By Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, September 10, 2011) The regular racing season came to a close at Wisconsin’s Action Track as champions were crowned on Havill Spoerl Season Championship night. While Fort Atkinson’s Jason Erickson was putting the finishing touches on his fourth Late Model title, it was Shaun Scheel of Lake Mills capturing his first career Late Model feature win.
Jerry Eckhardt and Scott Lindsay led the field to the green flag with Lindsay taking control on lap one. Eckhardt fell in line behind Lindsay with Scheel running in third. Scheel made his move on lap 11, moving to the low side of Eckhardt for second. Scheel continued to slide forward as he drew even with Lindsay on lap 13. Scheel inched forward, claimed sole possession of the point on lap 16 while Ty James and Casey Johnson joined the leaders in fourth and fifth respectively. Scheel began to stretch his advantage while Eckhardt and Lindsay waged war for the second position. Eckhardt gained the spot on lap 21 with James following in his tracks for third. The battle for second began to heat up on lap 44, this time between Eckhardt and James. With ten laps remaining, James cleared for second with Johnson in tow for third. The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic on lap 56, but Scheel stayed strong as he saw the checkers first for the win. James finished second with Johnson, Eckhardt and Jason Erickson rounding out the top five. Erickson’s fifth place finish helped him secure his third track championship in the last four seasons and fourth overall in Jefferson Speedway’s premier division.
This article was posted to the website on September 11th, 2011