Week 29 (Thomspon Speedway) November 14th Championship Night.
Ten drivers made the trip to south La Crosse for the final night of the 9th season of racing here at Thompson Speedway. Point’s leader Bill Martin did not let up claiming 2 heats, the feature and Top Dog honors with 27 to become the second 3 time Track Champion. Both he and Greg Oliver won their 3 titles in consecutive years. Martin captured 13 of the 20 heats he was in and averaged 25 points a night. Other feature winners were Jake Shimshak (2) and Paul Gilbertson (1). Jake’s wins were his first here at Thompson. Top Dogs for the season were Martin (4) Jake (2) and Puk (1).
Late Model action saw Paul Gilbertson grab 4 consecutive heat wins, placed 2nd in the other and finished the night behind Rich Hohlfeld in the feature. The win was Rich’s 5th of the year and 47th of his career leaving only 3 behind Puk in the overall standings. Taking Top Dog honors with 28 points pushed Puk past defending track champion Drew Kreibich to claim his second T-S Championship and 18th CnB LM Title. For the season Drew led the way with 10 heat wins and 2 features. Other feature winners were Puk and Rich Hohlfeld with 1 each. Top Dogs for the season were Puk & Drew (2).
The Nastjet boys don’t race at many tracks but Thompson is one of them. Point’s leader Drew Kreibich wasted little time showing his dominance winning 4 heats before crushing the field with his 2nd feature win here. In doing so he became the 2013 T-S Champion by 9 points over Bill Martin. This marked Drew’s first career Nastjet Track Title. He also took Top Dog honors with 28 points and led the season with 12 heat wins. Other feature winners here were Bill Martin and Jake Shimshak with 1 each. Top Dogs for the season were Drew (2) Jake & Bill (1).
Bill Martin won his 11th of the year Lead Foot of the week award 74-73 over Paul Gilbertson with Drew Kreibich a distant 3rd with 54.