Hermantown’s Darrell Nelson won the Wissota Late Model Challenge series and the $10,000 top prize with a strong showing last weekend at Hibbing.

Nelson finished with 1,464 points, with Jeffrey Massingill (1,398), John Kaanta (1,379), Jake Redetzke (1,183) and Pat Doar (1,000) rounding out the top five.

This year’s series had 17 scheduled events and culminated in Northland, first at Halvor Lines Speedway in Proctor on Thursday for the Silver 1000, followed by Grand Rapids Speedway on Friday and Hibbing Raceway on Saturday and Sunday.

While Grand Rapids was in the rain, Nelson helped solidify his lead by winning Saturday at Hibbing, with Hibbing’s Kyle Peterlin second and Doar, of New Richmond, Wis., third.

On Sunday, Hibbing’s Jay Kintner took the checkered flag while Doar was second and Hibbing’s Derek Vesel third. Massingill of Keewatin was fourth, but it wasn’t enough to pass Nelson, who was ninth.

While the Wissota Late Model Challenge Series is officially over, there’s still plenty of racing action this weekend as Gondok Law Speedway hosts the 33rd Annual Northern National Championships Thursday through Saturday in Superior.

Thursday’s race will feature the Northern Renegades Sprint Car Series while the Late Models take over for the weekend.

Silver Bay’s Vesel, Massingill and Deven VanHouse are among the Northland drivers vying for the top of Wissota’s national points standings, with those three drivers sitting fourth, fifth and sixth respectively in the Late Model standings.

In Modified, rookie Brandon Copp of Brule is third, Jody Bellefeuille of Carlton fourth and Johnny Broking of Grand Rapids sixth.

Proctor’s Kevin Burdick leads the Super Stocks, while Cohasset’s Dalton Carlson is eighth.

Hibbing’s Tyler Kintner is third in Midwest Modifieds

Northland is extremely well represented in Pure Stocks, with Grand Rapids’ Chad Finckbone atop the standings, one of eight Northland drivers in the top 10. Ashland’s DeJay Jarecki is the Hornets region’s best as he is in third place.