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Luverne drivers take top two Hobby Stocks spots

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Jason Berghorst

Eric Gaul and Thomas Kracht of Luverne highlighted local results during a busy weekend of racing.
Gaul took first and Kracht placed second in the Hobby Stocks A feature race at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Friday.
Gaul also won the first race of the season for the LSR (Luverne, Slayton, Rock Rapids) Enduro series Saturday night at the same track.
Rock County drivers also competed in Slayton at Murray County Speedway Friday and at 1-90 Speedway Saturday.
Rapid Speedway
The Hobby Stocks class attracted 23 drivers to Rock Rapids Friday. At the end of the night, two Luverne men took top honors in the class.
Eric Gaul finished second in Heat 1 before starting the A feature race in fourth place. He worked his way up to taking the checkered flag in the feature.
Thomas Kracht of Luverne started the A feature in fifth place before placing second in the race.
In the Sportsmans class, Kaden Kracht of Steen finished fifth in the A feature. Beaver Creek’s Brandon Boeve placed sixth in the same race.
Colton Arends led three Luverne drivers competing in the Stock Cars class. He finished third in the A feature race.
Spenser Kalass placed fourth and Scott Overgaard ninth in the same race.  
Murray County Speedway
Luverne’s Jeremy Smith competed in the IMCA Modifieds class at Murray County Speedway in Slayton Friday night.
Smith won his heat race and started the A feature race in the first spot before finishing second.
I-90 Speedway
Luverne’s Thomas Kracht had an impressive A feature race in the Hobby Stocks class at 1-90 Speedway near Hartford, South Dakota, Saturday night.
Kracht started the race in 22nd place and moved his way up to finishing in third place.
LSR Enduro Series
Eric Gaul of Luverne won both races he entered in Rock Rapids this weekend.  
After earning the checkered flag in the A feature of the Hobby Stocks class Friday night, Gaul also came in first during the LSR Enduro series race Saturday night.
The LSR series was scheduled to include six enduro races with two races each at tracks in Luverne, Slayton and Rock Rapids.
Restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic caused some changes to the original schedule with the first race of the series staged Saturday in Rock Rapids.
Twenty cars entered the Saturday race. The next race in the series will be July 11 in Slayton.
Rapid Speedway – June 19
Sportsmans A Feature
K. Kracht              Steen                5th
B. Boeve               Beaver Creek  6th
Hobby Stocks A Feature
E. Gaul                 Luverne            1st
T. Kracht              Luverne            2nd
C. Kelderman       Hills                  18th
C. Wessels          Luverne            20th
Stock Cars A Feature
C. Arends             Luverne            3rd
S. Kalass             Luverne            4th
S. Overgaard       Luverne            9th
I-90 Speedway – June 20
Hobby Stocks A Feature  
T. Kracht              Luverne            3rd
C. Wessels          Luverne            21st
Murray Speedway – June 19
A Modified Feature    
J. Smith                Luverne            2nd
LSR Enduro Series
June 20 – Rapid Speedway
E. Gaul                 Luverne            1st
J. Kalass              Luverne            5th
B. Bullerman        Adrian                                7th
S. Kalass             Luverne            10th
E. Schettler          Adrian                                11th
I. Bullerman         Adrian                                13th
G. VandeVelde    Luverne            17th

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