Cox Hoosier Outlaw Winged Sprint Victorious!
By Mary Langreck
August 26, 2007; Marshfield, WI: – Race fans were treated to some heart thumping, adrenaline pumping pure speed at Marshfield Super Speedway this Saturday night. The extra excitement came courtesy of the Hoosier Outlaw Winged Sprints series, which brought in cars driving with 800 horsepower. This special event was sponsored by Nasonville Dairy, Weber’s Farm Store, WAXX 104.5 and Rock N Roll To Go.
At the end of the night, Tim Cox nabbed his second Hoosier Outlaw Winged Sprints feature win at the speedway and the the fast time honors, turning his fastest lap at 14.871. Brian Back dominated the CarQuest Super Stock division, with his sixth feature win this year and Kyle Genett took top honors in the Pure Stocks.
Even the most casual of race fan would have to admit to scooting to the edge of the seat as the field of winged sprints rumbled by to start the high-velocity feature race. Tim Cox, who had claimed the fast time during qualifying, had already leapt to third place in the second lap of the race. Kris Leming managed to keep the top slot that he started in and Jerry Caryer was running in second. But, that wouldn’t last long as Cox took second place in the eighth lap. One lap later, with a dramatic fake to the outside groove and a quick move to the inside, Cox ripped the lead away from Leming.
And once Cox had the lead, there was no stopping him as he sailed away with a powerful showing of his car’s prowess over the rest of the pack. But, he was reined because the race was peppered with several cautions, which were caused for a variety of reasons including cars running out of fuel and others losing control. One of the most exciting cautions of the night happened when Leming took the outside groove to try to take second place back from Caryer. But Leming went too wide, sending his car up the bank into the grass and almost hitting a sign. Amazingly, Leming kept control and was able to steer the car back to the track and get back into the race.
On every restart Cox jetted ahead of the pack to protect his lead. In lap 16, on the restart Greg Wheeler charged from fifth place to third in a blink of an eye. Just as Wheeler was about to pass Caryer on the outside for second, Caryer dropped down to the dirt because of low fuel and another caution flag flew. Wheeler made a last push to take the checkered at the end of the race, but Cox held on to win-even though he later said that he “ran out of fuel with two laps to go.” Wheeler had to settle for second, Thomas Meseraull was third, Ron Koehler was fourth and Jason Fuller was fifth.
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The CarQuest Super Stock feature didn’t disappoint, as Brian Back once again dominated the asphalt. By the sixth lap, he had zig zagged his way up from his ninth place start to rip first place away from Travis Zvolena on the outside groove. From then on, the other racers were forced to play a game of catch him if you can. Turns out, they couldn’t.
Lap eight, Rick Grunden was side by side with Zvolena for second, taking it on the outside in turn one. Back took the feature win and the Krings Motorsports award, Grunden finished second, Zvolena held on to third, Mike Gwidt was fourth and Jimmy Ganski was fifth. Extra payout was sponsored courtesy of RZ Builders LLC.
The Pure Stock feature got off to an exciting start as Kyle Genett pushed it three-wide from the inside in the first lap of the race, causing a caution. The field restarted, and per track rules, Genett was sent to the back of the pack. But that didn’t stop Genett, who was back to the front fighting Ryan Mork for second place by the fourth lap of the race. The race went three wide again as Mork went on the inside of Gary Haarklau, who was leading. Genett went on the outside, which is allowed. Now, Mork and Genett were in the fight for the top spot. They were side by side for several laps. Eventually, Genett nosed out a small lead. But, a lapped car aided his lead. The two leaders went three wide with the lapped car, and Genett came out with the advantage. Genett won the race, Mork finished second, Gary Haarklau third, Coletta Gomes fourth and Troy Chase fifth.
Next Saturday, September 1st is the John Bell Memorial, Bud Light Night. Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m., practice starts at 4:30, grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 7 p.m. Featuring CarQuest Super Late Models, CarQuest Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders and Junkyard Warriors. Marshfield Super Speedway is located 3.5 miles west of Marshfield on County Road H with weekly Saturday night stock car racing April through September. Adult grandstand admission is just $10.00, Students ages 10-15 yrs. $5.00 and under 10 yrs FREE with a parent. Rain date for Sunday two hour earlier.
Everyone 16 yrs and older may sign up FREE every race night to win the PT Cruiser Convertible Pace Car. Sponsored by: WDEZ 101.9, Brickner Family Dealerships, Abby Gas Service, King’s Campers, Subway, CarQuest, The Home Front & Cellcom. Given away on Saturday, September 8th.