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Ben Pettis Captures Super Late Model Main at Marshfield

Posted under Race Reports by Wayne Brevik on June 13th, 2011


Fairchild, WI, June 11, 2011 – If it was great side by side racing action you were looking for, you seen it here tonight at Marshfield Motor Speedway. Drivers throughout all divisions provided much excitement for the fans here tonight on Napa of Marshfield night at the races.

Adam White and Erin Schlough led the super late models to the green flag in their 30-lap feature event.  As Schlough and White battled for the top spot, there was much tight racing going on behind the leaders.  On lap 6, Eugene Gregorich made the outside pass of White for the race lead.  Gregorich started to build a sizable lead once he cleared the pack of cars.  Ben Pettis worked his way to the second place position and also cleared the rest of the field.  It was noticeable that Pettis was closing the gap on Gregorich and by lap 10, the two drivers battled side by side.  Race fans were getting to witness on of the best races of the year as Gregorich and Pettis raced side-by-side lap after lap!  As the leaders battled, Ronnie Rihn, Randall Wilhorn, and Jason Weinkauf were all racing for the third position.  After racing door handle to door handle for over 20 laps, Pettis finally made the inside groove work and edged his number 21 race car to the lead.  As Pettis stretched his lead over the rest of the pack, Fast Timer Jason Weinkauf’s engine erupted.  The veteran driver was able to get his car out of the groove and coasted to the pits without bringing out a caution flag. Randall Wilhorn appeared to have a very fast car as he closed the gap on Rihn for the third spot.  However, as Pettis crossed the line to pocket his first feature win since his championship year of 2005 at Marshfield Motor Speedway, Gregorich would come home in second with Rihn edging out Wilhorn for the third position.  Jordan Thiel rounded out the top five in the finishing order.

  1. #21 Ben Pettis
  2. #14 Eugene Gregorich
  3. #29 Ronnie Rihn
  4. #88 Randall Wilhorn
  5. #1 Jordan Thiel
  6. #89 Matt Tifft
  7. #58 Cardell Potter
  8. #7 Don Turner
  9. #15 Dean LaPointe
  10. #7-11 Erin Schlough
  11. #1 Jeremy Schultz
  12. #8 Adam White
  13. #76 Jason Weinkauf
  14. #51 Frank Kreyer
  15. #11 Chris Grimes


Once again hitting the ½ mile pavement of Marshfield Motor Speedway was the CWSSA Super Stocks. Bruce Stanley led the field to the green flag.  Stanley and Travis Volm took turns leading the feature event as the two drivers raced side by side for the first six laps.  With Ryan Hinner waiting patiently for his chance to make a pass for the lead, the Stevens Point driver stayed tucked up under the rear bumper of Bruce Stanley.  On lap seven, Stanley slipped slightly up the track and Hinner rocketed to the inside completing the three-wide pass for the top spot.  Travis Volm also cleared the machine of Bruce Stanley to gain the second position.  Volm tried to run down Hinner for the top spot, however, it was all Ryan Hinner tonight as he crossed the finish line first capturing another feature win at MMS.  Hinner also took home top honors in qualifying and his heat.  With Travis Volm finishing second, Bryan Langreck took third with Joe Nowak and Bruce Stanley finishing fourth and fifth respectively. 

Once the 4-Cylinders took to the track for their feature event, the fans knew they were going to get their moneys worth as these drivers always put on a great show!  Adam Eckes rocketed out to first passing five cars on the first lap.  As Eckes enjoy a comfortable lead, Dennis Goetsch worked his way pass Rick Brandl for the runner up position.  On lap 11, Goetsch closed the gap on Eckes and made the pass for the lead. Two laps later, Fast Qualifier Don Dunow followed suit and took over the second spot.  As Dunow tried to run down Goetsch for the race lead, time was running out and Dennis Goetsch took home the checkered flag.  With Don Dunow taking the second position, he goes home the point leader. Steve Hauser made the pass of Adam Eckes on the final lap to take third.  With Eckes taking fourth, Derk Hauser rounded out the top five.

Once the Bandits took to the track for their feature, Harry Bell held down the top spot until lap seven.  That was when fast qualifier and heat winner Tim Anderson took over the helm.  Anderson, the point leader, would hold off all challenges by Bell and go on and win the feature event.  With Harry Bell coming home in the runner up spot, Charlie Nickel and DuWayne Davis rounded out the top five.

Next week, the drivers take the week off as we will be having “Rock The Race Track” Music Festival.  Four of the best bands in the Midwest will be taking stage to entertain all who attend.  Gates open at 11 am with music beginning at 3pm and concluding at midnight.  Free camping is available and concessions available all day.  Don’t miss out, as this will be one of the best music festivals in Central Wisconsin this summer!