Nick Clements (West Salem, WI) shot past veteran Tom Carlson (West Salem, WI) to lead the early laps of the 20 lap Bobcat of the Coulee Region NASCAR Late Model feature #2. Steve Bachman (Rockland, WI) powered his way under Carlson to take over second on lap three. Three laps later Brent Kirchner (LaCrosse, WI) worked his way around Carlson to settle into third position. Jacob Goede moved to the outside groove and powered his way past Carlson to take over fourth on lap eight. At the mid-race point of the feature there was an equal gap separating each of the front four competitors. Skylar Holzhausen caught Carlson with eight laps to go and they put on a very exciting battle over who would end up in the top five. With three laps remaining there was some contact between those two drivers that allowed Carlson to remain in the top five. Back up front Bachman tried to eat away at Clements’ lead, but it would be too little too late as Clements put in another masterful ‘start to finish’ effort for the second time in three weeks. After the race Clements said “I gotta thank Toby (Nuttleman) for helping me try some new things that brought my car to life in the second feature.”
The NASCAR Sportsmen feature saw Bob Fort (Fountain City, WI) powered by the classic Chevrolet race car of Jamie Dummer (Tomah, WI) for the race lead on lap four. Justin Berg (Bangor, WI) was quickly filling up Fort’s mirrors over the final four laps of the race seeking his second victory in 2023. It was not to be this evening as Fort fought back Berg’s advances to make his first trip to victory lane.
Brandon Olson motored around the outside of Brandon McCarthy to settle into first place on lap six of the NASCAR Hornet feature. Joey Johnson tried to rally for the win late in the race, but Olson was positive he would drive away from Johnson to score his second feature win in the last three weeks.
The final Hobby Stock feature of the year saw Jason Bolster power around Grant Witcraft for the lead just before halfway. Witcraft was within shouting distance of Bolster but could make a move to steal the lead back. Bolster would go on to capture another checkered flag and wrap up his fifth division championship.
Tory Lockington would have his hands full holding back Rob Stanfield late in the going in the Six Shooter feature. Lockington valiantly defended the inside line to fight off Stanfield for his first career feature win. He may have been the runner-up in the race, but Stanfield came away with another quarter-mile championship to add to his very successful racing resume.
Late drama highlighed the final High School Racing Association feature of the year. Contact between race long leader Trenton Frye and Ryatt Dobbratz with two laps to go allowed Mitchell Berg to power by both of them to make a long overdue return to Altra Federal Credit Union Victory Lane. With a strong fourth place effort and the retirement of Kennedy Krueger late in the race, Braydon Lockington rallied to capture his second LaCrosse HSRA title in three years.
The Six Shooters participated in this week’s Novelty event, the Joker Lap Race. In this event the drivers had to go around the outside of the tire placed in turn two twice during the race. Lester Stanfield made quick work of the Joker Lap twice during his run to pull away from the field for the victory.