I-94/Fergus Falls 2004 banquet notes

Hansen Takes Home Big Rewards At I-94 Raceway/Fergus Falls Raceway Banquet AVON, MN (January 27, 2005) - Over 300 people, some arriving by limousine, gathered this past weekend at Rascals in Avon, MN for the I-94 Raceway and Fergus Falls Raceway...

Hansen Takes Home Big Rewards At I-94 Raceway/Fergus Falls Raceway Banquet

AVON, MN (January 27, 2005) - Over 300 people, some arriving by limousine, gathered this past weekend at Rascals in Avon, MN for the I-94 Raceway and Fergus Falls Raceway 2004 Season Awards Banquet. ASA Super Late Model driver Todd Hansen took home over $23,000 in awards due to the fact that he captured Super Late Model Championships at the I-94 Raceway and the Fergus Falls Raceway.

Dan Henley from the ASA Member Track Program was on hand to congratulate all of the 2004 Season Champions and spoke briefly about the exciting new things that the ASA Member Track Program will bring in the 2005 season.

Trophies were awarded to the top five in each division and drivers who finished in the sixth through tenth positions each received a plaque. I-94 Raceway Champions were Todd Hansen (ASA Super Late Models), John Notch (Modifieds), Tim Brockhouse (Legends), Rob Dubnecay (Limited Late Models), Jerry Messer (Thunder Cars), Jeremy Fleck (UCARS) and Darin Nelson (TQ Stock Cars). Fergus Falls Raceway Championships went to Todd Hansen (ASA Super Late Models), Oren Hoeper (Checkers Home and Lumber Warehouse Modifieds), Tim Brockhouse (Legends), Kurt Kort (Thunder Cars) and Josh Whipple (UCARS).

Fergus Falls Raceway Rookies of the Year were Andy Hanson, Joey Johnson, Dirk Henry, Pat Dillon and Josh Whipple. Northern Racing Products presented Rookie of the Year awards to I-94 Raceway drivers: Bill Rode, Joey Johnson, Dirk Henry, Joe Karl and Jeremy Fleck.

Throughout the season, race fans voted for the Most Popular Driver Award. Those winners were Jeff Lofquist, John Notch, Tim Brockhouse, Gordy Mason, Joe Karl, Carrie McDougall and Darin Nelson.

Head Flagman Eric Peterson presented Joey Johnson and Jerry Messer a Flagman's Choice Award for conduct on and off the track.

Sportsman of the Year awards were voted on by those in attendance and Jerry Messer, Andy Mayavski, Gary Oie, Terry Merten and Jon Olson were selected as winners from the I-94 Raceway. Sportsman of the Year winners at the Fergus Falls Raceway were Mark Milbeck, Jay Gronewold, Gary Oie, Oren Hoeper and Molly Rhoads.

Mechanic of the Year awards were also selected by those in attendance. Winners at the I-94 Raceway were Patrick Amelung, Lee McDougall, Todd Tracy, Walt Johnson and Bryan Roach. Fergus Falls Raceway Mechanic of the Year winners were Rick Craig, Dan Bolstad, Bob Hanson, Walt Johnson and John Lofquist.

Tim Olson, co-owner of both race tracks spoke to the crowd and thanked all for their hard work and participation. Olson also set the stage for the upcoming 2005 season, by briefly addressing some of the things drivers and fans can expect. Including an expanded Minnesota Late Model Challenge Series, a Labor Day ASA Late Model Series race and many other things that are yet to be announced.

The 2005 racing season is scheduled to begin on Saturday April 30th at the I-94 Raceway. For more information check www.i94raceway.com for further details as the season approaches.

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