Frostbuster Opens The Season At La Crosse

The La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway inaugural “Frostbuster” last Saturday night was just that......cold. But the racing was hot hot hot.

Former track champ. Mr. Saturday night J. Herbst was hanging back for a couple of laps, but with five to go he turned on the heat. He charged to the front and took the lead from Mike Carlson with three laps left. Herbst managed to capture the checkered flag in the NASCAR Late Models division. Mike Carlson finished second and Steve Carlson third with Brent Kirchner and last year's track champ, Todd Korish rounded out the top 5.

1, Shawn Pfaff, 19.570 seconds, 100.332 MPH;(NEW TRACK RECORD) 2, Brad Powell, 19.597 secs, 3, Cole Howland, 19.882 secs 4, J. Herbst, 19.938 5, Ty Majeski, 19.976

Heat 1 — 1, Brent Kirchner

Heat 2 — 1, Steve Carlson

Fast Dash — 1, J. Herbst

In the Sportsmen, Steve Bachman raced from the back of the field to win the feature. Bachman worked his way to the front quickly and passed Jimmy Crack Corn Gilster with seven laps to go. On the next lap he was side-by-side with Mark Challet and overpowered him one lap later. Gilster finished second, Bill Martin third, Jake Arneson fourth and Challet fifth.

1, Jake Arneson, 22.092

Heat 1 — 1, Brian Hesselberg

Heat 2 — 1, Bill Martin

The Thunderstocks came out strong Saturday night, but The Moore brothers of Sparta had to battle with Spartan Jason Bolster. Adam Moore won out in the end over Bolster, as Andy Moore trailed behind in third. Every car except one was from Sparta.

Dash — 1, Adam Moore

Heat 1 — 1, Harley Jankowski

Heat 2 — 1, Brad Warthan

35 Hornets raced Saturday night with Jeff Stumlin and dirt track racer John Radtke each taking home Hornet features.

Heat 1 — 1, David Treu Jr.

Heat 2 — 1, Jeff Thompson

Heat 3 — 1, Garrett Thicke

Chris Sampson and Nate Towner won a pair of “Second over the line wins” Hornet novelty races.

 

It looks as though, so far, the Goodyear tires that the Sportsmen will have to run this year really didn't give anyone any problems. Qualifying times looked pretty good with everyone laying down practically the same times on lap 1. A week off from La Crosse now. Dirt track racing SHOULD get underway Friday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City. Car counts sound like they will be great this year, the fifth under the helm of Bob Timm.

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  • December 2014
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UPCOMING GAMES
 
Bucks at Kings
Thursday, December 18, 2014 9pm
 
Logan boys at Onalaska
Friday, December 19, 2014 7:20pm
 
Bucks at Clippers
Saturday, December 20, 2014 9:30pm
 
Packers at Tampa Bay
Sunday, December 21, 2014 10am
 
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, December 21, 2014 6:30pm
 
Denver at Cincinnati
Monday, December 22, 2014 6:45pm