Stock Car Racing: Prieve gets first win of 2021
North Central Speedway action Saturday, June 12
BARROWS — Wissota Mod 4 driver Adam Prieve woke up the echoes of 2019 with his first feature win of the season Saturday, June 12, at North Central Speedway.
Prieve started from the second row and led the pack with the hard-charging Tommy Bawden just behind him. Bawden’s and Prieve's cars got together resulting in Bawden leaving the race with car damage after bringing out the caution flag. Prieve got his spot back in the front and he held off all challengers in the green-white-checker finish to claim his first win of the season.
It was Prieve's year in 2019 at NCS as he raced to seven wins on his way to a points championship. But in 2020 he fell off a bit, recording just two wins in seven races, half the total races held at the track in the shortened season.
With a new car, Prieve has raced in just three of the eight feature races held at the speedway. Saturday night's win could be the start of things to come for Prieve in 2021.
Nine drivers made the field for the Stock Car feature race, including Modified driver Aaron Johnson's first start of the season in a stock car. Johnson finished in sixth place with the win going to Chris Toot.
Tim Gonka took the early lead on lap three and held that up until lap 11 when he dropped back into fifth place before recovering to take the third place spot behind Darin Toot.
Modified driver Scott Engholm broke through for his first career feature win. Dylan Nelson started last in the eight-car Super Stock field and patiently moved through traffic, overtaking Dustin Nelson on lap 19. Dylan Nelson held on the last lap for the win.
Mark Martini, Brandon Bombardo and Nathan Kohl also made it to victory lane with first place finishes.
Feature: 1-Scott Engholm, 2-Adam Johnson, 3-Toby Patchen
Heat 1: 1-Shawn Fletcher, 2-Chuck Olson, 3-Dalton Magers
Heat 2: 1-AJ Viehauser, 2-Matt Gilbertson, 3-Aaron Johnson
WISSOTA Super Stock
Feature: 1-Dylan Nelson, 2-Dustin Nelson, 3-Austin Niemeyer
Heat 1: 1-Dustin Nelson, 2-Austin Niemeyer, 3-Jeffrey Frey
Feature: 1-Martini, 2-Jake Hagemann, 3-David Siercks
Heat 1: 1-Jake Hagemann, 2-Chris Siercks, 3-Jacob Jordan
Heat 2: 1-Jason Vejtruba, 2-Zachery Schreder, 3-Torey Fischer
Heat 3: 1-Mark Martini, 2-David Siercks, 3-Mike Brenny
WISSOTA Mod Four
Feature: 1-Adam Prieve, 2-Chad Funt, 3-Gerrald Nohner
Heat 1: 1-Josh Litzau, 2-Dean Shaver, 3-Peewee Kuhnau
Heat 2: 1-Abby Garin, 2-Patrick Specht, 3-Gerrald Nohner
Heat 3: 1-Tommy Bawden, 2-Adam Prieve, 3-Chad Funt
IMCA Stock Car
Feature: 1-Chris Toot, 2-Darin Toot, 3-Kris Peterson
Heat 1: 1-Kris Peterson, 2-Thomas Ahrndt, 3-Darin Toot
IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1-Brandon Bombardo, 2-Tim Otterness, 3-Chase Peterson
Heat 1: 1-Brandon Bombardo, 2-William Herron, 3-Chase Peterson
Heat 2: 1-Dave Johnson, 2-Chris Seidel, 3-Scott Herron
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1-Nathan Kohl, 2-Travis Roush, 3-Greg Kohl
Heat 1: 1-Greg Kohl, 2-Kaleb Ruikka, 3-Jadyn Brusven
Heat 2: 1-Jenna Hagemann, 2-Travis Roush, 3-Tristan Raths
Heat 3: 1-Nathan Kohl, 2-Austin Raths, 3-Bayden Ruikka