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NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour RE/MAX 125: Kanke Wins

18 August 1997

ERIE, CO - M.K. Kanke celebrated his daughter's first birthday by winning the 
RE/MAX 125 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour race at Colorado National 

It was Kanke's third victory this season and he won $6,263, the largest purse 
in his 11-year NFSWT career.

"I pretty much had the dominant car tonight," the winner said.

As Monica Ann Kanke slept, her father led all 125 laps around the 3/8-mile 
oval. The elder Kanke beat second-place David Karst by 6.84 seconds.

Kanke, Granada Hills, Calif., drove a Pontiac. Karst, who started 13th in his 
Chevrolet, is from Mills, Wyoming. Denver's John Metcalf was third in a 
Chevrolet. Doug McCoun, Prunedale, Calif., was fourth in a Pontiac and Busch 
Pole Award winner Sean Monroe, of Malibu, Calif., was fifth in another 

By NASCAR Public Relations