After a couple of turbulent
weeks, Tim Kaeding and his Lunstra Motorsports team
returned to their consistent ways over the last week as
TK ran well with the World of Outlaws before picking up
the team’s first win of the season Sunday night at the
“It was a really good week for our
entire team,” Tim Kaeding said. “We got back to being
consistent, and we were able to pick up our first win
together which was a huge boost of confidence.”
Checking into the Huset’s Speedway
on Sunday night, Kaeding got off to a quick start as he
was able to time the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros.
Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford No. 3machine in third fastest,
putting him in the third row of his heat race.
From his fifth starting position,
the San Jose, CA native would have his elbows up as he
charged his way to finish in the second spot, before
lining up in the third row for the 25-lap feature
Patiently working his way forward,
TK would make his move around Matt Juhl on the sixth lap
to take over the top spot of the race. Out in front, TK
would feel pressure for the top spot on a few occasions,
but was able to counter every move put on him, as he
officially led laps 6-25 as he picked up Lunstra
Motorsports’ first win of the 2015 season.
“It was great to get the monkey off
of our back,” Kaeding said. “Dave Lunstra gives up great
equipment and he deserves to win races. Now we have one
down, hopefully we can start clicking them off now.”
company spent their week leading up to Sunday night
competing with the World of Outlaws and having success.
Wednesday night, the team was in action at the Granite
City Speedway, and after timing in 14th
fastest in time trials, TK would transfer into the
feature event and grid the field in the seventh row.
With the track extremely fast after
Tuesday night rain, Kaeding was one of the few drivers
who was able to move forward, as he worked his way up to
finish in the ninth spot, and earn KSE Hard Charger
Friday night the scene shifted to
the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, and
Kaeding would get off to a nice start as he timed in
eighth fastest in his qualifying flight, putting him on
the front row of his heat race. Having mechanical issues
in his heat, TK would pull off early. Going into the
night’s Last Chance Qualifier, Kaeding would grab the
win and move into the feature event.
field from the eight row for the 40-lap A Main, Kaeding
again was able to charge forward as he picked up a 10th
place finish, in what was his second consecutive Top-10
with the World of Outlaws.
Opting to compete in Huron, SD
rather than at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night,
TK would time the Yager Ag Supply/EMI/Matt’s Repair
entry in ninth fastest, and run second in heat race
action to Donny Schatz.
For the third time in as many
nights, Kaeding would charge his way forward with the
best of the best, and pick up his third consecutive
Top-10 finish with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’.
“It was good to go out and move
forward, and pick up a trio of Top-10’s with the
Outlaws,’ TK added. “Yes, we want to win with those
guys, but after the stretch we had, we were pleased to
The Lunstra Motorsports team would
like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking,
Sioux Falls Ford, Yager Agriculture Supply, EMI, Matt’s
Repair, Octane Ink, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their
support in 2015.
TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will challenge the
World of Outlaws on Friday night at the 34 Raceway in
Burlington, IA, return to action with the NSL on
Saturday night in Knoxville, IA and will look to repeat
at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night.