John McDonald was having a great night Saturday at North Star Speedway until a flat tire ruined his evening.
In the first heat of the featured sprint cars, McDonald set a track record with a qualifying run of 9.3 seconds on the paved quarter-mile oval.
McDonald was leading the feature race when he blew a tire going into the final turn.
Tyler McDonald wound up the sprint winner after taking the second heat and the finale.
In the legends class, Andy Workman didn't win a heat but claimed the feature race over Mike Thomas, the second-heat winner.
Keith Jones did the same in the thunder stocks, outracing Stephen McElroy.
Coming up Saturday, North Star Speedway is hosting the 49th State Street Hot Rodders and Burnout competition.
Car show and qualifying start at 4:30 p.m.; racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Burnout competition is scheduled for intermission.
North Star Speedway
Saturday's oval track results
Heat 1 -- 1) Jon Jensen; 2) Damian LaMountain; 3) Artie Neimi
Heat 2 -- 1) Artie Neimi; 2) Damian LaMountain; 3) Stephen Moretti
Feature -- 1) Keith Jones; 2) Stephen McElroy 3) Jim Langland
Heat 1 -- 1) Mike Braddock; 2), Andy Workman; 3), Mike Thomas
Heat 2 -- 1) Mike Thomas; 2) Mike Braddock; 3) Jeff Landrum
Feature -- 1) Andy Workman; 2) Mike Thomas; 3) Bryan Barber
Heat 1 -- 1) John McDonald; 2) Doug Fischer 3) Logan McDonald
Heat 2 -- 1) Tyler McDonald; 2) Doug Fischer; 3) Logan McDonald
Feature -- 1) Tyler McDonald; 2) Doug Fischer; 3) Logan McDonald
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