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Williamson nabs first-ever feature win

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A great night of racing led to Tanner Williamson's first-ever feature win at the Borderland Racing Association's season-opener Saturday at the Emo Speedway.

The Fort Frances native had four top-five and six top-10 finishes to his credit last season in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds division but was unable to secure that elusive first checkered flag.

That all changed on Saturday night as he roared his way to first place over the likes of Colin Chaschuk of Neebing and Gavin Paull of Fort Frances.

Williamson finished second in his heat to qualify for the feature race, where he undoubtedly made his mark and now leads the points standings with 111.

Mike Wilson of Devlin finished fourth in Saturday night's race while Cody Ossachuk of the Fort was fifth.

After topping his heat, Brady Caul of Fort Frances kept that momentum going as he also cruised to victory and nabbed the checkered flag in the WISSOTA Modifieds division.

Caul had seven top-five and eight top-10 finishes last season, but much like Williamson was unable to claim victory until this past Saturday.

Paull finished just behind in second in Saturday's race while defending champion Brody Strachan of Emo nabbed third spot.

John Toppozini of Thunder Bay was fourth while Tyler Brown of Rainy River rounded out the top-five.

And in the Street Stocks division, Tyler Ulakovic of Murillo raced his way to top spot.

Jake Froemke of International Falls was right behind while Andrew Pillo of Nolalu was third.

Raice Westover of Fort Frances snared fourth spot while Dean Kellar and Sierra Happy of Devlin rounded out the top-five.

Defending champion Tylar Wilson of the Fort finished well back in 10th spot.

Racing resumes this Saturday, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first heat starting at 7:30 (weather permitting).

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