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Daison Pursley (Tylan Porath photo)

Pursley Powers To Huset’s 410 Glory

BRANDON, S.D. — Daison Pursley, Cole Vanderheiden and Cory Yeigh constructed victorious performances on Sunday night at Huset’s Speedway, which welcomed more than 100 entrants during the opening night of the Metro Construction Memorial Day Doubleheader presented by DKW Transport.

Pursley etched his name into the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars winner’s list as he led all 25 laps for his first career triumph at the track.

“That was really, really fun there,” he said. “Thankfully I drew the (number) one and that made my job a lot easier. I got lucky and started on the front row here tonight and was able to put 25 good laps together.”

Five cautions in the first 14 laps mostly kept Pursley out of traffic, but the final dozen laps were without a caution. Pursley found traffic with eight laps remaining and Kerry Madsen was all over his bumper throughout the final five laps, but Pursley hit his marks effectively.

“I had a pretty good car,” Madsen said. “It was good to have a good night.”

Jade Hastings rounded out the podium with a third-place showing.

“It feels really good,” he said. “A lot of heavy hitters here tonight. My goal was just to get a top five. I’m pretty dang happy.”

Tim Kaeding hustled from 13th to fourth and Garet Williamson posted a fifth-place result.

Madsen and Williamson both set quick time during their respective qualifying groups before Madsen, Aaron Reutzel, Austin McCarl and Justin Henderson recorded heat race wins. Carson McCarl and Mark Dobmeier were the B Main winners.

Logan Domagala paced the field for the first 11 laps of the 20-lap Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series A Main before eighth-starting Vanderheiden made the race-winning pass in turns three and four on lap 12 en route to his first career victory at Huset’s Speedway.

“This is the best thing that’s ever (happened) in my life,” he said following an electric celebration. “This feels amazing.

“Starting in the back you have to be patient on the start. We found our way slowly and got to the front and I think I checked out.”

Tyler Rabenberg advanced from seventh to score a second-place result. Domagala was third with Gaige Weldon ending fourth and Bayley Ballenger fifth.

Shaun Taylor led the first half of the 20-lap Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks main event before Yeigh made the outside work in turn four on lap 11 to power into the top spot. Yeigh, who started fifth and had worked into the runner-up position before the lone caution on lap seven, stayed out front for the final 10 laps to garner his 20th career victory at the track.

“We had a lot of broken parts last week after I tried knocking down the wall,” he quipped. “This will help pay for some of that.

“When I was a kid growing up I never thought I’d win one let alone 20.”

Taylor finished second with J.J. Zebell placing third, Mike Chaney fourth and 14th-starting Tim Dann fifth.