August 28, 2013 (West Salem, WI) – Last Call! Yes, that’s right race fans, this Saturday night is the final night forweekly racing of the 2013 season! Fans will get one last chance to see all of the great action, featuring the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models, Exhaust Plus / Coulee Region Glass Sportsmen, and United Auto Supply Thunderstox.
Plus, a special treat will be the 2nd annual Volden Construction Shootout: Late Model Match Race Showdown. Top eight seeded drivers in the Late Model division are ready to battle it out on the track until the final bracket has found a winner!
Although Late Model point leader Steve Carlson has the track championship locked in, the season has been a competitive one. Carlson has been tough, with five wins and every other finish a top five in seventeen races, but there have been eight different winners this season, including one first time winner – Ty Majeski, and three drivers ending winless droughts of two or more years – Shawn Pfaff, Todd Korish and Mike Koeneke. WIth two features remaining this season, will fans see another driver surprise the top guns and win a race? There’s still 25 laps to go this Saturday night and 40 laps to complete at Oktoberfest, on Thursday night, Oct. 3rd.
In fact, all three of the speedway’s top classes have eight different winners. Greg Scheck and Jerrod Loging each have four Sportsmen wins, but it’s Steve Bachman with three wins and Scheck who are chasing one time winner Jake Arneson for the championship. Arneson holds approximately a thirty point margin, but one bad race and it would be up for grabs. Adam Moore has been the dominant car in Thunderstox with five wins, but Jordan Myers with four wins is just sixteen points back from the lead. Jason Bolster is a long shot, but still has a chance, being 27 points in arrears of the lead.
Champions will be determined on Thursday night, October 3rd during the Oktoberfest Race Weekend for the Late Model, Sportsmen, Thunderstox and Hornet divisions, while the Outlawz champ will be crowned on Sunday October 6th.
This Saturday night, Grandstand gates open at 6:00, Qualifying at 6:15 and the first race starts at 7:30. General Admission is $13, Students age 12-17 (w/a Student I.D.) are $6, Kids age 6-11 are $4, and children age 5 & under are always FREE. Plus, acres of Parking are available that is always FREE!
Volden Construction Shootout
As the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is drawing to a close, the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Model drivers are preparing for another event at the popular 5/8th mile oval.
This Saturday night is the second annual Volden Construction Shootout: Match Race Showdown for the top eight seeded drivers in the speedway’s Late Model division.
Fans have watched over the years the Thunderstox and Hornet Drivers participate in many of the fan favorite “novelty events” put on at the track. Now, it’s the Late Model drivers’ turn. It’s a bracket of drivers, similar to drag racing, where the winner advances and the loser does not. No points are awarded, but bonus money and bragging rights are on the line.
Each match race will consist of two drivers, for three laps. The driver with the lowest seed gets lane choice (top or bottom) for the green flag. The winner advances on. If there is a caution in any match, the leader gets lane choice for restart. The final round will have the drivers run up to three three-lap matches, where the driver who wins two is the champion.
In the first round, top seed Steve Carlson will run against 8th Nick Clements, 4th seed Todd Korish vs. 5th Adam Degenhardt, Brad Powell, 3rd seed against 6th Branden Berg, and the final bracket will feature 2nd seed J. Herbst challenge Brent Kirchner, the 7th seeded driver.
“I’m looking forward to it, especially running up against the soon-to-be Late Model Track Champion,” commented driver Nick Clements. “It’s something fun for the drivers, different for the fans, and I’m looking for this to build momentum towards Oktoberfest and the 2014 season,” concluded Clements.
The Volden Construction Match Races are just a part of the events taking place this Saturday night, as the evening will conclude the 2013 weekly racing and include a full program of Late Model, Sportsmen and Thunderstox racing. Gates open at 6:00, Qualifying at 6:15 and the first race begins at 7:30.
For more information about the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, please visit lacrossespeedway.com or contact the office at 608-786-1525. LaCrosse Speedway is the only NASCAR Sanctioned Weekly Racing Paved Oval in Wisconsin; a proud NASCAR Hometrack.
Drivers include: Steve Carlson, J. Herbst, Brad Powell, Todd Korish, Adam Degenhardt, Branden Berg, Brent Kirchner and Nick Clements.
Driver Lineup is Subject to Change.
Enduro 100 Added! – Sat., Oct. 12th
Added to the schedule of events, will be the Pumpkin Smash 100 – a 100 lap4-cylinder Enduro. This will be a fun race for drivers and a fun race for fans to watch as well. Call the Speedway office for an entry form at 608-786-1525, and The Entry will be available soon on www.lacrossespeedway.com/drivers.
Gates open at 12:30, Street Drags at 2:00 and the Green Flag for the Enduro will take place at 5:00. Smash a Pumpkin? Hit the dirt? Surprises there may be…. be there you must, as this will be a great Enduro!
Eve of Destruction – Saturday, Sept. 7th
The ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornets will race next Saturday, September 7th, at the Eve of Destruction. Join us for a night of great fun including a Figure-8, Steel Wall, T-Bone, plus all the thrills of the Monster Trucks, Jet Cars, Drifters and a Trailer Race of Destruction!
Advance tickets for the 22nd annual Subway Eve of Destruction are now on sale at area United Auto Supply Stores. Advance Tickets are only available at those locations. Tickets will be available through business hours on Friday, September 6th. Save time by not waiting in line at the box office on event day. Have your tickets in hand as you arrive to the gate. Save $2! Advance adult tickets are $16, while they are $18 at the gate the day of the event. Student tickets (Age 12-17) are $9, Kids (age 6-11) are $5 and Children age 5 & under are FREE!
Party Deck Tickets Available
Get a great view of the thrills, spills, action and excitement with a reserved ticket and chair at the Eve of Destruction! Lawnkeepers Party Deck Tickets are available in limited supply for $26 each. Each ticket will get you a reserved seat with bar-style counter for your drinks and food, plus burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, nachos, and soda. Tickets are limited, and you must get them in advance only through the speedway office at 608-786-1525. Please mention “Eve Party Deck Tickets” for this great opportunity. Don’t fight the crowd, the lines, or the rush. Just sit back, relax and enjoy!
LaCrosse Speedway is a proud NASCAR Hometrack, part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. www.nascarhometracks.com.