Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen WISSOTA Modified recap, presented by RydellCars.com
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (September 11) - An outstanding field of 33 Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen WISSOTA Modifieds were checked-in for their third and final appearance at the Bullring in 2015.
Former WISSOTA Late Model national champion, Zach Johnson, lined up on the pole for the 25 lap main event with Corky Thomas to his outside. Johnson won the side by side duel with Thomas to lead the opening lap as Aaron Holtan challenged Thomas for second on lap two. The driver who was on the charge early was “The Beltrami Bullet”, Alex Engelstad. The driver of the Christian Brothers Ford #96A charged from fifth to second in four laps and stole the lead away from Johnson on the lap five restart.
Johnson came back on the following lap to regain the lead, but Engelstad held tough. The caution came out again on lap 11 for third placing running Dustin Strand, who spun in turn one. Ward Imrie momentarily took the second position on the restart, but Engelstad got a run off of turn two to retake the spot and challenge Johnson for the lead. Johnson was able to hold off Engelstad’s threat and take the $920 payday. Imrie, Blake Jegtvig, and Nolan Olmstad rounded out the top five.