The first-ever Big Tire/Small Tire Shootout was a huge success Saturday. Organized by a small group of drag racers after Thunder at the Lakes Divisional Race was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Saturday-only race brought out a wide variety of cars and drivers.
Thanks to the sponsors that stepped up and made this event possible: CJ Tunes, One Guys Garage, Lakeside Cabinets & Woodworking, Paradigm Automotive, Nate Built Racing, DB Performance, NC3, Immortal Insulation, Lakes Equipment Repair, Norm’s Tire Sales, Arrow Components, Certiflat Welding Tables, Northstar Towing, Devito Racing Compound, Tab & Slot, Central Heating & Cooling, No Name Racecars, and Performance Drivetrain Solutions.
Below are the finals for each class.
CJ Tunes & One Guy’s Garage Cruise Class
Finals: Josh Shongs of Rochester def. Brian Mahnke
Lakeside Cabinets & Woodworking Street DOT Class
Finals: Dan Thelin of Sisseton, S.D. def. Andy Lehrer of St. Paul Park
Paradigm Automotive Big Tire Class
Finals: Richard Lachenmeier of Mandan, N.D. def. Jake Delmonico of St. Paul Park
NC3 Small Tire Class
Finals: Richard Brown of Waseca def. Gary Anderson of Ogilvie
Finals: Shawn Kloss of Chippewa Falls, Wis. def. RJ Laase of Duluth
Finals: Chad Hoffman of Lafayette def. Cole Carpenter of Forest Lake
Finals: Marde Munkberg of Apple Valley def. Phillip Campbell of Burnsville
Nate Built Racing Import Small Turbo Class
Finals: Vilai Xuong of Wausau, Wis. def. James Harsma of Owatonna
DB Performance Import Big Turbo Class
Finals: Nate Comphar of Minneapolis def. Wade Deslauriers of Oak Grove
Finals: RJ Laase of Duluth def. David Sash of Duluth
Finals: Cameron Dorion of Nisswa def. Scott Nettell of Devils Lake, N.D.
Finals: Nick Pirkola of Duluth def. Steve Matsch of Hastings
Finals: Dillan Weinand of Sartell def. Scott Ehresmann of Cold Spring
Finals: Joe Riendeau of