ASA LATE MODEL LEFTOVERS: LAKE GENEVA   By Dean Strom
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OH CANADA

Pete Vanderwyst added a “north of the border” flavor to Saturday nights ASALM race at Lake Geneva.  The Canadian driver made his first start ASA late model start behind the wheel of the Joe Wood and Jason Schuler’s Pathfinder Chassis house car.

Vanderwyst did an admirable job, considering he’d never even seen the .33-mile Lake Geneva oval, bringing the mount home in ninth place.

Vanderwyst is scheduled to make several more starts in the Pathfinder car in 2006, including this weekends ASA National event at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway.

LADIES FIRST
Eddie Hoffman's #8.  (Bob Milner photo)
Iowa’s Allison Quick became the first female to win an ASA late model event by capturing the 15-lap GM Performance Parts Shoot Out.

The 19-year old missed the feature by one car but made the best of the situation by capturing the Shoot Out.

Just four cars answered the bell for the Shoot Out, which was originally scheduled for 25-laps.

FAST FINISHES

- Daniel Ouderkirk headed home for Missouri directly after his run in the GM Performance Parts Shoot Out.  He had to get home for his High School graduation the next day.

- Nathan Haseleu, a favorite to run up front in the 100-lapper, broke an engine in practice…Nick Schumacher started his first ASA late model feature and finished 8th

- The event marked the first and last ASA visit to Lake Geneva Raceway as the venerable speedway is scheduled to close at the end of the season, and be replaced by a housing development.



Allison Quirk (#34) won the GM Performance Parts Shootout (top), while Nathan Haseleu never made it there (bottom).  (Steve Benesh photos)
Forty-six year old Eddie Hoffman showed the ASA Late Model—North field a thing or two Saturday night at Lake Geneva (Wis.) Raceway, en route to winning the rain shortened Lake Geneva 100.  Kelly Bires and Jesse Smith completed the top three.

It was pointed out to Hoffman that the combined ages of the second and third place finishers were still well younger than him.

“It is the series of youngsters,” said a laughing Hoffman.  “They’re young racers, for the most part, and this is a good series for them.  They have the right to pay their entry fee and race.”