Fan Appreciation MACCI Business after 5 Night Swept by Gregorich
By Mae Schultz
June 14, 2005; Marshfield, WI: – Many race fans and business people from Marshfield came out for the annual MACCI night. Eugene Gregorich Jr. took quick time and won the Super Late Model feature. In the Super Stocks Andy Simonis grabbed fast time and Matt Pyburn won the feature. Paul Berg in the 4-Cylinder division was fast timer and Steve Stewart took the feature.
The exciting CARQUEST Super Late Model feature had lots of action with Eugene Gregorich Jr. and Elliott Weiler taking to the outside groove working their way to the front. Dean LaPointe led the first four laps until Gregorich overtook him for the lead. Weiler began challenging LaPointe for the second position on lap nine jumping to the outside groove in turns one and two. By the end of the next lap Weiler had taken second. Weiler then began trying to chase down Gregorich for the lead. Kempf was also racing the outside groove advancing to the front of the field and 13 laps in passed Jay VanDerGeest for the fourth spot. John Totzke Jr. then drove to the inside of VanDerGeest in turn one, but was unable to make the pass and several laps later Totzke was forced to pit due to tire troubles. With only ten laps to go in the 25 lap contest, lapped traffic became a factor. Gregorich continued strong in the lead with Weiler in second trying to catch him. Lap 17, Ben Pettis made the pass on VanDerGeest for fifth. Just after Gregorich received the white flag, the caution flew for a car spun in turn two. Since the leader was shown the white, the race was called complete. Gregorich won his first feature here this season. Weiler second, LaPointe third, Kempf fourth and Pettis fifth.
The CARQUEST Super Stock feature was led by Randy Meyer for the first two laps. Brian Weinfurter led the next five laps. Andy Simonis grabbed the lead for one lap until Weinfurter gained it back. Simonis and Weinfurter battled for the top spot for several more laps with Simonis leading one more yet before Weinfurter led again. Bo Bennish then moved up to challenge for the lead. Weinfurter raced the inside with Bennish outside as Matt Pyburn inside and Cale Laessig outside raced for the third spot. Weinfurter and Bennish raced door to door at the white, but as they came through turns three and four there was contact and the caution flew. Since the white had been shown, this race was complete. Weinfurter and Bennish were both scored to the rear under the contact rule and Matt Pyburn moved up to take his first ever Super Stock feature win. Laessig finished second, Simonis third, Randy Emmerich fourth and Travis Zvolena fifth.
The 4-Cylinder feature had four lead changes. Kevin Eckes led the majority with Paul Berg grabbing the lead for two laps in the middle of the race. Three wide racing the way most of the drivers earned their spots. Eckes had gotten back the lead but was now being challenged by Steve Stewart. Stewart led only the final lap to win the race, Eckes second, Erin Schlough third, Dale Louze fourth and Dylan Hockin fifth.
The IROC Saturns were rented by McMillan Electric for a race with Jay Schreiner taking the win. The IROC Saturns are identically prepared race cars that can be rented by anyone from the Speedway for any occasion. Please contact the Speedway office to set up your own race. $75.00 per car for 5 laps.
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. Rain dated for Sunday, two hours earlier. 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!
Be sure to vote in the Race Fan Contest where each fan will vote for the driver they came to watch race. The driver that earns the most votes will get two FREE pit passes for the next week. Plus for every 20 votes a drivers gets he will receive a coupon for “Buy 1 grandstand ticket Get 1 FREE,” to give out to fans. Come out and support your favorite race car driver!