Marshfield Speedway Celebrates Destruction
By Mary Langreck
August 28, 2004; Marshfield, WI: – The Martinovich Trucking and Z104 Eve of Destruction started off with qualifying. Cody Meyer took the fastest 1-Man Cruiser Lap and the team of Szymkowiak and Pionek took the top 2-Man Cruiser spot.
Rodney Feltz took the feature win in the 1-Man Cruisers and the team of Boyer and Clark won the 2-Man Cruiser feature.
ZEIDLER ZAPS BLACKTOP
Sixteen cycle riders put on the two wheeled thrill show tonight at the Eve of Destruction race program. Mark Zeidler of Ringle turned in the fast qualifying time of 21.029, while Steve Kasten of Hatley tripped the clocks at 21.644 and Big Falls Troy Johnson bringing out a new ride to third fastest at 21.763. In the first heat TJ Zeidler held off Steve Kasten for five laps, but Kasten led the lap that counted. Randy Ruffi , one of the riders who was injured at the last event out here, strapped back on his steel shoe and put in a good ride to finish third. Mark Zeidler took the lead down the backstretch from Brad Seavers of Junction City and clicked off six perfect laps to make the second heat the fast heat for pole position in the feature. With a delay for track cleanup, a group of sixteen riders mounted up for ten quick laps. First heat winner Steve Kasten led the pack for the first lap, but Mark Zeidler showed his fast qualifying time and second heat win were no fluke as he set out and passed Kasten on lap two and stretched his lead throughout the race. Marks brother TJ came up through the field to challenge Kasten for second after displacing Brad Seavers after a five lap battle. Kasten held of TJ Zeidler for the second spot at the checkered flag, but tonights race program was a show of Mark Zeidlers skill and speed tonight as he overwhelmed the field for his first feature victory on the blacktop.
1.Mark Zeidler (HON)
2.Steve Kasten (YAM)
3.TJ Zeidler (YAM)
4.Brad Seavers (HON)
5.Troy Johnson (ROT)
6.Randy Ruffi (YAM)
7. Cliff Eckes Jr. (ROT)
8. Jamie Seavers (HON)
9.Craig Nigh (HON)
10. Jake Seavers (HON)
11.Woody Eckes (YAM)
12. Craig Lewis (HON)
13. Ron Bean (YAM)
14.Ted Strebe (YAM)
15.Seb Boge (HUS)
16. Lee Johnson (YAM)
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The freestyle burnout contest was won by Jason Teatz, of Marshfield, in his 1999 Camaro.
The Forward/Backward feature was won by Brand Wendtland. The Relay Race feature was won by the team of Northcott & Wendtland. The 2nd over the line race was won by Steve Erdman.
Rodney Feltz was able to take the wins in the Outhouse Race, SUV/Truck/Van/MiniVan Race and the Tire Race. Rodney also successfully jumped the Limo clearing ten cars and smashing through three motorhomes.
Mike Stangl won the 4 ft trophy for best themed trailer and Kyle Kutzke won the trailer race.
Finishing the night off was Fred Sibley with his Little Red Beer Hauler Jet Car Burn. The awesome flame throwing spectacle melted the car to barely a shell.
Next Saturday is The Coca-Cola Season Championship and the Pace Car Giveaway. The pace car is brought to you by WDEZ, V&H, Abby Gas Services, Rainbow Casino & Bingo, CARQUEST, Subway, Burt Trophy & Awards and Craft’s Trading Center. You must be present to win the car. Racing includes CARQUEST Super Late Models, CARQUEST Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders & 1-Man Cruisers. Adult grandstand admission is $9.00, Students ages 10-15 $4.00, and under ten free, family ticket is $22.00 (includes 2 adults & unlimited students & children).
Sunday, September 5th is the Monster Truck show. Gates open at 5 p.m., autograph session 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Upcoming races include the Rainbow Casino & Bingo WI Challenge Series Season Championship with a 75 Lap Super Late Model feature on September 11th. Also the Season Championship points night for the 4-Cylinders and 2-Man Cruisers that evening.
The weekend of Sept. 17 & 18 will be the 4th Annual Fall Spectacular featuring another 75 Lap Super Late Model feature with many more divisions of racing.
The 4-Cylinder semi-feature and feature events from August 7 both ran at the beginning of the night with Don Dunow and Ricky Brandl taking first and second to advance to the feature. The feature race was led by Scott Gascoigne, then Paul Berg and last by JJ Flick who picked up his first feature win. Jeremiah Strauss came in second, Berg third, Kevin Eckes fourth and Keith Wirtz fifth.