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Tuesday, March 05, 2013 3:34 PM

Racers get the green light in a semi-final heat during the Chippewa Sno-Kats open mod race Saturday at the Iron County Airport. Louie Goldbach of Iron River (far lane) took top honors in the class while Jeff Szanto of Crystal Falls took second place.
CRYSTAL FALLS—Jerry Buschell of the Keweenaw Peninsula defeated the 2012 MASTERS Racing Circuit Top Gun champion, Jeff Szanto of Crystal Falls, and fellow Keweenaw Peninsula resident John Mihelich during the Chippewa Sno-Kats Snow Drags, held March 2 at the Iron County Airport.
Many expected Buschell to advance in the featured Chippewa Snow-Kats Top Gun class, but many top drivers failed to advance to the final. They included Chris Nordang, the Top Gun champion from the Uphill Drags at Caspian, and Louie Goldbach, one of the fastest snow drag racers in the Midwest. Both were eliminated in the semifinals.
While Goldbach and Nordang failed to advance to the Top Gun feature, they took first and third in Chippewa Resort Open Mod Class and they pulled a 1-2 “punch” in the NorthStar Health System Mod 800 Class. Nordang races for Goldbach’s General Concrete snow drag team.
Szanto took his Crystal Auto Value sled to a second in Open Mod.
“I just didn’t get the traction at the starting line in both the Top Gun and Open Mod class,” stated Szanto, the circuit’s Top Gun class champion last year.
Chippewa Sno-Kats Snow Drags Results:
Chippewa Sno-Kats Top Gun: 1) Jerry Buschell, Lake, Ski-Doo;  2) Jeff Szanto, Crystal Falls, Ski-Doo; 3) John Mihelich, Mohawk, Ski-Doo.
Chippewa Resort Open Mod: 1) Louie Goldbach, Iron River, Ski-Doo; 2) Jeff Szanto, Crystal Falls, Ski-Doo; 3) Chris Nordang, Iron River, Ski-Doo.
North StarHealth System Mod 800: 1) Louie Goldbach, Iron River, Ski-Doo; 2) Chris Nordang, Iron River, Ski-Doo; 3) Jerry Buschell, Lake Linden, Ski-Doo.
Iron County Chamber of Commerce Mod 700: 1) Jerry Buschell, Lake Linden, Ski-Doo; 2) Tom Hodges, Lake Linden, Arctic Cat; 3) Matt LaCosse, Champion, Polaris.
Wild Rivers Realty Mod 600: 1) Tom Hodges, Lake Linden, Arctic Cat; 2) Diane Vesel, Ely, Minn., Arctic Cat; 3) Matt LaCosse, Champion, Ski-Doo.
First National Bank & Trust Iron River Mod 500:1) Matt LaCosse, Champion, Ski-Doo; 2) Chaz Forcia, L’Anse, Polaris.
Chippewa Sno-Kats Open Stock: 1) Diane Vesel, Ely, Minn., Arctic Cat; 2) Dan Brown, Coon Rapids, Minn., Polaris.
Chippewa Bar and Resort Stock 600:  1) Jackie Wellems, Andover, Minn., Polaris; 2) Matt LaCosse, Champion, Polaris.
NorthStar Health System Mod 120cc: 1) Carter LaCosse, Champion, Polaris; 2) Nathan LaCosse, Champion, Polaris; 3) Sidney Storti, Iron River, Ski-Doo.
NorthStar Health System Kitty Cat:  Gage Krajewski, Crystal Falls; Devin Krajewski, Crystal Falls; Emma Goldbach, Iron River; Ethan Kopf (Sno-Fox), Crystal Falls.
For more information on those races and the MASTERS Racing Circuit, log on to www.mastersracing.net