ARCA Midwest Tour – Jefferson Speedway (WI) – 5/27/17

Last updated: May 30, 2017 at 10:35 am
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Feature Notebook:

Jim Sauter Jr, leads field to the green, Morrissey takes lead.

82 to go- Austin Nason passes Morrissey for 1st place.

74 to go- Dalton Zehr takes the lead from Nason

57 to go- Large wreck in turn 3. Morrissey, Rich Schumann Jr, John DeAngelis out.

56 to go- Ty Majeski takes the lead on the restart.

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

Cole Rouse makes a surprise visit for his first ARCA Midwest Tour race. He will be driving the #99, which is normally driven by Justin Oertel.

Dan Fredrickson, who is second in the points did not make the trip after damage last week at State Park Speedway.

Starting Lineup:

 

Time Trial Results: 

1 91 Ty Majeski 13.439
2 52 Ricky Baker 13.452
3 18 Michael Ostdiek 13.467
4 5 Casey Johnson 13.473
5 7s Paul Shafer Jr 13.480
6 35 Travis Dassow 13.483
7 77 Jonathan Eilen 13.487
8 119 Dalton Zehr 13.538
9 14 Austin Nason 13.584
10 43 Matt Kocourek 13.591
11 39 Andrew Morrissey 13.607
12 20 Jim Sauter Jr 13.622
13 42 Dennis Prunty 13.623
14 04 Natalie Decker 13.654
15 54 Rich Schumann Jr 13.661
16 7 John DeAngelis Jr 13.664
17 75 Mike Beyer 13.740
18 45 Rich Bickle Jr 13.752
19 44 Justin Mondeik 13.800
20 0 Andy Jones 13.824
21 99 Cole Rouse 13.841
22 21 Dave Tomczak 14.191

 

Heat Races:

Due to possible weather, heat races will not take place, and the feature has been moved up.

Car Count: 

23

Entry List: 

0 Andy Jones Gurnee, IL
5 Casey Johnson Edgerton, WI
7 John DeAngelis Jr Hubertus, WI
7S Paul Shafer Jr Portage, IN
8 Chad Butz Suamico, WI
14 Austin Nason Roscoe, IL
18 Michael Ostdiek Lakeville, MN
20 Jim Sauter Jr Tomah, WI
21 Dave Tomczak Franklin, WI
30 Joshua James Saukville, WI
35 Travis Dassow West Bend, WI
39 Andrew Morrissey DeForest, WI
42 Dennis Prunty Knowles, WI
43 Matt Kocourek Franklin, WI
44 Justin Mondeik Gleason, WI
45 Rich Bickle Jr Edgerton, WI
52 Ricky Baker Plainfield, IL
54 Rich Schumann Jr Portage, WI
75 Mike Beyer Machesney Park, IL
77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton, MN
91 Ty Majeski Seymour, WI
119 Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach, FL
99 Cole Rouse Fort Smith, AR
04 Natalie Decker Eagle River, WI

Qualifying Format: 

Each car will get two laps in time trials, the top group (TBA) will advance to the Qualifier race. The remaining cars will race in odd/even heats to determine starting position.

Event Schedule: 

5pm Qualifying Begins

-Fan Autograph Session After

7 pm Racing Begins

-ARCA Qualifiers (15 laps)

-ARCA ODD/EVEN Heats (10 laps)

-Salute The Troops 100

Who to Watch For:

While Ty Majeski is always fast, Casey Johnson will be back at the track this weekend as a driver, and knows how to get around Jefferson Speedway.

Title Fight:

Ty Majeski has taken over the points lead, something he is familiar with. He leads Dan Fredrickson by 19 points going into race #3 of the season.

The Track:

Jefferson Speedway is a 1/4 mile paved oval located near Cambridge, Wisconsin. The track features two distinct grooves; the inside for turns 1&2, and the outside for turns 3&4.

Weather:

The race weather will be near perfect today, partly cloudy and a high of 75.

Next Series Race:

The next race for the ARCA Midwest Tour will take place June 10th at Marshfield Motor Speedway.

What Won the Race:

A caution with 57 to go gave Ty Majeski the opportunity to have a great restart and check out from the rest of the field.

The Finish: 

Pos # Driver Laps
1 91 Ty Majeski 100
2 119 Dalton Zehr 100
3 5 Casey Johnson 100
4 7s Paul Shafer Jr 100
5 52 Ricky Baker 100
6 77 Jonathan Eilen 100
7 14 Austin Nason 100
8 43 Matt Kocourek 99
9 18 Michael Ostdiek 99
10 20 Jim Sauter Jr 99
11 35 Travis Dassow 99
12 44 Justin Mondeik 98
13 75 Mike Beyer 97
14 99 Cole Rouse 97
15 42 Dennis Prunty 89
16 39 Andrew Morrissey 43
17 54 Rich Schumann Jr 43
18 7 John DeAngelis Jr 43
19 04 Natalie Decker 40
20 0 Andy Jones 33
21 45 Rich Bickle Jr 28
22 21 Dave Tomczak 15

The Skinny: 

Dalton Zehr had a fast car until a restart left in in the clutches of Ty Majeski, who once again had the car to beat. Majeski powered to the lead with 56 to go.

Winning Quote:

“We felt like after practice we didn’t really have the car to win the race, especially starting deep in the field. We made some changes,  took a chance on it and we definitely hit on it.

Winning Crew Chief: 

Toby Nuttleman

On the Move:

Paul Schafer Jr. used speed and patience to climb into the top-5 and finish fourth.

Biggest Loser:

Andrew Morrissey had a fast car, but was caught up in a wreck 43 laps in and was unable to continue.

Speed Central: ARCA Midwest Tour at Jefferson (WI)