October 1, 2013 Four Touring Series to Crown their Champions at Oktoberfest
(West Salem, WI) – It has become a standard that the Oktoberfest Race Weekend is not just an opportunity for drivers to win at the famous event but to also win a championship. The 44th edition will crown eight champions this year.
The ARCA Midwest Tour will once again decide their champion with the Oktoberfest 100 this Sunday afternoon. Dan Fredrickson is looking for his second Midwest title as he holds a 38-point lead over Chris Wimmer, and a 74-point over Nathan Haseleu. Fredrickson is a three-time winner of the 100-lap event (2007, 08, 10).
Casey Johnson and Dale Nottestad are in a fierce battle for the Big 8 Series championship, which will be decided this Saturday night with a 68-lap feature event. How tight is this battle? Only one-point separates Johnson and Nottestad.
Brad Keith holds a 57-point lead over Jeremy Spoonmore in the Mid-American Stock Car Series standings. They will have a 40-lap shootout to settle the championship this Saturday night.
The Wood Brothers, Wisconsin’s version, are in a good battle for the Midwest Truck Tour championship heading into their finale on Friday night. Jerry Wood holds a 38-point lead over John Wood. Natalie Decker is 64 points behind the leader while Jacob VanWazer is only 76 points back.
La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway will crown five division champions over the race weekend
Steve Carlson has pretty much wrapped up another Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Model title as he has a healthy 153-point lead over J. Herbst. Carlson’s last title was in 2007, a year that he was the NASCAR Whelen-All American Series National Champion. They will race a 40-lap feature on Thursday night to finish off their season.
There is a good battle for the Exhaust Plus Grand National Sportsmen championship between Jake Arneson and Greg Scheck. Arneson has a 34-point lead over Scheck heading into Thursday’s 20-lap feature and both are aiming at winning their first title.
Only 12 points separate Adam Moore and Jordan Myers for the United Auto Supply Thunderstox championship. Jason Bolster is only 30 points behind Moore heading into their 15-lap Oktoberfest feature on Thursday night.
One championship battle to watch on Thursday night will be in the ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornets division. Jacob Bemis is the point leader going into their 15-lap feature on Thursday night. But he only has a three-point lead over Kevin Turner and an eight-point lead over Jeff Thompson. By the way, Kim Strom is only nine points behind the leader and Jeff Stumlin and Samantha Linnehan are just 16 points back. In fact, only 29 points separate the top-ten. Fans will be assured there is a new champion, as all are gunning for their first.
Jerrod Loging will head into Sunday’s Volden Construction Outlawz 15-lap feature with a 13-point lead over Tom Luethe and a 14-point lead over Cole Scholze. Tom Luethe is the 2012 Thunderstox Champion, but neither Loging nor Scholze have won a championship prior.
The 44th annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend festivities are already underway as Camper Village is now open. Racing is scheduled to start at 6pm on Thursday night, 5pm on Friday and Saturday night, and at Noon on Sunday.
For more information, please visit www.oktoberfestraceweekend.com or contact the speedway office at 608-786-1525.
LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway is located at the intersection of Cty Rd M and Hwy 16 in West Salem, Wisconsin, and is a proud NASCAR Hometrack in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.