Junghans visits Deer Creek for Gopher 50 weekend
Chase Junghans was one of 41 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors packed into the pit area at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) on Thursday as the NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 weekend came to life with a pair of preliminary features. (Heath Lawson photo)
Following the eighth-fastest lap in his time trial group, Chase secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win prelim with a third-place finish in his heat. Rolling off on the sixth row, Junghans slipped back to a 22nd-place finish in the 25-lapper.
On Friday, Junghans missed a transfer spot in his heat race and B-Main, ending his night early.
Starting in seventh in his consolation on Saturday evening for one last shot at the $50,000-to-win Gopher 50, Chase fell three spots short of a transfer position with a sixth-place outing.
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