ARCA Midwest Tour – Dells Raceway Park (WI) – 9/1/18
Last updated: September 3, 2018 at 12:15 pm
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What Won the Race:
A car that worked on the high side and lapped traffic helped Johnny Sauter stay in front of Jonathan Eilen for 96 of the 100 laps.
|10||45||Rich Bickle Jr|
|11||7||Paul Shafer Jr|
|12||35d||John DeAngelis Jr|
|17||5h||Jeff Holmgren Jr|
Right from the start, Sauter used the high side to take the lead. He proceeded to lead all but four laps, using lapped traffic to keep Eilen from passing him. Eilen stayed on the leaders bumper nearly the whole race, but did not have enough to reclaim the top spot. Only one early caution slowed the race.
“Lapped traffic was my friend tonight, I felt like I was better on the top than he was, so it worked out for us tonight.” -Johnny Sauter
On the Move:
Justin Mondiek started 21st on the grid and moved forward six positions to finish 15th.
John DeAngelis, Jr. started second but dropped to 12th in the final results, a loss of 10 positions.
Eilen leads early on.
Sauter takes the lead, then yellow comes out for Mohn spinning in turn four. Sommers goes to the tail of the field.
75 to go: Sauter, Eilen, Morrissey, Fredrickson, and Shafer Jr. round out the top-5
50 to go: Sauter continues to lead but Eilen has reached the bumper of the leader. The top-5 has not changed.
35 to go: Eilen looks to the inside of Sauter, but Sauter holds him off on the high side.
25 to go: The leaders continue to work lapped traffic, Eilen appears faster but just cannot get there.
10 to go: Sauter has gained some ground from the rest of the field in lapped traffic.
Checkered Flag: Johnny Sauter wins at Dells Raceway Park.
Dalton Zehr and Dan Fredrickson were fastest in the practices that were held.
Zehr sets fast time during qualifying.
Gabe Sommers wins the qualifier race.
|2||35d||John DeAngelis Jr|
|7||7||Paul Shafer Jr|
|15||45||Rich Bickle Jr|
|19||5h||Jeff Holmgren Jr|
Time Trial Results:
|3||7||Paul Shafer Jr||13.256|
|8||35d||John DeAngelis Jr||13.361|
|15||45||Rich Bickle Jr||13.445|
|21||5h||Jeff Holmgren Jr||13.625|
|3||5h||Jeff Holmgren Jr|
Even Heat Results:
|2||45||Rich Bickle Jr|
|6||7||Paul Shafer Jr|
Odd Heat Results:
|7||35d||John DeAngelis Jr|
Car Count: 23 ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models
|5||Casey Johnson||Edgerton, WI|
|5H||Jeff Holmgren Jr||East Troy, WI|
|5B||John Beale||Verona, WI|
|5S||Johnny Sauter||Necedah, WI|
|35D||John DeAngelis Jr||Hubertus, WI|
|7||Paul Shafer Jr||Portage, WI|
|8||Billy Mohn||New Market, MN|
|9||Derek Kraus||Stratford, WI|
|11||Bobby Kendall||Montello, WI|
|14||Austin Nason||Roscoe, IL|
|15||Gabe Sommers||Plover, WI|
|35||Carson Kvapil||Mooresville, NC|
|36||Dan Fredrickson||Lakeville, MN|
|39||Andrew Morrissey||DeForest, WI|
|43||Matt Kocourek||Franklin, WI|
|44||Justin Mondiek||Gleason, WI|
|45||Rich Bickle Jr||Edgerton, WI|
|75||Chris Weinkauf||Merrill, WI|
|76||Jason Weinkauf||Merrill, WI|
|77||Jonathan Eilen||Hampton, MN|
|80||Ryan Farrell||Big Bend, WI|
|119||Dalton Zehr||Daytona Beach, FL|
Each car will have two laps to qualify. The top 16 drivers in qualifying will be locked into the feature and will participate in fast dashes. The remaining cars will be separated into heats and a last chance race if needed.
5:30 pm – Qualifying Begins for Mid-Am, ARCAMT, and modifieds.
7:00 pm – Racing begins
Mid-Am Heat Races
ARCAMT odd/even heats
ARCAMT 100 lap feature
Who to Watch For:
The last Midwest Tour event was won by youngster, Carson Kvapil. Eyes will be on him to see if he can back up his performance from Grundy Center. Derek Kraus became the youngest Tour winner here, and will be one to watch again tonight.
Austin Nason leads the point standings by 12 points headed into tonight’s race. Casey Johnson sits in third place only 14 points back, which means a fumble by any one of them could shake up the standings.
Dells Raceway Park is located just north of Wisconsin Dells, WI. The 1/3 mile asphalt track was opened in 1958, and has been a staple in short track racing since.
While the forecast did not look to be favorable, there is no chance of rain for tonight and it will be just over 70 degrees for green flag.
Next Series Race:
The next race for the Midwest Tour will be the season finale at LaCrosse Speedway on October 7th.