06.01.18 Schill charges from 10th to claim Happy Harry’s Midwest Mod win

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 1, 2018) – After picking up the win Thursday night at Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn., Lance Schill scored his second consecutive win Friday night at the Bullring. Jamie Dietzler and Reise Stenberg led the field to the green flag for the 18-lap Happy Harry’s WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature with Dietzler claiming the early lead. 

Back-to-back restarts jumbled up the running order as Scott Bintz and Austin Hunter lined up behind Dietzler four laps into the event. Bintz drove around the outside of Dietzler on lap seven as 10th place starter, Schill, raced around Austin Hunter for third.

A restart with eight laps to go was all that Schill needed to charge from third to the lead. Schill raced around Dietzler and Bintz in one lap to take the point exiting turn four.

Once out front, the Langdon, N.D. driver checked out from the field as he cruised to the win. Dietzler held off Hunter at the line, while Matt Schow and Aaron Blacklance rounded out the top five.

(20 Laps): 1. 71-Dustin Strand, 04:28.481[3]; 2. 10-Mike Balcaen, 04:30.309[4]; 3. 2-Bill Mooney, 04:35.735[7]; 4. 7P-Joey Pederson, 04:36.115[8]; 5. 12S-Brad Seng, 04:36.959[6]; 6. T1-Tom Corcoran, 04:38.216[2]; 7. 14-Brody Troftgruben, 04:39.112[9]; 8. 1R-Travis Robertson, 04:40.258[10]; 9. 11-Troy Schill, 04:32.742[12]; 10. 1M-Nicholas Minske, 04:34.451[13]; 11. 345-Bryce Reimer, 04:33.928[11]; 12. (DNF) F9-Brandon Fuller, 01:49.842[1]; 13. (DNF) 4C-Ryan Corbett, 01:49.842[5]; (DNS) 00-Robert Bladow, 01:49.842

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Bill Mooney, 03:03.088[1]; 2. 10-Mike Balcaen, 03:05.453[7]; 3. 12S-Brad Seng, 03:09.088[2]; 4. F9-Brandon Fuller, 03:08.183[6]; 5. 14-Brody Troftgruben, 03:09.088[5]; 6. 345-Bryce Reimer, 03:09.088[3]; (DNS) 00-Robert Bladow, 03:09.088

​Heat 2
(8 Laps): 1. 7P-Joey Pederson, 01:45.856[1]; 2. T1-Tom Corcoran, 01:49.918[3]; 3. 71-Dustin Strand, 01:58.423[6]; 4. 4C-Ryan Corbett, 01:58.423[5]; 5. 1R-Travis Robertson, 01:54.898[2]; 6. 11-Troy Schill, 01:58.423[4]; 7. 1M-Nicholas Minske, 01:58.423[7]

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