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It’s what you expect whenever the Midwest Trucks come to Madison. Exciting side by side racing that goes down to the final lap. And that’s what happened tonight as Kevin Knuese picked up his second win of the season at Madison in the 30 lap feature.
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MAJESKI CONQUERS TRICKLE MEMORIAL

AT GOLDEN SANDS

May

 29, 2017

The weather might of been damp and cold throughout the day           on Memorial Day at Golden Sands Speedway  in Plover, WI for the Dick Trickle Memorial 50. But the third leg of the 2017 Midwest Truck Series season was as hot as ever, as Ty Majeski picked up his first ever Midwest Truck Series win and second career truck event victory.

 

Rookie Rock Christiansen and Jerry Wood would bring the 20 truck field down for the green flag with

Christiansen taking the early lead until lap three, when Majeski took over the top spot. Shortly after the caution flew on lap 8 for an incident in turn one involving Nick Egan, Rick Corso and Luke Fenhaus.

 

On the restart it was Majeski and Collin Slife bringing the field back to the green, but Majeski quickly would retake the lead leaving the remainder of  the field to do battle for the top 5 spots.

 

At the halfway mark it was Slife, Kevin Knuese, Wood and Tommy Pecaro holding on to the top five

positions, until with twelve to go when the caution flew for a spin by Rock Christiansen.

 

On the restart Majeski would pull back into the lead as the battle was for second between Slife, Knuese and Pecaro in the final laps, as defending series champion Dave Edwards quickly came into

the picture to do battle with the group in the fifth spot. Knuese would clear Slife in the closing laps for second with Pecaro and Edwards rounding out the top five. Rock Christiansen and Jerry Wood would battle it out during the Weaver Auto Parts Fast Heat, with Christiansen coming out in the top spot. Dave Edwards would capture his first checkered of 2017 in Heat number one. With Kevin Knuese capturing the Racing Radios Fast Qualifier Award presented by Weaver Auto Parts.

 

Notables for the event were: Jerry Wood and Derek Doerr who picked up their first 10 finishes of

2017.

 

The Series returns to Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI for the Midwest Engine Service 30 this Friday night June 2nd as part of the first round of the Triple Crown Challenge Super Late Model Series at MIS.

Page 2 Racing Radios Fast Qualifier Award presented by Weaver Auto Parts: Kevin Knuese 12.681 Hoosier Racing            Tires Drivers Award: Kelly Bires Racing

SWAN HOLDS EGAN AT BAY DURING WIR

      TUNDRA SPRING OPENER

 

 

Returning veteran driver James Swan picked up his first Midwest Truck Series Feature win on Saturday

May 13th, by keeping the hard charging Nick Egan in his rearview mirror during the final laps of the 2nd

Annual Kroll’s West Spring Opener 30 presented by DUKE FM at Wisconsin International Raceway.

 

Swan and his team mate Rick Corso would bring the eighteen truck starting field down for the green flag

with Swan quickly taking the lead, leaving Corso to do battle with Danielle Behn and Michael Bachaus, till

lap 3 when the only caution of the event flew for a spin by Dan Jung in the back straight away.

 

On the restart, it was Swan regaining the lead as he quickly pulled away after some minor contact slowed

the remainder of the field behind him. This allowed Egan to emerge into second and set his sights on

Swan with 25 laps to go.

 

Meanwhile the battle was for third as Corso, Tommy Pecaro and Kelly Bires battled for that third spot lap

after lap as laps kept ticking down.

 

With 10 laps to go Egan pulled up to a truck length behind Swan, before reaching his rear bumper with

five laps to go. Amongst the battles Pecaro and Bires were able to clear the 88 of Corso with three laps to

go for the third and fourth spots.

 

Egan would continue to look to get around Swan in the final laps, but he could never get in done as the

two battled for the top spot right down to the checkered flag in true Midwest Truck Series racing action.

 

Tommy Pecaro who won the Racing Radio’s presented by Weaver Auto Parts Fast Qualifier Award earlier

in the day came home third. With Bires and Corso rounding out the top five.

 

Rookie Rock Christiansen picked up his first heat race win of the 2017 season, along with Rick Corso

who captured the Weaver Auto Parts Fast Heat.

 

The Series will have a few weeks off before they head to Golden Sands Speedway in Plover, WI on

Memorial Day for the Dick Trickle Memorial 50, Monday afternoon May 29th

 

2nd Annual Kroll’s West Spring Opener 30

1. James Swan

2. Nick Egan

3. Tommy Pecaro

4. Kelly Bires

5. Rick Corso

6. Mike Corvo

7. Kevin Knuese

8. Dave Edwards

9. Ross Christiansen

10. Danielle Behn

11. Dan Jung

12. Reagan May

13. Rock Christiansen ®

14. Gabe Sommers ®

15. Derek Doerr ®

16. Jerry Wood (Running)

17. Michael Bachaus (Mechanical)

18. Rick Johnson (Rear End)

 

 

VDL Fuel Systems Hard Charger Award: Kevin Knuese

Five Star Stock Car Bodies Hard Luck Award: Michael Bachaus

 

Knuese Tops A Great Field of Midwest Trucks

Kevin Knuese held off a strong field of trucks to pick up the win in the season opener for the Midwest Truck Series at Madison International Speedway.

Mike Corvo and Knuese paced the nineteen truck field to the green flag.  The pair ran side by side until Knuese took the top spot on lap 2.  Knuese put four truck lengths between himself and Corvo while Dan Jung and James Swan battled it out for third.  On lap 4 Jung drifted up the hill in turn three to give the third position to Swan.

Knuese continued to lead but by lap 10 both Corvo and Swan were closing the gap knowing there was a lot of racing yet to go.  On lap 13 a spinning truck on the backstretch brought out the race’s first yellow flag just after Swan had taken the second position.

On the two by two restart Knuese lined up on the outside of Corvo and was able to maintain his lead.  Following the top two were Swan, Nick Egan and Mike Bachaus.  Swan would eventually work his way past Corvo for second with Kelly Bires quickly moving up through the field and breaking into the top five.

With four laps to go Bires moved past Corvo to take the third position and started to chase the top two.  Time was running out for both Bires and Swan as they attempted to chase down the leader.  But the day belonged to Knuese who cruised to victory lane.

Finishing behind Knuese in the top five were Swan, Bires, Corvo, and Egan.

“The truck was set up great.  It was a good race,” said Knuese in a post race interview.

Tommy Pecaro was fastest in qualifying with a lap of 18.890 (95.289 mph).  Heat wins went to Gabe Sommers and Mike Corvo.

30 Lap Feature:  (1-10)  Kevin Knuese, James Swan, Kelly Bires, Mike Corvo, Nick Egan, Dan Jung, Michael Bachaus, Dave Edwards, Reagan May, Danielle Behn

(11-19)  Gabe Sommers, Derek Doerr, Rock Christiansen, Ross Christiansen, Rick Corso, Jerry Wood, Tommy Pecaro, John Baumeister Jr., Ken Calhoun

Heat One:   Gabe Sommers, Dave Edwards, Rick Corso, Danielle Behn, Ross Christiansen, Rock Christiansen, John Baumeister Jr., Ken Calhoun, Kelly Bires

Heat Two:  Mike Corvo, Kevin Knuese, Jerry Wood, Dan Jung, James Swan, Nick Egan, Reagan May, Tommy Pecaro, Derek Doerr, Michael Bachaus

Qualifying (1-10)  Tommy Pecaro, James Swan, Nick Egan, Michael Bachaus, Kevin Knuese, Reagan May, Dan Jung, Derek Doerr, Jerry Wood, Mike Corvo III

(11-19) Dave Edwards, Gabe Sommers, Rick Corso, Danielle Behn, Rock Christiansen, Ross Christiansen, Ken Calhoun, John Baumeister Jr.