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5th annual Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial Race to take green flag on Saturday

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 8:26 AM CDT
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MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) - When the Tundra Super Late Model Series engines fire up at the Marshfield Motor Speedway Saturday night, it will be in honor of someone special.

Bev Aschenbrenner was referred to as Marshfield Motor Speedway’s number one fan, cheering on drivers at the half-mile asphalt race track every Saturday night for years.

“Mom was every driver’s biggest fan,” explained her son, Brandon Aschenbrenner, who now works as race director at the speedway.

In 2016, Bev was killed in a vehicle accident. Two days later, her family knew where they had to go.

“Everybody (at the track) showed up with a huge showing of support,” Brandon said. “The accident happened on a Monday and we actually had a special race here on Wednesday. After the first day of being with family, the first place I wanted to be was here on Wednesday. We had the whole family out and everybody brought flowers out and stuffed animals and signs; it just meant the world to the entire family.”

The track now has a memorial banner hanging in the reserved spot where Bev would spend her Saturday nights, honoring the legacy she left behind. Brandon hopes the race will continue to do that as well for years to come.

Along with the Tundra Super Late Model Series will be the Midwest Dash Series and Vintage race cars.

Fan gates open for the 5th Annual Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial at 5 p.m. on and racing is set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday night.

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