ARCA Midwest Tour – Elko Speedway (MN) – 9/24/16

Last updated: September 26, 2016 at 11:55 am
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(Speed51.com/ Caleb Slouha Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race:

Dan Fredrickson held off a very quick Ty Majeski in lapped traffic to win the Thunderstruck 93.

 

The Finish: 

Pos # Driver
1 36 Dan Fredrickson
2 91 Ty Majeski
3 72 Jacob Goede
4 31 Nick Barstad
5 75 Chris Weinkauf
6 47 Casey Johnson
7 8 Billy Mohn
8 22 Nick Panitzke
9 35 Travis Dassow
10 12 Nick Murgic
11 28 Matt Goede
12 14 Austin Nason
13 9 Derek Kraus
14 77 Jonathan Eilen
15 42 Dennis Prunty
16 50 Steve Anderson
17 39 Andrew Morrissey
18 71 Derek Lemke
19 75t Joel Theisen
20 7s Paul Shafer Jr
21 3 Chris Marek
22 44 Justin Mondeik
23 43 Matt Kocourek
24 7 John DeAngelis Jr
25 7b Ricky Baker
26 62 John Heath
27 81 Jason Weinkauf

 

The Skinny: 

Chris Marek led the field to the green flag, but with 77 laps to go Dan Fredrickson took the lead. Fredrickson was able to gain up to a three second lead over the field, but a caution with 50 to go helped Ty Majeski catch up. Fredrickson had to negotiate with lapped traffic, and hold off Majeski for the win.

 

Winning Quote:

“Well (Majeski) was probably a little better than me, that was the hardest part. We led a bunch, and I am just happy to beat them.” -Dan Fredrickson

 

Winning Crew Chief: 

Dave Fredrickson

 

On the Move:

Ty Majeski started 13th after the invert tonight, but was able to make his way up to second after just 60 laps.

 

Biggest Loser:

Chris Marek started at the front of the field, but fell to 21st (unofficially) after a problem and contact with the outer wall.

 

Feature Notebook: 

Chris Marek started at the front of the field. With 77 laps to go, Dan Fredrickson took the lead and was able to get ahead by 3 seconds. In the end, Fredrickson was able to maneuver lapped traffic, and hold off a persistent Ty Majeski to win.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Ty Majeski went to a back up car after something in the rear end broke coming out of turn four during the first practice. This car was run at the Snowball Derby, and was last ran at Gateway.

-Chris Weinkauf (75) led both practices today. The best time of the day was 13.910 set by him. Derek Kraus has the second best time with a 13.935.

-Feature shortened from 125 laps down to 93 laps due to possible weather.

 

Staring Lineup:

Pos. # Driver
1 3 Chris Marek
2 43 Matt Kocourek
3 77 Jonathan Eilen
4 22 Nick Panitzke
5 35 Travis Dassow
6 31 Nick Barstad
7 36 Dan Fredrickson
8 12 Nick Murgic
9 9 Derek Kraus
10 75 Chris Weinkauf
11 62 John Heath
12 72 Jacob Goede
13 91 Ty Majeski
14 47 Casey Johnson
15 42 Dennis Prunty
16 71 Derek Lemke
17 14 Austin Nason
18 75t Joel Theisen
19 8 Billy Mohn
20 28 Matt Goede
21 39 Andrew Morrissey
22 28 Matt Goede
23 7s Paul Shafer Jr
24 44 Justin Mondeik
25 7 John DeAngelis Jr
26 50 Steve Anderson
27 81 Jason Weinkauf

 

Time Trial Results: 

1 91 Ty Majeski 13.736
2 72 Jacob Goede 13.777
3 62 John Heath 13.801
4 75 Chris Weinkauf 13.821
5 9 Derek Kraus 13.834
6 12 Nick Murgic 13.839
7 36 Dan Fredrickson 13.842
8 31 Nick Barstad 13.852
9 35 Travis Dassow 13.904
10 22 Nick Panitzke 13.924
11 77 Jonathan Eilen 13.927
12 43 Matt Kocourek 13.935
13 3 Chris Marek 13.937
14 47 Casey Johnson 13.939
15 42 Dennis Prunty 13.945
16 71 Derek Lemke 13.945
17 14 Austin Nason 13.952
18 75t Joel Theisen 13.985
19 8 Billy Mohn 14.003
20 28 Matt Goede 14.003
21 39 Andrew Morrissey 14.005
22 44 Justin Mondeik 14.022
23 7s Paul Shafer Jr 14.070
24 52 Ricky Baker 14.081
25 7 John DeAngelis Jr 14.133
26 50 Steve Anderson 14.231
27 81 Jason Weinkauf 14.251

 

Car Count: 

28

 

Entry List: 

1 75 Chris Weinkauf
2 9 Derek Kraus
3 36 Dan Fredrickson
4 91 Ty Majeski
5 35 Travis Dassow
6 77 Jonathan Eilen
7 3 Chris Marek
8 12 Nick Murgic
9 39 Andrew Morrissey
10 8 Billy Mohn
11 28 Matt Goede
12 31 Nick Barstad
13 42 Dennis Prunty
14 47 Casey Johnson
15 72 Jacob Goede
16 14 Austin Nason
17 75t Joel Theisen
18 44 Justin Mondeik
19 22 Nick Panitzke
20 50 Steve Anderson
21 43 Matt Kocourek
22 7 John DeAngelis Jr
23 38 Jeff Holtz
24 52 Ricky Baker
25 7s Paul Shafer Jr
26 62 John Heath
27 71 Derek Lemke
28 81 Jason Weinkauf

 

Qualifying Format: 

Each car will have 2 laps to qualify. The fastest lap of the two will be taken, and the field will be ordered by their fastest lap time.

 

Event Schedule: 

2:30pm Final Practice

4:00pm Qualifying

6:15 Racing Begins

 

Who to Watch For:

-Ty Majeski (91) led this race one year ago, he also leads the ARCAMT point standings over Paul Schafer Jr. by 27 points. He will be a major contender for tonight.

-Jacob Goede (72) won his 3rd consecutive track championship at Elko this year, and could be a major player to disrupt the regulars in the field.

 

Title Fight:  

Ty Majeski currently leads Paul Schafer Jr. by 27 points. Casey Johnson sits in third place 56 points behind them.

 

The Track:    

Elko Speedway is a 3/8 mile, high-banked, asphalt oval circuit located in South Central Minnesota.

 

Weather:

Mostly Sunny and 74 degrees. Perfect day for racing.

 

Next Series Race:

The ARCAMT Series will head to LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in Wisconsin October 8th and 9th as part of Oktoberfest.

 

Speed Central: ARCA Midwest Tour – Elko Speedway (MN)