After a busy week in the shop, Luke Fenhaus’ new-to-him Fury Race Car made its debut Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile. The Wausau, WI driver showed speed throughout the weekend and crossed the line with a 12th place finish in the Father’s Day 100.
“The Mile is an awesome track,” said Fenhaus. “I love the speeds and how much the car rolls through the corner. I wish we raced there more because it’s a hell of a lot of fun to race there. Our newer Fury was amazing and I love how our car performed. I’m very thankful that we have this car and we will be going to more races with it soon. I’m also very thankful for everyone around me that put in the effort this weekend for the Mile”
Fenhaus sat at the top of the board for the final practice on Saturday and went on to qualify in the fourth position. With the invert, the 15-year-old driver started 14th and raced around the top-15 for much of the race. Over the final laps Fenhaus made up some ground to bring home a 12th place finish.
“I think the biggest challenge was trying to pass cars later in the race when everyone has their stuff burned up,” said Fenhaus. “It was difficult to get around them.”
Now Fenhaus returns to State Park Speedway for the Flip Merwin Memorial. The 2018 track champion has not had much luck at his home track this year, but he hopes to turn things around on Thursday.
“I think we just have to stay focused and keep doing what we have been doing and getting better. We haven’t been on top of our game there lately, so I think it’s a great opportunity to turn that around.”
Thursday’s race at State Park Speedway will also kick off Speed51.com’s Summer Thunder series, so fans who cannot make it to the track can watch live on Speed51.com.