Vanden Heuvel Completes Weekend Sweep at WSORR Round Eight in Oshkosh
Jul. 27, 2008
Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. (above, foreground) picked up a sweep of the PRO 2WD during round eight of the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road at Oshkosh Speedzone in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 26.Vanden Heuvel earned his second victory in a row by charging through the field and making a pass on leader Dave Waldvogel (above, background) midway through the race. As track conditions changed, Waldvogel began to lose a little speed. Several laps later, Dan Vanden Heuvel Jr. also passed Waldvogel for second, earning his second podium finish of the weekend. On the final lap, Waldvogel and Keith Steele battled for the final podium position. Steele was able to get a run in the last half of the lap and took the position. Waldvogel chased hard to the line but Steele held on to third. Mike Vanden Heuvel kept his string of wins alive in the 1600 Light buggy class after working through the field. Matt Gerald worked his way up to second and Brian Holtger finished third. The Stock truck race had heavy contact in the opening laps. Scott Beauchamp worked through the field and took the win. Dan Beauchamp finished in second after taking the early lead, and Eric Ruppel came from the back, finishing third. The 1600 Buggy race was won by Jeff Villemure, who led from start to finish. Michael Seefeldt finished in second place and Brad Erickson crossed the line in third place. The Super Truck/PRO 4wd race was won by Keith Steele. Dan Baudoux battled to the end with Ron Schreiner, the pair finishing second and third respectively. Kent Brascho was the fastest PRO 4WD followed by the Ultra 4x4 of Jerry Conrad. Al Drews rounded out the top three. The Super Buggy class featured a hotly contested race for the win. In the end, Gary Nierop crossed the line first, while John Mason settled for second and Tim Lemons finished in third. The Pro Light race got off with Randy Eller taking the holeshot. Eller built a lead and led green to checkers. Teammates Steve Federico and Lee O’Donnell battled race long for second place, swapping the position several times in trucks set up nearly identically. At the end, Federico came crossed the line with the position while O’Donnell had to settle for a close third.