Dusty Zomer Holds Off NSL Field at Huset's for $8,000!

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Dusty Zomer celebrates at Husets Speedway (Rob Kocak Photo)Dusty Zomer celebrates at Husets Speedway (Rob Kocak Photo) Brandon, SD, August 23, 2015 – Dusty Zomer held off Danny Lasoski and the rest of the FVP National Sprint League field for an $8,000 victory Sunday night at the Huset’s Speedway. Chuck Brennan, owner of the Badlands Motor Speedway coming in 2016, put up a bonus $5,000 for Zomer’s win. It was the Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver’s second NSL win of the season in the Todd and Susan LaHaise #82.
Zomer shot under front row starters Paige Polyak and Lynton Jeffrey, taking the lead immediately in the 35-lap main event. Lasoski followed him by that pair on lap two to take second from his third row starting position. Tim Kaeding was on the move as well, taking third on lap four.
With seven laps in the books, Terry McCarl got over the berm and spun collecting a helpless Matt Juhl. Unfortunately, both were done with front end problems. Zomer led Lasoski, Kaeding, Jeffrey and Bill Balog back to green flag racing. The order was unchanged a lap later when Dakota Hendrickson stopped with throttle linkage issues.
The final slowdown came with nine laps down. Derrik Lusk was running 13th when he lost his right front wheel. Eric Schulz who had moved from 22nd to 14th had nowhere to go and launched over the wheel, flipping violently down the front straightaway. He was uninjured.
The last 26 laps went non-stop. Zomer re-entered lapped traffic a few circuits after the restart. Jeffrey and Kaeding exchanged third on lap 17 and 18, while Lasoski tried to chase down Zomer in traffic. The “Dude” stuck his nose under Zomer in turn two late in the going, but Zomer used the momentum on the high side of three and four in traffic to pull away.
Kaeding moved briefly into second on lap 28, as he stayed with the leaders, but Lasoski snatched the spot back on lap 29. Zomer cruised to victory ahead of Lasoski, Kaeding, Jeffrey and Ian Madsen. Balog, Mark Dobmeier, Bryan Clauson, Polyak and Jody Rosenboom rounded out the top ten.
Polyak set quick time in The Minnesota Mafia time trials. Ryan Bickett, Kaeding and Rosenboom won heat races.
“This is awesome!” said Zomer in Victory Lane. “I just wanted to keep my line and make Danny have to pass me. I saw him down in one and two a couple times. I knew there was something down there. I grew up watching him race here, so it’s a thrill to be able to race with him. He’s a good driver, and a clean driver. It’s all about lapped traffic. This place is really tough in lapped traffic. I can’t thank Todd and Susan LaHaise enough.”
“We just got beat by a better racecar,” said Lasoski. “We did everything we could. We’re consistently up front every night. I knew somebody would be coming. My pace slowed down tremendously in lapped traffic. After that, I thought we had a good shot. The 82 did well in traffic, and that’s what won the race.”
“I’m saying (the car) was good enough to win,” said Kaeding. “The driver just fell out of the seat trying too hard. I’ve got to thank everyone who helps on this thing. I was hoping we could get this win for them. It was a fast pace. Danny and Dusty were fast. We started running them down at the end. I just hit the fence, and knocked the wind out of myself trying to hang on. That was all she wrote.”
The FVP National Sprint League will compete this Friday, August 28 at the Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri. For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visitwww.NationalSprintLeague.com!
Results from Huset’s Speedway
FVP A main (started), 35 laps: 1. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD [3]; 2. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO [5]; 3. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA [4]; 4. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA [2]; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. [8]; 6. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI [6]; 7. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND [12]; 8. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN [11]; 9. 19, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH [1]; 10. 14, Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA [13]; 11. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA [9]; 12. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA [14]; 13. 15, Joe Riedel, Ramona, SD [19]; 14. 17, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD [15]; 15. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE [17]; 16. 75, Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD [24]; 17. 12T, Troy Schreurs, Baltic, SD [20]; 18. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Harrisburg, SD [23]; 19. 1, Justin Glaser, Sioux Falls, SD [21]; 20. 2L, Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN [16]; 21. 4x, Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD [22]; 22. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA [10]; 23. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD [7]; 24. 101, Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD [18]; 25. 10, Dale Furby, Sioux Falls, SD [25]. Lap Leader: Zomer 1-35. Hard-charger: Barber. KSE Hard-charger: Riedel.
Fuel Safe Heat one (started), 10 laps: 1. Ryan Bickett [2]; 2. Mark Dobmeier [3]; 3. Chuck McGillivray [1]; 4. Bill Balog [5]; 5. Terry McCarl [4]; 6. Matt Juhl [6]; 7. Tommy Barber [8]; 8. Jordan Martens [7]
DMI Heat two (started), 10 laps: 1. Tim Kaeding [3]; 2. Dusty Zomer [5]; 3. Dakota Hendrickson [1]; 4. Danny Lasoski [6]; 5. Austin McCarl [4]; 6. Troy Schreurs [7]; 7. Tasker Phillips [2]; 8. Dale Furby [8]
Kaeding Performance Heat three (started), 10 laps: 1. Jody Rosenboom [2]; 2. Ian Madsen [4]; 3. Derrik Lusk [1]; 4. Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 5. Bryan Clauson [3]; 6. Paige Polyak [6]; 7. Eric Schulz [8]; 8. Joe Riedel [7]; 9. Justin Glaser [9]
The Minnesota Mafia Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. Paige Polyak, 10.642 [10]; 2. Danny Lasoski, 10.740 [1]; 3. Matt Juhl, 10.820 [11]; 4. Lynton Jeffrey, 10.822 [4]; 5. Dusty Zomer, 10.835 [13]; 6. Bill Balog, 10.871 [3]; 7. Ian Madsen, 10.885 [5]; 8. Austin McCarl, 10.917 [16]; 9. Terry McCarl, 10.944 [19]; 10. Bryan Clauson, 10.944 [20]; 11. Tim Kaeding, 11.028 [17]; 12. Mark Dobmeier, 11.076 [23]; 13. Jody Rosenboom, 11.166 [8]; 14. Tasker Phillips, 11.192 [9]; 15. Ryan Bickett, 11.196 [21]; 16. Derrik Lusk, 11.313 [15]; 17. Dakota Hendrickson, 11.316 [2]; 18. Chuck McGillivray, 11.362 [12]; 19. Joe Riedel, 11.375 [22]; 20. Troy Schreurs, 11.478 [24]; 21. Jordan Martens, 11.524 [7]; 22. Eric Schulz, 11.974 [14]; DQ - (LR Tire) Dale Furby [6]; DQ - (LR Tire) Tommy Barber [18]; DQ - (LR Tire) Justin Glaser [25]