Oktoberfest Big 8 Series & Midwest Tour Qualifying – LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway (WI) – 10/7/17

Last updated: October 10, 2017 at 9:31 am
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Ty Majeski (center), Jeremy Miller (right) and Brody Willett (left) finished top-3. (A Speed 51/Bruce Nuttleman photo)

Ty Majeski (center), Jeremy Miller (right) and Brody Willett (left) finished top-3. (A Speed 51/Bruce Nuttleman photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature Notebook:

Brody Willett takes the lead early on.
Willett continues to lead, but Majeski gains and is up to 3rd with 35 to go.

Majeski wins Big 8 finale, Bilderback wins championship.

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

(49) Jerry Mueller and (2) Michael Bilderback hit the wall during practice today.

Bilderback will be driving the “X” car of Jon Reynolds Jr. in today’s race.

Starting Lineup:

1 17 Jon Lemke
2 36 Brian Back
3 00 Brody Willett
4 71 Derek Lemke
5 26 Tim Sargent
6 14 Austin Nason
7 51 Justin Neisius
8 75 Joe Neisius
9 21 Ty Reedy
10 64 Griffin McGrath
11 72 Jacob Goede
12 5m Jeremy Miller
13 91 Ty Majeski
14 14r Zack Riddle
15 7o #N/A
16 40 Jeremy Lepak
17 42 Ryan Kamish
18 26 Tim Sargent
19 6 Owin Giles
20 28 Bobby Willberg
21 18e Mike Ehde
22 19 John Baumeister
23 8 Nick Clements
24 16e Nick Egan
25 x Michael Bilderback
26 99 Jake Zellmer

Time Trial Results:

1 91 Ty Majeski 19.740
2 5m Jeremy Miller 19.988
3 72 Jacob Goede 20.005
4 64 Griffin McGrath 20.046
5 21 Ty Reedy 20.085
6 75 Joe Neisius 20.117
7 51 Justin Neisius 20.124
8 14 Austin Nason 20.131
9 26 Tim Sargent 20.134
10 71 Derek Lemke 20.151
11 00 Brody Willett 20.164
12 36 Brian Back 20.234
13 17 Jon Lemke 20.263
14 14r Zack Riddle 20.298
15 40 Jeremy Lepak 20.322
16 18 Michael Ostdiek 20.360
16 14b Grant Brown 20.360
18 6 Owin Giles 20.366
19 26h J Herbst 20.371
20 18e Mike Ehde 20.382
21 40b Michael Beamish 20.389
22 15 Todd Oliver 20.460
23 28 Bobby Willberg 20.479
24 78 Matt Lundberg 20.501
25 0 Brett Wenzel 20.521
26 49 Jeremy Mueller 20.524
27 8 Nick Clements 20.542
28 19 John Baumeister 20.552
29 33 Matthew Henderson 20.580
30 02 Carter Christenson 20.592
31 13 Bryan Wrolstad 20.602
32 16e Nick Egan 20.607
33 30 Zach Braun 20.653
34 01 Ryan Gutknecht 20.683
35 70 Craig Phillips 20.734
36 64p Jesse Pokszyk 20.736
37 63 Thayran Rezin 20.740
38 34 Troy Hintzsche 20.744
39 99 Jake Zellmer 20.749
40 9 Braison Bennett 20.843
41 71 Derek Lemke 20.855
42 12 Billy Baumeister 20.873
43 X Michael Bilderback 20.878
44 15w Brett Widdis 21.004
45 5 Todd Kamish 21.271
46 84 Jacob Vanoskey 21.398
47 86 Jonathan Eckelberg 21.803
48 3 Tyler Hromadka 23.295

Last Chance 1 Results:

1 40 Jeremy Lepak
2 42 Ryan Kamish
3 6 Owin Giles
4 78 Matt Lundberg
5 02 Carter Christenson
6 99 Jake Zellmer
7 64p Jesse Pokszyk
8 8 Nick Clements
9 5 Todd Kamish
10 12 Billy Baumeister
11 30 Zach Braun
12 3 Tyler Hromadka

Last Chance 2 Results:

1 7 Michael Ostdiek
2 26h J Herbst
3 19 John Baumeister
4 13 Bryan Wrolstad
5 63 Thayran Rezin
6 01 Ryan Gutknecht
7 x Michael Bilderback
8 84 Jacob Vanoskey
9 1 Dan Heying
10 9 Braison Bennett

Last Chance 3 Results:

1 18e Mike Ehde
2 28 Bobby Willberg
3 16e Nick Egan
4 33 Matthew Henderson
5 15w Brett Widdis
6 70 Craig Phillips
7 07 Tony Leis
8 71G Mark Greb
9 34 Troy Hintzsche
10 86 Jonathan Eckelberg
11 14b Grant Brown

Car Count: 

53

Entry List: 

0 Brett Wenzel
00 Brody Willett
01 Ryan Gutknecht
1 Dan Heying
2 Michael Bilderback
02 Carter Christenson
2P Jesse Pokszyk
3 Tyler Hromadka
5 Todd Kamish
5M Jeremy Miller
6 Owin Giles
07 Tony Leis
8 Nick Clements
9 Braison Bennett
12 Billy Baumeister
13 Bryan Wrolstad
14B Grant Brown
14 Austin Nason
14R Zack Riddle
15 Todd Oliver
15W Brett Widdis
16E Nick Egan
17 Jon Lemke
18e Mike Ehde
18 Michael Ostdiek
19 John Baumeister
20 Tyler Brown
21 Ty Reedy
26H J Herbst
26 Tim Sargent
28 Bobby Willberg
30 Zach Braun
33 Matthew Henderson
34 Troy Hintzsche
36 Brian Back
40B Michael Beamish
40 Jeremy Lepak
42 Ryan Kamish
49 Jeremy Mueller
51 Justin Neisius
63 Thayran Rezin
64 Griffin McGrath
70 Craig Phillips
71G Mark Greb
71 Derek Lemke
72 Jacob Goede
75 Joe Neisius
78 Matt Lundberg
84 Jacob Vanoskey
86 Jonathan Eckelberg
91 Ty Majeski
99 Jake Zellmer
X Jon Reynolds Jr

Qualifying Format: 

Each car will get two timed laps, with the fastest of the two being taken. The top 14 will be locked in, the rest will need to race their way in during last chance races. Top 3 from each last chance race advance.

Event Schedule: 

2:00 pm- Qualifying (Big 8, ARCAMT)
5:00 pm- Racing Begins

Who to Watch For:

Michael Bilderback is always fast at Big 8 races, but Ty Majeski looks to play spoiler and defend his Big 8 Oktoberfest win from last year.

Title Fight:

Michael Bilderback clinched another Big 8 Series Championship at Elko Speedway over Jeremy Miller and Brody Willett.

The Track:

Lacrosse Speedway is a 5/8th paved oval located in West Salem, Wi. This track has a rich history and is the final race for many different series each year during Oktoberfest.

Weather:

Rain has plagued most of Fest so far, including this morning, but we are hopeful to get racing in when it all clears this afternoon.

Next Series Race:

This is the final race for the Big 8 Series Late Models in the 2017 season.

What Won the Race:

 Ty Majeski had the faster car and understood he needed to quickly make it through the field to win the race.

The Finish: 

1 91 Ty Majeski
2 5m Jeremy Miller
3 00 Brody Willett
4 26 Tim Sargent
5 72 Jacob Goede
6 71 Derek Lemke
7 21 Ty Reedy
8 14 Austin Nason
9 X Michael Bilderback
10 64 Griffin McGrath
11 75 Joe Neisius
12 6 Owin Giles
13 18 Michael Ostdiek
14 51 Justin Neisius
15 14r Zack Riddle
16 26h J Herbst
17 19 John Baumeister
18 42 Ryan Kamish
19 28 Bobby Willberg
20 18e Mike Ehde
21 99 Jake Zellmer
22 17 Jon Lemke
23 8 Nick Clements
24 36 Brian Back
25 40 Jeremy Lepak
26 16e Nick Egan

The Skinny: 

Brody Willett held the lead for the opening half of the race, but Ty Majeski had the faster car and led the second half of the race. Majeski defended his win from last year and came through the field to win once again.

Winning Quote:

“Obviously we had the dominate car tonight,” Majeski told Speed 51 powered by JEGS. “I could tell by how the race felt it was going to go green so I needed to be smart but have a sense of urgency.”

On the Move:

Ty Majeski started in the 13th position but quickly moved his way up to the lead to win.

Biggest Loser:

Mother Nature was the biggest loser as racing was finally able overcome the rain after a three-day battle.

 

 

Speed Central: Oktoberfest – Big 8 & Midwest Tour at LaCrosse