Elko MN, August 10, 2013
Nine time Elko Speedway Champion Donny Reuvers from Dundas (MN) scored maximum points in the NASCAR Whelen All American series Super Late Model division on Kids Night Saturday August 10th, 2013.
Ruevers started the night by setting fast time in qualifying with a 13.816 second lap, that is 97.713 mph around the 3/8 mile track at Elko Speedway. He then won the heat race and started the 20 car, 40 lap feature event on the outside of the third row. 2012 Big 8 champion Jake Ryan started on the front row and lead much of the race until Reuvers challenged him for the top spot in an epic 20 lap duel to the finish. “It was fun to race side by side” said Ruevers “fortunately we came out on top so, that makes it even better.” Jake Ryan finished second with Matt Goede in third and Adam Royle edging Joey Garofalo by .001 for fourth place.
Adam Royle now has only a 6 point lead over Donny Reuvers in the point standings.
Travis Stanley from Prior Lake (MN) came from the outside of row three to win his third Big 8 feature of 2013. Jon Lemke started on the front row and had a big lead until he had a tire problem and slowly faded back to 6th position. Stanley took the lead and held off Chris Marek by 1.502 seconds at the finish line.
Marek now has a 10 point lead over Dylan Moore and 20 point lead over Jon Lemke in the point standings.
Ted Ruevers from Dundas (MN) came from the second row starting position to win his second feature of the year in the Thunder Car division. “I was patient with the front guys and then I watched my mirror because I knew Brent Kane was there, so I just drove as fast as I could” said Reuvers.
Kane finished second in the 25 lap cautionless race and now leads Reuvers by 50 pts in the standings with Dustin Mann in third.
Taylor Goldman from Minnetonka (MN) won her third Power Stock feature event of 2013 after starting inside third row “I worked my way to the top, the race came to me,” she said. Goldman held off the hard charges of Tom Doten the last few laps “I was telling myself, don’t look in the mirror, just drive forward and drive your heart out, I surely did and boy did it pay off!” said Goldman.
John Lebens is still the point leader with Taylor Goldman 13 points behind him in second and Tom Doten currently 16 points back in third.
16 year old Michael Ostdiek from Lakeville (MN) won his fifth consecutive Great North Legends feature and now holds a commanding 51 point lead in the standings. Derek Lemke finished second and Ted Hough in third.
Tyler Kingery from Prior Lake (MN) won the Bandoleros feature event, Jared Duda finished second and still leads in the standings by 23 points over Cole Klein.
Eleven time National Jet Car Champion Doug Rose and the Green Mamba entertained the crowd for Kids night at Elko Speedway. Kids also had the opportunity to ride a school bus around the track and paint a bus that will compete in an upcoming Eve of Destruction event.
Coming up next at Elko Speedway will be a NASCAR Whelen All American series race night featuring the Dwayne Behrens memorial race main event on August 17th. Free petting zoo and pony rides also available. Gates open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Get more information at www.elkospeedway.com or by calling (952) 461-7223.