LaCrosse results 2000-08-12

KIRCHNER BUMP NETS WIN FOR CARLSON by David W. Morgan (West Salem August 12, 2000) - La Crosse's Brent Kirchner may not have won the feature on Saturday night, but he did have a big impact, not only on the winner, but on the points race as well.

by David W. Morgan

(West Salem August 12, 2000) - La Crosse's Brent Kirchner may not have won the feature on Saturday night, but he did have a big impact, not only on the winner, but on the points race as well. As Kirchner battled Mike Belling for the top spot on lap 11, the two cars bumped, and Kirchner drifted high on the track. Third-place driver Steve Carlson saw the opening, and ducked under both Kirchner and Belling to take the lead, as he earned win number three on the season.

Kirchner and Brad Powell then bumped on lap 18, giving points leader Kevin Nuttleman a change to extend his lead as Powell finished 15th, 12 spots behind Nuttleman.

Belling outgunned Jeff Krueger at the start of the CITGO 25, and looked ready to run away with his fifth win of the season five laps in. Kirchner was the next car around Krueger, followed by Powell and Carlson. Carlson gut underneath Powell on lap eight, and closed on the lead pair, as the top three were nose to tail by lap ten. Two laps later, Carlson was the beneficiary of Kirchner's bump, and cruised to the win.

The only two yellows of the race both flew on lap 18, first with the Kirchner-Powell incident in turn three, and then on the restart, as a nine-car accident erupted on the backstretch. Kurt Thicke lost control of his 56 machine coming out of turn two, and with the tightly bunched field, cars had no place to go, as Kirchner and Powell got caught up again, along with Isaak Owen, Mike Ehde, Tim Nelson, Todd Oliver, Troy Goodenough, Tim Nelson and Greg Croell.

Belling held on to second behind Carlson at the finish, followed by Nuttleman, Paul Proksch and Tony Bagstad. Bob Timm had a strong performance, finishing sixth, followed by Todd Korish, Rick Wateski, Krueger and Jim Hagel.

No qualifying was held for the Late Models, as a late afternoon shower forced them to be lined up by their fastest time of the season. Bob Timm and Bill Niles won qualifying heats, while the Bud Dash wins went to Rick Wateski and Brent Kirchner. Greg Croell advanced to the feature by taking the B-Main checkered.

A seven-car accident in turn one on the final lap of the Ray Hutson Chevrolet Sportsman feature set up a one lap shootout to the finish, but Chand Wehling held on to take his first feature of the win. Greg Scheck, who led for two laps at mid-race, gave it everything he had in the final two turns trying to get the win, but he slid high in turn four, and Corey Jankowski was able to get by him to finish second.

Scheck took third, followed by Blake Horstman, Doug Lee and Chuck Timm. Larry Bolster, Jr., Trent Boettcher, Dave Tradup and Scott Stingl rounded out the top ten.

Dan Gilster set fast time at 86.291 MPH for the Sportsman drivers, topping second-quickest Tony Ciano by a full two-tenths of a second. Aaron Hass won the non-qualifying heat, while the qualifying heat wins went to Larry Bolster, Jr. and Trent Boettcher. The Odd and Even Bud Dashes went to Blake Horstman and Ralph Barrette. Jimmy Gilster came away with the checkered flag in the B-Main.

John Olson has had some brushes with the top spot in the United Auto Supply feature this season, but has never taken the checkered. That changed on Saturday night, as he held off Jason Stark and Craig Kohlmeier for the win. They were followed by Kelly Schendel, Bill Inglett, Dale Jacob, Alan Wolf and Jason Bolster.

Les Stanfield won the B-Main, heat wins went to Joey Johnson, Jason Stark and Craig Kohlmeier, while Adam Degenhardt won the Bud Dash, and Branden Berg came away the winner in the Outhouse Race.


Midwest Fuels NASCAR Late Models

Midwest Fuels/CITGO 25 - 1. Steve Carlson, West Salem; 2. Mike Belling, La Crosse; 3. Kevin Nuttleman, Bangor; 4. Paul Proksch, Stoddard; 5. Tony Bagstad, Cashton; 6. Bob Timm, Winona, MN; 7. Todd Korish, La Crosse; 8. Rick Wateski, La Crosse; 9. Jeff Krueger, La Crescent, MN; 10. Jim Hagel, Holmen; 11. Kraig Burrows, Barre Mills; 12. Mark Lamoreaux, Bloomington, MN; 13. Tom Carlson, La Crosse; 14. Marv DeGarmo, Chaseburg; 15. Brad Powell, La Crosse; 16. Kurt Thicke, West Salem; 17. Tim Hagen, La Crescent, MN; 18. Tim Nelson, La Crescent, MN; 19. Greg Croell, Holmen; 20. Bill Niles, Holmen; 21. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien; 22. Troy Goodenough, Mindoro; 23. Brent Kirchner, La Crosse; 24. Todd Oliver, Bangor; 25. Isaak Owen, La Crosse

B-Main - 1. Greg Croell, Holmen; 2. Isaak Owen, La Crosse; 3. Troy Goodenough, Mindoro; 4. Tim Nelson, La Crescent, MN; 5. Tim Hagen, La Crescent, MN

Qualifying - Cancelled

Qualifying Heat 1 - 1. Bob Timm, Winona, MN; 2. Jim Hagel, Holmen; 3. Frank Doherty, Elgin, IL; 4. Jim Christenson, Holmen; 5. Ken Hutchens, Black River Falls

Qualifying Heat 2 - 1. Bill Niles, Holmen; 2. Todd Oliver, Bangor; 3. Tim Nelson, La Crescent, MN; 4. Troy Goodenough, Mindoro; 5. Greg Croell, Holmen

Odd Bud Dash - 1. Rick Wateski, La Crosse; 2. Steve Carlson, West Salem; 3. Marv DeGarmo, Chaseburg; 4. Kraig Burrows, Barre Mills; 5. Brad Powell, La Crosse

Even Bud Dash - 1. Brent Kirchner, La Crosse; 2. Mike Belling, La Crosse; 3. Paul Proksch, Stoddard; 4. Kurt Thicke, West Salem; 5. Kevin Nuttleman, Bangor

Ray Hutson Chevrolet Sportsman

Midwest Fuels/CITGO 15 - 1. Chand Wehling, Stoddard; 2. Corey Jankowski, Tomah; 3. Greg Scheck, West Salem; 4. Blake Horstman, Bangor; 5. Doug Lee, Holmen; 6. Chuck Timm, Galesville; 7. Larry Bolster, Jr., Sparta; 8. Trent Boettcher, La Crescent, MN; 9. Dave Tradup, Viola, MN; 10. Scott Stingl, Mindoro; 11. Morris Proctor, Genoa; 12. Dan Gilster, West Salem; 13. Brian Sanders, La Crosse; 14. Tony Ciano, La Crosse; 15. Jeff Baker, Holmen

B-Main - 1. Jimmy Gilster, West Salem; 2. Dave Tradup, Viola, MN; 3. Mike Albrecht, Jr., La Crescent, MN; 4. Paul Smith, Bangor; 5. John Towner, Trempeauleau

Qualifying - 1. Dan Gilster, West Salem, 22.737 secs., 86.291 MPH; 2. Tony Ciano, La Crosse, 22.937 secs., 85.539 MPH; 3. Chuck Timm, Galesville, 23.039 secs., 85.160 MPH; 4. Jon Barrette, La Crosse, 23.045 secs., 85.138 MPH; 5. Jeff Baker, Holmen, 23.082 secs., 85.001 MPH

Heat 1 - 1. Aaron Hass, La Crosse; 2. Dan Linnehan, Sparta; 3. Lucas Korish, La Crosse; 4. Ed Gunther, La Crosse; 5. John Grosskopf, La Crosse

Qualifying Heat 2 - 1. Larry Bolster, Jr., Sparta; 2. Brian Sanders, La Crosse; 3. Randy Steinhoff, Cashton; 4. Jimmy Gilster, West Salem; 5. John Hafner, Onalaska

Qualifying Heat 3 - 1. Trent Boettcher, La Crescent, MN; 2. Scott Stingl, Mindoro; 3. Paul Smith, Bangor; 4. Jeff Winterfield, La Crosse; 5. Todd Lockington, Mindoro

Odd Bud Dash - 1. Blake Horstman, Bangor; 2. Chuck Timm, Galesville; 3. Dan Gilster, West Salem; 4. Jeff Baker, Holmen; 5. Doug Lee, Holmen

Even Bud Dash - 1. Ralph Barrette, Stoddard; 2. Corey Jankowski, Tomah; 3. Chand Wehling, Stoddard; 4. Mike Campbell, Bangor; 5. Tony Ciano, La Crosse

United Auto Supply Thunderstox

Midwest Fuels/CITGO 15 - 1. John Olson, Sparta; 2. Jason Stark, West Salem; 3. Craig Kohlmeier, La Crescent, MN; 4. Kelly Schendel, Cashton; 5. Bill Inglett, La Crosse; 6. Dale Jacob, Winona, MN; 7. Alan Wolf, Cashton; 8. Jason Bolster, Sparta; 9. Adam Degenhardt, Coon Valley; 10. Jeff Schaitel, Mindoro; 11. Les Stanfield, La Crosse; 12. Dean Ashbacher, Rockland; 13. Branden Berg, North Bend; 14. Jes Tenner, Melrose; 15. Mary Schill, Burnsville, MN

B-Main - 1. Les Stanfield, La Crosse; 2. Dan Secor, West Salem; 3. Dean Ashbacher, Rockland; 4. Rob Curran, Rockland; 5. Al Bartels, Tomah

Heat 1 - 1. Joey Johnson, Bangor; 2. Adam Degenhardt, Coon Valley; 3. Joe Rinartz, Melrose; 4. Branden Berg, North Bend; 5. John Olson, Sparta

Heat 2 - 1. Jason Stark, West Salem; 2. Jason Bolster, Sparta; 3. Grant Kutchara, Winona, MN; 4. Bill Inglett, La Crosse; 5. Jes Tenner, Melrose

Heat 3 - 1. Craig Kohlmeier, Hokah, MN; 2. Dale Jacob, Winona, MN; 3. Eric Bucholz, La Crosse; 4. Alan Wolf, Cashton; 5. Kelly Schendel, Cashton

Bud Dash - 1. Adam Degenhardt, Coon Valley; 2. Dale Jacob, Winona, MN; 3. Jes Tenner, Melrose; 4. Jason Stark, West Salem; 5. Joe Rinartz, Melrose

Novelty Event (Outhouse Race) - 1. Branden Berg, North Bend

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