Carlson Takes Over On La Crosse Opening Night
by Ashley Iwanski
La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway Upcoming Events
Friday, May 10 Friday Night Street Drags
Saturday, May 11 ///NASCAR Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Queen Bees
Saturday, May 18 ///NASCAR Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Figure 8
Saturday, May 25 ///NASCAR Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Buck Night
(West Salem, WI May 4, 2013) There was some spinning and a lot of
shuffling during the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Model feature at La Crosse Speedway
on Saturday night. In the end Steve Carlson was able to fend off last weeks
winner J. Herbst to capture the checkered flag.
Carlson made his signature move and
overpowered leader Herbst on the outside with five laps left in the race.
Carlson had been on Herbst bumper for laps waiting for his chance to strike.
Herbst had used a similar move to take
the lead at the half way point. He had advanced from an 11th place
starting spot to fourth when he dove to the inside and used a sling shot move
to pass Todd Korish, Adam Degenhardt and then-leader Bill Niles.
race on the pole after first taking the green flag in second.
Shawn Pfaff was on point for the first
start of the feature, but the field had only made it to the middle of turns 1
and 2 before Pfaff went spinning like a top. Amazingly the rest of the field
was able to miss him, avoiding the carnage that could have been. However Curt
Eckelberg also spun sending both drivers to the back of the field to restart
Since the field had not completed a lap
the race was restarted from the beginning.
When the feature finally got underway
the front nine cars were packed together. Niles was side by side with Nick Clements while Degenhardt, fast qualifier Ty Majeski
and Korish were battling it out for the third spot.
It took ten laps for Niles to peel his car away from Clements and
into the lead. Just as Degenhardt pulled up to challenge Niles, Herbst showed up and closed the door.
Degenhardt finished third, Majeski
fourth and Korish rounded out the top five.
Brian Hesselberg was in a three-car
battle with Jake Arneson and Jimmy Gilster for most of the Exhaust Plus
Sportsmen feature before pulling away and taking the win.
Bill Martin spun out in turn 4 three
laps into the race bringing out a caution.
With the field squeezed back together
Hesselberg and Arneson took off on the restart. Gilster caught up quickly as
Hesselberg shook off Arneson.
Gilster was able to get door handle to
door handle with Arneson, but got loose and fell back.
Arneson drove away with second, and
Gilster took third followed by Jamie Dummer and Steve Bachman.
Jordan Myers took home a feature win in
the caution-filled United Auto Supply Thunderstox division. Cars were spinning
left and right, lap after lap from start to finish. When the smoke cleared
Myers was right there at the finish line followed by Mark Challet and Andy
Sportsmen driver Jerrod Loging held off
Thunderstox driver Jason Bolster for a feature win in the Volden Construction
Get ready for an action packed weekend
at La Crosse Speedway. The first of many Friday Night Street Drags kicks off
May 10 with over 15 different brackets, plus a Burnout Contest and Shine N
Show Contest. May 11 is Ladies Night. The first 3,000 ladies get in free. Be
prepared for a full night of racing with the regular weekly division plus the
ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornets and the Queen Bees. For more information
please call the Speedway office at (608) 786-1525 or visit www.lacrossespeedway.com.
LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway is a
proud NASCAR Hometrack, part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
LA CROSSEFAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY
NASCAR Late Models
Whelen 25 Feature
(19 Cars) 1, Steve Carlson, West Salem; 2, J. Herbst, La Crosse; 3,
Adam Degenhardt, Coon Valley; 4, Ty Majeski, Seymour; 5, Todd Korish, Holmen;
6, Bill Niles, Holmen; 7, Brent Kirchner, La Crosse; 8, Shawn Pfaff, Sparta; 9,
Cole Howland, La Crosse; 10, Jerimy Wagner, Onalaska; 11, Nick Clements, West
Salem; 12, Branden Berg, Melrose; 13, Jonathan Eckelberg, West Salem; 14, Curt
Eckelberg, West Salem; 15, Scott Rand, Arlington, Texas; 16, Jimmy Summerfield,
Rockland; 17, Cole Scholze, Sparta; 18, Mike Carlson, West Salem; 19, Albert
Qualifying 1, Ty Majeski,
19.821 seconds, 99.062 MPH; 2, Steve Carlson, 19.831 secs, 99.012 MPH; 3, Mike
Carlson, 19.912 secs, 98.609 MPH; 4, J. Herbst, 19.937 secs, 98.485 MPH; 5, Cole
Howland, 19.952 secs, 98.411 MPH; 6, Todd Korish; 7, Adam Degenhardt; 8, Nick
Clements; 9, Jerimy Wagner; 10, Bill Niles; 11, Shawn Pfaff; 12, Branden Berg;
13, Brent Kirchner; 14, Scott Rand; 15, Jonathan Eckelberg; 16, Curt Eckelberg;
17, Cole Scholze; 19, Al Locy.
Heat 1 1, Scott
Rand; 2, Curt Eckelberg; 3, Jonathan Eckelberg; 4, Cole Scholze; 5, Al Locy.
Heat 2 1, Brent
Kirchner; 2, Shawn Pfaff; 3, Bill Niles; 4, Adam Degenhardt; 5, Nick Clements.
Fast Dash 1, Todd
Korish; 2, J. Herbst; 3, Steve Carlson; 4, Ty Majeski; 5, Cole Howland.
Feature (14 Cars) 1, Brian Hesselberg, West Salem; 2, Jake Arneson, Taylor; 3,
Jimmy Gilster, West Salem; 4, Jamie Dummer, Tomah; 5, Steve Bachman, West
Salem; 6, Jerrod Loging, West Salem; 7, Bill Martin, Madison; 8, Greg Scheck,
La Crosse; 9, Justin Mullikin, Holmen; 10, Mark Challet, La Crosse; 11, Jeff
Thompson; 12, Mark Inglett, Holmen; 13, Josh Haessly; 14, Mandi Eckelberg, West
Qualifying 1, Steve
Bachman, 22.230 seconds, 88.327 MPH; 2, Jake Arneson, 22.290 secs, 88.089 MPH; 3,
Bill Martin, 22.291 secs, 88.085 MPH;
4, Jamie Dummer, 22.312 secs, 88.002 MPH; 5, Brian Hesselberg, 22.383 secs, 87.723 MPH; 6, Jerrod Loging; 7, Greg
Scheck; 8, Justin Mullikin; 9, Mark Challet; 10, Jimmy Gilster; 11, Jeff
Thompson; 12, Josh Haessly; 13, Mark Inglett; 14, Mandi Eckelberg.
Heat 1 1, Jimmy
Gilster; 2, Greg Scheck; 3, Justin Mullikin; 4, Mark Challet; 5, Jeff Thompson.
Dash 1, Steve
Bachman; 2, Bill Martin; 3, Brian Hesselberg; 4, Jerrod Loging; 5, Jake
Feature (12 cars) 1, Jordan Myers, Sparta; 2, Mark Challet, La Crosse; 3, Andy
Moore, Sparta; 4, Brad Warthan, Sparta; 5, Jason Bolster, Sparta; 6, David
Cavin, Sparta; 7, Steve Rusch, Sparta; 8, Bert Young, Sparta; 9, Radlee Pfaff,
Sparta; 10, Adam Moore, Sparta; 11, Kayla Lockington, Mindoro; 12, JR
Dash 1, Adam Moore;
2, Andy Moore; 3, Brad Warthan; 4, Jason Bolster.
Heat 1 1, Adam Moore;
2, Andy Moore; 3, Berg Young; 4, Steve Rusch; 5, Radlee Pfaff.
Heat 2 1, Brad
Warthan; 2, Jason Bolster; 3, Jordan Myers; 4, Mark Challet; 5, Kayla
Feature (7 cars) 1, Jerrod Loging; 2, Jason Bolster; 3, Steve Rusch; 4, Tom
Luethe; 5, Cole Scholze; 6, Adam Moore; 7, Brad Warthan.
Qualifying 1, Jerrod
Loging; 2, Cole Scholze; 3, Tom Luethe; 4, Brad Warthan; 5, Jason Bolster; 6,
Adam Moore; 7, Steve Rusch.
Heat 1 1, Cole
Scholze; 2, Jerrod Loging; 3, Tom Luethe; 4, Adam Moore; 5, Jason Bolster.
Late Model Feature winner: #66 Steve Carlson [Bruce Nuttleman/UltimateLapPhoto.com]
Sunset and lights on at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. [Bruce Nuttleman/UltimateLapPhoto.com]
Sportsmen Feature winner: #5 Brian Hesselberg [Bruce Nuttleman/UltimateLapPhoto.com]
Outlawz Feature winner: #79 Jerrod Loging [Bruce Nuttleman/UltimateLapPhoto.com]
Outlawz racing at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. [Bruce Nuttleman/UltimateLapPhoto.com]
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