ARCA Midwest Tour – Elko Speedway (MN) – 9/23/17
Last updated: September 25, 2017 at 8:30 am
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-Dennis Prunty takes the early lead.
-Jonathan Eilen now leads 10 laps in.
-Eilen leads at lap 39 break followed by Goede, Zehr, J. Weinkauf, and Fredrickson.
-50 laps in, Eilen leads Majeski.
-Caution lap 65, Baker and Prunty make contact. Baker with heavy damage. Eilen leads Majeski by a slim margin.
-Majeski takes lead on lap 67.
-Lap 39 break: Majeski leads Zehr, Eilen, Fredrickson, and C. Weinkauf.
-Dalton Zehr takes lead from Majeski on lap 107.
-Caution lap 119. C. Weinkauf and Dan Fredrickson make contact.
Lap 125- Zehr wins the Thunderstruck 93 at Elko.
Chris Weinkauf was fastest overall in practice, then followed it up with the fastest time in time trials. Teams are allowed to switch the rear tires to the front, and front tires to the rear during the breaks at lap 39 and 93. No new tires are allowed.
1 8 Billy Mohn
2 42 Dennis Prunty
3 7 John DeAngelis, Jr
4 77 Jonathan Eilen
5 72 Jacob Goede
6 35 Travis Dassow
7 62 John Heath
8 14 Austin Nason
9 9 Derek Kraus
10 76 Jason Weinkauf
11 91 Ty Majeski
12 119 Dalton Zehr
13 75 Chris Weinkauf
14 39 Andrew Morrissey
15 12 Nick Murgic
16 36 Dan Fredrickson
17 52 Ricky Baker
18 81 Bryan Keske
19 44 Justin Mondeik
20 18 Michael Ostdiek
21 27 Paul Paine
22 50 Steve Anderson
23 7s Paul Shafer, Jr
Time Trial Results:
|11||7D||John DeAngelis Jr.||13.808|
|23||7S||Paul Shafer Jr.||14.056|
|7||John DeAngelis, Jr||Hubertus||WI|
|7S||Paul Shafer, Jr||Portage||IN|
|8||Billy Mohn||New Market||MN|
|35||Travis Dassow||West Bend||WI|
|54||Rich Schumann, Jr||Portage||WI|
|75T||Joel Theisen||Maple Grove||MN|
|119||Dalton Zehr||Daytona Beach||FL|
Each car will get 2 timed laps. All cars who made the trip will be in the feature tonight barring any incidents or mechanical problems.
12- 12:30 pm -First Practice
2- 2:30 pm -Final Practice
2:45 pm -On Track Autographs
4:30 pm -Time Trials Begin
6 pm -Opening Ceremonies
Who to Watch For:
In the last two years of ARCAMT at Elko, it has been Dan Fredrickson and Ty Majeski bringing home the trophy. Both will bring speed today, and will be the ones to watch.
If Paul Shafer Jr. win the fast time today, the championship battle remains, but barely. If Shafer Jr. does not set the fast time, Ty Majeski has clinched the 2017 ARCA Midwest Tour championship.
Elko Speedway is a high-banked 3/8 paved oval located near Elko, Minnesota. This is a wide race track that allows for two, and even three-wide racing.
Nobody told Elko that Fall started yesterday, as the temperatures will reach around 85 degrees today. It will be a beautiful day for racing nonetheless.
Next Series Race:
The final race for the ARCA Midwest Tour will take place in two weeks at La Crosse Speedway (WI) as part of the Oktoberfest festivities.
What Won the Race:
Dalton Zehr had the right setup in the car and played tire strategy just right to beat Ty Majeski for his second career ARCAMT victory.
|12||7D||John DeAngelis Jr.||125|
|17||7S||Paul Shafer Jr.||125|
Dalton Zehr and Ty Majeski had a great battle toward the end of the Thunderstruck 93, but it was clearly Zehr who had the fastest car. After taking the lead on lap 107/125, he held off Majeski on a late race restart to pull into victory lane.
“I knew I had to hang on for a couple laps on the restart, and then we could pull away.”
On the Move:
After starting 12th, Dalton Zehr made the most out of the night and came all the way to a first place finish.
Paul Shafer Jr, second in points, did not have a good night by any means with a 17th place finish. They appeared to lack speed, and Majeski clinched another championship.