Oberg Motorsports Runs Out Front Eagle River, WI (June 27, 2007) -- Mike Oberg came to his home track in Crandon, looking to continue his streak on podium finishes. The first two rounds saw the ...
Oberg Motorsports Runs Out Front
Eagle River, WI (June 27, 2007) -- Mike Oberg came to his home track in Crandon, looking to continue his streak on podium finishes. The first two rounds saw the #80 AMSOIL Kumho Tire Chevrolet Silverado finish second and third, now the team was gunning for a win.
Round Three The start saw Mike grab the holeshot, with fellow AMSOIL Super Team member, Dan Vandenhuvel in second, and Scott Taylor in third. The next nine laps saw Mike apply the Pro Power horsepower to the Kumho Tires as the #80 brought home the win. . "The truck was just flawless," commented Mike Oberg. "We grabbed the holeshot and stayed in the clean air the entire time. I saw Dan and Scott battling it out behind me, but this truck was perfect. AMSOIL kept everything running cool and strong. My team really gave me a great ride today."
Round Four The start saw Mike come out of Turn One in third place behind #99 Probst and #8 Taylor. As the top two battled for the lead, Mike kept his AMSOIL Chevy within striking distance. On lap three, Probst grabbed the lead with Mike right on his bumper. The top two trucks stayed glued to each all the way to the finish.
At the flag it was Probst 1st, Mike Oberg 2nd, and Vandenhuvel 3rd.
"Kevin and I had good battle today, we raced clean, the AMSOIL kept us running cool, the Kumhos keep us headed for the front, and the Fox Shox keep the truck handling great," remarked Mike Oberg.
Forest County Potawatomi Chairman's Cup This unique event pits the fastest two-drive trucks against the fastest four-wheel drive trucks in WSORR competition. The two-drive trucks get about a quarter mile head start for the big money 10-lap sprint.
The start saw #99 Probst, #8 Taylor and #80 Mike Oberg battle for the top spot. By the third lap, the #80 AMSOIL Kumho Tire Chevrolet Silverado went into the lead. Now the race really got exciting. Could the top 4x4 trucks slice through the field and catch Mike'
First, fellow AMSOIL Kumho Super Team member, #7 Scott Douglas was on his heels, but slowed due to mechanical woes. Then #17 Renezeder made the charge to challenge Mike. The final two laps saw Renezeder right on Mike's bumper. Then with only two corners until the finish, Renezeder made an inside move and cleanly passed for the lead.
At the finish it was Carl Renezeder -- first, Mike Oberg -- second, and Kent Brascho - third.
Since Mike was the highest finishing two-wheel drive truck, he came home with second place money as well as a bonus for the first finishing two-wheel drive truck.
Afterward and elated Mike Oberg commented, "We almost had'em. I knew Carl was back there, but he got a good bite coming out of that corner, and that was it. Once again my crew gave me a great truck to drive. Thanks to all my sponsors, AMSOIL Kumho Tires, American Racing, Lund and everyone else. J & H builds an awesome transmission, the Pro Power engine just keeps on pulling. First two-wheel drive, and second only to Carl is pretty good. Thanks to Forest County Potawatomi for getting behind the series and this event. Can't wait to get to Bark River."