By Jason D Searcy
September 26, 2015 - Elko, MN
Here is a YouTube video of the wild final few laps of #Thunderstruck93 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLCe-bxDGSI
Here is the audio interview with Ty Majeski after the races https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/ty-majeski-winsChris Weinkauf had a consistent run finishing 4th with veteran racer Tim Sauter in 5th and Jonathan Eilen finished 6th even though he had a tire slowly going down.
Wolff finished second and Kane did the smart thing, held his position, finished 6th and won the Championship by 5 points. Kane was emotional in victory lane thanking his crew, sponsors and all the people who had helped him win 9 races in 2015.
15 year old Grant Brown from Prior Lake (MN) won his first ever Pepsi Power Stock Championship at Elko Speedway. Brown finished the feature in second place and won the title by 56 points over Tom Doten with Taylor Goldman third, Brandon Peterson finishing fourth and Paul Hamilton fifth.
The 20 lap and 22 car feature had a wild ending. Joey Prusak from Hopkins (MN) was declared the winner. Paul Hamilton led most of the race, he was caught by Brandon Peterson on the last lap and the two had contact through turns 3 and 4. Hamilton ended up with heavy damage and into the wall and Peterson was disqualified giving Prusak his first ever win at Elko Speedway.
It has been a challenging season for Prusak who has struggled with mechanical problems and bad luck all year long, but his luck changed at the right time. "I told my dad that I didn't care if I won a race all year long just as long as I win Thunderstruck93!" said Prusak.
It was a big week for #14 Grant Brown who got a phone call from NASCAR telling him he was declared the National Champion in Division 4. "I didn't know until Friday, during my fourth hour biology I got the call from NASCAR that I had won." Grant and his crew will be honored by NASCAR as National Champions at the awards banquet in Charlotte (NC) this winter.
Derek Lemke from Shakopee (MN) won his 4th Great North Legends feature of the year, he beat 16 year old Wil McCully by 2.044 seconds at the line, it was a career best finish for McCully. Shon Jacobsen finished third, Brady Fox-Rhode fourth and Jaycen Brockhouse fifth.
With the win Lemke extended his lead to 25 points over Brockhouse in the race for the Championship. The Great North Legends will crown their Champion next Saturday night October 3rd at Elko Speedway.
Matt Suhl from Richfield (MN) won his second Hornets feature of 2015. Suhl started up front and stayed there the entire 15 lap race. Alex Vincent gave Suhl a good run but Suhl ended up winning by .226 seconds with Craig Allers finishing third and Ashley Bell fourth.
Justin Schelitzche finished the race in 7th but still has a sizeable lead in the race for the Hornets Championship. Schelitzche leads Ashley Bell by 49 points going into the final night of racing next Saturday October 3rd.
For full results and point standings go to www.ElkoSpeedway.com/results
The #Thunderstruck93 event saw a great turnout for the on-track autograph session, over 100 cars participated before the racing began at 4pm. Thunderstruck93 is in memory of Elko Speedway Hall of Fame racer Dan Ryan who passed away in 2009, it has raised thousands of dollars to help fight ALS, to donate go to www.araceworthwinning.org
Up next at Elko Speedway is the final race of the 2015 season and Eve of Destruction presented by Leo's South on Saturday October 3rd. Champions will be crowned in the Hornets, Great North Legends and Bandoleros divisions plus entertainment by the Green Mamba Jet car, Burn out contest, the world famous Figure 8 trailer race and much more. The evening will conclude with a huge Rock n Roll Fireworks show. Gates open at 5pm, action begins at 6pm.