Ty Mayeski on his way to victory in the Midwest Truck Series feature. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Riddle, Vandermeir & Majeski Snag Oktoberfest Trophies

WEST SALEM, Wis. — Zack Riddle, Ron Vandermeir Jr. and Ty Majeski were among the winners on Night Three of the 54th annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night.

Riddle, the grandson of longtime Wisconsin stock car star Johnny Ziegler, wheeled his Ziegler Crane Service-sponsored Chevrolet No. 14 to victory in the 48-lap Big 8 Late Model Series main event. Chasing leader Jacob Goede as the race wound down, Riddle passed Goede on the white flag lap.

Riddle and Goede finished one-two with Skylar Holzhausen, fast qualifier Kendric Kreyer, Randy Sargent Jeremy Miller rounding out the top six. With a 15th place finish, Jon Reynolds Jr. claimed the overall 2023 Big 8 Late Model Series title – his third career series championship.

Vandermeir Jr. was the winner of the Mid-Am Racing Series 25-lap chase that saw 27 cars take the green flag at the five-eights-mile paced raceway.

Driving his Chevrolet No. 28, Vandermeir, a five-time Mid-Am champion, lost a possible six-straight championship by reported nine points to Clay Curts. Vandermeir took the checkered flag in front of Jeremy Spoonmore, Chris Weber, Tytus Helgestad, Jim Cormack and Curts.

Majeski claimed top honors in the Midwest Truck Series 25-lapper. A regular on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit, Majeski piloted his ‘Toby Truck’ Ford No. 10 the win ahead of James Swan, Chester Ace, early race pacesetter Jacob Nottestad, James Lynch and Jason Stark. Swan wrapped up his sixth Midwest Truck title.

Tyler Deschaine bested Phil Malouf and Tim Anderson in the 20-lap main event for Midwest Dash Series competitors.