Fredrickson To Race ARCA This Weekend DAYTONA BEACH, FL (May 2, 2007) -- Dan Fredrickson from Lakeville, Minnesota was the fastest qualifier out of the 51 cars that tried to make the first race in the American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest...
Fredrickson To Race ARCA This Weekend
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (May 2, 2007) -- Dan Fredrickson from Lakeville, Minnesota was the fastest qualifier out of the 51 cars that tried to make the first race in the American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment Elko 125 and now he's trying his hand in the ARCA RE/MAX Challenge Series.
Fredrickson won the "Blow your competition away" award sponsored by Echo and took home a power blower for his achievement. He may have well been in contention for the win, but became disabled 60 laps into the event.
Dan will pilot the #32 Country Joe Racing Dodge at Indiana's Winchester Speedway in the Winchester 200 Sunday. This will be Fredrickson's first ARCA start and his first time at the Speedway. "I'm feeling pretty good about it. I have a good team behind me. I ran good at Salem in the ASA National Tour and I heard Winchester is similar on one end so that should help me adapt," Dan explained. "This is a one-time deal right now. Joey Miller is racing in the Hooters Pro Cup this week so his ride was available. I'm working hard on sponsorship right now to do races at The Milwaukee Mile and Iowa Speedway, and it's not too late to sign on for this weekend, just give me a call."
Who is Dan Fredrickson?
2007 marks Dan's tenth year racing. He considers the 3/8-mile high-banked paved oval in Elko, Minnesota his home track, although participating in traveling series had kept him away from home since 2003 until the ASA Midwest Tour Elko 125 April 28.
"Dan is always a contender, no matter what series or track he is running at. He has a lot of experience on many different tracks and adds great flair to the Tour. Dan represents the ASA Midwest Tour very well as a Touring Star. Best wishes to Dan and Country Joe Racing this weekend at Winchester," commented ASAMT Assistant Race Director, Eric Peterson.
For a racer under the age of thirty, Dan is quite the veteran with an impressive resume. In 2000, he entered the final seven races at the Elko Speedway and won the last five of them. In 2001, he started traveling and won Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Series Midwest division with four Bud Pole awards, ten top-five, and four top-three finishes. In 2002, he moved on to the American Speed Association National Tour and recorded twelve top-five, and three podium finishes and also set the track record at the Wisconsin International Raceway. In 2003, Dan returned to Elko Speedway to top the competition, earning the Late Model Championship with 12 pole awards and six wins, including the Featherlite Ultimate Challenge.
Fredrickson entered three Midwest AllStar Racing Series events in 2004 and won every one of them, including the event at the legendary Milwaukee Mile. He won twelve Super Late Model events overall during the season including four ASA Minnesota Late Model Challenge Series races, good for the Series championship and was voted Minnesota Driver of the Year.
In 2006 Dan had a breakout year, winning three of the final six NASCAR AutoZone Elite Series Midwest races, setting the track record at the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, finishing third in the Toyota All Star Showdown, winning Powerade Racer of the Year, and finishing runner-up to the Championship by a margin of two points.
Dan is a racecar driver and a racecar mechanic, maintaining both his and Jake Ryan's rides. He also recently bought a vinyl graphics business and has a fabrication shop for racecars.
"I don't get a lot of free time but Jake and I try to fly R/C airplanes as a hobby. I am not sure if we could say flying is the hobby as much as fixing them. Of course any time away from the bump and grind world of racing I spend all the time I can with my family. I have three awesome kids and a wonderful wife who are always up for the last minute trip or a drive to a water park. My son Jeffrey is 8, my daughter Lauren is 5 and my youngest son Nick is 2. My wife of 8 years is Stephanie and our Boxer's name is Gretchen," Dan added.