Late Model Twin 20-Lap Features Full Of Excitement At La Crosse
by Ashley Iwanski
La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway
Saturday, July 28 ///NASCAR Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox
Saturday, August 4 ///NASCAR Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Trailer Race
Friday, August 10 Friday Night Street Drags
Saturday, August 11 ///NASCAR Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Super Cup Cars
(West Salem, WI - July 21, 2012) - Cole Howland and Adam Degenhardt were the ones to beat Saturday night at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models division's two 20-lap features.
Howland took a trip to Victory Lane after the first feature. He was running second at the halfway point with J. Herbst in the lead.
Howland went to the low side of Herbst and after a few tries, and a push from Todd Korish, Howland got around the leader with eight laps to go.
Howland then had to hold off a hard-charging Korish to capture the win.
It wasn't any easy win, or an easy start for Howland.
He started on the pole, but didn't stay there long. Herbst jumped out into the lead as a caution came out on the first lap when Degenhardt spun in Turn 4.
Herbst then restarted the race in the lead, but had to fight for that position as another caution flag flew.
Scott Rand and Craig Kohlmeier, who were running in the mid-pack, both got loose in Turn 1 on the restart. The duo went flying to the outside wall and Rand's car was sent up over Kohlmeier's.
Both car sustained severe damage, but the two drivers were unharmed.
Herbst and Howland restarted side by side, but Herbst pulled out into the lead and held on for as long as he could.
But both Howland and Korish were just too fast.
Herbst finished second, Korish third, Brad Powell fourth and Brent Kirchner fifth.
Degenhardt had a rough first feature, posting a 10th place finish after spinning, but redeemed himself in the second by taking the lead early and winning Feature No. 2.
The excitement of the first race carried over into the second.
Degenhardt started on the pole but his eyes were on the mirror.
Shawn Pfaff, who finished eighth in Feature No. 1, was racing through the field swerving high, then low to try and catch Degenhardt.
Pfaff made it to the second spot, but could close the gap on Degenhardt.
Pfaff finished second, Matthew Henderson third, Herbst fourth and Korish fifth.
Korish maintained the points lead, with 568 points, after posting second and fifth place finishes. Pfaff is second (551) and Kirchner third (545).
Greg Scheck held on like a dirt track driver to win the North Country Contractors Sportsmen feature.
Scheck was battling side by side with Matt Inglett for seven laps before he was able to get a run on the leader. With only one lap to go Scheck, who was on the outside of Inglett, made his move and dove into the lead.
But when he did, the nose of Inglett's car got caught on the back bumper of Scheck's car.
Scheck was sideways through Turn 1, looking like he was going to break and slide up the track into the wall.
But he didn't. He held on through the corner and straightened his car back out to capture the checkered flag.
Inglett finished second, Jake Arneson third, Randy Humfeld fourth and Jack Litsheim fifth.
Rick Schermerhorn was the fast time qualifier of the night. But on his cool down lap the entire rear axel came off of his car and he went flying into the Turn 3 wall, ending his night early.
Nathan White took the feature win in the United Auto Supply Thunderstox division. Wayne Smith took the checkered flag first, but was later disqualified for his ride height being too low.
White was able to advance from a mid-pack starting position to take the second spots with only two laps remaining to finish behind Smith.
Chris Weber was credited with a second place finish and Dustin Bagstad third.
Jerry Aylsworth dominated in the Volden Construction Outlawz division. Aylsworth was the fast-time qualifier, then went on to win both the feature and heat races.
On July 28 the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models, North Country Contractors Sportsmen, and United Auto Supply Thunderstox divisions return with a Double Spin to Win Thunderstox novelty event. And you won't want to miss the action on August 4. Along with our regular weekly racing divisions is the first Trailer Race of Destruction of the season. Watch the craziness of cars and trucks pulling around boats, campers and utility trailers for a race to see which is the last trailer to stand! For more information please call the Speedway office at (608) 786-1525 or visit www.lacrossespeedway.com.
LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway is a proud NASCAR Hometrack, part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series - www.hometracks.nascar.com.
LA CROSSEFAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY
Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models
Budweiser 20 Feature 1 (24 Cars) - 1, Cole Howland, La Crosse; 2, Todd Korish, Holmen; 3, J. Herbst, La Crosse; 4, Brad Powell, La Crosse; 5, Brent Kirchner, La Crosse; 6, Matthew Henderson, La Crosse; 7, Harley Jankowski, Sparta; 8, Shawn Pfaff, Sparta; 9, Bill Niles, Holmen; 10, Adam Degenhardt, Coon Valley; 11, Nick Clements, West Salem; 12, Jes Tenner, Melrose; 13, Tim Nelson, La Crescent, Minn.; 14, Mike Carlson, West Salem; 15, John Olson, Sparta; 16, Mark Lamoreaux, Bloomington, Minn.; 17, Adam Moore, Sparta; 18, Jimmy Summerfield, Rockland; 19, Steve Owen, Camp Douglas; 20, Craig Kohlmeier, West Salem; 21, Scott Rand, Arlington, Texas; 22, Jerimy Wagner, Onalaska; 23, Branden Berg, Melrose; 24, Steve Bachman, West Salem.
Budweiser 20 Feature 2 (24 Cars) - 1, Adam Degenhardt, Coon Valley; 2, Shawn Pfaff, Sparta; 3, Matthew Henderson, La Crosse; 4, J. Herbst, La Crosse; 5, Todd Korish, Holmen; 6, Nick Clements, West Salem; 7, Brent Kirchner, La Crosse; 8, Brad Powell, La Crosse; 9, Bill Niles, Holmen; 10, Tim Nelson, La Crescent, Minn.; 11, Mike Carlson, West Salem; 12, John Olson, Sparta; 13, Jes Tenner, Melrose; 14, Jerimy Wagner, Onalaska; 15, Cole Howland, La Crosse; 16, Harley Jankowski, Sparta; 17, Adam Moore, Sparta; 18, Jimmy Summerfield, Rockland; 19, Mark Lamoreaux, Bloomington, Minn.; 20, Branden Berg, Melrose; 21, Steve Owen, Camp Douglas; 22, Steve Bachman, West Salem; 23, Scott Rand, Arlington, Texas; 24, Craig Kohlmeier, West Salem.
Qualifying - 1, Shawn Pfaff, 19.757 seconds, 99.382 MPH; 2, Brad Powell, 19.895 secs, 98.693 MPH; 3, Todd Korish, 19.914 secs, 98.599 MPH; 4, Nick Clements, 19.949 secs, 98.426 MPH; 5, Adam Degenhardt, 20.012 secs, 98.116 MPH; 6, Brent Kirchner; 7, Bill Niles; 8, Mike Carlson; 9, J. Herbst; 10, Cole Howland; 11, Matthew Henderson; 12, Harley Jankowski; 13, Jerimy Wagner; 14, Tim Nelson; 15, John Olson; 16, Mark Lamoreaux; 17, Scott Rand; 18, Brando\en Berg; 19, Jes Tenner; 20, Craig Kohlmeier; 21, Steve Bachman; 22, Steve Owen; 23, Adam Moore; 24, Jimmy Summerfield.
Heat 1 -1, Tim Nelson; 2, John Olson; 3, Jerimy Wagner; 4, Harley Jankowski; 5, Matthew Henderson.
Heat 2 - 1, Jes Tenner; 2, Steve Owen; 3, Mark Lamoreaux; 4, Branden Berg; 5, Scott Rand.
Fast Dash - 1, Brent Kirchner; 2, Brad Powell; 3, Shawn Pfaff; 4, Todd Korish; 5, Adam Degenhardt.
North CountryContractors Sportsmen
Budweiser 15 Feature (20 Cars) - 1, Greg Scheck, La Crosse; 2, Matt Inglett, West Salem; 3, Jake Arneson, Taylor; 4, Randy Humfeld; 5, Jack Litsheim, La Crosse; 6, Bill Martin, Madison; 7, Chad Rosendahl, Houston, Minn.; 8, Aaron Hass, La Crosse; 9, Brian Hesselberg, West Salem; 10, Rob Mason, Preston, Minn.; 11, Jerrod Loging, West Salem; 12, Jamie Dummer, Tomah; 13, Steve Bachman, West Salem; 14, Justin Mullikin, Holmen; 15, Brandon Grady, Rochester, Minn.; 16, Justin Berg, Bangor; 17, Jonathan Eckelberg, West Salem; 18, Joe Rinartz, La Crosse; 19, Mark Challet, La Crosse; 20, Rick Schermerhorn, Westby.
Qualifying - 1, Rick Schermerhorn, 22.006 seconds, 89.226 MPH; 2, Jake Arneson, 22.032 secs, 89.120 MPH; 3, Greg Scheck, 22.148 secs, 88.654 MPH; 4, Randy Humfeld, 22.181 secs, 88.522 MPH; 5, Aaron Hass, 22.296 secs, 88.065 MPH; 6, Bill Martin; 7, Matt Inglett; 8, Steve Bachman; 9, Rob Mason; 10, Chad Rosendahl; 11, Jack Litsheim; 12, Brian Hesselberg; 13, Jamie Dummer; 14, Jerrod Loging; 15, Justin Berg; 16, Justin Mullikin; 17, Joe Rinartz; 18, Brandon Grady; 19, Jonathan Eckelberg; 20, Mark Challet.
Heat 1 - 1, Joe Rinartz; 2, Brandon Grady; 3, Mark Challet; 4, Jonathan Eckelberg; 5, Justin Berg.
Heat 2 - 1, Brian Hesselberg; 2, Jamie Dummer; 3, Jack Litsheim; 4, Matt Inglett; 5, Rob Mason.
Dash - 1, Jake Arneson; 2, Randy Humfeld; 3, Greg Scheck; 4, Aaron Hass; 5, Bill Martin.
United Auto Supply Thunderstox
Budweiser 15 Feature (16 cars) - 1, Nathan White, Rockland; 2, Chris Weber, Cashton; 3, Dustin Bagstad, La Crosse; 4, Tom Luethe, West Salem; 5, Adam Moore, Sparta; 6, Bert Young, Sparta; 7, Dakota Miller, Sparta; 8, Dan Rozek, Sparta; 9, Jordan Myers, Sparta; 10, Jason Bolster, Sparta; 11, David Cavin, Sparta; 12, Jacinda Pfaff, Sparta; 13, Joey Johnson, North Bend; 14, Mike Peters, Whitehall; 15, Mark Challet, La Crosse.
Dash - 1, Dustin Bagstad; 2, Adam Moore; 3, Dakota Miller; 4, Tom Luethe; 5, Wayne Smith.
Heat 1 - 1, Tom Luethe; 2, Jacinda Pfaff; 3, Dustin Bagstad; 4, Jordan Myers; 5, Jason Bolster.
Heat 2 - 1, Adam Moore; 2, Wayne Smith; 3, Dakota Miller; 4, Dan Rozek; 5, Chris Weber.
Volden Construction Outlawz
Budweiser 15 Feature (9 cars) - 1, Jerry Aylsworth, La Crosse; 2, Tim Steinhoff, Cashton; 3, Jason Bolster, Sparta; 4, Roger Egen; 5, Mark Challet, La Crosse; 6, Joey Johnson, North Bend; 7, Steven Rusch, Sparta; 8, Adam Moore, Sparta; 9, Jacinda Pfaff, Sparta.
Qualifying - 1, Jerry Aylsworth, 14.394 secs, 62.526 MPH; 2, Tim Steinhoff, 15.195 secs, 59.230 MPH; 3, Jason Bolster, 16.037 secs, 56.120 MPH; 4, Mark Challet, 16.591 secs, 54.246 MPH; 5, Jacinda Pfaff, 16.704 secs, 53.879 MPH; 6, Roger Egen; 7, Joey Johnson; 8, Steven Rusch, 9, Adam Moore.
Heat - 1, Jerry Aylsworth; 2, Roger Egen; 3, Jason Bolster; 4, Tim Steinhoff; 5, Adam Moore.
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