ARCA Midwest Tour – Dells Raceway Park (WI) – 9/3/16

Last updated: September 4, 2016 at 13:51 pm
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Derek Kraus meets with the fans after his big win at Dells Raceway Park. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Derek Kraus led all 101 laps to win his first ARCA Midwest Tour event a few days after turning 15-years-old.

 

The Finish: 

Pos No. Name Laps
1 9 Derek Kraus 101
2 42P Dennis Prunty 101
3 78h Skylar Holzhausen 101
4 39m Andrew Morrissey 101
5 7 Paul Shafer Jr 101
6 75 Chris Weinkauf 101
7 47 Casey Johnson 101
8 5s Travis Sauter 101
9 31b Nick Barstad 101
10 19 Dalton Zehr 101
11 11k Bobby Kendall 101
12 44 Mike Lichtfeld 101
13 45 Jim Sauter 101
14 77 Jonathan Eilen 101
15 52 Ricky Baker 101
16 7jd John DeAngelis Jr. 101
17 31 Corey Jankowski 100
18 14 Austin Nason 100
19 90 Duke Long 100
20 43 Matt Kocourek 92
21 38 Jeff Holtz 92
22 58 Cardell Potter 90
23 8 Chad Butz 73
24 76 Jason Weinkauf 44
25 32 Steve Lichtfeld 28

 

The Skinny:  Kraus held off a late charge from Dennis Prunty to get the biggest win in his young career. Skylar Holzhausen was third.

 

Winning Quote: “It feels real good to get my first ARCA Midwest Tour win.  The crew built a really good car and I just had to drive it.”

 

Winning Crew Chief:  Mark Kraus

 

On the Move: Andrew Morrissey started 17th and finished fifth.

 

Biggest Loser: After being tonight’s quick qualifier, Jeff Holtz came home with a 14th place finish.

 

Feature Notebook:

45 laps complete. Derek Kraus leads Paul Shafer Jr. and Dennis Prunty. Nick Barstow is fourth and Travis Sauter is fifth.  Caution out after Jason Weinkauf made hard contact with the wall.

Derek Kraus leads all 101 laps to win his first ARCA Midwest Tour feature event.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

Current ARCAMT point leader Ty Majeski is absent from tonight’s event.  Majeski is competing for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship at Elko Speedway in Elko, MN.

ARCA Midwest Tour Promoter Gregg McKarns supports his decision.

“Ty and I spoke, while I would like him here I understand and support him going for the NASCAR title.  He will be back with us at Elko on September 24th,” Mckarns said.  “He had a tough decision today, it’s not every season a driver finds himself in a position to contend for a national NASCAR title.  We support him fully and wish him luck.  Meanwhile, we have 29 top notch cars ready to battle at the Dells tonight, it will be a great show.”

John DeAngelis went to a back up car after experiencing brake issues with his primary car.

Dennis Prunty was the fastest in first practice. Travis Sauter was quick in the final practice.

 

Staring Lineup:

1 9 Derek Kraus
2 7s Paul Shafer Jr.
3 31 Nick Barstad
4 14 Austin Nason
5 19 Dalton Zehr
6 5 Travis Sauter
7 11 Bobby Kendall
8 42 Dennis Prunty
9 76 Jason Weinkauf
10 78 Skylar Holzhausen
11 47 Casey Johnson
12 44 Mike Lichtfeld
13 38 Jeff Holtz
14 75 Chris Weinkauf
15 45 Jim Sauter Jr.
16 43 Matt Kocourek
17 39 Andrew Morrissey
18 7 John DeAngelis
19 77 Jonathan Eilen
20 90 Duke Long
21 58 Cardell Potter
22 8 Chad Butz
23 52 Ricky Baker
24 32 Steve Lichtfeld
25 31J Corey Jankowski

 

Time Trial Results: 

1 38 Jeff Holtz 13.237
2 44 Mike Lichtfeld 13.250
3 47 Casey Johnson 13.255
4 78 Skylar Holzhausen 13.256
5 76 Jason Weinkauf 13.257
6 42 Dennis Prunty 13.270
7 11 Bobby Kendall 13.280
8 5 Travis Sauter 13.283
9 19 Dalton Zehr 13.287
10 14 Austin Nason 13.305
11 31 Nick Barstad 13.322
12 7s Paul Shafer Jr. 13.330
13 9 Derek Kraus 13.337
14 75 Chris Weinkauf 13.339
15 45 Jim Sauter Jr. 13.350
16 43 Matt Kocourek 13.352
17 7 John DeAngelis 13.369
18 77 Jonathan Eilen 13.408
19 39 Andrew Morrissey 13.412
20 90 Duke Long 13.414
21 8 Chad Butz 13.432
22 58 Cardell Potter 13.510
23 52 Ricky Baker 13.540
24 32 Steve Lichtfeld 13.593
25 52 Keith Tolf 13.709
26 31j Corey Jankowski 13.757
27 12 Brad Kossow 13.778
28 20 Dan Church 14.147

 

Heat Race Results:

Odd Race Results

1 9 Derek Kraus
2 45 Jim Sauter Jr.
3 19 Dalton Zehr
4 31 Nick Barstad
5 11 Bobby Kendall
6 47 Casey Johnson
7 38 Jeff Holtz
8 76 Jason Weinkauf

Even Race

1 75 Chris Weinkauf
2 43 Matt Kocourek
3 14 Austin Nason
4 5 Travis Sauter
5 7 John DeAngelis
6 78 Skylar Holzhausen
7 42 Dennis Prunty
8 44 Mike Lichtfeld

 

Qualifier Race Results:

1 39 Andrew Morrissey
2 7 John DeAngelis
3 77 Jonathan Eilen
4 90 Duke Long
5 58 Cardell Potter
6 8 Chad Butz
7 52 Keith Tolf
8 32 Steve Lichtfeld
9 52 Keith Tolf
10 12 Brad Kossow
11 31j Corey Jankowski
12 20 Dan Church
13 9 Derek Kraus

 

Last Chance Results:

1 58 Cardell Potter
2 8 Chad Butz
3 52 Ricky Baker
4 32 Steve Lichtfeld
5 52 Keith Tolf
6 12 Brad Kossow
7 31j Corey Jankowski
8 20 Dan Church

 

Car Count: 28 cars registered

 

Entry List: 

5 Travis Sauter Prairie du Sac, WI
7 John DeAngelis Hubertus, WI
7s Paul Shafer Jr. Portage, IN
8 Chad Butz Appleton, WI
9 Derek Kraus Stratford, WI
11 Bobby Kendall Montello, WI
12 Brad Kossow Union Grove, WI
13 Mikie Breiner Wonder Lake, IL
14 Austin Nason Roscoe, IL
19 Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach, FL
20 Dan Church
31 Nick Barstad Prior Lake, MN
32 Steve Lichtfeld Pardeeville, WI
38 Jeff Holtz Franksville, WI
39 Andrew Morrissey Deforest, WI
42 Dennis Prunty Knowles, WI
43 Matt Kocourek Franklin, WI
44 Mike Lichtfeld Pardeeville, WI
45 Jim Sauter Jr. Necedah, WI
47 Casey Johnson Edgerton, WI
52 Keith Tolf Union Grove, WI
54 Rich Schumann, Jr Pardeeville, WI
58 Cardell Potter Camp Douglas, WI
75 Chris Weinkauf Merrill, WI
76 Jason Weinkauf Merrill, WI
77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton, MN
78 Skylar Holzhausen Bangor, WI
90 Duke Long West Bend, WI

 

 

Event Schedule: 

5:30pm Qualifying Begins

Mid-Am, ARCAMT, Bandits, Legends

***Fan Autograph Session to follow in Grandstands***

7:00pm Racing Begins

Mid-Am Heat Races 8 Laps ARCAMT Qualifiers 12 Laps ARCAMT Odd/Even Heats 8 Laps Bandit Heats 8 Laps

Legends Heats 8 Laps

ARCAMT Last Chance (if needed) 12 Laps Mid-Am Feature 30 Laps

-ARCAMT Out of Car Intros
ARCAMT Bill Meiller Memorial 101 presented

by Assembly Products

Bandit Championship Feature 20 Laps Legends Championship Feature 20 Laps

***ARCAMT B Feature 30 Laps (if needed)***

 

Who to Watch For: If there was Las Vegas odds for this race, many would say that Travis Sauter would be an even money bet.  Dalton Zehr has had strong runs driving for Dan Lensing.  Casey Johnson and Paul Shafer Jr. are taking advantage of an opportunity for the championship chase.

 

Title Fight: Ty Majeski has a 112-point lead coming into tonight over Paul Shafer Jr.  Shafer is making his first ever visit to Dells Raceway Park.  With Majeski not here tonight, Shafer will need to learn this track quick in order to cut into Majeski’s lead.  Casey Johnson is 146 points behind the leader.

 

The Track: Dells Raceway Park is located northeast from the “Waterpark Capital of the World.”  The 1/3-mile oval has a rich history.  Dick Trickle has many feature wins at this track.

 

Weather: Sunny, in the mid 70’s.  Lows in the mid 60’s tonight.

 

Next Series Race: Saturday, September 24th at Elko Speedway in Elko, MN.

 

Speed Central: Kraus Makes Midwest Tour History at Dells