Frederickson Saws Down The Competition at Madison by Jana Jurkovich
Cup Star Busch and Short Track Veteran Carlson Put Up Strong Fights
Dan Frederickson's #36 (Top) had to hold off a strong field of competitors, such as Kyle Busch's #51 and Steve Carlson's #66 (Bottom) to visit victory lane.   (ASA MW / Doug Hornickle / Fast Lap Photo Photos).
him on a good day and I beat him here.  I don't know if that means anything, maybe not, but it does to me.”

At the time Frederickson finished picking his way through traffic, Busch had slid back to the seventh position, but rallied for a late charge of his own and a third place finish. 

“It was just tough, hard racing,” said Busch, “We were just too tight in the center and
too loose off so it was a really particular line that I had to run in order to make the car
stick to the bottom of the racetrack and just hard to do every lap.”

As Frederickson hoisted his trophy at MIS, he also grabbed a hold of the ASAMT point
lead with a run and runner-up finish under his belt so far.  Said Frederickson, “I just
really feel like I got one more bad track off the slate here as far as the series goes. 
Last year I think I had like 14 points at this part in the year, now I'm probably leading.”

The ASA Midwest Tour returns to action on May 17th at Wisconsin's Jefferson

Madison International Speedway Oregon, WI
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2008

FIN - Strt - Driver Hometown Laps Reason
1 - 10 - Dan Fredrickson Elko, MN 100 Running
2 - 7 - Steve Carlson West Salem, WI 100 Running
3 - 14 - Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV 100 Running
4 - 19 - Mark Eswein Wisconsin Rapids, WI 100 Running
5 - 22 - Josh Vadnais White Bear Lake, MN 100 Running
6 - 1 - Chris Wimmer Wausau, WI 100 Running
7 - 6 - Blake Horstman Bangor, WI 100 Running
8 - 21 - Andy Monday Appleton, WI 100 Running
9 - 13 - Russ Blakley Whitewater, WI 100 Running
10 - 17 - Frank Kreyer Pardeeville, WI 100 Running
11 - 20 - Matt Kocourek Franklin, WI 100 Running
12 - 2 - Andrew Morrissey DeForest, WI 100 Running
13 - 3 - Donny Reuvers Dundas, MN 100 Running
14 - 25 - Jeff Storm Waterford, WI 100 Running
15 - 28 - Brian Roach Goodhue, MN 100 Running
16 - 4 - Kyle Calmes Freedom, WI 100 Running
17 - 8 - Tim Schendel Sparta, WI 100 Running
18 - 26 - Jonathan Eilen Hampton, MN 100 Running
19 - 9 - Travis Sauter Necedah, WI 100 Running
20 - 18 - Jamie Iverson Escanaba, MI 87 accident
21 - 24 - Eugene Gregorich Amherst, WI 79 Mechanical
22 - 23 - Dave Feiler Sun Prairie, WI 74 Mechanical
23 - 11 - Jacob Goede New Germany, MN 64 Handling
24 - 12 - Zack Riddle Cottage Grove, WI 44 accident
25 - 5 - Jake Ryan Farmington, MN 38 Mechanical
26 - 16 - Nick Murgic Rosemount, MN 38 Mechanical
27 - 15 - Nathan Haseleu Marshall, WI 15 Engine
28 - 27 - Brandon Hill Lake Geneva, WI 6 Mechanical

Lap Leaders:
Morrissey 1-68, Fredrickson 69-100

It looked as if NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Kyle Busch was poised to claim victory in the ECHO Chainsaw 100 at Madison International Speedway (WI), but it was Dan Frederickson who stole the show earning his fourth ASA Midwest Tour victory in the last six races. 
Busch, who made big headlines in the racing world on the night before by tangling with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in a late race battle for the lead at Richmond, topped the charts in the first two practices of the day, putting up lap times that nearly flirted with the track record.  But qualifying was a different story.  Busch qualified back in 14th, while Jacob Goede put up the fast time with Dan Frederickson right behind him. 

“We found out after qualifying that we lost a right rear spring cup, it holds the spring in the car, so dynamically we put a ton of wedge in the car and it killed it qualifying, we found that out afterward,” said Busch. 

Busch's #51 team went to work on the #51 Camry and changes paid off in his odd/even heat race as the NOS Energy Drink Toyota sailed to an easy victory. 

The stage was set for the ECHO Chainsaw 100 and with the inverted start placed Frederickson in the 10th position, fast qualifier Goede in 11th and Busch just two rows back in 14th.   By lap 24, Frederickson and his #36 Ford moved in to the fourth position and Busch found his way to sixth.  Then on lap 69, Frederickson negotiated his way around those final three cars to take the lead. 

“To come from towards the back like that and get by all them cars and not get any free passes or anything and work your way through, it's gratifying.  I don't think my car was perfect, but it was good enough to wrestle by them.” said Frederickson.

There was no looking back for Frederickson who held on for the final 31 laps despite three restarts and a late race charge from Steve Carlson.

“I knew Carlson would be good at the end because he's just so good at this track” commented Frederickson, “I thought we kind of had everyone covered a little bit and I'm pretty happy with that because you got Kyle Busch who basically dominates the entire Cup, Truck, and Nationwide series and none of those guys can seem to beat
Frederickson (Center), Busch (Left) and Carlson (Right) shared the podium.