Marshfield Motor Speedway LLC

LaPointe Wins Super Late Model Feature

Posted under Race Reports by Chris Budzban on July 12th, 2008

By Mary Langreck

July 12, 2008; Marshfield, WI: – The RZ Builders LLC and WGLX night at the races presented another night of close finishes and exciting races. Blake Horstman making his first race night here was fast timer, topping the 19 car field. Brian Weinfurter set the quickest super stock lap and would later go on to win the feature taking the lead on the last lap. Jeremiah Strauss earned another 4-cylinder fast time and Buddy Barrow set his first junkyard warrior fast time of the year.

The super late model feature was led the first five circuits by Jay VanDerGeest. The caution flew the first time with only five laps completed. When the field doubled up, LaPointe chose the inside lane right on VanDerGeest bumper. The next caution flew after only one more lap was completed, but that one lap was all that LaPointe needed as he had taken away VanDerGeest’s lead. LaPointe held strong up front while Tim Hintz and Eugene Gregorich Jr. work past VanDerGeest with fast qualifier Blake Horstman and MG Gajewski on a march to the front. LaPointe saw another caution disappointingly fly with only five to go. “I just tried to keep the heat in my tires when those cautions flew” LaPointe stated after the race. LaPointe did not take the win unchallenged. Gregorich moved up the track to the outside trying to make the pass stick on both Hintz and LaPointe, but was unable to make it work and lost a couple spots exiting turn four. LaPointe had been running the second groove leaving the bottom wide open. Hintz stayed to the bottom and pulled up along side LaPointe. With a very close call finish, LaPointe won taking home the Beway Race Products feature win award, Hintz second, Horstman third, Gajewski fourth and Gregorich fifth.

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

The super stock race would prove to be another exciting finish. Matt Raykowski would lead the first five laps until Colin Reffner took charge of the lead on his first visit here in a super stock. Greg Matthews hung tough in third with Brian Weinfurter and Mark Langreck fifth. By lap nine Weinfurter overtook Raykowski for second and then set his sites on the back of Reffner’s car. Langreck passed Matthews for fourth at the halfway point. Weinfurter began to utilize the outside lane to steal the lead away from Reffner. Mike Stremkowski was piloting the Brooks machine and pushed it up into fourth passing Langreck with only six to go. Weinfurter gained ground and was door to door with Reffner racing for the win. It wasn’t by much Weinfurter pulled ahead of Reffner for the win and the Krings Motorsports feature win award. Raykowski finished third, Stremkowski fourth and Langreck fifth.

George Brandl held off Derk Hauser for four laps of the feature before surrendering the lead. Only three laps later, Derk’s dad, Steve Hauser passed Brandl for second and now wanted the lead. Erin Schlough, Kyle Opelt and Jeremiah Strauss were on the fast track to the front. With only five to go, Schlough took third from Brandl. Schlough held third for that won lap and then Strauss stole it from him. Opelt had gotten past Brandl and was now working on Schlough, making the pass stick at the checkered for fourth. Derk Hauser won, Steve Hauser second, Strauss third, Opelt fourth and Schlough fifth.

Kyle Rasmussen led a total of three laps of the junkyard warrior feature. Rasmussen showed the way for the first two laps. The next nine laps Shawn Carpenter would lead the field while Rasmussen ran hard to re-gain the lead. Elliot Marquardt ran strong in third for four laps before relinquishing it to Tim Anderson. Sam Sudduth ran fourth and then fast qualifier Buddy Barrow took away fifth with only two to go. Rasmussen inched out the win at the stripe, Carpenter second, Anderson third, Sudduth fourth, Barrow fifth. The top three finishers receive trophies compliments of Humbird Jackets & Embroidery Werks.

Next Saturday, July 19th is the WYTE limited late model special event. Featuring limited late models, super stocks, Scott’s Bumper to Bumper Parts City & Budweiser 4-cylinders, and pure stocks. Pit gates open at 3:30, 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 under 10 years old free. The family ticket is $25.00 (includes two adult tickets and unlimited student tickets).

July 26th will be Hometown Night At The Races for Marathon, Athens, Edgar, Stratford, Hamburg. Any resident from any town listed for July 26th, 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.

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 July 12, 2008

4-Cylinders – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
2 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
3 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI
4 23O KYLE OPELT GREENWOOD, WI
5 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
6 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
7 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
8 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI
9 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
10 01B PAUL BERG EAU CLAIRE, WI
11 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI
12 88E WAYNE ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
13 ONO KEITH BELL BRODHEAD, WI

4-Cylinders – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
2 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
3 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI
4 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
5 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
6 88E WAYNE ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
7 ONO KEITH BELL BRODHEAD, WI

4-Cylinders – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
2 01B PAUL BERG EAU CLAIRE, WI
3 23O KYLE OPELT GREENWOOD, WI
4 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
5 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI
6 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI

4-Cylinders – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 79S JEREMIAH STRAUSS NEILLSVILLE, WI
2 23O KYLE OPELT GREENWOOD, WI
3 73D DONALD DUNOW BOYD, WI
4 43B RICKY BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
5 45S ERIN SCHLOUGH GREENWOOD, WI
6 01B PAUL BERG EAU CLAIRE, WI
7 19H STEVEN HAUSER GILMAN, WI
8 63S RON SISCHO NEILLSVILLE, WI
9 9H DERK HAUSER GILMAN, WI
10 22S AUSTEN STUMP WILLARD, WI
11 4Q GEORGE BRANDL MILLADORE, WI
12 88E WAYNE ELMHORST NEILLSVILLE, WI
13 ONO KEITH BELL BRODHEAD, WI

Junkyard Warriors – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 00R KYLE RASSMUSSEN ARPIN, WI
2 25C SHAWN CARPENTER MARSHFIELD, WI
3 17A TIM ANDERSON MARSHFIELD, WI
4 83S SAM SUDDUTH MARSHFIELD, WI
5 7B BUDDY BARROW PLOVER, WI
6 53M ELLIOT MARQUARDT MERRILL, WI
7 87P DUSTIN PAUL MARSHFIELD, WI
8 01P MATT PHELPS MARSHFIELD, WI
9 007T TODD GRAVEEN STRATFORD, WI
10 22V RYAN VANDERLEEST STRATFORD, WI

Junkyard Warriors – Heat
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 83S SAM SUDDUTH MARSHFIELD, WI
2 00R KYLE RASSMUSSEN ARPIN, WI
3 17A TIM ANDERSON MARSHFIELD, WI
4 87P DUSTIN PAUL MARSHFIELD, WI
5 53M ELLIOT MARQUARDT MERRILL, WI
6 7B BUDDY BARROW PLOVER, WI
7 22V RYAN VANDERLEEST STRATFORD, WI
8 007T TODD GRAVEEN STRATFORD, WI
9 01P MATT PHELPS MARSHFIELD, WI
10 25C SHAWN CARPENTER MARSHFIELD, WI

Junkyard Warriors – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 7B BUDDY BARROW PLOVER, WI
2 00R KYLE RASSMUSSEN ARPIN, WI
3 01P MATT PHELPS MARSHFIELD, WI
4 87P DUSTIN PAUL MARSHFIELD, WI
5 83S SAM SUDDUTH MARSHFIELD, WI
6 53M ELLIOT MARQUARDT MERRILL, WI
7 17A TIM ANDERSON MARSHFIELD, WI
8 22V RYAN VANDERLEEST STRATFORD, WI
9 007T TODD GRAVEEN STRATFORD, WI
10 25C SHAWN CARPENTER MARSHFIELD, WI

Super Late Models – Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
2 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
3 75H BLAKE HORSTMAN ROCKLAND, WI
4 1W M.G. GAJEWSKI WAUSAU, WI
5 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
6 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI
7 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI
8 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
9 11G CHRIS GRIMES PULASKI, WI
10 111B MARSHALL BECK GREEN BAY, WI
11 31R TREVOR RASKIE PHILLIPS, WI
12 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
13 3W JEFF WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
14 44H ADAM HENSEL BARRON, WI
15 8T JOHN TOTZKE WI RAPIDS, WI
16 29S CHAD SELK (R) CHILI, WI
17 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI

Super Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 3W JEFF WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
2 111B MARSHALL BECK GREEN BAY, WI
3 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI
4 8T JOHN TOTZKE WI RAPIDS, WI
5 11G CHRIS GRIMES PULASKI, WI
6 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI
7 7-11 AJ KANIA (R) WAUSAU, WI
8 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
9 29S CHAD SELK (R) CHILI, WI
10 31R TREVOR RASKIE PHILLIPS, WI

Super Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 44H ADAM HENSEL BARRON, WI
2 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
3 75H BLAKE HORSTMAN ROCKLAND, WI
4 1W M.G. GAJEWSKI WAUSAU, WI
5 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
6 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
7 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
8 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI

Super Late Models – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 75H BLAKE HORSTMAN ROCKLAND, WI
2 14G EUGENE GREGORICH JR. KEWAUNEE, WI
3 1H TIM HINTZ NEKOOSA, WI
4 15L DEAN LAPOINTE MARSHFIELD, WI
5 1W M.G. GAJEWSKI WAUSAU, WI
6 28S JUSTIN SWITLICK RIB FALLS, WI
7 44H ADAM HENSEL BARRON, WI
8 88M RORY MELBINGER MARSHFIELD, WI
9 3W JEFF WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
10 23V JAY VANDERGEEST MERRILL, WI
11 11G CHRIS GRIMES PULASKI, WI
12 7-11 AJ KANIA (R) WAUSAU, WI
13 111B MARSHALL BECK GREEN BAY, WI
14 29S CHAD SELK (R) CHILI, WI
15 TV2 TRAVIS STEBANE (R) KAUKAUNA, WI
16 31R TREVOR RASKIE PHILLIPS, WI
17 8T JOHN TOTZKE WI RAPIDS, WI
18 40S JEREMY SWITLICK WAUSAU, WI
19 75W CHRIS WEINKAUF MERRILL, WI

Super Stocks – Feature
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 25S MIKE STREMKOWSKI CUSTER, WI
5 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
6 04Z TRAVIS ZVOLENA PITTSVILLE, WI
7 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
8 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI
9 74S BRUCE STANLEY MARSHFIELD, WI
10 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
11 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI

Super Stocks – Heat
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 87R COLIN REFFNER WI RAPIDS, WI
2 24W BRIAN WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
3 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI
4 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI
5 04Z TRAVIS ZVOLENA PITTSVILLE, WI
6 25S MIKE STREMKOWSKI CUSTER, WI
7 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
8 74S BRUCE STANLEY MARSHFIELD, WI
9 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
10 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
11 6R MATTHEW RAYKOWSKI STEVENS POINT, WI

Super Stocks – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 24W BRIAN WEINFURTER WI RAPIDS, WI
2 25G MICHAEL GWIDT WAUSAU, WI
3 25S MIKE STREMKOWSKI CUSTER, WI
4 9L MARK LANGRECK MARSHFIELD, WI
5 04Z TRAVIS ZVOLENA PITTSVILLE, WI
6 87R COLIN REFFNER WI RAPIDS, WI
7 74S BRUCE STANLEY MARSHFIELD, WI
8 9F MARV FLICK MILLADORE, WI
9 6R MATTHEW RAYKOWSKI STEVENS POINT, WI
10 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI
11 8M GREG MATTHEWS (R) WI RAPIDS, WI
12 61K RAY KARL JR RANGELINE, WI