Howie Lettow Memorial 150
ASAMT Truck Tour
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By Kari Shear-Carlson - ASA Midwest Tour
When Travis Sauter took the lead he took it for good taking home the Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150 presented by RaceTeamGear.com at the Milwaukee Mile. “This is just huge,” said a smiling Sauter from victory lane.
Forty-two cars started in the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings event. Bondurant, IA driver, Thor Anderson and Dillon Oliver led the field to the green after a 13 car invert. It did not take long for Oliver to take over the lead as Anderson drifted back.
On lap four, the #53 of Jerry Sharp hit the wall in turn two bringing out the first caution of the night. As the field went back to green, Oliver continued to lead, with a hungry Travis Sauter running in the seventh position at the time.
ECHO and ECHO Bear Cat Touring Star, Jonathan Eilen was the highest finishing ASAMT driver of the night. At one time he was battling Jeremy Lepak for the lead until another caution came out for a spin in turn two. Eilen continued to run strong all night ending up in fourth.
The track was never without side-by-side battles throughout the field, sometimes even three and four wide. Sauter took the lead on lap 41 and never looked back. As the top five continued to battle for spots another caution came out for a huge wreck in turn one.
Ben Kennedy, Michael Bilderback, Skylar Holzhausen, Griffin McGrath, rookie, Cardell Potter and pole-sitter, Thor Anderson were among the carnage. NASCAR star, Rusty Wallace assumed some damage as well, but was able to continue. However, after a night of ups and downs, he eventually called it a night and finished 31st.
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