Haseleu Capitalizes on
Sauter x 2 Snafu
Nathan Haseleu was flat out attacking the track at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway the entire Oktoberfest Race Weekend with his super late model. He was a man on a mission in every event.
However, in the ARCA Midwest Tour, it was Johnny Sauter that was practically lapping the entire field, with his nephew, Travis in tow. Haseleu was running third at the time, when the Sauters tangled, while trying to negotiate lapped traffic. It was truly a dramatic family moment and can be viewed in the highlight reel to the right.
Nonetheless, both Sauters were out of contention for the win after that incident, which turned the top spot over to Haseleu who went on to claim the victory. Eventual series champion, Dan Fredrickson was nipping at Haseleu’s heels, but had to settle for second place. Chris Wimmer, in a backup car was third, while Griffin McGrath and Erik Darnell rounded out the top five.
The Big-8 Series held their JMcK63 event, which was formatted much like the Trickle 99, from Friday night. The finish in the third and final segment was epic and can also be viewed in the highlight reel from the day. It was virtually a three-wide festival to the finish, with Chris Marek coming out on top, and grabbing the overall title.
Ten late models also competed in a “Challenge” that was comprised of 10 laps on the 5/8-mile track and a separate race of 12 laps on the 1/4-mile track. The best overall finish and title belonged to Bret Widdis.
Wayne Smith was victorious in the Outlawz feature. Ron Lockington, Jerrod Loging, Tom Luethe and Cole Scholze were the rest of the top five. Loging was crowed the champion for the Outlawz.
In the Bandit Feature, it was Phil Malouf who picked up the checkered flag. David Treu Sr. was second. Matt Moore, Heather Stark & Jerry Brinker were the top five.
A bevy of vintage cars took to the track as well on the final day of the Oktoberfest Race Weekend. All beautiful and most running hard and serious for the win. Mike Carlson grabbed the win in his #9 Kasey Kahne-style Dodge Charger from the 2005 Sprint Cup Series. Jerry Schneider, Ken Hutchens, Ken Lewis and Bob Lee were the top five finishers.
Video highlights are available here from each race night. Photo highlights can be found on the gallery page.
Race results from the night click HERE.