By: Paul Reichert
July 2, 2022
The 4th of July holiday weekend is a fun time for everybody with parties, family and lots of fireworks lighting up the night sky. The biggest fireworks show in western Wisconsin put a big exclamation point on a very competitive holiday weekend of racing at the LaCrosse Speedway. There was plenty of fireworks on the track with exciting close quarters racing that left the fans going “OOOHHH” and “AAAHHH”. After Dan Fredrickson came close to breaking his own track record in qualifying, he only needed 12 laps to get to the front of the feature and left the competition in his way to score his first win of the season.
Jackson Lewis (Elko New Market, MN) took the lead at the start of the Kwik Trip 25 lap NASCAR Late Model feature, but Jerimy Wagner (Onalaska, WI) quickly caught Lewis and powered around him for the top spot on lap three. A lap later Steve Carlson (West Salem, WI) drove around the outside of Lewis to move into the runner-up spot. While Carlson tried to make a dent into Wagner’s advantage, Dan Fredrickson (Lakeville, MN) was making a hard push through the field. Contact with Lewis on lap six did not stop Fredrickson from settling into third. Fredrickson dove to the inside of Carlson to capture second place on lap nine. Three laps later Fredrickson used the inside groove to shoot past Wagner and take command of the race just before halfway. As Fredrickson began to open up his lead, Carlson tried again to close the distance on Wagner. Carlson was not able to make any moves on Wagner as he began to pull away from the wily veteran. No one would have an answer for the four-time Oktoberfest 200 champion as he captured his second career LaCrosse Late Model win. After the race Fredrickson said “I just love to race here at La Crosse. It suits my racing style.”
Bob Fort (Fountain City, WI) had his hands full with Andy Barney (West Salem, WI) in the Sportsmen feature until a rash of yellow flags gave Barney a chance to regroup and go after the win. Fort pulled away from Barney in the final four lap shootout to score his third feature win of the 2022 season.
Keanna Barney used lap traffic to her advantage in the final two laps of the Hornet feature to fight off the relentless challenges of Lester Stanfield to notch her first career feature victory.
The last lap of the Six Shooter feature saw Matthew Cleveland dive to the low side on race leader Al Bartels entering the back straight. Cleveland hit the gas first coming out of turn four and captured the checkered flag win.
The American Super Cup Series was welcomed back to LaCrosse after a long absence with a lightning fast, newly paved quarter-mile. Brandon Vines powered his way around Kevin Langenecker midway through the feature and pulled away late in the going to win their first feature at LaCrosse since 2010.
The wacky Outhouse Race always has some great memories of competitors doing something crazy coming out of the Port-A-Potty, drivers misjudging their jump over the wall and taking a header or a racer or two forgetting to put their race car in park. The main goal is to get out of the car, quickly grab some toilet paper and hop back into the car and take off. Alex Liebsch was the quickest to perform his duties in the outhouse in a time of 21.430 seconds to be crowned ‘King of the Portable Throne’.
Action continues next Saturday, July 9 as the big track takes the week off. It is all about the ‘action track’ quarter mile during the annual Quarter-Mile Mania event with a $500 to win Demolition Derby wrapping up the night. There will be a ton of close quarters racing with the Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Six Shooters, Mini-Vans and the High School Racing Association in action. If you feel a bit racy, bring your car to the track for the Spectator Drags to decide who is the ‘king of the quarter-mile’. Gates open at 5:30, qualifying goes green at 5:45 and that close quarters racing kicks into high gear 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 lacrossespeedway.com. 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. Dan Fredrickson, 2. Jerimy Wagner, 3. Steve Carlson, 4. Michael Beamish, 5. Brent Kirchner, 6. Mike Carlson, 7. Steve Bachman, 8. Nick Clements, 9. Devin Schmidt, 10. Michael Haggar, 11. Jackson Lewis, 12. Cole Howland, 13. Don Turner, 14. Tom Luethe, 15. Tom Carlson, 16. Joseph Scholze, 17. Kenneth Donais, 18. Peter Carlson, 19. Jimmy Summerfield
6-for-6 Dash (6 laps): 1. Jerimy Wagner, 2. Dan Fredrickson, 3. Steve Bachman, 4. Mike Carlson, 5. Michael Beamish, 6. Nick Clements
Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. Jackson Lewis, 2. Devin Schmidt, 3. Brent Kirchner, 4. Tom Luethe, 5. Michael Haggar, 6. Steve Carlson, 7. Cole Howland
Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. Don Turner, 2. Joseph Scholze, 3. Tom Carlson, 4. Kenneth Donais, 5. Peter Carlson, 6. Jimmy Summerfield
Qualifying: 1. Dan Fredrickson, 2. Mike Carlson, 3. Michael Beamish, 4. Steve Bachman, 5. Nick Clements, 6. Jerimy Wagner, 7. Steve Carlson, 8. Michael Haggar, 9. Brent Kirchner, 10. Devin Schmidt, 11. Cole Howland, 12. Jackson Lewis, 13. Tom Luethe, 14. Tom Carlson, 15. Don Turner, 16. Peter Carlson, 17. Joseph Scholze, 18. Kenneth Donais, 19. Jimmy Summerfield
Feature (15 laps): 1. Bob Fort, 2. Andy Barney, 3. Bill Schott, 4. Dave Swanson, 5. Mark Challet, 6. Justin Berg, 7. Jesse Green, 8. Dan Osthoff, 9. Scott Mahlum, 10. Charles Vian, Jr., 11. Randy Humfeld, 12. Dexter Malin, 13. Sam Niles, 14. Travis Gordon
Dash (6 laps): 1. Bill Schott, 2. Randy Humfeld, 3. Sam Niles, 4. Justin Berg, 5. Andy Barney, 6. Jesse Green
Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. Bob Fort, 2. Mark Challet, 3. Dan Osthoff, 4. Dave Swanson, 5. Dexter Malin, 6. Scott Mahlum, 7. Charles Vian, Jr., 8. Travis Gordon
Qualifying: 1. Randy Humfeld, 2. Jesse Green, 3. Andy Barney, 4. Bill Schott, 5. Justin Berg, 6. Sam Niles, 7. Dan Osthoff, 8. Dexter Malin, 9. Travis Gordon, 10. Scott Mahlum, 11. Charles Vian, Jr., 12. Dave Swanson (DQ), 13. Mark Challet (DQ), 14. Bob Fort (DQ)
ANT’s Complete Pest Control Hornets
Feature (15 laps): 1. Keanna Barney, 2. Kristopher Berg, 3. Lester Stanfield, 4. Joey Johnson III, 5. Carter Horstman, 6. MIke Carlson, 7. Jacob Iverson, 8. Kyle Cottone, 9. John Clauson, 10. Kendon Thurk, 11. Nick Hadler, 12. Jeffrey Von Ruden, 13. Keith Kirchner, 14. Shawn Breese, 15. Abigail Knaack, 16. Rob Stanfield, 17. Chris Christen, 18. Christopher Lofquist, 19. Jaydin Schock
Dash (6 laps): 1. Lester Stanfield, 2. Carter Horstman, 3. Kristopher Berg, 4. Mike Carlson, 5. Joey Johnson III, 6. Jaydin Schock
Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. Rob Stanfield, 2. Nick Hadler, 3. Jacob Iverson, 4. Kendon Thurk, 5. Shawn Breese, 6. Christopher Lofquist
Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. John Clauson, 2. Jeffrey Von Ruden, 3. Keanna Barney, 4. Kyle Cottone, 5. Keith Kirchner, 6. Abigail Knaack, 7. Chris Christen
Qualifying: 1. Mike Carlson, 2. Kristopher Berg, 3. Jaydin Schock, 4. Lester Stanfield, 5. Joey Johnson III, 6. Carter Horstman, 7. Rob Stanfield, 8. Nick Hadley, 9. Rob Schleifer, 10. Christopher Lofquist, 11. Shawn Breese, 12. Kendon Thurk, 13. Jacob Iverson, 14. Keith Kirchner, 15. Keanna Barney, 16. Kyle Cottone, 17. Chris Christen, 18. Jeffrey Von Ruden, 19. John Clauson, 20. Abigail Knaack
Coulee Tire Six Shooters
Feature (15 laps): 1. Matthew Cleveland, 2. Al Bartels, 3. Adam Kerley, 4. John Huebner, 5. Clayton Haessig, 6. Ryan Stanfield, 7. Landon Lockington, 8. Landin Frye, 9. Matthew Miller, 10. Katie Wolfe, 11. Jake Schomers, 12. Alex Liebsch
Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. Clayton Haessig, 2. Matthew Cleveland, 3. Al Bartels, 4. Adam Kerley, 5. Jake Schomers, 6. Alex LIebsch
Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. Landon Lockington, 2. Ryan Stanfield, 3. John Huebner, 4. Landin Frye, 5. Katie Wolfe, 6. Matthew Miller
Qualifying: 1. Alex Liebsch, 2. Jake Schomers, 3. Matthew Cleveland, 4. Al Bartels, 5. Adam Kerley, 6. Clayton Haessig, 7. Landon Lockington, 8. Matthew Miller, 9. Katie Wolfe, 10. Ryan Stanfield NO TIME, 11. John Huebner NO TIME, 12. Landin Frye NO TIME
American Super Cup Series
Feature (15 laps): 1. Brandon Vines, 2. Kevin Langenecker, 3. Michael Rose, 4. Carter Appleton, 5. Matt Rose, 6. Mick Ellis, 7. Sean Eurick, 8. Brandon Wynd, 9. John Otradovec, 10. Ron Baaske, 11. Nathan Feary
Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. Brandon Vines, 2. Sean Eurick, 3. Matt Rose, 4. Ron Baaske, 5. Michael Rose, 6. Kevin Langenecker
Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. Nathan Feary, 2. Mick Ellis, 3. Brandon Wynd, 4. Carter Appleton, 5. John Otradovec
Qualifying: 1. Sean Eurick, 2. Michael Rose, 3. Brandon Vines, 4. Matt Rose, 5. Ron Baaske, 6. Mick Ellis, 7. Caden Baaske
Outhouse Race: 1. Alex Liebsch, 2. Rob Stanfield, 3. Matthew Cleveland, 4. John Huebner, 5. Ryan Stanfield, 6. Jacob Iverson, 7. Jeffrey Von Ruden, 8. Matthew Miller, 9. Jake Schomers, 10. Al Bartels, 11. Chris Christen, 12. Adam Kerley, 13. Katie Wolfe