Mackesy Wins Lodi Memorial; Gajewski Takes 2017 Title
By: Brandon Aschenbrenner

The Wayne Lodi Lodholz Memorial this year was later than normal. But that proved to add even more excitement to championship night. With one division totally secured and the rest except one would be set once the championship leader took the green flag in the feature. One race would go into the feature tied and would provide the excitement expected. The end of the race night concluded with a mechanic’s race as well with cars from the Pure Stock class. Bobby Volm won in the Travis Volm machine beating Mike Gwidt in the Dillon Mackesy ride.

In the Green Mill Super Late Models presented by C-Tech, Derek Kraus picked up the Fred Mueller fast time award. Mark Mackesy and Jay VanDerGeest picked up wins in the heat races. In the seventy-five lap Lodi Memorial feature event, two segments were run. In the first segment of thirty-three laps, Justin Mondeik was able to get the lead early after starting on the pole. Three laps in found a yellow flag when chain reaction caused Kraus to spin with Jerry Brickner called for contact. Mondeik and Mackesy would restart on the front row. Mackesy would eventually work past Mondeik and would lead down until the break. A few yellow flag laps was the break and the fourty-two lap second segment would then start with Mackesy maintaining the top spot. Brickner worked his way through the field and soon was able to catch Mackesy. Brickner brought Dalton Zehr, last year’s champion, along with him. With laps winding down, Kraus starting working his way up the leaderboard and he would pick of Zehr and Brickner before the checkered flag. Mackesy would hold off all challengers and grab the win with Kraus, Brickner, Zehr and VanDerGeest rounding out the top five. MG Gajewski needed to only start the feature to win the championship and he was able to do that winning by fifteen points over Brickner. Mackesy, Kraus and Ryan Hinner finished top five in the season standings.


10:00am - Pit Gate Opens
12:00pm - Fan Gates Open
2:00pm - Racing Begins

Ticket Prices
Adults (13 and up) - $12
Kids (6-12) - $5
5 and under - FREE