August 24, 2019 - Elko, MN
By Jason D Searcy
Due to a rainout two weeks ago, Elko Speedway celebrated its Past, Present and Future all in one night. It was a combination of both Kids night and Tribute night at ELKO presented by Safety Kleen Performance Plus Motor Oil. The evening started out with 8 full school busses of kids getting rides around the track.
The second Power Stock feature had #13 Tom Quade take the early lead and hold it until #8 Taylor Goldman passed him for the lead, the two then had contact and spun sending Quade to the back of the pack and Goldman could not continue the race. Michael Stoer #08 then acquired the lead, he held back the many challenges by #88 Nick Oxborough and won by 0.760 seconds at the line. Oxborough finished second followed by #83 Julie Jorgenson, #66 Joe Prusak was fourth and #27 Darin Patnode was fifth of the 12 cars entered. It was the third win of the season for Stoer and he also made up some points in the race for the Power Stock Championship, he is now only 16 points behind Nick Oxborough for the Point lead.
The first Brock’s Flooring Bandoleros feature had #14 Kody King lead lap 1 of 12. King led a four car break-away all racing for the top spot, #901 Alex Hartwig from Portage (WI) made a bold inside pass for the lead with two laps to go and held on for the win by 1.068 seconds over Kody King, #13 Ayrton Brockhouse was third, #J3 Justin Ziemiecki was fourth and #70 Josiah Kottschade fifth of the 11 cars entered. It was the 5th win of the season for Hartwig.
The second Bandoleros feature again had #14 Kody King make a big move to take the early lead, King then spun mid-race and handed the lead over to #901 Alex Hartwig from Portage (WI). After a couple more caution periods King worked his way back up to the front but could not catch Alex Hartwig who won by 0.657 seconds. King was second, #J3 Justin Ziemiecki was third followed by #13 Ayrton Brockhouse and #06 Adam Ratliff. It was the sixth win of the season for Hartwig who is also the point leader, he now has a 44 point advantage over #13 Ayrton Brockhouse.
All results and points were unofficial at the time of this release.