Sunday, June 4, 2017

Incredible finish of Elko Speedway ARCA race

The finish of the Shore Lunch 250 ARCA series race at Elko Speedway was amazing.  It ended with #52 Austin Theriault edging #15 Christian Eckes by just a couple feet at the finish line a margin of .029.

Here is the audio of the final 5 laps from ELKO announcer Jason Searcy

Here is the TV coverage of the final few laps

Here is an audio recap including interviews of the Shore Lunch 250 at ELKO

Here is the post-race winner interview of Austin Theriault as heard only on Speed Talk on 1360 radio

Second Place finisher #15 Christian Eckes drove an incredible race but came up just short, here is our interview with him post-race.

Third place finisher #18 Riley Herbst was the General tire pole award winner with a time of 14.362, he had contact with #55 Zane Smith (photo below) in the final corner of the last lap, Smith was transferred to the hospital and was later released.  Here is our interview with Herbst

Bret Holmes #23 finished 4th, he started the race in second with a time of 14.364, only .002 behind Herbst for the pole.  He is a student at Auburn and proudly displays their logo on his helmet.

Local Minnesota racer #78 Cole Anderson (below) of Northfield drove for Mason Mitchell Motorsports, he had a very strong race and was in the "top 5" much of the night.  He was involved in the last lap wreck though and finished 10th.

Here is our interview with Cole Anderson

Here is the race story from ARCA

Another local racer Natalie Decker from Eagle River (WI) raced the #25 for Venturini Motorsports and finished a lap down in 13th after a pass-through penalty under green, she spent most of the race on the lead lap.  Decker did pose in a Victory Lane photo with Great North Legends winner Derek Lemke.

What an incredible night of racing and a good crowd at Elko Speedway for the #ShoreLunch250.  For more coverage of this event and all MN racing listen to Speed Talk on 1360 Radio Saturdays 10-11am on or search KRWC on the free Tunein app for your mobile device.

Here are the official results from ARCA.

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