Auto Racing: Nelson Nationals this weekend
WILLMAR — The KRA Speedway will honor the memory of Charlie Nelson, the race-driver’s friend, during the two-day Fall Festival that wraps up the racing season at the fairgrounds.
The Charlie Nelson Nationals will award Wissota National points both Friday and Saturday.
All seven KRA classes will run heats and features each night (Hornets are feature only on Friday).
Green flag waves at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The grandstand is $15 each day; pit passes $30 each day.
Nelson, 78, passed away suddenly July 12 at his home two blocks from the track. He was a fixture around the track beginning in the 1950s. His oversized home-made trophies with ornaments and plaques supplied by Willmar Trophy Shop remain part of his legacy.
2014 Final Points Standings
Top 10 … Champions in bold
MIDWEST MODIFIEDS — Denis Czech, Sauk Rapids (2) Jason Vejtruba, Atwater (3) Tim Kanten, Milan (4) Jon Olmscheid, Willmar (5) Brandon Mehrwerth, St. Stephen (6) Shawn Fernkes, Pennock (7) Andrew Schuelke, Montrose (8) Jon Hacker, Kerkhoven (9) Ashley Mehrwerth, St. Stephen (10) Wade Skindelien, New London.
MODIFIEDS — Zach Schultz, Grove City (2) tie, Phil Braun, Danube;Ryan Canon, Clearwater (4) Don Eischens, Richmond (5) Eric Martini, Avon (6) Jim Nystrom, Litchfield (7) Brian Haben, Appleton (8) Andrew Gordon, Murdock (9) Danny Bayer, Elrosa (10) Justin Oestreich, Elk River
MOD-FOURS — Dustin Zieske, Willmar (2) Kyle Thell, Foley (3) Tyler Larson, Willmar (4) Dean Larson, Pennock (5) Matt Halls, Big Lake (6) Ryan Buer, Willmar (7) Jamie Flickinger, New London (8) Mike Christenson, Willmar (9) Keith Thell, Foley (10) Forrest Foster, Spicer
SUPER STOCK — Jeff Crouse, Alexandria (2) Tim Johnson, Brainerd (3) Jay Hedtke, Grove City (4) Gary Husmann, Litchfield (5) Curtis Newberg, Willmar (6) Chris Isdal, Willmar (7) David Laabs, Grove City (8) Justin Hedtke, Atwater (9) Travis Forcier, Darwin (10) Bob Holtquist, Milbank, SD
STREET STOCK — Justin Vogel, Brooten (2) Tim Johnson, Brainerd (3) Jake Huston, Benson (4) Andrew Hedtke, Grove City (5) Durand Peterson, Glenwood (6) Ethan Iiams, Kandiyohi (7) Rick Nelson, Litchfield (8) Josh Fredeen, Willmar (9) Taylor Willms, Willmar (10) Jake Knapper, Montevideo
HORNETS — Justin Schelitzche, Winsted (2) Sam Lungstrom, Blomkest (3) Ashley Bell, Winsted (4) Megan Iiams, Kandiyohi (5) Jessica Stransky, Paynesville (6) Lexi Gallagher, Brainerd (7) Bronson Hoff, Renville (8) Layne Roberts, Willmar (9) Keegan Linsmeier, Litchfield (10) Travis Scott, Glenwood
HOBBY STOCK — Alex Wolff, New London (2) Mark Stahl, Kandiyohi (3) Jed Muller, Willmar (4) Matt Fester, Atwater (5) Carl Duininck, Willmar (6) Emily Woods, Raymond (7) Adam Thompson, Willmar (8) Tyler Berry, Hutchinson (9) Jeff Ahlquist, Pennock (10) Chris Lindquist, New London