By: Askley Iwanski
Saturday, May 31, 2008 (West Salem, WI) – 100 wins weren’t enough to break Kevin Nuttleman’s desire to win. Just two weeks after winning his 100th Kwik Trip Late Model feature win at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway Kevin Nuttleman came back to win the Craftsman Tools 25 lap Late Model feature.
The race started off with a wreck in the backstretch that continued into turn three taking out a few of the major competitors; Steve Carlson and Ty Reedy. On the restart Shawn Pfaff was on the bumper of Emily Sue Steck battling for 2nd place. Steck then fell back opening the door for Pfaff, Mike Carlson and Kevin Nuttleman. Nuttleman fought his way into the lead and held strong as Mike Carlson and Tony Bagstad, who was previously leading the race, kept each other busy behind him. As the race was coming to a close Bagstad snuck up onto the back bumper of Nuttleman and was looking to pass as they cross the finish line. Bagstad didn’t have enough and Nuttleman was able to take the checkered flag.
Jake Arneson had to survive multiple restarts in order to win the North Country Contractors Sportsmen division feature. When the green flag dropped Ken Lewis and Joe Rinartz went spinning into the wall in turns one and two. Then as they restart the race again Josh Millis got loose in the front stretch narrowly missing many cars. As soon as the drivers were able to get a lap under their belt they fell into single file preparing to make their moves on the guys ahead of them. With seven to go the drivers all broke loose and started shuffling themselves around. It looked as though the racing was going to come to a hault with three to go when Rob Curran got loose in turn four and the cars behind him started to get in the back of each other. But all the drivers were able to keep their cars under control. Meanwhile, Arneson was able to gain a small lead and cross the finish line first.
The United Auto Supply Thuderstox drivers came out to win Saturday night at La Crosse. As the race started on the quarter mile oval it looked as though no one would survive. The drivers were pushing, shoving, and even daring to take the notoriously difficult turns three wide. Yet in the end it was Jason Stark who struggled forward from the back of the pack to take the win.
To prove to the fans they could race hard and play hard, the Thunderstox Novelty drivers did what they are famous for…one by one they raced around the track, jumped out of their cars, over a wall and into an outhouse in the middle of the infield in order to grab the winning ticket, a single sheet of toilet paper. They then jumped back into their cars sped across the finish line. The goal was to be the one to do all of this the quickest with the TP in hand. Adam Moore started the event, and after the rest of the drivers went he proved too quick for anyone else to beat.
Be sure to mark the calendar for Saturday June 7th, as the ASA Late Model North Series stars invade the LaCrosse Speedway. In addition to the River Run 100 ASA Race, the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models will run TWIN 25 Lap features. The North Country Contractors Sportsmen will also be on hand for this special event. On Saturday June 24th regular racing will continue as the track welcomes a few special guests to compete in the Faster Pastor race. For More information about the River Run 100, please visit www.asalatemodelsnorth.com.
For more information about La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway please visit www.lacrossespeedway.com or contact the office at (608) 786-1525 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
LA CROSSE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY
Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models
Craftsman Tools 25 Feature (19 Cars) — 1, Kevin Nuttleman, Bangor; 2, Tony Bagstad, Sparta; 3, Mike Carlson, West Salem; 4, Shawn Pfaff, Sparta; 5, Emily Sue Steck, Holmen; 6, J. Herbst, La Crosse; 7, Todd Oliver, Bangor; 8, Brent Kirchner, La Crosse; 9, Paul Proksch, Stoddard; 10, Jeff Baker, Holmen; 11, Tom Thill, West Salem; 12, Tim Nelson, La Crescent, Minn.; 13, Bill Niles, Holmen; 14, Matthew Henderson, Coon Valley; 15, Jimmy Summerfield, Bangor; 16, Ty Reedy, La Crosse; 17, Todd Korish, Holmen; 18, Steve Carlson, West Salem; 19, Albert Locy, Onalaska.
Qualifying — 1, Steve Carlson, 19.869 secs, 98.822 MPH; 2, Todd Korish, 19.914 secs, 98.599 MPH; 3, Kevin Nuttleman, 20.059 secs, 97.886 MPH; 4, Mike Carlson, 20.063 secs, 97.867 MPH; 5, Tim Nelson, 20.165 secs, 97.372 MPH; 6, Ty Reedy; 7, Brent Kirchner; 8, Shawn Pfaff; 9, Jeff Baker; 10, Todd Oliver; 11, Emily Sue Steck; 12, Tony Bagstad; 13, Matthew Henderson; 14, Paul Proksch; 15, J. Herbst; 16, Tom Thill; 17, Bill Niles; 18, Jimmy Summerfield; 19, Albert Locy.
Odd Bud Dash — 1, J. Herbst; 2, Brent Kirchner; 3, Kevin Nuttleman; 4, Steve Carlson; 5, Jeff Baker; 6, Matthew Henderson; 7, Bill Niles; 8, Tim Nelson; 9, Albert Locy; 10, Emily Sue Steck.
Even Bud Dash — 1, Paul Proksch; 2, Tony Bagstad; 3, Mike Carlson; 4, Todd Korish; 5, Shawn Pfaff; 6, Todd Oliver; 7, Ty Reedy; 8, Tom Thill; 9, Jimmy Summerfield.
North Country Contractors Sportsmen
Craftsman Tools 15 Feature (24 Cars) — 1, Jake Arenson, Taylor; 2, Todd Lockington, Mindoro; 3, Brandon Berg, Melrose; 4, Nick Clements, Onalaska; 5, Aaron Hass, La Crosse; 6, Jimmy Gilster, West Salem; 7, Rob Mason, Preston, Minn.; 8, Rob Curran, Rockland; 9, Randy Humfeld, Chaseburg; 10, Rick Schermerhorn; 11, Larry Bolster Jr., Sparta; 12, Jes Tenner, Melrose; 13, Jerimy Wagner, Melrose; 14, John Olson, Sparta; 15, Jeff Winterfield, Westby; 16, Jerrod Loging, West Salem; 17, Tony Leis, Mooresville; 18, Troy Maier, La Crosse; 19, Ken Lewis, Black River Falls; 20, Joe Rinartz, La Crosse; 21, Josh Millis, Black River Falls; 22, Rick Johnson, La Crosse; 23, Matt Inglett, La Crosse; 24, Mark Challet, Bangor.
B-Feature — 1, Larry Bolster Jr.; 2, Cody Gerke; 3, Rick Johnson; 4, Randy Hass, La Crosse; 5, Jamie Schlintz, Bangor.
Qualifying — 1, Randy Humfeld, 21.987 secs, 89.303 MPH; 2, Jes Tenner, 22.081 secs, 88.923 MPH; 3, Brandon Berg, 22.209 secs, 88.410 MPH; 4, Jimmy Gilster, 22.243 secs, 88.275 MPH; 5, Aaron Hass, 22.249 secs, 88.251 MPH; 6, John Olson; 7, Tony Leis; 8, Nick Clements; 9, Todd Lockington; 10, Jake Arneson; 11, Rob Mason; 12, Rob Curran; 13, Jerimy Wagner; 14, Troy Maier; 15, Rick Schermerhorn; 16, Jeff Winterfield; 17, Keaton Hilby; 18, Randy Hass; 19, Josh Millis; 20, Matt Inglett; 21, Larry Bolster Jr.; 22, Rick Johnson; 23, Jerrod Loging; 24, Jamie Schlintz; 25, Justin Berg; 26, Joe Rinartz; 27, Mark Challet; 28, Jason Dummer; 29, Adam Gallagher; 30, Jerry Aylsworth; 31, Cody Gerke; 32, Alan Fry.
Qualifying Heat 1 — 1, Mark Challet; 2, Jerrod Loging; 3, Keaton Hilby; 4, Josh Millis; 5, Larry Bolster Jr.
Qualifying Heat 2 — 1, Joe Rinartz; 2, Matt Inglett; 3, Rick Johnson; 4, Jamie Schlintz; 5, Randy Hass.
Odd Bud Dash — 1, Rick Schermerhorn; 2, Jerimy Wagner; 3, Rob Mason; 4, Aaron Hass; 5, Randy Humfeld.
Even Bud Dash — 1, Troy Maier; 2, Jake Arneson; 3, Jeff Winterfield; 4, John Olson; 5, Jes Tenner.
United Auto Supply Thunderstox
Craftsman Tools 15 Feature (25 cars) — 1, Jason Stark, Sparta; 2, Nathan White, Camp Douglas; 3, Ed Senn, La Crosse; 4, Danielle Neary, La Crosse; 5, Jason Bolster, Sparta; 6, Ray Hardy, Sparta; 7, Jake Krueger, Sparta; 8, Jamie Dummer, Galesville; 9, Adam Moore, Sparta; 10, Charles Vian Jr., Sparta; 11, Chris Weber, Cashton; 12, Keith Larson, La Crosse; 13, Wayne Smith, Onalaska; 14, Steven Flickinger, Sparta; 15, Jason Schaller, La Crosse; 16, Tim Steinhoff, Cashton; 17, Bill Inglett, La Crosse; 18, Joey Johnson, North Bend; 19, Scott Geier, La Crosse; 20, Tony Wheeler, La Crosse; 21, Kayla, Steinhoff, Rockland; 22, Dakota Miller, Sparta; 23, Tom Hauser, La Crosse; 24, Steve Owen, West Salem; 25, Brad Warthan, Sparta.
B-Feature — 1.
Bud Dash — 1, Danielle Neary; 2, Chris Weber; 3, Nathan White; 4, Jason Stark; 5, Jake Krueger.
Heat 1 — 1, Steven Flickinger; 2, Danielle Neary; 3, Jason Bolster; 4, Jason Schaller; 5, Tim Steinhoff.
Heat 2 — 1, Nathan White; 2, Jake Krueger; 3, Charles Vian Jr.; 4, Jamie Dummer; 5, Wayne Smith.
Heat 3 — 1, Jason Stark; 2, Chris Weber; 3, Adam Moore; 4, Raymond Hardy; 5, Keith Larson.
Craftsman Tools 15 Feature 1 (# cars) — 1, Kyle Swenson, Sparta; 2, Mike Peters, Whitehall; 3, Jason Bolster, Sparta; 4, Ron Amann, West Salem.
Heat 1 — 1, Ron Amann; 2, Mike Peters.
Heat 2 — 1, Kyle Swenson; 2, Jason Bolster.