Marshfield Motor Speedway LLC

Hintz Wins Second Super Late Feature

Posted under Race Reports by Chris Budzban on August 30th, 2008

By Mary Langreck

August 30, 2008; Marshfield, WI: – Another great day for racing was upon us for Labor Day weekend. Jason Weinkauf took the super late model fast qualifying honors. Mike Gwidt was again the quickest super stock. Jeremiah Strauss took fast time and the 4-cylinder feature events. Ryan Mork topped the pure stock qualifying efforts.

Jay VanDerGeest and Eugene Gregorich Jr lead the field to the green of the super late model feature contest. Gregorich took the early lead. Dean LaPointe, Rory Melbinger and Jeremy Switlick battling over third. LaPointe shot ahead of the group and then took second from VanDerGeest. LaPointe was trying to chase down Gregorich for the lead, but Tim Hintz had come from eighth in a quick hurry and was racing LaPointe for second on the outside. Down the back stretch, Hintz would take the position. Exiting turn four Hintz would dive to the inside lane. The top two battling over the points lead were now in a battle over the feature lead as well. Hintz and Gregorich drove door to door for several laps, with Hintz able to take the lead. Melbinger now dove to the inside of Gregorich for the second spot, taking it away with ten laps to go. Fast qualifier Jason Weinkauf had drove from the back to the front and was waiting to make his move for second. The battle over the fifth spot ensued between Switlick and Mark Eswein. With five laps remaining Weinkauf passed Melbinger for second, but Hintz had stretched out a comfortable lead. At the white flag Switlick and Eswein would make the pass on Melbinger stick. Eswein wasn’t finished yet though, passing Switlick on the inside driving down the backstretch to claim third. Hintz won earning the Beway Race Products feature win award. Weinkauf second, Eswein third, Switlick fourth and Melbinger fifth.

Special thanks to Jay VanDerGeest Cattle and Hartlebens’ Custom Cropping Service for sponsoring the additional super late model payout for the season.

Ray Karl Jr and Matt Ciesielski were the starting front row of the 17 car super stock feature. Ryan Hinner starting inside second row, used the inside lane to quickly shoot to the lead for lap one. Hinner continued a strong lead as the field shuffled out behind him. Karl ran second for the first lap, then letting Mike Stremkowski take the spot for the next two. Colin Reffner started in the tenth position was already in second by lap four and on the hunt for the lead. Hinner already had a ten car length lead on the field, so Reffner began to chase him down. Hard chargers Brian Weinfurter and Mike Gwidt were still trapped deeper in the pack. With eight laps remaining in the 20 lap contest, Reffner drove to the inside of Hinner in turn three to overtake the lead. On the re-start the top five were comprised of Reffner leading, Hinner, Stremkowski, Matt Raykowski and Brian Weinfurter. Reffner took off with a strong lead. Third place was a battle between four cars. Mike Gwidt drove past Weinfurter and then Raykowski on the inside. Weinfurter would challenge back retaking the spot, but then it was Gwidt again and now going for third and then second on the outside. Reffner would win his first ever Marshfield super stock feature and the Krings Motorsports of Arpin feature win award. Hinner second, Gwidt third, Weinfurter fourth and Stremkowski fifth.

Don Dunow would take the early lead of the 4-cylinder 20 lap feature contest from his four place start. The battle over second place was fierce between Ricky Brandl, Paul Berg and fast qualifier Jeremiah Strauss. The only caution flew just after four laps were completed. The field doubled up behind leader Dunow. Strauss was right there on the outside and took over the lead on lap six. Derk Hauser and Erin Schlough were on a mission to the front also. At the half way point, Schlough passed both Hauser and Dunow to take second. Austen Stump had quietly been working his way to the front from his seventh place start. On lap 12 Stump drove by Hauser and Dunow for the third spot. Hauser challenged back, re-claiming the position the next lap. Hauser now began to chase down Schlough. Hauser moved to the outside of Schlough in turn one to take the second spot on the final lap. Strauss won, Hauser second, Schlough third, Stump fourth and Dunow fifth.

The first three laps of the pure stock feature were led by Gary Haarklau. Kyle Genett used the outside lane to take the lead, from last to first. Fast timer Ryan Mork made it into the second spot, but only two laps remaining didn’t allow him enough time to go for the lead. Genett won, Mork second, Haarklau third, Troy Engman fourth and Dean Ashbacher fifth.

The powder puff races of the evening were won by Melissa Pitts in the 4-cylinders, driving her dad’s car, the #01 Paul Berg machine. Kathy Engman won the pure stock powder puff, driving her husband, Troy Engman’s #99.

Next Saturday, September 6th champions will be decided in all five divisions and the winner of the pace car will be chosen, sponsored by WDEZ 101.9, Brickner Chrysler-Wausau, Abby Gas Service, Cellcom and Subway. Featuring Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Scott’s Bumper to Bumper Parts City and Budweiser 4-cylinders, junkyard warriors and pure stocks. Plus powder puff races in the super stocks and junkyard warriors. Pit gates open at 3:30 pm, grandstand gates open at 5 pm, Miller Lite time trials at 6 pm, racing starts at 7:30. 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 just $10.00, students 10-15 years old $5.00. Kids nine years and younger free. The family ticket is $25.00 (includes two adult tickets and unlimited student tickets).

Everyone 16 yrs and older may sign up FREE this last race night to win the Dodge Caliber pace car. Sponsored by: WDEZ 101.9, Brickner Chrysler-Wausau, Abby Gas Service, Cellcom and Subway. Be here for your chance to win the pace car!

Next Sunday, September 7th is the Kim Parsons Memorial ASA Midwest Tour race. Featuring super late models, limited late models and 4-cylinders. Time trials start at 2 pm and racing at 4 pm.

Fall Spectacular and WI Challenge Series Championship weekend Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14. Practice is Friday night September 12, with the Larger Than Life DJ in the Speedway Bar. Saturday time trials at 2 pm, racing at 4 pm, with the Larger Than Life DJ in the Speedway Bar after the races. Sunday, time trials at 1:30 pm and racing at 3 pm. Entry form and flyer with complete details at www.marshfieldspeedway.com.

Race Results August 30, 2008

Super Late Models – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
2 76W JASON WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
3 71E MARK ESWEIN WI RAPIDS, WI
4 40S JEREMY SWITLICK WAUSAU, WI
5 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI
6 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
7 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
8 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
9 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
10 80G DAREK GRESS NEILLSVILLE, WI
11 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
12 7-11T JOHN TOTZKE WI RAPIDS, WI
13 29S CHAD SELK (R) CHILI, WI
14 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI

Super Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
2 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
3 7-11T JOHN TOTZKE WI RAPIDS, WI
4 29S CHAD SELK (R) CHILI, WI
5 40S JEREMY SWITLICK WAUSAU, WI
6 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
7 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI

Super Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI
2 71E MARK ESWEIN WI RAPIDS, WI
3 76W JASON WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
4 80G DAREK GRESS NEILLSVILLE, WI
5 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
6 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
7 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI

Super Late Models – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 76W JASON WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
2 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
3 71E MARK ESWEIN WI RAPIDS, WI
4 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
5 80G DAREK GRESS NEILLSVILLE, WI
6 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
7 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI
8 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
9 40S JEREMY SWITLICK WAUSAU, WI
10 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
11 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
12 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI
13 7-11T JOHN TOTZKE WI RAPIDS, WI
14 29S CHAD SELK (R) CHILI, WI

Super Stocks – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 87R COLIN REFFNER WI RAPIDS, WI
2 23H RYAN HINNER STEVENS POINT, WI
3 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI

4 24W BRIAN WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
5 25S MIKE STREMKOWSKI CUSTER, WI
6 6R MATTHEW RAYKOWSKI STEVENS POINT, WI
7 16K ADAM KRZYKOWSKI JCT CITY, WI
8 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
9 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
10 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
11 11D DUWAYNE DAVIS MARSHFIELD, WI
12 21C MATT CIESIELSKI PLOVER, WI
13 43D KYLE DAVIS MARSHFIELD, WI
14 00K LARRY SCHULTZ JR. MARSHFIELD, WI
15 96D RICK DOCKSTADER BABCOCK, WI
16 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI

Super Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
2 11D DUWAYNE DAVIS MARSHFIELD, WI
3 21C MATT CIESIELSKI PLOVER, WI
4 43D KYLE DAVIS MARSHFIELD, WI
5 00K LARRY SCHULTZ JR. MARSHFIELD, WI
6 96D RICK DOCKSTADER BABCOCK, WI
7 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
8 23H RYAN HINNER STEVENS POINT, WI

Super Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 24W BRIAN WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
2 87R COLIN REFFNER WI RAPIDS, WI
3 6R MATTHEW RAYKOWSKI STEVENS POINT, WI
4 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
5 25S MIKE STREMKOWSKI CUSTER, WI
6 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI
7 16K ADAM KRZYKOWSKI JCT CITY, WI
8 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI

Super Stocks – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI
2 87R COLIN REFFNER WI RAPIDS, WI
3 24W BRIAN WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
4 6R MATTHEW RAYKOWSKI STEVENS POINT, WI
5 16K ADAM KRZYKOWSKI JCT CITY, WI
6 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI
7 25S MIKE STREMKOWSKI CUSTER, WI
8 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
9 23H RYAN HINNER STEVENS POINT, WI
10 21C MATT CIESIELSKI PLOVER, WI
11 11D DUWAYNE DAVIS MARSHFIELD, WI
12 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
13 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
14 43D KYLE DAVIS MARSHFIELD, WI
15 00K LARRY SCHULTZ JR. MARSHFIELD, WI
16 96D RICK DOCKSTADER BABCOCK, WI
17 74S BRUCE STANLEY MARSHFIELD, WI

4-Cylinders – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI
2 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
3 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
4 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
5 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI
6 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
7 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
8 01B PAUL BERG EAU CLAIRE, WI
9 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI
10 88W RANDALL WILHORN NEKOOSA, WI
11 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
12 88E WAYNE ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
13 17E DONALD ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
14 99F JJ FLICK WI RAPIDS, WI

4-Cylinders – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
2 99F JJ FLICK WI RAPIDS, WI
3 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
4 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI
5 88W RANDALL WILHORN NEKOOSA, WI
6 88E WAYNE ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
7 17E DONALD ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI

4-Cylinders – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
2 01B PAUL BERG EAU CLAIRE, WI
3 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI
4 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
5 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
6 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
7 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI

4-Cylinders – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI
2 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
3 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI
4 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
5 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
6 01B PAUL BERG EAU CLAIRE, WI
7 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
8 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI
9 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
10 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
11 88W RANDALL WILHORN NEKOOSA, WI
12 99F JJ FLICK WI RAPIDS, WI
13 88E WAYNE ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
14 17E DONALD ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI

Pure Stocks – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 16X KYLE GENETT RANGELINE, WI
2 18M RYAN MORK WI RAPIDS, WI
3 99H GARY HAARKLAU MADISON, WI
4 99E TROY ENGMAN WAUSAU, WI
5 38A DEAN ASHBACHER ROCKLAND, WI
6 63J DARREN JACKSON WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI
7 9G COLETTA GOMES SUN PRAIRIE, WI
8 00B MARC BALDWIN MARSHFIELD, WI
9 11C TROY CHASE MARSHFIELD, WI

Pure Stocks – Heat
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 16X KYLE GENETT RANGELINE, WI
2 99H GARY HAARKLAU MADISON, WI
3 18M RYAN MORK WI RAPIDS, WI
4 99E TROY ENGMAN WAUSAU, WI
5 38A DEAN ASHBACHER ROCKLAND, WI
6 63J DARREN JACKSON WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI
7 00B MARC BALDWIN MARSHFIELD, WI
8 9G COLETTA GOMES SUN PRAIRIE, WI
9 11C TROY CHASE MARSHFIELD, WI

Pure Stocks – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18M RYAN MORK WI RAPIDS, WI
2 16X KYLE GENETT RANGELINE, WI
3 38A DEAN ASHBACHER ROCKLAND, WI
4 99E TROY ENGMAN WAUSAU, WI
5 63J DARREN JACKSON WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI
6 99H GARY HAARKLAU MADISON, WI
7 9G COLETTA GOMES SUN PRAIRIE, WI
8 00B MARC BALDWIN MARSHFIELD, WI
9 11C TROY CHASE MARSHFIELD, WI