Drost Drives to Another Marshfield Super Late Victory
July 26, 2003; Marshfield, WI: – Werner Electric Night at the races saw Judd Brandl capture fast time again in the CARQUEST Super Late Models. Tim Plowman in the CARQUEST & Coca-Cola Super Stocks quick again. Josh Schoenick set his first fast time in the Legend division and Randy Meyer was the 1-Man Cruiser fast timer.
With threatening weather all around central Wisconsin, we hurried through qualifying, and then gave kids rides. Thanks to all the drivers that gave rides to the young race fans. Luckily, the only time rain threatened to cancel the show, was close the end of the night.
The CARQUEST Super Late Model feature had one lap completed, with Brian Back leading. As the field came around to complete lap two, a spin involving Eric Wisz and Mark Mackesy send both to the pits for repairs, both were able to continue. On the attempt to re-start the race, Jeff Weinfurter and Pete Kempf made contact right behind the leader, causing major damage to both their cars and Dean LaPointe’s. It took some time to clean up after the wreck and then the race was delayed for rain.
Once the rain stopped, the driver’s dried the track and re-started again. Back continued to lead with Doug Drost and Judd Brandl in hot pursuit. Mike Gardner ran fourth and DuWayne Davis fifth. Lap five, Drost passed Back for the lead. Lap six Brandl got around Back for second, and began to battle with Drost for the lead. Mark Kraus had moved up into the fifth position. Lap 11, Kraus and Adam Royle passed Gardner for fourth and fifth. Lap 20, the caution was out again as Jay VanDerGeest spun in turns one and two. When the race re-started, Josh Bell spun, bringing out the yellow again. Lap 21 saw Kraus edge out Back for third. Gardner had been running fifth, but at the checkered, Russ Weiler passed him for that top five spot. Drost won, Brandl second, Kraus third, Back fourth and Weiler fifth.
Wayne Meyer led the first six laps of the CARQUEST & Coca-Cola Super Stock feature. The caution flew on lap six as Matt Pyburn and Don Tieman Jr. got together on the front stretch. Both received heavy damage to their machines and were unable to return. On the re-start, Larry Schultz took the lead from Meyer. Kyle Davis quickly moved up and took second from Meyer. Point leader, Tim Plowman, not far behind moved up to third on lap ten. Lap 14, Plowman passed Davis for second and began challenging Schultz for the lead.
Plowman got to the inside of Schultz and they raced side-by-side. As they came around to complete lap 18, Schultz and Plowman got together in turn four sending both cars into the wall. As Plowman’s car flew back down the track, he made contact with Davis’s car. Schultz, Plowman and Davis were all unable to continue. Chris Brooks took the lead on the re-start. Randy Emmerich passed Brooks on the inside to take away the lead. Emmerich won, Brooks second, Meyer third, Scott Havlicek fourth and Chad Scholl fifth.
The Legends feature ran green to checkered, with Elliott Weiler leading every lap. Mike Bula, Eric Lokemoen and Josh Schoenick all held the second spot, with Schoenick hanging on until the checkered. Elliott Weiler won his second feature this season, Schoenick second, Lokemoen third, Russ Weiler fourth and Bula fifth.
The first five laps of the 1-Man Cruiser feature were led by Travis Zvolena. The caution flew for a spin and on the re-start, Pat Dickman overtook Zvolena for the lead. Dickman won, Zvolena second, Nathan Briski finished third but didn’t pass inspection. Third then went to Nick Klimpke, Larry Larsh fourth and Sam Sudduth fifh.
The winner of the Wal-Mart bicycle was Jonathon Blanchard from Marshfield.
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 CARQUEST, $1.00 off Grandstand Adm. Coupons available at ALL CARQUEST stores. Racing includes CARQUEST Super Late Models, CARQUEST & Coca-Cola Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders and 1-Man Cruisers. Marshfield Super Speedway is located 3.5 miles West of Marshfield on County Trunk H.