With the first race of the 2013 season complete, fans and race teams are now ready to get rolling a great season that is ahead. The appropriately named “Frostbuster” night may have been a bit chilly, but the action on the track was hot.
It was West Salem’s J. Herbst returning to his winning ways in the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Model Division, as he passed leader Mike Carlson with just a few laps remaining. A first time winner was a possibility in the Exhaust Plus Sportsmen division, but that went away after leader Mark Challet spun on the 5/8th mile oval. A first time winner during the 2012 season, young gun Steve Bachman went on to take the win. Adam Moore, always a force to be reckoned with in the United Auto Supply Thunderstox went away with the Frostbuster win, while Jon Radtke and Jeff Stumlin won the ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornet Frostbuster features.
Racing this week, presented by Whelen, kicks off the first of nineteen straight weeks of Saturday action at the Speedway. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) chariots will race for six straight weeks through June 8th, then take a week off as the Speedway staff, Thunderstox & Hornet Drivers exhibit the fun of the Wisconsin Lottery Smash-O-Rama. The NWAAS racing resumes for eleven straight Saturday nights, June 22nd through August 31st. The Saturday night schedule concludes with the Subway Eve of Destruction on September 7th.
“I am excited for the season to get going, and I know that the competitors have been really itching to get back at it as well,” commented Technical Inspector Don Sneller. “With the late arrival of spring, the race teams haven’t had much time on the track to get the bugs worked out yet, but all of these drivers are hard chargers, and you just never know what will take place on the track from week to week,” concluded Sneller.
Join us at the track this Saturday night as Whelen presents the featured action of the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models, the Exhaust Plus Sportsmen, the United Auto Supply Thunderstox and the Volden Construction Outlawz.
Grandstands open at 6:00p.m., Qualifying at 6:15 and the first Green Flag waves at 7:30. General Admission is $12, but you can save $2 off your adult admission this Saturday with a coupon in the Speedway’s LaCrosse Tribune advertisement this week. This week also kicks off a run of six straight weeks where all kids age 11 & under are admitted in totally FREE!