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Fredrickson Wins Yellow Book USA Governor's Cup At Milwaukee Mile WEST ALLIS, WI (August 29, 2004) - Dan Fredrickson added another feat to his racing resume as he won the Yellow Book USA Midwest Allstar Racing Series (MARS) Late Model Governor's...

Fredrickson Wins Yellow Book USA Governor's Cup At Milwaukee Mile

WEST ALLIS, WI (August 29, 2004) - Dan Fredrickson added another feat to his racing resume as he won the Yellow Book USA Midwest Allstar Racing Series (MARS) Late Model Governor's Cup 50 at the historic Milwaukee Mile. Former Series Champion Todd Kluever was back behind the wheel and took off with Charlie Menard in tow from the start. Tenth starting Fredrickson was the driver on the move as he quickly caught up with the front runners. Fredrickson moved into the lead and then pulled away from everyone. A late race charge came up a little short for Erik Fransen as he moved into second and cut into Fredrickson's sizeable lead. The race ran all 50 laps without a caution and that played into Fredrickson's pocket as he took home the win. Fransen ran out of time to catch Fredrickson and had to settle for second, while Menard, Kluever and Adam Royle rounded-out the top five.

"This is our Daytona" said Fredrickson in the post-race press conference. The win was Fredrickson's third MARS victory of the season as the short track specialist had picked up two wins earlier this season in his home state of Minnesota, including the Minnesota Governor's Cup.

Yellow Book USA MARS Late Model Points Leader Jeff VanOudenhoven expanded his lead despite a tenth place finish as runner-up in points Blake Bjorklund slid back from a fourth-place starting spot to finish 23rd in his first ever trip to the Milwaukee Mile.

The Yellow Book USA MARS Late Models final race of the season, The Fall Nationals 150 is scheduled for September 18th and 19th at the I-94 Raceway Raceway in Sauk Centre (MN). For more information, check out www.racingmidwest.com or www.i94raceway.com.

Yellow Book USA MARS Late Models
August 29, 2004
Milwaukee Mile (West Allis, WI)

Qualifying Race #1
1. Josh Vadnais (White Bear Lake, MN) 2. Tim Rothe (Appleton) 3. Rick Corso (McHenry, IL) 4. Brent Strelka (Kaukauna) 5. Kris Kelly (Norway, MI) 6. Mike Beyer (Machesney Park, IL) 7. Austin Konelski 8. Conrad Morgan (Dousman) 9. Jim Schmittinger (Milwaukee) 10. Matt Mylin (Rockton, IL) 11. Robb Vanderloop (Kaukauna)

Qualifying Race #2
1. Terry Patnode (Milwaukee) 2. Troy Nelson (Antigo) 3. Rod Brewe (Kaukauna) 4. Ryan Hanson (Beloit) 5. Todd Lehr (Genoa City) 6. John Zimmerman (Markesan) 7. Brad Norgaard (Pell Lake) 8. Gary Pilo (Slinger) 9. Jeff Storm (East Troy) 10. Jamie Wallace (Pell Lake) 11. Jason Vandenberg (Appleton)

Governor's Cup 50
1. Dan Fredrickson (Elko, MN) 2. Eric Fransen (West Bend) 3. Charlie Menard (Eau Claire) 4. Todd Kluever (Marshall) 5. Adam Royle (Farmington, MN) 6. Steve Carlson (West Salem) 7. Erik Darnell (Beach Park, IL) 8. Eddie Hoffman (Wheaton, IL) 9. Ryan Mathews (Lake Geneva) 10. Jeff VanOudenhoven (Kimberly) 11. Brian Johnson Jr. (South Beloit, IL) 12. Bob Danes (New Holstein) 13. Trent Snyder (Ironton, MN) 14. Josh Vadnais 15. Dexter Bean (Westby) 16. Tim Rothe 17. Todd Hansen (Minneapolis) 18. Troy Nelson 19. Terry Patnode 20. Ryan Manthei (Green Bay) 21. Brent Strelka 22. Kris Kelly 23. Blake Bjorklund (Isanti) 24. Matt Kocourek (Racine) 25. Kirby Kurth (Wisconsin Rapids) 26. Chris Grimes (Green Bay) 27. Ryan Hanson 28. Rick Corso 29. Tim Olson (Hamel, MN) 30. Tim Schendel (Sparta) 31. Todd Lehr 32. Rod Brewe

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Johnson , Todd Kluever , Tim Schendel , Erik Darnell , Blake Bjorklund , Dexter Bean , Steve Carlson , Ryan Mathews