Goede Spectacular In ASA Midwest Tour’s July Spectacular At I-94 Raceway
Lapped Cars And Serious Skill Help Former WalTom Driver Win
Jacob Goede became the seventh different winner in seven races as he put on a show and used lapped traffic to get by Dan Fredrickson to win the American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour, Presented By Echo Outdoor Power Equipment’s July Spectacular 100 at the I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre, MN.
Jamie Iverson took the lead from the start, quickly extending the margin to nearly a straightaway over pole sitter Brian Johnson Jr.. Fredrickson was the driver on the move in the early stages of the race, as he got past Dave Feiler and began his assault towards the front. Fredrickson reeled in Iverson, taking the lead with a pass coming out of turn four on lap 36. Once in front, Fredrickson then began to pull away as Goede, the Echo Outdoor Power Equipment Fast Qualifier, was slowly picking off cars from his eleventh starting spot as he moved towards the front.
As the race ran caution-free, several drivers lost a lap as Fredrickson and Goede set a fast pace at the head of the field. Lapped traffic allowed Fredrickson to hold off Goede as he feverously tried to take the lead. On lap 82, the cars of Doug Mahlik and Jonathan Eilen set a pick for Goede, who out-maneuvered Fredrickson to take the lead. One lap later, Russ Blakley brought out the lone caution of the race, when he spun out of turn four.
Goede nailed the restart perfectly as he tried to distance himself from Fredrickson. Lapped traffic kept things close right up until the end, as Goede hung on to take the checkered flag by .777 seconds over Fredrickson.
"It was pretty cool to pass Fredrickson for win, I don’t recall ever passing him before," said Goede following the race. "I had a little bit of help with the lapped cars, but he had some help with lapped cars holding me back a few times too. It kind of evened out and it was real cool to get around him for the win."
Fredrickson, winner of the most recent ASA Midwest Tour race at Lacrosse Fairgrounds Speedway earlier in the week, capped things off with a strong second-place finish.
"I didn’t think the race would go caution-free like that, but I was fine with it," said
Once Jacob Goede (#72) got around Dan Fredrickson (#36)., he was able to pull away for the win. He was joined in Victory Lane by third-place Ron Hornaday Jr. (left, bottom). (Doug Hornickel Photos)
Fredrickson in the pits following the race. "I had a little better car, I thought I had enough lead on Goede to stay out there, other than the lapped cars holding me up. I’m a little frustrated with them, real happy with my car and Jacob’s a good guy and I’m real happy to see him win."
One of the most impressive runs was by visiting driver and third-place finisher from the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Ron Hornaday Jr. who was making his second American Speed Association Midwest Tour start in a week.
"I came out here and ran as hard as I had to do," said Hornaday in the post-race tech area. "The American Speed Association is doing a great job and I’m glad to come out here and support all the guys and see all the great fans out here. I-94 Raceway is a lot of fun." Hornaday a driver who kicked off his racing career running short tracks out west was pleased to get a chance to run with and run third with the American Speed Association Midwest Tour. "It’s an honor a pleasure to run with these guys and it’s a fun deal."
The ASA Kwik Trip Midwest Tour Presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment will return to action on Friday July 13th at the Grundy County Speedway in Morris, IL for the Echo Power Blower 9th Annual George Appleton Memorial 100. Johnny Sauter, Rich Bickle and Jeff Green will join all the stars and cars of the ASA Kwik Trip Midwest Tour Presented By Echo Outdoor Power Equipment.
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Hornaday had a strong run in the #96.