MAJESKI AND ANDERSON LEAD NIGHT ONE AT OKTOBERFEST RACE WEEKEND

By: Kevin Ramsell and Aspen Andre (West Salem, WI – October 6, 2016)
Eight divisions kicked off the 47th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, Wisconsin. Ty Majeski, Cole Anderson, Brad Warthan, Andy Moore, Cory Kemkes, Phil Malouf, Jimmy Bjorkman, and Kyle Stark all took home feature wins on night one of the four-day racing event.

Ty Majeski put an exclamation mark on his season in the La Crosse Late Model division by taking the lead from Mike Carlson with nine laps to go and win his eighth feature of the season. Mike Carlson finished second with his father Steve Carlson finishing third.

Mike Carlson took over the lead from Cole Howland lap 13 while Majeski had to start shotgun on the field after failing post qualifying inspection. By lap seven, Majeski was up to the top five. He moved up to second by passing Howland on lap 21. Majeski would get the lead on the restart after a multi-car wreck on the backstretch with nine laps to go in the 40-lap event.

Steve Carlson picked up his fourth championship in a row in the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Model division.

Cole Anderson made an early statement by taking a dominating win in the 25-lap Futures race for the Super Late Models. The Northfield, Minnesota driver took the lead from Bobby Wilberg on lap eight by making his winning move on the inside of turns one and two. He would drive away to a 4.9 second victory in the caution free race.

Behind Anderson, Dalton Zehr and Dan Lensing put on a great battle for second place. On the last lap, Zehr got past Lensing for the spot at the finish. Brian Back was fourth and Wilberg finished fifth.

Jay VanDerGeest won the Futures Hooligan race over Michael Ostdiek and Matt Goede. Jerry Brickner was fourth with Jimmy Dragich in fifth. Bradley Tilton was sixth. Those six cars advanced to the main event.

It was Brad Warthan taking the win in the Dean’s Satellite Sportsmen 20-lap feature.

Things got crazy on lap three when Paul Neisius was leading the field. As he came off of turn two, he spun causing a big wreck on the backstretch with about 12 cars involved in the melee. On the restart, it was Jason Stark battling Warthan for the lead in a good side-by-side race until Warthan took over the top spot on lap four. Warthan would then hold off Steve Bachman for the victory. Rick Schermerhorn was third. Brent Kane and Nick Clements rounded out the top five.
Clements is the 2016 Dean’s Satellite Champion.

Andy Moore celebrated his Auto Value Thunderstox championship by winning the Oktoberfest 15-lap feature. Moore started 14th and challenged for the lead with five laps to go. With four to go, Moore made the move to the inside of Kaleb Hardy to get the lead and would pull away for the checkered flag. Hardy would hold off Adam Moore for second. Bill Schott was fourth and Jason Schaller finished fifth.

Cory Kemkes had a spirited battle with Jason Bolster in the 20-lap Subway Outlawz feature. The two swapped the lead back and forth in the closing laps. With three laps to go, Bolster appeared to get loose going into turn one and spun to bring out a caution. He would restart and the rear and finish third while Kemkes cruised to the win.

Jason Stark is the 2016 Subway Outlawz Champion.

Phil Malouf took the lead from Lyle Phillips on lap three and would on a Thursday night cruise to victory in the Bandit division with Phillips in second. Scott Schlafke was third after a spirited three car battle with Matt Moore, who finished fourth, along with Hunter Poehnelt to round out the top five.

Jimmy Bjorkman took home a big win in the Ants Complete Pest Control Hornets Oktoberfest 15-lap feature. Bjorkman had a fun battle for the lead with Justin Schelitzche throughout most of the race. After a caution for a spin in turns one and two, Bjorkman would take the lead and pull away from the field for the win. Brandon LeMoine got by Schelitzche for second. Kevin Turner and Jordan Young rounded out the top five.

Kris Berg won the Ants Complete Pest Control Hornets championship.

Kyle Stark led wire-to-wire en route to victory in the Double-O 12-lap feature. Stark got a good jump at the start and was uncontested throughout the race. Joe Mueller finished second with Andy Moore in third. Justin Schelitzche was fourth and Nick Schmidt finished fifth.

Day two of the 47th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend gets underway at 2:45pm on Friday with qualifying for the Dick Trickle 99 presented by JE Pistons. The Great Northern Trucks Sportsmen and Midwest Trucks will also be in action with racing starting at 5:30pm.

For more information please call the Speedway office at (608) 786-1525 or visit www.oktoberfestraceweekend.com.
La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway is a proud NASCAR Hometrack, part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series – www.hometracks.nascar.com.
 
LA CROSSE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY
Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models
Oktoberfest 40 Feature (19 Cars) — 1. Ty Majeski, Seymour 2. Mike Carlson, West Salem 3. Steve Carlson, West Salem 4. Cole Howland, La Crosse 5. Brad Powell, La Crosse 6. Jerimy Wagner, Onalaska 7. Matthew Henderson, La Crosse 8. Todd Oliver, Bangor 9. Justin Mullikin, Holmen 10. Justin Zymewski, Houston, MN 11. Don Turner, La Crosse 12. Jonathan Eckelberg, West Salem 13. Rob Christen, Melrose 14. Jeff Pataska, La Crosse 15. Harley Jankowski, Sparta 16. Cam Dezelske, La Crosse 17. Carter Christenson, West Salem 18. Jesse Pokszyk, unknown 19. Brian Hesselberg, West Salem
Qualifying — 1. Steve Carlson, 20.244 sec., 96.992 MPH 2. Jerimy Wagner, 20.319 sec., 96.634 MPH 3. Mike Carlson, 20.325 sec., 96.605 MPH 4. Cole Howland, 20.409 sec., 96.208 MPH 5. Brad Powell, 20.468 sec., 95.930 MPH 6. Jesse Pokszyk, 20.579 sec., 95.413 MPH 7. Matthew Henderson, 20.747 sec., 94.640 MPH 8. Todd Oliver, 20.883 sec., 94.024 MPH 9. Justin Mullikin, 21.188 sec., 92.670 MPH 10. Carter Christenson, 21.262 sec., 92.348 MPH 11. Don Turner, 21.319 sec., 92.101 MPH 12. Cam Dezelske, 21.461 sec., 91.492 MPH 13. Brian Hesselberg, 21.749 sec., 90.280 MPH 14. Harley Jankowski, 21.978 sec., 89.339 MPH 15. Jonathan Eckelberg, 22.214 sec., 88.396 MPH 16. Justin Zymewski, 22.232 sec., 88.319 MPH 17. Rob Christen, 22.496 sec., 87.282 MPH 18. Jeff Pataska, 22.931 sec., 85.626 MPH 19. Ty Majeski 20. Jimmy Summerfield 21. Dan Trautsch 
 
Dean’s Satellite Sportsmen
Oktoberfest 20 Feature (35 Cars) — 1. Brad Warthan, Sparta 2. Steve Bachman, West Salem 3. Rick Schermerhorn, Westby 4. Jason Stark, Leon 5. Nick Clements, West Salem 6. Jeremy Wolff, Chaska, MN 7. Dusty Mann, Dundas, MN 8. Jake Arneson, Taylor 9. Jason Thoma, Jefferson 10. Conrad Jorgenson, Elko, MN 11. Eric Campbell, Lonsdale, MN 12. Paul Neisius, Hastings, MN 13. Jeff Thompson, La Crosse 14. Thomas Farra, Cashton 15. Sam Niles, Holmen 16. Rick Johnson, West Salem 17. Shawn Lockington, La Crosse 18. Mike Hanson, Burnsville, MN 19. Mark Challet, La Crosse 20. Scott Luck, Praire Du Sac 21. Dave Trute, New Lisbon 22. Dakota Miller, Sparta 23. Kevin Berg, Port Edwards 24. Nathan Borchardt, Prior Lake, MN 25. Adam Oxborough, New Prague, MN 26. Jamie Dummer, Tomah 27. Devin Schmidt, Belle Plaine, MN 28. Dan Gilster, West Salem 29. Tony Leis, Onalaska 30. Brian Hesselberg, West Salem 31. Chris Weber, Cashton 32. Tom Luethe, West Salem 33. Justin Berg, Bangor 34. Travis Gordon, Mindoro 35. Brent Kane, Lansdale, MN 
Qualifying — 1. Dave Trute, 21.367 sec., 91.894 MPH 2. Nick Clements, 21.521 sec., 91.236 MPH 3. Tony Leis, 21.662 sec., 90.643 MPH 4. Brad Warthan, 21.681 sec., 90.563 MPH 5. Rick Schermerhorn, 21.696 sec., 90.501 MPH 6. Dan Gilster, 21.745 sec., 90.297 MPH 7. Steve Bachman, 21.804 sec., 90.052 MPH 8. Jeremy Wolff, 21.986 sec., 89.307 MPH 9. Jake Arneson, 21.998 sec., 89.258 MPH 10. Devin Schmidt, 22.002 sec., 89.242 MPH 11. Scott Luck, 22.033 sec., 89.116 MPH 12. Jason Stark, 22.140 sec., 88.686 MPH 13. Jamie Dummer, 22.143 sec., 88.674 MPH 14. Paul Neisius, 22.188 sec., 88.494 MPH 15. Adam Oxborough, 22.197 sec., 88.458 MPH 16. Jason Thoma, 22.216 sec., 88.382 MPH 17. Rick Johnson, 22.217 sec., 88.378 MPH 18. Eric Campbell, 22.456 sec., 87.438 MPH 19. Mike Hanson, 22.474 sec., 87.368 MPH 20. Brian Hesselberg, 22.484 sec., 87.329 MPH 21. Dakota Miller, 22.520 sec., 87.189 MPH 22. Dusty Mann, 22.564 sec., 87.019 MPH 23. Tom Luethe, 22.620 sec., 86.804 MPH 24. Chris Weber, 22.624 sec., 86.788 MPH 25. Jeff Thompson, 22.631 sec., 86.762 MPH 26. Sam Niles, 22.704 sec., 86.483 MPH 27. Justin Berg, 22.744 sec., 86.330 MPH 28. Thomas Farra, 22.760 sec., 86.270 MPH 29. Brent Kane, 22.949 sec., 85.559 MPH 30. Mark Challet, 22.983 sec., 85.433 MPH 31. Nathan Borchardt, 23.378 sec., 83.989 MPH 32. Kevin Berg, 23.469 sec., 83.664 MPH 33. Travis Gordon, 23.667 sec., 82.964 MPH 34. Shawn Lockington, 23.823 sec., 82.420 MPH 35. Jeff Sarver 36. Jason Schaller 37. Conrad Jorgenson
 
Subway Outlawz
Oktoberfest 20 Feature (12 Cars) — 1. Cory Kemkes, Appleton 2. Glenn Bush Jr., Waupaca 3. Larry Bolster, Jr., Sparta 4. Scott Guetzke, Iron Ridge 5. Ron Lockington, Mindoro 6. Jason Bolster, Sparta 7. Rick Bruskiewicz, Mayville 8. Mark Challet, La Crosse 9. Joey Johnson, North Bend 10. Jeff Sarver, West Salem 11. Jason Stark, Leon 12. Joe Mueller, Hartford
Qualifying — 1. Jason Stark, 14.423 sec., 62.4000 2. Cory Kemkes, 14.470 sec., 62.198 MPH 3. Larry Bolster, 14.939 sec., 60.245 MPH 4. Joe Mueller, 15.056 sec., 59.777 MPH 5. Rick Bruskiewicz, 15.657 sec., 57.482 MPH 6. Scott Guetzke, 15.802 sec., 56.955 MPH 7. Jason Bolster, 15.870 sec., 56.711 MPH 8. Glenn Bush Jr., 15.891 sec., 56.636 MPH 9. Ron Lockington, 16.000 sec., 56.250 MPH 10. Mark Challet, 16.245 sec., 55.402 MPH 11. Joey Johnson, 16.684 sec., 53.148 MPH 12. Joe Rinartz, 17.330 sec., 51.933 MPH 13. Jeff Sarver, 17.423 sec., 51.656 MPH 14. Paul Mahlum III 15. Jason Schaller
 
Auto Value Thunderstox
Oktoberfest 15 Feature (15 cars) — 1. Andy Moore, Sparta 2. Kaleb Hardy, Sparta 3. Adam Moore, Sparta 4. Bill Schott, La Crosse 5. Jason Schaller, La Crosse 6. Jason Bolster, Sparta 7. Kyle Lockington, La Crosse 8. Mark Challet, La Crosse 9. Kayla Lockington, Mindoro 10. Joey Johnson, North Bend 11. Joe Rinartz, La Crosse 12. Scott Mahlum La Crosse 13. Paul Mahlum III, Holmen 14. Christopher Christen, Holmen 15. Henry Vian, Sparta 
 
ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornets
Oktoberfest 15 Feature (24 cars) — 1. Jimmy Bjorkman, West Salem 2. Brandon LeMoine, West Salem 3. Justin Schelitzche, Lester Prairie, MN 4. Kevin Turner, La Crosse 5. Jordan Young, Melrose 6. Kris Berg, Ettrick 7. Brandon Bray, Green Bay 8. Robert Stanfield, La Crosse 9. Dan Knish, Kilkenny, MN 10. Cheyanne Stanfield, Sparta 11. Jake Schommers, La Crescent, MN 12. Kyle Ritter, La Crosse 13. Alex Vincent, Wayerville MN 14. Jackie Finck, Neilsville 15. Josh Viner, La Crosse 16. Jack Litsheim La Crosse 17. Ben Thurk, La Crosse 18. Brian Hensen, Sparta 19. Melissa McCarty, La Crosse 20. Cheyanne Williamson, La Crosse 21. Brandon McCarthy, Cashton 22. Kayla Vian, Sparta 23. Nick Hadler, Inver Grove Heights, MN 24. Samantha Linnehan, Sparta 
 
Super Late Models
The Futures Oktoberfest 25 Feature (27 cars) — 1. Cole Anderson, Northfield, MN 2. Dalton Zehr, Port Orange, FL 3. Dan Lensing, Roscoe, IL 4. Brian Back, Rudolph 5. Bobby Wilberg, Beloit 6. Michael Sauter, West Salem 7. Justin Oertel, Lincolshire, IL 8. Paul Shafer, Portage, IN 9. Andy Jones, Park City, IL 10. Casey Johnson, Stoughton 11. Ryan Hinner, Stevens Point 12. Brian Keske, Laveville, MN 13. Maxwell Schultz, Reedsville 14. Reagan May, De Pere 15. Derek Kraus, Stratford 16. Justin Mondeik, Gleason 17. Jerry Mueller, Richfield 18. Bradley Tilton, Cheyanne, WY 19. Matt Goede, Mayer, MN 20. Jerry Brickner, Wausau 21. John DeAngelis Jr., Hubertus 22. Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville, MN 23. Jimmy Dragich, Germantown 24. Kwin Barker, unknown 25. Dean La Pointe, Marshfield 26. Travis Dassow, West Bend 27. Len Nowesel, Grayslake, IL 
Qualifying — 1. Ty Majeski, 18.835 sec., 104.247 MPH 2. Skylar Holzhausen, 18.871 sec., 104.049 MPH 3. Casey Johnson, 18.938 sec., 103.680 MPH 4. Andy Jones, 18.985 sec., 103.424 MPH 5. Dalton Zehr, 19.065 sec., 102.990 MPH 6. Paul Shafer, 19.104 sec., 102.780 MPH 7. Travis Dassow, 19.135 sec., 102.615 MPH 8. Ryan Hinner, 19.140 sec., 102.586 MPH 9. Dan Lensing, 19.144 sec., 102.565 MPH 10. Michael Sauter 19.162 sec., 102.468 MPH 11. Cole Anderson, 19.169 sec., 102.431 MPH 12. Bobby Wilberg, 19.210 sec., 102.212 MPH 13. Brian Back, 19.237 sec., 102.069 MPH 14. Justin Oertel, 19.283 sec., 101.825 MPH 15. Brian Campbell, 19.287 sec., 101.804 MPH 16. Maxwell Schultz, 19.302 sec., 101.725 MPH 17. Brian Keske, 19.331 sec., 101.573 MPH 18. John DeAngelis Jr., 19.333 sec., 101.562 MPH 19. Reagan May, 19.356 sec., 101.441 MPH 20. Justin Mondeik, 19.366 sec., 101.389 MPH 21. Jerry Mueller, 19.407 sec., 101.175 MPH 22. Derek Kraus, 19.420 sec., 101.107 MPH 23. Dean La Pointe, 19.428 sec., 101.065 MPH 24. Matt Goede, 19.447 sec., 100.967 MPH 25. Kwin Barker, 19.458 sec., 100.910 MPH 26. Michael Ostdiek, 19.496 sec., 100.713 MPH 27. Jerry Brickner, 19.505 sec., 100.666 MPH 28. Kelsey Dassow, 19.511 sec., 100.636 MPH 29. Jimmy Dragich, 19.546 sec., 100.455 MPH 30. Jay VanderGeest, 19.567 sec., 100.348 MPH 31. Natalie Decker, 9.573 sec., 100.317 MPH 32. Chris Trickle, 19.584 sec., 100.260 MPH 33. John Beale, 19.603 sec., 100.163 MPH 34. Cory Kemkes, 19.621 sec., 100.071 MPH 35. Tommy Pecaro, 19.663 sec., 99.858 MPH 36. Gregory Borchardt, 19.805 sec., 99.142 MPH 37. Jeremy Spoonmore, 19.805 sec., 99.142 MPH 38. Bradley Tilton, 19.840 sec., 98.967 MPH 39. Jim Weber, 19.852 sec., 98.907 MPH 40. Dillion Hammond, 19.931 sec., 98.564 MPH 41. Corey Jankowski, 20.221 sec., 97.102 MPH 42. Todd Schmitz, 20.472 sec., 95.911 MPH 43. Cody Smiley, 21.270 sec., 92.313 MPH 44. Brandon Selle, 22.187 sec., 88.498 MPH 45. Shane Morrissey, 23.673 sec., 82.943 MPH 46. Brody Willett 47. Braison Bennett 48. Shane Smiley 49. Alex Stumpf 50. Austin Nason 
 
Oktoberfest Hooligan Race — 1. Jay VanderGeest, Merrill
 
Bandits
Oktoberfest 20 Feature (12 cars) — 1. Phil Malouf, Manitowish Waters 2. Lyle Phillips, Edgerton 3. Scott Schlafke, Cleveland 4. Matt Moore, Kendall 5. Hunter Poehnelt, Spring Green 6. Blake Dorweier, Montgomery, MN 7. Garrett Thicke, West Salem 8. Nick Schmidt, Watertown 9. Dan Knish, Kilkenny, MN 10. Steve Dickson, unknown, IL 11. Steven Ragaski, Rocktown, IL 12. Mark Bornitz, Holmen 
 
Double-O Oktoberfest Feature (15 cars) — 1. Kyle Stark, Marshall 2. Joe Mueller, Hartford 3. Andy Moore, Sparta 4. Charlie Nickel, Chili 5. Nick Schmidt, Watertown 6. Adam Moore, Sparta 7. Jason Bolster, Sparta 8. Rick Bruskiewicz, Mayville 9. Justin Schelitzche, Lester Prairie, MN 10. Robert Stanfield, La Crosse 11. Scott Goetzke, Iron Ridge 12. Nick Hadler, Inver Grove Heights 13. Lyle Phillips, Edgerton 14. Jeff Sarver, West Salem 15. Kyle Lockington, La Crosse