by Gregg Paul
The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings wraps up race number three of the 2013 season from State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wisconsin. i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Star Dan Fredrickson overpowered the field leading the last 90 laps of the World Wide Packaging 125. It was Fredrickson’s twelfth career ARCA Midwest Tour win, breaking the tie he held with Steve Carlson for the most in Tour history.
Fredrickson Had Them Covered
Dan Fredrickson definitely had a strong car at State Park Speedway. He set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.649 to edge out rookie contender Nick Barstad’s 13.651. Fredrickson would start the feature from the eleventh starting position due to his finish in the Top 16 Hedman Hedders Qualifier Race, but that would be his only blemish on the day. Fredrickson quickly worked his way around the field on the outside lane of the track and by lap 35 he would take the lead that he would never relinquish. A late caution made it a closer finish, but on this day Fredrickson definitely had them covered.
Touring Stars Results
The 2013 Touring Stars program got a huge jumpstart with the announcement of the new team concept. Each of the team’s crews were sporting their new uniforms as well as getting use out of the sponsor’s products. Team i-gogs Sunglasses had the best overall results from the race.
Team i-gogs Sunglasses
Dan Fredrickson Picked up the first win in the program and the extra $100 for being the highest team i-gogs Sunglasses finisher.
Jonathan Eilen and Jeff Storm finished in third and fourth respectively. Rich Bickle was 15th and Andrew Morrissey was 18th.
Team DOC 360
Nathan Haseleu fared the best of team DOC 360 by finishing in fifth place. He recovered from an earlier spin with Team Vita Ice’s Skylar Holzhausen, who came home in sixth.
Chris Wimmer finished in 7th, while Jason Weinkauf came home in 17th.
Team Vita Ice
Jeremy Miller scored a top ten finish by nabbing the tenth spot, while as mentioned earlier, Skylar Holzhausen finished in sixth.
Team Spiked Island
Cardell Potter started from the pole after winning the Top 16 Qualifier race and led laps early in the feature. Potter was running in the top three most of the race until contact with Mark Mackesy relegated him to the back of the pack of lead lap cars. Potter recovered to finish in 13th place.
Jacob Goede finished in the 9th position, while Chris Weinkauf wound up in 11th and James Swan in 16th.
Rookie Points Race Heats Up
Jeremy Miller was the highest finishing rookie winding up with a tenth place finish. James Swan is the rookie points leader, holding a 446 to 440 advantage over Bobby Kendall. Swan raced his way to a 16th place finish with Kendall ending up in 20th. Dennis Prunty is third in rookie points just ten behind Kendall. Prunty was up into the top ten when he was caught up in a spin with a freak occurrence ending his night. As Prunty spun into the infield off of turn four, he hit a man hole cover which broke the axle. Prunty would get credit for a 25th place finish. Nick Barstad had a great qualifying run but the race did not go as well, as Barstad would end up in 21st position.
Fredrickson Takes Over Points Lead
Fredrickson’s victory helped break the tie in overall points he shared with Jacob Goede entering the race at State Park Speedway. With Goede finishing in 8th place, Fredrickson now has a 32 point advantage heading into the next race on June 8th at Dells Raceway Park.
Top Ten In Points
36 Dan Fredrickson 515
8 Jacob Goede 483
52 Chris Wimmer 480
75 Chris Weinkauf 471
87 Nathan Haseleu 468
78 Skylar Holzhausen 468
77 Jonathan Eilen 463
45 Rich Bickle 458
25 Jeff Storm 457
58 Cardell Potter 451
Dells Raceway Park Is Next Race On Deck
The next stop for the ARCA Midwest Tour is a trip to the Wisconsin Dells for a June 8th date at Dells Raceway Park. This marks the first event held at DRP since August of 2010, when Tim Schendel captured the checkers. Practice gets underway at 1:45pm with qualifying set to begin at 5pm. The autograph session will be at 6pm with racing action slated for a 7pm start.
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The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.