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Justin Switlick Wins Marshfield Super Late Feature First Ever

Posted under Race Reports by Chris Budzban on August 16th, 2008

By Mary Langreck

August 16, 2008; Marshfield, WI: – The Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI) Night at the Races was another perfect day for races. The evening was presented by Alliance Collection Agencies Inc, Bents Chiropractic, Heritage Bank, M&R Amusements & Vending, Northside E-Z Way Laundromat, Paget Equipment Co, Performance Printing Inc, and Prudential Success Realty. Mark Eswein would take the top honors for fast time in the super lates, but Justin Switlick would win his heat and then take the checkers first for his first ever Marshfield super late win. Greg Back took the quick time super stock honors. Mike Gwidt would win his super stock heat and take the feature win, his second this season. Derk Hauser set the 4-cylinder quick time, point leader Jeremiah Strauss winning the feature race. The pure stock top time was set by Ryan Mork, Kyle Genett won the feature.

The super late model feature would run smoothly for the first seven laps. Justin Switlick took the lead from his pole position start, his brother Jeremy Switlick starting on the outside of him would drop back allowing Rory Melbinger to move up to the second spot. Dean LaPointe running fourth and Travis Stebane fifth. Stebane made the pass stick on LaPointe for three laps. As the field was on the backstretch Stebane’s car dropped off the edge of the track and in the midst of bringing it back would collect Eugene Gregorich Jr sending them both spinning into turn three. Both drivers would be able mend their machines enough to return and finish the race.

The field doubled up behind Justin Switlick, again Melbinger on the inside hot on his heels with Jeremy Switlick outside. Jason Weinkauf getting a good restart moved up into the third spot for the next lap and began to pressure Melbinger for second, taking it on lap ten. Weinkauf now setting his sites on reeling in the leader. Meanwhile, Mark Eswein and Tim Hintz, both started deep in the field of 16 cars had gradually worked their way into third and fourth. Eswein, the fast qualifier, would steal second away from Weinkauf with only three laps to go. Justin Switlick won, earning the Krings Motorsports of Arpin feature win award. Eswein second, Weinkauf third, Hintz 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.

Fifteen super stocks took the green and the checkered for the feature. Matt Raykowski took the early lead from the outside pole. Adam Krzykowski and Greg Matthews vied for second for a couple of laps. Krzykowski would take the spot and Ryan Hinner moved up into the third position. Mike Gwidt started seventh and was on the move, grabbing third by lap six. Hard chargers Brian Back, Colin Reffner and Brian Weinfurter also on a mission to the front. Raykowski had stretched out a comfortable leave and did not want to see the caution that flew for the spun car of Reffner on lap 14.

For the restart Gwidt would line up in the second row outside of Krzykowski and overtake Raykowski for the lead. Gwidt led the final six laps of the feature to win his second this year, taking home the Beway Race Products feature win award. Brian Back would gain two spot in those last laps for second, Weinfurter third, Raykowski fourth and Krzykowski fifth.

Jeremiah Strauss would take the lead and not look back for the win of the 4-cylinder feature. Randall Wilhorn would gain a spot on the start taking second. Ricky Brandl ran strong in third for over half the race before relinquishing it to Don Dunow on lap 13. Strauss would win the feature, Wilhorn second, Opelt third, Erin Schlough fourth and Dunow fifth.

Lap one of the pure stock feature was a traffic jam in turn one and two, ending the race for Gary Haarklau. Coletta Gomes would assume the lead for the restart, but it was short-lived as Kyle Genett would be scored as the leader of lap two. Gomes battled for the second spot with Troy Engman for a couple of laps, Engman able to pull ahead for the spot. Genett won, fast timer Ryan Mork second, Engman third, Dean Ashbacher fourth and Darren Jackson fifth.

Next Saturday, August 23rd is the WI Challenge Series event presented by WAXX, Rock N Roll To Go and Budweiser. Featuring an 80 lap WCS super late model feature plus Scott’s Bumper to Bumper Parts City and Budweiser 4-cylinders, and junkyard warriors. Pit gates open at 2 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 $15.00, students 10-15 years old $8.00. Kids under 10 years old free.

August 30th will be Hometown Night At The Races for Any Hometown that was not showcased previously during the season. Any resident from any town listed for August 30th, will be able to show their picture ID that states they live in one of those towns, and receive FREE admission to that night’s races. Check out the schedule at www.marshfieldspeedway.com for your Hometown Night with FREE admission.

Everyone 16 yrs and older may sign up FREE every race night to win the Dodge Caliber pace car. Sponsored by: WDEZ 101.9, Brickner Chrysler-Wausau, Abby Gas Service, Cellcom and Subway.

Race Results August 16, 2008

4-Cylinders – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI
2 88W RANDALL WILHORN NEKOOSA, WI
3 23O KYLE OPELT GREENWOOD, WI
4 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
5 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI
6 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
7 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
8 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
9 17E DONALD ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
10 88E WAYNE ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
11 95D ANDY DEAN MARSHFIELD, WI
12 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
13 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
14 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI

4-Cylinders – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI
2 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
3 88E WAYNE ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
4 88W RANDALL WILHORN NEKOOSA, WI
5 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
6 95D ANDY DEAN MARSHFIELD, WI
7 17E DONALD ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI

4-Cylinders – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 23O KYLE OPELT GREENWOOD, WI
2 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
3 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
4 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
5 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
6 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI
7 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI

4-Cylinders – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
2 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI
3 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
4 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
5 23O KYLE OPELT GREENWOOD, WI
6 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
7 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
8 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI
9 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
10 88W RANDALL WILHORN NEKOOSA, WI
11 95D ANDY DEAN MARSHFIELD, WI
12 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI
13 17E DONALD ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
14 88E WAYNE 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 99E TROY ENGMAN WAUSAU, WI
4 38A DEAN ASHBACHER ROCKLAND, WI
5 63J DARREN JACKSON WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI
6 9G COLETTA GOMES SUN PRAIRIE, WI
7 26X RALPH GRUBER WAUTOMA, WI
8 99H GARY HAARKLAU MADISON, WI

Pure Stocks – Heat
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 99H GARY HAARKLAU MADISON, WI
2 18M RYAN MORK WI RAPIDS, WI
3 99E TROY ENGMAN WAUSAU, WI
4 38A DEAN ASHBACHER ROCKLAND, WI
5 9G COLETTA GOMES SUN PRAIRIE, WI
6 63J DARREN JACKSON WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI
7 26X RALPH GRUBER WAUTOMA, WI
8 16X KYLE GENETT RANGELINE, WI

Pure Stocks – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18M RYAN MORK WI RAPIDS, WI
2 38A DEAN ASHBACHER ROCKLAND, WI
3 99E TROY ENGMAN WAUSAU, WI
4 99H GARY HAARKLAU MADISON, WI
5 63J DARREN JACKSON WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI
6 9G COLETTA GOMES SUN PRAIRIE, WI
7 26X RALPH GRUBER WAUTOMA, WI
8 00B MARC BALDWIN MARSHFIELD, WI
9 16X KYLE GENETT RANGELINE, WI

Super Late Models – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
2 71E MARK ESWEIN WI RAPIDS, WI
3 76W JASON WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
4 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
5 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI
6 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
7 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
8 40S JEREMY SWITLICK WAUSAU, WI
9 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
10 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI
11 2K DILLON KRALOVETZ BONDUEL, WI
12 80G DAREK GRESS NEILLSVILLE, WI
13 7-11 AJ KANIA (R) WAUSAU, WI
14 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
15 29S CHAD SELK (R) CHILI, WI
16 3W JEFF WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI

Super Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
2 3W JEFF WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
3 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI
4 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
5 7-11 AJ KANIA (R) WAUSAU, WI
6 40S JEREMY SWITLICK WAUSAU, WI
7 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI

Super Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
2 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
3 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
4 71E MARK ESWEIN WI RAPIDS, WI
5 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
6 80G DAREK GRESS NEILLSVILLE, WI
7 2K DILLON KRALOVETZ BONDUEL, WI
8 76W JASON WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI

Super Late Models – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 71E MARK ESWEIN WI RAPIDS, WI
2 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
3 2K DILLON KRALOVETZ BONDUEL, WI
4 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
5 76W JASON WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI
6 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
7 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
8 80G DAREK GRESS NEILLSVILLE, WI
9 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
10 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI
11 40S JEREMY SWITLICK WAUSAU, WI
12 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
13 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI
14 3W JEFF WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
15 7-11 AJ KANIA (R) WAUSAU, WI
16 29S CHAD SELK (R) CHILI, WI

Super Stocks – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI
2 36B BRIAN BACK RUDOLPH, WI
3 24W BRIAN WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
4 6R MATTHEW RAYKOWSKI STEVENS POINT, WI
5 16K ADAM KRZYKOWSKI JCT CITY, WI
6 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
7 71B GREG BACK VESPER, WI
8 87R COLIN REFFNER WI RAPIDS, WI
9 23H RYAN HINNER STEVENS POINT, WI
10 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
11 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI
12 74S BRUCE STANLEY MARSHFIELD, WI
13 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
14 21C MATT CIESIELSKI PLOVER, WI
15 96W ROBBIE WIRTH MILWAUKEE, WI

Super Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI
2 24W BRIAN WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
3 71B GREG BACK VESPER, WI
4 36B BRIAN BACK RUDOLPH, WI
5 16K ADAM KRZYKOWSKI JCT CITY, WI
6 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
7 87R COLIN REFFNER WI RAPIDS, WI

Super Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 6R MATTHEW RAYKOWSKI STEVENS POINT, WI
2 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
3 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI
4 74S BRUCE STANLEY MARSHFIELD, WI
5 23H RYAN HINNER STEVENS POINT, WI
6 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
7 21C MATT CIESIELSKI PLOVER, WI
8 96W ROBBIE WIRTH MILWAUKEE, WI

Super Stocks – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 71B GREG BACK VESPER, WI
2 36B BRIAN BACK RUDOLPH, WI
3 24W BRIAN WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
4 87R COLIN REFFNER WI RAPIDS, WI
5 16K ADAM KRZYKOWSKI JCT CITY, WI
6 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI
7 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
8 74S BRUCE STANLEY MARSHFIELD, WI
9 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
10 23H RYAN HINNER STEVENS POINT, WI
11 6R MATTHEW RAYKOWSKI STEVENS POINT, WI
12 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI
13 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
14 96W ROBBIE WIRTH MILWAUKEE, WI