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Kenseth Scores Feature Win with Visit to Marshfield Motor Speedway

Posted under Race Reports by Wayne Brevik on August 9th, 2010

GWIDT, HAUSER, GRAY & HAARKLAU EARN FEATURE WINS!

August 8, 2010; Fairchild, WI – Despite the threat of storms, fans were treated to some great racing on Chuck Dougherty Memorial Night at the races.

Pacing the Super Late Models to the green flag in their 25-lap feature event were Jim Sauter, Jr. and rookie driver Adam White.  Sauter and White held their positions for a number of laps.  While Sauter continued to lead, Jason Weinkauf decided it was time to run down the leaders.  Weinkauf edged by White on lap 8 and continued to set his sights on a very fast Sauter.  Working his way to the third position was Ross Kenseth.  Kenseth, who earlier in the evening captured fast time, quickly worked his way through the field as he started in the twelfth position.  At the halfway point of the race, Kenseth cleared the machine of Weinkauf to earn the runner up spot.  There was trouble up front!  Race leader Jim Sauter started to slow with a shower of sparks coming from his car.  Unfortunately, Sauter’s right front tire went down as he had a comfortable lead on the field.  With the caution coming out for the Sauter misfortune, Ross Kenseth inherited the lead.  On the restart, Chad Selk began to put heavy pressure on Kenseth for the race lead.  Selk stuck his nose on the inside of Kenseth on every corner but Kenseth appeared to have more horsepower than that of the young Selk.  The second group of drivers was having a great battle as well.  Adam White, Ben Pettis, and Dean LaPointe.  LaPointe started putting heavy pressure on the Pettis machine, but unfortunately for LaPointe, he too, had a tire go down.  Upfront, the battle between Kenseth and Selk continued.  On the last lap, Selk pulled to the inside of Kenseth, the two drivers made slight contact going down the backstretch.  As the drivers entered turn 3, Kenseth gained the advantage as it appeared Selk slipped slightly.  In the end, it was Ross Kenseth earning his first career Marshfield Motor Speedway feature win.  With Selk coming home in the second position, Weinkauf, White, and Pettis rounded out the top five.

Finishing order:

  1. #25 Ross Kenseth
  2. #29 Chad Selk
  3. #23 Jason Weinkauf
  4. #TV2 Adam White
  5. #7-11 Ben Pettis
  6. #11 Chris Grimes
  7. #97 Brian Goodwin
  8. #29 Ronnie Rihn
  9. #80 Monte Gress
  10. #21 Matt Tift
  11. #33 Jack Greenwood
  12. #15 Dean LaPointe DNF
  13. #51 Jim Sauter, Jr. DNF

 

In a tightly contested point battle in the D & D Amusement Games Super Stocks, Mike Gwidt, Erin Schlough, and Randall Wilhorn were all looking to find a way to gain the advantage on the other.  Wilhorn, who earlier in the evening captured fast time, had his work cut out, as he had to come from the rear of the field.  As Aaron Anderson led the field to the green flag, it was sure to be an exciting feature with some of the top drivers in the state competing.  Terry Knupp worked his way to the front and led the first three laps.  However, it didn’t take Mike Gwidt long to work his way through the field.  Gwidt, raced his way to first by lap 4.  While Gwidt cruised out front, it was exciting for the fans to watch the young Wilhorn work his way through the field.  Wilhorn and Schlough worked their way to the second and third positions respectively.  Trying to run down a very fast Gwidt was nearly impossible tonight.  The Wausau, WI driver of Gwidt, cruised to an 8-car length win with Wilhorn and Erin Schlough running second and third.  Last week’s feature winner Brian Weinfurter came home in fourth with Dash 4 Cash point leader Mark Langreck finishing fifth.

Back in action this week was the always exciting 4-Cylinders.  At the completion of lap one, it was Charles Dixon pacing the field.  The next 4 laps belonged to young Bryan Langreck who has been very impressive the past few weeks.  It was Dennis Goetsch’s turn to lead the race.  Goetsch worked his way past Langreck and led the next five laps.  Guess who worked their way through the field?  Yes, the Hauser dual of Steve and Derk Hauser.  The two Hauser’s have been nothing short of sensational this season.  By lap 11, it was all Hauser & Hauser, with Derk edging out his father Steve for the race lead.  In the end, it was Derk Hauser adding to his point lead with the feature win.  Steve Hauser finished second with Dennis Goetsch finishing a respectable third.  Rounding out the top was a very consistent Ricky Brandl and Boyd, WI driver Don Dunnow.

With a growing car count, the Bandit Class is beginning to become a fan favorite.  Point leader Harry Bell grabbed the early lead with Lee Gray hot on his heels.  A few laps later, it was Gray completing the pass on Bell for the race lead.  Gray built a nice lead, however, a very fast Tim Anderson cleared the machine of Bell and set his sights on Gray.  Also working his way through the field was Roger Cochrane.  Cochrane edged past Anderson for the runner up spot.  Not so fast, Anderson raced past Cochrane to recapture second as the two drivers had the fans on the edge of their seats.  Unfortunately for Cochrane, he had to exit the field with car issues.  Also looking very fast was Tyler Raab.  Raab, in his first career feature, worked his way to the third position with a pass on point leader Bell.  In the end however, it was Arkdale, WI driver Lee Gray coming home victorious.  With Anderson having to settle for second and Raab finishing third, Melissa Hopkins and Charlie Spry rounded out the top five.

The Junkyard Warrior was apart of a very exciting night of racing at Marshfield Motor Speedway.  Gary Haarklau once again proved to be the king of the field.  Haarklau once again captured fast time and feature wins.  Coletta Gomes came home first in the heat.  Young Charlie Nickel from Chili, WI took third in qualifying, his heat, and the feature completing a good night of racing.  Marc Baldwin, in a borrow car from his son Justin, come home fourth in the feature. 

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