Fredrickson Makes The Right Move To Win Late Model Challenge Series Race at Raceway Park SHAKOPPE, MN (July 11, 2004) - Dan Fredrickson became the first repeat winner this season as he took top honors in the 50 lap Minnesota Late Model Challenge...
Fredrickson Makes The Right Move To Win Late Model Challenge Series Race at Raceway Park
SHAKOPPE, MN (July 11, 2004) - Dan Fredrickson became the first repeat winner this season as he took top honors in the 50 lap Minnesota Late Model Challenge Series race at Raceway Park in Shakopee. The third installment of the Minnesota touring series got off to an interesting start as Points Leader Todd Hansen jumped out into the early lead. Hansen's race would end on lap six, when something broke on the front of his car and he was forced to park his car and watch the remainder of the race. Second running Dean Cornelius scooped up the lead as Hansen pulled off. Cornelius quickly moved away from the others as he looked to open things up. Lucas Grossinger's spin on lap 12 brought out the race's first caution. On the restart, Fredrickson stayed glued to Cornelius' bumper as he looked for a way around. The front pair broke away from the rest of the field and soon were in heavy lap traffic.
Tom Quade and Tony Brewer were running side-by-side, when the leaders approached on lap 29. The duel in front of the leaders forced them to make evasive moves in turn two. Fredrickson threaded the needle as he squeezed through the traffic and took the lead from Cornelius exiting turn two. Cornelius quickly caught up with Fredrickson as he tried to get back out front. With three laps to go, the final caution of the race waved when Tim Olson and Tony Brewer spun in turn four. This set up a sprint to the finish. On the restart, Fredrickson used his touring series experience and handled the final few laps without an error as he finished off the race and took the win. Cornelius finished a solid second two car lengths back, while Conrad Jorgenson took home third.
The final two races for the Minnesota Late Model Challenge Series will be on Friday night August 6th at the Fergus Falls Raceway in Fergus Falls and on Saturday August 7th at the I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre.
Minnesota Late Model Challenge Series
(Race 4 of 6)
July 11, 2004
Raceway Park, Shakopee, MN
1. Dean Cornelius (Chaska) 2. Tim Olson (Hamel) 3. Todd Hansen (Minneapolis) 4. Molly Rhoads (Hastings) 5.) Scott Hanson (Minneapolis) 6. Tom Quade (Richfield) 7. Lucas Grossinger (St. Louis Park) 8. Harm Alken (Bloomington) 9. Dave Goldman (Minnetonka)-DNF
1. Bryan Roach (Becker) 2. Dan Fredrickson (Elko) 3. Conrad Jorgenson (Lakeville) 4. Gary Petrash (Lakeville) 5. John Paul Odegaard (Brooklyn Center) 6. Dick Partington (Farmington) 7. Tony Brewer (Shakopee) 8. Benny VanCleve (Prior Lake) 9. Greg Michaud (Maple Grove)
1. Dean Cornelius (13.684 sec.) 2. Dan Fredrickson (13.754 sec.) 3. Todd Hansen (13.880 sec.)
50 Lap Feature
1. Dan Fredrickson 2. Dean Cornelius 3. Conrad Jorgenson 4. John Paul Odegaard 5. Bryan Roach 6. Dave Goldman 7. Tim Olson 8. Molly Rhoads 9. Scott Hansen 10. Tom Quade 11. Gary Petrash 12. Tony Brewer 13. Lucas Grossinger 14. Dick Partington 15. Greg Michaud-DNF 16. Benny VanCleve-DNF 17. Todd Hansen-DNF 18. Harm Alken-DNF
Next Minnesota Late Model Challenge Series Race: Friday August 6th, Fergus Falls Raceway