Lee Goos Jr (2); 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett (4); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (5); 5. 13X-Eli Hargreaves (6); 6. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (3).

2021 HUSET’S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS –

Casey’s 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Justin Henderson – 4 (May 16, May 23, July 11 and July 18); Austin McCarl – 4 (May 9, May 30, June 13 and June 20); David Gravel – 1 (June 6); and Parker Price-Miller – 1 (May 31)

Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh – 4 (May 9, June 6, June 13 and June 20); Zach Olivier – 2 (May 23 and May 30); Billy Prouty – 1 (May 16); Jim Pruett – 1 (July 18); and Matt Steuerwald – 1 (July 11)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series:

Lee Goos Jr. – 2 (May 23 and June 6); Casey Abbas – 1 (July 18); John Lambertz – 1 (May 16); Jesse Lindberg – 1 (May 9); Mike Moore – 1 (May 30); Javen Ostermann – 1 (June 13); Taylor Ryan – 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy – 1 (June 20)

UP NEXT –

Sunday for Nordstrom’s Automotive Night featuring the Casey’s 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

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