It was a weekend worthy of running on the outdoor tracks. The weather turned for the good and by day 2 of the Showdown at the Schollander there were several teams pitted outside in the sunshine rather than in side the pavilion trackside.
DMA Motorsports was setup trackside and had adult animal wheel man Brandt Winterquist and his Platinum Racing Chassis TG3 in the stable. Right out of the chute Brandt and his TG3 were a force to be reckoned with, claiming his first feature win on the season as well as a couple of runner-up finishes.
Day 2 brought some tough luck in the qualifying heats for the Dakota Kart Tour, both resulted in the chain coming off, and Brandt would find his starting spot at the tail end of the field, and he wasn’t there long. Brandt “Frosty” Winterquist put on a clinic, he climbed through the field and set his sights on the leader who had checked out to almost a half a lap lead. The checkers would fall a few laps later with the the 2 karts nose to tail and with Frosty looking for a couple more laps to complete the pass. All in all a Great run for both DMA Motorsports and Brandt Winterquist!
Ryan Erdahl, wheeling the #0 kart in the Jr.3 class, pulled off a clean sweep taking home the hardware in all 3 features on Saturday. With 3 wins down Erdahl Racing set it’s sights on the Dakota Kart Tour Race on Sunday and defending their title from the previous year. After a hard fought battle Ryan would come home 7th in the Dakota Kart Tour A-Main.
The Andersen Racing, DMA Motorsports backed team of Austin and Alex Andersen were in the building. Day one they would wheel their karts to the top end of the score sheets with Austin scoring a 3rd place, 5th place, and a 6th place finish in his 3 features. Alex would go out and almost mirror his older brothers example and score 3rd, 4th, and 6th. Day 2 and Dakota Kart Tour Race saw Alex earning a season high of 2nd place, and proving that no one should mistake this little “high side hustler” for an easy kart to beat. Older brother Austin had a tough set of heat race’s and had to start in the back of the field for his Kart Tour A-main. Austin was moving and shakin’ towards the front when a late race spin out put him to the back and he had to settle for 8th place right behind the #0 kart of Erdahl.
THEN there is CHAOS, Team Chaos that is. Their pilot is young, firey, Whyatt Reisenour, who is quickly becoming a local super star in the karting ranks, standing shoulder to shoulder with racers such as Ryan Erdahl, Austin Andersen, and Brody Carlsrud. According to the team, Saturday was a test day for Sunday’s Dakota Kart Tour Race and it showed. He started outside second row and wheeled DMA Motorsports backed #31 kart to a strong second place finish in the A-main.
With that week 1 is in the books and all I can say is hang on, and follow us! North Dakota is going to put out some sensational racers and we will report on all of our drivers through out the year!