By: Paul Reichert
May 28, 2022
The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer with lots of parties, vacations and great memories to be made.  Another large crowd gathered at the LaCrosse Speedway to kick off a fast and furious summer of great racing action on the big track and the ‘action track’ quarter-mile.  Last week was heartache for some Late Model drivers after ‘the big one’ happened on the first lap of the feature.  Steve Bachman was one of the unfortunate drivers that got caught in it.  Hard work and long nights got his car back on track as Bachman pulled away from the field down the stretch to score his first feature win this year. 

At the start of the Seafoam 25 lap NASCAR Late Model feature Jackson Lewis (Elko New Market, MN) powered past Jeff Partington to take charge of the race.  Steve Bachman (Bangor, WI) broke into the top three on lap six, then shot past Tony Bagstad (Westby, WI) to take over the runner-up spot on lap seven.  Bachman tracked down Lewis over the next few laps before charging around him for the lead just before halfway.  Bachman would have to contend with new track record holder Dan Fredrickson in the last stages.  Coming from 12th position Fredrickson methodically began to maneuver through traffic and took over second from Lewis with 11 laps left.  Fredrickson was eating up the deficit on Bachman when he tangled with the lapped car of Pete Carlson (Sparta, WI).  Fredrickson was sent to the back but had too much damage to his nose to continue.  Bahcman pulled away from Bagstad on the final restart to see the checkered flag first.  After the race Bachman said “We were having trouble getting our previous set up to work on the car.  We thrashed at it all night and finally got it right when it mattered.”

Sam Niles (Holmen, WI) made a daring move around Justin Berg (Bangor, WI) with three laps remaining in the Sportsmen feature.  Niles then had to keep Bob Fort (Fountain City, WI) in check over the last two laps to give the defending track champion his first win of the year.

Lester Stanfield powered his way around John Clauson with five laps remaining and pulled away from the field to win the Hornet feature. In the Hobby Stock feature Adam Moore used lap traffic to his advantage with two laps to go to dispose of Chris Weber and notched his first victory in a few years.
Alex Liebsch got into a heated battle with Tim Murphy, Sr. for several laps of the Street Stock feature,  When the two drivers made contact with four laps to go that allowed Liebsch to pull away to hit the finish line first.
You know about the World Famous Double-O that ends Thursday night of the Oktoberfest Race Weekend?  The Street Stocks ran the first ever Mini Double-O race as this week’s Novelty event.  You ran around the big tire in turn one as the little track then on the quarter-mile as the big track.  Rob Stanfield did the best job of maneuvering his way on the Mini Double-O track to capture the win.
Action continues next Saturday, June 4 with the Late Models, Sportsmen, Hornets, Six Shooters and the season debut of the High School Racing Association.  The youngsters will feel like very important people because it is Kids’ Night.  All kids 11 and under will be admitted free.  After qualifying the annual Penny Scramble will take place with many free concessions and a big cash prize on the line.  Gates open at 5:30, qualifying revs up at 5:45 and racing sees the green flag at 7.
For more information about LaCrosse Speedway or the 2022 schedule of events, please call the track office at 608-786-1525 or visit our web site at  LaCrosse Speedway is proud to be a NASCAR Hometrack, part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series.


Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models

Feature (25 laps):  1. Steve Bachman, 2. Tony Bagstad, 3. Michael Beamish, 4. Billy Mohn, 5. Jackson Lewis, 6. Brent Kirchner, 7. Nick Clements, 8. Jerimy Wagner, 9. Mike Carlson, 10. Tom Luethe, 11. Steve Carlson, 12. Adam Oxborough, 13. Michael Haggar, 14. Jeff Partington, 15. Don Turner, 16. Jonathan Eckelberg, 17. Kenneth Donais, 18. Pete Carlson, 19. Dan Fredrickson, 20. Joseph Scholze, 21. Jimmy Summerfield
6-for-6 Dash (6 laps):  1. Dan Fredrickson, 2. Brent Kirchner, 3. Billy Mohn, 4. Nick Clements, 5. Mike Carlson, 6. Adam Oxborough
Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Tony Bagstad, 2. Jackson Lewis, 3. Michael Haggar, 4. Jeff Partington, 5. Steve Bachman, 6. Michael Beamish, 7. Jerimy Wagner
Heat #2 (8 laps):  1. Tom Luethe, 2. Steve Carlson, 3. Pete Carlson, 4. Don Turner, 5. Kenneth Donais, 6. Jonathan Eckelberg, 7. Joseph Scholze, 8. Jimmy Summerfield
Qualifying:  1. Dan Fredrickson 19.374 (New Track Record), 2. Brent Kirchner, 3. Mike Carlson, 4. Nick Clements, 5. Adam Oxborough, 6. Billy Mohn, 7. Jerimy Wagner, 8. Steve Bachman, 9. Michael Beamish, 10. Tony Bagstad, 11. Jackson Lewis, 12. Jeff Partington, 13. Michael Haggar, 14. Steve Carlson, 15. Joseph Scholze, 16. Tom Luethe, 17. Don Turner, 18. Pete Carlson, 19. Kenneth Donais, 20. Jonathan Eckelberg, 21. Jimmy Summerfield


LawnKeepers Sportsmen

Feature (15 laps):  1. Sam Niles, 2. Bob Fort, 3. Bill Schott, 4. Justin Berg, 5. Andy Barney, 6. Dan Osthoff, 7. Scott Mahlum
Dash (6 laps):  1. Bill Schott, 2. Sam Niles, 3. Justin Berg, 4. Andy Barney
Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Bob Fort, 2. Dan Osthoff, 3. Scott Mahlum
Qualifying:  1. Sam Niles, 2. Bill Schott, 3. Andy Barney, 4. Justin Berg, 5. Dexter Malin, 6. Dan Osthoff, 7. Scott Mahlum, 8. Bob Fort

ANT’s Complete Pest Control Hornets

Feature (15 laps):  1. Lester Stanfield, 2. Joey Johnson III, 3. Kristopher Berg, 4. Rob Stanfield, 5. John Clauson, 6. Matthew Heim, 7. Jayden Schock, 8. Chris Christen, 9. Keanna Barney, 10. Carter Horstman, 11. Shawn Breese, 12. Kyle Cottone, 13. Abigail Knaack, 14. Jeffrey Von Ruden, 15. Nick Hadler, 16. Damian Swenson, 17. Justin Iverson, 18. Matt Carpenter, 19. Marshall Rinartz, 20. Ben Thurk, 21. Rob Schleifer, 22. Christopher Lofquist 
Dash (6 laps):  1. Joey Johnson III, 2. Jayden Schock, 3. Kristopher Berg, 4. Lester Stanfield, 5. Ben Thurk, 6. Rob Schleifer
Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. John Clauson, 2. Matthew Heim, 3. Rob Stanfield, 4. Jeffrey Von Ruden, 5. Keanna Barney, 6. Nick Hadler, 7. Carter Horstman, 8. Christopher Lofquist, 9. Damian Swenson
Heat #2 (8 laps):  1. Matt Carpenter, 2. Chris Christen, 3. Shawn Breese, 4. Kyle Cottone, 5. Justin Iverson, 6. Abigail Knaack, 7. Marshall Rinartz, 8. Jacob Iverson
Qualifying:  1. Rob Schleifer, 2. Lester Stanfield, 3. Ben Thurk, 4. Kristopher Berg, 5. Joey Johnson III, 6. Jayden Schock, 7. Matt Carpenter, 8. Rob Stanfield, 9. Keanna Barney, 10. Carter Horstman, 11. Matthew Heim, 12. Nick Hadler, 13. John Clauson, 14. Christopher Lofquist, 15. Jeffrey Von Ruden

Auto Value Hobby Stocks

Feature (15 laps):  1. Adam Moore, 2. Chris Weber, 3. Mike Krueger, Jr., 4. Alex Rud, 5. Charles Vian, Jr., 6. Jason Bolster, 7. Joey Johnson, 8. Tyler Stuber, 9. Jestin DeLap, Sr., 10. Bryon Olsen
Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Alex Rud, 2. Joey Johnson, 3. Tyler Stuber, 4. Jestin DeLap, Sr., 5. Bryon Olsen
Heat #2 (8 laps):  1. Adam Moore, 2. Chris Weber, 3. Mike Kreuger, Jr., 4. Jason Bolster, 5. Charles Vian, Jr.
Qualifying:  1. Mike Krueger, Jr. 15.210 (New Track Record), 2. Charles Vian, Jr., 3. Adam Moore, 4. Chris Weber, 5. Jason Bolster, 6. Tyler Stuber, 7. Alex Rud, 8. Jestin DeLap, Sr., 9. Bryon Olsen, 10. Joey Johnson

Auto Value Street Stocks

Feature (15 laps):  1. Alex Liebsch, 2. Tim Murphy, Sr., 3. Matt Moore, 4. Keith Larson, 5. Al Bartels, 6. Bernie Lucey, 7. John Huebner, 8. Peter Thompson, 9. Ryan Stanfield, 10. Brian Larson, 11. Steven Brasda, 12. Jonathan Burbach, 13. Matthew Bornheimer, 14. Kreg Miller, 15. Blake Von Ruden, 16. Zachary Morgan, 17. Nathan Myhre, 18. Chris Larson, 19. Matthew Cleveland (DQ)
Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Al Bartels, 2. Matt Moore, 3. John Huebner, 4. Chris Larson, 5. Ryan Stanfield, 6. Steven Brasda
Heat #2 (8 laps):  1. Alex Liebsch, 2. Keith Larson, 3. Tim Murphy. Sr., 4. Kreg Miller, 5. Brian Larson, 6. Jonathan Burbach
Heat #3 (8 laps):  1. Matthew Cleveland, 2. Zachary Morgan, 3. Matthew Bornheimer, 4. Bernie Lucey, 5. Blake Von Ruden, 6. Peter Thompson, 7. Nathan Myhre
Qualifying:  1. John Huebner, 2. Chris Larson, 3. Matt Moore, 4. Al Bartels, 5. Ryan Stanfield, 6. Steven Brasda, 7. Keith Larson, 8. Tim Murphy, Sr., 9. Brian Larson, 10. Alex Liebsch, 11. Kreg MIller, 12. Jonathan Burbach, 13. Bernie Lucey, 14. Matthew Bornheimer, 15. Matthew Cleveland, 16. Nathan Myrhe, 17. Zachary Morgan, 18. Blake Von Ruden 


Mini Double-O Race:  1. Rob Stanfield, 2. Jeffrey Von Ruden, 3. John Huebner, 4. Matthew Bornheimer, 5. Chris Larson, 6. Brian Larson, 7. Keith Larson, 8. Jonathan Burbach

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