ARCA Midwest Tour – Joe Shear Classic – Madison International Speedway (WI) – 5/6/18

Last updated: May 7, 2018 at 9:21 am
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Austin Nason celebrates in victory lane. (Midwest Tour photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race:

Patience, a reliable car, and some luck helped Austin Nason snatch his first ARCA Midwest Tour win.

 

The Finish:

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Diff

1

14

Austin Nason

200

2

36

Dan Fredrickson

200

0.352

3

12

Nick Murgic

200

0.608

4

7S

Paul Shafer  Jr

200

1.37

5

119

Dalton Zehr

200

1.736

6

7D

John DeAngelis  Jr

200

1.964

7

8M

Billy Mohn

200

2.161

8

77

Jonathon Eilen

200

2.881

9

8H

Eddie Hoffman

200

3.492

10

5B

John Beale

200

3.707

11

45B

Rich Bickle  Jr

200

4.07

12

10

Andy Monday

200

4.103

13

51

Steve Apel

200

4.374

14

71

Johnny Van Doorn

200

4.619

15

18

Mike Ostdiek

199

1 Lap

16

5J

Casey Johnson

198

2 Laps

17

26

Bubba Pollard

190

10 Laps

18

5S

Johnny Sauter

190

10 Laps

19

76

Jason Weinkauf

190

10 Laps

20

5H

Jeff Holmgren  Jr

176

24 Laps

21

39

Andrew Morrissey

148

52 Laps

22

75W

Chris Weinkauf

113

87 Laps

23

45V

Jeff Van Oudenhoven

111

89 Laps

24

44

Justin Mondiek

106

94 Laps

25

52

Ricky  Baker

76

124 Laps

26

9

Kyle Calmes

72

128 Laps

27

15

Dean LaPointe

48

152 Laps

28

11

Bobby Kendall

18

182 Laps

 

The Skinny: 

In the final part of the Joe Shear Classic, the top-five leaders all ran into different problems over the final 60 laps. This allowed Nason, who ran near the front all day, to hold off Dan Fredrickson for the win.

 

Winning Quote:

“I had one slip away several months ago,” Nason said. “As soon as that caution came out and I saw Casey break, I had an automatic flashback.”

 

On the Move:

Nick Murgic came from the 20th position to finish third in today’s race, a gain of 17 positions.

 

Biggest Loser:

Bubba Pollard led a large part of the race, but a mechanical issue forced him to fall out and lose out on $10,000. He started fourth and finished 17th, a loss of 13 positions.

 

Feature Notebook:

Steve Apel takes the lead on the green flag.

181 to go, Bubba Pollard passes Apel for first.

156 to go, Jason Weinkauf takes the lead. 2nd Eilen, 3rd Pollard, 4th Morrissey, 5th Fredrickson.

137 to go, 1st caution for the slow car of Kyle Calmes. J. Weinkauf continues to lead.

Halfway: J Weinkauf, Pollard, Eilen, Morressey, and Nason.

91 to go, Pollard takes the lead from Weinkauf.

73 to go, competition caution comes out for teams to pit. Top-5: Pollard, Eilen, Morrissey, Sauter, J Weinkauf.

60 to go, 3rd Caution for Andrew Morrissey with a problem in the rear. Pollard leads.

46 to go, 4th caution as Rich Bickle Jr. goes for a spin in turn four. John Beale and Bickle Jr will go to the rear.

27 to go, 5th caution for Eddie Hoffman spinning in turn 2. Pollard, Eilen, Sauter, Nason, and Johnson the top-five.

16 to go, 6th caution. Sauter and Eilen make contact, Eilen spins. Both go to the tail of the field.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

Due to his NASCAR obligations, Ty Majeski is not here this weekend.

 

Last years winner, Andrew Morrissey, looks to get back-to-back wins in the Joe Shear Classic.

Dan Fredrickson has been quickest so far today, leading both practices.

Johnny VanDoorn set fast time during time trials.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 45 Jeff VanOudenhoven
2 51 Steve Apel
3 77 Jonathan Eilen
4 26 Bubba Pollard
5 14 Austin Nason
6 75 Chris Weinkauf
7 5 Casey Johnson
8 76 Jason Weinkauf
9 39 Andrew Morrissey
10 7 Paul Shafer Jr
11 7d John DeAngelis Jr
12 36 Dan Fredrickson
13 119 Dalton Zehr
14 71 Johnny VanDoorn
15 10 Andy Monday
16 8h Eddie Hoffman
17 5h Jeff Holmgren Jr
18 45b Rich Bickle Jr
19 8 Billy Mohn
20 12 Nick Murgic
21 18 Michael Ostdiek
22 11 Bobby Kendall
23 44 Justin Mondiek
24 5b John Beale
25 52 Ricky Baker
26 9 Kyle Calmes
27 5s Johnny Sauter
28 15 Dean LaPointe

 

Time Trial Results:

1 71 Johnny VanDoorn 17.407
2 119 Dalton Zehr 17.423
3 36 Dan Fredrickson 17.440
4 7D John DeAngelis Jr 17.515
5 7 Paul Shafer Jr 17.575
6 39 Andrew Morrissey 17.583
7 76 Jason Weinkauf 17.597
8 5 Casey Johnson 17.607
9 75 Chris Weinkauf 17.612
10 14 Austin Nason 17.621
11 26 Bubba Pollard 17.636
12 77 Jonathan Eilen 17.666
13 51 Steve Apel 17.691
14 45 Jeff VanOudenhoven 17.703
15 10 Andy Monday 17.721
16 8M Eddie Hoffman 17.738
17 8 Billy Mohn 17.742
18 45B Rich Bickle Jr 17.762
19 5h Jeff Holmgren Jr 17.768
20 11 Bobby Kendall 17.810
21 75h Dillon Hammond 17.823
22 12 Nick Murgic 17.850
23 18 Michael Ostdiek 17.860
24 52 Ricky Baker 17.896
25 9 Kyle Calmes 17.959
26 5S Johnny Sauter 17.990
27 99 Erik Darnell 18.050
28 5b John Beale 18.061
29 44 Justin Mondiek 18.089
30 15 Dean LaPointe 18.329

 

Heat 1 Results (Top 3 advance):

1 5h Jeff Holmgren Jr
2 8 Billy Mohn
3 18 Michael Ostdiek
4 44 Justin Mondiek
5 9 Kyle Calmes
6 75h Dillon Hammond
7 99 Erik Darnell

 

 

Heat 2 Results (Top 3 Advance):

1 45b Rich Bickle Jr
2 12 Nick Murgic
3 11 Bobby Kendall
4 52 Ricky Baker
5 5b John Beale
6 5s Johnny Sauter
7 15 Dean LaPointe

 

Fast Dash 1 Results:

1 51 Steve Apel
2 75 Chris Weinkauf
3 10 Andy Monday
4 76 Jason Weinkauf
5 26 Bubba Pollard
6 36 Dan Fredrickson
7 71 Johnny VanDoorn
8 7 Paul Shafer Jr

 

 

Fast Dash 2 Results:

1 45 Jeff VanOudenhoven
2 14 Austin Nason
3 119 Dalton Zehr
4 39 Andrew Morrissey
5 7d John DeAngelis Jr
6 5 Casey Johnson
7 77 Jonathan Eilen
8 8h Eddie Hoffman

 

Last Chance Race Results:

44 Justin Mondiek
5b John Beale
52 Ricky Baker
9 Kyle Calmes
5s Johnny Sauter
15 Dean LaPointe

 

Car Count: 30 ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models

 

Entry List: 

5 Casey Johnson Edgerton, WI
5H Jeff Holmgren Jr East Troy, WI
5B John Beale Verona, WI
5S Johnny Sauter Necedah, WI
7D Erik Darnell Park City, IL
7J John DeAngelis Jr Hubertus, WI
7 Paul Shafer Jr Portage, WI
8 Billy Mohn New Market, MN
8M Eddie Hoffman Wheaton, IL
9 Kyle Calmes Gillett, WI
10 Andy Monday Appleton, WI
11 Bobby Kendall Montello, WI
12 Nick Murgic Rosemount, MN
14 Austin Nason Roscoe, IL
15L Dean LaPointe Marshfield, WI
18 Michael Ostdiek Lakeville, MN
26 Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA
36 Dan Fredrickson Lakeville, MN
39 Andrew Morrissey DeForest, WI
44 Justin Mondiek Gleason, WI
45 Jeff VanOudenhoven Appleton, WI
45B Rich Bickle Jr Edgerton, WI
51 Steve Apel West Bend, WI
52 Ricky Baker Plainfield, IL
71 Johnny VanDoorn Coopersville, MI
75 Chris Weinkauf Merrill, WI
76 Jason Weinkauf Merrill, WI
77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton, MN
119 Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach, FL
75 Dillon Hammond White Creek, WI

 

Qualifying Format:

Each car gets 2 laps during time trials. The top 16 will be locked in and separated into two heats. 28 cars will make the show

 

Event Schedule: 

Time Trials begin at 12:45 pm CT
Racing begins at 2:00 pm CT

 

Who to Watch For:

Bubba Pollard is always one to watch when it comes to a Super Late Models, but Casey Johnson, Johnny Sauter, and other Tour stars want a chance at the $10,000 purse.

 

Title Fight:

This is the first race of the season for the ARCA Midwest Tour Series.

 

The Track:

Madison International Speedway is located about 20 miles south of Madison, Wisconsin. MIS is a paved 1/2 mile with plenty of banking and two good racing grooves.

 

Weather:

After a rough first couple of weeks of racing around the Midwest, the weather could not be more perfect. The sky is blue with no cloud in sight and a high of 67 today.

 

Next Series Race:

The next race for the ARCAMT will be Saturday, May 19th at State Park Speedway (WI).

 

Speed Central: Midwest Tour – Joe Shear Classic at Madison (WI)