September 23, 2016 - Elko, MN
By Jason D SearcyThe Thunderstruck93 event is Saturday September 24th at Elko Speedway. This event has a long history at Elko, it's the 9th annual race in honor of Dan Ryan and in support of "a race worth winning" a nonprofit organization set up to support families who are dealing with A.L.S. Ryan was a long time racer and car owner, he is member of the Elko Speedway Hall of Fame. Dan Ryan died of the disease in January of 2009. His car was number 93 and he loved the song Thunderstruck, hence the name Thunderstuck93.
In the seven years of this race only four different drivers have won. Danny Fredrickson #36 from Lakeville (MN) has four wins (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014). Fredrickson was the Elko Speedway Late Model Champion in 2003 who also went on to win three Championships in the Midwest Tour.Jacob Goede #72 from Carver (MN) won the inaugural event in 2009. Goede is the three time defending Super Late Model Champion at Elko Speedway. He also has won big touring series events at Iowa Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway.
Andrew Morrissey #39 from DeForest (WI) was the Midwest tour Champion in 2011 and he won the Thunderstruck93 in 2013.
Nick Murgic from Rosemount (MN) is another driver to watch, he has competed in every Thunderstruck93 event finishing third two different times and coming in second in 2010.
New Thunderstruck93 logo apparel will be available for sale on raceday at the track and thanks to a donation from Country Joe Homes the full sales amount will go to help those living with ALS.