ARCA Midwest Tour
Dells Raceway Park Race Day Recap
By Kari Shear-Carlson
June 10, 2013 - The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power
Equipment and Lester Buildings returned to Dells Raceway Park
this past Saturday night after a two year hiatus. It was a
perfect night of racing with a huge crowd on hand to enjoy the
lap after lap excitement. The battle for the lead was a nail
biter all the way to the end. The winningest driver in the
ARCAMT added one more to his credit.
DAN FREDRICKSON MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW
i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Star, Dan Fredrickson has been on a
roll lately both literally and figuratively. Fredrickson won the
Dells Raceway Park 100 Saturday night, June 8th, his second in a
row and third top two finish in the first three races of the
season. Fredrickson battled hard for his position as he and DOC
360 Touring Star, Chris Wimmer fought to the finish. But in the
end the #36 won the battle and took home the victory.
After winning the JRI Shocks Fast Dash of the top 16 qualifiers,
DOC 360 Touring Star, Jason Weinkauf earned the honors of
starting in the top spot of the 100 lap event.
Dennis Prunty won the Hedman Hedders Qualifier and lined up just
behind the the top 16 in qualifying and ahead of the remainder
of the field.
NATHAN HASELEU SCORES HIS FIRST FAST QUALIFIER AWARD OF THE
DOC 360 Touring Star, Nathan Haseleu admittedly is not the best
when it comes to qualifying, but you would have never known it
on Saturday night when he turned the fastest lap out of the 26
car field. Haseleu recorded a 13.213 second lap to earn the B&B
Racing Engines, VDL systems fast qualifier award. Vita Ice
Touring Star, Skylar Holzhausen was second with at 13.249
followed by Travis Sauter with a 13.252.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONTENDERS OFF TO A GOOD START
Vita Ice Touring Star, Jeremy Miller was the highest finishing
Rookie of the Year contender in the field. Miller finished an
impressive fourth after starting all the way back in the 15th
spot. Dennis Prunty who has had much success at the track also
finished in the top ten in tenth. Bobby Kendall finished in the
18th position. After mechanical problems cut his night short,
Spiked Island Touring Star, James Swan finished a disappointing
26th. Regardless, Swan still leads the tight ROY points
standings with 563, only two over Bobby Kendall with 561. Prunty
is only five points out of the hunt with 558 and Jeremy Miller
is in fourth with 518.
FREDRICKSON BEGINS TO STRETCH HIS POINTS LEAD
It may be early in the season but Dan Fredrickson is doing what
it takes to stretch out an early lead. The top three in the
point standings should be no surprise as they are in the order
of the finish at DRP. Fredrickson leads with 673 points over
Wimmer who has 635 and Haseleu with 621.
The next event for the ARCA Midwest Tour is Saturday, June 29th
at Marshfield Motor Speedway. For complete event details go to