Anthony Macri in victory lane at Huset's Speedway. (Tylan Porath photo)

Macri Hits The Road, Wins At Huset’s

BRANDON, S.D. — Anthony Macri, Andrew Sullivan and Cory Yeigh were hot at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday during Heiman Fire Equipment Night.

Emerson Axsom led the first four laps of the 25-lap Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars main event before disaster struck. Brooke Tatnell slowed entering turn three and contact from a competitor broke his front end, sending him toward the infield. Axsom had nowhere to go and smacked into Tatnell, ending the race for both drivers.

Macri inherited the lead and took advantage. Cautions on the restart and on lap 17 bunched the field together and Macri battled through thick traffic the final half-dozen laps, but he maintained the point for his first career victory at Huset’s Speedway.

“Wow, I feel a little winded after that one,” he said. “Lappers made it kind of interesting there. I knew I had to stay smart and not mess up too much. It’s a small bullring and people can catch you pretty quick. I just tried my hardest to run clean laps and smart laps.

“It’s pretty special. We’re good friends with (Danny) Lasoski and he’s told me stories about this place.”

Kerry Madsen earned a runner-up result for the second time in the last three races at the track.

“It was close at the end there,” he said. “I started to sniff him the last couple of laps. I probably didn’t do what I needed the last lap. It was still a good finish. Good runs like this are just what the doctor ordered for us.”

Points leader Kaleb Johnson posted a third-place finish for his division-best third top five of the season.

“The start of the race I was a little worried; we were a little free,” he said. “Third place isn’t so bad. We’ll try again next week.”

Mark Dobmeier charged from 13 th to fourth and Andy Pake placed fifth.

Sullivan earned his first career Huset’s Speedway victory by capturing a thrilling Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series 20-lap feature.

Sullivan led the first 14 laps before entering traffic. Dylan Waxdahl, who was committed to the cushion, took the lead in turn two on lap 15, but Sullivan’s patience on the bottom paid off as he reclaimed the top spot in turn four. Waxdahl powered into the lead officially on Lap 16, but two laps later it was Sullivan driving back into first place as he stuck to the bottom groove. He led the final three circuits to become the 11th different winner in 12 features at the track this season.

“It was definitely an experience,” he said. “That track was fun. I turned 20 today and I’m happy. On the bottom my car just stuck good. I saw Dylan get around me and I had to be more aggressive.”

Waxdahl finished second with Shayle Bade advancing from eighth to third. Dillon Bickett was fourth and Dusty Ballenger maneuvered from 10th to fifth.

Yeigh dominated the 20-lap Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks main event as he led the distance to become the first repeat winner of the season at Huset’s Speedway.

“I’ve been trying, but this is the first one,” Yeigh said of winning an event one of his partners sponsored. He was awarded a $3,000 bonus courtesy of Heiman Fire Equipment – his employer and the night’s event sponsor – in addition to his winnings. “It’s pretty cool.”

A pair of cautions within the first five laps was the only thing that kept the competition close to Yeigh, who increased his lead in traffic to more than four seconds before the checkered flag was waved marking his 21 st victory at the track.

Brandon Ferguson, Mike Chaney, Matt Steuerwald and Kyle DeBoer rounded out the top five, respectively.