June 26, 2013 – (West Salem, WI) It’s the midway point of the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season this weekend and a full slate of action and excitement is on tap for your enjoyment.
Old Dutch Foods presents a night of family fun including four divisions of action, featuring the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models, Exhaust Plus Sportsmen, United Auto Supply Thunderstox and the Volden Construction Outlawz.
With last week’s monsoon that dropped inches of rain at the track after the Late Model heats and the Smash-O-Rama event taking place the previous week, it’s been three weeks since the last time feature racing has taken place on the 5/8th mile track. Not only are fans hungry for the action, but so are the race teams.
Bring out the kids early for a 10,000 Penny Gold Rush on the race track and watch the youngsters scramble for fun, pennies and prizes! The Penny Gold Rush takes place after qualifying (approximately 7:00) so be sure to get to the track early.
Plus, Jump aboard and set sail mate, for the Shipwreck Race! Watch a crazy race of cars and boats tour around the 1/4 mile action track. Which boat will be able to survive and dock in victory lane and which ones will end up as a shipwreck? It madness and fun all at once this Saturday night!
General Admission is $12, Students (age 12-17 with a student I.D.) are $6, Kids’ age 6-11 are $3, and All Children age 5 & Under are admitted in absolutely FREE! Gates open at 6:00, and the FUN begins at 7:30.
LaCrosse Speedway is part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and a proud NASCAR Hometrack. For more information, please call the speedway office at 608-786-1525.
2013 Late Model, Sportsmen, Thunderstox Mid-Season Recap
The midseason report for the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models includes some surprises and some expectations that have been met. Steve Carlson the points leader, has visited victory lane, and with running a full schedule this season, was expected to be a contender. J. Herbst and Todd Korish are recent Late Model Champions, and are chasing Carlson for the title. Surprises may go to Cole Howland, already with a feature win and sits fourth in points. Mike Carlson is fifth and is proving that he can be a threat to win on a weekly basis. Although the elder Carlson has a tight grip on the points lead, it would take just one bad race to tighten up the gap back to second.
In the Exhaust Plus Sportsmen, veteran racer Jake Arneson has finally taken the points and leads almost an entire field of teams that are looking for their first Sportsmen track title. Arneson has been tough in recent seasons and is finally in control. Like Carlson, consistency may pay off, but one bad race will put the pressure on as Greg Scheck, Steve Bachman and Bill Martin are all within shouting reach of the leader. Jerrod Loging, with the most feature wins this season (3), is fifth.
The United Auto Supply Thunderstox division annually seems to have a tight points race, and this year is no different. In a season with a variety of winners, former Champion Adam Moore holds the narrowest of margin over veteran Jason Bolster and Jordan Myers. Andy Moore and Brad Warthan are also in the top five, within reach of the title. While Adam Moore and Jordan Myers both have a pair of wins, Josh Inglett returned to victory Lane and David Cavin has won his first career feature this season.