CWCSC 80-LAP FEATURE TO CHRIS WEINKAUF!
WILHORN, GOMES, & ANDERSON SCORE WINS!
Fairchild, WI; July 3, 2010 – With temperatures soaring in the upper 80’s and not a cloud in the sky, it was a glorious day for some hot racing action, here today, at Marshfield Motor Speedway. With 28 Super Late Models vying for the top spot in the Central Wisconsin Challenge Series Championships – Earth Inc. 80-lap feature event, it was evident it would keep the large crowd on the edge of their seats. Motorcycles, 4-Cylinders, Junkyard Warriors, and Bandits also highlighted the evening’s festivities. Topping off the evening was one of the best fireworks displays ever scene in Central Wisconsin!
With over 30 children in the greeting line to send off the super late model drivers with well wishes, it was a start of the event that wouldn’t be forgotten. Unable to take the green flag today was star driver Mark Eswein. Eswein’s car started afire in practice earlier in the day. Mark was able to walk away, however, is racecar sustained heavy damage. Our well wishes go out to Mark and his entire race team. Also unable to take the green flag was Parker May who was involved in an accident in heat racing. Leading the 26-car field to the green flag was gentleman driver Don “Thunder” Turner of La Crosse, WI. Turner held off Brandon Selle for a couple of laps. Selle took over the race lead on lap 3 and kept that spot for a handful of laps, that was when a very fast Neil Knoblock charged to the front. Knoblock built a nice lead over Selle by lap 13, however, Patrick Barrett through the caution flag for a spin in turn one by Thunder Turner. Bryan Reffner got into the backside of Turner sending both drivers to the rear of the field. On the restart, point leader Jeremy Lepak took over second, bringing Chad Selk with him. Selk appeared to have a very fast racecar today as he roared to the front in a hurry. Unfortunately, Selk started to fade gradually as the race progressed with left front suspension problems. Moving up to the second position on lap 25 was Bangor’s Steve Holzhausen. On lap 30 of the 80-lap CWCSC feature event, Holzhausen would inherit the lead as Neil Knoblock dropped off the pace with brake failure. This was very unfortunate, as it appeared Knoblock had the car to beat today! With Steve Holzhausen cruising out front, Merrill’s Chris Weinkauf, in a Ed Holms prepared car, took over the runner-up spot with Lepak running third. On lap 55, things went South for Holzhausen as the leader of the race had to park his car due to overheating. Inheriting the lead was Weinkauf, with Lepak taking over second, and fast qualifier Eugene Gregorich taking over the third position. With Chris Weinkauf building a sizable lead, it appeared the best race would be for second between Jeremy Lepak and Eugene Gregorich. The two gentlemen driver battled nose to tail for numerous laps. Moving up from his 18th starting position to the fourth spot was Bloomer, WI driver Ronnie Rihn. Rihn, who of which is only in his second year of super late model racing, worked his way through the field like an experienced veteran driver. Rihn has already earned his first career feature win this year, under the direction of crew chief Chad Wood. Once the checkered flag flew, it was all Chris Weinkauf as he cruised to yet another feature win in the 2010 race season. Holding off a hard charging Eugene Gregorich and finishing second, was Jeremy Lepak. With Gregorich finishing third, Ronnie Rihn and Skylar Holzhausen rounded out the top five.
Lepak added to his point lead with one race remaining in the three-race series. It appears the championship may come down to Lepak and Chris Weinkauf, at the finale at Golden Sands Speedway on August 6th.
1. CHRIS WEINKAUF, 80 LAPS
2. JEREMY LEPAK, 80 LAPS
3. EUGENE GREGORICH, 80 LAPS
4. RONNIE RIHN, 80 LAPS
5. SKYLAR HOLZHAUSEN, 80 LAPS
6. CHAD SELK, 80 LAPS
7. BRANDON SELLE, 80 LAPS
8. KEITH BOHMSACH, 80 LAPS
9. JASON WEINKAUF, 80 LAPS
10. FRANK NITZKE, 79 LAPS
11. BRIAN GOODWIN, 79 LAPS
12. COLIN REFFNER, 79 LAPS
13. CHRIS BROOKS, 79 LAPS
14. DON TURNER, 79 LAPS
15. MONTE GRESS, 79 LAPS
16. DEAN LAPOINTE, 79 LAPS
17. STEVE HOLZHAUSEN, 55 LAPS, OVERHEATING
18. JOHN TOTZKE, 45 LAPS, ENGINE
19. MG GAJEWSKI, 38 LAPS, PANHARD BAR
20. CHRIS GRIMES, 33 LAPS, UNDETERMINED
21. NEIL KNOBLOCK, 31 LAPS, BRAKES
22. BRYAN REFFNER, 30 LAPS, UNDETERMINED
23. JEFF WEINFURTER, 16 LAPS, HANDLING
24. JACK GREENWOOD, 16 LAPS, HANDLING
25. TODD HANDRICK, 13 LAPS, HANDLING
26. BEN PETTIS, 1 LAP, BRAKES
DON TURNER, 1-2
BRANDON SELLE, 3-6
NEIL KNOBLOCK, 7-29
STEVE HOLZHAUSEN, 30-56
CHRIS WEINKAUF, 57-80
HEAT ONE: COLLIN REFFNER
HEAT TWO: MG GAJEWSKI
HEAT THREE: CHAD SELK
FAST QUALIFIER: EUGENE GREGORICH
The 4-Cylinders took to the track once again today with Randall Wilhorn taking home fast qualifier honors edging out Dennis Goetsch. Rick Brandl drove from the back of the pack to claim fast heat honors. Youngster Randall Wilhorn drove his #88 car to victory lane in the 4-Cylinder feature. Finishing second to Wilhorn was a very fast Brandl, with Boyd, Wisconsin driver Don Dunnow, and Bryan Langreck finishing third and fourth respectively.
Gary Haarklau continued his strong hold on the Junkyard Warrior division as he tripped the clock at 24.022, earning top honors in qualifying. Earning his first ever win at Marshfield Motor Speedway was Justin Baldwin, taking home top honors in the fast heat. Colletta Gomes snapped Gary Haarklau’s streak of feature wins, edging out Haarklau for the Independence Day Weekend feature win! Justin Baldwin finished third, with Marc Baldwin fourth, and Charlie Nickel rounding out the top five finishers.
Tim Anderson is trying to make a statement in the Bandits division. The Auburndale, WI driver swept the field earning fast time, heat, and feature wins. Roger Cochrane and Corey Stephens tried to make things tough for Anderson, however, the pair of drivers found themselves in second and third respectively, at the conclusion of the Bandit feature.
Racing continues next week with the second leg of the Yellow River Racing Series. Mark Kraus of Stratford won the Spring 50-lap event, and will look to continue his winning ways in the Summer 50-lap Yellow River Racing Series feature event. Joining forces with the Yellow River Racing Series Super Late Models will be the D&D Amusement Games Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders, Junkyard Warriors, and the always- exciting Bandits! Qualifying will be at 5pm with racing at 6:30 pm. For all the up to date information, please visit us online at: www.marshfieldspeedway.com. Have a great week and we’ll see you at the races for great family fun!