Marshfield, WI, (June 20, 2016) – Race fans young and old, will be treated to some Vintage racing this Saturday night at Marshfield Motor Speedway. Some race fans may ask what is a Vintage race car? Basically, it is a race car that has been refurbished from years gone by. These are the cars that are from the 1940’s to the early 1990’s, cars that our pioneers of racing drove, helping make racing what it is today!
Many drivers from the Midwest are slated to compete this Saturday night, making this one of the best vintage events in years. Helping sponsor this Saturday’s event are V & H Heavy Trucks of Marshfield, C & J Auto of Loyal, and the Law Office of James C. Ritland of Black River Falls.
Some of the drivers looking to compete on the half-mile paved oval are, Rex Rossier. Rossier, a Plover, WI resident, started racing in 1974 as he piloted a 1965 Mustang in the Hobby Stock division at Golden Sands Speedway. Rex Rossier will be driving a 1976 Camaro that was previously driven by Larry Smith of Minnesota.
Chuck Adams of Sparta, Wisconsin will be racing a 1948 Chevy Aero Sedan. Chuck has been racing for 22 years in many divisions such as IMCA dirt classes, hobby stock, pure stock, and A-modifieds.
Dick Kath, who races the #51 1964 Chevy Malibu, has been racing the Vintage Series for five years. Kath, who calls Janesville, WI home, raced the NASCAR Grand American Late Model Series from 1979 to 1987.
Ken Lewis of Black River Falls, WI, raced many years at La Crosse Speedway in the Sportsman division. Since 2010, Lewis has been competing in the Vintage Series in his #7 Hooters Mustang, a tribute to Alan Kulwicki.
Another driver looking to compete this Saturday night is Arkdale, WI driver Matt McLaughlin. McLaughlin will be racing his vintage 1958 Edsel, carrying the #9 on the side. Outside of vintage racing, Matt has competed 17 years in the Pure Stock and Two man divisions of racing. Matt and his Edsel have competed at the Milwaukee Mile, Watkins Glen in New York, and Road America.
Pat “Hacksaw” Heaney, a Greenfield, WI resident, will be competing in the 1966 1/2 Chevy Chevelle. Hacksaw, whom of which carries the #5 on his beautiful Chevelle, has been racing 33 years.
Lake Mills, WI driver Tom Collins, has been racing for 25 years. You can see Tom pilot the 1981 Chevy Camaro #8 this Saturday at Marshfield Motor Speedway.
53 year old Plover, WI driver Royce Rossier, first competed in 1976 in the CWRA. From 1985 to 1987, Rossier was a car owner for Allan Check. Racing in his 4th year in the Vintage Series, Rossier has already won many feature events. Royce Rossier will be driving the 1970 Nova, once piloted by pioneer driver Bob Jusola of Minnesota.
Racing a 1970 Ford Torino, is Tinley Park, Illinois driver Woody Pool. Pool started racing in 1959 as a drag racer. Racing in the Super Late Model division from 1972 to 2012, Pool began the vintage series in 2013.
Other drivers entered in this Saturday’s Vintage showdown are Butch Mierendorf, Black River Falls, WI driver Kenny Hutchins.
Qualifying this Saturday is set for 6pm, with racing beginning at 7:30 pm. Joining the Vintage Series on Saturday night, will be the Super Late Models, Super Stocks, X-Treme 4’s, and the Bandits. Yes, 5 great divisions of racing this Saturday night at Marshfield Motor Speedway.
Admission is just $12 for adults 15 and older, students for $8, and kids 8 and under are FREE! We also offer a Family Pack for $35 (2 adults & 2 students).
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