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(Sun Prairie, WI) The Midwest Truck Series returned to action this past Sunday May 1st. Short track racing is alive and well in the Midwest as fans filled the stands despite the temperature being in the upper 40’s with strong winds. The fans were in for a treat as 30 trucks were on hand for the event.
Bryce Miller would lead the way in 509/More Freaking Power qualifying with a lap of 18.830. James Swan was second quick with a lap of 18.881 and Chester Ace rounded out the top three with a lap of 18.950. Up next for the Midwest Truck Series was three heat races. Those three heat races were won by Randy Sargent, Tyler Hansen and Aaron Moyer.
The 36 lap a main was led to green by Waunakee’s Kevin Knuese and Rio’s Morgan Schissel. Schissel would take the lead over Knuese on lap 1 and lead the first 10 laps holding off Knuese while Ryan Braseth ran third with Jeff Holtz and Kevin Zielezinski rounding out the top 5. On lap 11 Knuese made the pass to get by Schissel and took the lead. Holtz also got by Braseth for third on lap 11 with Bryce Miller making his way into the top 5. Lap 15 would see Knuese still out in front holding off Schissel while Miller made his way into the top 3. The next 6 laps remained the same with Knuese in the lead, Schissel in second, Miller in third with Holtz and Braseth rounding out the top 5. Lap 21 saw Miller get by Schissel for second. The first caution of the day would come out on lap 27 when Cody Vanderloop spun out. On the restart Knuese was able to hold onto the lead. Lap 31 saw another caution come out this time for Tye Wilke and Alex Braseth. Also involved in the incident was Eugene Gregorich III. On the restart it was Bryce Miller edging ahead of Knuese and taking the lead while Holtz was in third and James Swan made his way into fourth with Schissel rounding out the top 5. Miller continued to hold off Knuese until the white flag lap. Miller and Knuese raced each other with lots of respect and at the line in a photo finish it was Knuese taking the win by 0.053. Finishing third was Holtz with Swan finishing fourth and Danielle Behn rounding out the top 5. During post race tech Bryce Miller was DQ’d (Valve Springs) shuffling the top 5; Knuese, Holtz, Swan, Behn and Rusty Hansen.
Clutch Energy Rookie of the Year Contender Kevin Zielezinksi once again recorded a top 10 finish extending his Rookie of the Year point lead heading into Marshfield.
The Midwest Truck Series returns to action this Saturday afternoon May 7th at the Marshfield Motor Speedway. The Trucks always put on a good show at the big ½ mile and look forward to a good show. Qualifying will get under way at 12:30 with racing scheduled to begin at 2:00.