Tim Kaeding
Tim Kaeding in victory lane at Huset's Speedway. (Tyler Porath photo)

It’s T.K. In Memorial Day Huset’s Run

BRANDON, S.D. — Tim Kaeding, Monty Ferriera and Zach Olivier wrapped up the Metro Construction Memorial Day Doubleheader presented by DKW Transport with a trip into victory lane on Monday at Huset’s Speedway.

It marks three new winners at the track this season for the third straight race to open the year.

Kaeding drew the pole position for the 25-lap Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars main event and he never officially relinquished the top spot.

The closest moment came on lap 20 when Chase Randall threw a slide job into turns one and two for the lead, but the caution came out to halt the move. Kaeding rocketed away on the restart to score his 14 th career victory at Huset’s Speedway.

“I’ve got two young kids behind me and I’m up here huffing and puffing,” he quipped. “This feels amazing right now. This hot rod is bad fast right now.”

Randall finished second for the second time at the track this season.

“Sometimes (cautions) help you and sometimes they don’t,” he said. “Tonight it didn’t work in our favor. I feel we’re making huge gains in our car. I’m really proud of how far we’ve been coming and I’m really excited for the future.”

Daison Pursley, who won the event opener on Sunday, recorded a third-place result.

“That’s really cool to come out here and run on the podium both nights,” he said. “It just goes to show how good the No. 25 car is. I’m very fortunate enough to drive this car and get my feet wet in a winged car.”

Kaleb Johnson garnered a fourth-place finish and Garet Williamson was fifth for the second straight night.

Ferriera led all but one lap and he made a last-lap pass during the 20-lap Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series main event for his first career triumph at the track.

Ferriera paced the field for the first 18 laps before Jeremy Kerzman powered into the lead in turns three and four to lead the penultimate lap. However, Ferriera returned the favor on the final lap to capture the win.

“I wasn’t expecting anyone to be there and he snuck by me,” Ferriera said. “He got stuck behind the same cars as I did. I drove around him as a last-ditch effort. I’m glad to get one under my belt here because this place has bit me a few times.”

Kerzman held off 16th-starting Tyler Rabenberg, who was the B Main winner, for the runner-up result. Casey Abbas ran fourth and Amelia Eisenschenk earned a fifth-place result.

Brett Martin held the top spot for the first nine laps of the 20-lap Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks feature before Olivier drove underneath him and into the lead in turns three and four on lap 10. He then held off a charging J.J. Zebell, who hustled from 11th to second, for his 21st career win at the track.

“It’s great to have a little luck tonight,” Olivier said. “Starting position definitely helped tonight, but (I) still had to pass a couple of cars. Man, that car is a rocketship.”

Martin rounded out the podium with Ron Howe placing fourth and Billy Prouty fifth.

The finish:

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. 2KS-Chase Randall (3); 3. 25-Daison Pursley (4); 4. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (2); 5. 23-Garet Williamson (5); 6. 88-Austin McCarl (9); 7. 14T-Tim Estenson (8); 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier (17); 9. 27-Carson McCarl (10); 10. 16-Brooke Tatnell (20); 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel (18); 12. 8H-Jade Hastings (7); 13. 55M-Kerry Madsen (6); 14. 11M-Brendan Mullen (16); 15. 44-Chris Martin (22); 16. 14H-Scott Winters (12); 17. 24T-Christopher Thram (15); 18. 17G-Lee Goos Jr (23); 19. 4-Cameron Martin (11); 20. 22-Riley Goodno (24); 21. 81-Stuart Snyder (21); 22. (DNF) 5G-Gage Pulkrabek (13); 23. (DNF) 83JR-Sam Henderson (19); 24. (DNF) 83-Justin Henderson (14).