August 24, 2013 – Elko, MN
Adam Royle from Lonsdale (MN) swept both NASCAR Whelen All American series Super Late Model features on Noble RV Eve of Destruction RAW night at Elko Speedway.
“We found some stuff on the car this week and now we are back to what we were at the beginning of the year,” said Royle. Adam won the first feature by 1.499 seconds over Matt Goede and the cautionless second feature by 1.027 seconds over Joey Garofalo.
Royle extended his lead to 22 points over Donny Reuvers in the standings, “I don’t look at points until the end of the year,” said Royle “if we keep winning and doing well, the points will come.”
Ted Reuvers from Dundas (MN) won both the Thunder Car main events. He held off Conrad Jorgenson by .295 seconds on a green, white, checkered finish in feature one and he edged Brent Kane by just .233 seconds in the second feature.
Reuvers has now won three straight features and has moved up to second in the Thunder Car point standings, 46 points behind leader Brent Kane.
Nick Beaver from Rosemount (MN) won the first feature in the Big 8 division, the caution free event had an average speed of 86.148 mph. Nick had not won at Elko Speedway since opening night, eight different drivers have won Big 8 features this year.
Chris Marek from Lakeville (MN) won the second feature event after a battle with veteran racer Darren Wolke, “when I pulled out of victory lane, Darren was the first one to congratulate me,” said Marek “that was cool, getting respect and everyone is having fun racing here.”
Marek extended his lead to 22 points over Dylan Moore in the Big 8 standings.
Michael Ostdiek from Lakeville (MN) won his 7th straight feature event at Elko Speedway but it was his closest finish of the year. Ostdiek beat Derek Lemke by just .018 seconds at the finish line and extended his lead to 61 points over Ted Hough in the standings.
Paul Hamilton from Hastings (MN) won the Power Stock main event finishing just ahead of Tom Doten and Todd Tacheny. John Lebens still leads a very tight point battle, Taylor Goldman is 5 points back and Tom Doten his just 8 points behind in the standings.
Aaron Hopkins from Burnsville (MN) won the Mini Stock main event besting Jack Purcell by .496 seconds at the finish line of the 15 lap feature. Purcell still leads in points by 4 over John Vandenheuvel.
Purcell and Todd Tacheny from Mankato (MN) won their divisions in the highly entertaining flag pole race.
The spectator drags were won by Cody Detlie from Lonsdale (MN) in a 2002 Subaru WRX and Joe Culver from Elko (MN) in a 1979 Pontiac Trans-am.
The Monster truck competition prize was awarded to Jim Bendzick in Rolling Thunder over Devon Jones in Barbarian by fan applause. Both trucks put on a great show.
Brent Kane won the wild and crazy figure 8 school bus race.
The next race at Elko Speedway is Saturday August 31st with six divisions of racing plus the Johnny Holm band performing after the races in Champions bar. Gates open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm.
Get more information at www.elkospeedway.com or by calling (952) 461-7223.