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MURGIC BESTS A TOP NOTCH FIELD AT LACROSSE

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By:  Paul Reichert

July 25, 2020

A great crowd of race fans turned out at the LaCrosse Speedway to witness another action packed night of racing.  Nick Murgic continued his impressive season as he powered by Nick Clements just before halfway to capture his second checkered flag of the season.

Michael Hagger (Hanover, MN) continued his strong showing as of late as he took the lead at the start of the Pischke Motors 25 lap NASCAR Late Model feature.  Nick Clements (Onalaska, WI) dove under Haggar to take command of the race on lap six.  After a yellow flag on lap 11 for a tangle between Devin Schmidt and Mandi Eckelberg in turn four, Nick Murgic (Rosemount, MN) needed only a lap to power his way under Clements to take over the race lead.  Things started to get exciting a bit further behind the leaders as Billy Mohn and Jacob Goede fought hard over the number three position.  Goede tried a couple times just past halfway to get under Mohn, but Mohn got a run out of turn two to drive away from Goede.  Back up front Murgic maintained about a five car length advantage over Clements to capture his second win of the year.  After the race, Murgic said “We had a really good race car tonight and continue to have a great season thanks to my crew.” 

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Rick Coppernoll (Cottage Grove, WI) got around Jesse Green (Eau Claire, wi) for the lead six laps into the Sportsmen feature.  Coppernoll had to furiously hold off Jack Litsheim (LaCrosse, WI) over the final six laps to claim his first ever checkered flag at LaCrosse.

Kaleb Hardy charged past Alex Rud off the restart with five laps to go to drive away with the victory in the Hobby Stock feature.

Jordan Young roared past Rob Stanfield three laps into the Hornet feature, then held off Jimmy Bjorkman to score the win in his first appearance in the division in three years.

Mitchell Berg used a crossover move to get back around Braydon Lockington halfway through the High School Racing Association feature to claim his first win of the season.

Tonight we added a new twist to the popular 2nd Over the Line Wins novelty race.  This time the first two finishers are the last two in the 3rd Over the Line Wins novelty event.  Rob Stanfield and John Huebner slowed way down on the final lap, letting the rest of the field catch up and allowed Matthew Miller to surge through the traffic to capture the win.

Action continues next Saturday, August 1 with the biggest Novelty event of the season.  Get ready for the smashing, crashing and metal mangling mayhem that is the World Famous Trailer Race of Destruction.  You will witness all the chaotic action after the Late Models, Sportsmen, Hobby Stocks and Hornets compete.  Gates open at 6:00, qualifying begins at 6:15 and the racing takes the green at 7:30.

For more information about LaCrosse Speedway or the 2020 schedule of events, please call the office at 608-786-1525 or visit our web site at lacrossespeedway.com.  LaCrosse Speedway is proud to be a NASCAR Hometrack, part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series.

By:  Paul Reichert