Austin McCarl

McCarl Beats McCarl At Jackson

JACKSON, Minn. — Saturday night played out like most of the season did at Jackson Motorplex with new faces invading victory lane.

Austin McCarl, Dusty Ballenger and Chris Dodd were first-time winners at the track during First Responders Night presented by EXIT Realty-Great Plains, which wrapped up the Casey’s General Stores Open Wheel Nationals presented by Sea Foam as well as the season at the four-tenths-mile oval.

The three drivers were a part of 35 different winners during 44 A Mains this year.

McCarl outlasted his father, Terry McCarl, to capture the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey’s General Stores 410 winged sprint cars main event. Austin McCarl led all 25 laps, but had to overcome two restarts in the final 10 laps as well as traffic in the closing circuits.

“Early I was kinda running the top and got the hint to move down in (turns) one and two,” he said. “I had to change my line up. That’s dirt racing. It’s always changing.”

Terry McCarl finished 1.290 seconds behind his son to mark his second straight night with a runner-up result.

“The track has been amazingly fun the last couple of nights,” he said. “It made it really fun, interesting. I think the fans seen a great show last night and another one tonight.”

Mark Dobmeier hustled from seventh to third, picking up a pair of positions in the final laps to score his second straight podium at the track.

“We had a great car,” he said. “They gave us a great track both nights. Tonight was especially tricky. It changed around a lot. It was a great race track, a lot of fun.”

Bill Balog, who won Friday’s show, finished fourth with Justin Henderson earning a fifth-place result.

Ballenger charged from sixth and executed a late-race pass to secure the victory in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids division. Tyler Drueke placed second with Jesse Lindberg third, Kade Higday fourth and Mike Moore fifth.

Dodd hustled from fifth to reach the checkered flag before ninth-starting Zach Raidart to capture the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series A Main by .250 of a second. Jake Kouba finished third with Allen Hafford fourth and Bryan Roach fifth.

The finish:

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17A-Austin McCarl (2); 2. 4-Terry McCarl (4); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 4. 17B-Bill Balog (5); 5. 7H-Justin Henderson (8); 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell (11); 7. 23W-Scott Winters (10); 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz (15); 9. 73AF-Joey Moughan (3); 10. 23-Russel Borland (12); 11. 44-Chris Martin (1); 12. 35L-Cody Ledger (16); 13. 16-Travis Whitney (6); 14. 2W-Scott Neitzel (17); 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska (19); 16. 73-Jake Blackhurst (22); 17. 64-Scotty Thiel (13); 18. 2K-Kevin Ingle (21); 19. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski (25); 20. 7-Eric Lutz (14); 21. 14-Jody Rosenboom (20); 22. 29-Hunter Custer (23); 23. 05-Colin Smith (18); 24. 70-Chris Klemko (24); 25. 3-Tony Kaus (26); 26. 83-Lynton Jeffrey (9).


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