Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Speed Talk on 1360 Podcasts

We just wrapped up our 2019 season, our 11th on KRWC radio.  Here are the links to our Podcasts from Speed Talk on 1360 --

9/28/19 Dan Plan Segment Thunderstruck93 wrap-up

9/28/19 Book/Movie review of Rapid Response Rapid Response

9/21/19 Nick Oxborough ELKO Powerstock winner Oxborough

9/21/19 Brody Willett #Thunderstruck93 preview interview Brody Willett

9/21/19 Bryan Syer-Keske first WISSOTA Modified winner at ELKO Bryan Syer-Keski

9/14/19 Full Show- Jordan Bianchi talks INDY and Vegas, Jacob Goede interview before Championship night and Dan Plan from the Legendary at Cedar Lake 9/14/19

9/7/19 Nick Panitzke interview Panitzke

9/7/19 Jacob Goede interview Goede

9/7/19 Goede win Race Call Goede win Race Call

9/7/19 Michael Haggar interview Haggar Interview

8/31/19 Nick Pantizke win Race Call Panitzke win Race Call

8/31/19 Haggar win Race Call Haggar win Race Call

8/24/19 Jon Lewerer Interview Lightning Lewerer interview

8/17/19 Knoxville Nationals Recap  Knoxville Recap

Cole Klein vs Tristan Swanson Race Call at ELKO Klein Win Race Call

Conrad Jorgenson interview Conrad Jorgenson Interview

Paul Hamilton win Race Call Paul Hamilton Win Race Call at ELKO

Tom Quade Interview Tom Quade Interview

Robby Carter Interview Robby Carter Interview at ELKO

8-10-2019 Full Show  8/10/19 Full Show

8-3-19 7K racing interviews Kottschade Boys interview on KRWC

7-27-19 Carson Gramm WISSOTA interview Gramm on KRWC

Baiden Heskett win Race Call Heskett win at ELKO

Chad Walen win Race Call Walen win at ELKO

Michael Stoer win Race Call Stoer win at ELKO

Cole Klein win Race Call Klein win at ELKO

Dean race call of Conrad Jorgenson win Jorgenson win at ELKO

Cole Klein interview at ELKO Klein interview after win

Racin Ryan Varner interview Varner interview at ELKO

7-2-19 Full show ARCA Recap with interviews at ELKO and Kari Miller ARCA Recap

Austin Jahr interview  Austin Jahr at ELKO

Chad Walen Interview Walen win at ELKO

Race Call of Anderson win Anderson ELKO race Call

Steve Anderson interview at ELKO Anderson Interview at ELKO

Josiah Kottschade interview 6/1/19 Kottschade interview at ELKO

Paul Hamilton Interview Hamilton at ELKO

Jacob Goede win Race Call 5/25/19 Goede win at ELKO

Joe Graf Jr interview at IOWA Joe Graf Jr interview

Natalie Decker interview from Iowa Speedway Natalie Decker interview

Joe Graf Jr interview previewing ELKO ARCA race Joe Graf Jr

Tribute to Tony "the Tiger" Hallerman Tony the Tiger tribute

Craig Dollansky interview on KRWC Craig Dollansky

World of Outlaws at Granite City recap WoO recap

Dan Bailey interview Bailey interview on KRWC

Spencer Pigot INDYCAR interview Spencer Pigot

Reed Allex WoO interview Reed Allex interview on KRWC

Ron Krog 5/18/19 Ron Krog interview

Dean Cornelius Cornelius Interview on KRWC

Carson Gramm 4/27/19 Gramm interview

Ron Bernhagen 5/4/19

Brad Sweet at Granite City Speedway
David Gravel at Granite City Speedway
Jesse Little from IOWA
Chandler Smith from IOWA
Justin Algier from IOWA
Cole Custer from IOWA
Chandler Smith from ELKO
Michael Smith from ELKO
Ty Gibbs from ELKO

Jordan Bianchi from the Athletic NASCAR segments:
Summer Daytona Segment

Other misc interviews Dean Reller Soundcloud
Jason Searcy Soundcloud

Listen every Saturday morning 10-11am on 1360am or on Search KRWC APRIL - SEPT

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fathers Day Double at Iowa Speedway

Due to the cancellation, because of rain, of the Gander Outdoors Truck series event on Saturday, it was instead raced on Fathers day at Iowa Speedway.  Ross Chastain #44 crossed the finish line first at the M&Ms 200 and went through all the victory lane celebration but was later Disqualified in post-race inspection for being too low in the front giving second place finisher #24 Brett Moffitt the win.  This is the first time a win has been taken away in modern NASCAR history, the winner Moffitt never led a lap in the race.

Newly declared winner, Iowa native #24 Brett Moffitt.

BOTH winners of the race signed this die-cast toy for a sponsor, Ross Chastain signed on the roof and Brett Moffitt signed it on the hood.

Iowa Speedway was part of the Triple Truck Challenge, a three race series-in-a-series.

The drivers who have elected to run for points in the series were eligible for an additional $50,000 bonus above the normal purse money.

The money was on display in the Media Room.

Local angles in the Truck series race included MN and WI Late Model racer Natalie Decker #54, she finished 17th, here is our post-race interview with her.  Natalie Decker interview

Former ELKO ARCA winners Brennan Poole finished 11th, Gus Dean 20th, ELKO pole winners Grant Enfinger was 4th and Riley Herbst 15th.  Elko Speedway Great North Legends driver Rob Thurston and his business Thurston Inc seed brokerage helped sponsor the car #97 driven by Jesse Little (below), he finished 22nd.  Here is our post-race interview with Little Jesse Little interview

Chandler Smith #51 started on the pole position, here is our post-race interview with him after a Top 10 finish.  Chandler Smith interview 


The late afternoon race of the Fathers day double was the Circuit City 250 in the NASCAR Xfinity series.  Cole Custer started the race from the pole and finished second, Cole Custer Interview.  Christopher Bell won the race in dominating fashion (photo above).  

Justin Allgaier had a good run and finished 3rd Allgaier interview

Here is audio of the first lap at Iowa Speedway Sound at Iowa

Minnesota born driver #21 Joe Graf Jr finished in the Top 20, he also previewed the upcoming ARCA race at Elko Speedway.  Joe Graf Jr interview

We will have full coverage of the Iowa Speedway weekend on Speed Talk on 1360 radio.  Saturdays 10-11am on and check back on 

Also look for us on social media for race coverage.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

LISTEN to Speed Talk on 1360 HERE

Listen to Speed Talk on 1360 Radio Saturdays 10-11am on 1360 AM radio in Minnesota.

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You can hear podcasts of previous 2018 shows 


Jason's Soundcloud- CLICK HERE
Dean's Soundcloud and 2019 Show archive CLICK HERE

Thank you for Listening.
Dean, Jason and Shane

Monday, March 25, 2019

Speed Talk returns on April 20th for 11th season

Speed Talk on 1360 will return to KRWC radio for it's 11th year beginning April 20th - Sept 28th 2019.

Listen LIVE from anywhere on the free Tunein app by searching KRWC every Saturday 10-11 am (Central).  Tunein App or by going to Click Here

Long-time hosts: Motorsports writer Dean Reller and Jason Searcy announcer at Elko Speedway will be joined on a regular basis this year by writer Shane Carlson who is also working with 66 time World of Outlaws winner Craig Dollansky.  DOLLANSKY LINK

*Jason, Dean and Shane at Elko Speedway'

Minnesota NASCAR writer Jordan Bianchi will continue to join us with the most current NASCAR buzz and Dan Plan from the Midwest Racing Connection will give us the Local/Regional racing scoop.  Jordan's web site Dan's web site

Plus you can count on us to interview 50+ drivers every year from Local racing to World of Outlaws to ARCA, Trucks, IndyCar and Xfinity series races at Iowa Speedway.

Here is a list of Podcasts from previous years:


Big THANKS to our sponsors who make this show possible:

Elko Speedway
Performance Driving School at BIR
Cottens' NAPA Cottens' NAPA
Lou Fegers Racing in Delano
STB Screen Printing and Embroidery STB

Thanks everyone for listening, we will see you at the Track!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Murphy tops Monster Jam in MPLS

By Jason D Searcy

A local racer is making a name for himself in motorsports, but maybe not the way that he originally planned, he is one of the hottest names in Monster Jam and was named the 2017 Rookie of the Year.

You might remember Camden Murphy (22) from Itasca (IL), he started his career by racing locally in Karts and Legends Cars before stepping up to the UARA Late Models and the Midwest Truck series.  He won the Midwest Truck feature at the famed Thunderstruck93 event at Elko Speedway (MN) in 2013, it was his first ever Truck win. “I always loved ELKO, I remember that day being all about survival, we were having some bad luck and then everything just turned our way, it’s a day I will never forget,” said Murphy “especially being in that unique victory lane.”  He edged out Jacob Van Wazer, Natalie Decker and Jerry Wood on that day. Link to 2013 #Thunderstruck93 article CLICK HERE

Murphy had numerous wins in the Midwest Truck series and narrowly lost the title to Derek Kraus in 2015.   Since then Murphy has been searching for the right opportunity and financial support to make a living in motorsports.  Murphy has had 21 total NASCAR starts driving for small underfunded teams like: Rick Ware Racing, Copp Motorsports, JJC Racing and Beaver Motorsports in the NASCAR Truck series and 1 start in the NASCAR Xfinity series, he has never scored a Top 10 finish.

“With the struggles of finding funding I looked for as many different avenues in Motorsports that I could, knowing that driving is all I wanted to do,” said Murphy “I found myself with the opportunity to go to Monster Jam University.”  Murphy made the most of that opportunity working directly with 11-time World Finals Champion Tom Meents, he impressed the right people and got a job driving a 12,000 lb Monster Truck. Now funding is not an issue, he has equal equipment to the best drivers in Monster Jam and he has excelled.

Murphy has quickly become one of the hottest new stars on the premier Stadium Tour of Monster Jam.  After driving a new truck named Pirate’s Curse last year, he is currently behind the wheel of Bakugan Dragonoid, a wild looking truck designed from the Japanese animated cartoon and video game.

Every Monster Jam event now is divided into three competitions (Racing, Two-Wheel Skills and Freestyle) with the fourteen trucks taking part in each competition, fourteen points for first on down to 1 point for last.  The points are tallied at the end of the night to determine the Overall Champion.

US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (MN) hosted Monster Jam on Feb 16th and Cameron Murphy won the Racing competition beating John Gordon in Bad Company in the finals and earlier defeating monster truck royalty Ryan Anderson (son of pioneer Dennis Anderson) in Son-uva Digger, it was the fourth racing win for Murphy.  He then thrilled the 30,000+ in attendance with an incredible show of driving skill balancing his monster truck nose down with a stoppie on its front wheels and walking it across half the stadium, he scored a 9.4 besting rising star Morgan Kane who was driving Grave Digger, it was the second two-wheel skills win of the season for Murphy.  He then performed a backflip and finished 6th on his freestyle behind his mentor Tom Meents driving Max-D. With his two wins Murphy scored enough points to take his second overall event Championship with Ryan Anderson finishing runner up. Camden Murphy was the star of the show on this night.

Even with all of his success in Monster Jam, Murphy has not forgotten about his NASCAR dream.  “As of right now, I am fortunate enough to have many opportunities on all 3 levels (of NASCAR).  However I am limited due to lack of funding, as many drivers can relate” said Murphy. “All I can say is that you will find me in a seat almost every weekend, be it racing or start-and-parking, you’ll find me somewhere.”  Murphy hopes to make his 2019 NASCAR season debut either in California or Texas.

There is no doubt that he has now proven that in equal equipment, Camden Murphy can win behind the wheel of a Monster Truck and has become one of the best drivers in the series.  Hopefully someday that local racer will be given the very same opportunity in NASCAR. Somebody please tell that Japanese company that NASCAR fans like Dragons too.

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 MN Asphalt Driver of the Year

Baiden Heskett, 27, from Farmington (MN) has been named by Speed Talk on 1360 radio the 2018 MN Asphalt Driver of the year.  The hometown for Heskett is Alvarado (TX) but has lived in Minnesota the last two years. Heskett had an incredible year of racing in the Great North Legends division at Elko Speedway.  He won his first Championship by a whopping 288 points, won 11 feature events, scored an incredible 163 passing points, (never finishing worse than his starting position) and he had a TOP 5 finish in all 24 feature events he raced in at ELKO.  “Racing in Minnesota has helped me become a better driver,” said Heskett “there is a bunch of talent up here and ELKO is the best track to race at in the nation, it’s racy and you can go side by side.”

In 2018 Heskett won a massive total of 30 feature races at an impressive list of tracks including: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (TX), Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids (IA), Jefferson Speedway in Cambridge (WI), Slinger Speedway in Slinger (WI), Elko Speedway in Elko (MN) and Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells (WI).   

Heskett also excelled at the National level, he was awarded the most prestigious title in all of Legends Car racing.  The 2018 INEX Asphalt Pro division points title becoming the first ever Minnesota based driver to do so.

In fact, racers from this area did well as a whole with Ryan Braseth from Ulen (MN) winning the Young Lions overall title on dirt and Great North Legends owner Tim Brockhouse from Shakopee (MN) winning the overall asphalt Masters title.  Brockhouse, who won the MN Asphalt Driver of the Year award in 2016, is proud of his successful protege “I taught him everything I know, almost.”

Baiden Heskett plans on staying in Minnesota for the 2019 season and is setting even higher goals, he is gunning for both the Asphalt and Dirt Pro Division INEX titles.  “Texas will always be my home, but I think I can call Minnesota my home now too.” said Heskett.

Past winners of the MN Asphalt Driver of the Year:

2017- Conrad Jorgenson
2016- Tim Brockhouse
2015- Jacob Goede
2014- Jacob Goede
2013- Ricky Martin
2012- Jonathan Eilen
2011- Chad Walen
2010- Brent Kane
2009- Adam Royle

2004- Dan Fredrickson

Saturday, December 15, 2018

2018 Speed Talk Wrap up

2018 was a banner 10th year for Speed Talk on 1360 radio on KRWC

We had the honor to interview drivers from many different forms of racing including:

ARCA at ELKO! and Iowa Speedway
Gus Dean
Christian Eckes
Riley Herbst
Sheldon Creed
Natalie Decker
Chandler Smith
Zane Smith
Chase Purdy
Harrison Burton
Willie Mullins

IndyCar at Iowa Speedway
Wil Power
Zach Veach

NASCAR Xfinity and Trucks at Iowa Speedway
Ryan Truex
Jusin Haley
Austin Cindric
Kaz Grala
Ty Majeski
Brandon Jones
Riley Herbst
Jesse Little
Johnny Sauter

Elko Speedway weekly racers
Jacob Goede
Dave Reed
Robby Carter
Jeremy Wolff
Jon Lemke
Julie Jorgenson
Sammy Smith
Bryce Blohm
Brody Willett
Norm Grabinger
Taylor Goldman
Nick Oxborough
Bryan Wrolstad
Michael Stoer
Brent Kane
Baiden Heskett
Paul Hamilton
Eric Campbell
Joe Prusak

Bandit Big Rig Series
Mark Noble

Flat Track Motorcycle
Bryan Smith
Bronson Bauman

Tim Dehann

Road Racing
Matt Peterson

Local Dirt Tracks and WISSOTA 100
Jon Lewerer
Dexton Koch
Eric Martini
Jeremy Nelson
Dustin Holtquist
Dave Mass
Adam Prieve
Shane Howell

Dean's Soundcloud
1- Jon Lewerer interview Listen HERE
2- ELKO Recap 8/11 (Goede, Wrolstad, Sammy Smith) Listen HERE
3- Mark Noble interview Listen HERE

Jason's Soundcloud
1- Michael Haggar win Race Call Listen HERE
2- Julie Jorgenson win Race Call Listen HERE
3- Owin Giles win Race Call Listen HERE
4- Taylor Goldman interview Listen HERE
5- Michael Stoer interview Listen HERE

We were also honored to talk to Carson Gramm from WISSOTA and legendary dirt track announcer Ron Krog multiple times this year, plus Doug Selle, Skip Pollack and Adam Brachle too.  It was fun to see Dean Reller make his TV debut as the pit reporter on the Speed Sport coverage of the WISSOTA 100 (the Kottschade boys were excited) and Jason got his 10 seconds of fame on the MavTV coverage of the ELKO ARCA race.

You can listen to podcasts of Jason's interviews and Race calls HERE

You can listen to Deans interviews and FULL SHOW podcasts HERE

Our final wrap-up show of 2018 here available on a podcast HERE

Our full podcast listings of 2018 are HERE

We also want to thank Jordan Bianchi and Dan Plan for contributing their insights to the show weekly also Shane Carlson for helping out numerous times in 2018.

Please Support our sponsors, they make this show possible.

Performance Driving School at BIR
ELKO Speedway
Cotten's NAPA
Lou Fegers Racing Equipment Delano
Highway 55 Trailer Sales Buffalo
STB Screen Printing and Embroidery

Our MOST CLICKED stories of 2018 were:
1- Local Drivers steal the show at Monster Jam  HERE
2- Willie Mullins small team success in ARCA  HERE
3- Speed Talk returns for 10th year
4- Gus Dean wins ARCA at ELKO HERE
5- Allgaier wins Xfinity at Iowa HERE

6- Creed wins ARCA at Iowa HERE
7- Jorgenson is 2017 Driver of Year HERE
8- Hinchcliffe wins Indycar at Iowa HERE

We had 22,840 unique page views this year and went over 270,000 for the past 10 years.

Thank you for listening... hope to see you again in Spring of 2019 for our 11th year on KRWC
Jason and Dean

Photo credit: Tom Venturini (Jason and Pete)
Photo credit: 7K racing (Dean on TV)
Photo credit  Dean Reller (Becky Monster Jam and Iowa Speedway burnout)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Speed Talk on 1360 2018 Podcast Listing

Listen for Speed Talk radio every Saturday 10-11am (Central) on or search KRWC on the free Tunein app for your phone April - September.

SPECIAL Post-Season PODCAST EDITION plus a special Birthday surprise for Dean Reller.  LISTEN HERE November SPEEDTALK Podcast

2018 Listing of Podcasts from Speed Talk on 1360

9/29/28 9/29/18 FULL SHOW  Shane Carlson joins Dean and Jason on remote at Minnesota Mile Motorcycle Race interviewing Bryan Smith  9/22/2018 Full Show 9/22/18 
9/22/2018  Brody Willett interview 9/15/18 Full Show, NASCAR Talk, Dean from Wissota 100, Norm Grabinger, Dan Plan Full Show 9/15/18  9/8/18 Full Show Jordan, Dan plus Shane Howell Full Show 9/8/18 9/1/18 Full Show Jordan Bianchi, Dan Plan, Carson Gramm 9/1/18
9/1/18 Carson Gramm interview Wissota 100 Carson Gramm 8/25/18 Jordan, Dan, Jacob Goede, Brent Kane, Mark Noble Full Show 8/25/188/25/18 Mark Noble interview Bandit Big Rig Series
8/18/18 Local Segment: Jon Lemke, Mike Stoer, Dan Plan ELKO Segment
8/18/18 Skip Pollack Interview about MN racing history Skip Pollack
8/11/18 Jacob Goede, Bryan Wrolstad, Sammy Smith ELKO Recap 8/11/18
8/4/18 Bryce Blohm, Oxborough, Goldman, Full Show 8/4/18
7/28/18 Ron Krog, Jordan Bianchi, Dan Plan Full Show 7/28/18
ARCA race at Elko Speedway recap ARCA ELKO recap 2018
Iowa 250 and MMs200 Iowa Speedway Recap Iowa 250 recap and Interviews
Riley Herbst LIVE from Iowa Speedway Riley Herbst
July 28th Full Show with Ron Krog interview July 28 2018
July 14th Full Show with ARCA & Indycar Iowa Recap July 14 2018 Full Show
Jordan talks about SBNation Job and Richmond Preview Jordan Bianchi 4/21/18
Jeremy Wolff and Shane Carlson interviews Wolff 4/21/18
Doug Selle talks Kenseth and NASCAR Doug Selle
Dave Reed Thunder Car driver Dave Reed
Carson Gramm from WISSOTA Carson Gramm
Matt Peterson on Road Racing with WRL Matt Peterson 
UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Driver Jon Lewerer
Eric Martini, Dexter Koch, Joe Prusak Local Segment 5/26/18
Jon Lemke Great North Legends winner Jon Lemke 
Eric Campbell TC winner at ELKO Eric Campbell
Adam Prieve, Dave Mass, Tim Dehann, Jon Lemke Local Segment 6/9/18
Adam Brachle from Youth Impact Racing Adam Brachle 
Julie Jorgenson Local Segment 6/23/18
Interview with ARCA driver Willie Mullins Willie Mullins Interview

Previous years Podcast Listings
2017 Podcasts
Pre 2017 Podcasts

History of I-94 Speedway Podcast series I-94 Raceway History

Dean's Podcast Page
Jason's Podcast Page 

Listen for Speed Talk on 1360 Radio every Saturday 10-11am LIVE on 1360am or or search KRWC on the Free Tunein App Tunein April - September

Feature winning Race Calls by Jason Searcy at Elko Speedway
Thunderstruck93 Finish 2018
Chad Walen 5/26/18
Chris Marek 5/26/18
Roller Girl 5/19/18
Stocker VS Goede 6/2/18
Taylor Goldman 7/28
Nick Oxborough win 7/28
Joey Prusak win 7/14
Chris Marek win 7/14
Final laps of ELKO ARCA race 2018
Owin Giles win
Jacob Goede win
Julie Jorgenson 2nd win
Sammy Smith 1st win Race Call
Roller Girl vs Prusak Race Call
Mike Stoer win Race Call
Lemke vs Goede Race Call

Please Support our local Sponsors
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Listen to Speed Talk on 1360 Radio Saturdays 10-11am on or search KRWC on the free Tunein app April - September

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Gus Dean with emotional ARCA win at ELKO

Gus Dean #32 from Bluffton (SC) scored an emotional win for owner Kevin Cywinski and Win-Tron racing on Saturday night during the ARCA racing series presented by Menards Sioux Chief PowerPex250 presented by CW Metals and MatrixCare at Elko Speedway.

His crew chief Jamie Jones made a daring call to not pit for tires on lap 60 of the 250 lap race when almost all the other cars on the lead lap did so, the only other car not to pit was the #77 of Joe Graf Jr.

Gus Dean had the lead after that first caution period and led the race for 9 laps but then the strategy almost backfired as there was a long green flag run after that caution, Gus Dean went a lap down on older tires and then actually spun on the track on lap 160 putting him two laps down.  Dean then pitted for tires with the rest of the teams, but the difference was that his team had an extra set of tires as a result of not pitting on that first caution.  Dean did a great job of racing hard and being in position for the free pass.  Numerous cautions mid-race made it possible for him to get back on the lead lap and with those extra tires in the pits he had the advantage the last race run.

Here is the audio recap of the race with interviews included ARCA Recap

Sixteen year old Chandler Smith #20 was dominant for a large portion of the race and at one time had a half lap lead, he led 160 of the 250 laps in total.  Chase Purdy #8 and Chandler Smith  had a great battle for the lead after multiple restarts, after one of the restarts Smith spun, he went to the tail of the field and the car never seemed to be the same, he finished 6th.

Chase Purdy #8 had the lead for 31 laps and looked to be on the way to his first career win until disaster struck with less than 10 laps remaining in the race, in dramatic fashion his car erupted into flames and the race was red flagged.

Here is the Race Call of that event by Elko Speedway announcers Jason Searcy and Dean Reller.  Chase Purdy fire Race Call

After a lengthy cleanup the final few laps of the race was very exciting and the large crowd rose to it's feet in unison.  Here was the race call with Jason and Dean.  Final Laps of 2018 ARCA race at ELKO

Gus Dean #32 was the winner, the margin of victory was .857, this was his first win for Win-Tron racing.
Here is our interview with an excited Gus Dean Winner interview at ELKO

The only other car on the same tire strategy as Gus Dean was the #77 car driven by Joe Graf Jr who drove a Bando car at Elko Speedway ten years ago when lived in Medina (MN) up until the age of 11, then the family moved to New Jersey.   Graf Jr drove a great race but was disappointed to finish in 3rd place after getting moved up the track by Gus Dean on the final restart.

The second place finisher was #15 Christian Eckes from Middletown (NY), he also finished second in this race at Elko Speedway in 2017.  Earlier in the evening Eckes earned his first career General Pole fast time award.    Here is his post race interview Christian Eckes interview

Local favorite #25 Natalie Decker drove a very smart race, she stayed on the lead lap and was aggressive late and moved up to finish a tie for her career best of 5th place.  Here is our post race interview with her Natalie Decker Interview

Point leader #28 Sheldon Creed had a tough night and finished 15th, second in points #41 Zane Smith started up front but faded back quickly, he finished a disappointing 12th.  Joe Gibbs developmental driver #18 Riley Herbst was in contention all night and finished 4th after starting the race last due to a part failure in qualifying, here is our post race interview with him Riley Herbst ELKO interview

Final Results:

1- #32 Gus Dean
2- #15 Christian Eckes
3- #77 Joe Graf Jr
4- #18 Riley Herbst
5- #25 Natalie Decker
6- #20 Chandler Smith
7- #27 Travis Braden
8- #78 Blaine Perkins
9- #55 Eddie Fatscher
10- #2 Robert Bruce
11- #34 Mike Basham
12- #41 Zane Smith
13- #3 Willie Mullins
14- #8 Chase Purdy
15- #28 Sheldon Creed
16- #11 Dick Dohney
17- #48 Brad Smith
18- #10 Darrell Basham

The time of the race was 1hr 29min.

Former Viking player and current Vikings radio Color Commentator Pete Bercich is a big motorsports fan and was in attendance at the race.  MavTV broadcast the race LIVE.

Listen to Speed Talk on 1360 radio Saturday 10-11am for a full recap of this event.  Listen on the free Tunein app by searching KRWC or

*Jason Searcy and Tom Venturini photos