By:  Paul Reichert

June 8, 2024


When you witness a battle between the best drivers at your local track or in a series, you know you are going to get your money’s worth and the action will bring you back again the next week.  At the LaCrosse Speedway we have seen many great battles between the top runners in the NASCAR Late Models.  This year we are witnessing the latest chapter of the battle of the top notch competitors.  That battle is between reigning track champion Skylar Holzhausen and ten-time champion Jacob Goede, who made the decision to finally run weekly at LaCrosse.  Goede would win the first showdown of 2024 as he drove away from Holzhausen on a late race restart to become the first multi-time feature winner.

Nick Beaver (Farmington, MN) charged to the front at the start of the Coulee Tire 25 lap NASCAR Late Model feature.  It did not take long for Billy Mohn (Elko New Market, MN) to get to the front and power past Beaver to settle into the lead position on lap three.  Soon Mohn would have to contend with defending champion Skylar Holzhausen (Bangor, WI), who shot around the outside of Mohn to move into the number one position on lap six.  Mohn’s race came to an end on lap nine when his engine said goodnight in turn three.   On the restart Jacob Goede (Carver, MN) was moving forward to set up a long awaited battle between Goede and Holzhausen.  They ran side-by-side for a few laps around the halfway point before Goede powered under Holzhausen on lap 14 to become the new leader.  Gb Scharpf (West Salem, WI) lost it in turn one and tagged the outside wall with nine laps to go.  Goede and Holzhausen lined up together on the restart, but Goede quickly pulled away over the final nine laps to become the first repeat winner of the season.  After the race Goede said “Taking on competition like this (Holzhausen and Adam Bendzick) is the reason why I decided to run full-time this year at LaCrosse.”

The NASCAR Sportsmen feature got off to a rough start with four cars collected in a first lap melee in turn one.  Bob Fort (Fountain City, WI) was one of those drivers, but he did not suffer very much damage and got back in action.  Bill Schott (LaCrosse, WI) led the first five laps before Tom Carlson (West Salem, WI) took over the race lead on lap six.  After starting in the rear due to that incident, Fort powered by Carlson with five laps to go.  Fort would survive a little higher breakout time and remain perfect on the year with his fourth win in four races.

Jimmy Bjorkman took the lead of the NASCAR Hornet feature on a lap five restart.  Despite his mirrors being full of Thomas Farra and Ben Thurk over the last six laps, Bjorkman wound up making his first time to Altra Federal Credit Union Victory Lane.

Alex Rud looked like he was on his way to a big win in the Street Stock feature after leading much of the way.  Al Bartels powered past Rud with two laps to go and fought back the challenges of former Street Stock champion Matt Moore to hit the finish line first.

Xander Weeks suffered a flat tire on a mid-race restart in the High School Racing Association feature, which allowed 2023 rookie champion Caleb Arneson to take command of the race.  Arneson drove away from the field down the stretch to capture his first ever HSRA feature win. 

The Tag Team Race was this week’s Novelty event.  One driver ran a lap before tagging their partner’s rear bumper to send them on their lap.  Alex Rud and Rob Stanfield had the best teamwork on this night to capture the checkered flag.

We take a break from the traditional Saturday night racing next Saturday, June 15 to enjoy some good clean hard hitting action.  The annual Smash-O-Rama takes place with a lot of mayhem, smashing and crashing to entertain the race fans.  The legendary monster truck Bigfoot makes its first ever appearance at LaCrosse plus you will also witness the jet car Magdatude burning down a vehicle, all sorts of crazy and chaotic competitions, the famous Boat Race of Destruction and enjoy the most awesome fireworks display in the Coulee Region at the end of the night.  There will also be racing on the ‘action track’ quarter-mile with the Six Shooters and the Mini-Vans.  Gates open at 5:30, qualifying for the Six Shooters and Mini-Vans fires up at 5:45 and the good clean hard hitting Smash-O-Rama fun begins at 7.

For more information about the LaCrosse Speedway or the 2024 schedule of events, call the track office at 608-461-1920 or visit our website 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. Jacob Goede, 2. Skylar Holzhausen, 3. Adam Bendzick, 4. Steve Bachman, 5. Adam Degenhardt, 6. Tom Luethe, 7. Bryan Wrolstad, 8. Nick Beaver, 9. Steve Carlson, 10. Jeff Partington, 11. Andy Barney, 12. Michael Haggar, 13. Ryan Brown, 14. Don Turner, 15. Ryan Kamish, 16. Mike Carlson, 17. Gib Scharpf, 18. Joe Nuttleman, 19. Cam Dezelske, 20. Billy Mohn

6-for-6 Dash (6 laps):  1. Adam Degenhardt, 2. Adam Bendzick, 3. Skylar Holzhausen, 4. Jacob Goede, 5. Steve Bachman, 6. Tom Luethe 

Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Steve Carlson, 2. Nick Beaver, 3. Bryan Wrolstad, 4. Billy Mohn, 5. Mike Carlson, 6. Michael Haggar, 7. Ryan Kamish

Heat #2 (8 laps):  1. Jeff Partington, 2. Ryan Brown, 3. Andy Barney, 4. Don Turner, 5. Gib Scharpf, 6. Cam Dezelske, 7. Joe Nuttleman

NASCAR Sportsmen

Feature (15 laps):  1. Bob Fort, 2. Charles Vian, Jr. 3. Bill Schott, 4. Tom Carlson, 5. Travis Gordon, 6. Justin Berg, 7. Tina Lodermeier, 8. Andy Muller, 9. Jason Bolster, 10. Zach Oliver, 11. Ashton Kinsey

6-for-6 Dash (6 laps):  1. BIll Schott, 2. Bob Fort, 3. Justin Berg, 4. Tina Lodermeier, 5. Travis Gordon

Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Zach Oliver, 2. Tom Carlson, 3. Jason Bolster, 4. Ashton Kinsey, 5. Charles Vian, Jr., 6. Andy Muller

Skyline Fireworks NASCAR Hornets

Feature (15 laps):  1. Jimmy Bjorkman, 2. Thomas Farra, 3. Ben Thurk, 4. Jacob Iverson, 5. Jacob Lodermeier, 6. Carter Horstman, 7. Nick Hadler, 8. Jace Lafleur, 9. Christopher Lofquist, 10. Mitchell Rinartz, 11. Terry Lafleur, 12. Scott Mahlum, 13. Abigail Knaack, 14. Al Bartels, 15. Shaw Strangstalien, 16. Brandon Thorson, 17. Shane Kohlmeier, 18. Paityn Barney, 19. Bentley Knaack, 20. Jake Schomers, 21. James Tobias, 22. Doyle Cavender, Jr., 23. Dakota Clauson

6-for-6 Dash (6 laps):  1. Thomas Farra, 2. Shane Kohlmeier, 3. Ben Thurk, 4. Jacob Iverson, 5. Jimmy Bjorkman, 6. Abigail Knaack

Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Jacob Lodermeier, 2. Carter Horstman, 3. Jace Lafleur, 4. Mitchell Rinartz, 5. Jake Schomer, 6. Dakota Clauson, 7. Nick Hadler, 8. Christopher Lofquist, 9. Austin Albrecht (DQ) 

Heat #2 (8 laps):  1. Al Bartels, 2. Shaw Strangstalien, 3. Doyle Cavender, Jr., 4. Bentley Knaack, 5. Terry Lafleur, 6. Brandon Thorson, 7. Scott Mahlum, 8. Paityn Barney, 9. James Tobias, 10. Jaydin Schock

Auto Value Street Stocks 

Feature (15 laps):  1. Al Bartels, 2. Matt Moore, 3. Chris Larson, 4. Alex Rud, 5. John Huebner, 6. Rob Stanfield, 7. Steven Brasda, 8. Kyle Cottone, 9. Ryan Stanfield, 10. Matthew Bornheimer, 11. Kreg Miller, 12. Wendy LIebsch, 13. Keith Larson

Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Steven Brasda, 2. Chris Larson, 3. Keith Larson, 4. Al Bartels, 4. John Huebner, 6. Rob Stanfield 

Heat #2 (8 laps):  1.  Matt Moore, 2. Alex Rud, 3. Kyle Cottone, 4. Ryan Stanfield, 5. Matthew Bornheimer, 6. Wendy Liebsch, 7. Kreg Miller

High School Racing Association

Feature (15 laps):  1. Caleb Arneson, 2. Kennedy Krueger, 3. Curtis Hellickson, 4. Ghage Moore, 5. Bella Bolduan, 6. Peyton Payne, 7. Taylor Aasen, 8. Landon Skrede, 9. Adrian Day, 10. Xander Weeks, 11. Landin Frye, 12. Charlie Thompson

Heat #1 (8 laps):  1. Charlie Thompson, 2. Curtis Hellickson, 3. Ghage Moore, 4. Landin Frye, 5. Xander Weeks, 6. Kennedy Krueger

Heat #2 (8 laps):  1. Caleb Arneson, 2. Taylor Aasen, 3. Peyton Payne, 4. Bella Bolduan, 5. Adrian Day, 6. Trenton Frye, 7. Landon Skrede


Tag Team Race (6 laps):  1. Alex Rud-Rob Stanfield, 2. Steven Brasda-Al Bartels, 3. Kyle Cottone-John Huebner

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