By Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 13, 2011) Kyle Jarlsberg of Jefferson maneuvered to the front of the 18 car Late Model field and ran away to win the Pernat’s Premium Meats 50 lap feature event. Jarlsberg became the eleventh different pilot to capture the checkers in the premier division at Wisconsin’s Action Track in the 2011 season.
Chris Quam and Brandon Pendleton paced the field of some of Wisconsin’s finest hot shoes to the drop of the green flag. Quam quickly gained the advantage through turns one and two on the opening circuit with Trent Erdman trying to follow into second. Erdman completed the pass on lap two as Jarlsberg followed in his tracks for third. Jarlsberg went right to work on Erdman for second as Quam opened up a healthy lead. Jarlsberg cleared for the runner up spot on lap five, just before the first of two caution periods slowed the field. As racing resumed, the leaders bumped and banged each other as they entered the first corner. Jarlsberg slipped to the inside of Quam on lap eight as he drew even with the early leader. Jarlsberg continued to inch forward as Quam tried to hold his ground on the outside. Jarlsberg eventually gained control of the top spot on lap 12, sliding up in front of Quam as the raced off into turn three. The second caution appeared on lap 14 when Roger Behlke made solid contact with the turn three wall. Once racing got back underway, Jarlsberg continued to show the way with Quam staying in his rear view mirror. Point leader Jason Erickson made a late race charge into the top five, but Jarlsberg and Quam were well out in front of the pack as they cruised to the one/two finish. Erickson came home third with Erdman and Noel Ramge rounding out the top five.
This article was posted to the website on August 14th, 2011