Majeski Repeats as JMck 63 Winner at Oktoberfest

Short Track NinjaNews, Results

By: Kevin Ramsell & Aspen Andre

(West Salem, WI – October 8, 2017)

The sun was shining on the final day of the 48th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, Wisconsin.

The JMck 63, Mid-American Stock Car Series 30, and Vintage Cars were part of the afternoon of racing in front of a large crowd on a warm October Sunday.

The Big 8 Series JMck 63 invitational Race started the afternoon of racing with the first of their three 21-lap segment races.

In the first segment, Ty Majeski started on the pole and paced the field to victory as the field started straight up by their qualifying time. Zack Riddle was second with Brody Willett in third.

Majeski pulled a six to create a 14-car invert for the second segment.

Johnny Baumeister took the checkered flag in an exciting segment two of the JMck 63. Baumeister led all 21 laps while the action was going on behind him. Majeski started 14th and worked his way up to third, behind second place finisher Jesse Pokszyk. Ty Reedy finished fourth and Brody Willett was fifth.

Baumeister drew a two for a 10-car invert for the final segment. The top-10 cars after the first two segments got the invert for the finale.

The final segment got the fans on their feet as they watched Majeski march from his 10th starting spot to second with six laps to go. Jon Reynolds Jr. led from the green flag and was holding off Majeski for the lead allowing Derek Lemke to catch up and challenge Majeski for second. The two battled for the spot where at one point, Majeski almost got sideways in turn two. Reynolds pulled away for the segment victory with Majeski in second and Lemke in third.

Majeski was the overall winner with Brody Willett finishing second and Zack Riddle in third.

The Mid-American Stock Car Series wrapped up their 2017 season with Dan Gilster taking the lead on lap four from Ryan Gutknecht and go on to win the 30-lap feature event. Gilster also claimed the 2017 series championship. Ron Vandermeier Jr. was third with James Swan in fourth. Bill Prietzel rounded out the top five.

Woody Poole did something at Oktoberfest that was last accomplished by the late Joe Shear as he won the Vintage Car Oktoberfest feature for the third year in a row. Poole passed Kenny Hutchins with three laps to go after starting 12th in the 15-lap event. Dan Nauenstad finished third.

Heat race victories went to Ralph Cattone and Rex Rossier.

The 49th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend will take place on October 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2018.

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LA CROSSE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY

ARCA Midwest Tour

Oktoberfest 200 Lap Feature (28 cars) — 1. Johnny Sauter 2. Ty Majeski 3. Dan Fredrickson 4. Dalton Zehr 5. Andrew Morrissey 6. Jonathan Eilen 7. Paul Shafer 8. Justin Mondeik 9. Erik Darnell 10. Skylar Holzhausen 11. Derek Kraus 12. Travis Sauter 13. Casey Johnson 14. Nick Murgic 15. Travis Dassow 16. Jacob Goede 17. Michael Ostdiek 18. Austin Nason 19. Dean LaPointe 20. Michael Sauter 21. Jason Weinkauf 22. Dillon Hammond 23. Bubba Pollard 24. Jim Sauter Jr. 25. Matt Kocourek 26. John DeAngelis Jr. 27. Chris Weinkauf 28. Dennis Prunty

Qualifying — 1. Johnny Sauter, 18.675 sec., 120.482 MPH 2. Skylar Holzhausen, 18.680 sec., 120.450 MPH 3. Paul Shafer Jr., 18.683 sec., 120.430 MPH 4. Jim Sauter Jr., 18.689 sec., 120.392 MPH 5. Derek Kraus, 18.745 sec., 120.032 MPH 6. Jason Weinkauf 7. Dalton Zehr 8. Dan Fredrickson 9. Travis Sauter 10. Nick Murgic 11. Ty Majeski 12. Jonathan Eilen 13. Andrew Morrissey 14. Jacob Goede 15. Austin Nason 16. Dillon Hammond 17. Casey Johnson 18. Chris Weinkauf 19. Dennis Prunty 20. Dean LaPointe 21. Travis Dassow 22. Michael Ostdiek 23. Justin Mondeik 24. Bryan Syer Keske 25. Erik Darnell 26. Matt Kocourek 27. Gabe Sommers 28. Michael Sauter 29. John DeAngelis Jr. 30. Bubba Pollard 31. Jerry Brickner 32. Tim Springstroh 33. Regan May 34. Bradley Tilton 35. Keith Tolf 36. Jeff Holmgren

Last Chance 1 — 1. Casey Johnson 2. Dennis Prunty 3. Justin Mondeik 4. Erick Darnell 5. Travis Dassow

Last Chance 2 — 1. Chris Weinkauf 2. Michael Ostdiek 3. Dean LaPointe 4. Bubba Pollard 5. Michael Sauter

JMck Big-8 Invitational

Feature (21 cars) — 1. Ty Majeski 2. Brody Willett 3. Zack Riddle 4. Derek Lemke 5. Jon Reynolds 6. John Baumeister 7. Jon Lemke 8. Thayran Rezin 9. Ryan Kamish 10. Bryan Back 11. Ty Reedy 12. Jesse Pokszyk 13. Tony Leis 14. Braisen Bennett 15. Ryan Gutknecht 16. Justin Mullikin 17. Craig Phillips 18. Carter Christenson 19. Bret Widdis 20. Gary Krueger 21. Bill Baumeister DNS. Owin Giles

Segment 1 (21 cars) — 1. Ty Majeski 2. Brody Willet 3. Zack Riddle 4. John Lemke 5. Derek Lemke 6. Jon Reynolds Jr. 7. Ty Reedy 8. Tharyn Rezin 9. Ryan Gutknecht 10. Bryan Back 11. Jesse Pokszyk 12. Tony Leis 13. Johnny Baumeister 14. Ryan Kamish 15. Craig Phillips 16. Billy Baumeister 17. Justin Mullikin 18. Carter Christensen 19. Bret Widdis 20. Gary Krueger 21. Braisen Bennett

Segment 2 (20 cars) — 1. Johnny Baumeister 2. Ty Majeski 3. Jesse Pokszyk 4. Ty Reedy 5. Brody Willet 6. Ryan Kamish 7. Zack Riddle 8. Tharyn Rezin 9. Derek Lemke 10. John Lemke 11. Jon Reynolds Jr. 12. Bryan Back 13. Braisen Bennett 14. Tony Leis 15. Justin Mullikin 16. Carter Christensen 17. Bret Widdis 18. Craig Phillips 19. Gary Krueger 20. Ryan Gutknecht

Segment 3 (20 cars) — 1. Jon Reynolds Jr. 2. Ty Majeski 3. Derek Lemke 4. Johnny Baumeister 5. Zack Riddle 6. Brody Willet 7. Bryan Back 8. Ryan Kamish 9. John Lemke 10. Braisen Bennett 11. Tharyn Rezin 12. Craig Phillips 13. Carter Christensen 14. Justin Mullikin 15. Tony Leis 16. Bret Widdis 17. Ryan Gutknecht 18. Gary Krueger 19. Jesse Pokszyk 20. Ty Reedy

Qualifying — 1. Ty Majeski, 20.005 sec., 112.472 MPH 2. Zack Riddle, 20.394 sec., 110.327 MPH 3. Brody Willet, 20.400 sec., 110.294 MPH 4. Ryan Gutknecht, 20.433 sec., 110.116 MPH 5. Jon Lemke, 20.447 sec., 110.041 MPH 6. Derek Lemke 7. Jon Reynolds Jr. 8. Jesse Pokszyk 9. Tony Leis 10. Ty Reedy 11. Craig Phillips 12. Braisen Bennett 13. Bryan Back 14. Tharyn Rezin 15. Carter Christensen 16. Justin Mullikin 17. Ryan Kamish 18. Bret Widdis 19. Gary Krueger 20. Justin Neisius

Mid-American Touring Series

Oktoberfest 30 Lap Feature (18 cars) — 1. Dan Gilster 2. Ryan Gutknecht 3. Ron Vandermeier Jr. 4. James Swan 5. Bill Prietzel 6. Kevin Berg 7. Bobby Gutknecht 8. Jeff McClintock 9. Dusty Mann 10. Taylor Dawson 11. Cole Neisius 12. Kenny Joosten 13. Andy Buhrow 14. Brad Warthan 15. Collin Neisius 16. Tyler Bauknecht 17. Rick Schermerhorn 18. Tom Luethe

Qualifying — 1. Dan Gilster, 20.958 sec., 107.358 MPH 2. Tyler Bauknecht, 21.218 sec., 106.042 MPH 3. Kevin Berg, 21.230 sec., 105.982 MPH 4. Rick Schermerhorn, 21.324 sec., 105.515 MPH 5. Ron Vandermeier Jr., 21.336 sec., 105.456 MPH 6. James Swan 7. Bill Prietzel 8. Dusty Mann 9. Bobby Gutknecht 10. Ryan Gutknecht 11. Tom Luethe 12. Jeff McClintock 13. Kenny Joosten 14. Andy Buhrow 15. Cole Neisius 16. Brad Warthan 17. Collin Neisius 18. Taylor Dawson

Vintage Cars

Oktoberfest 15 Lap Feature (14 cars) — 1. Woody Pool 2. Ken Hutchins 3. Dan Navrestad 4. Pat Echlin 5. JJ Meyer 6. John Gilbertson 7. Ron Demers 8. Jim Olson 9. Ed Reynolds 10. Rex Rossier 11. Roger Peterson 12. Ralph Cattone 13. Michael Young 14. Jason Bolster DNS. Dale Herrina DNS. Kenny Baum DNS. Paul Dolphy DNS. Andy Niles

Heat 1 — 1. Ralph Cattone 2. Dan Navrestad 3. Roger Peterson 4. Ron Demers 5. Jim Olson

Heat 2 — 1. Rex Rossier 2. Woody Pool 3. Pat Echlin 4. Ken Hutchins 5. JJ Meyer