STEVE HOLZHAUSEN DOUBLES UP AT MARSHFIELD!
PAIGE DECKER LEADS MOST LAPS IN YRRS FEATURE EVENT!
Fairchild, WI, (July 13, 2013) – With pleasant weather finally embracing Marshfield Motor Speedway, the first leg of the Yellow River Racing Series was finally completed, and did not disappoint anyone in attendance!
Paige Decker and Brian Goodwin paced the field to the green flag in the YRRS 75 lap event. With Decker jumping out to an early lead, Brian Goodwin followed closely behind. The two drivers stretched their lead over third place driver Dean LaPointe. LaPointe stretched his lead over the rest of the field holding down the third position until lap 22. With Decker and Goodwin holding comfortable leads over the rest of the field, Claire Decker and Eugene Gregorich, Jr. gradually begun to move forward. By lap 36, Gregorich and Claire Decker drove by Goodwin and closed in on Paige Decker. On lap 44, Gregorich, Jr. edged by Paige Decker for the race lead. Four laps later, Bangor, WI driver Steve Holzhausen moved into the runner up position and set his sights on a very fast Gregorich, Jr. On lap 56, Jason Weinkauf moved his hot rod into the third position and started closing in on Gregorich, Jr. With five laps remaining, Weinkauf moved to the inside of Gregorich, Jr., but Gregorich, Jr. fended off Weinkauf as the two drivers exited turn two. With Holzhausen holding a two car length lead once the drivers took the white flag, the race for second was heating up. Weinkauf darted to the inside of Gregorich, Jr. at the start/finish line, but it was Gregorich, Jr. holding of Weinkauf by half a car length. With Holzhausen powering to yet another Yellow River Racing Series victory, it was Ryan Hinner and Mark Eswein rounding out the top five.
Earning fast qualifying honors was Colin Reffner. Heat winners in the super late model division were Eugene Gregorich, Jr., Tim Schendel, and Steve Holzhausen.
Fans were treated to a second feature event tonight as well. Sparta, WI driver Tim Schendel jumped out to the early lead. Schendel quickly had a challenge from Steve Holzhausen. The two drivers battled for the lead with Schendel giving way to Holzhausen on lap five. Holzhausen held a two car length lead over Schendel throughout the 35 lap feature event. Mark Eswein battled cars throughout the field and climbed to the third position with Jason Weinkauf moving to fourth. Eswein appeared to have a very fast car, but unfortunately for Eswein, he just ran out of laps. Holzhausen put his car in victory lane again edging Schendel for the race win. Jason Weinkauf and Colin Reffner finished fourth and fifth respectively.
In CWSSA super stock action, two cars represented the association with Phil Malouf and Aaron Anderson battling side by side throughout the feature event. On the last lap, Malouf edged by Anderson for the win. Malouf also grabbed fast time honors.
The X-Treme 4′s were back in action Saturday night with 14 cars qualifying in for the feature event. Charlie Nickel, who calls Chili, WI home, took home fast time honors with Steve Hauser a close second. Heat winners tonight in the X-Treme 4′s division was Rick Brandl and Adam Eckes. Once the drivers took the green in their 20 lap feature event, Mike Dixon and Rick Brandl shared the lead the first five laps, then it was all Adam Eckes. Eckes held a four car length lead over Derk Hauser most of the race. Maybe the best race was between Charlie Nickel and Steve Hauser for the third position. The two driver raced side by side for numerous laps, with Nickel slipping past Hauser for the position. Once the checkered flag flew for the drivers, it was Eckes by five car lengths over Derk Hauser. Finishing third was Nickel with Steve Hauser and Rick Brandl rounding out the top five.
Bandit drivers treated the fans to two features tonight as they, too, had a make up feature to race. Qualifying fastest tonight was Eau Claire, WI driver Brian Hudson. It was the second week in a row that Hudson achieve that feat!
In the first feature event for the Bandits, Dillon Mackesy grabbed the early lead. Mackesy, who is in his rookie year, led the first four laps. Eric Robinson took over the top spot with an outside pass of Mackesy. Kevin Burris followed suit and moved into the second position. The top three drivers battled hard for the win, but in the end, it was Robinson edging out Burris and Mackesy for the feature win. Randy Polansky and Nikki Coulhurst finished 4th and 5th respectively.
In the second feature event, Corey Stephens grabbed the early lead. Stephens paced the field for the first five laps. On lap six, it was Robinson moving to the first position, however, it was Kevin Burris edging by Robinson for the top spot. The two drivers of Robinson and Burris have shadowed each other in every racing event. Burris wasn’t going to be denied tonight, as he put his #83 machine in victory lane. Brian Hudson finished a strong second with Robinson coming home in third. Dillon Mackesy and Nikki Coulhurst rounded out the top five.
This Saturday, Marshfield Motor Speedway will host their annual Slam Fest! With numerous special events planned, the exciting action begins at 4pm sharp!
Thursday, July 25th, MMS will host their second leg of the Yellow River Racing Series. The “White Knight” 99 + 1 feature event, in memory of racing legend Dick Trickle, will highlight the night’s festivities! MMS plans to start up to 43 cars, making this the largest starting field for a super late model race in Wisconsin’s history! Admission for the adult fans 14 and older will be only $4.99. Students will be $2.99, with children 8 and under admitted free!
For all upcoming special events, visit us online at www.marshfieldspeedway.com or visit us on facebook!