CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE ‘THUNDERS’ INTO MINNESOTA THIS WEEKEND!

2014-09-18

What: 6th Annual ‘Thunderstruck 93,’ celebrating the life of Dan Ryan

Where: Elko Speedway (located at 26350 France Avenue Elko New Market, MN)

When: Saturday September 20

Schedule and Information:
9 AM- Pit Gates Open
1PM-2:30 PM- Rotating Practice (Big 8, Mid Am, Thundercars, Mini Stocks, Legends)
3 PM- Spectator Gates/Concessions Open
3:30 PM- Driver’s Meeting inside Champions
4 PM- Time Trials
5:30 PM- Heat Racing Begins
7:00 PM- Opening Ceremonies followed by Dashes, Last Chance Racing and Features!
HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY follows racing

Admission:
Adults- $20
Children (ages 4-12)- $5
Kids 3 & under FREE

Current Big 8 Series point standings (Top 6)

1. #5 Casey Johnson 626
2. #X Jon Reynolds, Jr. 589
3. #14 Austin Nason 587
4. #51 Dale Nottestad 566
5. #28 Jesse Bernhagen 495
6. #7 John DeAngelis, Jr 445

LAST YEAR AT ELKO: Hometown favorite ‘Cruiser’ Chris Marek protected his home turf with a commanding performance during the 2013 ‘Thunderstruck Weekend.’ On Friday evening, Marek set the fastest time in qualifying then followed that up with a win in the Big 8 Late Model Series 58 lap feature event. Marek held off all challengers and survived numerous yellow flags en route to the win, his first ever in Big 8 Series competition. Eventual 2013 Big 8 champion Casey Johnson and youngster John DeAngelis Jr dueled for second over the race’s final laps, with Johnson edging DeAngelis for the runner up position.

THIS YEAR: Heading into Elko, defending series champion Casey Johnson leads the Big 8 Series point standings, after a solid weekend at his ‘home track’ Jefferson Speedway during the Wisconsin State Championships. Johnson won both 65 lap features and captured the overall Wisconsin State Championship, his first ever in the prestigious event. As kind as Jefferson was to Johnson, many of the rest of the Big 8 Series title contenders battled their share of rough luck. Three-time series winner ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr left Jefferson second in points, just two points ahead of Austin Nason in third. Dale Nottestad fell to fourth place in points and is still just 23 markers out of second place.

REMAINING BIG 8 LATE MODEL SERIES EVENTS:
Sat Sept 20- 6th Annual ‘Thunderstruck 93’ at Elko (MN) Speedway
Sat Sept 27- 49th Annual ‘National Short Track Championships’ at Rockford (IL) Speedway
Sat October 4- Oktoberfest Racing Weekend at LaCrosse (WI) Fairgrounds Speedway

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit www.big8series.com or www.elkospeedway.com

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As of 10/6/19

1 2B Michael Bilderback 615
2 00W Brody Willett 572
3 52W Chad Walen 530
4 51JN Justin Neisius 487
5 13E Nick Egan 470

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