Brandl Gets Bragging Rights in Super Late Action
July 19, 2003; Marshfield, WI: – The WDEZ, V&H Automotive, Abby Gas Services, Rainbow Casino & Bingo, Subway, CARQUEST, Burt Trophies & Awards, Rock N Roll To Go night at the races was plagued by rain. It sprinkled on and off during practice and qualifying. Judd Brandl had no problem though, setting fast time again the Super Lates. Point leader Tim Plowman was quick timer in the Super Stocks. Keith Wirtz, 4-Cylinder Point leader turned the fastest lap and Mike Dodson set fast time in the 1-Man Cruisers.
Once qualifying was completed, the rains came. Clear skies were behind the clouds though, and we’d like to thank the many drivers and crews that helped dry the track to get things back under way and got the racing started only about an hour late.
Russ Weiler took the lead from his pole position start for the first eight laps of the CARQUSET Super Late Model feature. Point leader Doug Drost, and fast timer Judd Brandl wasted no time getting to the front. Drost was into the second spot on lap four and Brandl grabbed third on lap eight. Lap nine, both Drost and Brandl passed Weiler, pushing him back to third. Pete Kempf was racing in fourth and DuWayne Davis holding fifth. A spin on lap 12 sent both Kempf and Davis to the back. On the re-start, Jeff Weinfurter moved up to third, Weiler fourth and Burton Brown fifth. Weinfurter, trying to work his way into the lead, passed Drost for second on lap 17. Weinfurter was unable to catch Brandl. Brandl won the 25 lap contest, Weinfurter second, Drost third, Weiler fourth and Dean LaPointe edged out Brown for fifth.
The CARQUEST & Coca-Cola Super Stock feature ran green to checkered. Matt Pyburn was the early leader and the Brian Weinfurter took charge on lap six. Weinfurter took the lead, Pyburn fell to second, Larry Schultz third, Chris Brooks fourth and Tim Hintz fifth. Two laps later, Schultz passed Pyburn for the second spot, as Hintz passed Brooks for fourth. Hintz passed Pyburn for third on the next lap. Kyle Davis, rookie driver and last week’s feature winner, broke into the top five by passing Brooks on lap 12. The next lap he moved up to fourth. On lap 15, Randy Emmerich and Tim Plowman passed Pyburn for fifth and sixth. Weinfurter held out for the win, Schultz second, Hintz third, Davis fourth and Emmerich fifth.
The first lap of the 4-Cylinder feature was led by Rick Brandl. Torey Nitzsche led the next lap and then Jason Bell took over for the last ten laps. Keith Wirtz quickly moved through the field and into second on lap ten, from his fourteenth place start. He was unable to take the lead from Bell. Bell won, Wirtz second, Nitzsche third, Greg Blount fourth and Kevin Eckes fifth.
Lap one of the 1-Man Cruiser feature was led by Greg Firkus. The next six laps were led by Pat Dickman. Mike Dodson, held the lead for the next five, but was unable to stay ahead of Rodney Feltz. Feltz took the lead for the white flag lap and won, Dodson second, Firkus third, Sam Sudduth fourth and Nathan Briski fifth.
Tonight’s events also included the Mechanics races. Kevin Stepan won the Late Model race in the Eric Wisz machine, Mike Havel won in the Supers with Tim Plowman’s car. Kevin Teske drove Torey Nitzsche’s car to the winners circle in the 4-Cylinders and Tim Firkus won the 1-Man Cruiser race with Greg Firkus’ car.
The winner of the Wal-Mart bicycle was Eric Wanna Jr. of Tomah.
Join us again next Saturday, Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., Miller Time Trials at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30. Next Saturday’s events are sponsored by Werner Electric Supply featuring CARQUEST Super Late Models, CARQUEST & Coca-Cola Super Stocks, Legends and 1-Man Cruisers. Plus Stock Car Rides for Kids. Marshfield Super Speedway is located 3.5 miles West of Marshfield on County Trunk H.