Brown takes third round win of JSTS speed week at Fairmont
By: Tom Svoboda/JSTS Announcer
Fairmont, Minnesota (July 20, 2012) – The Jackson Speedway Touring Series made its third stop on its speed week at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont MN. At total of 22 cars checked in for the nights racing action. Winning the 20-lap, $1500 to win event was Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO.
Only two caution flags slowed action in the A Feature. At the drop of the green it was Brain Brown getting the early lead from his inside pole starting position. Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL, would get the second spot with Seth Brahmer, Wisner NE, getting the third spot. The leaders raced in this order for the first three laps, when Chris Graf, Glencoe MN, moved into the third spot getting by Brahmer. Two laps later though Brahmer charged back and was able to get back around Graf for third. On lap seven the races first caution came out when Matt Juhl, Estherville IA, spun in turn four, which also collected Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls SD. Unfortunately both drivers were done for the night. On the restart, Brown kept the field behind him as Gharst raced in second and Brahmer in third. As the leaders put lap 15 on the board, they would enter lap traffic, which allowed Gharst to close in on race leader Brian Brown. Brown would hold him off through the next two laps when the last caution came out for Brandon Stevenson, Holestein IA, who slowed on the back straightaway. On the restart, Brian Brown kept the field behind him and went on to pick up round three of the JSTS speed week. Kaley Gharst was second followed by Seth Brahmer, Lee Grosz, Harwood ND, and Chris Graf. The heat races were won by Brian Brown, Seth Brahmer, and Kaley Gharst.
The first annual JSTS speed week wraps up Saturday night at the Jackson Speedway with the running of the 34th Annual Jackson Sprint Car Nationals. Hot laps will be at 6:30 with racing to follow.
RACEWAY RESULTS –
A Feature (20 laps) – 1. 21 Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO, 2. 6 Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL, 3. 13v Seth Brahmer, Wisner NE, 4. 4J Lee Grosz, Harwood ND, 5. 20G Chris Graf, Glencoe MN, 6. 14R Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids IA, 7. 11x Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls SD, 8. 35 Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield MN, 9. 15 Joe Riedel, Ramona SD, 10. 20K Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg Canada, 11. 10 Justin Jacobsma, Hull IA, 12. 90 Randi Miller, Rapid City SD, 13. 75c Casey Heser, Jackson MN, 14. 21K Lou Kennedy Jr., Winnipeg Canada, 15. 73 Andy Jones, Princeton MN, 16. 4s Mike Stein, Gaylord MN, 17. 29 Nate Eakin, Lake Park IA, 18. 29x Brandon Stevenson, Holestein IA, 19. 93 Derrick Lusk, Jackson MN (DNF), 20. 09 Matt Juhl, Estherville IA (DNF), 21. 25 Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls SD (DNF), 22. 98 Steve Yarns, Jackson MN (DNF)
Heat 1 (8 laps) – 1. 21 Brown, 2. 10 Jacobsma, 3. 11x Bakker, 4. 14R Rosenboom, 5. 25 Peterson, 6. 35 Prochaska, 7. 21K Kennedy, 8. 4s Stien
Heat 2 – 1. 13v Brahmer, 2. 20G Graf, 3. 90 Miller, 4. 20K Kennedy, 5. 93 Lusk, 6. 75c Heser, 7. 29x Stevenson
Heat 3 -1. 6 Gharst, 2. 4J Grosz, 3. 15 Riedel, 4. 09 Juhl, 5. 73 Jones, 6. 29 Eakin, 7. 98 Yarns