RICE LAKE, Wis. — Eric Olson took the lead from Curt Myers on lap six and fended off challenges from Shane Sabraski and Myers to win the third annual George Rhoe Classic for WISSOTA Super Stocks Tuesday night at the Rice Lake Speedway.
With 123 cars signed in to race and 35 super stocks, the fastest 24 took to the grid for the 44-lap event. Olson sat on the pole but was out accelerated by Myers who took the early lead riding the high side with Olson close behind. Defending champion Sabraski started seventh on the grid but quickly moved up through the pack and found himself in third by the time the yellow waved for a spin with four laps completed.
Myers continued to lead on the restart with Sabraski also trying the high side. Olson picked up the pace running low on the track and he drove past Myers to take over the lead. Olsons margin remained small as Myers and Sabraski battled for second.
At the halfway point Olson continued to hold a two-car-length lead on Sabraski, who had taken over second.
Olson started to work through lapped traffic, but he had no large problems as Sabraski continued to ride close behind him.
After 32 laps of nonstop racing, the yellow flew for debris on the back chute with only eight laps left. On the green, Olson got a great start as he put more distance on the field while Myers used the high side to slide up to second. However, it only took Sabraski a couple laps to take back the spot and he then closed to within a car length of Olson, who was being very careful in the corners.
Sabraski took one last shot at Olson of the final lap, but Eric maintained his line and drove home in front by a couple car lengths for the win. Myers settled for third ahead of Tim Johnson with Nick Oreskovich.
Mike Anderson outran Cory Mahder to win the modified feature.
Troy Viltz topped the Midwest Modified main event and Sam Fankhauser aced the street stock field. Jason Havel was best in pure stocks.