Sunday, August 29, 2010

ASA Midwest Sportsman at Elko

An absolutely unforgettable finish of the ASA Midwest Sportsman tour feature event at Elko (MN) Speedway on Saturday night (Aug 28).

Tour point leader Chris Marek slipped past on the high side and won by mere inches at the stripe in a three way battle with Brent Kane and Jack Paulson. "It sure wasn't much, I had to look at the board to see if I actually won," said Marek.

Brent Kane took the lead on lap 18 and held on until the last couple feet of the race. His momentum was slowed coming to the finish by Jay Kalbus who was about to be lapped on the track. Kalbus cut a tire and tagged the wall earlier in the race.

Marek could've taken the conservative route and done some points racing after Kalbus had the early trouble, but instead he went for the win at the end. "Everyone was gunning for the win, I had to stay in it and ride the wall for it," said Marek "I've kind of struggled out here this year, so to come out and win this race is very special to me."

Chris Marek was the winner with Brent Kane second and Jack Paulson third, Jay Kalbus finished 13th.

You can hear the entire interview with "Cruiser" Chris Marek along with Super Late Model feature winner Danny Fredrickson on "Speedtalk on 1360" with Jason and Dean Saturday (Sep 4th) from 10-11am on KRWC radio and

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