Bangor’s Blake Horstman Captures Super Late Model Main
August 2, 2009; Marshfield, WI: – MACCI night at the races, sponsored by Performance Printing, Bents Chiropractic, Westland Insurance, and Heritage Bank, proved to be very exciting for the fans on fan appreciation night at Marshfield Motor Speedway.
On hand ready to engage their talents were the Culver’s of Marshfield Super Late Models, D & D Amusement Games Super Stocks, Vintage, and the Junkyard Warriors. Fast qualifiers for the evening were Jason Weinkauf, Colin Reffner, and Tim Anderson.
Pacing the field in the Culver’s of Marshfield Super Late Model feature was Friendship, Wisconsin driver Jesse Pokszyk. Pokszyk, who earlier in the evening won his heat, battled hard to hold off Marshfield, WI ace, Elliott Weiler. However, Weiler, who has been very fast as of late, powered by Pokszyk down the backstretch to gain the early lead. Weiler continued his lead as Tim Hintz and Dean LaPointe battled for the runner up spot. Working his way to a top five position was Chili’s Chad Selk. Selk, who earlier in the evening was edged out of the Dash 4 Cash by Rory Melbinger, continued to have a stronghold on the fifth position at the halfway point. Meanwhile, back in the front of the pack was Weiler. Weiler now had company, namely, Tim Hintz. Weiler and Hintz battled side by side for several laps. As these two drivers battled for position, Bangor’s Blake Horstman was gradually working his way through the field. With six laps remaining, Horstman found himself in the runner up spot, setting his sights on Weiler for the race’s top spot. Weiler, who had a slow leak in his left rear tire, seemingly started to get loose. Horstman took advantage of Weiler’s misfortune and motored by the Marshfield driver. Following Horstman through, was Jason Weinkauf. With four laps remaining, it was Horstman, Weinkauf, Weiler, Hintz, and Dean LaPointe. LaPointe and Hintz had a great battle of their own going on. The two veteran drivers battled door handle to door handle the final four laps. Once the checkered flag flew, it was Blake Horstman grabbing top honors with Jason Weinkauf finishing a strong second, and Weiler finishing third. The second group of three crossing the line was LaPointe, Hintz, and Rory Melbinger.
Jumping out to an early lead in the D & D Amusement Games Super Stocks was that of Stevens Point driver Ryan Hinner. Hot on Hinner’s heals was Aaron Anderson. By lap five, point leader Colin Reffner already worked his way to the third position. A few laps later, Reffner got by Anderson for the runner up spot looking to steal the top spot away from Hinner. Reffner, who earlier in the evening won fast time, the dash 4 cash, and his heat, raced his way past Hinner, for the top spot, at the halfway point in the race. With Reffner looking to pad his point lead with yet another feature win, it looked like the best battle would be for the second position. Mark Langreck, Hinner, and Matt Raykowski all vying for the runner up spot. Langreck worked his way past Hinner for the second position as Raykowski followed him through. Once the checkered flag flew, it was Reffner, Langreck, and Raykowski, your top three drivers. Finishing fourth was Hinner with Anderson and David Pagel finishing fifth and sixth respectively.
Once again racing on the 1/2 mile paved oval of Marshfield Motor Speedway was that of the very exciting Junkyard Warriors. Taking the group of cars to the green flag was Shawn Carpenter and Sam Sudduth. Sudduth grabbed the early lead with Marshfield Ace Kyle Rasmussen on his back bumper. Rasmussen grabbed the top spot away from Sudduth on lap five as point leader Tim Anderson climbed into the third position. Rasmussen built up a nice lead however, Anderson appeared to be chipping away at last year’s champion, Rasmussen. When the white flag flew, it was readily apparent that this race was coming down to the last corner. As the two drivers approached the middle of turns 3 & 4, Rasmussen held his line low, however, Anderson’s car stuck even lower, driving through the rumble strips, and pulled out another feature win. Kyle Rasmussen finished a solid second with Sudduth winding up third. Gary Haarklau and Marc Baldwin rounded out the top five positions.
It was a real shoot out as our guests from the Vintage Class put on quite a show for the fans. Pacing the field to the start was Steve Froelich and Jim Heiland. Heiland would lead the first few laps as Chris Loberg and Bill Lindner worked their way through the field. Loberg and Lindner worked their way to second and third respectively by lap six. One lap later, Lindner grabbed the top spot and Loberg followed into the second position. Another driver that appeared to be very fast was Darrel Basseaner. Basseaner worked his way to fourth by lap eight. Bill Lindner, in his dirt late model, appeared to get around the bottom of the track very well allowing him to take home top honors. Chris Loberg also proved to be very fast winding up in the runner up spot. Finishing third through fifth was Nick Beaver, Darrel Basseaner, and Kenny Hutchens.
Next week, it will be the Jack and Christy Fischer Memorial with gates opening up at 5:00 pm and Miller qualifying at 6:00 pm and the exciting racing action beginning at 7:30 pm. Joining the Super Late Models, Super Stocks, and 4-Cylinders, will be the exciting Motorcycles. Please visit us online at: marshfieldspeedway.com.