Eswein Edges Gregorich for Marshfield Super Late Win
By Mae Schultz
June 12, 2005; Marshfield, WI: – Sunday night was Mid-States Hydraulics, Equip. Inc. and Meyer’s Mfg night at the races. The 75 car driven by Chris Weinkauf had the fast time in the Super Late Model division, but the Late Model race was won Mark Eswein. Cale Laessig had the quick time and won the feature in the Super Stocks. In the One-Man Cruiser division, Cody Meyer had the fast time and Tim Dickman pulled out the win.
In the Super Late Model Feature, Tim Hintz and Darek Gress fought early for the lead, with Gress prevailing. Then, with 24 laps to go, Eugene Gregorich came three wide from the outside to take the lead. In the next lap, Gress’s car had mechanical trouble and was forced to pit. Mark Eswein battled with Gregorich, trying both the low and high grooves. Eventually, with 7 laps to go, Eswein took the inside of Gregorich in turns three and four to steal the lead. Gregorich fought off Chris Weinkauf to hold second, forcing Weinkauf to accept a third place finish. Point leader Ben Pettis raced in the top five throughout the race and finished fourth, with John Frazier finishing fifth.
The excitement in the Super Stock Feature was mainly in the race for second. With 11 laps to go, Cale Laessig, who started tenth, took the lead and kept it until the finish. After the second caution of the night, Travis Zvolena and Andy Simonis battled for second, but with 7 laps to go, Simonis won the battle and kept second place until the checkered flag. After spinning in lap four and restarting at the rear, Randy Emmerich made a tremendous recovery to finish third. Zvolena ended up in fourth and Brian Weinfurter finished fifth.
Motorcycle Results By: Woody Eckes
Fifteen riders squared off on the blacktop oval tonight. In the first heat T J Zeidler of Ringle led from the green flag to the white flag on his SK Service sponsored Yamaha; but his sponsor Steve Kasten pulled off an inside pass off turn four to steal the victory from his rider. Brad Seavers took the holeshot on his Winch LP Gas , Rossier Engineering, SK Service , Pro Plates sponsored Honda and disappeared into the sunset with past winner Mark Zeidler in tow. Brad held off Mark for the win. All fifteen riders lined up in three rows for the start of the ten lap final. Once again Brad Seavers pulled the holeshot into the first turn, but Mark Zeidler simply blasted by Seavers on the high line going into turn three to secure the top spot. Third place was a dogfight between TJ Zeidler, Steve Kasten and local rider Cliff Eckes Jr. On lap four Steve Kasten fought his way up into second place, but Mark Zeidler stretched out his lead on his Mom, Dad, TJ and Becky SK Service sponsored Honda, gapping the rest of the pack for an impressive victory. His brother TJ rounded out the victory podium.
Results: 1.Mark Zeidler 2.Steve Kasten 3.TJ Zeidler 4.Brad Seavers 5.Cliff Eckes Jr. 6.Troy Johnson 7.Randy Ruffi 8. Lee Johnson 9.Woody Eckes 10.Jake Seavers 11.Craig Lewis 12.Bill Moody 13.Ron Bean 14.Craig Nigh 15.Adam Zwaschka
By lap 2, mechanical difficulties reduced the One-Man Cruiser Feature to a four-car race. Tim Dickman took the lead early with 13 laps to go and kept it for the rest of the race. Point leader Cody Meyer had some bad luck when he spun in turn 2 and was then hit by another car causing radiator damage. Dave Knauf came to the front to finish second, John Kundinger third, Ron Kundinger fourth, and Pat Dickman fifth.
The Mid-States Equip., Inc., Hydraulics and Meyer’s Mfg. Corp racers ran the IROC Saturn cars. Dave Zimmerman won the first heat with Mark Benez winning the second. The feature race was won by Mark Brost.
This Tuesday June 14th is Fan Appreciation Night with FREE Grandstand Admission to the races. Pits open at 3:30, stands 5 p.m., qualifying 6 p.m. and racing 7:30. Race divisions include Super Late Models, Super Stocks, and 4-Cylinders. Rain dated for Wednesday, June 15th same times. Next Saturday, June 18th is Kids Night sponsored by St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stock Rides for Kids and all Kids under 10 yrs admitted FREE. Pits open at 3:30, stands 5 p.m., qualifying 6 p.m. and racing 7:30. Race divisions include Super Late Models, Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders and 1-Man Cruisers. 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 $10.00, Students ages 10-15 yrs. $5.00 and under 10 yrs FREE with a parent. Family Ticket is $25.00 (includes 2 adult tickets + unlimited students & children).
Everyone 16 yrs and older may sign up FREE every race night to win the 2005 Ford Mustang Pace Car!