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Yohann Harth Captures Final #DIRTNight Win of Season in Iowa

March 3, 2018

Images via ineX Racing

With Mitchell deJong sitting out of Friday night’s #DIRTNight finale, the time was finally right for one of the many other talented Red Bull Global Rallycross iRacers to take a victory in the biggest race of the week.

When all was said and done, it was Race Clutch’s Yohann Harth who claimed the victory, holding off Steliyan Chepilevski for the victory at Iowa Speedway. Harth, who finished second to deJong last week in Daytona, claimed the win by .922 seconds for his second straight podium. Pablo Araujo Castro completed the podium.

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#DIRTNight newcomer Tony Repussard of VEC-Simracing claimed the pole, while Chepilevski claimed a heat win for the fourth week in a row and Harth added his first of the season. Sindre Setsaas rebounded from a last place finish in his heat to win the consolation race and claim one of the final two remaining spots in the main event.

Chepilevski took the lead on the start, but Harth took the Joker Lap immediately to claim the lead, while various setbacks took Repussard, Connor Parise, and Bobby Zalenski out of the lead pack in the early stages. With his own Joker Lap, Chepilevski returned to second place before the halfway point, but despite pressure throughout the rest of the 10-lap final, Harth would hang on.

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Full results from Friday night’s event are as follows:

  1. Yohann Harth, 10 laps (Heat 2 winner)
  2. Steliyan Chepilevski, -0.922 seconds (Heat 1 winner)
  3. Pablo Araujo Castro, -4.943
  4. Graham Quinn, -6.527
  5. Sindre Setsaas, -7.210 (Consolation winner)
  6. Fabian Menetrey, -11.870
  7. Remi Dupont, -15.921
  8. Bobby Zalenski, -17.366
  9. Connor Parise, -18.763
  10. Tony Repussard, DNF
  11. Djawad Karoni, eliminated in Consolation
  12. Mark Hesso, eliminated in Consolation
  13. Daniel Ackland, eliminated in Consolation
  14. Adam Elby, eliminated in Consolation

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