KUKOWSKI COLLECTS FIRST DACOTAH SPEEDWAY VICTORY
Defending track champion, Drew Papke, started on the pole for the INEX Legends feature. Papke, Preston Martin and A.J. Davenport raced hard for the lead. Using the highline around the race track, Martin grabbed the lead before a caution on lap four regrouped the field. On the restart, Martin had his hands full trying to hold off Papke and Alex Kukowski. Just before a red flag halted the race, Kukowski slipped into the lead with nine laps to go. Martin, using the highline again reeled in Kukowski but struggled to keep his race car on the racing surface and lost positions to Donavin Wiest, Nate Keena and Papke. When the white flag waved, it was a three wide battle for second between Wiest, Keena and Papke with Martin lurking close behind. Drew Papke made a last lap pass to shuffle into the second position. Donavin Wiest just narrowly edged Nate Keena for third while Preston Martin rounded out the top five. Alex Kukowski led the final nine laps to pick up his first Dacotah Speedway feature victory.
Article Credit: Becca Pelkey
Submitted By: Becca Rattei