by Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 09, 2012) Jefferson’s Kyle Jarlsberg returned with a vengeance to Wisconsin’s Action Track after suffering a mechanical failure one week ago. Jarlsberg powered to the front of the field en route to winning the River’s Edge Farm Market and Catering 50 lap Late Model feature event.
Rusty Hansen and Bruce Lee paced the field of some of Wisconsin’s finest drivers to the drop of the green flag. Lee claimed the early lead on lap two as Hansen tried to fight back on the low side with Trent Erdman and Jerry Eckhardt battling for third. On lap four, Hansen and Eckhardt made contact resulting in Hansen connecting hard with the front chute wall and ending his evening. Lee restarted as the leader with Erdman running second and Doug Hahn in third. As racing resumed, Lee drifted high entering turn one allowing Erdman to slide under and claim the top spot with Hahn in tow for second. By lap 12, Jarlsberg had worked his way past Lee as well as he began to work over Hahn for the runner up position. Jarlsberg drove under Hahn to steal second away on lap 13 as the top three lined up single file. Jarlsberg closed in on Erdman at the point as he began to apply pressure to the new leader. Jarlsberg stayed close to the rear bumper of Erdman, taking several looks to the low side of the leader. Jarlsberg got a great run entering turn one on lap 23. He drew even with Erdman as they raced wheel to wheel for the lead. Jarlsberg continued to inch forward until finally completing the winning pass on lap 29. Erdman dropped back into a fight for second with Hahn while Jarlsberg opened up a healthy advantage over the rest of the field. Jarlsberg cruised the stripe to get the win with Hahn edging out Erdman for second. Casey Johnson finished fourth followed by John Ovadal Jr in fifth.
This article was posted to the website on June 10th, 2012