Thursday, September 13, 2012

ASA Midwest tour back at Iowa Speedway

The ASA Midwest tour is back at Iowa Speedway for their annual stop on the 7/8th mile high banked oval in Newton IA on Friday Sep 14th.  Its the fourth time the ASA Midwest tour has raced here.

Tim Schendel won in 2008, MN driver Jonathan Eilen finished 2nd, Matt Kenseth third and Kyle Busch lead some laps before falling out with motor problems.  This was a big step in Iowa Speedway history as it helped them attract NASCAR to their facility, 17,000 fans were in attendance for this ASA Midwest tour event.

Chris Wimmer (photo above) won in 2009, Tim Schendel had the lead and dropped back in the closing laps with a low tire.

Jeff Choquette won in 2011 with Ross Kenseth in tow, Schendel finished third.

All three of those winning drivers are entered in the 2012 version of this race titled the "3M 150."  39 cars were on the entry list including Rusty's son Steven Wallace (photo top), MN drivers Nick Panitzke, Jonathan Eilen, Jerick Johnson (photo below), Joel Theisen, and Ross Zumbach.

First practice result:  34 Cars
1-Jeff Storm was fastest at 23.861
2-Dillion Oliver 23.906
3-Nathan Haseleu 23.939
4-Jonathan Eilen  23.998
5-Griffin McGrath  24.012
6-Nick Panitzke   24.066
Other Notables:
10th Jeff Choquette 24.178
12th Chris Wimmer  24.224
14th Steve Wallace 24.365
20th Tim Schendel  24.466
27th Joel Theisen  24.918
30th Ross Zumbach    25.071
32nd Jerick Johnson  25.226

Session TWO practice:  34 Cars
1-Chris Weinkauf    23.651 (photo above)
2-Jonathan Eilen    23.714
3-Chris Wimmer    23.766
4-Nathan Haseleu  23.798 (photo below)

Other Notables:
7th Jeff Storm   23.948
8th Steve Wallace  23.978
11th Nick Panitzke  24.077
12th Jeff Choquette  24.134
14th Tim Schendel  24.187
27th Joel Theisen   24.763 (photo below)
28th Ross Zumbach   24.840

Qualifying results:
Fast time Griffin McGrath     23.107
2-Nathan Haseleu                 23.326
3-Jeff Storm                          23.542
Other Notables
7-Nick Panitzke          23.713
10-Chris Wimmer        23.812
11-Jeff Choquette        23.813
12-Jonathan Eilen        23.818
15-Tim Schendel         23.956
21-Steve Wallace      23.996
31-Jerick Johnson         25.435
32-Ross Zumbach        26.091
34-Joel Theisen          Crash (photo below)

 Racing begins at 8pm

Dean and Jason will be interviewing all the top finishers and will broadcast those interviews on Speedtalk on 1360 from 10-11am on KRWC radio and

We will also preview the NASCAR Camping World truck series event and getting a couple truck series drivers on the radio as well as Dan Plan from the Midwest Racing Connection who is in attendance at this event.

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