June 15, 2013 – Elko MN
Adam Royle from Lonsdale (MN) became the first two-time winner in the NASCAR Whelen All American series Super Late Models at Elko Speedway in 2013. He used the same formula as the previous week, starting mid-pack and slowly picking off cars during a long green flag run before taking the lead late in the race. Royle passed Billy Mohn with ten laps to go and held off the field during a late caution to take home the win and hold on to the point lead over Donny Reuvers by 12 points.
Twenty five year racing veteran Darren Wolke from Belle Plaine (MN) became the fifth different winner in the Big 8 division this year by holding off Dylan Moore by only .299 seconds at the finish line. “The Big 8 cars are one of the most difficult cars to drive,” said Wolke, “they have a small 8 inch tire and lots of horsepower, that makes for a lot of fun.”
Brent Kane from Lonsdale (MN) won the feature event and now leads in the point standings by just one point over Ted Reuvers in the Thunder Car divsion. He passed Dillon Sellner for the lead and held off last weeks winner Daryl Blohm for the victory. In celebration, Raising Kane racing then donated a new bicycle to a lucky fan in the stands.
Seventeen year old Dylan Warner from Northfield (MN) pulled off the victory in the Great North Legends division. “It was awesome, a perfect gift for my dad on fathers day,” he said “now I don’t have to get him a card.” Warner bested two time champion Kyle Hansen by only .017 seconds, the closest margin of victory of the year at Elko Speedway. “That was the most fun I’ve ever had,” said Warner.
Shawn Evans from Northfield (MN) held off a hard charging Tom Doten to be the fifth different winner in the Power Stock division. “It was not easy, but that is what makes it fun,” said Evans “Tom has won a lot of features and to beat him is pretty cool.” It is a very tight point race with Taylor Goldman leading but the top four drivers are separated by only nine points.
The NASCAR Whelen All American series resumes at Elko Speedway on Saturday June 22nd at 7pm with five divisions of racing plus an exotic animal fair and free camel rides. Free carnival rides all summer as well. Get more information by calling (952) 461-7223 or at www.elkospeedway.com also follow Elko Speedway on facebook and twitter for updated results, video and promotions.