MT: CRA Music City race notes

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (April 2, 2007) -- Nathan Haseleu (Pardeeville, WI) and Josh Vadnais (White Bear Lake, MN) put on a preseason demonstration of what ASA Midwest Tour events will be like this year at the Music City Motorplex (Nashville, TN) Sunday.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (April 2, 2007) -- Nathan Haseleu (Pardeeville, WI) and Josh Vadnais (White Bear Lake, MN) put on a preseason demonstration of what ASA Midwest Tour events will be like this year at the Music City Motorplex (Nashville, TN) Sunday. The two raced side by side for the final several laps of the Spring Clash 150, a CRA Super Series special points event.

"I don't think I breathed the last couple of laps." Haseleu stated in a post-race interview. "He got inside of me and we kind of bumped a couple of times, he even led a little bit, but he raced me clean."

"We had a good car all weekend and I felt very confident that we would be there at the end. Nathan ran a real tough line up top but gave me a lot of room on the bottom and I did everything I could to get by him and came up short. He and I are going to be spending a lot of weekends racing together in the ASA Midwest Tour and I think our fans will get to see this much more often. We respect each other a lot and I think it showed out there today," stated Vadnais.

"Wow, what a finish!" ASAMT VP Steve Einhaus exclaimed. "I spent the day in the race director's booth with my good friends Glenn Lucket and RJ Scott (CRA Super Series owners) and I couldn't have been happier for them to see the race end like it did. They have a great series and it felt very good to see Nathan, Josh, and Benny Van Cleve (Lakeville, MN) go down there and run so well. This was a taste of what the fans will get to see in the ASA Midwest Tour all summer long."

For finishing in the top three spots, both drivers are guaranteed a starting spot in the prestigious All American 400 in November.

Haseleu, Vadnais and Van Cleve, along with many of the other 50-plus registered drivers at press time, will make their American Speed Association Midwest Tour debut at the inaugural season opener April 28, 2007 at the Elko Speedway (MN).

-credit: asa

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