Dan Fredrickson from Lakeville (MN) won his second ARCA Midwest tour Championship with a runner up finish in La Crosse (WI) Sunday afternoon. Fredrickson won two races in 2013 at Wisconsin Dells and State Park Speedway. He only finished out of the "top 10" once during the entire 12 race schedule. Fredrickson won the title by 50 points over Chris Wimmer, Nathan Haseleu finished 3d and Carver (MN) native Jacob Goede got 4th. The 2012 Champion Jonathan Eilen from Hampton (MN) won one race and finished 6th in the standings.
The 44th annual Oktoberfest race weekend was highlighted by a wild finish in the ARCA Midwest tour finale. Travis Sauter was spun by his uncle Johnny Sauter during caution just after a white flag on-track incident between the two that sent Johnny spinning into the infield. Both racers were credited with a DNF in the race. Here is video ABOVE .. Johnny Sauter is in the white and blue #5.
Nathan Haseleu won the race and putting his name in the record books. Fredrickson finished 2nd and Wimmer third. Here is an audio recap of the race with Speed Talk on 1360 co-host Dean Reller interviewing the top 3 finishers, Click on this LINK BELOW
Minnesota racers were also well represented in the other divisions of racing at the famed La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem WI. Chris Marek from Lakeville (MN) won both the BIG 8 main event and was the overall winner in the the JMcK race as well named after famed promoter John McKarns.
Devin Schmidt from Belle Plaine (MN) won the Great Northern Sportsmen race at Oktoberfest and Dave Auringer from Prior Lake (MN) won the Midwestern Dash.
Chad Walen from Prior Lake (MN) went home with a trophy as well winning the Super Late Model futures race on Thursday night.
*Photos by Dean Reller