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Eugene Gregorich, Jr. Edges Sauter for Feature Win at Marshfield

Posted under Race Reports by Wayne Brevik on May 28th, 2013



Marshfield, WI, May 26, 2013 – It was a great night for Marshfield Motor Speedway’s season opener, here, Saturday night.  With all divisions competing, the fans were treated to some of the best racing in the Midwest!

Eugene Gregorich, Jr. was fast right of the trailer.  Gregorich, whom of which arrived late and didn’t get any practice time, cracked a fast lap of 17. 919 to earn top honors in qualifying for the super late models.

Dean LaPointe, a local favorite, grabbed the early lead in the 35-lap feature event for the super late models.  Jim Sauter, Jr. worked his way around LaPointe on lap 5 to capture the lead.  With Sauter, Jr. pulling a way and LaPointe solidly holding down the second spot, Ben Pettis worked his way to the third spot.  Working his way through the field from his eighth starting position, was that of Eugene Gregorich, Jr.  Gregorich, Jr. darted to  the inside of LaPointe on lap 15.  Pettis, who worked his way to the third position, had to exit the race with electrical issues on lap 23.  It was evident that Gregorich was catching a very fast Sauter, Jr.  For several laps, Sauter, Jr. was able to slam the door on Gregorich, Jr.  However, with 4 laps remaining, Gregorich was able to muscle his car around Sauter, Jr. for the race lead.  Once starter Geno Eckes threw the checkered flag, it was Eugene Gregorich, Jr. pocketing his first feature win of the season.  With Sauter, Jr. coming home in second, it was Dean LaPointe, Claire Decker, and Amanda Ferguson rounding out the top five.

Paige Decker took home the win in the Earth Inc. Dash 4 Cash.  Heat winners tonight were Jim Sauter, Jr. and Eau Claire, WI native Ben Pettis.

1. Eugene Gregorich, Jr.

2. Jim Sauter, Jr.

3. Dean LaPointe

4. Claire Decker

5. Amanda Ferguson

6. Paige Decker

7. Don Turner

8. Ben Pettis

9. Jack Greenwood

10. Ryan Hinner


Super Stocks hit the track again tonight and Phil Malouf took home fast time honors with a lap time of 20.367, just edging out Marshfield’s Bruce Stanley.

Eric Buchholtz, was fast all night, and racing in the feature event was no different.  Buchholtz jumped out to the early lead over Marv Flick and Greenwood’s Ernie Schlough.  On lap 6, Schlough was able to grab second away from Marv Flick.  A few laps later, it was Phil Malouf taking over the runner up position from Schlough.  Malouf now had his sites on the back end of a very fast Buchholtz machine.  As the laps counted down, it was Buchholtz finding his way to the B & B Race Engines victory lane.  Finishing second to Buchholtz was that of Malouf.  Racing his way to the third position was Marv Flick.  Ernie Schlough and Jack Stanley finished fourth and fifth respectively.

1. Eric Buchholtz

2. Phil Malouf

3. Marv Flick

4. Ernie Schlough

5. Jack Stanley

6. Aaron Anderson


One of the most exciting divisions of racing at MMS has to be the 4-Cylinder Division.  Charlie Nickel was back in true form notching fast time honors with a lap time of 21.631 seconds.  Notching heat wins tonight in the 4-Cylinder’s was Adam Eckes and Phil Malouf.

Scott Ciesielski grabbed the early lead in the 20-lap feature event in his #21 machine.  Ciesielski’s lead was short lived however, as Adam Eckes raced his way to the top spot.  Eckes built up a nice lead, but by lap 7, Auburndale’s Tim Anderson powered his way past Eckes to grab the top spot.  Once Anderson eclipsed a fast Eckes, Anderson built up a sizable lead, and it would be a lead he would not give up.  Once the checkered flag flew, it was all Anderson as he cruised to the feature win.  Eckes came home a very respectable second, with Charlie Nickel, Steve Hauser, and Phil Malouf rounding out the top five.

1. Tim Anderson

2. Adam Eckes

3. Charlie Nickel

4. Steve Hauser

5. Phil Malouf

6. Derk Hauser

7. Rick Brandl

8. Scott Ciesielski

9. Charles Dixon

10. Justin Mondyke

11. Jeff Behrens

12. Danielle Behn

13. Christine Schmude


The always exciting Bandits were once again on the docket tonight, and put on another great show for the fans!  Eric Robinson took the top honors in qualifying with a lap time of 22.877 seconds.  Corey Stephens grabbed the early lead and held on until Kevin Burris grabbed it away on lap six.  One lap later, it was Eric Robinson taking over the helm.  Robinson would hold on to the top spot with a few threats from Burris.  With Robinson and Burris finishing one-two, it was Corey Stephens, Nikki Coullhurst, and Art Blakely rounding out the top five.

1. Eric Robinson

2. Kevin Burris

3. Corey Stephens

4. Nikki Coullhurst

5. Art Blakely

6. Justin Mondyke

7. Brian Hudson


Up next for the drivers at Marshfield Motor Speedway will be this Saturday, June 1st, the Al-Kul Performance Radiators 51.  Pit gates open up at 3pm, fan gates open at 4pm, qualifying is at 5pm, with racing beginning at 6:40pm.

Admission is just $10 for adults 15 and over, students 9-14 is just $8, and children 8 and under are always free at Marshfield Motor Speedway.

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