Gregorich Claims Two Super Late Model Features
By Sara Johnson
June 24, 2006; Marshfield, WI: – The first event of the evening of the AutoLife Rx, deBoer Transportation Inc, WDLB/WOSQ Mid-Season championship was the completion of the Super Late Model feature of June 13th.
With only 11 laps of the scheduled 30 completed, the field took the green led by Eugene Gregorich Jr. Gregorich had taken the lead originally on lap eight, on the inside of Jason Weinkauf. He had stretched out a lead that night, and continued strong again tonight with the restart. Jason Weinkauf raced hard to hold onto that second spot, but lost the battle to his brother Chris Weinkauf on lap 15. Ben Pettis was also able to complete the pass on Jason a few laps later for third. Tim Hintz raced hard in the fifth spot after passing Jay VanDerGeest, but he was unable to pull ahead of Mark Eswein who claimed the fifth position on lap 24. Gregorich took the checkers first, Chris Weinkauf second, Pettis third, Eswein fourth and Jason Weinkauf fifth.
Following that feature were the Miller Time Trials. Blake Horstman was the CarQuest Super Late Model quick timer for the night over 22 other super late models. Wes Coon was fastest in the CarQuest Super Stocks. Jeremiah Strauss set fast time for the 4-cylinders. Dave Knauf took the top honor for the 1-man cruisers and Kyle Genett with a clean-sweep in the pure stocks.
The first lap of the CarQuest super late model feature was led by Jeff Weinfurter. Troy Nelson then took the lead for most of the race. Ben Pettis, Jason Weinkauf and Tim Hintz raced in the top five for several laps. Hintz passed both Weinkauf and Pettis for the third spot. Eugene Gregroich Jr was on the move again and into the fifth spot on lap seven. Over the next ten laps Gregorich advanced through the spots and into second. He took the lead from Nelson with only four laps remaining. Mark Eswein was also able to move up during the final laps of the race, passing Chris Weinkauf for fifth, and then Weinfurter for fourth. Gregorich took home his second feature win for the night. Nelson second, Hintz third, Eswein fourth and Weinfurter fifth.
The CarQuest super late model semi-feature was led entirely by Elliott Weiler from his pole position start. Eric Wisz raced second, both earning starting spots in the feature.
The first five laps of the CarQuest super stock feature were led by Matt Raykowski. Chad Scholl then led the next eight. Randy Meyer was racing through the pack and into the second spot on lap 12. Fast timer Wes Coon worked his way to the front from his twelfth place start. Meyer took the lead from Scholl on lap 14. Coon was there to take the second spot two laps later. Brian Weinfurter and Matt Pyburn also racing hard were able to pick up a few spots in the final circuits. Meyer won, Coon second, Weinfurter third, Pyburn fourth and Scholl fifth.
George Brandl led the first half of the 4-cylinder feature. JJ Flick and Steve Hauser both looking for their chance at the top spot. Hauser took the lead on lap eight, Brandl second, Flick third, Dan McGiveron fourth and Jeremiah Strauss fifth. The race went green to checkered. As both Hauser and Flick raced out of the corner for the checkers, they had contact, both cars continued to the finish. Flick led just barely the final lap for the win. Hauser second, Steve Stewart third, Brandl fourth and McGiveron fifth.
The 1-man cruiser feature was led and won by Dave Knauf. Wayne Dietz raced from the back to the front for second, Travis Paul picked up third. Ron Sischo finished fourth and Mike Denny fifth.
Newcomer Joey Kuhn led the first four laps of the pure stock feature. He was unable to stop Kyle Genett from earning his clean sweep. Genett took the lead on lap five and led through lap 12. Skylar Domine raced second for a few laps until Jeff Behrens took the spot. Behrens held second for only the next few laps as Gary Haarklau took second on lap seven. Chad Simone moved up to take the third spot for the white flag lap. Genett won, Haarklau second, Simone third, Behrens fourth and Kuhn fifth.
Next Saturday, July 1st WDEZ brings the first of two Eve of Destructions this season. The show will include fireworks, X-Treme Motocross Stunt Rider Jack Rowe, BUS RACES, Forward/Backward races, Spin To Win, plus much more. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. 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 $10.00, Students ages 10-15 yrs. $5.00 and under 10 yrs FREE with a parent. Rain dated for Sunday, two hours earlier. $1.00 off adult admission coupons available at your local CarQuest store.