June 18th 2016 NWTF presents: Nascar Racing

JUNE 18, 2016 - ELKO, MN

By Jason D Searcy

The National Wild Turkey Federation presented NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing at Elko Speedway Saturday night.

Jacob Goede #72 from Carver (MN) continued his hot streak with another win in the MN Corn Growers Super Late Model division. Mark Lamoreaux #26 from Bloomington (MN) started on the outside pole and took the lead, Goede quickly moved up and ran side by side with Lamoreaux for ten laps before taking the lead just before the halfway mark of this 30 lap race. Goede then won by 1.083 seconds with Lamoreaux finishing second and #15 Joey Miller getting third.

In the other feature event Steve Anderson #50 from Lakeville (MN) led the first ten laps before Joey Miller used the bottom of the track to make his way to the front. Matt Goede #28 spun with four laps to go and that tightened the field. On the restart Miller held off Anderson and won by 1.158 seconds with #52 Chad Walen finishing third and Jacob Goede fourth.

After his second win of the year Jacob Goede increased his point lead to an impressive 40 points over Miller in his quest for a third straight Championship.

Dylan Warner #11 from Northfield (MN) did something very difficult for a true racer, he took the entire year off in 2015. His Legends car was sold and his team spent the year preparing to move up to the Hiway Federal Credit Union BIG 8 division. "It was hard but I know it was the right thing to do," said Warner. Warner won in just his 3rd ever race in a BIG 8 Saturday night at Elko Speedway. Warner started on the pole and won by 1.526 seconds over #54 Dylan Moore from Northfield (MN). "I had my dad as a spotter all race, I can't thank him enough, it was an early father's day gift," said Warner.

Ryan Kamish #42 from Farmington (MN) won the other BIG 8 race even though his right front tire was completely flat by the time he pulled into victory lane. Kamish and #17 Jon Lemke battled for the top spot early before Kamish pulled out to an 8 car length lead and Joe Neisius challenged Lemke for 2nd in this strong 20 car field.

Kamish ended up winning by 1.154 seconds even though his tire was slowly draining down, Lemke was 2nd and Neisius finished 3rd.

Jon Lemke now has a 3 point lead on Dylan Moore in the race for the point championship.

Eric Campbell #25 from Lonsdale (MN) won the first Genz-Ryan Thunder Car feature at Elko. Campbell started on the pole, fought off #48 Jeff Partington for a few laps and then really took off, winning by 1.946 seconds over #07 Dillon Sellner and #3 Conrad Jorgenson in 3rd.

Ted Reuvers #8 from Dundas (MN) won the second feature, he started 3rd row outside in the 18 car field. After a restart on lap three Reuvers took the lead and held off a hard charging #99 Brent Kane who was racing in memory of his longtime sponsor Carol Malberg who died unexpected this past week. Reuvers won by .512 seconds with Conrad Jorgenson finishing 3rd.

Reuvers has now won 3 of the 5 features in 2016 but he is not the point leader. Campbell and Jorgenson are tied for the top spot with Reuvers 3 points behind.

The first Pepsi Power Stock feature saw 20 cars begin the race, #6 Joey Prusak from Minnetonka (MN) took the lead from his pole starting position. 2014 Champion Nick Oxborough from Savage (MN) followed closely behind, at lap 5 Oxborough and Prusak were side by side fighting for the lead, they raced that way until Prusak reestablished the top spot halfway through the 20 lap main event. Tom Doten #62 from St Paul (MN) then set his sights on the leaders moving all the way up from his sixth row starting position, Doten finally passed Oxborough and finished .534 seconds behind Prusak at the finish line for second place. This is the first trophy for Prusak since his big win at the Thunderstruck93 event last fall.

In his rookie year of racing #37 Bryce Blohm from Lakeville (MN) has already won his second Pepsi Power Stock trophy. Blohm advanced from his 5th starting position to challenge for the lead by mid-race. Brandon Petersen #7 from Faribault (MN) held the lead and fought off Blohm the entire 20 lap race until the final lap. The top two drivers both passed a lapped car down the back stretch on the white flag lap, Blohm and Petersen then had contact in corner three, Blohm continued and crossed the finish line first, followed by Petersen. "I didn't want to win like that, I wasn't trying to hit him by any means," said Blohm post race. Tom Doten finished third followed by Darin Patnode and Ryan Varner.

With his two good finishes on Saturday night Tom Doten is the new point leader, Doten leads Blohm by 4 points and Petersen by 9 points.

The Great North Legends 20 lap feature went cautionless from start to finish. Matt Allen #16 from Chanhassen (MN) set the pace and led every lap, increasing his lead to nearly a straight-away by the finish with a victory margin at an impressive 1.974 seconds. This was his second career win, it was a great night for the Allen family, Matt joined his younger brother in victory lane, #3 Luke Allen won the Bandolero's feature earlier in the evening.

Shon Jacobsen #22 from Oak Grove (MN) moved up from his fourth row starting position to finish in second and two time defending Champion #71 Derek Lemke from Shakopee (MN) getting third in this 20 car main event. Lemke still leads in the standing by two points over Jacobsen,

The 15 lap Hornets feature saw a great battle between defending Champion #14 Justin Schelitzche from Lester Prairie (MN) and #36 Alex Vincent from Owatonna (MN), those two swapped the lead back and forth numerous times but Schelitzche wound up on top by .206 seconds for his first victory of the year. Winner last week #36 Brandon Olson from Minneapolis (MN) leads both Schelitzche and Vincent in the standings by five points.

Racing resumes next Saturday night June 25th at Elko Speedway located 30 minutes South of Downtown Minneapolis (MN) just off of I-35. This NASCAR Whelen All American Series race night is presented by the Minnesota Professional Towing Association. Gates open at 5pm with action beginning at 6pm. For more information download the free ELKO Racing app and follow Elko Speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or go to ElkoSpeedway.com or call (952) 461-7223.

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