The chase for the 410 Outlaw Sprints championship at Huset's Speedway is tight, as Terry McCarl and Mark Dobmeier each look to add a title to their collection.
Terry McCarl is a seven-time champion at Huset's Speedway. Mark Dobmeier is the defending champ, and owns five track titles. One Sunday remains on the schedule, and T-Mac is clinging to a three point advantage.
"I think it's going to be a good race. We're treating it just as any other race. We've been strong all year. We've been the car to beat all year. We just had a few nights of bad luck that docked us a lot of points in this points race and made it so tight at the end of the season," Mark Dobmeier said.
"More than anything right now, it's a competition against those guys. They're my friends. We get along great off the track, but we're real hard competitors on the racetrack," Terry McCarl said.
"We've obviously shown that we can race pretty strong together, and race clean at the same time. We've had a lot of good races this year, with back-and-forth slide jobs, side-by-side racing and it seems like we're battled up most nights. So, I think that's why everyone gets so excited about it," Dobmeier said.
A driver can earn points in both the feature and heat races, meaning both McCarl and Dobmeier will be gunning for number one.
"You have to be on your game at all times and consistent and lucky. Last week, we got taken out by a guy in a heat race and it might have cost me the championship. Just that one little snafu right there. So, it takes a lot of luck, but you have to have a great team and consistency and equipment," McCarl said.
"I'm kind of one of those drivers that just keeps on racing, and keeps on racing for the win. As far as the stats, I don't honestly keep track of them too close," Dobmeier said.
A champion will be crowned, but Sunday's feature winner will take home $10,000. So, expect some "elbows up" driving.
"that's what you need to be at Huset's. You need to be up on that wheel and sliding people and just going after it that whole race. You can't sit back at all at this track," Dobmeier said.
"It's the biggest race of the year for us, locally, and the best chance for us to make a lot of money, and then the championship on the line, just adds icing on the cake," McCarl said.
McCarl added that it would be nice to put $10,000 in the bank with two sons trying to follow in his footsteps and race.