Rookie Romps To Oktoberfest Score


WEST SALEM, Wis. — Rookie Tyler Bauknecht added another feather to his cap Saturday at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway by winning the Mid-American Stock Car Series late-model portion of Oktoberfest at the .545-mile asphalt oval.

Starting on the front row, Bauknecht grabbed the lead at the start and never looked back as Max Schultz and Bret Widdis battled for second behind him. He led the rest of way during the 40-lap feature.

Mike Lichtfeld was second ahead of James Swan, Adam Bendzick and Bobby Gutknecht. Lyle Nowak finished 12th and clinched the series championship.

The finish:

Tyler Bauknecht, Mike Lichtfeld, James Swan, Adam Bendzick, Bobby Gutknecht, Brian Back, Bret Widdis, Jeremy Spoonmore, Max Schultz, Justin Neisius, Travis Rodewald, Lyle Nowak, Mark Pluer, Ron Weyer, Matt Pyburn, Scott Null, Eric Bucholz, Claire Decker, Jason Dummer, Cody Lipstreuer, Ben Glascock, Butch Mierendorf, Tom McClintock, Rick Tackman, Jr., Jimmy Wilson, Paige Decker.