ARCA Midwest Tour – Dells Raceway Park (WI) – 9/3/16
Last updated: September 4, 2016 at 13:51 pm
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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.
|5||7||Paul Shafer Jr||101|
|16||7jd||John DeAngelis Jr.||101|
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.
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.
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.
|2||7s||Paul Shafer Jr.|
|15||45||Jim Sauter Jr.|
Time Trial Results:
|12||7s||Paul Shafer Jr.||13.330|
|15||45||Jim Sauter Jr.||13.350|
Heat Race Results:
Odd Race Results
|2||45||Jim Sauter Jr.|
Qualifier Race Results:
Last Chance Results:
Car Count: 28 cars registered
|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|
|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|
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.