Gregorich Takes Two in a Row, Zvolena First Super Win
By Mae Schultz
June 18, 2005; Marshfield, WI: – St. Joseph’s Hospital night at Marshfield Super Speedway was one of close racing and few accidents with Eugene Gregorich, Travis Zvolena, J.J Flick, and Cody Meyer pulling out feature wins.
The super late model feature started out with Pete Kempf quickly taking the lead, but with 15 laps to go, Eugene Gregorich, who came up the pack from his 12th place start, charged from third to steal the lead. A caution caused by trouble with John Totzke’s car slowed down the action a little, but Gregorich kept the lead through the restart. Ben Pettis gave Gregorich a good fight for the lead in the last few laps but Gregorich held him off to win the race. Ben Pettis, who had the fast time in qualifying, finished second, with Elliot Weiler third, Keith Bohmsach fourth, and Pete Kempf fifth.
Travis Zvolena snatched his first super stock feature win, fighting off Andy Simonis who was on his tail for most of the race. Zvolena took the lead early in the race with 17 left by using the inside groove. Later, with 10 laps to go Simonis caught up to Zvolena and tried multiple times to over take him in the corners. But Zvolena fended him off to take the checkered. Bo Bennish, who was in third for much of the race, almost lost it in the last lap when his back end broke free. He was able to regain control and finish third, with Cale Laessig, who had the fast qualifying time, fourth, and Randy Emmerich fifth.
Adam Eckes started the mini stock feature strong by jetting from fourth to the lead in the first lap. Later, Erin Schlough snuck between Eckes and Jeremiah Strauss to take the lead with 11 laps left. But after his move to first place, four cars got together causing an accident which Chad Dietsche accepted blame for. After the restart, Schlough lost momentum and fell back to fifth place. J.J. Flick pushed up from fourth to take the lead from the outside with 5 laps to go. Flick and Paul Berg battled for the lead during the remainder of the race, but Flick pulled out the win. Berg was second, Dan McGiveron third, Adam Eckes fourth and Erin Schlough fifth. Kevin Eckes, who had the fast qualifying time was caught up in the accident, finished fourteenth.
Cody Meyer followed up his win last week with another win on Saturday in the one-man cruiser division. He started first and his lead wasn’t challenged. David Knauf, who had the fast qualifying time, finished second with Tim Dickman third.
Next Saturday, June 25th is Mid-Season Championships sponsored by WDLB/WOSQ. Pits open at 3:30, stands 5 p.m., qualifying 6 p.m. and racing 7:30. Race divisions include Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Super Stocks, 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!