Auto racing: Beatercross season champs named by ERX

Andrew Carlson (151) led a pack of UTV's around a hairpin turn at ERX. Carlson was season champion. (Art of Light Photography).

Andrew Carlson (151), the season champion, led a pack of UTV’s around a  turn at ERX. . (Art of Light Photography).

 

Two Elk River drivers are among season-points champions for Beatercross at Elk River Extreme Motor Park.

Andrew Carlson in the UTV Open class and Joseph Krider in the Trucks #1 class were announced as season leaders by ERX.

Other champs were Brandon Derks of Ramsey in Compacts #1, Wayne Nelson of Princeton in Trucks #2, Cory Rosen of Princeton in Trucks #2, Brian Friede of St. Michael in Mini Vans, and Jake Wessling of Maple Grove in UTV Stock.

Standings were compiled after the last of five racing events this year, all on Thursday nights, took place Aug. 15.

Demo Derby added

ERX has one more automobile sports event planned. The track’s first Demolition Derby is scheduled for Thursday evening, Aug. 29.

Brian Norby, who uses the Biblical number 3:16 on his orange rig, battled Michael Ortloff (8) for the lead in a Trucks race, with Ryan Springer (252) and Kyle Burnette (20) right behind. Norby finished third in his class. (IFLY Photography)

Brian Norby, who uses the Biblical number 3:16 on his orange rig, battled Michael Ortloff (8) for the lead in a Trucks race, with Ryan Springer (252) and Kyle Burnette (20) right behind. Norby finished third in his class. (IFLY Photography)

Season Points Leaders

Compact #1 — (1) Brandon Derks, Ramsey (2) Rob Dubnecay, Elk River (3) Jon McCain, Princeton
Compact #2 — (1) Wayne Nelson, Princeton (2) Mike Haberman, Milaca (3) Jay Rinehart, Elk River
Trucks #1 — (1) Joseph Krider, Elk River (2) Ryan Laugerman, Champlin (3) Brian Norby, Albertville
Trucks #2 — (1) Cory Rosen, Princeton (2) Keith Simonet, Ramsey (3) Derek Schramm, Hutchinson
Mini Van — (1) Brian Friede, St. Michael (2) Rob Dubnecay, Elk River (3) Matt Turner, Princeton
UTV Stock — (1) Jake Wessling, Maple Grove (2) Shawn Peterson, East Bethel (3) Dan Lylon, Lindstrom
UTV Open — (1) Andrew Carlson, Elk River (2) Cody Gorsegner, Elk River (3) Jake Jain, Centuria, WI

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