Stage is set for Bracket Drag Racing Series’ final weekend

With only one weekend of racing left in the Bracket Drag Racing Series, the racing is heating up and the point standings are jammed up at the top.

About 250 cars, trucks, bikes and dragsters were on hand last weekend, when the Bracket Drag Racing Series was on the drag strip and the World Racing League was hosting the Comp du Lacs, a pair of endurance races on the road course.

Mike Casteel won Saturday’s Pro ET class.

On the drag strip, Steve Roehrs and Greg Grundman created a little separation at the top of the Super Pro point standings by winning their way to Sunday’s finals. Roehrs maintained his first place lead over second-place Grundman with a finals win. But Grundman is still well within striking range. Ed Holmgren beat Daniel Zimney in Saturday’s finals.

In the Pro ET class, Nick Engler and Joe Howell are Nos. 1 and 2 in the point standings, but Mike Casteel and Zach Zavadil made up some ground by winning the class Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Casteel beat Steve Brings and Zavadil beat Jeff Gobernatz in their finals rounds, and then both won the Super Pro/Pro ET Shootout as well, beating the winner of the Super Pro class that day.

Joe Moriarty Sr., gave himself a little cushion at the top of the Sportsman point standings with a win on Saturday over Mark Pease. Dan Butler won the class on Sunday by beating Gene Harmel in the finals.

The Stock/Super Stock class is a dogfight at the top of the point standings between Brad Koivisto and James Findell, with defending champ Glen DeMenge lying in the weeds at No. 3. Tyler Beebe and Dustin Nelson won the class Saturday and Sunday, respectively, but the final weekend of racing will be a dandy.

In Pro Bike/Sled, defending champion Jimmy Paulson appears to have run away with the class this season. He built up a giant lead for most of the season and may be able to win the class without taking another run down the track. Brad Harder won the class Saturday by beating Mike Bolander, and second-place Max Niesen beat Bob Talberg in Sunday’s finals.

The Comp Trophy class may only have six drivers but the top two are only separated by 2 points. Mike Simons and defending champion Devrin Walcheski are, for all practical purposes, tied. Walcheski will be gunning to repeat as championship with upset-minded Simons having very different thoughts. Simons was runner up Saturday to Aaron Athman while Bill Krech beat Mike Walcheski in Sunday’s finals.

Tyler Kyllonen swept the Street Trophy class last weekend but still trails points leader Tyler Gadacz. Kyllonen beat Kayla Brett in Saturday’s finals and Keith Larson on Sunday.

Below are the finals results from each class.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

Super Pro
Finals: Ed Holmgren of Foley def. Daniel Zimney of Baudette

Pro ET
Finals: Mike Casteel of Thief River Falls def. Steve Brings of Howard Lake

Super Pro/Pro ET Shootout
Finals: Mike Casteel of Thief River Falls def. Ed Holmgren of Foley

Sportsman
Finals: Joe Moriarty Sr. of Ham Lake def. Mark Pease of Corcoran

Stock/Super Stock
Finals: Tyler Beebe of Crystal def. Brad Koivisto of Cromwell

Pro Bike/Sled
Finals: Brad Harder of Waconia def. Mike Bolander of Mora

Comp Trophy
Finals: Aaron Athman of St. Cloud def. Mike Simons of Pine City

Street Trophy
Finals: Tyler Kyllonen of St. Francis def. Kayla Brett of Mora

Jr. Dragster Advanced
Finals: Sydney Haben of Hibbing def. Camryn Takacs of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Jr. Dragster Intermediate
Finals: Riley Luberda of Foley def. Dylan Dancer of Foley

Jr. Dragster Novice
Finals: Addyson Scheleck of St. Cloud def. Daniela Krech of Inver Grove Heights

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

Super Pro
Finals: Steve Roehrs of Frederic, Wis. def. Greg Grundman of St. Cloud

Pro ET
Finals: Zach Zavadil of Clearwater def. Jeff Gobernatz of New London

Super Pro/Pro ET Shootout
Finals: Zach Zavadil of Clearwater def. Steve Roehrs of Frederic, Wis.

Sportsman
Finals: Dan Butler of Fargo, N.D. def. Gene Harmel of Fargo, N.D.

Stock/Super Stock
Finals: Dustin Nelson of New London def. Lyn Johnson of Cloquet

Pro Bike/Sled
Finals: Max Niesen of Brooklyn Park def. Bob Talberg of Burnsville

Comp Trophy
Finals: Bill Krech of Inver Grove Heights def. Mike Walcheski of Foley

Street Trophy
Finals: Tyler Kylonen of St. Francis def. Keith Larson of Brainerd

Jr. Dragster Advanced
Finals: Jazper Wiebusch of Ham Lake def. Camryn Takacs of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Jr. Dragster Intermediate
Finals: Dylan Dancer of Foley def. Riley Luberda of Foley