JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 01, 2013) Jerry Eckhardt of Johnson Creek scored a popular victory at Wisconsin’s Action Track on Saturday night. Eckhardt got to the front of the field just after the halfway point of the Stoddard’s Country Meat Market and Catering 50 lap Late Model feature and hung on to get the win.
Tyler Peterson and Craig Phillips paced the field to green with Peterson taking the early lead through turns one and two on the opening lap. Phillips fell in line behind Peterson with Eckhardt riding in third. Peterson began to stretch his advantage while Eckhardt started to challenge Phillips for second. By lap 15, the leaders were spread out with Peterson showing the way and Eckhardt up to second. Around lap 20, Eckhardt started to reel in Peterson at the front of the pack. Eckhardt closed in lap after lap until he found himself on the rear bumper of Peterson by lap 27. Eckhardt took a peek to the inside, drawing even for the top spot on lap 28. Eckhardt inched forward until finally clearing for the point on lap 32. Two caution periods followed with Eckhardt as the new leader. On lap 36, Ryan Goldade made his way around Peterson to claim second with Kyle Jarlsberg in tow for third. Goldade began searching for a way to get by Eckhardt, but Eckhardt held him off lap after lap. One final caution slowed the pace on lap 45 setting up a five lap shootout to the finish. But Eckhardt held serve over the final circuits to see the checkers first and get the win. Goldade settled for second followed by Jarlsberg, Casey Johnson and Zack Riddle.
This article was posted to the website on June 2nd, 2013