LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway 2000-06-10

June 14 - NASCAR Re\Max Challenge Series United Auto Supply 250 June 17 - NASCAR Late Models, Sportsman, Thunderstox, KIDS NIGHT June 24 - NASCAR Late Models, Sportsman, Thunderstox, FAN PHOTO NIGHT (West Salem, WI - June 10, 2000) Brad Powell...

June 14 - NASCAR Re\Max Challenge Series United Auto Supply 250
June 17 - NASCAR Late Models, Sportsman, Thunderstox, KIDS NIGHT
June 24 - NASCAR Late Models, Sportsman, Thunderstox, FAN PHOTO NIGHT

(West Salem, WI - June 10, 2000) Brad Powell was looking for his second-straight NASCAR Late Model feature win after a three-year span away from Victory Lane, but on Saturday night, Mike Belling would deny that bid, as he earned his first feature win of the season.

Belling took the lead on a lap 12 yellow, then held off Kevin Nuttleman and Powell to take the checkered. Nuttleman finished third behind Belling and Powell.

Mark Lamoreaux led the first ten laps of the race, battling with Belling for most of that time, with the two cars bumping several times. On lap 11, they came together in turn four, and as both cars slid up the track, Paul Proksch ducked under both cars to take the lead. Things really got interesting two laps later when the yellow flew for a Mike Ehde spin, as Lamoreaux and Proksch touched under yellow in turn one, with Proksch blowing a tire in the contact. Proksch went to the pits to fix the tire, while Lamoreaux was black flagged, and the lead was turned over to Belling.

Nuttleman got by Powell on the restart to take second, and quickly looked to the inside of Belling, but to no avail. He tried for several laps to get by on the outside, but the 43 car

held him at bay, until Powell drove back underneath Nuttleman, and managed to retake second on lap 17.

Belling opened up a lead on Powell and Nuttleman as they battled, and Steve Carlson closed on them, but couldn't get by as they battled for second.

Belling earned his first feature win of the season, while Powell, Nuttleman, Carlson and Brent Kirchner rounded out the top five. Tony Bagstad finished sixth, followed by Todd Korish, Marv DeGarmo, Rick Wateski and Kraig Burrows.=20

Frank Doherty took the B-Main, while heat wins went to Doherty and Shawn Pfaff. The Odd and Even Bud Dashes went to Lamoreaux and Wateski.

Tom Thill outmotored Jon Barrette early in the Ray Hutson Chevrolet Grand National Sportsman feature, then pulled away for his first feature win of the season. Barrette finished second, followed by Rob Mahan, points leader Dan Gilster and Sam Andersen.

John Korish took the B-Main, heats went to Mike Jacobs, Phil Schreier and Greg Scheck, while the Bud Dash wins went to Don Henderson and Chuck Timm. Rain forced the cancellation of late model qualifications, and kept the sportsman drivers from completing qualifying.

Kelly Schendel came across the finish line second in the United Auto Supply Thunderstox feature, but took the win when Jeff Schaitel failed post-race inspection. Dale Jacob finished second, followed by Adam Degenhardt, Les Stanfield and Jason Bolster. Dan Secor took the B-Main, and heats went to Jacob, Bolster and Schaitel . Schendel also took the Bud Dash win for the Thunderstox.

The Hornets were back in action, and many of the drivers will be wanting to see just how Keith Kirchner prepared his car. He took a heat win, then started 23rd in a 24-car feature, and came away with a convincing win, taking the lead just seven laps into the race. Ryan Larson finished second in that feature, with Dan Osthoff, Jeff Martin and Michael Steele rounding out the top five. In the other feature, it was Rick Placek taking the checkered, followed by Ben Allen, Chris Hartley, Todd Lemke and Dan Rozek. The other heat wins went to Charlie Schwabenbauer and Bruce Schuttemeyer.

Summary

Midwest Fuels NASCAR Late Models

Exide Batteries 25 - 1. Mike Belling, La Crosse; 2. Brad Powell, La Crosse; 3. Kevin Nuttleman, Bangor; 4. Steve Carlson, West Salem; 5. Brent Kirchner, La Crosse; 6. Tony Bagstad, Cashton; 7. Todd Korish, La Crosse; 8. Marv Degarmo, Chaseburg; 9. Rick Wateski, La Crosse; 10. Kraig Burrows, Barre Mills; 11. Troy Goodenough, Mindoro; 12. Shawn Pfaff, Sparta; 13. Paul Proksch, Stoddard; 14. Tim Hagen, La Crescent, MN; 15. Tom Carlson, La Crosse; 16. Curt Eckleberg, West Salem; 17. Tim Nelson, La Crescent, MN; 18. Kurt Thicke, West Salem; 19. Greg Croell, Lawler, IA; 20. Jim Hagel, Holmen; 21. Steve Holzhausen, Bangor; 22. Mark Lamoreaux, Bloomington, MN; 23. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien; 24. Jeff Krueger, La Crescent, MN; 25. Frank Doherty, Elgin, IL

B-Main - 1. Frank Doherty, Elgin, IL; 2. Tim Hagen, La Crescent, MN; 3. Greg Croell, Lawler, IA; 4. Jim Hagel, Holmen; 5. Tom Carlson, La Crosse

Qualifying - Not Held

Qualifying Heat 1 - 1. Frank Doherty, Elgin, IL; 2. Tim Nelson, La Crescent, MN; 3. Curt Eckleberg, West Salem; 4. Tom Carlson, La Crosse; 5. Tim Hagen, La Crescent, MN

Qualifying Heat 2 - 1. Shawn Pfaff, Sparta; 2. Troy Goodenough, Mindoro; 3. Bob Timm, Winona, MN; 4. Jim Hagel, Holmen; 5. Greg Croell, Lawler, IA

Odd Bud Dash - 1. Mark Lamoreaux, Bloomington, MN; 2. Steve Carlson, West Salem; 3. Kevin Nuttleman, Bangor; 4. Steve Holzhausen, Bangor; 5. Brent Kirchner, La Crosse

Even Bud Dash - 1. Rick Wateski, La Crosse; 2. Kraig Burrows, Barre Mills; 3. Tony Bagstad, Cashton; 4. Mike Belling, La Crosse; 5. Paul Proksch, Stoddard

Ray Hutson Chevrolet Sportsman

Exide Batteries 15 - 1. Tom Thill, West Salem; 2. Jon Barrette, La Crosse; 3. Rob Mahan, Sparta; 4. Dan Gilster, West Salem; 5. Sam Andersen, Melrose; 6. Tony Ciano, La Crosse; 7. Corey Jankowski, Tomah; 8. Rick Steinhoff, Sparta; 9. Jeff Baker, Holmen; 10. Chand Wehling, Stoddard; 11. Blake Horstman, Bangor; 12. Don Henderson, Holmen; 13. Mike Campbell, Bangor; 14. Kevin Eddy, Hatfield; 15. Phil Schreier, Sparta

B-Main - 1. John Korish, La Crosse; 2. Ralph Barrette, Stoddard; 3. Rick Shisler, La Crosse; 4. Todd Lockington, Mindoro; 5. Morris Proctor, Genoa

Qualifying - Not Completed

Heat 1 - 1. Mike Jacobs, La Crosse; 2. John Towner, Trempealeau; 3. Jeff Winterfield, La Crosse; 4. Al Dobbs, Onalaska; 5. Ken Lewis, Black River Falls

Qualifying Heat 2 - 1. Phil Schreier, Sparta; 2. Rick Steinhoff, Sparta; 3. Ralph Barrette, Stoddard; 4. Larry Bolster, Jr., Sparta; 5. Todd Lockington, Mindoro

Qualifying Heat 3 - 1. Greg Scheck, West Salem; 2. Dan Gallagher, Holmen; 3. Paul Smith, Bangor; 4. Dan Linnehan, Sparta; 5. Dave Stetzer, Melrose

Odd Bud Dash - 1. Don Henderson, Holmen; 2. Tom Thill, West Salem; 3. Rob Mahan, Sparta; 4. Jon Barrette, La Crosse; 5. Chand Weling, Stoddard

Even Bud Dash - 1. Chuck Timm, Galesville; 2. Randy Steinhoff, Cashton; 3. Blake Horstman, Bangor; 4. Jeff Baker, Holmen; 5. Jimmy Gilster, West Salem

United Auto Supply Thunderstox

Exide Batteries 15 - 1. Kelly Schendel, Cashton; 2. Dale Jacob, Winona, MN; 3. Adam Degenhardt, Coon Valley; 4. Les Stanfield, La Crosse; 5. Jason Bolster, Sparta; 6. Chris Vinson, La Crosse; 7. Bill Inglett, La Crosse; 8. Dan Linnehan, Sparta; 9. Mary Schill, Burnsville, MN; 10. John Olson, Sparta; 11. Steve Grandall, Onalaska; 12. Branden Berg, North Bend; 13. Dean Ashbacher, Rockland; 14. Matt Inglett, La Crosse; 15. Al Bartels, Tomah

B-Main - 1. Dan Secor, West Salem; 2. Al Bartels, Tomah; 3. Rob Curran, Rockland; 4. Al Wolf, Cashton; 5. Jeff Waughtal, Black River Falls

Heat 1 - 1. Dale Jacob, Winona, MN; 2. Dean Ashbacher, Rockland; 3. Adam Degenhardt, Coon Valley; 4. Kevin Grandall, Holmen; 5. John Olson, Sparta

Heat 2 - 1. Jason Bolster, Sparta; 2. Kelly Schendel, Sparta; 3. Branden Berg, North Bend; 4. Craig Kohlmeier, Hokah, MN; 5. Chris Vinson, West Salem

Heat 3 - 1. Jeff Schaitel, Mindoro; 2. John Hendrickson, La Crosse; 3. Bill Inglett, La Crosse; 4. Dan Linnehan, Sparta; 5. Les Stanfield, La Crosse

Bud Dash - 1. Kelly Schendel, Cashton; 2. Dean Ashbacher, Rockland; 3. Dale Jacob, Winona, MN; 4. Jason Bolster, Sparta; 5. Jeff Schaitel, Mindoro

Hornets

Exide Batteries 15 - 1. Keith Kirchner, La Crosse; 2. Ryan Larson, La Crosse; 3. Dan Osthoff, Romance; 4. Jeff Martin, Sun Prairie; 5. Michael Steele, West Salem; 6. Nate Roessler, La Crosse; 7. Nick Von Hayden, Holmen; 8. Ty Burrows, La Crosse; 9. Randy Hass, La Crosse; 10. Keith Ringlestetter, Poynette

Exide Batteries 15 - 1. Rick Placek, Decorah, IA; 2. Ben Allen, La Crosse; 3. Chris Hartley, West Salem; 4. Todd Lemke, Caledonia, MN; 5. Dan Rozek, Tomah; 6. Jeremy Wagner, West Salem; 7. Troy Opsahl, Caledonia, MN; 8. Denns Gerke, Tomah; 9. Dan Erdmann, La Crosse; 10. Jesse Jerome, Rockland

Heat 1 - 1. Charlie Schwabenbauer, Holmen; 2. Dan Osthoff, Romance; 3. Jerrod Logging, Chaseburg; 4. Dan Rozek, Tomah; 5. Dan Erdmann, La Crosse

Heat 2 - 1. Bruce Schuttemeyer, Spring Grove, MN; 2. Ryan Larson, La Crosse; 3. Todd Einck, Caledonia, MN; 4. Chris Hartley, West Salem; 5. Nate Roesser, La Crosse

Heat 3 - 1. Keith Kirchner, La Crosse; 2. Rick Placek, Decorah, IA; 3. Danny Cole, Jr., La Crosse; 4. Denns Laught, La Crosse; 5. Alan Arneson, La Crosse

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