Seeking A NASCAR Tri-Fecta, Carlson Captures Week 1 Win

Two-time division champion Steve Carlson grabbed a win in the NASCAR Late Model division season-opening Frostbuster feature Sunday at La Crosse Fairgounds Speedway. Ty Majeski caputured second and Brad Powell finished third. Fast-time qualifier Harley Janskowski finished fourth and Mike Carlson held on to a top five finish.


Fast-time qualifier Nick Clements raced his way to the front of the field to win the Sportsmen feature. Tony Leis finished second, Brian Hesselberg third, Rick Johnson fourth and Mullikin fifth. Three different drivers broke the original track record for the Sportsmen division six times during qualifying. Nick Clements, Steve Bachman and jake Arneson all turned laps that beat the previous record held by Dan Gilster, who held the record since May 14th, 2011.


Jacinda Pfaff edged out Andy Moore to win the Thunderstox feature.


Patrick Thicke grabbed the checkered flag in the Hornets feature, outracing the 26 other cars on the quarter-mile track.


Cole Scholze dominated in the Outlawz division winning both the feature and heat races after being fast-time qualifier.


Up next at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway is the first installment of Friday Night Street Drags. May 8 Premier Powdercoating Street Drags presents over 15 different brackets of racing, plus a Burnout Contest and Shine N’ Show contest. The Saturday night weekly racing season kicks off May 16th with the Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox and Hornet divisions. There will also be a Second Over the Line Wins novelty race and kid’s rides.


NASCAR Late Models

25 Feature (17 Cars) — 1, Steve Carlson, West Salem; 2, Ty Majeski, Seymour; 3, Brad Powell, La Crosse; 4, Harley Jankowski,Sparta; 5, Mike Carlson, West Salem

Qualifying —  1, Harley Jankowski, 19.840 seconds

Heat 1 — 1, Jerimy Wagner;

Fast Dash — 1, Brad Powell



15 Feature (15 Cars) — 1, Nick Clements, West Salem; 2, Tony Leis, Onalaska; 3, Brian Hesselberg, West Salem; 4, Rick Johnson, West Salem; 5, Justin Mullikin, Holmen;

Qualifying —  1, Nick Clements, 21.440

Heat 1 — 1, Jamie Dummer

Dash — 1, Brian Hesselberg



15 Feature (10 cars) — 1, Jacinda Pfaff, Sparta; 2, Andy Moore, Sparta; 3, Charles Vian Jr., Sparta; 4, Kayla Lockington, Mindoro; 5, Kyle Lockington, La Crosse

Qualifying —  1, Andy Moore

Dash — 1, Jacinda Pfaff

Heat 1 — 1, Melissa Rusch;

Novelty — 1, Andy Moore



15 Feature (29 cars) — 1, Patrick Thicke, West Salem; 2, Hunter Miller, West Salem; 3, Nate Towner, Trempealeau; 4, Garret Thicke, West Salem; 5, Marc Luethe, West Salem

Heat 1 — 1, Hunter Miller;

Heat 2 — 1, Patrick Thicke;

Heat 3 — 1, Brandon LeMoine;



15 Feature (6 cars) —1, Cole Scholze, Sparta; 2, Ron Lockington, Mindoro; 3, Jason Bolster, Sparta; 4, Kevin Kvalheim, Sparta; 5, David Cavin, Sparta; 6, Wayne Smith, West Salem.

Qualifying —  1, Cole Scholze;

Heat 1 — 1, Cole Scholze;