KAHLER TAKES THE BIG 8 TITLE ON ‘CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY’ AT OKTOBERFEST

2020-10-10

By: Paul Reichert
October 10, 2020

Another ‘picture postcard’ day welcomed the race fans back to the 51st Oktoberfest Race Weekend at the LaCrosse Speedway. Now that the local track championships have been settled, it is time for the traveling series to decide their 2020 championships. Oktoberfest race wins were also on the line for those divisions during ‘Championship Saturday’. Headlining the day was the Big 8 Late Model season finale. Jacob Goede took the win while Max Kahler had a better run in the feature to claim the season championship.

Adam Bendzick quickly shot to the top of the 38 lap Big 8 Late Model feature. National Short Track Championship winner Max Kahler drove around Shaun Scheel to claim second place on lap eight. Jacob Goede found an opening on the inside of Zack Riddle to move up into third just before halfway. Goede caught up to the back bumper of Kahler and made quick work of him to settle into second on lap 20. Goede began to chomp away at Bendzick’s huge lead, but the yellow flew with 14 laps to go after Shaun Scheel spun into the grass in turn two. Goede wasted little time to apply the pressure to Bendzick on the restart. Goede continued to poke his nose underneath Bendzick looking for a way around the leader. Goede got a run out of turn three, got alongside Bendzick and surged into the lead with five laps to go. As Dan Deicher would say, Goede was “in, around and gone” as he drove away with the victory. Max Kahler ran 7th to vault past a struggling Jacob Nottestad and capture the 2020 Big 8 championship.

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Full Results

A-Main 01 --  1. Jacob Goede, Carver, Minn.; 2. Adam Bendzick, Prior Lake, Minn.; 3. Zack Riddle, Oregon, Wis;

4. Riley Stenjem, Stoughton, Wis; 5. Michael Haggar, Hanover, Minn.; 6. Nick Clements, West Salem, Wis; 7. Max

 Kahler, Caledonia; 8. Michael Beamish, Eagan, Minn.; 9. Tony Leis, Bangor, Wis; 10. Ryan Kamish, Farmington,

 Minn.; 11. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 12. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 13. Jon Reynolds, Jr.,

Loves Park; 14. Morgan Schissel, Marshall, Wis; 15. Justin Neisius, Eagan, Minn.; 16. Brent Edmunds, Monticello,

Wis; 17. Jesse Bernhagen, Willard, Wis; 18. Jacob Nottestad, Stoughton, Wis; 19. Adam Oxborough, Montgomery,

Minn.; 20. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 21. Mitch Haver (r), West Bend, Wis; 22. Franc Beldowski, Rockford;

23. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 24. Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 25. Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 26. Hunter

B-Main 01 --  1. Jacob Nottestad, Stoughton, Wis; 2. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 3. Justin Neisius,

Eagan, Minn.; 4. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 5. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 6. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 7.

Chris Storey, Burlington, Wis; 8. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 9. Russell Grossen, Brooklyn, Wis; 10. Hunter

Drefahl, Evansville, Wis; 11. Thayran Rezin, Warrens, Wis; 12. Willie Nelson (r), Solon Mills; 13. Mitch Haver (r),

Qualifying Feature 01 --  1. Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 2. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 3. Jon Reynolds,

 Jr., Loves Park; 4. Nick Clements, West Salem, Wis; 5. Jesse Bernhagen, Willard, Wis; 6. Zack Riddle, Oregon,

Wis; 7. Jacob Goede, Carver, Minn.; 8. Michael Beamish, Eagan, Minn.; 9. Adam Oxborough, Montgomery,

Minn.; 10. Justin Neisius, Eagan, Minn.; 11. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 12. Mike Ehde, Prairie du

Chien, Wis; 13. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 14. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 15. Willie Nelson (r), Solon Mills;

16. Thayran Rezin, Warrens, Wis; 17. Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc, Wis.

Qualifying Feature 02 --  1. Adam Bendzick, Prior Lake, Minn.; 2. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 3. Morgan Schissel,

Marshall, Wis; 4. Ryan Kamish, Farmington, Minn.; 5. Riley Stenjem, Stoughton, Wis; 6. Michael Haggar,

Hanover, Minn.; 7. Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 8. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 9. Tony Leis, Bangor, Wis;

10. Jacob Nottestad, Stoughton, Wis; 11. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 12. Mitch Haver (r), West Bend, Wis; 13. Chris

Storey, Burlington, Wis; 14. Russell Grossen, Brooklyn, Wis; 15. Hunter Drefahl, Evansville, Wis; 16. Steve Schultz,

Time Trial --  1. Jacob Goede, Carver, Minn.; 2. Riley Stenjem, Stoughton, Wis; 3. Zack Riddle, Oregon, Wis; 4.

Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 5. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 6. Jacob Nottestad, Stoughton, Wis; 7.

Michael Beamish, Eagan, Minn.; 8. Michael Haggar, Hanover, Minn.; 9. Justin Neisius, Eagan, Minn.; 10. Shaun

Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 11. Jesse Bernhagen, Willard, Wis; 12. Ryan Kamish, Farmington, Minn.; 13. Christopher

Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 14. Steve Schultz, Webster, Minn.; 15. Nick Clements, West Salem, Wis; 16. Max Kahler,

Caledonia; 17. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 18. Adam Bendzick, Prior Lake, Minn.; 19. Stephen Scheel, Lake

Mills, Wis; 20. Morgan Schissel, Marshall, Wis; 21. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 22. Steve Rubeck, Rockford;

23. Adam Oxborough, Montgomery, Minn.; 24. Mitch Haver (r), West Bend, Wis; 25. Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc, Wis;

 26. Tony Leis, Bangor, Wis; 27. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 28. Chris Storey, Burlington, Wis; 29. Dylan Schuyler,

Jefferson, Wis; 30. Russell Grossen, Brooklyn, Wis; 31. Willie Nelson (r), Solon Mills; 32. Hunter Drefahl, Evansville,

 Wis; 33. Thayran Rezin, Warrens, Wis; 34. Carter Christenson, West Salem, Wis; 35. Rob Christen, Holmen, Wis;

36. Mahlon Borntreger, Elroy, Wis.



 

 


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Top 8 in Points
As of 10/6/20

1 97N Jacob Nottestad 416
2 17K Max Kahler 397
3 40G Tom Gille 335
4 13E Nick Egan 325
5 91W Jeff Wakeman 277
6 3H Tyler Hromadka 256
7 14B Grant Brown 235
8 13H Mitch Haver 201

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