Locals thrive at North Dakota race weekend

Three local race car drivers were among the winners at the Coal County Classic doubleheader program at McLean County Speedway in Underwood, N.D., last month.

The event attracts drivers from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and several U.S. states. There were 143 drivers entered the first night Sept. 21, and 121 for the second Sept. 22.

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Tyson Turnbull of Estevan won the modified feature the first night. He finished second in his qualifying heat to punch his ticket for the feature, a 25-lap race that had 20 drivers entered. Kody Scholpp of Estevan also made it to the feature. He won his qualifying heat to advance, but did not finish the feature and was listed in 14th.

Fifty cars were entered in the modified class that first night.

In the stock car division, Austin Daae finished third in his qualifying heat, and wound up seventh in the feature.

Gary Goudy Sr. finished 17th. He was fifth in his qualifying heat.

For the second night, Scholpp finished in top spot and Turnbull came in third in the feature. Scholpp won his qualifying race as well, while Turnbull was fifth in his qualifying heat. Twenty

Twenty-one of the 43 drivers entered made it into the modified feature.

Austin Daae won the stock car feature that night to cap a strong weekend for him. He was second in his qualifying heat.

Goudy Sr. was 10th in the feature. He had a seventh place finish in his heat.

Gary Goudy Jr. of Stoughton was also entered in the modified program each night, but he didn’t make the feature.

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