Knoblock Wins Second Feature In a Row
By Mary Langreck
May 28, 2005; Marshfield, WI: – Sternweis & Sons Concrete night at the races hosted a 40-lap Limited Late Model feature won by Neil Knoblock. Knoblock picked up his second feature win here in two weeks. Bo Bennish in the Super Stock division was fast timer and won the feature. Kevin Eckes won his first feature this season in the 4-Cylinders. Cody Meyer with his fourth clean-sweep in the 1-Man Cruiser division.
The first of the Mid-State Touring Series Limited Late Model races at Marshfield Super Speedway hosted a 40-lap feature. With 35 laps remaining Justin Switlick took the lead. Knoblock was on the move and took the outside groove to make the pass on Switlick. With 27 laps left, Knoblock completed his pass to take the lead. Switlick continued to hold his line in the second position as Justin Woller raced to the front looking to advance. With 17 to go, Woller passed Switlick for second. Kyle Bauknecht raced from the back of the field and broke into the top five with 13 to go. Bauknecht began working on Jeremy Switlick for the fourth spot and took it from him with ten laps left. Bauknecht continued to advance and grabbed the third spot from Justin Switlick. Knoblock led the field to his second victory in a row here at the half-mile. Woller picked up second, Bauknecht third, Justin Switlick fourth and Jeremy Switlick fifth.
Travis Zvolena took a strong lead of the Super Stock feature and was looking to pick up his first feature win. Andy Simonis however also wanting the victory took the lead at the halfway point. Fast timer Bo Bennish flew from the back to the front with his sites also on that lead. With only six laps remaining of the 20-lap feature Bennish took charge. Simonis held his own in second with track champ Cale Laessig taking the third spot from Zvolena. Brian Weinfurter passed Zvolena for the fourth spot on lap 17. Randy Emmerich grabbed the fifth spot on the white flag lap. Bennish won his second feature in a row, Simonis second, Laessig third, Weinfurter fourth and Emmerich fifth.
The first lap of the 15 lap 4-Cylinder contest was led by Erin Schlough. Kevin Eckes then took the lead for the win. Don Dunow ran a hard race, coming from the back and taking the second position on the white flag lap. Dale Louze who ran strong up front throughout finished third. Greg Blount raced his way from a seventh place start to take fourth and Derk Hauser moved up to take home fifth.
The 1-Man Cruiser contests were all won by Cody Meyer tonight. Dave Knauf grabbed the second spot in the feature race. Wayne Dietz finished third and Tim Dickman fourth.
Next Saturday June 4th is The Merle Weinfurter Memorial sponsored by TJ’s Auto and 8th Street Auto of WI Rapids. $2.00 off coupons available for grandstand admission. Pits open at 3:30, stands 5 p.m., qualifying 6 p.m. and racing 7:30. Race divisions include Super Late Models, Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders, and 1-Man Cruisers. Extra purse money will also be paid. $800 to win Super Late Model feature with $150 to start. Super Stocks pay $200 to win, $150 for second, $125 for third. The 4-Cylinder division also pays extra with $100 to the winner, $80 for second and $75 for third. Rain dated for Sunday, June 5th, 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!