It is ironic that the only car on the track with significant damage after 100 laps of caution-free racing was the winner of the Cabin Fever 100 at State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wisconsin.

 

Andrew Morrissey held off a late charge from Casey Johnson to win the second event of the season in the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment.

 

The Deforest, Wisconsin driver picked up his fourth career ARCAMT victory in a race that kept fans wondering if he could hold on over the last 36 laps to take the checkered flag.

 

Morrissey was in lapped traffic on Lap 64 when two lapped cars touched in turns three and four, causing Morrissey to drive into the back of one of them.  The contact resulted in visible right front damage to his No. 39 machine. The collision nor the damage slowed him down as he got past the lapped cars and held off a late charge by Johnson, who was trying to chase him down over the final 36 circuits.

 

“I was just hoping and praying that I could hold him (Johnson) off,” a smiling Morrissey said after the race. “The hood was popped up so high that I couldn’t see the bottom of the track. So, I actually used the lapped cars to see where I was going, and it worked out.”

 

Johnson was hoping to challenge for the win the late in the race, but Morrissey was able to keep a car length on Johnson at the finish.

 

“I thought I could have gotten him,” Johnson said. “It was hard to set a guy up when lapped traffic was so heavy. You go high and they go high. I didn’t want to knock Morrissey out of there, that was the main thing. Andrew is a veteran and doesn’t need to be raced that way. I will settle for second.”

 

Dalton Zehr came through to finish third.

 

“I feel like the experience pulled us out with a third-place finish,” Zehr said. “We had a fast car, but it was fast in all of the wrong places. I thought I was the strongest in three and four, but it is so hard to do anything in the middle of the corner like that. It is a tough track to finish a pass on, and there are great drivers here which made it double tough. I would gladly love to come back and redo this race. I would risk third for a better finish if we could come back and do it again.”

 

Dan Fredrickson led four laps in the early going until giving the lead over to Morrissey on Lap 6. He went on to finish fourth.

 

Justin Mondeik earned his best finish so far in the ARCA Midwest Tour with a fifth-place finish.

 

Morrissey led the final 94 laps in the caution-free race.

 

The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment will be back in action on Saturday, May 30 for the Salute the Troops 100 at Jefferson Speedway, located between Jefferson and Cambridge, Wisconsin.

 

Visit midwesttour.racing for a full schedule and be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (/midwesttour) and Twitter (@MidwestTour).

 

-Midwest Tour Press Release & Photo

 

Midwest Tour Cabin Fever 100 Unofficial Results

State Park Speedway (WI) – May 19, 2018

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Diff

1

39

Andrew Morrissey

100

2

5J

Casey Johnson

100

0.165

3

119

Dalton Zehr

100

4.029

4

36

Dan Fredrickson

100

4.339

5

44

Justin Mondeik

100

5.224

6

7S

Paul Shafer Jr.

100

5.883

7

14

Austin Nason

100

7.438

8

45

Rich Bickle Jr.

100

9.276

9

77

Jonathan Eilen

100

11.495

10

5B

John Beale

100

12.487

11

12M

Mark Mackesy

100

14.283

12

76W

Jason Weinkauf

100

15.772

13

22

MG Gajewski

99

1 Lap

14

75

Dillon Hammond

99

1 Lap

15

18

Mike Ostdiek

99

1 Lap

16

7D

John DeAngelis Jr.

99

1 Lap

17

20

Derek Doerr

99

1 Lap

18

5H

Jeff Holmgren Jr.

97

3 Laps

19

75W

Chris Weinkauf

93

7 Laps

20

8M

Billy Mohn

27

73 Laps

Morrissey Takes Damaged Car to Victory Lane at State Park