Fest JMcK 63 Eligibility List Balloons to Eighty
Big 8 SDrivers Ready For Center Stage at LaCrosse
Eighty drivers are now eligible for the JMcK 63 as ten additional drivers recorded their first Late Model wins of 2011 at surrounding weekly short tracks in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Late Model invitational event taking place Sunday afternoon October 9 during the Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, pays tribute to the late Oktoberfest promoter John McKarns.
The eligibility list includes weekly late model feature winners, the top 6 in Big 8 Series points, former Top Guns from McKarns’ ARTGO Challenge Series and past Big 8 Oktoberfest feature winners. First time Late Model feature winner John DeAngelis, Jr who recorded the weekly late model feature win during the Slinger Nationals in July is the first driver to throw his name into the ring of contenders along with NASCAR K&N East Series competitor and JMcK 63 segment winner Tanner Whitten.
Modeled after the Dick Trickle 99 race format McKarns loved and introduced to ‘Fest during 2007, the JMcK 63 will be contested in three 21 lap segments with the first segment being lined up by draw, the second by inversion and third based on the roll of the dice. JMcK was an abbreviated version of John McKarns’ signature over the years.
The inaugural running of this event, which took place in 2010 saw twenty five cars take the green flag with Skylar Holzhausen claiming the overall prize on the strength of his two segment wins, narrowly edging Kyle Shear and Zach Riddle for the top honors.
For additional information regarding the 42nd annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend including Camping, call 608-786-1525 or visit www.oktoberfestraceweekend.com. Companies interested in adding to the growing number of driver bonuses for the JMcK 63 are encouraged to contact Gregg McKarns at 815-633-1500.
JMcK 63 Big 8 Late Model Invitational
Oktoberfest Race Weekend
Sunday Afternoon October 9, 2011
LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway
Elibible Drivers following August Racing Action
DRIVER NAMEELIGIBILITY Al WeishoffColumbus 151 Speedway Alex PruntySlinger Super Speedway Andy BurgessPast Big 8 Fest Winner Bill RetallickColumbus 151 Speedway Bobby WilbergMadison International Brad DahmerSlinger Super Speedway Brad KeithSlinger Super Speedway Brandon PendletonJefferson Speedway Brent KirchnerLaCrosse Fairgrounds Brian Johnson, JrDells Raceway Park Casey JohnsonJefferson Speedway Corey JankowskiDells Raceway Park Cory KemkesWisconsin International Dale NottestadBig 8 Series/Jefferson/MIS Dan JungSlinger/Jefferson Dan LensingDells Raceway Park Darren WolkeElko Speedway Dave McCardleSlinger Super Speedway Davey PennelDells Raceway Park Derek ChildsDells Raceway Park Don GaserudeColumbus 151 Speedway Doug BrownElko Speedway Dylan MooreElko Speedway Dylan SchuylerJefferson Speedway Eric HopfenspergerWisconsin International Gary NatropWisconsin International J HerbstLaCrosse Fairgrounds Jake VanoskeySlinger Super Speedway James SwanRockford Speedway/Big 8/Slinger Jason EricksonJefferson Speedway Jeremy MillerBig 8 Series/MIS Jeremy WagnerLaCrosse Fairgrounds Jerry GilleRockford Speedway Joel SoenksenColumbus 151 Speedway John DeAngelis, JrSlinger Super Speedway John Ovadahl, JrJefferson Speedway Jon LemkeARTGO Star Jon Reynolds, JrRockford Speedway Jonathan HentgesElko Speedway Kris KellyWisconsin International Kyle JarlsbergJefferson Speedway Kyle ShearBig 8 Points* Larry SchottenDells Raceway Park Lincoln KeeserColumbus 151 Speedway Luke HoffmanColumbus 151 Speedway Michael BilderbackSlinger Super Speedway Mike BeyerPast Big 8 Fest Winner Mike CarlsonLaCrosse Speedway Mike LitchfieldSlinger Super Speedway Mike Meyerhofer, JrWisconsin International Nick ClementsLaCrosse Fairgrounds Nick NoldenColumbus 151 Speedway Nick WendtColumbus 151 Speedway Noel RamgeJefferson Speedway Rich Schumann, JrDells Raceway Park Rob BraunSlinger Super Speedway Rob RetallickColumbus 151 Speedway Ron BishofbergerColumbus 151 Speedway Ross KensethPast Big 8 Fest Winner Ryan CarlsonRockford Speedway Ryan DestafanoSlinger Super Speedway Ryan ZielskiJefferson Speedway Sawyer EffertzWisconsin International Scott BroughtonMadison International Skylar Holzhausen2010 JMcK 63 Winner Steve ApelSlinger Super Speedway Steve CarlsonLaCrosse Fairgrounds/ARTGO Star Steve DobbratzJefferson Speedway Steve RubeckRockford/Big 8/Past Big 8 Fest Winner Tanner WhittenJMck 63 Segment Winner 2010 Tim SargentRockford Speedway Todd KorishLaCrosse Fairgrounds/Past Big 8 Fest Winner Todd VerhagenWisconsin International Tom KamishElko Speedway Travis StanleyElko Speedway Trent ErdmanJefferson Speedway Troy RaveLaCrosse Speedway Ty JamesJefferson Speedway Wayne FreimundSlinger Super Speedway Zach RiddleMadison International
James Swan won at Slinger, can he win at LaCrosse? (Speed Graphics Photos)